What can we learn about our business when teaching tomorrow’s leaders? Business Is Good has never been better in this beautifully philosophical episode with our host Chris Cooper as he reflects on what he teaches teenagers about entrepreneurship.
Considering that most of what teenagers will learn today will become outdated and obsolete by the time they finish high school, Chris reminds us that it’s the values and principles that underpin entrepreneurship that will make the biggest impact on the world.
What are the gifts that teenagers need to pursue a career of lifelong learning? Why is building an audience so important in today’s entrepreneurial landscape? And why is mentorship so crucial in helping you fast-track your business growth? Chris Cooper’s inspirational approach to entrepreneurial education has never been more evident than when he’s considering the mind of a teenager — full of potential to shape our world for the better.
03:50 “Every business now is a media business. You start by building an audience before inventing a new product or coming up with a new idea.” – Chris Cooper
In This Episode:
- Building an audience by sharing what you are learning
- If you know how to build an audience, you will never go hungry
- Why fame is the most efficient business model
- How mentorship can help you grow your business faster
- What do you give kids when you want to inspire them to go into entrepreneurship?
- Why the way your parents plan to retire is not the way you should plan to retire
- What long-term impact do you plan to have on your family and community as an entrepreneur?
- Write your own entrepreneurial textbook
00:55 – 01:47 “There are 3 big topics… make real money”
02:18 – 02:52 “When I fixed my gym…through this marketing funnel”
05:39 – 06:22 “The first business I ever had…building an audience is really all about”
Quote: 03:50 “Every business now is a media business. You start by building an audience before inventing a new product or coming up with a new idea.”