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GoPro: A ten-year overnight success

When the media talks about “A consumer phenomenon“, “the world’s hottest camera company” , “the number one best-selling camera in the world” … which company do you think they are talking about?

Sony? …. Canon? …. Kodak? (just kidding) …. no. They are talking about GoPro, the remarkable company founded by Nicholas Woodman, who has created America’s fastest growing imaging company, not by selling cameras, but by selling what he calls “life-capture devices“.


In this video, Nicholas shares his fascinating and very inspiring story of how he went from sleeping out of his 1971 Volkswagen bus, to joining the 2013 Forbes’ World Billionaires List with a net worth of $1.3 billion … in just over 10 years!



If you want to find out more about Nicholas, I suggest you to check out this excellent article from Forbes: The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World’s Hottest Camera Company

And for those of you not familiar with GoPro’s amazing video capabilities … Check out the video below. Enjoy the show!


Quote of the week

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
Nolan Bushnell

What is an entrepreneur?

Priceless business advice by Derek Sivers

In one of my previous posts I shared an awesome video (extra TED Talks included) created by Derek Sivers where he shared why you need to fail in order to be successful.

Well, Derek has just recorded a remarkable presentation broken down into eight short videos, in which he shares all what he has learned over the 10 years he built CD Baby, a multimillion dollar business. All the videos are full of priceless advice.

I strongly recommend you to take the time to watch all the videos (it will take you around 40 minutes). I know how valuable your time is, so trust me when I say that this 40 minute presentation will be worth your time.


Uncommon sense

Part 1: Derek’s background

Part 2: Why are you doing what you are doing?

Part 3: Nobody knows the future

Part 4: Revolution?

Part 5: If it is not a hit, switch

Part 6: Version 0.1

Part 7: Ideas vs Execution

Part 8: The most successful thing we did at CD Baby

P.S. And if you enjoy these videos make sure you check out Derek’s new book Anything You Want (Amazon affiliate link).

Related post:

1. Why you need to fail

Gary Vaynerchuk on transparency, authenticity and why now is the best time to be an entrepreneur

A remarkable video with Gary Vaynerchuk.



Related posts:

1. The future of the web – according to Gary Vaynerchuk
2. Gary Vaynerchuk on how businesses must adapt to social media

The Four Mind-Sets of an Entrepreneur

Michael Gerber is one of the greatest thought leaders in the world. His book The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It (Amazon affiliate link) is a must read for every entrepreneur.

I am a huge fan of Mr. Gerber and I wanted to share with you this short video in which he shares so much powerful advice and insights, I am sure you will get tons of value from it.

In it you will discover how crucial is to work “on” the business and not “in” the business, as well as the four different mind-sets of the entrepreneur. Great stuff!



Raising Kids To Be Entrepreneurs

Today I want to share with you a remarkable TEDxTalk, given by Cameron Herold, a very successful entrepreneur and business leader at the TEDxEdmonton event on March, 13th, 2010.

In this TEDxTalk, Cameron talks about raising kids to be entrepreneurs. and, in my humble opinion, this outstanding presentation is a must see to every parent and to every person who is already an entrepreneur or is considering to become one.

This 21:32 minutes video is packed with extremely valuable advice that most definitely could have a huge impact on your children’s future. That in my opinion is priceless.