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Mike talks about his new book debuting on July 5th, The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field, how one night of drinking too much lead to his entrepreneurial ambitions, and changing 5% of what you do to be hyper-successful in your field.
Mike started his first business at the age of 24, moving his young family to the only safe place he could afford – a retirement village. With no experience, no contacts and no savings he systematically bootstrapped a multi-million dollar business. Then he did it again. And again.
His experience building three multi-million dollar companies fostered a philosophy rarely taught to entrepreneurs: the lack of money, experience and resources is, in fact, your greatest asset.
Mike is the president of a behavioral web optimization firm, Obsidian Launch; is the small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal; is a frequent television guest; and is a keynote speaker on entrepreneurship.
Get Mike’s Take On —
- Can you give the listeners a brief description of what you did prior to starting Obsidian Launch and releasing Toilet Paper Entrepreneur?
- What lead you to becoming an entrepreneur and author?
- For those that may not know, could you tell us about Obsidian Launch? How does it all work?
- Tell us about your new book, The Pumpkin Plan. What is it about? What is your goal for it?
- What is the biggest mistake startup entrepreneurs make? What can they do to resolve it or even prevent it?
- What are some of the biggest mistakes you made as an entrepreneur? How did you overcome them?
- What does it mean to be a TPE?
- Who mentored you when you first started? Who do you consult today?
- What is one piece of advice you can pass on to Gen Y entrepreneurs?
- How can people get their copy of The Pumpkin Plan and get in touch with you?