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May 8, 2018

Peak Performers Podcast | The Key to Leadership and Execution for Entrepreneurs

Bestselling author Derek Lidow has long demonstrated the rare ability to operate successfully in corporate, entrepreneurial, and academic environments. He is an experienced and successful global CEO, a researcher, an innovator, and a startup coach. Derek’s contributions include a number of value chain applications that have forever improved companies as diverse as Sony, Samsung, Philips, Goldman Sachs and IBM. His accomplishments include founding iSuppli, a leading market research firm, which Derek sold in 2010 for $100 million to global information leader IHS.

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May 2, 2018

Acquiring the Entrepreneurial Skills You Need

Entrepreneurs can come into their livelihood already possessing some vital skills, but no one shows up being the total package. Skills are learned over years of embracing self-improvement and education. No one method for gaining skills is used and being good at absolutely everything is futile. But as an entrepreneur, all the needed skills like leadership, relationship building, etc., are all important. So how do we gain these much-needed skills as entrepreneurs?

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May 1, 2018

Leadership skills from Sam Walton

Derek Lidow, is one of my favorite entrepreneurs. He was the CEO of a USD $2-billion public company, and left because he saw a need in the market. In truly entrepreneurial fashion, he decided to fulfill that need, founded iSuppli (a leading market research firm), grew it successfully and sold it for $100 million. Today he gives back by teaching, mentoring and writing. In his latest book, Building on Bedrock, he shares his insights on what it takes to be an entrepreneur with detailed stories—warts and all—of well-known and not-so-well-known entrepreneurs to illustrate the who, what, when, where, how much and why of their successes and failures.

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April 27, 2018

Podcast Interview: Denise Griffitts – Your Partner In Success!

Will you achieve some combination of fortune, fame, and control over your life – or will your dream end in a nightmare? Bestselling author Derek Lidow has long demonstrated the rare ability to operate successfully in corporate, entrepreneurial, and academic environments. He is an experienced and successful global CEO, a researcher, an innovator, and a startup coach.

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April 19, 2018

Podcast Interview: The Worklife Hub

Derek Lidow is an experienced and outstanding global CEO. He has long demonstrated the sparse competence to operate thrivingly in entrepreneurial, corporate and startup environments. In this podcast the former entrepreneur provides us with great advice on key leadership skills that new companies need for permanent success.

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April 17, 2018

Interview with Diane Helbig: How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur And Build A Valuable Business

Join me for a conversation with Derek Lidow when he’ll share what he’s learned through research and observation. Derek is the former CEO of International Rectifier and the founder of iSuppli, a leading market research firm, which he sold in 2010 for $100 million to global information leader IHS. He has written two books on entrepreneurship, the latest being Building on Bedrock: What Sam Walton, Walt Disney, and Other Great Self-Made Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Building Valuable Companies. He is currently a professor at Princeton University, teaching entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity.

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April 10, 2018

ARTRPRNR Guest Post: What Is An Entrepreneur?

It’s embarrassing. We, the people who claim to be experts on entrepreneurship, cannot agree on the definition of who really counts as an entrepreneur. Why does your definition of entrepreneur matter? Because it influences the decisions you make and affects the outcomes you achieve. If you adopt the wrong definition of anything you value highly you can go badly astray. Entrepreneurs who lack a clear definition of what they’re doing make inconsistent decisions, wasting time and money, and risk the needless destruction of their businesses.

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