Category: News

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.

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?

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.