This will be quick, but thought-provoking.
My life entails a broad spectrum of activity. Oftentimes, I’m called in to solve either unsolvable problems, untangle Gordian knots, or “fix” heretofore unfixable business models or marketing approaches or revenue strategy.
But on rare occasions, I get the pleasure and privilege of shifting entire segments of a marketplace’s mindset, paradigm and world-view. When that happens, it’s exceptionally gratifying to me. And (I hope) it’s exceedingly thought-altering to those who experience the process.
In the last few months, I’ve gotten the opportunity to achieve this kind of impact twice. Once was for a very youthful group of emergent entrepreneurs. The other time, it was for a group of conventional-thinking real estate professionals in Canada. One session was an intimate understanding of how the “other side” sees your purpose, proposition and appeal. The other was a more sweeping, global take on the ultimate meaning of business life.
I’m sharing with you two, full-length, “private presentations” each approximately 65 minutes in length.
The first was my address to the Thiel Fellowship (for which I was appointed a mentor). In case you’re unfamiliar with the organization, it was started by a founder of Paypal who believes fervently in entrepreneurialism. But — believes entrepreneurs should work on their business and not necessarily work on their academic education. There are 40 “wickedly-bright” young men and women in the fellowship. Each is paid $50,000 a year for two years by the organization to work on any entrepreneurial project they desire. I was a keynote for a special session and focused my discussion on how, why and what a prospective co-founder or investor or resource provider thinks – and what turns them on and turns them off! I think you’ll enjoy listening to the audio.
Separately, I was in Vancouver and was co-keynote (meaning there were two keynote speakers). Ahead of me was Kevin O’Leary, one of the “sharks” from Shark Tank, and a renowned investor and entrepreneur in Canada. Then, I spoke for an hour on how to think and act and transact business in a preeminent manner that embraces the fullest greatness within someone.
Both are archived on www.Abraham.com/
I encourage you to take the time to view both. If you have young adult children embracing entrepreneurship, encourage them to view and listen too.
But an important warning: I’m probably pulling down all the resources on the gifting site in a matter of weeks. I’ve tried to be eminently generous with and for every deserving/struggling or “stuck” entrepreneur. I hope I’ve added enormous value.
We’re re-formulating the website and in final stages of working out a licensing agreement for a huge body of my work. If that closes – all the resources on the gifting site will come down. So for your benefit (not mine) PLEASE visit and study as many as you can or want – as quickly as you can.
And feel totally free to pass the www.abraham.com/