"I wish I had a copy of 50 interviews when I launched my first company, I would have covered much more ground a whole lot faster.” -Mike Michalowicz, Author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
"Very few books these days combine short vignettes with powerful direct impacts that can be used immediately. The ROI for 50 Interviews is two minutes tops. Brian’s formulaic approach enables the reader to extract the collective insight and experience of 50 divergent entrepreneurs. His dialogue throughout the book allows us to vicariously ask the questions we would have wanted to ask any successful entrepreneur and learn succinctly what worked for them.” -Michael R. Webb, Co-Founder, Aubice LLC
"There are two ways to learn about entrepreneurship: one, give it a try, and two, talk to people who have lived and breathed it for years in the crucibles of start-ups. 50 Interviews gives readers a front-row seat to the action, offering future entrepreneurs lessons learned the hard way. Read it, learn, and then go do it!” -Gregg Vanourek, founding partner, New Mountain Ventures, and co-author, Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives
"50 Interviews: Entrepreneurs is a must-have for any serious entrepreneur. As a successful author, writer’s coach and part-owner of a small press, I can attest to the pure satisfaction of creating and running a business you love, but also the myriad challenges. One of the characteristics of true entrepreneurs, though, is that we never stop learning, and reading Brian Schwartz’s interviews has given me new insights and inspiration. I’ve been reading an interview a day to spark my creative energy and focus on the expert advice from each business owner. This book is great not just for those considering entrepreneurship, but for those of us living the dream.” – Teresa R. Funke, Author of The Home-Front Heroes Collection
"The vast majority of "entrepreneurship” experts in the world tell you what you want to hear. But in 50 interviews, the interviewees tell you what you need to hear. It is an eye opening and must read book if you want to know the cold hard truth about true entrepreneurship.” -Jerèll & Elissa Klaver. Founders of SALUS® Customize your Bath and Body Care
"50 Interviews is like having fifty mentors ‘on-call’, incredibly inspiring with seeds of encouragement to live a more powerful, purposeful life!” -Tracey Ellis, Latest Scoop Publishing
Chances are, if you are hiking up a mountain trail, you’ll exchange information with others on their way down. They may offer you helpful suggestions about upcoming obstacles, or point out sights to enjoy which you may have missed on your own. Maybe you’ll stop them to ask for more detailed information. In these exchanges, you’ve enriched your own journey while offering others a chance to make a positive difference.
Before you can walk in the shoes of those you admire, it helps to first stand on their shoulders. One of the most valuable pieces of advice I was ever given; emulate to learn, but innovate to earn. Those featured in 50 Interviews offer proof that with enough desire and persistence, anything is possible. To find success, they each blazed a new trail and became innovators.
There are two types of people in this world; those who ponder and those who act. 50 Interviews showcases that latter. These entrepreneurs are living proof that you can create something from nothing and that without risk, they can be no reward. They teach us that failure is the pathway to success, a burning passion the essential fuel, and having a purpose greater than ourselves is the key to fulfillment.