How I became a podcaster

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​Hosting my own podcast wasn't even on my radar until I received a call from Randy Cantrell. Keep in mind that I didn't know Randy from Adam, and he didn't know me either. He had read the Power of Peers , liked the book, and is a huge fan of peer groups for business leaders. I had a lot going on at the time, so it actually took me awhile to engage in any kind of real dialogue with him. I'm so happy I finally did. After a few conversations and an impressive video he put together for me, explainin...
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5 Conditions for #ShapingtheOdds With Your Peer Group

5 Conditions for #ShapingtheOdds With Your Peer Group
​ Last time, I offered a framework, or a reinforcing loop if you will, that illustrated how peer groups for entrepreneurs work so well . This week, I'd like to share the five conditions, that are necessary for a group to drive the reinforcing loop I introduced in that post. Turns out, you can't just throw a bunch of people in a room, cross your fingers, and trust that group members will spontaneously engage in the process of learning, sharing, applying and achieving . Because of this, we need to...
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How Peer Groups Are #ShapingtheOdds for Entrepreneurs

How Peer Groups Are #ShapingtheOdds for Entrepreneurs
​Leading a start-up or early-stage company can be a lonely pursuit. And society, which is obsessed with self-help to achieve whatever business or personal goal we have in life, has led us to believe that self-help means by-yourself-help. It doesn't. As I talk with people leading incubator and accelerator programs across the world, more and more of them are organizing mastermind group or peer groups for entrepreneurs. Why? We do better when we do it together. The reinforcing loop depicted above i...
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