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When I was broke and living on my sister’s couch back in 2008, I was in love with a TV show called The Big Idea.

Do you remember it?

It was hosted by today’s guest on The School of Greatness, Donny Deutsch, and it was a huge inspiration to me early on as an aspiring entrepreneur.

So when I got the chance to interview the host for the podcast, I had to take it.

I loved meeting Donny and thanking him in person for his work that inspired me (and many others) in their entrepreneurial journeys before shows like Shark Tank existed.

Donny is a hugely successful advertising executive, author, and TV personality and we dive into all the parts of his career in this interview.

I was especially fascinated by how Donny views risk, challenge, and uncertainty and how he lets those fuel him.

Whether or not you agree with him, you’ll learn a lot from Donny Deutsch in Episode 326.

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“Only sell your business for one reason — because you’re ready to do something else.”

Some questions I ask:

  • What was the biggest challenge about producing The Big Idea? (5:37)
  • Do you really have ADD? (6:31)
  • Is advertising relevant today considering social media? (10:15)
  • What is your process for pitching a brand? (11:54)
  • What is the biggest fear entrepreneurs face when starting a company? (14:03)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Why short meetings are the most effective (7:00)
  • The danger of being wrapped in the pillow of success (15:53)
  • Why Donny is fascinated by Donald Trump (20:51)
  • Plus much more…

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  • Music Credit: Changes by Axel Wernberg

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After listening to Donny, what do you think the value of taking risks in business is?

“Greatness is fearlessly trying to make a difference without worrying about consequences.”


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