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, co-author, Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives
About the Author
Over a span of 13 years, Brian Schwartz worked for a half a dozen technology startups and large corporations moving around the country to advance his career. Living through many acquisitions, layoffs, and no fewer than 10 different managers along the way, life had lost meaning to him. What remained was a general feeling of dissatisfaction and lack of fulfillment. In 2007, seeking answers, he discovered a transformational course that served as the catalyst he needed for change. What he learned that weekend was what he had thought were his values and priorities were in fact those of others. He began to reinvent himself and live a life more aligned with his true self making positive changes including quitting his high stress six figure job. Through the 50 interviews project, he discovered that the right questions bring amazing clarity to life when we seek our own answers. That as our own truth emerges, we discover we are more powerful than we realized. Brian s new found passion is to empower others to realize that we each have a unique ability to make an impact in the world and we owe it to ourselves and the world to follow our inspired thoughts through to action. Brian Schwartz grew up in Northern California and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Technology. Brian currently lives in Northern Colorado with his wife. Brian is an energetic writer, passionate speaker and workshop facilitator, and open to just about anything he can do to help others adopt the 50 interviews framework for themselves.