Entrepreneur stories

A list of stories recounted by entrepreneurs. Added as I come across them.

How I Built This With Guy Raz – Carol’s Daughter: Lisa Price. (Podcast) Grass roots start up turned multi-million dollar company sold to Loreal. Carol’s Daughter sells hair and skin care products for women of lots of different skin types and ethnicities. Lots about slow, incremental growth intercepted by the sudden boosts from exposure by people like Oprah.

How I Built This With Guy Raz – Slack & Flickr: Stewart Butterfield. (Podcast) Tried to make a games company, which instead turned into Flickr. Tried to make another games company, which instead turned into Slack. Much about finding the opportunity in otherwise floundering ideas.

FROM “FAILED MUSICIAN” TO INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEUR. (Podcast) Susan De Weger started out as a musician but found she was better at connecting with people and organising complex things. She started an IT company and now speaks to musicians about how to have a career with fun and funds.