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Experimentation and Start-Ups

“With any new medium, the full power is only unearthed with experimentation.” Entrepreneur/computer scientist Sebastian Thrun

Siri and Kenneth lead an informative and lively episode focusing on being an entrepreneur, experimenting, and start-ups. Siri shares her start-up of a digital build-a-book platform where a person designs a personalized, customized book for a special someone for a special occasion, Draw My Love. .

The teens interview Trevor Blake about his newest book, Secrets to a Successful Startup: A Recession-Proof Guide to Starting, Surviving, and Thriving in Your Own Venture. Trevor Blake built five successful startups and sold them for more than $300 million. He’s written a complete instruction manual that covers everything the budding entrepreneur or existing business owner needs to know to build the career or business of their dreams. Start with a winning idea. The idea has to be that no one has thought of it before. Technology has changed so much in the last twenty years that it can be overwhelming to contemplate starting an adventure. We have access to so much information that it is important to stand out from the crowd. 82% of businesses fail because of lack of cash flow. Founders of ventures who start with the WHY,, win the HEARTS of the people. The ability to make optimal decisions is the key attribute in the beginning. His book is a step-by-step guide for getting from an idea to a surviving company…and then onward to a multi-million-dollar success and financial independence.

Kenneth piggy backs on the information that Trevor spoke about. He talks about balance and putting more focus on your work. He was fascinated to learn that social media is not so helpful because there is so much noise out there. Plus, with social media, the individual is competing against giants with deep pockets. It’s difficult to get your voice heard. Both Siri and Kenneth like the idea of a fluid environment allows for more personal time. There is no failure, only lessons to be learned. Keep on going.

Bio: Trevor G. Blake is the author Secrets to a Successful Startup and Three Simple Steps. He founded and served as CEO of three different medical technology companies, which went on to sell for nine-figure sums. He’s written a complete instruction manual that covers everything the budding entrepreneur or existing business owner needs to know to build the career or business of their dreams. Unlike the many theoretical guides out there, this is a practical handbook based on Blake’s wildly successful in-the-trenches experience. It incorporates leading-edge strategies that cover every aspect of running a business — including funding, developing systems, and marketing. Blake presents in-depth insight into managing effectively, maintaining cash flow, and adapting to the changing needs of customers in volatile economic times. His proven methods will give you the confidence to take the entrepreneurial leap and turn your winning idea into an efficient, profitable company. He lives near Seattle, Washington.


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