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Ep. 012: How To Be A Founder (Russ Finkelstein)

Ep. 012: How To Be A Founder (Russ Finkelstein)

Have you ever thought about striking out on your own? Maybe you want to start a nonprofit, a private company, or a consulting practice. Perhaps you want to be “solopreneur”--a one person startup.
Whatever road you choose, you need think about carefully about the road ahead. Being a founder offers many benefits, but you should be clear about why you want to do it and understand what it takes to succeed.
This week on Find Your Dream Job Mac talks with serial entrepreneur Russ Finkelstein. Russ was co-founder of Idealist.org, as well as several other nonprofit and social good ventures. He also mentors entrepreneurs who are working to build their own startup organizations. Russ has experienced success and failure as a founder and shares his experience with our listeners.
In this 37-minute episode you will learn:

The good (and bad) reasons for starting your own organization
The importance of mentors, advisors, and people whose opinions you can’t ignore
The different stages of the startup p

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