Last week on The Tony Robbins Podcast, you heard from Bill Gross, one of the most successful founders in HISTORY. In part 2 of the episode, you’ll hear Tony interview Bill about his top strategies for success as an entrepreneur – including how to raise capital, the best ways to incentivize employees for performance, and what has made his tech incubator, Idealab, so effective.
If you’re a business owner or an investor looking for future trends, you’re going to want to pay close attention, because Bill weighs in on his vision for the future, and tells us about the three technology applications that he believes will unlock human potential and opportunity for economic growth.
In this episode of the Tony Robbins podcast, you'll hear from Bill Gross – an entrepreneur who has personally started and exited from 7 COMPANIES valued at more than $1 BILLION each — that’s more than double tech investor Elon Musk. He is truly one of the greatest unicorn founders of all time.
Bill looks for opportunities that are BIG and broken and then brainstorms technology solutions to fix them. Twenty-three years ago, he started Idealab, a company that Tony Robbins is involved with today.
In part one of this podcast episode, you’re going to hear Bill’s top lessons of all-time as a serial entrepreneur, and then later in part 2, you’ll hear Tony's interview with him – where he shares his advice on raising capital, how to pitch investors, and his vision for the future – and how that affects your business and your career.
Jenny Fleiss created Rent the Runway, a company now valued at $1 billion, in the wake of the most severe economic recession the United States has seen since the Great Depression. When everyone else was panicking in 2008 and 2009, Jenny and co founder Jennifer Hyman saw an opportunity.
The problem they were trying to solve was simple enough: Looking into your closet and realizing you don’t have anything to wear to an important event, like a wedding, but don’t have the budget to buy something new. So they innovated, and created an entirely NEW way to shop by allowing women to rent designer clothing, online, for a fraction of what it actually costs.
Today, the rental, or sharing economy is booming – companies like WeWork, REI, and Zipcar make it possible for us to experience something, without the cost of ownership. But to put this in perspective, nothing like this existed at the time.
Jenny shares how she and her co founder got Rent the Runway up and running – and how they grew the business to where it is today. You’ll also hear Jenny’s philosophy on how she approaches hiring talent at JetBlack, a personal shopping service she co founded after leaving Rent the Runway, which is not only critical when you’re starting a business, but also when scaling it.
The interviewer for this episode is Scott Harris, a coach, mentor and a speaker at many of Tony’s events, including his business event, Business Mastery.
As founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and Shake Shack, Danny Meyer has grown his empire to include some of New York’s most beloved and acclaimed restaurants and cafes. Together, Danny’s restaurants and team have won an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards – the food industry’s highest honor.
But it’s not just great food that sets Danny’s restaurants apart from the rest. It’s what people experience and feel when they’re eating there. In fact, Danny Meyer’s story is a remarkable testament to the sheer power of hospitality.
In this episode, we explore the unique and celebrated culture of hospitality that Danny has created. He shares with Tony how he’s managed to scale that culture across Union Square Hospitality Group, as well as Shake Shack, the fast-casual restaurant Danny founded back in 2001. With Danny at the helm, what started as a single hot dog cart in Madison Square Garden is now a publicly traded company with over 250 locations and 6,000 employees.
Listen closely, because Danny also shares the six qualities he looks for when hiring employees – from dishwashers to executive chefs – and what he thinks it takes for entrepreneurs across all industries to succeed in business.