Entrepreneurs Should Not Be Artists | Behind The Grind, Episode 016

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I talk about the balance between artistry and practicality.  That, as entrepreneurs, we often start off with a vision for where we can add value, and do everything we can to deliver the “perfect product”, but at different stages of the process, this need to be artists can get in the way of achieving our vision.

We need to build teams, build process, and make investments that are at times practical, and for the artists in us that can be very difficult.

To see just how difficult, watch this episode as I speak with Brian about how this nearly cost me everything… and what I have learned as part of the rebuild process.

About the Behind The Grind Series:

Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship.

Videos will be available every Saturday, and audience participation is HIGHLY encouraged!

About Rich

Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, I’ve spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to understand their power to leverage innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership to solve “the big” challenges cities face.

Currently, as the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Executive Director of HandsOn China, and a Visiting Professor of Sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), I’m focused on building platforms that promote long term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental, and social hurdles that China faces as the country’s economic growth accelerates.

Follow Rich:

Website: http://www.richbrubaker.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.brubaker
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker
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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richbrubaker

About Brian:

Brian Tam leads corporate teams through FIRST TIME EVER challenges. From new business models to fresh brands, as CEO of Let’s Make Great! he guides multinational companies in China to systematically create the future and explore uncertainties.

He’s the mind behind PROTO Innovation Cards and the author of Awrignawl Creativity.

Born in New York, and proudly raised in New Jersey – he has been in China since 2007, working to drive the fantastic change that is happening in China & the world. Let’s Make Great!

Follow Brian:

Website: http://www.letsmakegreat.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brian.tam.56211
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamonline/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/letsmakegreat/

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