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Brad Feld is a well-known entrepreneur, angel investor, and venture capitalist. He's been starting businesses since he was 19 years old and has become a household name in the startup world. Here are some highlights from our chat:
  • How Starting Businesses Has Influenced Brad's Investment Approach Brad Feld
  • A Look at Creating Business, Teams, and the Daily Grind
  • Signs of Success or Failure in Entrepreneurs and Startups
  • Why You Must Truly Care About the Work That You're Doing
  • The Importance of Being Completely Obsessed with Your Product
  • Understanding the Two Spectrums of Motivation
  • The Role that Learning and Teaching Play in Brad's Life and Business
  • Building Things into Your Work Process that Meet Your Reward Needs
  • The Reason You Can't Use a Formula to Repeat Success
  • Lessons Learned from Brad's Failure as a Co-Founder
Tweetable Insights Include:
  • If you're not spending the majority of your time on things you care about, something's wrong (Click to Tweet)
  • Passion is necessary but not sufficient  (Click to Tweet)
  • You can't motivate somebody. You can only create context (Click to Tweet)
  • As an entrepreneur you should be constantly open to new stimuli (Click to Tweet)
Brad Feld is a managing director at Foundry Group, lives in Boulder, Colorado, invests in software and Internet companies around the US, runs marathons, and reads a lot. You can follow him on twitter @bfeld. If you liked this article, would you share it with your friends? Just click here to post it to Twitter. Oh, and we’d be really grateful if you write us a review in iTunes.

Originally aired over 4 years ago.

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