Learn From Leaders: Developing an Idea

Jon Eckhardt Daniel Forbes

by Jon Eckhardt and Daniel Forbes

Category: Interviews Tags: Entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Learn From Leaders

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Over the past several years EIX editors have interviewed famous and noteworthy founders and CEOs of groundbreaking companies, and published the videos of those discussions on our site. We re-edited those videos recently to distill the best advice from those interviews and create a new series, entitled "Learn from Leaders." These videos, each of them focused on an important step in launching a company, provide wisdom and perspective for early stage entrepreneurs and innovators.

Our interview subjects include Dick Schulze, founder and former CEO of Best Buy; Linda Hall, former CEO of MinuteClinic; Eddie Hartman, founder of LegalZoom; Scott Nash, founder of Mom's Organic Market; Seth Goldman, founder of Honest Tea; Jeff Freeland-Nelson, founder of Yoxo Toys; and Ann Winblad, founding partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

This first video focuses on how ideas develop -- and you will see that the process is not always neat or linear. 


Video produced by John Buday

Jon Eckhardt

Jon Eckhardt

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Distinguished Professor / Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship / University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Daniel Forbes

Daniel Forbes

Assoc Prof of Strategic Mgmt & Entrepreneurship / Carlson School of Management / University of Minnesota
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DOI: 10.32617/602-6011b65a7dc51
Eckhardt, J., & Forbes, D. (2021, January 27). Learn from leaders: developing an idea. Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://eiexchange.com/content/learn-from-leaders-developing-an-idea
Eckhardt, Jon, and Daniel Forbes. "Learn From Leaders: Developing an Idea" Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange. 27 Jan. 2021. Web 7 Mar. 2021 <https://eiexchange.com/content/learn-from-leaders-developing-an-idea>.