Today’s guest is an entrepreneur, TED speaker, and award-winning author who has been named USA Today’s “Most Connected Millennial” after spending years identifying and connecting hundreds of the world’s smartest and most talented Millennials.
His first book “2 Billion Under 20” was voted the “#1 Entrepreneurship Book of 2015” and his second book, “3 Billion under 30” just came out in January and shares seemingly superhuman stories of millennials who collectively have started companies worth billions and influence hundreds of millions of people each week through their inventions, media companies, social media accounts, and movements.
All of this has led him to become a go-to marketing and business development consultant for venture-backed startups, Fortune 500 companies, New York Times bestselling authors, Olympians, and many others.
He’s been featured by almost every major media outlet including Mashable, FOX, ABC, Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune, and Fast Company. He’s even been called a “Champion For Humanity” by the United Nations.
Please join me in welcoming Jared Kleinert.
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In this episode we explore:
- how he defines leadership: “Leadership is uniting other people in solving bigger problems than themselves, like problems in society or challenges in business.”
- growing up in an entrepreneurial family gave him a “priceless exposure to business and entrepreneurship” and inspired him to start his first business at 15 years old.
- the importance of choosing mentors wisely and developing strong relationships with leaders in your field.
- the emphasis he places on having a very diverse set of influences, people in his network are in different stages of life, different industries, etc.
- how he thinks strategically to figure out how to make connections that will pay off in 3-10 years.
What were the key takeaways you plan to put into practice this week and benefit from for years to come? Share your thoughts in the comments.
- Jared Kleinert on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook
- Jared’s TED Talk: Why young people today hold more power than ever before
- www.Robbii.com – As I mentioned in my opening remarks, Robbii Wessen is my go-to graphic designer.
Books mentioned in this episode:
- “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” – by Robbie Samuels
- “3 Billion under 30” by Jared Kleinert
- “2 Billion Under 20” by Jared Kleinert
- “Tools for Titans” by Tim Ferris
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- On the Schmooze podcast archive and show notes for recent episodes
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