The Designer As Entrepreneur
Jose and Chris talk about what it takes to be a designer and an entrepreneur. They share what motivated them to become entrepreneurs and the challenges that creatives have in making this transition.
3:03 Making the decision between staying at your current job, or going the entrepreneur route
5:19 What do you have of value to exchange that’s not your own time and can be easily replicable?
7:03 Realize where you are placed in the value chain and operate differently to move up
8:40 Reasons Why Designers are uncomfortable with being collaborative and entrepreneurial
12:37 Learn the Creative, Technical, Product & Marketing sides of your business in order to be successful
15:30 How being an Art Director is similar to being an entrepreneur
19:20 Learning the skill of how to advocate/close deals for yourself.
21:56 Weigh The risk versus the potential rewards: What’s the Worse that can happen?
23:14 Why “The Skool” was created
The Four Hour Workweek – Timothy Ferris
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