Business Video Roundup: Make Time for Creative Goals, Avoid These Leadership Pitfalls & More

Posted on 14.January.2022 by Mike Winters | @amcomcap

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In this week’s roundup of great videos for entrepreneurs and business owners, Marie Forleo offers some terrific advice on how to make time for your creative pursuits (even with a full-time job or while running a business), Forbes documents the rise and fall of Better.com’s controversial CEO (a lesson in what not to do as a leader), and CNBC takes a look at the roofing company that aims to beat Tesla in the solar panel market. Plus, Business Insider’s Still Standing series spotlights India’s papermaking industry, which has been crafting paper by hand, sheet by sheet, for 500 years. And finally, Prerna Gupta talks with billionaire tech investor Ron Conway about his journey, what he looks for in business founders, and why nice people succeed.

Marie Forleo: The #1 Schedule Tweak to Make Time for Your Creative Goals

As a business owner, you know what it means to be strapped for time—it can often seem like the work never ends. So much so that you’re never able to get around to your creative goals and dreams outside of your day gig—whether it’s writing a book, painting, or making music. Well, Marie Forleo has an excellent tip that could help you make time for your creative passions.

Forbes: The Rise and Fall of Better.com’s Controversial CEO

In early December, Better.com CEO Vishal Garg fired about 900 employees over Zoom, stirring up quite a bit of negative publicity in the process. But this wasn’t the first time Garg has been in hot water due to his leadership style, as Forbes explores in this quick rundown on his rise and fall. His failures as a business leader offer plenty of lessons to learn.

CNBC: How This Roofing Company Is Taking on Tesla’s Solar Roof

This 15-minute video from CNBC offers an illuminating look into how one roofing company is looking to compete with Tesla’s solar panels with its cost-competitive product that’s ready for the market. This market segment is primed to take off in the coming years.

Business Insider: How One Town Keeps India’s 500-Year-Old Papermaking Industry Alive

Business Insider’s Still Standing presents this fascinating look at the papermaking industry in India, which has been crafting paper the old-fashioned way—handmade, sheet by sheet—since the 16th century.

Fast Company: Why Billionaire Tech Investor Ron Conway Believes Nice People Win

Prerna Gupta interviews billionaire tech investor Ron Conway for her Hero’s Journey series. Dubbed the Godfather of Silicon Valley, Conway talks about how he got started, what qualities he looks for in business founders, and why he believes nice people win.

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