Business Video Roundup: The Truth About Success, Brand vs. Sales & Mattress Mack

Posted on 3.June.2022 by Mike Winters | @amcomcap

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In this week’s roundup of great videos for entrepreneurs and business owners, Marie Forleo reveals a shocking truth about success, Gary Vaynerchuk explains why he has always pushed brand over digital sales, and SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell talks about ambitious goals, collaborative leadership, and data-driven decision-making. Plus, Forbes shines the spotlight on Houston’s own Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and how he made his hometown empire Gallery Furniture such an enduring success, while Restaurant Influencers talks about the hospitality biz with Shaz Khan of Tono Pizzeria & Cheesesteaks in Minnesota.

Marie Forleo: The Shocking Truth About Successful People

In this 86-minute video, Marie Forleo debunks some of the myths about overnight success and reveals some cold, hard truths about what it takes to make it—as well as some rock-solid advice for getting on your way. “If you want to be wealthy, influential, and world-class in your field,” she says, “strap yourself in and get ready to work harder and longer than you’ve ever worked before.”

GaryVee: Why I Have Always Pushed Brand Over Digital Sales

Gary Vaynerchuk sits down with a table full of entrepreneurs and CEOs and together they delve into the strategies for building brands and businesses in a rapidly changing world. Over 63 minutes, they talk about the impact Web 3.0 will have on customer support, the biggest mistake entrepreneurs make with new technology, and the most difficult kind of business to grow.

Stanford GSB View from the Top: Gwynne Shotwell, President & COO of SpaceX

In this 40-minute View from the Top conversation at Stanford Graduate School of Business, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell talks about striving towards ambitious goals, leading with collaboration in mind, and the importance of data-driven decision-making. “Pick a path and do it and don’t be afraid to say you made a mistake,” she says.

Forbes: How an Entrepreneur Built a $240 Million Empire by Selling Furniture

To Houstonians, Jim McIngvale (aka Mattress Mack) needs no introduction—he has been a constant part of the fabric of life in Houston since the 1980s. Forbes presents this quick overview of how one of Houston’s own built his hometown empire (Gallery Furniture) and the savvy business decisions he made along the way that led him to tremendous success.

Shaz Khan of Tono Pizzeria & Cheesesteaks on Navigating Friendship + Business

In this episode of Restaurant Influencers, Shaz Khan (co-owner of Tono Pizzeria & Cheesesteaks in Minnesota) discusses the challenges of opening a restaurant with a friend, scaling that business, and navigating all the ups and downs in between.

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