A good quote is more than just a quote. A good quote can change the way you see the world. A really good quote can change your life.
When Nick Tart and I did our final read-through of What it Takes to Make More Money than Your Parents (our book of interviews with young entrepreneurs), we couldn’t help but write down some of those really good quotes.
I can honestly tell you that a few of them have changed the way I live and – for that reason – decided to share 40 quotes from our personal lists.
[Click here to read the quotes…]
Adam Toren has been an entrepreneur since he was seven years old. In high school, he and his brother, Matthew, used to import stereos and magic kits from Hong Kong to sell back home in Vancouver. They soon began buying struggling businesses, like pool halls and printing companies, and then rejuvenating them.
They’re still helping businesses today through BizWarriors.com, but they’ve also started helping young people follow in their entrepreneurial footsteps. In 1999, Adam and Matthew launched YoungEntrepreneur.com, which has become the largest website in the world dedicated to empowering and educating aspiring entrepreneurs. They’ve also written a book on the subject, entitled, Kidpreneurs – Young Entrepreneurs with BIG Ideas.
Today, Adam makes his home in Phoenix, Arizona. He’s 35 – and we’re including him here to provide a glimpse into the life, insight, and experience of an entrepreneur who has seen it all, but who’s still young at heart.
Keep reading Adam’s interview…
Joe Penna grew up on a little-trafficked street in São Paulo, Brazil. When his mother needed help getting more customers to come to her yard sale, Joe used the family computer to design signs that he then posted around town. It was his first taste of business.
When Joe was 12, his family moved to the United States. Joe attended the University of Massachusetts to become a cardiothoracic surgeon, but he eventually dropped out to follow his passion for video.
After bouncing around working on local commercials and music videos in Boston, Joe decided to pack his bags for Los Angeles to start making YouTube videos full-time. His channel, called Mystery Guitar Man, features a new video every Tuesday and Thursday, usually combining Joe’s love for music with unconventional video editing and black sunglasses.
Since getting started in June 2006, Mystery Guitar Man has amassed almost over 1.4 million subscribers and over 76 million over 150 million total views – making it the 13th 6th most subscribed channel on YouTube.
Watch Joe’s award-winning videos and his interview…