The Remix – Season 1 Episode 8 – Noah Kagan talks about coming up with business ideas

Noah Kagan was employee #30 at Facebook, employee #4 at Mint and is currently the Chief Sumo at AppSumo – a website that helps entrepreneurs kicks ass (his words, not mine). Noah Kagan Presents is a podcast where Noah shares strategies on growing businesses, entrepreneurship, improving productivity, and living a happier and more successful life.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Kudos to every podcast that Shawn and Wang has clipped
  • Not a lot of people know this, but Wang consulted with a disruptor in the industry to get the idea for this podcast – find out who!
  • Wang explains why he enjoys the Noah Kagan Presents podcast show (and gets the numbers mixed up – whoops!)
  • How do you actually go about building a great business? What is the secret? How do you find a market?
  • Shawn proposes that there is another way to build a great business – one that Henry Ford and Steve Jobs did – what is it?
  • Peter Thiel and his concept of zero to one – how does that apply to creating a great business?
  • Shawn shares his thoughts on the Alberta ecosystem – why didn’t Alberta invest in other energy alternatives? Why is it so difficult for organizations to innovate?
  • How do other organizations innovate against the face of disruption?

How do you generate business ideas? Why do you think organizations find it a challenge to innovate? Let us know.

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