Let’s jump into the mind of a billionaire. This next guest, Jim McKelvey, and his business partner, Jack Dorsey from Twitter, built the digital payment company, Square, in 2009. You may have swiped your card using a Square reader so you are familiar with their brand. Jim talks about the reader, how it came about, raising his kids, glassblowing, and more. Take a listen as we go into his recent book, The Innovation Stack, and into other matters pertaining to his life.
“If the timing is right, then you’re probably too late.” - Jim McKelvey
Here are the things you will hear in this podcast:
Jim’s first job and hobby–glassblowing!
Jim’s experience with Lino Tagliapietra, the world renowned glass artists, and the lessons he learned from the master
The importance of timing when building a business and contributing to innovation
How the perfect timing was key in building Square
His experience with the first publisher that he chose to publish his book–and failed
How The Innovation Stack transformed from being a lightbulb moment to the bestseller book it is today
How to know when to stop building and innovating your idea
Why innovation can sometimes break the norm
The origin of the word “entrepreneur”
The takeaways you can get from his book
…and so much more!
I have learned so much about innovating innovation. It really does start from learning. Here’s how you may start grasping the concept of innovation yourself! Take a listen to this podcast as soon as you can and start innovating!
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