Founders Of Successful Startups Often End Up With Less Than 10% Shareholding

May 20, 2014
Hosted by Bob Pritchard

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Most entrepreneurs try to maintain more than 50% shareholding in their startups. They don’t want to lose control, they want to maximize the money they will make. We discuss why the founders of most successful startups end up with less than 10% shareholding in their own companies and are happy about it.; we discuss why Uber will overcome the challenges and become a $100 billion company: Where to for Drones?....they will change the way we do business in so many ways…commencing in 2015; What’s with AT&T’s takeover of Direct TV… a smart move or the death rattles of a dinosaur; Facebooks new App, Slingshot, competition to Snapchat which is now a lot more than just a pest. We also discuss a new entrepreneur in Australia that is about to save citizens of the 500,000 population Gold Coast region a massive $40 million a year in fuel bills, they are our entrepreneurs of the week; where you should be spending your advertising dollars and how to make those decisions. We also have our extremely popular email segment and an excellent interview. We talk to Ron Kaufman, world’s leading authority on customer service, author of 14 books, whose new book ‘Uplifting Service’ is a sensation. Making transformation his mission, Ron is one of the world’s most sought-after educators, consultants, thought-leaders and customer service speakers on the topic of achieving superior service. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today.

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Bob Pritchard

Bob Pritchard

Bob Pritchard has over 30 years’ experience as a straight talking business and marketing troubleshooter and consultant with many of the world’s leading companies on 5 continents. Bob is the recipient of the highly coveted International Marketer of the Year Award, a distinction he shares with some of the world’s top business leaders.

Bob's newest book, Kick Ass Business and Marketing Secrets. How To Blitz Your Competition, the 100,000 word business bible, was released globally by Wiley and Sons, the world's largest business book publisher, in August 2011.

Bob has been a Business speaker and trainer at over 1,500 conferences, including 91 Fortune 500 companies. He has presented to major corporations in 53 countries. Bob was also Joint winner of a Clio award and joint winner of 4 Silver Telly awards for work with Citibank.

Bob was a television and live performer for 15 years, appearing in some 400 television shows as a singer and actor with several recordings including one top 10 hit. He is the Author of 5 internationally best-selling books, including ‘Complex Marketing Made Simple,’ with sales exceeding 100,000 copies. Bob has a wide knowledge of business, has business interests around the world and understands global business and opportunities.

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