There are far too many candy-ass 20-somethings with virtually no real-world experience, touting themselves as “lifestyle entrepreneurs,” business and life coaches.
When Dean approached me to be a guest on the Go For Launch podcast, I was struck by how rambling and crazy his entrepreneurial journey seemed. At 77, he has enjoyed a wild ride through life so far. Born in 1939, he was expelled from school in 1956…joined the Navy in 1957…and spent the next 40 years having two kids, three wives and building and operating his business called Greenleaf Dollhouses, the world’s oldest and largest dollhouse manufacturer (now run by his children, Lisa and Dean Jr.).
Dean is the author of I’ll Fix My Head Before I’m Dead, an autobiography that reads more like the back of a Dr. Bronner Magic Soap bottle.
Join Dean and me as we talk about some of his wilder adventures as an entrepreneur, and his essential philosophies for leading a better life. The four most dog-eared books on his nightstand include:
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Master Game by Robert S. De Ropp
Insight Meditation by Joseph Goldstein
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Two other favorite books of mine that I mention are:
The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
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