Wisdom from 77-year-old entrepreneur

Wisdom From A 77-Year-Old Entrepreneur

Brandon Uttley Business Motivation and Inspiration, Overcoming Business Obstacles, Podcast Leave a Comment

Go For Launch Podcast Show 58There are far too many candy-ass 20-somethings with virtually no real-world experience, touting themselves as “lifestyle entrepreneurs,” business and life coaches.

However, if you want real wisdom you can apply to your life as an entrepreneur, you need to talk to someone who has truly lived and actually built companies—someone like Dean Roberts.Dean Roberts

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.

This episode is on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.

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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Photo credit: Greenleaf Dollhouses


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Brandon Uttley

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Brandon Uttley is Commander and CEO of Go For Launch, LLC, his fifth startup. He is passionate about helping others launch and grow successful businesses.

When not working on his business, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.

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