Justin Cooke, Who Needs College, and Entrepreneur Roller Coasters – ES 002

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With young entrepreneurs making millions each year, the hot question remains : Do you need college to be an entrepreneur? Find out what we think so you can decide for yourself!

In Round 2, Dan and Joe discuss a recent podcast from the Empire Flippers, where Justin Cooke and Joe Magnotti talk about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.  We debate Justin’s views, and also discuss some of our ups and downs.

The Main Event brings Justin Cooke into the ring to expand on how he deals with the roller coaster of entrepreneurship, and what you can do when there are ups, and when there’s downs. There will be low points for everyone, so learn how to prepare and deal with them now! He also reveals a huge regret you don’t want to miss…

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Mentions

Do You Need College to Be an Entrepreneur
Riding the Entrepreneur Rollercoaster – Empire Flippers
Four Hour Work Week book – Tim Ferriss
The World is Flat book
Penelope Trunk blog
Penelope Trunk laying into Steve Roy  (note: podcast has since been discontinued and removed)
Mixergy

Further Resources

Follow Justin on Twitter
College Dropouts who made it Big
Udacity – Free Online Learning
edX – Harvard and other top schools courses online

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Dan Franks is a full time CPA, and moonlights as a podcaster, blogger, and professional wrestler. He considers himself an all around good guy!

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  • http://empireflippers.com Justin Cooke

    Thanks for having me on the show, fellas – had a blast with this one! I really dig the format and you guys are coming out of the gate strong. Keep up the great banter and see if you can get your early guests to share, early listeners to review (for rankings), etc.

    I WOULD add, though, that it’s easy to say you have a stable, diversified business plan pre-monetization! :-) It changes the game a bit when you have to add (consider) revenue.

    REALLY bummed the Penelope Trunk podcast episode was taken down – I was going to go back and listen to it again! hehe

    • Dan Franks

      Thanks for the words and advice Justin. As far as the getting guests to share and listeners to review, it’s a balancing act of asking versus begging, so we are trying to find that right balance :-)

      You guys do things right at http://www.EmpireFlippers.com , so any more advice you can throw our way we ar eopen ears.

      Thanks again for coming on!

    • Joe Cassandra

      I spent way too many hours looking for an archived version of that P. Trunk interview.

      Thanks a ton for coming on, yeah we’re working on getting some traction early on, it’ll make it easier down the line!

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