In this Podcast Episode
Rob McNealy interviews Brian Schwartz about his 50 Entrepreneurs interview project, which has served to inspire him towards a goal of entrepreneurship himself.
Brian Schwartz’s Bio
Brian Schwartz has been a loyal, dedicated employee for 15 years, never taking more than 2 weeks off since the day he left college, raised with a strong work ethic and always striving to be a people pleaser.
According to Brian:
“I’ve always been a good employee, evidenced by surviving every layoff and merger I’ve been through over the years. Circumstances never arose where I had a needed to create employment for myself. But, shortly after I turned 37, I started to feel that something was missing. Two questions that really caused me to think were, ‘where do you see yourself in 10 years?’ and ‘if you could know the exact moment when you were going to die, would you want to know?’ My answer to those questions: If you had asked me that 10 years ago, I would have said ‘not here’ and yes, because there are a lot of things he still wants to do!”
In searching for his passion, he asked himself what he enjoys doing most when he’s not getting paid to do it. Writing and meeting with others were the answers, and thus the idea of 50 interviews was born.