Dan Engel is a serial entrepreneur. He’s currently on his 6th startup, Mobile1st, not counting the local companies where he was one of the first employees. His talk with host Mark Sylvester takes us all the way back to interning in high school on Wall Street and now, having returned to Santa Barbara after a hiatus, what he’s up to now.
Treating people like gold is a way of life for Dan. He gives many examples of how relationships and exhibiting genuine interest in people has been a critical success factor in his professional life.
What makes a business successful: People.”
How he got started as an intern in high school and the secret to making an internship make a difference in your life
The story of how he beat out 5,000 other applicants to land a coveted internship at Fidelity
Why you might want to spend time reading biographies of famous people
Putting yourself in a position to be lucky
How Fastspring enjoyed an amazing 1.3% churn – that’s a 98.7% renewal rate
Why Mobile1st is poised to take over a segment of the industry
His thoughts on attracting great talent to your venture
He said that the Board is friendly with you until you need them not to be.
Frequent listeners will notice that a theme of ‘Luck’ has been appearing a lot in recent episodes. Dan speaks specifically to this, hence the title of the show.