David Hancock is the Founder of Morgan James Publishing. NASDAQ cites him as one of the world’s most prestigious business leaders and is reported to be the future of publishing. He also serves on the Executive Board for Habitat for Humanity and chairman of Guerrilla Marketing International.
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- [00:50] – John introduces David
- [01:19] – David shares his personal life
- [02:19] – How David generates revenue today
- [04:37] – “For publishing, it’s all about relationships”
- [05:38] – We’re only successful if our authors are successful
- [06:36] – Worst Entrepreneur Moment – We weren’t staffed for the success and we ended up getting contacted by our printer saying we owe them $147,000 –we had no money
- [09:30] – Controlled growth
- [09:55] – There needs to be a balance
- [10:33] – Entrepreneur AH-HA Moment –I wrote a book
- [15:36] – Surround yourselves with people smarter than you
- [16:17] – David’s biggest weakness –Delegation
- [16:56] – David’s biggest strength –Relationships
- [17:41] – One thing that has David most fired up today –Getting ready to be recognized as one of the world’s top publishers
- [20:15] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? –I didn’t know that I could
- What is the best advice you have ever received? – Expand what you’re doing and perfect it as you go along
- What is a personal habit that contributes to your success? – Constantly learning
- Can you share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation? – Hipchat
- If you can recommend a book for our listeners what would it be? – Guerilla Marketing
- Imagine you awoke in a brand new world, identical to Earth, but you knew no one. You still have all your experience and knowledge. All you have is $500 and a laptop. What would you do in the next 7 days? I would write a book and get it published!
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