Welcome to Episode 67 of Building My Legacy.
In this podcast, serial entrepreneur Geoff Cook talks about his journey – from his first business, which he started while he was still a student at Harvard, to his more than 20 years of success creating and selling multiple online businesses. Geoff believes there is no downside to failure because, even if a business fails, you’ll learn from that experience. His current social apps, operating under The Meet Group portfolio, use live streaming video to help people forge meaningful connections, which have become even more important in the present COVID-19 environment.
Much of Geoff’s success comes from his natural curiosity and his ability to specify a product and have a vision for it. Like most successful entrepreneurs, Geoff sees “opportunities that aren’t yet realized” and then leads a group of people to “realize them.”
So if you want to know:
- Why “just getting started” is the most important step to becoming an entrepreneur
- When it’s time for an entrepreneur to find something new
- Why entrepreneurs must “embrace the change”
- How the COVID-19 virus has shortened the timeline for goals
- Why reading only business books won’t help you come up with the “great idea”
About Geoff Cook
Geoff Cook, serial entrepreneur and co-founder/CEO of The Meet Group, created his first business when he was a sophomore at Harvard. With a $600 advance against his credit card, he started a “little editing business” that was generating revenue in the millions when he sold it a few years after his graduation. He has founded and sold a number of online companies and is currently the CEO and co-founder of The Meet Group, a portfolio of mobile social entertainment apps that leverage live-streaming video to forge meaningful connections. A thought leader in building safer dating apps, Geoff has won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Greater Philadelphia and has also received the “Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania” award on behalf of his company. He graduated from Harvard University in 2000 with a BA in Economics.
About Lois Sonstegard, PhD
Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy. Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy? Is there a “best” approach? Is there a process or steps one should follow?
Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:
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