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Episode #73

Richie Norton

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International Author of “The Power of Starting Something Stupid” Teaches Why You Should Risk Everything to Build the Life You Want



Guest Bio:

Richie Norton is the bestselling author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid as well as the #1 Amazon download Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It. He is an international speaker and consultant for the corporate growth and personal development industries, a social entrepreneur, and CEO and Founder of Global Consulting Circle.


Richie has been featured in Forbes, Business week, Young Entrepreneur, Huffington Post and other national publications both in print and online. The 2013 San Francisco Book Festival named The Power of Starting Something Stupid the winner of the business category and the grand prize winner of all book categories in its annual competition. In 2010, Pacific Business News recognized Richie as one of the Top Forty Under 40 “best and brightest young businessmen” in Hawaii.


Richie has shared the stage with bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen M.R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust and Kevin Rollins, former CEO of Dell Computers.


Richie received his MBA from the world’s #1 ranked international business school, Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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Show Notes


  • Introduction (1:40)

  • How Richie got his first experience as an entrepreneur at a young age (3:12)

  • Richie on his book and the power of doing something stupid (5:43)

  • How Richie uses his fears to continue his success (10:01)

  • The power of Richie's attitude during a hard trial in his life (11:38)

  • What Richie believes to taking the first step to take more risks (16:16)

  • Learning to properly figure out how to take information and trust the process (22:12)

  • Learning from failures (38:17)

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