Richard Tedlow – Author of “Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built”

Charisma, Denial, and Resilience: Inside the Minds of Business Titans

Mike interviews Richard Tedlow.

If you’re hungry for entrepreneurial severe inspiration, you’re in for a treat today! Recently, We enjoyed chatting with Richard Tedlow, the brilliant mind behind “Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built.” Buckle up because I’m about to spill the beans on the juiciest takeaways from our conversation.


Let’s talk about charisma. Richard Tedlow dives deep into the significance of charismatic leaders in business. Picture this: when that charismatic leader steps off the stage, whether it’s due to retirement or, dare I say it, death, it can send shockwaves through a company. But here’s the kicker: if a company is set up correctly, it can soar to greater heights even without that charismatic figurehead at the helm. Take Apple, for example. Steve Jobs practically defined charisma, and when he returned to Apple in ’97, he revolutionized the game with innovations like the iPod and iPhone. And guess what? Apple is more significant than ever, with a market capitalization that’ll make your head spin.

Another leader, Bill Gates, laid the groundwork for a tech behemoth. And even though he’s no longer running the show, Microsoft still dominates the market, thanks to folks like Satya Nadella picking up the torch. Talk about legacy!

Now, let’s shift gears and dive into the nitty-gritty of business leadership. Tedlow drops some truth bombs about denial – that sneaky little habit of ignoring inconvenient facts. It’s like sticking your head in the sand and hoping your problems magically disappear. Spoiler alert: they won’t. We’ve seen it repeatedly, from UPS to the tire industry. Companies that refuse to face the music set themselves up for a one-way ticket to failure.

Mike Fallat and Richard Tedlow talk about the book Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built.

But fear not, because Tedlow doesn’t just dish out the hard truths – he also serves up some seriously inspiring stories of resilience. From Henry Ford to Sam Walton, these industry titans didn’t let setbacks hold them back. They had a vision, trusted their gut instincts, and never gave up. That kind of Never Say Die mentality separates the winners from the also-rans.

And speaking of winners, let’s discuss entrepreneurship as a personal development journey. Tedlow reminds us that entrepreneurship isn’t just about building businesses – it’s about changing ourselves and the world. It’s about seizing opportunities, thinking differently, and trusting that gut feeling that says, “I can do this.”

So, if you’re ready to unleash your inner giant of enterprise, We highly recommend diving into Tedlow’s book. It’s a treasure trove of wisdom packed with insights from some of the greatest minds in business history. And who knows? Maybe you’ll be the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates – but you’ll never know unless you take that first step.

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

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