To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Each week, we share a favorite video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics. This week, we present David Kelly, the Chairman and Co-founder of IDEO, the Donald W. Whittier Professor at Stanford University, a long-time friend and colleague of Steve Jobs, and a creative genius.
In this inspirational, 12-minute interview (courtesy of CBS News), David shares some solid nuggets for entrepreneurs, including the importance of:
- collaboration and building on the ideas of others – which allows you to “get to a place where you just can’t get to with one mind”;
- understanding customers by observing them;
- being empathetic to people – i.e., “trying to understand what they really value”;
- building with your hands; and
- “following your nose.”
I hope you enjoy it. Cheers, Scott