In this episode, Michael Dermer interviews Adam Sandow, who has built a small empire by bringing affluence, beauty and innovation together as few others have. With properties like Fred Siegel, publications Luxe Interiors + Design, Worth and Interior Design and BeautyDNA. TestTube and Material ConneXion, Adam has redefined creativity. Described as someone who “can take empty magic and put it into a box.,” Adam discusses his path as an entrepreneur and how his ability to think differently has led to success where many others have fallen short. Adam shares his views on:
- what it takes to be an entrepreneur
- how his decisions to fund with his only dollars can often be a lonely endeavor
- his unique ability to think differently about beauty and affluence
- his loneliest day and happiest day.
In addition to Fred Siegel and his media properties, Adam represents designers including Philippe Starck, Paola Navone and Kravitz Design, whose principal is singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz, through his creative management agency, Culture + Commerce. Adam brings a unique perspective to everything he touches.
“”Thinking differently is not even “a” strategy it is “the “strategy. If you are an entrepreneur or a giant corporation and you are not really focused on innovation and thinking differently, you are going to be roadkill so fast.”
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About The Lonely Entrepreneur
The Lonely Entrepreneur Podcast series – called Perspectives – help entrepreneurs with the one issue we all face – the struggle – by changing our perspective on the business and personal issues we all face. We share parts of The Lonely Entrepreneur methodology, crazy stories from our journey and interviews with well-known entrepreneurs about how they have succeeded in the face of their own struggles. Passion and grit is not enough – and it is our goal at The Lonely Entrepreneur to provide perspectives to help each of us become better entrepreneurs each day. We believe that the difference between success and failure is your perspective. We hope to help the community of startups, entrepreneurs, small business, venture capital, angels, investors, incubators, accelerators and universities unlock the entrepreneurial spirit.
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