Crazy Is a Compliment

Linda Rottenberg

with Linda Rottenberg

CEO and Co-Founder of Endeavor

Crazy Is a Compliment

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Moe and Linda discuss how we all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring—and maybe even a little crazy—or risk being left behind.

Entrepreneurs Think Big and Act Small

When Elon Musk was asked to comment on how he acquired the knowledge to launch SpaceX, he replied by saying “I read books and talked to people… That’s how one learns anything.  There’s lots of great books and lots of smart people, and only when you struggle with a problem; can you understand it.”  Similarly, when you listen to Linda Rottenberg discuss how a ‘high-impact’ entrepreneur moves from startup to grown up, she’s likely to convince you that ‘stalking is an underrated startup strategy.’  

Since 1997, Rottenberg has been the voice of hope in emerging countries for nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs who are responsible for contributing more than $7 billion annually to the global GDP while creating 400,000 jobs in the process.  Inspired by the lack of expertise and resources available to changemakers in cities like Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires , Rottenberg connected with Peter Kellner and took her own advice by stalking accomplished entrepreneurs, well-respected capital providers, and a crew of volunteers to launch Endeavor – an unrivaled advice network for entrepreneurial success.  

In her first book, Crazy is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else is Zags, she’ll inspire to reimagine what it means to ‘think bigger,’