My first guest is Toby Corey, a personal mentor of mine. Toby is a serial entrepreneur responsible for managing 3 different billion-dollar businesses, including 2 successful IPOs, and the merger of SolarCity into Tesla where I had the pleasure of reporting to him. He currently sits on the board for multiple companies and lectures at Stanford on entrepreneurship. On the show we cover a wide range of topics including a peek inside the world of neuroscience and how different types of brain wave activity can help us have more insights, we will learn about his mission to Inspire creativity for greater good through the Zentrepreneur philosophy and movement he has led, and find out what generation he is most optimistic about. We’ll also find out what company Toby feels is the shining example of what a business should look like in the modern world. “A company that is able to walk and chew gum at the same time.” It is revealed by its customers, has a culture that makes the employees love coming to work, has the kind of balance sheet any business would love all the while promoting sustainability and doing the right thing for our planet. This show is jam-packed full of insights like these and others. Toby is an avid surfer, lover of nature and water, and resides in beautiful Santa Cruz California where he says the universe touches planet earth. Toby practices what he preaches and is truly leading a Zen life. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Toby Corey and the inaugural episode of Insight Out!
Check out Toby’s Zentrepreneur philosophy and mission at Zentrepreneur.life
01:51 – Introduction of Toby Corey
03:32 – Toby quote: “Relationships outlast business cards”
03:42- Toby answers questions about his background
05:31- Importance of finding what you are good at
05:43- Importance of finding great mentors
06:30- Running a billion-dollar business at Novell (third-largest software business in the world)
07:06- Toby put together a business plan and a vision to create the world’s largest web development company. Toby shares his experience becoming an entrepreneur.
07:42- Question to Toby: What challenges did you face when you became an entrepreneur?
08:01 – Toby quote: “Everything in life starts with confidence”
08:32 – Embrace naivete instead of it being a liability turn it into an asset.
10:14 – Question to Toby: What insights stand out in your life?
10:47- Difficulties are where you learn the greatest lessons
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