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What You Can Expect From the Ivey Entrepreneur Podcast w/ Eric Janssen


Have you ever learned something new, only to think, “Why didn’t someone teach me this sooner?” 

Have you ever thought, “I’d love to start a business, I’m just not sure how.” 

If so, then the Ivey Entrepreneur Podcast is just the thing for you.

You're listening to the Ivy Entrepreneur podcast from the Pierre L Morrisse at Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Ibby Business School. In this series, I bey entrepreneur and Ivy Faculty member, Eric Jansson will anchor the session. Welcome to the very first episode of the Ivy Entrepreneur podcast. We're here today with Eric Janson, the host of the show. How's it going to day, Eric Logan? I'm never been happy or how are you? I am fantastic man. Thank you so much for joining us. As Eric mentioned, my name is Logan Lyles. I'm actually one of the producers of this podcast and today I'll be talking to Eric about what you, the listener, can expect from the show. But before we jump straight into that, Eric, I would love for you to tell listeners a little bit about yourself. Give us some background. Sure. So nowadays I spend most of my time teaching at the Abbey Business School in the Entrepreneurship Institute Group. I've spent most of my career as an...

...entrepreneur and have been really blessed to have been part of some really high growth companies, and what I've done throughout my journeys document all of my lessons learned and I found myself asking time and time again, was when I learned one of those things? Why didn't somebody teach me that earlier? And so really I'm back at the Abby Business School in the entrepreneurship faculty to take all of those lessons learned and try to share them with young entrepreneurs. I love that, Eric. I think there are a lot of entrepreneurship lessons out there these days that are not being documented and are not being shared, so I love that you're doing that with the next generation of students. You mentioned the Entrepreneurship Institute there at the Ivy Business School and they're also responsible for producing this podcast. So can you tell us a little bit more about what you're up to there and what the institute does? Sure. So, the Ivy Business School is a world runowned business program that consistently ranks as one of the top business schools in the world. Underneath the Abbey Business School brand are a bunch of different institutes and the Entrepreneurship Group, or the Entrepreneurship Institute, is one of...

...those. So we cater specifically to students who are either interested now and starting their own business or at some point starting their own business or contributing meaningfully to a high growth entrepreneurial firm. So that content and that curriculum is focused on all of the skills, tools, tricks, mindset sort of things that are going to help students thrive in those roles. I love it. Definitely needed these days. So tell us a little bit, Eric, about why you wanted to start this podcast. I feel like I've got a sneak peek into that, as you and I chatted early along in the process, but I would love for you to share with listeners a little bit more about the journey, the path into this podcast, if you will. Yeah, no problem. So there's really three reasons why we started it. The first one is we strongly believe that there are two principle ways of learning, and the first one is really first principles, that's doing things on your own, figuring it out and rolling up your sleeves, and no doubt that's a huge part of everybody's learning experience. But an equally important part is what we would call learning... analog, and that is to say there's a lot of people who've been down this path before, or similar path, and so why not pair up the analog type learning with the first principles type learning. So that's our approach to it. The second reason is that this business school has so many great alumni and really popular, wellknown, Great Entrepreneurial Alumni who come through the building every single year, and so what we wanted to do is try to just open up the learnings to the rest of the world. They're coming and typically sharing their lessons learning with groups of anywhere between fifteen five hundred students, but a lot of those learnings are relevant for people outside the building. So we wanted to start to share some of those lessons. And finally, a simple one is that students are asking for it. So in a lot of my courses I started to add in audio content and and when I can give an audio note or a podcast as prework or homework, there's really no excuse to not be prepared for the lessons. So if you can listen to it for half an hour or forty five minutes on your way to class, then you're you're well prepared for the day. Yeah, absolutely, I bet your students... the the digestibility of a podcast over, you know, a fifty page syllabus or something like that. When you hand it to them right it makes it much, much easier to prepare. So the student feedback has been that if there's ever an opportunity to do something audio where they can listen to it on their own time, whether they're on their way class or at the gym, and we should try to give that video to them. When are they got? Yeah, I love that you guys are serving students in that way. We see in a lot of different areas where people are leaning into audio content because we can consume it in a variety of different aspects, and busy college life is is one of those as well. So let's talk a little bit about what listeners can expect from future episodes that you'll be hosting. Eric, you mentioned a lot of entrepreneurs with a lot of experience coming in and out of the classrooms. Tell us a little bit about some of the folks that you have lined up for future episodes and what people can expect when they tune in to future conversations here on the podcast? Sure. So. The...

...guests range from students literally in the process of starting their own businesses right now all the way through entrepreneurs who have had massively successful businesses truly at global scale. So what we want to do is reveal how these entrepreneurs are learning from their setbacks, what they've discovered, how they're figuring out to how to break through the next level of growth and really all the key lessons learned throughout their journey. So we'll try to cater to could be students that are struggling to just get things going all the way through high growth company, trying to break through the next plateau and really whether you're looking for, you know, expertise, like specific donate domain knowledge, or some broad ideas to bring that new I new idea to reality. I think this podcast is for you. Absolutely. I think there are lessons learned and needed at a various stages of the entrepreneurial journey. So I'm excited to tune in and I think listeners are going to get a ton of value from that. On that note, Eric,...

...if listeners want to connect with you, maybe they have ideas for people that they think would be great guests for the show or topic ideas that they would love for you to cover here on the podcast. What's the best way for them to reach out to you? Right now, it's directly to me through my IV emails, so that would be e Jansen at IV dot C, a Jansen with toss EJ and ssan at IV DOT c a awesome. will put your email address right in the show notes make it nice and easy for folks to be able to reach out. So I appreciate you sharing that, Eric, and really appreciate you making some time to kick things off today. Well, again, folks, we've been talking to Eric Janson, the new host of the Ivy Entrepreneur Podcast, and that actually wraps it up for this intro episode. Eric's going to be taking over the reins for episode one and beyond. As I've said before, I think this is going to be an incredibly valuable podcast for folks looking for real life lessons in their entrepreneurial journey. Eric, thank you so much for kicking things off with me today. No...

...problem. Thanks for having me. Looking you've been listening to the Ivy Entrepreneur podcast. To ensure that you never miss an episode, subscribe to the show in your favorite podcast player or visit IV dot ce a forward slash entrepreneurship. Thank you so much for listening. Until next time,.

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