Lewis Schiff interviews the founder of Discovery Communications about innovation, entrepreneurship and his new book, A Curious Discovery.
Growing up, the founder of the Discovery Channel saw television as a way to connect and ultimately improve the world.
John Hendricks answers questions about monetizing content online and the possibility of applying a 'magazine strategy' to television.
John Hendricks talks about the importance of internal referrals and the challenges he's faced in business.
John Hendricks answers questions about business setbacks, finding balance and the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs.
When Discovery started to show a profit, John Hendricks had to decide whether to go public or stay private in order to invest in a global strategy.
John Hendricks talks about the role of a founder in an unexpected crisis and how leadership can help employees feel safe again.
The secret to facing rejection is making yourself an expert in your field and understanding the advantage of being an outsider.
John Hendricks talks about his early experiences raising funds and what he learned from pitching to investors.
John Hendricks talks about avoiding 'brand drift' while growing into an international, multi-channel business.
John Hendricks discusses how understanding the value of human curiosity helped create his business.
John Hendricks remembers a lucky moment in his first job and the driving power of being in business for himself.
John Hendricks cautions against the dangers of defining your business by current delivery technology.
John Hendricks is optimistic that nichification and the Internet are helping empower people with more knowledge than ever.
INSPIRATION How I Got Started6:49
OPPORTUNITY How to Monetize Your Audience7:36
HIRING Where to Find Top Talent4:53
REGRET Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make5:41
STRATEGY When to Stay Private6:38
CRISIS 'There's Someone in the Lobby With a Bomb'4:56
REJECTION Be Both an Expert and an Outsider3:30
INVESTORS 'You Can't Be Partway In'6:43
EXPAND Building a Global Brand7:37
SOLUTIONS How Curiosity Inspires Ideas8:28
REWARD Being in Business for Yourself5:39
LIMITS How Do You Define Your Business?6:20
NICHIFICATION Serving a Diversity of Passions3:22