John Hendricks: Taking on Big Media, Government and Wall Street to Create a Business
Lewis Schiff interviews the founder of Discovery Communications about innovation, entrepreneurship and his new book, A Curious Discovery.
Inspiration Growing up, the founder of the Discovery Channel saw television as a way to connect and ultimately improve the world.
Opportunity John Hendricks answers questions about monetizing content online and the possibility of applying a 'magazine strategy' to television.
Hiring John Hendricks talks about the importance of internal referrals and the challenges he's faced in business.
Regret John Hendricks answers questions about business setbacks, finding balance and the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs.
Strategy 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.
Crisis John Hendricks talks about the role of a founder in an unexpected crisis and how leadership can help employees feel safe again.
Rejection The secret to facing rejection is making yourself an expert in your field and understanding the advantage of being an outsider.
Investors John Hendricks talks about his early experiences raising funds and what he learned from pitching to investors.
Expand John Hendricks talks about avoiding 'brand drift' while growing into an international, multi-channel business.
Solutions John Hendricks discusses how understanding the value of human curiosity helped create his business.
Reward John Hendricks remembers a lucky moment in his first job and the driving power of being in business for himself.
Limits John Hendricks cautions against the dangers of defining your business by current delivery technology.
Nichification John Hendricks is optimistic that nichification and the Internet are helping empower people with more knowledge than ever.