Reflections on the Entrepreneurial Journey

Donny Deutsch, CNBC, The Big Idea
Kevin Mazur
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Donny Deutsch: There Are No Geniuses

Before becoming a fixture on CNBC, entrepreneur Donny Deutsch got his start in the advertising industry, heading his father's company Deutsch Inc. and managing top clients such as Pfizer and Ikea until the company was sold in 2000. Today Deutsch Inc. is a $2.8 billion full-service agency and Deutsch remains chairman. Looking back on more than two decades in the business world, Deutsch mused in 2005, "I have yet to meet a genius in my business. Actually, I've yet to meet a genius in anything. Once you realize there are no geniuses out there, you can think, I can do that. One reason I've succeeded is I have that naïve sense of entitlement."