Jim McKelvey is probably best known as the co-founder of Square, which he started with Jack Dorsey in 2009. But he has a long and varied resume beyond the pioneering payments company: He's a serial entrepreneur, author, artist, and philanthropist, among other things. In an Inc. Real Talk streaming event December 2, McKelvey drew on that wealth of experience to offer insights and advice on a host of subjects vital to business owners.
During the hourlong conversation with Inc. reporter Cameron Albert-Deitch, McKelvey addressed a host of issues from how to capitalize on lucky breaks to why now is a great time to start a new business. You can watch all the highlights in the clips below.
On why entrepreneurs aren't like other businesspeople:
On the drawbacks of being innovative:
On when to pay attention to the competition:
On starting a business during the pandemic:
On identifying new business opportunities:
On being lucky: