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TV Host Donny Deutsch on Executing Your Big Idea

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This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes

When I was broke and living on my sister’s couch back in 2008, I was in love with a TV show called The Big Idea.

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Donny Deutsch

Do you remember it?

It was hosted by today’s guest on The School of Greatness, Donny Deutsch, and it was a huge inspiration to me early on as an aspiring entrepreneur.

So when I got the chance to interview the host for the podcast, I had to take it.

I loved meeting Donny and thanking him in person for his work that inspired me (and many others) in their entrepreneurial journeys before shows like Shark Tank existed.

Donny is a hugely successful advertising executive, author, and TV personality and we dive into all the parts of his career in this interview.

I was especially fascinated by how Donny views risk, challenge, and uncertainty and how he lets those fuel him.

Whether or not you agree with him, you’ll learn a lot from Donny Deutsch in Episode 326.

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You can also watch the video below.

Some questions I ask:

  • What was the biggest challenge about producing The Big Idea?
  • Do you really have ADD?
  • Is advertising relevant today considering social media?
  • What is your process for pitching a brand? 
  • What is the biggest fear entrepreneurs face when starting a company? 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Why short meetings are the most effective 
  • The danger of being wrapped in the pillow of success 
  • Why Donny is fascinated by Donald Trump
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Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked Apple podcast, The School of Greatness. Howes was recognized by the White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Details magazine called him one of “5 Internet Guru’s that can Make You Rich.”  Howes has been featured on Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, People, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and other major media outlets.