Ep. 139 – Great Ideas Are Like Wearing Cut-Off Jean Shorts to the Indy 500

Shades, 'stache, and wolf-print t-shirt

Shades, ‘stache, and wolf-print t-shirt

In this special episode of the Success in Business Podcast, host Tom Ryan finally unleashes his epic tale about a bachelor party, a mustache contest, too-short cutoff jeans, and how the all collided at an iconic car race. In addition to a few laughs, this anecdote might even include a valuable lesson for would-be entrepreneurs.

In addition to his work as a raconteur and podcast host, Tom Ryan is a business coach with the Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneur in Residence program in Asheville, NC. As always, Tom is joined by co-host and producer Jason Pyles.

• Show opening

• Separating great business ideas from great business execution

• Most entrepreneurs are drowning in great ideas

• The bachelor party at the Indy 500

• The “dirty mustache” competition

• Raising the stakes: Jean shorts, temporary tattoos and lone wolf / dreamcatcher t-shirts

• Attempted irony meets reality on race day

• Why “great ideas” don’t always mean success

Pets.com and Webvan.com

• Why you shouldn’t chase every great idea

• Sign off, and ways to contact the show


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