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3 Tips for People Who Want to Start a Company with Amer Akhtar CEO of Celential AI

3 Tips for People Who Want to Start a Company with Amer Akhtar CEO of Celential AI | Ep. 161 | Business Podcast

3 Tips for People Who Want to Start a Company with Amer Akhtar CEO of Celential AI | Ep. 161 | Business Podcast

3 Tips for People Who Want to Start a Company with Amer Akhtar CEO of Celential AI
3 Tips for People Who Want to Start a Company with Amer Akhtar CEO of Celential AI

Summary

Amer is CEO of Celential AI an artificial intelligence platform for recruiting located in Silicon Valley. He formerly was in management at Yahoo and a venture capitalist.

In episode #79 Amer and I talk about what it takes to be an entrepreneur, what he calls reluctant entrepreneurs and we talk about the debate of are you born an entrepreneur or can you learn to be an entrepreneur.

Check out episode #79 for our full conversation.

Brandon: 

Hello Friends, welcome to the show. Today we are jumping back to episode number 79. 

Brandon: 

Where am er actor who is the ceo of celestial ai a recruiting platform for engineers have a really cool conversation on what it takes to be an entrepreneur. 

Brandon: 

And are you born one or can you learn to be one? 

Brandon: 

Um And I have been friends for a long time and Amber has a ton of experience as a former venture capitalist and a senior person at ADP where he built the division of A. 

Brandon: 

D. P. In china of all places, one of the hardest places in the world of business. 

Brandon: 

You’re gonna love our conversation, gonna love his three tips in this clip and if you do enjoy them jump back to episode number 79 or armor and I talk about these and a whole lot more. 

Brandon: 

Here we go, welcome to build the business success secrets. 

Brandon: 

The only podcast that provides straight talk for entrepreneurs whether you’re an entrepreneur starting with an idea or growing your business. This show is for you. We’ll teach you how to build a strong mindset, powerful body and profitable business so you can achieve success and here’s your host Brandon See White what would be three H. P. T. S. That you would give entrepreneurs out there who are reluctant, they believe they have a good idea but they’re talking themselves out of it three H. 

Brandon: 

Pts. 

Brandon: 

High percentage tips so three H. 

Brandon: 

BTS that people who are thinking about starting becoming an entrepreneur would be to have a thick skin going back to all the knows that you’re going to get surround yourself with whatever you can call it, smart people, capable people who’ve done it, people who have failed, right? 

Brandon: 

Get feedback from others and including by the way prospects, customers go, do your research would be one. 

Amer: 

And so what was the first one to get a thick skin deep, persistent, surround yourself with people and then what’s the third one? 

Amer: 

I guess it would be signed up for Brandon whites? 

Amer: 

Uh, no, you can’t do that. 

Amer: 

You can’t say that. 

Amer: 

That’s not it. 

Amer: 

She can’t do that. 

Amer: 

But uh, with a real, you know, so that my other real one is uh, and so this is again, I think a conversation for a different day, but you’ve been reading about the flight from Silicon Valley, right? 

Amer: 

And, and new hubs like Miami and newly energized hubs like Austin and you know, people going to texas and stuff. 

Brandon: 

I am one of those, maybe fewer people now in the valley than before that think that the valley is still the ultimate place for entrepreneurs to be because I mean I’m generalizing again, but there are, there’s areas, you can be a very successful entrepreneur in florida or new york, but it just feels to me that your chances for success and learning are greater in the ecosystem that we have here, right? 

Brandon: 

Because there’s people like you, people like me, there’s people like Elon musk, there’s, there’s uh, investors, there’s sand hill road, there’s angel investors, those courses, there’s alums from Airbnb, from Ebay, from Uber, whoever who want to do the next big thing. 

Brandon: 

So that’s the other thing like make sure you’re in an ecosystem that is supportive of what you’re doing and I mean that from all angles from funding to training to, you know, skipping some of the learning along the way or accelerating your path to the next milestone. 

Amer: 

I think people underestimate that. 

Amer: 

The, and that’s what I think makes Silicon Valley so special. 

Amer: 

Thanks for being generous with your time and joining us for this episode of build a business success secrets before we go. 

Amer: 

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Amer: 

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Amer: 

That’s B as in business success secrets dot com. 

Brandon: 

And until the next episode, remember you are just one business plan away. 

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