When I look for inspiration and someone to look up to, I always choose a reality television star. Although that was of course a joke, there is a lot that can be learned from those who have been able to captivate millions of people by putting themselves out there, even if it means embarrassing themselves and others for all to see.
Nick Peterson is not known for being a successful or innovative entrepreneur, although he is a smart and creative business owner. He is known for his ability to speak his mind and for choosing to keep $250,000 on ABC’s ‘Bachelor Pad‘ instead of sharing it with co-star Rachel Truehart in season 3.
Nick was a keynote speaker at the 2013 Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference (SEEC), hosted by the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization‘s Chapter at the University of Tampa on February 2nd. Nick captivated the entire audience from the start of his speech by declaring that “people are dumb.” He paused before saying “people are dumb, not ideas.” The thought, although very blunt and crude, started to make sense the more he went on.
He started giving examples of products that most people would consider dumb. He would argue that the products are not dumb at all, but in certain cases, quite brilliant.
Here are some of the examples that he gave:
– Dog goggles (Doggles)
– Plastic wishbones
– Pixel advertising webpage
– Network Marketing
– Antenna balls
– Silly bandz
– Pet rock
Please view the rest of the article here: “People Are Dumb, Not Ideas” – Article by Michael Luchies about reality star and entrepreneur Nick Peterson.