Biz Boot Up Podcast Episode 58: Expanding Your Vision with Russ Browder and Gookies

Welcome to the Business Boot-Up Edition of The Dreamers and Doers Podcast! We believe you are never too young to start a business. We’re bringing you live interviews from Loveworks Leadership in Norman, OK. Each of our episodes includes interviews with our youngest and more experienced entrepreneurs who will inspire, educate and give you an action step to help your leadership and business!

Powered by the Norman Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by First United Bank.

Russ Browder:Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship University of Oklahoma

Russ helps leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators stand out through teaching and applied research. In the university or corporate classroom, Russ teaches entrepreneurial leadership, global entrepreneurship, and public speaking. His academic research in entrepreneurship and innovation examines the connections between technology, learning, creativity, and social impact. He studies these topics in a variety of settings, including emerging digital technologies, makerspaces, and the healthcare industry.

Russ is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. He completed a PhD in Entrepreneurship and an MDiv from Baylor University. He received an International MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain as a Fulbright Scholar. His industry experience includes decades as a global marketing leader in medical technology, in development in the non-profit sector, and as founder of Say It Up Front (executive training and coaching) and co-founder of TekZone (technology training in West Africa).

Gookies: Student Business

Gookies is a student business run by Loveworks students who are recently attended the EARLY Business Camp. They make and sell cookies with gooey candy centers. Currently there are four flavors, snickerdoodle with marshmallow, mint chocolate chip, peanut butter, and double chocolate caramel.

Key Takeaways:

  • Entrepreneurship is a team effort
  • The world is full of people with problems, entrepreneurship is the pursuit to find solutions
  • Don’t just focus on your career but developing an ecosystem of support
  • Dream to impact the world by helping others expand their vision’- Just because some people don’t like your product doesn’t mean it’s the end of your business

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