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Interviewing You: the Entrepreneur

Interviewing You: the Entrepreneur

I have been preparing questions for a series of upcoming interviews with a few budding and successful entrepreneurs. As I was chatting with Jarkko on IM, he asked: “Are you sending the questions out to entrepreneurs or posting them on your blog for visitors to answer?”

I suddenly realized, we have almost 500 subscribers and many of you are indy or run companies and blog as well. If you ask me, your answers are definitely going to be way more interesting than anyone I line up.

So, I challenge you!

Answer the questions I wrote below on your own blog. Come up with your own interesting question you wish you could ask other entrepreneurs. Explore the journey from technician to entrepreneur. Then link back here and comment so we can all go check it out.

I will compile a complete list of the respondents and do a brief promo of the top 10 most interesting responses! Peter & I will pick one lucky person with our favorite interview and one person who came up with the best original question not on our list and buy you each one book from my personal reading list.

The Interview

What’s your personal mission statement?

What’s the biggest mess you’ve dealt with this year?

What current entrepreneurial efforts consume your time?

Why do you do what you do? What inspires you? When do you get most excited?

Boxers or Briefs? or as Naomi says, Bikini or Thong, duh?!?

What do you do when you’re not [designing | programming | managing | writing | toiling for the wo/man]?

What one thing made the biggest difference when getting started?

What’s your exit strategy?

What is the last thing that made you belly laugh?

Have you ever been in business before?

At what point do you consider yourself successful?

What was your first experience with a computer?

Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates in a jello wrestling match, where’s your money?

Where do you do your best thinking?

What does your average daily work / life balance look like? How much time do you work, play and sleep?

If I could introduce you to anyone, who would it be?

What stops you from giving up when you are frustrated?

If Chuck Norris and Steven Hawking had a baby (hey it’s my damn interview), would you vote for her for president?

Alrighty then, because wordpress is being lame, I am going to list the blogs that have posted responses:

Free Promo, Free Books, and Free Insight


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Bikini or Thong: My Response To The Challenge

Boxers or Briefs?

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Interviewing me … the Entrepreneur

The Job Interview that Never Was

An Interview with Me

Interviewing Myself for Shane & Peter

Boxers Or Briefs — and other less important questions

Shane and Peter’s Interview

Few Entry, None Exit Strategy

Interview yourself: Shane

Interviewing myself .. who is apparently an entrepreneur

Shane and Peter’s Interview

An Entrepreneurial Self Portrait

I thought I was done with interviews

My Self Interview

Shane & Peter are My Homeboyz

The Interview

Interview with an Entrepreneur

Interviewing Yourself: Me (Joshua Clanton)

Interview Yourself: Eric Davis

The Only Interview that Matters

Interview Yourself: WAH(web)Mommy

Interviewing Myself as an Entrepreneur

Interview yourself: Lodewijk

Interviewing You