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82. Eric Sheinkop has already disrupted the music industry, now he has his sights on the retail marketplace.

Eric Sheinkop builds 21st-century solutions for antiquated industries ripe for disruption. His first company, Music Dealers, delivered over $15 million dollars to independent artists around the world, transforming traditional industry norms and listed in the esteemed Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.”  His latest venture, desirelist, is set to continue his trend of successful tech-based platforms with a focus on the retail industry and in particular, transforming the way people give and receive gifts.     

In the previous episode, Jurgen Appelo traveled around the world teaching entrepreneurs how to be better leaders, and the art of having fun in their work.


Eric Sheinkop builds 21st-century solutions for antiquated industries ripe for disruption. His first company, Music Dealers, delivered over $15 million dollars to independent artists around the world, transforming traditional industry norms and listed in the esteemed Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.”  His latest venture, desirelist, is set to continue his trend of successful tech-based platforms with a focus on the retail industry and in particular, transforming the way people give and receive gifts.     

Fail Forward:

The board of directors asked me to step down as CEO from the company that I started...

Lightbulb Moment:

It was when I realized that, in the technology age, I can design and develop whatever kind of an app I like. Once this software is interesting enough among the public, you can easily start refining and improving it until it is leveraged by the masses.

Success Hack:

Focus on bite-sized pieces when scaling a business

Randomness Round:

What advice would your current self give your 25-year-old self? Understand your margins and your operational costs.

Website:

www.desirelist.com
www.ericsheinkop.com

Business Book: "The Lean Start-up" by Eric Ries
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