Our co-founder and CEO, Scott Harper, recently spoke with Neil Ball - the host of The Entrepreneur Way. A daily podcast that explores the journey, commitment, sacrifices, failures, and successes of entrepreneurs.

You only ever experience two feelings in a start-up, euphoria and tears, lack of sleep enhances both

- Scott Harper, Dialexa co-founder & CEO

Here are 10 key takeaways from the interview:

  • 2:27 - Scott's journey to date, and why he saw the need to create Dialexa
  • 10:04 - Developing your own technology allows your business to be in charge of its own destiny
  • 11:27 - Be passionate about doing things better, not necessarily different for differents sake
  • 13:45 - Traits of entrepreneurs that Scott admires - from Elon Musk to Richard Branson
  • 17:25 - From always being an entrepreneur and the need to overcome ignorance and build momentum
  • 21:45 - Start a business for the right reason - working for yourself/setting your own schedule is not the right reason
  • 26:00 - Do not try and manufacture culture - you can tell when you are trying too hard to be cool
  • 31:14 - Don't try and short-cut the learning curve of creating a business, that is part of the journey
  • 34:42 - Being responsible for other people's livelihoods can make you uncomfortable
  • 41:42 - Failure should never be an objective, but you shouldn't fear it

You can listen Scott's full interview here: 

 

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To build on some of the points Scott discusses, here are some posts we have recently shared that dig further into why we created Dialexa and how we have scaled our company and culture:

And you can see more about our work in our company video below:

 

Download our latest guides to learn more on how Dialexa approaches creating a culture of innovation for our customers, including our software development process.

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