Are you a person that wants to take the leap into starting your own business? Are you afraid of leaving the comfort of the corporate world? Where do you even start or better yet what makes a successful entrepreneur? This is where our 2017 presenter Amy Wilkinson comes in. She is a master at drawing out insights from today’s leading business minds.

The Inspiration for Creator’s Code

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Being a business executive and senior fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership, Amy’s had the opportunity to interview over 200 leading entrepreneurs including businesses such as:

  • LinkedIn
  • Chipotle
  • eBay
  • Under Armour
  • Tesla Motors
  • Jetblue

Are Billionaire business owners born with their skills?

Amy Wilkinson - the author of the Creator's Code

Amy Wilkinson - the author of the Creator's Code

Based on this in-depth analysis, Amy came to find out that these top entrepreneurs share six skills that when combined, unlock the ability to start and scale new ideas. What is the code? Is it pure talent and luck? Fortunately, no. Creators are NOT born with these innate abilities to create and build businesses. It takes hard work and determination. They all share fundamental skills that can be learned, practiced and passed on though. This is where the idea of her book was born. The notion that ANYONE can create and scale their own idea into something bigger. But is it that they just want to make millions or billions? To get rich quick as they say? Nope. Without exception, creators describe their work as doing something much more than achieving financial ambitions—they aim to make a mark on the world.

At this years’ TEDx South Lake Tahoe 2017 event, you’ll have your chance to be inspired to start a small business or even kick off a side project… you can be a creator! Can’t join us or want to learn more? Check out Amy’s book called the Creator’s Code for the inside scoop.