Begin Again with Winston Faircloth

040 BA: THIS is your day

March 31, 2020 Winston Faircloth Season 1 Episode 40
Begin Again with Winston Faircloth
040 BA: THIS is your day
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Begin Again with Winston Faircloth
040 BA: THIS is your day
Mar 31, 2020 Season 1 Episode 40
Winston Faircloth

The fall of 2001 felt a lot like it does right now.  People and businesses were dazed, confused. Uncertain.  

Not only had America just witnessed the horrific attacks on our homeland a mere month before, the stock market was entering a season of volatility which would later be called the "dot-com bubble".  

At this same time there were a group of engineers and designers working behind the scenes on a revolutionary new creation. Until this point, this band of visionaries were known for one, niche product.  They were competing against a literal Goliath many times their size, and they were losing market share by the quarter.  

Finally, they had their new product.  But, what to do?   I can imagine that the board room was filled with comments like: 

  • We can't launch now, people are scared to buy. 
  • Will people really spend $399 on something they've never heard of before?
  • We've got a lot of education to do.  I'm not sure they will understand.  

For many of us in business (or want to be), we're probably thinking many of the same thoughts.

In this episode, I'm going to share the story of this band of engineers and how in the middle of America's shock and grief, they upended an entire industry. 

And why today is YOUR day to take even the smallest step towards your dream.  

***
If you are seeking a loving and supportive online community, I invite you into one or both of the free Facebook groups I offer.  Click the link below and answer a couple of questions and you will be included.  

***
We are here for you.  Email me at [email protected] for conversation and insights.  

Show Notes

The fall of 2001 felt a lot like it does right now.  People and businesses were dazed, confused. Uncertain.  

Not only had America just witnessed the horrific attacks on our homeland a mere month before, the stock market was entering a season of volatility which would later be called the "dot-com bubble".  

At this same time there were a group of engineers and designers working behind the scenes on a revolutionary new creation. Until this point, this band of visionaries were known for one, niche product.  They were competing against a literal Goliath many times their size, and they were losing market share by the quarter.  

Finally, they had their new product.  But, what to do?   I can imagine that the board room was filled with comments like: 

  • We can't launch now, people are scared to buy. 
  • Will people really spend $399 on something they've never heard of before?
  • We've got a lot of education to do.  I'm not sure they will understand.  

For many of us in business (or want to be), we're probably thinking many of the same thoughts.

In this episode, I'm going to share the story of this band of engineers and how in the middle of America's shock and grief, they upended an entire industry. 

And why today is YOUR day to take even the smallest step towards your dream.  

***
If you are seeking a loving and supportive online community, I invite you into one or both of the free Facebook groups I offer.  Click the link below and answer a couple of questions and you will be included.  

***
We are here for you.  Email me at [email protected] for conversation and insights.