Eran Thomson on Starting a Business for the Wrong Reasons With the Wrong People

Eran Thomson on Starting a Business for the Wrong Reasons With the Wrong People

Joining me for Episode #21 of the “My Favorite Mistake” podcast is Eran Thomson, our first guest joining us from Australia. The is the creator of the game “Song Saga,” which is now available for your holiday gift-giving needs. He's been the founder of many entrepreneurial ventures, and he describes himself as a “Wordsmith, Idea Machine, Joy Pusher” in addition to being a writer, podcaster, marketer, and speaker.

In the episode, Eran talks about his “favorite mistake” of starting businesses for the wrong reasons and/or with the wrong people. He also talks about the mistake of trying to do everything himself and what he's learned from that, as well. We also discuss when you should persevere and when you should give up on something…

We also talk about his game and simulate a round of it between the two of us. Song Saga seems like it would be a lot of with a group and it could be played during a virtual gathering…

You can enter to win the game here.

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"One of my mistakes is that I get too excited about all the ideas I have and overly optimistic about my ability to deliver and manifest them all."

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's upcoming book is The Mistakes That Make Us. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.