Tony Fadell is an amazing and successful engineer, entrepreneur, and investor. He is the father of the iPod, co-creator of the iPhone, founder and former CEO of Nest Thermostat, and the founder of Future Shape, a global investment and advisory company.
In 2014, Tony Fadell was one of the Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. He is also a NY Times bestselling author with his book Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Work.
It’s a true pleasure to have Tony on our show and hear how he searched and found his excellence!
(00:25) Leaving the Silicon valley and inventing Nest Thermostat
(05:35) Money as a motivation to start a company
(10:14) Steve Jobs and when is the time to quit
(18:32) The importance of Extreme Preparation
(21:10) The importance of mentors in search of excellence
(24:25) Fill in the blank to Excellence
Nest Thermostat: https://store.google.com/us/product/nest_thermostat
Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making, Tony Fadell: https://www.amazon.com/Build-Unorthodox-Guide-Making-Things/dp/0063046067
Sandee – https://sandee.com/
Bliss: Beaches – https://www.amazon.com/Bliss-Beaches-Randall-Kaplan/dp/1951836170/
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