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Tenacity vs Intellect: What Makes an Entrepreneur?

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Uploaded on Apr 20, 2010

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When it comes to entrepreneurship, does tenacity trump intelligence? NowPublic.com co-founder Leonard Brody thinks so. He says entrepreneurial success depends on a willingness to take "ten punches to the stomach and [get] up for the eleventh," citing Google and FedEx as ideas that overcame early challenges to become wild successes.

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A discussion on Developing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs: Innovating Primary and Secondary Education in America with Marc Ecko, Don Moody, John Petry, Leonard Brody. Moderated by Ira Sockowitz. World Entrepreneurship Day is the internationally-recognized day for the celebration of the world's entrepreneurial heroes.

Leonard Brody is a highly respected entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling author and a 2 time Emmy nominated media visionary. He has helped in raising millions of dollars for startup companies, been through one of the largest Internet IPOs in history and has been involved in the building, financing and/or sale of five companies to date. Currently Leonard sits as the President of the Clarity Digital Group responsible for overseeing one of the largest online news conglomerates in the world including Examiner.com and Now Public, which between them, share over 20 million unique visitors a month and over 200,000 contributors.

Leonard also acts as an advisor to venture capital funds in the US, Europe and Asia. Throughout his career, has also advised several companies including, the Associated Press, Alliance Atlantis, Derby County Football Club and MTV Enterprises. In addition, he was the Senior Technology Advisor to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Currently, Leonard is a Senior Advisor to the Canadian Ministry of International Trade and a Director of Canada's largest technology association, CATA. A highly sought-after public speaker, Leonard has lectured at universities such as Stanford, the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai and the Gordon Business School in Johannesburg.

Leonard holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Queens University, a law degree from Osgoode Hall and is a graduate of the Private Equity Course at the Harvard Business School.

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