Clip D’jour: What Makes People Successful in Eight Words

successRichard St. John found personal success as the founder of the St. John Group, his marketing company that made millions representing clients such as Nortel and Blackberry. But he wanted to answer a simple question Why me? Entrepreneurs might find this short clip handy. It will remind you what it takes to make it big. So why him? Mr. St. John doesn’t consider himself smart or too good looking. He wasn’t a brilliant student at school and he’s not particularly lucky. To answer the question, Richard St. John spent over a decade interviewing over 500 people he defines as ‘successful’ – ranging from celebrity architect Frank Gehry to the average Joe. The result is the moving video below – So, what makes people successful in eight words?The answer is Passion, Work, Good, Focus, Push, Serve, Ideas and Persisting.

St John is much better at explaining:

Liked the clip? you might want to check out Richard’s latest book: 8 to Be Great: The 8 Traits that Lead to Great Success.

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Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote
Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
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Eze Vidra

Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.