Jonathan Kuuskoski: Episode 10

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Jonathan Kuuskoski is the Director of Entrepreneurship and Community Programs at the University of Missouri and is one of the brightest people I have ever spoken.

This conversation is packed full of information. I found myself pausing it a lot on my relisten to process everything he was saying.

Topics Covered:

  • How becoming a successful artist is contingent on creating a community that is based on reciprocal value

  • How he was able to take a year to create his current position at Mizzou based on the specific needs of the community and the pre-existing assets of the school

  • On the current state of academia particularly in relation to the arts

  • The importance of getting into the Build->Measure->Learn feedback loop as quickly as possible

  • The power of huge, audacious goals

Books Referenced:

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Good to Great by Jim Collins
The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder


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Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass