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From Military Service To Entrepreneurism

After extensive experience serving in the U.S. military, Peter Kofod became an entrepreneur in the field of rail infrastructure. In this episode, he tells Dan Sullivan and Shannon Waller about the different stages of his interesting and impressive journey so far.

Here’s some of what you’ll learn in this episode:

  • What attracted Peter to serve in Special Forces.
  • The entrepreneurial skill Peter developed during his military service.
  • Why Peter didn’t like being a full-time technologist.
  • How he chose the location to begin his entrepreneurial career.

Show Notes:

  • Encourages creative thinking: Uncertainty encourages creative thinking in dealing with problems for which there’s no playbook.
  • Never made today: The rail infrastructure decisions that were made over 100 years ago would never be made today.
  • Fewer things: As you improve, you focus on doing fewer things and on doing those things better.
  • The same issue: In a certain sense, all businesses in the world deal with the same issue: complexity.
  • Expensive: The only thing worse than a cheap product is a cheap product that’s expensive.