The Billion Dollar Podcast with Kim Komando

What it takes to invent the next breakthrough in technology is an idea, innovation, and the courage to ignore the naysayers. You’ll hear success secrets from today’s top innovators and visionaries and get a sneak peek at what’s brewing in the think tanks of tomorrow. You’ll be introduced to pioneers and entrepreneurs who didn’t get their big break until their 50s and 60s. Listen to my Komando On Demand podcast for inspiration and wisdom from some of history’s greatest minds.

Chris along with Marcos Polanco covered a wide range of topics including the evolution of the iPhone, digital transformation, product development and technology innovation. Here’s a quick synopsis of the episode, and the full show is now available online, or iTunes.

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You can read the full article for the show at Success secrets from today’s top tech innovators.

Success secrets from today’s top tech innovators
We may not know for sure what the next billion dollar idea might be, but I can tell you this – it will take a leap of faith, a little luck, talent and charisma to bring it to fruition. In part 1 of this Komando On Demand series, you heard that high profile people initially laughed at the idea of the iPhone, which is now wildly successful. Such is the tale of many of our world’s brightest ideas. In this final part of the Billion Dollar Podcast, I will introduce you to pioneers and entrepreneurs who didn’t get their big break until their 50s and 60s. Listen to my free podcast for inspiration and wisdom from some of history’s greatest minds.

The naysayers were wrong. The iPhone was a virtual goldmine. But will it stick around for 10 more years? Or will something else blindside the industry and replace it? These are questions that today’s investors and inventors have already asked themselves. Remember the IBM stockholders back in the day? They saw the future and made a fortune. We need to follow their example and stay ahead of the curve.

To sum up what they said would be impossible in one article, so I’ve boiled the concepts down. If you’re going to birth the next breakthrough, you need two key things: an idea, and the courage to share it. Your idea could be worth a lot of money. You could be, right now, on the brink of discovering something great.

“Dream it, do it and ignore the naysayers.” That’s just the tip of the iceberg from Chris Hood, a digital strategist, and technology entrepreneur who has spent 20 years in online entertainment, TV, Film, Music and Video Games.

At Fox Broadcasting he transformed audience engagement for shows like “Glee,” “Gotham,” “Sleepy Hollow” and “American Idol.” He developed TV Everywhere products and built new interactive media platforms. Brands such as Doritos, Reebok and Monster.com and films such as “Jurassic Park,” “Apollo 13,” “Wyatt Earp,” and “Superbad” have incorporated his work and marketing campaigns. His kudos go on and on. Suffice it to say, he’s hit a few home runs in his life.

“Take a technological challenge and solve it. Be at the right place at the right time, then share your idea. Make sure your vision is indeed a vision and not a hallucination. Lastly, keep a wide variety of interests.”

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