Dallas Buyers Club: Business Lessons Learned

Always say yes to networking opportunities. Almost a year ago, I had the opportunity to have lunch and talk with two of the producers of a small independent film scheduled for release later in the year. oscar-invitationsThat film was titled Dallas Buyers Club. I came away with business lessons and a new friend. When I later wrote a profile for FastCompany.com, I never could have predicted this Cinderella story for Joe Newcomb, Stacia Pratt, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and the rest of the DBC family. All I knew was Joe was one sharp entrepreneur and I wanted to learn from him. You should too. Read 5 Business Lessons Learned From Blockbuster Movies. My favorite thing Newcomb said about success that day? If it were easy, everyone would do it.

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