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#049 – Interview with Author and Entrepreneur Alan Yong
Alan Yong became an entrepreneur immediately after graduating from college. In this episode, we talk about how he landed contracts worth over half a billion dollars, lost it all, and a few years later got back into entrepreneurship again.
He also shares invaluable business information from his 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur.
What are some of your most exciting business ventures you have been involved in?
A tech company as well as a personal computer company where he landed two major contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars with the Department of Treasury and the Department of Defense.
He was able to do this by realizing his strengths and weaknesses and teaming up with the right people to win these contracts.
He is also the co-founder of Smokeys Daylily Gardens and the founder of DNotes.
I understand that you wrote a business book, “The Four Pillars of Business Success” What can you tell us about it?
The Four Pillars of Business Success was written in response to clients who suggested he should write a book. The book addresses the issue that business owners are blindsided because they’re good at 1 or 2 things and in today’s business world, that’s not enough.
In the book, he talks about how to be good at 1 or 2 things and recruit the right people to compliment your weaknesses and strengths so your company can be the best at everything you claim to do.
How did you gain the confidence to start a business again after losing hundreds of millions of dollars with previous business ventures?
He had to be sure and totally passionate about being in business to want to do it all over again.
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Cindy Rodriguez is the host of The Fierce Entrepreneur Podcast. When she’s not interviewing awesome entrepreneurs, she’s working on growing her startup Artistry.io, going to Disney World with her daughter, or reading a book.