H@H: Ep 78 – Dr. Kurt Beyer, Haas lecturer specializing in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Navy veteran, and founder of the California Innovation Fund chats with host Paulina Lee on her last episode for Here@Haas (originally recorded in Spring 2022). Dr. Beyer shares his journey to Haas from flying planes to writing a book to his first start-up to teaching at Haas and everything in between. This episode is filled with great advice for business and life.
“Reinvent your notion of failure, because failure is so common when you’re an entrepreneur.”
On understanding purpose
“This is the critical part of understanding your purpose. Sometimes if we listen too much to the external world, where the external world is telling us, this is the best college to go to, this is the best job to work in. We can actually be pulled away from our purpose. So what your purpose is and what you’re good at can be two different things.”
On what it means to be an entrepreneur
“It’s a professional who loves change, who loves to innovate. And if sometimes they’re the investors, sometimes they’re the employee, and sometimes they’re the co-founder. It’s all being entrepreneurial.”