Ep.486 ~ Billionaire Jeff Hoffman Shares His Story & Mindset
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Jeff Hoffman is one of the original creators of the now $80 billion company Priceline.com aka Booking.com. After Priceline, Jeff became a founding partner, Chairman, and CEO of Black Sky Entertainment, an independent production company in the film and music industries that produced the independent horror film “Cabin Fever,” a $1.3 million project that has grossed over $100 million to date.
He also has produced concerts with Elton John, NSYNC, Beyonce, Brittany Spears & the Backstreet Boys. Jeff is the producer of a Grammy winning jazz album, an Executive Producer of an Emmy Award winning television show. He has founded several successful other companies including uBid.com, another multibillion dollar company. He is the co-author of the best-selling book SCALE. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Entrepreneurs by the international association of college entrepreneurs in 2010.
Jeff took a boat load of entrepreneurs, no pun intended, and sailed around the world to help solve the world’s problems. He built a sports company and bought Miami Marlins w/ Derek Jeter. He is one of the founders of GiveForward.com that has raised $5 billion dollars, and, maybe most importantly, Jeff is the reason we can print our boarding passes at a kiosk instead of standing in line! I could go on and on about Jeff and all the things he has accomplished over the years as an entrepreneur, but let’s get to the interview….
04:12 Who Is Jeff Hoffman?
07:07 Starting A Company To Pay for College at Yale
11:33 The Importance Of Doing What You Love
14:15 How Entrepreneurs Can Create Their Own Dream Job and Value that People Need?
24:00 Building Priceline
26:01 From a Tech Entrepreneur to a Movie & TV Producer
38:28 How Jeff Builds Teams That Never Want to Leave Working for Him?
45:40 Studying the Chaos & Impact Of The Current Times On Entrepreneurs
53:59 Jeff’s Daily Routine
01:02:42 Where To Find Jeff