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21. Behind Every Success is a Dozen Failures, with David Schottenstein
Episode 2126th May 2020 • Gravity • Brett Kaufman
00:00:00 01:04:55

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David Schottenstein has an intuitive ability to go after his goals without letting a fear of failure get in the way. As impressive as his bio is — he founded the fastest-growing custom clothing company in the United States, Astor and Black, at the age of 21; co-founded Viewabill in 2012; and today runs luxury eyewear company Privé Revaux — it would be much longer if it included all of his failures. David believes that, in order to acknowledge all of the successes someone has achieved, we also need to look at their failures because there is a direct correlation between the two.

What Brett asks:

  • [04:20] Tell me about your early childhood life.
  • [10:04] Did your father understand when you stopped being religious?
  • [15:24] What did you do to get kicked out of boarding school?
  • [26:42] What was it like getting into business, getting married, and having kids so young?
  • [28:38] Where did the idea for your business come from?
  • [34:38] What were some of the challenges with taking on this business so young?
  • [41:13] What was your feeling on the Astor and Black exit?
  • [47:55] What is your process for deciding what you’re going to commit to?
  • [53:37] What was your thinking around celebrity endorsements?
  • [55:53] How do you approach fatherhood?

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