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Michael Won

Michael Won

Two decades of experience inspiring people and organizations to do more, do better and create an environment where this becomes contagious. Most energized when repairing what is broken or improving what is inefficient.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-won/9/6aa/322
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mwon
Orange County, CA
Member since July 14, 2015
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Pepperdine University , MBA , Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Org Change

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

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If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Tesla, Bitcoin, Periscope

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Underestimating the impact launching a startup has on one's family.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. You're not above hard work. Stop flattering yourself.
2. Get through giving.
3. Talent in a large organization doesn't always translate to a startup business.

Full bio

I am most energized when I am given something that is broken or inefficient and creating a game plan to turn it into a winner.  I believe success is dependent on the people behind the product more than the product itself. My role as a leader is to increase drive and performance by tapping into the power of a higher purpose. 

I’ve spent over a decade helping companies successfully navigate the startup stage and propel into the growth/maturity stages. I’m energized by new ideas and am known to have a knack for envisioning “what could be.” 

What would my peers say about me? 

  • Knack for simplifying complex problems
  • Views life through a lens of Curiosity
  • Corny joke teller
  • Intellectual (they call it “Nerdy”) lifelong learner
  • Leader & Influencer
  • Critical thinker
  • Really, ridiculously good looking (maybe I made this one up)