About the Book"The consummate motivational playbook on how to think big and dream bigger, by the founders of the renowned Summit leadership series. Elliott Bisnow, Brett Leve, Jeff Rosenthal and Jeremy Schwarz founded the acclaimed Summit leadership conference with just a vision and a prayer. In 2009, with no money in the bank, and no special connections, they found themselves cold calling frantically as they struggled to make the hard transition from hosting free leadership events, to a ticketed event in Aspen. From those spare beginnings, they have built nothing less than a leadership empire. In Make No Small Plans, they reveal the lessons and insights that can encourage every one of us to dream bigger and do something great with our lives"--
Book SynopsisFrom the founders of the acclaimed Summit event series and community comes the story of their unconventional journey to business success and the hard lessons they learned along the way. "If you want to succeed as an entrepreneur, Make No Small Plans shows how the Summit team did it."--Ray Dalio, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order In 2008, with no event production experience and two college degrees between the four of them, Elliott Bisnow, Brett Leve, Jeff Rosenthal, and Jeremy Schwartz became business partners and set out to build a global events company. With passion and tenacity, they began cold calling as many inspiring company founders as they could and tried to convince them to attend their first event. In the beginning, only nineteen people said yes. Since then, they have grown Summit into a global community with events all over the world, hosting luminaries including Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Shonda Rhimes, Brené Brown, Kendrick Lamar, and Al Gore. In 2013, the Summit founders--with help from their behind-the-scenes co-founder and partner Ryan Begelman--acquired Powder Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, with a dream of building a mountaintop town of the future. In Make No Small Plans, they reveal the triumphs, mistakes, and cornerstone lessons from their journey, which began during the Great Recession and continues today. Alongside teachings from some of the most inspiring entrepreneurs of our time, the authors offer takeaways such as: - No idea should go unspoken.
About the AuthorElliott Bisnow, Brett Leve, Jeff Rosenthal, and Jeremy Schwartz are the founders of Summit, a global company that has produced more than 250 events over the last decade, and the co-owners of Powder Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States. They were early investors in startups including Uber and Warby Parker, and they are actively involved with Conservation International, Beyond Conflict, and the Anti-Recidivism Coalition. All four are sought-after speakers and have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, Time, and Fast Company.