Unleashing the Potential of Meetings | Henric Ehrenblad | TEDxSSE

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TLDR Meetings are not just about people and communication, but also about generating energy, determination, and emotional connections, which are crucial for the success and growth of a business.

Key insights

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    Despite facing challenges and setbacks, the speaker's determination and perseverance allowed their company to grow and employ over 200 people in ten countries.
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    The success of a meeting should be measured by the energy it generates, whether it leaves participants feeling more energized or drained.
  • 💼
    Despite facing numerous rejections, the persistence and determination to keep meeting with investors eventually led to success for the startup.
  • 😡
    The initial rejection and subsequent success of the venture funding fueled the entrepreneurs' determination and desire to prove the investor wrong.
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    The speaker discovered the connection between emotions and decision-making during a management training course 18 years ago.
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    The power of meetings lies in the ability to uncover unexpected and sometimes uncomfortable truths about how others perceive us.
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    The emotion in meetings is what drives energy and ultimately leads to effective outcomes.
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    The speaker's company sends millions of dollars to publishers and entrepreneurs for their mobile assets, highlighting the importance of monetizing mobile content.

Q&A

  • What challenges did the speaker face when starting their business?

    — The speaker faced financial challenges and had to make sacrifices, such as selling their cars and moving to smaller homes, due to unpaid taxes from previous years.

  • How did the speaker overcome obstacles and maintain their energy to grow their company?

    — Despite facing challenges such as hair loss and a financial crisis, the speaker was able to overcome obstacles and maintain their energy, leading to the growth of their company to over 200 employees in ten countries.

  • What role did meetings play in securing venture capital for the speaker's startup?

    — Meetings played a crucial role in securing venture capital for the speaker's startup, highlighting the significance of connecting with influential individuals who can make or break a company.

  • How did the speaker's perseverance lead to success in a venture capital pitch?

    — The speaker's perseverance eventually led to success in a venture capital pitch, despite facing disbelief and rejection when presenting the potential of mobile technology.

  • How do meetings generate energy and emotions?

    — Meetings can generate energy through emotions like anger, which can drive stubbornness and the desire to prove others wrong. However, the reasons behind someone saying no in a meeting may never be fully understood.

Timestamped Summary

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    00:00
    They overcame challenges and sacrifices to grow their company to over 200 employees in ten countries.
  • 💡
    02:19
    The energy of a meeting determines its value, with the goal being to leave with more energy than when you entered.
  • 📅
    03:33
    Meetings are crucial for securing venture capital and connecting with influential individuals who can determine the success or failure of a startup.
  • 💡
    05:57
    Meetings can generate energy and determination to prove others wrong, but the reasons behind someone's rejection may remain unknown.
  • 📚
    09:00
    The speaker discovered their passion for helping people reach their full potential during a management training course, leading them to pursue a career in management.
  • 📌
    10:55
    Henrik is perceived negatively by Sven due to a childhood experience involving windsurfing, where Henrik struggled while another person excelled.
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    13:11
    Meetings are not just about people, but also about emotions and energy, which can have a significant impact on business growth.
  • 💡
    16:06
    The speaker emphasizes the importance of meetings and recounts a missed opportunity to collaborate with someone due to a lack of communication, highlighting the significance of effective communication in achieving success.
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