Noted Product Development Expert Richie Norton recently sat for an interview on the popular Pat Flynn podcast, Smart Passive Income. Norton spoke about product development, including strategies to communicate with manufacturers, find the right price point, meeting demand, and much more.
Norton is Flynn’s latest guest from a list that has included Tim Ferris, Ramit Sethi, Chalene Johnson, Gary Vaynerchuk, Amy Porterfield, and Michael Hyatt. The podcast has earned much acclaim, including “Best Business Podcast” and “Best International Podcast” with over 33 million downloads.
Norton, a sought-after podcast guest and speaker, views podcasts as an incredible vehicle to jumpstart a career as an expert and thought leader. “Podcast guesting begets speaking,” Norton said. “Podcasts are the best JV’s out there.” Norton also understands the important link between writing books and engaging in podcasts. His current work centers around both of these. He is working on a new program, Author-Audience-Affluence, which is a collaboration with John Lee Dumas, Benjamin Hardy and Robert Klubenspies. This program is designed to help anyone become a thought leader in six months or less. According to Norton, “If you haven’t noticed books and podcasts are married to each other. You need both. Everything changed when I wrote #powerofstupid. Everything. Books have magic. They do. You have a book inside of you. You do.”
Flynn is a well-known thought leader in the areas of online entrepreneurship, digital marketing and lifestyle businesses. Flynn refers to himself as a “crash test dummy for online business” and uses his podcast to teach listeners and followers the proven strategies needed to successfully start and run an online business. His emphasis is on using an online business to maximize passive income. “I created Smart Passive Income as a resource for entrepreneurs,” Flynn said. “The goal is to use my successes and failures as a guide to help others succeed so they can work hard now and then sit back and reap the benefits in the future.”
During the Pat Flynn interview, Norton spoke about product development, dealing with clients in foreign countries, and the common pitfalls of product development. Norton focused on that person who might be entering the manufacturing world and world of product development for the first time. Norton spoke in very personal terms, telling the stories of both his successes and failures. “I consider myself a teacher,” Richie said. “I want to teach business owners what they should know when building their first tangible product.”
To hear the entire interview, visit www.bit.ly/NortonandFlynn.
For more information about Richie Norton or to book him for your podcast visit www.richeinorton.com.
ABOUT RICHIE NORTON
Richie Norton is the bestselling author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid as well as the #1 Amazon download Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It. He is an international speaker and consultant for the corporate growth and personal development industries, a social entrepreneur, and CEO and Founder of Global Consulting Circle.
Richie has been featured in Forbes, Businessweek, Young Entrepreneur, Huffington Post and other national publications both in print and online. The 2013 San Francisco Book Festival named The Power of Starting Something Stupid the winner of the business category and the grand prize winner of all book categories in its annual competition. In 2010, Pacific Business News recognized Richie as one of the Top Forty Under 40 “best and brightest young businessmen” in Hawaii.
Richie has shared the stage with bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen M.R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust and Kevin Rollins, former CEO of Dell Computers.
Richie received his MBA from the world’s #1 ranked international business school, Thunderbird School of Global Management.
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