Seems like more and more people are taking notice of and following Donnie Deutsch’s Big Idea show on CNBC.
Most days, Donnie interviews people who started multi-million dollar companies with little more than a few dollars in their pocket and a great idea that took off. He asks more than the typical questions; he digs and really gets beyond simply motivation but more into actual steps and logistics.
Now, Donnie is taking the show on the road to the CES (The Consumer Electronics Show, an annual trade show held in Las Vegas and sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association). He’s bringing in an “all-star” cast of entrepreneurs and idea people to serve as a virtual advisory board for every person out there who has a small business, or even just an idea or a dream, and wants to make “it” happen.
While there is certainly a great deal of hype surrounding Donnie and his show (questions like “Are you ready to live the American Dream?” abound), I am all for this kind of popular forum – it and Donnie have mass appeal and really speak to entrepreneurs and wanna-be entrepreneurs everywhere.
Countless people out there who would never normally have such access to big names in business and entrepreneurship are, through the Big Idea and now The Road to CES, granted full access to discussion and advice. Topics covered for this four-show CES-themed series include everything from “Making Your First Million” to “Growing Beyond Your First Million” (featuring Newton Peripherals CEO Matt Westover; Newton Peripherals’ flagship product is the MoGo Mouse, a wireless, Bluetooth-enabled, rechargeable mouse designed for mobile computer users) to Evolving Your Small Business.”
More on not just this program, but on the issues it raises and the valuable information it makes available to the "one-man shows," entrepreneurs and idea people out there in my next post.