In this episode, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Chris J. Snook welcomes author, speaker and filmmaker, Amy Cosper. Amy was the Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Media Inc where she reported on, commented on and shaped the world of entrepreneurship for years. Chris and Amy dissect the truth about entrepreneurship and debunk its glamorization in the media today. Amy opens up about struggles and losses she has encountered throughout her career. Finally, Amy discusses the importance of strategy, personal responsibility, and having a clarity of vision.



  • 00:56 – Introducing today’s guest, Amy Cosper
  • 01:53 – Amy’s background
  • 03:57 – The truth about the glamorization of entrepreneurship
  • 06:43 – The importance of having clarity of vision
  • 07:50 – Chris’ football analogy
  • 09:57 – The importance of strategy
  • 10:21 – Amy’s motorcycle analogy
  • 13:45 – How everyone can benefit from learning about the entrepreneurial process
  • 15:42 – A time in Amy’s life when she encountered an incredible low
  • 17:50 – How Amy rebuilt after losing her home in a fire
  • 19:35 – Insights Amy has gleaned as a leader throughout her entrepreneurial journey
  • 22:33 – The importance of maintaining mental health as an entrepreneur 
  • 24:30 – Finding the calm
  • 29:19 – Amy’s theory on business books
  • 31:30 – Where listeners can find Amy
  • 31:34 – Amy shares with the audience what they can do to increase the dosage
  • 32:32 – Chris thanks Amy for joining the show



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