Dan Grunfeld, Director at Lightspeed and author of “By the Grace of the Game”, discusses leadership, entrepreneurship, and basketball
November 26, 2021
Dan Grunfeld, former professional basketball player and operator at Lightspeed Venture Partners, discusses the parallels between sports and entrepreneurship. His grandma's escape from the Holocaust inspired him to share her story, one he has been writing for five years. Dan's family history is inspirational. His advice for entrepreneurs is timeless.
Listen and learn…
- Why professional basketball is a lot like entrepreneurship
- Dan's lessons from experiencing hardship on the court… and how to recover from setbacks
- How the best entrepreneurs find product-market fit
- How his 96 year-old grandma was saved twice by Raoul Wallenberg
- Why Dan says "…basketball was sent from heaven for my family"
- Dan's advice about discipline for aspiring authors: "if you snooze once, you can snooze every day."
References in this episode:
- Rene Morkos on AI and the Future of Work
- Panos Siozos on AI and the Future of Work
- Bernie and Ernie on ESPN 30 for 30
- Dan on Twitter: @dan_grunfeld
- Dan's personal site: DanGrunfeld.com