Business Leader Insight with Steven Bartlett: Dragon, investor & host of ‘The Diary Of A CEO’ podcast

We sit down with Steven Bartlett to discuss what makes him happy, why his first investor was a ‘clown’, how you can build your personal brand and much more.

The youngest ever Dragon, the number one business podcast in Europe, author of a Sunday Times Bestseller. Not bad for a university dropout.

In this edition of Business Leader Insight, we went to London to talk to the newest addition to the cast of the BBC show Dragons’ Den.

Steven Bartlett has been in the public eye for a number of years; founding, running, floating and then selling Social Chain, one of the UK’s fasting growing companies. Having amassed a social media following of over 2 million, Bartlett is also the host of ‘The Diary Of A CEO‘ podcast.


Here’s what we covered in our chat with Steven Bartlett

  • Could you tell us about your life growing up and before launching into the business world? (0:37)
  • Where did you get the drive and mentality to launch The Social Chain at such a young age? (1:24)
  • Can you have success without sacrifice and 80-hour weeks? (3:36)
  • How have you managed to keep focused on your business endeavours and in a growth mindset? (5:13)
  • How have you managed to shift your mindset from growing a business to growing a personal brand and do you have any tips for this? (7:09)
  • What is happiness for you? (10:22)
  • What would you say are the common characteristics in successful people? (12:05)
  • What kind of investments are you looking to make on Dragons’ Den? (13:57)
  • Have any guests really stood out to you on ‘The Diary Of A CEO’ podcast? (18:04)
  • What would be your advice for businesspeople going through a difficult period? (19:48)

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