Discover how Sam Palazzolo, Venture Capitalist and Managing Director of Tip of the Spears Ventures, discovered his leadership blind spot, who taught him to never give up, and what 4 steps he recommends that all leaders take – especially during times of crisis (12 minutes).
CEO BLINDSPOTS PODCAST GUEST: Sam Palazzolo. He is a Venture Capitalist, Author, Entrepreneur, Leadership Professor, Nonprofit Philanthropist, and the Managing Director of Tip of the Spears Ventures.
Sam has built a reputation as a successful investor, having provided start-up capital for several early-stage ventures as well as M&A activity. An advocate of accelerated learning techniques, he is an avid education activist who has instructed at the collegiate level since 2008. In 2017 Sam founded The Javelin Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides Executive Education so that a portion of the profits are provided to those leaders who experience family hardship (Hardship in the form of Death, Disease, Divorce, and/or Drugs).
Sam has been invited to speak at some of the world’s most innovative organizations, including Amazon, Starbucks, General Mills, Microsoft, The Department of Defense (DOD), Harvard Business School, Dartmouth University, the University of Texas and Vanderbilt University. He has also been invited to speak and keynote at world-renowned conferences and summits.
In addition, Sam has written five books. Sam developed his ideas for his first book — The Influential Leader (2008) — after discovering the principles of influence/persuasion and how they could be implemented/executed at Toyota/Lexus, taking the manufacturer from #4 to #1 in their domestic pursuits.
Sam graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics & Public Policy and received his MBA from Vanderbilt University. He has accomplished additional graduate studies from the University of Texas (Coaching), University of Michigan (Sales | Negotiation), Northwestern University (Digital Strategy), and the University of London (Business Funding).
For more information about Sam and Tip of the Spears Ventures, visit https://tipofthespearventures.com/venture-capital/
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CEO BLINDSPOTS HOST: Birgit Kamps. She was speaking five languages by the age of 10, and lived in five countries with her Dutch parents prior to becoming an American citizen. Birgit’s professional experience includes starting and selling an “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Best Company to Work for in Texas”, and serving as a Board Member with various companies. In addition, Birgit is the President of Hire Universe LLC, and the host of the CEO Blindspots podcast which was recognized in 2020 by Spotify for having the “biggest listener growth” in the USA (by 733%), and having listeners in 11 countries; https://ceoblindspots.com/