Financial author, radio host and motivational speaker Dave Ramsey kicked off the Insider’s View series to a packed MPAC crowd Wednesday evening. This was the first of four Insider’s Views this fall and the launch of the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business’ Entertainment Entrepreneurship series. Due to feedback from alumni and board of advisors, CEMB is currently creating and implementing more opportunities for students to learn entrepreneurial skills and hear from other entrepreneurs in the industry.
Ramsey talked about entreleadership—informing students on the importance of being an entrepreneur and having leadership skills in the entertainment industry. “The trajectory of success isn’t simply from one point to another, it goes up and down constantly,” Ramsey said. “As an entrepreneur, you have to be ready to make a lot of mistakes, but you just don’t quit.”
This seminar is the first in an entertainment entrepreneurship series that will include panels with professional songwriters Chad Cates, Ben Cooper and Erik Bledsoe; with successful audio engineers and producers Jeff Balding and Luke Wooten; and with entertainment industry entrepreneur Ruta Sepetys.