182: Jonathan Low: If it fails, it’s not me failing

//182: Jonathan Low: If it fails, it’s not me failing

182: Jonathan Low: If it fails, it’s not me failing

Jonathan Low Show Notes Page

Jonathan Low worked 80 hours a week for two and a half years. Then his body collapsed and he began to doubt himself. It took him an entire year to recover and learn to change his perspective on what is success, how to fail and to be a happy person and to find gurus to inspire you.

Jonathan was born and raised in a small city called Aarhus in Denmark (Europe). He has 2 younger sisters May and Kira. His father works as a psychologist and his mom as a social welfare worker.

In his younger years, Jonathan Løw was a national champion in the sport of badminton. He was passionate both about his sport and starting up small and local projects. Today he is one of Denmark’s most well-known entrepreneurs and business authors. He has been nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year and is amongst Denmark’s 100 most promising leaders according to a major Danish business newspaper.

In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, Løw is the former Head of Marketing at the KaosPilots – named Top 10 most innovative business schools in the world by FastCompany. He is also former Startup-Advisor and Investor at Accelerace – the leading investment fund for startups in Denmark.

His books, Listen Louder and The Disruption Book, both made it to the top of the bestseller-lists in 2015 in the category “Business and Entrepreneurship”. His latest book, The GuruBook – is an inspiring collection of 45 articles and interviews with well-known thought leaders and entrepreneurs, whose leadership and strategic skills have resulted in very successful businesses.

Jonathan Løw wants to inspire others to follow their dreams and enable them to do so by sharing the experience and working tools from other great entrepreneurs and leaders of our time.

Jonathan still lives in Denmark, but frequently travels across the world to doing keynote speeches and workshops with major companies such as Vestas, LEGO and others.

Tweetable Quotes and Mentions

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“How are we going to use all of this new technology to improve lives and not de-humanize ourselves?” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“Whenever I hear about something that we can do, I always try ask myself, should we do it.” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“Should we build everything and how do we guide the tech world?” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“Fear is not a bad feeling, as long as it doesn’t paralyze you.” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“I’m working on building my fifth company and it’s always a combination of fascination and fear.” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“I know I should love the process, but really I love when things have impact.” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“When you have a smartphone, you don’t go back to a dumbphone.” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“An idea is also an action in the sense that it can create a change in your own mind.” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“The idea is a very little part and the execution is everything.” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“I meet a lot of nice human beings with good intentions and I meet too few people that act on this intention.” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“There’s a far gap between idea and execution.” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“The future belongs to the curious people.” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“You need people to challenge the status quo and the executors that actually make it happen.” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“When you decide to become a leader you also decide to take all the blame if something fails.” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“If the leader doesn’t want to take the blame, then you don’t want to take the risk.” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

“We have an old stone age brain that has limitations and we should respect that.” -Jonathan Low Click to Tweet 

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Hump to Get Over

Jonathan Low worked 80 hours a week for two and a half years. Then his body collapsed and he began to doubt himself. It took him an entire year to recover and learn to change his perspective on what is success, how to fail and to be a happy person and to find gurus to inspire you.

Advice for others

Know your limits and when you need to recharge your batteries.

Holding him back from being an even better leader

That I don’t really want to be a leader. I want to be an entrepreneur.

Best Leadership Advice

That I should listen more.

Secret to Success

That I have been born with and developed a creative mind.

Best tools that helps in Business or Life

The lean start-up method.

Recommended Reading

The GuruBook: Insights from 45 Pioneering Entrepreneurs and Leaders on Business Strategy and Innovation

Winning Without Losing

Contacting Jonathan Low

website: https://www.listenlouder.dk/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jloew/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonathanlowdk

Resources and Show Mentions

Call Center Coach

Empathy Mapping


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