Both Lisa Decker and Jim Beach possess intriguing career paths. Lisa has 20 years of experience in running a successful construction-related business. She has engaged in real estate sales and investing as well as in health eduction. Jim has started businesses (his first at the age of 25), taught entrepreneurship, worked with the Japanese government and has been an adjunct faculty member at a university. Today, Lisa Decker is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and CEO of Divorce Money Matters. She has written a comprehensive program on divorce: Secrets to a Sane, Savvy, Money-Saving Divorce. In 2009, Jim founded www.SchoolforStartups.com. He is Executive Director of www.InternationalEntrepreneurship.com. Recently he started two new radio shows: Restaurant Owner Radio and School for Startups Radio, both on Business Radio X. With co-authors, Jim wrote School for Startups,published by McGraw-Hill in June 2011.
How do Lisa and Jim gain the perspectives and/or insights that lead them to their business adventures? What do they look for in order to generate a new business or a different approach to a life issue? What encouragement do they share with others?