Scott Gerber is a self taught serial entrepreneur, sought-after public speaker, internationally syndicated business columnist, television commentator, and author of the book ”Never Get a “Real” Job”. He is the producer and host of “Founders Forum with Scott Gerber” on Inc.com.
He’s been widely recognized as the world’s most-syndicated columnist on the subject of entrepreneurship. His columns appear regularly on TIME, Inc., MSN, CNBC, CNN, Mashable, The Next Web, and The Huffington Post. Scott is also a regular contributor on MSNBC, Fox Business and CNN.
Scott is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only organization comprised of many of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs. He has been a featured speaker at the White House and has rung the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell. In 2011, he was named one of Mashable’s “4 Young Social Good Entrepreneurs to Watch. In 2012, he was named a “generation Y employment champion” by Fortune Magazine. In 2013, Fast Company named him a “superconnector” and the “Pandora of Gen Y networking”.
He has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, TIME, CNN, Reuters, Mashable, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, MSNBC, US News & World Report, Fox News, Inc. and Entrepreneur.
The Young Entrepreneur Council
Described as “America’s most elite entrepreneur organization” by Forbes, The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), founded by Gerber in 2010, has several hundred members, all successful entrepreneurs and business owners, ages 21-40 – a group that includes the founders and leaders of Hootsuite, Chegg, Indiegogo, Rent The Runway, College Hunks Hauling Junk, Modcloth, Meet.me, Thrillist, Yodle, iContact, 2U (formerly 2tor), Threadless, Grasshopper, Likeable, Kissmetrics and Blip.tv. The YEC provides its members with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of a business’s development and growth.
Never Get a “Real” Job
Never Get a “Real” Job: How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business, and Not Go Broke is Gerber’s auto-biographical story of a hard-working, self-taught 26-year-old hustler, rainmaker, and bootstrapper who has survived and thrived despite never having held the proverbial “real” job. Gerber challenges the social conventions behind the “real” job and empowers young people to take control of their lives and dump their nine-to-fives—or their quest to attain them. Drawing upon[case studies, experiences, and observations, Scott dissects failures, shares hard-learned lessons, and presents practical, affordable, and systematic action steps to building, managing, and marketing a successful business on a shoestring budget. The book aims to teach unemployed and underemployed Gen-Yers, aspiring small business owners, students, and recent college graduates how to quit 9-to-5s, become their own bosses, and achieve financial independence.
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