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How Michael Bryzek Built Flow, a Flexible All-In-One Solution‎ for Global Ecommerce

How Michael Bryzek Built Flow, a Flexible All-In-One Solution‎ for Global Ecommerce

On today’s episode of Gritty Founder, Kreig Kent talks with Michael Bryzek about how his parents and childhood influenced him to become an entrepreneur. Michael shares the importance of positivity and believing that nothing is impossible.

Michael is the co-founder and CTO of Flow Commerce, a technology platform to make global ecommerce as simple as domestic. Previously, he was the co-founder and ex-CTO of Gilt Groupe, an innovative online shopping destination offering great products at insider prices. He holds a BSc and Masters in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is married with two young boys and a recent ironman distance triathlete.

Some Questions Kreig Asks Michael:

– How did you get the idea for the first business you started? (26:38)
– What is some advice that you can give on entrepreneurship? (30:26)
– What advice would you give entrepreneurs who are just starting out? (40:19)
– How do you hire amazing people, and how did you motivate them to see your vision for the company? (42:24)
– Have you ever felt paralyzed by fear? (47:47)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

– How Michael’s parents and childhood influenced him to become an entrepreneur (4:44)
– The amazing story of how Michael’s family escaped communism in Poland and came to the US (13:54)
– You cannot prove that something is impossible (23:00)
– The importance of optimism and surrounding yourself with positive people that support you (30:54)
– Success does not come without hard work and stress (39:23)
– Find your core value system and your own style of working (40:34)
– Create an environment where your employees can feel successful in both their work and personal lives (42:44)

Connect with Michael Bryzek:

Twitter
Flow.io

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Also Mentioned on This Show…

Michael’s favorite quote:
“Failure is a mandatory component of success.”

Michael’s book recommendations:
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

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