In his entrepreneurship talk, Max Gouchan offers tips that can be applied to starting one's own business or to life. The Norwegian entrepreneur began his own oil company at the age of 18 after dropping out of high school and shared some of the lessons he learned and challenges he faced.
The most important takeaway from this entrepreneurship talk is to always say yes. Gouchan says you never know when you might meet someone who could change your life, and not to spend your weekends at home relaxing. He strongly believes in hiring the right people and the best people. Given the amount of time people spend at the work place, he asserts it should be a place to have fun as well. He also notes it is not worth staying in a job that one does not enjoy as life is limited. He advocates following one's passion, whether it is in the corporate world or an artistic pursuit.