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Wonder Women Entrepreneurs! This is the place to join conversations with thought leaders who amaze, astonish and inspire you. Listen each week as entrepreneur and host Kalika Yap explores the challenges, wisdom and breakthroughs of extraordinary people. (An Entrepreneurs’ Organization production)

Featured guests include:
Lisa Sugar, cofounder of POPSUGAR
Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics
Devin Alexander, celebrity chef and nutrition expert who appears on "The Biggest Loser"

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Nov 6, 2019

A neurological scientist-turned-entrepreneur, Katie Poppe brings a unique perspective to the world of entrepreneurship. CEO and Founder of Blue Star Donuts, Katie’s gourmet donut shop has been featured in Vogue, Forbes, and the LA Times. Listen as Katie talks about the importance of “the virtual word on the street,” the use of psychology as an entrepreneur, and the concept of confidence versus competence. Tune in now!

03:45 - Neurological scientist to restaurant entrepreneur
05:50 - Making the most out of the blessings in life
06:30 - The start of the foodie revolution
07:34 - The foundation of Little Big Burger
08:45 - Everyone told me not to do it
10:20 - Success! Now what?
11:00 - What is Blue Star Donuts?
12:00 - Defining moments
13:00 - If Katie were a Blue Star Donut
14:02 - How to use psychology in business
15:00 - “People are psychology”
15:20 - “Focus on one thing and do it well”
19:18 - Cease and desist!
22:00 - Using digital marketing to grow your business
25:00 - “The virtual word on the street”
25:57 - The essence of customer service is like preschool
27:50 - Confidence vs competence
29:39 - Katie’s intro to EO
31:20 - Katie’s most inspirational book, The Entrepreneurial Myth

Blue Star Donuts