Episode 16: Featuring Randal Schober

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? Is it all just about starting a business or is there more to the definition of being an entrepreneur than making money?

Professor of Entrepreneurship of International Business at Point Loma Nazarene University, Randal Schober recently sat with us to discuss not only the true meaning of entrepreneurship but the future of Entrepreneurship for millennials and what it is going to look like when the upcoming Z Generation moves into the business world.

Schober, who graduated from the University of South Australia, is the former Executive Director of SurfAid, an organization that provides humanitarian programs to the remote islands in Indonesia. His passion and goal is to inspire the next generation to be the change they want to see by pursing new and innovative business ideas that accomplish more than creating personal wealth, but that will impact the world around them in a positive way.

He has extensive experience due to his service in the executive roles in numerous start-up companies as well as various non-profit organizations. He was an E.D. of HeadNorth in San Diego, Vice President of education in Phoenix and San Diego for Evolve 1 and the founder and CEO of Avviso.

Professor Schober explains that entrepreneurship is creating ‘value’ in endeavors and it starts from having an idea, a passion, or even an individual gift from God. It is not only about starting a business, but it also extends into relationships from marriage to friendships. Because millennials have been online all of their lives, they have a desire to not only be their own bosses, they have a desire to also make a real difference when it comes to tackling the social issues they see daily, thanks in part to the saturation of information from things like social media.

Take Action

1. If you would like to know more about entrepeneurship and contact Professor Randal email him directly at rschober@pointloma.edu