Marcus walks you through his unlikely journey from college dropout waiting tables to successful entrepreneur.
To be an entrepreneur, you don’t need wealth or higher education. You simply need to understand the language of business. This understanding is available to everyone, making entrepreneurship the great equalizer that lets anyone overcome the challenges of our changing world.Read More
In Create and Orchestrate, Marcus walks you through his unlikely journey from college dropout waiting tables to successful entrepreneur, healthcare VC and co-owner of a Major League Soccer team.Read More
Marcus Whitney discusses his path to entrepreneurship and shares the path to claiming your creative power.
Whitney also gives tips on raising capital, dealing with the biggest challenge for entrepreneurs, and more.Read More
Marcus Whitney calls on Nashville’s health care leaders to acknowledge the systemic racism that has contributed to the industry’s significant wealth and to begin work to diversify its leadership to “reflect the employees and communities it serves.”Read More
We now know that a suboptimal public health and healthcare system can bring our entire world to a complete stop, result in a needless number of deaths, and put our wonderful healthcare workers in unnecessary danger. Our collective demand for prioritized investment, higher standards, and embrace of innovation will become the norm. Leaders will be on notice.Read More
In celebration of Black History Month, LinkedIn for Small Business is shining the spotlight on some inspirational small-business owners making big moves in their industries.
“Focus on your strengths, deliver value to paying customers and do what you love.”
Get to know Healthcare, Pro Sports & Digital Content Entrepreneur Marcus Whitney. #BlackHistoryMonthRead More
Marcus Whitney built his career in technology and as an entrepreneur from the ground up.
“I got into tech as a way to not be waiting tables and to take care of my family,” Whitney said. “I started teaching myself how to code. Back then, you did not have Nashville Software School, or even online schools for code, like Code Academy. You had to go to a bookstore and get a paper book and read it.”
That was the first step. It landed Whitney a job in software development at Nashville-based Health Stream and later with the email marketing start-up, Emma.Read More
As a serial entrepreneur, Whitney is particularly drawn to the earliest phase of starting a company, typically the first four years when he is building the business model. “Usually by year four, I’m thinking about some other opportunity and how
I want to apply the same skill set that I applied in the past four years to a new opportunity,” he says.
Learning organizations are constantly assessing information and determining what the next action should be. “This is not necessarily a core competency that I have found in my engagement with the healthcare industry, but it is what the tech titans inherently do,” Whitney says. “It is built into their DNA.”Read More