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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow is the founder and CEO of Goop, as well as an actor and author. She has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Primetime Emmy, and two SAG awards.

“I thought: “There is too much to learn.” And at a certain point, I had to say to myself: “You don’t have to know everything.””

— Gwyneth Paltrow
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Gwyneth Paltrow, guest
July 2, 2019

It’s never too late to join the entrepreneurial party. We’ve all heard the stories of young geniuses, but plenty of influential entrepreneurs founded companies in their 30s, 40s, 50s. There’s value to being a late-stage founder — like the fact that you’re bringing along all your life experience. That’s what Gwyneth Paltrow did when she launched Goop. Paltrow transitioned from Hollywood star to startup founder with her lifestyle brand, which now has over 8 million subscribers — and she did it by leaning in to what she knew, embracing what she didn’t, and coming up with strategies to fill the gap. With cameo appearances by Sara Blakely (Spanx), Brian Chesky (Airbnb), Boyd Martin (Olympic horse rider), and Ruben Harris (Career Karma).