John Legere, Chip Kelly, and Donald Trump shun traditional thinking, experiment with new approaches, and stick to their guns.
And that's why I'm fascinated with them.
In this bonus episode, I talk about how the T-Mobile CEO, NFL head coach, and Republican presidential candidate blazed their own path to success and what entrepreneurs can learn from them.
You can access this episode and the accompanying blog post at http://goandgrowpodcast.com/bonus001.
Today's guests, Andrew Hyde and Marc Nager, are responsible for founding and growing Startup Weekend, the "world's most powerful community-building platform."
Startup Weekend began in 2007 in Boulder, Colorado. Andrew had the crazy idea to build a startup in a weekend, and more than 80 people showed up to participate in the first 54-hour event.
Now there have been over 4,000 Startup Weekend events all over the world that more than 250,000 entrepreneurs have attended.
We're going to learn how Marc and Andrew's desire to create something, and help others create, has grown into this worldwide startup phenomenon.
You can also access this episode at http://goandgrowpodcast.com/016
Today's guest, Rob Rawson, was formerly a medical doctor and always an entrepreneur. He is Co-founder and Chief Productivity Officer for Time Doctor, and CEO of the outsourcing website Staff.com.
Rob originally created Time Doctor – an app that keeps track of how much time you're spending on different tasks, apps, and websites to assure productivity – so that his employees could work from home, while maintaining his peace of mind as their employer.
Now, Time Doctor has over 10,000 users.
We’re going to learn how Rob turned his own productivity application into a consumer product without very much software development experience, the experiments he ran to grow his user base, and how he continues to find success through structure.
You can also access this episode at http://goandgrowpodcast.com/015
Today's guest, Alec Hartman, explores the value of startup accelerators, the importance of community in the tech industry, and how he's helping entrepreneurs with TechDay.
Alec is a TechStars alumni, the co-founder of Digital Ocean, and founder and CEO of TechDay, a series of events that allows startups to demonstrate the innovative products that they are building, and helps to develop innovative tech communities.
We're going to learn why community is so important in the tech industry, and how he measures success in a growing startup.
You can also access this episode at http://goandgrowpodcast.com/014.
In this episode, Neil Patel, co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics, tells us how he pumps out content and garners tons of social shares and traffic for his companies and clients.
He is one of the foremost experts in content marketing, blogs at QuickSprout.com and NeilPatel.com, and just cranks out an unbelievable amount of high quality marketing content.
We’re going to learn his techniques and how he uses content marketing to build an audience and generate online traffic.
You can also access this episode at http://goandgrowpodcast.com/013