About This Show
Ambition Today is a podcast about entrepreneurs, creators, investors, and builders who ambitiously changed the world. Each episode explores the hardships and heroism of everyday life to reveal the key moments which leave behind a lasting legacy. Creating value in the world is hard, but you are not alone. No matter where you are in the world Ambition Today, hosted by Kevin Siskar, is here to keep you company you as you create your own incredible story. Follow the show @AmbitionToday.
Most Recent Episode
Why Sean Ellis, Co-Author of Hacking Growth, Optimizes For Reputation And Learning
In 2010 Sean Ellis coined the term Growth Hacking and now he joins us on Ambition Today. Sean is the Co-author of Hacking Growth with Morgan Brown and currently the CEO of Growth Hackers. Sean has had quite an impressive career both as a marketer and as an entrepreneur. He was the first marketer at Dropbox, Lookout and Xobni and he has taken companies LogMeIn and Uproar from launch to IPO. Sean is also known for popularizing the term product/market fit. We cover some of Sean's best practices for growing your company, as well as how he thinks of Growth Hacking as it continues to grow into the future. The story of Sean's entrepreneurial journey unlocks numerous insights along the way, including: What is "Growth Hacking" The role of family entrepreneurship on Sean The value of spending time abroad Being the first marketer at Dropbox, Lookout, & Eventbrite How pushing through the fear of failure has lead to success Making the leap from employee to entrepreneur Optimizing for reputation and learning over money How business teams need to be thinking about Growth The value of having a chip on your shoulder Ambition Today Question of the Day™: "What excites you? What motivates you to keep going?" The Single Greatest Piece of Advice Sean Has Ever Learned: Join the Ambition Today A-list to listen now! Quote Of The Episode: "For me, the two big motivating factors were reputation and learning. I wanted to build a reputation because that would open the door to the best learning opportunities." Links from this episode:
Rated 5 out of
Great Podcast !
This show is always telling me something new about the start up industry and what it takes to be a successful and long standing entrepreneur! I definitely recommend a listen for anyone interested in founding their own company and hearing some great advice.
Date published: 2015-09-15