If you run a small team of just 5 employees/co-founders… Your weekly meetings are likely costing you well north of 50k/year. Simple math… … average hourly rate x number of people x 52. That’s how much you’re spending to run your weekly meeting.
Today I’m gonna talk about this super advanced technology that any founder can use to boost their energy, be more productive, and crush their workday. It’s not a state of the art nootropic. It’s not bulletproof coffee with heaping scoops of grass fed ghee. It’s your sleep. I see you eye rolling through that sleep mask ;-) But here’s why we’re gonna upgrade your sleep quality in this week’s video. If it’s taking you until 2am to fall asleep, chances
Wow. Every once in a while I re-watch one of my videos and just laugh... This time around, I can’t believe how many times I said “distributed team”??! You could easily play a drinking game on it and end up loaded within 10 minutes. Not recommended btw. For real. Don’t do it. Instead, I wanted to take a few mins to show you how I’ve been able to manage large teams virtually, and the process I use to do this.
The first thing I ever built that I charged for was an MP3 burning app. I had just learned Visual Basic in one of my elective programming classes in highschool, and I wanted to see what I could create. The problem I wanted to solve was simple... As one of the few people at the time with a CD burner, I would always have my friends come over to my house and spend hours going through all of the MP3’s
Facebook looks at daily active users. Airbnb.com uses bookings. At Clarity - my previous company - we obsessed over completed calls. These are called North Star Metrics. It’s a clear metric that your growth team focuses on to move the needle. The key is that it captures the value created for your customers, and allows everyone on the team - and really the company - to drive this forward. But how do you come up with the right ideas to
In 2001, I got a job I wasn’t qualified for. I was hired by a big oil company to lead a new project with dozens of developers to build a product that would be used by every employee in the company. No pressure, right? On the first day, the hiring manager realized I was in way over my head and pulled me aside to tell me I had 2 weeks to “figure things out”. Umm… ok? I had no clue
Are you down with SOP’s? Some call em’ Standard Operating Procedures, I call them Playbooks. If you’re tired of putting out fires in your business, then you’ll need them to keep your sanity. Recently I had the privilege of having dinner w/ the Godfather of system design for entrepreneurs, Michael Gerber (author of The E-Myth / 10M copies sold). I shared my story of how his book transformed everything for me. At 23 I was set on starting another company
Want to learn how I manage over 100 virtual assistants to manage all my work? Watch this week’s video. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Why the hell do you need 100 VA’s?”
How do you deal with shiny objects? I was asked this question this past week while giving a talk at one of my portfolio companies. It got me excited because I had a GREAT strategy to overcome it - more on that below. But first, a story...
In my early 20’s I was a workaholic. It took a toll on my health, my relationships and my business... ... although I didn’t know it at the time. Even though the financial outcome of that work ethic resulted in the acquisition of my company Spheric at 28 years old... ... I wouldn’t do it again. It was stupid.