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Episode #29: Noah Kagan
Our guest today is the inspiring Noah Kagan, Founder, and Chief-Sumo at Sumo.com, AppSumo.com, and OkDork.
Noah is a super successful entrepreneur, a marketing specialist and business consultant.
Noah made his way from the marketing world. He started at Intel, was employee #30 at Facebook and #4 at Mint.
Noah has a very open-minded and interesting approach to life and to building one’s career.
Besides running successful online companies, Noah spreads out amazing content online on OkDork, his youtube channel, and his podcast. In those outlets he shares stories and insights on marketing, starting a business, personal improvement, and productivity tips.
In this episode, Noah shared with us his best practices and routines for starting a business. He also shares new perspectives on how to enjoy the process, scaling businesses, and more.
This is the fourth episode of the third season of the Hacking UI podcast – ‘Scaling a Career’.
In this season we have 10 amazing guests for you, who are leaders and influencers from a variety of different backgrounds. Design managers, development leaders, entrepreneurs and product geniuses that we admire, and we’ll be sharing a new episode every Thursday.
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Links from the show
- Noah’s companies – Sumo.com, AppSumo
- Noah’s blog – OkDork
- His Youtube Channel
- His Podcast – Noah Kagan Presents
- Twitter – @NoahKagan
- Do leaders need to be assholes?
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Key points from this episode:
- Learn about Noah’s background and how he got to his passion for tech and the marketing world. [00:04:40]
- Understand the expert curse. And why some people who don’t have experience, actually can create the innovation. [00:13:00]
- Noah shares tips for your online presence for your business or your personal brand. [00:16:40]
- Learn about Noah’s business routines that he makes consistently. [00:19:35]
- Understand how hiring people is everything and how it can grow your business. [00:22:20]
- Get tips for hiring exceptional people [00:27:15]
- Noah shares his insights on growing your business and personal brand when you’re starting out, and how to prioritize everything. [00:32:00]
- Learn about Noah’s priorities, and how to set sustainable goals in your business. [00:37:25]
- Find out how looking at death, can actually help you to gain new perspectives about life and how to choose what to spend your limited time. [00:45:00]
- Learn insights about karma and how helping out others is always good and how it pays-off by the universe. [00:49:10]
About The Hacking UI Podcast
The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer, and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks.
We are thrilled to launch the third season of the Hacking UI podcast, where we hack our way through product design, development, and creative entrepreneurship.
Our first season, was called ‘Scaling a Design Team’, the Second season was called ‘Scaling a Side Project’ and we’ve decided to call this season – ‘Scaling a Career’.
In this season we have 10 amazing guests for you, who are leaders and influencers from a variety of different backgrounds.
We have design managers, development leaders, entrepreneurs and product geniuses.