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Ways to Think About Scaling Startups (Inspired by Camping)

Ways to Think About Scaling Startups (Inspired by Camping)

Earlier this month I spent a week in Beautiful British Columbia. One of the trips we undertook was to Garibaldi Lake. After a 23 km hike we were rewarded with one of the most stunning views I have ever seen. The next day, sitting around the picnic table having breakfast, the conversation drifted towards business and startups, and the following question was put to me:“What is it like to start scaling a startup?”

Building The Agency Model of The Future (Peter Reitano)

Building The Agency Model of The Future (Peter Reitano)

This article originally appeared on BetaKit. In this interview I spoke to Peter Reitano, CEO of Abacus, an “ad tech/agency” focused on growing startups and helping big brands solve their marketing problems. We talked about the agency model of the future, how technology empowers and automates creative, and the concept of the “ego-less” marketer which I found very interesting. 

Reduce Startup Risks 04 (Video): Make Product Management Your Competitive Advantage (Adam Jarczyn)

Reduce Startup Risks 04 (Video): Make Product Management Your Competitive Advantage (Adam Jarczyn)

Product managers and their teams are often at risk of being pulled in eighteen different directions at once. For our latest RSR interview, I sat down with Adam Jarczyn, SVP Operations and Product at #Paid to learn how to cut the distractions and make your product team part of your competitive advantage.

Reduce Startup Risks 03 (Video): Building Highly Effective Product Teams (Bohdan Zabawasky)

Reduce Startup Risks 03 (Video): Building Highly Effective Product Teams (Bohdan Zabawasky)

I sat down with Bohdan Zabawsky, serial CTO and founder of Fortay.co to unpack transitioning from a startup to a major organization, hiring for success, anticipating problems, and dealing with toxic employees while keeping strong employees motivated — specifically engineers, whether they are destined for leadership or not.