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#120 — #DeepDive on The Remote Workspace Utopia — Hiten Shah

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Below the Line Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Remote work utopia is freedom over timeEmpower employees to function in their personal best environment that remote work allows. Focusing on productivity as the priority, regardless of strategy.Remote working cultures gain a lot of advantages from asynchronous working conditionsExecutives and management are optimizing for themselves, not for their team when it comes to remote environmentsLeadership often wants to maintain their in-office micromanagement strategies remotely; however, this leads to unnecessary inefficienciesIf you’re not happy, find a new job. You have leverage due to the unclarity around what is next for working environments.Advice to management: “When you don’t have clarity, go get it. Otherwise, you’re going to end up spending your time recruiting.”– Hiten ShahDesign your work-from-home space for comfortEven though there is a looming unknown about what a hybrid working environment will look like, investing in a comfortable and productive WFH setup will be beneficialDon’t manage your time, manage your energyConstantly reevaluate if your meetings boost or drain your energy; optimize your meetings to be productive, valuable, and inspiring, or don’t schedule them at allOptimum problem-solving starts with ‘what is the current and desired state and what changes need to be met’ rather than starting with ‘why and how’Good managers identify the problem, reevaluate expectations, and trust that they have a team of experts to solve the problem“Never mix the conversation of strategy and the conversation of execution” – James BesharaIf you mix the two, you will constantly edit down your ambitionRead the full notes @ podcastnotes.orgHiten Shah is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nira. A company that specializes in protecting companies documents from unauthorized access. Hiten has been working remotely for close to 18 years. Today he joins James to talk about The Remote Workspace Utopia. James and Hiten start the episode by giving listeners insight into all the technological gadgets used to help complete daily tasks and meetings remotely. James and Hiten also dive deep into the topic of meetings. Hiten explains the detrimental effects of mixing strategy and execution and why each topic should be discussed separately. To conclude the episode, James and Hiten talk about Communication in the remote workspace and what are the best practices in keeping your team on track. https://bit.ly/Go_BelowtheLine Find out more about Hiten Shah: https://www.twitter.com/hnshah https://www.nira.com/ Hit the show hotline and leave a question or comment for the show at 424-272-6640, email James questions directly at askbelowtheline@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @ twitter.com/gobelowtheline Support Our Sponsors: Magic Mind https://magicmind.co (Use Code BTL at Checkout for 20% off) AppSumo http://appsumo.com/bff About your host, James:   James Beshara is a founder, investor, advisor, author, podcaster, and encourager based in Los Angeles, California. James has created startups for the last 12 years, selling one (Tilt, acquired by Airbnb), and invested in a few multi-billion dollar startups to date. He has spoken at places such as Y-Combinator, Harvard Business School, Stanford University, TechCrunch Disrupt, and has been featured in outlets like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and Time Magazine. He’s been featured in Forbes, Time, and Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30” lists and advises startups all around the world. All of this is his “above the line” version of his background. Hear the other 90% of the story in the intro episode of Below The Line. “Below the Line with James Beshara" is brought to you by Another Podcast Network.

2hr 1min

20 Oct 2021

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#120 — #DeepDive on The Remote Workspace Utopia — Hiten Shah

Below the Line with James Beshara

Hiten Shah is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nira. A company that specializes in protecting companies documents from unauthorized access. Hiten has been working remotely for close to 18 years. Today he joins James to talk about The Remote Workspace Utopia. James and Hiten start the episode by giving listeners insight into all the technological gadgets used to help complete daily tasks and meetings remotely. James and Hiten also dive deep into the topic of meetings. Hiten explains the detrimental effects of mixing strategy and execution and why each topic should be discussed separately. To conclude the episode, James and Hiten talk about Communication in the remote workspace and what are the best practices in keeping your team on track. https://bit.ly/Go_BelowtheLine Find out more about Hiten Shah: https://www.twitter.com/hnshah https://www.nira.com/ Hit the show hotline and leave a question or comment for the show at 424-272-6640, email James questions directly at askbelowtheline@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @ twitter.com/gobelowtheline Support Our Sponsors: Magic Mind https://magicmind.co (Use Code BTL at Checkout for 20% off) AppSumo http://appsumo.com/bff About your host, James:   James Beshara is a founder, investor, advisor, author, podcaster, and encourager based in Los Angeles, California. James has created startups for the last 12 years, selling one (Tilt, acquired by Airbnb), and invested in a few multi-billion dollar startups to date. He has spoken at places such as Y-Combinator, Harvard Business School, Stanford University, TechCrunch Disrupt, and has been featured in outlets like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and Time Magazine. He’s been featured in Forbes, Time, and Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30” lists and advises startups all around the world. All of this is his “above the line” version of his background. Hear the other 90% of the story in the intro episode of Below The Line. “Below the Line with James Beshara" is brought to you by Another Podcast Network.

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19 Oct 2021

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[Replay] Hiten Shah on Choosing the Right Value Proposition

Everyone Hates Marketers

This is a replay of my interview with Hiten Shah. In this episode, we talk about crafting the right value proposition and why keeping it simple is the key to making it successful. *** Tap on this link to access show notes+transcripts, join our private community of mavericks, or sign up to the newsletter: EveryoneHatesMarketers.com/links

53mins

12 Oct 2021

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#77 - HITEN SHAH

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Pod of Jake Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Crypto, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), and Discord make the internet feel young again with speculative exciting technology and communal intellectual explorationThe more a community is involved in a crypto or NFT asset, the more likely sentiment is to gain momentum and increase valueThere is a limited capacity for curiosity in a ‘career’In most careers, there is a ceiling to use your brain – the work may be fulfilling but jobs tend to rely on muscle memory and not evolving intellectual challengeThe only risk to being curious is that you might get more curious!Explore arbitrage opportunitiesAs the internet evolves, there are countless business ventures that never require you to build a customer baseEverything in business boils down to buy low, sell high – regardless of the product or serviceRead the full notes @ podcastnotes.orgHiten is a serial entrepreneur and investor currently serving as the Co-Founder and CEO of Nira. He previously co-founded KISSmetrics, and before that, CrazyEgg. Hiten has invested in or advised more than 200 startups over the last 15 years and has recently turned his attention towards crypto. Follow Hiten on Twitter @hnshah. [2:21] - Hiten’s story, his fathers advice, and early days as an entrepreneur [15:00] - Extreme curiosity, customer obsession, and arbitrage [19:02] - How Hiten got into crypto [23:20] - When great technologies start on the fringe [26:22] - NFT avatars and Lazy Lions [34:59] - Discord as a new arena for learning [38:26] - Observations from 18 years of working remotely --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com

45mins

14 Sep 2021

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#77 - HITEN SHAH

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Hiten is a serial entrepreneur and investor currently serving as the Co-Founder and CEO of Nira. He previously co-founded KISSmetrics, and before that, CrazyEgg. Hiten has invested in or advised more than 200 startups over the last 15 years and has recently turned his attention towards crypto. Follow Hiten on Twitter @hnshah. [2:21] - Hiten’s story, his fathers advice, and early days as an entrepreneur [15:00] - Extreme curiosity, customer obsession, and arbitrage [19:02] - How Hiten got into crypto [23:20] - When great technologies start on the fringe [26:22] - NFT avatars and Lazy Lions [34:59] - Discord as a new arena for learning [38:26] - Observations from 18 years of working remotely --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com

45mins

10 Sep 2021

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Hiten Shah: How user research helps improve product-customer relevance

The ABM Conversations Podcast - for B2B marketing professionals

In this episode, Hiten Shah, the founder of Nira, who also co-founded CrazyEgg and Kissmetrics, joins us to share his observations and insights on "How user research can help your product become more relevant to your customers and sometimes even pivot to a new direction?"He talks about:--> What should one look for in user interviews?--> Why did he and his team pivot from FYI to what is now called Nira?--> The 3 different types of pivots--> The EAT method/framework for prioritizing feature requests or pivoting to something net new--> How user research ties into building your value proposition, and a lot more...

36mins

9 Aug 2021

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🏅 9. Hiten Shah (Nira.com)

The Usual SaaS-pects with Ch Daniel

Their bio (from the AmA post) I'm Hiten, @hnshah on Twitter. Signed up for Twitter in 2006, lucky to be in the first batch of 5,000 users. I tweet about growing startups into businesses and the occasional gif or meme. (example) Founded three SaaS startups (Crazy Egg, KISSmetics, and now Nira), 150+ startup investments, many failed SaaS products, 18 years later, ask me literally anything about SaaS. My biggest monetary failure: Back in the early 2000s I lost $1 million trying to start a SaaS company that never ended up launching. I created a product management course while building Nira with my co-founder. We used to charge $1,600 for it. If you ask me a question, direct message (DM) me, I'll give you an account at no cost to you. Fun fact about me: I’m obsessed with finding the best content on the Internet using Google. So, I might reply to your question(s) with my favorite link that has the answer. Pro tip: Search my tweets using Google. Use this Google search and replace [fill in the blank] with your startup question or related keywords. This trick can be used for any account on Twitter. —— Links Reddit SaaS: https://www.reddit.com/r/saas My Twitter: https://twitter.com/chddaniel

2hr 3mins

30 Jun 2021

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2. Live AmA, Hiten Shah: Lifelong multi-time SaaS founder here to help you avoid costly mistakes

The Usual SaaS-pects with Ch Daniel

Their bio (from the AmA post) I'm Hiten, @hnshah on Twitter. Signed up for Twitter in 2006, lucky to be in the first batch of 5,000 users. I tweet about growing startups into businesses and the occasional gif or meme. (example) Founded three SaaS startups (Crazy Egg, KISSmetics, and now Nira), 150+ startup investments, many failed SaaS products, 18 years later, ask me literally anything about SaaS. My biggest monetary failure: Back in the early 2000s I lost $1 million trying to start a SaaS company that never ended up launching. I created a product management course while building Nira with my co-founder. We used to charge $1,600 for it. If you ask me a question, direct message (DM) me, I'll give you an account at no cost to you. Fun fact about me: I’m obsessed with finding the best content on the Internet using Google. So, I might reply to your question(s) with my favorite link that has the answer. Pro tip: Search my tweets using Google. Use this Google search and replace [fill in the blank] with your startup question or related keywords. This trick can be used for any account on Twitter. —— Links Reddit SaaS: https://www.reddit.com/r/saas My Twitter: https://twitter.com/chddaniel

59mins

25 Jun 2021

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Hiten Shah — Go-To-Market Models, Landing Page Minimalism, and Why Marketing Is Everyone's Job

Everything Is Marketing

On the show today is Hiten Shah. Where do I start with Hiten... most notably he's the founder of the software companies FYI, Crazy Egg, and KISSmetrics. He's also been involved in starting a number of other companies. He writes a newsletter called Product Habits. He does a podcast called The Startup Chat. He angel invests. He has a grand career in tech.I wanted to bring him on because Hiten has been in the world of tech and startups for a long time. And with time and experience comes wisdom. I'm always impressed by the way that Hiten sees the world and how he thinks about marketing. He also has a unique ability to be very objective and honest about himself. We get into this with his companies but he's not afraid to talk about where things have fallen short. And given his experience with Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics, Hiten knows what works and doesn't work — he's seen it all and has been on the forefront of marketing for a long time.You'll hear about what go-to-market model Hiten would start with if he was founding a new startup today, why marketing is everyone's job, why all of his landing pages are just a headline, subheadline, call to action, and some sort of illustration, and why there's no such thing as having done zero marketing.More on Hiten: @hnshah on Twitter FYI The Startup Chat podcast Sponsored by SparkLoop — the referral tool for newsletters. Hundreds of smart newsletter creators use SparkLoop to get more, high-quality email subscribers on autopilot. Get started in 5 minutes and start a free 30-day trial → sparkloop.app/eim🙌 Thank Hiten for coming on the show with a quick tweetIf you've got a question or takeaway you want to share from this episode, you can do so in the Swipe Files community. You can chat with guests of the podcast as well as a bunch of other top-notch marketers. Join a community that will help you do your best work and be prolific. Check it out at swipefiles.com/membershipI write an occasional newsletter about cutting-edge, comprehensive, and sometimes even crazy marketing ideas. Subscribe to become a better marketer, one idea at a time at swipefiles.com You can also get my free newsletter Marketing Weekly. It's a curated digest of the best marketing content in your inbox every Sunday morning. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice? It takes less than a minute and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!Looking for marketing jobs? Check out Hey Marketers, a free job board I created just for marketing jobs.★ Support this podcast ★

1hr 34mins

8 Feb 2021

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80: Hiten Shah, CEO of FYI and Former CEO Kissmetrics

Square One: Conversations with the Best in Business

How would you feel if you had a billion dollar opportunity right in front of you and you squandered it? That’s what we talked about this week with Hiten Shah, CEO of FYI and former CEO of Kissmetrics. Hiten coined the term “my billion dollar mistake” in an iconic blog post several years ago. In it, he detailed how his team at Kissmetrics was 3 years ahead of the market, well funded, had great customers and ultimately lost the lead. It was a lesson in management, leadership and self awareness. This week I chatted with Hiten about all things leadership and management - we dug deep specifically into lessons learned from that experience, but also broadened it out to his observations of what’s going on in the market today - how are Founders in 2021 approaching fundraising, what are the common mistakes they’re making and what, if any, downstream impacts will the abundance of capital have on the early stage ecosystem.

57mins

2 Feb 2021

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