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Sean Ellis on how to tell a story on film

My Mission Is...

This week's My Mission Is... podcast guest is Sean Ellis. The British fashion photographer and film director took the world by storm with his youthful and imaginative artistic works throughout the 2010s. After getting his start assisting famed fashion photographer Nick Knight, Sean quickly established himself as a rare talent in the world of film and photography. He is the writer and director behind Academy Award-nominated short Cashback and British Independent Film Award recipient Metro Manila. He continues to make his mark on the film industry, screening his most recent film, the horror period piece Eight for Silver, at Sundance in January. This week, Sean Ellis chats with Mission founder and editor-in-chief Karina Givargisoff and musician Sharleen Spiteri about the state of film during the pandemic, Sean’s own writing process and how to answer the question, “What’s next?” FIND SEAN Instagram: @seanellisphoto FIND MISSION HOSTS Karina: @missionmagazine Sharleen: @sharleenspiteri Website: missionmag.org --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mission-magazine/support


23 Apr 2021

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Hacking Growth: How to make your products grow explosively at a low cost, by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown

Bookey App 30 mins Book Summaries Knowledge Notes and More

Growth hacking is a new business method that’s prevalent in Silicon Valley. People who master this business method are called growth hackers. They not only know about the basic technology of the Internet industry but the psychological traits of users. They are proficient in Internet marketing and skilled at using creative methods and data analysis tools. They can also help a company’s products achieve explosive growth in a short period at a low cost or even no cost at all. This book introduces hacking growth, and many startups think highly of its lessons.   


22 Apr 2021

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Growth Hacking, Experiment Driven Marketing | Sean Ellis

take5: The Rethink Marketing Podcast

On episode #65 of the Rethink Marketing Podcast,  Colin and Eric share a conversation with the father of growth hacking and experienced marketing leader, Sean Ellis.  Sean explains why marketers need to use the scientific method to optimize results and create efficiencies.  To win in the attention economy and to scale rapidly (also called "hacking growth") marketing decision-makers have to seek better options.  Sean unpacks his major learnings and marketing innovations from his time at GrowthHackers, Dropbox, Eventbrite, Qualaroo, and LogMeIn.  It's time to rethink rapid growth... do you think you can hack it? You can listen to take5: The Rethink Marketing Podcast on all major podcast platforms.Visit the Rethink Marketing Podcast website  to learn more about the show  or just peruse our guest list and all episodes.We would love to hear from you.  Your questions, comments and feedback is not only welcome but appreciated!  Let us know what you're rethinking by emailing us at: take5@reed5group.com.  Send us your feedback  and we will send you a  highly sought after Rethink Marketing Podcast t-shirt!  Just include size and mailing address with your comments!


22 Apr 2021

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5. Hacking Growth with Sean Ellis

Sanity Check

In today’s episode of Sanity Check we are joined by the Godfather of Growth-Hacking, Sean Ellis. Sean is an entrepreneur, angel investor and startup advisor, having successfully brought five companies to market that exceeded billion-dollar valuations including Dropbox and Eventbrite. He is also the author of the wildly successful book Hacking Growth, that has propelled breakout growth success at some of the world’s biggest companies. In this chat, it only seems fitting Sean shares his guide to...you guessed it growth, with some real life lessons along the way. ASK SMARTER NOT HARDER QUESTIONS: Sign up to our Expert Question Library, on https://sanitycheck.com to get access to SEAN ELLIS’ TOP 7 QUESTIONS ON EVALUATING A STARTUP GO TO MARKET OPPORTUNITY.  For more from Sean, follow him on LinkedIn @Sean Ellis, Twitter @SeanEllis and check out The Breakout Growth Podcast. Sanity Check is an independent podcast. To support the show please subscribe and also rate and review on Apple Podcasts to help us reach more people. To stay up to date be sure to follow us on: Instagram: @sanitycheckofficial LinkedIn: SanityCheck Twitter: Sanity Check AU Facebook: Sanity Check And Done!


1 Mar 2021

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Eight for Silver Interview: with Boyd Holbrook, Alistair Petrie and Sean Ellis

Alternate Ending - Movie Review Podcast

Eight for Silver made the Most Anticipated Movies of Sundance lists for both Rob AND Tim.  Despite our often differing tastes, there are still through lines that connect us.  For this film, “extreme violence and gore,” meets werewolves, was all they needed to know. I’ll tell you my worry, for this Eight For Silver interview For starters, Boyd Holbrook and Alistair Petrie.  These two edgy bad-guys top my list of favorites. I loved Holbrook in Logan and Petrie in Rogue One, but with my penchant for revennge and holding grudges, I wasn’t sure I wanted to meet these two.  Nevertheless, Rob reminded me that they are in fact “actors” and are probably lovely in real life and they were lovely, indeed. We also had a chance to talk with the mind behind this wild horror-haunting-monster genre mash-up, Sean Ellis.  I mean, the dude clearly has incredible talent, that is obvious even if you’re not a “extreme gore” fan.  Metro Manila and Anthropoid were two of his more popular films. Three interviews for the price of one We met with Holbrook first and his mellow Kentuckian disposition, put us right at ease.  He was funny and casual and as you probably can guess, my favorite parts of the conversation are when we deviate from talking about movies (ha!).  So, in particular, I really in enjoyed talking about family and kids and juggling all of that, on top of a career. Then on to Petrie, which is where things get a bit more intimidating.  English people, right? There is just a shift is presence and polish that puts my insecurities on edge.  I probably just didn't breathe for the first five minutes or so, as I tried to settle in to his sense of humor.  Of course this always-villain was incredibly gregarious and warm, gosh, why would I ever have thought differently. The conclusion of our interview is something best caught on video.  All I'll say is that Rob's ZOOM dropped, immediately after he's caught Petrie off guard asking about his foundation Borne, which is something he is passionate about, given his personal experience with premature birth and miscarriage.  My heart skipped 17 beats, as attempted to plug in and carry the conversation without any premeditated questions.  I still haven't played it back to see the horror on my face, probably never will. At long last, Sean Ellis.  He came to us from his closet and admitted he hadn't brushed his hair.  We commiserated, but truth be told, we don't usually brush our hair and still did for this interview.  I hadn't heard of his name before Sundance this year.  However, Ellis proactively offered that his preference is to not have his name known, so the film's success is marked by the story and its characters. A mini snapshot of Eight For Silver, that it no way prepares you for what you're about to see In the late nineteenth century, brutal land baron Seamus Laurent (Alistair Petrie) slaughters a Roma clan, unleashing a curse on his family and village. In the days that follow, the townspeople are plagued by nightmares, Seamus’s son Edward (Max Mackintosh) goes missing, and a boy is found murdered. The locals suspect a wild animal, but visiting pathologist John McBride (Boyd Holbrook) warns of a more sinister presence lurking in the woods. It's pretty grim and it's definitely filled with more than one cringe-worthy jump scare, but it's also incredibly beautiful and provides an interesting commentary on some of the social issues of the time. And, if you're like Rob and Tim, it's pretty extreme and violent and gory and you'll probably love it. *********** Love the Podcast? Leave us a review! Other places to follow Alternate Ending. Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter Tim Letterboxd – Rob Letterboxd – Carrie Letterboxd

1hr 18mins

3 Feb 2021

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The Founders' List: Sean Ellis on "How to Determine the Optimal Price for Your Web Service" (Pricing Series)

The NFX Podcast

This is The Founders' List - audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community.Alongside our latest NFX Essay "The Hidden World of Pricing: Uber, Trulia, Etsy, Superhuman & More with Madhavan Ramanujam", we decided to release supplemental pricing articles on The Founders' List.Sean Ellis is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and startup advisor. He is the CEO of GrowthHackers and was previously founder and CEO of Qualaroo, an automated user research tool. He attended the University of California, Davis and graduated in 1994."An optimal price allows the startup to grow at the fastest possible rate by maximizing profitable investments in customer acquisition programs and/or offering a free version to drive broad user adoption."Sean's featured article in this episode:- How to Determine the Optimal Price for Your Web ServiceRead the full NFX pricing essay here - https://www.nfx.com/post/the-hidden-world-of-pricing/


26 Jan 2021

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The New Growth Mindset with Sean Ellis & James Currier

The NFX Podcast

In order to drive growth, you need to be data-driven and relentlessly creative. The difficult part of implementing growth in your company is finding someone who is good at both.Growth expert and thought leader Sean Ellis (Dropbox, Eventbrite, GrowthHackers, LogMeIn) sits down with NFX General Partner James Currier to share his thoughts and insights around:- The current stage of growth hacking- The digital growth evolution- The balance of data and creativity- Understanding the physics of growth- Importance of word of mouthBe sure to check out Sean’s latest project GoPractice! as well as his famous book ‘Hacking Growth’.


16 Nov 2020

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Sean Ellis: The Noble Swordsman from Noblesville, Indiana

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Sean Ellis is a co-founder of the Los Angeles Historical European Martial Arts Society and an avid participant in Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) aka sword stuff. If you were ever obsessed with the sword fight in Princess Bride, this episode will teach you what the dialogue really means and Sean will find a way to get you psyched about picking up a sword this year. Link Round-Up LAHMAS on Facebook SoCal Swordfight Forteza Fitness in Chicago Academy of Arms in Burbank Hero's Journey LA Directory of online HEMA classes for COVID times Sharp swords live stream (not from Poland, no blood) Fastest forgotten archery Hans Talhoffer Manuscript project on IndieGoGo Hans Talhoffer Wikipedia Manuscript I 33 Steve Martin in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid A Christmas Story Vigo County is no longer a bellweather county Field Band 101 Hi Josh Cheney

1hr 26mins

8 Nov 2020

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Sean Ellis | Growth Hacking Mastery

Groundswell Marketing Podcast

The "Godfather of Growth" Sean Ellis drops numerous, in-depth strategies for entrepreneurs searching for both rapid and long-term sustainable growth in their business. Sean Ellis is the author of Hacking Growth which has been translated into 16 languages. He is the former growth lead for breakout success companies like Dropbox, LogMeIn, Eventbrite, and Lookout - each worth billions today. In this show, he shares his experience and insights from his vast hands-on experience and teaching-to take your growth to the next level. Connect with Sean  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanellis/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/seanellis Go Practice: https://gopractice.io/ Subscribe to www.Marketer.eco Connect with Scott Show: www.groundswell.fm Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottadammartin/ Instagram: www.Instagram.com/ScottMartin_org twitter: www.twitter.com/ScottAdamMartin Groundswell: www.Groundswell.Marketing 

1hr 8mins

18 Oct 2020

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How to rapidly scale growth with Sean Ellis

The SaaS Revolution Show

Sean Ellis (author of Hacking Growth, marketing and growth leader at 5 billion-dollar companies: Dropbox, LogMeIn, Uproar, Eventbrite, and Lookout) joins Alex Theuma on The SaaS Revolution Show. They're talking how to rapidly scale growth - from when is the right time for a startup to really focus on 'growth', to how to create a culture of experimentation.


8 Oct 2020