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It’s never been easier to start a business, but it’s even harder to succeed. Each episode explores the inspiring stories behind how people grow a business, an idea, or a movement.

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It’s never been easier to start a business, but it’s even harder to succeed. Each episode explores the inspiring stories behind how people grow a business, an idea, or a movement.

iTunes Ratings

228 Ratings
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195
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4
5

Awesome podcast

By Mackmackccc - Oct 18 2018
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Really invited up podcast on how to grow a business.

Insightful

By Carlos Villalobos Valdivieso - Mar 13 2018
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Loving every episode of The Turnaround!

iTunes Ratings

228 Ratings
Average Ratings
195
18
6
4
5

Awesome podcast

By Mackmackccc - Oct 18 2018
Read more
Really invited up podcast on how to grow a business.

Insightful

By Carlos Villalobos Valdivieso - Mar 13 2018
Read more
Loving every episode of The Turnaround!
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The Growth Show

Latest release on Jul 24, 2020

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It’s never been easier to start a business, but it’s even harder to succeed. Each episode explores the inspiring stories behind how people grow a business, an idea, or a movement.

Rank #1: Cracking The Culture Code

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Culture happens. Whether you plan for it or not, all companies have a culture. An no one knows more about how culture works than New York Times’s best-selling author Daniel Coyle.

Daniel talks about his latest work, The Culture Code, where he goes inside the world’s most successful organizations - Pixar, San Antonio Spurs, SEAL Team Six, and more - to find out what makes them tick.

Dec 12 2018

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Rank #2: Guy Kawasaki on Unconventional Social Media Strategies

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Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist at Apple and now Chief Evangelist at Canva joins us to talk about his latest book, The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users, and a few of his unconventional social media strategies that have helped him drive traffic and build an audience of millions of followers. Learn more at hubspot.com/podcast.

Feb 10 2015

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Rank #3: The Turnaround: Nintendo

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Nintendo is known for constantly reinventing the video game landscape. But a few years ago, they had just released their slowest-selling product of all time. Sales were so bad that the president of the company cut his salary in half. And for the first time since entering the video game market, they were operating at a loss.

In today’s episode, we look at how they got there. And how they managed to turn things around.

Mar 20 2018

26mins

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Rank #4: The Platform Revolution Is Here

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Uber. Amazon. Airbnb. Today’s top platforms all understand the power of connection. And Geoffrey Parker believes the greatest exchange in value comes from companies that put their customers first.

Geoffrey’s latest work, “Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy and How to Make Them Work for You,” charts out the future of platforms and reveals how they will change the lives and careers of millions.

Learn more about how HubSpot can help you grow your business at HubSpot.com/CustomerLove

Apr 24 2019

29mins

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Rank #5: What Great Bosses Do Differently

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When was the last time you held back valuable feedback for fear of being mean? We've all done this before. We think we're being kind. But, we aren't. Turns out, this behavior can have drastic consequences when you do this at work - especially when you're a manager. In this episode of The Growth Show, Kim Scott, an author who's previously worked with companies like Twitter, Apple, Google, and Dropbox, outlines her framework for radical candor, and gives tips for making a change in your own management style to build a more productive, happy team.

Jan 19 2016

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Rank #6: How to Build a Brand When No One Understands What You Do

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The first rule of branding is to nail down a solid story. But what if your story is extremely complicated and technical? That's the situation Mike Troiano walked into when he become the CMO of Actifio. His solution? Forget the technicalities - instead, pretend you're talking to a 12-year-old about what your company does. That's just one of the branding tips Mike shares in this episode of The Growth Show. Mike also talks with us about some of the challenges he's run into and the specific growth tactics he's seen work along the way.

Mar 24 2016

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Rank #7: Gimlet Media Co-Founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber

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Last year, former This American Life producer and Planet Money co-host Alex Blumberg launched a business of his own: Gimlet Media. In true journalistic fashion, Alex decided to document the entire process of starting Gimlet — from botching a pitch to legendary VC Chris Sacca all the way through finding his business partner Matt Lieber — and released it as a podcast of it’s own called StartUp. Fast forward to today, and Gimlet has 20 full-time employees, $2M in revenue, and three shows (including StartUp) that are routinely in the top 30 on iTunes, attracting an audience of over four million people each month.

Jul 27 2015

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Rank #8: The Turnaround: Narragansett Brewing Company

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Mark Hellendrung visited a local pub in his home town in Rhode Island. He was just looking for a drink, but he found himself on a journey to bring back the 125-year-old beer brand locals call ‘Gansett.

But how do you balance tradition with innovation? With the weight of an entire community (and generations more) behind him, Mark finally brought The Narragansett Beer Company back home.

No industry relies more upon the good will, neighborliness, and friendship of the public than does the brewing business.” - Carl W. Haffenreffer (Former Vice President & Co-Owner, Narragansett Brewing Company)

Mar 06 2018

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Rank #9: How one entrepreneur added 700+ people to her network

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Every single day at 9:15 AM, Molly Beck reaches out to a new person in her network. And if you’re trying to get to the next level in your career, you might want to consider doing the same thing.

Molly is an entrepreneur and the author of a book called ‘Reach Out: The Simple Strategy You Need to Expand Your Network and Increase Your Influence.’ She tells us how she starts genuine professional relationships, why we need to move beyond the coffee date, and the story of the worst reach out experience she’s had recently.

Oct 03 2017

38mins

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Rank #10: Patagonia’s Rick Ridgeway: Eye-Opening Lessons for Working (and Living) Adventurously

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At Patagonia, transparency isn't convenient. "Transparency is telling the good and the bad," says Rick Ridgeway, Patagonia's VP of Environmental Affairs. "It is having the moxie to openly tell our customers and other external stakeholders about the harm that we are doing." But how does transparency work in reality? In this episode of The Growth Show, Rick gives us a true behind-the-scenes view of what it's like working at one of the most transparent companies in the world. He also shares some refreshing and eye-opening advice about life. Recently, he was in an accident with his longtime friend, Doug Tompkins (Founder of The North Face), and on this episode, Rick shares some of the life lessons he's learned in the aftermath. This is a special episode, folks. We hope you enjoy it.

Mar 01 2016

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Rank #11: The Happiness Equation: How to Design a More Fulfilling Life

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Most people think happiness is a destination. You work hard. You become successful. Then, you're happy. Rinse and repeat for a happy life...right? Not exactly. According to Neil Pasricha, we've got this all backward. In his recently released book, "The Happiness Equation," Neil dives into research about what makes people happy at work and in life. In this episode, Neil joins us to share his findings, including how to avoid burnout, why you should never retire, and how to identify your true passions in life.

Mar 19 2016

29mins

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Rank #12: Episode 100: Guy Kawasaki's Unconventional Advice on Growth

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The year was 2015. It was a cold January morning, and HubSpot HQ was buried under record snowfall. The Growth Show launched our first few episodes -- but our team had no idea whether people would listen to them.

Fast-forward to today. We've released 100 episodes with some of the top minds in business, and thousands of people listen to the show each week.

To thank all the people who've helped us get here, we wanted to do something special.

Today, we're bringing back one of our listeners' all-time favorite guests: Guy Kawasaki.

(Quick refresher for anyone not familiar with his incredible career: Guy's the Former Chief Evangelist at Apple, famed author, seasoned startup investor, and current Chief Evangelist at Canva.)

In January 2015, Guy Kawasaki came on the show to talk about some of his counterintuitive social media strategies. Today, he joins us to talk about what's changed since then: the Snapchat vs. Instagram Stories debate; making the most of Facebook Live; and lessons from his book, The Art of the Start 2.0, on building great businesses.

We hope you enjoy this special recording.

And from all of us here at The Growth Show: Thanks for listening.  

Sep 20 2016

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Rank #13: Product Market Fit Should Be Emotional

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Many ecommerce companies face the same two problems: the cost of keeping inventory, and the money they have to swallow when a customer returns an item. Shan-Lyn Ma, the CEO and co-founder of Zola, has dodged both of those problems.

Zola is an update on the wedding registry. In today’s episode, Shan-Lyn tells us about what she learned from her time working at the shopping website Gilt, her view on the future of ecommerce, and why it’s a really good thing if a customer gets emotional when you’re doing user research.

Mar 21 2017

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Rank #14: How Shopify Grew 10X in 3 Years

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On this episode of The Growth Show, HubSpot’s Mike Volpe and Meghan Keaney-Anderson sit down with Craig Miller, Chief Marketing Officer at Shopify, to talk about the techniques that his team has used to help fuel Shopify's 10x growth since joining the company just three years ago. Miller also talks about why he thinks engineers make great marketers, his decision to re-brand the marketing team to the growth team, and why there are huge opportunities in things that are often boring like your Terms of Service. Learn more at hubspot.com/podcast.

Jan 29 2015

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Rank #15: The Turnaround: Market Basket

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During the Summer of 2014, customers and employees of Market Basket boycotted the company, demanding that the board of trustees reinstate Arthur T. Demoulas, the beloved president and CEO of the grocery store chain.

This week, we tell the story of that protest, which is a good reminder that the people sitting around a boardroom table aren’t the only ones who own a company.

Apr 03 2018

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Rank #16: How to Become an Influential Leader: Tips on Hiring, Growth & Management From Charlene Li

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Technology has completely changed the way people work -- especially leaders at high-growth companies. How should managers approach hiring, growth, and management today? This week, we sit down with Charlene Li, Founder and CEO of Altimeter Group, to chat about her philosophy on these top leadership concerns.

Oct 27 2015

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Rank #17: Everlane's Founder on Building a Transparent, Focused & Cutting-Edge Fashion Brand

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Everlane isn't like many other contemporary fashion brands. While others drive profits by discretely marking up low-cost goods, Everlane discloses the line-by-line costs for producing their products - and how much money they make on each transaction. While others obscure details about their supply chain, Everlane devotes a whole section of their website to photos and information about their factories. While others rely on tried-and-true marketing tactics like sending emails and launching remarketing campaigns to interact with customers, Everlane experiments with Facebook Messenger and Snapchat to place orders and drive demand. How'd the company build such a transparent and nimble brand? In this episode of The Growth Show, our host, Kipp Bodnar, sits down with Everlane's Founder, Michael Preysman, to learn the secrets to the company's success.

Jan 05 2016

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Rank #18: Always Wear Pants: New Rules of Work From The Muse's Kathryn Minshew

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Back in 2011, Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos founded the online career resource The Muse. They were fed up with how something so important -- advancing in your career-- had fallen so far behind the times. Six years and 50 million users later, they decided to team up again to write a playbook -- The New Rules of Work -- for people looking to plot a course for their career and execute on it.

In this episode, we talk to Kathryn about what getting taken down by government agents while working at the US Embassy in Cyprus taught her about what she truly valued, what she’s learned about hiring and retention since then, and why you should always wear pants.

Apr 18 2017

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Rank #19: Why Rejecting $30 Million From Mark Cuban Was Her Best Business Move

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It was the largest offer in Shark Tank history. Mark Cuban offered Arum Kang $30 million for her dating app Coffee Meets Bagel. But she and her sisters swiped left, and that decision made them the targets of keyboard cowboys who labeled them “foolish” and “greedy”.

There was a specter of self-doubt, a discovery of the company’s real values, and a final rise above all the noise. Three years later, Kang feels zero regret for her decision to pass on the Shark’s tantalizing offer.

Dec 05 2018

23mins

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Rank #20: GV's (Google Ventures) Jake Knapp on How to 'Fix' Brainstorming

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If you work in some kind of office, you’ve probably spent a good amount of your time in group brainstorms. Sometimes they work, but often you’re left with a ton of really great ideas -- and no action.

Jake Knapp is probably the most vocal critic of the group brainstorm. He’s the creator of GV's (Google Ventures) sprint process, and the author of “Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days” in which he lays out a five-day alternative to group brainstorms that actually has results. In this episode, he tells us how he lost faith in brainstorming, what you can learn from Slack’s sprint process, and how you can even apply the idea to your personal life.

May 02 2017

22mins

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Real Corporate Anti-Racist Training Starts at the Top

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Kim Crowder is a consultant, whose expertise covers diversity, equity, and inclusion. In particular, she’s a corporate anti-racist trainer, helping companies create inclusive marketing and communications. To say the least, Kim has been busy lately.

The recent protests in the US that started back on May 26 in Minneapolis in response to the death of George Floyd sparked a movement that also had companies taking a hard look at policy bias and racism in their own workplaces. But to make real, lasting change, it all starts at the top.

Jul 24 2020

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Yes, You Too Can Become a Servant of Pod

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Nick Quah is almost synonymous with podcasts. His newsletter Hot Pod gives a weekly rundown on all things podcasts. And he recently partnered with LAist Studios to create his first podcast called Servant of Pod. And yes, it’s about podcasts. Wait, have we mentioned podcasts?

Nick talks with Meghan about what went into creating his new show, how businesses are in a unique position to determine the future of podcasting, and why his gut questions whether branded podcasts should exist at all.

Jul 17 2020

26mins

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Trading Camp Canoes for Virtual Classrooms

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Tinashe Blanchet is the founder of The Learning Lab, a New Orleans-based non-profit organization and education space that hosts two summer camps. But given the need for social distancing, Tinashe had to quickly move both camps to fully virtual.

She talks about how, for the safety of everyone at the camps, she stood in opposition of local government recommendations. And Tinashe explains why the work being done today will help shape the way technology is used in classrooms in the future.

Jun 26 2020

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Why The Lean Startup Is More Essential Than Ever for Businesses

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Steve Blank is not a prophet. But as one of the minds behind the highly influential Lean Startup movement, when Steve starts to look at the future of how we do business, people listen.

Steve returns to explain why The Lean Startup is even more essential than ever for businesses right now as they work to not only survive the pandemic but set themselves up to thrive coming out of it.

Jun 18 2020

23mins

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How Indie Theaters Are Bringing the Silver Screen to Your TV Screen

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The Coolidge Corner Theater opened in 1933 during the Great Depression and has become a landmark in the city of Boston. But as non-essential businesses were ordered to close, it left many in the film industry wondering: Is it curtains for the indie theater system?

Katherine Tallman, executive director at Coolidge Corner Theater, talks about pivoting online with Virtual Screening Room and whether she sees on-demand studio releases as the future of our moviegoing experience.

Jun 11 2020

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Part Two: Reading Is a Revolutionary Act

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Bookshop is an online platform where you can buy books from local and independent bookstores. But founder Andy Hunter never imagined how quickly he’d need to scale the company after only launching in January.

That’s because what bookstores were experimenting with in February became what they’d need to survive in March.

Andy talks about how he’s not only taking on Amazon, but how Bookshop is creating virtual bookseller communities that are reflective and even larger than their physical ones.

Jun 03 2020

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Part One: Reading Is a Revolutionary Act

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Danielle Mullen is the owner of Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery -- Chicago’s only black woman-owned bookstore. She’s worked tirelessly to build a community and improve literacy in the city. 

As the current crisis closed bookstores around the country, Danielle moved to online sales. But she wasn’t about to handover her store’s keys to the same online giant that’s put so many other independent bookstores out of business. Instead, she found a new platform.

Support #CleartheShelves and donate books to Chicago Public Schools.

May 29 2020

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Same Business. New Flavor.

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Ryan Spaccavento, founder of Coffee on Cue, saw an opportunity for an underserved market of coffee drinkers -- business subscriptions and live events.

But as companies closed its doors and live events locked its gates, Ryan found his businesses grinding to a halt. So he moved the company online, sold surplus beans to the general public, and distributed fresh coffee to virtual event goers' homes.

May 20 2020

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How a Community Has Taken the Weight off One Gym’s Shoulders

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Luke Milton of Los Angeles’ top fitness center Training Mate knew he needed to act quickly. His three gym locations were ordered to close and his entire staff’s livelihoods hung in the balance of uncertainty. 

Luke not only moved his gym online within hours, but he brought with it the sense of community that’s won Training Mate so much acclaim. And it's this power of community that’s affirmed his faith in humanity.

May 13 2020

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Keeping Spirits High and Communities Safe

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Listoke Distillery is a gin and distillation school located just north of Dublin, Ireland. Owner Bronagh Conlon, herself a former healthcare worker and survivor of breast cancer, has a unique perspective on the need to protect essential workers and the general public.

Within hours, she converted the company’s gin distillery to produce hand sanitizer. Bronagh talks about how she made that decision and what’s most important for leaders to focus on right now.

May 05 2020

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How Piera Gelardi is Refining 29Rooms

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Piera Gelardi founded Refinery29 as a catalyst for women to claim their power. And today, she leads a digital media and entertainment empire. Piera talks about the important role her customers play in Refinery29 and 29Rooms, and how being a new mother impacts her creativity.

Listen to Weird Work and subscribe now before the new season!

May 22 2019

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Bringing Transparency to Women’s Health

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When Katerina Schneider set out to raise funding for her company Ritual, she was four months pregnant. And she was given the choice: Start a company. Or start a family. You cannot do both.

Kat talks about the early struggles in securing funding, how the mysteries behind vitamins made her launch the company, and why women’s health is essential to the company’s focus.

Learn more about how HubSpot can help you grow your business at HubSpot.com/CustomerLove

May 15 2019

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How The Success of Canned Wine Nearly Cost Its Founder Everything

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Ryan Harms and his Union Wine Company were the toast of Oregon. They’d done something so crazy, they figured it was only a matter of time until the novelty wore off. Ryan and his team were responsible for putting wine in a can. And people went crazy for it.

But just as things were going well for Ryan and the business, his personal life was falling apart. Ryan shares the mistakes he made along the way, and offers insight into what other first time founders can do to manage their own work/life balance.

Learn more about how HubSpot can help you grow your business at HubSpot.com/CustomerLove

May 08 2019

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Hipcamp Is a Breath of Fresh Air. Literally.

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Whether you prefer glamping, treehouses, or the trusty old tent, camping is all about getting outside. But navigating the trail to book public or private camping spots is a hassle. So Alyssa Ravasio founded Hipcamp, an online booking site connecting campers with landowners.

Alyssa talks about the strength and confidence she found in camping at a young age and the three questions she needed to answer before deciding whether or not to found Hipcamp.

Learn more about how HubSpot can help you grow your business at HubSpot.com/CustomerLove

May 01 2019

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The Platform Revolution Is Here

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Uber. Amazon. Airbnb. Today’s top platforms all understand the power of connection. And Geoffrey Parker believes the greatest exchange in value comes from companies that put their customers first.

Geoffrey’s latest work, “Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy and How to Make Them Work for You,” charts out the future of platforms and reveals how they will change the lives and careers of millions.

Learn more about how HubSpot can help you grow your business at HubSpot.com/CustomerLove

Apr 24 2019

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Taking Care/of Your Health Just Got Easier

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Let’s be honest. There’s no such thing as a magic pill. But the vitamin industry sure makes it seem like a miracle cure is right there inside every bottle.

Akash Shah co-founded Care/of, a subscription vitamin company, to make personalized healthy habits simple and transparent. He talks about how Care/of generates word of mouth marketing and where companies can build more trust with their customers.

Learn more about how HubSpot can help you grow your business at HubSpot.com/CustomerLove

Apr 17 2019

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The Case for Cubes: Closing the Door on Open Offices

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There’s a new trend in office design. And its common enemy? The open office floor plan. Phone booths that once littered our sidewalks have been given new life inside our modern offices.

Producer Matt Brown joins us to break down why so many companies are answering the call to install private rooms in the office.

Apr 12 2019

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Brace Yourself, Quip Is Changing Everything About Dental Care

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You know the drill. Quick brush in the morning, neglect the afternoon floss, and win your week with a second brush a few nights a week. Changing habits is hard, especially when it comes to dental care.

Simon Enever founded Quip to fix oral care. He talks about the role of messaging in the early years, how customers are helping influence new products, and the company’s recent foray into selling offline.

Learn more about how HubSpot can help you grow your business at HubSpot.com/CustomerLove

Apr 10 2019

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Finding Humanity in Technology

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Artificial Intelligence. Automation. Bots. Technology has disrupted nearly every aspect of our daily lives. But author Kate O’Neill asks the question, where is all this technology headed? And are we steering that technology to create the best future, for the most people?

In her latest work “Tech Humanist: How Data and Technology Shape the Future of Meaningful Human Experiences,” Kate explores how we can create more meaningful, intentional, and integrated experiences that better align with businesses and people.

Learn more about how HubSpot can help you grow your business at HubSpot.com/CustomerLove

Apr 03 2019

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Outdoor Apparel Doesn’t Have to Be Ugly

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[Mini Episode] Topo Designs president Jedd Rose believes outdoor apparel design deserves better. And this week, producer Matt Brown helps us unpack how the company designs for urban and outdoor life.

Jedd talks about the company’s design principles and tells us why the best outdoor gear has more to do with memories than fabrics.

Mar 29 2019

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iTunes Ratings

228 Ratings
Average Ratings
195
18
6
4
5

Awesome podcast

By Mackmackccc - Oct 18 2018
Read more
Really invited up podcast on how to grow a business.

Insightful

By Carlos Villalobos Valdivieso - Mar 13 2018
Read more
Loving every episode of The Turnaround!