Rank #1: The Unconventional Habits of Highly Productive People
How do they actually get so much done in a day? We've all had this thought run through our minds before. The person in question tackles a bunch of projects at work, spends time with family, nurtures their personal relationships, and still finds time to train for a marathon. What's their secret? You convince yourself that they simply don't sleep. Or maybe they've escaped the space-time continuum. Or maybe, they just have something you don't. Turns out, they are doing something different -- but it's something you can learn to do, too. Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer-winning journalist for The New York Times and author of "The Power of Habit," has spent years trying to figure out what makes some people and teams more productive than others. Last week, Charles released his findings in a book titled "Smarter Faster Better." In this episode, Charles shares some of his findings on how to build a happier and more productive team, career, and life.
Mar 15 2016
Rank #2: Gimlet Media Co-Founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber
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
Rank #3: Cracking The Culture Code
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
Rank #4: The Turnaround: Kristen Kish
Kristen Kish’s road to Season 10 of Top Chef was winding, to say the least. She tried out business school for a spell, got in way over her head as an executive chef, and ended up working for one of the best-known culinary icons in the world. And the entire time, she was struggling with her own identity.
In the last episode of The Turnaround season, we explain why appearing on Top Chef was only the second biggest turnaround in Kristen’s life.
Apr 10 2018
Rank #5: Stop Looking up to Workaholics Who Look Down on You
When did working 100 hours become the banner for success? And worse, when did it become so damn cool? Luckily, not everyone thinks so.
David Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of Ruby on Rails and the founder and CTO of Basecamp. David believes this type of workaholism starts at the top and quickly trickles down to your employees. He tells us why we need to change the narrative and stop thinking that all-nighters make us better employees.
Jul 18 2017
Rank #6: What Great Bosses Do Differently
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
Rank #7: Should Everyone Have an Executive Coach?
To Jerry Colonna, accepting leadership means accepting to work on yourself. Because if you’re struggling personally, your company is probably struggling as well.
Jerry is the founder of Reboot, a coaching company that’s helped some of the tech industry’s most well-known leaders. In this episode, he tells us the first step he takes with all of his clients, how he got into this industry, and where he thinks we’re headed when it comes to mental health in the workplace.
Aug 01 2017
Rank #8: How Brandless Is Democratizing Access to Quality
For most shoppers, fair trade, organic, non-GMO products means paying a premium. And the amount of choices? Endless. But conscious consumerism doesn't have to equal uninformed decisions and an empty bank account.
Brandless, which charges $3 for a variety of products, is changing this equation. Founder Tina Sharkey talks about her mission to democratize access to high-quality goods, redefine what brand means, and scale the Brandless business alongside its community.
Dec 19 2018
Rank #9: How to Become an Influential Leader: Tips on Hiring, Growth & Management From Charlene Li
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
Rank #10: Guy Kawasaki on Unconventional Social Media Strategies
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
Rank #11: From Marketing to Mountain Biking: How to Learn Anything
We spend so much of our life in school -- with classes, teachers, tests, and papers. So when structured learning isn’t around anymore, it can be jarring. Like your training wheels just got removed.
Noah Kagan, the Chief Sumo at Sumo.com, has trained himself to keep learning new things all the time. Today on the show, he tells us how he manages to keep learning new skills, whether it’s marketing, mountain biking, or anything in between.
Oct 24 2017
Rank #12: How one entrepreneur added 700+ people to her network
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
Rank #13: How Shopify Grew 10X in 3 Years
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
Rank #14: The Secrets to Becoming a Radically Honest, Passionate & Audacious Leader
Kai Kight's background is anything but typical. When he was three, he began learning the violin, later going on to perform in places like the White House and the Great Wall of China. Then, he went on to earn an engineering degree from Stanford University's d. school where he was entrenched in the entrepreneurship community of Silicon Valley. Today, he travels the world, teaching people at companies like Disney and Coca-Cola how to be better leaders and managers. On this episode of the Growth Show, we sit down with Kai to learn his secrets to being an insanely honest leader, creating (and sticking to) healthy habits, and building a career around your passions.
Dec 02 2015
Rank #15: Embracing Doubt & Other Leadership Lessons From a Former Executive at LinkedIn (Live at #INBOUND15)
It's natural to be afraid of doubt - especially when you're leading a team. You want to be the calm, cool, and collected leader ... but inside you're freaking out. Turns out, some of the best leaders and innovators are those who embrace doubt. In this episode of The Growth Show, Kevin Eyres, an executive coach for hyper-growth companies and former executive at LinkedIn, joins us to talk about the power of doubt, and how it can make you a more innovative leader.
Oct 13 2015
Rank #16: theSkimm Founders Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg
Carly and Danielle quit their jobs at NBC News without a product and only two months worth of savings in their bank accounts. Today, they’re the founders of theSkimm, which has been called Oprah’s must-read newsletter. And Oprah’s not alone -- theSkimm has grown to over one million subscribers, and the founders are well on their way to turning news into a lifestyle brand.
Jun 15 2015
Rank #17: Episode 100: Guy Kawasaki's Unconventional Advice on Growth
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
Rank #18: Taking Care/of Your Health Just Got Easier
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
Rank #19: Elon Musk Biographer and Businessweek Writer Ashlee Vance
Veteran tech journalist Ashlee Vance (NYT, Businessweek) joins Mike to talk about Ashlee’s best-selling biography of Elon Musk. Ashlee goes behind the scenes to talk about PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla and SolarCity, Elon’s personality and working style, and why he’s more like Thomas Edison than Steve Jobs.
Jun 22 2015
Rank #20: The Turnaround: Nintendo
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