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How To Start A Start-Up: Podcast With Sqwiggle Co-Founder Matt Boyd

by | Jul 2, 2013 | By Karin Hurt, Career & Learning, Communication |

Got a great start-up idea, but don’t know where to start? Take some advice from Sqwiggle co-founder Matt Boyd. Sqwiggle is new online workroom for remote teams. Listen to our interview by clicking on the podcast.

Matt Boyd Interview

How to Start a Start-Up Podcast Highlights

Find others who share your passion: “We’ve all been nerds since we were younger. Tom was a co-founder of an app called Buffer.. I worked at company called Zillow. We’ve all worked remotely and found it a lonely experience. It just kind-of sucked.”

Spend your time well: “If you wake up every single day and think where can the things, I’m doing today lead me in 5 years, you really start to prioritize what you’re going to do today.”

Network fearlessly: “It’s crazy because I’ve been sending emails to people who I thought would never,ever, ever respond to me. But they do. People read email. People care.”

Work hard: “It’s probably the hardest thing you’re ever going to do.”

Invest yourself: “Sleep on some couches. Be scrappy.”

Even if you’re not ready to start a start-up Matt’s story will inspire you to start what you’ve been putting off, today.

Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt helps human-centered leaders resolve workplace ambiguity and chaos, so that they can drive innovation, productivity and revenue without burning out employees. She’s the founder and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development and training firm known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick. She’s the award-winning author of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul and a hosts the popular Asking For a Friend Vlog on LinkedIn. A former Verizon Wireless executive, Karin was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of great leadership speakers. Karin and her husband and business partner, David Dye, are committed to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells – building clean water wells for the people of Cambodia.

5 Comments

  1. Eric Dingler

    I really appreciate the reminder to think about the five year impact. Longterm thinking is so important.

    Reply
    • letsgrowleaders

      Eric, thanks so much. That was my favorite take away as well.

      Reply
  2. Matt McWilliams

    PODCAST? You have a podcast now?

    I’ll take “Things that make my day” for $500 Alex!

    Reply
    • letsgrowleaders

      Matt,
      Thanks so much! I’m enjoying it. More to come.

      Reply
  3. Sean

    Thank you, Matt. You’ve given me a lot to think about!

    Reply

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