As the Seeking Wisdom community keeps growing, we keep looking for new ways to bring that community together.
Our latest idea: Record a live episode of Seeking Wisdom at WeWork South Station in Boston.
Listen to this special and candid live episode as we discuss the history of the podcast, review our top episodes and themes, and answer audience questions along the way.
Time Stamped Show Notes:
00:45 – Intro to live session
1:28 – How the Seeking Wisdom podcast got started
06:40 – Thoughts on hiring practices (Listen to the “Management & Career Growth” episode)
10:18 – “The Secret to Becoming a Learning Machine” episode and David’s obsession with learning and mentorship. (Listen to “The Secret to Becoming a Learning Machine” episode)
14:14 – The importance of role models as a benchmark
17:15 – Audience question: How do you select your role models based on where you are in your life?
22:26 – Work style at Drift: transparency, intensity, showing your work and autonomy
26:25 – Thoughts on ownership and autonomy
29:57 – Audience question: How do we deal with mentorship at Drift?
31:09 – Audience comment: Autonomy increased productivity at his organization.
32:26 – Audience question: How do you pick what to obsess on and how you obsess over it?
36:07 – Audience question: What are your pain points and learning experiences from the previous business ventures that came before Drift?
38:45 – Audience question: What’s something you guys have changed your minds about recently?
41:10 – Audience question: Have you done anything differently because you’re both a Founder and CEO of the company?
42:12 – Two marketing mega-trends people should be thinking about: video and messaging
44:23 – Audience question: What daily habits have led to most of your progress?
47:13 – Audience question: Do you feel a responsibility to do social good?
49:12 – Audience question: How long do you focus on a great idea that doesn’t gain momentum?
50:56 – Audience question: Does Drift have a company role model?
3 Key Points:
- Keep learning and acknowledge what you don’t know.
- Create a culture of mentorship in your organization and make a list of role models to aspire to.
- Always be progressing in your learning to push yourself forward and stay interested.
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