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How Sumo Failed Its Way To An Eight Figure Internet Bohemoth With Noah Kagan

I'm going to take a wild guess and say that you've made a mistake before, it could be even safe to say you've failed before.

We all make mistakes, especially when it comes to the refining fire of entrepreneurship.

Noah Kagan will help us see just how we can start failing the right way and fail forward.

Time stamped show notes:

[4:02] We all spend so much time looking for hacks, and productivity improvements and people to answer our questions, when deep down we all know the right answers.

[4:40] Things that you put out that are in the middle don’t get viewed.

[6:21] Top ways to test headlines

[8:51] Sumo doesn’t track a lot of stuff, they keep it simple.

[9:39] Introduction to Noah Kagan

[10:12] What he would like to create next. Legacy he wants to leave.

[10:31] There is no such thing as legacy.

[10:43] He thinks of what problems can he solve that would make his life better.

[11:02] The greatest disease of the entrepreneur: distraction.

[12:04] His “secret” to success: persistence. Having a clear outcome and then sticking with it.

[15:55] Coffee challenge.

[17:30] Get comfortable with asking for things in general to get better in business.

[19:30] Do whatever you’re great at, find someone to help you with what you’re not good at.

[22:00] Not hating

[23:00] Be everyone’s friends when you’re dead

[24:00] Becoming friends with those you don’t necessarily like

[24:40] Emotional Energy

[26:00] Get better people around you

[27:20] Just add value

[28:00] Success from playing it cool and keeping it real

[29:46] Audio gets cut

[31:12] Story time about not messing up people’s lives

[32:00] Surrounding yourself with non-complaining people

[33:15] Seeing things for how they truly are

[34:21] The projection of our economy

[35:32] Not being on the wrong side of future

[38:00] Marbles

[38:24] YOU can help Noah

[39:40] Meeting Jeff Bezos

[40:00] Learning from Jeff

[41:32] It’s always going to be harder

[42:48] Spending with those who will help you

[44:04] Feel it

Three key points:

 

  1. His “secret” to success: persistence. Having a clear outcome and then sticking with it.
  2. Get comfortable with asking for things in general to get better in business.
  3. Do whatever you’re great at, find someone to help you with what you’re not good at.