TMBA 640: Who’s In Your Van?

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One of the biggest challenges we discuss on the show is how to take businesses to making multi-millions in revenue. Today’s guest Ayman Al-Abdullah has done that in his time as former CEO at AppSumo, and he shares his major takeaways with Dan, including why recruiting is such an important ongoing task:

“You’re essentially crafting your rock band. What more important job than who I’m hanging out with on a daily basis and hanging in the tour van, I think the most important job of the CEO is: ‘Who is in the van?”

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • The challenges of being a ‘consolidator’, as a business owner, of a number of smaller companies.10’05” 
  • Why the best teams are all about recruiting 16’07’ 
  • The importance of avatars in your business 20’07” 
  •  Why ‘Servant Leadership’ is so important 44’05” 

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Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Post a Remote Job
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
AppSumo
Ayman Al-Abdullah
Extreme Ownership
Office Space

Enjoyed this podcast? Check out these:

TMBA305: Building Teams of A Players
TMBA535: Bringing Your Remote Team Together
TMBA595: Hiring Tips for Remote Companies in 2021

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