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For a relatively young Co-founder & CEO, Jakob has an amazing grasp on the nuances of leadership as a Founding CEO. When we recorded this interview his company was named EdTrips. Since then he and his team changed the name to Bookity. Here’s what you will learn from this wise CEO:
1. Why it’s important to test things first
2. Turning customers into advocates
3. Resolving co-founder kerfuffles – “Founder Therapy”
4. Why it’s so important to personally take a break
Name: Jakob Garrow, Co-founder, CEO
Powerful Promise of Value: Bookity is the only group reservation software designed specifically for museums, historic sites, and other attractions. They created the platform to help these organizations make friendly connections between their reservation desk and their visitors.
Headquartered In: Boston, Massachusetts
Blind Spot: “…being able to take a break and step back and not think about it…something that I haven’t done well…”
Banish Your Business Building Blindspot!
Favorite Resources for Productivity: A simple notebook
Demo Day Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxzKqLmYM3E
Favorite Resources that helps with the Founder to CEO role shift: Ender’s Game: The Ender Quintet (Orson Scott Card), How to Win Friends & Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
Favorite Founders: Semyon Dukach (Managing Director, Techstars in Boston)
Contacts: [email protected], www.bookity.com