David Blutenthal is the Founder & CEO of Moodsnap, an innovative service that helps you easily find music to match your taste based on photographs that best fit how you feel. David is at the forefront of the music industry. He is changing how music is discovered, curated, and consumed through the power of visual imagery. He also shares some key insights about being the Founder & CEO of a young and growing company.
1. Tapping into the ownership ethos – “everyone is the CEO of their own role.”
2. Using music to help with getting boring work done.
3. Using failure as part of an intentional pivot.
4. “The faster and quicker you fail, the faster you get to succeed.”
5. Spend more time strategizing the initial launch.
Name: David Blutenthal, Founder & CEO
Powerful Promise of Value: Moodsnap helps you easily find music to match your taste based on photographs that best fit how you feel.
Headquartered In: Nashville, Tennessee
Leadership Struggle: “…self-discipline around distractability…loud and shiny and fun ideas really fuel me and sometimes they grab my attention from important, but…sometimes duller things that are part of the job but have to be done…I work extra hard…to compensate, I built systems…”
Daily Habit: Start each day with a 20 minute preparation for the day.
Delegation Technique: For any task that someone else on your team can do at least 80% as well as you can, delegate it.
CEO Question You Ask Your Team: What will you accomplish today?
Meeting Advice: Start on time, end on time, set clear expectations, and respect others’ time.
Favorite Book (s): The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph (Ryan Holiday)