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Experts, Gurus, “Mentors,” and Ninjas

They are everywhere. Experts, Gurus, “Mentors,” and Ninjas, oh my! They yell at you from autoplay Facebook videos. They fill your inbox with promises of riches. They twitter bomb you with endless inspirational quotes. They fill your physical mailbox with post cards selling their “must attend” LIVE events. And, you hire them and consult with them all the time.

Dan Shapiro, CEO and Co-founder of Glowforge and author of Hot Seat: The StartUp CEO Guidebook, even pointed out a new and growing problem in a recent interview I did with him for my podcast. “Mentors tend to give a lot of conflicting advice. At Techstars they have a phrase, ‘mentor whiplash,’ for all the opposite and conflicting advice that entrepreneurs get.” Continue reading

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033 — Geoff Woods

Podcast Summary:

It can be pretty challenging to build, scale, and lead your company by yourself. So many of you have told me over the years that it can sometimes be a lonely endeavor. That’s why I have always recommended that a Founder CEO search for the best mentor, for them. It just makes sense, right? Why not tap into the knowledge and experience that another Founder CEO has already acquired and bypass some of the hassles that we Founder CEOs typically encounter. Great. But, how do you find them? Well, in this episode, my friend Geoff Woods shares his 5 steps to finding the perfect mentor. Geoff is the host of The Mentee Podcast…check it out if you are not already a listener. What I found most interesting about Geoff’s story is how he came about finding his mentor. It’s a memorable story that you’ll want to listen to.

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032 — Me, Todd Uterstaedt ;)

Podcast Summary:

I really enjoyed speaking with our five Shark Tank Founder/CEO alumni. They are smart, savvy, and motivated to make a difference. I thought I might take today’s podcast and focus on three actions that you can take to be a better CEO, after listening to these five amazing Founder CEOs. I also preview our next podcast. I invite you to listen. 🙂

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