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Ep.489 ~ Building Blinkist to 17,000,000 Readers ~ Holger Seim

January 27, 2021

Holger Seim ~ CEO of Blinkist

~ Current Series ~

100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

 

Today we are joined by the Cofounder and CEO of Blinkist, Holger Seim. Blinkist connects 17 million readers worldwide to the biggest ideas of the most popular non-fiction books via audio and text. It is a book-summarizing subscription service mobile app based out of Berlin, Germany. And was founded in 2012, and the service provides summaries of over 3,000 bestselling non-fiction books, 15-minute reads, for your short-term content consumption. 

Holger co-founded Blinkist with a vision to inspire people to never stop learning, and grew it into a global brand with customers in more than 150 countries, and having over 140 employees from 40 different nationalities. They made their first million by year 4, and now they have 17,000,000 readers.

 

 03:15 Who is Holger Seim?

 04:18 The Concept Behind Blinkist

 09:53 The Challenges of Naming a Business

 12:12 Funding Blinkist

 22:57 Building a Diverse International Company

 34:14 Holger's Favorite Blinkist Summaries

 40:05 Where to find Holger

 

 

Contact Info:

Website: https://www.blinkist.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holgerseim

 

 

Subscribe to the Podcast Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/holger-seim

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po

   

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Ep.487 ~ Building an $11 Million Company in 2 Years ~ Erin Young

January 13, 2021

Erin Young ~ Founder Arena Strength

~ Current Series ~

100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

 

 

Welcome to the show listeners, I'm really excited to introduce today's guest Erin Young. Erin is an Australian entrepreneur currently living in Bali, and get this, Erin built an all female run lifestyle business to $11 million in two years! Yes, you heard me correct, $0 - $11 Million in 2 years!

 

Erin’s company sells products for women in the fitness industry.  I loved interviewing Erin, she's got an incredible amount of passion and energy. She really strives hard to help other females, but not just other females, female entrepreneurs as well! In the podcast, we talk about how Erin built the business, Arena Strength up to 11 million so quickly. Now, in her first year, the company did $3 million year one. It was just a couple years ago when she was down to $5,000 a month with her business, and she knew she had to make a major shift to change the way things were going. Not only do we talk about Erin building her business, but we talk about everything from how she niches her products down, how she creates her products, how she focuses on her customer, how she strives really hard to create very high quality products for her. customers. How she sees productivity, how she structures her life. and how she makes sure that she creates a lifestyle business working around 30 to 38 hours per week, and her entire team also only works 38 hours per week. It’s a phenomenal episode. I really enjoy diving into the mind of Erin Young without further ado. Let's welcome her to the show!  

 

   03:59 Who is Erin Young?

   10:06 Her Entrepreneurial Debut

   18:38 How Erin Picks Winning Products

   26:06 Launching Arena Strength

   34:55 How Productivity Changed

   38:33 Maintaining Work/Life Balance

   43:42 The 38-Hour Workweek

   47:57 How Pregnancy Affects Business Growth

   52:30 Marketing to Women on Social Media

   56:48 Managing Influence as a Fempreneur

   59:36 Erin's Selfcare Matrix

1:03:28 Where To Find Erin

Contact Info:

https://arenastrength.com/learn

Instagram: @arenastrength_

 

 

Subscribe to the Podcast Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/erin-young

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po

 

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Ep.486 ~ Billionaire Jeff Hoffman Shares His Story & Mindset

January 6, 2021

Jeff Hoffman ~ From Priceline, Booking, Music, TV, & Movie Producer

~ Current Series ~

100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

 

Jeff Hoffman is one of the original creators of the now $80 billion company Priceline.com aka Booking.com. After Priceline, Jeff became a founding partner, Chairman, and CEO of Black Sky Entertainment, an independent production company in the film and music industries that produced the independent horror film “Cabin Fever,” a $1.3 million project that has grossed over $100 million to date.

 

He also has produced concerts with Elton John, NSYNC, Beyonce, Brittany Spears & the Backstreet Boys. Jeff is the producer of a Grammy winning jazz album, an Executive Producer of an Emmy Award winning television show. He has founded several successful other companies including uBid.com, another multibillion dollar company. He is the co-author of the best-selling book SCALE. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Entrepreneurs by the international association of college entrepreneurs in 2010.

 

Jeff took a boat load of entrepreneurs, no pun intended, and sailed around the world to help solve the world’s problems. He built a sports company and bought Miami Marlins w/ Derek Jeter. He is one of the founders of GiveForward.com that has raised $5 billion dollars, and, maybe most importantly, Jeff is the reason we can print our boarding passes at a kiosk instead of standing in line! I could go on and on about Jeff and all the things he has accomplished over the years as an entrepreneur, but let’s get to the interview….

 

     04:12 Who Is Jeff Hoffman?

     07:07 Starting A Company To Pay for College at Yale

     11:33 The Importance Of Doing What You Love

     14:15 How Entrepreneurs Can Create Their Own Dream Job and Value that People     Need?

     24:00 Building Priceline

     26:01 From a Tech Entrepreneur to a Movie & TV Producer 

     38:28 How Jeff Builds Teams That Never Want to Leave Working for Him?

     45:40 Studying the Chaos & Impact Of The Current Times On Entrepreneurs

     53:59 Jeff’s Daily Routine

01:02:42 Where To Find Jeff

 

Contact Info:

JeffHoffman.com

 

 

Subscribe to the Podcast Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/jeff-hoffman

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2

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