Seth Godin's Startup School

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Synopsis

Seth Godin is a thought leader in the marketing and business world. In this rare live recording, hear Seth as he guides thirty entrepreneurs through a workshop exploring how they can build and run their dream business.

Episodes

  • 15 Distinct and Direct

    15 Distinct and Direct

    07/01/2013 Duration: 28min

    On the final episode of Seth Godin’s Startup School we learn the importance of being distinct and direct. Seth explains why people at the top get hurt last, why e-mail is the best direct connection to your customers, and why it’s important to have your own distinct voice. Seth shares a technique to get an appointment with impossible to reach top decision makers, discusses why it’s better to act like you don’t have money now, and tells us why he’d rather spend 4 years writing a blog before writing a book in order to build an audience. He also talks about how not to get sued, giving people a souvenir to remember you by, and the rules on naming your company.

  • 14 The ShipIt Journal

    14 The ShipIt Journal

    31/12/2012 Duration: 38min

    This week Seth takes the group through The ShipIt Journal. Seth talks about figuring out what the hard part of your project is, describes the difference between perfect and good enough, and explains why shame is the project killer.

  • 13 Building The Truth

    13 Building The Truth

    24/12/2012 Duration: 16min

    On this week’s episode of Seth Godin’s Startup School we learn how to build the truth and why trust is at the heart of all transactions. Seth discusses why Amazon is successful, the difference between a CFO & COO, and the importance of an advisory board.

  • 12 The Dip

    12 The Dip

    17/12/2012 Duration: 22min

    This week Seth talks about the ins and outs of The Dip . Seth explains why you shouldn’t start a project unless you are prepared to reach the end, how finding your fear will benefit in the long run, and answers questions from the group regarding The Dip. Be sure to pick up a copy Seth’s book The Dip .

  • 11 Cash Flow

    11 Cash Flow

    10/12/2012 Duration: 17min

    On this week’s episode of Seth Godin’s Startup School we learn how to solve the cash flow problem. Seth discusses why people are rarely motivated by money, how people can’t tell you what to do if you don’t run out of cash, and raising money & treating it as it’s the last money you’ll ever have.

  • 10 Tactics

    10 Tactics

    03/12/2012 Duration: 25min

    Learn about the tactics that will make your dream into a business on today’s episode of Seth Godin’s Startup School. Seth discusses the Yellow Pages, WTF with Marc Maron, and the roadblock in pricing. Seth also talks about cheerleading, having a partner who will have your back, and explains the purpose of a Cap Table.

  • 9 Compromising

    9 Compromising

    26/11/2012 Duration: 18min

    Seth explains what compromises you’re going to have to make to get what you want on today’s episode of Seth Godin’s Startup School. Seth talks about finding out what your feeder channel is, the story behind charity, and why it’s better to do the hard work first.

  • 8 Making Ideas Travel

    8 Making Ideas Travel

    19/11/2012 Duration: 19min

    Figure out how to help your ideas travel on today’s episode of Seth Godin’s Startup School. Seth talks about how getting rejected early is helpful, the sale cycle, and Bob Lefsetz’s email newsletter.

  • 7 Advertising and Competitors

    7 Advertising and Competitors

    12/11/2012 Duration: 19min

    Seth answers questions from the group regarding advertising on this week’s episode of Seth Godin’s Startup School. Seth discusses false objection, dealing with competitors in the marketplace, and taking the marshmallow.

  • 6 Raising Money

    6 Raising Money

    05/11/2012 Duration: 30min

    Learn about the different ways on how to raise money and how to pay that money back on today’s episode of Seth Godin’s Startup School. Seth discusses television, the importance of advertising, and the long tail.

  • 5 Permission and Trust

    5 Permission and Trust

    29/10/2012 Duration: 26min

    On this week’s episode of Seth Godin’s Startup School we learn how to build a community and gain their trust. Seth discusses how easily you can become paralyzed in the pursuit of perfect, why launching is overrated, and how Kickstarter works.

  • 4 Appealing to Consumers

    4 Appealing to Consumers

    22/10/2012 Duration: 25min

    Figure out if you’re selling a product that will appeal to early adopters, people who need it, or the masses on today’s episode of Seth Godin’s Startup School. This week Seth explains how Google makes billions through clickable ads, discusses the difference between making something cool versus making something that works, and talks about how a Thai place in Queens became one of the best run restaurants in New York.

  • 3 Creating Scarcity

    3 Creating Scarcity

    15/10/2012 Duration: 29min

    Find out why scarcity is the only thing worth paying for on today’s episode of Seth Godin’s Startup School. Seth discusses having McDonalds milkshakes for breakfast, the lock-in effect, the large world that is the app market, and how your job is not to find more customers for your products, your job is to find more products for your customers.

  • 2 Adjusting the Course

    2 Adjusting the Course

    08/10/2012 Duration: 26min

    Learn how adjusting your course is beneficial on today’s episode of Seth Godin’s Startup School. This week Seth describes how being a consultant differs from being an entrepreneur, explains how he came to own a 40 billion dollar t-shirt, and starts to ask the group a series of questions that every entrepreneur should be able to answer.

  • 1 Freelancer or Entrepreneur?

    1 Freelancer or Entrepreneur?

    01/10/2012 Duration: 22min

    Welcome to the first episode of Seth Godin's Startup School. Join best-selling author Seth Godin as he provides business advice for entrepreneurs and freelancers from this rare workshop. During this week's episode Seth discusses creating a monopoly, describes the differences between freelancers and entrepreneurs, and talks about how a business is connected to marketing.