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Protect the Hustle

20 EpisodesProduced by ProfitWellWebsite

What ever happened to “Hustle”? It used to mean shoe leather and elbow grease. But somewhere along the lines, it changed. Hustle became tweeting about getting no sleep, get rich quick and weight loss marketing tactics, and yelling in an instagram video just how much you’re hustling. Hustle became no… read more

20 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Revisiting: HubSpot's Brian Halligan and the Difficulty of Scaling Up

August 8th, 2019

Topics covered in this episode
  • The saga of Brian Halligan's purchase of Jerry Garcia's guitar

  • The differences of running a company with 2 to 20 …

New show preview: Tradeoffs with Hiten Shah

August 6th, 2019

Welcome to the first-ever episode of Tradeoffs, where Hiten Shah (of FYI and Product Habits) and I talk through the product decisions of popular …

Revisiting Netflix's Patty McCord on Building a Great Place to Be From

August 1st, 2019

Company culture means a lot of things to a lot of different people, not because culture has a lot of definitions, but because culture has been …

Pivoting & Proactivity: May Habib of Qordoba Talks Total Market Transition

July 25th, 2019

Every company goes up market eventually, especially in B2B. Most do so by expanding their offering, few actually make the leap from abandoning the low end of the market and going right at the enterprise instead. So how …

Mike Volpe, CEO of Without Great People, You Will Fail

July 18th, 2019

People are the hardest part of building a company.

Think about it - when you’re building a company, your people are the company. And if you’re terrible at finding great people, hiring great people, and keeping great …

Yesware's Matthew Bellows on Growth and Success Stemming from Unrelenting Focus

July 12th, 2019

Topics covered in this episode
  • Having a product team that can say “no” in order to stay on plan

  • Choosing one singular focus and target customer …

HubSpot's Katie Burke on Building Culture and Embracing the Skeptics

June 28th, 2019

If you ask someone to define “culture” in your office, you might get a response about ping-pong tables or beers on tap. But we know culture …

Protect the Hustle Season 2 Trailer

June 13th, 2019

The word hustle dates back to the 1680s from the Dutch word “hutselen” which means “to shake, to toss”. The very core of the word is around shaking up and pushing forward, which is why plenty of the dictionary …

Wistia's Brendan Schwartz on the Self-Aware Business Model

October 24th, 2018

Topics covered in this episode
  • What is the Wistia Way?

  • Learning to install processes but go with the flow

  • The simple benefits of being genuine

  • How …

Freshworks' Girish Mathrubootham on Building a Multi-Product Future

October 18th, 2018

Topics covered in this episode
  • Building, scaling and distribution: the new challenges for software companies

  • How first perfecting a single product …

Coca Cola, Taco Bell, and the Power of Brand | Mike Troiano, Partner at G20

October 11th, 2018

Topics covered in this episode
  • Great marketing is built from the consumer up, not the product

  • Use classical positioning language as a framework to …

Hardship, Cancer, and the Operational Struggle

October 4th, 2018

Topics covered in this episode
  • There is no perfect formula for building a business

  • Hardships and how to navigate them

  • Examples from the ProfitWell …

Kayak and Lola's Founder Paul English | Design is Never Finished

September 20th, 2018

Topics covered in this episode
  • Paul English's affinity for design

  • What is Lola and why business travel Paul's focus

  • How to make travel simpler

  • The …

Steve Blank and Intercom's Des Traynor | Customer Research

September 13th, 2018

Topics covered in this episode
  • The relationship of the customer and product

  • The shift in the market in relation to customer research

  • How data plays …

Drift's David Cancel | Whoever Gets Closer to Their Customer Wins

September 4th, 2018

Topics covered in this episode
  • The experience of purchasing software has drastically changed: it's broken

  • Timing is everything especially if the …

HubSpot's Brian Halligan, CrazyEgg's Hiten Shah, the ProfitWell Crew | Feedback is Non-negotiable

August 30th, 2018

Topics covered in this episode
  • Interviews with Crazy Egg's Hiten Shah, ProfitWell's Facundo Chamut, and ProfitWell team members Erin Phinney, Neel …

HubSpot's Brian Halligan | The Key to Scaling Up

August 21st, 2018

Topics covered in this episode
  • The saga of Brian Halligan's purchase of Jerry Garcia's guitar

  • The differences of running a company with 2 to 20 …

Diversity: Try Harder

August 14th, 2018

Topics covered in this episode
  • Interviews with Drift's David Cancel, Moz/Sparktoro's Rand Fishkin, Pillar's Sarah Hodges, Harvard Business School's …

Netflix's Patty McCord | A Great Place to Be From

August 6th, 2018

Protect the Hustle is a ProfitWell Recur Production.

Benjamin Hillman - Show Producer
Dan Callahan - Creative Producer
Robert Byrne - Show Intern
Allissa Chan - Creative Intern

Co-Hosted by Patrick Campbell and Ben Hillman
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