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Protect the Hustle

31 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

31 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

G2’s Godard Abel on the Importance of an Entrepreneurial Family

June 9th, 2020

49:38
Topics covered in this episode
  • Accepting the lows with the highs of entrepreneurship
  • The importance of a support system
  • Trust & loyalty comes …

B-Side E05: Let's talk about it

June 5th, 2020

39:28
This week, Patrick and Neel discuss the considerable thought that should go into a company statement when presented with a sensitive and significant …

Measuring the Subscription Economy with Zuora's Tien Tzuo

June 2nd, 2020

53:57
*This episode was filmed prior to the occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topics covered in this episode
  • The shift from a product economy to a …

B-Side E04: Mandated vs. unlimited time off—which is more effective?

May 29th, 2020

32:19
In this episode, PC and Neel discuss the pros and cons around mandated vs. unlimited time off. Plus, what does the travel industry recovery look like?


This is a ProfitWell Recur Studios production—the first media network …

SurveyMonkey's Leela Srinivasan on Powering the Curious

May 26th, 2020

44:15
Topics covered in this episode
  • We must continually power the curious, because feedback is essential for growth.
  • Companies who don’t listen to …

Chief Instigator, Dan Martell, on the Power of Authentic Relationships

May 19th, 2020

48:32
Topics covered in this episode
  • You have to remain authentic. Much of authenticity stems from accepting vulnerability.
  • Surround yourself with the …

B-Side E02: What is the road to redemption?

May 14th, 2020

38:08
In this episode, PC and Neel bring up some questions around the road to redemption.


This is a ProfitWell Recur Studios production—the first media network dedicated entirely to the SaaS and subscription space.

Gainsight’s Nick Mehta on Orchestrating Harmonious CS

May 12th, 2020

42:24
Topics covered in this episode
  • Why providing customers with a desired outcome is crucial

  • How to align customer success properly within an …

Moz & Sparktoro's Rand Fishkin on How Early-Stage Failure Bred Future Success

May 5th, 2020

40:31
Topics covered in this episode
  • The primary reasons for Moz's failure and what Rand would've changed about the operation
  • The implications of creating …

B-Side E01: Are we overreacting or not doing enough?

April 24th, 2020

32:04

This is a ProfitWell Recur Studios production—the first media network dedicated entirely to the SaaS and subscription space.

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

August 8th, 2019

27:41
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

17:50
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

41:48
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 …

Qordoba’s CEO, May Habib, Talks Total Market Transition

July 25th, 2019

24:31
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 …

CEO of Lola.com, Mike Volpe: Without Great People, You Will Fail

July 18th, 2019

33:10
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

39:07
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

27:21
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

3:15
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

33:09
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

37:43
Topics covered in this episode
  • Building, scaling and distribution: the new challenges for software companies

  • How first perfecting a single product …

Mike Troiano, Partner at G20, on the Power of Brand

October 11th, 2018

35:10
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

9:02
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 on Why Design is Never Finished

September 20th, 2018

34:48
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

46:32
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 on Whoever Gets Closer to Their Customer Wins

September 4th, 2018

44:19
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

33:28
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 on the Key to Scaling Up

August 21st, 2018

27:41
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

36:00
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 on Building a Great Place to Be From

August 6th, 2018

41:48
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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