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Host Mike Maples Jr from venture capital firm FLOODGATE offers lessons from the startup super performers—BEFORE they were successful—featuring interviews with some of Silicon Valley’s most legendary entrepreneurs and thought leaders, including Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Nextdoor co-founder Sarah Leary, Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Kreiger, and more.

Starting Greatness Floodgate

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Host Mike Maples Jr from venture capital firm FLOODGATE offers lessons from the startup super performers—BEFORE they were successful—featuring interviews with some of Silicon Valley’s most legendary entrepreneurs and thought leaders, including Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Nextdoor co-founder Sarah Leary, Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Kreiger, and more.

    Lessons of Greatness: You are Yoda, not Luke

    Lessons of Greatness: You are Yoda, not Luke

    Nancy Duarte emphasizes that storytelling has been one of the most compelling tools of persuasion for centuries. But founders embracing the storytelling form often make a crucial mistake: They cast themselves as the protagonist in the hero's journey, rather than the specific people they intend to persuade. Getting storytelling right means the founder is the mentor of the story (ie Yoda), rather than the hero (ie Luke.) This is true whether the audience is the customer, future employees, investors, journalists, or the audience at your next TED talk.

    • 8 min
    Nancy Duarte: Why storytelling is vital to entrepreneurship

    Nancy Duarte: Why storytelling is vital to entrepreneurship

    Nancy Duarte has helped people like Al Gore tell an inconvenient truth, as well as some of the most important tech execs, get their stories told. She has cracked the code in applying story patterns to business communication. In this interview, Mike Maples, Jr of Floodgate asks Nancy for the most important ways that founders can leverage storytelling to turn their movements from ideas to reality.

    • 38 min
    Lessons of Greatness: Why the world needs breakthrough builders; How it can be you

    Lessons of Greatness: Why the world needs breakthrough builders; How it can be you

    The future doesn't happen to us: It happens because of us. In this Lesson of Greatness, we introduce backcasting as a tool for entrepreneurs or people in any field who want to create a future that is meaningfully better and doesn't just bring forward the baggage of the past.

    • 12 min
    Mike Maples and Shane Parrish: How to create a Breakthrough

    Mike Maples and Shane Parrish: How to create a Breakthrough

    The present has stopped working. Now, more than ever, we need breakthroughs that put us on a better trajectory. In this episode, we flip the script and Shane Parrish from the Farnam Street Blog and Knowledge Project interviews Mike Maples Jr of Floodgate about tools available to people who want to build a better future.

    • 28 min
    Lessons of Greatness: Don't Just Be Resilient: How to be Anti-Fragile

    Lessons of Greatness: Don't Just Be Resilient: How to be Anti-Fragile

    Everyone knows a fragile team is more likely to fail. But an anti-fragile team is more than just resilient....it's more like a Hydra: When you cut off one of it's heads it grows two back in its place. Anti-fragile teams actually get BETTER when the environment around them is high-pressure and chaotic. In this lesson of greatness, we drill down into what it means to be anti-fragile and how you can apply the concept to your own startup team.

    • 6 min
    Manny Medina: From Hell and Back to the Threshold of Greatness

    Manny Medina: From Hell and Back to the Threshold of Greatness

    From his surprising beginnings as a shrimp farmer with Communist parents in Ecuador to his death-defying pivot from a failed startup idea to what is now Outreach, Manny Medina's story is both colorful and compelling. In this episode, Mike Maples, Jr of Floodgate discusses Manny's unconventional journey and his struggles and triumphs on the path to greatness with Outreach, now valued at more than $1 Billion.

    • 39 min

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Stamm904 ,

I scream to get more!

This is some of the best podcast work in terms of content! If you are starting a company or is working with advisory board work this is actual not under-selling it self you can become great following the advice given in this podcast.
The content repeatedly inspires and motivates me to rethink my approach to creating growth in businesses and in my own life. It is my pleasure to share the podcast with the best in the startup environment in Denmark. Greatness is a decision!

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