14 min

#164: The Most Important Question to Ask as a Founde‪r‬ Seeking Wisdom

    • Marketing

DC is often asked why he started Drift when he started Drift. As his fifth company, a lot went into the decision. But it boils down to a simple question – Why now? – with a simple answer– undeniable shifts.

In this episode, DC explains why “Why now?” is the most important question any entrepreneur can ask themself before starting a new venture. The answer must always be because of an undeniable shift – a massive change in our world, a megatrend that’s forcing people to adopt new behaviors. He also shares insights from three experts: Strategic messaging expert Andy Raskin, Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine, and Sequoia partner and early Facebook employee Mike Vernal.

Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with DC on Twitter @dcancel @DriftPodcasts

For more learnings from DC, check out his weekly newsletter, The One Thing. You can subscribe here: https://www.drift.com/insider/learn/newsletters/dc/

Resources:
Andy Raskin – Great Pitches Start with Change https://medium.com/the-mission/great-pitches-start-with-change-2c7e696b86ea
Don Valentine – Target Big Markets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKN-abRJMEw

DC is often asked why he started Drift when he started Drift. As his fifth company, a lot went into the decision. But it boils down to a simple question – Why now? – with a simple answer– undeniable shifts.

In this episode, DC explains why “Why now?” is the most important question any entrepreneur can ask themself before starting a new venture. The answer must always be because of an undeniable shift – a massive change in our world, a megatrend that’s forcing people to adopt new behaviors. He also shares insights from three experts: Strategic messaging expert Andy Raskin, Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine, and Sequoia partner and early Facebook employee Mike Vernal.

Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with DC on Twitter @dcancel @DriftPodcasts

For more learnings from DC, check out his weekly newsletter, The One Thing. You can subscribe here: https://www.drift.com/insider/learn/newsletters/dc/

Resources:
Andy Raskin – Great Pitches Start with Change https://medium.com/the-mission/great-pitches-start-with-change-2c7e696b86ea
Don Valentine – Target Big Markets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKN-abRJMEw

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