#2004 David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group
Today I have David Rubenstein, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist. But one of the things that I’m most excited to talk to him about is his book, How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEO’s, Founders and Game Changers, where he sat down with people like Oprah, Tim Cook, and past presidents.  

David Rubenstein is a billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He is also a co-founder The Carlyle Group, a global private equity investment company based in Washington, D.C.

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Growth Experts with Dennis Brown
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Dennis Brown
Is SEO Dead? w/ Chris Porteous
Chris Porteous is the CEO of Grey Smoke Media, which builds sales funnels and marketing workflow solutions for businesses across North America. His growth-focused agency, My SEO Sucks, has helped clients generate tens of millions of dollars and has one of the lowest churn rates of the industry. Chris is here to address the question: Is SEO dead? We discuss the importance of looking at SEO as part of your entire business, its future, and your journey in marketing, as well as the biggest changes he’s seen in SEO in the last few years. Tune in to learn which aspects of SEO aren’t working today that were working a few years ago, like over-optimized SEO keywords and link building methods, as well as how to leverage SEO optimization holistically across all your social media channels to build your digital footprint and increase your SEO’s effectiveness. During this interview, we discuss: 1:51 – About Chris Porteous 3:07 – Did you raise any capital for your ventures or did you bootstrap? 3:21 – Chris’s take on the question: Is SEO dead? 4:34 – In the four years you’ve been growing your agency, what are the biggest changes you’ve seen in SEO? 8:08 – Building a holistic footprint for better results: The larger it is, the easier you’re going to rank for more valuable keywords 10:45 – How does SEO tie in to social media? 14:16 – The power in shifting to publishing fewer blogs per month and focusing on higher quality 18:06 – Updating your content + Incorporating user/client questions into your website copy 19:21 – An exciting SEO process they’re using right now to build out their footprint 21:31 – The big takeaway from this episode: Integrating SEO into your entire marketing funnel 22:07 – Chris’s favorite growth tool 22:47 – His most recommended books 23:38 – How to connect with Chris Plus, a whole lot more! Chris's Websites and Resources: Email Chris: chris@myseosucks.com Grey Smoke Media My SEO Sucks! Quora Ahrefs The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss -------------------------- If you enjoyed this episode, please RATE / REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE to ensure you never miss an episode. Connect with Dennis Brown AskDennisBrown.com LinkedIn Twitter Instagram [Free Giveaways]
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The Official SaaStr Podcast: SaaS | Founders | Investors
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SaaStr
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Sam Taylor is the VP of Sales and Success @ Loom, the startup that helps you get your message across by making it easy to record instantly shareable videos. To date, they have raised over $73M from some of the best in the business including Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, General Catalyst and Point Nine to name a few. As for Sam, prior to Loom, Sam spent over 4 years at Salesforce following their acquisition of Quip, a startup Salesforce acquired for $750M where Sam was also the 1st sales leader. Before Quip, Sam spent an incredible 3 years at Dropbox where he was the first enterprise sales rep in the entire company. In Today’s Episode We Discuss: * How Sam made his way into the world of SaaS with Dropbox and how that led to his leading the sales and success team today @ Loom? * What was Sam’s biggest lesson from scaling the sales team at Dropbox? How did his 4 years at Salesforce change his operating mentality? Thinking of Dropbox, how does Sam justify the role of sales in a world of product-led growth? How do product and sales work together most efficiently? What can one do to structure that relationship? * Does Sam agree that the founder is the one who has to create the sales playbook? When is the right time to hire the first sales rep? Should you hire 2 at a time? What does one look for in their first sales hire? What measurements should be used to determine their success? How does this change when selling to SMBs vs enterprise? * How does Sam think about the relationship between sales and marketing? Are marketing becoming the new sales team with their content being used more and more in the sales funnel? How should the success of marketing be measured? Does it have to be tied to a number related to revenue? Sam’s 60 Second SaaStr: * Biggest challenge of Sam’s role with Loom today? * What would Sam most like to change in the world of SaaS? * What is Sam’s biggest weakness as a sales leader? If you would like to find out more about the show and the guests presented, you can follow us on Twitter here: Jason Lemkin Harry Stebbings SaaStr
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Today in Digital Marketing
Today in Digital Marketing
Tod Maffin
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The global ad industry suffers its biggest drop in decades… the head of Facebook’s ads platform doesn’t want to hear from you… Which platform will crop the images in your ad campaigns automatically — maybe without you knowing it?… and Google releases a shockingly good documentary about… itself. *➡ Join our free Slack community!* *TodayInDigital.com/slack* ( http://todayindigital.com/slack ) *➡ Watch me produce this live at* *twitch.tv/todmaffin* ( https://www.twitch.tv/todmaffin ) *(about 12-3 PT weekdays)* *HELP SPREAD THE WORD:* ----------------------- * Tweet It: bit.ly/tweet-tidm ( http://bit.ly/tweet-tidm ) to preview a tweet you can publish * Review Us: RateThisPodcast.com/today ( http://ratethispodcast.com/today ) *ABOUT THE PODCAST:* -------------------- * Advertising: RedCircle.com/brands ( https://redcircle.com/brands ) and TodayInDigital.com/ads ( http://todayindigital.com/ads ) * Classified Ads: TodayInDigital.com/classifieds ( https://todayindigital.com/classifieds ) * Leave a voicemail at TodayInDigital.com/voicemail ( http://todayindigital.com/voicemail ) * Transcripts: See each episode at TodayInDigital.com ( http://todayindigital.com ) * Source links and full transcripts: TodayInDigital.com ( http://todayindigital.com ) * Email list: TodayInDigital.com/email ( http://todayindigital.com/email ) * Theme music: Mark Blevis ( http://markblevis.com/ ) (all other music licensed by Source Audio) *TOD’S SOCIAL MEDIA:* --------------------- * Twitter: twitter.com/todmaffin ( http://twitter.com/todmaffin ) * LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/todmaffin ( http://linkedin.com/in/todmaffin ) * Tod’s agency: engageQ.com ( http://engageq.com ) * TikTok: /tiktok.com/@todmaffin ( http://tiktok.com/@todmaffin ) * Twitch: twitch.tv/todmaffin ( http://twitch.tv/todmaffin ) (game livestreaming) *Today in Digital Marketing is hosted by Tod Maffin (* *https://TodMaffin.com* ( http://todmaffin.com/ ) *) and produced by engageQ digital (* *https://engageQ.com* ( https://engageq.com ) *). Subscribe at* *https://TodayInDigital.com* ( http://todayindigital.com/ ) *or wherever you get your podcasts.*
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