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UB010: Experiencing “The Startup Death Wobble” and feeling like “The Failing Entrepreneur” were just tiny setbacks on this leader’s journey towards success. Featuring Adam Tratt, CEO @ Haiku Deck.

UB010: Experiencing “The Startup Death Wobble” and feeling like “The Failing Entrepreneur” were just tiny setbacks on this leader’s journey towards success. Featuring Adam Tratt, CEO @ Haiku Deck.
October 10, 2016 MarisaKeegan

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Adam Tratt shares how Haiku Deck was conceptualized from his struggle to design a presentation deck that accurately showcased the story he had in his head surrounding his former business. He wanted to create a beautiful presentation for his Board and investors but without a professional designer he was lost. And Haiku Deck was born. Today you’ll hear:

  • That if you’re not a designer, no matter how much of a command of the technology you might have it’s too damn hard to create a beautiful presentation.
  • How Haiku Deck was created to help solve the fundamental problem with presentations
  • That the thing that makes people, people is that we tell stories to each other.
  • The best part of being an entrepreneur is sharing the dream.
  • About the mission and purpose of Haiku Deck and how Adam ensures that all of his employees are focused on the right things.
  • The exhausting march of failure in business that Adam experienced before he landed in his current role
  • About their launch back in November 2013 and how they got 150 thousand downloads in the first 3 weeks
  • About the three voices in Adam’s head and how they keep him focused and on track
  • Why he values transparency with his team
  • About “The Startup Death Wobble” and “The Failing Entrepreneur”
  • The character traits (or flaws) of entrepreneurs which include resilience and grit
  • How to ensure that as a leader you aren’t obsessing over the failures but focusing on the opportunities
  • What working at Cranium taught him about having a strong vision
  • Why he believes in having a clear vision and the courage to stay true to that vision
  • Why he says that there are very few entrepreneurs who feel like they’ve ‘made it’
  • His advice about getting comfortable with discomfort

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