#057: Sam Browne
“The real risk is waking up when you’re 60 and realising you’ve spent the past 40 years doing something you hate” with Sam Browne.
The first thing you notice about Sam Browne is his energy. I like to think I’m quite a big character but I felt like a tornado had entered the room when Sam stepped in! Once I’d managed to calm (just about) the positivity storm, we sat down and had a good gnatter for an hour or so.
Sam is Co-founder of Let’s Do This, a company on a mission to help more people discover epic experiences than any other community on the planet, whether that be a 5k fun run or a double Ironman triathlon.
They’re also one of the very few to be selected from tens of thousands to be part of the Y-combinator cohort, a huge achievement in itself. They’ve raised in excess of $6million, including a chunk from a certain Serena Williams and Usain Bolt!
We focus a lot on the team Sam and his Co-founders have built and how they start right from the point of recruitment to make sure they have a team of absolute winners. And this is not just in the work sense, their team includes Team GB gold medallists and European champions.
I really enjoyed recording this one and hope you enjoy listening :)
In this episode we discuss:
Accelerators and Y-combinator
Recruitment and team culture
Testing ideas and pivoting
And as always, plenty more...
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