Welcome to the third season of The Productivity Giants Series!
We’re so excited to start the new season off strong with our first guest, Jordan Taylor Wright. Jordan is a filmmaker, photographer, and founder of the production company Taylor Cut Films. He creates beautiful and moving commercial films for his clients and currently has an audience of more than 575k Instagram followers.
Introducing Jess Ostroff, the Director of Calm at Don’t Panic Management (one of the most unique job titles we’ve ever heard!) Don’t Panic is the first virtual assistant agency that specializes in providing personalized matches between chaotic and overworked entrepreneurs and calm focused virtual assistants. The company focuses on providing administrative assistant services, marketing assistant services, and everything in between.
We’re excited to feature Peter Shankman on the #ProductivityGiants series this week. Peter is best-known founding Help A Reporter Out (HARO) which in “under a year became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media.” The New York Times called him “a public relations all-star who knows everything about the media and then some.
Kevin Kruse is on a mission to “convince everyone that wholehearted leadership for employee engagement is the key to unlocking both dramatic business results and to better health and relationships for individuals.” Through his company, LeadX, an online learning platform that provides free leadership development courses, he hopes to ignite 100 million leaders around the world over the next 10 years. The site is geared towards helping people become better managers and will teach you how to double your productivity.
How often do you feel like you spend the majority of your day doing something you love? For John Lee Dumas, that’s the goal – teaching strategies and delivering inspiration you need to pave the path to entrepreneurial freedom. After all, isn’t it about time you live the life you dream about while you’re doing the daily stuff you hate?
If you’ve been anywhere near a bookstore the past few years, chances are you’ve encountered two of Tucker Max’s bestselling books – I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell and Assholes Finish First. They chronicle his wild exploits during his twenties and have sold a staggering 2 million copies combined.
A writer by trade, Tucker is now playing the startup game. His company, Book in a Box, turns ideas into books and is based on a streamlined book creation process that avoids the traditional, painful process of writing and publishing. He started Book in a Box in 2014, and took the role of CEO, just like most founders do. Business was booming, but the company was failing to scale, and Tucker realized he should let someone else lead, and fired himself as CEO.
Tucker is an inspirational figure for his successes, sure – but he’s also failed a lot. We learn more about what’s he learned from career missteps and totally transforming his life in the interview ahead.
Welcome to The Productivity Giants Series 2!
In case you missed it, this series includes interviews with some of the top leaders in the tech industry and beyond, and we’re continuing on with a new batch of inspiring people. We hope you’ll be inspired by their productivity wisdom, as well as their fascinating career learnings thus far. Catch up on Series 1 here.
First up in this new season is Jon Levy!