Before Hiten Shah became known as a powerhouse entrepreneur
Before he began investing in 23 companies,
Before he launched The Start Up Chat with his friend Steli Efti
Before he started speaking at conferences, and advising startups and corporations on how to grow.
Before he co-founded two successful software companies with Neil Patel: Kissmetrics, in 2008, an easy to use, insightful web analytics package that measures what matters (and has grown to 70 employees today) and Crazy Egg in 2005, which gives you X-ray glasses to see what people are doing on your website.
Before he attended UC Berkeley
Before all that ….
Hiten was born in Africa, in a landlocked nation called Zambia
And for the deepest motives, his father applied to 1,000 jobs in America.
And finally was finally hired by Memorial Sloan Kettering, the world-leading cancer center
In this episode Hiten teaches, what he learned from his father, family, culture, experiences and studies:
- How to do things that others consider impossible.
- How his father taught him to ‘show-up’
- How he thinks about relationships and influencers
- How he learns
- Why losing $1 million in an early startup was no big deal
- The difference between mistakes and failure
- And how to support entrepreneurship around the world
- And where he’s having fun sharing – on his own podcast The Start Up Chat with his friend Steli Efti
- And much, much more
This is an episode you will listen to more than once: