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What Is Data Science, Really? Peering Into the Future with Hilary Mason [Traction #15]

What is data science? Hilary Mason is among the very best in the world in answering that question in ways that others understand. That’s because, according to Hilary, one of the three main areas of expertise all great data scientists must possess is the ability to communicate to those who aren’t as mathematically minded.


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How Hardware Startups Gain Initial Traction [Episode #14: Ben Einstein]

The NextView podcast Traction explores the clever, creative, and atypical things entrepreneurs do to make initial progress against the odds. If startups should do things that “don’t scale,” then this podcast asks a simple question: What ARE those things? Past episodes include stories from founders of LinkedIn, DraftKings, General Assembly, Mattermark, Duck Duck Go, InsightSquared, and […]


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More Women. Fewer Trolls. Better Internet [Traction #13: Sandi MacPherson]

The NextView podcast Traction explores all the clever, creative, and atypical things entrepreneurs do to make initial progress against the odds. If startups should do things that “don’t scale,” then this podcast asks a simple question: What ARE those things? Past episodes include stories from founders of LinkedIn, DraftKings, General Assembly, Mattermark, Duck Duck Go, InsightSquared, […]


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A Framework for Startup Traction & Pitfalls to Avoid [Traction #12: Gabriel Weinberg]

The NextView podcast Traction explores all the clever, creative, and atypical things entrepreneurs do to make initial progress against the odds. If startups should do things that “don’t scale,” then this podcast asks a simple question: What ARE those things? Past episodes include stories from founders of LinkedIn, DraftKings, General Assembly, Mattermark, InsightSquared, and more. Subscribe […]


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Mattermark’s Clever Origin Story & Why Their CEO Loves Arguing with VCs [Traction #11]

The NextView podcast Traction explores all the clever, creative, and atypical things entrepreneurs do to make initial progress against the odds. If startups should do things that “don’t scale,” then this podcast asks a simple question: What ARE those things? Past episodes include stories from founders of LinkedIn, DraftKings, General Assembly, The Muse, Behance, InsightSquared, and more. Subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Stitcher.


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Why This Startup Teaches Everyone to Code [Traction #10: Vin Vacanti]

Traction is a biweekly podcast where founders share the creative or unusual things they did during the seed stage to make early progress. Everyone knows startups should do scrappy things that “don’t scale” — this show explores what those things actually are. Founders from LinkedIn, DraftKings, General Assembly, The Muse, Behance, InsightSquared, and more have appeared on the show. Subscribe on […]


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Scott Belsky on How a Paper Product Led to a Digital Business & Creative Movement [Traction Podcast #9]

The NextView podcast Traction shares the incredible stories of the creative and unusual things entrepreneurs did to make initial progress in an important. Listen on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Stitcher. The founding stories of companies like LinkedIn, DraftKings, General Assembly, The Muse,NatureBox, InsightSquared, and more have appeared on the show. New episodes every two weeks.


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CEO of the Newest Unicorn Startup on Their Tough Start & Fast Rise [Traction Podcast #8]

The NextView podcast Traction shares the incredible stories of the creative and unusual things entrepreneurs did to make initial progress in an important. Listen on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Stitcher. The founding stories of companies like LinkedIn, DraftKings, General Assembly, The Muse, NatureBox, InsightSquared, and more have appeared on the show. New episodes every two weeks.


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Traction by a Thousand Cuts: How The Muse Scrapped to 4 Million Visitors [Traction #7]

The NextView podcast Traction shares the incredible stories of the creative and unusual things entrepreneurs did to make initial progress in an important area of their businesses. You can listen on iTunes or SoundCloud. Stories to date include LinkedIn, General Assembly, NatureBox, InsightSquared, and more.


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The Story of a Google-Spurning, Cancer-Beating, Bowtie-Wearing, Bootstrapped Founder [Traction #6]

To our listeners: THANK YOU! We recently learned that Traction was featured on the iTunes New and Noteworthy list, and it’s all thanks to your ratings, listenership, support, and feedback. For those new to the show: Traction shares the incredible stories of the creative and unusual things entrepreneurs do to make initial progress. You can listen on iTunes or […]