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➡️ About The Guest
David Siegel is the CEO of Meetup, the largest platform for finding and building the local community. He has over 20 years of experience as a technology and digital media executive leading organizations through innovative product development, rapid revenue growth, and digital traffic acceleration. Prior to joining Meetup, David was CEO of Investopedia and before that, President of Seeking Alpha. David holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University where he teaches strategic planning and entrepreneurship.
He hosts the podcast Keep Connected, which is dedicated to the power of community. David’s book, Decide & Conquer,(HarperCollins) lays out the framework for decision-making that leaders can use to ensure organizational and personal success.
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➡️ Talking Points
00:00 - Intro
04:02 - David Siegel's origin story
06:33 - David’s pre-Meetup life
09:36 - Assistant to the CEO
11:27 - Early career struggles
15:10 - The most notable part of David Siegel's career
19:41 - David’s leadership book
21:55 - The serial CEO
22:26 - What is the definition of a leader?
23:31 - Leadership principles & shareholder expectations
29:11 - Leadership principles
37:00 - Decision-making process
38:46 - How to hire
40:33 - Skills to hire for
44:25 - The importance of de-prioritization
46:15 - Lessons from David’s book
47:34 - Where do people connect with David Siegel?
48:19 - What was the biggest challenge of David's career?
48:51 - David Siegel’s mentor
49:39 - David Siegel’s book or a podcast recommendation
50:38 - What would David tell his 20-year-old self?
51:04 - What does success mean to David Siegel?
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