At the beginning of a new year you are most likely making plans for how to truly accelerate your business and become succesful - most startups are.
One thing that inspires me is listening to people who have not only "talked the talk" but indeed "walked the walk".
A big part of the SCALEit program is meeting and networking with those people. Hear their story, learn from their mistakes, be inspired etc.
Another way of learning from the best are through podcasts.
This holiday I spent a lot of time "in good company" with Reid Hoffman, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Peter Thiel, Reed Hastings and many others.
Listening to how they've struggled, and overcome different obstacles on their incredible growth journeys is really inspiring.
So, if you should listen to only one Podcast this year I'd highly recommend the series: Masters of Scale is very well produced and offers endless amounts of insights and hands on tricks to really scale your business.
Listening to the first five episodes (at least) will be mandatory homework for all SCALEit companies moving forward.
The podcasts offers a very interesting perspective to the Silicon Valley mindset.