Inbound 2014 – Five Insights from Day One

Day one of Inbound 2014 yesterday. Here are five moments of insight from the day:

Marketing is simple: “Figure out what’s working and do more of it.” – Hiten Shah

Learn to type faster. Pencils are better for taking notes. Keyboards are better for capturing ideas as you generate them. If you type faster, you capture your ideas as you have them and you produce better work. – Clive Thomson

Our body chemistry means that acts of selfishness and acts of selflessness cause different reactions in us that we can’t control. Great leadership requires acts of selflessness. From such acts we get true leadership and an enabling culture. A good example is the marine culture, where leaders eat last. – Simon Sinek.

Craig Vodka MartiniYou can’t outspend a giant, but you can out-think, out-teach, and out-help therm. How do you do that? Recruit great people. If you want to get good at growth you need to get great at recruting. – Dhamesh Shah

“Hubspot is now in the CRM business.” – Brian Halligan

..and in best Guy Kawasaki style, here a bonus picture insight. This is Craig from Struto, educating me in the weirdest Vodka Martini I have ever had.