Managing Explosive Growth with Jacob Baadsgaard – Episode 52

July 4, 2018

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
– Jack Welch

You are either growing or dying. That’s a principle in business as old as supply and demand. However, there are the right ways to manage growth and the wrong ways to manage it. As a leader, you need to ensure that you set the right conditions so that your organization does not fail due to its success. That is where my guest for this episode comes into effect.

Jake Baadsgaard is a business owner, entrepreneur, and speaker. Jake founded Disruptive Advertising, a PPC and CRO management agency that has helped hundreds of companies realize unprecedented growth and profitability from the online advertising. In the four years since its founding, Disruptive Advertising has grown from two employees working in Jake’s basement to a flourishing agency with more than 100 employees and a run rate of over $12 million- putting it at #145 on the 2017 Inc 500 list!

Topics

During this episode, Jake and I cover the following topics:

  • How he created Disruptive Advertising
  • What led to the company’s quick growth in personnel
  • Leadership challenges faced due to the quick growth
  • How he communicates with his company to ensures that everyone understands his vision
  • Remote working vs coworking setup
  • Leadership lessons which he has learned as a business owner

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