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June 15, 2021

3 - The Next Evolution of Game Film with GameStrat founder and CEO Tunch Akkaya

3 - The Next Evolution of Game Film with GameStrat founder and CEO Tunch Akkaya

Big Takeaways: 

·       Don’t be afraid to launch early and fix your product on the fly

·       Focus on building a business that you want to run before you can even consider selling.

 Other Takeaways for entrepreneurs:

·       4:22 – The best way to prove your product or idea is to use it to gain an advantage over your competition/prospective customer! 

·       5:55 - Imitate then innovate to create a Blue Ocean.

·       7:30 - Customer service mindset: even if the issue is caused by a customer not knowing how to use your product, it is still a problem you need to address.

·       8:20 - Moore’s law in action

·       9:30 – You don’t know anything when you finish school compared to what is required to start a tech company. 

·       11:10 – The founder generally needs to be able to sell the product before you can start to hire salespeople.

·       14:50– The importance of launching before you’ve worked out all of the bugs; it allows issues to surface earlier so you can fix them to improve your product.

·       17::10 – There’s a saying in football that “the eye in the sky don’t (doesn’t) lie” 

·       23:05 – You can focus on your core product and still be in a great position to pivot if a new opportunity arises.

·       27:10 – How the acceleration of tech adoption caused by COVID may lead to future growth.

·       29:10 – How the success of early adopters can be a great sales and marketing tool.

·       30:15 How learning from mentors is like a cheat code

·       30:50 Why you have to build a business that you want to run before you can think about selling it.

·       31:50 Why integrating a CRM properly is a huge part of scaling your business.

More on my guest:

·       Linked In - Tunch Akkaya

·       Email - takkaya@gamestrat.com

·       Website - Gamestrat.com

·       Twitter - @Gamestrat

·       Hubspot

Other things we talked about:

·       Rudy Richmond

·       Vasu Kulkarni - Krossover

·       Meatpress Creative Charcuterie and Sandwich Shop

·       The Last Dance - Netflix

Related Reading:

·       Crossing the Chasm – Geoffrey Moore is the book for entrepreneurs bringing new products to market. Many of the issues Tunch mentions are concepts Moore covers in this book.

·       Moore’s Law – GameStrat is a great example of Moore’s Law in action.