When I was younger, I nearly took my career in a radically different that likely would have taken me out of media. I was working at an industrial directory doing SEO and was bored out of my mind. Manufacturing, really? I’m more mature now and see why that’d be exciting. But at the time, I just wanted out.
And so, I got close to getting a job at ZocDoc. This would have taken me out of the world of slow, privately owned b2b ad-based companies and into the fast-moving world of VC-backed companies. In my first place, keeping revenue flat or not shrinking by a lot was a win. At ZocDoc? The goal would have been to snowball.
Ben Clymer is founder and CEO of Hodinkee, a media and commerce company dedicated to the luxury watch market. What started as a personal blog thanks to a watch from his grandfather has turned into a highly respected business that can sell millions of dollars in watches in minutes.
In this episode, we went through the many different facets of the business, but a few things jumped out to me…