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Today we have Ethan AndersonCo-founder of MyTime, where you can book appointments for anythingonline like haircuts, oil changes or even dental exams and haveover 2 million businesses to choose from.

Previously he founded Redbeaconwhere they raised $7.4million and grew the team to over 20 peoplebefore they were acquired by Home Depot.

Ethan has a very interestingbackground going from Duke economics to Harvard MBA working atMcKinsey,  Buy.com, Starbucks, Clorox, Google to founding 2companies and one with a successful exit.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’lllearn:

  • [0:37] Jeremy’s introduction of Ethan Anderson,founder of MyTime.
  • [1:33] Falling off a glacier.
  • [6:45] Other thrill seeking adventures Ethanhas been on and how that influences his approach tobusiness.
  • [8:45] Ethan’s first passion and the path hesaw for his life.
  • [11:25] The best advice Ethan’s father gavehim.
  • [12:44] Ethan discusses one of his earlybusinesses.
  • [16:55] The opportunity at Buy.com.
  • [20:07] Ethan’s greatest memories of workingwith Google.
  • [25:09] The sale of Redbeacon and how theycelebrated.
  • [28:29] How winning TechCrunch50 helpedRedbeacon catch the attention of Home Depot.
  • [29:30] How soon after Redbeacon sold did youstart up MyTime?
  • [31:15] How to connect with Ethan.

In this episode…

A thrill-seeker at heart, EthanAnderson is no stranger to working hard to bring a vision to life.From falling off a glacier - and surviving - to having huge successin the business world, Ethan shares insight into what makes himtick and how he’s managed to embrace all things entrepreneurial andtruly flourish.

Ethan gives us a glimpse intohis journey from budding politician to entrepreneur and how being athrill-seeker helped him succeed in the uncertain world ofentrepreneurship. Following his father’s advice (do the things youwant to do and do them well), Ethan went from Buy.com to Google toStarbucks (and many other exciting companies) before founding hisown company, Redbeacon.

He shares what it was like towork so hard to bring an idea to life and then receive tremendousaccolades at TechCrunch50 in 2009 - where they were named the topstartup of the year. It was that recognition, Ethan says, that ledto Home Depot approaching them and eventually buyingRedbeacon.

Ethan goes on to share theinspiration behind MyTime and why he wasted no time in starting itup after selling Redbeacon. Ethan’s drive is evident, as is hisability to find a niche and excel in all that he does.

Resources Mentioned on thisepisode

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