#107: A Special Announcement

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This is a podcast episode titled, #107: A Special Announcement. The summary for this episode is: A quick interruption from your regular scheduled Seeking Wisdom... https://hypergrowth.drift.com/

Speaker 1: All right.

Speaker 2: Let's get it.

Speaker 1: Let's get it. I got to tell you something in case you didn't think-

Speaker 2: I hope it's good news.

Speaker 1: In case, you didn't think you'd see Blitz at work, I've never seen him be sick. He's sick, hee got shattered, something happened. I don't know what it was.

Speaker 2: Three times in a decade-

Speaker 1: Never has this-

Speaker 2: Three times in a decade-

Speaker 1: This is the third time.

Speaker 2: That's my record for sick days.

Speaker 1: This is the third time.

Speaker 2: Yeah.

Speaker 1: That's why I never tell him if I'm sick. I'm always afraid to tell him because he's like" You've been sick more in a month." than...

Speaker 2: Than my record-

Speaker 1: And I-

Speaker 2: So I was sick. I this my third time occurring in less than 10 years that I took a sick day.

Speaker 1: All right. Let's talk about the good news we have. This is a special, quick episode of Seeking Wisdom. We have some huge news to share. And so about a year ago at this time, you and I, I remember it. We were on a plane-

Speaker 2: Uh- huh( affirmative).

Speaker 1: Going to New York for your interview with the New York Times.

Speaker 2: Mm- hmm( affirmative).

Speaker 1: Ho- hum-

Speaker 2: Sure. Humble brag.

Speaker 1: Check it humble brag. For your interview in New York times, you said to me, DG, it's time. We need to do our first annual conference.

Speaker 2: That's right.

Speaker 1: And it crosstalk was amazing. You all know, actually Seeking Wisdom was our number one source of tickets that we sold.

Speaker 2: Thank you Seeking Wisdom-

Speaker 1: So, that's amazing.

Speaker 2: Tribe.

Speaker 1: And so we wanted to be the first to drop the news with you, the Seeking Wisdom fans-

Speaker 2: The community.

Speaker 1: About Hypergrowth year two, I'll fill in the details, but you tell them what the crosstalk

Speaker 2: You don't want me to come up with numbers right now?

Speaker 1: No-

Speaker 2: Okay.

Speaker 1: I will tell the details.

Speaker 2: Okay.

Speaker 1: We've already committed, that budget has been approved.

Speaker 2: Okay.

Speaker 1: But I want you to say what we're doing this year.

Speaker 2: I don't know, you taunted me there. I want to break the rules now. So here-

Speaker 1: Do whatever you say.

Speaker 2: So here's what it is. Instead, we had an amazing first year. Thank you for coming out. 1400 people registered for Seeking Wisdom-

Speaker 1: Crazy.

Speaker 2: For Hypergrowth. Blew my mind, blew our minds. And we had an amazing showing of people who all traveled from around the world to come and join us for the first ever Hypergrowth here in Boston. But what we said to ourselves after that was," You know what? We need to make this bigger". We need to make it bigger, and I'll let DG take those numbers. I'll hold back. And he'll tell you what the numbers are, but we needed to make it way bigger next year in Boston. And we needed to take the heat straight to the West Coast. We're coming. Kobe, we're coming. We're coming to west coast.

Speaker 1: Yes.

Speaker 2: And we are going to launch not one, but two Hypergrowth conferences this year. One here in Boston, Hypergrowth East, and then second one in San Francisco, Hypergrowth West. We're coming for you, San Francisco-

Speaker 3: You heard it-

Speaker 2: Get ready.

Speaker 3: That's the first time we have mentioned that publicly. So it is Monday, September 4th, here in Boston and Monday, September 24th. It's either September 24th, 25th. I don't have the calendar-

Speaker 2: 24th.

Speaker 1: 24th Monday, September 24th-

Speaker 2: 2018.

Speaker 1: San Francisco. September 2018 is Hypergrowth month. We're going to do it here in Boston. We're going to hop on a plane and then we're going to do it three weeks later in San Francisco. 4, 500 is the number.

Speaker 2: 4, 500 what?

Speaker 1: 4,500 people.

Speaker 2: People what?

Speaker 1: 4, 500 people-

Speaker 2: Coming to Hypergrowth?

Speaker 1: Coming to Hypergrowth.

Speaker 2: That's amazing-

Speaker 1: So that's the deal-

Speaker 2: 4, 500 people-

Speaker 1: Yeah.

Speaker 2: 4,500 people strong, coming-

Speaker 1: Yeah.

Speaker 2: And so we're doing it in Boston on September 4th?

Speaker 1: September 4th.

Speaker 2: Right-

Speaker 1: Yup.

Speaker 2: Here in Boston. Amazing venue.

Speaker 1: Mm- hmm( affirmative).

Speaker 2: Wait until you see this venue.

Speaker 1: Mm- hmm( affirmative).

Speaker 2: I'll hold back-

Speaker 1: Mm- hmm( affirmative).

Speaker 2: Right now-

Speaker 1: Yup.

Speaker 2: Which is hard for me. And then yet another amazing venue, September 24th in San Francisco, this is 2018. Be there. This is the largest ever Hypergrowth. And this is all about you, not us. This is the community coming together to showcase what we're learning.

Speaker 1: Exactly. So what we've done is we want to stay true to what got us here, Seeking Wisdom. So, if you go to hypergrowth. drift. com, you can go get your tickets. We are extending the early bird rate to you, Seeking Wisdom listeners. That's why you're here. You're on this podcast. So you use the promo code, Seeking Wisdom. You'll get tickets for a huge discount because we want you there, and we can't wait. And honestly, the coolest part to me is that having done this podcast now for a long time-

Speaker 2: Mm-hmm(affirmative).

Speaker 1: We bit, and we've brought on more guests. Some of those guests that have come to the podcast, those are going to be the speakers that we're going to bring. You know-

Speaker 2: Yep.

Speaker 1: We're obsessed with the idea of taking our mentors and role models and bringing it to you in person. So keep an eye out. We'll have a lot more details to share on the line up.

Speaker 2: At that's what you're going to see with the speakers, right?

Speaker 1: Yes, say more about.

Speaker 2: Everyone always asks us" how do we speak?"-

Speaker 1: Yeah.

Speaker 2: "How do we pick speakers?"," Can I be a speaker?"

Speaker 1: Yeah," hey my buddy Todd is a marketing expert and he'd be great for Seeking Wisdom".

Speaker 2: No, okay? So we're not doing what everyone else does, which is to have the same group of speakers out there that you hire in every single conference. Our bar for people who come on this show, as well as people who come and speak to you in person, at Hypergrowth, is that those are people that we consider personal role models and/ or mentors, that we look towards, who are helping us grow either virtually or in person. And we want to share those mentors that we have with the community.

Speaker 1: Exactly. We think about people that have been on the podcast. Rich Roll-

Speaker 2: Mm- hmm( affirmative).

Speaker 1: Patty McCord, Pat Grady right? That's who we want to bring to you-

Speaker 2: Mm-hmm(affirmative).

Speaker 1: And that's what Hypergrowth is all about.

Speaker 2: Yeah, that level. crosstalk So get ready. We have some surprise guests coming. It's going to be hotter the next year. Amy's going to be there. Watch out, she's going to be lighting it up-

Speaker 1: Yeah.

Speaker 2: She's going to have a whole squad right there.

Speaker 1: Amy's got some more ammo this year too.

Speaker 2: Yeah. Teams, squads, videos, cameras, lights, action coming.

Speaker 1: All right. See you.

Speaker 2: See you.


A quick interruption from your regular scheduled Seeking Wisdom... https://hypergrowth.drift.com/