Reflecting On Our Business Mistakes

The OutPerform Podcast

Mistakes. We all make ‘em, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to admit.

On this special edition “Truth, Transparency, and ‘Tails” episode of our Outperform podcast, AP’s Bob Glazer (founder and managing director) and Matt Wool (general manager) open the kimono once again and share some of the biggest business mistakes they’ve made in three key areas: clients, people, and strategic decision-making.

In this episode, Bob and Matt transparently discuss:

  • How they totally bombed a meeting with a potential client, what that prospect told them, and why they still heed that advice today.
  • Mistakes they’ve made with difficult clients.
  • Hard lessons learned from an ineffective hiring process.
  • Why a business coach told them they were acting “weak.”
  • What happened when their business focus looked more like a strobe light than a laser beam.


Show Notes

Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

How to Keep Sunk Costs from Sinking your Business

5 Ways to Improve your Company’s Horribly Inefficient Interview Process


Links from the Episode

Episode Transcription


(Our “Truth, Transparency, and ‘Tails” special edition episodes feature Bob Glazer and Matt Wool, two of AP’s fearless leaders, discussing ideas, insights, and issues around running a business while occasionally enjoying a cocktail.)

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