Daniel Matishak— The CEO of a Digital Media Publishing Company who has turned his Passion into a Global Powerhouse
Guest: Daniel Matishak, Co-founder & CEO, Mindable Inc.
Interviewer: Sahr Saffa, Chairperson, C-Tribe, and VP of Canadian Operations, AutonomIQ
This is coming from having a very privileged life: I’m white, I’m male, I grew up in Canada so I haven’t had a lot of horrible heartbreak or things happen to me. Personally I think that life is a lot easier than we are taught it should be. I think people take pride in life being a struggle and hang their hat on things being hard. Life is really whatever you decide it to be. Your thoughts create your reality. Whatever you tell yourself is what will be. I have always wanted life to be easy, I wanted it to be light, enjoyable and fun and I’ve made it so because I believed in that.”
Mindable invested in an idea that they were passionate about and grew from a basement operation, to being ranked one of the top 2,000 websites (https://astrologyanswers.com/) in the world (ranked by Alexa.com). Mindable was voted as one of the fastest growing tech companies in 2015 (Deloitte), coming in at #14 of the Top 50 in Canada, and #122 of the Top 500 in North America!
How have they pulled this off? One strategy that has paid off is a mostly remote workforce, that enables the company to attract top talent not just from their own backyard, but from across the globe.There are, of course, challenges that come with a dispersed team like Mindable’s. Namely – how do you maintain the right culture when more than half your staff never sets foot in the office?
Over the years Mindable has had the opportunity to tap into some of the most interesting markets and as we have mentioned, we’ve found our success and passion publishing authors, articles and products in the self-discovery and personal transformation space. This massive market grants Mindable a digital playground to publish content, test new ideas and connect with a valuable network of unique individuals.
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