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How Ryan Carson of Treehouse is Revolutionizing the Education Space

How Ryan Carson of Treehouse is Revolutionizing the Education Space

On today’s episode of Gritty Founder, Kreig Kent talks with Ryan Carson about the importance of being passionate and feeling like you’re on a mission when you’re building a business. Ryan also talks about how to effectively manage your time, and why you should make fitness a priority in your life when you’re living the life of an entrepreneur.

Ryan is the Founder and CEO of Treehouse, an online school with 75,000 students. He grew up in Colorado, moved to the UK for 12 years after college and met his wife. He’s run four businesses: One failed, two were sold and the third is his life’s passion: Treehouse.

Some Questions Kreig Asks Ryan:

– What is the single most important ingredient a founder needs in order to succeed? (4:17)
– What mental framework do you need to start a company? (14:16)
– How should we think about time? (20:59)
– How do you say no to things you want to do but don’t have time to do? (28:52)
– What are the daily rituals that help you stay disciplined on how you spend your time? (31:40)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

– About Ryan’s journey as an entrepreneur and why he started Treehouse (1:48)
– Why it’s hard to start a successful business (12:44)
– Why managers are essential for your business and why building a no-manager organization does not work (16:14)
– The importance and value of admitting what you are not good at and hiring people to do those things (18:51)
– Strategies for managing your time and priorities to reach your long term goals (25:04)
– The connection between your fitness and your drive to succeed at work (33:25)
– How forcing functions can help you achieve your goals (34:36)
– About Treehouse (36:14)

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Ryan’s favorite quote:
“Treat other people like you want to be treated.”

Ryan’s book recommendation:
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

More resources:
99U – Ryan Carson
Manager Tools

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