James Kawas is Co-Founder and CEO of The Selling Company, where he is working to change the way people sell their things.
From a young age, James has thought outside the box about the way he works and creates. When he was 17, after already starting his first company, James wanted to meet Brian Chesky from AirBnB.
“There is no way you can get his attention easily. So, I just decided to come up with a feature. (…) And I just mocked it up, I did the designs and I even made a logo for it and I even made a pitch for it, just like a PM would do inside the company really, what I learned later on.”
James then went ahead and found emails for dozens of key employees at the company on LinkedIN, and pitched them on it.
They liked it so much they invited him to come to present it in person in San Francisco.
In this episode, James shares the story of his Airbnb pitch and a lot more about how to hustle and create opportunities for yourself.
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