With his new book, The Floundering Founder: 24 Lessons To Refocus Your Business and Better Yourself, marketing entrepreneur (& longtime pal) Raman Sehgal explores what it really means to learn from your mistakes. We talk about the failures and missteps that helped him build a successful marketing & design agency in ramarketing, what he learned from good (and bad) business books, the process of writing his first book, and whether he has anxiety over running a company with ~60 employees. We get into how easy it is to get lost in the day-to-day and not step back to see the big picture, the importance of having some big (and shareable) goals, what it’s like when there’s an external valuation put on your business, the value of schmoozing, and the realities of imposter syndrome. Plus, we discuss what he’s learned from hosting the Molecule to Market podcast, the importance of being/having a nemesis, his dream of taking his company & their families to see the northern lights, and more! Give it a listen! And go read The Floundering Founder!
About our Guest
Raman Sehgal is the founder of several niche companies, including ramarketing, a multimillion-dollar international marketing agency that helps companies get noticed in the global life science space. An entrepreneur from a very young age, Raman embarked on a business journey that ultimately spanned the Atlantic —from a spare room in the Northeast of England to the bustling streets of Boston, MA, where he lives with his wife and three sons. Raman authentically shares his knowledge, mistakes, and learnings around the world as a keynote speaker, podcaster, blogger, Forbes Agency Council member, and guest university lecturer.
Credits: This episode’s music is Fella by Hal Mayforth, used with permission from the artist. The conversation was recorded remotely via Zencastr. I used a Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone feeding into a Cloudlifter CL-1 and a Mackie Onyx Blackjack 2×2 USB Recording Interface. All processing and editing done in Adobe Audition CC. Photo of Raman by someone else. It’s on my instagram.