PartnerHacker Daily #157: Curiosity Wins Partnerships

Ask good questions

"If you're practicing partnerships, it's really hard not to be one of the most curious people in your organization... someone asked, Rahul Vora, how are you hitting home run after home run? How are you so smart? And he said, 'I'm not smart. I'm just curious'."– Jared Fuller, PartnerUp Ep. 42

You don't have to be the smartest person in partnerships to make them work; just be the most curious. Partners love it when you show interest in them.

Bonus - being interested makes you more interesting.

The flywheel feels frozen

Hubspot wanted to understand what was getting in the way of company growth. After hundreds of conversations with customers, they learned that companies are facing a Crisis of Disconnections.

There are three main types of disconnects that are causing a fracture in business growth:

  • Systems disconnect
  • Disconnect between people
  • Disconnect between companies and their customers

Hubspot believes the solution is evolution.

“The only way to solve this crisis is to adapt and find new ways to grow in the Age of the Connected Customer.” – Yamini Rangan, CEO at HubSpot
The Age of the Connected Customer
By Yamini Rangan, Chief Executive Officer at HubSpot

Quote of the Day

Coming together is beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. – Henry Ford

Hacking on the range

In case you didn't hear, PartnerHacker launched a second podcast!

Our own Will Taylor started a pod with Ben Wright and Tom Burgess.

It's a podcast made by partner people, for partner people. In each episode, they give tactical tips for partner leaders and managers to help them accelerate their careers and partner programs.

Check out episode 2:

Listen to episode #2 of, Howdy Partners!, on Spotify.

Kickin' back and having some fun

We have 2 events coming up!

This Thursday, September 22, we're hosting First Friday (which we're actually doing on the 3rd Thursday of the month) with PartnerPage to explore what agencies (actually) want. Guess what? It's not revenue share.

And bring a drink to quaff! Register here.

Then, on September 28, 2022 from 12 - 3 PM ET class is in session!

We’re putting on an educational event in collaboration with Firneo called School of Partnerships: Building, Activating, and Repairing your Program.

Hope to see you there!

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