Category: Company Culture

How TakeLessons Got Started

How TakeLessons Got Started

| January 16, 2017

http://StevenCox.com – A lot of people ask me how TakeLessons got started. Here’s a video that shares with you the early days of how the idea developed. There are lessons in here I’m sure you can apply to your own business.

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Starting a Business From Zero

Starting a Business From Zero

| October 28, 2016 | Reply

The hardest part of building a business is that beginning stage. It takes a tremendous amount of grit, willpower, and tenacity to see traction. In this video, I share some of the pain starting from zero and the mindset you need in order to find the extra courage to power through.         […]

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How to Keep Great Employees

How to Keep Great Employees

| October 28, 2016

One of the keys to success for every entrepreneur is learning how to find and grow a team. In fact, if an entrepreneur cannot find people to share in the vision, he or she will have a tough time raising capital or building the business. In this video, I share what I’ve learned about keeping […]

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“What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?”

“What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?”

| March 11, 2014 | Reply

Each week at TakeLessons.com, I ask my employees a question. This activity gives us time together as a group and helps us all get to know each other better. We always ask questions that are structured around developing community within the company. Last week, I asked “What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?” Here were some […]

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Entrepreneur StartUp Questions (Part 1)

Entrepreneur StartUp Questions (Part 1)

| February 18, 2014 | Reply

In February 2014 Christy Wang, a student at MIT Sloan School of Management, interviewed Steven Cox, CEO and Founder of TakeLessons.com for her Entrepreneurship class. Here is the transcript of the interview. 1. How did you come up with the idea about TakeLessons? What made you set your mind to go into this business? I’ve […]

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Constant And Never-Ending Improvement

Constant And Never-Ending Improvement

| January 31, 2014 | Reply

One of our core values at TakeLessons.com is CANI – Constant And Never-ending Improvement. In addition to putting things in motion to become better at what we do, we wanted to change the company to make it a place where talented people can thrive. It’s good to see (from the pic below) we’re making progress […]

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Tour of the Google Headquarters

Tour of the Google Headquarters

| October 14, 2013 | Reply

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Video: How to be an All-Star at Work. A Peek Inside TakeLessons.com.

Video: How to be an All-Star at Work. A Peek Inside TakeLessons.com.

| February 5, 2013 | 2 Replies

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past couple years, it’s how critical it is to get the right team in place. The right team is more costly, takes longer to attract, but it pays for itself in spades by a quicker velocity and overall growth. As we shift into a faster growth mode […]

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DJ Coxie: Back off my beats, bro

DJ Coxie: Back off my beats, bro

| December 9, 2012 | Reply

  Having fun at the TakeLessons Holiday Party. While I did pay my way through college as a club DJ, I used records instead of MP3’s, so all the new stuff would take some getting used to!  

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TakeLessons Reaching Out in Africa

TakeLessons Reaching Out in Africa

| October 17, 2012 | Reply

Here’s a note from one of our Product guys, Marc Wallis. I’m humbled that we’re able to do a small part to help people around the world. While we can’t do everything for everyone, it’s a good start to do something for somebody. ———— Hey TakeLessoner’s, I wanted to recap and update on what TakeLessons […]

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Creating Corporate Culture: Interview with John Assaraf Part 9 and 10

Creating Corporate Culture: Interview with John Assaraf Part 9 and 10

| October 14, 2012 | Reply

John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss what it means to create and maintain a thriving corporate culture. In this interview, Cox defines corporate culture, outlines steps entrepreneurs can take to define their company’s culture and shows how a strong culture can translate into other great gains for any organization. […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 8

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 8

| October 12, 2012 | Reply

John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss what it means to create and maintain a thriving corporate culture. In this interview, Cox defines corporate culture, outlines steps entrepreneurs can take to define their company’s culture and shows how a strong culture can translate into other great gains for any organization. […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 7

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 7

| October 9, 2012 | Reply

Part 7 in the video series. Subscribe for email alerts when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 2 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 3 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 4 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 5 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 6 […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 6

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 6

| October 3, 2012 | Reply

Part 6 in the video series. Subscribe for email alerts when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 2 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 3 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 4 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 5 John Assaraf sat down with Steven […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 5

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 5

| October 1, 2012 | Reply

Part 5 in the video series. Subscribe for email alerts when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 2 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 3 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 4 John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss […]

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