#199: Lightning Round with Evan Addams, Employee #2 at NoWait

By July 28, 2018Podcast

In today’s episode, you’ll hear our lightning round interview with Evan Addams, who was employee #2 at a start-up company called, No Wait, which scaled and got sold to Yelp for $40 million. No wait created an app that was a waitlisting system for restaurants and allows guests to add their name ahead of arrival in order to speed up the time it takes to be sat. Through the app, guests can check the wait times, receive texts when their table is ready, and several other features.

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Lightning Round with Evan Addams, Employee #2 at NoWait

Lightning Round with Evan Addams, Employee #2 at NoWait





  • Great entrepreneurs create the world it ought to be. -Sean Ammirati
  • Get out there. Take your ideas to the street.
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  • Create a community around you.
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  • Relax.
  • You can’t do this on your own. You need to let go. If you don’t, you’ll be a bottleneck to your organization.
  • We need to think about how can we increase human flourishing through technology?
  • Life is about relationships.


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  • What is your favorite failure that led to success?
  • What are your favorite questions to ask leaders?
  • What is your most worthwhile investment of time or money?
  • Do you have any unusual habits that enable you to be successful?
  • If you could go back and give your 20-year-old self advice, what would you tell him?
  • What do you want your legacy to be?
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