Randy Rayess, co-founder of VenturePact, a Saas platform that helps businesses manage software development teams. Listen as Nathan quizzes Randy on his professional history, and the disparity between revenue models, particularly the difference between a SaaS versus retainer model.
Favorite Book? – High Output Management by Andy Grove
What CEO do you follow?— David Sacks and Scott Cook
What is your favorite online tool?—f.lux
Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— No
If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be?— Stop stressing and worrying about things that are (ultimately) not really relevant to your success.
Time Stamped Show Notes:
01:00 – Nathan’s introduction
01:23 – Welcoming Randy to the show
01:27 – Talking about machine learning
02:15 – How Randy makes $$$
03:15 – Currently working with a hundred clients
05:50 – SaaS vs Retainer Model
06:50 – Revenue in 2015
13:58 – Competitors
15:24 – Connect at email@example.com and @randyrayess
17:15 – Famous 5
3 Key Points:
Life is too short to constantly worry about things that don’t really matter.
Machine learning is the way of the future—get on board the train or get left behind.
Don’t hate or envy your competitors—study them to find out what they do better than you and adapt.
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