A few weeks ago I traveled to Atlanta to see Ben Chestnut, co-founder of Mailchimp speak at CreativeMornings/Atlanta. That was the best money I’ve ever spent on an airplane ticket. Ben talked about the history of the company and what he does as a manager to cultivate the infamous Mailchimp culture. If you are running a creative business do yourself a favor and watch the talk!
A little background info: Ben Chestnut is the CEO and co-founder of MailChimp.com, one of the most successful e-mail marketing companies around, with over 1.2 million users. They were recently featured in “Fast Company” for their non-traditional corporate culture and creative environment. Ben is one of my all-time personal rolemodels when it comes to running a creative business. Meeting him was my highlight in 2011. (Yes, I am a fan!)
A big giant thank you for the CreativeMornings/Atlanta team, especially Blake Howard, for organizing the morning and Dare Dreamer Media for taping and editing the talk.
Brilliant and true.
Dec 22nd, 2011 / 5:34 pm
awesome. thank you !!
Dec 22nd, 2011 / 5:36 pm
I have the upmost respect for mailchimp.
It’s all about empowerment of people and what could be more fun?
Dec 22nd, 2011 / 5:38 pm
Dec 22nd, 2011 / 6:39 pm
Really good presentation.
mailChimp is an excellent example of a company that essentially provides a fairly boring service (sending e-mails), but has so many clever, creative and innovative components that the end result is very exciting and a joy for customers to use.
Dec 22nd, 2011 / 6:53 pm
Great !!! Do what you love.
Dec 22nd, 2011 / 11:04 pm
Lots of inspiration ! Thanks for sharing.
Dec 23rd, 2011 / 10:55 am
So glad you shared this. How very true- creative people will be happy when they are able to be creative! Happy to have MailChimp representing Atlanta!
Dec 23rd, 2011 / 11:10 am
Great entertaining speaker, keep it up!
Dec 23rd, 2011 / 3:21 pm
nice talk. very inspiring.
Dec 23rd, 2011 / 10:27 pm
great! Merry X mas to you, Tina! wishing you wonderful X mas time lots of love and smiles around you
Dec 24th, 2011 / 1:20 am
Great video, very inspiring.
Dec 24th, 2011 / 8:52 am
Such an amazing video! I was intrigued by MailChimp’s company culture but now more impressed after hearing his story.
I love the idea of “constantly make work” and worry about the outcome later…will definitely be taking that advice to heart!!
Dec 26th, 2011 / 2:43 am
Awesome awesome awesome.
Jan 3rd, 2012 / 12:31 pm