How to Build Teams that Multiply Your Power – with Beck Bamberger

How to Build Teams that Multiply Your Power - with Beck Bamberger

Beck Bamberger shares why experiential adventures are essential fuel for growth, why great ideas fail to take off and the real advantages of being a powerful female in a male dominated space.

Beck is the Founder of BAM Communications and Bite San Diego (sold in 2016). In 2011 she won an Emmy for her TV show Next 500. She is a board member of Gen-Next and San Diego Venture Group. Beck got her BA from UCLA at 19 and her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh at 21; where she’s still the youngest graduate to date.

Episode Highlights

• 0:45 – What inspired Beck to interview local San Diego CEOs at the age of 15
• 1:00 – How her parents aided her young entrepreneurial spirit
• 8:45 – Why putting together a great team is the secret sauce to juggling multiple businesses
• 19:06 – Why great ideas fail to take off and what entrepreneurs must consider first to avoid failure
• 42:46 – Nude modelling and being homeless for a day: why experiential adventures and getting outside your comfort zone are essential fuel for growth
• 35:33 – An all-female PR agency (and why she hired her first guy)
• 38:56 – The real advantages of being a powerful female in a male dominated space

1. Favorite book for women?

2. Favorite self-care hack?

  • Running every day. The meditative aspect and having regular physical movement is invaluable

3. Best piece of advice and who gave it to you?

  • “Context versus content; a lot of times we can’t change the content and it is what it is, but you have full ability and responsibility to the context” – Aaron Keith, her long-time business coach

4. Female CEO or thought leader you’re into right now?

  • Weili Dai, co-founder and former president of Marvell Technology Group

5. One piece of advice you’d give your 5 years younger self?

  • “Focus; you can’t be doing everything all at once. If you want to make real traction, you’ve got to focus!”

Resources and People Mentioned

• Beck’s website
The Go Game
Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman (affiliate link?)
Sonja Perkins, founder of Broadway Angels
Sheryl Sandberg

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