David Cancel
Entrepreneur, Investor, CEO at @Drift.
61 recommendations

Recommendations by David Cancel

David Cancel's Review:

Bernadette Jiwa is one of the best brand storytellers. “What if, before making a pencil stroke or writing a single line of code, every entrepreneur and innovator began by seeing the world through a marketer’s lens and asking, ‘why will someone care about this?’ How different would marketing be then?”

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

David Cancel's Review:

When the San Francisco 49ers hired Bill Walsh, they were 4–12 and the worst team in the NFL. Three years later, they won their first Super Bowl — and the turnaround happened because of the small things. All of the details matter, because the score will take care of itself.

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

Ego Is the Enemy
book
by Ryan Holiday

David Cancel's Review:

The one thing we all fight everyday — our egos. “Success is intoxicating, yet to sustain it requires sobriety. We can’t keep learning if we think we already know everything.”

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

David Cancel's Review:

This is the book the aligns everything we do at Drift. Focus on the one thing. The big rocks. If you chase two rabbits, you won’t catch either.

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

Sam Walton: Made In America
book
by Sam Walton, John Huey

David Cancel's Review:

This is the story behind Wal-Mart. The only thing I’ll say about this book — Sam is my role model. This is one of my all-time favorites.

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

David Cancel's Review:

The sales classic from Aaron Ross — doesn’t just apply if you’re in sales. This is another must read if you’re in SaaS.

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

David Cancel's Review:

This is the latest book from Jason Lemkin. A great read if you’re in SaaS — a must-read if you work in marketing and sales.

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

David Cancel's Review:

The struggle. The grind. This is the reality check that you will always need when you’re going through it.

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

Crossing the Chasm
book
by Geoffrey A. Moore

David Cancel's Review:

“Build empathy with the users of your process, not just your product” by @_sfa_uk

David Cancel's Review:

3 Things Every Sales Team Needs to Be Thinking About in 2017

David Cancel's Review:

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence." - Ab…

David Cancel's Review:

8 Ways to Customize Slack for Social Media Marketers :

David Cancel's Review:

What An NPS Score Can And Can’t Tell You About Your Business

David Cancel's Review:

“Being Careful About Your Time” — 

David Cancel's Review:

“The 10 commandments of good thinking”

David Cancel's Review:

Great presentation from my friend @BostonVC -> “12 Key Levers of SaaS Success”

David Cancel's Review:

The episode with Tinker Hatfield is a must watch. “Abstract: The Art of #Design” on Netflix…

David Cancel's Review:

Just got the first test batch. 🙌🏽📚

David Cancel's Review:

Get Off the Internet —

David Cancel's Review:

A great reminder from @izhararmony on why you need to be close to your customers even when it requires sacrifice.

David Cancel's Review:

7 Tough Lessons I’ve Learned on Giving and Receiving Feedback at our Startup -

6 SaaS Product Management Tips
article
by @davidcummings

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6 SaaS Product Management Tips -

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How To Become A Learning Machine: My Tips For Reading More -

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The Most Important Elevator Pitch Rule That You Don’t Know –

David Cancel's Review:

The Next Wave in Sales & Marketing

David Cancel's Review:

Want A Better Customer Experience? Start By Making One Of These 4 Changes -

David Cancel's Review:

A Simple Framework for Handling Customer Feedback

David Cancel's Review:

“Lazy Leadership” -

David Cancel's Review:

Need an auto-reply that sends this link to anyone thinking of starting a company - “The Struggle” by @bhorowitz

David Cancel's Review:

Why I Founded Drift (my 5th company) –

David Cancel's Review:

Why I’ve Never Been a Fan of Lead Forms

David Cancel's Review:

Listen to the homey @nwalkingshaw 👇🏽 Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup 👊🏽

David Cancel's Review:

Is your process creating more problems than it solves?

David Cancel's Review:

11 Deadliest Content Marketing Mistakes I See People Make (Yes, Even You!)

David Cancel's Review:

A great reminder that a year after starting Facebook it was still not obvious that was the right idea. 🎧

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How Startups Are Automating Their Lead Research Without SDRs (Sales Development Reps) -

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Reflections on Being CEO of a SaaS Business Through Year 4 and 5, $20m+ of Capital Raised, 3x Revenue Growth

David Cancel's Review:

What a true hero 🙌🏽 How I Built This: Real Estate Mogul: @BarbaraCorcoran

David Cancel's Review:

The hardest lesson I learned my first year as a Product Designer –

David Cancel's Review:

Could Bots Make Your BDR Team More Efficient?

David Cancel's Review:

"...it is important to separate the possible from the optimal." - Bill Gurley

David Cancel's Review:

Company culture tips from Netflix, Zappos, Atlassian -

David Cancel's Review:

"Stop reading about “habits of successful people,” little productivity tricks, and other junk.”

David Cancel's Review:

How Do You Know When To Take A Chance On a New Hire? -

David Cancel's Review:

This Is Why I Never Hire Product Managers –

David Cancel's Review:

Why I Hire People, Not Skills —

David Cancel's Review:

How to Nail Your Product Launch with Product Hunt

David Cancel's Review:

"Strategy is not something that can be done by committee." @fredwilson -

David Cancel's Review:

“I believe you need to commit to be a customer-driven business if you really want to drive customer happiness.” -

David Cancel's Review:

We Tested The Response Times Of 433 #Sales Teams. Here Are The Results.

David Cancel's Review:

SaaS Companies Beware The Slow Ramp of Death -

David Cancel's Review:

“Happiness ... not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour.” —…

David Cancel's Review:

How To Turn Your Website Into A Magnet For Leads -

How Bots Can Rescue B2B Marketing
article
by @BardOfBoston

David Cancel's Review:

How Bots Can Rescue B2B Marketing

David Cancel's Review:

Here Are The 13 Books I Recommend To Everyone On My Team -

David Cancel's Review:

The Really Great CEOs Share One Trait: They Are Learning Machines -

David Cancel's Review:

Bernadette Jiwa is one of the best brand storytellers. “What if, before making a pencil stroke or writing a single line of code, every entrepreneur and innovator began by seeing the world through a marketer’s lens and asking, ‘why will someone care about this?’ How different would marketing be then?”

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

David Cancel's Review:

When the San Francisco 49ers hired Bill Walsh, they were 4–12 and the worst team in the NFL. Three years later, they won their first Super Bowl — and the turnaround happened because of the small things. All of the details matter, because the score will take care of itself.

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

Ego Is the Enemy
book
by Ryan Holiday

David Cancel's Review:

The one thing we all fight everyday — our egos. “Success is intoxicating, yet to sustain it requires sobriety. We can’t keep learning if we think we already know everything.”

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

David Cancel's Review:

This is the book the aligns everything we do at Drift. Focus on the one thing. The big rocks. If you chase two rabbits, you won’t catch either.

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

Sam Walton: Made In America
book
by Sam Walton, John Huey

David Cancel's Review:

This is the story behind Wal-Mart. The only thing I’ll say about this book — Sam is my role model. This is one of my all-time favorites.

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

David Cancel's Review:

The sales classic from Aaron Ross — doesn’t just apply if you’re in sales. This is another must read if you’re in SaaS.

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

David Cancel's Review:

This is the latest book from Jason Lemkin. A great read if you’re in SaaS — a must-read if you work in marketing and sales.

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

David Cancel's Review:

The struggle. The grind. This is the reality check that you will always need when you’re going through it.

Ref: https://seekingwisdom.io/here-are-the-13-books-i-recommend-to-everyone-on-my-team-8b331f93ca98#.98bhxmf25

Crossing the Chasm
book
by Geoffrey A. Moore

David Cancel's Review:

3 Things Every Sales Team Needs to Be Thinking About in 2017

David Cancel's Review:

A great reminder from @izhararmony on why you need to be close to your customers even when it requires sacrifice.

David Cancel's Review:

“Build empathy with the users of your process, not just your product” by @_sfa_uk

David Cancel's Review:

8 Ways to Customize Slack for Social Media Marketers :

David Cancel's Review:

What An NPS Score Can And Can’t Tell You About Your Business

David Cancel's Review:

“Being Careful About Your Time” — 

David Cancel's Review:

“The 10 commandments of good thinking”

David Cancel's Review:

Great presentation from my friend @BostonVC -> “12 Key Levers of SaaS Success”

David Cancel's Review:

The episode with Tinker Hatfield is a must watch. “Abstract: The Art of #Design” on Netflix…

David Cancel's Review:

Get Off the Internet —

David Cancel's Review:

7 Tough Lessons I’ve Learned on Giving and Receiving Feedback at our Startup -

6 SaaS Product Management Tips
article
by @davidcummings

David Cancel's Review:

6 SaaS Product Management Tips -

David Cancel's Review:

How To Become A Learning Machine: My Tips For Reading More -

David Cancel's Review:

The Most Important Elevator Pitch Rule That You Don’t Know –

David Cancel's Review:

The Next Wave in Sales & Marketing

David Cancel's Review:

Want A Better Customer Experience? Start By Making One Of These 4 Changes -

David Cancel's Review:

A Simple Framework for Handling Customer Feedback

David Cancel's Review:

“Lazy Leadership” -

David Cancel's Review:

Why I Founded Drift (my 5th company) –

David Cancel's Review:

Why I’ve Never Been a Fan of Lead Forms

David Cancel's Review:

Listen to the homey @nwalkingshaw 👇🏽 Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup 👊🏽

David Cancel's Review:

Is your process creating more problems than it solves?

David Cancel's Review:

11 Deadliest Content Marketing Mistakes I See People Make (Yes, Even You!)

David Cancel's Review:

How Startups Are Automating Their Lead Research Without SDRs (Sales Development Reps) -

David Cancel's Review:

Reflections on Being CEO of a SaaS Business Through Year 4 and 5, $20m+ of Capital Raised, 3x Revenue Growth

David Cancel's Review:

The hardest lesson I learned my first year as a Product Designer –

David Cancel's Review:

Could Bots Make Your BDR Team More Efficient?

David Cancel's Review:

"...it is important to separate the possible from the optimal." - Bill Gurley

David Cancel's Review:

Company culture tips from Netflix, Zappos, Atlassian -

David Cancel's Review:

"Stop reading about “habits of successful people,” little productivity tricks, and other junk.”

David Cancel's Review:

How Do You Know When To Take A Chance On a New Hire? -

David Cancel's Review:

This Is Why I Never Hire Product Managers –

David Cancel's Review:

Why I Hire People, Not Skills —

David Cancel's Review:

How to Nail Your Product Launch with Product Hunt

David Cancel's Review:

“I believe you need to commit to be a customer-driven business if you really want to drive customer happiness.” -

David Cancel's Review:

We Tested The Response Times Of 433 #Sales Teams. Here Are The Results.

David Cancel's Review:

SaaS Companies Beware The Slow Ramp of Death -

David Cancel's Review:

How To Turn Your Website Into A Magnet For Leads -

How Bots Can Rescue B2B Marketing
article
by @BardOfBoston

David Cancel's Review:

How Bots Can Rescue B2B Marketing

David Cancel's Review:

Here Are The 13 Books I Recommend To Everyone On My Team -

David Cancel's Review:

The Really Great CEOs Share One Trait: They Are Learning Machines -

David Cancel's Review:

Need an auto-reply that sends this link to anyone thinking of starting a company - “The Struggle” by @bhorowitz

David Cancel's Review:

A great reminder that a year after starting Facebook it was still not obvious that was the right idea. 🎧

David Cancel's Review:

What a true hero 🙌🏽 How I Built This: Real Estate Mogul: @BarbaraCorcoran

David Cancel's Review:

"Strategy is not something that can be done by committee." @fredwilson -

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