Margaritas with Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro

May 10 2022

Episode 58: You are going to love our interview with Meetup CEO David Siegel, author of Decide and Conquer — today on the Margaritas with Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro Show!

Margaritas with Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro
Episode 58: You are going to love our interview with Meetup CEO David Siegel, author of Decide and Conquer — today on the Margaritas with Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro Show!
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A Note from Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro — I invite you to tune in for today’s special episode of my podcast and video show, Margaritas with Marguerita, where for 15 minutes each Friday at 5:15 pm EST, we learn from industry experts how to flex our financial muscles live on Facebook. 

You are going to love our guest: Meetup CEO David Siegel, author of Decide and Conquer

Today’s Topic: Learn about the 44 Decisions that will Make or Break All Leaders

Rita asks David:

  • Pivoting strategies: What did Meetup do when they couldn’t meet in person during the pandemic?
  • What are some of the decision-making best practices you discuss in your book?
  • Share your thoughts about the power and impact of community on business and life in general.
  • Tell us about your path to becoming a tech CEO.
  • What is your general approach to leadership, radical transparency, etc.?

About David: David Siegel is the CEO of Meetup, the largest platform for finding and building the local community. He has over 20 years of experience as a technology and digital media executive leading organizations through innovative product development, rapid revenue growth, and digital traffic acceleration. Prior to joining Meetup, David was CEO of Investopedia and before that, President of Seeking Alpha. David holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University where he teaches strategic planning and entrepreneurship. He hosts the podcast Keep Connected, which is dedicated to the power of community. David’s book, Decide & Conquer, (HarperCollins) lays out the framework for decision-making that leaders can use to ensure organizational and personal success.

About his new book: “Success boils down to one thing: making good decisions,” explains author David Siegel. “Learn the right framework now that can make all the difference later when faced with terrible options, deep anxiety, and fear of failure.”

Decide and Conquer helps all leaders navigate the big decisions that will impact their future and make their organizations a success. David outlines the 44 challenges leaders face when starting a new position, then shows you the decision framework he applied to overcome challenges in his own role. David takes you on an epic journey of corporate and personal survival that includes industry titans like Adam Neumann, Barry Diller, Jack Welch, Bill Ackman, and other leaders.

In Decide and Conquer, you will learn to:

  • Apply principles like open communication, transparency, and kindness to inform great decision-making.
  • Set yourself up to succeed, even before you start, by removing potential roadblocks before they become a problem.
  • Be a bold and decisive leader and not succumb to fear.

By applying the principles he had learned in previous leadership positions, David was able to make the many critical decisions that would mean life or death for Meetup when WeWork decided to sell the company. From deciding to accept the position and negotiating terms to managing a seemingly endless series of crises during the sale and global pandemic, Decide and Conquer walks readers through the key decisions they will face with invaluable advice for each one. Click here to check out the book!

Join us this and every Friday at 5 pm EST on Facebook Live: facebook.com/hopekatzgibbs

Watch all of our episodes: MargueritaCheng.tv

Your Host: Marguerita Cheng, CFP® is the CEO of Blue Ocean Global Wealth, a Washington, DC-based firm that focuses on helping women, and their families, achieve financial success.

About Margaritas with Marguerita: Every Friday evening at 5pm EST, we start the weekend off right with 15 minutes of financial tips by Rita to help women flex their financial muscles. Based on the information from Rita’s upcoming book, “Diary of a CFP® Pro,” the show is also part of a monthly webinar series you won’t want to miss. Learn more at MargueritaCheng.com and watch all of her interviews on MargueritaCheng.tv. 

Questions about your financial future? Send Rita an email.

Photo by Kate Hauschka

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