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Manu Cinca

Manu Cinca

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Now on to my guest for today. Manu Cinca, founder of Stacked Marketer.

Manu Cinca shares his journey from an aspiring coder in Romania to a professional poker player and entrepreneur. After moving to Vienna, he and his poker buddies started a business together, first trying their hand at software development. After several years, Manu turned his focus to marketing, eventually starting the popular curated daily newsletter The Stacked Marketer.

We talk about how skill and luck play a role both in poker and starting a business, and how even if you do everything right, you can still lose. Manu developed the idea for the newsletter from being a subscriber to other newsletters like it and seeing a need for a daily newsletter in the marketing space.

Manu and his co-founders have grown the company through getting feedback, shared networks, and putting the time and energy into delivering a daily update of the latest trends and information in digital marketing in a friendly, personable voice -- a combination that has quickly grown its subscriber base.

Now let’s get better together.

Actions to Try or Advice to Take

  • Cinca shares that he and his cofounders faced challenges and differences by talking about them, assessing what’s fair, and acknowledging mistakes.
  • Accept that failure is part of building anything new; learn from your experiences and be ready to try something else.
  • Look for an idea that’s working well and apply it to a new industry or area. Cinca and his cofounders saw what other newsletters were doing and found their niche in online marketing.
  • Don’t stretch yourself too thin. Sometimes focusing on the one thing you do well is better than trying to try too many things.

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