Episode #
What you can learn from Sam Altman’s Ouster
November 20, 2023

In this episode, We discuss the recent ousting of Sam Altman, co-founder of OpenAI, and the lessons that can be learned from a business and marketing perspective. Sam Altman was fired by the company during a Google Meets call, leading to the resignation of other key members of the OpenAI team. We emphasize the importance of founder DNA and the negative impact that the loss of a passionate leader can have on a company. We also highlight the significance of maintaining control of the board and the potential consequences of disagreements between founders and board members.

Don’t forget to help us grow by subscribing and liking on YouTube!

Check out more of Eric’s content (Leveling UP YT) and Neil’s videos (Neil Patel YT) 


[00:00] Today’s topic: What you can learn from Sam Altman’s Ouster

[01:16] Importance of founder DNA and passion in a company

[02:38] The negative impact of replacing a founder with a hired CEO

[03:28] The need for founders to have control over the board

[05:06] The potential growth and importance of founder leadership in OpenAI

[05:57] Speculation on the achievement of artificial general intelligence at OpenAI

[06:29] The significance of founders retaining board control

[06:47] Speculation on the relationship between Sam Altman and Ilya

[06:57] That’s it for today! Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe!

Go to https://www.marketingschool.io to learn more!

Leave Some Feedback:

What should we talk about next? Please let us know in the comments below

Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review.

Connect with Us: 

Single Grain << Eric’s ad agency

NP Digital << Neil’s ad agency

X @neilpatel 

X @ericosiu

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Discover Latest Episodes

8-Figure Bootstrapped Agency Blueprint
June 15, 2024

In this bonus episode, we give you a sneak peek into what our Agency Owners Association (AOA) hangouts look like. We discuss the importance of client recap reports, the potential of AI consulting for ...

Engagement grew on X despite controversy, research finds, Beverly Hills schools struggle to fill classrooms, $6.6M SaaS built off of YouTube influencers, What is warm outbound sales?
June 14, 2024

In episode #2758, we discuss he effectiveness of different marketing tactics, such as influencer marketing and email marketing, and share examples of successful campaigns. We also touch on the current...

The marketing genius of the Kardashians, and What Eric gets out of YPO retreats
June 13, 2024

In episode #2757, we discuss the marketing powerhouse that the Kardashians are and how they control their messaging and connect with their audience. The conversation then shifts to Eric's YPO retreat ...