Whether it's the crooked flat-brimmed hat, the jewelry, or the flurry of f-bomb talk, Noah Kagan immediately tells his YouTube viewers that they're about to have a good time. Blessed with an infectious exuberance, Kagan wholeheartedly embraces the craziness of the entrepreneurial life, attacking each day with a playful energy that he infuses into all aspects of his businesses and personal brand. From a YouTube video featuring pro tips for Google Docs to his latest podcast episode covering the latest tech, Kagan makes his subscribers feel less like college students and more like drinking buddies. Drinking buddies, that is, with a guy who happens to be credited with creating the Facebook status update. Nevermind. However, it wasn't all fun and playful for Kagan.
After all, it was fired early on by Facebook, missing out on one of modern technology's greatest boons. It all worked out, however, as Kagan is now the By committing to staffing his company with world-class employees, setting clear and well-defined goals, and being determined to figure out what he really wants, Kagan has developed a brand that is a beacon for entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to take their businesses to the next level. Kagan has successfully navigated the rocky and often dangerous terrain of business, from failed employee to eight-figure founder, and is passionate about helping others do the same. Started from the employee email database bottom “Every human on Earth has superpowers. I realized mine are execution, sales, marketing, tacos, and the occasional joke.
Kagan offers this self-assessment in a January 2018 blog post detailing the story of when he was first fired from a job at age 24. has a single sting. Luckily for the many entrepreneurs and small business owners who benefit daily from his marketing knowledge, that particular ending was just the beginning. The lessons he learned from this experience helped him recognize and confront his own weaknesses, and how they stood between him and the businessman he wanted to become. "I wanted attention," he continues in his blog post. “I put myself before Facebook. I've hosted office events, posted things on this blog to get attention, and used the brand more than I've added to it. Kagan was also an early-stage marketing employee at Mint, but soon realized that the title "employee" was not for him. "I kept getting fired," he says, "so I had to create my own work."