Shark Tank Winner and the CEO of Paddleboards (Mark Cuban Is an Investor) | How and Why the 5-Hour Workday Experiment Failed

Show Notes

5 years after moving his whole company to a 5-hour workday the CEO of Paddleboards Stephan shares why the 5 hour workday failed.

  • Yes, yes, yes and yes! Thrivetime Nation on today’s show we are interviewing the Shark Tank Winner and the CEO of Paddleboards, Stephan Aarstol, welcome onto The Thrivetime Show and how are you sir?!
  • I know that you’ve had a ton of success at this point in your career, but I would love to start off at the bottom and the very beginning of your career. What was your life like growing up and where did you grow up?
  • Stephan, how did you land on the Shark Tank Show?
  • What was it like to have Mark Cuban as your investor / mentor?
  • Stephen, my understanding is that years ago you moved your company over to a 5-hour workday experiment…what prompted you to move your company to a five-hour workday?
  • Stephan, what lessons did you learn after implementing a shorter workday?
  • Stephan, half a decade later, I understand that you have discovered that the five hour workday succeeded in many respects, and failed in many others…tell us more about it?
  • Stephan, I understand that you ultimately found out a shorter work day doesn’t make businesses more profitable and productive and employees happier, healthier and more loyal (spoiler alert: he lost half of his employees and almost had to declare bankruptcy)…tell us more about this?
  • Stephen, a decade later, how has winning on ABCs Shark Tank continue to change your life?
  • What advice would you give the younger version of yourself?
  • We find that most successful entrepreneurs tend to have idiosyncrasies that are actually their super powers…what idiosyncrasy do you have?
  • What message or principle that you wish you could teach everyone?
  • You’ve got the mic, what is one thing that you want to share with the Thrive Nation before you drop the mic?
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