The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett
Will Ahmed is the founder of Whoop, the fitness monitoring app worn by LeBron James and Michael Phelps, and which goes toe to toe with Apple, Google and Amazon.
Will is the classic example that business and entrepreneurial drive follow on from being obsessed with a problem. After repeatedly getting injured in his college sports career, Will became obsessed with understanding his own body. He read over five hundred medical papers and realised the product he was pining for didn’t exist, so he invented it.
Will has one of the most original perspectives on how to bring your personality to your business that we’ve ever seen. Employees at Whoop get a bonus if their sleep is good, and the company is ruthless in its priorities to make sure it’s only focused on a couple of things at a time. All of this means Whoop has some of the best wearable tech on the market, despite only a fraction of the resources of its competitors.
What was it that made you obsessed with optimising performance?
Are you a curious person?
Your business becoming your identity
How to stay calm in the chaos
Did you have doubt in the early days?
The most difficult time for you
Like style hacks - your day to day routines
Heart rate variability
Blue light blocking
Strain on the body
Employee sleep bonus
How do you keep your innovative nature when growing
The importance of the right investors
We both hate networking
Listening to feedback with a different perspective
Were you wrong about anything with Whoop?
Offers to buy whoop
The last guest question
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