Series 2: Shark Tank
Ep. 18 - Stephan Aarstol - Tower Paddle Boards
Stephan holds an MBA in New Venture Management from the University of San Diego, where he is in their Alumni Hall of Honor. He was named the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year at Western Washington University, his undergraduate school. Stephan is a widely published entrepreneurial thought leader in publications including: Fast Company, Entrepreneur, INC, Forbes, and the Washington Post. He speaks regularly at Harvard Business School on the recently published HBS case study, “Selling on Amazon at Tower Paddle Boards”.
"I told the entire company in June 2015, we were moving to five-hour days — in at 8am out by 1pm — you need to produce the same as you did before or more or you will be fired. Over the next three months revenue increased by 50%."
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In addition to his Shark Tank appearance, Stephan has been featured nationally on CNN Money, CNBC's Power Lunch, the Huffington Post, ABC's Beyond the Tank, Fox & Friends, 20/20, Fortune Magazine, People Magazine, and the Adam Corrolla Show.