This episode is part of the disruption series. We’re going to discover how incredible people disrupt their lives, their industries, and the world to create a powerful impact.
Ryan Evans is the CEO & Co-Founder of Inboard Technologies, home of the M1 Electric Skateboard. He and his team were recently featured on Shark Tank and convinced Mr. Wonderful, AKA Kevin O’Leary, to partner with them in their mission to create a massive disruption in the transportation industry.
Since then, the M1 Electric Skateboard has taken the world by storm and the company is growing at a blistering pace.
“Lightweight, portable, electric transportation that you can take with you anywhere empowers everyone. We all need to move.”
Ryan rejects the idea that things should be done one way because they’ve always been done that way. We are able to do incredible things when we think creatively about process.
People often spend too much time focusing on an end goal, but real progress is made when iterating the process.
Inboard’s end goal is to create lightweight transportation technology that flows, but Ryan understands that you’ll go out of business if you wait until a product is perfect before you launch it.
They didn’t wait. They embrace an iterative product development process, and they are able to improve their products remotely. Inboard engineers are constantly working behind the scenes so that the customer experience is constantly improving.
You have to constantly change and improve because there is no one big challenge to overcome – there are always challenges. The road to success is a constant struggle, so you need to come prepared. You need the right mindset and a support group.
You won’t create a powerful impact if you go alone.
Don’t be a podcast junkie…
- Connect with Inboard: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
- Pick up your own M1 Electric Skateboard
- “A Skateboard Startup’s Radical Ambition: Disrupting Urban Transit” on Fast Company
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition by Robert Cialdini
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