The PopSmoke Show

At Techstars Patriot Boot Camp with Facebook’s Product Manager (PS028)

Meet Anthony Pompliano

Anthony Pompliano, Facebook Product Manager

Anthony, known as Pomp to most, is a combat veteran, entrepreneur, and growth expert.

He currently runs a number of growth initiatives at Facebook.

Previously he built multiple businesses that were acquired and played Division 1 football at Bucknell University.

In his free time, Pomp advises and invests in early-stage, hyper-growth startups.

About Facebook

Facebook’s mission is to create a more open and connected world.


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Show Notes

In today’s episode, Anthony answers:

  • How did you prepare for your keynote presentation at TechStars Patriot Boot Camp?
  • What are the keys parts to your solid foundation?
  • What was a mistake you made at Facebook?
  • What’s a challenge you’re experiencing right now?
  • What’s the best business advice you ever received?
  • Is Facebook hiring veterans?
  • Who do you learn from?
  • Does your team have core values?
  • What’s the most common question entrepreneurs ask you?
  • What’s a great habit you have right now?

Key Topics discussed:

  • What Pomp believes attributes to his success
  • The hiring process at Facebook
  • Macro social-trends
  • Prioritizing your commitments

Apps and Articles Mentioned

Favorite Weapon

  • Soundcloud – What PopSmoke uses to host the audio podcast. Follow PopSmoke on Soundcloud here.

Recommend Business Books

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter: The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.
  • Zero to One by Peter Theil and Blake Masters: The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create.
  • Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz:  The book goes through every entrepreneur’s experience. The good. The bad. The ugly. Great book if you’re a veteran entrepreneur, founder or co-founder.

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