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Stephan Aarstol
Works at Tower Paddle Boards
Attended University of San Diego School of Business Administration
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Phenomenal stuff Stephan, thank you for sharing.

I felt awful watching your experience on Shark Tank, but it has obviously been a major motivator in your life. You are truly an inspiration !!
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Mediocrity comes to those who stay within the boundaries, and mediocrity in business is a recipe for failure. If you want to stand out from the competition, challenge every notion you have, color outside the lines, or, as Jobs said, “Think different.”

http://www.ceo.com/entrepreneurial_ceo/4-common-business-beliefs-you-can-prove-wrong/
4 Common Business Beliefs You Can Prove Wrong. Even if they've never visited, most people consider Colombia a highly dangerous place fraught with crime. But every year, people flock there to paddle down the Amazon, trek through the jungle, tour ancient cities and relax on the Caribbean.
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In this article, find out some Marketing philosophies I learned from Seth Godin:

http://www.startupnation.com/grow-your-business/marketing-cliffsnotes-learned-seth-godin/
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How writing was critical to my success as an entrepreneur: http://2paragraphs.com/celebs/stephan-aarstol/ 
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I just watched you pitch at shark tank and  i just want to commend you . how did you do it ?
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"Today’s low barriers to entry means there’s more competition than ever, but there’s also infinitely more potential."

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140115154259-9612440-how-to-stand-out-online-in-the-year-of-the-entrepreneur?trk=mp-reader-card
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If you’re an entrepreneur, your business is your baby—and a needy one at that. But what if you have an actual baby at home? My story on starting up multiple businesses while being a single dad:

http://goodmenproject.com/everyday-life-2/2-businesses-and-a-baby-starting-up-as-a-single-dad/
If you’re an entrepreneur, your business is your baby---and a needy one at that. But what if you have an actual baby at home?
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Looking for ways to boost your fitness this summer? Check out my article on STACK:

http://www.stack.com/2013/07/22/summer-fitness/
Get outside, have fun and add variety to your workouts this summer. Check out STACK Fitness to learn about three activities that will keep you in great shape.
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    Founder & CEO, present
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Stephan Aarstol is an entrepreneurial thought leader and online marketing expert. With over a decade of Internet experience, Stephan has worked with a large variety of startups, from ecommerce and medical imaging to educational toys and youth backpacking. He is currently the CEO and founder of Tower Paddle Boards, an online, manufacturer-direct brand in stand up paddle boarding, the fastest-growing water sport in the world. Tower Paddle Boards garnered an investment from billionaire Mark Cuban on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” and was named one of the top 10 success stories in the history of the show by Entrepreneur Magazine. With only four employees, Stephan has grown the company from $3K revenue in 2010 to a projected 2013 revenue of $4M. Before founding Tower, Stephan started a number of niche ecommerce businesses, including high-end poker chip company BuyPokerChips.com. The site began as a solo venture side job and resulted in $2.5M in sales over its first five years. Stephan is an avid backpacker and has a passion for leading revenue-increasing initiatives for startups and high-growth organizations. Stephan holds an MBA in New Venture Management from the University of San Diego and lives in San Diego today.
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  • University of San Diego School of Business Administration
    New Venture Management, 1998 - 2000
  • Western Washington University
    Finance, Marketing & Decisioin Sciences, 1991 - 1996
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