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OPINION - How to be a CEO podcast: Web Summit’s Paddy Cosgrave on how to do a live event

Web Summit CEO, Paddy Cosgrave (Sportsfile)
Web Summit CEO, Paddy Cosgrave (Sportsfile)

Paddy Cosgrave is the co-founder and CEO of Web Summit, one of the biggest live events in the world with more than 70,000 people attending in Lisbon.

This episode does contain explicit language.

In this show we talk about:

  • How Web Summit “stared business death in the face” during lockdown

  • The problem's Elon Musk caused when he appeared there

  • What happened when Bono took tech CEOs out on a Dublin pub tour

  • How they got Twitter founder Jack Dorsey to appear at one of their early summits

  • Why you have to have naysayers telling you “you’re an idiot”

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