Always audit yourself. Try and be as objective as possible about your strengths and weaknesses. Stay self-aware, but stay focused on the strengths.
Logan Kimball serves as Chief Innovation Officer for AllSocial, focusing on content distribution, product enhancements, and user experience. Logan has contributed to the growth of AllSocial’s platform throughout beta and has been with the company since it was first founded. Logan directly works to make sure the platform stays aligned with the strategic mission to never sell user data, to deliver 100% of all user posts to followers, and to help foster a safe, and welcoming space for all users.
Prior to AllSocial, Logan worked in the financial industry dealing with securities and investments. His passion for entrepreneurship led him to join AllSocial as a startup. Logan is heavily involved in the user experience and innovation process on a daily basis and is constantly looking for ways to improve the platform from a product perspective.
Logan earned a BA in Business Administration from Boise State University where he was a recipient of the Presidential Civic Leadership Scholarship. Logan also spent four years as the school’s mascot, Buster Bronco. Currently, he lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife, two children, and Goldendoodle, Buddy. He enjoys fishing in the mountains, riding bikes with his family, and visiting Yellowstone National Park any chance he gets.
Where did the idea for AllSocial come from?
We created AllSocial to fill a current need in the marketplace. We understand the issues that users face with other social media platforms. We developed the AllSocial to fix those issues.
The goal of AllSocial is to connect the entire world in one main social hub. The content you create and share across the web, including from other social media platforms, can be posted and viewed right from the AllSocial news feed.
AllSocial returns all the control back into the hands of the users. No algorithms decide which posts get seen and which get suppressed. One good reason AllSocial has attracted the attention of Hollywood celebrities and popular influencers is that 100% of all your content gets delivered to each and every follower. With AllSocial, gone are the days of worrying about your followers not actually receiving your messages. Users can create a free profile and start connecting with friends and influencers by downloading the AllSocial app today.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I begin my days by checking the news from last night, especially tech and social media-related stories. The world of technology is always changing. As Chief Innovation Officer of AllSocial, it’s imperative that I stay on top of the latest advancements and issues in the space. Generally, I arrive at the office by 8 AM, first returning last night’s emails and preparing for early morning meetings. Our incredible team is the lifeblood of AllSocial, so coordinating the day’s objectives with them is paramount. I stay as productive as possible by managing workflow tasks and accomplishing tasks as they are received. As I mentioned before, we’re in a fast-paced industry and our success and productivity lies in the strength of each individual AllSocial team member.
How do you bring ideas to life?
We work as a team. At AllSocial, we are the sum of our individual talent and it’s exciting to see that develop and grow over time. We are extremely innovative at AllSocial and that’s because every single person’s voice matters. We stay open to new ideas. I frequently see projects shift and refocus based on the input of a single member of the team.
Also… Trial and error. The AllSocial team is not afraid to fail and we are constantly reinventing and trying new strategies. We learn from our mistakes and use what works. Competing in an industry built on innovation means constantly trying to push the bar.
What’s one trend that excites you?
I love the recent push for authenticity on social media. It’s been really refreshing to see a new life come to such a basic idea. We’re excited to see how that idea continues to develop. We hope our AllSocial users feel the freedom to embrace it when posting on our platform, especially since 100% of their followers will receive 100% of their messages. Second, video and voice have become dominating outlets in the social space. I’m a huge fan of this type of content and excited to see it continue to progress.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I’m a huge list guy. At AllSocial, we constantly have a million different irons in the fire and I would be lost without my lists and the ability to cross off items as I accomplish them. I also set my mouse at the fastest possible speed…Noah Kagan at AppSumo taught me that. It takes a while to get used to, but it makes a huge difference when you’re in front of a screen for eight or ten hours a day. Trust me, it’s a game-changer.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Think about the marathon, not the sprint.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Ross and Rachel were on a break…I still love Friends!
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Always audit yourself. Try and be as objective as possible about your strengths and weaknesses. Stay self-aware, but stay focused on the strengths. Recruit team members with varying skill sets and talent in areas where you’re lacking. You can support one another and leverage the strength of the team where you need a hand.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
AllSocial was built on innovation. The entire social media industry is completely crafted out of leveraging innovative ideas and seeing how the consumer responds. We’re always testing new product ideas or features and seeing how our users react. It helps us learn about where to take AllSocial in the future and also helps us develop a framework around the users on our platform.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
Early on I really had some issues with confidence. I think every entrepreneur has to not only have confidence in their product or service but also in themselves. Failure is the greatest teacher. You continually learn and also realize that failing is not that scary. Often times, it’s imperative to fail in order to know how to succeed.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
I read about this the other day and thought it was super creative and could actually be a great side hustle. People are taking their hobbies and passions, opening up a pop-up shop and simply teaching classes to others on what they love to do. So, if you’re really into card making, or fly fishing, or even training your dog, teach a class! You could even make it a virtual class and posted it on AllSocial!
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
That’s an easy one. I found the greatest Moleskine notebooks from Costco. For people who love to make lists, you need a great notebook. These particular ones came in a nice five-pack and I carry one with me everywhere I go. It might be old-school, but I love using a real pen and paper to write down my ideas and to-dos.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
One of the key systems we use on a daily basis is Slack. It’s an instant messaging software that works extremely well for our team. It turns emails into simple messages that we can organize by channels between different teams. It allows for each member of the various teams to be updated in real-time. We find it just makes communication better and collaboration easier. It’s also really helpful in that it allows for app integrations and works with Google Drive, Trello, and Dropbox.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Tim Ferris: Tools of Titans. Tim breaks down the habits and routines of various leaders and high achievers in a way I love. It’s something we can all learn from. Continual learning is everything.
What is your favorite quote?
“If the wind will not serve take to the oars” -Latin Proverb
- Keep Lists
- Work as a team.
- Find teammates who have different strengths than you.
- Stay self-aware.
- AllSocial.com is a new social media site that wants users to be authentic.
Carlyn runs the day-to-day publishing operation here at ideamensch and interacts with our awesome customers and entrepreneurs. She is likely editing this with a cat on her lap.