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Dichotomy Podcast with Mike Reid

Jan 29, 2021

Marcel Petitpas is the CEO & Co-Founder of Parakeeto, a software company that helps service businesses increase profitability and close more deals by generating accurate, data-driven estimates in seconds using their existing time-tracking data. He’s also the fractional COO at Gold Front - an award-winning creative agency in San Francisco working with new-age brands like Slack, Uber, Adobe, Keap and more.


In this episode, we talk about the dichotomy of focus and the periphery , going wide vs going deep , how to turn pain into power and how to know if you’re on the right track. 


Marcel also talks about how he deals with imposter syndrome and the curse of competency. Enjoy!



  • The Dichotomy of focus vs the periphery (going wide vs going deep) 
  • Being a T-shaped person
  • Turning pain into power
  • The luxury of focus 
  • Doing hard things vs doing the things that come easy to you 
  • Shame & imposter syndrome 
  • How to know if you’re on the right track
  • The curse of competency


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