The Reboot podcast showcases the heart and soul, the wins and losses, the ups and downs of startup leadership. On the show, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, and Startup Leaders discuss with Jerry Colonna the emotional and psychological challenges they face daily as leaders.
The Reboot podcast showcases the heart and soul, the wins and losses, the ups and downs of startup leadership. On the show, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, and Startup Leaders discuss with Jerry Colonna the emotional and psychological challenges they face daily as leaders.
The real adventures behind pioneering businesses, from the people who lived them. Brought to you by Virgin Atlantic and Gimlet Creative.
Rank #1: Chef Niki Nakayama: Make it Meaningful.
As the owner, head chef, and mastermind behind her restaurant n/naka, Chef Niki Nakayama serves up coveted kaiseki dinners, a structured multi-course meal that emphasizes seasonality and extreme technical prowess. Niki truly straddles the line of tradition and innovation, sourcing local ingredients and employing centuries-old techniques. And she just may be the only woman in the world who does it. But while Niki is the master of her kitchen and craft, getting here was a struggle. In this episode, we tell the story of how she risked it all to launch her restaurant in one of the most cutthroat industries: food. And we learn that a commitment to your creative vision, even if it’s doing it the hard way, can sometimes take you to the top. The Venture is hosted by Ashley Milne-TyteThis episode features:Niki Nakayama, owner and head chef at n/naka restaurantCarole Iida-Nakayama, sous chef at n/naka restaurantBesha Rodell, restaurant critic at LA WeeklyEric Rath, history professor at The University of Kansas Special thanks to:Dan Allen, FarmscapeSarah Rathbone, Dock to Dish LATo learn more about The Venture, go to virginatlantic.com/theventure
Rank #2: The Real World: Disrupting the Status Quo.
It all started when Jon Murray, a TV and documentary producer, and Mary-Ellis Bunim, a soap opera writer, approached MTV with an idea that ultimately changed television forever. The Real World popularized a new genre of television known as “reality TV.” Today, reality TV has splintered into innumerable forms, but its backbone was built with The Real World, and Bunim/Murray Productions continues to be at the forefront of the industry. They’re the team behind The Simple Life, Born This Way, and Keeping up with the Kardashians. In this episode, we talk to former cast members and industry experts, about the show that dared to be different, and the team that turned entertainment as we know it, on its head.The Venture is hosted by Ashley Milne-Tyte.This episode features:Jon Murray, creator of The Real World & co-founder of Bunim/Murray ProductionsGeorge Verschoor, producer and director of The Real World seasons 1-4. Current executive producer and showrunner at Critical Content Julie Gentry, original cast member of The Real World season 1. Tony DiSanto, former MTV president and founder of DiGa Studio Meredith Blake, entertainment reporter with the LA Times Special thanks to all of The Real World cast and crew members we spoke to for this episode, including Andre Comeau, Eric Neis, Jon Brennan, Pam Ling and Adam Beckman. To learn more about The Venture, go to virginatlantic.com/theventure
Open For Business is a branded podcast from eBay and Gimlet Creative, about building a business from the ground up.
Rank #1: #2 How to Hire.
No one hires the wrong person on purpose. In this episode, we hear some hiring horror stories and about how to learn from our mistakes.This episode features:Jordan Insley, Co-founder of QuickShip ElectronicsElana Krieger, Head of HR at BoxedAdam Robinson, CEO of HireologyKatie Christiansen, Director of People Operations at Gimlet MediaBrina Bujkovsky, Co-founder of PopUpsters
Rank #2: #3 Price Is Right?.
Setting your prices is harder than it sounds and making a mistake can be costly. We outline concrete steps to get to the right number, starting with one of the most incredible wins in game show history.This episode features:Terry Kniess, Price Is Right contestant and author of Cause and EffectsZoher Karu, Chief Data Officer at eBayMickey Goodman, Professor of Business and Entrepreneurship at Savannah College of Art and Design and Co-Founder/Partner at e2AdvisorsJonathan Wirt, Head of Marketing at PushdSavio Clemente, beta testerRuth Bolton, Professor of Marketing at the W.P. Carey School of Business
From early-stage VC NextView Ventures, Traction is a show about all the creative, clever, unusual, and downright brilliant ways entrepreneurs scrap their way to early results. These are stories you don't often hear despite being crucial to every startup.Founders, startup execs, media members, and investors are interviewed, with a unique spin and sound.Subscribe for these shows and more content like it at ViewFromSeed.com
Rank #1: #42: Hacking Growth with the Right Process (Sean Ellis & Morgan Brown).
Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown are entrepreneurs, growth experts, and co-authors of the book Hacking Growth. Today, we talk about this notion of growth hacking and debunk some myths, then walk through a smart process you can use to start running a growth engine strategically, instead of seeking false silver bullets. Their book, Hacking Growth, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Growth-Fastest-Growing-Companies-Breakout/dp/045149721X Follow Sean and Morgan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeanEllis and https://twitter.com/morganb Subscribe to the NextView blog for future episodes and more resources for seed-stage startups: nextviewvc.com/blog Thanks for listening!
Rank #2: #27: The Biggest Reason Startups Fail (Reboot Series).
In Part 2 of our series of episodes with Reboot, Jay plays skeptic to Dan Putt's insistence that you should actively work on communication and the "softer stuff" at your startup. Don't miss Dan's response. Then, the guys talk about the biggest reason startups fail (based on a study of 10,000 founders) and how you can avoid that same fate. Once again, Dan Putt, Chief Product Officer of Reboot, joins NextView's VP of platform Jay Acunzo for this series. Check out the Reboot podcast: reboot.io/podcast Subscribe to the NextView blog: nextviewvc.com/blog Follow the guys on Twitter: twitter.com/danputt twitter.com/jayacunzo
Essential listening for entrepreneurs, product managers and anyone working in tech today. We break down the concepts you need to know, from Product Management to Growth, Sales to Funding, we'll bring you stories that will inspire and insights that will change the way you think about product and business.Rocketship.fm, produced in partnership with Product Collective, inspires hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, marketers, product people, and designers each month. Join us as we dive into everything from product management to growth, culture to sales and everything in between. Rocketship.fm has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc, Entrepreneur and many more business publications as a top business podcast year after year.
Rank #1: Productivity: Achieving Deep Work .
Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill, because of our modern times, that is becoming increasingly more difficult to achieve. Today we outline some helpful practices... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Achieve big, ambitious goals with OKRs (Data Ep 4).
In this episode we take a deep dive into OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) and why you should consider setting them up at your company. We learn how to use OKRs to achieve large, ambitious company goals, while keeping everyone on track at the team and ind Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Startup School Radio is a weekly broadcast where you'll hear Aaron Harris, a partner at Y Combinator, get stories and practical advice from founders and investors. Learn how they got started, what went wrong, what surprised them, and what happened as their companies grew.Originally broadcast on Sirius XM's Business Radio powered by the Wharton school on Sirius 111.
Rank #1: Startup School Episode 35: Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham.
Aaron Harris interviews Paul Graham, author and co-founder of Y Combinator
Rank #2: Startup School Radio Ep. 4: PlanGrid & Campus Job.
Episode 4 of Startup School Radio: Host Aaron Harris interviews Tracy Young, Ryan Sutton-Gee, and Ralph Gootee, the founders of PlanGrid. Also on the show: Liz Wessel and JJ Fliegelman, the founders of Campus Job.
What's the hardest thing about business? Not going out of business. The Distance features stories of private businesses that have been operating for at least 25 years and the people who got them there. Hear business owners share their stories of hard work, survival and building something that lasts. The Distance is a production of Basecamp, the company behind the leading project management app.
Rank #1: A Lively Conversation, Part 1.
We're trying something new with this episode. It's a conversation between business owners on different ends of the experience spectrum. Sisters Anne Pezalla and Kate Pezalla Marlin opened their women's athletic apparel and running shoe boutique, Lively Athletics, in 2014. They're at the start of their entrepreneurial journey and wanted to get some advice from Paul McKenna, who's been running a sandwich shop and catering business called Starship since 1977. You'll hear Anne, Kate and Paul discuss growth, competition, burnout and other issues facing small business owners.
Rank #2: Grave Matters.
The Peter Troost Monument Company has been making grave markers, headstones and mausoleums in the Chicago area since 1889. The issue of longevity has a particular resonance for fifth-generation president Lisa Troost, who knows that the product she sells is a one-time purchase that is meant to last forever.
The Official Saastr Podcast is the latest and greatest from the world of Saastr, interviewing the most prominent operators and investors to discover their tips, tactics and strategies to attain success in the fiercely competitive world of SaaS. On the side of the operators, we centre around getting from $0 to $100m ARR faster, what it takes to scale successfully and what are the core elements of hiring. As for the investors, we learn what metrics they hone in on when examining SaaS business, what type of metrics excites them and what they look for in SaaS founders.
Rank #1: SaaStr 053: Assessing Product Market Fit, Why Customer Segmentation Is Crucial & The Rise Of The Full Stack CEO with Greg Sands, Founding Partner @ Costanoa Venture Capital.
Greg Sands is the Founder and Managing Partner of Costanoa Venture Capital. Prior to founding Costanoa Venture Capital, Greg was a Managing Director at Sutter Hill, where he was an early investor in the likes of Feedburner, AllBusiness, and Return Path just to name a few. Before Sutter Hill, Greg was the first hire at Netscape after its founding engineering team. As Netscape’s 1st Product Manager, Greg wrote the initial business plan, coined the name Netscape, and created the SuiteSpot Business Unit, which he grew from zero to $150m in revenue. He also served as Manager of Business Development at Cisco where he architected a global channel management plan. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: How Greg made his way into the world of VC from Netscape? Why did Greg see the opportunity for an early stage B2B fund like Costanoa? Why did this fund not exist in B2B but was becoming popularised in B2C? To what extent does Greg agree SaaS investing is ‘traction capital’? When investing pre metrics, what are the signs of promise Greg looks for? How does Greg assess product market fit? Why is customer segmentation and customer archetypes so important? What does Greg make of the ‘full stack CEO’? Is it better to be specialised or jack of all trades? When is the right time to specialise? 60 Second SaaStr Greenfield opportunity in SaaS? Biggest advice to startup founders in SaaS? Easier or harder to raise money now than before? If you would like to find out more about the show and the guests presented, you can follow us on Twitter here: Jason Lemkin Harry Stebbings SaaStr Greg Sands
Rank #2: SaaStr 077: WTF Is Net Retention? Why The Best SaaS Companies Focus On It & Why You Do Not Have To Be In SF To Be Successful in SaaS with Michael Sharkey, Founder & CEO @ Autopilot.
Michael Sharkey is CEO & Co-Founder of Autopilot, the startup that allows you to automate customer journeys as simply as drawing on a whiteboard. Autopilot has funding from some of the best investors both in Australia and in SaaS with backing from the likes of Salesforce Ventures and Blackbird Ventures. Prior to founding Autopilot with his two brothers, Michael joined his brother Chris to grow start-up Stayz into a top Australian rental booking site which was acquired by FairFax Digital in 2006 and again by HomeAway for $225M in 2013. Michael also co-founded digital marketing agency Sharkey Media where he helped grow Australian startups. I would love to say a huge thank you to Matt Garratt @ Salesforce Ventures for the intro to Michael today. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: How did Michael come to co-found Autopilot with his two brothers? What was the a-ha moment for him? Why did Michael choose a self service model with Autopilot? How does this model affect their CAC? How does this model alter the outbound marketing strategy? How does Michael approach the dilemma of variable or fixed pricing? Has Michael found that the lack of reliability around variable pricing causes customers concern? With Michael interest in unit economics, why are we seeing many SaaS startups, Marketo and Eloqua, exiting with losses? What can founders do to adopt the unit economics first mindset? How does this attitude to unit economics affect attitudes to aggressive growth? Michael focuses on 100% net retention, what does that process and strategy look like in practice? How does this commitment to 100% retention affect Michael’s management style and work processes? 60 Second SaaStr Biggest mentor to Michael and how it came about? What does Michael know now that he wishes he had known in the beginning? The biggest mistakes SaaS companies make with their email marketing processes? If you would like to find out more about the show and the guests presented, you can follow us on Twitter here: Jason Lemkin Harry Stebbings SaaStr Michael Sharkey
A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.
Rank #1: It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work - Part 1.
We’re taking your questions for David and Jason to answer in an upcoming mailbag episode! Leave us a voicemail at (708) 628-7850 and you'll be entered into a drawing for an autographed copy of It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work.It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work - 1:05Jason and David’s previous books were Rework and Remote - 1:12Check out our previous mailbag episodes, here, here, and here - 1:55”Marissa Mayer: You, Too, Can Work 130 Hours a Week If You Plan When to Take a Shit“ (GIzmodo) - 7:53The quotation ”It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it“ is attributed to Upton Sinclair - 9:12Basecamp’s policies on vacation time and summer hours can be found in the company handbook - 15:56Work Can Wait - 19:57
Rank #2: Know Your Team.
Claire Lew on Twitter / Know Your Team website — 00:15The Heartbeat Podcast — 00:34Know Your Team's "About Us" page — 1:04"Building Know Your Company" (Signal v. Noise) — 8:04"How we put together a simple deal to spin off Know Your Company" (Signal v. Noise) — 12:31"Want to be a better manager? Work as a restaurant hostess" (Know Your Team blog) — 10:55Daniel Lopes on Twitter — 21:13The Watercooler — 21:40"Big news: Know Your Company is now Know Your Team" (Know Your Team blog) — 24:43
Greymatter offers perspectives and stories from some of the world’s top technology entrepreneurs and business leaders. The featured company builders share personal and insightful lessons while shedding light on common, relatable challenges in the entrepreneurial journey. Greymatter is produced by Greylock Partners.
Rank #1: Getting Smart About Growth with Casey Winters & Uber's Andrew Chen | Greymatter.
Are B2C companies starting to see a decline in viral growth responsiveness? That’s what Greylock’s Growth Advisor Casey Winters and Head of Rider Growth at Uber, Andrew Chen believe. Andrew coined the term The Law of Shitty Clickthroughs to describe the idea that every ad channel and every marketing platform eventually sees a decay in responsiveness. Due to increased consolidation and competition, viral growth is now much harder to break through and in the long term will see a break down in effectiveness. In this episode of Greymatter, Casey and Andrew riff on why consumer growth is getting harder and more expensive, and what viable opportunities companies can leverage in their own growth strategies. Both Andrew and Casey have a deep background in growth. Andrew advises and invests in tech startups including Barkbox, Dropbox and Tinder and for the past decade, he’s written extensively on mobile, metrics, and growth. Before heading growth at Pinterest, Casey ran marketing for Grubhub. Casey and Andrew share actionable growth strategies for startups, current trends in paid acquisition, and why they are excited for the rise of enterprise viral growth. For even more growth advice, be sure to check out Andrew’s blog and Casey’s blog.
Rank #2: Sam Altman on Y Combinator and What Makes The Best Founders | Blitzscaling 02.
This is session 2 of Technology-enabled Blitzscaling, a Stanford University class taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Allen Blue, and Chris Yeh. This class features John Lilly interviewing Y Combinator President Sam Altman.
It’s never been easier to start a business, but it’s even harder to succeed. Each episode explores the inspiring stories behind how people grow a business, an idea, or a movement.
Rank #1: Cracking The Culture Code.
Culture happens. Whether you plan for it or not, all companies have a culture. An no one knows more about how culture works than New York Times’s best-selling author Daniel Coyle. Daniel talks about his latest work, The Culture Code, where he goes inside the world’s most successful organizations - Pixar, San Antonio Spurs, SEAL Team Six, and more - to find out what makes them tick.
Rank #2: Why a Side Hustle Shouldn't Actually Take That Much Hustle.
Projects fail. Side-projects fail even more. A lot more, in fact. But every once in awhile, a project comes along that shatters expectations (and maybe even a Google Sheet in the process). Yet all too often, we’re left wondering the same question: Why Mikael Cho, the CEO and founder of Unsplash, knows the answers to this question. And why shouldn’t he? Unsplash was once a side project itself. In today’s episode, Mikael explains which signs to keep a sharp eye on when you’re exploring side projects, and how he transitioned his own into the company it is today.
Helping Entrepreneurs Survive, Thrive and Connect
Rank #1: Episode 142: Burnout.
In this episode of ZenFounder, Sherry talks about dealing with burnout and defines it from a psychological standpoint. She talks about the different types of symptoms, causes, and effect on the brain that burnout can have. Support ZenFounder Episode Transcript Sherry: Hey y’all, its been a while since I’ve been on the podcast and I’ve […] The post Episode 142: Burnout appeared first on ZenFounder.
Rank #2: Episode 219: The Life-Saving Power of a Good Hobby.
Sherry talks about the life enhancing power a good hobby can have. At a time of grief from the loss of family members, her own hobby aerial sling, helped her cope and balance herself. Sherry also discusses how hobbies outside of work can help sustain and protect our mental health. Want more content like this? Check out our book. Video of an Aerial Sling performance by Sherry The post Episode 219: The Life-Saving Power of a Good Hobby appeared first on ZenFounder.
Khe Hy was one of the youngest Managing Directors at BlackRock before he took the plunge into deep, uncomfortable self-exploration. Bloomberg called him “The Wall Street Guru” and CNN “Oprah for Millennials” and he is the creator of the Rad Reads newsletter and Quartz’s First Entrepreneur in Residence. The Rad Awakenings podcast tells the stories of individuals who are stuck, undergoing transitions, or embarking on new adventures. These authentic and vulnerable conversations will teach us about power of emotional self-regulation, introspection, and growth mindsets. Find out more at http://radreads.co
Rank #1: Venkatesh Rao (Ep.27): The stress that makes you come alive.
Venkatesh Rao defies labels – he’s a blogger, thinker, consultant whose ideas span the digital economy, science, philosophy, and the zeitgeist. Rao is the creator of Ribbonfarm and Breaking Smart and we discuss “paycheck addictions” and the wave of transformation that’s going to hit the economy. Is becoming a free-agent a way to stay ahead of the curve? How should a mid-career executive prepare? An immersion in the technology conversation is a must – but so is the ability to emotionally self-regulate. + SHOW NOTES: bit.ly/radpod27 + JOIN THE COMMUNITY: radreads.email
Rank #2: Molly Crockett (Ep. 45): The neuroscience of social media outrage.
What’s happening in our brains as we mindlessly scroll social media? Or worse, when we angrily retweet posts from our tribe. Molly Crockett is an assistant psychology professor at Yale University, where she integrates classic social psychology with neuroscience. She explains how our brain’s reward system works and how this ties to digital moral outrage. Does outrage serve an evolutionary purpose? What are the social costs and incentives to the outraged individual? And what about the opposite, humble bragging and virtue signaling? Molly also shares how she applies her insights to lead a more focused and productive life. + SHOWNOTES: http://rad.family/molly-crockett + LOOKING FOR A COACH? Whether you need to get unstuck or are committed to self-exploration but don’t know how to begin, the Rad Family has got you covered. We’ve handpicked a group of talented coaches over at http://rad.family/coaching.
The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actionable tips and tricks that can be put in place to increase your chances of getting funded. Although, you may not want to raise funding for a startup. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructional guide as to what it takes to get employed in the Venture Capital industry, with VCs giving specific advice on how to get noticed from the crowd and increasing your chances of employment. If that wasn't enough our amazing Venture Capitalists also provide their analysis of the current technology market, providing advice and suggestions on the latest investing trends and predictions. Join us so you can see how you can get BIG, powerful improvements, fast. Would you like to see more of The Twenty Minute VC, head on over to www.thetwentyminutevc.com for more information on the podcast, show notes, resources and a more detailed analysis of the technology and Venture Capital industry.
Rank #1: 20VC: Benchmark's Peter Fenton on How To Differentiate Between Good & Great VCs, Why Ownership Is A Bigger Determinant Of Returns Than Valuation & What Makes A Truly Exceptional Board Member.
Peter Fenton is a General Partner @ Benchmark, one of the world's leading VC funds with a portfolio including the likes of Twitter, Uber, Snapchat, eBay, WeWork, Yelp and many more revolutionary companies of the last decade. Peter himself sits or has sat on the board of Twitter, previous guest Cockroach, Optimizely, New Relic and ZenDesk just to name a few. Prior to Benchmark, Peter was a Managing Partner @ Accel. It is clearly not just me that has a man crush on Peter though as he has been named to Forbes Midas List for many consecutive years with the last list placing Peter as No 3 in the world. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Peter made his way into the world of VC with Accel and came to be a General Partner @ Benchmark? 2.) How does Peter differentiate between the good and the great VCs? How can VCs use hyper-curiosity and hyper-competitiveness to improve their investing ability? Why does Peter not believe that operational experience is a necessity pre-VC? 3.) How does Peter view the importance of valuation in the investment decision making process? How much of a role does it play for him and what is his psychology around valuation, especially with regards to ownership levels? 4.) Why is Peter amused when he hears other investors say they must 'invest in big markets'? What were his big takeaways from watching the investment and hyper-growth journey of Snapchat? How did that influence his view on markets? 5.) Peter has previously said that he is a 'student of great board members'. What are the commonalities among the truly great board members? How do they engage and interact with the entrepreneur? How do they get the most out of their fellow board members? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: Peter's Most Recent Investment: Zen.ly As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Peter on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry on Snapchat here for mojito madness and all things 20VC. eShares is the No 1 Cap Table Management platform, allowing for equity management, 409A valuations, and liquidity, all in one place. eShares is made for companies of all sizes with over 5,000 trusted customers including the likes of Squarespace, Kickstarter, and DoorDash just to name a few. To try out the must have service of the industry, simply head over to esharesinc.com it is a must. Fond is the employee engagement suite with 3 core products, rewards: a recognition platform for rewarding achievements and milestones, perks: a premium corporate discounts program to show employees you care about them and then finally engagement IQ, a free employee engagement survey that allows you to measure the health of your organization. To check it out head over to fond.co
Rank #2: 20VC: Benchmark's Bill Gurley on 5 Traits Benchmark Look For When Adding To The Partnership, Why The Abundance of Capital Is Today's Biggest Challenge in VC & The Right Way To Think About Market Size When Assessing Opportunities.
Bill Gurley is a General Partner @ Benchmark Capital, one of the most successful funds of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Uber, Twitter, Dropbox, WeWork, Snapchat, StitchFix, eBay and many many more. As for Bill, widely recognised as one of the greats of our time having worked with the likes of GrubHub, NextDoor, Uber, OpenTable, Stitch Fix and Zillow. Prior to Benchmark, Bill was a partner with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Before entering venture, Bill spent four years on Wall Street as a top-ranked research analyst, including three years at CS First Boston where his research coverage included such companies as Dell, Compaq, and Microsoft, and he was the lead analyst on the Amazon IPO. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How did Bill make his way into the world of VC from Credit Suisse and come to be GP at one of the world's leading funds in the form of Benchmark? What were Bill's biggest takeaways from seeing the boom and bust of the dot com? How did that impact Bill's investment mentality today? 2.) Why does Bill believe that one of the biggest challenges today is the abundance of capital? Subsequently, does Bill agree with Peter Fenton statement, "never turn down a deal based on the valuation it is a mental trap"? How does Bill assess his own price sensitivity? What was his learning here in meeting Larry and Serge early on with Google? 3.) How does Bill think about and approach market sizing today? How important is it to him when analysing an investment? Where does Bill believe a lot of managers make mistakes when assessing market sizing today? What was his big lesson here with Uber? How does Bill think about and evaluate market creation and market expansion plays? 4.) Bill has spent over 3,000 hours on some of the most famed boards of the last decade, how has Bill seen his style of board membership change over the last 10 years? What advice would you give to someone who has just joined their first board? How does Bill think about time allocation across the portfolio? What is the right ratio? 5.) How does Bill and Benchmark approach the element of partner selection today? What are the 5 core things that Bill looks for when adding to the partnership? What have Benchmark done that have allowed them to be so successful in generational transition? Why is an equal partnership so transformative when it comes to generational transition? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: Bill’s Fave Book: Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos Bill’s Most Recent Investment: Good Eggs As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Bill on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry on Instagram here for mojito madness and all things 20VC.
Product Hunt Radio is a a weekly podcast with the people creating and exploring the future. Tune in every week with Ryan Hoover and Abadesi Osunsade as they're joined by founders, investors, journalists, and makers to discuss the latest in tech.
Rank #1: Episode 48: Chris Sacca.
Chris Sacca is one of the most successful angel investors of all time. He's invested in Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter, among many others. Before that he led special projects at Google and worked as a lawyer at Fenwick. He shares what it was like working with Larry & Sergey at Google, working with Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey as one of the first investors in twitter, becoming a guest shark on Shark Tank, interviewing Edward Snowden, and asking President Obama the tough questions while working with him in his two campaigns. edited by Alex Kontis praise to @sacca criticism to @eriktorenberg
Rank #2: Episode 73: Jason Fried.
Jason is the founder and CEO of Basecamp. In this episode we talk about building a company that lasts 40 years, what it’s like to build a remote team, how he thinks of the professional year in terms of seasons, daily rituals, and how he defines success. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @Jasonfried Constructive Criticism to @ErikTorenberg
The podcast show that teaches you how to build a successful startup. Listen to fascinating interviews with industry leaders and learn how they did it. Hosted by William Channer.
Rank #1: Why Failure is Only Feedback with Alex Tew, Calm.
In this interview, Alex Tew talks about his failures, what he has learnt and why you should never give up. He also reveals how to create something viral and how to go about launching your own startup.
Rank #2: Lessons from the Rich with Philip Beresford, Sunday Times.
In this interview, Philip Beresford shares what he has learnt from studying the rich. He also explains why few billionaires are created in the UK and why the UK desperately needs to create global businesses.