Tony Fadell — On Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity (#403)

Tony Fadell — On Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity (#403)

“Get bored. Just put away all of your things. Maybe go clean up the garage or whatever it is. Right? Through that, you’re going to start to think differently. You’re going to act slightly differently and your mind might open up to other sources of inspiration, other problems…”                …

Charles Koch — CEO of Koch Industries (#381)

Charles Koch — CEO of Koch Industries (#381)

“When goods don’t cross borders, soldiers will.” — Charles Koch, quoting Frédéric Bastiat This episode will no doubt surprise people, and my guest came to me through channels I wouldn’t have expected. Charles Koch received a bachelor’s degree in general engineering and two master’s degrees, in nuclear and chemical engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of …

Ed Zschau — The Polymath Professor Who Changed My Life (#380)

Ed Zschau — The Polymath Professor Who Changed My Life (#380)

“Entrepreneurship isn’t about starting companies. Entrepreneurship is an approach to life.” — Ed Zschau Ed Zschau is the Interim President of Sierra Nevada College, and he brings to the college 17 years of leading technology companies. He founded System Industries in Palo Alto, California in 1969, and as its CEO led it to a successful …

Julie Rice — Co-Founding SoulCycle, Taming Anxiety, and Mastering Difficult Conversations (#372)

Julie Rice — Co-Founding SoulCycle, Taming Anxiety, and Mastering Difficult Conversations (#372)

“There is no elevator to success; you have to take the stairs.” — Julie Rice Julie Rice (@julierice_) is an entrepreneur best known for co-founding the fitness phenomenon SoulCycle. Julie served as Co-CEO at SoulCycle from 2006 to 2015 before joining WeWork in November 2017. Julie’s life’s work has been about building community, and these …

Kevin Systrom — Tactics, Books, and the Path to a Billion Users (#369)

Kevin Systrom — Tactics, Books, and the Path to a Billion Users (#369)

“I think a big part of knowing that you’re right is working as hard as you can to prove that you’re wrong. And if you can’t, well, there’s only one option left, which is: you’re probably right.” — Kevin Systrom Kevin Systrom (@kevin) is an entrepreneur and the co-founder (with Mike Krieger) of Instagram. While …

Tobi Lütke — From Snowboard Shop to Billion-Dollar Company (#359)

Tobi Lütke — From Snowboard Shop to Billion-Dollar Company (#359)

“Feedback is a gift.” — Tobi Lütke Tobi Lütke (@tobi) is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shopify. In 2004, Tobi began building software to launch an online snowboard store called Snowdevil. It quickly became obvious that the software was more valuable than the snowboards, so Tobi and his founding team launched the Shopify …

How to Generate 8-Figure Revenue at Age 21 (Or Any Age) — Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies (#354)

How to Generate 8-Figure Revenue at Age 21 (Or Any Age) — Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies (#354)

“I think the role of the entrepreneur in the world is to find ways to do things better or more efficiently and then try to do that as many times over with the help of other people.” — Santiago Nestares Benedict Dohmen and Santiago Nestares of Benitago Group, both 21, met as computer science students …

Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox (#334)

Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox (#334)

“Write an interesting story, not a perfect story.” — Drew Houston Drew Houston (@DrewHouston) is co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. Since founding the company in 2007 with Arash Ferdowsi, Drew has led the company’s growth from a simple idea to a service used by 500 million people around the world. Drew received his bachelor’s degree …

Whitney Wolfe Herd — Founder and CEO of Bumble (#316)

Whitney Wolfe Herd — Founder and CEO of Bumble (#316)

“Spirituality comes out in moments of darkness.” – Whitney Wolfe Herd Whitney Wolfe Herd (@whitwolfeherd) is the founder and CEO of Bumble, one of the fastest-growing social networking apps in the world. She launched Bumble in 2014 as the only dating platform where women make the first move, and in three years, her vision has …