Brad Feld — The Art of Unplugging, Carving Your Own Path, and Riding the Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster (#448)

Brad Feld — The Art of Unplugging, Carving Your Own Path, and Riding the Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster (#448)

Brad, they can’t kill you and they can’t eat you. Suit up. — Len Fassler Brad Feld (@bfeld) is the author of two new books: The Startup Community Way and the second edition of Startup Communities. He has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture …

Two Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Answer (#397)

Two Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Answer (#397)

“If the customer doesn’t scream, you don’t have product-market fit.” — Andy Rachleff Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. This time, we have a slightly different episode—a takeover by Mike Maples, Jr. Mike Maples, Jr. (@m2jr) and his firm, Floodgate, have invested in and supported many of the startups you might recognize …

Caterina Fake — The Outsider Who Built Giants (#360)

Caterina Fake — The Outsider Who Built Giants (#360)

“I really am a big believer in people’s creativity flourishing when they come at things from a different direction and see things in a different way.” — Caterina Fake Caterina Fake (@caterina) is a long-time Silicon Valley pioneer. She is a co-founder of Yes VC, a pre-seed and seed-stage fund investing in ideas that elevate our collective humanity. …

Scott Belsky — How to Conquer the Messy Middle (#336)

Scott Belsky — How to Conquer the Messy Middle (#336)

“In the startup world, resources are like carbs. Resourcefulness is like muscle. When you develop it, it actually stays with you and impacts everything you do going forward.” — Scott Belsky Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky) is an entrepreneur, author, investor, Chief Product Officer of Adobe, and venture partner with venture capital firm Benchmark. Scott co-founded Behance …

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 …

The 10 Commandments of Startup Success with Reid Hoffman (#248)

The 10 Commandments of Startup Success with Reid Hoffman (#248)

“Hard work isn’t enough, and more work is never the real answer.”  – Reid Hoffman In this special episode, we explore the “10 Commandments for Startup Success” as taught by the one and only Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn, Twitter). Reid has been on the show before, and he is often referred to as “The Oracle of Silicon …

Should You Start a 'Startup' or Build a Cash-Flow Business? (#111)

Should You Start a 'Startup' or Build a Cash-Flow Business? (#111)

“I should be used as a mercenary, not a lifer.” – Tim Ferriss In this episode, we have a change of pace… Expa (@expa) is a startup studio. It was founded by Garrett Camp, who co-founded Uber. Every once in a blue moon, they put together a night of education. I was recently invited to participate as a speaker. …