Adam Jackson is the Founder of Braintrust. Braintrust is a user-owned, blockchain-based freelancer marketplace. What fascinated me about this conversation is that it sheds light on what the future could look like for user-owned networks. And, how the governance built by the Braintrust team is built that allows aligned incentives between investors, freelancers, and companies they serve. You can check out Braintrust here which is in open Beta until early next year: https://www.usebraintrust.com/
Maria Falbo is the founder of Copson London, a skate and spiritual brand that collaborates with some of the world's best brands, like Vans and New Balance. Now she's building a community around her soulful search for creative work that brings a spiritual essence to the brands that they work with. You can view some her collabs here as well as the video referenced in the podcast. https://www.copsonlondon.com/collaborations You can follow Maria on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/copsonlondon/
Nick deWilde is a Product Marketer at Guild, a fast-growing startup that helps companies transform their workforces through education. He also publishes a newsletter called the Jungle Gym which based on insights around career growth and working smarter. What caught my attention about Nicks' work was his posts on career journey: https://junglegym.substack.com/p/the-jungle-gym-february-2019-159274 As well as creators and communities: https://junglegym.substack.com/p/the-social-architecture-of-impactful In this episode, we discuss side projects, writing, and balancing that with full-time work and achievement. You can also find Nick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nick_dewilde
Robert Frtiz is an author, composer, and filmmaker who is known for his work dissecting the creative process via his theory of "Structural Dynamics." In this episode, I speak with Robert about the creative process and his years of studying and speaking on this topic. This episode is different in that it's less about brand/creator strategy but more about the individual process for being a creator. I've loved his books, most notably "The Path of Least Resistance" which covers his expertise in depth.
Li Jin is the founder of Atelier, an early-stage firm investing in the passion economy. She also writes a newsletter about passion economy platforms and consumer startups on Substack. Prior to Atelier, Li was an investing partner at Andreessen Horowitz. In this podcast, Li joins me as a co-host to discuss a co-written blog post we wrote as an open letter for community leaders. You can read it here: https://li.substack.com/p/community-leaders-deserve-better Li on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lijin18
Ana Andjelic is a strategy executive, author of the new book "The Business of Aspiration" who specializes in building brand-driven modern businesses. Ana earned her doctorate in sociology and worked at the world's top brands – Like Puma, Topshop, Tom Ford, etc. She is a widely read columnist, speaker, and advisor. This conversation was hosted via Jacuzzi Club, so the format is a bit different. You'll hear questions from other members on the show later in the episode, so don't mind that. Also sorry for any slight Zoom lags :) Check out her newsletter: https://andjelicaaa.substack.com/ Or her new book: https://thebusinessofaspiration.com/
Zoe Scaman is a London-based strategist who's worked with celebrities, athletes, and brands like Adidas, Droga5, and Universal McCann. Our conversation covers how brands and creators are using new models for product development and monetization. Check out Zoe's writing here: https://zoescaman.substack.com/ Or follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zoescaman Or, the talk that got me introduced to her work: https://zoescaman.substack.com/p/are-business-models-the-new-frontier-for-innovation-438506c76eb9
Andrew Guttormsen is the Co-Founder of Circle.so, a flexible community space for teachers and businesses. In this episode, we discuss how Circle is tailored to fit some of the core problems around building community. We get into why certain features exist, and I think that this will help shed light on many ideas around community building that you may have not considered.
Dan Hunt is the creator of Compound, a community for aspiring writers and publishers looking for help in their process. Dan has a really diverse and unique background of building products and companies, and so I was really interested to hear about his perspective on community building. To Dan, the community should help you accomplish something, which is exactly what he's built with his writers group that helps you edit, research and develop your writing to a higher standard.
Khe Hy is the writer of RadReads. He's also a Notion Pro, launching his new course Supercharge your Productivity with Notion (linked below). What I love about Khe is his blend of focus and productivity work with his care for community and helping people transform. In this show we talk about how he pursues his own path when creating courses, and the difference between "$10 and $10,000 work." RadReads: https://radreads.co/ Link to his Notion course: https://radreads.teachable.com/p/syp5?affcode=367310_ppqaxa7o
Anna Gát is the creator and organizer of the InterIntellect, a global forum for intellectual discussions and remote salons. We discuss how she got this global movement started as well as how she followed her own path launching and building this community. https://www.annagat.com/ https://www.interintellect.com/
Adrian Alfieri is an investor and the creator of The Proof, a collection of interviews with top founders about their wellness habits and attitudes towards self-care. Adrian is one of the best networkers I know (without trying) and we discuss how he percieves building community around his interest in wellness. https://www.theproofwellness.com/about https://twitter.com/adrianalfieri
Ben Tossell is the founder of Makerpad.co – a no-code community for learning to build and ship projects without writing any code. Ben turned his side project into a full time, funded business and community at the heart of this industry. Side-note, I also work closely with Ben and his team. http://makerpad.co/ https://twitter.com/bentossell
Kaleigh Moore is a freelance copywriter, course instructor, podcaster, and blogger for top companies in the Fortune 500 and startups. She's also the student, turned instructor of the Creative Class, which is a Freelancer course co-created with Paul Jarvis. Her site: https://www.kaleighmoore.com/ Creative Class: https://creativeclass.co/
Dan Shipper is the writer of Superorganizers on Substack as part of the Everything Bundle. http://danshipper.com/ http://everything.substack.com/ Learn more about the host: https://www.davidsherry.me/
Learn more about Kirat here: https://www.kiratrandhawa.com/
Learn more about Kirat here: https://www.kiratrandhawa.com/