Founders

Founders

A podcast about people who build companies and the books written about them.

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    Against the Odds: An Autobiography by James Dyson

    :01 I am a creator of products, a builder of things

    13:30 "The best kind of business is one where you can sell a product at a high price with a good margin, and in enormous volumes."

    16:00 One sentence summary of this book: Difference, and retention of total control

    20:00 Misfits are not born or made; they make themselves

    24:30 The parallels of running and building companies

    30:00 People who inspired him

    34:00 I am only celebrating my stubbornness. I am claiming nothing but the virtues of a mule

    43:00 When selling something new, do not mix your messages. Consumers can not understand multiple new ideas

    47:00 Entrenched professionals are always going to resist more than private consumers

    55:00 Don't make your products too wide. Narrow it down

    1:02:01 The "Edisonian Principle of Development"

    1:15:00 Total control is what this whole thing had been about

    1:18:00 James' Design Philosophy

    1:31:00 If you make something, sell it yourself

    1:33:00 Jame's Business Philosophy

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    Against the Odds: An Autobiography by James Dyson https://amzn.to/2F6i97O

    No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet https://amzn.to/2qv4JxS

    The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story https://amzn.to/2uRwvcB

    How To Turn Down A Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story http://amzn.to/2DFINnc

    Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture http://amzn.to/2tul8GA

    Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business http://amzn.to/2oTBIee

    Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader http://amzn.to/2G7hZiR

    Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman http://amzn.to/2FmMh3Z

    The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon http://amzn.to/2Foo3pR

    Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller http://amzn.to/2oQQId1

    Leonardo da Vinci http://amzn.to/2Fpx7Ha

    The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal http://amzn.to/2oSNOVg

    The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why http://amzn.to/2DevVVe

    Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike http://amzn.to/2Fl7R8U

    I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford http://amzn.to/2Hi9j8A

    The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company http://amzn.to/2DcxAdG

    Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's http://amzn.to/2oQSE5h

    Sam Walton: Made In America http://amzn.to/2FoS98J

    Steve Jobs http://amzn.to/2FlTcu7

    The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy http://amzn.to/2G5SBtA

    The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World http://amzn.to/2FsTQls

    Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination http://amzn.to/2G7Qshg

    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future http://amzn.to/2Fttb83

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    No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, The Genius Who Transformed The Internet

    3:00 When Danny was excited about something, you couldn't help but get excited too

    6:00 Steve Jobs had one speed: GO!

    10:00 Danny joins Israel's special forces

    19:00 "Life is too short to be bored. Only boring people are bored."

    22:00 The idea for Akamai

    28:00 "If he didn't know something, he'd go learn it."

    31:00 Building a company the right way

    35:00 Finding a business model

    38:30 Passion is worth $500,000

    42:00 The first product

    44:00 "My goal was to express it in layman's terms so that your grandmother could understand it."

    45:00 Finding the right price/model

    48:10 The best salesperson

    54:00 "Hi, this is Steve Jobs, and I want to buy your company."

    57:00 "I have this company of one hundred ten people, headed by one of the biggest businessmen around with lots of money in the bank, and I'm just a graduate student."

    58:30 "In less than one year, a tiny startup out of MIT had grown to a company with a market valuation than that of General Motors"

    1:00:00 The last day of Danny's life

    How you can support Founders

    Get key ideas from 2200+ bestselling nonfiction books, transformed into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes by using Blinkist. Get 20% of by going to http://www.blinkist.com/founders

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    Buy one of the books featured on the podcast using the links below. (Amazon will send Founders a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.)

    No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet https://amzn.to/2qv4JxS

    The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story https://amzn.to/2uRwvcB

    How To Turn Down A Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story http://amzn.to/2DFINnc

    Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture http://amzn.to/2tul8GA

    Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business http://amzn.to/2oTBIee

    Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader http://amzn.to/2G7hZiR

    Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman http://amzn.to/2FmMh3Z

    The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon http://amzn.to/2Foo3pR

    Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller http://amzn.to/2oQQId1

    Leonardo da Vinci http://amzn.to/2Fpx7Ha

    The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal http://amzn.to/2oSNOVg

    The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why http://amzn.to/2DevVVe

    Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike http://amzn.to/2Fl7R8U

    I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford http://amzn.to/2Hi9j8A

    The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company http://amzn.to/2DcxAdG

    Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's http://amzn.to/2oQSE5h

    Sam Walton: Made In America http://amzn.to/2FoS98J

    Steve Jobs http://amzn.to/2FlTcu7

    The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy http://amzn.to/2G5SBtA

    The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World http://amzn.to/2FsTQls

    Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination http://amzn.to/2G7Qshg

    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future http://amzn.to/2Fttb83

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    The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

    0:01 He grew up poor, dropped out of high school, and made himself 3 or 4 billion dollars

    8:00 New Growth Theory

    11:15 "Growth is just another word for change."

    15:00 "The notion of what constituted useful work had broadened."

    18:00 "If everyone was patient there'd be no new companies."

    21:00 Turning his life around at 38

    30:00 Jim's idea to avoid the Innovator's Dilemma

    33:00 The beginning of Netscape

    38:00 The fast eat the slow

    40:00 The people you don't want

    43:00 The difference between a pig and a chicken ("They had wanted to be chickens; Clark forced them to be pigs")

    48:00 All chips on 00 / Diversification is for idiots

    56:00 Moving the goalposts / "Mama, I'm going to show Plainview."

    How you can support Founders

    Founders is supported by listeners who enjoy it. If you like the podcast you can support it with any amount you want here: https://simplecast.com/donate/2210

    You can support Founders by buying one of the books featured on the podcast using the links below. (Amazon will send Founders a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.)

    The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story https://amzn.to/2uRwvcB

    How To Turn Down A Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story http://amzn.to/2DFINnc

    Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture http://amzn.to/2tul8GA

    Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business http://amzn.to/2oTBIee

    Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader http://amzn.to/2G7hZiR

    Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman http://amzn.to/2FmMh3Z

    The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon http://amzn.to/2Foo3pR

    Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller http://amzn.to/2oQQId1

    Leonardo da Vinci http://amzn.to/2Fpx7Ha

    The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal http://amzn.to/2oSNOVg

    The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why http://amzn.to/2DevVVe

    Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike http://amzn.to/2Fl7R8U

    I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford http://amzn.to/2Hi9j8A

    The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company http://amzn.to/2DcxAdG

    Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's http://amzn.to/2oQSE5h

    Sam Walton: Made In America http://amzn.to/2FoS98J

    Steve Jobs http://amzn.to/2FlTcu7

    The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy http://amzn.to/2G5SBtA

    The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World http://amzn.to/2FsTQls

    Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination http://amzn.to/2G7Qshg

    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future http://amzn.to/2Fttb83

    Get key insights from 2200+ bestselling nonfiction books, transformed into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes by using Blinkist. Get 20% of by going to http://www.blinkist.com/founders

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    How To Turn Down A Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story

    0:01 I'm not going to work for someone else

    7:45 Early design decisions of Snapchat

    10:00 Steve Jobs and Edwin Land

    13:00 How Snapchat convinced people to download the app

    16:00 How Facebook created the environment for Snapchat to grow

    21:00 The problem of standard

    23:00 Evan on conforming

    27:00 Mark Zuckerberg's first move on Snapchat

    34:30 A great quote from Jeff Bezos

    36:30 Digital Dualism

    39:00 Snapchat Stories

    44:45 Evan's framework for Snapchat and the Internet Everywhere

    50:00 Learning from messaging apps in Asia

    55:00 Brands are not social. People are.

    59:00 Evan's philosophy on the distinction between privacy and secrecy

    How you can support Founders

    Founders is supported by listeners who enjoy it. If you like the podcast you can support it with any amount you want here: https://simplecast.com/donate/2210

    You can also support Founders by buying one of the books featured on the podcast using the links below. (Amazon will send Founders a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.)

    How To Turn Down A Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story http://amzn.to/2DFINnc

    Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture http://amzn.to/2tul8GA

    Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business http://amzn.to/2oTBIee

    Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader http://amzn.to/2G7hZiR

    Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman http://amzn.to/2FmMh3Z

    The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon http://amzn.to/2Foo3pR

    Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller http://amzn.to/2oQQId1

    Leonardo da Vinci http://amzn.to/2Fpx7Ha

    The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal http://amzn.to/2oSNOVg

    The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why http://amzn.to/2DevVVe

    Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike http://amzn.to/2Fl7R8U

    I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford http://amzn.to/2Hi9j8A

    The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company http://amzn.to/2DcxAdG

    Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's http://amzn.to/2oQSE5h

    Sam Walton: Made In America http://amzn.to/2FoS98J

    Steve Jobs http://amzn.to/2FlTcu7

    The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy http://amzn.to/2G5SBtA

    The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World http://amzn.to/2FsTQls

    Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination http://amzn.to/2G7Qshg

    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future http://amzn.to/2Fttb83

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    Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

    :01 The business model of podcasts

    19:00 Intro to Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

    30:00 "We’d like to be painters, we’d like to be poets. We’d like to be writers, but as everybody knows—we can’t earn any money that way. What do you want to do? When we finally got down to something which the individual says he really wants to do, I will say to him you do that—and um—forget the money. If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time...You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid! It is absolutely stupid! Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way. And after all, if you do really like what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter what it is—somebody is interested in everything—anything you can be interested in, you will find others who are..." —Alan Watts

    36:00 John Carmack's personality and early life

    44:00 If you want to understand the entrepreneur, study the juvenile delinquent

    51:00 How ID Software was born

    57:00 How the two Johns process time

    1:00:00 The shareware business model

    1:06:00 All of science and technology and culture and learning and academics is built upon using the work that others have done before

    1:15:00 ID Software financials

    1:21:00 Keep things simple: Just focus on making great games

    1:25:30 The business model of Doom

    1:37:00 The beginning of the end of the partnership between John Carmack and John Romero

    1:44:00 Different philosophies on how to run a business / what happens when you abandon frugality

    2:00:00 In the information age, the barriers just aren't there

    How to support Founders

    Founders is ad free. Having no ads lets me focus on prioritizing listener experience. Founders is only supported by listeners who enjoy it. If you like the podcast you can support it with any amount you want here: https://simplecast.com/donate/2210

    You can also support Founders by buying one of the books featured on the podcast using the links below. (Amazon will send Founders a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.)

    Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture http://amzn.to/2tul8GA

    Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business http://amzn.to/2oTBIee

    Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader http://amzn.to/2G7hZiR

    Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman http://amzn.to/2FmMh3Z

    The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon http://amzn.to/2Foo3pR

    Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller http://amzn.to/2oQQId1

    Leonardo da Vinci http://amzn.to/2Fpx7Ha

    The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal http://amzn.to/2oSNOVg

    The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why http://amzn.to/2DevVVe

    Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike http://amzn.to/2Fl7R8U

    I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford http://amzn.to/2Hi9j8A

    The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company http://amzn.to/2DcxAdG

    Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's http://amzn.to/2oQSE5h

    Sam Walton: Made In America http://amzn.to/2FoS98J

    Steve Jobs http://amzn.to/2FlTcu7

    The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy http://amzn.to/2G5SBtA

    The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World http://amzn.to/2FsTQls

    Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination http://amzn.to/2G7Qshg

    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future http://amzn.to/2Fttb83

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    Setting The Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer

    :30 This is not a typical business book

    4:00 Why don't you just do what you've been thinking about doing your whole life?

    8:00 How Danny learned from other founders on what to do and what to avoid

    18:00 The smartest business decision I ever made

    20:00 Optionality as a nonnegotiable

    23:30 Inadequate focus on core product

    27:00 The founding of Shake Shack is an example of this great quote from Jeff Bezos: "We know from our past experiences that big things start small. The biggest oak starts from an acorn. If you want to do anything new you’ve got to be willing to let that acorn grow into a little sapling and finally into a small tree and maybe one day it will be a big business on its own."

    38:00 Advice from Stanley Marcus (Neiman Marcus): "The road to success is paved with mistakes well handled."

    How to support Founders

    Founders is ad free. Having no ads lets me focus on prioritizing listener experience. Founders is only supported by listeners who enjoy it. If you like the podcast you can support it with any amount you want here: https://simplecast.com/donate/2210

    You can also support Founders by buying one of the books featured on the podcast using the links below. (Amazon will send Founders a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.)

    Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business http://amzn.to/2oTBIee

    Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader http://amzn.to/2G7hZiR

    Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman http://amzn.to/2FmMh3Z

    The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon http://amzn.to/2Foo3pR

    Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller http://amzn.to/2oQQId1

    Leonardo da Vinci http://amzn.to/2Fpx7Ha

    The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal http://amzn.to/2oSNOVg

    The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why http://amzn.to/2DevVVe

    Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike http://amzn.to/2Fl7R8U

    I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford http://amzn.to/2Hi9j8A

    The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company http://amzn.to/2DcxAdG

    Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's http://amzn.to/2oQSE5h

    Sam Walton: Made In America http://amzn.to/2FoS98J

    Steve Jobs http://amzn.to/2FlTcu7

    The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy http://amzn.to/2G5SBtA

    The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World http://amzn.to/2FsTQls

    Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination http://amzn.to/2G7Qshg

    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future http://amzn.to/2Fttb83

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    Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

    0:30 Learning from great company-builders

    5:00 Steve Jobs verbal mastery

    10:00 The failed negotiations between NeXT and IBM

    18:00 "But how can he be a turnaround expert when he eats his lunch alone in his office, with food served to him on china that looks like it came from Versailles?"

    22:00 "You can't go to the library and find a book titled The Business Model for Animation. The reason you can't is because there's only one company [Disney] that's ever done it well, and they were not interested in telling the world how lucrative it was."

    29:00 Bill Gates on Steve's simplicity

    33:00 Steve Jobs on being an artist

    34:00 Apple pays half billion dollars to rehire Steve Jobs

    38:00 "The company is one of the most amazing inventions of humans, this abstract construct that is incredibly powerful."

    42:00 Unlocking secrets

    45:00 Who gives a fuck about the channel?

    52:00 "It's not about how fast you do something, it's about doing your level best."

    55:00 Deep Restlessness

    59:00 "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle."

    1:08:00 Bill Gates on the negotiations between Pixar and Disney

    1:12:00 Buy Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

    How to support Founders

    Founders is ad free. Having no ads lets me focus on prioritizing listener experience. Founders is only supported by listeners who enjoy it. If you like the podcast you can support it with any amount you want here: https://simplecast.com/donate/2210

    You can also support Founders by buying one of the books featured on the podcast using the links below. (Amazon will send Founders a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.)

    Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader http://amzn.to/2G7hZiR

    Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman http://amzn.to/2FmMh3Z

    The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon http://amzn.to/2Foo3pR

    Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller http://amzn.to/2oQQId1

    Leonardo da Vinci http://amzn.to/2Fpx7Ha

    The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal http://amzn.to/2oSNOVg

    The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why http://amzn.to/2DevVVe

    Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike http://amzn.to/2Fl7R8U

    I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford http://amzn.to/2Hi9j8A

    The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company http://amzn.to/2DcxAdG

    Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's http://amzn.to/2oQSE5h

    Sam Walton: Made In America http://amzn.to/2FoS98J

    Steve Jobs http://amzn.to/2FlTcu7

    The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy http://amzn.to/2G5SBtA

    The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World http://amzn.to/2FsTQls

    Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination http://amzn.to/2G7Qshg

    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future http://amzn.to/2Fttb83

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    Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

    1:00 If you want to understand the entrepreneur study the juvenile delinquent

    4:00 Being an 80 percenter

    12:30 Why are you in business?

    24:00 How you do one thing is how you do all things

    27:30 Innovation vs Invention

    32:00 Ideas should come from as close to the source as possible

    34:00 Nonfiction marketing

    37:30 Quality as a financial strategy/ no exit strategy / natural growth

    44:00 Management by absence / decentralization / evolution as opportunity

    57:00 The way toward mastery of any endeavor is to work toward simplicity

    How to support Founders

    Founders is ad free. Having no ads lets me focus on prioritizing listener experience. Founders is only supported by listeners who enjoy it. If you like the podcast you can support it with any amount you want here: https://simplecast.com/donate/2210

    You can also support Founders by buying one of the books featured on the podcast using the links below. (Amazon will send Founders a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.)

    Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman http://amzn.to/2FmMh3Z

    The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon http://amzn.to/2Foo3pR

    Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller http://amzn.to/2oQQId1

    Leonardo da Vinci http://amzn.to/2Fpx7Ha

    The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal http://amzn.to/2oSNOVg

    The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why http://amzn.to/2DevVVe

    Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike http://amzn.to/2Fl7R8U

    I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford http://amzn.to/2Hi9j8A

    The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company http://amzn.to/2DcxAdG

    Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's http://amzn.to/2oQSE5h

    Sam Walton: Made In America http://amzn.to/2FoS98J

    Steve Jobs http://amzn.to/2FlTcu7

    The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy http://amzn.to/2G5SBtA

    The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World http://amzn.to/2FsTQls

    Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination http://amzn.to/2G7Qshg

    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future http://amzn.to/2Fttb83

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    The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and The Age of Amazon

    :02 The Philosopher CEO

    9:00 Jeff Bezos in his 20s and the idea for Amazon

    21:00 Jeff Bezos’ regret minimization framework

    32:10 Customers not competitors

    40:00 Bezos on work life harmony

    43:00 There will be no John Sculley at Amazon

    46:30 Focus on the customer and frugality

    51:30 The founder of Costco gives Jeff Bezos advice

    59:05 “If you’re not good, Jeff will chew you up and spit you out. And if you’re good, he will jump on your back and ride you into the ground.”

    1:02:30 Jeff’s counterintuitive point on communication: “Communication is a sign of dysfunction.”

    1:08:15 A different approach to meetings/ working backwards from the press release

    1:13:00 No room for gatekeepers in the digital age

    1:15:01 An email from the first CFO of Amazon

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