5 Lessons from Allbirds' Journey to IPO

5 Lessons from Allbirds' Journey to IPO

Costco's Secret Weapon

It's a $200 billion behemoth and a place I loved frequenting for free food samples growing up. In this episode, I'm talking about Costco and what we can learn from it as business minds.Check out episode transcripts at  https://foundersjournal.morningbrew.com  to learn more, and if ...  Show more

I Call Bullsh*t on "Life Hacks"

In a world where we expect immediacy and efficiency, there’s still a need for repeating the importance of doing the work. In this episode, I’m talking about why we’ve become obsessed with life hacks and why they're all a load of crap. Check out episode transcripts at  https://foun ...  Show more

Should You Care About Competition?

How much time should you spend worrying about "the other guy?" In this episode, I’m talking about competition and how much you should focus on it as a founder or an employee.Check out episode transcripts at  https://foundersjournal.morningbrew.com  to learn more, and if you have an ...  Show more

The Power of Perspective and Prioritizing Family & Friends

The 20th anniversary of 9/11 serves as reminder to us all prioritize friends, family and the power of perspective. Without perspective, you can get lost in the day-to-day grind without a reminder of what it is that you’re grinding for. I have found one of the healthiest ways to s ...  Show more

The Double-Edged Sword of Being a Perfectionist

"What is your biggest weakness? "One of the most cliche interview questions has an equally cliche answer: "I'm a perfectionist." In this episode, I'm talking about how being a being a perfectionist can be a legitimate career weakness if not understood properly.Check out episode t ...  Show more

Thoughts on Employees Leaving

On this episode, I'm talking about the unfortunate, but very real experience of losing great workers. Every founder, leader, and manager goes through it and it never gets easier, so I want to give some perspective to help you think about it. As I mentioned in the episode, check o ...  Show more

How To Write Better Online With David Perell

Today, I'm talking with David Perell, AKA The Writing Guy, about why online writing is one of the most important skills you can have in 2021 and how you can do it more effectively. David has his own online writing school, called Write of Passage, and shares many of his insights o ...  Show more

The Right Way to Take Time Off

In this episode, I'm discussing the steps you should take to properly set yourself up at work before taking time off. As mentioned in the episode, check out two of my previous episodes, How to Unplug From Work and How To Get Your Shit Together, for more helpful tools related to P ...  Show more

Accelerate Your Career #6: The Rules of Connection (Classic)

This episode is the final part of Founder's Journal's first-ever miniseries, Accelerate Your Career. I'm explaining my 7 rules of connecting and networking in a post-COVID, internet world.Check out the full transcript at  https://foundersjournal.morningbrew.com  to learn more, and ...  Show more

Accelerate Your Career #5: How to Get Promoted Faster

This episode is part five of Founder's Journal's first-ever miniseries, Accelerate Your Career. Today, I'm talking about how to climb the ladder at your company faster. I'm walking you through best practices to set yourself up for success when the time comes for a promotion. Chec ...  Show more

Accelerate Your Career #4: My Process for Productivity (Classic)

Today’s episode is part 4 of Founder’s Journal's first-ever miniseries, Accelerate Your Career. I’m walking you through the process I use to have a productive day. I'm also discussing how I think about the tasks I'm unable to get to by the end of the day.Check out the full transc ...  Show more

Accelerate Your Career #3: Superpowers of a Top Performer

Today’s episode is part 3 of Founder’s Journal's first-ever miniseries, Accelerate Your Career. I’m discussing the foundational traits that all top performers have in common, with an emphasis on what it means to be a quality thinker. As I mentioned in the episode, for more inform ...  Show more

Accelerate Your Career #2: Learning How to Learn (Classic)

In today's world of information overload and limited time, it is more important than ever to understand how to learn in an effective way. Today, I'm breaking down a four-step process for efficiently learning about any new topic personally or professionally.As I mentioned in the e ...  Show more

Accelerate Your Career #1: How to Get Unstuck In Your Job

This week, we're dropping our first ever miniseries here on Founder's Journal called Accelerate Your Career, where we'll be bringing back some classic episodes you loved—or if you're a new listener, maybe you haven't heard before—and some new episodes you won't want to miss. In t ...  Show more

Fundraising Part II: Timing And Venture Capital Money

Today’s episode is a continuation of Wednesday’s episode on fundraising for a business. I’m talking more broadly about how you should think about funding your business or someone else’s and when it makes sense to take VC money.Check out the full transcript at https://foundersjour ...  Show more

Fundraising Part I: How Morning Brew Raised Money

Today, I’m talking about our journey raising money to launch Morning Brew as a business. I dive into why we needed funding, the resources we tapped, and our decision not to pursue VC funding.Check out the full transcript at https://foundersjournal.morningbrew.com to learn more, a ...  Show more

How To Prioritize Time & Tasks To Enhance Your Work

I’ve always been fascinated by great workers and their ability to prioritize their work effectively. Today, I take you though the prioritization strategies of a myriad of professionals that you can test and add to your professional toolkit. More info here on:The Eisenhower Matrix ...  Show more

Build Audience Like A Media Company

The media landscape has shifted drastically in the past two decades, making it easier than ever for individuals to create their own content and build an audience just like big media companies do. Today, I discuss how you can leverage this opportunity to accelerate your career or ...  Show more

Why a Sales Skillset is a Business Superpower

Sales is the most important skill that an entrepreneur has in their toolkit. Yet it is dismissed and downplayed in school and by other professions. I examine our perception of sales and why any modern business professional needs to take the skill seriously.See Privacy Policy at h ...  Show more

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