23 episodes

Company of One explores what happens when businesses challenge the idea that bigger is always better. The show explores a conversation around what happens if growth isn’t the byproduct of success. It's based on the book, Company of One (forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on January 15, 2019). The host, Paul Jarvis, is a writer whose work has appeared in Fast Company, WIRED, USA Today and more. He’s taught over 13,000 students through online courses and has worked with companies like Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz and Marie Forleo in design and online business consulting. The first season is 10 episodes and includes conversations with Laura Roeder, Jason Fried, Danielle LaPorte, Dan Provost, and Spencer Fry.

Company of One Paul Jarvis

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Company of One explores what happens when businesses challenge the idea that bigger is always better. The show explores a conversation around what happens if growth isn’t the byproduct of success. It's based on the book, Company of One (forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on January 15, 2019). The host, Paul Jarvis, is a writer whose work has appeared in Fast Company, WIRED, USA Today and more. He’s taught over 13,000 students through online courses and has worked with companies like Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz and Marie Forleo in design and online business consulting. The first season is 10 episodes and includes conversations with Laura Roeder, Jason Fried, Danielle LaPorte, Dan Provost, and Spencer Fry.

    Introducing... Call Paul, a new podcast from me (and my friends at Mailchimp)

    Introducing... Call Paul, a new podcast from me (and my friends at Mailchimp)

    Introducing Call Paul, a new show where I talk with small business owners who are dealing with this pandemic, the hard choices they’re making, and how they’re finding light and hope when it feels like everything else is falling apart.

    • 3 min
    How to become a total sell-out

    How to become a total sell-out

    Shaunna is a sellout in an actually positive definition of the term: she paints how and what other people want from her. but this gives her the freedom to work from home, take time off and travel, and that is more valuable to her than just painting whatever she wants.

    • 8 min
    The magic of fostering business relationships

    The magic of fostering business relationships

    Ryan Oakes is a magician and mentalist who works with companies like Twitter, GE and Google. He’s been on Harry Connick Jr’s TV show and covered by Forbes and The New York Times and Wall St Journal. He’s also a smart business strategist who knows how to nurture business relationships to move forward in his niche.

    • 10 min
    Using support to drive intentional growth

    Using support to drive intentional growth

    Support-Driven Growth is a business approach aimed at shifting the customer support channel from cost center to critical revenue driver, which makes sense, since support staff are in direct contact with customers, all day, every day. Mo McKibbon leads SDG at Helpscout.

    • 15 min
    How to build a business you accidentally hate

    How to build a business you accidentally hate

    When happens when you create a profitable business, but in doing so, you realize it’s something you actually want to be a part of? Margo Aaron explains what happened for her, how she dealt with it, and how she’s going to avoid doing it again. There’s a difference, of course, between the business you could run and the business you should run.

    • 13 min
    The radical subversiveness of building a lifestyle business

    The radical subversiveness of building a lifestyle business

    Knowing what “enough” is for each of us, and for our work, is a very liberating thing. What happens when we push back against this dominant business narrative? Lauren Bacon explains.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Realitychickaus ,

Great food for thought

Really enjoying the podcast, Paul. The guests are great and I’m finding the shorter format much easier to fit into my busy life. Can’t wait for the book!

Simon - Sydney ,

This podcast has changed my biz

All I can say is thanks Paul - this podcast is fantastic and really has changed the way I am working within my business

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