How do you balance it all? Working moms are asked this question incessantly, but it’s rarely asked of working dads. After Alexis Ohanian’s daughter Olympia was born, it took months before he was asked about work-life balance and the inevitable trade-offs of being a working parent.
In a new podcast from Initialized Capital, Alexis Ohanian (cofounder of Initialized + Reddit) opens this question up to some of the most successful men across business, sports, entertainment, and more, for candid conversations about what it means to be a father in today’s world and how they balance their careers and family.
Alexis and Chris sit down in Chris’s home in Maryland to discuss Cub Scouts, the Maple Syrup fest in Highland County, and the joys of being a grandparent.
The Kid Mero
Alexis joins Mero in his home in New Jersey, where the two discuss The Kid Mero’s childhood growing up in the Bronx, learning what memes are cool and ‘Jim Carrey Math’.
Parker Conrad is the co-founder and CEO of Rippling, an all in one, easy-to-use HR and IT platform for businesses. Parker and Alexis catch up in San Francisco to discuss the importance of “daddy daughter nights,” watching animated films through the eyes of his children, and his morning bike ride to preschool with his daughter.
Garry Tan is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, who also happens to be Alexis’ co-founder at Initialized Capital. Garry sits down with Alexis at Initialized Capital’s San Francisco HQ to discuss writing your own playbook as a parent, ‘high five fist bump big hug’ rituals with his son and his favorite morning routine with his sons, eggs in a basket.
Chris Bosh is an American former professional basketball player who won back to back NBA titles for Miami Heat, a gold medal winner for Team USA in the 2008 Summer Olympics and a eleven-time NBA All-Star. Chris and Alexis sit down in Miami to discuss Chris suffering life threatening pulmonary embolisms, similarities in parenting as his grandfather and of course, being a Dallas Cowboys fan.
Michael and Alexis sit down in Cannes, France at Cannes Lions to discuss being a parent to three and grandparent to six, traditions of Sunday family night dinner and the importance of balance and judgment when it comes to parenting.