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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Buy the book
I’ve listened and thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook version of the book, and listened to the podcast to understand the concepts. Paul interviews people that ‘live and breath’ company of one. Thoroughly recommend.
Fantastic and refreshing podcast
This is a fantastic (and long overdue) podcast. It’s so important to highlight the benefits of small and sustainable companies, instead of the VC-fuelled growth for the sake of growth. Looking forward to more episodes coming out!
I have always enjoyed Paul Jarvis' writing and emails. Which are deeply entertaining. I have admired his belief that growth is not the only reason for building a business. A Faberge egg would not necessarily be better just for being bigger.
This podcast explores this overall idea in depth and I really enjoyed it. #Recommend. Patrick