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The podcast show that teaches you how to build a successful startup. Listen to fascinating interviews with industry leaders and learn how they did it. Hosted by William Channer. Visit the site: http://drt.fm. To get in touch email: william@drt.fm. Follow the show on Twitter: @dormroomtycoon

Dorm Room Tycoon (DRT) William Channer

    • Investing
    • 4.6, 34 Ratings

The podcast show that teaches you how to build a successful startup. Listen to fascinating interviews with industry leaders and learn how they did it. Hosted by William Channer. Visit the site: http://drt.fm. To get in touch email: william@drt.fm. Follow the show on Twitter: @dormroomtycoon

    How to Be an Effective Leader with Claire Lew, Know Your Company

    How to Be an Effective Leader with Claire Lew, Know Your Company

    In this interview, Claire Lew talks about leadership, how to keep your team motivated and the things leaders should avoid. We also talk about the importance of building relationships with your customers and the real reasons why people buy from you.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Stoicism for Startup Founders with Bill Irvine, Wright State University

    Stoicism for Startup Founders with Bill Irvine, Wright State University

    In this interview, Bill Irvine explains what it means to be a stoic. We discuss how to evaluate and pursue worthy goals and how to keep perspective during challenging times. We examine the necessity of failure in the pursuit of greatness and uncover the value of setbacks.

    • 48 min
    How to Create a Company with Soul with James Freeman, Blue Bottle Coffee

    How to Create a Company with Soul with James Freeman, Blue Bottle Coffee

    In this interview, James Freeman reveals what it was like starting Blue Bottle Coffee. He explains the importance of pursuing simplicity and creating an overarching experience. We also talk about building a business that stands for something and what he does to find inspiration.

    • 50 min
    Why Building a Startup is Hard with Keith Rabois, Khosla Ventures

    Why Building a Startup is Hard with Keith Rabois, Khosla Ventures

    In this interview, Keith Rabois explains the importance of hard work and turning your startup into a smooth machine. We discuss management styles, the downfall of remote working and how to go about hiring talented people.

    • 44 min
    How to Take a Company Public with Geoff Donaker, Yelp

    How to Take a Company Public with Geoff Donaker, Yelp

    In this interview, Geoff Donaker explains the details involved in taking a company public, from hiring a CFO through to collaborating with an accounting firm. We examine the job of the COO, the role of experimentation in the shaping of business models and the principles of scaling. We finish with a discussion of his investing strategy.

    • 52 min
    The Art of Product Management with Michael Sippey, Medium

    The Art of Product Management with Michael Sippey, Medium

    In this interview, Michael Sippey explains each stage of his product management process; research, idea validation and product iteration. We discuss the evolution of Medium and how to go about defining one’s vision and strategy.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Sykezilla ,

Consistently great and inspiring

You'll learn a lot from a wide range of great people in the tech industry.

Tomko123 ,

Could be so much better man

I picked this podcast up last year and it sounded great initially but then started to realise the dull and uncertain way the host will interview people.

It’s like you’re scared/in awe of these people.

You have some of the best guests in the planet and could ask them super actionable punchy stuff but seems a drag, please inject more energy into your interviews, it will help make the pieces more engaging.

Still good guests and good questions but just low energy.

FloJo78 ,

Brilliant podcast for startup fans

I have been a fan of William Channer's Dorm Room Tycoon for a few years now - the conversations he has with some of the biggest names in tech and design are always so fresh and well worth a listen and share. Highly recommend!

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