David speaks with Rob Fitzpatrick, a well-storied entrepreneur, and writer. Author of three books, including The Mom Test and Write Useful Books, both of which are among the most universally recommended books for early founders and non-fiction writers.
We talked about his journey getting into YC in 2007, trying to build this business, pivoting mid-interview, and building a business that ultimately failed. He also talks about how he rose from the ashes and tried a bunch of different things.
And eventually built an agency that was making about a million dollars a year, and then the journey to the place where he is now, where he is taking a much slower and more deliberate approach, both to building businesses and also to writing.
📜 Full transcript:www.theknowledge.io/robfitz/
📹 Watch on YouTubehttps://youtu.be/J3M1FFUvtqY
👤 Connect with Rob Fitzpatrick:Twitter: @robfitz | https://twitter.com/robfitz
Books: The Mom Test | https://amzn.to/3UeADcN ;
Write Useful Books | https://amzn.to/3Vp1HYj
🗣 Mentioned in the show:Hacker News | https://news.ycombinator.com/
Y Combinator | https://www.ycombinator.com/
Seed Camp Week | https://seedcamp.com/
Sunk Cost Fallacy | https://www.theknowledge.io/sunk-cost-fallacy/
usefulbooks.com | http://usefulbooks.com/
Annie Duke | https://www.annieduke.com/
Thinking in Bets | https://amzn.to/3VlU196
Angela Duckworth | https://angeladuckworth.com/
Grit | https://amzn.to/3Vzu3iR
Workshop Survival Guide | https://www.workshopsurvival.com/
Alice Bentinck | https://twitter.com/alicebentinck
Why we use Edge to generate ideas | https://medium.com/entrepreneur-first/why-we-use-edge-c08fe37adf1
Web 3.0 | https://www.investopedia.com/web-20-web-30-5208698
Leonarda DaVinci | https://www.britannica.com/biography/Leonardo-da-Vinci
Enlightenment | https://www.britannica.com/event/Enlightenment-European-history
David Kadavy | https://kadavy.net/
Brennan Dunn | https://twitter.com/brennandunn
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