Learn how your favorite creators are building a brand and community around who they are.
This podcast is hosted David Sherry, Founder of Death to Stock and Community organizer of Jacuzzi Club.
Will Mannon – Surfing the Internet For Education and Ideas (BASB)
Will Mannon is the course manager for two fast-growing online, cohort-based courses, "Building a Second Brain" and "Writes of Passage". On this episode, we discuss the future of online learning, the opportunities Will see's for people diving into the creator economy, and some of Will's favorite quotes and ways of looking at the world.
You can follow Will on Twitter or check out his blog here!
Mac Reddin – Community Metrics that Matter (Commsor)
Mac Reddin is the founder of Commsor, which is a tool that puts all of your community data into one place. Mac also runs a Slack community for community leaders called Community Club. In this episode, we spoke about the rapid growth of Mac's company, how it feels when everything starts to take off, and Mac's perspective on community metrics that matter.
You can check out Mac at...
Adam Jackson – User Owned Marketplaces (Braintrust)
Adam Jackson is the Founder of Braintrust. Braintrust is a user-owned, blockchain-based freelancer marketplace. What fascinated me about this conversation is that it sheds light on what the future could look like for user-owned networks. And, how the governance built by the Braintrust team is built that allows aligned incentives between investors, freelancers, and companies they serve.
You can check out Braintrust here which is in open Beta until early next year: https://www.usebraintrust.com/
Maria Falbo – Big Brand Collabs While Keeping Your Soul (Copson)
Maria Falbo is the founder of Copson London, a skate and spiritual brand that collaborates with some of the world's best brands, like Vans and New Balance. Now she's building a community around her soulful search for creative work that brings a spiritual essence to the brands that they work with.
You can view some her collabs here as well as the video referenced in the podcast.
You can follow Maria on Instagram here:
Nick deWilde – Balancing Side Projects with Full Time Work
Nick deWilde is a Product Marketer at Guild, a fast-growing startup that helps companies transform their workforces through education. He also publishes a newsletter called the Jungle Gym which based on insights around career growth and working smarter.
What caught my attention about Nicks' work was his posts on career journey:
As well as creators and communities:
In this episode, we discuss side projects, writing, and balancing that with full-time work and achievement.
You can also find Nick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nick_dewilde
Robert Fritz – The Path of Least Resistance (Author)
Robert Frtiz is an author, composer, and filmmaker who is known for his work dissecting the creative process via his theory of "Structural Dynamics."
In this episode, I speak with Robert about the creative process and his years of studying and speaking on this topic. This episode is different in that it's less about brand/creator strategy but more about the individual process for being a creator.
I've loved his books, most notably "The Path of Least Resistance" which covers his expertise in depth.
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David is a highly creative dude who always seems to find key wisdom and takeaways from his guests. I listen to this show to get inspired and keep my mind sharp.
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I was recommended this podcast by Jason Zook and I'm so glad I subscribed. Love hearing David talk about the process and early stages of creating/running a business. My favorite are the solo episodes.
As a business owner of a startup over the last five years, I am finding The First Four Years very inspiring and helpful. I am continuing to take advice from the podcast and I just started listening. It is very refreshing to hear other from other people who are in similar situations and feels very nice! Keep it up!