38 episodes

Ideas, tools, techniques and advice from the people and organizations who are transforming our world.

The Disruptors - Innovation, Startups and Growth Sean Johnson @ Manifold

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

Ideas, tools, techniques and advice from the people and organizations who are transforming our world.

    #38 - The Future of Healthcare is Here, with Forward Health

    #38 - The Future of Healthcare is Here, with Forward Health

    Forward Health is a heavily tech-enabled concierge healthcare provider that is reimagining the way healthcare is provided. I’ve been a member for several years, and routinely have used them as an example of creating delightful customer experiences. There’s no waiting room. The physician isn’t typing into a laptop but is focused on you. As you talk with them, the stuff you say gets automatically added to a giant custom screen in the room. Everything about it feels better.

    So when Forward founder Adrian Aoun agreed to chat, I was looking forward to diving into the mechanics of the concierge model and how they think about the patient experience. But what quickly became clear was Adrian’s ambition goes far beyond providing creating a successful concierge business. His aims are nothing less than the complete reimagining of how healthcare is provided. In this colorful interview we discuss Adiran’s vision for Forward, why the current healthcare system is broken, and how he envisions for the future.

    Learn more about Forward at http://goforward.com
    If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a review! https://kite.link/disruptors-forward
    PODCAST INFO:Podcast website: https://manifold.group/podcastApple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3EbkMEkSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3nqwNiDRSS: https://bit.ly/3ntcFw1Full episodes playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqR-lZH65HqCM09dwh6otuU7TArkq8JClips playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqR-lZH65HrrlaeQZnf1sicFkprjpqk
    SOCIAL:- Sean Johnson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intentionally- Sean Johnson on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/seanjohnson- Sean Johnson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/intentionally_
    - Manifold on Twitter: https://twitter.com/manifold_group- Manifold on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/m/company/manifold-group- Manifold on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themanifoldgroup- Manifold on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manifold_group/- Manifold on Medium: https://medium.com/build-better-products

    • 46 min
    #37 - Democratizing Education, with Ariel Camus

    #37 - Democratizing Education, with Ariel Camus

    Companies have rapidly embracing the idea of a truly distributed global workforce, and opportunities to work from anywhere are now common. But access to great training and education remains unevenly distributed, so while digital nomads and people living in developed economies are able to benefit, many people from emerging economies lack similar opportunities.

    Microverse is hoping to change that. Ariel Camus is the Founder and CEO of Microverse, a YCombinator alum that has raised over $17M to create an online school that helping anyone become a software developer. And through the use of an Income Share Agreement revenue model, students don’t pay a cent until they’re employed in a meaningful programming job. 

    In this episode we talk about the origins of Microverse, the nuances of ISA based models, how Ariel sees globally distributed teams working in the coming years and much more.
    Learn more about Microverse at https://microverse.com
    If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a review! https://kite.link/disruptors-microverse
    PODCAST INFO:
    Podcast website: https://manifold.group/podcastApple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3EbkMEkSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3nqwNiDRSS: https://bit.ly/3ntcFw1Full episodes playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqR-lZH65HqCM09dwh6otuU7TArkq8JClips playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqR-lZH65HrrlaeQZnf1sicFkprjpqk
    SOCIAL:
    - Sean Johnson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intentionally- Sean Johnson on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/seanjohnson- Sean Johnson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/intentionally_
    - Manifold on Twitter: https://twitter.com/manifold_group- Manifold on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/m/company/manifold-group- Manifold on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themanifoldgroup- Manifold on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manifold_group/- Manifold on Medium: https://medium.com/build-better-products

    • 55 min
    #36 - Building a Resilient Company, with Ishan Daya and Nate Rosenstock

    #36 - Building a Resilient Company, with Ishan Daya and Nate Rosenstock

    The pandemic impacted many startups over the last few years. And while some failed and others survived, a few actually thrived coming out of it.

    One of those companies was crafty, which helps companies manage their food and beverage programs. Crafty managed to not only survive a world shaking event for their business, but actually stumbled upon a business model that allowed them to emerge with more momentum than ever.

    In this episode Nate Rosenstock and Ishan Daya, two of the cofounders, discuss how they build Crafty pre-pandemic, how they navigated the company through troubled waters and emerged from the other side stronger than ever, as well as how they think about management and decision making.

    Full disclosure - Manifold has invested in Crafty, so I’ve been able to have a front row seat to how these guys think and work, and have been incredibly impressed.
    Learn more about Crafty at https://craftydelivers.com
    If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a review! https://kite.link/disruptors-crafty
    PODCAST INFO:
    Podcast website: https://manifold.group/podcastApple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3EbkMEkSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3nqwNiDRSS: https://bit.ly/3ntcFw1Full episodes playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqR-lZH65HqCM09dwh6otuU7TArkq8JClips playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqR-lZH65HrrlaeQZnf1sicFkprjpqk
    SOCIAL:
    - Sean Johnson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intentionally- Sean Johnson on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/seanjohnson- Sean Johnson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/intentionally_
    - Manifold on Twitter: https://twitter.com/manifold_group- Manifold on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/m/company/manifold-group- Manifold on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themanifoldgroup- Manifold on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manifold_group/- Manifold on Medium: https://medium.com/build-better-products

    • 50 min
    #35 - Optimizing Health using Ketones, with Michael Brandt

    #35 - Optimizing Health using Ketones, with Michael Brandt

    In the fitness and life hacking communities, ketones and ketogenesis have become an increasingly hot topic of conversation. The benefits of getting your body into ketosis and using ketones as fuel are many and varied. But the problem historically has been the amount of lifestyle change required to benefit from ketones.

    Health via Modern Nutrition is out to fix that. Their product Ketone IQ is the world’s first consumer-grade “exogenous ketone” that gives you the benefit of ketones in a drink. In this episode we chat with Michael Brandt, the HVMN CEO to discuss the creating origins of Ketone IQ, the benefits of ketones, how he thinks about line extensions, producing products like this at scale, and much more.
    Learn more about Michael at https://twitter.com/bdm_runner
    If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a review! https://kite.link/disruptors-hvmn
    PODCAST INFO:
    Podcast website: https://manifold.group/podcastApple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3EbkMEkSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3nqwNiDRSS: https://bit.ly/3ntcFw1Full episodes playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqR-lZH65HqCM09dwh6otuU7TArkq8JClips playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqR-lZH65HrrlaeQZnf1sicFkprjpqk
    SOCIAL:
    - Sean Johnson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intentionally- Sean Johnson on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/seanjohnson- Sean Johnson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/intentionally_
    - Manifold on Twitter: https://twitter.com/manifold_group- Manifold on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/m/company/manifold-group- Manifold on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themanifoldgroup- Manifold on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manifold_group/- Manifold on Medium: https://medium.com/build-better-products

    • 47 min
    #34 - Eight Sleep: The Future of Rest, with Matteo Franceschetti

    #34 - Eight Sleep: The Future of Rest, with Matteo Franceschetti

    In the last few years, there has been an enormous increase of interest in the science of sleep. Sleep has become recognized as a primary tool for optimizing human performance. As a result, high performers who used to pride themselves on how little sleep they get now go to great lengths to optimize the duration and quality of their sleep.

    One of the major players in that space has been Eight Sleep, which creates a high end mattress that optimizes your temperature and monitors your body as you sleep. They’ve grown considerably in the last few years, most recently having raised an $86M Series C in late 2021.

    In this episode, Eight Sleep founder and CEO Matteo Franceschetti discusses the origins of Eight sleep, how he used lean startup principles to build a physical product, how they’ve leveraged organic channels to drive growth, most notably Twitter, how he thinks about influencer and brand partnerships, his approach to leveling up his own skillset as a high growth founder, and much more.
    Learn more about Matteo at https://twitter.com/m_franceschetti
    If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a review! https://kite.link/disruptors-eight-sleep
    PODCAST INFO:
    Podcast website: https://manifold.group/podcastApple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3EbkMEkSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3nqwNiDRSS: https://bit.ly/3ntcFw1Full episodes playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqR-lZH65HqCM09dwh6otuU7TArkq8JClips playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqR-lZH65HrrlaeQZnf1sicFkprjpqk
    SOCIAL:
    - Sean Johnson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intentionally- Sean Johnson on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/seanjohnson- Sean Johnson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/intentionally_
    - Manifold on Twitter: https://twitter.com/manifold_group- Manifold on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/m/company/manifold-group- Manifold on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themanifoldgroup- Manifold on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manifold_group/- Manifold on Medium: https://medium.com/build-better-products

    • 45 min
    #33 - The Transformation of VC, with Paige Finn Doherty

    #33 - The Transformation of VC, with Paige Finn Doherty

    The advent of syndicates, roll up vehicles, and social networking have torn down many of the gatekeepers and walls in traditional venture. And a new wave of hyper-connected operator angels and emerging managers are taking advantage.
    A great example is Paige Finn Doherty, who in an extremely compressed timeframe has built an incredibly broad network of founders and VCs, has syndicated several deals, stood up her own early stage fund, and even wrote a book about venture capital.
    In this conversation we talk about how she did it, the opportunities she sees for other emerging managers, her thesis around the future of work and play, discuss web 3, and much more.
    Learn more about Levels at https://twitter.com/paigefinnn
    If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a review! https://kite.link/disruptors-paige
    PODCAST INFO:
    Podcast website: https://manifold.group/podcastApple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3EbkMEkSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3nqwNiDRSS: https://bit.ly/3ntcFw1Full episodes playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqR-lZH65HqCM09dwh6otuU7TArkq8JClips playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqR-lZH65HrrlaeQZnf1sicFkprjpqk
    SOCIAL:
    - Sean Johnson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intentionally- Sean Johnson on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/seanjohnson- Sean Johnson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/intentionally_
    - Manifold on Twitter: https://twitter.com/manifold_group- Manifold on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/m/company/manifold-group- Manifold on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themanifoldgroup- Manifold on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manifold_group/- Manifold on Medium: https://medium.com/build-better-products

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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41 Ratings

41 Ratings

SportMike88 ,

Great host, does his research

Great pod for people interested in how entrepreneurship really works. I started out as a listener and then sat down with Sean for ep #35 where we dove deep on Ketone-IQ and building a movement around metabolic health. Sean does his background research and asks the right questions. Unique and insightful convos every time!!

Zach Ryanson ,

Insightful, inspirational and energizing

Absolutely love this podcast. Gold nuggets of insights that shouldn’t be free in every 5 minutes of every episode.

Venture 312 ,

Fun topics, great insights

Sean is a super engaging host and I love the wide range of speakers and topics he highlights on his show. My list of podcasts is getting a bit long nowadays but this is one I always turn to!

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