We interview pillars of the Business of WordPress space, luminaries from peripherally-related technologies and accomplished domain experts who can help teach you powerful ideas to get ahead in business and in life.
Ep 23: Craig Martin. On tuning high-traffic WP sites, creating one of the first Travel podcasts & growing an all-remote consulting business
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Craig Martin of Performance Foundry is one of the most long-standing partners of Pagely having helped to resolve performance bottlenecks and tune high-traffic WordPress sites. In this conversation Sean interviews Craig about what's involved in diagnosing performance issues and resolving performance scaling issues, Craig's long history of nomadic travel and how he's built his company to be location-independent, how he won the Lonely Planet award for Travel Podcasts and more. Enjoy!
Ep 22: Katie Hess. Turning a passion into a thriving business and bringing flower power to the world
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Katie Hess converted her fascination with the healing power of flower essences into a robust business that employs an all-female team of ten women across three countries. They are bringing transformational experiences to the masses via in-person events, online educational programs and by selling physical flower essences products. In this interview Sean interviews Katie on her entrepreneurial journey having had no previous business experience prior to starting her company, stories of transformations she's enabled, the benefits of mindfulness training, the meaning of travel and where Katie is taking her business next. Enjoy!
Ep 21: Drew Olanoff. The miracle of stem cells, lethal flying scooters and 76ers fandom
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Drew Olanoff got his start in computers at a young age moderating BBS's. He was offered an internship for America Online and thus began a long and illustrious career working at companies like Yahoo!, TechCrunch, NextWeb and more. In this interview Joshua interviews Drew on his journey in tech, winning his bout with cancer through the miracle of stem cell technology, the barometer of the VC industry in Silicon Valley, a thought experiment on universal 20% time devoted to solving societal issues, bone marrow registries and more. Enjoy!
Ep 20: Rahul Bansal. Optimizing your company's culture around Mission, Values and Vision
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Rahul Bansal has built RTcamp from scratch to be a hugely successful WP dev agency. We were honored to have him speak this year at PressNomics 6 on the lessons learned from growing his organization. In this conversation Sean interviews Rahul about the pillars of a solid company culture, how to implement them in one's own company and Rahul's lessons from growing his dev agency. Enjoy!
Ep 19: Andy Wibbels. On product positioning, marketing and winning a book deal from having his blog
For video, links, transcript, show notes and more visit: https://pagely.com/podcast/episodes/ep-19-andy-wibbels/
Andy Wibbels was one of the first people to land a book deal from having a popular, early blog. He's been in tech marketing and product since the early dotcom days and has strong opinions on how compelling story telling should be conducted to drive consumer demand. In this conversation Joshua and Andy discuss some of Andy's key learnings in the realm of brand positioning, the evolution of San Francisco as a place to live and the political landscape in America today. Enjoy.
Ep 18: Francisco Dao. Crashing trucks in Peru and launching a caffeinated energy bar
For links, show notes, transcript, video and more visit: https://pagely.com/podcast/episodes/ep-18-francisco-dao/ Francisco Dao has served as a columnist for Inc.com, founded an exclusive adventure sports retreat company for entrepreneurs, served as COO for an AI-focused incubator and is currently bringing a caffeinated energy/nutrition bar to market. In this interview Joshua interviews Francisco on his entrepreneurial journey, the underbelly of the self-help market and his current challenge founding a consumer product goods company. They also talk about vehicular carnage in the deserts of Peru and sailing the British Virgin Islands. Enjoy this spicy episode.
Great WP business focused podcast
Great podcast that balances business talk with casual back-and-forth. I highly recommend for anyone looking for great insights into the industry.
Adding to my list of WP podcasts.
Thanks for sharing, Pagely. Sean you're a great host!
I’m biased but... it’s awesome
As the Dir of Dales for Pagely and one of the hosts of the show I’m not entirely impartial here but we’ve invested considerable effort to curate not just knowledgeable guests but all-around stellar human beings for this effort. The mission is to understand what’s worked for them and distill powerful, actionable lessons that listeners can then take and apply in their own lives and businesses. I see the content backlog and I feel super fortunate to have a role in bringing these conversations to people they can help.