100th Episode Switch up! Nathan Chan of Foundr Magazine, interviewed by Dan Norris on Lessons Learned & the Future of the Company
On November 9, 2014, I released the first episode of the Foundr Podcast. It was with Fabio Rosati, then-CEO of Elance. To be completely honest, I wasn’t quite sure what I was trying to achieve by releasing a podcast. At the time, it was just another way for us to give to our community, by releasing the audio of our interviews for free.
Fast-forward to today and I can’t believe we’re at our 100th episode! It’s flown by and so much has changed since. But the entire time I’ve kept in mind this piece of advice from my friend Daniel DiPiazza:
“Keep producing content on a consistent basis every single week, keep getting next-level epic interviews, and people will come.”
He was totally right. In the years since that first episode, we’ve managed to become one of the top 10 podcasts for business, we have over 70,000 downloads a month, and it’s done wonders for our business.
So to mark this occasion, we decided to do something a little different in this episode. Instead of me asking all the questions, I’ll be the one getting interviewed for a change! My good friend Dan Norris of WP Curve took over as host, and we took a look back at how Foundr started three years ago and how far we’ve come since then.
I’m going to share with you the story behind Foundr, how it all started, and the strategies I used to start the company on the path it’s on today. I also took a crack at some predictions about where we’ll be by our 200th episode.
In this interview you will learn:
- The story behind Foundr and how it all started
- Who my biggest sources of inspiration are and how they shaped Foundr’s vision
- My strategy for pitching and landing interviews with the best entrepreneurs in the world
- Why you need to focus on design if you want to be successful
- What’s going on behind-the-scenes at Foundr and what’s coming next!
- & much more!