Category Archives: Podcast

403 — Chideha Warner

Podcast Summary

When you meet Chideha for the first time, you immediately know.

You know he is a special person.

You know he cares about every person he comes into contact with.

You know that he strives for excellence in everything his does.

You know he actually is learning from YOU and incorporating YOUR life’s lessons into HIS life.

And, these are also the many reasons why I like his book.

In this interview, Chideha talks about:

—> How his grandfather’s assault from KKK members impacted him as a man and entrepreneur

—> The valuable lesson he learned about the power of referrals

—> What he did to recover from a painful “non-compete” lawsuit that nearly destroyed him and his business

It’s an incredible interview because Chideha is so transparent and willing to share HIS life’s lessons.

Click to Tweet Chideha: Even the bad experiences prepare us for the future. https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=5326

 

Name: Chideha Warner

Company: Fitness 3K, LLC

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Powerful Promise of Value: Fitness 3K helps clients attain their fitness goals and make positive lifestyle changes through knowledge and accountability while providing quality service.

Chideha’s Book: The 3K Movement: Conquering the Hurdles of Life

Contact:

Chideha on LinkedIn

Chideha’s Website

Chideha on Instagram

402 — Jay Steinfeld

Podcast Summary

Blinds.com is an incredible business story and Jay is an incredible Founder CEO.

In his new book, he talks about the 4 Es…the foundational principles on which his success was built.

After he and his team successfully built Blinds.com, he sold the company to Home Depot and continued leading for quite some time after.

In this interview, Jay talks about:

—> What generosity looks like to him as a Founder & CEO.

—> A significant story about a time he felt short of his own expectations of a focus on humanity.

It’s an incredible interview because Jay is so candid and transparent about his own journey From Founder To CEO.

Click to Tweet Jay: 'I don't think I was generous with him.' https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=5312

 

Name: Jay Steinfeld

Company: Blinds.com

Location: Houston, Texas

Powerful Promise of Value: Blinds.com is the #1 online retailer of custom window coverings with over 25 years online and 25 million windows covered. Blinds.com is the top choice for windows coverings.

Jay’s New Book: Lead from the Core: The 4 Principles for Profit and Prosperity

Contact:

Jay on LinkedIn

Jay’s Website

401 — Donnie Boivin

Podcast Summary

Donnie is as transparent as you might expect, being a Marine.

His amazing company is helping thousands of business owners connect with the right people.

So, I found it really interesting that he made a decision as a Founder & CEO that initially did not connect with his people.

Sometimes, as Founders, and as we grow, we need to augment our decision-making with a bit more data and insight.

The gut instincts that got us to launch and reach traction become insufficient over time.

Listen to what happened to Donnie, how he fixed the situation, and what you can learn from his mistake.

Click to Tweet Donnie: 'Admit your mistakes right away.' https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=5299

 

Name: Donnie Boivin

Company: Success Champion Networking

Location: Azle, Texas

Powerful Promise of Value: Success Champion Networking is for the “2nd Tier” B2B decision-makers who have outgrown “traditional” networking.

Contact:

Donnie on LinkedIn

Donnie’s Company Website

Donnie Summit: Bad Ass Business Summit

Donnie’s Free Resources: Text “Success” to 817-318-6030

400 — Jason Fried

Podcast Summary

WOW! We could not have asked for a better 400th Podcast Episode Guest!

And, Jason delivered. He was super candid about a great many topics that I think you will really enjoy listening about and learning from.

In this interview, Jason discusses:

  1. What he considers to be the harder part of the transition From Founder To CEO.
  2. Why he made this controversial decision: “No more societal and political discussions on our company Basecamp account.”
  3. How the “fallout” from this decision impacted the company.
  4. How the “fallout” personally impacted him.
  5. What he did to get through the stressful and “sad” elements of this decision.
  6. Why this decision is a turning point for the company.
  7. What the future of Basecamp looks like.
  8. How a new COO and Product Leaders will factor into a relatively new structure for Basecamp’s future.
  9. How he envisions being the CEO in the future.
  10. And so much more.

Like many of you, I have been reading Jason’s books and his vulnerable online posts for many years.

You can tell he is a hard-working, kind-hearted man who strives to do the best he can.

I hope you enjoy listening to this very special 400th Founder interview as much as I did.

Click to Tweet Jason Fried: 'This is the most challenging moment I have ever had in the business.' https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=5285

 

Name: Jason Fried

Company: Basecamp

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Powerful Promise of Value: Basecamp is the all-in-one toolkit for working remotely. With its project management capabilities and communication tools it is an amazing experience.

Jason’s Books:

Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application

Remote: Office Not Required

Rework

It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work

Contact:

Jason on LinkedIn, Jason Writing, Jason on Twitter

Basecamp’s Website, Basecamp on LinkedIn, Basecamp on Twitter, Basecamp on Facebook

Hey’s Website