This is the most energizing content I've ever found in a Podcast. I've found myself eager to get into my hour+ commute to pick back up on whatever founder I'm learning about that day. A commute I used to dread. I evangelize this podcast to all my friends now. At work (for an experiment) I put a whiteboard outside my office and wrote it in big letters advising passers by to check it out. My wife's given me a quota of 3 founders related comments a day. My listening to this podcast so much got her listening to podcasts though so it's been a win for her too. I do think differently (I'm trying to retrain pathways in my brain), or at least I think I think differently which I've had to rope in a little. I was in the elevator the other day with a vice president at the company I work for (that I'm not a founder of - it's a fortune whatever, one of those top few recognizable brands in the history of the planet companies). I asked him how his weekend was and he proceeded to tell me how many calls he had to be on late all weekend. I smiled and conjured up a quote from one of the Jeff Bezos episodes and told him "Jeff Bezos says communication is a sign of disfunction". I then walked away and laughed at myself for being so stupid for the rest of the day.
Anyway, the podcast is fantastic. Goosebumps material. It's very educational, not interrupted by ads, It's like a kale smoothie for your brain. The stories are hilarious too, the guy that delivers them is so excited himself it's contagious. It makes me want to read these Biographies. The latest episode (on the Banana man) was the first to make me pause after the first few minutes to debate if I wanted to first read the book. Unfortunately I was out of others to listen to and I had 45 minutes of my commute left. It wasn't the first time I had to pause one though. I often find myself pausing them to ponder an idea, or calling my start-up friends to discuss an idea it inspired, or just talking to myself, mad that I am driving and can't take notes.
I guess if I had to give any constructive criticism or warnings it would be that some people may find his communication style hard to get through at first. It took me a while to get my wife to listen because she thinks some of them start slow as the guy does stream of consciousness sometime before he dives in. But I've grown to really like the style. The guys like talking directly with you. It makes me want to talk back. Something I have some startup ideas for I'll probably send his way at some point. (guy, I'd communicate directly to you if I knew your name)
Already this is too late and too long and I don't have time to clean this up and update so another may come another time.
Everyone that wants to be a Founder, you need to listen to this. Get your brain going. Act. Boom.