Guy Raz – Best Interviews Ever

May 25, 2017 at 10:15 am Leave a comment

I’ll admit my addiction to podcasts but this Guy Raz dude – I can’t get enough of  his NPR Ted Radio Hour and How I Built This. I highly recommend both. He has a new one called Wow in the World for kids not really my thing but I’m sure it’s great. There that’s my NPR #trypod post.  What are you listening to?

How I Built This is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built.I have binge listened to How I Built This (#HIBT) and while the “thing” they built are different, there are themes to success and failure. It’s a great podcast when you need a kick in the arse.


  • You don’t need a college degree to succeed
  • Past experience and knowledge (yours or others) is not a guarantee of success
  • Success is as much about timing as it is luck
  • Many worked without a pay check and long hard hours from their home (for longer than expected)
  • Don’t believe others who tell you you’ll fail
  • Failure is an option – sometimes more than once as they iterated or started over
  • It will (always) take longer than you think – to make money, succeed, get to market
  • Business consultants aren’t helpful and maybe hurtful – they have a different play book
  • Follow your intuition, passion, gut, creativity
  • Hire your family – and borrow from them
  • Hire good people and be prepared to fire bad people (quickly)

Because of Guy’s and NPR’s reputation his podcasts are packed with recognizable names. Founders from Whole Foods, Lonely Planet, Kate Spade, Crate & Barrel, Atom Factory (Lady Gaga management), 1-800-got-junk and more. They are open and honest about their road to success and failure.

Give a listen to How I Built This – you won’t be disappointed – only want more. What are you listening to?

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