Company of One
By Paul Jarvis
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Company of One explores what happens when businesses challenge the idea that bigger is always better. The show explores a conversation around what happens if growth isn’t the byproduct of success. It's based on the book, Company of One (forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on January 15, 2019). The host, Paul Jarvis, is a writer whose work has appeared in Fast Company, WIRED, USA Today and more. He’s taught over 13,000 students through online courses and has worked with companies like Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz and Marie Forleo in design and online business consulting. The first season is 10 episodes and includes conversations with Laura Roeder, Jason Fried, Danielle LaPorte, Dan Provost, and Spencer Fry.
||CleanLaura Roeder is an open book||Today we’re going to hear from Laura Roeder, the CEO of MeetEdgar. It’s an online tool for folks to manage their social media content with more consistency and less time. Basically, it lets you queue up and schedule content for Twitter, LinkedIn and||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn excerpt from the Company of One Book||What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale a new start-up, but rather, to be able to work for yourself, determine your own hours, and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one? Suppose the b||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolopreneurism is a myth||It’s difficult for any one person to do all the things it takes to run a business, be an expert at all the things, and find time to actually get all the things done. It seems stressful to hold the belief that because you work for yourself, you should||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJason Fried on existing over exiting||In this episode I talk to Jason Fried, founder of Basecamp, about a common misconception that people have about the VC/Silicon Valley/Tech world. The reason this misconception exists is because popular media glamourizes and even fetishizes it to the poi||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnough already||Exterior mindfulness (some call it minimalism) only works when we solve for enough. It’s not just a matter of having less stuff or having nothing or having that one carefully arranged bohemian tchotchke on your live-edge cedar coffee table. (That’s||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpencer Fry and the benefits of venture-backed businesses||Today I’m talking to Spencer Fry, the founder of Podia and we’re duking it out (to the death) on the topic of venture capital. I figured the best way to share a more rounded view on this subject would be talk through taking funding with a friend who||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI don’t actually care about growth||It’s not that growing a company or hiring employees is evil or bad or wrong. It’s awesome and a great place to be in… for some people. But I know this about myself: I’m better at working than delegating work. And I don’t want to learn how to b||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDan Provost scales sales volume||In this episode we’ll hear from Dan Provost, 50% of the Studio Neat team. They started in 2010 with a piece of hardware, called a Glif, that mounted a smartphone onto a standard camera tripod. They were aiming for $10k for the campaign and ended up re||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA guide to running a minimalist business||Minimalism isn’t just for people who want to live out of a backpack or cram their life into a tiny house. So what is a minimalist business, and why should we have one? The ideas of being minimal can also easily apply to business – and I should know||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDanielle LaPorte and hungry ghosts||In this episode we’ll hear from Danielle LaPorte. She’s a bestselling author, podcaster and entrepreneur who’s also a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100. What I love about Danielle is that she’s equal parts poet and business badass. Danielle has||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCompany of One — podcast trailer||I’m Paul Jarvis and this is a preview of Company of One, a new podcast that explores what happens when businesses challenge the traditional idea that bigger is always better. A show where I break from the idea that growth in revenue, customers and emp||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Three episodes in and I’m hooked.
Just like Paul’s emails, his new podcast is succinct, thought-provoking and injected with a dose of wry humor. If the Company of One podcast is any indication of what his forthcoming book has in store, readers are in for a treat.
If you don’t know Paul Jarvis, you should!
I’ve been a fan for a few years and I’m looking forward to reading his new book. This podcast is a great introduction to his beliefs on staying small in your business, with great clips from names you’ll recognize.
Quick episodes allow you to have a focused think yourself on the questions, and implement things without a long form episode to distract you.
Co1 podcast is my favourite so far from Paul Jarvis (and that's saying a lot, as he has some great podcasts!). The format of interviewing experts, and then providing narratives alongisde their answers, is a very structured approach that I've not seen before in podcasting. Personally, the most enjoyable part was when Paul brought on somebody who had the opposite views to him and dived into his thoughts on the subject. It was fantastic because it provided the listener with a wider view on the topic. I won't spoil the rest of the season but I will recommend that you take a listen!