An Intimate Conversation with Brad Feld - Brad shares his own views on what it means to be a free spirit. What it means to be a disruptor and how every entrepreneur has lessons to learn from this book. The session is also an intimate look at Feld’s own career, as he weaves his own challenges and triumphs into the story of Nietzsche.
In todays episode, James and Brad, talk about a childhood experience with his dad that introduced him to the tech world. Brad also explains the journey of selling his first company to now running a huge VC fund. A major part of todays episode is Mental Health and the stigma around it among entrepreneurs. To conclude the episode, Brad speaks about his quarterly disconnects from business and how it benefits the rest of his year and relationships.
Brad Feld, author, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author of multiple books, talks about the state of venture capital, talks about his new book "The Startup Community Way" second edition.
Human Cogs Cohost Madeleine Grummet gets under the hood of Brad's real life as a VC, to uncover his personal drivers, trigger points and life learnings, and discover that the human underneath is incredibly thoughtful, deeply reflective, remarkably wise - and a great storyteller. As you’ll learn in this episode, Brad shares how it has taken him a while to find his place, and that as a reformed workaholic, he now regularly goes off the grid to hit the trails around his hometown of Boulder in Colorado to run miles and miles solo. With his 'engineers brain', he's also committed to continuous improvement, and the kind of person who’s more interested in moving towards not away from problems.
Brad Feld and Dave Jilk bring the wisdom of modernity's most unsettling thinker to entrepreneurship. Like the ancient Stoics, Nietzsche has much to add to the thought of people disrupting existing assumptions today. Brief excerpts from Nietzsche are paired with essays from founders who grapple with the ideas in question.
Tune in to this special edition of the Tacos & Tech Podcast to hear more about Brad’s viewpoint on startup communities today and why every city should foster a vibrant one.