Geek At Sea with Kirill Zubovsky
GeekAtSea is a series of conversation with curious people about startups, science, economic and tech, their successes and challenges. Come hang out with us and be rewarded with knowledge you will not find anywhere else!
Paul Davis - Second Employee at Amazon
Oct 17 2020
1 hr 25 mins
Paul Davis - Second Employee at Amazon
Paul Davis was once a 2nd employee at Amazon, on track to earn millions. Instead of sticking around to get filthy rich though, Paul decided he did not want to wait for the life to pass him by. He chose to spend time with his family, left Amazon, and twenty years later still has no regrets. His life has been nothing but wonderful. This is Paul’s story.
Oct 17 2020
1 hr 25 mins
Anthony Eden, Founder and CEO of DNSimple
This is a story of how Anthony Edent founded DNSimple to become the fastest DNS management solution provider in the world. He built himself a company that not only cares about their customers, but also created the perfect place for their employees. They work hard, but they also do it remotely, from around the globe. How did he do it, and what lessons does Anthony have for fellow founders and entrepreneurs? It’s all in this podcast!A few few additional resources you might enjoy:How DNSimple was founded, a cartoon!How HTTPS works, a comic!How DNS works, a comic too :)Lastly, if you are thinking of buying a domain or switching your DNS provider, here's $5 you can use right away.
Sep 15 2020
Paul Orlando - Unintended Consequences of Everyday Life
Paul Orlando is a startup founder, entrepreneur, Director of USC Incubator Program & Adjunct Professor for the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Paul also has an avid interest in history, which he explores though his blog called Unintended Consequences.Paul's writing is a delight in the times of clickbait and social media. His blogs explore peculiar concepts and require the read to think and to wonder of what is possible, without giving a clear answer.Some popular posts include: Risk and Autonomous Vehicles, the Cobra Effect, and Don’t Touch Anything. Books mentioned in this episode:The Rise and Fall of American GrowthSurely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!Don't make me thinkTrust me, I am lyingThe Box Find Paul online:Paul on USC Marschall websiteUnintended Consequences Blog by Paul Orlando Enjoyed this podcast? Please share with your friendsRad Dad PodcastFind more podcasts on Smash NotesTake a class at Sudden Schools
Aug 29 2020
David Woodland - A Management Consultant in Silicon Valley
David Woodland is currently a Product Manager at Facebook, previously Head of Product at Palm.com and a Product Manager at Pebble. He is a father of 4, and a Management Consultant who found product-building life in Silicon Valley to be way more attractive than spreadsheets.On this episode we talk about his work and life balance, what it was like to work at Pebble, how his consulting career prepared him to be a great product manager and a tinkerer, how a team of 12 can launch a bran new smart phone from scratch, how David got Stephen Curry, his childhood hero, to be the face of their company, and lastly, what it was like for him to be a Mormon in Silicon Valley.
Jul 13 2020
Jason Calacanis - Entrepreneur turned angel Investor shares his insight about success, hard work, education, and the future.
Jason Calacanis is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He was one of the early believes in Uber, Calm, Robinhood and many others. He is a host of the show This Week in Startups, and the author of Angel. If that was not enough, he is a founder of a startup accelerator Launch.co, and the founder of Inside.comOn this episode, Jason shares his views and wisdom, advice that he's accumulated throughout his career, and lessons learned from other successful entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Mark Cuban, and Jeff Bezos.
Mar 23 2020
1 hr 6 mins
Raising kids could be daunting, or it could ba lot of fun. Nathan is a startups founder and a dad who is making the best of every opportunity. We talk about his family, his work, and how the two intertwine to create a happy and healthy lifestyle. You can find Nathan on Twitter and on YouTube.Full show notes are on SmashNotes.-----Make your podcast audio sound awesome with ClipGain.io
Mar 21 2020
1 hr 8 mins
Code Story Noah Labhart : Startups and kids, paying the bills, work-life harmony, and how to have it all.
Noah Labhart is the CTO & Co-Founder of Veryable, an on-demand labor marketplace for manufacturing, logistics, and warehousing. He is also the Founder & CEO of Touchtap, a digital solutions studio. A dad of three, he also finds time to interview tech leaders on his podcast, Code Story.
Mar 12 2020
Roberto Gibbons Gomez. How to get paid to have fun!
Roberto from the Expeditioners is the dad many wish they could be. Instead of holding a steady job, he and his family are busy traveling the world, taking gorgeous photos for brands that pay for his living. Roberto is fit and happy, and is not concerned with the norm. Find out what it takes to be a self-made entrepreneur, and how to be paid to be happy.
Feb 26 2020
Before and After of having a baby - Anthony Armendariz - Partner and Head of Design at Funsize
Anthony Armendariz is a founder and partner at Funsize, a creative design agency which he started with his wife Natalie. They spent years being laser focused on business, working day and night, and now count Facebook, Oracle, Adobe, EA, AT&T and many others among their customers. Can such an ambitious and hard-working couple have a baby, and to actually enjoy it? We sit down with Anthony to find out.This is a special episode because I had a pleasure to record Anthony twice. Once just weeks before their baby was born, and once shortly after. You can hear for yourself what goes on in the mind of a successful business owner, and how his world changes with an arrival of a child.For detailed notes on this another Rad Dad episodes, please check out Smash Notes.
Dec 17 2019
1 hr 9 mins
Jonathan Sposato challenges the meaning of the American Dream.
Jonathan Sposato is a Seattle entrepreneur, investors, and a community activist. He is a chairman of Geekwire.com and Picmonkey.comWe talk about his childhood and what it was like to be growing up in a mixed family, in a time and place when that was definitely not the norm, and how that shaped his life and his outlook on the future. We talk about Janathan’s entrepreneurial endeavors, his investments, and how it all translates into his community involvement and the way he is parenting his son.
Nov 6 2019
1 hr 4 mins
Stefan Weitz on the importance of travel, relationships, and the pursuit of happiness.
How do you teach a child to learn a new language? You don't! Instead, you get her excited about learning, and one day she does it herself. The she goes to Yale.Stefan Weitz is the founder of Jetson Seasonal Probiotics and today he explains how to be a great dad, how to encourage and empower your kids, how international travel is the best thing you could do to broaden your kid's horizons, and more.You are going to love this episode, guaranteed!
Oct 30 2019
Mubs Iqbal. The man who launched 80 side projects and counting.
Mubashar Iqbal is a developer, dad, and a maker who just cannot stop creating products on the internet. Mubs is the guy behind Pod Hunt, Product News, Practical MVP and quite literally, 80 other projects. Some of them sold, some shut down, and some are making him passive income. He's been featured on Lifehacker, The Next Web, Mashable, Fortune and more.How can one guy do so much, for so long, and still have a full-time job and a family? You've come to the right place to find out. p.s. This is a cross post from Smash Notes
Sep 30 2019
Jason Schuller. Press75 and how a WordPress theme set an entrepreneurial journey in motion.
Jason Schuller is a dad, a husband, and the founder of Press75, a WordPress theme company that he started in frustration, when a consulting client decided to skip paying the bills. That incident caught fire and set Jason on an entrepreneurial journey full of joys and setbacks. His company, and his lessons enabled him to be a successful founder, an engaged father and a thoughtful husband.
Aug 14 2019
🧙♂️ Vin Thomas. Creativity and teaching children entrepreneurship from young age.
Vin is a dad of two girls, founder of a creative agency called Fixel, and when he is not busy doing those jobs, he is also a man's fashion model and entrepreneur, running a brand called Better Fellows where him and his partners sell men's apparel they would wear themselves. Vin is divorced and is running his own company, but that does not stop him from raising two beautiful girls, teaching them about life and entrepreneurship, and from finding time to be with them as much as he can. We talk about what it takes to be a present dad, and how to protect your kids while also giving them freedom to explore. Vin shares his story, how he ended up in Salem, and why small town living could be ideal for your family. We also talk about time management and health, and how to structure your life for the long-haul. This episode with Vin is a great opportunity to learn about parenting and business, all in one place.
Mar 23 2019
1 hr 4 mins
Vlad Magdalin. Webflow and the future of software on the internet.
Can you have a family, a successful company making millions of dollars in annual revenue, and do it all at your own pace, with a remote office company, while having a life that you want to live? Vlad sure can, and we think you can too. Life is too short to live someone else’s dream. The story of Webflow and life advice from Vlad, in this episode. Links from this episode 👉WebflowVlad MagdalinKirill ZubovskyWebflow University pps. Much thanks to Sessions.Blue for the cool intake music.
Mar 6 2019
1 hr 14 mins
Drew Wilson. How do get the most out of life?
One day, needing a break from his entrepreneur endeavors, Drew rented an RV and took his entire family on a trip around the United States, for a whole year. This is his story.👉 Drew Wilson
Feb 5 2019
Bryce Roberts. How Indie.vc is change the startup funding landscape for the better!
Bryce Roberts is the founder of Indie.vc , an investment fund that is leading the new counter-culture startup movement, focusing on revenue and sustainable growth, rather than unhealthy obsession with raising money to achieve a billion-dollar valuation. Fueled by his own desire to do things differently, Bryce lives in Utah with his wife and five children, he works from home office, and while working hard, also finds the time to be a hands-on dad and have a life too.If you like startups, venture investment, or would like to learn about it and find out for yourself why Bryce is a great funding partner for you, you would love the whole episode. Yet, if you only want to hear his advice on how to spend meaningful time with your family while also working in a hard-stress environment, skip to about 40 minutes into the episode for a quick work of wisdom.Big thanks to Create33 for hosting Indie.vc event and for giving me space to record this episode.
Jan 25 2019
Jason Preston on startups, kids, and making a Dent in the universe.
Jason is a co-founder of Dent, a company that creates and supports a community of entrepreneurs, executives, and creatives who are driven to “put a dent in the universe.” He lives in Seattle with his wife Monica Guzman, the founder of The Evergrey, and together they are raising two adorable multilingual kids. We sat down to talk about their startup journey and how to manage two creative jobs while raising two kids.
Jan 14 2019
1 hr 6 mins
Roel Williams. Surviving foster care.
When he was six years old, Roel lost his mom to cancer and ended up in the foster care. Abuse, drugs, physical violence and the entire system that is structured to keep the kids in it, instead of helping them grow, Roel tells is all.Valuable to hear for the adults that work in the foster care, and most definitely 10x more valuable for the kids, to know they are not alone. If you know someone who should hear this, please share.
Nov 21 2018
1 hr 9 mins
Emily Campbell. Joys and challenges of raising a family in rural America.
Emily Campbell is a product designer based out of Moab, Utah where she lives with her husband and three kids. She makes the money, he plays with the kids, and together they are having an adventure of a lifetime. In this episode: (1:00) From being a law student in a big city, to a cross-country road-trip to be a raft guide in California, to eventually settling in a small town in Utah. (5:00) Living in a small town of Moab, Utah. (7:00) What does a family life and activities look like in Moab, for those of us city dwellers who don’t know. (10:00) Road trips with children (13:20) Inside the head of a five-year-old. (16:40) Growing up in a small town, challenges and benefits for kids and their parents. (22:00) How to help your older child to feel loved and special when you have two new/young kids in the house yearning for all the attention. (26:00) How to have awkward conversations with children. (32:00) The social pressure of dads having to provide for the family in a family when mom is the main bread winner. (38:40) Is coffee actually good for your children? (41:00) Kids health, drug abuse, and support network for a family life in small town America (47:00) What it’s like to be an outside in a small town. (49:00) Access to opportunities, uncertainly, embracing change, traveling the world and getting in trouble with the school district. (53:00) Dad envy, birthing a child and the value of bonding with children early on. (63:00) Giving yourself up and the lifestyle you want for yourself. (65:00) Thinking of having kids? Here’s your ultimate advice. Emily Campbell on the webs at Elou Design Emily on Twitter Moab, Utah on Google Maps Rad Dad podcast
Nov 8 2018
1 hr 8 mins