GE 222: Brad Feld Shares the Struggles of Building a Startup without Compromising Your Personal Well-Being (podcast)

Brad Feld

Hey everyone! In today’s episode, I share the mic with Brad Feld, co-founder of the Foundry Group as well as an entrepreneur, author, blogger, and venture capitalist.

Tune in to hear how Brad sold his business in 1993 for $2 million, how the entrepreneurial lifestyle affected his relationship with his wife (and the book he wrote about it), why being deliberate about relationships and who you invest in is so crucial, and how to build a startup without compromising your well-being.

Download podcast transcript [PDF] here: Brad Feld Shares the Struggles of Building a Startup without Compromising Your Personal Well-Being TRANSCRIPT

Time-Stamped Show Notes:

3 Key Points:

  1. When you start a business the idea is unimportant—what you DO with the idea is what matters.
  2. The entrepreneurial journey is hard on a couple; try to have more moments of harmony with your partner and learn from the moments of discordance.
  3. Self-care is KEY for dealing with depression and it looks different for every individual—discover what works best for you.

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Eric Siu (@ericosiu) is the CEO at Single Grain, a digital marketing agency that focuses on paid advertising and content marketing. He contributes regularly to Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes and more.

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