Founders

#27 Paul English (A Truck Full of Money: Coding, Mania, Love, Genius: The Life of an American Entrepreneur)

Episode Summary

What I learned from reading A Truck Full of Money: Coding, Mania, Love, Genius: The Life of an American Entrepreneur by Tracy Kidder

Episode Notes

What I learned from reading A Truck Full of Money: Coding, Mania, Love, Genius: The Life of an American Entrepreneur by Tracy Kidder

Kayak sells for $1.8 billion (7:00), "I'm paying attention. I want meetings of three people, not ten." (12:00), "Someday this boy's going to get hit by a truck full of money, and I'm going to be standing beside him." (15:00), A description of Paul's bipolar disorder (22:30), The economics of games (31:00), Learning how to negotiate from his Dad (36:30), "The Internet has massively broadened the possible space of careers. Most people haven't figured this out yet." (43:00), Leaving a $1,000,000 behind (50:00), Applying the lessons he learned from watching his Dad negotiate (55:00), The entrepreneur of ice (58:30), "Consistency doesn't matter. Only invention matters." (1:01:00)

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