Company of One

Company of One
Company of One explores what happens when businesses challenge the idea that bigger is always better.
Company of One the book is now available!
Jan 17 • 1 min
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Laura Roeder is an open book
Oct 12, 2018 • 11 min
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…
An excerpt from the Company of One Book
Oct 12, 2018 • 7 min
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…
Solopreneurism is a myth
Oct 12, 2018 • 6 min
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 work…
Jason Fried on existing over exiting
Oct 12, 2018 • 5 min
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 point…
Enough already
Oct 12, 2018 • 9 min
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 only…
Spencer Fry and the benefits of venture-backed businesses
Oct 12, 2018 • 11 min
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 whom I…
I don’t actually care about growth
Oct 12, 2018 • 8 min
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 be better at…
Dan Provost scales sales volume
Oct 12, 2018 • 11 min
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…
A guide to running a minimalist business
Oct 12, 2018 • 10 min
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…
Danielle LaPorte and hungry ghosts
Oct 12, 2018 • 7 min
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 lived the…
Company of One — podcast trailer
Mar 14, 2018 • 2 min
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…