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ER 004: How to Create Revolutionary Innovation Running a Software Business with Adam Simon of Matryx (Part 2) - Echo Radio hosted by Adrien Harrison

ER 004: How to Create Revolutionary Innovation Running a Software Business with Adam Simon of Matryx (Part 2) - Echo Radio hosted by Adrien Harrison
  • The Law of Category - How to rise to the top despite competition (01:19:42)

  • Why engagement is more important than quantity (01:21:32)

  • ICOs, Token Sales, and Pre-Selling - How to fund your startup without trading equity (01:23:20)

  • How to pick the right investors for you (01:29:52) 

  • How to communicate effectively and inspire people with narrative (01:32:48)

  • Adam's proposed 12 week mentorship program - The most important things to start with (01:40:21)

  • How to avoid burnout - Introducing the concept of play (01:41:11)

  • How to vet potential hires (01:45:36)

  • Bad advice for getting started and how to avoid it (01:47:04)

  • Common mistakes to avoid when starting a software company (01:49:07)

  • What is lacking in tech entrepreneurship? - And how to add value by filling those gaps (01:52:40)

  • Don't be the stereotypical stoic (01:57:01)

  • The leaders of the blockchain movement - Adam's biggest influences in tech entrepreneurship (01:59:17)

  • Adam's definition of success (02:04:29)

  • All meat diets, microdosing LSD, and not answering your text messages (02:05:11)

  • The blank billboard - a moment of pause from advertising (02:07:14)

  • Follow up with: Matryx.ai and @matryx_ai, Adam's work on Medium, Twitter, his blog, his site, and his most recent project Roll with Alice (coming soon) (02:08:08)

  • Things to think about: reading, meditation, and minimalism (02:09:27)

ER 004: How to Create Revolutionary Innovation Running a Software Business with Adam Simon of Matryx (Part 1) - Echo Radio hosted by Adrien Harrison

ER 004: How to Create Revolutionary Innovation Running a Software Business with Adam Simon of Matryx (Part 1) - Echo Radio hosted by Adrien Harrison
  • Introducing Adam Simon, Nanome.ai and Matryx.ai (5:15)

  • Explaining: "What is Blockchain?" (6:46)

  • Getting Introduced to the Top - How Adam got involved with Keita Funakawa, Steve McCloskey, and Nanome.ai  (8:56)

  • Why you should work for free when starting out (15:26) 

  • How to add value to companies much bigger than you (19:03)

  • Why you should be using LinkedIn (28:49)

  • Why it's important to take a break (34:46)

  • How to land the best internships (35:58)

  • How to learn from the executives at your job (42:06)

  • Adam's best resources for getting started (43:45)

  • How to learn to LOVE reading (44:28)

  • How to get involved in tech entrepreneurship or your field of choice (45:58)

  • How to master the basics first so that everything becomes easier (48:54)

  • Why no one knows what they're doing when starting out and why that's a good thing (52:56) 

  • How to overcome any tough decision using two Stoic exercises (55:18)

  • How to create a team working environment that works for you, even when you have "less experience" than your employees (57:41)

  • 3 crucial qualities for getting hired by the best companies (01:03:22)

  • Mark Zuckerberg's hiring rule (01:06:48)

  • What activity bears the highest return on investment? - See Market Research, Immersion, and Validation (01:08:13)

  • Create quality content - How to audit your strengths and personality type to figure out what kind of content creation is right for you (01:12:47)