Founders Podcast

This post is by David Cummings from David Cummings on Startups

Several months ago Jon Birdsong introduced me to the Founders Podcast. I subscribed and started listening sporadically to some of the episodes. Then another friend sent me a link to an older episode #134 Edwin Land: A Triumph of Genius and I really enjoyed it. Finally, Invest Like the Best featured the entrepreneur behind the Founders Podcast recently in the episode David Senra – Passion & Pain, and it was excellent.

On the surface, it felt like this amazing podcast came out of nowhere. Of course, that’s not true. The first episodes started appearing in 2017, and new ones have been steadily produced ever since. With 250+ episodes now, Senra has clearly put the time and effort in to hone his craft and publish incredible content. From his site, he shares a quote that summarizes why he does what he does:

“There are thousands of years of history in which lots and lots of very smart people worked very hard and ran all types of experiments on how to create new businesses, invent new technology, new ways to manage etc. They ran these experiments throughout their entire lives. At some point, somebody put these lessons down in a book. For very little money and a few hours of time, you can learn from someone’s accumulated experience. There is so much more to learn from the past than we often realize. You could productively spend your time reading experiences of great people who have come before and you learn (Read more…)