Tue, 28 July 2020
Parker Conrad lists himself as “customer support” at Rippling, but he is its co-founder and CEO. He previously founded Zenefits. In this episode he traces his journey from a journalist at Harvard, to founder and CEO of a company that has raised over $50 million.
The specific thing he likes about sales
His fundraising ‘trick’
Why he’s motivated to build an HR management company
Wed, 8 July 2020
Scott Simpson worked on digital books at Amazon, then podcasting at Apple. Thus, a key guy on two technologies that revolutionized the “long tail” of content. And then…he left to start a standup comedy show. “Cheaper Than Therapy”, housed in San Francisco’s Shelton Theater, presents about 6 standup comedy shows a week, almost always sold out.
Then Covid hit Cheaper Than Therapy and standup comedy everywhere. In this episode we discuss Scott’s path from tech to comedy, and the affects of Covid on the future of comedy. We discuss how well jerry-rigged alternatives to standup comedy are working, as well as the dire state of performance businesses in general.
Scott’s podcast: California King https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/california-king/id1506058005
Cheaper Than Therapy
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