The Habits of Five Amazing Founders
By Leo Babauta
If you haven’t been following my Habits of Entrepreneurs video interview series, you’re in for a treat.
I’ve released a powerful lineup of interviews with five founders: Kevin Rose (1.45 million Twitter followers), Todd Masonis of Dandelion Chocolate, Tony Stubblebine of Lift, Joel Gascoigne of Buffer, and Mike Del Ponte of SomaWater.
These awesome entrepreneurs share their best habits with me, from morning routines to workouts to picking investments to refining the details of their hand-crafted products.
Watch the short versions of each interview below, or subscribe to Habits of Entrepreneurs for the full interview. (Note: Go to the website if you can’t see the videos below in your email.)
Kevin Rose, Digg.com & Google Ventures
Kevin talks about the criteria he uses when investing in a new venture, how to properly structure a business, understanding/learning things he didn’t know, the importance of mentors, and more.
Get the full interview with Kevin Rose.
Todd Masonis, Dandelion Chocolate
Todd Masonis is the co-founder of Dandelion Chocolate, a fantastic bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the Mission District of San Francisco.
Todd talks about taking risks, hiring well and the values that make Dandelion Chocolate one of the highest quality chocolate makers in the world.
Get the full interview with Todd Masonis.
Tony Stubblebine, Lift Habit App
Tony Stubblebine is the CEO and co-founder of Lift, an awesome app for forming habits. Tony has worked on a number of tech startups, including with some of the guys who founded Twitter, and has put together a team that has created one of the best ways to create a new habit. The Lift team is also launching a fascinating new diet project, the Quantified Diet.
Tony talks about habits, productivity, goals, entrepreneurship, his background on behavior modification, and what he’s learned.
Get the full interview with Tony Stubblebine.
Joel Gascoigne, Buffer
Joel talks about habits, his morning routine, including meditation and the culture he is building at Buffer.
Get the full interview with Joel Gascione.
Mike Del Ponte, SomaWater
Mike Del Ponte is the co-founder of SomaWater, a beautifully designed water filter company made from sustainable materials.
Mike talks about his simple and effective morning routine as well as his secret for finding your calling. Don’t miss this one!
Get the full interview with Mike Del Ponte.
Via: Zen Habits