In the Trenches: Episode 2
Here is the 2nd episode of “In the Trenches: The Resistance Broadcast Interview Series” and today I had the honor of interviewing Clay Hebert.
Clay is an entrepreneur, blogger, multitasking ninja, and all around instigator.
Currently, Clay is building Spindows.com, a new startup that will change the way organizations collaborate (think of it like speed dating + skype + your organization).
Clay has created a number of startups, including: Tribes Win, a marketing strategy and innovation agency, where he helped brands lead their tribes. More recently, Clay began a new project called Work Hacks, where he helps people live a more productive, efficient, and streamlined lifestyle.
You can read Clay’s blog and find out more about him at Daily Sense.
Clay is a sought after speaker, writer, and entrepreneur, and this interview is essential listening for anyone looking to start their own project (book, business, or blog).
In this interview, we cover:
- Why it’s hard to be a linchpin inside a large, bureaucratic organization
- What it was like to transition to Seth Godin’s MBA program
- Why making a slower transition from conventional work to entrepreneurship might be the right strategy for many people
- Why entrepreneurship isn’t jumping off a building and hoping the parachute deploys (it’s less risky if you do it right)
- How you don’t have to quit your day job to make it as an entrepreneur
- The difference between a freelancer and an entrepreneur; between a business that can’t scale and one that can
- Why online software is such a compelling proposition for entrepreneurs (and how to make it actually work)
- And one extremely compelling piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs
- Why it’s essential you validate your ideas before you jump into your next project
- Why you don’t need to raise tons of capital to create a successful startup from scratch
If you liked this interview, share it with everyone you know and reach out to Clay and thank him!
Some other highlights from our conversation:
Purple Cow: The essential guide on marketing and creating remarkable products.
War: A nonfiction work that follows a group of soldiers in Afghanistan – not for the feint of heart.
Crush It!: If you want to dominate in the online arena, you need to leverage the connection economy.
The Lean Startup: An incredible book on the power of validating an idea before you begin, failing fast and scaling fast (with minimal resources – great for the solopreneur).
Launchrock: Starting a project? Validate it first.
Skillshare: Have something worth teaching? Make money sharing your knowledge!
If you haven’t had a chance, catch In the Trenches: Episode 1 here.