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Podcast Launch

I am really excited to finally have my podcast uploaded on iTunes!  You can find my podcast, Entrepreneur Stories, here.  Just getting my podcast up on iTunes took a lot of time, and I am still waiting on Stitcher to approve my podcast.  Currently, there are two episodes that are uploaded.  

In the first episode, I interview Nate Quigley, the CEO and Co-Founder of Chatbooks.  Nate’s entrepreneurial journey started as a teenager doing “dirty, sweaty jobs” with his buddies during the summer, such as mowing lawns, sealing driveways, and cleaning up garbage.  Since his teenage years, Nate has gone on to be a part of two separate startups that have since been acquired.  Now, he is in midst of his latest startup venture, Chatbooks.  In this podcast, Nate emphasizes the importance of listening to the right people and adapting to what customers want.  After years of hard work and stress, Nate was able to make Chatbooks an overnight success.   

Some books that have had a big impact on Nate’s life are the following:

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses;

The Three Part Biography of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks), Theodore Rexand Colonel Roosevelt;

Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt;

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon; and

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey.

In the second episode found here, I interview John Curtis, the mayor of Provo.  We discuss the influences that have made Utah County such a great place to start a company, such as, the two major universities, BYU and UVU, which bring in influx of young people and new ideas to Provo each year.  We also reviewed his career prior to becoming the mayor of Provo--from regional watch salesman, to selling shooting ranges around the world--and how these jobs impacted his decision to run for mayor.  

I want to thank both Nate Quigley and Mayor Curtis for taking the time to share their story with me.  I hope you enjoy listening to these podcasts as much as a I enjoyed putting them together.