December 3, 2018
Company of One with guest Paul Jarvis
In today’s episode of TBOA, Rochelle and I are joined by guest Paul Jarvis to talk about how staying small is the new big.
Here’s the link to the episode:
- Paul’s background in tech and what he does now
- How Paul handles picking new projects and working with several different projects
- Paul’s testing process
- How to do things at scale without taking more time
- What Paul does with projects he no longer has time for
- How Paul attracts an audience for his projects
- Why Paul chose Sundays for his newsletter
- What “growth” really means
- The Company of One mindset
- Paul’s long game
- What success means to the individual
“I know what questions you’re going to ask, and I’m going to answer them before you have to email me to ask them.” –PJ
“I’ve killed off software products, courses, podcasts… so many things.” –PJ
“Others are really good at managing; I’m really good at making stuff.” –PJ
“I’d rather hire the top of market people to do what I need done, and I’d rather pay the premium of the top of market, A-list players, because I don’t need to manage those people.” –PJ
Paul Jarvis is a veteran of the online tech world, and over the years has had such corporate clients as Microsoft, Yahoo, Mercedes-Benz, Warner Music and even Shaquille O’Neal.
Today, he teaches online courses, runs several software businesses and hosts a handful of podcasts from his home on an island off the West Coast of Canada.
Paul’s new book is called “Company of One: Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Business”, and is available for pre-order now: https://ofone.co/