Note the sound quality was a bit sketchy with this recording so I’ve up the bitrate and consequently the file download is topping 20MB. I apologize to all you dial-up users, but I promise you the podcast download is worth the wait. For you broadband users it will be nothing and the enhanced sound quality makes a difference, although it’s far from perfect.
You will learn a lot from the guy behind one of the most successful and influential blogs ever created. Brian has an extensive background including time spent as a lawyer and an early adopter of the Internet as a tool for commerce. He’s been consulting to web companies before, during and after the dotcom boom and subsequent crash and his experience comes through in this interview. I hope you enjoy it and make sure you leave a comment to tell Brian how much you liked this show because he really doesn’t appreciate the attention :-).
The show starts with a brief history of Brian’s younger days
Brian discusses his first Internet ventures – email newsletters and consulting to dotcoms
Post dotcom crash, Brian talks about the businesses that were left and how they used sound direct marketing principles taken from the offline world
Brian alludes to some of the previous Internet projects he has worked on how he structures relationships with other talented people to help them bring their talent online