Rad Dad podcast highlights stories from influential business leaders, outspoken personalities and intelligent parents from tech and beyond. Listen to stories about business and parenting, their joys and challenges, and get ideas on how to be a great parent and a great self.
Hosted by Kirill Zubovsky.
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David Woodland is currently a Product Manager at Facebook, previously Head of Product at Palm.com and a Product Manager at Pebble. He is a father of 4, and a Management Consultant who found product-building life in Silicon Valley to be way more attractive than spreadsheets.
On this episode we talk about his work and life balance, what it was like to work at Pebble, how his consulting career prepared him to be a great product manager and a tinkerer, how a team of 12 can launch a bran new smart phone from scratch, how David got Stephen Curry, his childhood hero, to be the face of their company, and lastly, what it was like for him to be a Mormon in Silicon Valley.
Do you want to get inspired? This episode is for you.
Jason Calacanis is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He was one of the early believes in Uber, Calm, Robinhood and many others. He is a host of the show This Week in Startups, and the author of Angel, a founder of Launch.co, Inside.com, and a friend to many rich and famous folks in Silicon Valley.
On this episode, Jason shares his views and wisdom, advice that he's accumulated throughout his career, and lessons learned from other successful entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Mark Cuban, and Jeff Bezos.
Raising kids could be daunting, or it could ba lot of fun. Nathan is a startups founder and a dad who is making the best of every opportunity. We talk about his family, his work, and how the two intertwine to create a happy and healthy lifestyle.
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Why would a dad of three kids trade his well paying job for a life of stress and uncertainty, and despite all odds, do it from his home in Texas, instead of moving to the hub of startups, the Silicon Valley? Noah Labhart is the founder of Veryable, a consultant and a podcaster. Today he explains why life of entrepreneur, although filled with challenges, was still the best choice for both him, and his family.
Roberto from the Expeditioners is the dad many wish they could be. Instead of holding a steady job, he and his family are busy traveling the world, taking gorgeous photos for brands that pay for his living. Roberto is fit and happy, and is not concerned with the norm. Find out what it takes to be a self-made entrepreneur, and how to be paid to be happy.
Anthony Armendariz is a founder of Funsize.co, a design agency based in Austin, TX. He had been in the design business for many years, and eventually had founded his own company with his wife, Natalie. For many years they were working non-stop on Funsize, growing the team, and their client list. But one day, they decided it was time to do more than work, they were ready to have a baby. Although pretty terrified at first, Ant and Nat prepped themselves and their company for the changes, and it could not have worked out better! If you are a business owner struggling with the question of whether it is time to start a family, this is a must listen episode for you!
Jonathan is a Seattle entrepreneur with two successful exists under his belt. He is currently the Chairman of PickMonkey and Geekwire, a prolific angel investor, and a generous donor to various non-profits. When Jonathan was a little kid, due to circumstances he ended up living in Hong-Kong with his grandparent until eventually reuniting with his mother in Edmonds, Washington in the 1976. Presented a new set of challenges for a kid who did not fit in, Jonathan learned to adopt and to persevere. This episode is his story of success and challenges, and what is going to impart on his child for the life ahead.
What is a life of an entrepreneur really like and how does it affect family and marriage? As a former Microsoft exec and now a founder of a healthcare company, Stefan shares his owns experiences and those of his high-flying friends. The lows are low and the highs are high, but is it worth it?
What about education. Can a good education really help to advance in life? What about travel, does that count as education? What can parents and teachers do to help our kids be smart in their life ahead? All those questions in more, in this thoughtful episode of Rad Dad.
Mubashar Iqbal is a developer, dad, and a maker who just cannot stop creating products on the internet.
Mubs is the guy behind Pod Hunt, Product News, Practical MVP and quite literally, 80 other projects. Some of them sold, some shut down, and some are making him passive income. He's been featured on Lifehacker, The Next Web, Mashable, Fortune and more.
How can one guy do so much, for so long, and still have a full-time job and a family? You've come to the right place to find out.
p.s. This is a cross post from Smash Notes
Jason Schuller is a dad, a husband, and the founder of Press75, a WordPress theme company that he started in frustration, when a consulting client decided to skip paying the bills. That incident caught fire and set Jason on an entrepreneurial journey full of joys and setbacks. His company, and his lessons enabled him to be a successful founder, an engaged father and a thoughtful husband.
Vin is a entrepreneur and a family man. We talk about kids, marriage, divorce, time management and setting client expectations, mental and physical health, depression, counseling, diet and exercise and more.
Can you have a family, a successful company making millions of dollars in annual revenue, and do it all at your own pace, with a remote office company, while having a life that you want to live? Vlad sure can, and we think you can too. Life is too short to live someone else’s dream. The story of Webflow and life advice from Vlad, in this episode.