Arvid Kahl - Lessons from being a bootstrapped founder and a content creator!

Arvid Kahl - Lessons from being a bootstrapped founder and a content creator!

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ About the Guest:

Arvid Kahl is an entrepreneur, podcaster, and writer. He co-founded and bootstrapped FeedbackPanda, an online teacher productivity SaaS company, with his partner Danielle Simpson. They sold the business for a life-changing amount of money in 2019, two years after founding the company. He is also the author Zero to Sold and Embedded Entrepreneur, the bibles for founders who bootstrap. His course Find the following helps anyone to build an audience on the Internet in a mindful way. He is one of the prominent founders who amplifies build in public movement and constantly finds ways to help other founders. Currently, he is building in public. 

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ About the Host:

Sharath is a founder, creator, and community builder. He is also a serial maker who built and shipped 15+ projects using no-code tools. His SaaS product Shoutout generated $30k ARR, which was sold to a UK-based product studio. Prev, Sharath worked for world-changing startups like Product Hunt and On Deck, where he helped build and nurture communities. He also grew his audience on Twitter from 200 to 22,000 using give-first principles and creating high-value content. Currently, he is the Head of Community + Brand at Threado, building a SaaS product called GuestLab, and runs another podcast series called YC Founder Stories alongside hosting this one.

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Sponsor Corner:

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πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Description:

Listen in as Sharath and Arvid discuss the importance of kindness as a superpower, and the impact of relationships on personal growth, as well as professional topics such as being an entrepreneur in the age of AI and the importance of emotional intelligence.
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Timestamps:
  • 00:00: Episode Highlight
  • 00:24: Shoutout to
  • 02:52: Introduction to Arvid Kahl – founder, writer, content creator
  • 06:48: Life outside of work and the importance of relationships
  • 13:10: Thinking about our legacies
  • 24:20: How to learn from every experience
  • 28:04: Learning from Builder Arvid vs Creator Arvid
  • 37:22: Content experiments people should run
  • 41:41: The cons of content creation with AI
  • 47:18: The future of AI
  • 52:42: Is Apple's data protection the future?
  • 1:01:41: Shifting back from content creation to building
  • 1:06:03: Arvid's new and different approach to building in 2024
  • 1:12:06: Conclusion and closing thoughts
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  • Twitter:
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  • Youtube:
  • Instagram:
  • Gumroad:
  • Book - The Embedded Entrepreneur:
  • Book - Zero to Sold:
  • The Bootstrapped Founder:
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Where to find Sharath:

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