The Letter to my Younger Business Self format is fast becoming my favourite way to create episodes. In this episode, Rob Fitzpatrick distills the wisdom of 15 years entrepreneurship and multiple best-selling books into a value-packed episode. Strongly recommended for anyone on the path of entrepreneurship.
Rob is an entrepreneur of 14 years and has written three books about his learnings along the way, including the best-selling handbook for getting better customer feedback, called The Mom Test: How to Talk to Customers and Figure out if Your Business is a Good Idea When Everyone is Lying to You.
Back in 2007, he dropped out of grad school to go through YCombinator with his first startup, and has been building products and businesses ever since. Beyond software, he has also kickstarted a physical card game, built an education agency, and more.
He's spent the last couple years supporting aspiring nonfiction authors via a mix of tools and knowledge, upending the traditional approach to authorship by applying the modern process of product design to nonfiction. This is also the topic of his latest book, called Write Useful Books.
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Whatever you're working on, if you want to write a book about it someday, check out Rob's latest book about how to do just that, as well as his support group for nonfiction authors. Both are at writeusefulbooks.com, or you can find all of Rob's work at robfitz.com.