Founder of Fast Company Alan Webber shares his amazing story of growing Fast Company, his experience in entrepreneurship and what led him to run for Governor of New Mexico
You know that feeling you get when you have a secret. And you’re DYING to tell everyone, but you.just.can’t.yet.
Well, welcome to the last 6 weeks of my life.
After a year of building Nibletz Media with my awesome cofounder Nick Tippmann, I’m thrilled to (finally!) announce that the company has been acquired by Nashville-based Serious Startups.
I’m also pumped to say that as part of the acquisition, I will be joining the Serious Startups team as the COO.
You can listen to the podcast for more details on next steps and to hear from Nick on what it’s like building a media company. Here are some things you can expect from the new Serious Startups:
- A weekly talk show produced in conjunction with Talkapolis. David, John, and I will join our friend Kane Harrison to
arguediscuss all things entrepreneurial
- Bi-monthly podcasts with startup experts from around the country
- Kick ass live events
- And–best for last–our Serious Founders master mind group. Find out more here. I promise, you don’t want to be left out
Here’s a quick rundown of what we discuss throughout the two episodes:
- How and why getting fired from his corporate gig was a gift
- How going on your own is less risky than working for a single corporate entity
- Why job #1 is creating content assets no matter where you are in your career
- How content marketing is largely free and gives you a huge advantage
- Who you should hire (personnel and staff) to tell your story
- Whether experienced business people from industry are better entrepreneurs than scrappy 20-somethings
- Why you should say “no” to the wrong investor
- Is a self-employed consultant a “real entrepreneur?”
- How to setup with an advisory role at another company