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How to Pick a Business Partner

Picking a business partner can be one of the most important things a founder can do.  Doing it right can drive the business forward or it can tear it apart, wasting valuable time and resources. In this episode, I discuss finding the right partner with Ryan Condie, who founded a chocolate...

Related: Top 3 traits when choosing a business partner

Lessons from a Candy Startup

I sat down with Ryan Condie (we were standing actually, but it sounds weird to say "I stood up with Ryan Condie"), a serial entrepreneur who founded a candy startup making fudge and chocolate. He and his partners built a factory, produced sweets and sold them wholesale throughout the country. In...

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Listen to Your Haters

No one likes to hear their baby is ugly. We work hard on our companies, but that doesn't mean things can't be improved. In this episode we talk about the importance of seeking out feedback from clients and prospects, especially if it's likely we won't like what they have to...

Related: Using feedback to your advantage

Leave Your Job & Occam’s Razor

A common question I get from people who want to leave their job to become entrepreneurs is, "When should I take the leap and quit my job?"  It can be scary and intimidating, but most of the time people get overwhelmed with excitement and jump too soon, without testing their...

A common question I get from people who want to leave their job to become entrepreneurs is, “When should I take the leap and quit my job?”  It can be scary and intimidating, but most of the time people get overwhelmed with excitement and jump too soon, without testing their assumptions to find out if anyone really wants what they’re planning to make. When to leave your job...

My Criteria for the Best Business

There are an infinite amount of different types of business in the world and every day new ideas turn into businesses.  Everyone has their passions and interests and should have an idea of the kind of business they're building, much like a painter or sculptor knows what the end product...

There are an infinite amount of different types of business in the world and every day new ideas turn into businesses.  Everyone has their passions and interests and should have an idea of the kind of business they’re building, much like a painter or sculptor knows what the end product will be.  Every day they work toward their idea. As the incredible painter and sculptor Michelangelo put...

Trajan King

Hey hey. I'm Trajan. I'm a minimalist entrepreneur who loves exploring the world (42 countries), learning new things (7 languages) and trying to get better every day (working on my backsquat).

I write about entrepreneurship and building an optimized and happy life through systems, good habits and scientific research.

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