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In-depth, one-one conversations with founders, CEOs, and makers

Founders Talk Founders Talk #23

Vitaly Friedman / Smashing Magazine

Vitaly Friedman, Founder of Smashing Magazine, joins Adam to talk about the beginnings of Smashing Magazine, taking chances, not being copyable, experimenting to find what works, supporting the community, developing content, paying writers, developing publishing principles and philosophies and also shares a bit about what’s next on the horizon for him and his team.

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Eric Kuhn / Founders Card

Adam talks with Eric Kuhn, Founder of Founders Card about the ups and downs of building an online business during the era of the “dot com” bubble, managing hyper growth, getting listed and de-listed on the NASDAQ and building an exclusive benefits program, coined as “The Amex Black Card for the Entrepreneur”, exclusively aimed at Entrepreneurs and Founders. If you want an invite, get in touch with Adam.

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Henk Rogers / The Tetris Company

Adam talks with Henk Rogers, Founder of The Tetris Company, Blue Planet Software and Blue Planet Foundation about the beginnings of and the evolution of Tetris, over-coming brick walls, social and mobile gaming, never giving up, changing the world, getting the planet off carbon-based fuels, ending war, creating a backup of Earth and the power of love!

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Ryan Carson / Carsonified

Adam talks with Ryan Carson, Founder of Carsonified about the “lessons learned” in creating their latest product, Think Vitamin Membership - the biggest being the need to rename the product and go through a re-branding process. In Q2 of 2011 Think Vitamin Membership will transition to the name “Level Up”, a better suited name and far more “tweetable”.

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Lance Jones and Joanna Wiebe / Page 99 Test

Adam talks with Lance Jones and Joanna Wiebe, Founders of Page99Test.com. People in bookstores often read page 99 of a book to get a taste for the writing - to determine if they’d buy the book. Lance, Joanna and technical Co-Founder, Steven Luke took that time tested idea and have built a brand new platform for book enthusiasts, authors, agents and publishers to get excited about.

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Geoffrey Grosenbach / PeepCode

Adam talks with Geoffrey Grosenbach about his quest for greatness as Senior Visionary in building PeepCode Screencasts. Complete with the signature voice that Geoff delivers, he walks us through the various aspects of building Peepcode from scratch, adhering to the Minimal Viable Product methodology (MVP), starting on “the cheap” and the reason he says “no” to DRM to reduce piracy on his digital products.

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