12 September 2013 | 4 Comments
“You have time now?” he wrote back.
I didn’t have anything in particular to talk about, so I asked Richard if there were any particular gaps in his podcast that he had been wanting to fill or that his audience had been asking for. After all, he’s posted 156 episodes of his 20-minute Kickstarter podcast to date–hasn’t he covered everything by now? I don’t want to be redundant.
“Trust me,” Richard said. “I’ll take care of that.”
And he was right.
We actually went a little over time, something Richard hardly ever does–that 20-minute constraint is golden for him, and for good reason. And although we jumped around a bit, to primary construct of the conversation ended up being what you need to do to actually start a Kickstarter project (long before you start hit the Launch button) and what you need to do in your life to sustain your Kickstarter-driven business and the passion that started it all. We also talk about Gen Con and introversion a bit.
I hope you enjoy our conversation. Thanks for the opportunity, Richard. Always great to talk to you, and thanks for everything you do for the Kickstarter economy.
Update 1/20/2014: Richard and I revisit this topic with a new spin here.
Update 12/15/2016: Lessons Learned from Quitting Kickstarter, Part 2