It was named a Best of 2014 podcast by iTunes and has gotten close to 2 million downloads to date.
He’s been helping build software startup companies for 15 years.
He was the founder of Tipping Point Renewable Energy, a leading midwest solar energy developer.
Recently he has been been doing e-commerce consulting for Fortune 500 companies.
Interestingly Weird Fact?
I’m a recovering alcoholic and addict.
I was a heroin addict at one point and homeless.
Learning experiences: What I think and feel shouldn’t be the determiner on the action I take.
I learned I’m not always gonna feel great but that I can make a decision about who I wanna be and what I wanna do.
How did your journey as an entrepreneur all begin?
At the age of 25 I came out of a treatment center and was completely unemployable.
I finally got a job at customer service at Compuserve.
AOL bought Compuserve and i got laid off.
I took the money I got and poured it into a technology company.
Biggest Temporary Defeat?
My solar energy company felt like a defeat.
Weirdest Breakthrough Experience?
I kept working anyway regardless of my temporary defeat.
What’s the Vision of Eric Zimmer look like for the future?
I’m not a great long term planner.
I like to spend more time doing podcast related stuff.
Do more interviews in person.
The One You Feed podcast was the Best of iTunes in 2014.
What’s your best Entrepreneurial Advice?
Just do something.
There is a lot of value in starting even if you don’t know the full path.
Favorite Success Quote?
“Start where you are, use what you have and do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
Top Recommended Book?
7 Habits of Highly Effective People – by Stephen R. Covey
If all you had to your name was $1k and a laptop computer how would you jump start your business?
I would do what I did with the podcast.
I started it with less than $1K and no connections.
Best way to connect with you?
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