Managing Partners

Managing Partners - 07 - Sachi & Lee LeFever, Common Craft

September 18, 2020 Season 1 Episode 7
Managing Partners
Managing Partners - 07 - Sachi & Lee LeFever, Common Craft
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Managing Partners
Managing Partners - 07 - Sachi & Lee LeFever, Common Craft
Sep 18, 2020 Season 1 Episode 7

Jill and Jeff sit down with Sachi and Lee LeFever, the co-founders of Common Craft, the originators of the (now) ubiquitous whiteboard explainer video. Despite massive success, they’ve remained small, a two-person shop – Lee’s book on the subject, “Big Enough,” was just released – and they couldn’t be happier. Topics include how having entrepreneurs as parents may have helped with navigating the early days, particularly the decision to stay small (10:48); why they’re playing a different game, why that’s OK and why an alarm clock doesn’t matter (21:50); why traveling with your partner – longer than two weeks – before going into business together is VITAL (24:58); where their love story began – Vegas, baby! – and a first date… with Mom?!? (31:50); Sachi’s unofficial title of CPP – Chief Party Pooper (38:33); is training necessary to do this? (44:45); and how much of our lives should we reveal? (55:45)

LEARN MORE

CommonCraft.com
"Big Enough" website: https://leelefever.com/bigenough

"Big Enough" trailer: https://youtu.be/FS7VyyPMJDI

Article about aphantasia, a condition Sachi has: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-the-minds-eye-is-blind1/

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Show Notes

Jill and Jeff sit down with Sachi and Lee LeFever, the co-founders of Common Craft, the originators of the (now) ubiquitous whiteboard explainer video. Despite massive success, they’ve remained small, a two-person shop – Lee’s book on the subject, “Big Enough,” was just released – and they couldn’t be happier. Topics include how having entrepreneurs as parents may have helped with navigating the early days, particularly the decision to stay small (10:48); why they’re playing a different game, why that’s OK and why an alarm clock doesn’t matter (21:50); why traveling with your partner – longer than two weeks – before going into business together is VITAL (24:58); where their love story began – Vegas, baby! – and a first date… with Mom?!? (31:50); Sachi’s unofficial title of CPP – Chief Party Pooper (38:33); is training necessary to do this? (44:45); and how much of our lives should we reveal? (55:45)

LEARN MORE

CommonCraft.com
"Big Enough" website: https://leelefever.com/bigenough

"Big Enough" trailer: https://youtu.be/FS7VyyPMJDI

Article about aphantasia, a condition Sachi has: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-the-minds-eye-is-blind1/

SUPPORT MANAGING PARTNERS

Sponsor us on Patreon:
patreon.com/cobafm
Follow us on social:
instagram.com/managingpartnerspdx
twitter.com/MPartnersPDX
facebook.com/managingpartnerspdx
linkedin.com/company/managing-partners-podcast