Henry and Simon

#4 Simon Payne talks about his start with Leadpages and further projects

February 27, 2020 Henry Season 1 Episode 4
Henry and Simon
#4 Simon Payne talks about his start with Leadpages and further projects
Show Notes

We talk to entrepreneur Simon Payne. 

Simon is Czech and was the technical co-founder of Leadpages, a fast-growing US start-up helping companies set up super productive websites. 
He left some years ago and shared how he got involved with his co-founders and the mad intense journey it can be to create a business.

We learn:

How careful to be in choosing your co-founders, and how it can be more important than marriage.
The founder team balance - tech, marketing, other.
Work / Life balance, and is it real in start-ups?
Why get funding?
How Kung-Fu camp in Philipines started a chain of events that brought him into contact with his co-founder.
The book Founder's Dilemma and how it helped his negotiation skills.
How he built systems to make his iPhone obsolete, his own analog framework -- he recommends the "Digital Minimalism".
About enjoying the journey.
Keeping productive in technology as you get older.
Thinking about what you should NOT be doing.