AMA: Josh Long, Patternist, Designer, Writer and Founder of Simplecast.
almost 7 years ago from Josh Long, Founder of Simplecast
Hi, I'm Josh.
I'm currently living in New York City building a company called Simplecast. It's the easiest way to publish your podcasts.
I grew up in a small business and building things has always been a passion of mine. I have a degree in Philosophy and more education from life experience than might be considered healthy.
When it comes to design, creating products or building your ideas into a viable business, I've seen it all - good, bad, ups, downs, triumphs and lessons.
I've helped raise nearly $3M is sponsorships for my friend's projects as well as my own. In 2003, I started my own school called Patterns to help artists create better ways of sustaining their work and their art. I've also written four self-published books and co-hosted a podcast called Happy Monday.
Recently, I've been working closely with Apple, exploring VC funding versus bootstrapping, and navigating the complexities of building a product that solves the fragmented process of publishing podcasts.
In the background, I've been spending countless hours studying philosophy, metaphysics and the human condition in order to relaunch the new evolution of Patterns.
I've always had a weird talent for pattern recognition and getting to the essence of things. I'm hoping I can use these to help you do whatever it is that you feel convicted to do.
I will begin answering your questions at 12pm EST on Wednesday, June 8th.
I can only promise my own experience here, but fire away!
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