I wanted to get some suggestions from others in the Answers.Onstartups community on who the Startup Success Podcast should seek out to interview.
Which people have you've read, listened to at a conference, watched on a video and thought, "damn, I want to hear more about what they have to say about startups?"
Can't promise we will get them (although we've been pretty successful - interviewed Seth Godin for this week's show), but I'll try.
And if you like someone else's suggestion, please add a ++1 as a comment.
1. Jessica Livingston It'd be great to hear Jessica Livingston, author of Founders at Work, talk about her experiences at YCombinator. Most of the interviews / talks I've heard from her are about her book, which is very good, but I've heard it already! :-)
From what I understand, she provides some invaluable advice at YC, and it'd be great to hear her stories of those startups, and (in her position as a YC applicant interviewer), her thoughts on the larger startupper population.
2. Rand Fishkin Founder / face of SEOMoz, everytime I've seen Rand talk about SEO, I've been impressed about how good of a communicator he is. I've read a few posts on their blog about SEOmoz as a startup, but it'd be great to hear his thoughts specifically on:
It'd be interesting to have someone else asking the questions, and see what he has to say about successful startups, startup journalism, and how different cities are making different names for themselves within the startup world.
I'd love to hear his thoughts/ideas about how to replicate some or all of the seed/incubator kind of thing they are doing.
(My apologies if you already had David or someone from Kauffman on)
Josh Kopelman founded HALF.COM and sold it to eBay for 300 Million I believe. Then started another company and sold it to Symantec in 6 months time. Really bright, interesting guy worth trying to get a conversation with.
It won't happen but my ultimate would be Steve Jobs and understanding the process from concept to creation. The process. His involvement. The factors he evaluates. Etc...