#181 - Peter Piekarczyk Co-Founder of Draftbit

During this episode, Peter Piekarczyk, Co-founder of Draftbit, talks to your host, Miro Wcislo. Find out how Peter started-up Draftbit, and the challenges he went through before succeeding to where he is today. Highlights: Which does Peter prefer, IOS or Android? What is the new up and coming place for mobile app development? What is Draftbit? What does Draftbit do for mobile app development? What is YC? Why does Peter say that people are getting smarter? What do you need, expertise or people backing you up? What do you need to expect in building up your business? What made Peter get off of the 9-5 life? What did Peter think of having a computer science degree? Who is facing the toughest challenge in startups? Does Peter regret not going to college? What are Peter's favorites? Key Points Having an idea for a business isn’t enough. You should be able to think it through and define what you really want, where do you want to go, and what things are expected to go wrong, for they will. Expect that trials will be along the way when you’re starting up. It's up to you to pick up where you slipped, check yourself whether it's your fault or other factors, and address it. Tweetable Quotes: “Whatever it is you’re working on, you should have… experience - the edge.” “The success of building a business is already 1%.” “The thing that’s really great about startups is that you have to be good, and you have to be fast… and just a little bit of luck” Resources Mentioned: Check out Peter’s twitter account: https://twitter.com/peterpme Check out Peter's Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/peterpme Check out Peter's website: https://peterp.me/


#179 - Grant Cramer - Actor / Producer

During this episode, Grant Cramer, actor and producer, talks to your host, Miro Wcislo. Find out how Grant decided to put his skills to good rather than continually elevating himself for others. Highlights: Why do people look to actors for answers? How do you control the artistic voice within? What is Lone Survivor about? What movie is Grant producing with Nicolas Cage? How did Grant transition from being an actor to a producer? How did Grant elevate his career? Why did Grant turn down several roles? How do you avoid going into the dark place in Hollywood? How did teaching acting change Grant’s life? How should you face disappointment? How do you find your drive? What kind of jobs did Grant take? How do you get confidence? How does Grant become energy efficient in his daily life? What kind of environment would Grant prefer to have? How do you get people with money to fall in love with your dream? What are Grant’s favorites? Key Points: Dig deep into your heart to reach your creative resources. Always fact check, not all statements are factual. “There is no other redemption for who you are in your life other than succeed.” “We constantly have to be our own advocate.” Tweetable Quotes: “Artists are the most visible social conscience of any sane society.” “A fascist society tries to kill and exile the intellectuals and artists because they’re the ones trying to reflect the truth back to society.” “Artists, directors, and writers are the bleeding hearts of societies.” “Take it all with a grain of salt.” Resources Mentioned: Check out Grant’s Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/grantmanc Check out Grant’s twitter account: https://twitter.com/grantmanc?lang=en