Many years ago (10+ years ago) I had an idea that I wanted to “interview” people who are smart, have cool ideas, are people I know (or are friends of friends) that my other friends should get to know. One part share ideas and one part introduce friends to friends.
Think hanging out at a coffee shop with a friend and recording the conversation. Because so many times I have walked away from such a conversation and thought, damn… I wish I had written “that thing” down.
As for “10 Minutes”… I am notorius/infamous for saying, “Hey, do you have time for a quick call” and it lasting an hour.
I did a few episodes in 2016 but video quality was not then like it is today.
So I want to get into this again.
Casey Allen and I are catching up on what is going on in the Minnesota startup and tech scene… mostly focused on who has had layoffs as a result of the Coronavirus.
That evolved into who is hiring, what skill sets are in demand, should someone start a coding bootcamp program now because when they graduate the “lockdown” may be over, and more.
It was at that point when I was thinking (bleep), I wish I had a recording of what we were talking about.
So we stopped and said let’s record something this week.
That’s how we are to this moment at around 1:45 pm on Thursday, April 16th.
At 3:15 pm today (maybe a few minutes after while we get set up) we are going to hit the record button and pick up on that conversation.