Jumping Into Conversation, Episode 1 – Springfree Founder, Steve Holmes Interviews Podcast Host, Guy Raz
Guy Raz is one of the world’s leading business podcasters with notable podcasts; The Ted Radio Hour; How I Built This; Wow in the World & Wisdom from the Top. Guy has written and recently released a New York Times & Wall Street Journal best-selling book ‘How I Built This.’ It is a great read for anyone interested in starting a business, trying to change something inside your company or simply wanting to get inspired by some of the world's most amazing entrepreneurs.
Springfree founder Steve Holmes and Guy are no strangers to interviewing one another. Steve was actually a guest on Guy’s How I Built This Podcast in 2019 along with Springfree Trampoline inventor, Dr. Keith Alexander. They discussed the Springfree origin story, how Steve & Dr. Keith teamed up and engineered and commercialized the World’s Safest Trampoline.
Then with the ever changing times the pandemic of 2020 has brought many companies, Guy created a new series on his podcast, How I Built Resilience, talking with founders and entrepreneurs about how they’re navigating these turbulent times. Steve live streamed with Guy and discussed how many business entrepreneurs, including himself, are reacting to the surge in trampoline interest during lockdown.
With Steve enjoying his latest read of How I Built This, he decided to turn the tables and interview Guy this time. They discuss Guy’s first book, current affairs, Guy growing up, how working in journalism became his dream and his journey through his career.
“I love the idea of being able to explain differences between people. I was always really interested in conflicts. In college, what really motivated me (in journalism) was to report and maybe there was a way to build empathy between warring groups. If through my stories, one side could hear them and begin to connect and relate to the other side. I have this naïve view of the power of journalism.” – Guy
Steve later states in the conversation, “This isn’t a book for just entrepreneurs, this is actually a story book that you can read about many different challenges and journeys of others.”
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About Jumping Into Conversation Series: Springfree engages directly with people of influence, who are inspirational, have been through challenges and who are willing to engage in a way in which they can learn and we can learn from them.
About Guy Raz: Guy Raz is an acclaimed radio and podcast personality, described by The New York Times as “one of the most popular podcasters in history.” His shows are heard by more than 19 million people each month around the world and he is the first person to ever have three shows in the top 20 on the Apple Podcast charts. His first book, How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs, was released on September 15th, 2020.