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Why the Future of Learning is the Future of Work — How Mike Adams Co-founded Grain to Make Voice More Collaborative

Why the Future of Learning is the Future of Work — How Mike Adams Co-founded Grain to Make Voice More Collaborative

On today’s episode of Gritty Founder, Kreig Kent talks with Mike Adams about his journey as an entrepreneur and how he cofounded Grain. Mike shares advice on emotional intelligence as well as some valuable insights on building a company in the education space.

Mike Adams is a three time co-founder and the CEO of Grain, a start-up based in San Francisco that’s bringing live voice and video communication into the collaborative age. Mike lives in the Bay Area with is wife and 3 kids.

Some Questions Kreig asks Mike:

– What was your mindset at the point when you left your first startup, and what advice do you have for founders who might find themselves in that same situation? (20:30)
– What is some advice you can give to a founder to find a life partner who will give amazing advice and support? (47:06)
– What is one thing you believe about life that most people would disagree with? (57:19)
– What needs to fundamentally change about our education system? (01:03:34)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

– About Mike’s background and how he became an entrepreneur (4:20)
– The importance of emotional intelligence (20:46)
– Have a long term mindset (53:15)
– Make time to take care of yourself (55:46)
– Output is not the same as outcome (56:25)
– Mike’s thoughts on disrupting the education system (01:00:27)

Connect with Mike Adams:

Twitter
Grain

Also Mentioned on This Show…

Mike’s favorite quote:
“I wouldn’t pay a nickel for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.”

Mike’s book recommendation:
Inspired by Marty Cagan

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