TIKI Talk Episode 32 features a role reversal, as Mike switches into the interviewer seat to learn more about TIKI co-founder and head of content, Shane Faria. Shane is presently writing about himself in the third person and feeling strange because of it.
Join Mike and Shane as Shane discusses how he and Mike met, his start-up experiences prior to joining TIKI, gaining confidence as an adolescent, coaching track and field and teaching at the high school level, his academic background, becoming more intentional as an adult, the attractive elements of start-up culture, learning from past mistakes, and reflecting on TIKI now and ten years in the future.
All this, and more!
0:00-1:32 Mike intro
1:32-7:07 How Shane and Mike met / start-up experience
7:07-18:16 Shane gaining confidence / John Travolta performance / high school track and field / difference between “good” and “great” / extra effort
18:16-43:42 Climbing the start-up totem pole / after Purple Carrot / coaching & teaching / differences between coaching high school versus college / developing talent + competitive landscape / Mike in track & field / Shane at UNH track / regrets? / academic background
43:42-50:16 Becoming intentional / family motivations / start-up attraction / destined for greatness
50:16-1:14:17 Moving on from “user champion” / Fat Axl Rose / reflecting on initial TIKI stages / understanding & appreciation w/ maturity / what Shane wants to do differently / Shane impact on Mike / looking back 10 years from now
1:14:17-1:19:37 Song association / outro