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The VentureFizz Podcast: Andy Palmer - Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, and Author

Episode 339 of The VentureFizz Podcast features Andy Palmer, serial entrepreneur, seed investor, and now author.

Andy is one of my OG’s, that being original guests.  If you go way back into the archives of The VentureFizz Podcast, you’ll find my first interview with him for Episode #22 back in 2018. In that interview, we talk about his full background story, his career building companies like Tamr & Vertica, plus investing in companies.

For this interview, Andy and I connected for a different reason. He has written a book with his co-author, Paula Caliguiri titled Live for a Living: How to Create Your Career Journey to Work Happier Not Harder.

The two met on a Bumble date which resulted in a friendship and a collaboration for this book, which is useful at any stage of one’s career. It’s ultimately a guide to designing a life that leverages your personal values, motivators, and goals in your career.

I’m a fan of audiobooks, so it was fun listening to Andy and Paula narrate the book and I have to admit, they both have great voices for it. Plus, it was cool to know some of the people that they highlight in the book like Elizabeth Lawler, CEO & Co-Founder of AppMap, who we recently on my podcast.

The format of this interview is different from my normal style which was a fun change of pace.  

In this episode, we chat about:

  • How Andy got involved in AI back in the 80’s and how this is his third AI hype cycle, plus the details about his latest company called DBOS.
  • The inspiration behind the book.
  • The 5 phases of ideal careers that being: Starter Phase, Foundational Phase, High-Growth Phase, High-Focus Phase, and Give-Back Phase.  We go through each phase in detail.
  • Why a simultaneous career path can be a benefit.
  • The advantages of working at startups and how it can push your career forward. 
  • And more!

There is obviously a lot more to this book than what we had the opportunity to chat about, so make sure you check it out! The title again is Live for a Living and you can find it on Amazon or the audio version Spotify or any other major outlet.