Monday, August 24, 2020

David Galenson Bootstrap Art - April 11, 2008

Prof. David Galenson shares fascinating model of two types of artists from his book, Old Masters and Young Geniuses:  experimental/old masters and conceptual/young genius. This interview by Bootstrap Art Subgroup Lead Marcy Hoen, expanded into a conversation with Bootstrap Art members Till Richter, Roi James and others.
The old dictum "know thyself" starts with the artist understanding whether they are experimental and conceptual. This is especially important for experimentalists, because modern art is dominated by conceptualist. The blessing of being a conceptual artist who is recognized, becomes the curse, because they get identified for that innovation. On the other hand, an experimentalist often has to work in obscurity for long periods of time, before ever achieving. There's a process of actually discovering whether you are one or the other. You might spend a long time trying to be one, like Cézanne. Don't compare yourself to the other.
Artists discussed include: Louise Bourgeois, Jackson Pollock, Leonardo Da Vinci (experimental), Vincent van Gogh (conceptual), Paul Cézanne (experimental), Eric Clapton, Paul Signac, Georges Seurat, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Ignazio Jacometti, Frank Lloyd Wright (experimental), Virginia Woolf, (experimental) Pablo PicassoJasper Johns (conceptualist), Joseph Heller (conceptualist), Stanley Kubrick (conceptualist), Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Norman Rockwell, Camille Pissaro, Paul Gauguin, Damien Hirst,  Matthew Barney, Gerhard Richter, Kehinde Wiley, Anselm Kiefer.

BootRap ATX episode produced by Brian Massey of the Intended Consequences Podcast.

Monday, August 17, 2020

John Paul DeJoria Interview - August 27, 2008

JP has created multiple ventures, with Paul Mitchell and Patrón Tequila being just two of the most well-known. In this interview with Bootstrap Austin founder, Bijoy, he reflects on his bootstrap entrepreneurial journey building Paul Mitchell with his eponymous cofounder. He uses the lens of the Bootstrap Map and in his own inimitable JP way, renames one of the stages too!

BootRap ATX episode produced by Brian Massey of the Intended Consequences Podcast.

Saturday, August 08, 2020

Barry Thornton on Ideation - August 8, 2008

 Knowledge + Action = Power (Barry's Equation)

Serial bootstrap entrepreneur Barry Thornton, "the guy that looks like Santa Claus," shares his riveting and far-ranging wisdom with the Bootstrap Austin Ideation Subgroup. ClearCube, Monster Cable, are just a couple of the companies he cofounded. He opines on the uselessness of patents, logos, education, degrees and getting consumed with ideas. Conversely, the importance of self-understanding, taking action, demonstrations, solving a pain, making decisions, customers, finding partners along the way, swapping the "sell" and "demo" steps and combatting fear and inaction by telling people. During Q&A, Barry uncovers the true game of venture capital and its evolution over multiple generations
A smattering of topics Barry covers: Jethro Tull, Joe Cocker, Gödel Escher Bach, Fugues and the mind, Thomas Jefferson, the lies people tell you and who you really should talk to, long tails, the evolution of the mind, homo sapiens as "decision maker," where ideas come from, how entrepreneurship is co-creative, being on an excursion versus being in business, starting in the garage and leaving it as soon as possible, the role of employees, changing lives, salespeople, gaining strength from the ideation process, Geoffrey Moore's Crossing the Chasm, & Inside the Tornado, creating wakes, careers versus entrepreneurs, vanity items, provisional patents and "entremanures!"
BootRap ATX episode produced by Brian Massey of the Intended Consequences Podcast.

Friday, August 07, 2020

Relaunch of Bootstrap BootRap Podcast

The BootRap ATX Podcast was hosted for many years by HearThis, an early podcasting site. The podcast was produced by Bootstrap contributor Brian Massey of the Intended Consequences Podcast. Talks and interviews given at Bootstrap Austin meetings comprised the bulk of the podcasts. While recorded a decade+ ago, they remain quite prescient and insightful for bootstrap entrepreneurs. 

The podcast is being relaunched on Spotify and other platforms for your listening pleasure. Subscribe and enjoy!