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As founders, we’re constantly asked what we’re doing or building next— but there isn’t enough emphasis on how we’re doing, and our why.
Over the past few months, I have been hosting The Quest podcast. My goal is to bring the human stories and journeys behind every trailblazer to the world. We have been told that we are the ‘Zen’ version of How I Built This, and I think this is a pretty apt description.
I have learned a lot of lessons throughout my life about happiness and the illusions of success. They have…
I saw this tweet the other day.
It got me to think a bit deeper about what we are trying to accomplish at The Quest.
The Quest is a podcast I made to bring the world stories of the people who have struggled and fought and finally made it, and how they have actually found happiness and deeper meaning beyond success.
I struggled with alcohol addiction for over 20 years, among other destructive habits. Today I launched my social habit-tracking app, Kin. It has been a labor of love a year in the making, based on the learnings that saved my life.
Founders need to build better habits, not just better products. Here’s why.
In 2013, my services startup Exec. was failing. I started drinking because I felt an incredible amount of internalized guilt. I felt like an imposter, and that the failure of my company would reveal to the world who I really was. …
Jaeson Ma is a media executive, artist and serial entrepreneur. He is hailed as a revolutionary pioneer in bridging talent between Asian and Western cultural markets.
Jaeson has been credited as:
This piece is written by Zachary Will Sy, a Quest Minutes contributor. We are always looking for individuals with great stories. You can apply to become a Quest Fellow here or sign up for our Weekly Digest here.
At the age of 16, Prophet Walker was sentenced to six years in jail. There, he helped introduce a two-year college degree program to give the incarcerated an opportunity to move forward. He was one of the first graduates of the program.
Today, a quick Google search of Walker returns a link to the White House archives. He was a guest…
This piece is written by Benjamin Laufer, a Quest Minutes contributor. We are always looking for great storytellers. You can apply to have your writings featured here or sign up for our Quest Minutes Newsletter here.
Ammit Mahajan is a serial entrepreneur and the creator of Farmville, a grow-you-own-farm game that took the world by storm. He:
Amitt grew up in suburban Chicago in a middle-class immigrant household. He got into computers…
This piece is written by Jimmy Hsu, a Quest Minutes contributor. We are always looking for great storytellers. You can apply to have your writings featured here.
Dan Kan, the brother of Justin Kan, started off his career with 30+ rejections for jobs, he then went on to:
Entrepreneurship ran strong in the Kan household. Dan…
Matt Gamache-Asselin is one of the scrappiest entrepreneurs I’ve ever met. Five years ago, he was a junior engineer at Facebook, dreaming about startups. Today, he’s the founder of Alto, a digital pharmacy startup that serves tens of thousands of patients and has raised $350M in investment funding. I’ve watched him struggle, survive, and thrive on his journey, and am lucky to consider him a close personal friend.
I met Matt & Jamie in 2015 when they were engineers at Facebook. They wanted to start a co, but wanted the assurance of raising $ before quitting their day jobs. I…
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Be kind to yourself. If you won’t, who will?