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Episode 2: Sarah Downey

An outline of the topics we discussed

  • 1:15 Thoughts on Medium
  • 3:10 Writing process
  • 5:00 The “stealth lifestyle company” Sarah’s building
  • 17:53 Self-censorship: How to balance speaking your mind without causing trouble
  • 21:06 How Sarah made the jump from Director of Community to VC partner
  • 22:09…


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We were six people this time one year ago. No revenue. Now we’re 300 people, profitable, and just made a $250 million acquisition.

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2019 year in review: Reflections on parenthood, success, goals, business, love, and turning 30 in 2020.

2019 Highlights

  • We bought our first house. My wife and I officially ended our nomadic travel nursing spree. For almost two years we moved to a new city every three months — Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Salisbury, and finally Richmond, Virginia.
  • We had our first baby. Our beautiful bundle of dance moves daughter Brooklyn joined us on February 11, 2019.
  • I published stories in CNBC Make It, Trends, and Forge Magazineand interviewed the CEOs of Dippin’ Dots, Stone Brewery, Gumroad, Unsplash, and RealtyMogul.
  • I made over $7,500 in one month from writing on Medium. …

Dave Schools

Mktg at Hopin. Bylines in CNBC, BI, Inc., Trends, Axios, et al. Creator of https://mediumwritingcourse.com and Party Qs app.

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