Paul Kemp is an app entrepreneur, podcaster and active maker and launcher of apps. He’s in the top 10 most active makers in the world on Product Hunt and has helped to launch a #2 chart topping recipe app and a #1 music app on Apple’s App Store.
Entrepreneurial Role Models:
The guests on Paul’s show
When business started difficulties overcame:
“Before I was an entrepreneur I finished university and fell into work within the city of London. If you’re in the UK and want to earn money, most people go to London and get a job in finance, so I got a job in institutional asset management. We had a very successful run with one of the companies I was working for; we managed to raise about £20bn for a company. The challenge was leaving, it was a 6 figure salary, I had a nice sports car, a nice lifestyle, but I was unhappy. The biggest challenge was the fear of the unknown”…[Listen for More]
Favourite Books:The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Book by Stephen R. Covey
“Your network is your net worth” – Steven Daar
Recommended Online Resources:
The App Guy – I’ve got 99 problems, but a BOSS ain’t one. Learn from hundreds of app entrepreneurs, startup founders and even an app creator who’s got 2 billion downloads.
iOS Stash (app) – Stash is a free mobile app that makes it easy for you to save and invest.
iOSStack – Think you know everything there is to know about iOS development? Challenge yourself with Toptal’s sampling of questions
Best Advice to Other Entrepreneurs:
“If you are working and you want to become an entrepreneur then give yourself the biggest runway possible, the biggest amount of money you can survive on, at least 18 months, and don’t think it’s impossible. Sometimes you don’t have save too much if you’re prepared to go and live somewhere cheap, I had one guest who lived in Cambodia for one dollar a day”…[Listen for More]
More About Paul Kemp:
Neil’s Quote at the Beginning:
Herbert Simon “Technology may create a condition, but the questions are what do we do about ourselves. We better understand ourselves pretty clearly and we better find ways to like ourselves.”
Other Quotes From the Chat with Paul Kemp:
- “It’s quite easy to spend money but it’s a lot harder to make money”
- “It’s easy to get distracted on the non-essentials because it’s fun”
- “You have to find your own path”
- “It will get easier over time if you just focus on adding value”
- “The whole experience is a journey”
- “One thing I rely on now that I didn’t used to is my gut feeling about who to spend my time with”
- “You’ll be very surprised at how you can find time if you really want it. You can give up TV and start a side product, start making things, interviewing potential customers, reaching out for joint venture deals; try to grow whatever it is you’re doing. When you start going through that process, you will know the time that is right for you to leave”