Jonathan Swanson on Building a Unicorn and Delegating 90% of Your Life

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Jonathan Swanson on Building a Unicorn and Delegating 90% of Your Life

Episode 17: Today, hosts Alex Lieberman (@businessbarista) and Jesse Pujji (@jspujji) are joined by fellow startup entrepreneur Jonathan Swanson. Jonathan is the co-founder and chairman of Thumbtack—a massive technology leader building the modern home management platform. In this episode, Jonathan tells Alex and Jesse all about how he and his co-founders came up with the idea for Thumbtack, the turning points and oh-sh*t moments of growing the business, and his genius delegation tactics that save him hundreds of hours over the course of a year.  Time Mapping: (00:50) - Intro (01:51) - Start of Jonathan Swanson interview (04:04) - What keeps Jonathan motivated, even after all of his career success (05:21) - Jonathan Swanson’s upbringing and background (06:20) - Why Jonathan decided to pursue entrepreneurship (09:23) - The early days of starting Thumbtack (15:48) - The moment that changed everything for Thumbtack (17:09) - How Jonathan navigates his co-founder relationship (22:00) - The event that almost killed Thumbtack (27:00) - The overseas employee that changed Jonathan’s trajectory (30:20) - Jonathan’s career path after Thumbtack (33:40) - Jonathan’s tips for how to delegate as a leader (41:21) - Jonathan’s other businesses (45:00) - How Jonathan hacks his personal life Subscribe to Morning Brew! Sign up for free today: https://bit.ly/morningbrewyt Follow The Brew! Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/morningbrew/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MorningBrew Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@morningbrew YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@TheCrazyOnesPod Follow Our Hosts! Alex Lieberman (@businessbarista) Jesse Pujji (@jspujji)
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