EP20: John Saddington of 8Bit on his adventure as an entrepreneur

Before this interview we thought John Saddington was a guy that built WordPress products with his team at 8Bit (we were also intrigued by his new Kickstarter campaign: Pressgram). What we didn’t realize is that John, at a young age, had worked his way up the corporate ladder at big companies like Fox and Dell. Today you’ll hear his story.

Before this interview we thought John Saddington was a guy that built WordPress products with his team at 8Bit (we were also intrigued by his new Kickstarter campaign: Pressgram). What we didn’t realize is that John, at a young age, had worked his way up the corporate ladder at big companies like Fox and Dell. Today you’ll hear his story.

Highlights

“I realized that as an executive, you don’t get to code.”

“It was difficult for me to reconcile my interests [in products] with my father’s [as a salary man]”

The power of a start and end date for projects: “I give myself timelines for my side-projects: I’ll say if I don’t hit these metrics within 6 months, I’ll move on.”

“Entrepreneurs do way too much due diligence. Just push ‘start’, jump in!”

Show notes

8Bit

Pressgram (John’s Kickstarter project)

John’s landing page

@saddington on Twitter

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