Carpool with Ludlow Ventures (new web series)

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Jonathon TriestMaker@jtriest · Ludlow Ventures
Thanks @eriktorenberg for posting this. We're excited to share with the PH community, a new project we've been working on at Ludlow Ventures. Brett and I carpool to work every day. Most days begin dropping my kids off at school. I'm pretty sure the crossing guard thinks we're dating. We thought it would be fun to start recording our commutes and the people we talk to along the way. We have some great upcoming guests (Eric Ries, Jesse Genet, Mark Suster, Jason Calacanis, Clark Valberg and more). The audio is less than ideal right now, but we're upgrading our gear. Please share thoughts and feedback. A specific ask to the PH community; we want to have 1-3 standard questions that we ask everyone who chats with us. The goal is to stay away from the "who do you admire?" "what do you like about your job?" questions and conjure up things that will make people share more personally and vulnerably. Have any awesome questions to add to that list? We'd love to hear them. Thanks!
Brad Yasar@yasarcorp · It takes a whole life to become you!
@jtriest sounds like a fun project. some questions: what are your on-going challenges? what inspires to go to work every day? if you weren't driving to work, where would you be?
✎ Andrew Warner@andrewwarner
@jtriest I love that you're doing this. I think you're on to something insanely fascinating, but I have a ton of feedback. I'd like to see more a mission statement behind it. Just saying you're recording because you guys drive together isn't enough. That's a gimmick that gets us watching, but doesn't sustain. I know you well enough to know you have one. Talk about it on camera. And when you bring Clark on tell us who he is and why he matters for your mission. If you call your dad, don't cut away just as you're talking to him. That's a personal moment that you should show. Maybe ask him how he felt you crashed his car as a teenager or sold his shirts on ebay when you were growing up. Or something that shows us who you were. Is this helpful?
Corey Breier@itscoreyb · Agent at Invisible Technologies
@jtriest what's something that took you a long time to understand?
Jonathon TriestMaker@jtriest · Ludlow Ventures
@andrewwarner Thanks Andrew. New at this. Excited for all good things ahead.
Clark ValbergHiring@clarkvalberg · CEO at
Honored and frightened to be the first guest. But seriously, love these guys.
Brett deMarraisMaker@brettdemarrais
@clarkvalberg So much fun to have you on. Love you back!
Jonathon TriestMaker@jtriest · Ludlow Ventures
@clarkvalberg Lots of love going on in this thread. Clark, thanks for being our guinea pig. Our cute, lovable guinea pig.
Eddie Wharton@eawharton · Data Scientist, Dinner Lab
Seems like the VC / startup version of Seinfeld's comedians in cars getting coffee
Brett deMarraisMaker@brettdemarrais
@eawharton yeah I'm a big fan of that show and it was definitely an inspiration, the only difference is we carpool every day for the last three years whether we film or not
Jonathon TriestMaker@jtriest · Ludlow Ventures
@eawharton I've not seen it, but that's what everyone keeps telling me ;)
Eddie Wharton@eawharton · Data Scientist, Dinner Lab
@brettdem @eawharton @jtriest IMO, the magic of the show is that it doesn't feel like a forced interview. It seems like a conversation between friends. I'm looking forward to checking this out!
Jonathon TriestMaker@jtriest · Ludlow Ventures
@eawharton Thanks Eddie, that's the goal. The second it becomes forced we're done.
Morgan Beller@beller · Corporate Development, Facebook
@brettdem @eawharton That's what I said!
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@jtriest @brettdem can we get @lonelysandwich on pleeeeaaasse? 😊
Jonathon TriestMaker@jtriest · Ludlow Ventures
@rrhoover yes yes yes!
Erik van Mechelen@decision_ · Essayist and fiction writer
What's one thing you believed strongly to be true, but changed your mind/approach on? Thanks @jtriest and @BrettdeM just watched first two episodes.
Brett deMarraisMaker@brettdemarrais
@decision_ that's a good question! What would your answer be?
arfrank@arfrank · CEO, Final
Stop deflecting @brettdem answer the @decision_'s question!