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Episode Info: Paul Jarvis has been working on the Internet for 20 years, starting out as a web designer and helping shape brands and projects for titans of industry, sports icons, and global brands. But 10 years ago when he and his wife decided to leave city living — and the fast, busy lifestyle that came with it — behind, Paul reconnected with his true goals as a business owner: staying small, and not getting sucked into the trap of thinking that more is better.In this interview, Paul and Dave discuss the core ideas of his book and how his personal and professional journey informed his new philosophy, including:Why some forms of growth can actually reduce your resilience and your autonomy in business and in lifeThe #1 biggest change Paul has witnessed in his 20 years of working on the InternetHis book-writing journey and why Paul, a prolific writer, considers himself a "sell-out" when it comes to writingPaul is a designer, podcaster and author. He describes himself as someone who makes simple and humane products. In the past, Paul has worked with professional athletes like Steve Nash and Shaquille O’Neal, corporate giants like Microsoft and Mercedes-Benz, and entrepreneurs with online empires like Danielle LaPorte and Marie Forleo. His words and ideas have been featured in WIRED, Fast Company, VICE, USA Today, Quartz, and more. His book explores what happens when we question growth in business. It has been translated into over 18 languages.A big thanks to Paul for joining us for the author reading and interview on Written, Spoken!Please rate our show and leave a review to help others find us. In your review, tell us which authors you would most love to hear on a future episode of the podcast. Thank you for listening!The author's book, Company of One: Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for BusinessVisit the author's online home at PJRVS.comVisit Dave at and follow him on InstagramSubscribe to Dave's newsletter, Chronicles of a Self-Storied LifeLive the story you want to be telling with Dave's support in life coaching, The Self-Storied LifeDevelop the relationship to writing that lasts a lifetime with Dave's coaching for writers, Writer's Group of TwoThanks to Rokkwood Audio for composing our theme song...
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