Episode 8: Launching a Startup and Creating the Life You Want with Karl Gusner

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Karl Gusner is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Good Audience. He grew up in Oakland, CA and is half Korean and half Jewish. 

Karl attended UC Berkeley and studied cognitive science and was thinking about becoming a brain surgeon. He decided not to go into medicine and was set to become a teacher until Google contacted him and he started working with Google. 

He quit his job at Google to move to New York and Karl started learning about start ups as well as entrepreneurship.  He decided to learn programming.

Went to Techstars (startup accelerator program) in London to join his co-founder of Good Audience, Sherman Lee.


Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Asian and half caucasian culture also known as happa culture
  • Growing up in the melting pot of Northern California

What you learn from this episode:

  • How to obtain location freedom for work by creating a lifestyle that works for you
  • Leaving a company to start your own business ventures
  • How to learn programming
  • The importance of mentors 
  • surrounding yourself with like minded individuals in business
  • How to become a programmer
  • Patience in entrepreneurship
  • Resilience in business and life
  • Learning from failures
  • Going through angel investing as a startup


Getting in touch with Karl:

Snapchat: Kgesus18






Resources mentioned in this show: 

Good Audience website



The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris



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