Dorm Room Tycoon (DRT) is one of the best innovation and creativity podcasts out there for aspiring entrepreneurs and people who who are already running businesses. You will love it if you are in the business, design or technology industry. Dorm Room Tycoon is a podcast show that interviews the world’s most influential creators in business, design and technology.
Past guests include Chris Wanstrath, David Karp, David Heinemeier Hansson, Dan Wieden, Don Norman, Eris Ries, Jason Fried, Jeffrey Zeldman, Mike Maples, Patrick Collison, Steve Blank, Walt Mossberg and many more.
Dorm Room Tycoon gives you the option to listen to podcasts or to just read the whole interview just like Mixergy but DRT interviews only business, design and technology influencers. The interviews are usually around 25 minutes, quick enough for you to listen or read. They have a clear focus, so you know by the end of the interview you will have a better understanding on design, technology or business.
In a post on why William Channer (founder of DRT) started DRT, he said:
“He started Dorm Room Tycoon because I was annoyed. I was annoyed that interviews focused solely on the guest’s life story without revealing any practical advice. I was annoyed that the interviews were long. I was annoyed that the same questions were being asked and that the interview was about promoting something.”
He further stated:
“I want Dorm Room Tycoon to be an all in one comprehensive place for those that want to make an impact. And I think in order to make an impact you need to have a good grasp on business, design, and marketing, and these are the things I explore with the guests.
I spend a lot of time editing, making sure there is a high concentration of practical advice. Anything that sounds wishy washy I delete from the interview. I hardly speak during the interview. I probably say something every 5 minutes and it’s usually starts with “How” or “Why”. I don’t want to get in the way. Because, I too am also learning. My friend and I attempted to do a startup at university and quickly failed. We were naively ambitious, we didn’t have the insight to make it happen. So with Dorm Room Tycoon, I hope to bridge that gap between those that have the vision and energy to make an impact but don’t necessarily know how to.”