Andrew Warner’s Mixergy, “Home of the ambitious upstart,” is a site absolutely filled with great interviews of successful entrepreneurs. He digs deep to find out what made them succeed, how they’ve failed, how much money they’ve generated, etc.
Andrew’s guests include many well-known and successful individuals such as Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Guy Kawasaki, and many, many, many more. In fact, I don’t now how Andrew keeps up. He puts out a TON of quality content.
In the “mix” of these Mixergy interviews have been several WordPress-related entrepreneurs. Here are my five favorite interviews from the archives.
Matt Mullenweg is one of the co-founders of WordPress, the open-source platform that allows people like me to have a career. Watch this interview to find out how WordPress got its start.
One of the top theme frameworks for WordPress out there today is Thesis (aff link), and Chris Pearson is the creator. He doesn’t love wearing shirts.
StudioPress is the creator of the Genesis theme framework (aff link) for WordPress as well as several well-constructed child themes. Brian Gardner is the founder.
4) How WooThemes Quietly Built A $2+ Million Per Year Business Selling Themes – With Adriaan “Adii” Pienaar
Adii is one of the co-founders of WooThemes (aff link), a super-popular site for purchasing premium WordPress themes. The revenue they generate is incredible.
5) Would WordPress Sue The Maker Of Thesis, A Leading WordPress Theme? – with Chris Pearson and Matt Mullenweg
I saved the best for last. Two very successful gentlemen who have built there careers around the same product – WordPress – and their differences over the GPL. Make sure you watch their individual Mixergy interviews first.
I watched the entire discussion leading up to this interview on Twitter, and was impressed that Andrew picked up on it and set up an interview immediately.
More About Andrew
I highly recommend that you keep your eye on the things Andrew is doing with Mixergy. I tune in when I can, and every time I do I feel like I learn something. He asks fantastic questions and gets a great response from his guests. I actually spent some time with Andrew last year and he is just a good all-around, energetic guy. Follow him on Twitter at @andrewwarner.