Thoughts in Between: exploring how technology collides with politics, culture and society

Gena Gorlin: Psychology, founders and the nature of ambition

June 28, 2021 Matt Clifford: Co-founder of Entrepreneur First Season 1 Episode 16
Thoughts in Between: exploring how technology collides with politics, culture and society
Gena Gorlin: Psychology, founders and the nature of ambition
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Thoughts in Between: exploring how technology collides with politics, culture and society
Gena Gorlin: Psychology, founders and the nature of ambition
Jun 28, 2021 Season 1 Episode 16
Matt Clifford: Co-founder of Entrepreneur First

Gena Gorlin is a professor and practicing psychologist. Both her academic and her clinical work focuses on how individuals can overcome psychological obstacles to achieve goals. She’s become especially interested in working with ambitious innovators, particularly startup founders. Over the last few months, I’ve been lucky to work with Gena on a major project in my day job at Entrepreneur First and I thought that her observations would be interesting to a broader audience. In this conversation we discuss the nature of ambition, the most common psychological challenges founders face, the role of parenting, and much more.


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Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show. You can learn more about Entrepreneur First at www.joinef.com and subscribe to my weekly newsletter at tib.matthewclifford.com

Show Notes

Gena Gorlin is a professor and practicing psychologist. Both her academic and her clinical work focuses on how individuals can overcome psychological obstacles to achieve goals. She’s become especially interested in working with ambitious innovators, particularly startup founders. Over the last few months, I’ve been lucky to work with Gena on a major project in my day job at Entrepreneur First and I thought that her observations would be interesting to a broader audience. In this conversation we discuss the nature of ambition, the most common psychological challenges founders face, the role of parenting, and much more.


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Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show. You can learn more about Entrepreneur First at www.joinef.com and subscribe to my weekly newsletter at tib.matthewclifford.com