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#129 - Interview with Michael Arrieta, CEO of Garden City


“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything." - Teddy Roosevelt


Circle of Competence Issue #13 - Michael Arrieta

I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Arrieta recently for episode #13 of the Circle of Competence podcast. In our conversation, we hit everything from Michael's sales experience at CUTCO (where he was the #1 sales rep for several years), his time at Dell as chief of staff, his wild ride at DocuSign from private company to IPO, and finally his passion for empowering blue collar service businesses through his permanent capital vehicle (Garden City). Michael is also deeply involved with a non-profit focused on reducing homelessness by applying 3-D printing technology to housing. I hope you enjoy this wide-ranging conversation and look forward to any and all feedback from listeners.

Links and notable mentions:

- Garden City website

- New Story website

- Michael's article explaining DocuSign's success as a public company

PS stick around for an interesting business idea at the end of the podcast!



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