Episode NO.320

Entrepreneur. The last time we had John Roa on the show, he was dressed for success and brimming with confidence. He had recently sold Akta to Saleforce, was launching his VC firm Roa Ventures and appeared living what universally could only be considered “the good life.”

Turns out, the reality was far from the perception. John catches up with Scott to talk about his new book “A Practical Way to Get Rich … and Die Trying” which he dives into a lot of personal struggles, specifically his physical and mental health that were deteriorating the more “success” we saw on the outside.

The book and the podcast conversation are a referendum on entrepreneurial culture in all its toxicity, why John is dedicated to changing that stigma, who is cut out to be an entrepreneur and his next steps beyond his book and podcast “The John Roa Show” he launched this year.