My guest today is Gina Bianchini, founder and CEO of Mighty Networks, which gives creators a platform to start, grow and own their social communities.
In our conversation, we cover the differences between leadership and management, the lessons Gina learned building a similar business in the 2000s with Marc Andreessen, and the elements that make up a thriving community. We talk about community design, finding ways to connect like-minded people, why it’s so important to create movement, and what the future may hold for creators.
Please enjoy this great conversation with Gina Bianchini.
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[00:02:35] - [First question] - A period in Gina’s career of deep intensity that she learned from
[00:04:28] - Solving ways to preserve her energy as a high performing entrepreneur
[00:08:19] - How much of her day is spent doing things she wants to do
[00:11:24] - What is unique to leadership that differs from management
[00:14:49] - The insight that led to what eventually became Mighty Networks
[00:27:19] - Enabling features of a community that Mighty Networks offers creators
[00:31:51] - Key symptoms of a healthy online community
[00:37:35] - Differences between their emerging communities and the power of belonging
[00:41:38] - Turning movement and accomplishment into a software platform
[00:47:32] - Tying passion into purpose and the structure of a movement
[00:50:20] - The biggest potential risks and challenges that Mighty Networks faces
[00:52:56] - The kindest thing anyone has ever done for Gina