07/11/22 • 31 min
Traveling is the most fun thing to do, but it can become a nasty affair if you don’t do it right. You are venturing somewhere completely new and you really don’t know what things will be like there when you arrive. It’s always a massive learning curve when you leap into the unknown. That's why proper research and planning are necessary to make it enjoyable & memorable.
Brady Simpson, the founder of the Peanut travel company, ensures that travelers have references and a cheat sheet when traveling to a new place. In this episode of The New Nomad, Brady joins Allen Koski and Andrew Jernigan in educating fellow travelers on the importance of knowing and setting expectations when traveling. So whether you are a novice in exploring the unknown or a seasoned traveler, tune in to this week’s episode to plan for a smarter, more convenient way to travel.
[6:20] A LOT can go wrong in your travels
[10:37] It's good to know what to expect
[20:12] The Pandemic gave the gift of time and innovation
[24:37] Great minds bond over great projects
[28:16] Just start taking action and be consistent
[32:00] The joy you feel when you’re in your happy place
Brady Simpson is a serial founder and product manager. He founded and is currently the head of Peanut, a travel company that helps travelers know what to expect in their journey. His entrepreneurial journey started in 2009 founding 3M8 and building multi-touch solutions for businesses. He then transitioned to product management at a consumer startup in Washington DC.
Today, Brady is a product manager at LinkedIn and manages Simtek. He enjoys leading teams to ship new experiences and discovering opportunities and ideas to execute. A big dreamer and always thinking about new ideas, he cares about the details but there's often no single correct answer in product building. His superpower is recruiting + building high-caliber engineering teams, and execution.
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