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Meet Andrew Warner

May 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Lovely People

Andrew Warner

I’d like you to meet Andrew Warner. You may already recognise the name as back in January we featured an interview of his about Zappos customer service. Incidentally, that post has been one of our most popular in the last few months!

Andrew runs Mixergy.com where he publishes interviews with successful entrepreneurs so that ‘ambitious upstarts’ can learn valuable lessons and be inspired.

He has interviewed all sorts of lovely people including Guy Kawasaki (who we wrote about back in December), Seth Godin and Tara Hunt.

Until recently not much was known about Andrew’s background but last month Neil Patel persuaded him to switch to the other side of the microphone and published an interview with him on his blog Quicksprout.com. The result? An extraordinary story of a bootstrapped startup. Andrew returned his clothes to J Crew and used the refunds to get his company off the ground. He then built it up to a turnover of more than $35m.

Andrew is also a Kiva advocate. A couple of months ago he gave away $25 to eight people (via Twitter) to loan out on Kiva. I was one of the lucky recipients and loaned the funds to 21-year-old Firdavs Kurbonov.

As it happens this is the 100th post on LovelyCompanies.com and to celebrate I’d like to pass on Andrew’s favour on and offer a $25 Kiva gift certificate to the first commenter on this post.

Do check out Andrew’s interviews on Mixergy.com and, if you fancy trying out Kiva, let us know in the comments!

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