DistantJob Podcast
DistantJob Podcast
May 30, 2019
Running Remote Businesses Life-First with Adii Pienaar
Play • 55 min

Is it possible to build a successful company while putting your life and family (and that of your employees) first? Adii Pienaar believed so, and that’s what he did with his second business, Conversio. Did it being a fully remote operation play a part? You bet! 

Welcome to the DistantJob Podcast, a show where we interview the most successful remote leaders, picking their brains on how to build and lead remote teams who win.

Adii Pienaar is the founder of  Conversio  and lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to Conversio, Adii was the co-founder of WooThemes /  WooCommerce . Today Adii is a family man (which is why Conversio is a life- and family-first company) who enjoys running, reading and wine.

In this episode, we talk about the philosophy of leading from first principles. We explore how to act in order to prevent your employees from burning out (more common than you think in highly motivated remote teams) and how a leader can be consistent while still striving to learn and being open (even eager!) to change his or her opinion. And for the people who want to up their hiring game, we discuss the questions and tests that enable Adii to hire for culture and value.


Want to continue the conversation with Adii? 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/adiipienaar/

Twitter: @adii (https://twitter.com/adii )

Blog: https://adii.me

Meet Him At Running Remote: https://runningremote.com/?utm_source=distantjob (use code distantjob on checkout for a 20% discount)


The Books We Discuss:

Siddhartha: https://amzn.to/2Mhholc

The Prophet: https://amzn.to/2MkXp54


Adii’s Recommended Tool:

reMarkable: https://remarkable.com


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Need that one incredible employee to bolster your team?  Get in touch at https://distantjob.com/contact/  and we’ll find you who you need.

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