These images were inspired by Episode 444 of the How I Built This Podcast, interviewing Sarah Kauss, founder of S’well water bottles. How I Built This is produced by NPR and features “innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists,” looking at the journey behind the movements they build.
Sarah Kauss is a real success story. Starting out as a corporate accountant, she chucked it in a decade ago to start a company that made high-end reusable water bottles. They’re pretty much everywhere these days, particularly in Starbucks outlets. Sales are currently around $100 million, and Sarah raised no outside funding to grow the company.
Here are takeaways of the big ideas the podcast generated, both Sarah’s and our own:
For more content like this, check out our last podcast review featuring Kunal Shah, on core human motivations.