Doers Episode 002 — Isaac Morehouse on Starting a Business With a Family, Habits for Doing, and Life as a Game

“There’s no such thing as cheating in real life, that’s only in school.”

Isaac Morehouse is the CEO and Founder of Praxis — a nine-month startup apprenticeship program taking on the traditional path of higher education.

Isaac started Praxis with no outside capital, no grand plans to raise millions and take on the establishment, no buy-in from “experts” and “leaders” in education, and no back-up plan. He took the leap into a totally unexplored space with a wife and three children to support at the age of 30.

Isaac explores his background, upbringing, and the ideas that influenced him — and how he doesn’t naturally consider himself a Doer and had to train that into his habits around work.

Isaac’s philosophy on shipping to ship and treating life as a game has personally influenced me and is a big reason why Doers exists today. The End of School grew out of a Morehouseian challenge to write once a day for a given period of time. Since doing that, I find myself regularly producing content (whether blog posts, articles, books, or podcasts) at a higher frequency and at higher quality than before.

Books mentioned in the podcast:

How they Succeeded, Orison Swett Marden
The Act of Creation, Arthur Koestler
Finite and Infinite Games, James Carse

Isaac is on twitter @isaacmorehouse and writes at http://isaacmorehouse.com.

Doers Episode 002 — Isaac Morehouse on Starting a Business With a Family, Habits for Doing, and Life as a Game