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Episode 317

How to Build a Company With AI

Bryan McAnulty

Bryan McAnulty is the founder of Heights Platform: the all-in-one AI-powered online course and community creation software that empowers thousands of creators in more than 100 countries to build knowledge businesses.

Bryan’s entrepreneurial journey began in 2009, when he founded Velora, a digital product design studio, developing products and websites used by millions worldwide. Stemming from an early obsession with graphic design programs and Legos, Bryan is a designer, developer, musician, and truly a creator at heart. With a passion for discovery, Bryan has traveled to more than 30 countries and 100+ cities, meeting creators along the way.

Highlights from Bryan McAnulty Episode

  • Why Bryan moved from an agency to a SaaS firm
  • Why a focus on marketing was viewed as a “solved problem” – and a big opportunity
  • Why “needing an assistant and a coach” informed decisions in building Bryan’s company
  • How to think about AI as “teammates”
  • How content ownership/IP is considered
  • How Heights AI is helping people
  • What the thumbs up/thumbs down feature does for support
  • Is there a future where this is fully autonomous?

Lightning Round with Bryan McAnulty

  • Best advice: Just do it, take action
  • A habit that contributes to success: Desire for balance and freedom 
  • Recommended tool: Obsidian note-taking app – see plugins Smart Connection and Copilot
  • Recommended books: 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

Resources, plus connect with Bryan McAnulty

Quotes from Bryan McAnulty Episode

  • “I think the biggest mistake people make in working with AI is using it for knowledge rathan than its decision and reasoning capabilities.”
  •  “A lot of people treat ChatGPT as a search engine.”
  • “Clients always want to mess things up, right?”
  • “Now you’ve got this starting point instead of wondering where you start.”

Takeaways from Bryan McAnulty Episode

  • “I think the biggest mistake people make in working with AI is using it for knowledge rathan than its decision and reasoning capabilities.”
  • Think about the specific role of AI within a business

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