Welcome to Everyday Empires

I’m Ken, an ex-VP of Product & Design turned stay-at-home dad of 2 rowdy toddlers. After a decade of working with early-stage startups, I’ve developed a deep curiosity for the people and stories behind successful ventures.

Everyday Empires is a labor of love, born out of my desire to get a behind-the-scenes look at the raw stories of founders. The journey from idea to empire isn’t a straight line, and I want to share the ups and downs through candid stories of everyday founders who are building their dream.

Each week, I deliver interviews with all types of founders, sharing their stories, doubts, breakthrough (and breakdown) moments, and actionable insights. From stay-at-home parents with side hustles, to veteran founders you’ll hear from people who’ve been there, done that, and are still doing the thing.

Join Everyday Empires and get inspired to build your own venture.

And hey, every time someone subscribes, I'll give my boys a high five. They absolutely love high fives. I'm talking giggle mania, "dad you're the greatest," "I'm going to high five you to the moon" level of love for high fives.

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Get inspired to launch your own venture in just 5 minutes a week via interviews and insights from everyday people building their everyday empires


Talking to everyday founders and sharing what I learn so you can start a venture of your own. 3x VP Product & Design. Dad of 2. AT thru-hiker and ultrarunner.