The BLK Directory Podcast With Diamond Young

Thinking Outside of the Box with Donald Boone

August 09, 2021
The BLK Directory Podcast With Diamond Young
Thinking Outside of the Box with Donald Boone
Show Notes

Come on through Episode #6! In this episode, we're spending time with Donald Boone. He's a 3-time founder, self-taught coder, and the CEO of BoxedUp, an on-demand equipment rental marketplace disrupting the 335 billion dollars sharing economy. A BizTech leader with over 13 years of startup and fortune 100 experience, Donald most recently led a team at Amazon’s B2B marketplace, responsible for scoping, building, and scaling new solutions for customers. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Who is Donald Boone? (2:52)
  • What does it mean to have a hustlers spirit (4:10)
  • Sometimes you're the outsider (16:50)
  • What is boxed up and what makes it stand out (18:53)
  • How to release an imperfect product (24:24)
  • Validating your place in the market (27:21)
  • The role that Amazon played on creativity (29:15)
  • Transitioning to running your business full time (31:45) 
  • What's next for BoxedUp? (36:16)


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