Anne-Laure Le Cunff (@anthilemoon) is the Founder of Ness Labs, an award-winning productivity & learning community and venture studio building products that focus on mindful productivity, wellness, creativity, and culture. She is an ex-Googler, MSc of Applied Neuroscience candidate at King's College, member of the Society for Neuroscience, and certified Mental Health First Aider accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.
Her work has been featured in WIRED, Forbes, FT, Rolling Stone, and more. Every week, she sends a newsletter to thousands of mindful makers with practical content at the intersection of neuroscience and entrepreneurship.
She is half-French, half-Algerian. Anne-Laure was born in Paris, sold French wine in New York, studied in Tokyo, worked at Google in San Francisco, and started her company Ness Labs in London.
In this episode you will hear the origin story of Ness Labs, we discuss fascinating topics such as the concept of time anxiety, and you hear Anne-Laure’s advice for anyone that wants to start & grow a content community. I found this episode incredibly interesting and I hope you enjoy it as well.
01:54 -- Intro of Anne-Laure Le Cunff
02:42 -- Anne-Laure’s personal background and travels
04:49: -- How Anne-Laure became interested in the human mind and neuroscience
07:12 -- Ness Labs: What is it and who is it for
11:18 -- The origin story of Ness Labs. How Anne-Laure Le Cunff built a learning platform for mindful productivity
14:34 -- Lessons learned from a previous startup failure
18:41 -- Tips on growing your audience and community
20:43 -- Working with the garage door open
22:03 -- Positive highlight of Ness Lab’s journey so far
23:28 -- Ness Labs as a remote-first company
26:13 -- Time Anxiety. What is it and how do we best counteract it?
31:22 -- Top recommended articles on Ness Labs
32:12 -- Key learnings from starting an online learning community
34:19 -- Ness Lab’s newest product
35:37 -- Anne-Laure Le Cunff’s favorite book
35:55 -- Anne-Laure's best personal investment
37:08 -- Anne-Laure’s advice to her younger self
38:17 -- What courage means to Anne-Laure
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