An interview with Juozas Kaziukėnas

I already interviewed Juozas Kaziukėnas (people call him Joe) last year while I was in London. Unfortunately the video footage was corrupted, but luckily the audio was still intact. I went ahead and published it on Youtube and SoundCloud, but we promised each other we’d do it again with working video.

Joe is back!

Yes indeed! Juozas “Joe” Kaziukėnas is back for another interview. In the previous interview we talked about travel, being a digital nomad and the difficulties getting a US visa.

In the meanwhile Juozas has been successfully running his company Marketplace Pulse. The idea behind the company is providing insight in the performance of vendors and products on E-commerce marketplaces like Amazon and eBay.

He writes data-driven articles about e-commerce and uses these to sell more in-depth reports about various marketplace metrics.

Juozas Kaziukėnas ?

JoeLet me gave you the quick pitch, in case you forgot who Juozas Kaziukėnas is.

  • Juozas moved from Lithuania to Edinburgh (Scotland) to study computer science
  • Meanhwile he entered the (PHP) community and started speaking at events
  • His plan was to move to New York City
  • He applied for a US visa, canceled the lease on his flat and started traveling
  • He underestimated the difficulty of the the immigration procedure
  • He ended up being a digital nomad for a much longer time than anticipated
  • Eventually he got his visa and settled in New York

Go to his website for more information: https://juokaz.com/

The video interview

While we were at the Dutch PHP Conference in Amsterdam, I sat him down on stage and talked for about a half hour about e-commerce, marketplaces, cars and cycling.

Check it out:

Juozas Kaziukėnas in the Wall Street Journal

Recently Juozas Kaziukėnas managed to attract a lot of attention as the result of a Wall Street Journal article where he was quoted. This is obviously a big deal and I also wanted to mention that

Podcast

I uploaded the audio to SoundCloud in case you just want to listen to the interview. The podcast is also available on iTunes.

Some references

In the interview there are couple of references I want to mention.

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