Podcast 19 – From Writer to Entrepreneur: Jen Bilik

This week’s guest on the Work Awesome podcast is Jen Bilik, the founder, CEO and “head honcho” of Knock Knock. Knock Knock makes fun (yet practical) productivity tools, so if you’re new to the world of productivity tools or simply want to make getting stuff done more entertaining, then give Knock Knock a try. I’ve got a few of the file folders they make, and they’ve raised both eyebrows and laughter when they’ve caught attention from my colleagues.

Jen was gracious enough to give me plenty of time to discuss how Knock Knock works, along with her own work habits. The podcast is one of our longer ones, but it really gives you an inside look as to how an idea that may seem off-the-cuff goes from concept to finished product. I think you’ll be as surprised as I was.

Show Notes

  • Why Jen decided to start Knock Knock.
  • How Knock Knock might just help people get stuff done.
  • Her thoughts on the coverage (and success) of Knock Knock.
  • Whether or not the digital realm is something Knock Knock is exploring.
  • What her working environment is like, including musical preferences, drink of choice and much more.

The winner of the Jason Womack prize pack from last episode is Daryl Tay. Daryl’s name was chosen at random from the entrants, and he provided the correct answer: Jason worked for David Allen prior to striking out on his own. Congratulations, Daryl!

If you enjoy the Work Awesome podcast, please let us know. Leave us a rating and review in iTunes; it’ll help people find us and build up our listenership. We’re working hard to bring some great guests on — and we’ve already had some great ones — so if you have any suggestions on guests or what you’d like to hear, let us know in the comments.

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Mike Vardy an editor on Work Awesome. We could tell you where his personal productivity parody site, Eventualism and all of his other projects reside on the web, but you'd be best served going to Vardy.me and following the trail of virtual bread crumbs from there.


  1. Davina Y. Gould on the 10th May

    Loved this episode, and the podcast in general! Suggestion: Could you add more descriptive titles for your podcast titles in iTunes—either to sum up the content of the podcast (“Fun Productivity”) or a descriptor of the featured guest? You might get more downloads and make the podcasts more iTunes-optimized.

    • Pooja Lohana on the 10th May


      Glad you liked it. And thank you for the suggestion–we are already working toward this.
      Thanks for reading WorkAwesome!


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