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Ep. 34 – ​Jayson Gaignard: Why Your Legacy is More Important Than Currency

Jayson Gaignard dropped by to detail how he created his MasterMind Talks Series, and has built lifelong connections by introducing influencers and experts via “Mastermind Dinners.”
Jayson is a black belt in networking, building community and relationships. We go deep into the value of connecting like-minded indviduals and helping others always comes back to you.  Jayson

Ep. 33: Nir Ayel’s on his “Hooked” Model Book and Self-Publishing an Ebook Bestseller

Nir Ayel details “Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products,” and self-publishing a best-selling NY Times ebook on Stories From the Influencer Economy. Author Nir Eyal joins the podcast for a discussion around his NY Times best-selling book “Hooked:  How to Build Habit Forming Products.”  Nir explains the 4-step process around building products that capture people’s

Ep. 32- Ty Hildenbrandt: Why Serial Was So Addicting & Why it Matters

Ty Hildenbrandt joined the show this week, to talk all things Serial.  Ty has been hosting podcasts since before it was cool, back in 2007.  His show, The Solid Verbal is one of the largest sports podcasts on the planet.  We wrapped up our own theories on the show.  And we talked about why

Ep. 31 – Alan Sepinwall The Art of Self-Publishing a NY Times Top 10 Book

Alan Sepinwall the writer of the wildly popular online TV recap column, What’s Alan Watching?” and the best-selling book “The Revoluation Will be Televised.  On this week’s show, Alan details how he originated his career as a TV writer, how he wound-up writing for Hitfix.com, and the keys to his successful self-published book.

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Ep. 30 – Jonah Keri: How to Design Your Own Luck (Grantland and NY Times Top 10 Author)

Jonah Keri is a NY Times best-selling author, sports writer for ESPN’s Grantland, and told me some fantastic stories on this week’s show.  He has been a paid journalist his entire professional life and he details his journey as a writer. Jonah dives into how he started his podcast, the process behind writing his best-selling books, and

Ep. 29 – Freddie Wong: Growing 7 Million YouTube Subscribers & Crowdfunding Video Game High School (BONUS EPISODE)

Freddie Wong joined me on the podcast to talk about his hit webseries Video Game High School.  Freddie’s series has been watched over 85 million times online and his YouTube channel RocketJump has over 7 million subscribers.  Freddie also has crowdfunded over $1.3 Million for the series via IndieGoGo and Kickstarter.

We talk at length

Ep. 28 – Troy Carter: Finding a Passion You’d Be Willing To Die For (Atom Factory CEO)

Troy Carter came on the podcast this week.  He is the founder of Atom Factory, and the conversation was inspiring to say the very least.
Troy and I talk about hip-hop, entrepreneurship, life, failure, success and finding passion around your work.  Troy used to work with Bigee Smalls and Puff Daddy back in the day,

Ep. 27 – Willie Geist: How to Launch a Top 10 Book (Co-Host of the Today Show and Morning Joe)

In this episode I talk with Willie Geist, co-host of the TODAY Show and Morning Joe, and a multiple time NY Times best-selling author.  Willie is an old friend from Vanderbilt and it was awesome interviewing at his office in NYC a few weeks ago.

Willie chats about his book Good Talk, Dad:  The Birds and The Bees…and Other

Ep. #26 – Lance Ulanoff Chief Correspondent & Editor-at-Large at Mashable

Lance Ulanoff is Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large at Mashable. He joined the Stories From the Influencer Economy, to detail his work as a journalist and discuss how the journalism industry is evolving in the era of social media.

We also discussed how journalists can build their personal brands on platforms like Twitter & Vine. Lance

Ep. 25: Justin Jackson: How to Build and Ship Your First Product

When talking to Justin Jackson if there’s one thing to take away – it’s that he’s passionate about in building stuff and shipping products. In one of my favorite movies “Glenn Gary Glenn Ross,” Alec Baldwin has an amazing sequence where he tells his sales team to “Always Be Closing” in a impassioned plea