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Ep. 71: Brad Feld on Doing More Faster and Giving Value to Entrepreneurs

Brad Feld is an author, blogger and he invests in early stage technology companies. In fact he has invested in over 1,000 companies between his Techstars accelerator, his Foundry Ground investment firm, and his own deals. He is our guest on Stories from Influencer Economy podcast this week.  
Imagine a world where the only media

67: Brendan McDonald: Producing WTF with Marc Maron and How to Build a World-Class Podcast

This week I talk to Brendan McDonald, producer of WTF with Marc Maron. We chatted about the finer points of producing a world-class podcast, including booking the President of the United States, Barack Obama on their show.

Brendan is the yin and Maron is the yang in making WTF get made. Brendan explains in details of the

Ep. 55: James Altucher on Embracing Failure, Choosing Yourself & Finding Your Scene

James Altucher puts it all on the line. As a writer he talks openly about business big gains and big business losses. He talks not only about his big successes but also his failure. James has open sourced his life for everyone to learn from. His WSJ best-selling book Choose Yourself details how to build a

Ep. 53: John Corcoran on Helping Others & Connecting with Influencers

John Corcoran is a lawyer, former writer for The White House, and even had a stint working in L.A. in the entertainment industry. Now he is the host and owner of The Smart Business Revolution, a multi-media business company. He hosts a podcast, creates online courses such as “Connecting with VIP’s” and has a 20,000 person +

Ep. 50: Veronica Belmont on Creating Sword and Laser, Fantasy Book Clubs, Becoming an Expert & More

Veronica Belmont is a renaissance women in the world of modern media. In the bigger picture of her career, Veronica has hard time explaining what she does for a living. Like many in the influencer economy, she is a hyphenate. The Jay-Z effect for her includes podcasting, working for corporate clients, and serving as

Ep. 49: AJ Jacobs on Being a Human Guinea Pig, Living Biblically, The World’s Largest Family Reunion

AJ Jacobs is a N.Y. Times best-selling author and host the world’s largest family reunion. He’s also cousins with both Hilary Cinnton, Barack Obama and Kevin Bacon. He’s probably cousins with you too. He is aiming to show the world we have a lot more in common than we may realize. And he’s doing

Ep. 46: Anthony Saleh on Managing Artists like Nas, Investing in Start-ups and Shaking Things Up


Anthony Saleh is a talent manager, investor and a hyphenate kind of a guy. In other words, he is creative executive working with some of the world’s most artistic people, like the rapper Nas, whom he manages. While he also collaborates and invests with some of the most success venture capital firms in the

Ep. 45: Tom Merritt Creating Sword & Laser and Daily Tech News Show

We are excited to have Tom Merritt on The Influencer Economy. He’s a host, producer and a modern day renaissance man in the video and audio world. He is an old school radio guy and now hosts among his many popular podcasts:  The Daily Tech News Show, Sword and Laser, and Cord Killers.

Tom is

Ep. 44: Bryan Alvarez on Figure Four Leg Locks and Becoming the Top Wrestling MMA Podcaster


Bryan Alvarez one of the hardest working men in the wrestling and MMA audio business. And we were excited to have him join the show this week.

Bryan is a former wrestler who he started making internet radio back in 1999. In other words he is old school in the podcasting world.

Bryan’s work covers the

Ep. 42: Sarah Weichel on My Drunk Kitchen, Managing YouTube Creators & Writing Books

Sarah Weichel is one smart cookie.  She manages some of the biggest YouTube creators on the planet and helps them build-out long term businesses.  She is extremely wise and there is a lot to learn from her. As a business manager (talent manager) for some of the biggest YouTuber creators in the world (like