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Launch, Share & Thrive in The Influencer Economy: Ryan Williams’ Google Author Talk

I recently had the pleasure of giving my talk as a part of Google’s Author Talks program. An old college friend, Peyton Dobbs introduced me to speak. We had an informative, fun and engaging conversation how to grow your influence through collaboration. I am thrilled to share my Google Author Talk on: The Influencer Economy:

Depression and Entrepreneurs with Brad Feld

Conquering Depression isn’t easy. Many entrepreneurs and startup founders struggle through bouts of depression. How common is the issue of depression in the world of entrepreneurs? Well, it’s more common than you think. Why? Because being a founder or entrepreneur is a lonely job. It’s also very intense, with highs and lows that are un-common to

Dan Ariely: Payoff & The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations

Dan Ariely is the James B Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. He’s also a best-selling New York Times author. Dan spends his time researching behavioral economics and “tries to describe it in plain language.”

Dan gave a world-famous TED Talk in October 20 called “What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work?”

Wired Magazine’s Co-Founder Kevin Kelly on Future Tech, Sharing Ideas, and The Inevitable

Kevin Kelly is a blogger, author, editor, student of technology and future systems, and self-proclaimed “packager of ideas”. He is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine and has written for the New York Times, Economist, Science, Time, the Wall Street Journal, and other national and international publications. This week our guest Kevin Kelly on

Influencer Economy Book Launch: How to Launch, Share, and Thrive in the Digital Age

Influencer Economy Book Launch Announcement! I am excited to announce my book is available to order. Thanks so much for all the support. Here is a video from my Los Angeles Influencer Economy book Launch Party.

What I realized during the book writing and research process, and it’s something that I truly believe. In order to thrive

88: Seth Godin on Making a Ruckus, Being Bold & Knowing When to Quit

Seth Godin is a marketer, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. He’s one of my favorite public speakers and an inspiring figure in the marketing world.  Early in his career, Seth was founder and CEO of Yoyodyne, an interactive direct marketing company.  Yoyodyne eventually was acquired by Yahoo! in 1998. Seth then worked as VP Direct Marketing at Yahoo

87: Hrishikesh Hirway on Finding the Truth in Storytelling

Hrishikesh Hirway (@HrishiHirway) is a  musician, story-teller, and podcast host who hosts Song Exploder (@songexploder). It’s a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, telling the story of how they were made. Hrishikesh has hosted inspiring and loved musicians such as U2, Björk, Postal Service and Spoon on his show. He is a podcast mastercraftsman. We talk

86: Hank Green on: The Vlogbrothers Story, Nerdfighting and Project For Awesome

Hank Green is one half the YouTube creators The Vlog Brothers, who he co-creates with his brother John Green. Hank is the entrepreneurial brother who has the leadership role on many of their co-ventures and has launched several of his own innovative charitable and education-based projects. But going back to 2006, when Hank and

85: Franchesca Ramsey on Going Viral on YouTube & Playing the Long Game with Your Life

Franchesca Ramsey went viral in 2012. Her video Stuff White Girls Say to Black Girls (I addd a euphemism with Stuff) took off like a rocket ship. She was an early adopter of YouTube and created regular videos, but that one video really took off like wildfire online and offline. Imagine if your video

84: Battling Depression and Fighting Through Anxiety as a Creative Person with Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin was depressed and anxious for around a year. He had trouble sleeping and got trapped in the loop of “regretting decisions from the past.” He felt sunk and felt that nothing useful was coming from his business, Moz. Meanwhile the company was a $20 Million revenue business at the time, and has grown