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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

Ep. 24: Caleb Bacon on Succeeding in Hollywood, Man School Podcast, Writing for TV

Caleb Bacon is an network TV writer and host of the popular podcast Man School.  He’s a jack of all trades in the modern media world.  He currently writes for the TBS comedy Sullivan and Son, while also hosting the weekly Man School Podcast.  Man School is a show where he interviews men about their exciting

Ep. 23 – Ryan Ford on Snoop Dogg & Silicon Valley, Cashmere Agency & Freestyle Rapping in Iowa

Ryan Ford is the EVP Chief Creative officer, at Cashmere Agency. Cashmere is a lifestyle agency based in Los Angeles that focuses on multicultural millennials and building out communication strategies that can speak to people authentically wherever they’re at online. Their sister company is Stampede Management, and their client list that they advise and

EP. 22 – Brian Koppelman, Host of The Moment Podcast, Co-Writer Rounders & Ocean’s Thirteen

Brian Koppelman joins The Influencer Economy as this week’s guest.  Brian is the co-writer of films such as Rounders and Ocean’s Thirteen, as well as the co-director of the Emmy Award winning “30 for 30,” film on Jimmy Connors This is What They Want.

He’s also a prolific podcast host and hosts a show called The Moment, a weekly

Bernie Su: The Creative Process Behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Emma Approved, & Frankenstein MD

Bernie Su chatted with Ryan about writing, filmmaking and entrepreneurship. Bernie details the journey of adapting Pride and Prejudice, and creating The Lizzie Bennet Diaries for the online world.   Bernie and Hank Green of the Vlog Brothers are the creators of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and Bernie shares the story of how they adapted Jane Austin’s famous book, for

Harrison Barnes: Golden State Warriors basketball, technology & social media fans

Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors is one of the more tech savvy athletes in the NBA, and sports.  Harrison tells Ryan about how he embraced the technology community upon getting drafted by the NBA’s Warriors as the 7th Pick of the 2012 NBA Draft.  When he moved to the San Francisco Bay area, Harrison met

Ty Hildenbrandt: The Solid Verbal, College Football & Podcasting

 

Ty Hildenbrandt, host of the college football podcast The Solid Verbal, chats with Ryan on the show.  The Solid Verbal is an independent, bi-weekly college football podcast hosted by Ty Hildenbrandt and Dan Rubenstein. Ty joined Ryan remotely from his studio in in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  The show is a 7 year old podcast, and pioneering in the

Brenden Mulligan from Cluster & Tripcast: Building Products, Networking and Mentoring

Ryan chatted with Brenden Mulligan at the Cluster Home Office in San Francisco, where Brenden is Founder and CEO.  Brenden Mulligan details his journey from graduating Vanderbilt University, to designing and building products in San Francisco.

 

Brenden spoke with Ryan about his entrepreneurial career, starting in Chicago, where he built the website Artist Data after