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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

Ep. 79: Finding Your Voice, Breaking Bad Habits & Thriving with Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers is writer, entrepreneur, programmer, musician, and student. He lived in NYC as a musician before creating and founding CD Baby in 1998. CD Baby eventually went onto be a leading seller of independent music online and he sold the company ten years later, in 2008 for $22 Million. And what did he

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