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About Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams is a media strategist, international speaker and author of The Influencer Economy. Ryan has applied years of his professional experience, coaching clients and interviews with influencers on his podcast to write the modern playbook on how to launch your idea in the digital age. He has given talks and taught at SXSW, Vanderbilt University, USC and Loyola Marymount. Ryan's work has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Success Magazine and USA Today. You can listen to Ryan's podcast at InfluencerEconomy.com.

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

Ep. 41: Ezra Cooperstein on Fullscreen & The Connected Generation

This week on The Influencer Economy, I speak with Ezra Cooperstein, President of Fullscreen entertainment. Ezra and I met years ago when he worked at Maker Studios, and I was at Machinima.com. We have been involved in the online video & YouTube since the early days, and we talk in detail about his journey.

Ezra

Hunter Walk: VC Investing, YouTube and The Bottom Up Economy (Partner @ Homebrew VC)

Ryan chatted with Hunter Walk, Partner at Homebrew Venture Capital, during Ryans’ recent trip to San Francisco.  Homebrew is a seed stage investment firm, that focuses on the “Bottom-Up Economy.”  Hunter calls his company a start-up, and instead of “writing code,” he is “writing checks” to help founders build companies.

Hunter previously lead consumer product management