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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

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. 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

Ep. 39 Tucker Max: How to Finally Write Your Best-Selling Book

In this episode, Tucker Max details his successful career as an author. He also gives advice to aspiring authors and talks about his new business venture: Book in a Box. Tucker really opens up in this interview, so you won’t want to miss it. Tucker has been sued over his blog, was initially rejected by the publishing industry

Ep. 37- Paul Jarvis: How to Build an Audience Before Selling Your Product

Paul Jarvis is a best-selling author, writer, web designer, and podcast host as well as the chief of “giving you a gentle kick in the pants” to get over your creative fears.  Paul Jarvis dropped by the show to talk about creativity, building audience and working on your own projects. He details his writing process,

Ep. 35 & 36: Dan Pashman – The Sporkful’s Guide to Building a Food Media Brand From Scratch

Dan Pashman, host of the The Sporkful podcast and author of the best-selling book “Eat More Better” stopped by the show. Dan details the secrets of how he built his successful food podcast that is ‘for eaters, not foodies.”

Dan says that every meal is an opportunity for greatness, and his quirky and irreverent style

Ep. 34 – ​Jayson Gaignard: Why Your Legacy is More Important Than Currency

Jayson Gaignard dropped by to detail how he created his MasterMind Talks Series, and has built lifelong connections by introducing influencers and experts via “Mastermind Dinners.”
Jayson is a black belt in networking, building community and relationships. We go deep into the value of connecting like-minded indviduals and helping others always comes back to you.  Jayson

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