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114: Rockstar Turned Tech Investor D.A. Wallach

Imagine that you’re fresh out of college, touring with your rock band, and you meet Puff Daddy backstage at one of your shows. Sounds surreal, right? Well that what is what happened to D.A. Wallach after graduating from Harvard in the early 2000′s. This week, I talk to rockstar turned tech investor D.A. Wallach on the podcast.
He

Noah Kagan on Working Through Depression to Find Your Productivity Groove (113)

Noah Kagan and Ryan Williams on The Influencer Economy
Noah Kagan (@NoahKagan) was employee #30 at Facebook, employee #4 at Mint.com, the founder of Sumo.com and AppSumo and the host of  the podcast Noah Kagan Presents. He’s a superstar in the world of tech, entrepreneurship and podcasting.

Based on his resume, you’d think his career was

112: Court Coursey on Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur

Serial Entrepreneur Court Coursey, and I spoke during the week of the Milken Conference in Los Angeles. The Milken Conference is an event that brings around some the biggest name in corporate giving from around the world. Amazingly $20 Trillion dollars in wealth represented at the conference. Almost 1/4 of the world’s wealth was at the

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

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

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.  
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