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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

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

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. 33: Nir Ayel’s on his “Hooked” Model Book and Self-Publishing an Ebook Bestseller

Nir Ayel details “Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products,” and self-publishing a best-selling NY Times ebook on Stories From the Influencer Economy. Author Nir Eyal joins the podcast for a discussion around his NY Times best-selling book “Hooked:  How to Build Habit Forming Products.”  Nir explains the 4-step process around building products that capture people’s

Ep. 28 – Troy Carter: Finding a Passion You’d Be Willing To Die For (Atom Factory CEO)

Troy Carter came on the podcast this week.  He is the founder of Atom Factory, and the conversation was inspiring to say the very least.
Troy and I talk about hip-hop, entrepreneurship, life, failure, success and finding passion around your work.  Troy used to work with Bigee Smalls and Puff Daddy back in the day,

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