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Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong with Eric Barker | 115

Eric Barker (@bakadesuyo) is the best-selling author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong. Eric is like a myth busters for conventional wisdom around success and achievement. Eric is an author, blogger, former screenwriter, public speaker, and this week’s podcast guest.
Eric Barker on influence
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How to Have Better Conversations | Celeste Headlee (Episode 114)

Celeste Headlee (@CelesteHeadlee) wants you to master the art and science of conversation. She is the author of the the best-selling book is We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter. 
Celeste is a modern day renaissance woman. She is a podcast host, author, public speaker and professional opera singer. She hosts the well-respected public radio podcast,

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)

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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

How to Build a Brand That People Will Love with Author Dorie Clark

We all have ideas. Everyone of us has big ideas that we want to execute on. But the internet is a noisy place. There are billions of social media posts, YouTube videos, and blogs. In the new economy, it’s very difficult to get our ideas heard. If you truly want your ideas to standout,

Depression and Entrepreneurs with Brad Feld

Conquering Depression isn’t easy. Many entrepreneurs and startup founders struggle through bouts of depression. How common is the issue of depression in the world of entrepreneurs? Well, it’s more common than you think. Why? Because being a founder or entrepreneur is a lonely job. It’s also very intense, with highs and lows that are un-common to

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

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