Hrishikesh Hirway (@HrishiHirway) is a musician, story-teller, and podcast host who hosts Song Exploder (@songexploder). It’s a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, telling the story of how they were made. Hrishikesh has hosted inspiring and loved musicians such as U2, Björk, Postal Service and Spoon on his show. He is a podcast mastercraftsman. We talk
About Ryan WilliamsRyan 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.
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
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
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
David Nihill like many people, was terrified of public speaking. But unlike most people, to conquer his fear of speaking in front of groups, David spent a year studying and performing stand-up comedy. After performing at The Improv, The Comedy Store, & Cobb’s he realized that anyone can be funny when giving a talk. He also
Jay Samit (@JaySamit) is an entrepreneur and the author of the bestselling book Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation.
Stories from The Influencer Economy
Influencer Economy Quick Hit quotes from Jay:
“You have a choice: pursue your dreams, or be hired by someone else to help them fulfill their
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
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
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
James Altucher puts it all on the line. As a writer he talks openly about business big gains and big business losses. He talks not only about his big successes but also his failure. James has open sourced his life for everyone to learn from. His WSJ best-selling book Choose Yourself details how to build a