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  • #1811 The story behind E-Junkie

    Aug 16 2019

    Joining me today is an entrepreneur who, in the early internet days, figured out a simple solution in a world of really difficult online sales. I’ve been wondering what happened to him. Robin Singh is the founder of E-Junkie which offers copy-paste buy-now and cart buttons for selling downloads, codes and tangible products on any website, blog, social media and messenger. Robin Singh is the founder of E-Junkie which offers copy-paste buy-now and cart buttons for selling downloads, codes a...more

  • #1810 The step by step process of launching an apparel company (with $4k and zero experience)

    Aug 14 2019

    Joining me is an entrepreneur who wanted to get into clothing—specifically undergarments. I wonder how she can build a real business while competing with all the brands that feel intimidatingly large. But she’s growing and recently expanded to activewear which means she’s now competing with Lululemon and NIKE and other giants. Megan Grassell is the founder of Yellowberry which specializes in undergarments and apparel for tween girls. Megan Grassell is the founder of Yellowberry which speciali...more

  • #1809 The startup with a social mission of solving the payday loan problem

    Aug 12 2019

    Today’s guest looked around at the payday loans space, saw how many people are going to get payday loans at exorbitant rates, and he said, “There should be a solution.” So he came out of retirement to start a new business and solve the predatory payday loan problem. I wonder how his solution conflicts with people who have an interest in seeing the problem continue. We’re going to find out all that and how he built up his business. Safwan Shah is the founder of Payactiv...more

  • #1808 Marathon Series: The Singapore telco company with the heart of a SaaS startup

    Aug 11 2019

    Today for my marathon series has brought me to Singapore. Abhishek Gupta is the co-founder of Circles Life, which provides a modern mobile experience. The reason I’m excited about this interview is that it isn’t just a SaaS that could be created by one person on a computer. Abhishek had to come up with the idea, find partnerships with established companies and convince customers to switch carriers. None of those things are easy. I want to find out how he did it. Abhishek Gupta is the co-found...more

  • #1807 Turning tech that’s ahead of its time into a company with a long tail

    Aug 09 2019

    Joining me is entrepreneur who started his company back in 1999. It was a period of raising money, changing the world, and being changed by the world. There was a lot of evolution and a lot of obstacles in Germany at the time. I want to understand how today’s guest built a company in that environment. Eckhard Ortwein is the founder of several companies, but the company we’re focusing on today is a company called Paybox Solutions. They set out to make money a mobile experience at t...more

  • #1806 Content creation in the world of influencers on Instagram

    Aug 07 2019

    Joining me is an entrepreneur who demystified content marketing for me. I see these companies on Instagram that have beautiful photos and I’m amazed. I think, “They must have a full-time creative directors and photographers.” Well, today’s guest showed me how it really works. And how companies like his make brands look REALLY good. Corbett Drummey is the co-founder of PopularPays, a marketplace that connects brands and creators. Corbett Drummey is the co-founder of PopularPays, a marketplace t...more

  • #1805 How to modernize an old technology like outdoor billboard advertising

    Aug 05 2019

    Today’s guest saw an old technology and said, “What if I modernize it?” Instead of forcing people to remember the company name on a billboard, their phone number, write it down, and go buy it. “What if I create a web page where anyone can go and buy like they buy anything else?” I care about his story. But I’m also thinking in my head, “What else is outdated that we can modernize using some of the things that we already know?” And as you’ll...more

  • #1804 Marathon Series: Singapore’s $10M restaurant app

    Aug 02 2019

    My marathon series has brought me here to Singapore and I’ve got an interview with an entrepreneur I’ve really been looking forward to meeting. His name is Arrif Ziaudeen. He is the founder of Chope. Chope lets you book a reservation at a restaurant, but you also have the backend stuff that we’ll talk about in this interview. Arrif Ziaudeen is the founder of Chope, a real time restaurant-reservation booking platform that connects diners with its partner restaurants. Sponsored ...more

  • #1803 How Stash is creating the Netflix of financial services

    Aug 02 2019

    Stash is a mobile first investment platform that helps people simplify their investing and banking through education and user experience. I don’t think even that description does it justice. Users are really happy that they invested $200 or $300. Most finance companies don’t get excited about their users who have $200 or $300. Stash seems to be drawing them in. I want to know if you can actually build a business that way. We’re going to find out how he is changing investing an...more

  • #1802 A founder gets open about entrepreneurship and Adderall addiction

    Jul 31 2019

    When I was a kid, aspiring to be an entrepreneur, I remember hearing that Howard Hughes was addicted to something that let him work through the night. Frankly, it was a handful of entrepreneurs who had that and in my head, I said to myself, “I’d be willing to make that trade-off. If I could take a drug that would make me work harder through the night, I’d be absolutely willing to do it. Yeah, my health would suffer, but you know what? Life makes your health suffer. I’d b...more

  • #1801 Solving the problem of form abandonment (with a more modern experience)

    Jul 29 2019

    Joining me today is an entrepreneur I’m especially excited to talk about for a few different reasons. Number one, he’s a Mixergy listener. He’s somebody who’s listened just like you and has had these stories embedded in his head. Number two, he is outside the United States. He is in India where I’m seeing more and more entrepreneurs are doing killer stuff. The problem he saw is people don’t like forms. People like people. And so you’re going to get a lo...more

  • #1800 Marathon Series: The Southeast Asia recruitment company Glints

    Jul 27 2019

    Oswald Yeo is the founder of Glints, a tech-enabled recruitment platform. I want to find out in this interview how he started with a niche and grew the company out. Oswald Yeo is the founder of Glints, a tech-enabled recruitment platform. Sponsored byHostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options include...more

  • #1799 Niching down in the crowded space of email marketing

    Jul 26 2019

    How many freaking email marketing companies are there out there? And how could so many of them be doing well? Joining me today is an entrepreneur who said, “I see that there are people sending out email. I see that there’s software to do it. I’m going to jumping in and do it too.” And the reason that he was able to do it, he says, is because he saw a problem that nobody else addressed. He was dealing with a market that other people weren’t familiar with. Rytis Laur...more

  • #1798 Chili Piper founder Nicholas Vandenberghe on partnering with John Sculley and navigating acquisitions

    Jul 24 2019

    Joining me today is an entrepreneur who, while in school, had Steve Jobs come into his class and rock his world. He ended up doing business with someone who worked with Steve Jobs, as you’ll hear in this interview. Nicholas Vandenberghe is the founder of Chili Piper, which helps qualified leads automatically book a meeting or start a phone call right after they fill out a form on your site. Nicholas Vandenberghe is the founder of Chili Piper, which helps qualified leads automatically book...more

  • #1797 Case Study: Bootstrapping a web builder from Moscow

    Jul 22 2019

    Joining me is an entrepreneur coming at us straight from Moscow in Russia. Nikita Obukhov is a guy who realized it’s really hard to build websites. We need to make it easier. And so he created a company called Tilda. It’s a website builder that doesn’t require you to use any code. I want to find out how he bootstrapped it. Nikita Obukhov is the founder of Tilda, a website builder that doesn’t use any code. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview...more

  • #1796 Marathon Series: The Singapore-based software you should know about

    Jul 20 2019

    Today I’m in Singapore and there’s so much that has blown my mind while I’ve been here. I want to talk to today’s guest about that and so much more. Oliver Tan is the founder of ViSenze, which does visual search recognition. I want to understand how he came up with this technology and how he got his first customers to trust him. Sometimes I feel I’m missing out on software by being limited to the U.S. This company is a perfect example of that. We’ll find out more about it in this interview. O...more

  • #1795 How Insticator founder is solving engagement for advertisers

    Jul 19 2019

    Joining me is an entrepreneur who recognized the problem that advertising kind of sucks online. People have ad blockers because ads are distracting and aren’t usually helpful. Publishers aren’t in love with ads because they just pollute the site and they don’t add much value. Today’s guest stepped in and said, “You know what? What if we don’t just run banner ads? What if we offer a quiz or a poll that gets people more engaged?” That’s the idea t...more

  • #1794 When should you transition from SaaS to Service as a Service?

    Jul 17 2019

    Joining me is a repeat guest. Bryan Kreuzberger came on a few years ago to talk about how he was helping salespeople send out email and get responses. And his approach was so good. His simple approach for getting an email to the CEO, and then having him forward it down to the right person has been phenomenal for me. He’s made a transition though. He went from teaching people how to do this to both teaching and doing it as a service. I’m fascinated by that transition because I’...more

  • #1793 How to bounce back after losing $100M (through leveraging relationships)

    Jul 15 2019

    Joining me today is an entrepreneur who says he went from rags to riches. Unfortunately, he went right back to rags in a really bad situation that helped him lose what he says is over $100 million. But through hard work, through patience, and through the belief of people around him the guy was able to get right back up to the top. David Meltzer is co-founder of Sports1Marketing, a global sports and entertainment marketing agency. We’ll talk about what that means and what his connection is...more

  • #1792 Marathon Series: Can Australian founders have success without guilt?

    Jul 13 2019

    Today I have an Australian founder which is usually a challenge because they are in a whole other time zone from my office in SF. But as part of my marathon series, I’m making these interviews happen. Dylan Baskind is the founder of Qwilr, which allows people to create beautiful proposals, sales and marketing documentation as web pages. We’re going to find out how well this business is doing and find out a little bit about Australian culture in this interview. Dylan Baskind is the fo...more

  • #1791 Samuel Morhaim’s Vantage IO: Giving entrepreneurs the development tools they need

    Jul 12 2019

    As an entrepreneur launching a company, getting a website or mobile app developed can be painful and out of reach. How do you get things done on a limited budget? Samuel Morhaim is Founder and CEO of Vantage IO which creates web/mobile applications, IoT solutions, voice skills and data analytics solutions in addition to consulting and advisory services. Samuel Morhaim saw the pain point of entrepreneurs needing development tools and launched Vantage IO to help deliver the software that entrepren...more

  • #1790 How Animoto found the customer segment that paid

    Jul 10 2019

    Before I was doing interviews, I was doing live events. I thought the best way for entrepreneurs to learn from each other is to come out to a live event to meet other entrepreneurs. The problem was that I had was really interesting people come and I wouldn’t know how to show people this. I took a bunch of pictures, but looking at a bunch of strangers wasn’t captivating enough. And somehow I discovered Animoto. Jason Hsiao is the founder of Animoto, an online video maker that makes ...more

  • #1789 Inside the $100M dollar scooter sharing startup Spin

    Jul 08 2019

    Today’s guest runs one of many companies that I think are not just changing my life, but changing the lives of many people. I remember when I first started to see electric scooters show up in San Francisco. It made so much more sense than waiting for a car to come pick you up. We’re living in a city with hardly any rain, hardly any terrible weather. And suddenly these electric scooters showed up all over the city. Today’s guest is the creator of one of the first scooters that...more

  • #1788 Marathon Series: The Australian product that’s solving most new parents’ biggest problem

    Jul 06 2019

    As part of my marathon series I want to get to know entrepreneurs and talk about entrepreneurship in different parts of the world. Today I’m in Sydney, Australia with Hana-Lia Krawchuk. Hana-Lia is the founder of Love To Dream, which makes swaddles & baby sleeping bags for any season. It’s a phenomenal business that has spawned other products like SleepSack, which I’m a big believer in. We’re going to find out about how she built up this business. Hana-Lia Krawchuk ...more

  • #1787 Case Study: Making a cofounder relationship work

    Jul 05 2019

    A few weeks ago, I interviewed Joel Hooks who created a site called Egghead which offered developer video training. And he grew it $250,000 a month in revenue, which is substantial. One of the things he told me during the interview was that he learned how to do it by joining this course called Stacking the Bricks. Today I have the founder of that program. Alex Hillman is founder of Stacking the Bricks which helps people make the shift from service businesses into products that they can sell ove...more

  • #1786 Marketing that enhances product reputation (and doesn’t overwhelm)

    Jul 03 2019

    My goal with this interview is to understand how today’s guest has grown his business through his phenomenal marketing. He’s very understated about it, which is good because I want this type of approach for my business. I want to grow through good marketing that I could feel proud of and that doesn’t overwhelm the product. I want marketing that actually enhances the reputation of the product. My guest today is Dave Rogenmoser, the co-founder of Proof, a SaaS that helps build ...more

  • #1785 A VC’s inside look at doing business in Latin America

    Jul 01 2019

    Nathan Lustig is the co-founder of Magma Partners, an early-stage investment firm that supports the best Latin American entrepreneurs to launch and scale in the US. Nathan literally wrote the book on what it’s like to do business in different parts of Latin America. It’s called “Crossing Borders: A Venture Capitalist’s Guide to Doing Business in Latin America.” I wish I had read it before I flew to Mexico City to do my first set of interviews because he really expl...more

  • #1784 Marathon Series: Jane Lu’s Showpo at $60M/yr in revenue with no outside funding

    Jun 29 2019

    How do you put systems in place when you are used to doing everything yourself? Jane Lu is the Founder of Showpo which is an online fashion company based in Sydney Australia. Jane Lu started Showpo doing everything herself back in 2010. Nine years later she now has a team of 150 people and is making $60M a year in revenue. Jane Lu is the Founder of Showpo which is an online fashion company based in Sydney Australia. Sponsored byToptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, To...more

  • #1783 Dan Franks Podcast Movement: Grassroots origins to 7 figures

    Jun 28 2019

    Today’s guest has come full circle from having me on his podcast to now running the annual Podcast Movement conference. Dan Franks is Co-Founder and President of Podcast Movement which is the worlds’ largest and longest running podcast conference. I find out from Dan how the conference’s growth has exploded over the years and what we can expect from this year’s conference. Dan Franks is Co-Founder and President of Podcast Movement which is the worlds’ largest and lo...more

  • #1782 Sean Byrnes sold Flurry to Yahoo and launched Outlier AI

    Jun 26 2019

    What do you do when you’ve sold the company that you’ve poured your blood, sweat and tears into? Launch another company, of course. Sean Byrnes is the CEO & Co-Founder of Outlier.ai which delivers automated business analysis for some of the largest consumer businesses in the world. Sean built Flurry into a successful analytics platform for mobile apps and sold it to Yahoo in 2014. He then launched Outlier.ai. Sean Byrnes is the CEO & Co-Founder of Outlier which delivers autom...more

  • #1781 Neil Patel: services businesses are better than software companies

    Jun 24 2019

    After launching Carzy Egg, KISSMetrics & other software companies, Neil Patel now says it’s too easy to create software. That means software makers can’t charge much. Listen to why his new service business, Neil Patel Digital, is doing so well. You’ll also hear if he really loves his wife, why KISSMetrics closed, why he’s copying paid software and giving it for free, why he had a roommate, and more. Neil Patel is a Co-Founder of Neil Patel Digital which offers digital marketing services. &n...more

  • #1780 Marathon Series: Matt Barrie’s Freelancer a global marketplace with $53M in revenue

    Jun 22 2019

    Where do you find inspiration for launching a company? Sometimes that inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places. Matt Barrie is Founder and CEO of Freelancer which is a global online freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace. When Matt was unable to enlist friends and family to help with a simple task when he was building his mom’s website, his simple job posting on a website looking for help netted immediate results and provided his “ah-ha” moment for launching Fre...more

  • #1779 Nicole Grinnell and Liz Goddard take CC: My Admin to over $1M/yr in two years

    Jun 21 2019

    What if your business doesn’t need to have full-time workers in the office? Not every business needs to have internal employees. Nicole Grinnell and Liz Goddard are the Founders of CC: My Admin which lets you hire more than just virtual assistants. Nicole and Liz recognized that not every business needed a full-time staff and that some tasks could be handled remotely on a part-time basis and thus the collaborated to create CC: My Admin. Nicole Grinnell and Liz Goddard are the Founders of C...more

  • #1778 Reboot: Jerry Colonna and the pursuit of lemon drops

    Jun 19 2019

    What do you do when you come to that realization in your life that your pursuits are leaving you with a sense of emptiness? Jerry Colonna is one of the founders of Reboot which offers coaching services for individuals, teams and entire organizations. Jerry’s ah-ha moment was when he realized he was always pursuing the feeling of having enough and that he never was reaching that goal. Now, he helps other founders and entrepreneurs find their fullest potential. Jerry Colonna is one of the fo...more

  • #1777 Garrett Mehrguth bootstrapped Directive to $10M/yr in revenue

    Jun 17 2019

    When the biggest consulting firms in the business won’t even let you get your foot in the door, how do you get experience to launch your own firm? Garrett Mehrguth is the founder of Directive which is a lead generation-based search marketing company for B2B enterprise with a focus on SaaS. Garrett lived on a food budget of $12 a day, cleaned toilets and bid jobs on Fiverr all the while learning about search and lead generation so he could launch Directive. Garrett Mehrguth is the founder o...more

  • #1776 Marathon Series: Rod Bishop’s Jayride is the e-commerce marketplace for traveler transportation

    Jun 15 2019

    Every traveler is different and every trip is different. There’s no one ground transportation solution to fit everyone. Where do you go to find the best solution for you? Rod Bishop is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Jayride which provides seamless transport experiences for travelers by allowing them to compare and book ground transfers around the world. Jayride reimagines ground transportation by offering an e-commerce marketplace solution for travelers where they can comparison shop ...more

  • #1775 Jason Macek’s Dollar Fulfillment disrupts the product fulfillment industry

    Jun 14 2019

    Companies looking for product fulfillment services can find themselves mired down by all of the fees involved from shipping to service fees. Does it have to be that complicated? Jason Macek is the Founder of Dollar Fulfillment which offers product fulfillment services for a dollar per order. Jason has bootstrapped Dollar Fulfillment to almost $10 million a year in revenue. Jason Macek is the Founder of Dollar Fulfillment which offers product fulfillment services for a dollar per order. Sponsored...more

  • #1774 How Julian Shapiro’s Bell Curve does marketing for some of the best tech companies in San Francisco

    Jun 12 2019

    How does a marketing agency stand out in the crowd and rise above the noise to work with some of the top names in the tech industry? Julian Shapiro is the Founder of Bell Curve which is a marketing agency and training program. Julian uses reverse engineering to determine the patterns that work for specific types of companies in order to develop a growth strategy quickly for the client. Julian Shapiro is the Founder of Bell Curve which is a marketing agency and training program. Sponsored byAhref...more

  • #1773 Trent Dyrsmid’s Flowster brings sexy to the SOP

    Jun 10 2019

    A lot of us have a love-hate relationship with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents. Who wants to take the time to document every procedure in your company? Trent Dyrsmid is the Founder of Flowster which automates workflow for companies as a SOP Management Tool. Trent Dyrsmid created SOPs for his own business and when people started asking for their own, that’s when he knew he needed to create his own software and Flowster was born. Trent Dyrsmid is the Founder of Flowster which au...more

  • #1772 Marathon series: Tim Fung’s Airtasker is the TaskRabbit of Australia making $110M in revenue

    Jun 08 2019

    Finding someone to help you with tasks and errands whether big or small can be challenging. How do you find someone who is reliable? Tim Fung is Co-Founder and CEO of Airtasker which is a services marketplace allowing people to outsource chores and errands to people in their local community. After asking a friend to help him move, Tim was inspired to create Airtasker to create a marketplace for people to connect to have tasks done. Tim Fung is Co-Founder and CEO of Airtasker which is a services ...more

  • #1559 Cameron Herold coaches me on hiring (so I don’t collapse at my desk)

    Feb 14 2018

    Hiring has been a huge issue for me. And in a past interview with Cameron Herold, I brought it up because he’s the founder of the COO Alliance, the world’s leading network for the second in command. I don’t get embarrassed by a lot of stuff. If you heard my interviews, you hear me get pretty frank about my flaws, my mistakes. But this issue is something I was embarrassed about. I think if I don’t hire somebody to be the second in command at Mixergy, I am probably going to...more

  • #1524 When does a startup founder need a COO?

    Nov 22 2017

    A topic we don’t talk about on Mixergy is how to actually manage a company. I remember when I was in NYU as an undergrad I loved all my business classes, but management just didn’t feel like me. I always thought of the guys in Dilbert but entrepreneurs were the ones who were creating, the ones who were doing. Mixergy’s grown and I’ve been running it, but I have to be honest, I’m not doing a great job of running it. So earlier in the year, the Mixergy team said, &#...more

  • #1453 The future of chat (and interacting with your customers)

    May 26 2017

    About a year ago I realized that no matter how much effort we’ve put into my email list, I could never double the response rate. We kept growing it, but people were not using email much. So I started looking around for solutions and I started looking at bots. Bots are basically software that communicates with humans via a chat app. I came across one company that looked too good to be true. It’s called ManyChat. And I said, “I’ve got to find out who the founder is.” ...more

  • #1417 How Sam Ovens is helping everyday people start their own consulting businesses

    Mar 03 2017

    I’ll be honest with you. I felt guilt about an interview that I did years ago with today’s guest. This was back in, let me see here, 2013. I interviewed Sam Ovens about how he built up this consulting business and was teaching people how to do consulting. I thought maybe I got taken for a ride. It was too good to be true. Then I started hearing people who were in his program talk about how big the program is. Then I started hearing more and more people say they were in the program. ...more

  • #1049 How a former lawyer built a multi-million dollar company that teaches social skills – with Jordan Harbinger

    Aug 13 2014

    How does a former lawyer build a multi-million dollar company that teaches social skills. Jordan Harbinger is the co-founder of The Art of Charm, a company that teaches confidence and emotional intelligence. Jordan Harbinger is the co-founder of The Art of Charm, a company that teaches confidence and emotional intelligence, and the host of The Jordan Harbinger Show, which interviews top performers, from legendary musicians to intelligence operatives.   Sponsored byLead Pages – Lead Pa...more

  • #1000 The 1,000 interview celebration

    Apr 09 2014

    On August 4, 2008, I posted a video up on Mixergy where I looked up into the web cam on my computer and I said “I failed.” And I said that I was going to shut down my invitation business and start doing interviews with entrepreneurs and people in general who I admire so I can learn from them and take back what I’ve learned from them to build a more successful company in the future. And I said that along the way you’d get to watch and learn as I learned directly from my he...more

  • #989 Andrew’s process for overcoming entrepreneurial stagnation – with Samantha Alford

    Mar 10 2014

    A few weeks ago, Andrew was interviewed about his inner doubt by Samantha Alford of WomeninBusinesspodcast.com. I (Arie Saint) thought it was too good not to share with our audience, so I’m publishing it on Mixergy. Check it out and let’s talk about it in the comments. Samantha Alford, the founder of the Women in Business Podcast.   Sponsored byWalker Corporate Law – Scott Edward Walker is the lawyer entrepreneurs turn to when they want to raise money or sell their compani...more

  • #714 HearAndPlay.com: Turning $70 Into A Multimillion Dollar Instruction Web Site – with Jermaine Griggs

    Apr 23 2012

    Update: based on the comments we’re getting, Jermaine sent this PDF about Automation. How does a high school senior from the inner city turn $70 into a multimillion dollar instruction web site? Jermaine Griggs is the founder of HearAndPlay.com, which trains musicians to play by ear, trains them to play by ear with online music lessons and piano video tutorials. Jermaine Griggs is the founder of HearAndPlay.com, which trains musicians to play by ear, trains them to play by ear with online m...more

  • #709 iContact Founder Returns To Mixergy After $169M Sale – with Ryan Allis

    Apr 09 2012

    How does a wristband help a founder build a $169 million company? Ryan Allis is the founder of iContact, a provider of email marketing tools for small businesses. And a company that was recently sold for $169 million to Vocus. Here’s a quote from the last time I interviewed him, “we incorporated in July ’03, lived in the office, slept on futons, cooked on a George Foreman grill, did whatever we had to do to keep expenses low, while we built up revenue and customers, and improved the ...more

  • #401 Reddit Founder: “I Wish I Still Owned Reddit Now” – with Steve Huffman

    Oct 20 2010

    Many founders I interviewed on Mixergy told me about how their companies virtually disappeared after they sold them. But 4 years after selling Reddit to Conde Nast, Steve Huffman is so proud of how much its grown that he’d be happy to still own it. I asked him to teach me how he grew his community, why some Y Combinator-backed founders, like him, succeed while others don’t get any traction and why he never resented his co-founder for getting so much attention. I also asked Steve abou...more

  • #216 How Clever Entrepreneurs Turned 3 Air Mattresses Into Airbnb, The Site That Makes Any Home A Bed And Breakfast – with Brian and Joe

    Jan 28 2010

    The founders of Airbnb are guys who couldn’t make rent a few years ago, but they kept turning desperation into creative solutions. In October 2007, eager to make extra money, they noticed that local hotels were booked up because of a conference. So they pumped up some inflatable mattresses and listed their place online as an “air bed and breakfast.” It was quirky and it worked. That little act of creativity became Airbnb, the (profitable) site that allows anyone to list their e...more

  • #214 How To Produce Like A Linchpin By Understanding Your Lizard Brain – with Seth Godin

    Jan 25 2010

    You listen to my programs because I don’t do the cute “let’s get to know the author” interviews that others are known for. I hunt down information that you can use because I’m passionate about helping you build a business that your great-great-grandkids would admire you for. That’s why I kept digging in this interview. I want you (and me too, frankly) to be able to produce the kind of hits that Seth Godin keeps cranking out, seemingly without breaking a sweat....more