Episodes

Aug. 27, 2020

Matt McGowan - Director and GM @ Snapchat

Matt McGowan is currently the director and GM at Snapchat. He is also a partner at C2 Ventures, on the board of CPA Ontario, and a mentor at Adweek. Matt started his career on Wall Street and quickly left to join the emerging...

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Aug. 26, 2020

Kimberly Steward - K Period Media

Kimberly Steward is an American film producer known for such films as Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. She also produced Manchester by the Sea in 2016 through her production company, K...

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Aug. 24, 2020

How to get a job with David Meltzer - with Jake Fleshner

Episode #2 of this new series... this one is with Jake Fleshner who works extremely close with David Meltzer. Jake's story of getting his role is something a lot of people should take to heart and it was great getting his ins...

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Aug. 19, 2020

Brian Wong on Mentors, The Cheat Code, and Education

Brian Wong is the founder of Kiip, author of The Cheat Code, and now managing partner of BW Growth Ventures. As mentioned in the discussion, the link to find Brian's blog posts is brianwong.co --- Send in a voice message: htt...

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Aug. 19, 2020

Sarah Evans on Social Strategy, Personal Branding, and Life Advice for GenZ

Sarah Evans is the founder and CEO of Sevans Strategy and Sevans Digital PR. She has worked with brands such as SAP, PayPal, Cox Communications, Adobe, and Shorty Awards. You can follow Sarah on Twitter @prsarahevans, IG @sar...

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Aug. 19, 2020

Alex Taub on Upstream, Mentorship, and Online Professional Groups

Alex is an entrepreneur currently building Upstream, the best professional groups product. He previously founded Social Rank (acquired) and worked for Dwolla & Aviary. You can follow Alex on Twitter @ajt and Upstream @JoinUps...

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Aug. 8, 2020

Martin Bryant on helping tech and media companies with communications and strategy

Martin Bryant is the founder of Big Revolution where he takes the skills he developed as a journalist into the world of helping tech and media companies with communications and strategy. Martin and I chat about how he does th...

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Aug. 2, 2020

Spike Brehm on Culture, Computer Science, and Airbnb

Spike was one of the first 50 hires at Airbnb where he is still at today. We talk about the culture of the company in the early days and how that carried them through multiple stages of growth. We also talk about advice for y...

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July 31, 2020

Bernard Moon on Venture, International Markets, and SparkLabs Global

Bernard Moon is co-founder and partner at SparkLabs Group, a network of global accelerators and venture capital funds. He has a ton of experience in the world of startups and evaluating emerging markets. Barnard and I chat ab...

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July 30, 2020

Christian Hoff on Sales, Story Telling, and Pursuing your Passion

Christian has a really diversified background ranging all the way back into his childhood when he decided to become an actor. He's been on Broadway twice, taking away a Tony award for his performance in Jersey Boys. He has al...

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July 30, 2020

How to get a job with Brandon Steiner - with Jesse Kay

This episode is going to be a bit different... after interviewing several successful individuals, I realized it would also help a ton to get advice from people who had just landed stellar first jobs that set them up for futur...

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July 25, 2020

Tobias Jaeger on the Process of Film Making, What a Producer Does, and the Importance of Good People

Tobias is currently the CFO of Colibri Studios and host of the Media CFO podcast. This was a super interesting conversation where we talk a lot about the process of making a film and how it relates to building a business. Whi...

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July 20, 2020

Joe Hollier on the Light Phone, Design, and Social Trends

Joe Hollier is the founder of Light, a company that built a phone to help you disconnect. The Light Phone essentially gives you everything you need and keep you free of distractions. Joe and I chat a bit about the many uses o...

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July 20, 2020

Zach Soskin on Athlete Marketing, Brand Dev, and the Importance of Relationships

Zach live most sports lovers dreams... as you'll hear in this conversation, Zach knew he wanted to work in sports at least since he was an undergrad at the University of Oregon's Sports Business Program. He then went on to ma...

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July 20, 2020

Leo Polovets on Building LinkedIn, Qualities of a Successful Founder, and Trying New Things

Leo Polovets has had a wild ride so far... he was 2nd engineering hire at LinkedIn after leaving Microsoft and later worked at Google. After leaving Google Leo thought he would return to building startups, this time as a foun...

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June 29, 2020

Micah Baldwin on Being a Founder, Mental Health, and the Value of Diversity

Micah and I chat about his experiences as they apply to leveraging your skill set, being aware of mental health, and being conscious of diversity. Micah was the CEO of Graphicly in addition to being a part of many other start...

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June 28, 2020

Megan Olivi on UFC, Interviewing/Story Telling, and the Importance of Being Yourself

Megan Olivi and I chat a lot about the importance of bringing story telling into the way we interview. She talks about how there are a lot of layers to an athlete and the best ways to "peel the onion" in order to tell their s...

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June 28, 2020

Mike Clay on the NFL/Fantasy Football, Decision Making, and the Importance of Data

Mike Clay and I chat about his journey in finding his career as well as how he was able to stand out to get where he is. We also chat about the importance of using historical evidence to back up claims whether this be somethi...

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June 28, 2020

Joseph Cohen on the Future of Software and Universe

Joseph and I chat about his company, Universe, which aims to put the power to create in the hands of everyone looking to share something. We talk a lot about software and the characteristics that help software provide value t...

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June 28, 2020

Max Hellerstein on Entrepreneurship, Creating Value, and Extra

Max and I chat about his nontraditional journey that started back when he was a kid with his business partner and childhood friend, Cyrus. This goes on to cover a lot of the ventures they have started and where they have take...

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June 28, 2020

Doug Lewis on the Olympics, Athlete's Mindset, and Importance of Goal Setting

The first conversation of the series is with a long time friend and mentor of mine, Doug Lewis. Doug and I talk about his journey in achieving his athletic goals. He is a two time Olympic Alpine Ski Racer and the first US mal...

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