Episodes

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 of the product which range from a way to disconnect on date nights to CEOs staying focused on what is going on while their assistants tend to other notifications. Joe also has a background in design, so we talk about what his transition to entrepreneurship was like. Follow @…

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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 manage social accounts for Adidas and even started their baseball page. After leaving, he took an opportunity to start Voltage Management, where he handles brand development for professional athletes. In our conversation, Zach talks about the process for figuring out what you…

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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 founder. Instead, Leo ended up falling into VC, where he has been for the last 8 years. Leo and I have an awesome chat about what it was like to build LinkedIn and he shares amazing advice to young people regarding trying new things. You can follow Leo on Twitter @lpolovets and…

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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 startups. He also went on to play a role as an investor and is currently helping build Grasshopper Bank. Micah can be found on Twitter @Micah --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/conor-robbins/message

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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 story. Megan could provide a Master Class on a lot of what we discuss and her insights were definitely important for anyone regardless of what you may be interested in. You can find Megan on social @MeganOlivi --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/conor-robbins/mess…

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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 something related to sports or anywhere else in life. Follow Mike on social : @MikeClayNFL on Twitter and Instagram. You can also find his work on ESPN Fantasy. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/conor-robbins/message

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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 to the creators of the world and their audiences. Read more about Universe here: https://onuniverse.com/ Read more about Joseph here: https://joe.onuniverse.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/conor-robbins/message

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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 taken them. Max is currently working on starting Extra, the easiest way to earn rewards and build credit. Read more about Max here: https://maxhellerstein.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/conor-robbins/message

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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 male athlete to win a World Cup medal in the downhill event. We then shift into talking about where his career has gone since wrapping up racing as he transitions into starting a business as well as becoming an analyst/TV host with NBC. --- Send in a voice message: https://anc…

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