In this episode of Remarkable People, join host Guy Kawasaki for an enlightening conversation with Stephen Pyne, a distinguished wildfire expert. Stephen's remarkable journey, from his years as a wildland firefighter to his role as an emeritus professor, provides a unique perspective on the human-fire relationship. Together, they delve into the critical issues surrounding wildfires and their environmental impact, emphasizing the need for sustainable fire management. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the complex and vital relationship between humans and fire, and discover how Stephen Pyne's insights are shaping a safer and more sustainable future for our planet.---Guy Kawasaki is on a mission to make you remarkable. His Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people such as Jane Goodall, Marc Benioff, Woz, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bob Cialdini. Every episode will make you more remarkable. With his decades of experience in Silicon Valley as a Venture Capitalist and advisor to the top entrepreneurs in the world, Guy's questions come from a place of curiosity and passion for technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing. If you love society and culture, documentaries, and business podcasts, take a second to follow Remarkable People. Listeners of the Remarkable People podcast will learn from some of the most successful people in the world with practical tips and inspiring stories that will help you be more remarkable. Episodes of Remarkable People organized by topic: https://bit.ly/rptopology Listen to Remarkable People here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/guy-kawasakis-remarkable-people/id1483081827 Like this show? Please leave us a review -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Thank you for your support; it helps the show!
Guy Filippelli is the Managing Partner of Squadra Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm that makes concentrated, lead investments into early-stage companies in the National Security and Cybersecurity markets. He was previously founder and CEO of RedOwl Analytics and Berico Technologies. He began his career as a US Army intelligence officer, serving in Korea, Italy, Germany, and Afghanistan, and at NSA where he served as a Special Assistant to the Director, and led a highly successful project in Baghdad. In 2007, Guy received the National Intelligence Medallion, the nation's highest award for civilian personnel, for his efforts to bring real-time targeting capabilities to our tactical forces. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, and received his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar. He is Chairman of the Commit Foundation, a non-profit focused on veteran transition, and also serves on the boards of the National Cryptologic Foundation and the University of Maryland's BioPark. Elevate Your Brand is the #1 marketing podcast for entrepreneurs and “wantreprenuers” looking for insider tips and secrets from the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, entrepreneurial special guests join Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, to discuss the marketing failures and successes that have brought their brands to the next level. Learn from real-life experiences and be inspired by leaders in your industry about how smart digital and experiential marketing can elevate your brand.
As a start-up founder, the hardest nut to crack is product-market fit - is your solution something the market needs and something they can't live without? Most founders believe they have it, but do they really? Who may be there to tell you if you don't have it? A mentor? A friend? Your parents? Or if you are looking for funding - your VC? We asked Pablo Srugo to help us determine the product-market fit and how to mentor start-up founders to have that "a-ha" moment where they see how they fit in the market. In this episode, you will be able to: Unlock the power of mentors to accelerate your startup success. Discover the key to a thriving startup: achieving product-market fit. Learn the secret to effective mentoring: objectivity and vulnerability. Cultivate resilience and humility to thrive as an entrepreneur. Tap into the invaluable insights of experienced mentors for startup success. Pablo Srugo, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, joins Julie and Jimmy on this episode of AugMentors. With his extensive experience in the startup world, Pablo brings a wealth of knowledge on achieving product-market fit and startup success. As a guest on the show, Pablo shares his insights on the difference between people who invest in your success versus those who have an investment in your success. He emphasizes the importance of finding mentors who have walked in your shoes and can offer guidance based on their own experiences. Pablo's unique perspective and expertise make him a valuable resource for startup founders and entrepreneurs looking to navigate the challenging journey of finding product-market fit. Get ready to learn from Pablo Srugo and increase your chances of startup success. The key moments in this episode are: 00:01:52 - Pablo's dad as his earliest mentor 00:05:36 - Co-founder as a mentor 00:08:10 - Trying different business ideas 00:14:31 - Discovering Product Market Fit 00:24:22 - Importance of Objectivity 00:28:04 - Creating a Mentor Bench 00:37:02 - Learning from Successful Founders 00:41:33 - Unlocking Conversations with Humility Gain valuable insights on finding mentors Successful mentorship in the startup world is centered around shared experiences and honesty. Identifying a mentor who has navigated similar hurdles can provide relevant guidance built on actual experiences. Humility, an openness to learning, and an ability to admit uncertainty are of utmost importance in both mentors and mentees. Want to connect with or work with Pablo Srugo to learn more? Find out more here! Pablo's LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/pablosrugo/ His Podcast: pmfshow.buzzsprout.com Two energetic entrepreneurs host a leadership podcast for those looking to connect more authentically with others and grow to their potential through mentoring. The AugMentors podcast is now Part of the HubSpot Podcast Network, the audio destination for business professionals. Learn more about how Hubspot can help your business grow better at http://hubspot.sjv.io/Xxb224 If you would like to be a guest on AugMentors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear your story! Let's connect! Follow us on-- Our Website: https://www.augmentors.us/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/augmentors-us Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/youtube.com/@augmentorspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/augmentorshq/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/augmentorshq
Jerry Colonna is the CEO, and co-founder, of [Reboot.io](http://reboot.io/), an executive coaching and leadership development firm whose coaches and facilitators are committed to the notion that better humans make better leaders. For nearly 20 years, he has used the knowledge gained as an investor, an executive, and a board member for more than 100 organizations to help entrepreneurs and others to lead with humanity, resilience, and equanimity. Previous to his career as a coach he was a partner with JPMorgan Partners (JPMP), the private equity arm of JP Morgan Chase. He joined JPMP from Flatiron Partners, which he launched 1996 with partner, Fred Wilson. Flatiron became one of the most successful, early-stage investment programs in the New York City area. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.I highly encourage you to read Jerry's latest book, "Reunion: Leadership and the Longing to Belong". In my opinion, it is one of the most important books of the year.___Get your copy of Personal Socrates: Better Questions, Better Life Connect with Marc >>> Website | LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter Drop a review and let me know what resonates with you about the show!Thanks as always for listening and have the best day yet!*Behind the Human is proudly recorded in a Canadian made Loop Phone Booth*Special props
In this episode of Remarkable People, join host Guy Kawasaki as he engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Raquel Willis, a trailblazing Black transgender activist, writer, media strategist, and speaker. Together, they dive into Raquel's journey in the LGBTQ and racial justice movements, her groundbreaking roles with organizations like the Ms. Foundation and Out magazine, and her co-founding of Black Trans Circles. Discover how Raquel's visionary work has earned her recognition as an ESSENCE's Woke 100 Women, Forbes 30 Under 30, and more. Explore her new book, "The Risk It Takes to Bloom: On Life and Liberation," and learn how she pursues liberation and resistance through activism. This episode is a powerful exploration of activism, leadership, and the pursuit of justice.---Guy Kawasaki is on a mission to make you remarkable. His Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people such as Jane Goodall, Marc Benioff, Woz, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bob Cialdini. Every episode will make you more remarkable. With his decades of experience in Silicon Valley as a Venture Capitalist and advisor to the top entrepreneurs in the world, Guy's questions come from a place of curiosity and passion for technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing. If you love society and culture, documentaries, and business podcasts, take a second to follow Remarkable People. Listeners of the Remarkable People podcast will learn from some of the most successful people in the world with practical tips and inspiring stories that will help you be more remarkable. Episodes of Remarkable People organized by topic: https://bit.ly/rptopology Listen to Remarkable People here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/guy-kawasakis-remarkable-people/id1483081827 Like this show? Please leave us a review -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Thank you for your support; it helps the show!
How will healthcare innovation and the role of venture capital shape the future of healthcare? Annie Lamont, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Oak HC/FT, a leading healthcare investment firm, emphasizes the importance of young, innovative companies supported by venture capital in driving change in the industry. She discusses the need for integrated healthcare financing and delivery, focusing on primary care and value-based payment models. Annie envisions a future where healthcare is delivered in homes through technology and virtual care, with hospitals specializing in acute care. Despite challenges, her optimism about healthcare innovation and value-based care models prevails. Explore the future of healthcare along with Health2049 co-host Jason Helgerson in this insightful conversation.Annie LamontX: https://twitter.com/annielamont?lang=enLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annielamont/Connect with Health2049:Website: https://www.health2049.comFind the complete Show Notes and Transcripts Here -> Lisa to create bit.ly link after episode on website. Timestamps:Annie Lamont's background. [03:35] A vision for health care in 2049. [04:47] Where will it be delivered? [08:45]Will it be a virtual first system? [11:01] Will technology be the first line of care? [12:49]The role of the doctor and nurse. [14:26] Where will innovation come from? [17:54]How can they scale and grow? [21:29] The role of insurance companies. [24:24] The role of the hospital. [26:10] Will it be more or less political? [28:15]Politics around local hospitals. [31:12] Episode Web Page: https://www.health2049.com/episodes
Thanksgiving is not only a special holiday because of the time with your family, all the great food, and of course, football, but it is also a time when lots of people volunteer and give back. Thus, the timing of this interview with John couldn't have been more perfect as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday. Most people know of John as an entrepreneur and investor, as he was the founder of a company that went public and was a co-founder of General Catalyst and has since been with Sigma Prime. But what many people might not know is the philanthropic side of his background. John is the co-founder of the GreenLight Fund, a national nonprofit network matching local communities' unmet needs with evidence-based social innovations. The organization takes a unique approach which is similar to how a VC firm operates where each city that it supports raises it's own fund and decides on what strategic investments will have the greatest impact. In this episode of our podcast, we cover: * Advice for founders on how to incorporate a social mission into their company or a culture of giving back. * John background story and how he started his career in venture capital in the earlier days of the industry. * Starting and scaling UroMed Corporation to an IPO. * The story of how General Catalyst got started and his experience as a Venture Capitalist at Sigma Prime Ventures. * What led John and his co-founder, Margaret Hall, down the path of starting the GreenLight Fund, plus how their model works and the impact it has had to various cities. * Advice for entrepreneurs on how to build a company of lasting value. * Why he has focused on investing into founders who are uniquely qualified and have world-leading domain experience to solve problems. * And so much more.
This week Mary Ann and Alex covered a host of news events. Here's the rundown:Fintech + AI = ? News that Ramp and Brex are working to lever AI in the wake of reporting that Brex's growth this year on a sequential-quarterly basis slowed had us thinking. Can AI help fintech startups grow more quickly? The fintech sector could use a boon at this juncture, perhaps this is it.Help I drink too much: Alex dug up a recent venture round in the sobriety space. This time it was Sunnyside, which just raised $11.5 million for its subscription service that helps folks cut back on their drinking. We've discussed other players in the space before, including Reframe.What's ahead for the startup M&A market? The Getir-FreshDirect deal had us thinking. Becca Szkutak thinks that it represents the sort of deal that we'll see next year. Even more, we may see more, similar deals next year.Will AI help startups regain their former value? A recent report from Battery Ventures had Alex thinking about how AI-powered automation could help startups spend less as they grow; Rule of 40, here we come!Hormonal health will be is big: The Equity team dug into Allara the other week. Now we're adding Inito, which just raised $6 million, to our list of startups that are building in the hormonal health market. Natasha was right.And that was the show! Next week is a holiday week here in the United States, so expect something special from us next Friday. We'll be on our regular schedule Monday and Wednesday!For episode transcripts and more, head to Equity's Simplecast website.Equity drops at 7 a.m. PT every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts. TechCrunch also has a great show on crypto, a show that interviews foundersand more!
We recorded this immediately after publishing some breaking news: we discovered that venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is funding Civitai, an AI marketplace we've repeatedly shown is an engine for nonconsensual AI porn. Just this week Emanuel reported Civitai had introduced a "bounty" system, that financially rewards people for making AI-models of specific targets. We talk about both stories in the first section of the podcast. Then after the break of this episode of "The Emanuel Maiberg Show," Emanuel talks about his deep investigation into working conditions in Labcorp, one of the biggest lab companies in the country, and how Amazon-like metrics may put patients at risk. Then in the subscribers-only section, Emanuel and Jason discuss their article on how the "brand safety" industry is stopping news websites from receiving vital funding.Giant AI Platform Introduces ‘Bounties' for Deepfakes of Real PeopleAndreessen Horowitz Invests in Civitai, Which Profits From Nonconsensual AI Porn‘Literally Impossible:' Labcorp Workers Say Productivity Goals Are Pushing Them to the BrinkAdvertisers Don't Want Sites Like Jezebel to ExistSubscribe at 404media.co for this podcast's bonus content. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode of Remarkable People, join host Guy Kawasaki as he engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Cecilia Conrad, the visionary CEO of Lever for Change. Discover how she's challenging traditional philanthropy power dynamics. Dr. Conrad bridges illustrious donors like MacKenzie Scott and Melinda French Gates with creative thinkers worldwide, all while receiving prestigious accolades for her outstanding contributions. Explore the transformational force of philanthropy with Dr. Cecilia Conrad.---Guy Kawasaki is on a mission to make you remarkable. His Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people such as Jane Goodall, Marc Benioff, Woz, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bob Cialdini. Every episode will make you more remarkable. With his decades of experience in Silicon Valley as a Venture Capitalist and advisor to the top entrepreneurs in the world, Guy's questions come from a place of curiosity and passion for technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing. If you love society and culture, documentaries, and business podcasts, take a second to follow Remarkable People. Listeners of the Remarkable People podcast will learn from some of the most successful people in the world with practical tips and inspiring stories that will help you be more remarkable. Episodes of Remarkable People organized by topic: https://bit.ly/rptopology Listen to Remarkable People here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/guy-kawasakis-remarkable-people/id1483081827 Like this show? Please leave us a review -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Thank you for your support; it helps the show!
Small modular nuclear reactors have long been utilised by the US Defence Department in aircraft carriers and submarines. Now, a consortium led by South African venture capitalist André Pienaar aims to introduce mini nuclear reactors to South Africa. In an interview with Biznews, Pienaar, the Founder and CEO of C5 Capital, elaborated on plans to bring this technology to the Western Cape. His initial focus is on supplying energy to data centres in the province. Using analogies from television and film, Pienaar envisions transforming the nuclear energy sector in South Africa from the large and hazardous depictions in The Simpsons to the compact, modular reactors used by Tony Stark in Iron Man for clean energy provision. South Africa, he said, possesses a robust nuclear ecosystem and a well-established regulatory framework for nuclear energy. Pienaar revealed that numerous South African nuclear engineers, some with prior experience at Eskom, have relocated to the United States under the same visa that facilitated Einstein's immigration. These engineers now contribute to X-Energy, a company in which C5 holds a significant stake. The plan to introduce mini reactors to South Africa is still in its early stages, he said. The first milestone, a feasibility study, has been completed. The next step for the consortium will be to finalise the financing model and seek regulatory and permitting approvals. Pienaar believes that bringing mini nuclear reactors for power generation to South Africa is a compelling proposition. “This is South Africa's opportunity to lose because several other countries are moving forward with similar projects,” he said.
Devdutt Yellurkar is a managing partner at CRV and has a wealth of experience as a sales VP, CEO, and venture capitalist. He has worked with several successful startups and has a deep understanding of the sales process and building successful companies. Devdutt is also a co-founder of the VC fund named Propeller, which focuses on investing in companies that address climate change.In this conversation with John McMahon, Devdutt shares his insights on how his experience in sales has helped him as a CEO and venture capitalist. He discusses the importance of sales in building a company and the role of a CEO in selling the company's vision. He talks about making hiring mistakes and how sales has changed with the speed of new technologies and new sales models. Devdutt emphasizes the need for empathy and non-judgmental support when working with founders and the importance of persistence in achieving success. Finally, he discusses the impact of climate change and how venture capital can be a powerful tool in addressing this global issue.HERE ARE SOME KEY SECTIONS TO CHECK OUT[00:08:10] The importance of selling as a CEO[00:11:11] Selling enterprise software and the importance of storytelling[00:11:53] Jack Welch admitted to making hiring mistakes as a CEO.[00:14:48] Forecasting in sales helped in forecasting as a CEO.[00:16:49] Pipeline coverage is key to mitigating deal slippage.[00:19:03] Tough experiences provide valuable lessons for growth.[00:27:01] Implementation of sales methodology and importance of qualification.[00:30:51] Importance of being a grandparent, not a parent, as a board member.[00:44:04] The power of persistence in achieving success.[01:04:48] Propeller VC fund was started to address climate change.ADDITIONAL RESOURCESLearn more about Devdutt Yellurkar: https://www.linkedin.com/in/devduttyellurkar/Download our Sales Transformation Guide for Leaders: https://forc.mx/3sdtEZJHIGHLIGHT QUOTES[00:54:15] "Because you want your resource, your best resources are actually focused on taking a pro license and moving it to a strategic relationship, because that's when emotional intelligence is needed."[01:04:23] "You can't just be a sales guy because, you know, as we discussed earlier, a lot of this is around product market fit. And that is a lot through kind of understanding the market, understanding your customer. Understanding technology."
In honor of Veterans Day, in this special episode of Women on the Move Podcast Host Sam Saperstein talks with Lenore Karafa, Marine Corps veteran, venture capitalist, and chair of Bunker Labs. Lenore discusses her military career and her transition into the finance industry, and describes why a military background provides an excellent mix of skills and experiences for success in the corporate world. Minority female Lenore started at the Naval Academy in 1996, when it was less than 12 percent women. And in 2000, she was commissioned as an officer in the Marine Corps, part of just 5 percent of the officer corps that was female. “In those very early years, you first learn followership and then you learn how to lead,” she tells Sam. “So I really had the opportunity to fail early, fail often, and truly learn from those mistakes.” Another thing she learned was being comfortable as a minority female: “When I step into a classroom in front of a bunch of hedge fund managers and I'm the only woman, it's not a new experience for me. So it's made everything else a lot easier.” Lenore says she's intensely grateful for everything she learned in the military, and especially for the men and women she served with. Although she joined during peacetime and expected to serve during peacetime, 9/11 occurred just a year after her commission. She says that shaped the trajectory of her time in the military. She ended up in deployment in Iraq, including time as a military police officer in Fallujah. She tells the story of two women she admired who lost their lives: one, Captain Jennifer Harris, in the course of duty in Iraq, and another, Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, of metastatic breast cancer likely caused by exposure to chemicals during her service. “I'm grateful to both of them,” she tells Sam. “Grateful for their sacrifice and truly thankful that I get to be here and be called a veteran.” Transition to finance Lenore emphasizes that it was other veterans who helped smooth her transition out of the military and into the corporate sector. Through Merrill Lynch, she applied for a full tuition fellowship at the business school of her choice in 2007. She tells the story of how a veteran helped her in that process: “I literally go from running around the woods of Quantico in a green tree suit . . . to the next day in the most expensive outfit I've ever worn, interviewing on Wall Street. I get brought into the wrong interview room and in that room is a man by the name of Art Gorman. He looks at me and he says, ‘So you're the other Marine.' He's like, ‘Give me your resume so I can vote for you later.' Thirty-second interaction, totally serendipitous, doing what Marines do, he absolutely supported me.” Today, Lenore is the chair and president of the board of Bunker Labs, a firm that provides community programs and courses to help military veterans and military spouses start and grow successful businesses. “We've got stages for early-stage entrepreneurs like our Breaking Barriers workshop and our veterans and residence program,” she tells Sam. “And we also have programs for more senior experienced business leaders who also happen to be military connected. And that's the J.P. Morgan CEO Circle—truly grateful for J.P. Morgan for supporting that particular program.” She's also a partner at First In, whose vision is to empower entrepreneurs who secure our freedom and provide opportunity for those who have served. They have a core team of military veterans who invest in early-stage security technology companies. “We all have had unique experiences,” she says. “We have complimentary overlapping skill sets to bring to bear when we think about our investments. Our goal is to ensure that the companies that we invest in are truly positioned for long-term success.” As Lenore describes, veterans love hiring other veterans, and so there's what she calls a magnifying effect each time one veteran supports another. She explains that the faith in other veterans is well-placed: “Veterans are used to functioning in high-performing teams in high-stakes environments. Without a doubt, they know how to lead, that's table stakes. But when you're coming into a junior role in an organization, you're not going to get the chance to lead right off the bat. So you're going to have to rely on some other skills, and that is being part of high-performing teams, knowing how to contribute. You do fall back a little bit on that followership initially, and you just perform.” Disclaimer: The speakers' opinions belong to them and may differ from opinions of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its affiliates. Views presented on this podcast are those of the speakers; they are as of November 9th, 2023 and they may not materialize. Full transcript here
Evan Carmichael is a YouTuber, angel investor, podcaster, influencer, and venture capitalist. He is the author of the book "Built to Serve" and is known for his motivational and inspirational content. With over 4 million subscribers on YouTube, Evan has built a platform to help individuals find their passion and purpose
Danny Cohen is the President of Access Entertainment, a division of Len Blavatnik's Access Industries. Access Entertainment's corporate investments include film and television studio A24; Europe's fastest-growing company Tripledot Studios; creator economy leader Spotter; and a new immersive arts' experience launched in collaboration with David Hockney and Lightroom. Before joining Access, Danny was the Director of BBC Television where he had responsibility for all of the BBC's network channels and the greenlighting and production of the BBC's drama, entertainment, comedy, arts, history, science, educational content and documentary. In Today's Episode with Danny Cohen We Discuss: 1. From Leading the BBC to Investing for Len Blavatnik: How did Danny make his way from leading the BBC to investing for Len @ Access? What was he most nervous about when making the transition to investing? What has been the hardest investing skill to learn? 2. Great Founders are Like Great Actors: What are the biggest similarities in what makes the best founders and the best actors? How are the best founders different from the best actors? Why does Danny believe the risk that an actor takes is so different to the risk founders take? How does Danny feel both founders and actors can and should be managed? 3. The Future of Media: What does Danny mean when he says he looks for "eyeballs and attention" when investing? How does legacy media respond to the threat created by social media today? How does AI change the future of content creation and distribution today? How do the strikes in Hollywood impact the future of content supply? 4. Marriage, Children and Loneliness: Why does Danny believe that loneliness will continue to be the biggest problem we face? What are Danny's biggest pieces of advice from 17 years of happy marriage? Why did Danny decide to not have children? What did that decision-making process look like?
In this episode of Remarkable People, join host Guy Kawasaki for an enlightening conversation with Dr. Jerry Silver, a distinguished neuroscientist and innovator. Dive into the world of neuroregeneration as Dr. Silver discusses his groundbreaking work in spinal cord injury research. Learn about the incredible potential for repairing and restoring function to the injured spinal cord. Discover how Dr. Silver's passion for science and determination are driving advancements that offer hope to millions.---Guy Kawasaki is on a mission to make you remarkable. His Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people such as Jane Goodall, Marc Benioff, Woz, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bob Cialdini. Every episode will make you more remarkable. With his decades of experience in Silicon Valley as a Venture Capitalist and advisor to the top entrepreneurs in the world, Guy's questions come from a place of curiosity and passion for technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing. If you love society and culture, documentaries, and business podcasts, take a second to follow Remarkable People. Listeners of the Remarkable People podcast will learn from some of the most successful people in the world with practical tips and inspiring stories that will help you be more remarkable. Episodes of Remarkable People organized by topic: https://bit.ly/rptopology Listen to Remarkable People here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/guy-kawasakis-remarkable-people/id1483081827 Like this show? Please leave us a review -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Thank you for your support; it helps the show!
In this week's episode, we delve into the extraordinary journey of Nicole Glaros, a seasoned entrepreneur and dedicated business mentor. Nicole's unique perspective is profoundly shaped by her early childhood experiences, which instilled in her strong beliefs about independence, wealth creation, and the essence of entrepreneurship. Her remarkable journey began in college when she founded her first company. Despite her lack of a traditional business background, she achieved resounding success with her initial venture but also encountered failures in subsequent endeavors, which she recounts in our conversation. Nicole's background in sports psychology instilled in her a profound understanding of the parallels between athletes and entrepreneurs. Drawing on these parallels, she highlights the similarities and distinctions between entrepreneurship and athletics- underscoring the vital role of mental performance in both athletics and entrepreneurship in providing a competitive edge. Nicole rounds off her insights by emphasizing the fundamental role of storytelling in human nature. She encourages entrepreneurs to craft a compelling narrative about their brand and to concentrate on offering genuine value to the people they serve. Hop into this episode with yet another industry expert with a treasure trove of wisdom and perspective on achieving success through authenticity and a mental capacity for winning. If you are interested in learning more about Nicole and the amazing work she does, follow the link here. --- Join us in creating social impact through a cup of tea by visiting www.nepalteacollective.com Support our podcast further by pledging your support through our Substack Channel: https://boardroombanterpodcast.substack.com?utm_source=navbar&utm_medium=web&r=2myauy
Dave McClure, a well-known venture capitalist focused on enterprise startups, developed his “pirate model” for success with service offerings and marketing—he emphasizes Acquisition, Activation, Retention, Referral, and Revenue. Yes, that's the pirate model—AARRR! But his pirate model can work well for the continuous regeneration of every enterprise. Join Kevin as we unpack the pirate model and its relevance for your workplace enterprise…but also how the early church's dynamic model should direct our steps today. Doesn't God desire ongoing renewal of the vitality and results of the early church we see in the New Testament? // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org.
My guests this week are Elizabeth Zalman and Jerry Neumann. Jerry has been on this show two times before. He's an early-stage Venture Capitalist, an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship, and an excellent writer. Liz is a two-time founder, most recently co-founding StrongDM, in which Jerry was a seed investor. Together, they have written a somewhat contentious book called "Founder vs Investor" that lays bare the relationship at the core of most new businesses. They take specific moments in a start-up's life up to IPO and share their experiences on the friction that inevitably appears. In our conversation, we discuss the strong reaction to the book, the incentive problem at the root of the relationship, and explore best practices for other founders and VCs to follow. Please enjoy my conversation with Jerry Neumann and Liz Zalman. Listen to Founders Podcast For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Tegus, the modern research platform for leading investors. Stretch your research budget with flexible expert calls you can trust. At a fraction of the cost of traditional expert networks, Tegus customers pay only what an expert charges – with zero markups and no confusing call credits – netting an average 70% savings. Don't want to conduct a full hour call? Tegus offers the ability to schedule 30-minutes, an offer you won't find anywhere else. And they don't stop there. With white-glove custom sourcing for every project and robust compliance measures, including a dedicated 50+ analyst team that vets every call transcript, Tegus ensures your privacy and protection. As the industry innovator for qualitative insights, Tegus helps you find the right experts you need at a quality and speed that can't be matched. For a limited time, as a listener, you can trial Tegus for free by visiting tegus.co/patrick. ----- Invest Like the Best is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Invest Like the Best, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Past guests include Tobi Lutke, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, John Collison, Kat Cole, Marc Andreessen, Matthew Ball, Bill Gurley, Anu Hariharan, Ben Thompson, and many more. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @patrick_oshag | @JoinColossus Show Notes: (00:04:02) - (first question) - The controversy surrounding Founder vs Investor: The Honest Truth About Venture Capital from Startup to IPO (00:07:53) - Considering the idea of firing founders (00:10:44) - Navigating morally grey areas for founders and investors (00:11:57) - Understanding the role of the board and their power (00:15:05) - A PSA for founders (00:17:48) - Identifying where incentives are most broken (00:22:28) - Viewing founder friendliness as a temporary status (00:25:41) - Offering good advice during the fundraising process (00:32:41) - Ensuring delivery on promises as an investor (00:37:04) - Strategies for a long-term relationship between a founder and investor (00:41:44) - Structuring the ideal board meeting tactically (00:48:13) - Determining which investing terms matter most (00:51:18) - Managing the dynamic between a founder and an investor during company growth (00:56:44) - Establishing a sustainable, differentiated position (00:59:08) - Defining the distinction between a founder and an investor (01:00:18) - Reflecting on lessons from exiting a business (01:03:52) - Exploring the VC-to-VC relationship (01:08:01) - Plans following their book release (01:11:34) - The kindest thing anyone has ever done for Elizabeth
In a climate where uncertainty reigns, Fiona Blayney stands as a beacon, redefining resilience in property management, delivering a masterclass in talent acquisition and revenue growth that turns challenging conditions into a launching pad for business success.
In this episode of Remarkable People, join host Guy Kawasaki as he dives into the captivating story of Joe Foster, one of the minds behind the iconic brand Reebok. Joe and his late brother, Jeff, launched Reebok in the UK in 1958, eventually achieving global success. Discover the untold tale of Reebok's rise and Joe's recent autobiography, "Shoemaker." Join us for an extraordinary expedition with Joe Foster, a remarkable journey into the world of athletic footwear.---Guy Kawasaki is on a mission to make you remarkable. His Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people such as Jane Goodall, Marc Benioff, Woz, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bob Cialdini. Every episode will make you more remarkable. With his decades of experience in Silicon Valley as a Venture Capitalist and advisor to the top entrepreneurs in the world, Guy's questions come from a place of curiosity and passion for technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing. If you love society and culture, documentaries, and business podcasts, take a second to follow Remarkable People. Listeners of the Remarkable People podcast will learn from some of the most successful people in the world with practical tips and inspiring stories that will help you be more remarkable. Episodes of Remarkable People organized by topic: https://bit.ly/rptopology Listen to Remarkable People here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/guy-kawasakis-remarkable-people/id1483081827 Like this show? Please leave us a review -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Thank you for your support; it helps the show!
Derek is an Australian BDM who talks a hundred miles an hour and I think he does that that's because he is a busy guy.Derek shares some great insights about how he keeps new business meetings coming his way and he is a great example of someone who is making sales fun.Dereks prospecting takes all types of formatsHe runs a podcastHe hosts breakfasts He hosts group lunchesHe creates speaking panels and get prospects and clients to guest speakHe sends things in the mail.Customised Bottles of wineCards with a QR code on themOf course, he also does the usualMakes cold calls.Sends emailsSends messages on LinkedIn In addition to all that., Some of the topics we cover are Why you need to think like a Venture Capitalist when you're evaluating your next sales role and what to consider.How for a bunch of sellers the ability to actually make your target is, as he calls it, a suicide mission.We talk about Commission structures. Why they need to change.And has sales lost it fun?What happened to the long lunches the flights and golf games?Lets jump in and listen to the The PRINCE of Prospecting, I'm Mark McInnes and this is the best of Sales Skill podcastCatch all versions of me here.https://linktr.ee/markmcinnes LinkedIn profileVIP sales mailerTactical Pipeline GrowthBOSS Podcast1 on 1 Consulting
In this episode of Remarkable People, join host Guy Kawasaki as he engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Kim Komando, one of America's most successful radio hosts and web entrepreneurs. They explore Kim's journey in tech and her advocacy for responsible technology use. Discover how Kim Komando is shaping the digital landscape in this remarkable episode.---Guy Kawasaki is on a mission to make you remarkable. His Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people such as Jane Goodall, Marc Benioff, Woz, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bob Cialdini. Every episode will make you more remarkable. With his decades of experience in Silicon Valley as a Venture Capitalist and advisor to the top entrepreneurs in the world, Guy's questions come from a place of curiosity and passion for technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing. If you love society and culture, documentaries, and business podcasts, take a second to follow Remarkable People. Listeners of the Remarkable People podcast will learn from some of the most successful people in the world with practical tips and inspiring stories that will help you be more remarkable. Episodes of Remarkable People organized by topic: https://bit.ly/rptopology Listen to Remarkable People here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/guy-kawasakis-remarkable-people/id1483081827 Like this show? Please leave us a review -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Thank you for your support; it helps the show!
Himalaya Rao-Potlapally is the Managing Director and Solo GP of The BMF Fund, dedicated to supporting Black and diverse-led startups. A catalyst for change, she champions diversity in venture capital and co-leads Venture Partners, an organization promoting inclusivity in the VC world. — Himalaya Rao-Potlapally Links: Websites: https://www.bfm.fund/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/himalayarao — PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://www.womleadmag.com/podcast/ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3YJHMoy Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2GkmpVInAQR7Fgco0pUa1B RSS: https://feeds.libsyn.com/409442/rss YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYDpQX16k5Uh7G7PFjMjZ8KimqoOpFF-t — CONNECT: - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WomELLE - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/womelle - Twitter: https://twitter.com/womelle - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womelle - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realwomelle/ — OUTLINE: 1:16 - Career shift - social work to venture capital. 6:01 - Venture capital, diversity, and entrepreneurship focus. 10:51 - Diversity in venture capital, investment strategies discussed. 15:44 - Funding diverse-led startups, venture capital's role. 21:27 - Entrepreneurship, venture capital, and company expansion. 25:05 - Venture capital, funding, and nonprofit connections. 29:57 - Creative fund structuring for diversity in venture capital. 34:42 - Empowering women of color through funding and education.
Welcome to a remarkable episode of Remarkable People, where Guy Kawasaki engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Patrice Keet & Melissa LaHommedieu, the authors of Melissa Come Back. This extraordinary book captures the inextricably intertwined narratives of their lives, stemming from a unique connection. Melissa, once a foster child who ran away from Patrice's home, reconnected with the Keets decades later. Join us as we dive into their captivating stories, the challenges they've faced, the lessons they've learned, and the unbreakable bond they've formed.---Guy Kawasaki is on a mission to make you remarkable. His Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people such as Jane Goodall, Marc Benioff, Woz, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bob Cialdini. Every episode will make you more remarkable. With his decades of experience in Silicon Valley as a Venture Capitalist and advisor to the top entrepreneurs in the world, Guy's questions come from a place of curiosity and passion for technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing. If you love society and culture, documentaries, and business podcasts, take a second to follow Remarkable People. Listeners of the Remarkable People podcast will learn from some of the most successful people in the world with practical tips and inspiring stories that will help you be more remarkable. Episodes of Remarkable People organized by topic: https://bit.ly/rptopology Listen to Remarkable People here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/guy-kawasakis-remarkable-people/id1483081827 Like this show? Please leave us a review -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Thank you for your support; it helps the show!
What's good revolutionaries? Sometimes a chance meeting can lead to friendship and collaboration. I met Armond Davis, CEO and Managing Partner at the Paragon Group while working with the good folx at ACT House. Although he's a part of that other 1911 Fraternity, Brother Davis comes to show to talk about his journey from the bottom to now we're here. He was literally almost a tragedy of the 2008 recession, but God had another plan for him. Now he spends his time investing and pouring into rockstar founders who are creating products and services that will revolutionize how we live. This show, alongside a Masterclass in radical empathy, also showcases how all of us can build wealth by finding creative ways to invest in early-stage disruptive companies. It's an asset class that we need to talk more about! Enjoy. Please make sure that you subscribe, like, leave a comment, and share with all your friends and family!
In this episode of Remarkable People, join host Guy Kawasaki as he engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Taylor Lorenz, an acclaimed technology reporter for The Washington Post and author of Extremely Online. Lorenz has spent two decades documenting the profound impact of internet culture on society. Her debut book, Extremely Online, serves as the magnum opus of Internet history, revealing how influencers and creators have disrupted our world. Lorenz explores how early mommy bloggers monetized personal brands online, teen selfie stars redefined fame, and TikTok creators forged new career paths outside traditional pipelines. These seemingly fleeting trends represent significant economic and social transformations in the 21st century. Join us as Lorenz provides an insider's perspective on the internet's role in enabling creators to amass followings that confer lucrative influence. Plus, discover how a Twitter ban in December 2022 only added to her street cred. Don't miss this enlightening conversation on the evolution of the digital landscape.Guy Kawasaki is on a mission to make you remarkable. His Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people such as Jane Goodall, Marc Benioff, Woz, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bob Cialdini. Every episode will make you more remarkable. With his decades of experience in Silicon Valley as a Venture Capitalist and advisor to the top entrepreneurs in the world, Guy's questions come from a place of curiosity and passion for technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing. If you love society and culture, documentaries, and business podcasts, take a second to follow Remarkable People. Listeners of the Remarkable People podcast will learn from some of the most successful people in the world with practical tips and inspiring stories that will help you be more remarkable. Episodes of Remarkable People organized by topic: https://bit.ly/rptopology Listen to Remarkable People here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/guy-kawasakis-remarkable-people/id1483081827 Like this show? Please leave us a review -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Thank you for your support; it helps the show!
To get the latest from Keely Cat-Wells, you can follow her below!LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/keelycatwells/Keely's website - https://keelycatwells.com/Making Space Media - https://makingspacemedia.com/C-Talent - https://www.whalar.com/c-talentDiego Mariscal's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/diego-mariscal-6363787a/Watch Diego's GMA segment - https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/GMA3/video/organization-support-disabled-people-mentorship-101872639 Sign up for Marcia's newsletter to receive tips and the latest on Angel Investing!Website: www.marciadawood.com And don't forget to follow us wherever you are!Apple Podcasts: https://pod.link/1586445642.appleSpotify: https://pod.link/1586445642.spotifyLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/angel-next-door-podcast/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theangelnextdoorpodcast/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@marciadawood
ChatGPT has popularized deep tech, but most people don't really know what it is or how it differs from standard software innovation. Don't be most people. This episode will demystify deep tech investing and show you why smart VCs never really take any technological risk (even in the most frontier tech industries). Learn from James Wang, Partner at Creative Ventures: How deep tech innovation differs from standard software Why investing in ChatGPT is more similar to investing in semi-conductors, than in companies like Slack The typical funding path for a new venture fund: where do they get the money to invest? What you really need to know about tech to be a deep tech investor Get the FREE course - 5 Tech Concepts Every Business Leader Needs To Know --- Join the Tech for Non-Techies membership and succeed in the Digital Age. Tech for Non-Techies clients Reach senior leadership positions in Big Tech firms Lead digital transformation in established businesses Create tech businesses as non-technical founders Pivot into careers in venture capital We love hearing from our readers and listeners. So if you have questions about the content or working with us, just get in touch on email@example.com Say hi to Sophia on Twitter and follow her on LinkedIn. Following us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok will make you smarter.
In this episode of Remarkable People, join host Guy Kawasaki as he engages in a captivating conversation with Barbara Jenkins, an adventurer and author known for her epic 3,000-mile walk from New Orleans to Oregon chronicled in the blockbuster bestseller The Walk West. Discover how Barbara's journey captured the hearts of millions and turned into a National Geographic sensation, leading to her inspirational books and influential roles as a keynote speaker and Commissioner for two Tennessee Governors. Barbara shares her wisdom on embracing adventure, building resilience, and finding new opportunities even when doors close. Explore the remarkable life and insights of Barbara Jenkins.Guy Kawasaki is on a mission to make you remarkable. His Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people such as Jane Goodall, Marc Benioff, Woz, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bob Cialdini. Every episode will make you more remarkable. With his decades of experience in Silicon Valley as a Venture Capitalist and advisor to the top entrepreneurs in the world, Guy's questions come from a place of curiosity and passion for technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing. If you love society and culture, documentaries, and business podcasts, take a second to follow Remarkable People. Listeners of the Remarkable People podcast will learn from some of the most successful people in the world with practical tips and inspiring stories that will help you be more remarkable. Episodes of Remarkable People organized by topic: https://bit.ly/rptopology Listen to Remarkable People here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/guy-kawasakis-remarkable-people/id1483081827 Like this show? Please leave us a review -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Thank you for your support; it helps the show!
In this episode of Remarkable People, join host Guy Kawasaki for a thought-provoking conversation with Ellen Langer, renowned as the "mother of mindfulness" and one of America's most influential psychologists. Ellen's groundbreaking research on mindful learning, the mind-body connection, and the psychology of possibility has revolutionized our understanding of human potential. Discover how changing your mindset can profoundly impact your health, happiness, and wellbeing, and how you can surpass presumed limits at any age. Ellen Langer's insights will challenge your beliefs and expand your possibilities. Tune in now to explore the transformative power of mindfulness and embrace the remarkable potential within you.Guy Kawasaki is on a mission to make you remarkable. His Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people such as Jane Goodall, Marc Benioff, Woz, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bob Cialdini. Every episode will make you more remarkable. With his decades of experience in Silicon Valley as a Venture Capitalist and advisor to the top entrepreneurs in the world, Guy's questions come from a place of curiosity and passion for technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing. If you love society and culture, documentaries, and business podcasts, take a second to follow Remarkable People. Listeners of the Remarkable People podcast will learn from some of the most successful people in the world with practical tips and inspiring stories that will help you be more remarkable. Episodes of Remarkable People organized by topic: https://bit.ly/rptopology Listen to Remarkable People here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/guy-kawasakis-remarkable-people/id1483081827 Like this show? Please leave us a review -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Thank you for your support; it helps the show!
In this insightful episode of "Web3 with Sam Kamani," host Sam Kamani welcomes Ivan Maltsev, co-founder of 3x Capital, for an engaging conversation about Ivan's journey in the crypto space and the unique approach of 3x Capital in supporting Web3 startups. The episode begins with a deep dive into Ivan's background, from his entrepreneurial ventures in Ukraine to his legal career and the development of innovative startups like automated food fridges. Ivan shares his entry into the crypto world in 2016 and his subsequent decision to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. His experience as an investor and portfolio manager led to the creation of 3x Capital. Ivan elaborates on 3x Capital's multifaceted approach, emphasizing that their mission goes beyond providing investment capital. The ecosystem they've built includes 3x Club, an angel investor network, 3x Education, a platform for educating founders in the Web3 space, and 3x Testnets, which aids in testing new technologies before launch. Ivan emphasizes that 3x Capital's success is built on complementary skills, a strong team culture, and their commitment to supporting startups. Sam Kamani explores what sets 3x Capital apart from other venture capital funds in the crypto space, highlighting their holistic support for startups. Ivan explains that 3x Capital goes beyond investment, providing education, access to networks, and tools for founders to succeed. He stresses the importance of cultivating a strong startup culture as a key factor in differentiating good startups from great ones. The discussion shifts to the opportunities in the DeFi (Decentralized Finance) space. Ivan shares his insights into portfolio management tools, insurance solutions, and liquid staking derivatives, highlighting their potential for growth. He emphasizes the need for security and innovation in the DeFi sector, especially in addressing the challenges of crypto wallet hacks. As the conversation turns to the future of the crypto market, Ivan predicts the arrival of the next bull run. He points to factors like ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) approvals, regulatory clarity, and the Bitcoin halving event in April 2024 as drivers of organic growth. Ivan acknowledges the market's resilience and its ability to bounce back from downturns, emphasizing the importance of building during bear markets. Sam Kamani and Ivan Maltsev conclude the episode with an invitation for LPs (Limited Partners), family offices, and potential partners to explore opportunities with 3x Capital. They also discuss job openings at 3x Capital and the launch of a new educational program for investment professionals interested in Web3. Join Sam Kamani and Ivan Maltsev on this informative journey into the world of Web3 and crypto investments, and discover how 3x Capital is shaping the future of blockchain technology and decentralized finance. Nothing mentioned in this podcast is investment advice and please do your own research. Finally, I don't run ads on my podcast. It would mean a lot if you can leave a review of this podcast on ApplePodcasts or share this podcast with a friend. Connect with Ivan and 3X capital here https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanxmaltsev/ https://3xcapital.fund/ https://twitter.com/capital_3x https://t.me/Web3XC Join angel club:- https://3xcapital.fund/investclub Connect with me here - https://twitter.com/samkamani or https://www.linkedin.com/in/samkamani/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/web3podcast/message
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What happens when Venture Capitalists - a bunch of guys whose entire job is throwing money into companies they don't understand and expect to fail try and build a new city from scratch? What happens when those Venture Capitalists are building that city in order to win an online argument about zoning and land use? The answer (AI renderings, money spent, nothing built, no water issues planned for or considered) may not shock you! Bay Area tenant organiser Shanti Singh rejoins Riley, Hussein, and Alice, to explore what the hell is going on in Solano County. Get the full episode on Patreon! If you want access to our Patreon bonus episodes, early releases of free episodes, and powerful Discord server, sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture *STREAM ALERT* Check out our Twitch stream, which airs 9-11 pm UK time every Monday and Thursday, at the following link: https://www.twitch.tv/trashfuturepodcast *WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind our website). If you need web design help, reach out to him here: https://www.tomallen.media/ *MILO ALERT* Check out Milo's upcoming live shows here: https://www.miloedwards.co.uk/live-shows Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)
In this episode of Remarkable People, join host Guy Kawasaki as he embarks on an awe-inspiring journey into the world of big wave surfing with the legendary Garrett McNamara. With singular distinction for riding the largest wave ever recorded, Garrett's story extends beyond the ocean, interwoven with profound relationships that shape him. Get ready to be captivated by the remarkable life and career of Garrett McNamara in this truly inspirational discussion.Guy Kawasaki is on a mission to make you remarkable. His Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people such as Jane Goodall, Marc Benioff, Woz, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bob Cialdini. Every episode will make you more remarkable. With his decades of experience in Silicon Valley as a Venture Capitalist and advisor to the top entrepreneurs in the world, Guy's questions come from a place of curiosity and passion for technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing. If you love society and culture, documentaries, and business podcasts, take a second to follow Remarkable People. Listeners of the Remarkable People podcast will learn from some of the most successful people in the world with practical tips and inspiring stories that will help you be more remarkable. Episodes of Remarkable People organized by topic: https://bit.ly/rptopology Listen to Remarkable People here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/guy-kawasakis-remarkable-people/id1483081827 Like this show? Please leave us a review -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Thank you for your support; it helps the show!
Welcome back to the Alt Goes Mainstream podcast.Startup stories are often stuff of dreams — and today's podcast is a story about one of tech's most unlikely venture capitalists.Journalist and professional soccer player turned immigrant turned self-proclaimed "best carwasher in San Jose" turned Persian rug salesman turned top Silicon Valley seed investor Pejman Nozad, the Co-Founder & Founding Managing Partner of Pear VC comes on the show to chronicle his journey that has crossed continents to back many of tech's top companies. While his story has taken him many places, one thing has stayed constant — his ability to build relationships and connect with people. And that talent has enabled him to succeed in building a top seed fund in Pear with his partner and serial entrepreneur Mar Hershenson, where they have backed the likes of DoorDash, Gusto, Guardant Health, Aurora, and many more.Pejman shares everything from how to build relationships to how to build a seed fund.We discussed so many fascinating topics: What he looks for in founders. Why family is so important. How and why building relationships is so critical in early-stage investing. How Pear has built out a multitude of products and services for founders across pre-seed and seed. How companies can go from zero to product-market fit. Why some of the largest institutional LPs are interested in a dedicated pre-seed and seed strategy. I also learned that he makes some really good Persian tea, which is apparently even better than Sadaf. It was a pleasure to have you on the show, Pejman, to share a story for the ages and one that is still being written.
Today on the podcast let's talk about Entrepreneurship with a Venture Capitalist, Real Estate Investor and former Israeli Defense Forces Navy Seal Operator. Roy Dekel has been featured in Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine and share a ton of business knowledge and success that you can apply in your business and life. Topics Covered: · Lessons learned in Hell Week that developed key processes and systems in business · How to create a leadership culture that thrives in your business · Insights into the real estate market and future of business · Why optimism is key to the growth of your business in today marketplace My hope is that you will gain some valuable insights from this episode. Success leaves clues so pay attention to how successful people like Roy think and apply the principles in your own life and business. Find ways to learn, grow and create your own winning formula from concepts we discuss. I believe in you and know that you have greatness inside you that is ready to be unleashed. I hope this episode will help you do just that… George Wright III Guest Resources: Set Schedule: https://www.setschedule.com/ Roy's Philanthropy site: https://roydekel.org/ Connect with Roy on Social Media: LinkedIn: Facebook Twitter: About Guest Roy Dekel: Roy Dekel is an experienced venture capitalist with a proven track record of over 10 years in the real estate industry. He is the founder of SetSchedule, which leverages cutting edge tech advancements to forge stronger connections and build lasting business relationships. With a diverse professional background as Director of Business Development, President, Co-Founder, CEO, and Partner across multiple portfolio companies, Roy brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Explore Roy Dekel's impactful journey and discover his remarkable contributions. FREE Daily Mastermind Resources: CONNECT with George & Access Tons of Resources Get access to Proven Strategies and Time-Test Principles for Success. Plus, download and access tons of FREE resources and online events by joining our Exclusive Community of Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and High Achievers like YOU. Join FREE at www.JoinTheEvolution.com Mentoring or Marketing Resources: If you are interested in taking your Life or Business to the Next Level… If you are having trouble Scaling your Operation or Creating More Growth… If you need someone to help you Create More Vision, Clarity, Mental Discipline… Mentoring might be the Perfect Option for you. Email me and I will see what options might best fit your needs. We have several options like The Academy Mastermind Group, CEO Mentoring or Marketing Consulting for your business. George@G3worldwide.com. This is my personal email. G
Kimmy Scotti is the co-founder and chairman of the skincare brand, Fig.1, as well as a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and activist.Kimmy co-founded a D2C healthcare company in her teenage years that has helped millions of Americans afford their prescription medicines. Today, as a self-ascribed skincare junkie, she continues her passion for making skin health accessible for everyone with Fig.1. If you enjoyed this episode, please make sure you like, subscribe, leave us a review and share with anyone you know who will love it too! Founded Beauty is available on all podcast platforms and we release new episodes every Monday so be sure to follow the podcast to be notified. We really appreciate every single listen, share, and review. It goes such a long way and helps us reach new listeners. Follow Akash & Kimmy: Akash Mehta: @mehta_a Fable & Mane: @fableandmane www.fableandmane.com Kimmy Scotti: @kimmyscotti Fig.1: @fig1co www.fig-1.coFollow us on Instagram @founded.beauty and TikTok @foundedbeauty. For more information about Founded Beauty, please visit www.foundedbeauty.com #foundedbeauty Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A venture capitalist-turned-professor and business manager outlines the case for a new approach to how a fast-moving sector of the economy can help the government. Federal Drive Host Tom Temin is joined by Arun Gupta, the CEO of the non-profit NobleReach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's natural to not like competition, but having it is key for successful entrepreneurs. In this episode of the Class E Podcast, we talked with Fred Cary, a serial entrepreneur and thought leader who has over thirty years of experience. Cary discusses the various successful companies he has taken to the next level and shares how his current company, Idea Pros, provides anyone a path into the entrepreneurial world. He also encourages entrepreneurs to view failure and competition as good things in their ventures. Guest: Fred Cary Host: Mary Sturgill Producer: Isabella Martinez '24 TRANSCRIPT MARY: Hi, everyone. Welcome to the Class E Podcast. I am your host Mary Sturgill. As you all know, this is the podcast that's brought to you through a partnership between the Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Communication Studies Department here at Furman University. Our hope with these podcasts is to share the story of innovative and entrepreneurial thinkers in hopes of inspiring you. And today we welcome, serial entrepreneur and thought leader with over thirty years of experience in that space, Fred Cary, has created transformational strategies that have resulted in billions of dollars in corporate value, and these stories cross boundaries. He's built high-growth businesses in finance and software, mobile technologies, data, retail, consumer products and E-commerce and probably a lot more. Through all of that, he's acquired of course thousands of lessons along the way that he is now going to share with us and he's sharing in his latest venture Idea Pros, which is an entrepreneurial startup services company. Fred, welcome to the show. FRED: Well, thank you so much. I'm not sure I'm gonna I'm going to share thousands of lessons but we'll hit some of the big ones. MARY: We'll share what we can with the time we have. So you have a… just to give everybody a little bit of background on you, you have a background in law with the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Harvard and you have an MBA in business from the University of Liverpool. But I suspect that your history with entrepreneurship started kind of way before long, way before you did any of that stuff. What sparked innovation and entrepreneurship for you? FRED: The fact that I didn't fit the mold. I always felt kind of like an outsider from the way that my childhood and teenage friends approached what they thought was going to be their adult life. And the way that I did it, I was always all over the place. And I was always thinking about how to do things the different way, in a more unusual way, than my friends were. So that's really… by 21 I knew I could never work for anybody else. MARY: So you knew at that point that you were just going to create whatever you needed to create at that point in time to work for yourself? FRED: Absolutely. MARY: Yeah. You've… we've listed briefly some of the ventures that you've had. What I'd like you to do, just to give everybody a little bit of background, can you go… take us through some of those, just briefly, maybe your favorites and briefly talk about what they are and where you took them. FRED: My favorite companies? MARY: Yes, yeah. FRED: Historically? MARY: Yeah. FRED: Ok. So I think one of my favorites was Boxlot. And the reason for that is it was a company that was going to be a disaster. We started in 1998. And we were chasing eBay. eBay was literally a year ahead of us with their app and well, their website mostly at that point, and we just couldn't catch up. We had an auction website, we did better auctions than they did, much finer quality things than they did. And we ended up being just a distant second that we couldn't change. We had a lot of money that had already been invested in us. And it was time to either shut the doors down or figure something else out. And we had to make a really, really big pivot. I don't like quitting, and so, our pivot became let's be a technology company. The reason was a lot of the underlying technology needed for options, reverse bidding, bitter buy, accepting multiple bids, automated bidding increments, and a lot of that technology didn't exist. And so we turned ourselves into a technology company and re-sparked everything and all the biggest companies in the world started using our technology. And we ended up getting an agreement 18 months later for $125 million acquisition of our company which it was something that should have been in the assets. So I think that's a good one for me. MARY: Yeah, that's huge. FRED: Yeah. Another one's Imagine Communications. When HD first started penetrating American households, the cable industry was in really bad shape because the cable that would go to the home would only support one megabit of data and they needed back then 1.5 megabits to deliver an HD signal. And so it was going to be disaster for the cable industry. We came up with a technology that we approached the cable companies with our proposed technology and they said if you can make it we'll buy it and my engineers said, “You're crazy. We can't make it.” But we did. And nine months later, we came up with a technology that could in different residential communities that actually took their infrastructure and we quadrupled their throughput. So instead of only being able to handle one standard definition signal, they were able to deliver to HD and one standard using all the same infrastructure they had in place. So that company now, Imagine Communications, does probably $750 million a year in revenue and you know, it started from an idea that couldn't happen. MARY: Right, that people thought just wasn't possible at the time. Yeah, that's amazing. And then what would be your third one? FRED: Well, my third one is IdeaPros, the company I'm in right now. It's the hardest even though I brought a couple of companies public, it's the hardest I've ever worked really. And it's because we become co-founders with entrepreneurs and it's expensive to work with us. It's not cheap at all, but the entrepreneurs that we're about ready to go out and spend 100, 200, 300, $500,000 to build an app, build a company, do all the engineering for physical products, we approach them or they approach us most likely to be the co founder and they will pay us an upfront fee, a fixed fee of around, it's around $100,000 and they give us 30% of the company we're going to form together and then we do everything. We do all the heavy lifting from research and competitive analysis, customer profiling, branding, naming, positioning, development of the website, development of the app, development of the physical product, engineering, and all the way through marketing and then launching while we're training the entrepreneur how to really, really be experienced in a year period of time. So that's been very, very fruitful. I've had 100,000 applications in the last two years. We've taken 400 companies and we have about 24 of them that we think are going to be worth around $100 million dollars each. So $2.4 billion worth of value right there. So that's been very rewarding and very stressful at the same time. MARY: Yeah, I bet so because I mean, I know, and you probably experienced this in your own journey that, you know, you have this great idea, but sometimes, a lot of times, you don't necessarily have the skills that it takes to make that idea into a company or a viable company, right? And you guys seem like you're providing that for some of the idea people. FRED: You know, when I was a kid, the rich people were the doctors and lawyers and the businesses down the street and the movie stars, the athletes…now when people think about wealth, it's about entrepreneurs. When you have social media, it makes it look easy, but if you look at the underlying data, literally 94% of the multimillionaires and billionaires are entrepreneurs, went to really great schools, over 60% of them got advanced degrees from those schools. They know how to be an insider, they know how to play that insider game. And the rest of us the 95% of us, including me, we were all outsiders. We don't know the rules. We don't have the connections. We don't know what we're supposed to build and that's why the biggest cause of failure for new companies in America is that entrepreneurs build something there's no demand for. How crazy is that? You think the number one thing would be not enough money. The number one thing is that you built something that nobody wants. Your mother won't even buy it and that's really devastating to think all those dreams crushed. And so we started Idea Pros to really turn those outsiders into insights. MARY: Yeah, so that's what I was gonna say is you're taking those outsiders and giving them the path to get on the inside. FRED: Exactly. MARY: Yeah. Yeah. I love that. So can you talk about a couple of the companies that you're working with? FRED: Yeah. And I have to be careful because I'm just launching in semi secret mode. But we have one company that is, it's an app company. It's basically if you think of it as Uber for the construction industry, and it's called Grunt. You can find them at trygrunt.com. And basically, what it is is this, this founder came from the construction industry, always breaking tools, running out of supplies, and they need to go off the job site and you waste the day, waste a couple days and a couple of people that are going out there for hours. And with Grunt, you can place orders for whatever you want. Grunt drivers pick it up, deliver it to your site within an hour and in some cases two depending on how many places they need to go to. And so it really sells a major problem for the industry. On top of that, we're trying to make Grunt drivers sexy, you know? I can't tell you the number of guys in their 20s and 30s that probably hate delivering groceries to grandma at 8 o'clock at night. You know, it's not a very compelling side hustle. Be able to tell your girlfriend you're gonna go out and pick up some lumber and that's part of what you do in the first place. We want to make it like UPS when UPS first started coming out their drivers with the sexy shorts and everything was a big spin on things. And so we're doing the same thing with Grunt to try to make it a side hustle that you can be proud of doing if you fit that profile. MARY: Yeah, and that's actually… I agree that's so much needed. I volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, and it was my job to get that project… get them all the materials we needed for whatever project on site and it does take a lot of time away if you're not prepared for that. FRED: Yeah, yeah, anything can happen. You get there and then it's the wrong, the wrong thing. MARY: Absolutely. FRED: So, we're gonna do really, really well with that. There's another one that talking about kind of, Habitat for Humanity and things like that, there's another one called Exhale. Exhale is a web based solution. Our partner has been in health care for many years, and she's dealt with people with lung issues. And insurance companies only cover you when you get to stage four lung disease, which is insane to me. It's like okay, we're gonna help you die. Stages one, two, and three is where people really really need the help and it's not covered. So we built this company called Exhale. It's all… hundreds of videos, advice on how to eat, how to sleep, the types of exercises you do, you have groups. You put it all together and she's launched. She's doing really, really well. There's a lot of doctor groups that are signing up with her. She actually got picked to be on the board of the National Board of Directors for the American Lung Association, because of this work. So that's been a really noble work that's's really really taken off so that I think that's another good example. MARY: Yeah, absolutely. What are some of the criteria that you look for? Because I'm sure some people have come to you, they've had the money. But you've looked at… you've done your due diligence and you look at them and you just don't think this is viable. What are some of the things that you're looking for? FRED: You know, I was the first person doing this and so I've made a ton of mistakes, speaking of thousands of lessons. When we first started, we were really mostly interested in the idea and of course, the capital you had contributed or my model didn't work. If you don't have skin in the game, you're not as motivated as if you do. That's one lesson that I learned historically. So now, the entrepreneurs are actually even more important than the idea, because we can take an idea as long as it's a decent idea, we can take it and we can massage it and we can turn it into a great idea but you can't turn somebody into a great entrepreneur, if they don't have the heart if they don't have the grit and determination, not able to accept failure as a step towards success. If you don't have those things, you're not going to make it no matter how great of an idea we turn this into. So ultimately, obviously, got to be able to fit the financial profile. But then the very next step is are you somebody who's not going to quit? And if you got those two things going, now let's take a look at your idea. And let's see what that real market need is and whether or not this thing can go in and become a dominant player in that space. Those are the things that we look for in that order. MARY: What's one of the problems that you wish that you discovered in any of your processes in any of your companies that you wish someone had told you beforehand? FRED: Um, well, I think the most obvious one is things never work out the way you intend. And everything's gonna take twice as long and cost twice as much. And that's just the way it is, you know, and we have, we as entrepreneurs, we look at things and we see that there's a real need, and we believe that the world is going to come running towards us with this new great solution. And it's really, really a long process. I mean, if you look, everybody talks about Elon Musk and, and Tesla and everything. Number one, he wasn't the founder of Tesla, it's two other guys that did it. But number two, the first electric car 1890. MARY: Right. FRED: 1890. MARY: I literally just read that the other day. FRED: Oh you did? MARY: Yeah. FRED: I got my facts. So, the reality is that things take a long time and just because you're first doesn't mean you're ever gonna make it. And sometimes, I think the second lesson I learned is sometimes it's good not to be first. If you're second, third, fourth, you're making something but you're making it better because you've had the first ones go in there and crash and burn and try to do things but not do it well. And now you have a market demand, you have people who have penetrated the market, you have customers that are screaming about that one star component of the solution, and you can make that one-star thing, your five-star thing. So I would say don't be afraid of competition and understand that things take a really long time. So don't be afraid of failure either. MARY: I think a lot of times and correct me if I'm wrong, because you probably know more about this world than I do, but I think venture capitalists sometimes look at the competition aspect of it. Is there competition in the marketplace already? And that kind of almost contradicts what you just said about it's okay to be the second or third company. FRED: Yeah, well, you know, if they were worried about that, they would have never taken HelloFresh after Blue Apron or Lyft after Uber. There's always room for more than one. And if you look at, for example, the food delivery apps, there are at least a half dozen… ones that are doing really, really well. MARY: Oh, yeah. FRED: So venture capital, there's no venture capital firm that would give a dime to Quicken. When Quicken first started, he literally went door to door to every venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. Now over 240 of them, not one would give him a penny. They thought it was a stupid idea. Of course, after he really started kicking butt everybody wanted to give money at that. MARY: Of course. FRED: One thing you have to understand or the audience needs to understand about venture capital or any other type of investor, they don't know everything. A lot of times they haven't even ever started their own company. Some of them are just finance people, and bankers, and they are theoretically inclined, as opposed to being able to really find that target market and understand that there's an opportunity so don't be discouraged. If you can't find money in one place, go find it somewhere else. Because eventually you'll get it. Yeah, venture capital…To me, somebody comes in right away and says, “Hey, I have no competition. It's awesome.” If you have no competition, there's no demand, right? Because competition fills a demand that is generated by consumers or whoever the ultimate customer is. And if there's no demand and you're doing something so revolutionary that you have to actually build a demand where none existed before, then that's billions of dollars probably to get there. I mean, people..I use the example of the first car you know, somebody could argue that there was no competition when the first car came out, but the competition was horses. You know, that the issue was transportation. And so the demand was there for to be transported. You just had a different way of transporting people. And you're going to compete against that horse in the beginning. Cars were actually slower in some cases than horses and buggies. So, there's always competition and if there isn't, you know, you're gonna be one of those that fail because you created something that there is no demand for. MARY: Yeah, I think that's a very good point. Let's see, do you have and I kind of feel like you do, just from our conversation, do you have kind of an entrepreneurial philosophy of entrepreneurism? FRED: Well, my first philosophy is, don't. MARY: That's what everybody says. FRED: Look, if you want to be an entrepreneur, you need to understand it's a lifelong struggle,no matter how far along you get. I mean, Elon Musk with SpaceX, he was one rocket failure away from losing everything that he had after he'd already had a couple of successes. A big payday for PayPal. And yet, still having those issues, problems with testing, problems with Twitter. There are always fires. And if you're not comfortable wearing a fire suit, you shouldn't be an entrepreneur. But if you are, then I think for me, the kind of mantra for entrepreneurship is be comfortable with pain. Because you know that in the end, you can help a whole lot of people. Whatever it is that you're doing, if you're doing it for the right reason, with the right purpose, the right determination that you're a potentially a world changer, and you can't change the world without hurting yourself. And as long as you're willing to do that, and do things for the greater good, you're going to be able to make it no matter what you're trying to do. MARY: I think that's a great mindset to be in because I think you're going to be more prosperous if you're in the mindset that I'm doing a greater good, rather than I'm going to make money. The money is going to come. FRED: Yeah, yeah. And I say that all the time too. Don't chase the money, chase your dreams. Make it a reality and as long as you have your dream and be really strategic about how you take that dream and actualize it. When you can actualize your dream, the money will follow. It's as simple as that because doing it the right way, doing the research, understanding what the real need is, and being able to deliver on that need results in capital coming your way. But when you're focused instead on the dollar, you end up being like the Enron's of the world and no matter how big you get the corruption of chasing the dollar can take you down really, really hard. MARY: And fast. You know a lot of people create business ventures obviously we talked about, that they're not always successful. Is there another piece of information that you're thinking or advice maybe that you're thinking that people need to understand or know that they might not know? FRED: Oh, yeah, we don't know anything when we start a business, you know? When I talk about that… literally the way that we approach entrepreneurship, nobody would do that in something like sports. Can you imagine if I wanted to hire you as my coach for a sports team, and you're asking me like, right, well, what sport is it? And I tell you, I don't know. Do you have any competitors? I don't have any clue. But I think I'm the only one. And well how big is this sport? I don't know, what are the rules? I don't know. How do you get all of the spectators to root for you? I don't have a clue. Right? But that's how we go into entrepreneurship. We don't know the market. We don't know the market size. We don't know the growth. We don't know the holes in the market that we can exploit. We don't know what those personas really want and how to take them not only as customers but as passionate advocates of a brand. So what I would say to our entrepreneurs or want to be entrepreneurs, you need to do your homework. Think about it. That you're a coach of a sports team. DO you know all the rules? Do you know all the competitors? Do you know how to win? And if you don't know those things, you gotta get them. You know, I have on my website a free resource. It's called the insider checklist. And you can just go to ideapros.com and download it. As I said, it's absolutely free and it gives you seven points, seven highlights of the things you need to consider when you're starting any business. And then on top of that, for the next seven days, you get an email from me, and each day that email will cover one of those seven points and cover it in a lot greater detail and there's an embedded of 20 minute or so video on that subject from me. And so by the end of the seventh day, you'll not only know all those seven points, but you really get in depth knowledge about them. They're a critical foundation for anything that you want to do as an entrepreneur. MARY: Do you recommend that people do that before they approach you as far as becoming partners with you? FRED: Yeah, oh, yeah. You know, you need to understand what it's all about. And if somebody wanted to be my partner… Excuse me, that was a lingering allergy cough. But if somebody wants to be my partner, I would definitely suggest going through those things first. And you know, one of the things that we did…Idea Pros ended up becoming a drinking out of a firehose. There was just so much incredible demand. And I only had this one holding solution. But now we have a lot of things that are really inexpensive like I have master classes on purpose-driven entrepreneurship, we have things… for $1,800, we have a program that will take your idea and completely… everything I said about the market research and everything, will completely dissect that idea. Look at all these things you need to be looking at. Give you back a 40-page report on exactly what that market is, how you should exploit it, who your personas are, and how to go out and raise capital and you're going to need to go further up that food chain. So we do have a whole lot of things. If any of your audience wants to reach me or learn more…my executive assistant is not in the room because she always kills me when I say this, but you can write to me directly firstname.lastname@example.org and I'm happy to kind of steer anybody where they need to go. MARY: Yeah, and you can check that out on Fred's website as well - ideapros.com. Fred, you've talked about the videos a little bit. Am I mistaken, don't you have a TV show like on YouTube? FRED: Um, we actually have a TV show coming up. It's not, it's not out there yet. But, I do have over half a million followers on Instagram and I provide advice on personal development entrepreneurship every single day. I encourage you to go there. It's official fred cary, C-A-R-Y. And that is… I put my heart into that. I never have a script, I never have bullet points and never know what the heck I'm going to be saying. I'll just start talking and I'll put it down there but I think you could spend a minute a day on just going and seeing what I'm saying today, it will give you a good foundation to be a better person and be a better leader. MARY: That's… how important do you think social media is now for companies for startups? FRED: For a startup, well most startups, it's critical. Your persona is represented digitally nowadays. You don't have a real storefront. You have digital storefronts, and everything that you do is measured by what is seen online whether it's your website, whether it's your blog posts, whether it's your LinkedIn or Instagram or Facebook or YouTube channels. Everything you do is what you're being measured by. And so if people look at you… Suppose you're a web development company and you go to your website, your website doesn't look great, or you have that copyright 2021 on there and instead of 2023. You know, these little things, that's how people would look at you in the real world before. And so social media, in the sense that it is addressing your customer base, it's critically important. You always want to have what you believe is your persona. It's the clear representation of your company and your belief system is projected in everything that you do online. MARY: When you say persona, you're talking about brand? FRED: Yeah, yeah, your brand. People think your brand is what you write down. Your brand is what people, your customers think of you. And so you can have, you can say your brand is this or that or whatever it is and write it on all the walls in your office and make every employee chant it when they walk in in the morning. But that's not your brand. Your brand is how you're perceived by your public, by your audience, by your customers. That's what your brand is. So that's why it's so important - social media and otherwise, every engagement with your audience. It's really important that what you want your brand to be is projected in such a way that your audience believes that as well. MARY: Yeah, I just finished ghost-writing a book for a local businessman and so I'm totally stealing this from him. FRED: Let's tell his name. MARY: I'm not sure he wants me to, but I'll ask him first. But he says perception is reality. So it's going along with exactly what you're saying that how your audience or your customer base perceives you or the community that you're in perceives you is the reality of the situation. FRED: Yeah, and you're, you know, no matter what you want that to be, you're never gonna get unanimity. You're never gonna get 100% of people buying into it. I mean, even in what I do, you know, but look at venture capital. Venture capital, 90% of their bets fail. MARY: Right. FRED: I'm trying to make my percentages way higher than that. But even so, let's suppose I have a 25% failure rate. That means 25% of my clients, my customers, my partners, probably think Fred is…you know, they don't feel that highly of me because their dreams have not been able to be met. So trying to manage your brand essence is very difficult when you can never make everybody happy. So you really have to make sure that what you're doing affects the most people so that you can curate. A lot of people don't like Apple, but their brand is very, very powerful and their brand… they do that in everything they do. You know they start with their why as much greater speakers than I did a really good review on but they start with their why and everything that they do, you know, at the end is we just happen to sell iPhones and computers, but that's the last part of the statement. They don't lead with that. They lead with the essence of being different or thinking differently, in creating unusual things. And you can see how powerful their brand is because if I told you that, I just heard that tomorrow Apple is releasing its first ever electric toothbrush. I wouldn't have to say another word. Not true at all. But you would know it's going to be sleek. It's going to have Bluetooth, it's going to tell you whether you're brushing right. It's going to crash and break into little pieces as other stuff does. But you're going to know the essence of… what this thing…you have it, you're imagining it in your head because they've done such a great job of creating their brand imagery for you. And that's what you need to strive for. MARY: Yeah, and that's branded loyalty. Because Apple customers are super loyal. FRED: I argue they're prisoners. Both of my daughters have Apple and I have Apple stock. MARY: Well, that's good. I'm an Apple girl all the way. I call myself gadget girl all the time because I have so many gadgets and most of them are Apple. And Apple did not pay me for that little plug there either. FRED: Nor did they pay me for that toothbrush. If it comes out, you guys are my witnesses. MARY: If they come up with it, yeah. You heard here first folks. Fred's idea. Fred, what is next for you? And maybe Idea Pros, or maybe you want to separate that into you personally or Idea Pros. Fred: Well, with Idea Pros, we still have a long journey ahead of us because as I started this company, previously, we only had this kind of flagship product. You know, all in co-founder. And there are a whole lot of entrepreneurs who need help at some level. Once you decide to be an entrepreneur, even if you fail miserably your first time, and you go back to corporate America, you're going to come back out. And so, we want to create this kind of umbrella that really addresses entrepreneurship from the very nucleus all the way through larger companies that need strategic consulting advice. So, they're a lot of programs, a lot of new solutions, that we're building with Idea Pros, and that's gonna keep me busy for a while. We're out raising capital right now and what hopes to be our last round before we think about going public within the next couple of years. But so, that's a big journey, but I think one of the big things for me personally is finding a way to balance my life a little bit. You know, I tell everybody else to do it and I do spend the first hour of the day or more trying to take care of me, working out, mediating, things like that. I'm working 10, 12 hours a day, working on the weekends, and I gotta find a way to calm down and relax a little bit. Maybe make, you know, three months out of the year working out of Italy. MARY: Oh, that's a great idea. I just went to Malta and I worked from Malta when I was there so I think it's a fabulous idea. FRED: Yeah, yeah. MARY: Well, Fred, thank you so much for this great conversation. I've just thoroughly enjoyed it. FRED: Thank you. I did as well. And I'm looking forward to crossing your path again. MARY: Yeah absolutely, We need to get you to come speak at Furman. FRED: I would love to do that. I think if you can educate people early enough…one of our partners, client partners, actually they had double MBAs, from prestigious schools…so she came and decided to work with us and she said the first six months of working with me, she learned more than both of those programs together, so I'm happy to speak to young people and try to let them know what they're getting into and let them know how to deal with the fires ahead. MARY: Alright, listeners remember if you or someone you know is an entrepreneur or just has an idea that they've been thinking about launching, our Greenville Starts program is a great place to learn what you need to know and to make some of the connections that you're gonna need that can help you make your venture happen. The Fall cohort is full though, I will tell you, but you can get on the list for the Spring cohort and all you have to do is go to the Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship website and go, I think it's the very first thing that pops up and put yourself on that list so you can get into that cohort. We've had some fabulous launches from that group. That does it for this episode of the Class E Podcast. Remember this is the podcast that's brought to you through a partnership between the Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Communication Studies department here at Furman University. Remember you can catch the podcast two ways now wherever you listen to your podcasts and also we have a brand new YouTube channel where you can watch the podcast. So you can go to YouTube and check that out as well of course, it's just under the Class E Podcast channel. 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This week, I'm excited to share my conversation with my friend, Paige Craig- the Founder and General Partner at Outlander VC- which is launching its third early-stage VC fund.Paige has one of the most incredible stories of any of my friends- from growing up dirt poor outside of Sacramento, California, to getting to Westpoint, then becoming a Marine, and starting the Lincoln Group- a Private Military Company operating across the Middle East, Africa, SE Asia that he grew to 1,000 full-time headcount.After Paige sold the Lincoln Group, he transitioned into an angel investor and has 17 unicorns from early-stage investments, including Postmates, Lyft, AngelList, Gusto, Wish, and more.Paige and the team at Outlander are finding diamonds in the rough- founders who have what it takes to win but aren't part of the elite networks of the top schools, top cities, or social networks.Paige's background all comes together to deliver returns that put him in the top 1% of tech investors, and I'm excited to share this honest and inspired conversation with one of the most interesting people I know.Key Takeaways:Paige Craig's remarkable story of growing up.Paige's experience at WestpointWhat spurred Paige to enter and serve in the Marine CorpsWhat it was like trying to start a business without access to money.The origin story of the Lincoln Group, and when Paige sold it.The lessons Paige learned from working alongside people from poorer countries.Why and how analyzing people forms a core pillar and differentiator in Paige's business.The importance of establishing trust and understanding with your investors.Why a startup's success lies in its founders.When the true value of a business shows itself.Tweetable Quotes:“My job is to find incredibly special people who can create incredible value and create profitable companies eventually that change the world.” – Paige Craig“It's about finding out who is your ideal customer. Are you serving them?” – Paige Craig“I love learning, but even more than learning, I've always really enjoyed doing.” – Paige Craig“When I look at founders now, I understand how hard it is when you don't have access to money.” – Paige Craig“The most incredible value typically takes a decade or longer to find and build.” – Paige Craig"If you build incredible value for customers and you run your business right, you will get revenue." – Paige Craig“If you're going to go after certain types of people, you have to understand them; you have to understand why they perform or outperform in certain environments.” – Paige Craig“The very basic pillar of our business is to analyze people and realize that our mandate is picking exceptional, rare type of Founders.” – Paige Craig“I think too much money corrupts founders early. And there's great value created when there are restrictions on the money given to them.” – Paige CraigIf you want to be a great investor, particularly at the early stage, the number one most deterministic thing in a startup's success is its founders.” – Paige Craig“But that's one of the great benefits of being in the military. I fully utilized all my education benefits in the Marine Corps.” – Paige Craig“As a company gets later on in life, you can analyze the product and the customers, and there's lots of different ways to become a great investor.” – Paige CraigLinks Mentioned:Kurt's TwitterKurt's InstagramKurt's LinkedInPaige CraigAna Gabriela BonBailie SalkBlaine DavisBlake HallDavid TischJack DangermondJoshua ReevesLeila ChreitehLeura CraigLucas HoffmannPete WilsonPeter SzulczewskiClubhouseDam Neck VirginiaDARPAEsriGustoHunt ClubLincoln GroupMarine CorpsNASDAQNavy Federal Credit UnionOutlander VCRIASacramento State UniversityWest PointWish
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Welcome to episode 111 of the Make Your Mark Podcast! Get ready for an electrifying conversation as Kay sits down with Adryenn Ashley, an NFT futurist, designer, and founder, focused on designing communities of the future. From her Marin County's tech-savvy upbringing to her early adoption of groundbreaking ideas, Adryenn shares her remarkable journey, emphasizing the power of being ahead of the curve and encouraging listeners to seize early adoption opportunities. Tune in for Adryenn's profound insights and dynamic perspective on the evolving landscape of blockchain and web three technologies. Here's a breakdown of what to expect in this episode:• Podcasting Amidst the Pandemic: A Journey of Skill Acquisition• Web Three and Content Ownership: The Evolution of Online Platforms• Elevating Content Quality: Television-Level Broadcasting in the Digital Age• Engaging Audiences through Gamification: Unlocking the Power of NFTs• Mastering Media Pitches: Simplifying Communication for Maximum ImpactAnd so much more! About Adryenn Ashley:Adryenn Ashley is a prominent figure known for her significant contributions in various fields. She has earned recognition as the #1 Woman in Blockchain Global Influencer in both 2019 and 2022. Beyond that, she holds titles as a Venture Capitalist, Award-Winning Author, Filmmaker, TV Host, and Social Influencer. Her ventures include initiatives like "Starting Conversations That Matter," "CryptoVixens," and "Minting the Future." Check Adryenn Ashley on…Website: https://adryenn.net/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adryenn/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adryenn/Twitter: https://twitter.com/adryenn Connect with Kay Suthar!Website: https://makeyourmarkagency.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kay-suthar-make-your-mark/ Go ahead and check out my podcast agency: https://makeyourmarkagency.com/ For more info, please feel free to email me at email@example.com
In this special birthday episode of Remarkable People, join host Guy Kawasaki as he reflects on his remarkable career and shares insights from his young life. The esteemed Valerie Fridland, a past guest on the show, steps into the interviewer's seat to engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Guy Kawasaki. They delve into Guy's early life, his thoughts on AI, and his journey as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and marketing guru, uncovering the key lessons he's learned along the way. From his early experiences with Apple to his current role as a prominent thought leader, Guy's story is filled with valuable takeaways for aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals. Don't miss this candid and inspiring discussion between two remarkable individuals.
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