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Open For Business is a branded podcast from eBay and Gimlet Creative, about building a business from the ground up.
Rank #1: #2 How to Hire.
No one hires the wrong person on purpose. In this episode, we hear some hiring horror stories and about how to learn from our mistakes.This episode features:Jordan Insley, Co-founder of QuickShip ElectronicsElana Krieger, Head of HR at BoxedAdam Robinson, CEO of HireologyKatie Christiansen, Director of People Operations at Gimlet MediaBrina Bujkovsky, Co-founder of PopUpsters
Rank #2: #3 Price Is Right?.
Setting your prices is harder than it sounds and making a mistake can be costly. We outline concrete steps to get to the right number, starting with one of the most incredible wins in game show history.This episode features:Terry Kniess, Price Is Right contestant and author of Cause and EffectsZoher Karu, Chief Data Officer at eBayMickey Goodman, Professor of Business and Entrepreneurship at Savannah College of Art and Design and Co-Founder/Partner at e2AdvisorsJonathan Wirt, Head of Marketing at PushdSavio Clemente, beta testerRuth Bolton, Professor of Marketing at the W.P. Carey School of Business
The real adventures behind pioneering businesses, from the people who lived them. Brought to you by Virgin Atlantic and Gimlet Creative.
Rank #1: Chef Niki Nakayama: Make it Meaningful.
As the owner, head chef, and mastermind behind her restaurant n/naka, Chef Niki Nakayama serves up coveted kaiseki dinners, a structured multi-course meal that emphasizes seasonality and extreme technical prowess. Niki truly straddles the line of tradition and innovation, sourcing local ingredients and employing centuries-old techniques. And she just may be the only woman in the world who does it. But while Niki is the master of her kitchen and craft, getting here was a struggle. In this episode, we tell the story of how she risked it all to launch her restaurant in one of the most cutthroat industries: food. And we learn that a commitment to your creative vision, even if it’s doing it the hard way, can sometimes take you to the top. The Venture is hosted by Ashley Milne-TyteThis episode features:Niki Nakayama, owner and head chef at n/naka restaurantCarole Iida-Nakayama, sous chef at n/naka restaurantBesha Rodell, restaurant critic at LA WeeklyEric Rath, history professor at The University of Kansas Special thanks to:Dan Allen, FarmscapeSarah Rathbone, Dock to Dish LATo learn more about The Venture, go to virginatlantic.com/theventure
Rank #2: The Real World: Disrupting the Status Quo.
It all started when Jon Murray, a TV and documentary producer, and Mary-Ellis Bunim, a soap opera writer, approached MTV with an idea that ultimately changed television forever. The Real World popularized a new genre of television known as “reality TV.” Today, reality TV has splintered into innumerable forms, but its backbone was built with The Real World, and Bunim/Murray Productions continues to be at the forefront of the industry. They’re the team behind The Simple Life, Born This Way, and Keeping up with the Kardashians. In this episode, we talk to former cast members and industry experts, about the show that dared to be different, and the team that turned entertainment as we know it, on its head.The Venture is hosted by Ashley Milne-Tyte.This episode features:Jon Murray, creator of The Real World & co-founder of Bunim/Murray ProductionsGeorge Verschoor, producer and director of The Real World seasons 1-4. Current executive producer and showrunner at Critical Content Julie Gentry, original cast member of The Real World season 1. Tony DiSanto, former MTV president and founder of DiGa Studio Meredith Blake, entertainment reporter with the LA Times Special thanks to all of The Real World cast and crew members we spoke to for this episode, including Andre Comeau, Eric Neis, Jon Brennan, Pam Ling and Adam Beckman. To learn more about The Venture, go to virginatlantic.com/theventure
The future isn’t random. It’s the result of the choices that we make now. We’ll be talking about technologies and industries that will define the next decade and beyond. Join our host Cristina Quinn, a science and technology reporter, as she dives into everything from Minecraft to cyber warfare. You can wait for the future to happen to you or engage with it right now and ahead of the curve on .future— a branded podcast from Microsoft, produced in partnership with Gimlet Creative.
Rank #1: Work in the .future.
In the final episode of this season of .future, we hear how our jobs continue to evolve in the modern workplace. Many of us still spend 40 plus hours in a physical office, but the internet and new digital communication tools are changing how we collaborate and communicate.This story brings you voices that explore work philosophies of the past, job practices of the present, and the digital office spaces of the future.Show Notes:You can check out Ram Devineni’s filmography at his IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3128813/This episode features:Ram Devineni — DocumentarianAnton Andrews — Director of Office Envisioning, MicrosoftBen Waber — CEO of HumanyzeJanice Marturano—Founder of the Institute for Mindful Leadership
Rank #2: Design For All.
Inclusive design is a widely-used concept in the design world. The idea is that when you create products, you actively choose to design that product for everyone. This is particularly important for technology companies like Microsoft. As more and more of our lives become digital, we rely on tech for our livelihoods, our social lives, keeping in touch with our families… everything.But unlike in the physical world, where buildings with stairs instead of elevators might pre-date our current understanding of inclusivity, new technology has no excuse. And that’s the choice we’re talking about today. The choice to widen your world, and design from a perspective that allows everyone to participate.You can check-out Angela Glover Blackwell’s piece on The Curb-Cut Effect here: https://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_curb_cut_effectThis episode features:Dan Formosa — Designer and Consultant Angela Glover Blackwell — Founder of PolicyLinkJenny Lay-Flurrie — Chief Accessibility officer at MicrosoftSean Marihugh — Escalation Engineer at Microsoft Crystal Jones — Escalation Engineer at MicrosoftErin Williams — Senior Supportability Program Manager at Microsoft
A weekly podcast where three young South Africans sit down to talk news, politics and pop culture. And more often than not Kanye West.
Rank #1: 015 - Time To Say Goodbye.
This is the final episode of The Pitch! (Boo, sad face).As Zandi heads off to London to be an even more bad-ass journo, the three hosts sit down one last time to talk #BlackLivesMatter, if using robots to kill people is ethical and the most important and life-changing story of the week, Pokemon Go. Thank you to all of our listeners, we've had so much fun doing the show and we hope you had just as much fun listening. K love you baaaiiiiiiiiii
Rank #2: 014 - Hlexit, Afrexit, Mexit.
This week on The Pitch, can Simmi get the ladies to care about Messi, why is there resistance to introducing English as a medium of instruction at traditionally Afrikaans universities and is the resignation of acting CEO Jimi Matthews from the SABC the final nail in the national broadcaster's censorship coffin?Follow us on Twitter: @The_Pitch_SAInstagram: @ThePitchSAOr drop us an email at email@example.com
Journalist Laura Ling uncovers six stories of unsung heroes facing difficulties, and the mentors that help them find the courage to overcome. Be inspired by the everyday bravery of these extraordinary ordinary people.
Rank #1: Rashelle And Her Food Truck.
Her son’s illness almost stopped Rashelle’s plans for a food truck. Until a drawing from her boy, and advice from her food truck hero helped this single mom get back on the road to her dream. Subscribe to Everyday Bravery in... Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher RadioPublic Google Podcasts Pocket Casts TuneIn RSS
Rank #2: Starting Over.
Sometimes in life, you can’t fix what’s broken or replace what’s lost. When you hit a wall, starting over takes acts of everyday bravery. Meet a family that never gave up after losing a dad who gave them everything; Brendan, a travel writer whose drinking had to hit rock bottom before he could climb mountains; and Urvashi, who was brave enough to challenge medical experts about an illness that almost put her out of business. Subscribe to Everyday Bravery in... Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher RadioPublic Google Podcasts Pocket Casts TuneIn RSS
Behind every working human, there’s a story. Work in Progress is a new show about the meaning and identity we find in work. Each week, hear stories of personal ambition and debilitating insecurities, great successes and abject failures, the plans we make and the luck that…happens. Hosted by Dan Misener, produced by Slack. Follow along @slackstories or slack.com/podcast
Rank #1: Born This Way.
An Instagram star bullied for the color of her skin turns the teasing into the fuel behind her fashion modeling career; a professional British rugby player confronts “jock" stereotypes when he comes out to friends, family, and fans as gay. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Feedback? We'd love to hear it. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes. This episode also features the Hartford Police Department, devoting themselves to making the City of Hartford a safer place to live, work, and visit.
Rank #2: Tough Love.
An outspoken corporate downsizer learns a harsh lesson after being surprised with her own exit package, and a loyal cop that has to choose between fighting the war on drugs and his criminal brother. Sometimes practicing tough love at work and at home isn’t always the best policy. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes. This episode also features Slack customer Sketchbook Skool - an online educator for illustrators and designers.
What happens when the best athletes in the world lose? From Gatorade and Gimlet Creative, a podcast about how the world’s most competitive athletes use defeat as motivation to build strength from the inside out, and ultimately come out on top. Episodes featuring Serena Williams, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, J.J. Watt, Karl-Anthony Towns Jr., Kyle Schwarber, and the people who know them best. The Secret to Victory premieres in July. Visit gatorade.com/podcast to learn more. The Secret to Victory is hosted by Domonique Foxworth.
Rank #1: Matt Ryan: The Closer You Get, The Harder The Loss.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on how he overcame one of the toughest losses of his career. He speaks with host Domonique Foxworth about what went through his mind in the days following the Falcons' devastating Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots— after the media disappeared and the hype faded.The Secret to Victory is hosted by Domonique Foxworth.
Rank #2: Kyle Schwarber: I Didn’t Want to Get Up.
When faced with a devastating knee injury, Chicago Cubs player Kyle Schwarber found ways to improve the parts of his game he hadn’t had the opportunity to work on before. When he found himself up to bat in the World Series, he was ready — and would help rewrite the fortunes of the team known as The Loveable Losers.The Secret to Victory is hosted by Domonique Foxworth.Visit gatorade.com/podcast to learn more.
The Reboot podcast showcases the heart and soul, the wins and losses, the ups and downs of startup leadership. On the show, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, and Startup Leaders discuss with Jerry Colonna the emotional and psychological challenges they face daily as leaders.
Rank #1: #62 Letting Go of Perfection - with Sharon Salzberg & Jerry Colonna.
In an entrepreneurial world where being a billionaire is a yardstick for self-worth, and unattainable goals can give us a false sense of responsibility, control and drive, what is the collateral damage to ourselves? As we chase a sense of perfectionism, and measure ourselves against big goals, how do we counteract the sense of self-loathing we can impinge upon ourselves when we fall short of the images we’re up holding? In this conversation, Jerry sits down with Sharon Salzberg, on her new book "Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection" to discuss the ways in which love might be a counter-intuitive antidote to the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. We learn that as we cultivate a sense of love and compassion for ourselves in our ambitious pursuits and adventures in life, we bolster our resiliency to face life as it is. Links "Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection" by Sharon Salzberg - https://www.amazon.com/Real-Love-Art-Mindful-Connection/dp/1250076501 Sharon Salzberg on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SharonSalzberg #22 – Does Anyone Really Know What They Are Doing? – with Sharon Salzberg - https://www.reboot.io/episode/does-anyone-really-know-what-they-are-doing/
Rank #2: #14 Shadow and Leadership - with Parker Palmer.
Full notes and more: reboot.io/podcast Who are you? What do you believe to be true? What do you bring consciously to the world? And, even more interesting, what do you bring unconsciously to your work, your organization, your relationships? How does that which you have either denied about yourself, or feel uncomfortable about, shape your life, either positively or negatively? What lies in this unseen shadow? And why is it important for you to explore? The work of today’s guest shows up in just about everything we do here at Reboot so we are thrilled to have one of our key teachers, Parker Palmer, join Jerry for a discussion on a very important and powerful topic: Shadow and Leadership.
Sampler brings you the best moments from the world of podcasts. We'll feature bite size tastes from a variety of shows plus we'll talk with podcasters to find out why they do what they do.Sampler is hosted by Brittany Luse and a different special guest each week.
Rank #1: #27 'This Feels Terrible'.
Two comedians, each with their own popular podcast, fall in love. And while recording their shows, they inadvertently capture the many ups and downs of their relationship.Episode #27 features clips from the following shows (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to the shows):This Feels Terrible with Erin McGathyHarmontown with Dan HarmonThe FactsSpecial thanks to Erin McGathy, Dan Harmon, Dustin Marshall and Feral Audio.This episode was produced by Sarah Abdurrahman, Kate Parkinson-Morgan, Rose Reid and Brittany Luse.It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser and Peter Clowney.Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips. Additional music written by Cobey Bienert.This Feels Terrible’s theme is by The Fancy.The show was mixed by Haley Shaw and Matthew Boll.Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.Our SponsorBlue Apron – Delivering all the fresh ingredients you need to create home-cooked meals. Click now to get your first two meals for free.
Rank #2: #23 'A Binder Full Of Men'.
As the election season heats up, Gimlet editor Annie-Rose Strasser highlights podcasts that help us understand the grueling, complex world of campaigning. Plus, Brittany gets the details on a politician’s “binder full of men.” **Warning, this episode contains adult language** Episode #23 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to all episodes): No One Knows Anything, "How to Destroy A Man With A Haircut" Politically Re-Active, "Episode 1: Dog Whistling With Ian Haney-López" Candidate Confessional, "Relive One Of the Worst Booings in Political History" Ways & Means, "Women In Politics: A Shout Or A Whisper?" The Facts: This episode was produced by Rose Reid, Sarah Abdurrahman, and Brittany Luse, with help from Kate Parkinson-Morgan. It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser. Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips. Additional music in the show by Takstar. The show was mixed by Matthew Boll and Enoch Kim. Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media. Our Sponsors: Spotify (Try Spotify’s Discover Weekly Playlist by visiting http://spotify.com/discoverweekly) Backblaze (Go to http://backblaze.com/sampler to sign up for a two week free trial) Wealthsimple (Get your first ten thousand dollars managed for free at http://wealthsimple.com/Sampler)
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Rank #1: Thomas Keller.
Chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller bought the French Laundry, a restaurant in Napa Valley California, and turned it into one of the leading fine dining establishments in the world. The French Laundry and Per Se, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City, have both been awarded three Michelin Stars. Thomas has won consecutive “Best Chef” awards from the James Beard Foundation and “Chef of the Year” award by the Culinary Institute of America, among other accolades. He is the author of multiple cookbooks, including The French Laundry, Bouchon, Under Pressure, and Ad Hoc at Home. Thomas speaks with Jessica Harris about how he launched his collection of restaurants, from scratch. Listen to the interview
Rank #2: Jack Dorsey.
Jack is a serial entrepreneur who has started two companies — Twitter and Square — that, on the face of it, seem entirely different. Twitter is a social networking service; Square is a mobile payments company. But Jack believes that their shared purpose is to make each of their related tasks — communicating and transacting — easier. Twitter gets messages from point A to point B just as Square gets money from point A to point B. Twitter has over 500 million users and gained global recognition when it facilitated the Iranian protests of the presidential election in 2009. Users type messages to followers using a maximum of 140 characters. Square is a financial services company that allows any merchant to accept credit card payments through a device that plugs into a smartphone’s headphone jack. One of the company’s services, called Square Wallet, allows customers to buy products without having to use their actual credit card. Jack speaks with Jessica Harris about how he launched both Twitter and Square, from scratch. This interview was conducted before Jack returned to Twitter and became CEO in 2015. Listen to the interview
Talking all things business, entrepreneurship and digital marketing to help you turn your business into an iconic brand!
Rank #1: OFB045 – Social Media Marketing Trends To AVOID In 2019!.
In this episode, I share my thoughts on what you as an entrepreneur/business owner should AVOID when it comes to social media marketing in 2019! Sure, most of the articles and content you will find is talking about what is supposed to be “hot” over the next 12 months, but this year, I’m taking a different approach! Tune in to find out what I think you should avoid and why… What are your thoughts? Send me a DM and let me know if you agree or disagree? LINKS & RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE: 👉 Follow me on Instagram - @anthonygmurphy SPECIAL MENTIONS: This podcast is professionally mixed and edited by PipeWolf Media. WAS THIS EPISODE SUBSCRIBE WORTHY? If so, just click here to subscribe and never miss another episode! YOUR THOUGHTS? Please let me know in the comments section below! If you didn’t like it, let me know that too! Constructive feedback and suggestions are always welcome! LET’S MAKE THIS GROW! If you enjoyed this episode, the biggest compliment you can give is to leave a rating and review in iTunes for Open for Business! Reviews are extremely helpful to boost the show's ranking, plus, I read each and every review out on the show! It would also be amazing if you shared a screenshot or link to the show on your socials! IT’S MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF YOU! Thank you again for joining me again this week. There are so many other podcasts that you could be listening to instead, but you have shared some of your precious time to listen to this episode and I truly appreciate that! Without you as a listener, the podcast goes nowhere! That’s it for this episode! Thank you again and remember you can get in touch with me anytime on Instagram @anthonygmurphy or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rank #2: OFB044 - Chris 'Kubby' Kubbernus talks life, business and marketing!.
In this episode, I’m so stoked to have marketing legend Chris 'Kubby' Kubbernus as our guest! He shares his back story on how he got into marketing in the first place (spoiler alert: it's built into his DNA).We talk about how he started his own digital marketing agency and has grown it from himself to 17 team members in just 3 years!And he also shares his BIGGEST tip right now for growing your INSTAGRAM! (you need to know this tip!) Let’s jump into the show! LINKS & RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE: 👉 Follow Kubby on Instagram 👉 Follow Kubb & Co on Instagram 👉 Kubby’s personal website 👉 Kubb & Co. – website SPECIAL MENTIONS: This podcast is professionally mixed and edited by PipeWolf Media. WAS THIS EPISODE SUBSCRIBE WORTHY? If so, just click here to subscribe and never miss another episode! YOUR THOUGHTS? Please let me know in the comments section below! If you didn’t like it, let me know that too! Constructive feedback and suggestions are always welcome! LET’S MAKE THIS GROW! If you enjoyed this episode, the biggest complement you can give is to leave a rating and review in iTunes for Open for Business! Reviews are extremely helpful to boost the shows ranking, plus, I read each and every review out on the show! It would also be amazing if you shared a screenshot or link to the show on your socials! IT’S MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF YOU! Thank you again for joining me again this week. There are so many other podcasts that you could be listening to instead, but you have shared some of your precious time to listen to this episode and I truly appreciate that! Without you as a listener, the podcast goes nowhere! That’s it for this episode! Thank you again and remember you can get in touch with me anytime on Instagram @anthonygmurphy or via email email@example.com
Jay ‘PodVader’ Soderberg and Joel Sharpton have been working in radio for a combined 3 decades plus and in podcasting for more than 2 decades combined. They bring their own analysis and POV to the latest Podcasting news, as well as giving tips and suggestions to improve and grow your show.
Rank #1: Pod on Pod on When the Kids Go To Sleep.
This week, Josh and Joel are up late to see what happens behind the scenes of Maker Studios and in the family of Shay Carl and Colette, the couple behind "When the Kids Go To Sleep" Find more about the show at http://ShayCarl.com Our musical guest is The Serotones: https://theserotones.bandcamp.com/
Rank #2: Pod on Pod on Welcome to Nightvale.
In this episode, Josh and Joel get a little spooked by Cecil Baldwin, the host of Welcome to Nightvale, a bi-weekly peak at the weird world of the desert town of Nightvale and its residents. Find more for yourself at Commonplacebooks.com Our musical guest this week is Weith: https://soundcloud.com/weith
It’s never been easier to start a business, but it’s even harder to succeed. Each episode explores the inspiring stories behind how people grow a business, an idea, or a movement.
Rank #1: Seth Godin.
Seth Godin is an entrepreneur, a marketer, an author and a speaker. People have called him the godfather of modern marketing and the best marketing brain on the planet. He joins HubSpot CMO Mike Volpe on this episode of The Growth Show to talk about building a business that will last, the importance of trust in hiring, and why you should think about being better vs. being bigger. Seth also shares the process behind his writing, including how he makes time to blog every day and why he doesn’t believe the excuse that you don’t have the time.
Rank #2: Cracking The Culture Code.
Culture happens. Whether you plan for it or not, all companies have a culture. An no one knows more about how culture works than New York Times’s best-selling author Daniel Coyle. Daniel talks about his latest work, The Culture Code, where he goes inside the world’s most successful organizations - Pixar, San Antonio Spurs, SEAL Team Six, and more - to find out what makes them tick.
We tell the unexpected stories of digital disruption. Listen in as Walter Isaacson, digital revolution expert, explores the unknown drama behind some of the world’s biggest digital disruptions, the daring trailblazers willing to think differently, and the lessons learned along the way. Brought to you by Dell Technologies.
Rank #1: Fame: A New Breed of Celebrity.
The allure of celebrity has always been a facet of human nature. Whether it's deified early leaders emblazoning their faces onto coins, to young girls fainting over The Beatles, we can't help but be drawn to the drama of public personalities. Today's technology provides the platforms and algorithmic opportunity for virtually anyone to cultivate an audience and fan base. From the silver screen to reality television to digital influencers, Trailblazers is taking a deeper look into fame and the changing blueprint of what it takes to get there.For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers
Rank #2: Food Delivery: A Slice of Disruption.
One simple (but disgusting) viral video drove a pizza company to reinvent itself as a technology company. However, technology and the fast food industry have walked hand in hand for decades. In this episode of Trailblazers, Walter Isaacson explores this unexpected relationship – and how far it might go. For more on these stories go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers. Please let us know what you think of the show by leaving us a rating or review in iTunes.
Unf*cked with Ryan J. Williams is a podcast to help your your life, your business, and your soul get unf*cked. Tune into and heal your work/life balance, go deeper in your relationships, and increase your productivity with the author of The Influencer Economy, former stand-comedian, and international business speaker, Ryan J. Williams.Featuring conversations with NY Times best-selling authors, Emmy award winning creators, Oscar nominated writers, and experts in how to heal the universe. Featuring lessons and actions on empathy, compassion, and self-reflection for you to take to your business, family, and life. Find your frequency, focus on the breath, and listen to the sounds. Unf*cked is a podcast is about is about healing yourself, healing your business, and healing your soul. http://www.influencereconomy.com
Rank #1: 110: Building a Brand That People Will Love with Dorie Clark.
All of us have ideas. But how do we turn our idea into a brand that people will love? That's a question I get asked often and this week branding expert Dorie Clark shares her tips and secrets on how to stand out in the modern economy. In episode 110 of the podcast, we'll find out how to build a brand that people will love. We'll answer questions like: How do we make our ideas pop and take off? What makes a brand that people love: How do we find influencers to champion our ideas on our behalf? Do good ideas always win? How do we get traction for our brand? Dorie Clark's Stand Out book: https://www.amazon.com/Stand-Out-Breakthrough-Following-Around/dp/1491552115 Dorie Clark is the author of "Reinventing You" (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) and "Stand Out," which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a "branding expert" by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank. "Standing out is no longer optional Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard they'll gain the recognition they deserve. But that's simply not true anymore." - Dorie Clark
Rank #2: 88: Seth Godin on Making a Ruckus, Being Bold & Knowing When to Quit.
Seth Godin is a marketer, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. He's one of my favorite public speakers and an inspiring figure in the marketing world. I have talked about him a lot on the podcast. Seth was founder and CEO of Yoyodyne, an interactive direct marketing company, which Yahoo! acquired in 1998. Seth worked as VP Direct Marketing at Yahoo until 2000, whcih is when his career pivoted in the direction of authoring books, public speaking and and blogging. -If you want to help The Influencer Economy, please leave an iTunes review for the podcast. Click Here or search directly in iTunes for our feed. And pre-order The Influencer Economy book on Amazon by clicking here. Seth Godin speaks in depth about the iizard brain which is something that holds us back in reaching our goals and is an irrational part of our human behavior. Have you ever wanted to accomplish something but there's a voice of anxiety telling us to go slow or be careful? That is the lizard brain, which is a pre-historic lump that is responsible for rage, fear and our reproductive drive. And now it gets in the way of us shipping our work, products or ideas. Seth Godin explained to me that this happens when we say we want one thing, then we do another. Like when we say they want to be successful but then sabotage a job interview. Or we say that we want our product to come to market, but we sandbag their shipping schedule. Or we want to be thin, but never work out. He quotes Steven Pressfield, who calls this process the resistance. "The resistance is writer's block and putting jitters and every project that ever shipped late because people couldn't stay on the same page long enough to get something out the door." It's something we all face. And if you have not read Seth Godin's The Dip, Linchpin or Purple Cow, I recommend that you stop listening and buy them from Amazon.com. The Dip is a favorite book of mine that helped me move on from a job that I wanted to quit. I eventually was laid off from this job, which turned out to be one of the best career moves of my life. -Sign-up for our email list and I'll send The Influencer Economy Work Book: 7 Habits of Influencers. http://www.influencereconomy.com/ Quotes about The Dip from Seth Godin: "The only way to become the best at one thing is to quit something else. And the thesis of the book is that we live in a culture where supposedly quitting is a bad thing. But people quit stuff all the time.” “You need to figure out if you quit or stick,” but you also need to know that the Dip is “a temporary setback that can be overcome with persistence.” We also talk about how Brad Feld invested in Seth's startup, and how Seth's company published Derek Sivers' book Anything You Want. Seth Godin's The Dip: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/the_dip/ Seth Godin's Book List: http://sethgodin.com/sg/books.asp Seth Godin's Blog: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/ By Seth Godin's books on Amazon, click here.