Rank #1: He Went to Prison For A Ponzi Scheme. Now, A Fresh Start.
Neal Goyal ran a ponzi scheme, defrauded investors out of roughly $9 million, and spent years in prison for his crime. Today he’s out, and we have a frank conversation about what leads someone to make the kind of decisions he made, and the amount of soul searching and self-repair required to come back from it.
Dec 23 2019
Rank #2: Is Fear Stopping You From Self-Promotion?
Right now, as you listen to this show, someone out there might be thinking about hiring or partnering with you—but they can't, because you haven't put enough of yourself out there. On this episode, we discuss fear and self-promotion with Kassi Underwood, an author and coach who focuses on overcoming fear.
Jul 15 2019
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Entrepreneur Network Podcast
SaaS Interviews with CEOs, Startups, Founders
Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan
Jon Nastor's Hack the Entrepreneur
Leveling Up with Eric Siu
The Growth Show
How They Made their Millions
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Duct Tape Marketing
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Rank #3: Walmart's Huge Order Nearly Killed His Company
Nick Mowbray thought he had a giant hit on his hands. His young toy company, Zuru, had locked in a David Beckham-themed gadget and Walmart ordered millions. But as it turned out, he'd done everything wrong... and it would take many years to recover.
Nov 11 2019
Rank #4: Finding Joy in the Unknown, with Brandon Steiner
What do you do when one chapter ends? You move on to the next one. That's what Brandon Steiner did after losing control of his namesake sports company—and he learned a lot in the process.
Feb 03 2020
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Rank #5: The Six-Step Plan for Success
Nobody can see the pathway ahead of them. We’re all blind. But the people who succeed are the ones willing to walk in the dark anyway. On this episode, host Jason Feifer shares his six-step plan for success (step one: start moving!), and then talks with Gregg Clunis, host of the podcast Tiny Steps, Big Leaps, about how to find the motivation and will to take those steps.
May 13 2019
Rank #6: How to Score With Influencers
Influencers can be a valuable marketing tool: Get your product into their hands, and they might send waves of new fans your way. But how do you actually do that? We talk to Will Ahmed, founder and CEO of a wearable fitness device called Whoop, whose product was almost immediately embraced by the world’s top athletes.
Aug 26 2019
Rank #7: Episode #100 Special: How to Make a Podcast!
OMG we've made 100 episodes of Problem Solvers! If you're interested in podcasting, this is the episode for you: Host Jason Feifer is going to explain how he conceived of the show, how he makes it each week on a shoestring budget, and how any entrepreneur can jump into the podcasting game.
Jun 24 2019
Rank #8: Are You Giving Customers Too Much Choice?
Can you give your customers too much choice? Vanessa Van Edwards learned that the answer is yes. She used to sell lots of different courses online, but eventually decided to throw them all away. The result was crazy: Profits spiked! If you’re looking to sell online courses—or really, to sell *anything* online—this is the episode to listen to.
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Aug 19 2019
Rank #9: Can't Beat 'Em? Do What They Overlooked
What happens when your original vision just doesn't work? That's what happened to Jesse Wolfe, whose company O'Dang Hummus totally failed to place its hummus onto store shelves. This is the story of how Jesse rethought what his company does, listened to his customers, and came up with an entirely new way to reach retailers—and is now in 10,000 stores and counting.
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Oct 21 2019
Rank #10: How to Become the Person Everyone Roots For
We’ve all done it: We see someone score amazing attention, or win some award, or snag the perfect client, and we wonder, How’d they pull that off? It can seem random. What do they have that we don’t? How did luck happen to break their way? I used to wonder this all the time. But now, after meeting so many entrepreneurs who have triumphed in so many ways, I see a pattern in their success. Here it is: They make it as easy as possible to be rewarded.
Jun 10 2019
Rank #11: Make Change Before You're Forced To
Change will come to every business, but there’s an irony to it: The best time to embrace change is when you see it coming from far away -- when you still have time to plan, and when you aren’t hurting. On this episode, I make my case for making change, and then talk actor Justin Klosky, who switched careers and became a professional organizer.
Sep 02 2019
Rank #12: Customer Service Special: Turn Haters Into Fans!
Sometimes customers are unhappy. And sometimes they're PISSED. So what do you do when someone comes at you in full force? In this episode, Jason shares his own secret to disarming angry customers, and then talks to customer service expert Jeanne Bliss about how to truly connect with your consumers.
Oct 28 2019
Rank #13: Michelle Pfeiffer's Hard-Earned Entrepreneurship Lesson
Michelle Pfeiffer wanted the fragrance industry to change its ways. The fragrance industry said no. That's when she discovered what it really means to be an entrepreneur: If you want something done, you do it yourself. In this episode, Pfeiffer and host Jason Feifer (no relation!) have a conversation about her transition into entrepreneurship. It's one of the conversations that formed the basis of Entrepreneur magazine's June, 2019 cover story—find it on newsstands now!
May 20 2019
Rank #14: Seeing Opportunity During the Coronavirus
How can entrepreneurs adapt to coronavirus, and set themselves up for a stronger future? In this episode, hear directly from five of them—as they share their thoughts about how to pivot, produce new products, and plan for the future. Featuring: Meghan Asha, Cynthia Williams-Bey, Joseph Sommer, Monica Kang, and Natasha Miller
Mar 30 2020
Rank #15: To Build A More Inclusive Culture, Look to... Genghis Khan?
How do you build a great company culture? You don’t lead by example. That’s what Ben Horowitz learned. He's one of Silicon Valley’s most revered investors, but years ago was a CEO who couldn’t turn his company culture around. Today he’s developed a wide theory about how to do it—and in this episode, he walks us through a few historical examples (including the first Great Khan!) that have a lot to teach today’s business leaders about how to truly lead.
Nov 04 2019
Rank #16: Bobbi Brown's Secret: Fewer Meetings, More Doing!
What do you do for a second act, when your first act literally changed an industry? That was the question facing makeup powerhouse Bobbi Brown, whose simple line of lipsticks blossomed into the billion-dollar company Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. She left it in 2016 with no plans for what to do next; all she knew was that she was done with corporate life. But she’s since found an answer—expanding into new territories with multiple new brands. But the second act isn’t really so different from the first act, she says: At its heart, everything an entrepreneur does is just about doing.
Sep 09 2019
Rank #17: How to Work With Family, Featuring Rebecca Minkoff
Most people work with family or friends, but is that wise? And what do you do when things go wrong? Celebrated fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff has plenty of insight on this, because she works with plenty of friends—and her CEO is her brother! In this episode, she explains how she balances it all.
Nov 25 2019
Rank #18: He Fired 70% Of His Staff, Then Rebuilt A Better Company
How do you regain your employees' trust? It was a question Eric Wheeler wrestled with after his company, 33Across, had to pivot and lay off 70% of his workforce. He needed to keep his remaining talent focused, and recruit new people to execute a brand new vision. So he tried something new: Radical transparency. He'd start sharing all the company's financial secrets. And it worked.
Jul 08 2019
Rank #19: How Mark Wahlberg Became So Disciplined
To start the year 2020 right, take some lessons from the business world of Mark Wahlberg—who diligently, thoughtfully built himself into the most disciplined man in Hollywood.
Jan 13 2020
Rank #20: Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember Who's In Control
We strive. We hustle. We reach. And when we finally achieve a major victory, it can be... alarming! Because now the pressure is on even more. In this episode, we hear from writer Paul Kix about how he nearly buckled under the pressure of a high-profile book and movie project, and how a therapist's advice changed everything.
Nov 18 2019