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How The F**k Did You Get That Job?

Welcome to the show where two not-so-interesting guys ask interesting people one question and then interrupt them as they try to answer. This podcast started earlier in New York City when hosts of the show, David Jaffin and Jake Miller, asked people out to breakfast to make connections and pick their brains about how they got to where they are and advice to those wanting to follow in their footsteps. Now, they’ve learned how to work microphones … kind of.

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Ep. 89: Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, Jason Feifer: How a Pretty Terrible Screenplay and a Passion for Journalism Led Him to the Top

How the f**k did Jason Feifer go from writing about small-town sports to becoming editor in chief of a major magazine? Jason graduated from Clark University in 2002. He stayed in Massachusetts working as a reporter for five years before becoming an editor for Boston Magazine. After a year there he moved on to become a senior-level editor at some of the biggest name publications in the U.S. and around the world: Men’s Health, Fast Company, and Maxim just to name a few. In 2015 Jason began working at Entrepreneur media, and today, he is their editor in chief in addition to being a keynote speaker and hosting three podcasts and thus being three times better than us at life. Those podcasts are Pessimists Archive, Problem Solvers, and Hush Money. So how was he able to turn his passion for writing and sharing ideas into a career in journalism? And how is it that everything that comes out of his mouth is a lesson that anyone can apply to their own life?

22mins

4 Jan 2021

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Ep. 88: CEO of StarStock, Scott Greenberg: How He Went From Getting a B in Imagination Class to Becoming CEO of a Very Successful Sports Cards Company

How the f**k did Scott Greenberg go from starting a company while still in college to becoming a CEO of a startup that has raised millions in capital? Scott graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in entrepreneurship. In 2016, while still in school, he co-founded his first company Pivt, a social network app focused on helping users settle into new cities by identifying and connecting them with their friends’ friends. In 2019, he left Pivt to start another company called StarStock. StarStock is a marketplace for sports fans and card hobbyists to buy, sell, and invest in their favorite athletes through sports cards in a centralized vault. The company has raised millions in capital and just this week at the time of our recording, StarStock added Kevin Durant to its list of investors that already includes the FanDuel co-founders, Matthew Dellavedova, and former guest of the show, AJ Vaynerchuk. Today, Scott is still the CEO of StarStock. So what did he gain from his Entrepreneurship degree? And what did he teach Jake about cards?

33mins

29 Dec 2020

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Ep. 87: Partner & Co-Chairman at Turn 2 Equity Partners, Peter Stein: How He Was Able to Jump From Job to Job Until He Landed at Three Different Ones

How the f**k did Peter Stein go from working at a boarding school to now being a force in sports analytics and venture capital? Peter graduated from Amherst College in 2009. After that, he moved on to Suffield Academy where he was the Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications. He studied towards a Masters Degree in Sports Business at NYU. While earning his graduate degree, he left Suffield to work with the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Yankees, and Bloomberg Sports. After receiving his degree, he became involved in sports analytics and venture capital. Today he is a Partner & Co-Chairman at Turn 2 Equity Partners, Managing Director of SportsTech Ventures, and VC in Residence at Transition Sports & Entertainment. So how did Peter find his perfect co-founder? And how the heck does he do it all?

34mins

24 Dec 2020

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Ep. 86: Podcast Host of Freckled Foodie & Friends, Cameron Rogers: How Her Openness With Her Personal Life Helped Her Create an Extremely Successful Blog and Podcast

How the f**k did Cameron Rogers go from hustling in the NYC trading scene to running her own super successful food blog and podcast? Cameron graduated from Lafayette with a degree in economics in 2013. She went on to JP Morgan where she worked in sales and trading. In 2018, Cameron left her finance job to pursue her passion for documenting and sharing her health journey. Thousands of followers later, today, she’s still creating content for Freckled Foodie and was named one of the five entrepreneurs changing New York’s wellness scene by Forbes. So what made her leave the sales and trading world for the entrepreneur life? And attention Dax Shepard: Why won’t you answer Cameron to be on her podcast?

41mins

18 Dec 2020

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Ep. 85: Senior Director of Creative Solutions at Clemson University Athletics, Tyson Hutchins: How This BYU Fan Ended Up at Clemson University Athletics Running Their Creative Solutions Team

How the f**k did Tyson Hutchins go from looking at law schools to sending out Tweets for a living? Tyson graduated from Brigham Young University in 2017. After an internship with Mindquest, and a gig at another tech company, Mozenda during his time at school, he started working with his BYU’s athletic department. That eventually turned into a job and for three years Tyson was the Digital Content and New Media Coordinator at BYU. That was until January of 2020 when he officially made the move to Clemson, South Carolina. Today, he is the Senior Director of Creative Solutions at Clemson University Athletics. So how did Tyson switch career paths from the law world to the content creation and digital media world? And how does Jake feel about BYU’s Tanner Mangum and his soul-crushing, game-winning hail mary pass at a 2015 Nebraska football game?

40mins

15 Dec 2020

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Ep. 84: Director of Digital Marketing at Realtree, Bobby Redfern: How One of His Best Partnership at Realtree Started With a Pair of Camo UFC Shorts

How the f**k did Bobby Redfern go from collecting vintage baseball bats to working for one of the strongest brands in the hunting industry? Bobby graduated from the University of South Carolina in the early 2000’s. He was a graphic designer for Pennington Seed before becoming the Marketing Director of AdDrive. After a brief stint there, Bobby moved on to become the Director of Product Development at Loud Door, LLC. He stayed with the company for over 8 years. Today, he is a self-proclaimed BBQ Pitmaster, Chili Champ, and Pinball Wizard. He is also the Director of Digital Marketing at the hunting apparel giant, Realtree. So what sparked Bobby’s interest in advertising? And what makes Bobby's BBQ so special?

39mins

11 Dec 2020

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Ep. 83: Creative Director at Let It Fly Media, Billy Quach: How a Quidditch Tournament and Football Practices with Patrick Mahomes Allowed Billy to Chase His Dream Job

How the f**k did Billy Quach go from an engineering major to creating content for major sports teams and successful startups? Billy is among our most highly recommended guests, and we’re stoked to have him. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2017. During his time in school, Billy was a Video Production Assistant for the Razorback Sports Network and also a graphic designer for Major League Quidditch. Shortly after leaving Fayetteville, he was a Camera Operator for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball team. Then, still in the summer of 2017, Billy left Arkansas to be a Production Assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs, eventually working his way up to Social Media Content Producer. He recently left the Chiefs to start his current gig as the Creative Director for Let It Fly Media, in addition to creating content for the NFL. So how did Billy’s camera purchase change his career path in college? And what’s the professional quidditch world really like?

45mins

8 Dec 2020

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Ep. 82: On Camera Analyst & Producer at The Morning Chalk-Up, CrossFit Inc., and Talking Elite Fitness, Tommy Marquez: How One Workout Solidified His Career in the Fitness World

How the f**k did Tommy Marquez go from slinging beetles in science class to helping bring the CrossFit world to the masses? Tommy played lacrosse for Santa Clara University where he graduated in 2008. In 2011, he started working for Crossfit as an Associate Producer. Eventually, Tommy worked his way in front of the camera and worked as a producer and on-camera talent for Crossfit for over five years. In 2018, he moved on from the company to create content as a freelancer. Earlier this year Tommy raised over $30,000 for Color of Change and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund through his company XInjustice. Today, he is an on camera analyst and producer at CrossFit Inc., staff writer for the Morning Chalk-Up, and the co-host of the podcast Talking Elite Fitness. So how did Tommy’s career start in a barn which is infamous in the CrossFit world? And how did he get the fittest man in the world, some might say fittest man in history, on his podcast?

1hr 2mins

4 Dec 2020

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Ep. 81: CEO at Very Big Things, Chris Stegner: How His Entrepreneurial Skills Had His Entire Fourth-Grade Class Selling His Artwork and Now the World is Buying His Services at Very Big Things

How the f**k did Chris Stegner go from selling candy and art at elementary school to creating a super successful tech startup? Chris is from Oklahoma City. He sold his first computer technology company around the time he was entering high school right before the dot-com bubble burst. He sold cars in Washington state for a bit after high school before moving to South Florida. There, he started to work with computers again. Chris spent the next decade working in a tech based role for several companies including Bitovian, Z9 Capital, and Mad Dev. In 2018, he started Very Big Things, a technology company which has been called South Florida’s most acclaimed startup and won a Webby award. Today he is still running Very Big Things. So how was he able to create such a successful business? And how similar is Chris to Matthew McConaughey?

48mins

3 Dec 2020

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Ep. 80: Senior Director of Baseball Player Relations at Wasserman, Yvonne Carrasco Chalmé: How She Created an Entire Sports Network Starting in the Tech Industry

How the f**k did Yvonne Carrasco Chalmé build up her PR career by starting in the tech world and eventually working her way up to the legendary sports agency, Wasserman? Yvonne graduated from Boston University with a degree in Public Relations. She immediately found success in the field working for agencies like Golin and Sportivo and working with brands like Toyota and Nike. In 2007, Yvonne began working as a Public Relations Manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers and in just two years she was promoted to Assistant Director. In her 10 years with the Dodgers, Yvonne also worked for Team Mexico’s Media Relations team in three separate World Baseball Classics. In 2017, she moved on from the team side to the sports agency giant, Wasserman. Today she is an Executive Board Member of the Kenley Jensen Foundation and still the Senior Director of Baseball Player Relations at Wasserman. So how did she utilize all of skills sets to create the perfect position for herself at Wasserman? And did she really say it’s okay to sleep with socks on?

46mins

27 Nov 2020

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