Rank #1: 15 - Bigger, Bolder, Braver
Ann Handley wants you to be bigger, bolder and braver. Ann is the world’s first Chief Content Officer and Forbes called her the most influential woman in Social Media. She explains how you can make your business more successful by using your brand’s voice to differentiate yourself from your competitors. Then meet an entrepreneur who took his startup from a campus project to a 25 million dollar Google acquisition in only 18 months. And find out how one entrepreneur found the balance between passion and profits by shaking up from the frozen dessert business making gelato from exotic ingredients like eggplant, roasted parsnip and crisp cricket. Yes… cricket.
Rank #2: 14 - Stick to Your Vision
Ryan North’s vision of success includes having a lot of irons in the fire. Find out how he turned his passion into a business combining comics, an ad network, bestselling books and some of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns. Cameron Herold is obsessed with having a vision, but he thinks everyone is doing it wrong. He explains what you should do instead. And Doug Stephens has a vision of a retail world that moves seamlessly from offline to online. He shares how to get beyond coupon codes and start making meaningful customer relationships.
Rank #3: 13 - Can You Imagine? The Power of Dreaming BIG
Sometimes the secret to succeeding in business is simpler than you think. For Brian Scudamore, it comes down to just simply asking for what you want. That simple principal helped him build 1-800-GOT-JUNK into a multi-million dollar business. For Ross Simmonds, it’s the secret of the side hustle, a business you can run in your spare time. He’s got advice on how to do it, some pitfalls to watch out for, and how you know when it’s time to take the plunge. And for Phil LeBlanc, the secret is to never giving up, it’s how he pivoted his company and saved it from bankruptcy.
Rank #4: 12 - Daymond John: Swimming with the Shark
Swimming with sharks. Most of us would probably be too scared to ever try it. If you’re brave enough to do it, you might just get an experience you’ll never forget. The same could be said for entrepreneurship. So let’s go swimming with a real shark - Shark Tank’s Daymond John. We’ll find out how he overcame amazing odds to found the FUBU clothing brand and then he’ll give you insider tips on how to overcome amazing odds to impress the investors on Shark Tank. You’ll also dive into some other scary situations. If you’re not a full-blown extrovert, is there anything more terrifying than social business events? Fear not - we’ve got the TGIM guide to networking for introverts. And finally - talk about scary - find out how to making millions by giving away your product... for free.
Rank #5: 11 - Entrepreneurship Ain’t Easy: Lessons in Perseverance
No one said success would be easy. Almost every entrepreneur has to face down major challenges, overcome hurdles, and rebound from failure. You’re about to meet your new role models for perseverance. Dov Baron fell 120 feet while rocking climbing and shattering his face - his near-death experience taught him how to work through pain to find success. Jeff Philipp had to figure out how to build his multi-million dollar business in one of the most remote places in North America. Angela Mader had to convince massive retailers like Target and Walgreens to put her products on their shelves... before the products were even designed. None of it was easy. But as every entrepreneur knows, few things worth doing ever are.
Rank #6: 10 - Change Your Thinking: Disrupt a Market like Lululemon, Use Your Passion to Build a Business, and Do Everything Wrong to Create a Big Success
Entrepreneurs thrive when they think differently than everyone else. So in this episode of TGIM, we’re going to change the way you think. You’ll learn how to disrupt your industry with Christine Day, who’s transformed the world of coffee at Starbucks and female apparel at Lululemon. You’ll find out how to channel your passion into a great business by learning about a business focused on sneakers. And you’ll meet a business owner who proves that doing almost everything antithetical to success is in fact a great recipe… for success. It’s time to think differently.
Rank #7: 09 - The Homeless Entrepreneur, Hubspot’s CMO on the Power of Inbound Marketing and How to Tell a Great Story
Your business may have a great story, but is anyone listening? This week, TGIM is chock-full of ways to use the power of narrative to build your business: storytelling secrets from GoDaddy's Shawn Pfunder, inbound marketing advice from Hubspot’s CMO Kipp Bodner and the remarkable story of a homeless entrepreneur who started a cookie business.
Rank #8: 08 - The Perils of Becoming Too Successful, the Neuroscience of Memorable Content and Advice From the Founders of SoulCycle
This week, TGIM is all about success. Discover how the founders of SoulCycle built a hugely success business by creating a movement around their brand. Learn how to use neuroscience to make successful content. Hear how one company’s success was built using bulldozers to create an adult playground. And meet one entrepreneur with a very unusual problem - too much success.
Rank #9: 07 - Cardboard Desks, Mentors and Advice From Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes
Great businesses solve tough problems. In this episode of TGIM, you’ll meet an entrepreneur who created a successful company to solve his own back pain, you’ll hear if a social media makeover can save a toy company’s online store and you’ll learn the one piece of advice you need to know before getting a mentor. Oh yeah - we’ll also show you how to get a rapper to lay down rhymes about your company... for five bucks.
Rank #10: 06 - Tips from a Crowdfunding Insider, Business Improv and How to Tell a Great Story
This episode of TGIM is all about how a great story can help you grow your business. Danae Ringelmann, the co-founder of crowdfunding giant Indiegogo, shares the 3 secret ingredients to a successful crowdfunding campaign. Meet two moms who started a business that takes the stress out of buying birthday gifts and raised millions of dollars for charity along the way. Discover the secret technique every jazz musicians knows, and every salesperson needs to learn. And meet a woman who founded a successful business not by competing on price, but by telling a better story.