Rank #1: This Entrepreneur's Simple Brain Hacks Will Make You More Effective and Help You Have a Better Day, Every Day
Is there a shortcut to feeling good, handling difficult people and situations, and, in short, having a good day? Maybe. Caroline Webb, the founder of Sevenshift, studies how behavioral science can boost effectiveness and productivity. She has packed many of these strategies into her book, How To Have a Good Day, a sort of Manual for your Head packed with science-based shortcuts that work across cultures, ages and backgrounds. She’ll chat about how better understanding our brains can help us manage our reactions and our days -- and the shortcuts she puts into practice every day.
Dec 20 2017
Rank #2: One Entrepreneur Wants to Remind You: Tough Times Mean You’re Changing, Not Failing.
Daina is one of the co-founders of Health-Ade, a kombucha company, that you might have seen at Whole Foods or on the shelves of one the more than 10,000 stores it’s available at in all 50 states. But five years ago, before its first or its second plant, before the $25 million in funding, it was just a side hustle started in her apartment with some friends and $600. Today, Daina will talk about those hard early days, about quitting a corporate job and an orderly life, about getting evicted and taking conference calls in her car. She’ll talk about how she found a light to follow when the path wasn’t clear -- and what she’d like every new founder going through just these struggles to understand.
Feb 21 2018
Rank #3: Deepak Chopra on Motivation, Meditation and Finding Peace in the Information Age
We’re smack-dab in the middle of the Information Age, and it can feel like a flood where we’re barely staying above water. Spiritual guru and bestselling author Deepak Chopra shares his advice for finding peace in a constant stream of data and how to decide which information we allow to affect us. He also details his morning routine, habit-building strategies and how entrepreneurs facing obstacles can tap into long-term motivation. The episode concludes with a guided meditation led by Chopra.
Apr 24 2019
Rank #4: Rent the Runway's Jenny Fleiss On How to Sell Crazy Ideas
How do you sell something that people don’t understand? In 2009, when Jenny co-founded the company Rent the Runway, the business transformed the retail industry by making designer clothing rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience for millions of women. Not many folks envisioned a world in which people would love to rent their clothing. But Jenny did and now she is back at it with her new company Jetblack.
Oct 09 2019
Rank #5: If You Want to Get to the Next Level, Start Asking for What You Want
Becoming an entrepreneur often means forging your own career path. Career Contessa's Lauren McGoodwin evolved from education major to recruiter to founder. Now, her site advises women on how to take control of their careers -- including which skills are most important for getting to where you want to go, whether you're an employee or an entrepreneur.
May 23 2018
Rank #6: How to Build a One-Person Million-Dollar Business
Author and business journalist Elaine Pofeldt discusses how solo entrepreneurs can break $1 million in revenue before they hire a single employee.
Aug 29 2018
Rank #7: Leaders: Work on Knowing Yourself. This Founder Did and It’s Made All the Difference.
Serial founders get good at knowing how to mobilize, when a big change is coming and how to push through. And if they’re lucky, they also know themselves a lot better.
That’s certainly the case with Adam Braun. With his first venture, Pencils of Promise, Braun, who was in his 20s at the time it started, was able to completely focus of his nonprofit’s mission: to build schools and create educational programs for those living in developing countries. He built 450 schools across the globe. He also suffered from major burnout -- a state he’d rather not reach again.
Today, Braun is a more experienced founder with a new project: MissionU, a college alternative with no upfront tuition. To learn more about how Braun prevents burnout, the principles behind MissionU and his take on being an entrepreneur, listen to the latest edition of How Success Happens.
Apr 18 2018
Rank #8: Billionaire Ray Dalio Reveals The Secrets to His Success
Ray Dalio, founder of the world's largest hedge fund firm, discusses his best-selling book, Principles. He shares how he built a multi-billion dollar company based on his life principles, and how to create your own.
Aug 22 2018
Rank #9: Tech Pioneer Jean Case on How to Change the World With Your Big Idea
Jean Case is a tech industry pioneer. Besides her role as CEO of The Case Foundation, which she co-founded with her husband Steve, she’s also chairman of the board of trustees for the National Geographic Society -- and, of course, a former AOL executive. Her new book on success and risk-taking, Be Fearless, covers five principles common to people and organizations that change the world. In this episode, Case talks pitch tips, data privacy and how to gauge whether your idea can go the distance.
Jan 09 2019
Rank #10: How Google's Youngest-Ever Hire Launched an AI Company Backed by Mark Cuban
At age 19, Falon Fatemi became known as Google's youngest-ever hire. She's also the daughter of two immigrant entrepreneurs, and after leaving Google, she founded her own AI company. Backed by Mark Cuban, Node aims to use deep learning to analyze relationships between people and companies, then pinpoint sales, marketing and recruiting opportunities for those companies. In this episode, Fatemi talks landing a job in big tech, AI and data policies and how to give an A+ pitch.
Sep 11 2019
Rank #11: Want to Be Healthier and Happier? Just Change One Thing, Says Fit Men Cook's Kevin Curry
The founder of the 2 million+ member community Fit Men Cook talks about his unexpected pivot in lifestyle and business.
Jul 17 2019
Rank #12: Barbara Corcoran Reveals How to Not Be Afraid Of Taking Risks - And Why She's Not a Fan of New Year's Resolutions
The Shark Tank star shares her toughest money management lessons and how take your business to the next level.
Jan 16 2019
Rank #13: The Founders of Of a Kind Discuss the Value of Having a "Work Wife"
Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur's new book, Work Wife, examines the power of female friendships and business partnerships.
Apr 03 2019
Rank #14: Rachel Shechtman On Merging with Macy's and Innovating the Retail Model
Perpetual pop-up shop Story challenged the retail model when it launched in 2011. But now, since being acquired by Macy's, Story is scaling nationwide--and its founder has even bigger plans for the retail giant.
Oct 02 2019
Rank #15: How The Founders of This Healthcare Startup Raised More Than $91M Their First Year in Business
Zachariah Reitano and Saman Rahmanian want to fight stigmas with technology.
Jan 02 2019
Rank #16: This Best-Selling Author and Goal Expert Says These 4 Simple Mistakes Are Holding You Back From Designing Your Future
Michael Hyatt is a bestselling author whose latest book "Your Best Year Ever: A 5 Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals" uses the latest research to help us take control of our time and our dreams to build the lives we want. He’ll talk to us about the 25,000 people who helped inspire this book as well as the simple ways we all get off track and what we need to do instead.
Feb 07 2018
Rank #17: Martha Stewart’s Empire Was Actually Her Third Career. How Curiosity and Optimism Have Helped Her Evolve.
Martha Stewart launched her brand more than 25 years ago and it continues to serve as a model for what’s really possible for when it comes to building a personal empire. This brand -- a third career after modeling and stockbrokering -- has expanded from books and magazines to a range of collaborations including a cooking show with rapper Snoop Dogg, and partnerships with retailers like Home Depot, Staples, Macy’s and most recently, the QVC. She’ll talk to us today about what she’s learned -- and the role of curiosity and optimism in building something that evolves and lasts.
Feb 28 2018
Rank #18: Bizarre Foods Andrew Zimmern: "I'm Addicted to the Hustle"
Trust us, you haven't heard a hitting rock bottom to success story like this before.
Oct 31 2018
Rank #19: This Entrepreneur Explains Her Simple Daily Strategy For Overcoming Rejection and Building Resilience
Networking can be so scary that sometimes we can forget to be human. In this episode of How Success Happens, Molly Beck, the author of Reach Out and founder of podcast creation platform Messy.fm shares her tips for how to make stronger connections, establish your voice and be a joy in someone else's inbox.
Jun 13 2018
Rank #20: How Gregorys Coffee Created Buzz and Brewed Success
Gregory Zamfotis had a business and law degree, but while sipping coffee at a Starbucks, he decided to do something else entirely.
Feb 27 2019