Matt Leising is a former Bloomberg News reporter turned crypto journalist. After 17 years at Bloomberg, Matt left to co-found DeCential Media. Merging his passion for writing and his 7 years of reporting experience in the blockchain space, Decential covers the people who are bringing cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and decentralized money to life. In today’s episode, we discuss the astounding story of the loss of ETH valued at $55 million detailed in Matt's book, Ethereum Classic's ancestry, why Matt decided to become a journalist, the influence of Vitalik's upbringing on his decision to save Ethereum, fundamental regulations needed in blockchain, Lessons from the failure of FTX and humanity's interplanetary expansion.
Ali Nichols is the Co-Founder of Getaway, a venture-backed real estate investing platform that empowers you to invest in premier vacation rental properties at an affordable cost, and experience them yourself, for a discount! They aim to make real estate investing accessible for everyone by fractionalizing hard-to-acquire STR assets and allowing anyone to invest for as little as $100. Throughout this conversation, we dive deep into the business model, real estate strategies, deal sourcing tools, and competitive advantage of Getaway.
Jeremy Miner is the Founder and Chairman of 7th Level, one of the fastest growing sales training organizations in the world. Prior to that, Jeremy had a decorated 17 year career as a salesperson, where he was recognized as the 45th highest earning producer out of more than 100 million salespeople. In this conversation, we discuss Jeremy's philosophy of selling, how to sell without being salesy, becoming a problem finder, bad sales advice to avoid, how to have sales calls that do not feel like sales calls, and why your prospect should talk more than you.
Daren Smith helps artists and creative entrepreneurs grow their businesses, using proven systems and principles that attract the right audience, increase revenue, and align the business with their goals and vision. Before launching Craftsman Creative, Daren spent over 16 years producing projects including documentaries, web series, testimonials, short films, commercial spots, television shows, and much more. In this conversation, we discuss how Daren became a film producer, his background running sound for bands like Imagine Dragons and Neon Trees, creating an independent income through online content, lessons from being a Mormon, high impact breakfast meetings, and much more.
After a decorated career in Silicon Valley (involvement with 8 separate, billion dollar startups), Andy Johns realized that there was more to life than growing companies. Over the past few years, Andy has invested over $200,000 into his mental health, and has pivoted his focus to sharing all that he has learned from his mental health journey. In this conversation we discuss Andy's tuning fork idea, why environment is key to mental health, how to get mental health results on a budget, and social media's contribution to the worlds declining mental health.
Kelley Powell is the CEO and Founder of the MacLaurin Group - a company providing technology operating partner services to portfolios of private equity companies. She is also the author of a new book: Courage to Lose Sight of Shore, How To Partner With Private Equity To Grow Your Business With Confidence. Leadership lessons from the book include supporting a founder to grow his idea to a $1B company. In this conversation, we discuss Kelley's career path, staying patient without slowing down, how to manage culture during acquisitions, the power of breakfast meetings, adaptive fashion, angel investing, and why Kelley is obsessed with being a champion for good.
Nick Gray is the author of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: How to Build Big Relationships with Small Gatherings. Previously, Nick founded Museum Hacks, a multi-million dollar business that he eventually sold. In addition, Nick has been blogging consistently for over 20 years and sends a personal newsletter called Nick's Friends to over 10,000 subscribers. In this conversation, we discuss why Nick's mission is to help 500 people host their first cocktail party, the formula for hosting the perfect cocktail party, why parties are so helpful for making friends and improving your life, how to have fun while staying sober, how throwing parties can impact your dating life, the pros and cons of blogging, and much more.
Chris Smith is the cofounder of Curaytor (an Inc. 500 fastest-growing business). According to the American Marketing Association, Chris one of the four best marketers under 40. His new book, The Conversion Code: Stop Chasing Leads and Start Attracting Clients, is taught at colleges like Johns Hopkins University. This conversation covers challenges facing marketers today, how to find lucrative new channels to get your message out there and grow your distribution, staying ahead of the curve and finding new marketing experiments, mistakes to avoid while trying to grow your business, the importance of generating inbound demand, and as always much more.
Louis and Kyle became close friends over their shared passions in self-education, reading, real estate, entrepreneurship, and technology.
Their closely aligned life goals and deeply held principles made them suited to be great long term partners in a number of projects.
They decided to start their podcast to share the conversations they were already having with successful entrepreneurs and investors in order for the wisdom they were uncovering to be shared to a wider audience.
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Fred is the Founder and CEO of Freedom, a company that works to increase productivity and wellbeing by reducing digital distractions. Prior to founding Freedom, Fred was a researcher and faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill and Carnegie Mellon University. Fred has spent most of his career studying and building systems to support the complex interactions that people have with technology at scale. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Science (HCI), and degrees in Survey Research and Economics from UNC-Chapel Hill. Additionally, he completed postdoctoral work in Behavioral Economics at CMU.
David is a self described "Entrepreneur, Investor, Traveler, Bitcoin Evangelist, [and] Nerd." He has been hodling since 2012. He is the CEO of BTC Inc and Bitcoin Magazine.
Akira the Don is an incredible artist, DJ, and creator of the Meaningwave Universe, a collection of inspiring and thoughtful speeches set to LoFi beats. Before Meaningwave, Akira was a rapper, producer, and performer for audiences including The Weeknd and Harry Styles
Taylor is the principal of The Mutiny Fund, a startup and small business advisor, and author of The End of Jobs and the soon to be released Markets are Eating the World.
Shane Heath is the founder and CEO of MUD\WTR, an organic coffee alternative made with a blend of spices, mushrooms, and cacao that gets you focused, alert, high energy, and in a good mood with none of the coffee induced jitters and anxiety.
Tiago Forte teaches the Building a Second Brain training program. According to Tiago, a second brain is "A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential."
Howard Lindzon is a Canadian Author, financial analyst, technical analyst and super angel investor in companies like Robinhood, Wag!, and StockTwits.