Posts Tagged ‘business’


Episode #24 – @laurelkaufman


Length: 13:53
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Laurel Kaufman (@LaurelKaufman) is one of the great people who this show has so graciously drawn into my life.  Laurel is an amazingly intelligent person who has her hands on so many great projects.  The passion and execution she brings to her own company, the Los Angeles Consulting Group, or groups like Girls in Tech LA makes them significantly better.  I’m extremely honored to consider Laurel a new friend and I expect she will continue to have major successes in her life. Read the rest of this entry »


Episode #23 – @iwearyourshirt


Length: 28:42
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Jason Sadler, @iwearyourshirt, is one of those entrepreneurs who had a simple but brilliant idea and executed on it successfully.  The simple version of his business is that he wears t-shirts for a different company each day and then creates a lot of different social media content around the brand.  Whether a YouTube video, a tweet, a flickr photo or a live stream session on uStream Jason talks up the brands that buy a day with a community of people that he cares about and they care about him as well.
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Episode #22 – @writeonglass


Length: 19:51
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Glass is one of those pieces of technology that I simply understood the potential usefulness of since the day it was presented to me.  On this episode I get a chance to talk with Glass’ community manager Jennifer Beese, as well as two of the three co-founders, Diego Prats and Oscar Guido.  As I regularly find to be the case, people with great technology tend to be great people as well.  All three of these folks fall in to that category.  Make sure you listen to the entire episode to get a beta invite code so you can access Glass today. Read the rest of this entry »


Episode #21 – @tokbox

@tokboxMicky O’Brien is one of the few people who I actively am amped up to speak with every time we talk. She extremely smart and her quick wit and awesome laugh are only topped by her business acumen. She’s currently the VP of Marketing and Business Development over at TokBox which is a company that is focusing on in-browser video conferences with anywhere from 2 to 200 people. It’s a great platform and one I’ve used at length to connect to folks all over the world. I’m excited to see where things are going for TokBox and even more excited because Micky’s involved. In this episode we dig a little into her past and how she decided to join a small San Francisco startup.
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Episode #19 – @jaybaer

@jaybaerJay Baer, @jaybaer, is known for being one of the top minds in online marketing through his blog Convince and Convert.  He’s spoken at a lot of different events teaching companies and individuals how to stop focusing on the individual tools and start focusing on a larger strategy that helps convert consumers of content into customers.  I’ve had the great pleasure of hanging out with Jay a number of times including a couple of conferences last year where we had the opportunity to get fairly close.  Jay is a very smart and experienced online marketer who I look up to immensely.

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Episode #18 – @pamslim

@pamslimPamela Slim (@pamslim) is an entrepreneur coach, blogger and award winning author. You can find her regular musings over at and I can not be thankful enough to Pam for the time and energy she has given me over the last 2+ years.  She is insanely smart and someone who I very obviously look up to as you’ll hear in this interview.  The underlying rhythm to both Pam’s book and blog of the same name is removing the fear and anxiety of starting a business and leaving a job that you’re not passionate about.  I regularly find inspiration from her posts and book.
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Episode #16 – @thebrandbuilder


Olivier Blanchard, @thebrandbuilder, is one of the few people who I actively read every word in his blog posts and watch every video of his.  He describes himself as a brand management specialist which allows him to help companies and their brands as each organization needs.  Olivier is one of the smartest people bringing social media and business terms together and having them lead to actual profits.  He’s involved in a number of projects, most of which we get to talk about on the this episode.
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Episode #12 – @BabbaCo

@BabbaCo Jessica Kim (@BabbaCo) is one of those great people who if I never would have known as well as I do if I didn’t firmly believe in following up with almost everyone I meet. A chance encounter in New York City where we met in the hallway of an office building was all it took to start up one of the relationships that we’ve both really grown from. Jessica is the founder and CEO of BabbaCo a company dead set on making “Simple, fun and super cute” baby items, clothes and accessories. It’s been a joy to learn from her since we met last in June 2009 and I hope you take this opportunity to reach out to her.
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Episode #11 – @kressaty

@kressaty Jonathan Kressaty (@kressaty) is an entrepreneur who I look up to immensely.  Professionally he’s best described at this point as a serial entrepreneur but I prefer to think of him as just an all around awesome guy who works hard to make businesses simply happen.  In this interview we talk about entrepreneurship and how he never thought he would be the guy owning and operating multiple businesses and some of the key features to his latest venture Betwext Pro.  He even informs me of one of his hobbies that I never heard him speak about before.
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Episode #9 – @benrabicoff

@benrabicoff Today’s guest is an old college buddy of mine and one of the most genuine guys I know, Ben Rabicoff (@benrabicoff).  He talks a bit about work, how we met, his past and current hobbies and even gives a little shout out to his gamer girlfriend who’s starting law school this week.  Ben’s a great guy with an awesome skill set so since we can’t seem to get our act together to start a project with the two of us reach out to him and if you’ve got something that you want to get started.

(BTW, feel free to razz him for asking me to use this photo instead of his twitter avatar.)
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