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Conversations with leading entrepreneurs, non-profit founders, award winning designers, educators, artists and everything else in between. We dig deep into their stories, have honest conversations about how they made their ideas come to life and the lessons learned along the way.

Conversations with leading entrepreneurs, non-profit founders, award winning designers, educators, artists and everything else in between. We dig deep into their stories, have honest conversations about how they made their ideas come to life and the lessons learned along the way.

Location:

United States

Description:

Conversations with leading entrepreneurs, non-profit founders, award winning designers, educators, artists and everything else in between. We dig deep into their stories, have honest conversations about how they made their ideas come to life and the lessons learned along the way.

Language:

English


Episodes

Andrew Wilkinson, Tiny // Building The Internet's Berkshire Hathaway, Going Public & Munger's Mental Models

1/13/2021
Andrew Wilkinson is the co-founder of Tiny. He owns 30+ companies, including Dribbble, Metalab, Girlboss & Castro. Collectively, these businesses bring in $100mil+ in annual revenue. Andrew took WeCommerce public the week of this interview, with the most recent market cap hitting $800mil Canadian dollars (Jan 2021) He's a leading expert in buying, starting & growing online businesses. Let us know what you think on Twitter: @bzaidi & @awilkinson Watch on...

Duration:01:02:14

Polina Marinova Pompliano // The Evolution of DTC Media, Creative Process + Mental Frameworks

1/6/2021
Polina Marinova Pompliano is the author of The Profile, a newsletter that profiles the world's most successful people. She spent five years at FORTUNE, where she was the author + editor of Term Sheet, an industry-leading newsletter on dealmaking. Polina has interviewed some of the most influential dealmakers in the world, including: Melinda Gates, Steve Case, Chamath Palihapitiya and others. Watch & Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtu.be/XFIPkG0rbvU Let us know what you think on...

Duration:01:23:56

Courtland Allen, Indiehackers // Indiehacker Philosophy + How To Brainstorm Great Business Ideas

12/30/2020
Courtland founded Indie Hackers, one of the leading entrepreneurship communities on the internet. Indie Hackers was acquired by Stripe in 2017. He's a Y Combinator alum & graduated from MIT. This conversation is broken up into two parts. In part one, we discuss: Part Two - Business Idea Framework (starts at 1hr mark): Timestamps: Part Two: Business Idea Framework:

Duration:01:39:19

Tim Urban, Wait But Why // The Craft of Storytelling + Thinking Like Elon Musk

12/16/2020
Tim Urban is one of the internet's most popular writers. His blog, Wait But Why, attracts millions of visitors including famous fans like Elon Musk. His talk on procrastination is the #1 TED talk on YouTube with 33mil+ views. Subscribe + Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/tl2a6H1E7DU Let us know what you think on Twitter: @bzaidi @waitbutwhy FIVE THINGS YOU'LL LEARN: SHOW NOTES + TRANSCRIPT: https://www.creatorlab.fm/tim-urban-wait-but-why-podcast/ TIMESTAMPS:

Duration:01:26:45

Chris Kuenne, Rosetta + Princeton // Selling An Agency For $575mil + Growing Through Acquisitions

12/9/2020
Let me know what you think on Twitter: @bzaidi Subscribe + watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jWYhsGaK3Qk Chris Kuenne started Rosetta & grew it to become the largest independent digital agency in the world before selling to Publicis for $575mil. Now he runs Rosemark Capital, investing in companies with revenues of $30–60mil. Chris teaches high-tech entrepreneurship at Princeton University. In this conversation, we discuss: TIMESTAMPS:

Duration:01:10:16

Matteo Franceschetti, Eight Sleep // The Future Of Sleep Tech + How To Sleep Better

12/2/2020
Matteo Franceschetti is the founder of Eight Sleep, the sleep fitness company at the forefront of sleep tech. They’ve raised more than $70mil, came out of Y Combinator and are one of the leading companies at the forefront of sleep technology. Time magazine named their product one of the best inventions of 2018 + 2019. Watch + subscribe on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vd3wXxYaAxc Let us know what you think on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bzaidi https://twitter.com/m_franceschetti In this...

Duration:01:02:20

Shaan Puri, My First Million // Creating a Life Vision, Solopreneurship + Selling Your Company

11/18/2020
Shaan Puri is an entrepreneur, investor & top 50 podcast host. He was the CEO of Bebo when they sold to Twitch (Amazon) where he's now a senior director of product. He invests in startups + recently raised $2.5mil for his "rolling fund" in 11 days, just from a tweet. Watch + subscribe on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6Hoo38Fr07g Let us know what you think on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bzaidi https://twitter.com/ShaanVP In this conversation we discuss: Timestamps

Duration:01:35:13

Steph Smith, Head of Trends.co // Building In Public, Finding Your First 1000 Users + Growing Online

11/11/2020
Steph Smith leads Trends at The Hustle. She’s a serial indie maker, writer + marketer. She’s been a nomad since 2016 & has traveled to 50+ countries while working, learning to code + creating. Watch + subscribe on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qQtciVUeOMU Let us know what you think on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bzaidi https://twitter.com/stephsmithio What You'll Learn: Timestamps

Duration:01:21:16

Mubashar "Mubs" Iqbal, Product Hunt Maker Of The Year // Lessons From Launching 90+ Products

11/4/2020
Mubashar Iqbal aka Mubs is a prolific creator. He was Product Hunt’s “maker of the year” + has built 90+ products including Pod Hunt + Founderpath Watch + subscribe on YouTube: https://youtu.be/CHYNoO6jRiY Let us know what you think on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bzaidi https://twitter.com/mubashariqbal Five Things You'll Learn: Time Stamps

Duration:01:12:01

Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano // Building An Audience-First Empire, Growing On Twitter & The Pomp Podcast

10/28/2020
Pomp is a partner + co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital. He hosts a top 10 podcast, has an audience of ~400k followers on Twitter + writes a daily letter to 80,000 investors. Watch + subscribe on YouTube: https://youtu.be/stlcZjTawvs Let us know what you think on Twitter: @bzaidi @creatorlabfm @apompliano Five Things You'll Learn: Timestamps:

Duration:01:01:35

Dr. Emily Anhalt, Psychologist + Coa, Co-Founder // Mental Health, Anxiety + Emotional Fitness

10/21/2020
Dr. Emily Anhalt is a psychologist, co-founder + chief-clinical officer of Coa, a mental fitness platform + community. She’s conducted research with prominent psychologists + entrepreneurs on how leaders can improve their emotional fitness. She's collaborated with companies like Google, Asana, TEDx, NASDAQ, Bloomberg, + True Ventures Watch + Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtu.be/8n4F_mS79gs Let us know what you think on Twitter: @bzaidi @creatorlabfm @dremilyanhalt @joincoa FIVE...

Duration:00:51:17

Sam Parr, The Hustle // Paid Newsletters, Copywriting + The Future of New Media

10/14/2020
Sam Parr is the founder & CEO of The Hustle, an 8 figure media business. They have 1.5mil people subscribed to their daily email newsletter + are on track to hit 8 figures in revenue with their paid newsletter, trends. Sign up for trends here: https://trends.co/?ref=11694 Five Things You'll Learn: Let us know what you think on Twitter: @bzaidi @creatorlabfm @thesamparr Timestamps:

Duration:01:23:50

Jack Butcher, Visualize Value // Building An Audience, Visual Storytelling + Monetizing An Audience

10/7/2020
Jack Butcher is the founder of @VisualizeValue, a Twitter/Instagram account he's grown to 100k+ followers in less than 2yrs. His business brings in $100k+ month with 99% profit margins. Five Things You'll Learn: Let us know what you think on Twitter: @bzaidi @creatorlabfm @jackbutcher @visualizevalue Timestamps (YouTube) https://youtu.be/bwBYNQGiOXo

Duration:01:42:33

Josh Clemente, Levels + Space X // The Future Of Health Tech + Optimizing Metabolic Health

9/30/2020
Who is Josh? Josh Clemente is the founder of Levels. He’s a mechanical engineer, CrossFit L2 trainer + previously leads teams at Hyperloop + SpaceX where he developed life support systems for astronauts going into space. In this conversation, we discuss the importance of optimizing your metabolic health, how software can drive behavior change + the future of health tech. Full video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3B1RJvlff74 Topics We Discuss Full Time Stamps (YouTube)

Duration:01:18:57

Jim Mckelvey, Co-Founder of Square // The Artist Who Became A Billionaire

9/23/2020
Subscribe + watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/42U2VfWp2Go Let me know what you think on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bzaidi Who is Jim? Jim McKelvey is an entrepreneur, glass-blowing artist + philanthropist. He’s most well known as the co-founder of Square, the financial payments company he started with Jack Dorsey (founder of Twitter). Jim also co-founded the non-profit “Launch Code” and he’s an independent Director of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Jim’s book, The Innovation...

Duration:01:22:48

Kat Cole, Focus Brands // Leading A $5 Billion Company, International Expansion + Brand Partnerships

9/16/2020
Subscribe + Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JcJIvhXdbt0 Let me know what you think on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bzaidi Who Is Kat Cole? Kat is one of the most impressive business leaders in America. Fortune magazine named her on their 40 under 40 list & her story is often cited as an example of the “American Dream”. She worked her way up from being a waitress at Hooters aged 17, to an exec at 26 and a president at 31. Today, she’s the president of a parent company...

Duration:01:20:14

Ryan Begelman, Summit Series // Holistic Entrepreneurship, Philosophy + Buying A Mountain

9/8/2020
Who Is Ryan? Ryan Begelman co-founded Summit Series, described as “TED meets Burning Man” & “The Davos of Gen Y” by Forbes They’ve become known for hosting incredible events with thousands of leading creators like Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos & Jessica Alba. Summit acquired Powder Mountain, America’s largest ski resort after pre-selling the opportunity to their community. Ryan also bought into Bisnow Media, became CEO & sold for a reported $50mil+, all without venture capital. What...

Duration:01:42:43

Ryan Kulp, Fork Equity // Micro Private Equity, Buying Companies + Becoming An Owner

8/21/2020
SUMMARY: In this episode, we discuss the world of micro private equity, buying existing companies with little money down & the philosophy of becoming an owner. Ryan has a growing portfolio of 7 products, including fomo.com, a popular SaaS Shopify app. He’s doing 7-figures in revenue, all while living a nomadic life traveling the world, coding on-the-go & making music. SHOW NOTES: https://www.creatorlab.fm/ryan-kulp-fork-equity/ WATCH + SUBSCRIBE ON...

Duration:01:44:06

Emily Heyward, Red Antler // How To Build A Brand People Love

8/7/2020
Who Is Emily? "Most Important Entrepreneur of The Decade" - Inc Magazine Emily is a true branding expert. She's helped to build brands like Allbirds, Casper & Boxed from the ground up & paved a new path for entrepreneurs building in the direct-to-consumer (D2C) space. Win A Free Book We're giving away 5 free copies of Emily's new book: Obsessed: Building a Brand People Love From Day One Sign up here for details: https://bit.ly/2Xxh58X What You’ll Learn The approach Emily and her...

Duration:01:06:57

Hassan Yassine, GAIA // Building a DTC Brand, Mexico Startup Scene & Evolving The CMO Role

1/14/2020
Full show notes: https://www.creatorlab.fm/hassan-yassine-gaia-interview/ Landing In Mexico City There’s an energy that radiates through Mexico City that is unique to this part of the world. Colorful buildings paint the streets next to food carts full of locals trading stories from their day. Innovative design, delicious food & a rich culture is at the heart of this mega-city. “Emerging Mexico” as I would learn, is alive and well. I could see why The New York Times named it the #1 place...

Duration:01:26:24