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29 | ALEX BANAYAN: Startup Success, Overcoming Chaos and Accelerating Your Growth

6/12/2018
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This week, Cory speaks to author and keynote speaker Alex Banayan. Banayan is the author of the highly anticipated book release of "The Third Door," which covers a decade-long journey tracking down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Steven Spielberg and dozens of the world's most successful people to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers. The Third Door is available in bookstores everywhere, including Amazon, iBooks, Audible and thirddoorbook.com. In this week's episode, Banayan...

Duration:00:30:33

28 | JD ROSS: Startup Success, Overcoming Chaos and Accelerating Your Growth

5/15/2018
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Entrepreneur Jd Ross uses his curiosity to his advantage. “My superpower is just an incredible level of curiosity. I just get obsessed with certain things and dive as deep as I possibly can,” says Jd. He has used this superpower to quickly understand extremely complicated industries and business models. Four years ago, Jd Ross and three co-founders launched Opendoor, a company that gives homeowners the option to sell a home online in just minutes. The company has raised a total of $320...

Duration:00:27:42

27 | SCOTT BELSKY: Doing Work You Love, Founder Mistakes, and Behance

4/17/2018
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After graduating from Cornell University, Scott Belsky, now a well-known founder and seed investor, took a corporate job at Goldman Sachs because that was what was accessible to him at the time. “I just absolutely hated it.” When trying to quit that job, his manager asked him what he would want to do instead. Scott explained his interest in leadership development and organizational management, and he was given a management consulting position that would change the course of his career. “I...

Duration:00:26:11

26 | DEAR OLD PEOPLE, MEET TODAY’S TEENAGER

4/3/2018
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Today’s teenagers are part of what many call Generation Z, a group that is now the largest segment of people in the U.S. with over 26% of the population. With their recent success advocating for stricter gun laws and spreading awareness of issues that are important to them, it’s clear that this generation will impact all of our lives and the world significantly, but what do we really know about them? In late March, OFF RCRD host Cory Levy spoke on the subject of teens at a Talks at Google...

Duration:00:19:33

25 | KATHRYN MINSHEW: The Muse, Career Paths, and Common Mistakes

3/27/2018
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As the Founder and CEO of Founder of The Muse, Kathryn Minshew (@KMin) spends “every day making work more human.” The Muse is an online career resource that gives a behind-the-scenes look at opportunities and companies. “We believe that you can and should love your job—and be successful at it—and we want to help you make that happen.” Kathryn joined Cory Levy (After School App, Internapalooza) on OFF RCRD to talk about her journey as an entrepreneur and what she has learned about work and...

Duration:00:25:04

24 | SPECIAL: How Technology and Entrepreneurship Saved My Life

3/20/2018
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This week, Cory Levy speaks to three guests from different backgrounds in life who have each experienced depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. They are also willing to talk about it and to share how they've overcome their lowest points through entrepreneurship and technology. We hope this episode will help anyone listening who is going through a similar experience. If you are, you're not alone. There is hope and people here to help. If you would like to speak with...

Duration:00:37:28

23 | ADAM BRAUN: College, Purpose, and Failure

3/13/2018
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Adam Braun (@AdamBraun) is a New York Time Bestselling Author, the Founder of Pencils of Promise, and the Founder of MissionU, a college alternative. Cory Levy, Founder of Internapalooza and Co-Founder and COO of After School, interviewed Adam on the OFF RCRD Podcast about his past and advice for others based on his experiences. “I would say to any student, that you should be a savvy ROI-driven consumer of your education...thousands of the schools around the country that are charging...

Duration:00:21:24

21 | Passion, Controversy, and the Demise of Gawker

2/27/2018
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Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) has never shied away from controversy, from leaving school at the age of 19 against his parent’s wishes to casting porn stars in commercials as the young marketing director of American Apparel. It has worked in his favor as he has risen the corporate ranks and then gone on to write over a half dozen books including Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, The Obstacle is the Way, and Ego Is the Enemy. When it comes to giving others career advice,...

Duration:00:28:03

19 | BILLY GALLAGHER: Snapchat, Venture, & the Future

2/13/2018
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This week, Cory speaks to journalist, author and startup analyst Billy Gallagher, who is well known for covering early stage startups at TechCrunch and being an analyst at Khosla Ventures. Billy attended Stanford and was in the same fraternity as Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel, which he has now written a new book out today on Amazon titled 'How to turn down a billion dollars' covering the events that lead to its skyrocketing multi-billion dollar success. In this week's episode, Billy...

Duration:00:19:18

19 | GARY VAYNERCHUK: Life-hacks, Growth & Influencers

2/6/2018
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Gary Vaynerchuk (@Garyvee) is a leading entrepreneur, author, digital marketer, and speaker whose online following is in the millions and is constantly growing. After building his family’s wine business up from $3 million to $60 million, Gary began branching out to help entrepreneurs as a mentor, advisor, and investor. His current company, VaynerMedia, has grown into one of the leading digital agencies in the world with over 800 employees and $100 million in annual revenue. Cory Levy...

Duration:00:13:51

18 | PHIL STUTZ

1/30/2018
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This week, Cory speaks to the Hollywood psychiatrist and author Phil Stutz, who is well known for his client list boasting top writers, actors, producers, and CEOs. Together with Barry Michels, Phil is coauthor of Coming Alive: 4 Tools to Defeat Your Inner Enemy, Ignite Creative Expression, and Unleash Your Soul's Potential and The Tools: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower—and Inspire You to Live Life in forwarding Motion, a New York Times bestseller. In this weeks...

Duration:00:35:51

17 | JAMES HONG

1/23/2018
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James Hong on Understanding People, Selling Hot or Not, and Balancing Business and Family James Hong (@JHong) is an entrepreneur turned investor. James and several co-founders started Hot or Not in 1999, a website that let users rate user-submitted pictures. “Today, you see pictures of people all over the place, on Instagram, on social networks and so on. It's not as big a deal today,” says James. In the early 2000’s it was a very big deal. After a single week, the site reached an average...

Duration:00:23:04

16 | NIKO BONATSOS: Controversy, Snapchat & Talent

1/16/2018
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Niko Bonatsos (@Bonatsos) is the Managing Director of General Catalyst, which is now considered one of the top 10 VC firms. One of the early deals that helped get General Catalyst to where they are now, led by Niko, was an investment in SnapChat. When working with other investor groups to raise funding during the early days of SnapChat, investors were skeptical to say they least according to Niko. “All of them would think, ‘Oh great, this is about sharing dick pics and sexting with your...

Duration:00:33:19

15 | JUSTIN KAN

1/9/2018
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Entrepreneur Justin Kan (@JustinKan) sold his first company on eBay for just over $250,000. He sold his next company, an online streaming platform for video games (Twitch.tv) to Amazon for $970M. Cory Levy (Internapalooza, After School) talks with Justin Kan on this OFF RCRD interview about Justin’s journey as an entrepreneur, his advice for others, and much more. To someone just looking at his success with Twitch and new company Atrium, it might seem as though Justin doesn’t make...

Duration:00:27:35

14 | JOSH ELMAN

1/2/2018
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This week, Cory speaks to product veteran and venture capitalist Josh Elman, who is best known for his integral roles in designing, building and scaling consumer products at Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, & Zazzle and he is currently also a partner at prominent venture capital firm Greylock Partners. In this weeks episode, Josh talks about the early days of the dot com era, his roles at LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, what it was like working with what are now the icons of the industry and what...

Duration:00:23:04

13 | ALBERT WENGER

12/19/2017
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Albert Wenger (@albertwenger) is interested in many things, including technology, specifically artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. Albert talks with entrepreneur Cory Levy (After School, Internapalooza) about these interests and gives advice for young people and startups in this interview on OFF RCRD. Albert is an entrepreneur and investor with a history of success in both running companies and investing in them. Albert is graduate of Harvard, majoring in economics and...

Duration:00:30:00

12 | ALOE BLACC

12/12/2017
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This week, Cory speaks to musician, businessman and philanthropist Aloe Blacc, who is best known for his hit singles, "I need a dollar", "The man" and writing and performing vocals on Avicii's "Wake me up". In this weeks episode, Aloe takes us back to his teenage years, telling us the defining moment when he went from corporate America to landing a record deal and then he offers advice for how young people should feasibly follow their passions. Later in the episode, he very interestingly...

Duration:00:21:34

11 | JORDAN FELDSTEIN

12/5/2017
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Music manager and producer Jordan Feldstein has spent the last two decades working with some of the top artists and bands in the world, and even after many successes, he still enjoys his work. “At the end of the day, if you get to be around something that you inherently love, you should just be grateful for that,” says Jordan Feldstein. In addition to managing Maroon 5 and co-running a production company with Adam Levine, Feldstein has also worked with Barenaked Ladies, Relient K, Keyshia...

Duration:00:23:17

10 | NAVAL RAVIKANT

11/28/2017
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This week, Cory speaks to entrepreneur and investor Naval Ravikant, who is best known for have founded Angel List, a platform where you can find a great startup job, invest in a startup, or raise money. He's also an active angel investor and has invested in more than 100 companies, which includes Twitter, Uber, Yammer, Postmates and more. In this weeks episode, Naval talks about the perfect way to find what you're good at, how to get started in learning about cryptocurrencies, what's most...

Duration:00:39:32

9 | MIKE POSNER

11/21/2017
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Singer-songwriter Mike Posner (@MikePosner) has had several massive hits with Cooler Than Me and I Took a Pill in Ibiza, but it hasn’t come easy. “I really thought that when I got that record deal, that my experience of life would change, that I would be happier and I'd be in the 'promise land', that just my experience of life would be exponentially better and I wouldn't have, really, problems anymore,” says Mike. “It didn't make my life worse or make me more sad and more happy, it just...

Duration:00:37:07