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33- ADAM GRANT (Wharton professor & New York Times bestselling author) - Science of becoming well-known, Challenging the status quo, & more.

12/10/2018
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This week, Cory speaks to renowned psychologist and bestselling author Adam Grant. Adam is Wharton's top-rated professor and one of the world's 10 most influential management thinkers and a member of Fortune's 40 under 40. He's also the author of three New York Times bestsellers such as Give and Take, Option B and Originals, which combined have sold over a million copies. In this week's episode, Adam talks about how to strive for an extraordinary career, the science of becoming well-known,...

Duration:00:42:09

32 - MARISSA MAYER: Internapalooza keynote (former CEO of Yahoo and #20 employee at Google)

10/10/2018
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In this episode we hear from technology executive and entrepreneur Marissa Mayer, who is known for formerly serving as the President and CEO of Fortune 500 giant Yahoo and being the 20th employee of Google. She is currently the co-founder of Lumi Labs, an early stage technology incubator. Marissa recently gave a keynote address at Internpalooza 2018, an event which is the largest gathering of Silicon Valley interns, young engineers and STEM students, which was founded by Cory Levy. It was a...

Duration:00:08:00

31 | DANIEL GROSS: Investing in Coinbase, Cruise, & Github, Daniel's new project, and Y Combinator

10/10/2018
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This week, Cory speaks to entrepreneur and angel investor Daniel Gross. Daniel is the founder of Pioneer (an experimental fund that breaks down barriers to find the next great humans through tournaments and mentorship) and runs YC AI. Prior to this, he co-founded Cue, a personal search engine that was acquired by Apple. He is also a successful angel investor being involved with Coinbase, Cruise Automation, Github, Opendoor and more. In this week's episode, he talks about being admitted into...

Duration:00:27:45

30 | ELAD GIL: Investing in Airbnb, Twitter, Stripe, & more, Product Market Fit, and Recruiting

10/10/2018
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This week, Cory speaks to entrepreneur, technology executive and angel investor Elad Gil. Elad has assisted in the growth of tech companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Google, Instacart, Coinbase, Stripe, and Square as they've developed from small companies into global brands. Across all of these break-out companies, a set of common patterns has evolved that Elad has packaged into a repeatable playbook called "High Growth Handbook.” In this week's episode, Elad talks about why he invested in...

Duration:00:35:32

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 someone,...

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

22 | CATHERINE HOKE: Entrepreneurship in Prison, Second Chances, and Forgiveness

3/6/2018
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Catherine Hoke (@Catherine_Hoke) believes in second chances. This belief has helped her spread entrepreneurship to thousands of prisoners, and forgive herself during her darkest moments. As the Founder and CEO of Defy Ventures, Catherine and her team “transforms the lives of business leaders and people with criminal histories through their collaboration along the entrepreneurial journey.” Like the Entrepreneurs in Training (EIT) she works with, Catherine has also made mistakes. In a very...

Duration:00:41:44

21 | RYAN HOLIDAY: 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

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

20 | 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 talks...

Duration:00:19:18

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, Influencers, & Success

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 (After...

Duration:00:13:51

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: Fame, Failures & Self-Help

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

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