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How to Build Instant Rapport: A Conversation with James Altucher and A.J. Jacobs

In this very special Wildcard Wednesday episode it is my privilege to sit down James Altucher and A.J. Jacobs to discuss the art of the interview. James is the host of the top rated podcast The James Altucher Show and best-selling author of over 17 books including Choose Yourself and The Power of No. He’s also a contributing writer to publications like the The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. A.J. is a contributing editor for Esquire, commentator on NPR, and the author of six books...


Holiday Gift Giving: 3 Reasons You’re Doing it Wrong

“Being exceptional at gift giving is not rocket science, but it does require you to go the extra mile. However when you go the extra mile, it’s never crowded...” ~ Jayson Gaignard Click to Tweet In this very special Holiday Edition of the Community Made podcast I share 3 important reasons why gift giving during the holidays is a big mistake. You’re better off spending your time, money, and energy on gifts that will leave a lasting impression. Consider your colleagues and clients from a...


S1E9 - Scaling Solo vs. Partnerships with UJ Ramdas & Chris Plough

“If you want and need complete control, go solo... But if you’re looking for scale, and massive impact, I believe that partnership is the absolute best way to accomplish scale” Chris Plough The idea of partnering with someone else to scale the business is a non-starter for a lot of entrepreneurs, myself included. But others absolutely swear by it. In this episode my friends Chris Plough (founding partner of MavenWire) and UJ Ramdas (co-founder of Intelligent Change) try to convince me of...


S1E8 - Master of Scale: Jim Estill’s 99 Consecutive Quarters of Profit

“To scale, it’s not what you start doing, it’s what you stop doing… the only way to scale is to give things up.” - Jim Estill In this episode my good friend Saud Juman and I have the privilege of interviewing Jim Estill, one of Canada’s most eccentric and notorious entrepreneurs. This man has invested in over 150 businesses, boasts 99 consecutive quarters of profit, and successfully scaled his first business, which he started out of the trunk of his car, from zero to $2 Billion...


S1E7: The Billionaire Moonshot with Naveen Jain

“It takes the same amount of time and energy to solve a small problem as it does a big one, so why not go out and attack a big one?” - Naveen Jain Click To Tweet Naveen grew up in a small village in India so poor that he and his family rarely had enough food to eat. Today, he’s the billionaire CEO of two game-changing companies: Moon Express, the first company permitted to mine for minerals on the moon and Viome, the health tech startup whose mission is to create a world where sickness is...


S1E6: Legacy, Family & Growing the Business with Tony Gareri and Matt Bertulli

“Culture is the DNA or soul of the organization. It’s how the company shows up.” - Tony Gareri When it comes to scale, culture is king. You can’t successfully scale a business without having established core values to help build your team, and great internal culture to keep them for the long term. Tony Gareri is the CEO of Roma Moulding (, widely considered the gold standard for incredible company culture. Matt Bertulli is right there with him, famously...


S1E5: Lessons From the Edge with Jordan Guernsey

“I’m the happiest person with cancer in the world. It’s made me really love my family, it’s really made me appreciate my kids...waking up every single day and seeing the sun, and seeing the mountains and just appreciating that has been phenomenal.” - Jordan Guernsey This is one of my most treasured interviews. In this episode I talk with a dear friend Jordan Guernsey just weeks before he passed away. Jordan was an incredible person, father, and husband who was diagnosed with stage three...


S1E4: Gary Vaynerchuk: EQ, Awareness, and the Next Retail Boom

I really believe in tripling down on your strengths. I am not a big fan of working on your weaknesses… ~ Gary V. This episode comes straight from the MMT archives and features the most candid Q&A session Gary Vaynerchuk has ever done, in front of an audience of friends and peers. He goes deep, speaking frankly about his approach to running VaynerMedia and scaling it from 650 to 1,000 people in under a year, how emotional intelligence is his greatest strength, and what he sees as the next...


S1E3: The Perfect Calendar

“You don’t need to make a million dollars a year in order to live like a millionaire." - Jayson Gaignard Entrepreneurs are the some of the only people in this world who really have the privilege of true freedom. When done right, entrepreneurship can afford you the freedom of time, the freedom of money, the freedom of relationships and the freedom of purpose. We can create a life to do what we want, when we want, with whoever we want. That is an incredible gift! So why then do most of us...


S1E2: Scaling Is Stupid

“There is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency something that should not be done at all.” - Peter Drucker In today’s episode I’m going to challenge what I see as a religion in business... The religion of scale. Scaling has it’s benefits, but has it’s shortcomings as well. I call this a religion because entrepreneurs tend to have very strong attachments to this view point and get very defensive about it. So what is the Religion of Scale? It’s the belief that success is...


S1E1: The Final Countdown

“The bad news is that time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.” - Michael Altshuler We often don’t make change in our lives until we reach a point of crisis. I’ve been guilty of this as well. Intellectually we only really get it when we’re staring death in the face or we’re facing short term deep pain. But by then it’s too late... we need to get ahead of it. And everyday life is deceptive, it allows us to believe our time is limitless on some level, but obviously it’s not. Selected...


S1E0: Not Just Another Podcast...

Jayson Gaignard shares how his rock bottom became a solid foundation upon which he rebuilt his life. CommunityMade is a mix of solo episodes, exclusive talks from the MMT library from folks like 4 time NYT Best-Selling Author Tim Ferriss, Social Media Maven Gary Vaynerchuk, and Supermensch himself, the Legendary Shep Gordon, along with intimate conversations with inspiring entrepreneurial friends of his where you could feel like you’re a part of the conversation. Think of this podcast as...