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61: Building a social media marketing empire with Cathal Berragan

8/21/2017
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At 19 years old Cathal dropped out of University in the UK to join a small team of four in Manchester to start building a social media marketing agency called Social Chain. In the first year, the team grew to around 30 staff, and he worked as the Head of Campaigns, overseeing the execution of all client work. Since then, Social Chain has worked with brands such as Puma, Malibu, Comedy Central, BBC and Universal. 2016 saw Social Chain’s expansion to Berlin and even New York and their staff...

Duration: 00:44:45


Hackers stole $8500 from me in 15 minutes - lessons learned

8/16/2017
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Just listen to the episode. THANK YOU! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Additionally, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them. Join the Successful Dropout Nation! Subscribe @kylongienger on Instagram!

Duration: 00:21:34


60: How free speech and being yourself created a $500,000 app with Sachet Gagwani

8/14/2017
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Sachet is an Indian-American entrepreneur specializing in mobile technology and marketing. With extensive knowledge in developing consumer products on the iOS and Android platforms, he has also been able to make several of them go viral; both independently, and through his companies. Currently, Sachet is focused on an anonymous, geolocation based social media app he launched with his partners, “Covertly.” He is also running his independent affiliate marketing business that he uses to fund...

Duration: 00:59:36


FAF: 4 businesses you can start today

8/11/2017
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Kylon shares four business ideas that you can get started on today. These are all businesses that Kylon has built before as well. THANK YOU! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Additionally, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them. Join the Successful Dropout...

Duration: 00:48:59


59: Building Rosie the Robot and the best way to find your business idea with Micah Green

8/7/2017
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Micah dropped out of Cornell university to found Maidbot, a company on a mission to bring Rosie the Robot (kind of like The Jetsons TV show) to reality - starting with the world's first housekeeping robot for hotels. Maidbot is starting to attract some major customers such as The Marriott, and The Hilton...and just finished it’s first round of funding. I really enjoyed talking with Micah. He's young, but he's sprinting out of the gate. What struck me most about this episode was Micah's...

Duration: 00:55:57


FAF: Do you really want to be a millionaire? Let's find out.

8/4/2017
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Kylon explores what success really means. Success is relative. Do you really want to be a millionaire? Or do you just want to LIVE like a millionaire? THANK YOU! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Additionally, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them. Join the...

Duration: 00:29:40


58: How to hack systems and bad habits with Maneesh Sethi

7/31/2017
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The epitome of what it means to be a life hacker, Maneesh Sethi went to travel the world using hacked plane tickets shortly after graduating from Stanford University. He created his website, Hack the System, with the intention of showing his readers how to achieve the lifestyle of their dreams (and teaching them how to get free plane tickets). His latest project, Pavlok, is a little magical haptic feedback wearable that helps train habits, improve athletic performance, and train learning....

Duration: 00:40:36


FAF: Too many interests? Feel lost? Do this.

7/28/2017
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In this episode Kylon explores what to do when you feel like you have too many interests and you are not sure what to pursue. If you are a student, and you are paralyzed by indecision, this episode is for you. Listen to it right meow. THANK YOU! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Additionally, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do...

Duration: 00:22:53


57: Brett Veinotte interviews me - school sucks, so be a successful dropout

7/24/2017
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Man, I really enjoyed this conversation with Brett! I don't often share interviews of myself personally, but I thought this one was really special. This is actually part 2 in a continuing series/collaboration between Brett Veinotte of School Sucks Podcast: The END of Public Education, and myself. Part 1 was me interviewing Brett and you can find that here. In this episode, Brett was supposed to be interviewing me for his audience, but it ended up turning into a lively conversation...

Duration: 01:44:51


FAF: How to convince your parents to let you drop out

7/21/2017
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...Aaaaaand yet again another resurrected episode. To those of you who have been expecting new content on Fridays, it's coming back, I promise! Things have just been a little crazy in my world lately and so it works well for me to re-purpose some of my old content from a year ago that didn't get many downloads to begin with. BUT, this particular subject, talking with your parents about opting or dropping out, has been a question I still get often. So here is the answer and the strategy...

Duration: 00:11:18


56: Going from 0 to 100 - solving health care with Successful Dropout Andrew Schneck

7/17/2017
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When Andrew Schneck was in college, he broke up with girls to spend more time in the library studying finance and long term investing. His interest in this led him to study more than half of the 3000 public companies in the US, attend shareholder meetings, and he even got in touch with a few billionaires. This activity put him on the map at his school as a hard working and budding entrepreneur. It wasn’t long until a college buddy’s father invited Andrew to join him in building a...

Duration: 00:58:44


FAF: Why I say "stay hungry, stay foolish" after each episode

7/14/2017
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This is actually another old episode that I decided to resurrect. Again, it has too few downloads and it's such an important concept! For several months I put out content that barely anyone listened to, and now that there's actually a substantial audience I don't want people to miss some of the great content from the earlier days. I'm especially fond of this episode because it explains my reasoning behind signing off every blog post and episode with "stay hungry, stay foolish". I really...

Duration: 00:13:17


55: Re-examining your idea of success with Jimmy Tomczak

7/10/2017
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*My apologies for the audio here guys...not sure what happened. Guess I should have gone to college for audio engineering. Dang it. ;)* Jimmy Tomzak lives to inspire. He's launched multiple creative ventures, commercialized inventions, and built a rich network of personal and professional relationships. His work has earned awards including recognition as a Crain's Detroit Business 20 in their 20's honoree, a Maker Faire Blue Ribbon, plus honors from organizations like the Elks National...

Duration: 00:48:19


FAF: Just in time learning vs. just in case learning

7/7/2017
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This is actually an older episode that I decided to resurrect. It has too few downloads and it's such an important concept! Get in the habit of just in time learning. You will be more efficient, and you will retain more knowledge since you are learning in the context of something you are genuinely curious about and working towards. Just in case learning is for recreation. As much as you can, learn things in the context of taking action. Simple as that. :) THANK YOU! Thanks again for...

Duration: 00:13:19


54: Dropping out to recycle worm poop - building a 7-figure company with Tom Szaky

7/3/2017
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Tom Szaky is the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, one of the world’s leaders in eco-capitalism and the reuse of non-recyclable, pre and post-consumer waste. In 2002 he left Princeton University to spend all his time growing TerraCycle, which began as a two-man outfit out of his dorm room. Since then Tom and and TerraCycle have experienced great success. In 2010, TerraCycle was named the #288th fastest growing privately held company in America by Inc. Magazine and in 2016, Fortune magazine...

Duration: 00:31:34


FAF: How to kick worry in the a$$

6/30/2017
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This week Kylon shares a personal story of depression, worry, and anxiety. He uses this story to talk about how to kick the habit of worrying in the a$$. Resources How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie THANK YOU! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Additionally, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the...

Duration: 00:26:43


53: School sucks - how to achieve individual liberty with Brett Veinotte

6/26/2017
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Brett Veinotte has worked in education for the last 17 years, in a variety of capacities. Most recently, he was the vice president of a tutoring and educational consulting company in New Hampshire. Brett began working as a counselor and outdoor educator at a boarding school in Vermont in 2000, and was eventually promoted to lead teacher of a specialized campus. He then taught at a private day school in Manchester, Vermont from 2004 to 2006, where he designed new curricula for all classes...

Duration: 01:23:27


FAF: Skip college, build a career, and educate yourself - a conversation with Derek Magill

6/23/2017
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This week Kylon chats with Derek Magill. Derek helps people skip college, build a career, and educate themselves. He is also the Director of Marketing at Praxis and the author of an upcoming book on building an unconventional career. Resources Magill.coDiscover Praxis THANK YOU! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Additionally, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful...

Duration: 00:41:59


52: The importance of introspection and the power of peers with Gautam Bhargava

6/19/2017
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Gautam is the founder of Peeyr.com, a peer education marketplace that connects top high-school and college students to their peers for in-person tutoring sessions. He's a high-school dropout on a mission to create more opportunity within our education system and help students find their passion. Previously, he launched satus.org, a "How to Start a Startup" program for young founders and was a partner at Ankorhem, a product design agency based in Dallas. He's 19 years old. Gautam is...

Duration: 01:09:06


FAF: Happy, smart, and useful: a guide to making life sized decisions

6/16/2017
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Kylon shares some insight from entrepreneur and philosopher Derek Sivers on how to make life sized decisions.

Duration: 00:14:23

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