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The Exit

The Exit. Liquidity. Acquihire. Merger. No matter the name, it’s a milestone in any entrepreneurs life. Today we take a look at the real stories behind acquisitions, when people aren’t always “killing it” and when the outcome isn’t quite what you read about in Techcrunch with stories from Andy Sparks, former COO of Mattermark, Courtland Alves VP of Product & Mentorship at Bloc and Morris Wheeler, DrummondRoad Capital founder and principal. Sponsors: CloudSponge. CloudSponge is the easiest...


Diversity in Tech (Pt 2)

In Part Two of our look at Diversity in Tech we hear from how Stripe increased their percentage of underrepresented candidates in their internship program from 10% to 40% in one year. How Crowdfunder fixed their gender pay gap problem and how VC Arlan Hamilton is investing millions into underrepresented founders at Backstage Capital. Sponsors: Vervoe Vervoe seamlessly automates the interviewing process, and allows all candidates to show their skills and style through online simulations....


Diversity in Tech (pt 1)

Diversity can be a difficult issue to discuss, but the truth is the tech industry has a problem. Even a brief look at the data collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reveals huge racial disparities in the tech workforce compared to the private sector overall. Tech companies and investors should be concerned: Evidence strongly suggests that a racially diverse tech sector could translate into stronger financial performance. A McKinsey report on diversity showed a...


The Napster Effect

We look at the changing music industry and how it's effecting the most important people involved, artists. We bring you three stories today, from Denver Colorado's the Simulators, Soundcloud darling Oliver Tank and Jazz & Funk legend Galt MacDermot about their experiences with music and the music industry, it's decline, and how it's evolved with the internet. Sponsors: Vervoe Vervoe seamlessly automates the interviewing process, and allows all candidates to show their skills and style...


The Weird World of Fantasy Sports (Pt 2)

In the second part of our look at the weird world of fantasy sports, we dive deep into the journey's of Draft Kings and FanDuel, two of the biggest DFP apps on the market today. If you thought Fantasy Sports was high stakes, wait till you throw venture capital behind it. And find out what happens when two behemoths join forces to lobby for their right to exist, together. Sponsors: Jumpchart. Jumpcart Jumpchart takes the pain out of website planning. Get on the same page with the whole...


The Weird World of Fantasy Sports (Pt 1)

It’s draft day. The day when even the most miserable sports teams have a glimmer of hope. Make the right pick for your team — and you can turn around the entire franchise. It doesn’t matter if you’ve gone winless the entire year and can never seem to right the ship. Today, things can change. Anything can happen. We're talking about fantasy sports. Fantasy football, to be more precise. And as far as fantasy football drafts go, Mike Belsito is a wily veteran. Trading up. Trading down. Making...


Achieving Greatness w. Laird Hamilton (Pt 2)

Laird Hamilton is known as one of the greatest big wave surfers in the world. He's the co-inventor of tow-in surfing, and an occasional fashion and action-sports model. In this episode we dive into the circumstances in his life that allowed him to achieve greatness. It's a fascinating look at the early days of the surfing industry as we know it today and the sacrifices and dedication it took Laird to accomplish what he has so far in life. Sponsors: CloudSponge. CloudSponge is the easiest...


Achieving Greatness w. Seth Godin & Dennis Crowley (Pt 1)

We would all love to achieve greatness, if only in one skill in our entire life. Most of us will fall into the realm of expert in something in our lifetime – but what differentiates the good from the great? The experts for the masters? In his book Outliers, Malcom Gladwell examines the work of K. Anders Ericsson, a Swedish psychologist who wrote the paper The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance which inspired the book. In the paper K. Anders Ericsson states...


The Untold Story of (Pt 2)

In the second and final episode of our look at, we discover what happens when Charlie Stack is faced with competition from and a multi-million dollar buy out offer on the table. We also learn more about what Charlie is up to currently and how the legacy has lived on. Sponsors: CloudSponge. CloudSponge is the easiest way to import your users contacts into your app. Used by AirBNB, Yelp, Nextdoor and many more. Deploy CloudSponge into production you'll be...


Can Basic Income Save Us? (Pt 2)

Basic Income is the idea that we should provide a base level of support for our nations poorest and most exposed. This the second episode we take a look at the benefits of lifting up the poor and what it would take to fund such a program. We talk with Dylan Matthews of, Basic Income Advocate Scott Santens and Economists Martin Farley and Priya Kothari. Sponsors: Freshbooks. The all-new FreshBooks is the #1 cloud accounting solution specially designed for small business owners. Join...


Can Basic Income Save Us? (Pt 1)

What is one thing that the left and right can agree upon? Not much these days, but Basic Income is one of the few ideas with the ability to reach across the aisle. We have some big dilemmas facing us as a society, with the rise of AI and automation jobs may become scarcer and the divide between the rich and the poor larger and larger. From YCombinator to non-profits in Kenya, people are trying to figure out how we take care of the most vulnerable in our society and fend off the impending...


Welcome to This New Economy

Exploring Humanity through economics. Season one brings us stories on Basic Income, Achieving Greatness, The Untold Story of and even a look at the weird world of Fantasy Sports. With interviews from amazing individuals like Seth Godin, Dennis Crowley, Everette Taylor, Arlan Hamilton, Galt MacDermot & so so many more.