Thu, 22 February 2018
SW 329 - Brad Feld - Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist & Startup Communities, Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City at Foundry Group Venture Deals
Jason Hartman talks with Brad Feld, Managing Director at Foundry Group and author of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer & Venture Capitalist, about startup communities around the nation and what causes them to flourish and how long they can take to really get going. The two also look at how an entrepreneur with an idea can go about turning their vision into a reality, and a key habit Brad thinks most (if not all) entrepreneurs should have.
[1:35] What other parts of the country are similar to Silicon Valley, and how you can launch a startup in your city
[5:02] Is the startup community, mentality, and atmosphere just for the young?
[8:36] How can you go about creating that startup environment in your community?
[14:03] What should a person with an idea do to have their idea grow
[16:13] Why entrepreneurs should write
Fri, 16 February 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 191, originally published in March 2015.
Jason Hartman invites Jessica Rhodes on to the show to talk about how to book better guests and how to be a better guest as well. Jessica is the founder of Interview Connections and has booked some big names in the industry. She talks about how persistence and follow up are key to booking bigger names, how to properly pitch yourself to a podcaster, her latest project with Corey Coates titled The Podcast Producers, and much, much more on today's show.
1:20 – Jessica has added a lot of value to Jason's show with the types of guest she's brought on.
5:30 – There are quite a few podcasters who want fresh people on their show who haven't done the podcasting circuit yet.
14:50 – At the end of the day, you want to be both a podcast host and also a guest.
22:20 – Be specific as possible on what you can bring to the table when you're pitching to a host.
27:10 – There are so many different types of entrepreneurs that you can cater to, so don't worry about excluding people.
28:40 – Jessica is doing a 10 episode series with Corey Coates from Podfly Productions about podcasting. It launches on April 6th.
29:30 – Final thoughts? Do not be afraid to start. There's never a perfect time, so just do it now.
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Fri, 9 February 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 131, originally published in January 2014.
Justin Sachs is the Publisher of Motivational Press and Chairman of the Board of Justin Sachs Companies, a group of companies that provide high-level services to business owners, entrepreneurs, and corporations world-wide.
Justin joins the show to tell us about Motivational Press and its successes in 2013.
Find out more about Justin Sachs at www.justinsachscompanies.com
Visit Motivational Press at www.motivationalpress.com
Justin's work has been acknowledged by Presidents, Congressmen, World-Renowned Business Leaders, Non-Profit Executives, Authors, and Entrepreneurs alike for his ability to achieve extraordinary results.
Having advised and trained hundreds of thousands of people internationally, Justin is a highly regarded business expert on effectiveness, peak-performance, and marketing tactics. Justin has produced three movies including his best-selling Achieve Your Ultimate Success. He has written 6 books, including 5 international best sellers, on topics ranging from leadership to business growth. He has been featured in hundreds of media outlets throughout the world including MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, and Yahoo Finance. Justin has been featured alongside world-renowned business experts including Brian Tracy, John Assaraf, Mark Victor Hansen, Loral Langemeier and many others.
Justin's philanthropic endeavors have won him many awards and accolades including the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, and Distinguished Recognition from the California Department of Education. Justin started a non-profit organization when he was 16 to inspire youth to engage in community service. More recently, he has been honored to partner with organizations like Kiva, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Foundation, and The Illumination Foundation.
Justin's books and DVDs have been read by hundreds of thousands worldwide.
Thu, 8 February 2018
SW 325 - Successful Meetings, Events, & Conferences with Tim Hentschel CEO of HotelPlanner & Meetings.com
Jason Hartman talks with Tim Hentschel, CEO of HotelPlanner.com & Meetings.com, about the ins and outs of throwing an event, from what city you pick to booking rooms, and more.
The two look at what's happened to US tourism since the administration change, the disruption that sites like AirBnB have created for large events, advice for someone starting their own conference, and the rising use of artificial intelligence.
[2:02] What's happened to the travel & tourism since the administration change?
[5:25] The effect of AirBnB on the hotel industry during last year's London marathon
[9:30] The event planning industry has GOT to be simplified
[12:38] A piece of advice to speakers looking to do their own conference
[14:54] The difference between Meetings.com and HotelPlanner.com
[19:17] How Tim's companies are using AI
Fri, 2 February 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday episode comes from Episode 127, originally published in December 2013.
Trace Cohen is the founder of Launch.it. He joins the show to tell us how Launch.It works.
Launch.it is essentially a self-publishing platform. Anyone can publish news on the site. Trace explains how he envisions Launch.it changing PR.
Trace also discusses entrepreneurship in general and how he got started with Brand Yourself under his father's mentorship.
Fri, 26 January 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 122, originally published in November 2013.
Michael Weissman is the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of SYNQY Corporation (pronounce Sync-ee). Weissman sees big changes that marketers need to consider in online content marketing, so he comes on the show to discuss how a marketer can rise above all the noise in online content marketing.
Weissman explains how marketers can find enough content and gives the “right” goals all marketers should consider for digital and content marketing. He shares some tips on how marketers can better utilize technology to improve their content marketing.
Fri, 19 January 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 123, from November 2013.
Jason talks with author and marketer Jay Baer. Jay is an acclaimed keynote speaker, technology marketer, and social media consultant. Jay's newst book, Youtility, talks about key marketing ideas, and unique ideas to jump start your business.
Fri, 5 January 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 102, from October 2013.
Dan Schawbel is Managing Partner of Millennial Branding and author of, "Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success." He's also the Founder of the Personal Branding Blog. He authored the #1 international bestselling book, "Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future."
Schawbel explains what future leaders need to know for career success and how social media is changing the game. He answers whether millennials are expensive to hire and retain.
Schawbel also tells us more about Millennial Branding and his Personal Branding Blog, and how he's made them so popular.
Wed, 3 January 2018
In this 10th episode, Jason Hartman goes off topic and talks with Rob Bell, one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in 2011 and author of Love Wins, about the bible's views on entrepreneurship, what we should be doing with the wealth we accumulate, and what we can learn from King Solomon's story.
The two also discuss how good things can become victims of their own success and lead to people simply doing the same things as before to sustain the system rather than trying to improve life like it was initially.
[2:26] You can truly love something that completely exhausts you
[3:17] What the bible tells us about entrepreneurship
[9:04] Business relationships between seller and customer should be win-win
[11:27] The question Hebrew scholars ask about Solomon's story
[14:59] Institutions naturally bend toward self-preservation
[19:20] The gap between the haves and the have-not is creating new levels of frustration and anger
The bible is a very sharp critique of wealth and power when it is not used to help those who need it most
For those of us in the developed world...everything we do to help empower those that need it...does make the world more safe
Mon, 1 January 2018
2018's Meet the Masters event was already packed with great speakers like Jason Hartman, Garrett Sutton, Brian Smith, Danielle DiMartino-Booth, John Burns, and more. Today, Jason Hartman is proud to announce that former Congressman (and America's foremost advocate for libery) Ron Paul will be joining the fold to headline the event.
Ron Paul was most recently a Republican candidate for President in 2008 and 2012, and served in the US House of Representatives for Texas for more than 25 years in all. He is a critic of policies like the USA Patriot Act and has criticized the federal governments fiscal policies a multitude of times. He's also outspoken against Federal Reserve, and the US tax code.