Tue, 24 February 2015
For this week's episode, we go back to where it all began: Episode 1 with Burnie Burns. It's only appropriate to re-post the Burnie episode, which kicked this whole podcast off. Burnie's company Rooster Teeth is an online video and media juggernaut. He is an inspiration to many creators like Barbara Dunkelman (who works at Rooster Teeth), Adam Kovic & Bruce Greene (who now work at Rooster Teeth), Freddie Wong, and Shira Lazar - all who are past Influencer Economy podcast guests.
We talked about the origins of Rooster Teeth, Red vs. Blue, and his advice to up and coming creators. This is one you won't want to miss.
I also spend the first few minutes talking about the past year of the podcast, where it's going and what I've learned. And my baby daughter gets a few shout-outs.
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Tue, 17 February 2015
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Tucker Max details his successful career as a book author in this episode. He also gives advice to aspiring authors and talks about his new business venture: Book in a Box. Tucker opens up in this interview, and you won’t want to miss it. Tucker has been sued about his blog, was initially rejected by the publishing industry and has even been cheap-shotted by Shane Battier during a pick-up basketball games. He talks about it all.
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Did you know that only 3 writers have ever had 3 books on the NY Times best-seller list at the same time? Tucker Max, Malcom Gladwell, and Michael Lewis are the only authors to have reached such a level of success.
Tucker pioneered the model of “owning your audience and controlling your book sales distribution” when he published his first best seller “I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell” in 2006. Back then, writing on the web for free was frowned upon by the publishing world. Now it’s the norm.
In 2015 everyone wants to write a book. Smart business people see the value of a book serving as a ‘calling card.’ Books can promote your business, help increase your public speaking rates, and even develop one’s authority in a business category – it’s never been this easy to write and publish.
We talk about why people should write books, the current state of self-publishing, Amazon, and even when and how Tucker was sued by Miss Vermont a few years ago.
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Links mentioned the conversation
• Book in a Box: http://bookinabox.com/
• Tuckermax.me (Tucker’s blog)
• All of Tucker Max’s books on Amazon
• Machinima; www.Machinima.com
• David Marquet’s Turn the Ship around: http://www.amazon.com/Turn-Ship-Around-Turning-Followers/dp/1591846404
• Ben Horowitz’s The Hard Thing about Hard Things: http://www.amazon.com/The-Hard-Thing-About-Things/dp/0062273205
• Bethany Motta: https://www.youtube.com/user/Macbarbie07
• Nir Eyal’s Hooked: http://www.nirandfar.com/hooked
• Adam Grant’s Give and Take: http://www.giveandtake.com
Mon, 9 February 2015
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Jordan Harbinger – From #1 Business Podcast to the Art of Charm Academy
Jordan Harbinger details how he started The Art of Charm podcast, and built a successful media company around his show. He shares how he launched the Art of Charm Boot Camps in Los Angeles, helping men to gain confidence socially and in business. College is becoming less relevant when it comes to defining what career you want to have and Jordan’s education alternative is part of an emerging industry of cool ways to learn.
We chat about the podcasting industry, how to market your podcast, and the BS that comes with marketing your content on Twitter.
Mon, 2 February 2015
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Paul Jarvis is a best-selling author, writer, web designer, podcast host and also the chief of “giving you a gentle kick in the pants” to get over your fears. Paul Jarvis dropped by the show to talk about creativity, building audience and working on your own projects. He details his writing process, online course creation and general theories about finding your “rat people” in your community.
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