Unf*cked with Ryan J. Williams

Jay Samit (@JaySamit) is an entrepreneur and the author of the bestselling book Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation.   

The modern world is changing is at a fast rate and we all have to adapt. We are all one click away on our mobile phones from reaching 6 billion people. And your job will be disrupted at some point in your life, no matter where you are in your career. You have to adapt. Jay believes that you need to find purpose with your job and life. Why give up one day, month, or year to a job that you don't enjoy?  Finding purpose is what helps adapt to the changing economy and landscape.

Jay has worked with a diverse group of companies and clients throughout his life. He brought innovation to the music industry early in his career. He has also helped launch global companies like LinkedIn & Ebay, and has even worked with The Pope.

Quotes From Jay:

“You have a choice: pursue your dreams, or be hired by someone else to help them fulfill their dreams.”

“Insight and drive are all the skills you need. Everything else can be hired.”

“Would you rather work forty hours a week at a job you hate or eighty hours a week doing work you love?”

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Follow Ryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanjwill

To follow Jay Samit:

Jay website:  http://jaysamit.com/about/

Jay on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/jaysamit

Jay's Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31dhZuLfADg


Direct download: Jay_Samit_Ep_82.mp3
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Netflix's Making a Murderer is a show that I have been obsessed about. Like many, including our guest Jen Yamato, I binged on the Netflix show during the holiday break. This emergency podcast on Making a Murderer I speak with Jen Yamato, who has written about Making A Murderer, interviewed Steven Avery's lawyer Dean Strange and is an expert on the show

Jen writes for the Daily Beast and is a former editor/reporter at Deadline Hollywood, Movieline, and Rotten Tomatoes.

Listen to all the Stories from The Influencer Economy archives:  http://www.influencereconomy.com/


What we discuss:

  1. Making a Murder as a series, asking about the justice around the cases of both Steve Avery & Brendan Dassey 
  2. The Wisconsin's media's impact on a fair trial during the trials
  3. The impact of Netflix binging, Reddit, online culture, and all the recent media coverage for Making a Murderer
  4. Jen's conversation with Steve Avery's lawyer Dean Strang


Read Jen Yamato's work at The Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/contributors/jen-yamato.html

Follow Jen Yamato on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/jenyamato




Direct download: MakingAMurderer_Ep81_v3.mp3
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Veronica Belmont is a renaissance woman who does it all. She's like the Jay-Z for the tech world, a true hyphenate. She's a producer/host/present for all things digital and television. Since 2006, she has worked on projects for Gizmodo, CNET, Discovery Digital, Sony Play Station, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary pre-show.

I have attended SXSW for years and met Veronica this past year in Austin, TX. She was hosting a meetup for Sword and Laser her genre fiction podcast with Tom Merritt. In this episode we talk about the importance of meeting your community In Real Life (IRL). It's critical for people to meet their customers, fans, & community and face to face.

Veronica is a former World of War Craft gamer who has met her gamer friends off-line for years. Veronica equates fan meet-ups to seeing the gamers IRL that she used to meet for drinks and happy hours in her gaming days.

Veronica also wanted to be an expert at something from an early age. She's now an expert in numerous areas including technology, genre fiction and internet culture. We talk about an early life experience, and how she chatted with her Mom about cultivating her expertise shaped her career in more ways than she realized. 

Veronica has years of technology, business and marketing advice that she shares in this episode of The Influencer Economy. Our website: http://www.influencereconomy.com/

Links of topics we discussed:

You can watch Veronica on her current weekly show: Dear Veronica for Engadget

The Sword and Laser podcast with Tom Merritt:Sword & Laser

Vaginal Fantasy Book club: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/62938-vaginal-fantasy-book-club

Tom Merritt:  http://www.tommerritt.com/

Emerson College: http://www.emerson.edu/


Direct download: Veronica_Belmont_Ep_80.mp3
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