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from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

Before I tell you about today’s guest, I want to tell you that I was watching the election results and saw that marijuana was legalized in California. I didn’t sit back and say, “Great, now I can smoke.” I said, “Great. I wonder who is building a business that is ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

There is a pattern that often comes up in these interviews. And the pattern is finding a problem and then creating a solution by starting a business or product to address that the problem. Well, today’s guest did that right off the bat. He had a problem himself. He was ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

I mostly interview founders in the tech and software space but as you can see today, I sometimes venture outside that space when a guest is especially interesting. Today I’ve got Brian Tracy. He is the Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

The guest you’re going to meet today had this idea for a map company and the company, in many ways, beat Google Maps. You’ll hear how Google came in and became a harsh competitor. You’ll hear how today’s guest still ended up doing so well the company ended up being ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

I’ve got an entrepreneur here who–man, this guy’s had so many ups and downs. He worked on this business for so long that he physically experienced pain, all kinds of issues with his body, with his hands, with everything because he was trying to build this business up. I love ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

This interview is about how a company has grown. A few years ago I was contacted by this guy who barely had a business. But he said, Hey Andrew, I saw a problem that you have online and I have an idea for solving it. And he solved it for ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

Last year I took a little bit of time off to go to my sister’s wedding on an estate in Hawaii, and when we got to this place, my wife looked out and she said, “This is gorgeous.” We’re from San Francisco and we’ve never seen so much grass. My ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

Back in 2013 I got an email from Jason Nazar announcing that his company DocStoc was being acquired by Intuit. But what was interesting to me was how he started the company back in 2006 as a site that helped you embed your documents on other sites, like MySpace. But ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

On August 4, 2008, I posted a video up on Mixergy where I looked up into the web cam on my computer and I said “I failed.” And I said that I was going to shut down my invitation business and start doing interviews with entrepreneurs and people in general ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

Update: based on the comments we’re getting, Jermaine sent this PDF about Automation. How does a high school senior from the inner city turn $70 into a multimillion dollar instruction web site? Jermaine Griggs is the founder of HearAndPlay.com, which trains musicians to play by ear, trains them to play ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

A few weeks ago, Andrew was interviewed about his inner doubt by Samantha Alford of WomeninBusinesspodcast.com. I (Arie Saint) thought it was too good not to share with our audience, so I’m publishing it on Mixergy. Check it out and let’s talk about it in the comments. Samantha Alford, the ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

You listen to my programs because I don’t do the cute “let’s get to know the author” interviews that others are known for. I hunt down information that you can use because I’m passionate about helping you build a business that your great-great-grandkids would admire you for. That’s why I ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

How does a wristband help a founder build a $169 million company? Ryan Allis is the founder of iContact, a provider of email marketing tools for small businesses. And a company that was recently sold for $169 million to Vocus. Here’s a quote from the last time I interviewed him, ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

The founders of Airbnb are guys who couldn’t make rent a few years ago, but they kept turning desperation into creative solutions. In October 2007, eager to make extra money, they noticed that local hotels were booked up because of a conference. So they pumped up some inflatable mattresses and ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 190 days ago

Many founders I interviewed on Mixergy told me about how their companies virtually disappeared after they sold them. But 4 years after selling Reddit to Conde Nast, Steve Huffman is so proud of how much its grown that he’d be happy to still own it. I asked him to teach ...

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