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Every Wednesday, Host Ethan Abramson talks to your favorite furniture makers and woodworking professionals to give you a look at - the business behind the furniture business. Learn about how these entrepreneurs went from just keeping the lights on to succeeding in the industry. Go inside their companies, inside their pricing, and get inside their heads as they teach you about what they have done both wrong and right along their journey to get to where they are today. To learn more about the ...
 
“It’s truly facinating… and annoying… that you guys are friends.” ( Jake )We all have those friends we love talking to... or argue with. Jim and Gabe are two friends of different minds. If opposites attract then they’re infatuated with each other. Gabe is the bombastic voice of opinion, and Jim is the subtle voice of opposition. They argue, discuss, and collaborate, but mostly they just like to hear themselves talk. So crack open a cold one, and enjoy! Email: ThinkAndDrinkPodcast@gmail.com-- ...
 
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Smart People Podcast

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Smart People Podcast

Smart People Industries | Glassbox Media

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Smart People Podcast is a biweekly, interview-based podcast that features today's most well respected thought leaders engaging in authentic, insightful conversation for the benefit of the listener. The host, Chris Stemp, and his co-host/producer Jon Rojas, utilize their insatiable curiosity and relatable charm to provoke their guests into giving the interview of a lifetime. Every single guest has achieved a high level of recognition within their arena and in doing so has collected a wealth o ...
 
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Leading The Blind

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Leading The Blind

Arielle Norman, Body Tape Intl.

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Wondering what a career in comedy looks like? We are too! We interview top comics in Austin and around the country, picking their brains about the process of becoming a professional stand up comic and the variety of forms that might take. Hosted by Arielle Norman.
 
The Paradocs is a fun and lively discussion with a couple of docs on the practice of medicine. Occasionally serious, other times lighthearted, and accidentally informative. A show for physicians to learn more about what is going on and a great place for them to direct their friends and family to better understand the challenges they face. Part of the We Are Libertarians Podcast Network.
 
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This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more If there is one thing hosting this show has taught me, it is that there are infinite ways you can run your business. So although this is a show about building a furniture brand, at times I…
 
Gloria Mark is Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. She received her PhD from Columbia University in psychology and studies the impact of digital media on people’s lives. She takes a deep dive in examining multitasking, interruptions, and mood with the use of digital devices. She has published over 200 arti…
 
Marc Schulz is the associate director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development and the Sue Kardas PhD 1971 Chair in Psychology at Bryn Mawr College. He also directs the Data Science Program and previously chaired the psychology department and Clinical Developmental Psychology PhD program at Bryn Mawr. Dr. Schulz received his BA from Amherst Colleg…
 
2022. It was quite the year. Jon's wife is having a baby! Chris is excited to rebrand! Join us as we discuss some of our favorite clips from 2022 and what we are looking forward to in 2023. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: RocketMoney - Cancel your unnec…
 
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more Before owning a furniture company Sam owned a business that lived completely in the digital space. When compared to the woodworking business those professions, on the face of it, seem comp…
 
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more Joey likes to tell a story, of a time a client asked for a quote on some custom pieces. When he gave the quote, they said “Really? That much for just some plywood and paint?” He responded …
 
Jennifer Moss is an award-winning writer, international speaker, and workplace culture strategist with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. She is a nationally syndicated radio columnist and freelance journalist. She writes for Harvard Business Review and her work has appeared in CNN, TIME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Jou…
 
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more Since he was 8 years old, Harley has been telling people he was going to build furniture. And he has kept focused on that goal, through school, through apprenticeships, through trades jobs…
 
COVID has reshaped the world and China holds a unique position in the world's approach to combatting pandemics and in the fact that it was first described in the city of Wuhan. We may never know exactly where or how COVID originated in China but we can be certain that the unprecedented strategy to 'lockdown' was one that originated in China. The Lo…
 
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more Over 6 years in business, over 25 employees on payroll, over 2 million in yearly sales - Amanda and Ryan know what they are talking about when they talk about their furniture company. But …
 
Leigh Marz is an author, leadership coach, and collaboration consultant. She has led diverse initiatives, including a training program to promote an experimental mindset among multi-generational teams at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Justin Zorn has served as both a policymaker and a meditation teacher in the US Congress. On Capitol Hill, h…
 
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more Be a sponge to the knowledge around you, that’s how you learn and grow - and when Ken says this, he knows what he is talking about. Growing up in the industry and working in many shops dur…
 
-- This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more The last 2 years have been a learning experience for Colton. Like any new business, you have ideas of what you want to do but once the business becomes a reality, those ideas need to ch…
 
Bethany Brookshire is a science writer and author. She is also a podcast host on the podcast Science for the People, where she interviews scientists and science writers about the science that will impact people’s lives. Bethany Brookshire's book, Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains, will be available on December 6, 2022. Learn more about Betha…
 
-- This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more Josh has grown his business from an Etsy shop selling cutting boards to a furniture company with over 1.5 million a year in sales, 11 employees, and a long list of impressive clients. H…
 
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more How did two brothers, who started out selling t shirts, move to now making furniture for customers all over the world, building out office spaces for major companies, and creating custom w…
 
Ben Valenta is the SVP of Strategy & Analytics for FOX Sports. In his previous life as a consultant, he advised an incredible array of clients, including: Nike, the NFL, Anheuser-Busch InBev, YouTube, ESPN, National Geographic, MSNBC, NBC News, Livestrong, the New York Knicks, and the New York Rangers. David Sikorjak is the founder of Dexterity Con…
 
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more If you want to get into the numbers of a furniture company, Joel is the person you want to talk to. Because he knows that yes, it is an artistic industry, but to stay in business you need …
 
History is a funny thing. Often, we think we know what happened either as we experience it personally or have trusted sources that give us an account. However, it depends on who is relaying the information, and the prior biases and perspectives. The goal of a good historian is to gather information from multiple sources and figure out what happened…
 
-- This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more What makes you money and what makes you happy, are 2 things that people are always trying to bring together. In this pursuit, you have to remember that sometimes what brings you happine…
 
Kristin Keffeler is the founder and principal for Illumination360 and the Chief Learning Officer for the Johnson Financial Group. Kristin graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry from the University of Denver. Kristin's book, The Myth of the Silver Spoon: Navigating Family Wealth and Creati…
 
It's been a while since I've done an episode and it's mainly because I've had a COVID rant percolating for some time. So I just had to let it out now that the president (accidentally?) mentioned that the pandemic of COVID-19 is over. In this episode, I cover mandates, vaccines, public health policy and much more. A frank discussion with you about w…
 
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more. Being a good team means working together. Figuring out your strengths and using them to balance out weaknesses. It sounds so easy, but the truth is it isn’t. It takes work, hard, hard wor…
 
Jeremy Utley and Perry Klebahn are the authors of, Ideaflow: The Only Business Metric That Matters, which is available on October 25th. Jeremy is the Director of Executive Education at Stanford d.school and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford's School of Engineering. He is the co-host of the d.school’s widely popular program “Stanford’s Masters of Cre…
 
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more Now for context, Dustin is 20 years old. He started woodworking for the first time two years ago in a high school shop class. Now fast forward back to today - He has a 3600 sq ft shop, he …
 
Christie Hunter Arscott is an award-winning advisor, speaker, and author. A Rhodes Scholar, Christie has been named by Thinkers50 as one of the top management thinkers likely to shape the future of business. Christie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brown University and two Master’s degrees with a focus on gender research from th…
 
Part Time All The Time with Josh Bubeck of The Rustic Muse This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more Josh says that he runs his furniture business part time, and yes technically having another job makes the furniture side part tim…
 
Mauro Porcini is PepsiCo’s first ever Chief Design Officer. He joined the food & beverage corporation in 2012 and in said role he is infusing design thinking into PepsiCo’s culture and is leading a new approach to innovation by design that impacts the company’s product platforms and brands. These brands include Pepsi, Lay’s, Mountain Dew, Gatorade,…
 
-- This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more If you ask Stefan about his furniture business, he will more than likely talk about the artistic side of the business. But with multiple employees, multiple shop locations, years under …
 
Will Storr is an award-winning writer and author of six books, including his newest, The Status Game. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The New Yorker and The New York Times. He has also been presented with the AIB Award for Best Investigative Documentary for his BBC radio series. Will's book, The Status Game, is availa…
 
In survey after survey, the number one satisfier for physicians - by a long way - is their relationship with patients. Anything you can do to improve or deepen that relationship makes the work better and decreases the incidence of burnout. Obviously, barriers put in the way that detract from creating a deeper relationship with patients makes the jo…
 
-- This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more As you will hear, Brian has been dipping his toe in the furniture industry for much of his adult life. He always had that drive to have his own furniture company, but he needed to put a…
 
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more! New Collar Goods was officially started in 2015, but the roots of Jon & Deana’ s company had been brewing for a long time before that. With their strong sense of design, they knew the kin…
 
Steve Magness is a world-renowned expert on performance and has served as an executive coach to individuals in a variety of sectors. Steve received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and a graduate degree from George Mason University. He is the coauthor of Peak Performance, The Passion Paradox, and the author of The Science of …
 
Occasionally, you come across an interview or subject that blows you away with incredible claims that are both out in the open - and yet invisible. Today's guest is an author and expert witness for some of the biggest pharmaceutical cases of this century, Dr. John Abramson. He reveals the rot that centers not only in the pharmaceutical industry but…
 
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more Matt officially started his company in 2010, but as you will hear, before that he had been involved in the building trades for literally his entire life. With his deep knowledge of the ind…
 
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more! Andrew is a builder, a fixer, a tinkerer. Ever since a young age, working with his father, he has had the desire to make things with his own hands. He also has the spirit of an entreprene…
 
Kathryn Judge is a law professor, author, financial regulation expert, and mother of two. Kathryn joined the faculty at Columbia Law School in 2010 and currently serves as the Harvey J. Goldschmid Professor of Law. Her research shows how we can promote a more resilient and accountable financial system, and how regulatory design can enhance the legi…
 
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more. Furniture making is, for the most part, centered in the creative world. But owning and successfully running a furniture company is very much rooted in the world of business. When you can …
 
-- This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more For some companies, there comes a point that it is no longer a question about, "Do we have the skills to build it" it becomes a question of, "Can we manage our time properly to build it…
 
Eric Barker is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong, which has sold over half a million copies. Eric is also a sought-after speaker, having given talks at MIT, Yale, Google, the United States Military Central Command (CENTCOM…
 
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more Where does the line get drawn between you running the business and the business running you? This is something that Bud struggled with, but also something that a lot of people struggle wit…
 
What is one common difference between the hiring process of most professionals with advanced degrees and those in sports and talent industries? The use of talent agents. People dedicated to finding their clients jobs, negotiating the terms, and essentially doing all of the analytical work to determine market value for the "talent." What if the Tale…
 
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