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Life unfolds in unexpected ways. Eliot Peper has been a frequent guest, and at times, even a co-host of the show. We've followed his story since his first novel came out. First Novel Interview - Jun 18, 2014 Second Novel Interview - Dec 3, 2014 Third Novel Interview - Jul 29, 2015 And today, Eliot's 8th book has been released: Bandwidth Listening b…
 
One of my mentors has just written a book on entrepreneurship... and it happens to be a damn good one too. Listen to this podcast for just a snippet of his wisdom and buy his new book: The San Francisco Fallacy to learn more from this really amazing man.By Lucas Carlson Interviews Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Bestselling Authors like David S Rose, Tucker Max, Espree Devora, Neil Patel, Hiten Shah, Michelle Miller and More
 
This week, Adam Cheyer talks to us about co-founding Siri and the future of AI. Yes, that Siri. ;) Adam's background is fascinating. He didn't even start to try to be an entrepreneur until his 40's. In a world full of bright-eyed 20-something entrepreneurs trying to make it, but instead ending up in a rat-race of their own creation, it's refreshing…
 
How do you start a company? Most people think they know, but they get it all wrong. David S Rose has been an entrepreneur and investor for decades. He's seen it from both sides many times and lives to tell the tale. In his first interview with us, he told us all about his background and how he turned into an investor. This time, he talks about the …
 
Patrick McGinnis has a new book out called The 10% Entrepreneur. It's a novelidea that has the same roots as Nassim Taleb's barbell investingapproach. Nassim Taleb suggests putting 10% of yourassets in high-risk high-reward assets that could multiplyenormously and the other 90% of your assets in plain old cash.That way you can never go bankrupt, be…
 
Josh Maher is a Seattle-based author and angel investor who is written a book recently called “Startup Wealth: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money In Startups” about how to create personal wealth by investing through startups. He’s interviewed many great angel investors including Chris DeVore who wasalso on this podcast and invested in my start…
 
Today we talk to startup thriller author Eliot Peper about his new book finishing the Uncommon Stock trilogy.By Lucas Carlson Interviews Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Bestselling Authors like David S Rose, Tucker Max, Espree Devora, Neil Patel, Hiten Shah, Michelle Miller and More
 
What does it take to motivate your employees without necessarily changing compensation structures? Kevin Kruse has turned this into a science in his book "We: How to Increase Performance and Profits through Full Engagement" where he talks about steps you can use to engage and motivate your employees today. Most startups don't think about startup cu…
 
These 21 heard-earned lessons Andrew has learned along the way to becoming a successful entrepreneur.By Lucas Carlson Interviews Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Bestselling Authors like David S Rose, Tucker Max, Espree Devora, Neil Patel, Hiten Shah, Michelle Miller and More
 
This week I am excerpting a chapter from The Craftsman Founder Manifesto. There is a siren’s song inside all founders that can lead you into the rocky cliffs of depression. It’s an inner voice that frequently says mean and terrible things. It’s an inner bully. You might think: “You are too stupid to start a company. Plus, your idea sucks and nobody…
 
Fortunes come and go. Building startups is a long game. It is not long on money. You might win money in one startup, then invest it all and lose it the next startup. Startups are long on character. This is the dirty little secret nobody tells you up front: the spoils go to those left standing.By Lucas Carlson Interviews Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Bestselling Authors like David S Rose, Tucker Max, Espree Devora, Neil Patel, Hiten Shah, Michelle Miller and More
 
The Underwriting: Get Rich, Get Laid, Get Even is Michelle Miller's new book. It is described as The Social Network meets The Wolf of Wall Street, as it takes you behind closed doors into a post-recession world of sex scandals, power plays, and underhanded dealings.By Lucas Carlson Interviews Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Bestselling Authors like David S Rose, Tucker Max, Espree Devora, Neil Patel, Hiten Shah, Michelle Miller and More
 
Josh Turner (author of the new book Connect: The Secret LinkedIn Playbook To Generate Leads, Build Relationships, And Dramatically Increase Your Sales) teaches us how to leverage LinkedIn for startups and side projects this week on the podcast. Josh also runs LinkedUniversity.com which has been teaching people how to effectively use LinkedIn to get…
 
Andy Weir, bestselling author of The Martian and The Egg talks with us this week about how he writes, how he comes up with ideas, and what inspires him. Andy’s story personally inspires me because I am trying to finish my first novel right now and Eliot has written two novels with another on the way. Moreover, he used to be a computer programmer (j…
 
Mike Belsito wrote a new book called Startup Seed Funding for the Rest of Us. Here's the description: You have aspirations for creating a startup company that will change the world, but need startup capital in order to make that happen. Where do you start? How can you raise serious funding when you don't have many connections or live outside of a m…
 
There has been a surprising amount of progress in the area of memory tools in the last 10 years. Memorization techniques aren't nearly as archane and complicated as they used to be. This week I will be teaching you how to memorize any phone number in just a few seconds, and you will be able to remember it forever. If you have ever been interested i…
 
Finding Success in Failure has been a personal journey of a book, and I am proud to be producing it as an audiobook. Today's podcast gives you a free sample from the audiobook which will be available on Amazon, Audible and Apple. In every field, from chess to gymnastics, we can make bigger gains by reducing mistakes than by making winning moves. Th…
 
Dr Sean Wise, author of the new book Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job, professor of entrepreneurship and innovation for the Ryerson University Entrepreneurship Program, producer of the Canadian entrepreneurship show The Naked Entrepreneur TV and consultant for Dragons' Den (like the Shark Tank) is an expert at entrepreneurship …
 
When I read the following words, I nearly peed my pants. I’ve been an entrepreneur for, oh, half a century or so, and I’m still making most of these mistakes! (And yeah, these are mistakes…his list is bang on target). When I grow up I wanna be Lucas or Jason, who not only know the pitfalls, but don’t keep falling into them [sigh]. It wasn’t the wor…
 
Entrepreneurs are perpetually interested in M&A and Venture Capital topics, but often have little direct experience themselves. The math behind this is pretty obvious: if an entrepreneur starts 3 or 4 startups in his career, there are only so many opportunities that an entrepreneur gets to learn about these kinds of deals. On the other hand, the pe…
 
Eliot Peper is pioneering the idea of startup fiction and has just released his second novel in the Uncommon Stock series. This week we get an exclusive behind-the-scenes view into the life of this author and his inspirations and motivations. Uncommon Stock: Book 1 Uncommon Stock: Book 2 NEW JUST RELEASED!!…
 
Espree is very honest about her fears of asking for money in this show and we discuss ways to manage and conquer that fear. In the pre-show, Lucas and Eliot discuss Tony Robbins and wonder if he has any fears before his big talks. Tony Robbins just interviewed some of the worlds top money managers all around the world. He spent hours recording inte…
 
This week’s interview is with Espree Devora. She is doing amazing work in LA helping startups get off the ground and we talk about one of her specialties: outsourcing. It is also a landmark episode, because it is the first show with co-host Eliot Peper. Eliot was on the second episode of this show. He is an awesome guy, a great thinker, a lot of fu…
 
Ryan Orbuch’s not your ordinary teenage kid. Ryan built Finish, an iPhone app used over a million times. It is known as "the to-do list for procrastinators” and was featured #1 in productivity in the app store. After he received an Apple Design Award in 2013, it was covered on New York Times, TechCrunch, Forbes, CNET, The Huffington Post, and more.…
 
A few weeks ago, we interviewed online marketing guru Neil Patel. This week I talk to his other half, product guru Hiten Shah. Together they are responsible for epic great tools like KISSMetrics and CrazyEgg, and Hiten's focus is on growth hacking and product engineering... how to create a great product. Hiten just started a weekly newsletter that …
 
Joanna Penn, NYT Bestselling Indie Author and popular podcaster, has a masters degree in theology from Oxford. Joanna then spent 13 years working in IT consulting. She would implement accounts payable into large corporates. Like many cubicle slaves… she was paid well, traveled lots, had what you are “meant to want” in life and was miserable. She tr…
 
Brand building isn't just for big companies. Any time you are interacting with a customer or user, your are building your brand. If you aren't doing it intentionally, then you are doing it implicitly. Jeremiah Gardner and Brant Cooper just wrote a book The Lean Brand, that gives you step by step instructions for how to build a great brand for yours…
 
Learn from a real working venture capitalists in action, why does he invest and what does he invest in?By Lucas Carlson Interviews Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Bestselling Authors like David S Rose, Tucker Max, Espree Devora, Neil Patel, Hiten Shah, Michelle Miller and More
 
Always wanted to know why investors go cold sometimes? Find out why in this candid conversation with a professional seed investor and mentor of mine.By Lucas Carlson Interviews Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Bestselling Authors like David S Rose, Tucker Max, Espree Devora, Neil Patel, Hiten Shah, Michelle Miller and More
 
Tucker's New Blog: http://www.tuckermax.me Tucker's New Startup: http://bookinabox.co Tucker Max has sold millions of copies of his college humor books and is known for stunts like attempting to donate $500,000 to Planned Parenthood in order to decrease his tax burden and promote his new book. In this episode of the Craftsman Founder Podcast I ask …
 
Are you paralyzed with fear of failure and rejection? Or do you have dreams of getting rich with startups? This week is a special episode where instead of Lucas interviewing one of his mentors, you will hear Lucas be interviewed about what it's like to start a company and how to manage yourself through the process. We talk about a little discussed …
 
Neil Patel is an online celebrity and entrepreneur. He has been a prolific blogger on QuickSprout and the KISSmetrics blog since 2006. He has contributed to Entrepreneur Magazine, TechCrunch, Mashable, Business Insider, SEOmoz, and Geekwire. He has also mentored and advised endless numbers of entrepreneurs over the years, including myself. Neil is …
 
New York Times bestselling author of The Lean Entrepreneur, Patrick Vlaskovits, talks about how to apply lean startup principles to your company to find product-market fit and avoid common mistakes and pitfalls many entrepreneurs fall into. From coming up with startup ideas to evaluating them and marketing them, Patrick brings his wealth of experti…
 
Many founders hope to one day take their company public on the stock market and have it be worth over $1B+ in market cap. To Dave Hersh, this dream is a reality with Jive Software, a company he founded and lead for 8 years and through 3 different business models. Dave also happens to be one of my personal mentors and friends. This week we have the …
 
If you got a Stanford MBA and then worked as an investment banker... what would be your next career move? Michelle Miller decided to write a novel called The Underwriting. But she didn't just write a novel and hope to get traditionally published, she treated her novel as a startup. She raised investment, secured brand sponsorships, created screen s…
 
Eliot Peper is an entrepreneur, an investor, an advisor… and now an author of startup fiction. His first book, Uncommon Stock (published by Brad Feld’s new publishing company FG Press) at its surface seems like an uncommon next step for most entrepreneurs. However if you treat a novel like a startup, you can understand the decision better. This wee…
 
Chris Tacy is one of my startup mentors and close personal friends. He is not only a brilliant strategist, but he has had 4 successful start experiences in a row with 4 successful exits and no (major) failures. A rare occurrence in startups. He has some surprising advice to share, so find out his secrets.…
 
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