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Welcome to the Success Story Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, business executive, author, educator & speaker, Scott D. Clary (@scottdclary).

On this podcast, you'll find interviews, Q&A, keynote presentations & conversations on sales, marketing, business, startups and entrepreneurship.

Scott will discuss some of the lessons he's learned over his own career, as well as have candid interviews with execs, celebrities, notable figures and politicians. All who have achieved success through both wins and losses, to learn more about their life, their ideas and insights.

He sits down with leaders and mentors and unpacks their story to help pass those lessons onto others through both experiences and tactical strategy for business professionals, entrepreneurs and everyone in between.
To get more of the Success Story podcast, go to www.successstorypodcast.com.

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Welcome to the Success Story Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, business executive, author, educator & speaker, Scott D. Clary (@scottdclary).

On this podcast, you'll find interviews, Q&A, keynote presentations & conversations on sales, marketing, business, startups and entrepreneurship.

Scott will discuss some of the lessons he's learned over his own career, as well as have candid interviews with execs, celebrities, notable figures and politicians. All who have achieved success through both wins and losses, to learn more about their life, their ideas and insights.

He sits down with leaders and mentors and unpacks their story to help pass those lessons onto others through both experiences and tactical strategy for business professionals, entrepreneurs and everyone in between.
To get more of the Success Story podcast, go to www.successstorypodcast.com.

    Karl Alomar - Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, and Managing Partner at M13 | Building Structured Success

    Karl Alomar - Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, and Managing Partner at M13 | Building Structured Success

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    ➡️ About The Guest
    Karl Alomar is a serial entrepreneur turned investor with extensive experience in starting, developing, and selling high-growth businesses in various market segments. Karl co-founded two successful ventures of his own, followed by 6 years as COO at DigitalOcean helping build the company from the ground up to $250MM ARR.
    Karl currently holds the position of Managing Partner at venture firm M13, whose notable investments include Ring, Mud/Watr, Lyft, Shake Shack & Tonal.

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    ➡️ Talking Points
    00:00 - Intro
    02:23 - Karl’s Journey Begins
    07:17 - Choosing Entrepreneurship Over VC
    09:35 - Betting on DigitalOcean
    14:24 - Scaling Without Experience
    18:28 - Lessons from DigitalOcean's Growth
    24:45 - Hiring the Right Talent
    27:18 - M13's Unique Edge
    34:53 - Sponsor: The Ops Authority Podcast
    35:38 - Value of Operator-Investors
    38:07 - Successes and Missed Opportunities
    48:38 - Future Vision for M13
    54:12 - Connect with Karl Online
    54:48 - Overcoming Life’s Biggest Challenge
    56:23 - Most Influential Person
    57:50 - Karl’s Book and Podcast Picks
    58:48 - Advice to Younger Self
    59:49 - Defining Success


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Chris Dixon - Entrepreneur, Investor, Cryptocurrency and Web3 Evangelist | Read Write Own

    Chris Dixon - Entrepreneur, Investor, Cryptocurrency and Web3 Evangelist | Read Write Own

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    ➡️ About The Guest
    Chris Dixon is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and the founder and leader of a16z crypto, a division of the firm dedicated to investing in crypto and blockchain technologies. He is a leading voice in the Web3 space and a strong advocate for the potential of decentralized technologies to revolutionize the Internet. His new book, "Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet," explores this vision in depth. 
    Chris has a proven track record of identifying and investing in groundbreaking technologies, with notable investments including Oculus (acquired by Facebook), Stripe, Coinbase, and many others.

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    ➡️ Talking Points
    00:00 - Intro
    02:22 - Early Internet
    10:23 - The Ideal Future of Web3
    15:42 - Chris Dixon’s Web3 Journey
    21:13 - Angel vs. Crypto Investing
    25:40 - Lessons from Top Investors
    31:25 - Sponsor: The Ops Authority Podcast
    32:10 - Biggest Investment Failure
    37:57 - Solving Problems in Crypto
    41:30 - Helping Companies Succeed
    46:56 - Creators & Composability
    49:35 - Building Apps: Then vs. Now
    1:00:22 - Crypto Myths
    1:03:17 - Web3 Adoption Challenges
    1:08:45 - Connect with Chris Dixon
    1:08:58 - Advice to Younger Self


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Lessons - Start-Up Struggles | David Wachs - CEO of Handwrytten

    Lessons - Start-Up Struggles | David Wachs - CEO of Handwrytten

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    In this "Lessons" episode, we delve into the start-up struggles every entrepreneur goes through with David Wachs, CEO of Handwrytten, as he shared invaluable insights into entrepreneurship and business growth. Drawing from his extensive experience, David offered practical strategies and tactics for navigating the challenges of building and scaling a successful company.

    Adaptability Drives Success: David emphasized the importance of adaptability in business, citing Handwrytten's strategic pivot from a consumer-focused model to a business-centric approach. This ability to evolve and respond to market dynamics has been instrumental in Handwrytten's growth and resilience.

    Employee Happiness Matters: David underscored the significance of prioritizing employee happiness and fostering a positive work culture. By nurturing a supportive environment where employees feel valued and motivated, businesses can enhance productivity, creativity, and overall success.

    Innovate with Technology: Discussing the transformative role of technology, David highlighted the impact of tools like Zapier automation and modern manufacturing techniques on business operations. Embracing technological innovation enables businesses to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and deliver exceptional customer experiences.

    Identify Market Opportunities: David shared insights into the process of identifying market opportunities and addressing unmet customer needs. By staying attuned to market trends, entrepreneurs can capitalize on emerging opportunities and differentiate their offerings in competitive landscapes.

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    • 12 min
    Lessons - You Need To Ask For Help | Amberly Lago - Speaker, Author and Podcaster

    Lessons - You Need To Ask For Help | Amberly Lago - Speaker, Author and Podcaster

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    In this "Lessons" episode, we embark on a journey of resilience with Amberly Lago, Speaker, Author, and Podcaster, as she shares her remarkable story of overcoming adversity and finding strength in vulnerability. From navigating the depths of despair to embracing vulnerability as a catalyst for growth, she offers invaluable insights into the transformative power of seeking help and finding purpose amidst life's challenges.

    Overcoming Adversity: Discover how Amberly defied the odds and rebuilt her life after a life-altering accident left her with chronic pain, showcasing the resilience of the human spirit.

    Embracing Vulnerability: Learn how Amberly turned her struggles into strengths by embracing vulnerability, a pivotal step towards healing and personal growth.

    Seeking Support: Explore the transformative impact of seeking help and reaching out to others during times of need, highlighting the importance of connection and community in the journey towards resilience.

    Continuous Learning and Growth: Amberly emphasizes the value of continuous learning and growth, underscoring the importance of mentorship and self-improvement in navigating life's challenges.

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    • 11 min
    Dean Graziosi - New York Times Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, and Investor | Millionaire Success Habits

    Dean Graziosi - New York Times Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, and Investor | Millionaire Success Habits

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    ➡️ About The Guest
    Dean Graziosi is a multiple-time New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, and investor. Graziosi is also a popular speaker and business consultant, speaking in front of audiences of more than 200,000 people at conferences and live events. 
    To date, he has played a role in the growth and development of more than 14 major companies. He has worked behind the scenes with massive 8 and 9-figure companies helping them overhaul their processes, reinvent their marketing and sales strategies, and drive exponential growth, both in net profit and overall reach.
    Through his groundbreaking books and the innovative Mastermind.com platform, Dean has revolutionized the way knowledge is shared and consumed in the digital age. His collaboration with Tony Robbins on Project Next and the Own Your Future Challenge has set new standards in online learning. Dean’s practical wisdom, shared through his “Millionaire Success Habits” and dynamic social media presence, continues to inspire those seeking financial independence and a purpose-driven life.

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    https://www.linkedin.com/in/deangraziosiinc/
    https://deanandtonylive.com/scott 

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    ➡️ Talking Points
    00:00 - Introduction
    02:45 - Is the American Dream Dead?
    07:32 - COVID's Impact on Entrepreneurship
    16:56 - Dean's Dark Side & Transformation
    22:17 - Making the American Dream Accessible
    30:11 - Sponsor: Imperfect Action Podcast
    30:55 - Immigrant Edge in Business
    31:50 - Confidence in Education Amid Inequality
    35:51 - Legacy Education vs. Real-World Experience
    39:07 - Becoming a Self-Taught Entrepreneur
    41:21 - The Power of Mastermind Groups
    48:59 - Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap
    51:34 - Info Products & Business Success
    55:37 - Connect with Dean Graziosi
    55:55 - Misconceptions About Entrepreneurship
    56:49 - Advice For Younger Self


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    • 57 min
    From Safe Jobs to Startup Risk (Investor Mindset)

    From Safe Jobs to Startup Risk (Investor Mindset)

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    • 43 min

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