It’s never been easier to start a business, but it’s even harder to succeed. Each episode explores the inspiring stories behind how people grow a business, an idea, or a movement.
Introducing... The Shake Up
The Shake Up explores the decisions that dared to be different and the leaders who are shaking up their industries. Hosted by Alexis Gay (Comedian, formerly Biz Ops, Patreon) & Brianne Kimmel (Founder, Worklife VC). New episodes each week starting August 3rd.
Welcome to the Mirror World
Kevin Kelly is a futurist and co-founder of Wired Magazine. His latest article looks at augmented reality's role in our future lives, in a world he calls the Mirror World.
Kevin talks about how business leaders can be better futurists, and why it's not about being right but being ready.
How Minnesota Freedom Fund Scaled Quickly Under International Spotlight
Following the death of George Floyd, Minnesota Freedom Fund found itself in the international spotlight. Over 900 thousand donations, from around the globe, came pouring in. And celebrity endorsements from folks like Mark Ruffalo guided their followers on how to help support protesters.
As Greg Lewin quickly found out, he needed to not only scale operations at Minnesota Freedom Fund fast but maintain the integrity of its important mission to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing.
How Aequales Is Closing the Gender Gap
On a global scale, women only hold 29 percent of senior management positions. Not to make any sweeping assumptions, but that’s a far cry from gender equality.
But 29 percent is also the highest percentage ever recorded in that category. And it’s thanks to folks like Mia Perdomo and Andrea de la Piedra -- the co-founders and co-CEOs of Aequales. Their consulting firm provides tools for closing gender gaps in the workplace in Latin America.
Black is Beautiful
Marcus Baskerville created Black is Beautiful -- a collaborative beer initiative amongst the brewing community and its customers -- in an attempt to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily.
And you can now find this open source beer at 1,158 breweries, in 50 states, and 21 countries. And As someone who has personally dealt with the abuse of power by the police, this recent turmoil the country is facing has hit home for Marcus.
Why Personalization Makes BarkBox Leader of the Pack
If you have a dog, then you know BarkBox. It’s customizable monthly subscription boxes are your dog’s favorite pieces of mail. Co-founder Matt Meeker believes the secret to the company’s success is putting every four-legged (and two-legged) friend first.
Matt talks about how a pig, yes a pig, redefined the company’s personalization policies and why BARK has invested so heavily in customer service.
What a great concept. As a interested entrepreneur, more standing in the background at the moment and learning, there are some useful insights and information for when my own entrepreneurial prospects. Great show
Great info - always learning something new!
Some awesome guests, with useful advice and insights into everything business - marketing, sales, etc. Don't need to listen to them in order or anything, just read the descriptions and choose something that appeals to you and get listening!