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Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built. Order the How I Built This book at https://www.guyraz.com/

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Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built. Order the How I Built This book at https://www.guyraz.com/

    Meet The HIBT Fellows: Katie Mitchell & Celena Gill

    Meet The HIBT Fellows: Katie Mitchell & Celena Gill

    As a part of the 2021 How I Built This Summit (At Home) we have selected 10 Fellows, and we'd like to introduce you to them over the next couple weeks. In this episode: Katie Mitchell and her mother Katherine opened a book shop in Atlanta called Good Books, that centers Black authors and brings books into the community. And in Washington, D.C., Celena Gill and her three sons, Colin, Ryan, and Austin, started the home fragrance and candle company, Frères Branchiaux.

    How I Built This Summit - information and tickets at:
    http://summit.npr.org

    Meet The HIBT Fellows: Pierre Paul & Toby Egbuna

    Meet The HIBT Fellows: Pierre Paul & Toby Egbuna

    As a part of the 2021 How I Built This Summit (At Home) we have selected 10 Fellows, and we'd like to introduce you to them over the next couple weeks. In this episode: Pierre Paul, founder of a company called We Hear You that's developing a sign language translator that turns American Sign Language into audible speech and vice versa. Also, Toby Egbuna, co-founder of Chezie, a platform for job seekers aimed at creating career opportunities for people from under-represented groups.

    How I Built This Summit - information and tickets at:
    http://summit.npr.org

    Cisco Systems & Urban Decay: Sandy Lerner (2018)

    Cisco Systems & Urban Decay: Sandy Lerner (2018)

    In the pre-Internet 1970's, Sandy Lerner was part of a loosely-knit group of programmers that was trying to get computers to talk to each other. Eventually, she and Len Bosack launched Cisco Systems, making the routing technology that helped forge the plumbing of the Internet. But when things turned sour at the company, she was forced to leave, giving her the chance to start something entirely new: an edgy line of cosmetics called Urban Decay.

    How I Built This Summit - information and tickets at:
    http://summit.npr.org

    Live Episode! Clubhouse: Paul Davison and Rohan Seth

    Live Episode! Clubhouse: Paul Davison and Rohan Seth

    After selling both of their social app companies and rethinking their day jobs, Paul Davison and Rohan Seth knew they should not get into the volatile business of social media again. Despite exploring more practical ideas in other industries, they were found themselves drawn to the potential of live social audio, and decided they had to build another social app. What they didn't know was that, as they launched Clubhouse in March 2020, a global pandemic would create a new market of people looking for virtual spaces to connect. Today, despite issues with chat moderation, an invitation-only launch and increasing competition from established media companies, Clubhouse has continued to grow and now has over 10 million users. This interview was recorded live as part of a virtual event in April 2021.

    How I Built This Summit - information and tickets at:
    http://summit.npr.org

    • 57 min
    Eleven Madison Park: Daniel Humm

    Eleven Madison Park: Daniel Humm

    Daniel Humm dropped out of school at 14 to become a competitive cyclist, and supported himself by cutting vegetables and making soup stock at fine restaurants in Switzerland. When he eventually realized he'd never become a world-class cyclist, he pivoted to the equally competitive world of fine dining, and soon became a rising young chef in Switzerland, and then San Francisco. In 2006, he was wooed to New York to re-imagine the restaurant Eleven Madison Park, and began drawing raves for his painterly presentations of duck, foie gras, and suckling pig. The restaurant was recognized in 2017 as the world's best, but was forced to shut down during the pandemic. When it reopens in June, it will generate a new buzz in gastronomy: this time by revamping its menu to be entirely plant-based.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Live Episode! Wellness Coach and Podcaster: Jay Shetty

    Live Episode! Wellness Coach and Podcaster: Jay Shetty

    Jay Shetty was living the life of a rebellious teen in London when a friend talked him into attending a talk by a Hindu monk. It was a life-changing event, and started Jay on a path to become a monk himself and join an ashram in India. He left monastic life after three years, but took many of its lessons with him, and decided to share them with others. His YouTube videos began to spread on social media and eventually evolved into a podcast, and the best-selling book Think Like a Monk. Today Jay runs a wellness and coaching business, and provides life guidance to millions of people around the world. This interview was recorded live as part of a virtual event in March 2021.

    How I Built This Summit - information and tickets at:
    http://summit.npr.org

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

colaangel ,

Fantastic content and first class story telling

Although I listen to and recommend podcasts all the time, this is the first time I’ve felt compelled to leave a five star review. I listen to every single episode, learned a ton, and genuinely enjoyed getting to know the people behind the companies, Guy is one of the best interviews to get the real gems out of everyone he interviews!

Charlie's M ,

This Podcast Is A Must!!!

My all time favourite podcast! I know that sounds a bit dramatic but it really is. I used to listened to about 15 different podcasts now I have 4 regulars and I add a new one in every week as a test. The reason I am telling you this is so you can understand how many hours of podcasting I listen to, How I Built This has been at the top of that list since the day I started listening ( Around 4 months ago) EOFire a solid second! Even if your not an entrepreneur this podcast has everything to keep you entertained. It's informative, emotional, funny, the list goes on but best of all it has amazing stories from some of the most successful people on the plant, Enjoy 🙏 Oh and don't forget to grab your copy of the book 😁

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Excellent podcast

One of my regular listening. Excellent advice on building a business and a great varied choice of guests.
No word of a lie one of the best business podcasts out there!! Will increase your motivation 100%!!

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