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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/

How I Built This with Guy Ra‪z‬ NPR

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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/

    Canva: Melanie Perkins (2019)

    Canva: Melanie Perkins (2019)

    When she was just 19 years old, Melanie Perkins dreamt of transforming the graphic design and publishing industries. But she started small, launching a site to make yearbook design simpler and more collaborative. Her success with that first venture—and an unexpected meeting with a VC investor—eventually landed her the backing to pursue her original idea, and the chance to take on software industry titans like Adobe and Microsoft. Today, Melanie's online design platform Canva is valued at $6 billion, joining the list of Australia's "unicorn" companies.

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    • 44 min
    How I Built Resilience: Troy Carter of Q&A (June, 2020)

    How I Built Resilience: Troy Carter of Q&A (June, 2020)

    Music manager and entrepreneur Troy Carter spoke to Guy last June, as the pandemic was worsening and the country was shaken by racial unrest. Troy spoke about the profound impact of these events on him personally, as well as on the music industry. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks online with founders and entrepreneurs about how they're navigating turbulent times.

    • 24 min
    Boxed: Chieh Huang

    Boxed: Chieh Huang

    Over the course of ten years as a founder, Chieh Huang bet twice on the ubiquity of the smartphone. The first time was in 2010 with Astro Ape, a mobile gaming company that he founded with a few friends out of an attic. The second time was with Boxed, a mobile bulk-retailer that he co-launched in 2013 out of his New Jersey garage. Chieh and his tiny team scrambled to send out their first boxes of toilet paper and laundry detergent, gambling that they could compete with monster retailers by offering fewer items, competitive prices, and a hand-written note in every box. Since its launch 8 years ago, Boxed has sent out tens of millions of boxes of groceries, and has been valued at over $600M.

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    • 1h 29 min
    How I Built Resilience: Beverly Leon of Local Civics

    How I Built Resilience: Beverly Leon of Local Civics

    After retiring from professional soccer, Beverly Leon shifted her focus in a big way. In 2018 she founded Local Civics, an ed-tech start-up that uses game-based learning to encourage kids to strengthen their civic leadership skills. Her mission is to get students civically involved long before they're eligible to vote. She talked with Guy about the business model of an education start-up, how her business has responded to today's challenges, and why she thinks we need a more inclusive democracy. These conversations are excerpts from our online How I Built Resilience series, where Guy interviews founders and entrepreneurs about how they're navigating turbulent times.

    • 28 min
    Simple Mills: Katlin Smith

    Simple Mills: Katlin Smith

    In 2012, 22-year-old Katlin Smith was growing restless at her consulting job, so she started experimenting with grain-free, paleo-friendly muffin recipes in her Atlanta kitchen. A buyer at a nearby Whole Foods agreed to sell Katlin's muffin mixes and placed an order for twelve bags. She then hustled to expand the business: hand-mixing almond flour and coconut sugar in food-grade barrels, slinging wardrobe boxes of muffin mix into a rental car, and standing by helplessly while shoppers scarfed down more samples than anticipated. 8 years after launch, Simple Mills has expanded to include cookies and crackers and other treats; it's available in 28,000 stores and does roughly $100M in annual revenue.

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    • 1h
    How I Built Resilience: Michael Horvath and Mark Gainey of Strava

    How I Built Resilience: Michael Horvath and Mark Gainey of Strava

    Strava is a social fitness platform with more than 76 million users in nearly every country worldwide. Co-founders Michael Horvath and Mark Gainey spoke with Guy about the recent surge in users joining their virtual fitness community. They share how they've focused on creating new content and features to meet peoples' increased need for connection in a socially distanced world. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks online with founders and entrepreneurs about how they're navigating turbulent times.

    • 32 min

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clacepa ,

A great show ! Entertaining and informative

This is a great podcast ! Not only is it entertaining but it’s also informative. They always have interesting guests and the host is a great interviewer. Always asks relevant and meaningful questions so you get to know the person behind the successful business. I Highly recommend it

JFG JAGUAR ,

Great Companion

This is a great podcast very thankful whit Guy Raz, is my new companion listen to his podcast every day traveling in and out from work.
The stories have positively surprise me and I learn from each one of them.

Oyalep ,

One of my favorites!

I’m an avid podcast consumer. I’m suscribed to around 30 podcasts +-. I really recommend this one. 🙋🏻‍♂️

I’ve said it before, follow whatever Guy Raz does! Although this is his best podcast.

My best regards from La Paz, Baja California Sur, México 🇲🇽

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