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The Going Deep with Aaron Watson podcast is a forum for having meaningful, deep conversations about the passions, fears and problems of people from all walks of life. Guests talk about entrepreneurship, sports, finance, comedy and lifestyle design.

Going Deep with Aaron Watson Aaron Watson, Piper Creative

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 115 Ratings

The Going Deep with Aaron Watson podcast is a forum for having meaningful, deep conversations about the passions, fears and problems of people from all walks of life. Guests talk about entrepreneurship, sports, finance, comedy and lifestyle design.

    535 Breaking into the RV Business w/ Brett Randall (Aliner)

    535 Breaking into the RV Business w/ Brett Randall (Aliner)

    Brett Randall is the President and CEO of Aliner, a manufacturer of folding campers and travel trailers.
     
    After selling a family business, Brett was brought in to consult on turning around the 30+ year old RV company. Eventually, his experience in manufacturing optimization, market channel development, and growth led to him being recruited to run the company.
     
    A few years ago he bought out a majority of the shareholders and is building Aliner into a larger part of the growing RV market.
     
    In this episode, Brett and Aaron discuss how he turned around the company, their distribution through select retailers, and how he evolves the product lineup.


    Brett Randall’s Challenge; Every month, pick one thing to get done.
     
    Connect with Brett Randall Linkedin
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Aliner Website



    If you liked this interview, check out our episode with JD Ewing where we discuss how he transformed one of the largest office furniture business, the values he instilled in the culture and his method of financial forecasting. 




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    • 39 min
    534 Tech Optimism w/ Aarthi Ramamurthy

    534 Tech Optimism w/ Aarthi Ramamurthy

    Aarthi  Ramamurthy has had a long and successful career in technology. She has lead product teams at Microsoft, Facebook, and Netflix. Aarthi has also built two startups, including Lumoid which went through YC Combinator.
     
    In the midst of the pandemic, Aarthi started a show w/ her husband Sriram on the social audio app, Clubhouse. On the show, they’ve interviewed some of the biggest names in business and popular culture including Elon Musk, Calvin Harris, and Mark Zuckerberg.
     
    In this episode, Aarthi and Aaron discuss why we should be optimistic about tech, lessons from leading teams, and practical startup advice.
     
    Aarthi Ramamurthy’s Challenge; Build something. Separate it from your identity.
     
    Connect with Aarthi Ramamurthy Linkedin
    Instagram
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    Website
    Good Time Show YouTube




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    • 42 min
    533 Inflation, Oil, and the Great Rotation w/ Tony Greer

    533 Inflation, Oil, and the Great Rotation w/ Tony Greer

    Tony Greer, editor of the Morning Navigator, filters a chaotic global landscape through 30 years of macro trading experience and his own analysis to provide regular insight and risk/reward for each trading day.



    Tony Greer’s Challenge; Explore the difference in the fundamentals of oil and tech.
     
    Connect with Tony Greer Twitter
    Website

    • 57 min
    532 Building Morning Brew’s Newsletter Tech for All w/ Tyler Denk (Beehiiv)

    532 Building Morning Brew’s Newsletter Tech for All w/ Tyler Denk (Beehiiv)

    Tyler Denk is the cofounder and CEO of Beehiiv, a newsletter platform company that recently raised $2.6 million. 
     
    Tyler was the 2nd employee at Morning Brew, where he worked on engineering, product, and growth. He was responsible for building the renowned referral program and bespoke tech ecosystem that facilitated the company to scale to a successful $75m exit in 2020.
     
    Now, he and his team are working to develop all the same capabilities and features for anyone to use on the Beehiiv platform.
     
    In this conversation, Tyler and Aaron discuss the key capabilities most newsletter platforms are missing, the lessons he’s taken from Morning Brew, and the success of the Milk Road.
     
    Tyler Denk’s Challenge; Always leave the house with a few dollar bills to donate to the homeless.
     
    Connect with Tyler Denk Linkedin
    Twitter
    Beehiiv Website
     
    Big Desk Energy



    If you liked this interview, check out our interview with Jon Shanahan where we discuss Shark Tank, men’s cosmetics, and selling in large retailers.





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    • 44 min
    531 Peter Zeihan, The End of the World is Just the Beginning

    531 Peter Zeihan, The End of the World is Just the Beginning

    Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical analyst, author, and speaker who makes bold and startlingly accurate projections on the basis of geography, demography, and global politics.  
    He has authored 5 books about geopolitics; A Crucible of Nations, The Accidental Superpower, The Absent Superpower, Disunited Nations, and his latest, The End of the World Is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization.
     
    Peter takes a somber, yet realistic, view of what the short to medium term future holds for countries around the globe. Decades of relative piece, secure routes, and economic integration represent an extreme outlier in the course of human history.
     
    In this episode, Peter and Aaron discus how demographics and globalization will affect changes, trouble ahead for China, and how leaders can prepare.



    Peter Zeihan’s Challenge; Donate to the AFYA Foundation.
     
    Connect with Peter Zeihan Linkedin
    Twitter
    Website
     
    If you liked this interview, check out our interview with Doomberg where we discuss energy shortages, food shortages, and how to prepare.




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    • 46 min
    530 Shark Tank & Men’s Cosmetics w/ Jon Shanahan (Stryx)

    530 Shark Tank & Men’s Cosmetics w/ Jon Shanahan (Stryx)

    Jon Shanahan is the cofounder and Chief Marketing Officer for Stryx, a cosmetics and skincare company focused on serving men.
     
    Jon has helped the company earn over 120 million organic views on TikTok, scale to millions in revenue, and launch in major retailers including Target, Nordstrom, and CVS.
     
    Prior to founding the company, Jon built a brand and YouTube channel called The Kavalier focused on men’s fashion where he reviews menswear and helps his viewers look great.
     
    In this episode, Jon and Aaron discuss the vision of Stryx, how he’s blended skills to market & sell, and how he pitched on Shark Tank.
     
    Jon’s Challenge; Try something new that makes you uncomfortable.
     
    Connect with Jon Shanahan TikTok
    Instagram
    Linkedin
    Twitter
    Website
     
    If you liked this interview, check out episode 386 with Jon where we discuss his first breakthrough on tastes, trends and style through his website The Kavalier.





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Customer Reviews

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