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Founded in 2008, Behind the Brand with Bryan Elliott is a show about innovators, entrepreneurs and the stories behind their success. It's like a backstage pass inside the minds, companies and habits of some of the smartest and most interesting people on the planet. Host, Bryan Elliott decodes these stories to help you turn their wisdom into practical tactics that you can use to improve your life and grow your business. Why do this?I'm someone who loves to tell stories that I hope will inspire and educate others to find their reason for being. I basically invented the podcast I wish I had when I quit my corporate job and started my own business. I made a lot of mistakes and figured things out the hard way. I've been inspired by so many of my guests and I know you'll find a ton of value here as well. I love the quote from Mark Twain: "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." My mission thru my video series, podcast, talks, book(s) etc. is to help people discover their purpose and find joy and fulfillment.

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    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

Founded in 2008, Behind the Brand with Bryan Elliott is a show about innovators, entrepreneurs and the stories behind their success. It's like a backstage pass inside the minds, companies and habits of some of the smartest and most interesting people on the planet. Host, Bryan Elliott decodes these stories to help you turn their wisdom into practical tactics that you can use to improve your life and grow your business. Why do this?I'm someone who loves to tell stories that I hope will inspire and educate others to find their reason for being. I basically invented the podcast I wish I had when I quit my corporate job and started my own business. I made a lot of mistakes and figured things out the hard way. I've been inspired by so many of my guests and I know you'll find a ton of value here as well. I love the quote from Mark Twain: "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." My mission thru my video series, podcast, talks, book(s) etc. is to help people discover their purpose and find joy and fulfillment.

    Rob Siegel - The Brains and Brawn Company: How Leading Organizations Blend the Best of Digital and Physical

    Rob Siegel - The Brains and Brawn Company: How Leading Organizations Blend the Best of Digital and Physical

    Rob Siegel is a lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business who specializes in teaching strategy and innovation for both large and small-scale businesses and companies. He is the author of the book The Brains and Brawn Company [https://amzn.to/3bY1CJz] which uses the brain and body as metaphors for ways that companies can be successful holistically.
     
    Siegel has spent time researching the ways in which technology changes things in the business sector and he has explored how companies can integrate digital and physical solutions for their client base and customers. It’s a fascinating career to have but Siegel tells me that he never had an idea that he’d end up here and he found his work by happenstance. “When I was a teenager, I was just a big, fat loser,” he says. “I was just trying to think about how I was going to get beer and try to meet girls. And I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I entered UC Berkeley as a seventeen-year-old, and my roommate was working for a software company. This was the mid-eighties and I had played with computers, but I didn’t really know software or how it was made. I was thinking about studying engineering and I said, okay I need to make some beer money now that I’m in college and so I ended up going to work for the software company part time and I loved it. I loved technology; I loved the people. I loved the energy.”

    Special thanks to our sponsor WeWork!
    I love my WeWork office because it perfectly suits my entrepreneurial lifestyle and business model. I have a small production company that has grown a little each year. As I grow and add team members, WeWork has a modular solution for offices or remote workers all over the world. Want to know more? Visit my VIP link and set up a tour: https://refer.wework.com/i/BRYANELLIOTT

    Special thanks to our sponsor Vimeo!
    I’ve been a Pro User of Vimeo basically since I started my production company in 2010. Vimeo is for creative professions like me and I use it several different ways:
    It’s a place for me to upload videos with a password for my clients to be able to review and download the work I’m doing for them.  There’s no compression or crushing of black colors or over saturation like when I  upload to Youtube. My clients get the full 4K resolution HD as it was intended.I use Vimeo to host / broadcast live events…I also use Vimeo for my portfolio, case studies —and it never has annoying pre roll ads. I can create a customized player and keep people on my landing page so they don’t get distracted and go down the rabbit hole watching someone else’s stuff. What you may not know is that Vimeo can be used if you’re in HR to put all your on-boarding videos in one place.. you could do the same if you teach a course…put your vids behind a paywall  and charge for it.Need a videographer, Creative director or editor? Vimeo let’s you post jobs or find creative professionals. There are a ton more options so I would suggest checking them out. Just go to Vimeo.com and see what’s possible! 

    • 45 min
    Olivier Bernhard - On Running Brand

    Olivier Bernhard - On Running Brand

    When On Running Co-Founder Olivier Bernhard was a child, running made him feel whole. He had trouble focusing in school and he says that in today’s society he would have probably been given medication to help him focus. Luckily his parents saw the energy he needed to expel and put him into a running club. That changed everything. The experience of moving his body and running gave him a sense of belonging and place and eventually he would grow up to be a pro Swiss athlete.

    “I’ve been a runner all my life,” he says. “I would say I’ve had this DNA in me. I started racing
    when I was five or six years old, and I enjoyed it. Maybe not so much to climb the podium and
    claim a medal. It was more the feeling of running; the breathing and heartbeat...”
    Bernhard—a multi-championship Ironman never intended to be at the helm of a disruptor brand, nor did he intend to create a running shoe company. The idea sort of found him when he was looking at ways, not to create new running products but to create a different kind of running experience and feeling.

    Special thanks to our sponsor WeWork!
    I love my WeWork office because it perfectly suits my entrepreneurial lifestyle and business model. I have a small production company that has grown a little each year. As I grow and add team members, WeWork has a modular solution for offices or remote workers all over the world. Want to know more? Visit my VIP link and set up a tour: https://refer.wework.com/i/BRYANELLIOTT

    Special thanks to our sponsor Vimeo!
    I’ve been a Pro User of Vimeo basically since I started my production company in 2010. Vimeo is for creative professions like me and I use it several different ways:
    It’s a place for me to upload videos with a password for my clients to be able to review and download the work I’m doing for them.  There’s no compression or crushing of black colors or over saturation like when I  upload to Youtube. My clients get the full 4K resolution HD as it was intended.I use Vimeo to host / broadcast live events…I also use Vimeo for my portfolio, case studies —and it never has annoying pre roll ads. I can create a customized player and keep people on my landing page so they don’t get distracted and go down the rabbit hole watching someone else’s stuff. What you may not know is that Vimeo can be used if you’re in HR to put all your on-boarding videos in one place.. you could do the same if you teach a course…put your vids behind a paywall  and charge for it.Need a videographer, Creative director or editor? Vimeo let’s you post jobs or find creative professionals. There are a ton more options so I would suggest checking them out. Just go to Vimeo.com and see what’s possible! 

    • 42 min
    Chris Voss - Master the Art of Negotiation and Learn How to Win

    Chris Voss - Master the Art of Negotiation and Learn How to Win

    It's 1983 and Chris Voss was hired at the FBI just before his 26th birthday. During his 24 years of service with the Bureau, Voss became a leading international kidnapping negotiator. He regularly engaged with some of the world's most dangerous criminals in extremely high-stakes scenarios. One of the moments that put Chris on the map was the time he successfully negotiated the release of hostages after a 1993 bank robbery at a Chase Manhattan bank in Brooklyn.
    I imagine Chris's life a little like a scene from one of my favorite TV shows, The Americans, a period drama about two KGB spies (portrayed by Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C., during the Reagan administration. Voss is currently the founder and head of the Black Swan Group, where he and his team are leveraging his deep knowledge and experience to train businesses and individuals to become highly effective negotiators. 
    Here are a few things you might learn from Chris during this session:
    1. How to decipher your leverage and negotiate from strength [ "The enemy is not the person across the table; the adversary is the situation." ]
    In other words, don't make people the enemy--focus instead on the problem to be solved. Negotiation shouldn't be a zero-sum game if you're planning to be in business long-term. So how do we win without burning bridges? The best strategy according to Voss is to "come up with a better deal than both parties could have imagined. You're both faced with different aspects of the same problem. So by definition, you have to look out for the other person to get to the best deal you can get."
    2. How to figure out if you're the favorite or the fool...
    3. How to use tactical empathy...
    While many believe that business is war, Voss sees getting to wins as a collaboration with effort on both sides rooted in empathy. "Aim to magnify positive emotions. To try and take emotions out of negotiation is a fool's errand." So be kind. Be professional. Put yourself in your rival's shoes and figure out a way for you to both be happy. 
    4. How to use mirroring...
    And much more!

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Steve Magness - Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and The Surprising Science of Real Toughness

    Steve Magness - Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and The Surprising Science of Real Toughness

    Steve Magness never imagined he’d be a writer —let alone caught in the eye of one of most controversial competitive athletic storms entangled with running brand behemoth Nike, in what could be the biggest scandal since Lance Armstrong. As a track and field athlete in high school, he dreamed of one day being a running coach, or an Olympic athlete. As it happens for so many, life took him on a different path. He is now the author and co-author of many bestselling books including, The Science of Running, The Passion Paradox, Peak Performance and his latest, Do Hard Things http://www.stevemagness.com/do-hard-things 
    “I wanted to go to the Olympics and be a professional athlete, and that was all I cared about,” he tells me. “I went to school because it was an expectation. I went to college because it allowed me to continue to compete and run. Beyond that, honestly I didn’t have a ton of interests.”
    He’s not a competitive runner anymore but today, as I sit down with him to discuss his new book, Do Hard Things, we can’t help but shoot the breeze about running and how it’s really a metaphor for life. 

    • 56 min
    Alex Hormozi - Listen to this if you want to become a millionaire

    Alex Hormozi - Listen to this if you want to become a millionaire

    Do you know the difference between $1 million and $1 billion? It's a lot. If you were to compare the delta in time, a million seconds is about 11 days. However, a billion seconds is almost 32 years. Alex Hormozi, entrepreneur, author, and CEO of Acquisition.com, has a growing portfolio of companies worth upwards of $100 million. Hormozi has a remarkable story that has all the makings of a Hollywood movie. Triumph and tragedy; high stakes business failure and success; complicated family relationships; romance; and more. Hormozi says that by the age of 32, he and his wife Leila's portfolio of companies crossed $85 million per year in revenue spanning brick-and-mortar service, licensing, education, SaaS, and e-commerce. In my opinion, they are on a trajectory to hit the billion-dollar milestone sooner than most.
    In his 20s, Hormozi opted to choose his own path and not the one that his successful Iranian immigrant father hoped he'd choose. Many children of immigrants might relate to this story and the subsequent consequence of the choice. Hormozi's decision led to serious conflict and years of tension -- even thoughts of suicide -- between Hormozi and his father that he had to figure out how to heal. In spite of it all, Hormozi remained true to himself and eventually, he hit major success working in the world of fitness and fitness business. 
    Hormozi tells me that in his youth, everything he did in his life was in pursuit of his father's approval, and that he had never really made decisions for himself and for his own joy. Ultimately, it became clear that he didn't want to live the life that he was living. He says that for a short time he contemplated not living anymore at all, but ultimately decided that risking disappointing his father and carving his own path was a better way out, and so he took that risk.  Listen to this wide ranging conversation with $100 million Alex Hormozi -- and you might catch the formula to becoming financially free.

    Check out Alex's Youtube channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexHormozi

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    Vimeo:
    This episode is brought to by Vimeo…
    I’ve been a Pro User of Vimeo basically since I started my production company in 2010. Vimeo is for creative professions like me and I use it several different ways:
    It’s a place for me to upload videos with a password for my clients to be able to review and download the work I’m doing for them.  There’s no compression or crushing of black colors or over- saturation like when I  upload to Youtube. My clients get the full 4K resolution HD as it was intended.i use it to host / broadcast live events…I also use Vimeo for my portfolio, case studies —and it never has annoying pre roll ads. I can create a customized player and keep people on my landing page so they don’t get distracted and go down the rabbit hole watching someone else’s stuff. What you may not know is that Vimeo can be used if you’re in HR to put all your on-boarding videos in one place.. you could do the same if you teach a course…put your vids behind a paywall  and charge for it.Need a videographer, Creative director or editor? Vimeo let’s you post jobs or find creative professionals. There are a ton more options so I would suggest checking them out. Just go to Vimeo.com and see what’s possible! 
    WeWork -
    I love my WeWork office because it perfectly suits my entrepreneurial lifestyle and business model. I have a small production company that has grown a little each year. As I grow and add team members, WeWork has a modular solution for offices or remote workers all over the world. Want to know more? Visit my VIP link and set up a tour: https://refer.wework.com/i/BRYANELLIOTT

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Dr Paul Conti - Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic

    Dr Paul Conti - Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic

    Dr. Paul Conti is adept at helping people untangle complex problems – and he also happens to be a psychiatrist. Dr. Conti incorporates a holistic view of each client or patient into his work, knowing the far-reaching impacts trauma can have upon the systems and communities in which an individual resides, works, and serves. In addition to clinical treatment, he provides personal, business, and legal consulting services. Dr. Conti is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his training at Stanford and Harvard, where he served as Chief Resident. https://www.drpaulconti.com/

    Dr. Conti is the author of Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic, a book that brings his valuable
    insights about how we can collectively heal from trauma’s effects to a larger audience.
    Get the book: https://amzn.to/3c2R5ww

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Relatable on all levels

Bryan is one of THE BEST interviewers I’ve ever listened to. The way he treats and pulls his guests into a comfortable and giving mindset is spectacular. It’s easy to learn life changing lessons from this fabulous podcaster. Thank you & keep up the great work!!

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A MUST for any freelancer in the creative field.

You don’t need to be an Entrepeneur to be able to take away something from this podcast. I’m a sign painter and I’ve found the best insights throughout these episodes, specially when it comes to get my mindset right. I’m a big fan of Seth Godin who’s very close with Bryan so If you’re into that outside of the box thinking and you want to make an impact in your culture here’s a bunch of people encouraging you to build the kind strenght that being a linchpin requires.

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Loving this podcast! Very true and relatable points talked about which can build our lives/companies into something bigger and better! Would highly recommend it!

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