Rob Dyrdek builds & invests in startups, takes them to multi-million dollar exits, and shares lessons along the way.
His one-of-a-kind venture creation studio, The Dyrdek Machine, is a company that builds companies by systematically fusing art, science and magic through a process called The Machine Method. Rob seeks out talented founders with Do-or-Dier instincts, whitespace ideas, and the experience to execute. For the first time, Rob will reveal his secrets of successful company creation and bring us all along for the ride.
Build With Rob gathers the Dyrdek Machine’s ecosystem of amazing co-founders together in one show to deliver key lessons from the past as well as new insights and evolutions. Throughout the course of the show, we will meet new companies and new partners, experience life-changing developments with current companies, receive invaluable advice from Rob, launch new products, pivot toward excellence, and build impactful brands.
If you are an entrepreneur, aspiring entrepreneur, marketer, brand builder, investor, businessperson, just love unique consumer products, or dream of building a company one day, then Build With Rob is for you. Throughout this show, you’ll watch ideas validated, built, changed, shaped and eventually sold for millions.
The lessons of Build With Rob include building with a plan to exit, market testing your brand, creating a great brand, platform products, the many types of pivots, being proud even if an idea fails, the power of strategic capital, the enormous value of intellectual property (IP), evolving to a higher multiple, mapping your business model to your core values, challenges of first time founders, and so much more.
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Build With Rob can also be watched at YouTube.com/DyrdekMachine
How We Learned to Pre-Pivot w/ Outstanding Foods’ Bill Glaser
Bill had all the experience in the world, but none of it was in food. When he partnered with a top vegan chef to create the pigless bacon chip and create a new snack category, he ran into massive co-packer issues . With product already in stores, he had to pull off an unprecedented 11th hour pivot to save the company. He did, in record time, and the experience drove Rob to add the “pre-pivot” to the Machine Method.
Market Testing a Brand Changes Everything w/ Mindright’s Chris “Bernie” Bernard
Rob and Bernie knew exactly how to market Mindright’s mood enhancing, feel good blend of nootropic superfood ingredients. Then the test market told them they were absolutely, unquestionably wrong. This is about the importance of validating our assumptions, rather than assuming we’re right, and being willing to evolve our instincts to create something even more profound.
How to Build a Company for Exit w/ Superjacket’s Shane Nickerson
Shane first entered Rob’s orbit as a story editor on Rob & Big. Together, they formed Superjacket, which went on to produce all of Rob’s MTV shows. Superjacket was created with a 3-year timeline to sell, which, with a lot of hard work and a little magic, succeeded right on schedule. Before they even started the company, they leveraged their unique advantages, agreed on a clear goal, mapped every action to that goal, and the goal was realized.
Welcome to the Dyrdek Machine - A Primer
Rob flies solo, taking us on a journey through everything we need to know about Dyrdek Machine, the Machine Method , the Machine Core Elements , the Machine Principles , Do-or-Dier leadership qualities, and how it all comes together to build amazing businesses and achieve success.
Introduction: Build with Rob
Entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek builds and invests in startups, raises venture capital, and takes them all the way to multi-million dollar exits.
If you are an entrepreneur, aspiring entrepreneur, marketer, brand builder, investor, businessperson, just love unique consumer products, or have a nugget of an idea you think could be a company one day, then Build With Rob is for you. Throughout this show, you’ll hear ideas validated, built, changed, shaped and eventually sold for millions.
Thank you Rob!!!
I’ve grown up with Rob D. As a part of my life since skate magazines as a kid. Through business school, grad school, and law school, he has been a part of my life all the way. As I have grown, I have watched Rob grow as a man, mogul, and father. This show is just the next piece of the greatness Rob continues to share with the world and inspire all of us! Thanks Rob!!!
My fav mentor
Rob is one of my favorite mentors! He changed my life with his philosophies about life and business. My husband and I look up to Rob and value all of the information he shares with the world. I'm so excited about this podcast!!! - Lori + Chris Harder
Listened to the first two podcasts and I can't wait to listen to the rest of it. Tons of information and inspiring content for anyone wanting to be an entrepreneur.