Business Reimagined with Danny Iny takes you behind the scenes each week with thought and industry leaders to see how they are reimagining business in their realm. From marketers to authors, bloggers to software startups and beyond, Danny digs into the deeper ways of thinking that shape the future of how business is done. The show is tight, information packed, and always leaves listeners with actionable and implementable tips and takeaways on topics ranging from Digital, Internet, and Social Media Marketing, to Content and Inbound Marketing, to Email Copywriting and SEO, to Branding and Buzz, to Entrepreneurship and Business Management. The podcast is led by Danny Iny, founder and CEO of Mirasee, and co-author (with Guy Kawasaki, Mitch Joel, Brian Clark, and many others) of the best-selling marketing book Engagement from Scratch! Mirasee began as Firepole Marketing in 2011, and in just the last few years has grown to a multi-million dollar business that leads a movement of entrepreneurs on a mission to do something amazing for themselves, for their families, and for the world.
Building an Impactful Business That's True To Your Values
What do values have to do with your business? Isn’t business just about making money? Danny Iny, CEO and founder of Mirasee and author of Teach and Grow Rich: Share Your Knowledge to Create Global Impact, Freedom and Wealth, shares his reflections on how values can enrich an entrepreneur’s life as well as become a core competitive advantage. In this episode of Business Reimagined, you’ll discover: What business is really about (hint: it’s not just about money) The key indicator that sets apart great online courses (and other products) from mediocre ones How technology has made it virtually impossible to conduct business without ethics and transparency A simple barometer to determine, at any given time, whether you’re conducting business with integrity Why online course creators have the exciting opportunity to empower people, not as a cause that’s tacked onto their business, but as its core effect Listen to this episode to discern what it means—and what it takes—to build a business that’s aligned with your values: Key Points: 01:30 - The opportunity for many to experience the magical convergence of making an impact in the lives of people and doing so profitably 03:46 - The true meaning of growing “rich” 06:38 - Game theory and how it relates to conducting an ethical business 10:56 - Danny’s his definition of business 13:55 - The exciting opportunity for online course creators 14:13 - Consequences for online course creators who don’t really care about their students’ outcomes 17:04 - How Danny lets his values guide his business behavior 19:38 - An example of how ethical behavior pays off in unexpected ways 25:42 - Danny’s advice to entrepreneurs who want to build businesses in alignment with their values
The Future and Opportunity of Online Education
Danny Iny, Mirasee’s founder and CEO, takes a break from writing the revised edition of his book, Teach and Grow Rich, to reflect on where online education is heading and how independent online course creators can start capturing their markets today, while the industry is wide open. Key Points: At 1:07 - How the world of online business is growing up At 6:42 - Why online education is like podcasting At 10:35 - How most of today’s online courses are failing (and why that spells opportunity for those who know better) At 14:25 - What makes for a good educational experience At 16:19 - Why the best way to create an online course is to go… analog At 18:27 - Why marketing matters when you first launch your course but becomes less important over time At 25:14 - Exciting opportunities emerging through technology, and why you shouldn’t focus on them when you’re just getting started At 27:10 - Danny’s advice for aspiring course creators
Looking Back, Looking Ahead with Danny Iny
The world has been reeling after the outcome of the US elections in November 2016. Even online entrepreneurs have seen the effects: post-election product launch results have ranged “ from disappointing to disastrous.” Yet Danny Iny, CEO and founder of Mirasee, is optimistic that things are getting better. Why is that? In today’s episode, he talks about the changes he’s seeing in the world of online business, and how entrepreneurs can ride on these trends—including those who are just starting out. Listen if you want to keep your ear to the ground and be ready for what’s coming. Also: The two biggest shifts in online business that have begun to take place and will continue to have an impact on how we do business and what results we get What’s happening in the great information-education divide Why 2017 is the best time to get started with creating and selling online courses, for those who haven’t done so yet How small players can succeed, even if they don’t have the expertise, marketing savvy, technical ability, or money Key Points: At 4:02 - What types of businesses will do better, amidst all the uncertainty At 9:10 - The biggest post-election risk for entrepreneurs At 11:46 - How strategies and platforms go through cycles, and what’s coming up next for last year’s favorites At 16:30 - How being value-driven is transitioning from a differentiating factor into a hygiene factor At 21:36 - The challenge of scaling up online education At 23:55 - Different ways online marketing is maturing and what they mean for solo- and small businesses At 28:30 - Changes that are already happening in paid media that can be an obstacle to businesses that don’t have massive advertising budgets At 31:06 - What the warm pyramid of traffic is and why it will experience a resurgence in 2017 and beyond At 34:08 - How solo businesses are “growing up” At 36:58 - How online product launches are transitioning from formulaic approaches to something more adaptive and resonant with audiences At 41:43 - The two things that remain constant in business (that are not death and taxes)
The Competitive Advantage with Yanik Silver
Business owners want the competitive advantage. All too often, they resort to less-than-moral tactics to get there. But according to Yanik Silver, times are changing. People like you, who want to do good in the world and prosper from it, are about to eclipse those who just want the money. How is this possible? In today’s episode, Yanik Silver talks about how aligning the ‘true soul’ of your business will not only help you stay motivated, but will also give you a competitive advantage with the shifting mentality of consumers. Also: How Yanik turned a $400,000 loss into a wildly successful business by finding his own alignment How to properly choose a mission, message, and cause, and avoid the same embarrassment that KFC faced when selling fried chicken to support breast cancer research How to tie in your life’s work to your business model, and to do so without feeling bad about it. If you are ready to join the forward-thinking entrepreneurs who are making real change in the future of business, and doing so in a way that enriches everyone, then you don’t want to miss this episode with Yanik Silver. KEY POINTS: At 4:00 – Yanik talks about how he went from being nearly half a million dollars in debt to running a business that wasn’t just in line with his core beliefs, but also was highly successful. At 6:00 – Danny and Yanik discuss how he made the new business sustainable as a membership model. At 10:30 – Yanik explains exactly what an ‘evolved enterprise’ is, and why this type of company will have the competitive advantage in years to come. At 13:00 – Yanik and Danny discuss how companies without a core mission are either going to evolve or fail. They talk about KFC’s doomed foray into the new landscape. At 20:00 – Danny and Yanik talk about his new book, who it’s for, and what they can expect to get out of it that will usher in a new age of evolved enterprises.
The Science of Right Thinking with David Bayer
You can learn every single tactic and strategy taught by every single authority in your space, whether it’s online entrepreneurship, parenting, or even underwater basket-weaving. But if you don’t have ‘right thinking’ mastered, you probably won’t be able to execute on a single one of them. In fact, the deck has been stacked against you from birth. Are you doomed to failure? Not at all! Today’s guest, David Bayer, has dedicated his life to the science behind right thinking. Whether you realize it or not, you are constantly attaching information to every experience you have. You can’t always control the experiences, but you CAN control the information you attach to them. Discover: How to reframe your past experiences to free yourself to be successful today How science and research directly support how your beliefs affect your results Why a little self-help won’t work; you have to be ALL IN If you’ve spent countless hours learning and growing mentally but still haven’t achieved the level of success you want, then you need to listen to this episode. It will change the way you think, literally. Key Points: At 2:00 – David explains how finding a book at an airport, along with working a 12 step program for his drug and alcohol abuse, sparked his desire to solve the problem every entrepreneur faces. At 4:00 – There’s a science behind the stories you tell yourself and the beliefs you have, and David explains how re-framing can change the way you experience life. Especially the beliefs you don’t realize you have. At 14:00 – David explains why you can’t just ‘dabble’ in self-improvement, and telling yourself to ‘just believe,’ isn’t enough. He talks about what it really takes to make right thinking work for you. At 18:00 – David explains reframing, and how people are not even close to working at full capacity, all because of the stories they tell themselves. At 23:00 – Danny and David discuss ‘The Secret,’ and why it failed to work for so many people. He provides real, actionable advice that goes beyond wanting a million dollars or a new house.
Natural Performance Enhancement with Dr. Isaac Jones
In terms of performance, did you know that you have a ‘genetic bucket?’ Everyone does, and we don’t get to choose how much they hold. Some are bigger than others, and you can have a huge effect on the size of your children’s genetic bucket, by virtue of the life YOU live. So what’s a genetic bucket? According to Dr. Isaac Jones, your genetic bucket is how much toxicity you can hold in your body. Once the bucket overflows, you begin to feel tired and distracted. You have headaches and pain in your body. In short, an overflowing bucket can lead to poor performance. In this episode, discover why you shouldn’t pass tiredness and headaches off as a hazard of being a busy entrepreneur. Also: Isaac reveals his own painful past and the transition from special education student to the top of his class and nearly qualifying for the Olympics. Find out what the dirty dozen and clean fifteen are, and how you can eat better, even on a budget. Combat environmental toxins and cleanse your body through natural means, in spite of a broken healthcare system. Get clear, easy-to-understand steps and explanations of how to improve your performance. Yes, entrepreneurs and professions lead demanding lives, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel horrible while doing it. Don’t miss this episode with Dr. Isaac Jones; his passion for the performance will leave you feeling inspired. KEY POINTS: At 1:30 – Find out the soul-crushing label doctors gave a young Isaac that almost kept him from being the success he is today. At 3:40 – Isaac gets to the heart of what causes poor performance in the human body, and what causes it. If you’re thinking of buying a new computer, you’ll want to hear this. At 10:00 – Isaac gives some practical, easy to implement steps for busy entrepreneurs that can help mitigate the toxins all around them, and inside their bodies. At 12:00 – Danny and Isaac discuss the concept of the ‘genetic bucket,’ and the lifestyles many adults are living and teaching their children. At 21:00 – Isaac take a little extra time to explain in simple terms what micronutrients are, as well as easy ways to increase your own intake to help your performance soar.
Impact, Transformation, Value
This podcast series provides both insight and strategy for entrepreneurs and course creators who really want to provide value and transformation to their customers. It's what Mirasee is all about!
Danny host of Business Reimagined highlights all aspects of management and marketing in this can’t miss podcast. The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
On My Shortlist for Must Listen Entrepreneur Podcasts
Danny has a unique ability to zoom out to the big picture and offer detailed strategy at the same time. This podcast is a must listen for education entrepreneurs and online business builders.