30 episodes

Online sellers don’t need to fear the Amazon dragon. As CEO of Miva, Rick Wilson's experience overseeing solutions for thousands of successful online businesses has facilitated billions of dollars in ecommerce transactions. Now he draws on that expertise to explore the characteristics of sustainable, profitable ecommerce. Join Rick and his expert guests for this groundbreaking and ongoing masterclass on building an unbeatable online business.

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    • Entrepreneurship
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Online sellers don’t need to fear the Amazon dragon. As CEO of Miva, Rick Wilson's experience overseeing solutions for thousands of successful online businesses has facilitated billions of dollars in ecommerce transactions. Now he draws on that expertise to explore the characteristics of sustainable, profitable ecommerce. Join Rick and his expert guests for this groundbreaking and ongoing masterclass on building an unbeatable online business.

    The Post-Election Economy: Ecommerce in 2021 - Dragonproof Podcast Episode 29 

    The Post-Election Economy: Ecommerce in 2021 - Dragonproof Podcast Episode 29 

    Sellers – like all Americans – are understandably weary after a long, challenging year, capped off by the 2020 election cycle. As we approach the holidays and a new economy in 2021, Rick Wilson speaks with audience-favorite ecommerce guru John Lawson about the sustainability of 2020’s industry growth, the long-term impact of trade wars, and the enduring power of social connections between buyer and seller. 

    • 39 min
    Good Disruption: The Gift of Ecommerce - Dragonproof Podcast Episode 28

    Good Disruption: The Gift of Ecommerce - Dragonproof Podcast Episode 28

    The holiday shopping season is always a disruptive event for online sellers - and in 2020, the added global disruptions brought on Covid have heightened consumers' collective need for products and services that bring solace, humanity, and hope.
     
    There is no more precious object in one's home than a family photo. We turn to these emblems of memories, experiences, and good emotions during times of stress and to celebrate all that we love. That's why ScanMyPhoto's unique photo digitization services are such a hit during holiday shopping seasons, and never more so than in 2020.
     
    In this episode, Mitch Goldstone of ScanMyPhotos.com joins Rick Wilson for an update on how this business is preparing for the "good disruption" of the upcoming holiday period.
     
    For more information, please visit https://www.ScanMyPhotos.com
     
    To see the New Yorker illustration referenced, visit https://www.newyorker.com/cartoon/a24112
     
    Listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/36gHY6v

    • 16 min
    5 Steps To Restructuring Business Ahead of Holiday 2020 - Dragonproof Podcast Episode 27

    5 Steps To Restructuring Business Ahead of Holiday 2020 - Dragonproof Podcast Episode 27

    “Restructuring” is a form of bankruptcy which reorganizes a business - but all businesses can apply these principles to guard against unplanned stresses. This constructive quick take shares the 5 key ways any business can apply those same concepts to protect against major disruption.
     
     

    • 9 min
    The Dragonproof Walkabout Part 4: Performance Review - Dragonproof Podcast Episode 26

    The Dragonproof Walkabout Part 4: Performance Review - Dragonproof Podcast Episode 26

    More of a late summer "spring training" than a vacation, Rick shares how lessons learned over the past month of working travel are perfect preparation for the intense months to come. With the most unique and challenging holiday season in ecommerce history approaching, against a backdrop of Covid and the election, it's the right time to assess how we can leverage technology to streamline, stay safe, and succeed.
     
     

    • 30 min
    Running A Business From Places Unknown - Dragonproof Podcast Episode 25

    Running A Business From Places Unknown - Dragonproof Podcast Episode 25

    With the major release of Miva 10 software imminent, Rick juggles the round-the-clock demands of the rollout with his freewheeling, in-progress road odyssey. Here's the hat trick: how do you break free from stagnation/status quo, while simultaneously being a grounded, helpful, authoritative leader? This week, the dispatch from the RV!

    • 28 min
    The Dragonproof Walkabout Part 2: Moving The Energy - Dragonproof Podcast Episode 24

    The Dragonproof Walkabout Part 2: Moving The Energy - Dragonproof Podcast Episode 24

    This week, Rick shares impressions and experiences of his "walkabout" - using a work-from-the-road adventure to clear lockdown stagnation and explore new ways of working/living. The back half of 2020 continues to challenge us on every front - public health, economic distress, and emotional wellbeing. Conditions are shifting rapidly, but many of us still feel stuck. How can we "move the energy" in our own lives and businesses in a way that's healthy, invigorating, healing, reorienting, and safe?

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

ColderICE ,

Rick is a Ecom Yoda

This show is full or wisdom and understanding that can ONLY come from experience. Having a background from the early days of Ecommerce while keeping up to date and current is the best combination to possess.

Rick is a wealth of knowledge and industry maven, its great to listen and learn with Dragonproof podcast…This ROCKS!

Aaron&Laura ,

Great Conversational Tone

Really good conversation on e-commerce. Enjoyed the conversations on different company examples. A must listen if you are interested in the e-commerce platform and some of the theories around successes and failures.

Jakeobs ,

Extremely interesting and informative

I’ve known Rick Wilson for 40 years this year (he and I grew up together in the OC) and even way back then, he had a head for business unlike anybody that I’ve ever known. And although I don’t know very much about e-commerce, I enjoy listening to Rick discuss it on his podcast. Highly recommended.

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