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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.

    546 Cyber Security for the Department of Defense w/ David Brumley (ForAllSecure)

    546 Cyber Security for the Department of Defense w/ David Brumley (ForAllSecure)

    David Brumley is the founder and CEO of ForAllSecure, a startup spun out of Carnegie Mellon University, that has raised over $36 million.
     
    The company provides cutting edge cybersecurity solutions to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, including the Department of Defense.
     
    Straight out of college, David Brumley worked in IT at Stanford University fixing and securing issues with the university’s open network. His challenges motivated him to pursue towards a decade-long research quest to solve the problem of real-time, automated testing and security compliance.
     
    This research led to the founding of ForAllSecure and their first product “MAYHEM”, which scans software for bugs, generates exploits, and fixes vulnerabilities.
     
    In this episode, Aaron and David talk about selling security to the Department of Defense, how he raised millions of dollars from Tier 1 VCs, and how his startup is the culmination of more than a decade of academic research.



    David Brumley’s Challenge: Look at what you’re good at and pay it forward. 
     
    Connect with David Brumley Linkedin
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    If you liked this interview, check out the episode Naval Ravikant’s Wisdom w/ Eric Jorgenson where they talked about the power of leverage and how to use more of it.





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    • 37 min
    545 Let’s Fix Healthcare w/ JT Garwood (bttn)

    545 Let’s Fix Healthcare w/ JT Garwood (bttn)

    JT Garwood is the CEO and cofounder of bttn – a healthcare product distribution platform. 
     
    Bttn has modernized the healthcare distribution  system, to provide doctors easy, reliable access to high-quality, brand-name medical supplies.
     
    JT has scaled the company quickly due to their ability to save medical offices lots of money. In this episode, Aaron and JT talk about how bttn raised $20million from Tiger Global, their edge as a distributor, and the benefits of hiring his dad to be his company’s COO.
     
    They also talk about the essential role that sales has played in scaling their two-sided marketplace.



    JT Garwood’s Challenge: Choose positivity today.
     
    Connect with JT Garwood Linkedin
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    If you liked this interview, check out episode $35 to Visit a Doctor When You Have No Insurance w/ Dr. Timothy Wong (iHealth Clinic)



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    • 37 min
    544 How to Grow an ETF Business w/ Wesley Gray

    544 How to Grow an ETF Business w/ Wesley Gray

    Wesley Gray is the founder and CEO of Alpha Architect, an investment platform for building custom, low-fee ETFs. 
     
    Wes is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Economics at The Wharton School, served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, has an MBA and PhD in Finance from the University of Chicago. 
     
    His interest in bridging the research gap between academia and industry led him to found Alpha Architect, an asset management firm dedicated to empowering investors through education.
     
    In this episode, Aaron and Wes talk about strategies to “beat the market”, how being a professor is the best gig as an entrepreneur, and his biggest advice to entrepreneurs.
     
    Wes’ Challenge: Register at https://alphaarchitect.com/mftf/ to join the March for the Fallen 28-mile ruck march
     
    Connect with Wesley Gray (Alpha Architect)  
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    If you liked this interview, check out episode Index Funds, Bitcoins, and Telling the Truth with Mike Green.
     
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    • 43 min
    543 Startup Demo Day Revolution w/ Ali Moiz

    543 Startup Demo Day Revolution w/ Ali Moiz

    Ali Moiz previously founded and sold Streamlabs and Peanut Labs, for a combined enterprise value over $180 million. 
     
    Currently, Ali is the founder, CEO, and meme Dealer at Stonks, which aims to help founders save time in fundraising so they can focus on the business.
     
    Stonks is a platform for virtual Startup Demo Days. It has quickly become popular in helping startups find their angel investors with the help of event organizer.
     
    Join Aaron and Ali on this episode as they discuss how he got it up and running so quickly  with over $15 million monthly investments, while avoiding lessons from past startups, and what he is doing with the wealth he had acquired from his past companies.
     
    Ali Moiz’s Challenge; Clean up your calendar, remove things that don’t need to be there and use that time for personal development.
     
    Connect with Ali Moiz Linkedin

    Twitter: Ali Moiz
    Twitter: Stonks

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    If you liked this interview, check out Naval Ravikant’s Wisdom w/ Eric Jorgenson and Billionaire Henry Schuck just IPO’d ZoomInfo during a Pandemic.
     
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    • 43 min
    542 Pivoting from Bankruptcy to Financial Freedom w/ Jim Shorkey

    542 Pivoting from Bankruptcy to Financial Freedom w/ Jim Shorkey

    Jim Shorkey built his family’s auto business into more than 9 dealerships, over 800 employees and 15,000 new & used car sales per year. This podcast explores how he did it.
     
    In 1996 Jim Shorkey Jr.’s father died and left him the Jim Shorkey Auto dealership. With his experience as a sales manager, Jim Shorkey was arrogantly sure he was going to be successful in growing his business. Instead, he brought it to the brink of bankruptcy.
     
    Jim had to grow his skillset and discipline quickly to save the family business. He credits mentors and the book Think And Grow Rich for how he was able to turn things around.
     
    Join Aaron in this episode as he finds out how having a mentor and reading a book multiple times helped to pivot Jim’s perspective and why he plans to live to 122 years old.


    Jim Shorkey’s Challenge; Buy Think And Grow Rich, read it at least three times, and disagree with him.
     
    Connect with Jim Shorkey Linkedin
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    If you liked this interview, you’re gonna love our episode Don’t Marry Your Business, Commit to Your People w/ Jason Wolfe.
     
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    541 3 Generations of Family Business w/ Scott Heeter

    541 3 Generations of Family Business w/ Scott Heeter

    Scott Heeter is the CEO of Heeter, a third-generation commercial print firm that has been running for 75 years.
     
    Heeter is one of the largest commercial marketing firms in the country, with over 140 full-time employees in Pittsburgh and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Duke Print and Graphics, in Cleveland.
     
    Heeter has evolved from the commercial print company that it was to a more customized provider that include mailing fulfillment, digital marketing and other innovative services.
     
    In this episode, Aaron and Scott discuss the challenges that Heeter overcome to attain regional dominance in the printing industry, how he has built their corporate culture, and how they’ve retained valuable employees for the long term.

     
    Scott Heeter’s Challenge; Don’t rush through difficult decisions.
     
    Connect with Scott Heeter Linkedin
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    If you liked this interview, check out the episode Blow Up Your Business Plan w/ JD Ewing 
     
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

EricWitmer ,

Rare to find something this good!

Such a good variety of conversations. Appreciate this show a lot. Highly recommend to those looking to learn and grow.

caleb_podcasts ,

Awesome podcast!

I love this podcast because Aaron does a great job of talking about a diversity of topics which allows me to learn so much!

Mariann!! ,

Awesome!

Highly recommend the listen! This program is great! Thanks you!

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