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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

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    • 4.9 • 114 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.

    512 Crypto Media Startup founder Jason Yanowitz (Blockworks)

    512 Crypto Media Startup founder Jason Yanowitz (Blockworks)

    Jason Yanowitz is the cofounder of Blockworks, a digital media company launched in 2018 focused on the intersection of cryptocurrency and finance.
     
    They have experienced explosive growth as they have scaled to eight figures in annual revenue, dozens of podcasts, and a rapidly growing audience hungry to make sense of crypto.
     
    Jason and the Blockworks team have scaled while bootstrapping (not raising any venture capital) and stair stepped from events to podcasts to a full news site and email newsletter platform.
     
    In this episode, Jason and Aaron discuss the origins of Blockworks, the best strategy for bootstrapping a media business, and what 2022 holds for crypto.



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    Jason Yanowitz’s Challenge; Play the game. Don’t spend all your time reading.
     
    Connect with Jason Yanowitz Linkedin
    Empire Podcast
    Jason’s Twitter
    Blockworks Website



    If you liked this interview, check out our interview with Harmony founder Stephen Tse where we discuss launching a layer 2 blockchain and his plans for the future of crypto.





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    • 42 min
    511 Wes Kao Insider Status and the Future of Education (Maven)

    511 Wes Kao Insider Status and the Future of Education (Maven)

    Wes Kao is the cofounder of Maven, the world’s first digital platform for cohort-based courses. In just one year, the Maven team launched over 100 cohorts, saw dozens of instructors make $10K, multiple made $250K+, and raised a $20m Series A from Andreesen Horowitz.
     
    Their course creators include Anthony Pompliano, Li Jin, Sahil Lavingia, Shaan Puri, and Sahil Bloom.
     
    Prior to starting Maven she was the co-founder of the altMBA, which launched the modern cohort-based education movement with Seth Godin. She’s led over 150 launches for Fortune 500 brands and startups, and is recognized as a leading expert in B2C marketing. 
     
    In this episode, Wes and Aaron discuss how to go from being and outside to an insider, why MOOCs fail, and how Wes got a job with Seth Godin.
     
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    Wes Kao’s Challenge; Figure out how you can turn bugs into features.
     
    Connect with Wes Kao Linkedin
    Wes on Twitter
    Maven on Twitter
    Maven.com
    WesKao.com



    If you liked this interview, check out episode 422 with Pomp.





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    • 46 min
    510 Profits & Productivity w/ Aye Moah (Boomerang)

    510 Profits & Productivity w/ Aye Moah (Boomerang)

    ​​Aye Moah is the co-founder and CEO of Boomerang, the most popular extension for Gmail and Outlook which enables millions of people to email more effectively with artificial intelligence.
     
    Aye has over a decade of experience in bringing category-creating products to market. She is an innovator with multiple patents and has scaled revenue with a consumer freemium model and a bottoms-up B2B SaaS motion. 
     
    In her experience as a Chief Product Officer, Moah has grown her product lines’ revenue from 0 to $8M profitably, on $400k total investment. 
     
    In this episode, Moah and Aaron discuss how she helps her team improve productivity, the product development challenges of a Gmail extension, and how they have defended their patents.
     
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    Aye Moah’s Challenge; Evaluate how much of your day is “I have to” vs “I get to”. 
     
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    Boomerang App Website
     
    Mentioned
    Mohinga Catfish chowder
    Tea leaf salad
    Coconut curry noodle



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    • 43 min
    509 Get in the Game w/ Jesse Pujji (Gateway X)

    509 Get in the Game w/ Jesse Pujji (Gateway X)

    Jesse Pujji currently serves as Founder & CEO of Gateway X and as Executive Chairman of Ampush and MySubscriptionAddiction.com.
     
    Prior to GX, Jesse co-founded and was CEO of Ampush. He grew Ampush to over 100 Ampushers, managed over $1BN of digital media spend, and partnered with brands such as Dollar Shave Club, Uber, Birchbox and Hulu. 
     
    Prior to Ampush, Jesse started his career with short stints at both Goldman Sachs and McKinsey.
     
    Gateway X is a holding company that builds, buys and invests in market-leading direct to consumer companies. 
     
    In this podcast, Jesse and Aaron discuss experimenting with TikTok ads, lessons from joining the Red Ventures portfolio, and the DTC companies Jesse has launched.



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    Jesse Pujji’s Challenge; Remove the bottom 5 things on your to-do list.
     
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    Website
     
    Links
    TikTok Ads
    Happiest Baby on the Block
    Jesse's Baby Sleep thread
    Jesse on Invest Like the Best
     
    If you liked this interview, check out our interview with Marshall Haas about building a holding company of profitable businesses.




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    • 50 min
    508 Is BioDiesel the Key to Saving the Environment? w/ Colin Huwyler (Optimus Technologies)

    508 Is BioDiesel the Key to Saving the Environment? w/ Colin Huwyler (Optimus Technologies)

    Colin Huwyler is the CEO of Optimus Technologies, a firm that designs and builds EPA compliant biodiesel conversion systems (“Vector Systems”) with integrated telematics to allow medium and heavy-duty diesel engines to operate on up to 100% biodiesel in temperatures to -20F. 
     
    Colin founded the company in 2010 after previously founding Fossil Free Fuel, a renewable fuel company. 
     
    Optimus Technologies’ Vector System seamlessly integrates with existing engines or as a ship-through option on new commercial vehicle purchases. They focus on the highest efficacy solutions to carbon emissions by focusing on diesel (and biodiesel) over other forms of renewable energy.
     
    In this conversation, Colin and Aaron discuss misconceptions about renewable energy, the Optimus Technologies business model, and how Colin retrofitted his old Volkswagen to run on vegetable oil.
     
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    Colin Huwyler’s Challenge; Take five minutes and assess your personal energy balance.
     
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    Optimus Technologies Website
     
    If you liked this interview, check out our interview w/ Cetin Mericli about self-driving trucks.




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    • 53 min
    507 GOATA’s Ricky Stanzi on How to Move Pain-Free

    507 GOATA’s Ricky Stanzi on How to Move Pain-Free

    Ricky Stanzi is a professor and coach within the GOATA (Greatest Of All Time Athletes) system. GOATA’s goal is to hone in the most effective transfers of energy in the body and make those muscle movements second nature.
     
    Ricky was formerly a football quarterback in the NFL, CFL, and Big Ten. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft and played college football at the University of Iowa.
     
    Ricky and the GOATA team have studied slow motion video of crawling babies, indigenous tribes, super athletes that avoided non contact injuries, and the 55-60 year old marathon runner who still runs at a high level pain free to develop their system.
     
    Now, they’ve built a business helping normal people recode their movements, certifying coaches to use their system, and coaching top athletes pursuing a professional career.
     
    In this episode, Ricky and Aaron discuss the origins of the GOATA system, which athletes are the best to study, and quick wins that anyone can implement to improve their movement.
     
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    Ricky Stanzi’s Challenge; 1) Get your feet straight, fist width apart, Inside Ankle Bone High. 2) Watch 100 non-contact ACL tear videos on YouTube.
     
    Connect with Ricky Stanzi Ricky’s Instagram
    Coach Gil
    GLS_training
    Load the Bow
     
    Youtube
     
    GOATAmovement.com Website
    GOATAcoaches.com
    Recode225.com
    GoataShop.com



    If you liked this interview, check out our interview w/ Dr. Timothy Wong where we discuss seeing patients without insurance, for just $35.



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4.9 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

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Incredible podcast!

This is a super informative podcast and a great resource for anyone looking to learn more about anything and everything! Aaron is a great host and each of his conversations with guests reveal fresh insights!

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