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Eric Jorgenson's Sandbox of sounds. This started as a way to publish the Almanack of Naval Ravikant or Navalmanack audiobook, and ADD struck.
Through this podcast, you get the free version of the audiobook for Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness, including the foreword by Tim Ferriss. It is full of lessons on entrepreneurship, building businesses, and even more introspective topics like philosophy and happiness, which Naval often tweets about.
After the book, this is going to be skunkworks for all kinds of audio. Smart Friends: Join conversations I have with brilliant buddies and learn surprising details of new industries. Course Correctly: Hear interviews with successful course creators, and learners who give their honest reviews of online courses. I also have an online course: Building a Mountain of Levers: Exploring and Applying Leverage in your life, and we’ll share interviews, case studies, and new lessons.
And more: interviews, essays, rambles, experiments with new concepts, online courses, investing, my angel investments, and other projects. We'll talk about startups, mental models, and other bad ideas.

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    • 5.0 • 98 Ratings

Eric Jorgenson's Sandbox of sounds. This started as a way to publish the Almanack of Naval Ravikant or Navalmanack audiobook, and ADD struck.
Through this podcast, you get the free version of the audiobook for Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness, including the foreword by Tim Ferriss. It is full of lessons on entrepreneurship, building businesses, and even more introspective topics like philosophy and happiness, which Naval often tweets about.
After the book, this is going to be skunkworks for all kinds of audio. Smart Friends: Join conversations I have with brilliant buddies and learn surprising details of new industries. Course Correctly: Hear interviews with successful course creators, and learners who give their honest reviews of online courses. I also have an online course: Building a Mountain of Levers: Exploring and Applying Leverage in your life, and we’ll share interviews, case studies, and new lessons.
And more: interviews, essays, rambles, experiments with new concepts, online courses, investing, my angel investments, and other projects. We'll talk about startups, mental models, and other bad ideas.

    Crypto Business Banking and Long-Term Blockchain Applications with Grace Guo of Domo and Mitchell Baldridge

    Crypto Business Banking and Long-Term Blockchain Applications with Grace Guo of Domo and Mitchell Baldridge

    Links:
     
    Domo.so
    Grace on Twitter
    Mitchell on Twitter
    Domo on Twitter
    Jorgenson’s Soundbox #38 with Athena
    Jorgenson’s Soundbox #52 with Zach Pettet
     
     
    Sponsor:
     
    Athenago.com
    Givewell.org
     
     
    Topics:
     
    (5:21) - Introducing Grace and Mitchell
    (5:58) - Who are your heroes?
    (8:27) - How did you discover there was a need for Domo?
    (17:22) - How are you thinking about incorporating fiat-based companies with Domo?
    (21:18) - Who are the customers for this and how would you get accounting done for this?
    (25:41) - What kind of real world applications do you envision for Domo?
    (31:49) - Is invoicing one of the bigger features?
    (32:22) - How did you start the company?
    (36:44) - DAO Tooling
    (37:43) - Domo’s ability to build horizontally or vertically
    (40:53) - The decades outlook for crypto & blockchain
    (54:03) - How differently do these chains behave?
    (58:32) - Has anything gotten measurably harder at the end of 2022 vs. the beginning?
    (1:00:35) - Are you getting inbound interest from accountants?
    (1:03:57) - What is the next step to getting crypto bookkeeping to the ideal person?
    (1:08:20) - Grace’s experience hiring with Athena
    (1:13:10) - Manifesting the crypto future
    (1:15:18) - How can people reach you?
     
     
     
    To support the costs of producing this podcast: 
    >> Buy a copy of the Navalmanak: www.navalmanack.com/ 
    >> Sign up for my online course and community about building your Personal Leverage: https://www.ejorgenson.com/leverage 
    >> Invest in early-stage companies alongside Eric and his partners at Rolling Fun: https://angel.co/v/back/rolling-fun
    >> Join the free weekly email list at ejorgenson.com/newsletter
    >> Text the podcast to a friend
    >> Give the podcast a positive review to help us reach new listeners 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Engineering an Acquisition, Grant Funding, and Nanotech Pharma with Maria Flynn

    Engineering an Acquisition, Grant Funding, and Nanotech Pharma with Maria Flynn

    Links:

    Ambiologix

    Rolling Fun

    SBIR requirements

    Participating governmental agencies

    State funds for SBIR

     
    Topics:
     
    (6:00) - Maria’s origin story & the founding of Orbis
    (12:03) - What is this technology?
    (13:46) - What was Corey’s breakthrough?
    (16:06) - How many months of burn did you have from the seed round?
    (17:42) - What was the process of running down your first 4 contracts?
    (18:49) - When did grant funding come into the picture and how do people go about getting this type of funding?
    (27:51) - What happens to your options when you secure a phase 1 grant?
    (30:10) - What was your experience pursuing these sources of funding?
    (34:00) - What are some of the technologies you see coming into contact with grant funding?
    (35:44) - How and where are you submitting requests for grants?
    (37:03) - How are proposals filtered through the acceptance process?
    (37:55) - How often is the motivation for funding so that agencies can become customers?
    (39:38) - How much of your funding came from equity investors and then from grants?
    (44:47) - How long does it take from start to finish in order to secure grant funding?
    (48:15) - How many times the funding in a deck come down to minute details within a proposal?
    (49:58) - What process do you walk entrepreneurs through when they want to work with you about securing grant funding?
    (55:56) - How do you think about acquisition coaching?
    (1:01:35) - What was your experience being acquired?
    (1:05:27) -  How can other founders position themselves for a sale?
    (1:07:07) - How do you think about managing a team through an acquisition?
    (1:08:59) - How did the licensing inflection point tie into the acquisition?
    (1:11:58) - What are some facts from your industry that would blow people’s minds?
    (1:13:55) - How far can this technology go?
    (1:14:47) - What happens to an IP of a technology like Orbis?
     
    To support the costs of producing this podcast: 
    >> Buy a copy of the Navalmanak: www.navalmanack.com/ 
    >> Sign up for my online course and community about building your Personal Leverage: https://www.ejorgenson.com/leverage 
    >> Invest in early-stage companies alongside Eric and his partners at Rolling Fun: https://angel.co/v/back/rolling-fun
    >> Join the free weekly email list at ejorgenson.com/newsletter
    >> Text the podcast to a friend
    >> Give the podcast a positive review to help us reach new listeners 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Rolling Fun #4: Q4 Portfolio Recap, Crypto Long-view, Uncapped Notes, and Fund Growth

    Rolling Fun #4: Q4 Portfolio Recap, Crypto Long-view, Uncapped Notes, and Fund Growth

    Links:

    Rolling Fun #1
    Rolling Fun #2
    Rolling Fun #3
    Portfolio
    Al on Twitter
    Bo on Twitter
    Positive Food Co.
    Omella
    Tonic Audio

    Stell Engineering

    NSION

    Gently.com

    Glyph

    Terran Robotics


    Topics:

    (5:34) - Crypto has imploded, thanks FTX! What’s the long-term play?
    (21:00) - Life and news updates
    (23:20) - Q4 Investment updates
    (1:01:00) - Elon and Twitter
    (1:06:22) - Discussing the pros and cons of an uncapped Convertible Note and investment philosophies
    (1:31:27) - Fund Growth Updates

    >> Invest in early-stage companies alongside Eric and his partners at Rolling Fun: https://angel.co/v/back/rolling-fun
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Money 20/20, Fintech Innovations, and Interviewing Legends with Zach Anderson Pettet

    Money 20/20, Fintech Innovations, and Interviewing Legends with Zach Anderson Pettet

    Links:
    Zach on Twitter & LinkedIn
    Money 20/20
    For Fintech’s Sake Podcast
    TripleBlind
    Rule 1033
    Propel
    Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller

    Topics:
    (4:25) - Recap the last episode with Zach and Eric
    (5:34) - Fintech Industry Overview
    (15:21) - Money 20/20 – the Biggest Fintech Conference in the world
    (24:02) - Regulation looms over Fintech, always
    (27:12) - The “Off The Record” Stage at Money 20/20
    (29:28) - The CFPB and Rule 1033
    (43:15) - Stripe, Adyen, Warren Buffett, and The Media
    (49:01) - Behind the scenes at Money 20/20
    (59:20) - How do you get Serena Williams on stage?
    (1:01:58) - Holding the keys to so much potential ROI
    (1:04:33) - Defining the relationship between a fintech org and a bank
    (1:11:21) - Entrepreneurs buying their own community banks
    (1:16:58) - The intersection of Crypto and Fintech
    (1:27:11) - Is OnlyFans only a bad thing?
    (1:35:34) - What is the overarching story that Money 20/20 tells?
    (1:41:50) - Wrapping up

    >> Invest in early-stage companies alongside Eric and his partners at Rolling Fun: https://angel.co/v/back/rolling-fun
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    AI Evolution: ComputerVision, Olfactory Computation, and Neural Nets with Max Olson

    AI Evolution: ComputerVision, Olfactory Computation, and Neural Nets with Max Olson

    Topics:
    (5:29) - Max’s background and career
    (14:15) - Is it reasonable to use Neural Net, Deep Learning and Machine learning interchangeably?
    (26:37) - The Future of AI
    (39:18) - Google & AI Writing
    (49:42) - Hiring AI for help in our personal lives
    (55:02) - How Improvements in Robotics will massively push things forward
    (57:12) - Computers being able to smell and taste
    (1:04:56) - Scarier futures of AI
    (1:08:13) - Is there a new field of opportunities you’re paying attention to now in Computer Vision?
    (1:16:03) - Prompt Engineering
    (1:24:54) - Final recap
     
    Links:
    Max on Twitter
    MaxOlson.com
    Max’s Newsletter, Blog & Podcast - FutureBlind
    Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders from Max Olson
    Mashgin
    LEX AI
    GPT-3
    Juggernaut AI
    Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark
    Turing Test
    Midjourney community showcase
    Jasper AI
    Copy AI
     
     
     
    >> Invest in early-stage companies alongside Eric and his partners at Rolling Fun: https://angel.co/v/back/rolling-fun
    >> Join the free weekly email list at ejorgenson.com/newsletter
    >> Text the podcast to a friend
    >> Give the podcast a positive review to help us reach new listeners 
    >> Name-your-price subscription monthly, annual, or one-time: https://app.omella.com/o/9Bufa 
    >> Follow me on Twitter: @ericjorgenson
    >> Get in touch about sponsoring this podcast by replying to an email or DMing me on Twitter.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Growing Podcasts, Bookkeeping Biz, and Creator-Led Companies with David Senra and Mitchell Baldridge

    Growing Podcasts, Bookkeeping Biz, and Creator-Led Companies with David Senra and Mitchell Baldridge

    Topics:
    (4:12) - David on how to grow a podcast & Mitchell as a connector
    (13:32) - David on changing the structure of his podcast
    (15:58) - Creator-Led Business, Kobe Bryant, Arnold Schwarzenegger & Balaji
    (36:49) - The genius of Berkshire Hathaway & The power of Twitter
    (51:24) - Creator Economics & Story time with David Senra
    (1:06:38) - Eric’s impact on David
    (1:09:48) - Mitchell’s career model & Building a bookkeeping business
    (1:28:11) - Focusing career growth
    (2:04:32) - Thoughts on TikTok
    (2:16:43)- How the guys spend their time (Finding operational leverage)
    (2:21:29) - Trying to convince Mitchell to start a podcast
    (2:24:34) - David’s thoughts on his new business model 
    (2:33:38) - Wrap Up
     
    Links:
    - The Founder’s Podcast w/ David Senra
    - Connect with Mitchell Baldridge
    - Mitchell Baldridge on Twitter
    - David Senra on Twitter
    - BetterBookkeping.com
    - David’s appearance on Jorgenson’s Soundbox
    - Mitchell’s appearance on Jorgenson’s Soundbox
    - Trung Phan on Twitter
    - Sam Hinkie
    - WorkWeek
    - Coked Up Options on Twitter
    - Ed Thorpe on The Tim Ferriss Show
    - Business Breakdowns - Berkshire Hathaway
    - Money20/20
    - George Mack on Twitter
    - Frank Niu on TikTok
     
    To support the costs of producing this podcast: 
    >> Buy a copy of the Navalmanak: www.navalmanack.com/ 
    >> Sign up for my online course and community about building your Personal Leverage: https://www.ejorgenson.com/leverage 
    >> Invest in early-stage companies alongside Eric and his partners at Rolling Fun: https://angel.co/v/back/rolling-fun
    >> Join the free weekly email list at ejorgenson.com/newsletter
    >> Text the podcast to a friend
    >> Give the podcast a positive review to help us reach new listeners 
    >> Name-your-price subscription monthly, annual, or one-time: https://app.omella.com/o/9Bufa 
    >> Follow me on Twitter: @ericjorgenson
    >> Get in touch about sponsoring this podcast by replying to an email or DMing me on Twitter.

    • 2 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

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98 Ratings

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This Show is Must Listen for Entrepreneurs, Tech Investors, and Futurists of all Types

Eric is a rockstar investor, teacher, educator, writer, and now podcaster. His podcast is an epic view into the Mindsets, habits, and routines of builders/doers working on the fridges of technology and entrepreneurship. Eric asks great questions and does a great job of digging deep - while adding value to your day. Check it out: you won’t be disappointed.

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Love this podcast!

Of course, I'm biased, because it's my podcast, but huge fan. I do enjoy making it, I hope you enjoy listening to it.

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Making complex ideas easy to understand

Eric does a great job at taking complex systems, ideas and concepts and slowing the guests down enough in the beginning so everyone can get on the ride. Once everyone is buckled up he does a great job at keeping everyone’s hands inside the ride so no one gets a hand cut off.

It’s one of the best I’ve heard in web3, tech and how it ultimately incorporates into life.

A fascinating group of guests mixed with some solo casts really round out the soundcast. I have become a regular listener from finding it originally looking for for from the Naval Almanac which was also excellent!

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