Leverage is an on-demand outsourcing platform that helps business owners and entrepreneurs scale without the pain, cost, and risk of hiring. With a team of vetted experts spanning across all areas of marketing and growth, we serve as an agile extension to your team—allowing you to get more done in less time.
The goal of the Leverage Podcast is simple: to learn from the best and discover how we can all live a better life, build a more fruitful business, and be more productive.
Leverage’s Founder and CEO, Nick Sonnenberg, is the host of the Leverage Podcast. With a background in data science, high-frequency algorithmic trading and business efficiency consulting, Nick has an innovative mind and is obsessed with learning from the people around him. Join him each week as he interviews fellow entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and leading experts to discuss everything from marketing secrets to new technologies to life as an entrepreneur.
To find out more about what Leverage can do for you, visit www.getleverage.com.
Creating The World's Biggest Hedge Fund with Richard Craib
Richard Craib is on the podcast this week to discuss how he and his company are building the last hedge fund—Numerai. Richard has found that virtually all hedge funds today are continuously duplicating research and strategies. This lack of originality leads to less than stellar performance, and makes it difficult for new funds with original ideas to emerge. Numerai is built to solve this problem, as it's the first hedge fund to source original stock market signals, built from any data set from anyone in the world with zero barriers.
Richard Craib is the Founder and CEO of Numerai, based in San Francisco. Craib graduated Cornell University with a BA in Mathematics in 2012 with a focus in abstract algebra. He has also taken classes at UC Berkeley, Stanford and the University of Cape Town. Before starting Numerai, Craib was a quant at an asset management firm with $15 billion in assets under management in Cape Town, South Africa, where he built a global equity long-only fund powered by machine learning.
Check out the full show notes at https://getleverage.com/podcast/88
The Art and Psychology of Sales with Jody Williamson
Jody Williamson is on the podcast this week to discuss the art and psychology of sales. He is on a mission to help high-level salespeople separate themselves from the sleazy "used car salesman" stereotype by listening more, talking less, and helping their prospects discover the sale for themselves. With over 25 years of experience and having worked with companies of all sizes and across all industries, Jody has discovered that the traditional sales model simply doesn't work—and he's here to explain the new one that does.
Jody Williamson is a best-selling author of "The Contrarian Salesperson," sales and management thought leader, keynote speaker and leader for sales training and consulting engagements. His key areas of focus are sales leadership, strategy and client satisfaction. Jody and his team at Sandler Training - Chicago & Northbrook are dedicated to working with business owners, principals, sales managers, salespeople, non-selling professionals, and customer service professionals to give them the behaviors, attitudes and techniques to reach their full potential.
Check out the full show notes at https://getleverage.com/podcast/87
Managing Projects & Knowledge at NASA with Dr. Edward Hoffman
Dr. Ed Hoffman is on the podcast this week to discuss how teams and organizations can improve their performance through knowledge, process, and project management. As the former Chief Knowledge Officer for NASA, Ed understands the importance of storing and organizing knowledge for organizations—and he's here to show us all how to improve it in our own companies. Listen in to learn how you can implement some of the same techniques NASA uses to complete projects and send people into outer space.
Dr. Ed Hoffman is the former Chief Knowledge Officer for NASA, CEO of Knowledge Strategies, Senior Advisor to the Project Management Institute, and Senior Lecturer at Columbia University's Information and Knowledge Strategy Program. Prior to his role as Chief Knowledge Officer, he was the founding director of the NASA Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership. During his time in this role, the Academy was the top-rated project management academy in the world.
Check out the full show notes at https://getleverage.com/podcast/86
Creating 18 Streams of Income with Kary Oberbrunner
Nick is chatting with Kary Oberbrunner, the author of Unhackable and founder of Igniting Souls Publishing Agency. Kary is obsessed with helping people become more productive—the only difference is that Kary takes a slightly different approach, by making people unhackable. If you've ever been set up to be productive only to find that you didn't get nearly as much done as you were hoping, it's not your fault. Your mind and body have been hacked! And Kary can help. https://getleverage.com/podcast/85
Conquering To-Do Lists with Amir Salihefendić
Amir Salihefendić is the Founder and CEO of Doist, which houses Todoist—a digital to-do list app—and Twist—an asynchronous communication tool. Born in Bosnia, he grew up in Denmark, started his business in Chile and now lives in Barcelona with his family. Doist is completely remote, with colleagues spread across 30 countries.
View the full show notes at: https://www.getleverage.com/podcast/84
Selling Priceless Experiences with Steve Sims
Have you ever wanted to work with the likes of Sir Elton John, Elon Musk, take a submarine down to the Titanic or perhaps close museums in Florence for a private dinner party, and then have Andre Bocelli serenade while you eat your pasta? Steve Sims has done all that for his clients and more—and he's on this episode of the Leverage Podcast to chat with Nick about his life and the lessons he's learned along the way. View the full show notes at: https://www.getleverage.com/podcast/83
Really enjoy learning from Nick! Covers great topics that really do help me be more efficient in my day to day business.
A great podcast for those looking to grow their business
Nick and his guests offer valuable insight into how you can grow their business!
Great way of spending your free time
This is amazing. I listen to Nick when I'm cleaning around the house, and I've learned more from this than I have any business class. Very small, digestible pieces of action items to try out. I'd recommend this!