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No fluff. No b******t. Just relatable straight-talk from creators and entrepreneurs you can relate to, and learn from. One lesson at a time, and one brick at a time!

Each episode of this show explores the intersections of business, psychology, audience building, and more.

Stacking the Bricks: Creators and Entrepreneurs You Can Relate T‪o‬ Alex Hillman, Amy Hoy

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No fluff. No b******t. Just relatable straight-talk from creators and entrepreneurs you can relate to, and learn from. One lesson at a time, and one brick at a time!

Each episode of this show explores the intersections of business, psychology, audience building, and more.

    EP44 - What's Coming Next

    EP44 - What's Coming Next

    We're going on a quick break, but this episode includes a sneak peek at what's coming up next. Thanks for a great season, and for all of the positive comments. If you love the show, consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts: https://lovethepodcast.com/stackingbricks

    • 2 min
    EP43 - Jonathan Stark has Questions About Self Publishing

    EP43 - Jonathan Stark has Questions About Self Publishing

    I recently joined friend Jonathan Stark on his podcast "Ditching Hourly" where he typically talks about business strategies and best practices for helping freelancers and consultants escape hourly billing.

    And we talked about that world of business quite a bit, including how people often copy the wrong parts of the successes they've seen.

    But as a self-published digital author himself, Jonathan also wanted to grill me on exactly how we launched The Tiny MBA and sold thousands of copies without a publishing deal...and without boxes of books sitting in my basement.

    • 45 min
    EP42 - What is Sales Safari? with Eteinne Garbugli

    EP42 - What is Sales Safari? with Eteinne Garbugli

    This week I'm talking customer research with Eteinne Garbugli. Eteinne is the author of a book called Lean B2B, and after learning that his book included our Sales Safari customer research framework, I offered to talk with him and answer some of his remaining questions about the methodology.

    Inside you'll hear Eteinne and I talk about:
    - the surprising origin of Sales Safari itself
    - what Amy and I really mean when we say "customer pain" and the many forms it can take
    - why strategically choosing an audience is actually a lot more straightforward than most entrepreneurs make it

    ...and a whole lot more.

    • 18 min
    EP41 - Questioning Our Assumptions with David Dylan Thomas

    EP41 - Questioning Our Assumptions with David Dylan Thomas

    This week I'm stopping by The Cognitive Bias Podcast with David Dylan Thomas to riff on a topic we're both very passionate about: the intersection of ethics and capitalism.

    • 39 min
    EP40 - Worst Boss, Best Boss with Lauren Williams

    EP40 - Worst Boss, Best Boss with Lauren Williams

    in today's mini-episode, I visit with Lauren Williams on her show "Caffeinated Convos and Horrible Bosses" to talk about my horrible boss story and how it's informed my approach to business, as well as a story about one amazing boss I've had who still impacts me today, 15 years later.

    • 14 min
    EP39 - Grow your Audience with Kevin Chemidlin

    EP39 - Grow your Audience with Kevin Chemidlin

    In today's episode I did something I haven't had a chance to do yet: use the lessons in The Tiny MBA through a very specific lens, exploring how the book applies to podcasters!

    We go very deep and specific into:

    - how to find your audience on the internet
    - the specific, concrete elements of audience building and effective self promotion
    - and how to reach them without feeling (or looking like) a spammer

    If you enjoy this deep dive on audience building with Kevin Chemidlin, make sure you go check out my full episode of Grow the Show along with the other episodes. Here we go.

    • 26 min

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