Muck Rack & Shorty Awards cofounder/CEO Greg Galant interviews the world's best entrepreneurs and creators, including the founders of LinkedIn, The Vanguard Group, Yelp, Brooklyn Brewery, Trello, Twitter and Stack Overflow.
Why Mark Cuban ditched his watch after selling his company
Mark Cuban has built and sold more than one company and invested in plenty of others, but you might be surprised to learn that what he values most is something a lot of entrepreneurs find much more elusive: time. It’s a lesson this natural-born businessman learned from his father and took to heart at an early age. This episode begins with a trip back to Mark’s early years and explores how he made his first million (and then billion) — and why he continues to be driven by the pursuit of freedom that comes with having control over your own schedule. He also talks about some of his productivity habits, including why 40 unread emails is his limit, and how he uses Muck Rack Alerts to keep track of his press mentions. As someone who’s not shy about talking to the press but who also knows how valuable time is, Mark offers this advice for CEOs: “Some of the best time that you can spend is getting to know people that cover and write about your industry.” Listen in to hear Mark’s journey from a self-described “lousy employee” to billionaire Shark who’s accumulated significant wealth in both time and money.
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One of my all time favs!
I’m glad this podcast is back in action! It’s one of my original favorites - super real interviews with entrepreneurs. Recommended!
Insightful conversations with inspiring entrepreneurs
Greg’s thoughtful, longform interviews give a deeper understanding of the people behind big innovations. Back when podcasts were on iPods, Venture Voice introduced me to the startup world. VV’s return is just what 2020 needed!
Worth The Wait
I met Greg in the early days of Venture Voice and have since seen how he has grown as an entrepreneur. Interested to see what the next decade will bring. In the meantime, I will be listening avidly.