What can Liam Corcoran, teacher/rapper/artist, teach you about networking?
Liam Corcoran is a Teacher, Rapper, and Artist. He’s also the Founder of an education startup called OK. He is one of the founding teachers at Synthesis, the online program that evolved out of Elon Musk’s school at SpaceX. He also served as an Acton Academy Guide. Liam’s thoughtfulness, openness to connection, and clarity of […]
How did Andres Glusman get the first customers for Meetup.com & DoWhatWorks?
Andres Glusman helped get Meetup.com’s first customer and first $14 of revenue. Meetup later sold for $200 million. Now Andres is the cofounder and CEO of Do What Works. His experience spans across decades, from the birth of the internet in the 1990s to modern day startups. This episode is packed with extremely valuable practical […]
How did Liz Parker start a successful strategic planning business in Hong Kong after quitting her job?
Liz Parker, Founder of LT Results, just released a new book called “Who’s Leading Your Business?”. Twenty-four years ago she quit her successful international sales training job at DHL in Hong Kong to start a strategic planning company from scratch. On this episode, Liz tells us the story of those first moments starting her business […]
How did Esteban Dalel raise $250k for Watermelon Tools before getting their first customer?
Esteban Dalel, CTO/Co-Founder of Watermelon Tools, raised $250k before getting their first customer and now has over 4,000 users. Get insight into how a scrappy team of two programmers got their first investors, users, and how they plan to get their first paying customers. Show Links Show Transcript This transcript was generated automatically, please forgive […]
How did Tyler Robertson grow Diesel Laptops from $0 to $100 million in revenue in 8 years?
Tyler Robertson, Founder/CEO of Diesel Laptops, quit his six figure job in the truck service business and scaled his part time gig into a $100 million business. This is a great story about slow and steady growth, taking smart risks, and obsessing over solving your customers’ problems. Show Links Show Transcript This is an automated […]
How did David Smooke grow HackerNoon from 0 to 4 million readers per month?
David Smooke, Founder & CEO of HackerNoon, a technology website that publishes 50 stories per day read by about 4 million people every month. He takes us on the journey from selling his skills as an agency, through the grind of building HackerNoon for years without pay, until finally landing their first advertising deal. Show […]
Why take risks? 10 quotes on taking risk to push you over the edge.
It’s easy to convince yourself that if you never take risks, you will always be safe. If you don’t move, if you don’t speak up, if you don’t try, you will never fail. But that’s simply not true. Choosing not to explore is choosing ignorance of what would be explored. Choosing not to take a […]
How did John “Small Mountain” Hill build an international sales/marketing agency coaching service?
John “Small Mountain” Hill, author of Selling from Scratch and Founder of Adapted Growth, an international sales/marketing agency coaching service. Show Notes Topics Covered: (Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Raw Transcript paris_vega:Welcome to the first customers, podcast, Everybody today we have John Small Mountain, the founder and co of Adapted […]
Starting a watch brand… or maybe not.
I started building a watch brand called MYTH Watches in 2019. It didn’t work out. Here’s the story about what happened during one of many entrepreneurial experiments I pursued in 2019. In the past, I never thought about watches much. Wore them a few times, but couldn’t get into it. The Apple Watch  had […]
How did Stewart Townsend help build Podcast Hawk to automate getting booked on podcasts?
Stewart Townsend is the Chief Revenue Officer of PodcastHawk.com, a company advised by Pat Flynn & Jordan Harbinger that helps guests automate getting booked on podcasts. Topics Covered: – Mastermind groups – Networking – Podcasting for lead gen – How to get interviewed on a podcast – How to increase your podcast booking rate Show […]