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Telling the stories of the doers, thinkers, and performers of Philadelphia. From up-and-coming game-changers to well-known legends, you'll dive into their past, present, future, and how it all contributes to The City of Brotherly Love. Hosted by Kevin Chemidlin.
 
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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 …
 
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. In the next 30 minutes, you'll hear Eteinne and I talk ab…
 
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. Dave is one of the best people I can think of to talk to about this because as a designer and a strategist, He spent a lot of his career thinking about the implications of bias …
 
This week I've got a quick brick for you today, on the topic of bosses. One of the things I don't think we talk about enough is how the bosses we've had inform the bosses we become, and that includes becoming our own bosses too. A few weeks back I had the chance to sit down with Lauren Williams from Workplace Harmony and the host of a very fun show…
 
This week The Tiny MBA podcast tour comes with a twist! Isn't there always a twist? Is it still a twist if you know a twist is coming? I guess M Night Shyamalan would say so.... ANYWAY. I'm bringing you an episode from a brand new show called "Grow the Show" by my friend Kevin Chemidlin and his podcast company, Cue 9 productions. As you might imagi…
 
This week we're taking a break from the Tiny MBA podcast tour to bring you a very special conversation with a very special guest: Nilofer Merchant. Nilofer comes with some serious credentials: She's worked as an executive and strategic consultant at massive companies like Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Nokia, and many more She's shipped 18 Billion (with a…
 
Over the last few weeks, I have been visiting podcasts all across the internet, talking with entrepreneurs and creative people, just like you. And this time, I took a virtual trip to India to visit to my friends Mayur and Shai-zada on the Remote Explorers Podcast where they talk about remote work and more generally, the culture of work. In the full…
 
Over the last few weeks, I have been visiting podcasts all across the internet, talking with entrepreneurs and creative people, just like you. And this time, I paid a visit to Will Toms and the REC Philly community here in Philadelphia. REC - which stands for "resources for every creator" - is a pretty incredible community and resource center geare…
 
Over the last few weeks, I have been visiting podcasts all across the internet, talking with entrepreneurs and creative people, just like you. We'll not necessarily JUST like you, because you might have noticed that these last few conversations have been visits to podcasts hosted by dudes! Thankfully, I was able to end this white-male-podcast-host …
 
Over the last few episodes, I've been visiting podcasts all across the internet, talking with entrepreneurs and creative people just like you to talk about some of their favorites tidbits from my new book, The Tiny MBA. In THIS episode I visited with Tony Lopes on the Self Made Strategies Podcast, where he explores modern collaboration, craft, and …
 
Over the last few weeks, I've been visiting podcasts all across the internet, talking with entrepreneurs and creative people just like you to talk about some of their favorites tidbits from my new book, The Tiny MBA. In THIS episode I visited with Matthew Arnold on the Iowa Idea podcast, where he explores modern collaboration, craft, and persistenc…
 
Over the last few weeks, I've been visiting podcasts all across the internet, talking with entrepreneurs and creative people just like you to talk about some of their favorites tidbits from my new book, The Tiny MBA. In today's episode, I visit with Brendan Hufford from the SEO for the Rest of Us podcast to talk about some of his favorite lessons f…
 
Over the last few weeks, I've been visiting podcasts all across the internet, talking with entrepreneurs and creative people just like you to talk about some of their favorites tidbits from my new book, The Tiny MBA. And today I'm sharing an episode from a live stream that I did with Ken Rimple and Becca Refford at Chariot Solutions, an enterprise …
 
Hope you're safe, hope you're well, hope your loved ones are well, hope you're finding ways to stay sane and of course, finding ways to keep stacking the bricks to build your own product business. Over the coming weeks I'm going to be adding new episodes to the Stacking the Bricks feed to highlight conversations that I've been having across the int…
 
Kevin Neghandi was watching a basketball game on TV when he was 15 years old. The announcers mentioned that one of the players was studying broadcasting, and that would one day be the player's career. Kevin's mind was blown. "You can do that? You can get paid for that?" That night, as he went to bed in his home of Pheonixville PA, he made a vow: He…
 
Carlos Aponte is a history teacher at One Bright Ray Community High School and the creator of We Love Philly. We Love Philly is an Out-of-school time program that provides an ownership based education through community service projects. Students volunteer for local organizations, interview the leaders of those organizations on their podcast, and le…
 
After serving families with disabilities at Easterseals for 17 years, state budget cuts left Kendra Brooks without a job. While she searched for a new one, she became a parent leader of her children's public school in the neighborhood of Nicetown. When a local charter school made a bid to take over, she organized the school's parents to make their …
 
Steve Charles serves on the Board of Trustees at Temple University, where he’s spent years providing scholarships and other financial resources to expand opportunities at Temple. His commitment to Temple is obvious as soon as you walk into the elaborate, cutting edge structure that is the Charles Library: named after Steve himself. Before entering …
 
Over two decades ago, one wardrobe stylist had an ambitious dream to see her beloved hometown become the movie metropolis she always knew it could be. Now, after more than $5 billion of economic impact to the southeastern Pennsylvania region, Greater Philadelphia Film Office Executive Director Sharon Pinkenson has successfully elevated the GPFO fro…
 
Dan Berkowitz is the Founder and CEO of CID Entertainment. CID offers enhanced live music and travel experiences for many different events, festivals and tours worldwide, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Kenny Chesney, MUSE, Blake Shelton, Bassnectar, My Morning Jacket, and Kendrick Lamar, among others. Before founding CID, Dan got his start in the m…
 
Bruce Warren is assistant general manager for programming of WXPN in Philadelphia and is Executive Producer of World Cafe distributed by National Public Radio (NPR). He’s been working for public radio as a DJ and manager for the past thirty one years. He is also an adjunct teacher at the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University…
 
Michelle Angela Ortiz is a visual artist, skilled muralist, and community arts educator who uses her art as a vehicle to represent people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted. Through painting, printmaking, and community arts practices, she creates a safe space for dialogue around some of the most profound issues communities a…
 
Steven Rea is journalist, film critic, web producer, and writer. He was a film critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1992 through late 2016. He also is the author of Hollywood Rides a Bike: Cycling with the Stars, Hollywood Cafe: Coffee With The Stars, and Hollywood Book Club, all books showcasing his collection of original photographs of vario…
 
Madeline Bell is the President & CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Children’s Hospital-- more commonly known as CHOP-- receives more than 1 million visits every year. And Madeline is the one making many of the big decisions: like whether to try and complete the world’s first double hand transplant. But when she first walked into C…
 
Michael Nutter served as the 98th Mayor of Philadelphia from 2008 through 2015. Before that, he had been a Member of City Council since 1992. When Nutter decided to run for mayor, the odds were stacked against his campaign. That didn’t deter him. In 2007, he ended up winning the election in a landslide, with a plan to boost Philadelphia’s graduatio…
 
Rakia Reynolds is the Founder & CEO of Skai Blue Media, a public relations agency that's worked with clients such as Serena Williams, Ashley Graham, and M. Night Shyamalan. In the mid 2000s Rakia was a TV producer whose life was turned upside down when she was unexpectedly laid off. With a child on the way and the economy in recession, she decided …
 
Melissa Alam is an entrepreneur and freelance brand strategist. If you’ve ever grabbed coffee at La Colombe, cracked open a Budweiser beer, or swiped on Bumble, you've interacted with some of her clients. Melissa also founded The Hive, a coworking space for women. And, she started FearlessCon: an annual workshop for women and non-binary entrepreneu…
 
About a decade ago, Trevor Hayward and Luke Bowen decided to start a business. The result was Evil Genius Beer Company, a brewery that is famous for crazy beer flavors and even crazier beer names, including "Stacy’s Mom," “Ma, The Meatloaf” and the latest ale, "Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo." In this episode, Trevor shares how he grew up on th…
 
Connor Barwin is an NFL Linebacker who has played for the Houston Texans, LA Rams, New York Giants, and Philadelphia Eagles. In 2014, he lead the NFL in sacks, and was selected to the Pro Bowl. Connor played for the Eagles from 2013-2016. While he has moved on to play for other cities, he and his family have made Philly their permanent home. Here, …
 
Craig Grossman is a General Partner at Arts & Crafts Holdings, which today is investing in the northern edge of Center City, around Spring Garden Street. But, well before Craig and his team started investing in that area, he worked to invest in another Center City neighborhood which, today, looks nothing like it did when he got here in the early 20…
 
Jo Piazza is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist and digital strategist. She is the author of seven critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction books, like The Knock Off, How to Be Married, Fitness Junkies, and Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, which have been translated into more than ten languages. Jo is the host of her own podcast called…
 
Julian Brodsky is the original CFO of Comcast, and a Philadelphia native. He and Daniel Aaron were the partners of Comcast Founder Ralph Roberts, and the three began the company in 1963 with the mission of providing cable television to towns who didn't receive antenna reception. Now, Comcast is the biggest company in Philly, and is ranked 32nd on t…
 
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