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Best Rob Konrad podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Rob Konrad podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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Engaging and captivating conversations with extraordinary people from all over the world. People that couldn’t be more diverse from each other – but have in common that they make an incredible impact on this world, in their own unique way. Whether it’s people that shape the future of our planet through science, thinking, and taking action; whether it’s people that inspire others by overcoming their very own hurdles, traumas and demons; or whether it’s people that inspire others to do good fo ...
 
We interview hard to reach entrepreneurs. (Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss, Sophia Amoruso, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Gary Vaynerchuk, & many more). Unlike most podcast interview series Nathan Chan literally started from knowing nothing. He was just an average guy working in a 9-5 job he utterly hated. He knew nothing about entrepreneurship, nothing about startups, nothing about marketing, and nothing about online or how to build a business. So from launching Foundr Magazine he's gone out and ...
 
Interviews with leading figures in the quality and reliability fields. Learn about those shaping our world. Tim interviews authors, business leaders, scholars, vendors, and consultants to understand their motivations, key insights, and explore their contributions to the quality and reliability engineering professions.
 
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When Tiffany Masterson was a stay-at-home mom, she was always looking for ways to make a little extra money. So when the opportunity came around to start selling a brand of bar cleanser as a side hustle, she didn’t think much of it. Little did she know that she would soon develop a passion for skincare, cultivate her own philosophy around what skin…
 
Parker Conrad is no stranger to hard times. His first startup, Wikinvest, failed to take off during the seven years he was with the company. He then had a falling out with his co-founder, which caused him to leave and start over. Conrad’s next venture, Zenefits, faced scrutiny while he served as the CEO. And now, his current company Rippling is fee…
 
It’s not every day that an entrepreneur creates an entirely new industry category and a nine-figure company at the same time. But that’s exactly what Dharmesh Shah did when he started HubSpot. Before the company launched in 2006, marketing relied solely on outbound tactics such as cold calling, purchasing billboards, and buying email lists. Shah an…
 
Peter Yared has a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur. Not only has he built and sold six different B2B enterprise companies (making more than $500 million in exits), but he’s also lived through three different recessions and managed to stay afloat through them all. In this conversation with our CEO Nathan Chan, Yared dives deep into the world …
 
What does it take to create, market, and sell a profitable online course? This question is likely on the minds of many people⁠, especially now that the pandemic is pushing people to turn to online courses as a way to level up their skill sets. Ankur Nagpal has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to this topic, from running his startup Teachable for…
 
Gina Bianchini has always loved working with creators. That’s why she co-founded Ning, an online platform for people and organizations to create custom social networks, with Marc Andreessen in 2005. Even after leaving Ning, she couldn’t stay away from the world of creators for long so she launched Mighty Networks in 2017. Since then, the team at Mi…
 
Henrik Werdelin has never been about chasing money, power, or fame. Instead, his focus has always been on creating cool things with people he enjoys being around. That’s exactly how BarkBox, now one of many subsidiaries under BARK, came to be. Despite Werdelin’s non-material approach to BARK, the dog subscription box company has exploded in popular…
 
As we start thinking about re-opening our businesses and offices after Covid-19, many people are wondering what the new “normal” will look like. While co-founder of Basecamp David Heinemeier Hansson doesn’t know for sure what the outcome will be, he certainly has an idea of what the new world of work should look like. As one of the biggest advocate…
 
Chris DeWolfe excels at creating massive user bases—a skill he has demonstrated with two companies you’ll likely recognize: Myspace and Jam City. After DeWolfe launched the biggest social network of its time in 2003, it was only a matter of months before Myspace completely took off and attracted millions of users around the world. Only two years af…
 
By now, the story is legend. When Drew Houston boarded a bus from Boston to New York and discovered that he had—yet again—forgotten to bring his thumb drive, he was frustrated. So frustrated that he sat down and began writing the first lines of code of what would eventually become Dropbox. After over a decade of changing the way files are stored, s…
 
Alex Osterwalder is primarily known for developing the Business Model Canvas, a template that helps startups develop and document new or existing business models. In this interview, Osterwalder shares his best insights into the world of business models—ideas that are especially applicable now as entrepreneurs try to launch businesses during Covid-1…
 
Adam Hendle’s company, Ballsy, is eye-catching and humorous, which are some of the most defining characteristics of the brand. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t take his business seriously. On the contrary, Hendle is obsessed with producing the highest quality products and finding creative ways to take his company to the next level. This is exactly …
 
All three of Rory Boyle’s ecommerce businesses were negatively impacted by Covid-19. But thanks to his strategic—and insanely fast—pivot, two of his companies are now making double the revenue they were before and one (which historically made most of its money through conferences) is still pulling in around 50% of what it used to make. How did Boyl…
 
Today, we’re excited to share another valuable interview to help you overcome business challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic. We had the opportunity to pick the brain of Ashwin Sokke, the founder of WOW Skin Science. His global 8-figure skincare and haircare business is extremely popular in India and across the U.S., and it has been a top-selling…
 
The latest installment of the Foundr podcast is a landmark—our 300th episode! So to mark the occasion, we’ve got something a little different for you today. Daniel DiPiazza, the founder of Rich20Something, was on the cover of Foundr Magazine last year, and today, he returns to Foundr to “reverse interview” our own CEO, Nathan Chan, ahead of the rel…
 
Dylan Mullan took an extremely unconventional path to entrepreneurship. While he was in school, Mullan was convinced he wanted to be a lawyer, until he started taking classes at university and realized that he hated them. After that, he spontaneously took an acting course and spent almost five years as an actor. It was eventually a desire to have m…
 
Josh Snow always finds ways to thrive in difficult situations. Growing up, his family didn’t have a lot of money, and he wanted to help them cover basic expenses. So Snow taught himself how to create websites at his local library, which is how he stumbled into entrepreneurship. He eventually took that knowledge and built a software company from the…
 
Steve Blank is a legend in Silicon Valley. In addition to launching eight startups in 21 years, he’s also a well-known author and educator at Stanford University, Columbia University, and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Having worked in the realm of entrepreneurship for so long, Blank has survived some of the worst recessions in U.S. histo…
 
CEO Dallas Tanner on the breakneck creation and growth of multibillion-dollar home rental company Invitation Homes. Like a lot of successful businesses, Invitation Homes was a seemingly overnight hit that had been in the making for many years. “We bought the first 30,000 homes in the first 18 months,” says CEO Dallas Tanner, of the single-family ho…
 
Believe it or not, there are many parallels between the world of boxing and the world of entrepreneurship. Tim West is familiar with both. As the founder of the fastest-growing global boxing franchise, 12RND Fitness, West has had his feet squarely planted in both realms for many years. He started his journey working in brick-and-mortar fitness cent…
 
As a founder, you’re likely feeling a lot of stress and anxiety around the current situation with COVID-19. While we hope your business isn’t being too heavily impacted, we want to let you know that we’re always here for you and want to help in any way we can. We’ve been mulling over how we could be the most useful to the Foundr community and decid…
 
Jim McKelvey needs to solve problems. “It’s not about money. It’s not about recognition. It’s not about anything you can measure. It’s just this burning need to fix something.” That burning need is what sparked the ideas for all of his startups, including the massive small business payments company Square, and now his current project, Invisibly. “I…
 
We’ve all heard the motivational mantra that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. But Alexa von Tobel sees things a little differently. “If you love what you do, you’ll work every day of your life,” she says, “and it’s because I’m so passionate about what I’m doing.” The mission that gets von Tobel jumping out of bed every…
 
When Peter Diamandis was a kid, there were two life-changing moments that shaped him into the person he is today: the launch of the Apollo space program and the release of Star Trek. These two events inspired Diamandis’ love of space and taught him to always keep his eyes on the future. It’s no surprise then that Diamandis went on launch over 20 co…
 
John Ayers Author Tim interviews John about project risk management, which is the topic of John’s new book by the same title. John Ayers is a consultant and the author of Project Risk Management: How to Avoid Failure, which is part of the CERM Academy Series on Enterprise Risk Management. John earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Engi…
 
Craig Walker’s on a mission to overhaul the way businesses communicate, with cloud-based phone service Dialpad. As a securities attorney in Silicon Valley, Craig Walker met regularly with a who’s who of Palo Alto venture capitalists, startup founders, and investment bankers. He thrilled at their stories of big ideas and bold risks. Then one day in …
 
Zvi Band describes himself as an introvert—someone who tends to be inward-looking, generally preferring to spend time alone. At the same time, he’s a successful entrepreneur, writer, and speaker who preaches the importance of relationships. “I actually found that all of my business, and more importantly, all of the amazing opportunities in my life …
 
Tom Moriarty Author Tim interviews Tom, they discuss the topic of productive leadership with respect to organizational reliability. Tom Moriarty is president of Alidade Maintenance Engineering and Reliability, Inc. (Alidade MER). Founded in 2004, its mission is to help others lead full and satisfying lives through physical asset management and prod…
 
Erik Bergman’s entrepreneurial journey started with trading hockey cards on the playground. When Bergman realized that owning coveted sports memorabilia made him feel valued and won him friends, he became obsessed. As he got older, his focus eventually shifted from trading cards to making cash. After a brief stint as a professional gambler, Bergman…
 
Richard Li puts customer service above all when it comes to his luggage company, July. This unfaltering commitment is why he personally makes house calls to address complaints and why he recently hand-delivered packages after realizing that some customers wouldn’t receive the luggage they ordered in time for the holidays. But this high level of ser…
 
Bob Latino Consultant Tim interviews Bob Latino, they discuss the difference between safety and reliability, zero metrics, and RCA. Robert Latino is the CEO of Reliability Center, which is a 46 year old reliability consulting firm specializing in improving equipment, process, and human reliability. Bob is an internationally recognized author, train…
 
Rob Ward always seems to be one step ahead. Before Kickstarter took off, Ward and his co-founder Chris Peters launched two successful campaigns on the platform, funding Opena and Quad Lock—the two products that led to the founding of Annex Products. Then Ward was early to the Shopify game, which he successfully used to sell his products for several…
 
At 27, Chase Dimond is already considered a marketing veteran. In addition to overseeing the marketing teams of various companies, Dimond has also founded many of his own ventures, such as Soundjuice and ZenPup. His most recent company is Boundless Labs, an agency that focuses on email marketing for ecommerce—with a special focus on CBD companies. …
 
Nick Shackelford used to be a goalie for the American pro soccer team, LA Galaxy II. So how did he end up being an expert in the online ad space? After leaving the soccer league at the end of 2015, Shackelford felt limited by his career options—either training people or playing in a low soccer division—and decided to take the road less traveled ins…
 
Gideon Shalwick believes there’s one trait every entrepreneur needs, and it’s not persistence, a strong work ethic, or creativity. It’s self awareness. His own desire to better understand himself has led him down a winding road of serial entrepreneurship and self-exploration. It’s what first inspired Shalwick to drop out of the 9-to-5 club early in…
 
How Clark Valberg and InVision are bringing founders’ creative ideas to life, and leading the way for remote workplaces. Clark Valberg can tell you the exact date that his digital product design platform, InVision, launched. It was also his wedding day. In hindsight, it’s telling that Valberg was able to successfully overlap these professional and …
 
Joe De Sena, like many of us, is a fitness fanatic. But his approach to fitness is a bit more...intense than most. De Sena used to participate in countless obstacle course races, Ironman events, and marathons around the world. But even those weren’t challenging enough for this hardcore athlete. That’s why, after wrapping up a decade-long career on …
 
Jeff Epstein paid off his law school student loans in an unconventional way. When he and a couple of friends noticed the booming online poker sites in the mid 2000s, they created an affiliate company to refer traffic to them and get paid in return. The business did well enough that Epstein was able to sell his stake to his partners for a nice profi…
 
Investing in the Future How three women from Iceland launched Crowberry Capital, a Nordic venture capital fund seeking to support the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. To be boldly creative, you often have to strike out on your own adventure. So that’s exactly what Hekla Arnardottir, Helga Valfells, and Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir did. While w…
 
Konrad Bergström and X Shore have set out to change the boating industry, one electric motor at a time. Timing is everything for Konrad Bergström. So when he first got the idea for X Shore in 1996, he trademarked the name immediately, but didn’t launch the company he had in mind just yet. It wasn’t the right time. Bergström wanted to build safer bo…
 
Content in a Flash How Grant Munro and Flashstock created an agile solution for on-brand, custom photo and video—and reaped a big windfall. For Grant Munro, nothing felt right. He had always aspired to start his own business, but never knew what to pursue. He went on to work for larger companies as a software developer and product manager, but thos…
 
Rise of the Urban Beardsman How Eric Bandholz challenged the stereotypes of bearded men and built a booming community with Beardbrand. Eric Bandholz didn’t like being put into a box. In his former life as a financial advisor at a big bank, for example, he was expected to fit the stereotypical facade of a banker—suit, tie, clean-shaven. He didn’t li…
 
The dramatic tale of how Marc Merrill and Brandon Beck set out to make a better video game, and changed the industry with League of Legends. Marc Merrill and Brandon Beck were typical college roommates. They went to class. They studied. They played video games. OK, a lot of video games. But they also shared an avid interest in business, including t…
 
Turning Obsession Into Success Real estate mogul Grant Cardone explains his obsessive approach to business, and his 10X Rule for goal-setting. Grant Cardone, a self-made real estate mogul, sales and marketing trainer, and bestselling author, credits his success in life to persistence and an obsession with being the best. That, and his time working …
 
How Jack Zhang and the Airwallex team built a billion-dollar company in just three years. By the time he was 30, Jack Zhang had already launched more than 10 businesses, with interests ranging from coffee to real estate. While many of them were successful, Zhang never got to the point where he left his full-time job. “I just tried to do different t…
 
Suzy Batiz’s journey from bankruptcy to founding Poo-Pourri, a $100 million business that’s become a household name. For many consumers, the initial reaction to Suzy Batiz’s product is laughter. I know it was for me. I remember back in 2008, my mother waving me over to the checkout register of our favorite boutique soap shop, giggling uncontrollabl…
 
Ben Simon showed up at his college classmate Ben Chesler’s door with a giant, ugly sweet potato, plopped it down in front of him, and declared, “This is the future.” Chesler believed him. Simon had visited multiple farms in California, and discovered that 20% of the state’s produce was being thrown out, which amounted to around 3 billion pounds of …
 
If you’ve ever bought a bottle of Jack Daniels BBQ sauce or Febreze kitty litter, you’ve seen Michael Stone’s powerful approach to brand licensing in action. This attorney-turned-entrepreneur pioneered the form of corporate licensing that makes such products possible and wildly successful. Stone made his first foray into the world of licensing with…
 
Andrew Russell Scholar Tim interviews Andrew Russell, a bit of the history of science and technology, and the upcoming Maintainers III conference. Andrew Russell is Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica and Albany New York. He is a historian of technology who has published a number of books and articles on th…
 
Cannabis King How Matt Morgan, a misfit from Montana, took the booming marijuana industry by storm. A typical life was not in the cards for Matt Morgan. Fortunately, he found an atypical career. Growing up, he was fired from every traditional job he ever had, and when he tried college, he lasted just 10 days before dropping out. Next, Morgan became…
 
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