What We Do
I spoke to Matt Rizzetta, CEO of North 6th Agency, about building a company from his basement to 50 employees and offices in three cities, the challenges of balancing entrepreneurship and family life, and the trends he sees in public relations in the next couple of years.
This is a special episode. Matt rejoined me on the mic to interview the truly breathtaking poet, Jeremy Radin. We talked acting, poetry, life, and death, and Jeremy read some of his favorite poems for us. This was a beautiful afternoon, and I'm glad to share it.
This week I had the pleasure of talking to Kaniela Ing, who's honest and transparent campaign has helped him gain national recognition. We talked about his reasons for running for congress, the sacrifices he's had to make, and how he made a name for himself standing up to Mark Zuckerberg.
This week I spoke to Susan Shain, an expert on the mysterious and fantastical world of seasonal jobs. She told me all about this population of nomads that travel with the seasons and work in exotic destinations all over the world, and how she has built community despite her lack of a home base.
This week I spoke to Jordan Gross, the author of Getting COMFY about the life-changing benefits of developing a morning routine, foregoing his day job to pursue his passion, and what he learned from his greatest fuck-up.
I spoke to Vartika Ambwani a few months back about the challenges that come with scaling startups, the value added by diversity of thought on executive teams, and what it’s like being a woman of color in Silicon Valley.
Vartika is Director of Marketplace Operations at RealtyShares, an Advisor/Mentor at 500 Startups, Nasdaq, and First Round Capital.
I had a wide-ranging conversation with Ben Lee, a serial entrepreneur and the founder of the mobile app development company Neon Roots.
We talked about his business strategies, (“I assume everybody is full of shit until proven otherwise"), the importance of decoupling business and personal relationships, and how the speed with which the Internet/social media can destroy someone's life has turned dystopian.
I spoke to Elyssa Feder, the founder of Rising Organizers, about how power dynamics are vital to understanding political organizing, her own come-to-Jesus moment after the 2016 election, and why she stopped being a Republican.
In light of everyone suddenly realizing Facebook knows everything about us and maybe isn't so great, I brought Brian Swichkow back on the show to talk about the technical details of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, what "Big Data" actually means, and what this Brave New World might actually look like for the next decade.
I spoke to Courtney Boyd Myers a few weeks ago about working to create a vertically-integrated food company, the power of building community through Summit Series, and how she got the idea to make kelp jerky.