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Problem Solvers

Oct 11, 2021

"It's not that I was 50% smarter than everybody else," says Michael Dell, founder of Dell Technologies, who has built one of the world's largest tech infrastructure companies. "I was just willing to take more risks." On this episode, I speak with Dell about his philosophy on business and his new book, Play Nice...


Oct 4, 2021

What makes a great podcast? The same thing that makes a great business: Start with your audience and build from there. In this conversation, I speak with Jen Sargent, CEO of Wondery, a podcast company that has created many big hits (Dirty John, Dr. Death) and was acquired this year by Amazon. We talk about growing...


Sep 27, 2021

Business is focused on efficiency. But some of the greatest creations came out of experimentation, or by working on something that had no obvious value. So how can entrepreneurs better embrace uselessness themselves, and improve their creative process? I talk with Peter M. Krask, who calls himself The Creativity Guide,...


Sep 21, 2021

We all see problems, but how do we build a business designed to solve them? In this episode, we follow Tim Barat's journey. Tim was a high-school dropout working as an electricity lineman and is now the cofounder and CEO of Gridware, a company that's helping to improve electric grid safety and help reduce...


Sep 20, 2021

Want to get ahead? Expand beyond the things being asked of you, and focus on the things *nobody* asks you to do. I explain my "Work Your Next Job" philosophy, share some of my own stories, and then play stories from listeners Richelle DeVoe, Jules Hogan, and...