014: Glenn Allen of Open Table & Glyder | How OpenTable Pioneered Online Restaurant Reservations

Today, OpenTable is a $1.4 Billion public company that handles online restaurant reservations and customer relationship management (CRM) for thousands of restaurants. But it wasn’t always that way. Back during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, OpenTable was one of hundreds of plucky little startups around San Francisco just trying to survive. When Glenn […]

013: Dinesh Thirupuvanam of Udemy | The Revolution in Online Education

I had the pleasure recently of sitting down with one of the early employees of Udemy.com, which is a online learing platform using different technologies to create more engaging online courses. In this interview with Dinesh Thirupuvanam, we discuss: how Udemy’s founders went from growing up in a one-room schoolhouse in Turkey to founding one […]

012: Dorie Clark | How to Reinvent Yourself + Book Giveaway

Dorie Clark knows how to reinvent yourself. As a former journalist turned presidential campaign spokesperson — turned branding consultant — she has reinvented herself many different times throughout her career. Now, Clark is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013 — affiliate link), which lays out […]

011: Antonio Centeno of Real Men Real Style and A Tailored Suit| How to Start and Grow a Men’s Style Business

Antonio Centeno makes a big first impression. When I first met him at the New Media Expo this past January, he was easily the best dressed man in the room. Once I got to know Antonio, I saw why he was such a passionate advocate for encouraging other men to dress themselves in a stylish […]

010: Guy Kawasaki | The Artisanal Publishing Movement + Book Giveaway

When an unpublished writer decries the state of traditional publishing, people roll their eyes. When someone who has written and published a dozen books says traditional publishing is dying, then it’s time to sit up and pay attention. Guy Kawasaki is the latter type. While he doesn’t think traditional publishing is going to go away […]

009: Hollis Carter and Jonny Andrews Of Perfect Publishing System | How They Reinvent the Publishing Business

I’m kind of fascinated by entrepreneurs who create businesses that are truly ground-breaking. Apparently others are too, because the blog post I wrote about “8 Entrepreneurs Who Identified A Common Pain & Invented a New Business Category” has received a ton of traffic and has been retweeted and shared a number of times. One of […]

008: Andrew Warner of Mixergy.com | How to Bootstrapped a $38 Million/Year Business

If you try hard enough, you can make a business out of just about anything. Andrew Warner created a successful business grounded in his ability to ask great questions. Andrew created a website called Mixergy.com which began with video interviews of startup entrepreneurs. Mixery has since branched out in to providing instructional courses on how […]

006: Dan Pink | How to Move Others to Do What You Want Them to Do

One in nine Americans sells for a living.? In other words, sales is their full-time position.? Their success and often their very future with their company depends on meeting sales numbers. That’s a pretty staggering wake-up call. Sell, and you get to keep your job. Don’t sell, and you are out on the streets. It […]

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