Podcast Interviews

 

Below is a sample of some of the podcast interviews I’ve conducted with leading authors and experts as a part of the Alt-MBA program or more recently on my own with the ending of the Alt-MBA program.  You can listen here, or download and listen to them on your iPod.

Nancy Duarte – Author of Slide:ology

I recently spoke with Nancy Duarte, co-founder and CEO of the presentation design firm Duarte. Her book Slide:ology has influenced many people, and has started a downward trend in the FBI’s Death by Powerpoint statistics. Nancy’s firm is known as the world leaders in presentation design, having worked with Steve Jobs and Apple and Al Gore on An Inconvenient Truth.  Since Nancy works near me, I made a couple of trips down there to get the audio for the interview, and Nancy was very gracious in allowing me two opportunities to get the recording working.

Nancy talks about getting her company off the ground, working with high-profile clients, the future of presentations, and techniques of world class presenters.

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Seth Godin – Author of All Marketers Are Liars

seth-godinWelcome to my interview with the marketing expert, popular blogger and author Seth Godin. Seth’s the author of the popular blog Seth’s Blog, which recently celebrated his 3000th post. Seth’s bibliography also includes several great business books including All Marketers Are Liars, The Purple Cow, The Dip, Small is the New Big, Meatball Sundae, and most recently Tribes.

Seth discusses the twists and turns of his career, from starting at Spinnaker Software right out of Tufts University through his founding of Yoyodyne, its acquisition of Yahoo, and ultimately his founding of Squidoo. Along the way Seth shares some great anecdotes, his thoughts on communities and leadership, and marketing.

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Guy Kawaski  - Author of The Art of the Start

StaffRecently I caught up with famed speaker, marketer, evangelist, venture capitalist, author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki. Guy discusses the arc of his career, and how he went from the jewelry industry to evangelizing the first Macintosh, to his most recent venture Alltop. I also received a sneak peak at how much he really uses his iPod, what his daily schedule entails (yes it includes a lot of time on twitter), and some of the craziest business ideas he’s heard.

Guy Kawasaki is the author of 9 business books including The Art of the Start, and most recently Reality Check.

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Paul Farris and Phillip Pfeifer – Authors of Marketing Metrics: 50+ Metrics Every Executive Should Master

farris_sized-22pfeifer_sized1Join me for a lively interview with Paul Farris and Phillip Pfeifer co-authors of Marketing Metrics: 50+ Metrics Every Executive Should Master. I talked with Paul and Phil about how small businesses and startups can gain access to and use valuable metrics. Paul and Phil discuss the importance of the customer lifetime value metric amongst. The limits and benefits of customer segmentation to help with marketing demands are also expounded upon.

Paul Farris and Phillip Pfeifer both teach marketing at the Darden School of Management at the Univerisity of Virginia.

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Chris Guillebeau – Blogger at The Art of Nonconformity

Welcome to my interview with writer Chris Guillebeau. He’s the author of the popular blog The Art of Nonconformity, which has been profiled in The New York Times, Lifehacker, and other media.

Chris discusses his amazing journeys throughout the world in his quest to visit every country on earth, and be perhaps the youngest to have ever done so. We also discuss Chris’ manifesto, A Brief Guide to World Domination, and how to live life on your own terms.  Chris Guillebeau’s latest manifesto is entitled 279 Days to Overnight Success and details exactly how he became profitable through his writing.

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Maurice Gavin – Former GTD Consultant

Maurice Gavin discusses his initial reaction to Getting Things Done, and his eventual conversion to full-time prophet of David Allen.

Maurice shares insights from his years working for David Allen as a consultant, and many of the tips and tricks of a true GTD master. Maurice gives some truly inspiring words for anyone trying to organize their lives, and get to that Mind Like Water state.

Maurice also gives some great advice for those struggling with missing deadlines in this economic downturn. Along the way, Maurice shares some great anecdotes of his own journey.

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