Episode 7: Looking for Adventure with Stephen Greenwood and Sabriya Stukes

 
 

In this episode I am joined by Sabriya Stukes and Stephen Greenwood. We discuss Erik Martin’s Assholes on Demand, Stephen’s career journey, his passion for documentaries, Gadling, Virgin America, Travel Talk, The Verge, Small Empires, the World Star Hip Hop episode, the importance of asking questions, and figuring our your passion. 

 

In Office Hours I am joined by Rishab Hegde. Rishab is a college student who is working on a project with his friends that no longer excites him. He wrote in wondering if he should continue with the project.

Episode 6: An Evaluation of Education with James Altucher

 
 

In this episode I am joined by James Altucher. We discuss entrepreneurship, choosing yourself, James’ story studying CS, cats, the value of education, and HBO.

 

In Office Hours I am joined by Sebastian Hanula from Thingr. Thingr is a website that allows users to share and collaborate. He wrote in inquiring about what are the most important features he needs. 

 

Check out James Altucher's podcasts (The James Altucher Show and Ask Altucher) as well as Charlie Chaplin's tremendous speech in The Great Dictator.

 

Check out the latest episode of Small Empires with Wattpad.

 

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This episode is brought to you by Tech Hungry. They are an organization that target rural areas of countries in Central America, Africa and Asia where kids are not underexposed to technology. They supply schools with microscopes, anatomy models, computers, physics kits, solar kits and more. They are an entirely volunteer run organization and need your help. Go to techhungry.org and find where you can volunteer, help their social media campaigns, contribute items for donation or even donate some money to help them make the world suck less.

 

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Episode 5: Dabbling into Your Maximum Potential with Tim Ferriss

 
 

In this episode I am joined by Tim Ferriss. We discuss how Tim wrestled Charles Best (CEO of DonorsChoose), Tim’s terrible high school counselor, the importance of higher education, the importance of dabbling in many different fields, trying new things, productivity, flow states, and meditation.

 

In Office Hours I am joined by Shane Greenup from Rbutr. Rbutr is a community driven system which maps links between webpages where the content of one page is a critical response to the other. He wrote in inquiring how to break out of his early adopters.

 

Check out CD Baby's tremendous Thank You email, Tim Ferriss' Quarterly Box, and my Quarterly Box.

 

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This episode is also brought to you by Lynda.com. Lynda is an easy and affordable way for people to learn new skill sets in a wide array of fields. On Lynda, you can instantly access thousands of awesome courses created by experts in business, software, web development, graphic design and so much more. For an exclusive seven day free trial, visit lynda.com/nyrd.

Episode 4: A Separation of Art and Industry with Erik Martin (Former GM of reddit) and Dr. Sabriya Stukes

 
 

In this episode I am joined by Erik Martin (Former GM of reddit) & Dr. Sabriya Stukes. We discuss Erik’s academic upbringing, Noodle & Spark, growing up in an entrepreneurial household, Tulane mascots, Erik’s advice to new entrepreneurs, his time at Palm Pictures, Ondi Timoner’s Total Disruption piece on reddit, Erik’s thoughts on what the film industry missed out on, Time 100, A Separation, and Erik’s advice for companies who want to engage with communities.

 

In Office Hours I am joined by Jason Ganz from Agora VR. Agora is VR webinar service and Jason wrote in wanting to know if Alexis thinks it is too early to enter VR.

 

Also as promised, here is a video of a pelican swallowing a pigeon whole. 

 

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This episode is sponsored by Backblaze. Backblaze is an awesome unlimited and unthrottled online backup service that is only $5 a month. Check it out at www.backblaze.com/nyrd.

 

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Episode 3: Making Space for Activism with Cameron Russell

 
 

In this episode I am joined by Cameron Russell. We discuss modeling, her entrepreneurial household, objectification of women in society, her ted talk, space-made, social activism, Cameron’s viral video for 350, diversity in activism, dealing with rejection, the power of no, her encounter with President Bill Clinton, and her upcoming podcast ‘Models on Models’.

 

I am joined in Office Hours by Cody Littlewood from Incoin.io. Incoin.io is a bitcoin payroll system and Cody wrote in wanting know how to do face challenges surrounding technology outpacing policy in cryptocurrency. 

 

Check out the first episode of Season 2 of Small Empires with Partpic.

 

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This episode is brought to you by Tech Hungry. They are an organization that target rural areas of countries in Central America, Africa and Asia where kids are not underexposed to technology. They supply schools with microscopes, anatomy models, computers, physics kits, solar kits and more. They are an entirely volunteer run organization and need your help. Go to techhungry.org and find where you can volunteer, help their social media campaigns, contribute items for donation or even donate some money to help them make the world suck less.

 

 

This episode is also brought to you by Lynda.com. Lynda is an easy and affordable way for people to learn new skill sets in a wide array of fields. On Lynda, you can instantly access thousands of awesome courses created by experts in business, software, web development, graphic design and so much more. For an exclusive seven day free trial, visit lynda.com/nyrd.

Episode 2: Creating Ubiquity in Art with Carter Cleveland (Artsy)

 
 

In this episode I am joined by Carter Cleveland (CEO of Artsy). We discuss Carter's origin story, getting rejected from Y Combinator, proving his detractors wrong, Artsy's Art Genome Project, being guided by first principals, advice to first time art buyers, opening up art to the masses, and enjoying the moment in life. 

 

I am joined in Office Hours by Ryan Kulp from Artspot.io. Artspot is a service that helps artists sell their work in local venues and Ryan wrote in wanting to know the best ways he can best scale onboarding new venues.

 

Check out Carter's Wall Street Journal op-ed and Jonathan Meese's Artsy page (Carter's new favorite artist).

 

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This episode is brought to you by Squarespace! Squarespace is the all-in-one platform that makes it fast and easy to create your own professional website or online portfolio. This website is made with Squarespace and you should make yours with Squarespace too. Start with a free trial at Squarespace.com with no credit card required. When you’re ready to purchase a plan, get 10% off with the offer code NYRD!

 

This episode is also brought to you by Lynda.com. Lynda is an easy and affordable way for people to learn new skill sets in a wide array of fields. On Lynda, you can instantly access thousands of awesome courses created by experts in business, software, web development, graphic design and so much more. For an exclusive seven day free trial, visit lynda.com/nyrd.

Episode 1: Authenticity at Scale with Baratunde Thurston

 
 

In this episode I am joined by Baratunde Thurston. We discuss how Baratunde was able to create such a unique career path, stand-up comedy, perseverance, entrepreneurship, Cultivated Wit, the importance of STEM education, why comedy is an important communication tool, and authenticity.

 

I am joined in Office Hours by Jonathan Yarbor from NodecraftNodecraft is a company that creates and runs game servers and he wrote in wanting to know the best ways he can acquire new customers as a bootstrapped company.

 

Check out Cultivated Wit's music video for The Art of Blowing Minds: Why We Need More Teachers.

 

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This episode is brought to you by Squarespace! Squarespace is the all-in-one platform that makes it fast and easy to create your own professional website or online portfolio. This website is made with Squarespace and you should make yours with Squarespace too. Start with a free trial at Squarespace.com with no credit card required. When you’re ready to purchase a plan, get 10% off with the offer code NYRD!

 

This episode is also brought to you by Audible! Audible is the world’s leading provider of audiobooks, with over 150,000 titles to choose from. You can even get my book, Without Their Permission and How To Be Black by Baratunde Thurston. You can get a free audiobook and 30 day trial by going to audiblepodcast.com/nyrd