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Come trovare nuove idee per un blog aziendale
Merita Business Podcast
A corto di spunti per i prossimi post? Ecco qui 5 consigli davvero pratici per trovare l'ispirazione per il blog aziendale.Questa volta abbiamo inserito davvero tanti strumenti che potranno esservi utili ogni volta dovrete preparare il piano editoriale e sarete a corto di idee.Quante volte capita di non sapere cosa scrivere sul blog aziendale. A volte si tratta proprio del blocco dello scrittore, altre volte basta usare gli strumenti giusti per recuperare entusiasmo e focus.Giada e io ci siamo fatti così una chiacchierata su questo tema condividendo tutti i trucchi e gli strumenti che usiamo per ritrovare l'ispirazione.Potete ascoltare la puntata oppure andare leggere qui sotto la trascrizione.Continua su:http://www.MERITA.BIZ/116### PODCAST ###HTTP://www.MERITA.BIZ/PODCAST Sottoscrivi il podcast su: iTunes: Stitcher: Spreaker: Soundcloud: ##### WWW.MERITA.BIZ #####
#157: The Importance of Being Dirty: Lessons from Mike Rowe
The Tim Ferriss Show
"Just because you love something doesn’t mean you can’t suck at it." - Mike Rowe Mike Rowe (@mikeroweworks) is perhaps the best storyteller and pitchman I've ever had on the show. You may know Mike Rowe as the host of Dirty Jobs. Mike Rowe is a TV host, writer, narrator, producer, actor and spokesman. His performing career began in 1984 when he faked his way into the Baltimore Opera to get his union card and meet girls, both of which he accomplished during a performance of Rigoletto. His transition to television occurred in 1990 when — to settle a bet — he auditioned for the QVC Shopping Channel and was promptly hired after talking about a pencil for nearly eight minutes. There, he worked the graveyard shift for three years, until he was ultimately fired for making fun of products and belittling viewers. Why listen to this episode? You will learn: Secrets of the perfect pitch How Mike flew around the world for free (until he got caught) Why to pursue opportunity instead of passion How being different can help you win in business and life The business of Mike Rowe Favorite books, voice-over artists, and much, much more... Enjoy! Show notes and links for this episode can be found at This podcast is brought to you by Audible. I have used Audible for years and I love audio books. I have two to recommend: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Vagabonding by Rolf Potts All you need to do to get your free 30-day Audible trial is go to Choose one of the above books, or choose between more than 180,000 audio programs. That could be a book, a newspaper, a magazine, or even a class. It's that easy. Go to and get started today. Enjoy! This podcast is also brought to you by MeUndies. Have you ever wanted to be as powerful as a mullet-wearing ninja from the 1980’s, or as sleek as a black panther in the Amazon? Of course you have, and that’s where MeUndies comes in. I’ve spent the last six months wearing underwear from these guys 24/7, and they are the most comfortable and colorful underwear I’ve ever owned. Their materials are 2x softer than cotton, as evaluated using the Kawabata method. Check out to see my current faves (some are awesomely ridiculous, like the camo).***For show notes and past guests, please visit up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at transcripts of episodes, go to in sponsoring the podcast? Visit and fill out the form.Discover Tim’s books: Tim:Twitter: Instagram: YouTube:
E06 Edith Harbaugh – LaunchDarkly - 14 minutes of SaaS
14 Minutes of SaaS - founder stories on business, tech and life
Edith Harbaugh, CEO and co-founder of LaunchDarkly, adores software so much that she’s built a product that helps other companies build better software. She also writes, codes, podcasts, runs ultramarathons and mentors startups while running a Silicon Valley star scale-up. Her company is less than 4 years old and has raised over $32m “When you’re outside your mind starts to make connections because you’re not staring at a screen.”
E05 Eilon Reshef – Gong - 14 minutes of SaaS
14 Minutes of SaaS - founder stories on business, tech and life
Eilon Reshef, Co-founder and CTO at Gong, talks about his conversational intelligence platform for helping sales teams converse more effectively. Gong was founded founded in 2015 and has raised $26 million in investment. Eilon also reflects on AI and data ownership. “I can’t recall a King who suddenly decided he doesn’t want to be a King anymore …. Kings are gonna take as much tax as they can and these guys are gonna take as much of our privacy as they can.”
E07 Ron Palmeri – Layer, Prism Skylabs - 14 minutes of SaaS
14 Minutes of SaaS - founder stories on business, tech and life
Ron Palmeri is Founder and CEO of Layer and Founder of Prism Skylabs. Layer has raised about $30 million in 5 years for its toolkit for building better conversations through messaging. Prism Skylabs has raised $24M in less than 7 years to bring physical spaces online – it’s a video intelligence platform that transforms security cameras into data sources for business analytics. Like Algolia’s Nicolas Dessaigne, Ron is excited about the evolution of conversational ininterfaces. “Mobile is rewiring our brain. All of that is going to get fundamentally remade through what we call conversational interfaces.”
E04 Rick Stollmeyer – MINDBODY - 14 minutes of SaaS
14 Minutes of SaaS - founder stories on business, tech and life
Rick Stollmeyer is Co-founder and CEO at MINDBODY, the largest platform on the planet for the health and wellness industry. He started this in his garage in 2001. Rick feels people have a duty of care to themselves, their loved ones and society to improve their own health. The emotional, personal time, productivity and financial hit caused by unnecessarily shortened healthspans is enormous. This episode is a little different for a couple of reasons. It’s the only company in series 1 over a decade old – post IPO with a market value of $2 Billion. The interview was conducted just offstage in the WebSummit before Rick was about to speak – so watch out for the abrupt end! “Everything in life gets better when you take care of yourself.”
E01 Mada Seghete – Branch - 14 minutes of SaaS
14 Minutes of SaaS - founder stories on business, tech and life
Mada Seghete, Co-Founder and Head of Mobile Marketing, discusses Branch, a linking infrastructure for apps and the mobile web. Branch was founded founded in 2014 and has raised $113 million in investment. She talks about her vision for Branch becoming the conduit that effortlessly takes users to the content they want. She shares future visions of a seamlessly connected digital world and VR, and talks about building community. She also shares memories of her imaginary competitor! “I’m a mobile gamer … I’m always addicted to one game … you play very differently when you have only one life left“
We're Saying Merry Christmas Again In The Office
Work Trap
On this episode we get the grinch (Harry) to tell us everything he hates about the holidays. We discuss our love of Christmas music, cookies, and sweaters. We'll also tell you what you should and shouldn't do at your work's holiday party. Very exciting stuff, folks. Towards the end Andy makes up a winter holiday.
E02 Nicolas Dessaigne – Algolia - 14 minutes of SaaS
14 Minutes of SaaS - founder stories on business, tech and life
Nicolas Dessaigne, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, chats about Algolia, his platform for building search into your business. Algolia was founded founded in 2012 and has raised $74 million in investment. He discusses the importance of APIs, conversational interfaces and a special focus on developer experience. Nicolas is obsessed with promoting a positive company culture and he believes in always striving for authenticity. “Sometimes when you have a problem or a bug, it’s an opportunity to shine … you need to care about the culture you create“
E03 Polina Montano – Job Today - 14 minutes of SaaS
14 Minutes of SaaS - founder stories on business, tech and life
Polina Montano, Co-Founder & COO, explains why she set up Job Today, which sets out to bring new levels of efficiency and immediacy to hiring across high staff-turnover industries like retail and hospitality. Job Today launched it’s viral app in 2015, and has raised $65 million for it’s mission already. She talks about the ‘crazy’ invisible offline nature of local jobs, video cover letters and the increasing need for companies to focus on developing a positive internal culture. “We really believe that people are much more than their resumes“
Let's talk about your performance
Work Trap
We finally found someone to join the show as a guest! During this one hour session we'll not only berate the guest for not bringing alcohol and snacks, but we'll also discuss performance management, underperforming employees, and finding qualified candidates.  If you have any ideas for future shows, please let us know on twitter:
Why I love my job
Work Trap
So, this is an odd one for us. We have a guest on this episode talking about things he loves about his job. We end up going on a tangent and start talking about AI and machine learning... Also towards the end of the episode we almost have an epiphany and realize that we may actually *like* our jobs. We promise to never do this again.   Twitter: Instagram:
Personality is key
Work Trap
As the title says, personality at work is key. Is the way we are at work the true us? Does the previous sentence make sense? Can you make friends at work? All of these questions are somewhat explained in this episode.   Twitter: Instagram:
#778: What the Falcon's Up With Qatar?
Planet Money
Qatar was on top of the world. Seemingly overnight, it became a pariah. On this episode, we drill into a rift years in the making: It's a tale of falcons, kidnapping, and a glowing Saudi Arabian orb.
Our Company Has Problems
StartUp Podcast
It's the spring of 2018, four years after Alex and Matt launched Gimlet, and things are not going well. Audiences are flat, ad sales are flagging, and the company is burning through cash at an alarming rate. And with all of those pressures, Alex and Matt have started to fight.
Whole Foods Market: John Mackey
How I Built This with Guy Raz
In 1978, college drop-out John Mackey scraped together $45,000 to open his first health food store, "Safer Way." A few years later he co-founded Whole Foods Market — and launched an organic food revolution that helped change the way Americans shop. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," how Kyle Ewing created waterproof paper through his company TerraSlate.
Five Guys: Jerry Murrell
How I Built This with Guy Raz
Jerry Murrell's mother used to tell him, you can always make money if you know how to make a good burger. In 1986 — after failing at a number of business ideas — Murrell opened a tiny burger joint in Northern Virginia with his four sons. Five Guys now has more than 1,400 locations worldwide and is one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in America. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," how Aiden Emilio and her husband created RexSpecs — UV-protecting goggles for dogs.
TOMS: Blake Mycoskie
How I Built This with Guy Raz
Blake Mycoskie started and sold four businesses before age 30. But only in Argentina did he discover the idea he'd want to pursue long term. After seeing a shoe drive for children, he came up with TOMS — part shoe business, part philanthropy. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," how a long-haired Southern Californian, Chris Healy, co-founded The Longhairs and created special hair ties for guys.
Are jorts business casual?
Work Trap
In this episode we focus on the office environment. Topics include office politics, dress code, and the office layout. Due to the nature of the content we had to beep out some audio to protect the listeners from our stupidity. 
#943: Unicorn Cowboy
Planet Money
The risk-addicted investor who made WeWork possible and changed the way startups work. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
#136: Naval Ravikant on Happiness Hacks and The 5 Chimps Theory
The Tim Ferriss Show
When a guest is nominated for "Podcast of the Year," that's usually a good sign to bring them to the show for more. That's why Naval Ravikant (@naval) is back, and this time, he's answering your questions. For those of you that missed round 1, Naval is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He has invested in more than 100 companies, including more than a few “unicorn” mega-successes. Maybe most importantly, he has developed a diverse set of skills and knowledge that are invaluable. Even if you have no interest in startups or investing, this will be well worth your time. In this episode, Naval answers your top 10 questions from Reddit, including topics such as, Artificial intelligence Most recommended books Happiness hacks Conflict resolution Startup tips And much, much more... Enjoy these fascinating insights from Naval. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at This podcast is also brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my good investor friends in Silicon Valley have millions of their own money in Wealthfront. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams. Check out, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it.  Well worth a few minutes: This podcast is brought to you by Athletic Greens. I get asked all the time, “if you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is, inevitably, Athletic Greens. It is my all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it in The 4-Hour Body and did not get paid to do so. Get 50% off your order at Athletic  
Where do you see yourself in 5 years
Work Trap
Well, this is a loaded episode! It's all about finding a job: creating a resume, applying, interviewing, and the best way to eat a pizza! Spoiler alert: applying for a job pretty much sucks, almost as much as a phone interview. 
Cultivating a Startup Mindset—with Cole Raven
Men On Purpose Podcast
Cole Raven truly embodies the entrepreneurial spirit. He knew he wasn’t meant to be in a 9-to-5 desk job, working for somebody else. He’d always had a passion for travel and independence and building his own thing. So, when the opportunity came to leave his W-2 and commit fully to the startup he’d cofounded, the decision was easy. Cole is the cofounder of Podchaser, the leading podcast directory and destination for podcast discovery, ratings and reviews, creator credits, playlists and search. The startup was founded in 2016 by a small team of podcast enthusiasts, with the goal of creating the ultimate, platform-agnostic database. Cole’s independent spirit extends to his lifestyle; he is currently training for obstacle course races and traveling the country full-time in an RV! In addition, Cole earns passive income as the owner of five Airbnb properties. On this episode of Men on Purpose, Cole joins Emerald to explain how the lack of discoverability called Cole and his cofounders to serve the podcasting community. He shares the Podchaser origin story, discussing how the team formed through a Reddit forum, how they knew they had a good business concept, and what they did to raise $500K in seed funding in eight months. Listen in for Cole’s insight on using Podchaser to find and share shows that fit your podcast personality and learn how to take small steps every day to become the person you want to be! What You Will Learn How the lack of discoverability called Cole to serve podcasters How the Podchaser team formed through a Reddit forum How the Podchaser team raised $500K in eight months Podchaser’s plans to monetize through a SaaS subscription model Cole’s role at Podchaser in marketing and product development How Cole’s entrepreneurial mindset prepared him to quit his 9-to-5 What inspired Cole to earn passive income through Airbnb The impetus for Cole and his wife to travel the country in an RV Cole’s invitation for listeners to create a user profile on Podchaser The consistency and commitment it takes to stay fit and healthy Connect with Cole Raven Podchaser Connect with Emerald GreenForest Creative Age Consulting Group Emerald’s Website Emerald on LinkedIn Emerald on Twitter Emerald on Instagram Email: Resources Reddit Airbnb This episode is sponsored by the Creative Age Consulting Group. Men - Is it time NOW for you to make your mark? Visit to apply for an invitation-only consultation.
FYU 015- Bradley Davis of Podchaser
Eff Your Unicorn
Podchaser is a start-up in Louisville, a sexy effing Unicorn, and a database of podcasts that users can review, share, and rate. It’s gonna be a thing, and I’m pumped to have the CEO with us at Open Coffee Louisville for FYU’s first LIVE SHOW!!! Like pooping in Hyrule, here’s the link dump: Find us on facebook! and if you wanna be super cool, support us on Patreon. 
7AM Staff Meeting
Work Trap
Welcome to Work Trap, a podcast where we talk about things we hate about our jobs. Whether you work in corporate, retail, or wherever there are always things you may not enjoy about work.  Sit back, kick up your feet, take your blood pressure medication and join us on this journey!   Twitter: