Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, and the Founder of both Millennial Branding and Workplace Trends.
An interview with Ben Horowitz about how entrepreneurs should prepare for pitch meetings, what all successful entrepreneurs have in common, what he’s learned about leadership from historical figures, how to find the right career and his best career advice. Welcome to the 66th episode of 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel. As your host, my goal is to curate the best advice from the world’s smartest and most interesting people by asking them just 5 questions. This episodes guest: My guest today is the co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, Ben Horowitz. Born in London, England, Ben was raised in California. He graduated from Columbia University with a BA in computer science then got his master’s in computer science from UCLA. From there, Ben had his first job at Silicon Graphics before joining Netscape founder Marc Andreessen as a product manager. When Netscape was acquired by AOL, Ben became AOL’s Vice President of eCommerce. He and Marc left Netscape to co-found Loudcloud eventually taking it public and transforming it into enterprise software company Opsware. Ben grew the company to over $100 million in annual revenue before selling it to HP for $1.6 billion. Once he left, he joined forces again with Marc to create venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, which has invested in Box, Facebook, Slack, Instagram, and Airbnb. I caught up with Ben for this podcast to hear his perspectives on raising capital, leadership, choosing the right career and to learn about his new book “What You Do Is Who You Are”. The 5 questions I ask in this episode: What should entrepreneurs do to prepare for a pitch meeting with you and what are your criteria for which companies you invest in? What do all successful entrepreneurs have in common? What have you learned from studying successful leaders of the past and present on how to create a highly engaging and productive organization that lasts? How do you align what you do, and who you are with the right company? What is your best piece of career advice? Follow Ben’s journey: Company Book Twitter Instagram Facebook LinkedIn
An interview with Kris Jenner about why she thinks Keeping up with the Kardashians is so appealing, how she decides what business opportunities to take, the role social media plays in her life, her typical day and what she hopes her family achieves. Welcome to the 65th episode of 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel. As your host, my goal is to curate the best advice from the world’s smartest and most interesting people by asking them just 5 questions. This episodes guest: My guest today is TV star and entrepreneur, Kris Jenner. Born in San Diego, California, Kris’s first job was as a flight attendant for American Airlines, which was around the same time when she married Robert Kardashian and had four children: Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Rob. After getting divorced thirteen years later, she got remarried to retired Olympian Bruce Jenner and had two more daughters in Kendall and Kylie. Then in 2007, she met Ryan Seacrest and launched the E! TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which has become one of the longest-running reality TV shows in history. Kris manages the family’s multi-billion-dollar brand, which includes clothing lines, mobile apps, cosmetics, books, shows, and merchandise. When it comes to getting and monetizing attention, she is a mastermind! In this podcast from an interview I did with Kris back in 2012, we learn more about her priorities, mindset and how she does business. The 5 questions I ask in this episode: What do you think was most appealing about “Keeping up with the Kardashians” when you first launched it? How did you decide what opportunities were best for your brand? What role does social media play in your life, both personally and professionally? Does it help you grow your business or inspire episodes of your show? What does your typical day look like? What are the biggest challenges in managing your family members’ careers and what do you hope they will achieve? Follow Kris’s journey: Book Twitter Instagram Facebook
An interview with David Meerman Scott about being a successful author, why entrepreneurs should focus on community building, what he learned from his daughter, his view on the top marketing trends and his best career advice. Welcome to the 64th episode of 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel. As your host, my goal is to curate the best advice from the world’s smartest and most interesting people by asking them just 5 questions. This episodes guest: My guest today is author, speaker, and marketing strategist, David Meerman Scott. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, David graduated from Kenyon College with a BA in economics. He had multiple jobs as a clerk on Wall Street before working at publisher Knight Ridder in their online newsroom. David moved back from Boston to join Desktop Data, which was acquired by NewsEdge Corporation then sold to Thompson Reuters. Throughout his early experiences in the publishing world, he learned the power of using content to drive customers. David’s ideology of using social media, blogs, and podcasts to earn attention, instead of buying it, become the basis for his book “The New Rules of Marketing & PR”. The success of the book led to a global speaking career, an advisory position at Hubspot and a series of other books, including his latest entitled “Fanocracy”. David was an early mentor of mine back in 2009 when I was publishing my first book and has been at the forefront of the latest marketing trends for decades. That’s why I was excited to speak with him for this podcast episode. The 5 questions I ask in this episode: When people ask me for my best advice on book publishing, I refer them to what you told me before my first book, Me 2.0, was published 10 years ago. You suggested that I should market, promote and sell the book without relying on the publisher. Can you explain how being accountable in this way has helped you achieve success? Why should every entrepreneur focus on purpose, values, and community not just selling products and services? How can they make this shift if they aren’t currently doing it? You co-authored Fanocracy with your daughter. What have you learned from each other that has made you a better marketer and her a better student? Throughout your 25-year career in the marketing field, you’ve been at the forefront of some of the biggest trends like the rise of social media. What are some marketing tools, strategies, and techniques that you would recommend to people looking to build their brand? What is your best piece of career advice? Follow David’s journey: Website Book Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Facebook
An interview with Flea how the relationship he had with his mom affected future relationships, why his stepfather was a blessing and a curse, why he views his friends as his family, how vulnerability has been his strength and his best career advice. Welcome to the 63rd episode of 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel. As your host, my goal is to curate the best advice from the world’s smartest and most interesting people by asking them just 5 questions. This episodes guest: My guest today is the bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Michael Peter Balzary was nicknamed Flea as a teenager based on his inability to sit still. After moving to California, he attended Fairfax High School, where he started his lifelong friendship with Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis. Originally a jazz trumpet player, Flea later was introduced to rock music and the bass guitar by Hillel Slovak. Flea co-founded the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1984 and since then they have released 11 studio albums that have sold over 80 million copies worldwide. In 2012, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Flea as the second-best bassist of all time. Flea is also the co-founder of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit music education organization for underprivileged children. I was very excited to speak to Flea about his relationships, life experiences and views that he wrote about in his new memoir “Acid for the Children” for this podcast. Video interview from Hachette’s New York City offices: The 5 questions I ask in this episode: You said in the book that you don’t have a deep relationship with your mom growing up. How did that impact your relationships as you aged? Your stepfather was a blessing and a curse for you. Can you share some of the lessons learned from your experiences with him? Growing up, why did you see your friends like your family? Why do you view vulnerability as a strength instead of weakness? What is your best piece of career advice? Follow Flea’s journey: Book Twitter Instagram Facebook
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Location
New York, NY, USA
Episode Count
68
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
11 hours, 30 minutes
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