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Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson is the CEO of Piper Creative. On this show, you'll hear thoughtful, focused conversations with entrepreneurs, executives, and innovators. Guests include Nathan Chan, Kevin Kelly, Bill Peduto, Morgan Housel, Noah Kagan, Tucker Max, and Barry Ritholtz. This is the biggest business podcast in Pittsburgh.
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Aug 19, 2019

The best way to prepare to run your own startup is to learn from one of the best. Ajay Kori got to work under Marc Lore and learn from an eCommerce master before launching his own company. 

 

Ajay founded UrbanStems in 2014 to fix a flower delivery industry that was institutionally broken. The company offers same-day, on-demand delivery in New York & DC, while offering nationwide next-day shipping. 

 

The company has raised millions of dollars from top VC firms including SWaN & Legend, The Motley Fool, Kevin Plank & Under Armour, and NextGenVentures. 

 

In this discussion, you’ll hear Aaron & Ajay discuss the challenges associated with scaling a team, the meta-entrepreneurial skill set that can apply anywhere, and what was broken about the flower business.

 

Ajay’s Challenge; Keep a journal where you write down what you’re grateful for every day.

 

Connect with Ajay

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UrbanStems Website

ajay@urbanstems.com

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 340 with Craig Markovitz where we discuss building $300M in shareholder value, commercializing technology out of universities, and finding a purpose behind your business.

 

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Aug 12, 2019

How do you catalyze change within a large organization? Sarah Ahmad shares her insights from in the trenches.

 

Sarah is the senior VP of innovation and transformation strategy for Pittsburgh’s Highmark Health, a national health and wellness organization, and America’s second-largest integrated delivery and financing system. 

 

Sarah Ahmad leads Highmark Health’s effort to transform health care by developing innovative health solutions and value-based, high-quality health experiences for their customers and communities across the U.S.

 

Since joining Highmark Health in 2017, Sarah has evolved the Highmark Health VITAL Innovation Program into a revenue-generating test-and-learn platform that provides health solution companies, health plans and other stakeholders with robust evidence related to patient experience, care outcomes and cost impact. This means solutions can be covered and utilized faster—accelerating both their availability to patients and their adoption in the broader

healthcare marketplace.

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Vital Innovation Website

 

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Aug 5, 2019

David Passavant is the CEO of Numo, a subsidiary company of PNC Bank. Numo is tasked with funding innovative technologies that can meaningfully move PNC’s business forward.

 

In this conversation, Aaron interviews David about what life is life running a corporate-backed financial technology incubator in Pittsburgh and how David found his way into the role.

 

David has been the CEO of Numo for 2.5 years and has recently launched its first two products. Great episode for anyone interested in corporate innovation strategies and careers.

 

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David’s Challenge; Be an original thinker.

 

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Numo.com

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 356 with Toni Murphy where we discuss negotiating a large enterprise as you build your career. You might also like this interview with Joe Lubin, the co-founder of Ethereum, on the future of cryptocurrency and financial technologies.


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Jul 29, 2019

Lily D is an ASMR YouTuber. What does that mean? Listen to the podcast to find out. 

 

ASMR helps with anxiety and insomnia. Lily started making ASMR videos in 2013 and has racked up over 65 million views of her videos.

 

In this conversation, Aaron and Lily discuss how she got started, the positive & negative messages she receives, and what the future holds for a brand built around an individual.

 

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Lily’s Challenge; Try deleting Instagram (or your most used social network) for a week.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 386 with Jon Shanahan where we discuss men’s fashion, learning from working in a corporate environment, and how he’s built a YouTube following.

 

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Jul 22, 2019

Dave Nelsen has been a successful CEO in multiple businesses. Two of his startups, CoManage and TalkShoe, raised more than $70 million in angel and venture funding.

 

He has since moved into a full-time speaking career, traveling to country to share his perspective on Social Media for Business and Technology for Executives.

 

In this conversation, Dave and Aaron discuss how Dave went from a large corporation to a startup, where Dave found the ideas for his companies, and how he launched his speaking career.

 

Valuable listen for any aspiring entrepreneur. 

 

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Dave’s Challenge; Do more listening.

 

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Website

412-779-2788

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 362 with Jason Wolfe where we discuss multiple successful startups, investing, and leadership.


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Jul 15, 2019

Matt Stroud is the co-founder & CEO of Postindustrial Media. His new media startup is aiming to change the tenor of journalism in the Midwest.

 

He’s come a long way since founding a bimonthly magazine, called Deek, out of his basement apartment while enrolled full-time at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Matt has written short- and long-form journalism for Esquire, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, Politico, The New York Times, and Reuters, and held staff writer positions with the Associated Press and Bloomberg Businessweek. 

 

In this conversation, Matt & Aaron discuss new media, recruiting team members, and Matt’s reporting on policing technologies.


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Matt’s Challenge; Ignore political campaign polls and pay attention to where government dollars are spent.

 

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Twitter

Website

 

Matt’s Book

Thin Blue Lie: The Failure of High-Tech Policing by Matt Stroud

 

If you liked this interview, check out our interview with Todd Bishop about running a bootstrapped media business, our interview with Chance Humphrey about Instagram and photography, and our interview with Jon Shanahan about building a men’s fashion YouTube channel.

 

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Jul 8, 2019

In the past, magazines like Vogue & GQ were exclusively at the epicenter of fashion and style. They alone could play kingmaker to the tastes, trends, and brands clothing of an entire culture.

 

Today, the influence has been disseminated to a broad swath of creators and media outlets with their own perspective. Jon Shanahan saw this opportunity coming and has staked a claim with his brand, The Kavalier.

 

He started a YouTube channel more than 4 years ago and now creates content full-time reviewing menswear.

 

In this conversation, you’ll learn how Jon got started, the intentional approach he takes to his style, and the patience & discipline required to break through.


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Jon’s Challenge; Throw out the clothes in your wardrobe that you’re not excited about. Tailor the clothes that don’t fit just right.

 

Connect with Jon

Instagram

Website

The Kavalier on Youtube

Jon’s 2nd channel

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 318 with Brad Driscoll where we discuss building a following on Twitch, starting an SEO business, and the value of persistence.


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Our clients become better storytellers. 

 

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Jul 1, 2019

For half a century, women wore bras that had been designed by men. Sophia Berman knew there had to be a better way.

 

She’s spent that last 3 years launching and growing Trusst Lingerie, a company that has re-engineered the bra for larger-busted women.

 

In this conversation, Aaron and Sophia discuss what she’s learned about running a company, how 3-D printing failed to live up to the hype, and how to develop a product and take customer feedback.

 

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Sophia’s Challenge; Allocate some time every single day to learning something new.

 

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Facebook

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 36 with Sophia where we discussed her Kickstarter campaign and her vision for the company.


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Jun 24, 2019

We had a guest no-call/no-show. No fun.

 

HP & I made the best of it by recording a podcast reflecting on Piper Creative being 18 months old, our hardest days of the process, and how great our team is.

 

Hope you have a lovely day.

Jun 17, 2019

Zak Slayback returns to the podcast after a 317 episode hiatus. He’s here because he’s ready to help even more people with his new book, How to Get Ahead.

 

It builds off of Zak’s talk at the 2018 Going Deep Summit where he laid out his framework for building a great career from scratch.

 

Zak is a career building expert and a Principal at Peter Thiel-backed 1517 Fund.

 

He was one of LinkedIn’s most influential voices on education in 2015 and has been published in Newsweek, the New York Examiner, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Christian Science Monitor, the Foundation for Economic Education, among others.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 241 with Michael Gibson where we talk about the vision behind 1517 Fund and episode 226 with Ed Latimore where we discuss his writing, boxing, and pathway into running an online business.


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Jun 10, 2019

Barry Young used to be a pharmacist. Now he makes vodka and rum.

 

In this interview, you’ll hear how Barry transitioned out of corporate life, what makes some vodka better than others, and why he’s so passionate.

 

Barry’s company, Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries, is based in Glenshaw and has been around for about 10 years. Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka was awarded the Chairman’s Trophy from the Ultimate Spirits Challenge - the beverage industry's most coveted award.

 

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Barry’s Challenge; Buy a stranger a drink the next time you’re out.

 

Connect with Barry

Boyd & Blair Vodka Instagram

BLY Silver Rum Instagram

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 232 with Christian Simmons where we discuss disrupting state liquor stores, Christian’s humble beginning in sales, and how to run a great retail location.



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Jun 3, 2019

Kurt Schnieders has served as CIO of DICK’S Sporting Goods, L Brands and ING Latin America and worked internationally in corporate America for 35 years. As a steward of digital revolution in large organizations, he has overseen the creation and launch of websites taking in over 1 billion dollars in annual sales.   

 

Throughout his career, he has provided executive leadership, business strategy and technology solution delivery across multi-cultural landscapes, working in Dubai, India, Australia, Brazil, Argentina and Amsterdam.  

 

In this conversation, Aaron and Kurt discuss a career in IT, how drastically things have changed, and what the future might hold.

 

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Kurt’s Challenge; Read something different.

 

Connect with Kurt

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kurt@dickersoncreative.com

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 340 with Craig Markovitz where we discuss building a business valued over $250M, university technology transfer, and hard truths about entrepreneurship.


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Piper Creative creates podcasts, vlogs, and videos for companies. 

 

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May 27, 2019

Ever wonder how bills get passed and how policy gets changed? While elected officials and public servants hold a lot of power, lobbying firms like Wellington Strategies influence the government, too.

 

Joe Kuklis, the founder and president of Wellington Strategies, came on the podcast to talk about how his business works and the challenges of building a lobbying firm.

 

Joe focuses on helping small-to-medium-sized businesses to navigate the government marketplace in Washington and state capitols.

 

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Joe’s Challenge; Look at how federal, state, and local government affects your business and adjust your plan accordingly.

 

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Twitter

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 314 with John Dick where we discuss the next generation of polling, recruiting a team, and how to be empathetic to people with different political viewpoints.


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Piper Creative creates podcasts, vlogs, and videos for companies. 

 

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May 20, 2019

Yummyholic is a custom cookie & cupcake bakery with distinct, made-to-order designs.

 

Jasmine Cho, the founder, came on Going Deep to discuss her business and how baking can be more creative and therapeutic. She’s learned a lot through launching Yummyholic and you can learn from someone who’s been in the trenches.

 

Jasmine is currently working to pioneer research-based bake therapy by exploring baking as a form of art therapy.

 

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Jasmine’s Challenge; Find the thing you are both good at and enjoy doing.

 

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Twitter

Linkedin

Facebook

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 67 with Kit Mueller where we discuss Unstuck, supporting entrepreneurial communities, and his career.



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May 13, 2019

For the last few decades, “Human Resources” was responsible for getting the most out of workers. This meant optimizing for health plans, salaries, and interpersonal conflict.

 

Claude Silver believes there’s another way.

 

She leads with her heart and emotional optimism. She owns the onboarding, recruitment, retention, and graduation of all the people that come through VaynerMedia. She calls upon 20 years of guiding client relationships, global brand strategies, operations, and management at numerous Fortune 50 companies to lead and inspire.

 

In this conversation, Aaron and Claude discuss the day-to-day of her job, the design of her office, and how Vayner onboards new hires.

 

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Claude’s Challenge; Affirm someone verbally. Give them the gift of your attention.

 

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Instagram

Twitter

Claude's Podcast



If you liked this interview, check out episode 235 with Kim Scott where we discuss Radical Candor, effective leadership, and stories from Apple & Google.



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May 6, 2019

IAM Robotics named a new CEO in August 2018 and closed a $20M Series A that November. How have they managed so much upheaval? I decided to find out directly from Joel Reed

 

Joel is the CEO of IAM Robotics and calls upon 20 years of experience in strategic planning and business development to lead the company’s commercialization of its innovative products.

 

We discuss the fundraising process, how Joel came to join IAM Robotics, and how he recruits technical talent.

 

Joel previously worked to introduce the first commercially available autonomous mobile robots as a new class of manufacturing and warehouse AGVs to 3PL providers, integrators and clients such as GENCO, Supply Chain Management (Walmart Canada), Freightliner Trucks | Daimler and BMW Manufacturing. Joel started his career as a process and technology consultant at Ernst & Young (now Cap Gemini) and also led the commercialization of a 3D software tools company, which was acquired by Autodesk.

 

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Joel’s Challenge; At work, have a running or walking meeting.

 

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Twitter

 

Connect with IAM Robotics

Twitter

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 367 with Aaron Morris where we discuss computer vision, geospatial data, and how a technologist can learn enterprise sales.



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Apr 22, 2019

Joe Vennare was the 2nd keynote at the 2019 Going Deep Summit. He shared his story of transitioning from history teacher to serial entrepreneur. 

 

It's advice anyone can use. I'm so glad he shared his message at the Summit.

 

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Apr 8, 2019

Allen Gannett, the author of The Creative Curve, spoke at the 2019 Going Deep Summit about how to make moments of "creative genius" less random and more intentional. Most people want to know how to be more creative. Allen explains that thoughtful consumption is a key unlock for aspiring creatives.

 

Allen is the founder of TrackMaven and a bestselling author.

 

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Apr 1, 2019

Cooper Munroe, CEO of The Motherhood, was interviewed by Aaron Watson about the origins of influencer marketing, what the early days of blogging looked like, and how to communicate authentically with your stakeholders.

 

Cooper is an award-winning influencer marketing expert and her firm works with the largest consumer brands, nonprofits, and agencies in the world.

 

She is a specialist in maximizing the effectiveness of campaigns, the reach of content, and measuring the results. She got her start when she began blogging in the early 2000s and saw the power of new media to create change and nurture movements.



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Cooper’s Challenge; Go and visit a new neighborhood in your city.

 

Mentioned

Bowling Alone

 

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Instagram

Twitter

cooper@motherhood.com

 

Connect with The Motherhood

Instagram

Twitter

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 349 with Bri Conley where we discuss selling clothing on Instagram, building a boutique, and staying on trend.

 

You can also check out episode 361 with Jason Wolfe where we discuss teaching himself to code, founding multiple successful startups, and treating your employees well.



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Mar 25, 2019

Being a refugee in a new country can be scary, confusing, and lonely. While there are agencies in the US that help refugees with resettlement during the first 3 months, resource constraints leave them unable to assist past that point.

 

Sloane Davidson created Hello Neighbor to help connect refugees with friends and mentors in their community who can be a sustainable support system.

 

The families Hello Neighbor supports all have kids under 18 in the home. Mentors range from young professionals to families and seniors, making Hello Neighbor a family-focused volunteer opportunity.

 

In this interview, Aaron and Sloane discuss common things refugees need help with, how her organization has grown so quickly, and why she was inspired to start this organization.


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Sloane’s Challenge; Find one way to feel uncomfortable.

 

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Twitter

Instagram

Linkedin

 

Connect with Hello Neighbor

Facebook

Instagram

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 317 with Tammy Thompson where we discuss poverty, homelessness, and the importance of social cohesion.


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Mar 18, 2019

Dr. Christopher Howard is the eighth president of Robert Morris University. A university with more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs , more than 5,000 students, and a 100 year history.

 

In this conversation, Chris and Aaron discuss the future of college, timeless leadership lessons, and Dr. Howard’s background.

 

Dr. Howard is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Rhodes Scholar, and a graduate of both the University of Oxford & the Harvard Business School.

 

He also offers an excellent challenge at the end of the conversation.

 

Resources Mentioned

What Happens Now? by John Hillen

RMU 100

 

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Chris’s Challenge; Don’t become Glib.

 

Connect with Chris

Twitter

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 361 with Jason Wolfe where we discuss leadership, entrepreneurship, and how to build a great team.



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Mar 11, 2019

What does it take to become the top referred real estate agent on Zillow? A lot of reviews and hustle.

 

Brian Teyssier shared his perspective on the industry during a riveting 30-minute conversation at his home in Mount Washington. Brian has worked with some of the top real estate coaches in the business and has some seriously impressive stats.

 

He's surpassed $19 million in volume in both 2017 & 2018. He's accrued 333 reviews on Zillow.

 

As Brian battles to the top of the luxury home market, he runs a lean and digital practice. You’ll be blown away at his story of selling a house for more than $500,000 without ever meeting the owner in person.

 

In this conversation, Aaron and Brian also discuss how he got started flipping houses, how he goes above and beyond with his open houses, and where the industry is headed.

 

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Brian’s Challenge; Push yourself out of your comfort zone.

 

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Facebook

Instagram

Linkedin

Youtube

Twitter

 

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Mar 10, 2019

Piper Creative Director of Operations Tori Meglio joins me on the podcast to discuss how Linkedin has transformed our business in the last year.

 

Here's our new podcast.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-piper-podcast/id1454137800?mt=2

Mar 4, 2019

Restaurants are a brutal business. It’s worth studying those that succeed.

 

Nick Bogacz is the Founder of Caliente Pizza & Draft House. He opened his first location in fall of 2012 and has grown quickly to open four more locations.

 

Prior to that, he spent over a decade in the industry, starting as a delivery driver in 1996. He went on to lead sales at multiple corporate pizza chains and learn the pizza business inside and out.

 

His company now employs more than 185 people and has been recognized at the World Championships at the Las Vegas Pizza Expo.

 

In this conversation, Aaron and Nick discuss how Nick earned his education in the pizza business, why Caliente also serves numerous craft beers, and the critical importance of experience.

 

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Nick’s Challenge; Make a pizza in your home.

 

Connect with Nick

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

thepizzaequation.com

pizzadrafthouse@gmail.com

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 365 with Jordan Robarge where we discuss buying a diner, employing marginalized communities, and starting a food truck.



Books Mentioned

Guerilla Marketing by Jay Levinson

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The Pizza Bible by Tony Gemignani

 

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