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Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson's show is a forum for having meaningful conversations about the passions, fears and problems of people from all walks of life. Guests talk about entrepreneurship, ultimate frisbee, finance and lifestyle design. Guests include Nathan Chan, Kevin Kelly, Bill Peduto, Morgan Housel, Noah Kagan, Tucker Max, and Barry Ritholtz.
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Mar 29, 2017

I wanted to reflect on what I’ve learned from 200 episodes of my podcast. I hope it helps you.

 

Let me know what you think.

 

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Mar 27, 2017

Steve Gordon is co-founder and President of Ultimate Xperience Ventures, LLC, a sports and entertainment holding company that owns a majority interest in the American Ultimate Disc League. Steve also serves as the AUDL League Commissioner.

Steve is also the managing partner of the Chicago Wildfire, Chicago's professional Ultimate Disc team that play in the 2013 season.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 62 where I first spoke with Commissioner Steve Gordon about joining the AUDL and expansion plans.

Mar 22, 2017

Kristin Lindeen is the daughter of author John Miller who wrote, QBQ! The Question Behind the Question. So growing up, Kristin was steeped in the QBQ! message of personal accountability. With this background, she is uniquely equipped to share it with others. Her clients include corporations, associations, schools, churches, and nonprofits.

Kristin holds an M.A. in Curriculum, Instruction and Corporate Education from Colorado Christian University, and enjoys delivering practical content to groups with a style that is energetic and fun. She is also certified to administer and facilitate the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and enjoys doing this with individuals and teams.

 

Kristen’s Challenge; Think of the person in your life who is frustrating you the most right now. Connect with them within the next 48 hours and ask them “What can I do to better understand you?”

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 187 with Grant Oliphant where we discuss building a more just society and transforming communities.

Mar 20, 2017

Jordan E. Goodman is “America’s Money Answers Man” and a nationally-recognized expert on personal finance. For 18 years, Jordan was on the editorial staff of Money magazine, where he served as Wall Street correspondent. While at Money, he reported and wrote on virtually every aspect of personal finance.

In addition, he served as weekly financial analyst on NBC News at Sunrise for 9 years and the daily business news commentator on Mutual Broadcasting System’s America in the Morning show for 8 years.

He is the author/co-author of 13 best-selling books on personal finance including Master Your Debt Fast Profits in Hard Times, Everyone’s Money Book, and Master Your Money Type.

 

Jordan’s Challenge; Start saving in your 401(k) right now and do so as aggressively as possible.

 

References

HELOC Home Repayment

Commercial Real Estate Income Funds

 

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If you liked this interview, check out all of my previous finance interviews.

Mar 15, 2017

Elaine Heney grew her Merch by Amazon business to 6 figures, selling over $128,295 with profit of $53,000 in her first 10 months . Elaine is the CEO of Merch Entrepreneur and host of the Merch Entrepreneur podcast.

 

Over the last 3 years, Elaine is also triple #1 best selling author, international keynote speaker, movie producer and Amazon FBA and Merch consultant. She has also published over 300 mobile apps across Amazon, Apple & Google, and enjoyed over 20 million app downloads and over 50 #1s worldwide.

 

Elaine’s Challenges

  1. Apply for the Amazon Merch Program
  2. Walk 10,000 steps ever day for a week and listen to business podcasts while you do it.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 123 with Tucker Max where we discuss best-selling books, entrepreneurship, and self-awareness.

Mar 13, 2017

Coming from a marketing and sales background, Felix was part of the founding teams behind the Next Gen Summit and Sup-X, where he ran the Marketing and Sales division. As a branding consultant, Felix worked with countless startups and has had #1 best selling product launches. A former trader, Hartmann is particularly excited about creating the most innovative Equity Crowdfunding Platform on the web.

 

When not running the show at FundThis as CEO, Hartmann is a rising fiction writer, who has been nominated for the Dragon Awards and dominated the Amazon Bestseller lists with his debut novel, Dark Age.

 

Felix’s Challenge; Get started. Set aside 1-2 hours in the next 48 hours to chase your dream. Cut out something less important.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 119 with Robin Hanson where we discuss a potential future where humans and computers merge.

Mar 8, 2017

Andrew Gardner was born and raised in northeast Ohio before moving to Pittsburgh in 2014, graduating from Miami University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Leadership & Management. His passion for working in sports started when as a Box Office Associate for a minor league baseball team, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a single-A affiliate for the Cleveland Indians in Niles, Ohio.

 

Andrew has also worked for Miami University's' Athletic Communications Department, planned, hosted, directed and coordinated a home ultimate tournament at my University, and even sold 50/50 raffle tickets for the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation on the side. He is motivated to bring that passion for ultimate and sports business to the city of Pittsburgh through the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds, a professional ultimate disc team he helped to create.

 

Anndrew’s Challenge; Undertake a project that you know nothing about.

 

Free Email at Zoho mail

 

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If you liked this interview, check out one of our many previous AUDL podcasts including episodes with commissioner Steve Gordon, Madison Radicals’ Tim DeByl, and Dallas Roughnecks Jim Gerenscer.

Mar 6, 2017

Graham Hill is the founder of LifeEdited, dedicated to helping people design their lives for more happiness with less stuff. When he started the company in 2010, it brought the ideas of his previous project, the eco-blog and vlog TreeHugger.com, into design and architecture.

 

Before Treehugger, Hill studied architecture and design (his side business is making those cool ceramic Greek coffee cups). His other company, ExceptionLab, is devoted to creating sustainable prototypes, like lamps made from recycled blinds and ultra-mod planters that are also air filters.

 

Hill is the author of a book called Weekday Vegetarian.

 

Check out

Graham’s NYT Op-ed & Graham’s TED talk

 

Graham’s THREE Challenges

  1. Organize an area with three boxes, Keep, Get Rid of, and Maybe. Keep the Maybe box for 3-6 months then get rid of everything you didn’t use.
  2. Use renewable, sustainable energy.
  3. Meatless weekdays

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 183 with Oliver Luckett where we discuss the modern world of social media and tech.

Mar 1, 2017

Alex Chua works at Ecolab as a Manager in Finance Planning and Analysis. Alex began his nonprofit experience at various organizations including College Houses in Austin, Junior Achievement, The Woodlands Marathon, The Houston Rodeo, and the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston as a part of his MBA.

 

As a kid, Alex developed a love of chess and became a chess master. He enjoys guitar, travel, and healthy eating. Alex is a certified public accountant in the state of Texas. His current interests include issues related to civil rights, independent journalism, and government oversight.

 

Book Recommendations

SuperForecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock

So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport

 

Anthony’s Challenge; This week, make a list of 5 causes you feel are most important to society. Cross out the cause you feel least passionate about. Keep crossing out causes until you have 1 or 2 remaining. Research existing local and national organizations that work on your cause and join.

 

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Chess


If you liked this interview, check out episode 162 with Kwame Christian where we discuss negotiation and making deals.

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