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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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May 30, 2018

In this episode of #PiperAnswers, we touch on a few topics that frankly, most entrepreneurs would think are too tedious or boring to share. We also talk about our editing process and how much time we actually spend working on Piper.

 

How did you incorporate your business?

What did you use to set up your website?

What is Hannah's editing process?

How many hours per week do you spend on your own content?

How much do you allocate to extra projects?

How many side projects are you operating?

Do you work with contractors?

 

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May 28, 2018

When you think of a polling company, you probably think of Nielsen or Gallup. John Dick is going to change that.

 

As the Founder and CEO of CivicScience, John is building a modern consumer and media analytics company based in Pittsburgh. He and his team are reinventing consumer polling for a digital and mobile-first environment.

 

We discuss how polling has gotten more difficult as media and telecommunications have become more fragmented, the challenges of hiring technical and marketing talent, and how looking at the data has made John more empathetic.

 

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John’s Challenge; Get out of your tribe. Your surroundings are too curated.

 

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Mentioned

Episode 303 with Luke Skurman of Niche.com

Episode 248 with Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

 

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If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, check out interviews with Mark Leslie about building Veritas to $1 billion in value and Darrin Grove about servant leadership and reinvention.


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May 23, 2018

Lynsie Campbell is the founder of LaneSpotter, a navigation tool that helps cyclists find safe routes. It’s the result of her avid cycling habit and DNA as a “serial entrepreneur.”

 

She started LaneSpotter after a ride with her then one-year-old son, who was strapped into a seat on her bike.

 

Campbell previously co-founded of the online ticketing platform ShowClix. She also started a dog walking business while living in San Francisco for a few years.

 

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Lynsie’s Challenge; Get on a bike. Explore somewhere new.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out previous interviews with entrepreneurs like Nisha Blackwell, Darrin Grove, and Christian Simmons.



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May 21, 2018

In this episode, we discuss where Pittsburgh has been and where it’s going.

 

Bill Flanagan is the Chief Corporate Relations Officer for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. Bill guides the development of regional and organizational messaging strategy and supervises Investor Relations activities, including membership development and fundraising.

 

An experienced broadcast journalist, Bill has told the story of the transformation of the economy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for more than 30-years. He serves as host and producer of “Our Region’s Business,” a weekly business public affairs program on WPXI-TV. As President of The Pittsburgh G-20 Partnership in 2009, Bill helped to organize the public/private partnership of organizations from across southwestern Pennsylvania that came together to welcome the world for the Summit.

 

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Bill’s Challenge; Take ownership and agency of making your community better. Meet someone new from a different background, hometown, or industry. Make a personal connection.

 

Mentioned in the Episode

Posturetalk, Powertalk, Babytalk and Gametalk

When we First Pitched Bill

 

 

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May 16, 2018

Jay is COO of The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM). ARM is an independent non-profit that won an $80 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to become the leading catalyst of robotics innovation and expertise to accelerate growth in US-based manufacturing and the high value careers.

 

It is also supported by an additional $173 million in commitments from more than 100 members and partners in industry, academia, technology, government and economic development groups.

 

We discuss how ARM is deploying its capital, the challenges associated with bringing more manufacturing jobs back to America, and the limitations of modern robotics technologies.

 

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Jay’s Challenge; Consider jobs in advanced manufacturing.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 297 with Jorgen Pedersen where we discuss robots taking human jobs and episode 304 with Neil Ashbaugh about training the next generation of manufacturing workers.



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May 14, 2018

Stephen Warley teaches people the life skills that matter for business.

 

My mission is to relieve people of their work anxieties by empowering them to design their own work.

 

The evolutionary fear of losing the acceptance of others is often more powerful than the desire to strike out on our own. He sees his job as empowering his readers to stop living up to the ideals of others and to start living up to their own ideals.

 

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Stephen’s Challenge; Find 30 minutes to set aside every week for yourself. YOU are your most important client.

 

Books Mentioned

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 216 with Noah Kagan where we discuss being #30 at Facebook, the importance of doing work with purpose, and learning ultimate frisbee.



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May 11, 2018

Instead, he’d prefer to offer his perspective. He’s built a $40,000,000 real estate portfolio through hard work, persistence, and patience. Being raised by a single parent in a two bedroom, low income apartment in Mt. Oliver doesn’t usually breed success, but Joe Calloway’s story is anything but usual. Joe went from those unfortunate circumstances to being the largest single family home buyer in Pittsburgh.

 

With little direction in life and few marketable skills, Joe enlisted in the US Navy in 1997. Using his military reenlistment bonus, Joe bought his first property in 2004. For his early projects he served as investor, contractor, designer, and property manager, giving him first-hand experience which proved to be invaluable.

 

Joe formed RE360 in 2009 and has grown the company’s rental portfolio to 270 units with a monthly gross rental income of $229,000. 2014 alone saw the rags-to-riches Calloway invest $5 million and purchase 72 homes, making him the largest housing buyer in Pittsburgh for the second year in a row. Not bad for the poor kid from Mt. Oliver.

 

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Joe’s Challenge; Don’t rely on traditional sources if you are unhappy with your current position. If you want something great, you have to make it yourself and get creative.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out my other interviews with people making moves in the city of Pittsburgh, like Bill Peduto and Grant Oliphant.



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May 7, 2018

Dinesh is a self-professed technophile, in addition to a speaker, mentor, and entrepreneur. He has taken part in three separate companies getting acquired, the third for over $200 million dollars. These days he stays busy investing, mentoring, and sharing wisdom.

 

He initially went to university for sciences, which lead him to a career in software. It wasn’t long before he realized that his pay would hit a ceiling. He saw the sales guys driving Porsches and Jaguars—and wanted in. Little did he know that his passions were in unlocking a business' potential, which goes far beyond the sale.

 

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Dinesh’s Challenge; Count your “I can’t”s over the course of one week, then work to change one to “I can”.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 118 with Kevin Kelly where we discuss the technological trends that will shape our future.

May 2, 2018

Bill Laboon is currently teaching Software Quality Assurance, Software Engineering, and the Computer Science Capstone course at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, he advises numerous students for projects, independent research, and their academic and professional careers.

 

He prepares students to develop high-quality software in a "real-world" environment. That real world is fast including more and more cryptocurrencies.

 

In this discussion, we cover the basics of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Monero, Ripple, Dash, and Bitcoin Cash.

 

Great primer for those just learning about cryptocurrencies beyond Bitcoin.

 

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Bill’s Book

Strength in Numbers: A Novel of Cryptocurrency by Bill Laboon

 

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If you liked this interview, check out all of our previous episodes with creators, builders, and influencers in the blockchain space.



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