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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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Feb 20, 2019

Teresa Huber is the CEO of Intervala, a full-service manufacturer that produces customized electronic and electromechanical solutions for the industrial, medical, and transportation sectors.

 

She has led Intervala since it’s inception in January 2016 and is responsible for leading the company’s strategic direction and long-term growth. Teresa was named 2018 CEO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council.

 

Teresa previously served as chief executive officer for TMG Electronics and chief operating officer of Pinnacle Electronics.

 

In this conversation, Aaron and Teresa discuss how to establish a healthy company culture, where Teresa went to raise funding for Intervala, and why thinking long-term is a strategic advantage.

 

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Teresa’s Challenge; Don’t accept the status quo.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 131 with Larry Gioia where we discuss how to end transactional networking and start connecting.


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Feb 18, 2019

Nick Merich has been an entrepreneur for a while. As a kid, he’s ring doorbells and ask to mow lawns for money.

 

Today, he DMs the world’s biggest music artist to educate them about his service, Songlink.

 

Songlink empowers musicians to share their music more efficiently with platform-agnostic links.

 

In this discussion, Aaron and Nick talk about the disintermediation of the music industry, how Nick DMs dozens of artists every day, and why they’ve stayed bootstrapped.



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Nick’s Challenge; Meditate Everyday.

 

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Feb 13, 2019

Courtney Ehrlichman is an expert in mobility and specializes in advising economic development organizations, startup founders, venture capitalists, and government agencies. Her job requires fluency in new modalities of mobility, connected/autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, and smart city applications.

 

Her background is extensive.

 

She designed and implemented Carnegie Mellon University’s Smart Mobility Challenge in Southwestern PA, matching identified mobility needs of local municipalities with researchers and technologists.

 

We talk about the wide range of considerations leaders and innovators need to take to steward a better future for all.

  

Courtney’s Challenge; Think about how much real estate is occupied by concrete & asphalt and how to re-use it.

 

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Autonomy by Lawrence D Burns

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro  

 

We’ve interviewed a number of the most influential transportations entrepreneurs and innovators

 

Bryan Salesky - Argo Ai

Mark DeSantis - RoadBotics

Griffin Schultz - Rapid Flow Technologies

Ryan Green - Gridwise

 

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Feb 11, 2019

Aaron Morris is a roboticist and computer vision expert working on his third startup.

 

After earning a PHD from Carnegie Mellon University, Aaron has spent his career in the world of autonomous robots, mapping, perception, computer vision, planning systems and machine learning. His career has placed him in companies at varying sizes and stages where he has launched products, raised venture investment, and built products.

 

His second startup, AllPoint Systems was acquired by Autodesk, which led to Aaron leading the Autodesk Reality Solutions product division.

 

Now, his company, Allvision, is arming companies and institutions with insights and intelligence through detailed 3D digital representations of the physical world.


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Aaron’s Challenge; Take a different mode of transit on a familiar route. Recognize how difference these experiences can be.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out three previous interviews we’ve done in the mobility & transportation space with Roadbotics founder Mark Desantis, Rapid Flow Technologies CEO Griffin Schultz, and LaneSpotter founder Lynsie Campbell.




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Feb 4, 2019

How do you go from selling medical equipment to running a high-end clothing company? Ask David Alan.

 

David Alan Clothing company produces custom clothing, but it has been a long and arduous process to figure out this industry. In this interview, David graciously shares his experiences finding manufacturers in China, keeping celebrity clients happy, and outworking the competition.

 

David taught himself to sew from YouTube and sunk his life savings into making his company a reality. This degree of self-belief and diligence is exceptionally rare. Our conversation spilled over into our time after the mics went off. There will surely be a round two.


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David’s Challenge; Recognize that there will always be disruption. Focus on your ability to deliver in spite of that disruption.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 349 with Bri Conley where we discuss running a boutique, how to stay on top of fashion trends, and the importance of Instagram for a clothing company.



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