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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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May 25, 2020

Luke Glass is building a digital marketplace for land rights in the US. That means that any property owner can list their property’s rights to timber, solar, wind, or oil & gas for sale.

 

Luke’s company, RealX is aiming to unleash the trends of digitization, globalization, and virtualization on a marketplace that still operates on postcards and paper contracts.

 

As vice president and general manager of ListHub, which was purchased by Move in 2010, Luke Glass grew the platform into the nation’s largest online real estate listing syndicator.

 

In this podcast, Luke and Aaron discuss how this platform allows landowners to identify more buyers, why Luke believes solar will be more dominant over the next 20 years, and why he’s not the Garbage King of West Virginia.

 

Pittsburgh’s best conference to Expand your Mind & Fill your Heart happens once a year.

 

Luke Glass’s Challenge; Find a local Food Bank and donate.  

 

Connect with Luke Glass

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RealX.io

 

If you liked this interview, check out our interview with Matt Wieszczyk where we discuss natural gas land rights.

 

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May 18, 2020

Luke Skurman is the CEO and Founder of Niche.com. Niche is an informative website that provides insight and analysis from experts and neighbors to help people choose colleges, K-12 schools, and places to live. 

 

Niche, formerly College Prowler, was founded in 2002 and recently raised $35 Million to expand its client base and grow its team. This Series C funding was led by the New York-based Radian Capital and San Fransisco-based Salesforce Ventures. 

 

Luke has been at the helm of this college resource dynamo since its founding and has led it through tremendous years of growth. In 2019, Niche grew its client-base by 60% and increased annual recurring revenue over 100%.

 

In this episode, Aaron and Luke discuss the Series C funding, how to grow a tech business in Pittsburgh, and the future of remote work in lieu of COVID-19.



Pittsburgh’s best conference to Expand your Mind & Fill your Heart happens once a year.

 

Luke Skurman’s Challenge; Increase your level of empathy for others.

 

Connect with Luke Skurman

Linkedin

Twitter

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Niche.com

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 303 with Luke Skurman where we discuss the origins on Niche.com and the first large raise.

 

Also, listen to Glen Meakem talk about his billion-dollar valuation after a 1999 IPO.

 

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

 

Our clients become better storytellers. 

 

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We work with Fortune 500s, medium-sized companies, and entrepreneurs.

 

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May 11, 2020

Keith Hamon has over 30 years of operational restaurant experience, with 10 years in active financial management and 7 years of direct experience owning, operating, growing, and stewarding a small group of restaurants. 

 

His firm, Alchemy Financial, serves as a bookkeeper, financial planner, and CFO for clients in the hospitality space.

 

Keith is committed to helping small restaurants and bars survive and thrive using better financial planning and thinking strategically about pricing.

 

In this episode, Keith and Aaron discuss pricing strategy, how restaurants deal with food delivery, and Cloud Kitchens.

 

Pittsburgh’s best conference to Expand your Mind & Fill your Heart happens once a year.

 

Keith Harmon’s Challenge; Be mindful of everything.

 

Connect with Keith Harmon  

Linkedin

We Live to Serve Twitter

Alchemy Financial Website

alchemyboston@gmail.com 

 

If you liked this interview, check out two interviews with award-winning chefs and entrepreneurs. Kevin Sousa’s Superior Motors was named one of the greatest places on Earth and Jamlika Borges is a James Beard semi-finalist.

 

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

 

Our clients become better storytellers. 

 

How? Click here and Learn more.

 

We work with Fortune 500s, medium-sized companies, and entrepreneurs.

 

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May 4, 2020

Ben Hunt is the creator of Epsilon Theory and co-founder of Second Foundation Partners. 

 

Epsilon Theory is a newsletter and website that studies markets using game theory and history. It is read by over 100,000 professional investors and allocators across 180 countries.

 

Ben is the founder of two technology companies, a past professor of political science, and a successful investor. He’s worked in venture capital and subsequently on two long/short equity hedge funds. He evolved to blend his background as a portfolio manager, risk manager, and entrepreneur with academic experience in game theory and econometrics to improve client outcomes.

 

In this conversation, Ben and Aaron discuss how Ben outlined the false numbers coming out of China in a blog post titles Body Count, how to channel anger into Hope, and how he thinks about fatherhood.

 

Essential Reading

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose

Things Fall Apart #1

Things Fall Apart #2



Pittsburgh’s best conference to Expand your Mind & Fill your Heart happens once a year.

 

Ben Hunt’s Challenge; Take Action. Do not allow yourself to be convinced that it’s insignificant.

 

Connect with Ben Hunt

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Twitter

Epsilon Theory Website

 

Frontline Heroes

 

If you liked this interview, check out interviews with investors Andy Rachleff, Anthony Pompliano, and Morgan Housel.

 

Text Me What You Think of This Episode 412-278-7680



Underwritten by Piper Creative

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

 

Our clients become better storytellers. 

 

How? Click here and Learn more.

 

We work with Fortune 500s, medium-sized companies, and entrepreneurs.

 

Follow Piper as we grow

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