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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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Nov 29, 2021

Tom Galluzzo is the founder and CTO of IAM Robotics, a mobile robotics platform to automate manufacturing and warehouse facilities. In 2018, IAM Robotics raised a $20 million Series B to build their platform.

 

Tom founded the company back in 2013 after developing and nurturing his robotics technology within Carnegie Mellon University and military research. He has over 15 years of experience in autonomous robotics with Carnegie Mellon University, Harris Corporation, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and Boeing.

 

In this episode, Tom and Aaron discuss GPT-3 technology, the IAM Robotics business model, and the skillset of being a technologist and an entrepreneur.



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Tom Galluzzo’s Challenge; Find a task that you can offload to a robot.

 

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IAM Robotics Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out our interview w/ Cetin Mericli about self-driving trucks.





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Nov 22, 2021

Steven Van Metre is a certified financial planner, the inventor of the Portfolio Shield™ trading strategy, and a financial media personality.

 

Steven transitioned from IT to financial services and found that he had an especially capacity to automate the systems of running a financial practice. In conjunction with producing a regular YouTube series, Steve has built a dynamic and highly-profitable practice.

 

The extra time he has been afforded by his commitment to automation has allowed Steve to research market structure deeply and come to some fascinating conclusions about deflation and the policies of central banks.

 

In this episode, Steve and Aaron discuss the risk of deflation, how small businesses can prepare, and how Steve has built his practice.

 

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Steve Metre’s Challenge; Find something you do repetitively and automate it.

 

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Portfolio Shielf website

 

If you liked this interview, check out our conversation with Brent Johnson about his Dollar Milkshake Theory and our conversation with Jeff Booth about the impact of deflation.



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Nov 15, 2021

Diane Danforth is the founder and CEO of Americat Company, a cat products company that manufactures all of its goods in the United States.

 

Diane’s business blends her entrepreneurial ambition, corporate experience, and love for cats into a single company.

 

In this discussion, Diane and Aaron discuss how she’s built out her products SKUs, what lessons from large corporate marketing she has brought with her, and how she engages with her customers.

 

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Diane Danforth’s Challenge; Create something and ship it.

 

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Americat Company Website

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 443 with Blake Dube where we discuss selling oxygen tanks for pets, how to find a product manufacturer, and long-term use of compressed oxygen.



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Nov 8, 2021

Scott Absher is th Chief Executive Officer and cofounder of ShiftPixy, a platform to help business operators engage with a part-time workforce. 

 

ShiftPixy is developing technology that balances the needs for business operators who rely on part-time labor and workers who make up the part-time workforce.

 

 ShiftPixy is a powerful platform for leveraging the gig economy forces for both.

 

Scott was previously President of Struxurety, a business insurance advisory company. 

 

In this episode, Scott and Aaron discuss the structure of ShiftPixy’s capital raises, the need for restaurants & manufacturers to leverage part-time labor, and the advantages of IPOing early.

 

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Scott Absher’s Challenge; Don’t ignore the service staff that you interact with every day.

 

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ShiftPixy Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out our interview with Keith Harmon where we discuss how restaurants can navigate seismic changes to the economy.



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Nov 1, 2021

Marshall Haas is the co-founder & CEO of Need/Want, a holding company of brands he has started and owns. Over the years Marshall has started a multitude of products and brands, including some that have been acquired and done millions of dollars of revenue.

 

He is self-taught and has translated his curiosity into Peel, Shepherd, ofHass, and others.

 

Inc. Magazine ranked Marshall’s company one of the fastest growing private companies in America and in 2018 Need/Want ranked #1 in St. Louis and the state of Missouri

 

In this interview, Marshall and Aaron discuss the labor market, how to successfully test & iterate a product, and why hiring overseas is such a big opportunity.

 

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Marshall Haas’s Challenge; Go find what can be eliminated, automated, or delegated.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out our interview with Andrew Gazdecki where we discuss buying and selling small businesses.




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