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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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Mar 27, 2022

Sam Parr founded The Hustle, which he eventually sold to Hubspot for tens of millions of dollars.

 

The Hustle was born from a conference he started, called Hustle Con, that showcased non-technical startup founders and their strategies for success. The Hustle ended up garnering an audience of millions of subscribers and was able to operate profitably as a new media startup that was not overburdened by outside capital

 

In this interview, Sam and Aaron discuss the early stages of Sam’s career, his tips for selling, and finding meaning after selling your company.



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Sam Parr’s Challenge; Monday night, make a list of 50 people who you wish you could get in a room with and develop a strategy for reaching out to them consistently.

 

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The Hustle

 

If you liked this interview, check out this video we made about the Morning Brew.



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Mar 21, 2022

Doomberg is the anonymous publishing arm of a bespoke consulting firm. Their firm provides advisory services to family offices and c-suite executives

 

The firm’s principals apply decades of experience across heavy industry, private equity, and finance to deliver innovative thinking and clarity to complex problems.

 

They maintain their anonymity to ensure the privacy of their clients, the sovereignty of their personal lives, and the 

 

In this episode, Doomberg and Aaron discuss the idea that energy is life, forthcoming instability in major nations, and the optimism required to make a difference. They also cover the principles of prepping your home for calamity.



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Doomberg’s Challenges; 

  1. Tell yourself, “Something bad might happen to me, but it’s not going to be today”
  2. Skill development is the best investment you can make.



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If you liked this interview, check out our interview with Tucker Max where we discuss Doomer Optimism and our interview with Mike Green where we discuss Bitcoin.




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Mar 14, 2022

Richard Aulenbach founded RPA Engineering in 1989. He has run the firm for over 30 years and expanded to a team of over 70 people.

 

RPA Engineering serves a wide variety of markets including pharmaceuticals, power, and government.

 

Richard has had extensive experience in landing large deals, recruiting technical talent, and surviving bad business partners.

 

In this interview, Richard and Aaron discuss lessons from 30 years in business, how to win bigger deals, and the challenges that come from growing team size.

 

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RPA Engineering

 

If you liked this interview, check out our interview with Steve Muck where we discuss acquiring a construction company, negotiating with labor, and differentiating your construction company. 




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Mar 7, 2022

Jennifer Smith is the cofounder and CEO of Scribe, a modern software solution for documenting and teaching company processes.

 

After graduating from Harvard Business School, Jennifer joined McKinsey where she helped the largest companies on the planet implement better processes. With an appetite for efficiency, she searched far and wide for a solution that reduced the friction between finding a better process and sharing it across an organization.

 

When she realized that the market was not producing a sufficient product, she decided to take matters into her own hands and found Scribe.


In this interview, Jennifer and Aaron discuss how her obsession led to a great product, the perspective of a former venture capitalist as a founder, and the challenges of being a parent & executive.



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Jennifer’s Challenge: Drop the things you don't want to do from your calendar.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 492 with Joe Percoco where we discuss the step-by-step process of building a fintech startup.



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