The Green Berets Who Traded Bullets for Bourbon

Their covert mission into Afghanistan inspired a book, a movie, a monument and now, an award-winning bourbon. February 11, 2020 2 min read This week’s episode of Get a Real Job focuses on a group of brave men who have chosen action over safety for their entire lives. In the days after 9/11, while many Americans were watching the news in a state of shock and horror, a team of 12 Green Berets covertly entered Afghanistan and waged war against the Taliban … on horseback. Riding horses as they penetrated the forbidding landscape of Afghanistan wasn’t part of the plan. But almost nothing about their mission, code-named Task Force Dagger, had a plan anyway. They were dropped in-country and basically told to figure it out as they went along.  Despite being outnumbered 40 to one and having little-to-no contact with their command headquarters, these men, The Horse Soldiers, fought in a series of intense battles side-by-side with militia allies and successfully captured the city of […]

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Talking to Robots With David Ewing Duncan

Geek out on this week’s episode of the ‘Capability Amplifier’ podcast. February 10, 2020 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Listen here If you know me even a little bit, you know that I’m a total tech geek! I love learning about anything new in the world of emerging technology, AI (artificial intelligence), ML (machine learning), VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), IoT (internet of things) and anything else you can think of. The future possibilities are super exciting but at times … can also be scary as hell. Tech is a double-edged sword. It can be used for good, or evil, even though technology itself is neutral. (Well, except for Facebook. On the record, I think it’s evil and not to be trusted any further than the Chinese government. That’s a whole different story and rabbit hole we won’t dive into today.) On my […]

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7 Steps to Finding Freedom in Your Business

Randy Stanbury, the founder and President of 4 Level Coach, on finding freedom by leveraging employees’ strengths. January 15, 2020 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. What are the biggest challenges you face in your business? Cash flow? Hiring and dealing with employees or contractors? Managing time? Delegating tasks? Knowing what to sell? Marketing? Capital? Budgets? Just generally feeling overwhelmed? Wouldn’t it be great to actually work on your business instead of in your business so it can grow, scale and even be sold at a huge profit someday? What if your business didn’t require you to be present and ran on systems instead of you? Transitioning from working in your business to on your business can be a daunting task. Related: How Millennials Can Reach Financial Freedom I recently sat down with Randy Stanbury, the founder, and president of 4 Level Coach, an organization that helps Custom […]

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“What a Country!” Making America Laugh Again With Yakov Smirnoff

On this episode of The Capability Amplifier, comedian Yakov Smirnoff discusses the quest for happiness and the power of laughter. January 9, 2020 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. What makes you laugh? I mean really belly laugh so hard that you cry and everything else in your life disappears? Do you ever get nostalgic for a simpler time when stand-up comedy (not smartphones and social media) was king and Johnny Carson was the biggest star on the planet like I do? I recently had the opportunity to interview one of the most recognizable and talented names from the heyday of 1980s comedy. And unlike most of the stars from that era, he’s still active, going strong and committed to massive self-growth. Smirnoff had humble beginnings as a poor immigrant to the United States who did not even know the language and went on to perform on The Tonight Show with Johnny […]

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Geeking Out With Legendary Futurist and Investor Steve Jurvetson

We talk quantum computers, robo-taxis and more on this week’s episode of ‘The Capability Amplifier.’ November 19, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Listen to this week’s episode of Capability Amplifier here!   Are you a geek at heart? Do the ideas of autonomous vehicles, robo-taxi fleets and space vacations get you so giddy that you wanna jump up and down like a little kid? Well then sit back and get comfortable because you’re about to get some “one-of-a-kind” insight from the legendary Steve Jurvetson, an early investor in Hotmail, founder at Future Ventures and a current board member of SpaceX and Tesla. Let’s get one thing straight—we are living in exciting times! There has never been more diversity and opportunity when it comes to technology. Things we only used to see in sci-fi movies and on The Jetsons are now found in reality.  A geek at heart Recently […]

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How to Start a Podcast in Two Days

Everybody’s podcasting. Here’s how to throw your hat in the ring. November 11, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Podcasting is officially here to stay. According to Edison Research, 40 percent of Americans over the age of 12 say they have listened to a podcast and that number continues to grow every year. Just like there’s an app for everything, there appears now to be a podcast for everything, too, with shows covering everything from sports and business to comedy and true crime. Got something to talk about? Maybe it’s time you start a podcast.  To start podcasting, you need to follow a few basic steps: Come up with a concept and theme — identify a […]

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How the San Jose Sharks Score With Fan Experience

Jonathan Becher, Co-President of the San Jose Sharks and former CMO of SAP, shares his thoughts on the relationship between technology, data and fan experience. October 14, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Jonathan Becher, Co-President of the San Jose Sharks and former CMO of SAP, talks about his journey from a corporate giant to working in the front office for an NHL team. Becher provides insights on helping expand SAP’s reach in the sports industry, how the team works to create Sharks fans for life, and why he views team employees as brand ambassadors. Related: How This Former NFL Safety Learned to Trust His Instincts Becher and David Meltzer, host of ThePlaybook, cover a range of topics including their best approach to landing your first job in sports, the difference between earned and granted trust, and how technology can be used to improve the fan […]

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Barstool's Dynamic Duo Bonds Over 'Beatz N Eats'

Willie Colon and Large, co-hosts of a new Barstool Sports program, talk about the production of their newest show and their paths to working in media. Read_More Related posts: Warren Buffett Says He Eats McDonald’s 3 Times a Week and Pounds Cokes Because He’s Not ‘Bothered’ by Death 7 Ways Kajabi Has Made the Process of Selling Your Expertise Easy 3 Easy Legal Mistakes That Retail Businesses Make A Look at the World of Influencer Marketing through the Mind of Tal Melenboim SPI 304: Building an Online Course From Start to Finish Why How-to Content Continues to Grow Is Creating Online Tools Better Than Writing Content? SPI 238: How Marco Schwartz Built a Business Based on the Internet of Things

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Learn How to Start and Market High-Quality Podcasts

This training bundle offers actionable insights on how to launch your podcast and reach more listeners. July 23, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. As of writing, there are more than 750,000 podcasts in existence and more than 30 million episodes in circulation. This jaw-dropping statistic isn’t all that surprising considering podcasts are great resources for new and varied insights, staying educated and informed and a fascinating avenue for entertaining content. That’s why a lot of people want to get in on the trend. Not only do they get to share their ideas with a massive audience, but podcasting also allows for raising brand awareness and generating revenue. With that said, it’s not easy setting […]

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For Courageous Content Creators Who Want to Do Epic Work

When I started blogging, a little over 10 years ago, one of my then-colleagues mentioned that she “didn’t have the software to read blogs.” Today, the landscape is a little different. Blogs, podcasts, YouTube channels, and other content formats are being consumed at an astonishing rate — and an equally astonishing volume of new content is being generated to fill that demand. The content landscape isn’t some mythical blue ocean lacking in competition. It’s a teeming jungle — with plenty to eat, and plenty that wants to eat you. To make it in the content jungle, you need courage. The courage to stand out, the courage to get real about your values, and the courage to create over the long haul. This week, we’ve got fuel for your content courage. One reason creativity and self-expression are difficult is that we’re afraid someone will be mean to us over what we […]

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How to Start a Podcast With Almost No Money

From finding inexpensive equipment to booking great guests, Ralph Sutton, co-host of The SDR Show, breaks down everything you need to know about starting your own podcast. June 10, 2019 12 min read Podcasting Insights estimates that there are currently 750,000 podcasts in existence, with a combined archive of over 30 million episodes. That begs the question: Does the world really need another podcast? The answer: yes! The audience for podcasts is insatiable, always hungry for new insights, new experiences and new voices. And for the people on the other end of the earbuds — the creators — podcasts offer a ton of rewards, including bolstering their credentials as an expert, creating new revenue streams, building brand awareness for their business and, honestly, podcasting is just really fun to do. So how do you start a podcast? We asked Ralph Sutton, co-host of comedy podcast The SDR Show and founder of the million+ subscriber GaS Digital […]

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Is Podcasting Still the New Blogging?

Odds are pretty good that you’ve listened to a podcast or two this week. They’re even better that you’ve listened to a baker’s dozen or more this month. It’s not just you; podcasting has finally crossed into the mainstream (especially here in the U.S.) and firmly planted a flag in our zeitgeist, delivering self-curated, on-demand, exclusive, spoken-word content in a far more intimate and less distracting manner than traditional media like TV and radio. Listeners have more high-quality programs and formats to choose from than ever before, and they can dive deep into any niche topic they desire at the push of a “Subscribe” button. If you’re a podcast junkie like me, you’ve got a number of podcasts queued up on any given week — everything from post-apocalyptic fiction, up-to-the-minute political reportage, self-publishing advice, an NPR show or five, and even an exploration of Hollywood’s forgotten history. Are you still […]

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10 Inspiring Podcasts by Female CEOs for Women Entrepreneurs

Need advice, inspiration, motivation? These women podcasters have plenty of all that to offer. May 14, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Podcasts have been rapidly growing in popularity as a content and personal branding tool over the last year; and for listeners, they have become a crucial source of valuable information and access to some of the most brilliant minds in business.  These 10 podcasts by female entrepreneurs are the jumpstart you need to make the next big move in your business.  1. “Raising the Bar,” with Alli Webb and Michael Landau   As the founders of the wildly popular Drybar empire, Alli Webb and Michael Landau bring their audience inspiring interviews with entrepreneurs around the United States who are Raising the Bar on what’s possible in their industry. The dynamic between the brother-and-sister hosting pair keeps things fun and light, while still letting listeners hear […]

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How to Improve Audience Engagement Without Writing 10 Times More Content

The answer to, “How do I get more engagement, more traffic, more search engine authority, more sales,” or more of anything else of what you want is often: “Publish more content.” But there comes a point when creating more content is a recipe for flat-out exhaustion. I had a fun conversation with copywriter and teacher Belinda Weaver last week, which you can check out on the Copyblogger FM podcast: How Copywriting Teacher Belinda Weaver Reenergized Her Email List for Massive Engagement. She had a great archive of blog posts, but they weren’t really doing much for her business or her audience. Robert Bruce, in a site review over at Rainmaker Digital Services, gave her some advice: Take that content, turn it into an ultra-engaging email sequence, and load up your autoresponder. (For more details on that, give the podcast a listen — Belinda shares lots of the details that made […]

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Green Entrepreneur’s New Podcast Will Make You Smarter About the Cannabis Business

The weekly show features in-depth interviews with industry leaders on the tips, tricks, and tactics needed for a successful career in weed. April 16, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This week we launched the very first episode of Green Entrepreneur’s new podcast, ingeniously titled the Green Entrepreneur podcast. What to expect Hosted by Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Small, the potcast takes a deep dive into the business of weed, featuring interviews with entrepreneurs who left their boring old careers behind to crush it in the always exciting, never-predictable canna-business. You’ll hear inspiring origin stories, new insights, and just plain interesting tales from those hauling their pickaxes and tin cans into the Green Rush. On our premiere episode, Al Harrington joins the show to talk about his cannabis company Viola.  Related: Why Former NBA Star Al Harrington is Betting On Cannabis Harrington is former NBA forward and current […]

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How to Monetize Your Podcast

Gary Coichy, the Founder and CEO of Pod Digital Media, shares his top podcast tips with Jessica Abo. April 12, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As an entrepreneur who specializes in the strategy and management of digital campaigns, Gary Coichy has worked at both large media agencies and with brands. Today, his company, Pod Digital Media, partners with podcasters and blue-chip advertisers, giving advertisers access to the multicultural audience in the podcast ecosystem.  Related: How One CEO Helped Counter the Violence of a Warlord Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, ewitducation and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in the business vertical. Watch video from our network partners on demand on Roku, Apple TV and the Entrepreneur App […]

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Seth Godin on the Future of Marketing

Well, I’m back in the United States from my family trip around the world. Although not officially home in Boulder, it’s time to get my podcast Unemployable fired up again. If you’re a regular listener of Unemployable, you likely know that already. If not, I hope you’ll check it out if you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, or otherwise self-employed (the newsletter gives you even more than just the podcast). We’ve got a lot of special things planned for the show in 2019. But first, tune in for a word with Seth Godin about the (near) future. If you’ve been paying attention to the world of work, the news is unavoidable. Everyone is bracing for a tech-induced transformation — and it’s already started. As a solo or small business person, technology allows you to do things that used to require scores of employees and tons of capital — and that ability will […]

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Listen up! 4 Reasons Why Podcasts are One of the Best Life Hacks Around

Our busy lives limit the time we can spend with a book; so, why not turn to the alternative? March 1, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A lot has been written about how much millionaires and billionaires read, including here on Entrepreneur, and the numbers are pretty daunting. From Warren Buffet reading 500 pages a day to Mark Zuckerberg’s 2015 book-reading pledge to Bill Gates’s 50-books-a-year habit, the rich and famous (or at least, 88 percent of them, according to author Tom Corley) read voraciously. Related: 7 Reasons to Add a Podcast to Your Content-Marketing Strategy Now, I’m an avid reader myself and there are few things I love more than a trip to the local bookstore. As a learning and organization development coach at Farmers Insurance, I also know how important it is for professionals to continue learning, to develop their skills and talents in a […]

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3 Benefits of Launching a Podcast for Your Business

February 28, 2019 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Podcasting was once regarded as a self-indulgent hobby for individuals who relish the sound of their own voice — and to an extent, it still is. But in the current media landscape, producing one of these digital talk shows has proven to be an ultra-effective marketing tactic. (Some experts have gone so far as to deem it “the next marketing frontier.”) Here are three reasons why you should consider making a podcast part of your business or organization’s marketing strategy: 1. It’s a fun, value-filled way to drive traffic Hosting a podcast can help you both find a new audience and keep it engaged over time, as […]

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