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In business, timing is everything. Where It Happens is a community-driven podcast that helps you identify which trends of today will shape the opportunities of tomorrow. Hosted by Sahil Bloom and Greg Isenberg, each episode puts you in the middle of the conversation of innovations and opportunities and gives you access to a community that helps you take advantage of what's next.

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Are We Alone In The Universe? (with Tim Urban)
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Do advanced civilizations exist? Can psychedelics help us better understand ourselves? What goes on in Elon's mind? Can one episode answer all of these questions? When Tim Urban is the guest that's exactly what happens. Tim is an incredible writer known for his blog, Wait But Why, which has gained the respect of some of the world's brightest minds, including Elon Musk. He joins host Sahil Bloom to help answer many deep questions, including evidence that explains our place in the universe. SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ►► Riverside is our go-to platform to record studio-quality podcasts or videos. We use it for all of our episodes of Where It Happens. Their secret sauce is the ability to record locally, which means you get uncompressed audio and video that works even if your WiFi isn’t cooperating. Once you’re done recording, it’s so easy to edit and download all of your files. To get 15% off your plan, use code HAPPENS at https://riverside.fm/?via=wih ►► This episode is brought to you by Fundrise. Fundrise is on a mission to use technology to build a better financial system for the individual. With over $2.4B AUM and 250k active investors, it’s the largest direct-to-investor real estate investor platform in America. Their platform is so easy to use and they make it so easy to diversify your portfolio. For a limited time if you sign-up, you can get $10 bonus. Just go to www.fundrise.com/room ►► Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com THIS EPISODE Tim Urban: https://twitter.com/waitbutwhy Sahil Bloom: https://twitter.com/SahilBloom Production & Marketing Team: https://penname.co/ FIND US ON SOCIAL Twitter: https://twitter.com/_trwih Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_trwih TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@_trwih Web: https://trwih.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6aB0v6amo3a8hgTCjlTlvh Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/where-it-happens/id1593424985
May 12, 2022
Why You Should Start a Business For Older Adults
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There’s a giant opportunity in helping older adults live a more vibrant, empowering life throughout their later years. Today we’re joined by John Zapolski, the founder and CEO of Alive Ventures, to better understand that opportunity. John is dedicated to building products and services that cater to older adults, and has developed a co-design system that allows them to be part of the process. On this episode we cover the future of smart wallets, Bing’s search engine, Greg’s security deposit business idea, and then bring in John to discuss several startup ideas geared towards older adults. Interested in developing these startup ideas further? Join us in the Discord. ►► Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com THIS EPISODE John Zapolski: https://twitter.com/jzapolski Sahil Bloom: https://twitter.com/SahilBloom Greg Isenberg: https://twitter.com/gregisenberg Production & Marketing Team: https://penname.co/ FIND US ON SOCIAL Twitter: https://twitter.com/_trwih Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_trwih TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@_trwih Web: https://trwih.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6aB0v6amo3a8hgTCjlTlvh Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/where-it-happens/id1593424985 SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS 🌟 This episode is also brought to you by MarketerHire. MarketerHire provides on-demand access to pre-vetted, top-tier marketers who can freelance as much or as little as needed. They’ve made it easy to hire great marketers. With pre-vetted talent and expert hand-matching, you can add a proven marketer to your team in less than a week. Go to marketerhire.com to learn more.a
May 05, 2022
Elon's Twitter Takeover and The Future of Social Media with Sriram Krishnan
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What does the future of Twitter look like as it transitions to a private company? Sriram Krishnan joined us on the pod to explore that question. Sriram is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz and host of "The Good Time Show.” With a focus on investing in crypto and web3, he brings a unique perspective to help us understand the shifting social media landscape. In this episode, we also cover the crashing stock market, Aku World’s $33 million mistake, and receive valuable advice from our guest on raising capital. ►► Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com THIS EPISODE Sriram Krishnan: https://twitter.com/sriramk Sahil Bloom: https://twitter.com/SahilBloom Greg Isenberg: https://twitter.com/gregisenberg Production & Marketing Team: https://penname.co/ FIND US ON SOCIAL Twitter: https://twitter.com/_trwih Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_trwih TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@_trwih Web: https://trwih.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6aB0v6amo3a8hgTCjlTlvh Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/where-it-happens/id1593424985 SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS 🌟 This episode is also brought to you by MarketerHire. MarketerHire provides on-demand access to pre-vetted, top-tier marketers who can freelance as much or as little as needed. They’ve made it easy to hire great marketers. With pre-vetted talent and expert hand-matching, you can add a proven marketer to your team in less than a week. Go to marketerhire.com to learn more.
May 03, 2022
How To Invest Like An Optimist With Morgan Housel
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Morgan Housel (@morganhousel) sits down with host Sahil Bloom for a deep dive on money and success. Morgan shares the powerful story of how he went from a 20-year-old with an 8th-grade education to a distinguished writer and partner at The Collaborative Fund. We also cover humility, independence, and insecurity. Three assets that have helped drive Morgan's success, as well as financial caution and the importance of over-preparedness. ►► Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com THIS EPISODE Morgan Housel: https://twitter.com/morganhousel Sahil Bloom: https://twitter.com/SahilBloom Production & Marketing Team: https://penname.co/ FIND US ON SOCIAL Twitter: https://twitter.com/_trwih Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_trwih TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@_trwih Web: https://trwih.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6aB0v6amo3a8hgTCjlTlvh Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/where-it-happens/id1593424985 SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS 🌟 This episode is brought to you by LEX. We’re always looking for breakthrough businesses. And, our audience has repeatedly asked how they can invest in commercial real estate. Lex is the easy answer. LEX turns individual buildings into public stocks via IPO, so you can invest, trade, and manage your own portfolio of high-quality commercial real estate. It’s so simple to get started today. Sign up for free at https://www.lex-markets.com/room and get a $50 bonus exclusively for our audience when you deposit at least $500. It’s a no-brainer. 🌟 This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox. If you love high-quality meat and fish we can’t recommend them enough. We personally love their NY strips at the moment. Right now they are offering free ground beef for life and $10 off your first order. But this offer only lasts until Saturday at 11:59 PM EST. Use the code ROOM at checkout and make sure to go to butcherbox.com/room to get the offer.
Apr 28, 2022
From Community Manager to C-Suite | Jiho, Axie Infinity
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Today's guest shows the power of community by sharing a personal story of how Discord changed the trajectory of his life. Jiho (@Jihoz_Axie), the Co-Founder of Axie Infinity, tells the story of how he went from community manager to C-Level Executive at Axie Infinity. As the co-founder of one of the most successful play-to-earn games to date, Jiho has tons of knowledge about NFTs and video games. He joins us on the pod to discuss the player-owned economy, the new GDP, and the value of crypto money markets. An important note: We recorded this episode before the Axie Infinity hack. So while we wish we could’ve brought it up with Jiho, it happened prior to the incident. However, we discussed takeaways on the Axie Infinity hack in our episode with Danny Trinh. ►► Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com THIS EPISODE Jiho: https://twitter.com/Jihoz_Axie Sahil Bloom: https://twitter.com/SahilBloom Greg Isenberg: https://twitter.com/gregisenberg Production & Marketing Team: https://penname.co/ FIND US ON SOCIAL Twitter: https://twitter.com/_trwih Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_trwih TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@_trwih Web: https://trwih.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6aB0v6amo3a8hgTCjlTlvh Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/where-it-happens/id1593424985 SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ►► This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox. If you love high-quality meat and fish we can’t recommend them enough. We personally love their NY strips at the moment. Right now they are offering free ground beef for life and $10 off your first order. But this offer only lasts until Saturday at 11:59 PM EST. Use the code ROOM at checkout and make sure to go to butcherbox.com/room to get the offer. ►► This episode is also brought to you by MarketerHire. MarketerHire provides on-demand access to pre-vetted, top-tier marketers who can freelance as much or as little as needed. They’ve made it easy to hire great marketers. With pre-vetted talent and expert hand-matching, you can add a proven marketer to your team in less than a week. Go to marketerhire.com to learn more.
Apr 21, 2022
How to Leverage Nostalgia and Win at Marketing with Danny Trinh
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Brand storytelling is the future of marketing. In today’s digital society, businesses need to get creative to connect with their audience and truly pull at their heartstrings. Danny Trinh (@dtrinh), Design, New Platforms at Snap and consumer social legend, is our go-to guy when it comes to understanding social behavior. Danny joins us today for a fun conversation that takes us from Mike Posner’s crazy rattlesnake story to degenerate hackers, consumer hype cycles, consumer nostalgia, and the importance of storytelling. ►► Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com THIS EPISODE Danny Trinh: https://twitter.com/dtrinh Sahil Bloom: https://twitter.com/SahilBloom Greg Isenberg: https://twitter.com/gregisenberg Production & Marketing Team: https://penname.co/ SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ►► This episode is brought to you by Outer. Spring is in the air in both NYC and Miami, and we can’t get enough of our Outer outdoor furniture. Their furniture looks incredible and is durable. Personally, we love the Outdoor Loveseat. Right now for our audience exclusively they are offering $300 off any product + free shipping until May 1. This is one of the most generous offers of any sponsor we’ve had. Did we mention they have a 2-week free trial? Go to https://www.liveouter.com/room to get the deal. ►►This episode is also brought to you by MarketerHire. MarketerHire provides on-demand access to pre-vetted, top-tier marketers who can freelance as much or as little as needed. They’ve made it easy to hire great marketers. With pre-vetted talent and expert hand-matching, you can add a proven marketer to your team in less than a week. Go to marketerhire.com to learn more.
Apr 14, 2022
Common Traits of Legends with Ndamukong Suh
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In this episode we dive deep on the Terra LUNA Ponzi debate, then bring in guest Ndamukong Suh to pick his brain on lessons from his multifaceted career. Ndamukong began his career as a Nebraska football player and has gone on to play in the NFL, where he is one of the highest-paid defensive players in NFL history. He is also an investor, engineer, developer, entrepreneur, and father. Known for his aggressive style of play, Ndamukong explains his relationships with his competitors and how his personality changes off the field. We also cover his story of befriending Warren Buffet, his meditation and mindfulness practices, and the importance of respect. ►► Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com THIS EPISODE Ndamukong Suh: Sahil Bloom: https://twitter.com/SahilBloom Greg Isenberg: https://twitter.com/gregisenberg Production & Marketing Team: https://penname.co/ FIND US ON SOCIAL Twitter: https://twitter.com/_trwih Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_trwih TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@_trwih Web: https://trwih.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6aB0v6amo3a8hgTCjlTlvh Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/where-it-happens/id1593424985 Suh and Buffet Arm Wrestling: https://thesource.com/2015/05/04/warren-buffett-beats-ndamukong-suh-in-a-arm-wrestling-match/ SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ►► This episode is brought to you by LEX. We’re always looking for breakthrough businesses. And, our audience has repeatedly asked how they can invest in commercial real estate. Lex is the easy answer. LEX turns individual buildings into public stocks via IPO, so you can invest, trade, and manage your own portfolio of high-quality commercial real estate. It’s so simple to get started today. Sign up for free at https://www.lex-markets.com/room and get a $50 bonus exclusively for our audience when you deposit at least $500. It’s a no-brainer. ►► This episode is also brought to you by Outer. Spring is in the air in both NYC and Miami, and we can’t get enough of our Outer outdoor furniture. Their furniture looks incredible and is durable. Personally, we love the Outdoor Loveseat. Right now for our audience exclusively they are offering $300 off any product + free shipping until May 1. This is one of the most generous offers of any sponsor we’ve had. Did we mention they have a 2-week free trial? Go to https://www.liveouter.com/room to get the deal. #terraluna #luna #nfl Is Terra's Luna ($LUNA) Headed To The Moon? | Ndamukong Suh
Apr 07, 2022
The Future of Gaming With Ryan Wyatt
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What does the future of gaming look like on the blockchain? We’re joined by a leader in the space Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz). He’s the former global head of gaming partnerships at Google and head of gaming at YouTube, where he also led their virtual and augmented reality business. Wyatt now serves as the CEO of Polygon Studios. In this episode of Where It Happens, Ryan discusses his path from high school gamer to successful businessman, the future of blockchain gaming, and the power behind play-to-earn. ►► Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com THIS EPISODE Ryan Wyatt: https://twitter.com/Fwiz Sahil Bloom: https://twitter.com/SahilBloom Greg Isenberg: https://twitter.com/gregisenberg Production & Marketing Team: https://penname.co/ SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ►► This episode is brought to you by Outer. Spring is in the air in both NYC and Miami, and we can’t get enough of our Outer outdoor furniture. Their furniture looks incredible and is durable. Personally, we love the Outdoor Loveseat. Right now for our audience exclusively they are offering $300 off any product + free shipping until May 1. This is one of the most generous offers of any sponsor we’ve had. Did we mention they have a 2-week free trial? Go to https://www.liveouter.com/room to get the deal. ►► This episode is also brought to you by LEX. We’re always looking for breakthrough businesses. And, our audience has repeatedly asked how they can invest in commercial real estate. Lex is the easy answer. LEX turns individual buildings into public stocks via IPO, so you can invest, trade, and manage your own portfolio of high-quality commercial real estate. It’s so simple to get started today. Sign up for free at https://www.lex-markets.com/room and get a $50 bonus exclusively for our audience when you deposit at least $500. It’s a no-brainer.
Mar 31, 2022
How to Engineer Serendipity (with Matt Mullenweg)
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Can a billion-dollar business be built remotely? You don't need to guess if it can happen. For more than 15 years -- long before coronavirus forced work from home for just about everyone -- Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) was trailblazing the remote work movement as the founding developer at WordPress. Today, the platform powers approximately 30 percent of the entire internet, and its businesses employ more than 1100 people across 60 countries. In this episode of Where It Happens, Matt discusses the future of work, why a distributed workforce is the most effective way to build a company (if you do it right), how you can manifest serendipity and influence better outcomes. --------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com ••• FIND US ON SOCIAL ••• Matt Mullenweg: https://twitter.com/photomatt Sahil Bloom: https://twitter.com/SahilBloom Greg Isenberg: https://twitter.com/gregisenberg Production & Marketing Team: https://penname.co/ --------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• 🌟 This episode is brought to you by LEX. We’re always looking for breakthrough businesses. And, our audience has repeatedly asked how they can invest in commercial real estate. Lex is the easy answer. LEX turns individual buildings into public stocks via IPO, so you can invest, trade, and manage your own portfolio of high-quality commercial real estate. It’s so simple to get started today. Sign up for free at https://www.lex-markets.com/room and get a $50 bonus exclusively for our audience when you deposit at least $500. It’s a no-brainer. 🌟 This episode is also brought to you by Outer. Spring is in the air in both NYC and Miami, and we can’t get enough of our Outer outdoor furniture. Their furniture looks incredible and is durable. Personally, we love the Outdoor Loveseat. Right now for our audience exclusively they are offering $300 off any product + free shipping until May 1. This is one of the most generous offers of any sponsor we’ve had. Did we mention they have a 2-week free trial? Go to https://www.liveouter.com/room to get the deal.
Mar 24, 2022
How to Get Rich Building Boring Businesses with Codie Sanchez
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Codie Sanchez is no stranger to thinking outside the box. The founder of Contrarian Thinking and Managing Partner at Entourage Effect Capital, she shares her path from traditional finance to founder and investor with more than 100,000 newsletter subscribers. In the last 12 years, she’s bought and sold more than 60 businesses and now runs a portfolio of 26 companies. On this episode of Where It Happens, Codie joins hosts Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) and Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) to explore arbitrage business opportunities, the SBA loan “hack,” and the massive upside of scaling unsexy businesses. ------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com ••• FIND US ON SOCIAL ••• Codie Sanchez: https://twitter.com/Codie_Sanchez Sahil Bloom: https://twitter.com/SahilBloom Greg Isenberg: https://twitter.com/gregisenberg Production & Marketing Team: https://penname.co/ -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR ••• This episode is brought to you by Beam. We can’t get enough of their Dream Powder. We both personally take this before bed a few times a week and wake up refreshed in the morning. Their nano-CBD helps improve your body’s ability to absorb CBD, making their product the perfect supplement before you go to bed. And now Beam is offering $20 off any order of $75 or more with the code ROOM at beamorganics.com/room.
Mar 17, 2022
Bootstrapping An Eight-Figure Business with Michael Martocci
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What does it take to build a successful bootstrapped business? Michael Martocci (@MichaelMartocci) is the right person to ask. The Founder and CEO of SwagUp grew his bootstrapped brand to more than 8-figures in revenue in just 3 years. On this episode of Where It Happens, Michael shares how to overcome the zero-to-one hurdles, finance secrets, and why he believes bootstrapping is the right way to build your startup before seeking venture capital. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• This episode is brought to you by Tegus. Tegus is the fastest way for investors and M&A teams to learn everything they want to know about a company, all from an on-demand digital platform. Tegus is the most extensive source of instantly-available 1:1 conversations between investors and experts, covering companies from the seed stage to the public markets. Just log in for instant access to 25,000+ transcripts. They are offering you a free 2-week trial at https://tegus.co/room. This episode is also brought to you by OpenPhone. OpenPhone is an all-in-one business phone system that can help your startup look more credible—and it works right from your existing smartphone or computer. Each phone number comes with its own inbox for managing calls, texts, and voicemails together—making it easy to keep track of every conversation. Sign up and start using your new business number in minutes. Visit https://www.openphone.co/room to save 20% on your first six months.
Mar 11, 2022
Anything Is Possible with David Friedberg
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David Friedberg (@friedberg), founder and CEO of The Production Board (TPB), is working to reimagine global systems in order to solve some of the biggest sustainability problems we face today. He joins hosts Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) and Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) to explain why the best path forward is using the latest science and technology innovations to meet the trends of human desire and consumption. An extreme optimist, Dave shares his positive outlook on scientific iteration, the changing brand landscape, and how Cana is revolutionizing the bottled beverage industry. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR ••• This episode is brought to you by Beam. We can’t get enough of their Dream Powder. We both personally take this before bed a few times a week and wake up refreshed in the morning. Their nano-CBD helps improve your body’s ability to absorb CBD, making their product the perfect supplement before you go to bed. And now Beam is offering $20 off any order of $75 or more with the code ROOM at beamorganics.com/room.
Mar 03, 2022
Personality-Market Fit with Nuseir Yassin
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What could you do if you had access to 50 million people? Nuseir Yassin, the creator of Nas Daily and Nas Academy, is the perfect person to answer that question. Today's guest went from Venmo employee to YouTube star incredibly fast. His secret? The ability to assess personality-market fit and determine the likelihood of virality. In this episode, hosts Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) and Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) explore the future of the creator economy, a cool mental health service for social media personalities, and why the value of creators is only beginning to scratch the surface. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• This episode is brought to you by Tegus. Tegus is the fastest way for investors and M&A teams to learn everything they want to know about a company, all from an on-demand digital platform. Tegus is the most extensive source of instantly-available 1:1 conversations between investors and experts, covering companies from the seed stage to the public markets. Just log in for instant access to 25,000+ transcripts. They are offering you a free 2-week trial at tegus.co/room. This episode is also brought to you by OpenPhone. OpenPhone is an all-in-one business phone system that can help your startup look more credible—and it works right from your existing smartphone or computer. Each phone number comes with its own inbox for managing calls, texts, and voicemails together—making it easy to keep track of every conversation. Sign up and start using your new business number in minutes. Visit OpenPhone.co/room to save 20% on your first six months.
Feb 22, 2022
Minting Billionaires and the Religion of Bitcoin with Meltem Demirors
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Is bitcoin a religion? It might sound like a joke, but cryptocurrency is unlocking a whole new world of opportunity and wealth creation. In this episode of Where It Happens, Meltem Demirors (@melt_dem) explores whether the institutions of the future will look like the institutions of the past. Hosts Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) and Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) discuss the different ways that the Web3 movement is challenging traditional organizational structures, and how the role of community will influence the businesses of the future. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• This episode is brought to you by Tegus. Tegus is the fastest way for investors and M&A teams to learn everything they want to know about a company, all from an on-demand digital platform. Tegus is the most extensive source of instantly-available 1:1 conversations between investors and experts, covering companies from the seed stage to the public markets. Just log in for instant access to 25,000+ transcripts. They are offering you a free 2-week trial at tegus.co/room. This episode is also brought to you by Beam. We can’t get enough of their Dream Powder. We both personally take this before bed a few times a week and wake up refreshed in the morning. Their nano-CBD helps improve your body’s ability to absorb CBD, making their product the perfect supplement before you go to bed. And now Beam is offering $20 off any order of $75 or more with the code ROOM at beamorganics.com/room.
Feb 18, 2022
Will Meta Bounce Back? (with Nikita Bier)
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When Meta lost more than $230 billion almost overnight many people questioned -- is Meta done? On this episode of Where It Happens, former Meta employee Nikita Bier (@nikitabier) joins hosts Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) and Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) to explore if Meta can recover and how it might happen. They also explore decentralized mobile networks, the future of music, and how Web2 and Web3 can co-exist. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• Copy: This episode is brought to you by Beam. We can’t get enough of their Dream Powder. We both personally take this before bed a few times a week and wake up refreshed in the morning. Their nano-CBD helps improve your body’s ability to absorb CBD, making their product the perfect supplement before you go to bed. And now Beam is offering $20 off any order of $75 or more with the code ROOM at beamorganics.com/room. This episode is also brought to you by OpenPhone. OpenPhone is an all-in-one business phone system that can help your startup look more credible—and it works right from your existing smartphone or computer. Each phone number comes with its own inbox for managing calls, texts, and voicemails together—making it easy to keep track of every conversation. Sign up and start using your new business number in minutes. Visit OpenPhone.co/room to save 20% on your first six months.
Feb 15, 2022
Forget Zero-Sum, Be Positive-Sum with Harley Finkelstein
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Shopify has changed e-commerce forever. And, if you're willing to listen closely enough, you can borrow part of their DNA to accelerate your own entrepreneurial success. On this episode of Where It Happens, Shopify President Harley Finkelstein shares how he created his own luck to become involved with Shopify, how NFTs are changing the future of entrepreneurship, and how media will never be the same. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• This episode is brought to you by Tegus. Tegus is the fastest way for investors and M&A teams to learn everything they want to know about a company, all from an on-demand digital platform. Tegus is the most extensive source of instantly-available 1:1 conversations between investors and experts, covering companies from the seed stage to the public markets. Just log in for instant access to 25,000+ transcripts. They are offering you a free 2-week trial at tegus.co/room. This episode is also brought to you by OpenPhone. OpenPhone is an all-in-one business phone system that can help your startup look more credible—and it works right from your existing smartphone or computer. Each phone number comes with its own inbox for managing calls, texts, and voicemails together—making it easy to keep track of every conversation. Sign up and start using your new business number in minutes. Visit OpenPhone.co/room to save 20% on your first six months.
Feb 10, 2022
How to Build Hype with Matteo Franceschetti
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Sleep has never been sexier, but it wasn't always that way. On this episode of Where It Happens, Matteo Franceschetti (@m_franceschetti) joins hosts Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) and Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) to discuss how he was able to transform a stale, outdated product into a hot category drawing interest from athletes and big investors. You'll hear stories about how they were able to win over Y Combinator and scale their business. If you want to make noise in a loud room, the episode explores models of disruption ranging from MSCHF to the one-and-only Elon Musk. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• COMMONSTOCK https://commonstock.com/ Why settle for the old model of investing when new options offer you so much transparency to help you grow your wealth? Commonstock is the home of smart money and an innovative social media approach to investing. We both love the platform and have used it to enhance our financial strategy. Commonstock is a social media platform like Reddit, but it removes anonymity and adds transparency. The app lets you see what smart money investors are buying and selling – in real-time – all while letting you see their reason why. This way, you know whether investors have skin in the game, or whether they only talk a big game. It’s a great way to get insights that support your investing strategy. To learn more and sign-up today go to commonstock.com. CAPCHASE https://www.capchase.com/room Today’s show is sponsored by Capchase. Capchase is a new financing option for fast-growing startups. They are offering Where It Happens listeners .25% off their first draw, preferred onboarding, and more. Their main product Capchase Grow lets you tap into your future revenue today, meaning you can reinvest in your business faster. We love what they are offering to business owners. To learn more go to capchase.com/room
Feb 03, 2022
The Wolf of All Streets, Scott Melker
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Scott Melker isn't your average crypto expert. Then again, crypto isn't exactly your average area of investing, which might explain his incredible knowledge and success in the space. On this episode, we invited The Wolf of All Streets onto Where It Happens to help predict the future of crypto, learn new investing approaches, and find out why diversification might be one of the most misunderstood pieces of investing advice. If you ever thought that maybe your window of opportunity has passed, Scott shows it's never too late to make a big splash. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• BEAM beamorganics.com/room. This episode is brought to you by Beam. We can’t get enough of their Dream Powder. We both personally take this before bed a few times a week and wake up refreshed in the morning. Their nano-CBD helps improve your body’s ability to absorb CBD, making their product the perfect supplement before you go to bed. And now Beam is offering $20 off any order of $75 or more with the code ROOM at beamorganics.com/room.
Jan 27, 2022
Memes Rule The World with Dogecoin Creator Billy Markus
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Have you heard the story about the crypto founder who sold all his crypto for $10,000 only for it to be worth billions many years later? On this episode of Where It Happens, co-hosts Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) and Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) get to the bottom of one of the craziest stories by speaking directly with the co-creator of Dogecoin Billy Markus (@BillyM2k). He explains his early experiments in crypto, how he created Dogecoin, the truth about his famous sell, the future of cryptocurrencies, and a special message for Elon Musk. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• COMMONSTOCK https://commonstock.com/ Why settle for the old model of investing when new options offer you so much transparency to help you grow your wealth? Commonstock is the home of smart money and an innovative social media approach to investing. We both love the platform and have used it to enhance our financial strategy. Commonstock is a social media platform like Reddit, but it removes anonymity and adds transparency. The app lets you see what smart money investors are buying and selling – in real-time – all while letting you see their reason why. This way, you know whether investors have skin in the game, or whether they only talk a big game. It’s a great way to get insights that support your investing strategy. To learn more and sign-up today go to commonstock.com. CAPCHASE https://www.capchase.com/room Today’s show is sponsored by Capchase. Capchase is a new financing option for fast-growing startups. They are offering Where It Happens listeners .25% off their first draw, preferred onboarding, and more. Their main product Capchase Grow lets you tap into your future revenue today, meaning you can reinvest in your business faster. We love what they are offering to business owners. To learn more go to capchase.com/room
Jan 19, 2022
The Power of Becoming a Feedback Magnet with Kat Cole
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Great leaders help develop game-changing brands. Kat Cole (@KatColeATL) knows this first-hand, having led Focus Brands as their President and COO, and now in her new role as President and COO of Athletic Greens. Her secret? She understands how to find the feedback, process it, and turn it into ideas that make teams and businesses stand out from the competition. In this episode, you'll learn the frameworks she uses to lead, opportunities she is excited about, and how to spot the best leaders. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• COMMONSTOCK https://commonstock.com/ Why settle for the old model of investing when new options offer you so much transparency to help you grow your wealth? Commonstock is the home of smart money and an innovative social media approach to investing. We both love the platform and have used it to enhance our financial strategy. Commonstock is a social media platform like Reddit, but it removes anonymity and adds transparency. The app lets you see what smart money investors are buying and selling – in real-time – all while letting you see their reason why. This way, you know whether investors have skin in the game, or whether they only talk a big game. It’s a great way to get insights that support your investing strategy. To learn more and sign-up today go to commonstock.com. CAPCHASE https://www.capchase.com/room Today’s show is sponsored by Capchase. Capchase is a new financing option for fast-growing startups. They are offering Where It Happens listeners .25% off their first draw, preferred onboarding, and more. Their main product Capchase Grow lets you tap into your future revenue today, meaning you can reinvest in your business faster. We love what they are offering to business owners. To learn more go to capchase.com/room
Jan 14, 2022
Forecasting the Future of Tech with Scott Belsky
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How will work and life change in a material way over the next 5 years? That one line, written by guest Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky), was enough to get hosts Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) and Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) to immediately invite the successful entrepreneur and investor onto Where It Happens. But, what started as an exploration of exploding trends turned into a conversation that resulted in, at least, three potential game-changing business ideas. If you're looking to place bets on the future -- or create the next unicorn -- this podcast will leave you with endless opportunities. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.co -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• CAPCHASE https://www.capchase.com/room Today’s show is sponsored by Capchase. Capchase is a new financing option for fast-growing startups. They are offering Where It Happens listeners .25% off their first draw, preferred onboarding, and more. Their main product Capchase Grow lets you tap into your future revenue today, meaning you can reinvest in your business faster. We love what they are offering to business owners. To learn more go to capchase.com/room COMMONSTOCK https://commonstock.com/ Why settle for the old model of investing when new options offer you so much transparency to help you grow your wealth? Commonstock is the home of smart money and an innovative social media approach to investing. We both love the platform and have used it to enhance our financial strategy. Commonstock is a social media platform like Reddit, but it removes anonymity and adds transparency. The app lets you see what smart money investors are buying and selling – in real-time – all while letting you see their reason why. This way, you know whether investors have skin in the game, or whether they only talk a big game. It’s a great way to get insights that support your investing strategy. To learn more and sign-up today go to commonstock.com.
Jan 11, 2022
Why NFT's Won't Fail and How To Spot Winners with Gary Vaynerchuk
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Many people view Gary Vaynerchuk as a byproduct of his own energetic self-promotion. What they don't realize? Every big bet is highly calculated, and his excitement is a reflection of his absolute certainty. In this episode of Where It Happens, the serial entrepreneur, Chairman of VaynerX, and CEO of Vayner Media shares his research process for spotting trends, provides rules for getting more out of life, and breaks down why he's willing to bet that NFTs will be a success. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• CAPCHASE https://www.capchase.com/room Today’s show is sponsored by Capchase. Capchase is a new financing option for fast-growing startups. They are offering Where It Happens listeners .25% off their first draw, preferred onboarding, and more. Their main product Capchase Grow lets you tap into your future revenue today, meaning you can reinvest in your business faster. We love what they are offering to business owners. To learn more go to capchase.com/room COMMONSTOCK https://commonstock.com/ Why settle for the old model of investing when new options offer you so much transparency to help you grow your wealth? Commonstock is the home of smart money and an innovative social media approach to investing. We both love the platform and have used it to enhance our financial strategy. Commonstock is a social media platform like Reddit, but it removes anonymity and adds transparency. The app lets you see what smart money investors are buying and selling – in real-time – all while letting you see their reason why. This way, you know whether investors have skin in the game, or whether they only talk a big game. It’s a great way to get insights that support your investing strategy. To learn more and sign-up today go to commonstock.com.
Jan 06, 2022
The Unlimited Potential of Web3 with Alexis Ohanian
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Web3 is here, but all of the ways it will change the way the world works is not yet fully understood. In this episode of Where It Happens, the OG of community, Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian), Founder of Reddit and Seven Seven Six joins the show to share his early lessons from Reddit, stories from Y Combinator, and why he's betting big on Web3 communities and technologies. While co-hosts Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) and Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) place their bets on the future, and explore the idea of "minimum viable community." -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com ••• FIND US ON SOCIAL ••• Alexis Ohanian: https://twitter.com/alexisohanian Sahil Bloom: https://twitter.com/SahilBloom Greg Isenberg: https://twitter.com/gregisenberg Production & Marketing Team: https://penname.co/ -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• MERCURY https://mercury.com/partner/rwih If you’re a founder, Mercury is the banking product you need. Traditional banking is broken. Everything from the UX to the complexity of the benefits you care about most.  Mercury is disrupting the old model. They offer FDIC-insured bank accounts, virtual and physical debit cards, international and domestic wires that are free to send, 3-click payment flows, and more. We personally use Mercury for our business banking with the podcast and Sahil is an investor. ​Get started in minutes from anywhere. COMMONSTOCK https://commonstock.com/ Why settle for the old model of investing when new options offer you so much transparency to help you grow your wealth? Commonstock is the home of smart money and an innovative social media approach to investing. We both love the platform and have used it to enhance our financial strategy.  Commonstock is a social media platform like Reddit, but it removes anonymity and adds transparency. The app lets you see what smart money investors are buying and selling – in real-time – all while letting you see their reason why. This way, you know whether investors have skin in the game, or whether they only talk a big game. It’s a great way to get insights that support your investing strategy. To learn more and sign-up today go to commonstock.com.
Dec 23, 2021
How to Become a Super Ball with Anthony Scaramucci
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When things don't go your way, how do you react? On this episode of Where It Happens, former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) joins the show to discuss how to turn bad situations into opportunities, the future of live events, and why he's bullish on crypto and Web3. Also, hosts Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) and Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) discuss their meme moments and whether it's time to reinvent The World's Fair. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• FOUR SIGMATIC https://us.foursigmatic.com/room We do a lot of drinking on the show, and we need to balance it out with something a little healthier. That’s why we can’t get enough of [Four Sigmatic](https://us.foursigmatic.com/room). Our go tos are their Hot Cacao Mix with Reishi Mushroom and Sweet Vanilla Plant-Based Protein. The Hot Cacao is packed with 500mg of Reishi to help you relax before bed. And the plant-based protein is filled with 18g of protein per serving as well as 7 different functional mushrooms and adaptogens, making it the perfect post-workout recovery drink. They’re delicious and we can’t recommend them enough for your daily routine. And by the way, they’re a great holiday gift! As a subscriber to this newsletter, you can receive 15% off your order. Head to https://us.foursigmatic.com/room and enter the code “TheRoom” at checkout. EIGHT SLEEP https://www.eightsleep.com/whereithappens There’s still time to get an incredible gift for yourself or a loved one this holiday season. One of our favorite products of this entire year is the Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover (http://eightsleep.com/whereithappens). We’ve both prioritized good sleep and haven’t found a better product on the market. The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep is the most advanced solution on the market for thermoregulation. It pairs dynamic cooling and heating with biometric tracking. With the Pod Pro Cover, you start sleeping as cool as 55°F or as hot as 110°F. It also splits your bed in half, so you can have a completely different temperature than your partner. The result: Eight Sleep users fall asleep up to 32% faster, reduce sleep interruptions by 40%, and get overall more restful sleep. As a subscriber, go to eightsleep.com/whereithappens to get up to $250 off. This deal will only be available for 2 weeks, so give the gift of better sleep today.
Dec 17, 2021
Special: State of the Union: DAOing the X Games
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Are they really going to try to buy The X Games? On the last episode of Where It Happens, co-hosts Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) and Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) shared a plan to buy the X Games. Next thing you know, athletes and investors answered the call and wanted to bring the vision to life. In this special episode of Where It Happens, Sahil explores what’s next in order to turn this crazy idea into a reality. We also bring on a special guest, Sam Schwartzstein (@schwartzsteins) who helped reimagine the XFL to discuss further. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• FOUR SIGMATIC https://us.foursigmatic.com/room We do a lot of drinking on the show, and we need to balance it out with something a little healthier. That’s why we can’t get enough of [Four Sigmatic](https://us.foursigmatic.com/room). Our go tos are their Hot Cacao Mix with Reishi Mushroom and Sweet Vanilla Plant-Based Protein. The Hot Cacao is packed with 500mg of Reishi to help you relax before bed. And the plant-based protein is filled with 18g of protein per serving as well as 7 different functional mushrooms and adaptogens, making it the perfect post-workout recovery drink. They’re delicious and we can’t recommend them enough for your daily routine. And by the way, they’re a great holiday gift! As a subscriber to this newsletter, you can receive 15% off your order. Head to https://us.foursigmatic.com/room and enter the code “TheRoom” at checkout. EIGHT SLEEP https://www.eightsleep.com/whereithappens There’s still time to get an incredible gift for yourself or a loved one this holiday season. One of our favorite products of this entire year is the Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover (http://eightsleep.com/whereithappens).We’ve both prioritized good sleep and haven’t found a better product on the market. The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep is the most advanced solution on the market for thermoregulation. It pairs dynamic cooling and heating with biometric tracking. With the Pod Pro Cover, you start sleeping as cool as 55°F or as hot as 110°F. It also splits your bed in half, so you can have a completely different temperature than your partner. The result: Eight Sleep users fall asleep up to 32% faster, reduce sleep interruptions by 40%, and get overall more restful sleep. As a subscriber, go to eightsleep.com/whereithappens to get up to $250 off. This deal will only be available for 2 weeks, so give the gift of better sleep today.
Dec 14, 2021
Buying the X Games with Olympic Icon Apolo Ohno
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In a Web3 universe, anything is possible. In this episode of Where It Happens, hosts Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) and Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) put that belief to the test with an idea so big that they had to run it by someone legendary. They pitch Olympic icon Apolo Ohno (@ApoloOhno) on their idea to buy the X Games and how to take it to the next level. Other topics include reimagining the Olympics, Apolo's idea for an NFT Museum, and why it's important to escape your mental prison. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• EIGHT SLEEP https://www.eightsleep.com/whereithappens There’s still time to get an incredible gift for yourself or a loved one this holiday season. One of our favorite products of this entire year is the Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover (http://eightsleep.com/whereithappens). We’ve both prioritized good sleep and haven’t found a better product on the market. The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep is the most advanced solution on the market for thermoregulation. It pairs dynamic cooling and heating with biometric tracking. With the Pod Pro Cover, you start sleeping as cool as 55°F or as hot as 110°F. It also splits your bed in half, so you can have a completely different temperature than your partner. The result: Eight Sleep users fall asleep up to 32% faster, reduce sleep interruptions by 40%, and get overall more restful sleep. As a subscriber, go to eightsleep.com/whereithappens to get up to $250 off. This deal will only be available for 2 weeks, so give the gift of better sleep today. FOUR SIGMATIC https://us.foursigmatic.com/room We do a lot of drinking on the show, and we need to balance it out with something a little healthier. That’s why we can’t get enough of [Four Sigmatic](https://us.foursigmatic.com/room). Our go tos are their Hot Cacao Mix with Reishi Mushroom and Sweet Vanilla Plant-Based Protein. The Hot Cacao is packed with 500mg of Reishi to help you relax before bed. And the plant-based protein is filled with 18g of protein per serving as well as 7 different functional mushrooms and adaptogens, making it the perfect post-workout recovery drink. They’re delicious and we can’t recommend them enough for your daily routine. And by the way, they’re a great holiday gift! As a subscriber to this newsletter, you can receive 15% off your order. Head to https://us.foursigmatic.com/room and enter the code “TheRoom” at checkout.
Dec 10, 2021
Reinventing Home Ownership and Concierge Businesses With Sam Parr
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Could listening to a podcast help you fund a business? In this episode of Where It Happens, co-host Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) makes an offer you might not be able to refuse. Guest Sam Parr (@samparr), the founder of The Hustle, joins the show and he’s bullish on the business of Picasso, while Greg (@gregisenberg) and Sahil are not so sure and are willing to make a bet. Other topics discussed include the future of concierge services, the reverse test framework, and the opportunities of owning a home and moving. -------------------------------------- Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com -------------------------------------- ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• MERCURY https://mercury.com/partner/rwih If you’re a founder, Mercury is the banking product you need. Mercury offers FDIC-insured bank accounts, virtual & physical debit cards, international & domestic wires that are free to send, 3-click payment flows, and more. We personally use Mercury for our business banking with the podcast and Sahil is an investor. Get started in minutes from anywhere. CAPCHASE https://www.capchase.com/room Today’s show is sponsored by Capchase. Capchase is a new financing option for fast-growing startups. They are offering Where It Happens listeners .25% off their first draw, preferred onboarding, and more. Their main product Capchase Grow lets you tap into your future revenue today, meaning you can reinvest in your business faster. We love what they are offering to business owners. To learn more go to capchase.com/room
Dec 03, 2021
Special: DAOing a Twitter Board Seat
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Jack Dorsey stepping down has created a pivotal moment in Twitter's history. Where do things go from here? Hosts Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) and Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) provide their takes on what can make Twitter take off. Part of the plan: they recommend giving the power to the people via a DAO. ------------------------ Want more community? Learn more here: http://trwih.com ------------------------ ••• SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS ••• CAPCHASE https://www.capchase.com/room Today’s show is sponsored by Capchase. Capchase is a new financing option for fast-growing startups. They are offering Where It Happens listeners .25% off their first draw, preferred onboarding, and more. Their main product Capchase Grow lets you tap into your future revenue today, meaning you can reinvest in your business faster. We love what they are offering to business owners. To learn more go to capchase.com/room MERCURY https://mercury.com/partner/rwih If you’re a founder, Mercury is the banking product you need. Mercury offers FDIC-insured bank accounts, virtual & physical debit cards, international & domestic wires that are free to send, 3-click payment flows, and more. We personally use Mercury for our business banking with the podcast and Sahil is an investor. Get started in minutes from anywhere.
Dec 01, 2021
The NSFW Framework and the Magic of Community-Product Fit with Amanda Goetz
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Sometimes the best products don't start as products. On this episode of Where It Happens, Amanda Goetz (@AmandaMGoetz), founder of House of Wise, shares her amazing journey of building a community and creating products that are breaking the stigmas surrounding women's health. Hosts Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) and Sahil Bloom @sahilbloom) explore a news concierge business and discuss the potential of the NSFW framework. -- Want to watch the episodes? Subscribe to our YouTube channel here. Want more community? Learn more here. -- Special thanks to our sponsors Mercury and AppSumo.
Nov 18, 2021
Disruptive Innovation And Unbundling The S&P 500 With Howard Lindzon
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In the first episode of Where It Happens, Howard Lindzon (@howardlindzon) -- the man behind StockTwits and early Robinhood investor -- helps us rethink the financial industry, places big bets on Web3, and presents a new way to think about investing. And, hosts Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) and Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) provide the Where It Happens community with a task that kept Greg up all night. -- Want to watch the episodes? Subscribe to our YouTube channel here. Want more community? Learn more here. -- Special thanks to our sponsors Mercury and AppSumo.
Nov 11, 2021
Podcasts Are Broken
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The problem with podcasts is the conversations are all one-sided. But, what if the conversations became interactive? Welcome to "Where It Happens" a community-based podcast hosted by Sahil Bloom (@sahilbloom) and Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) that puts you in the center of what's next in business and allows you to interact with the best and brightest. ------------ Want to watch the episodes? Subscribe to our YouTube channel here. Want more community? Learn more here.
Nov 03, 2021