How I Built This with Guy Raz49:18
Guy is the host and co-creator of three NPR programs.. How I Built This (also the name of his new book out this week) are heard by more than 20 million people each month around the world. He is the co-creator and co-host of NPR’s first-ever podcast for kids, Wow In The World. For Spotify, he’s hosting the music interview show The Rewind. In 2017, Guy became the first person in the history of podcasting to have three shows in the top 20 on the Apple Podcast charts. In this episode Guy and I explore the resilience of today's top entrepreneurs during Covid-19 as well as his background and highlights from his career. He also provides great wisdom and suggestions for business owners in 2020 and beyond. How I Built This is a podcast about the greatest innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. In each episode, the founders of some of the world’s best-known companies and brands take us through their triumphs, failures, and insights. In 2019, it was named one of the top ten podcasts of the year by iTunes, and Inc Magazine called it “the best podcast to take on the new year.”
"Bee Fearless" Dream Like a Kid with Me & The Bees Founder (age 15) Mikaila Ulmer55:54
It's rare for a beverage company to start with $50 and grow to being sold in 2,500 stores across 40 states,” says Mikaila Ulmer, CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade. It’s rarer still for that company to be run by a 15-year-old. “Age didn’t faze me when it came to starting my business,” she says. “I was just excited to get started.” It began with a bee sting when Ulmer was four. “I was afraid, so my parents encouraged me to do some research,” Ulmer says. “I learned that bees were important pollinators and that they were dying at an alarming rate.” She started selling her granny’s honey-sweetened lemonade recipe in Austin and donated the profits to bee-saving organizations. She got the attention of Whole Foods when she began teaching free pollination workshops for kids there. “They said if I could figure out a way to bottle my product, they could carry it in their store.” In 2015, at age nine, Ulmer secured $60,000 in seed money on ABC’s reality show Shark Tank. A year later, Whole Foods announced a distribution deal with Me & the Bees for $11 million. “When I started, I never expected to appear on Shark Tank or speak in front of 20,000 people or meet Barack Obama, but I did!” says Ulmer. Her future goals are as lofty (“I want to see my product in all 50 states!"), but her focus is clear: “I want my business to always be more than just lemonade—I want to have an even bigger impact on saving the bees.” Mikaila releases her story in a new book "Bee Fearless, Dream Like a Kid" and my partner Ann Trainor and I spoke with her and there is so much wisdom from this young woman we hope you enjoy the show!
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" 30th Anniversary Edition46:47
Scott Jeffrey Miller, President of FranklinCovey and best selling author and Podcast Host, joins me to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the book that changed the Business World with now over 50 Million Copies Sold . We review the 7 Habits and the updates from Sean Covey and talk about Scott's leadership books and work and how they are managing in 2020 during Covid-19. The 7 Habits are more relevant than ever and you will learn why in this special episode.
Riding High with Ruth Zukerman, Founder Soul Cycle and Flywheel01:02:44
Known as the "Queen of Spinning" Ruth truly put the Soul in SoulCycle and the Fly in Flywheel, both companies she founded. We talk about her inspiring story of resilience after her first career and marriage ended and how her evolution led to her success. The interview is filled with fresh business and life lessons. We also talked about life during Covid-19 and the rise of exercising at home and her upcoming plans going forward. And wait till you hear the story about Jennifer Grey!
Thriving not Surviving with Kim Kaupe, Shark Tank Winner41:04
Kim Kaupe returns to Financially Speaking but this time brings inspiration and what has kept her business, The Superfan Company, thriving not just surviving during Coronavirus. Kim also shares highlights from her latest Linkedin Learning Course on leading a small business through crisis.