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How to Grow Your Startup (MY KEYNOTE) (#169)

This week we get to be a fly on the wall for one of Jim's recent talks at the iconic startup accelerator Techstars. Jim talks nitty gritty tactics about customer perso...

17 Controversial Things I Believe in Business by Jesse Pujji #IconicReads (#168)

This week, Yonathan joins to discuss Jesse Pujji's recent tweet storm outlining 17 controversial beliefs about business. Jim and Yonathan discuss what they agree (and ...

How Fat Boy Turned an Inside Joke Into a 6-Figure DTC Brand (#167)

Jim is joined by Ryan Rock to discuss how Ryan turned an inside joke started during COVID into a 7 figure business through unique combination of UGC and digital market...

From Idea to $250k/Month Selling BBQ Ribs on Shopify (#166)

This week, Jim sits down with Andrew Buehler to discuss how Andrew went from concept to over $250k a month in under two years through a combination of crowdsourced fun...

Sam Altman's 17 Business Hacks & Taking on Techstars Seattle (#165)

This week, Jim and Yonathan break down one of the word-for-word best blog posts on the internet, Sam Altman's "What I Wish Someone Had Told Me." Jim and Yonathan pick ...

Our 2024 DTC Strategy for Neat Apparel (Don't tell anyone!) (#164)

This week, Jim gives an update on the marketing plan for his new apparel brand Neat, and does a deep dive into the strategy and tactics you need to use to launch an e-...

Iconic Reads: Buy Then Build (#163)

This week, Yonathan joins Jim to discuss a paradigm shifting book: Buy Then Build by Walker Deibel. They discuss the impacts its had on their approach to entrepreneurs...

Atomic Habits by James Clear - Iconic Reads (#162)

This week, Jim and Yonathan breakdown an essential read for anyone trying to improve or change their habits to create greater outcomes in their personal or professiona...

My Meeting with Billionaire Andrew Wilkinson (and How I Might Have Blown It) (#161)

This week, Jim and two fellow Entrepreneurs sit down to break down a once in a lifetime meeting with billionaire entrepreneur Andrew Wilkinson. They share stories and ...

"How to Get Startup Ideas" by Paul Graham (#160)

On today's episode, Jim and Yonathan dive into a seminal blog post by Paul Graham, Y-combinator Founder, who gives advice on how to come up with startup ideas.Topics D...

The Best of 2023 (#159)

On this episode, Jim conducts a retrospective on the best and often under appreciated segments from 2023. He highlights the top 5 podcasts and the best gems from episo...

A Look Back at My 2023 (#158)

Jim does a year in review and reflects on the ups and downs of this past year, focusing on both business and personal highlights.TOPICS DISCUSSED IN TODAY’S EPISODEYea...

Buying 10 Companies, Making 8-Figures with Boring Businesses, & More with Fikes CEO, Mark Sims (#157)

In this episode Jim talks with Mark Sims, founder and CEO of Fikes. Mark talks about the beauty of boring businesses, the strategy for acquisition and how to utilize y...

We Bought a Company! (Plus, an update on the $3M Challenge)(#156)

Jim gives a long overdue update on the $3M challenge and reveals an exciting new acquisition before doing a deep dive into the strategy behind the move and tactics for...

How Product-Led Growth Got this AI Startup to $19M in Funding: Krish Ramineni (#155)

This week, Jim is joined by Krish Ramineni, CEO of Fireflies to discuss how grow a business through product led growth. Krish shares his insights about the importance ...

Like Moneyball for Startups, Your "Founder Potential Score" and Why Grit is Everything with Bryan Smith (#154)

This week, Jim is joined by Bryan Smith. Bryan has a background in sports analytics, helping teams assess the potential as well as risk of players before during recrui...

How to Craft a Go-To-Market Strategy in 2023 with Maja Voje (#153)

This week, Jim is joined by Maja Voje, someone who literally wrote the book on Go To Market strategy. Together they get tactical about this incredibly important stage ...

How to Win Black Friday & Cyber Monday in 2023 (#152)

In this episode, Jim joins the ECWID team to dive into key tactics and approaches that fuel e-commerce growth, helping brands make the most of Black Friday and Cyber M...

How to Build the Ultimate Lifestyle Business with Josh Nielsen (#151)

This week, Jim is joined by a man who is literally responsible for the creation of thousands of podcasts, including this one. Josh Nielsen is the founder of Zencastr, ...

Startup Predictions, Elon's X Strategy, Meta's Flop, and More with Angel Investor Nataraj Sindam (#150)

Today, Jim is joined by Nataraj Sindam who has spent his entire career learning the ins and outs of the tech industry. He and Jim analyze some of the overlooked trends...

The #1 Thing Holding You Back is Your Lack of Systems with David Jenyns (#149)

This week, Jim is joined by David Jenyns author of Systemology. David gets super tactical sharing tips and tricks for founders about how to create systems in their bus...

How to Use B2B Tactics to Grow a D2C Company with Kendra Kawala (#148)

This week, Jim is joined by Kendra Kawala co-founder of Maker Wines, to discuss how she and her partners were able to create a new product category in the wine industr...

Launching 10 Startups in 6 Weeks with 3-Time Founder, Craig Swanson (#147)

This week, Jim is joined once again by Craig Swanson. Craig recently sold all of his businesses and has been on a quest to build his next successful. To do this, he sp...

Building a "Bootstrapped Giant" in DTC, Productized Services, & More with Jesse Pujji (#146)

This week Jim is joined by Jesse Pujji, CEO of GatewayX and co-founder of Growth Assistant, Unbloat, and more.  He has bootstrapped an Agency to $25M in sales, a produ...

Bootstrapping from Idea to $10M with Community Marketing: Lloyed Lobo (#145)

This week, Jim talks to Lloyed Lobo, Co-Founder of Boast, about his amazing Journey through Entrepreneurship, and how he was able to harness community led marketing to...

Bill Gurley on How to Be the Best at Your Craft #IconicReads (#144)

Jim and Yonathan explore another Iconic Read (or in this case watch) as they break down Bill Gurley's filmed speech titled Running Down a Dream.TOPICS DISCUSSED IN TOD...

My First Million, Buying a Company & The Growth Calendar Framework (#143)

This week, Jim gives an update on the 3M Dollar challenge before doing a deep dive on a recent book and podcast that has shifted the way he thinks about starting a bus...

Selling a Company, Scaling to 8-Figures, & How to Be a New CEO with Nick Harris (#142)

This week, Jim chats with Nick Harris, founder of multiple startups and someone who has come into a company and helped them sell at huge valuations not once, but twice...

How This YC Startup Went from Idea to $600M in 4 Years with Tejas Manohar (#141)

This week, Jim talks with Tejas Manohar, about he and his co-founders grew his data startup High Touch through leveraging communities and marketing smart cuts, and how...

7 Startups You Should Keep an Eye On (#140)

Jim and Yonathan continue their conversation from last week and dive into the startups that have caught their attention. Then they give an update on the state of the $...