Podcast Junkies

Andy Wang is a very interesting person. He is a financial advisor, but also learned slack-keyed guitar from the legendary Raymond Kāne. His podcast Inspired Money seeks to help more people be wise with their wealth, but rather than just having business leaders or other financial advisors, he has a variety of guests from a wealth of industries, such as Zak Penn, screenwriter of Ready Player One.

On this episode, Harry welcomes Andy to talk about Inspired Money, as well as Andy’s music career. First, Andy reveals how he learned slack-keyed guitar from Raymond Kāne. Then, they discuss how Andy’s family reacted to the podcast. Finally, Andy discusses how he has improved his podcast the more he has done it.

  • 02:20 - How Andy prepared to have Zak Penn, the screenwriter of Ready Player One, on his podcast
  • 06:00 - What opened the door for Andy to start his own podcast
  • 08:40 - How Andy learned slack-keyed guitar from legend Raymond Kāne
  • 19:00 - Why Andy chose the title of his podcast, and why making the world a better place is so important for him.
  • 21:50 - The surprisingly varied guests Andy has had on his podcast
  • 29:20 - The input Andy’s family had for the podcast
  • 37:00 - What excites Andy about the future of his podcast, and how his music skills have given him many amazing opportunities
  • 42:00 - How the podcast has changed the more episodes Andy has done
  • 45:30 - Why Andy doesn’t view himself as an extrovert

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Andy-Wang-interview

Direct download: PJ174-AndyWang.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29am EST

As the world changes, it is very important for CEO’s to try new marketing strategies. When Barney Waters became CEO of sneaker company K-Swiss, he was tasked with remaking the brands image. Barney decided to shift away from marketing to aspiring athletes, and instead market to young entrepreneurs. One of the way he did this was by making the podcast “CEO’s wear sneakers,” a show where he would interview young entrepreneurs. On this episode, Harry talks to Barney about what inspired him to make the change of advertising, how the podcast affected his business, and the future Barney wants for his podcast.

  • 01:15 How Harry met Barney at Complex con.
  • 03:15 The story of Barney meeting Gary Reed, who helped Barney bring his company K-Swiss back into cultural relevance.
  • 08:15 The reaction to Barney’s bold plan to market sneakers to entrepreneurs.
  • 12:40 How Barney used the philosophy of Judo to improve his business.
  • 15:00 The profound success of the marketing strategy of the new K-swiss line.
  • 18:30 The makings of a truly great entrepreneur in today’s world.
  • 20:00 How Barney found his way into the Sneaker business.
  • 24:00 People who have taken notice of Barney’s bold new strategy.
  • 28:00 How Barney’s Podcast has led his business forward.
  • 30:00 The biggest surprises that came up in Barney’s podcast.
  • 32:50 Barney’s dream guests for his podcast.
  • 35:00 How barney feels he is understood by his coworkers.

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Barney-Waters-interview

Direct download: PJ173-BarneyWaters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:08am EST

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