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Below the Line with James Beshara

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“The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder and NYTimes Best-Selling Author Below the Line — Observing what’s really there.Should we “aim as high as possible” or “detach from results”? Should I be content where I am or always strive for “better”? We now know a lot abou… read more

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#102 — Thinking Deeply — Adam Robinson (Part 1)

May 13th, 2021

2:15:13

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Adam Robinson is a famed best-selling author, the founder of Princeton Review, a leading advisor to some of the largest financial institutions in the world, and a rated chess master, …

What to Look for in a New Hire (Qualities of a 10x Employee) —Below the (Hot)Line #7

May 6th, 2021

10:02

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Hiring new employees can be nerve-racking, but having hired 170+ employees, James gives 3 essential traits you …

#101​ — The Mindset of a Grandmaster — Maurice Ashley

May 4th, 2021

1:55:16

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Maurice Ashley is a Jamaican-American chess grandmaster, author, and commentator. In 1999 he earned the grandmaster title, making him the first black person to attain the title of …

What is BitClout?— Below the Hotline #6

April 29th, 2021

11:42

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The rise of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have familiarized many with the concept of decentralized money, but can BitClout become the first main stream decentralized social networking …

#100 — Woman Evolve — Sarah Jakes Roberts

April 28th, 2021

1:53:21

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Sarah Jakes Roberts is a Public Speaker, Author, and co-pastor of The Potter's House at One LA and The Potter's House Denver. She is redefining what it means to be a modern woman of …

The CRAZIEST (plausible) Idea I've Ever Heard — Below the Hotline #5

April 22nd, 2021

11:10

As an angel investor deeply embedded in the tech world, James Beshara hears the next craziest idea he's ever heard every 5 minutes, but which of …

#99 — The Archbishop of Crypto — Balaji Srinivasan

April 21st, 2021

1:54:08

Balaji S. Srinivasan is an angel investor and entrepreneur. Formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, he was also the cofounder of Earn.com (acquired by Coinbase), Counsyl (acquired by …

Setting Boundaries: The Key to Work/Life Balance — Below the Hotline #4

April 15th, 2021

9:29

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Achieving the proper work/life balance is a difficult task for determined creators and founders. James explains …

#98 — The Keys to Angel Investing — Elad Gil

April 13th, 2021

1:24:42

Elad Gil has been an angel investor for 30 (nearly 1 in 5 of his investments) different billion dollar companies. Elad gives 3 tips for anyone …

Why I Invested in Clubhouse (And is it worth $4 Billion???) — Below the Hotline #3

April 10th, 2021

25:33

James was the first investor in the consumer app Clubhouse that has climbed in private valuations to over 100x his original investment in just over a year — but what goes into a private company valuation like Clubhouse? …

#97 — How to Not Die Alone — Logan Ury

April 6th, 2021

1:52:46

Logan Ury is the best selling author of the book "How to Not Die Alone".  James and Logan talk about finding long term happiness and long term relationships, and they relate that to aspects of the professional world …

#96 — Nutrition's Impact on Mental Health — Dr. Uma Naidoo

March 31st, 2021

1:16:34

Dr. Uma Naidoo is a a Harvard trained psychiatrist, Professional Chef graduating with her culinary schools’ most coveted award, and a trained …

What are NFTs? | Below the Hotline #1

March 26th, 2021

12:06

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James breaks down what exactly a non-fungible token is, why they have value, and what they can and will be used for, while highlighting some recent examples of sales of NFTs going for …

#95 — The Most Influential Rabbi in America — Rabbi David Wolpe

March 25th, 2021

1:17:00

Newsweek named Rabbi David Wolpe the most influential rabbi in America. James talks with Rabbi Wolpe about whether or not he ever doubts his faith, …

#94 —Philosophy, Theology & Ethics — Philip Clayton

March 17th, 2021

2:25:44

Philip Clayton is a contemporary American philosopher of religion and philosopher of science. His work focuses on the intersection of science, …

#93 — The Argument Against Reality — Dr. Donald Hoffman

March 12th, 2021

1:59:31

This episode features a mind-blowing conversation with Dr. Donald Hoffman, a professor of cognitive sciences at UC Irvine who has proven the chances that we are seeing and experiencing reality is essentially zero …

#92 — Spencer Rascoff — Founders, SPACs & Digital Junk Food

March 3rd, 2021

1:55:10

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Spencer Rascoff started Hotwire and Zillow and eventually turned them into $750 million and $30 billion companies respectively. He joins James to talk about the history of those two …

#91 — Jeff Goodby — Pushing Through Rejection

February 16th, 2021

1:53:27

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Jeff Goodby is advertising executive who co-founded and serves as co-chair of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco. Goodby is also a director and illustrator whose work …

#90 — #DeepDive — Lee Jacobs — Starting a Venture Capital Fund

February 5th, 2021

1:44:27

Lee Jacobs is an entrepreneur and investor based in San Francisco who was one of the early supporters of Angel List, and is currently a general partner at long journey capital. James talks with Lee about what starting a …

#89 — How to 10x Your Chance at Startup Success

January 21st, 2021

1:02:20

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Hit the show hotline and leave a question or comment for the show: 424-272-6640, email James questions directly at

#88 — Diana Chapman — Trust vs Fear

January 18th, 2021

1:30:14

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Diana Chapman is one of the most sought after corporate advisors in the world. James & Diana open the show revisiting Diana’s groundbreaking book “The 15 Commitments of Conscious …

#87 — #DeepDive — Dylan Beynon — The Innovative Future of Psychedelics

January 6th, 2021

1:38:06

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James talks with the CEO and founder of mindbloom CEO Dylan Beynon about how his intimate familiarity with mental illness was in many ways the catalyst of his drive for success, and how …

#86 — Dr. Carl Jung — Heroes, Alchemy, and Connection

December 30th, 2020

1:19:16

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The historical giant and creator of analytical psychology, Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, joins James to discuss his life, his …

#85 — Tara Viswanathan — The Honest Truth

December 22nd, 2020

1:34:00

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James talks with Tara Viswanathan, the CEO, and Founder of Rupa Health, whose goal is to make functional medicine more accessible, affordable, & available to patients everywhere. They …

#84 — On Failure: Eat A Bit Of Poison Every Day

December 8th, 2020

51:22

https://bit.ly/Dive_further_BelowtheLine  Hit the show hotline and leave a question or comment for the show: 424-272-6640   "The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes …

#83 — Airbnb IPO with Lenny Rachitsky and Marc McCabe

December 1st, 2020

1:47:03

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"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

James is joined by fellow former Airbnb Execs Larry Rachitski and Marc …

#82 — DeepDive — The Age of The Newsletter — With Lenny Rachitsky

November 17th, 2020

1:30:56

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Books:

On Writing Well - https://www.amazon.com/Writing-Well-Classic-Guide-Nonfiction/dp/0060891548

Writing Down …

#81 — Henry Shukman — One Blade Of Grass, One Single Experience

November 10th, 2020

1:59:59

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is with British poet, author, and Zen master Henry Shukman. Henry is able to touch on so many …

#80 — Alan Watts — You’re It

November 3rd, 2020

42:18

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is with one of the more profound thinkers, writers, and speakers in human history. It's with …

#79 — Turning The Tables — James Gets Grilled (w/ChaseFeiger)

October 20th, 2020

2:00:24

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#78 — Joseph Emmett — Surfer Monk

October 13th, 2020

1:53:12

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#77 — Andrew Dudum — Hims & Hers, Highs & Lows

October 6th, 2020

1:27:22

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

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Today's episode is with Andrew Dudum. …

#76 — Ravi Patel — In Pursuit Of Happiness

September 30th, 2020

2:04:17

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

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Today's episode is with Ravi Patel, a …

#75 — Plog — Ready, Fire, Aim

September 22nd, 2020

16:02

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This plog (podcast+blog post mashup) …

#74 — Plog — The Secret to Getting Mentors

September 16th, 2020

12:06

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#73 — Scott Kelley — Covid Under The Big Sky

September 8th, 2020

1:47:18

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#72 — Kevin Rose — Founder Turned Angel Turned VC

September 1st, 2020

1:34:20

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#71 — Plog — Startups: Experiments with Truth

August 25th, 2020

27:54

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Favorite product of 2020: Endel — code.endel.io (use the code “belowtheline” for the free trial they have given …

#70 — Plog — Creator Psychology (and The Desire To Exist)

August 18th, 2020

36:24

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This is another plog (podcast / blog post) …

#69 — DeepDive — The World of PR — Ed Zitron

August 4th, 2020

1:41:51

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is another deep dive. It's in the world of startup PR. My guest today is Ed Zitron.

Ed went from …

#68 — Plog — Mental Wealth

July 22nd, 2020

37:35

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

This is another plog (podcast + blog post) about a shift in perspective on how we think and talk about mental …

#67 — Check-In with James Beshara

July 16th, 2020

56:18

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is another check-in episode.

For this episode, I’m going to talk about the below the line, …

#66 — Rahul Vohra — Superhuman Design

July 15th, 2020

1:50:11

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Rahul Vohra is a founder a couple of times …

#65 — DeepDive — Space Technology — Mikhail Kokorich

July 7th, 2020

1:21:16

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is a deep dive into the …

#64 — Immad Akhund — The Unlikely Banker

June 23rd, 2020

1:32:53

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is with Immad Akhund who is a serial entrepreneur and serial investor. He has been through Y …

#63 — Alfred Lin — Investing In Greatness

June 2nd, 2020

1:52:57

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today’s episode is with one of the world’s best venture investors coming from perhaps the world’s best venture …

#62 — DeepDive — How To Become A Startup “Angel” Investor — Brianne Kimmel

May 19th, 2020

1:52:31

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's deep dive is with Brianne Kimmel …

#61 — John Robb — What (The Hell) Is Going On Right Now?

May 5th, 2020

1:45:19

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

John’s monthly “Global Guerillas Report”: https://www.patreon.com/johnrobb

Today's episode is with John Robb, a …

#60 — Andrew Wilkinson — Life Designer

April 30th, 2020

2:04:44

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is with Andrew Wilkinson. I've been really anticipating meeting Andrew for a few years now. I'm …

#59 — Plog — The Wisdom of Insecurity — Audio Essay

April 23rd, 2020

19:10

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

This plog (podcast+blog post mashup) is called “The Wisdom of Insecurity”...“The desire for security is the same …

#58 — DeepDive — WFH Productivity Hacks — Hiten Shah

April 22nd, 2020

57:44

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

I am really excited about today's episode with none other than Hiten Shah. This is a topic that many people are …

#57 — Taryn Toomey — The Healer

April 14th, 2020

1:28:24

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is with Taryn Toomey, one of my favorite founders in the world, and though I am an investor in …

#56 — DeepDive — Growth in 2020 — Mike Duboe

April 6th, 2020

1:26:20

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode was originally recorded near the end of February, and we usually take a week before releasing a …

#55 — Geoff Lewis — Think Different

March 30th, 2020

1:35:57

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode was originally recorded on February 26th. We usually take a week before releasing a recorded …

#54 — DeepDive — Responsibilities In Exponential Times — Eric Ries

March 19th, 2020

1:36:04

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Mentioned in the podcast:

#53 — DeepDive — “How to Monetize Creativity and Solo-preneurship” — Sahil Lavingia

March 9th, 2020

1:47:39

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Mentioned in the podcast:

https://twitter.com/shl/status/1229844208959152128

Today we've got another deep-dive …

#52 — DeepDive — The Brand New World of Climate Tech — Gustaf Alströmer & Diego Saez-Gil

March 2nd, 2020

1:39:17

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Companies mentioned:

#51 — Plog — Routines & Avoiding Stupidity

February 25th, 2020

10:23

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

This plog (podcast+blog post mashup) is called “Routines & How to Avoid Stupidity”.

A little over a year …

#50 — Plog — Podcasting: The Truly Free Press

February 19th, 2020

9:18

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today, I’m going to be trying out something that I’ve been starting on an app called TalkShow where I record …

#49 — Ben Witte — Recess Is Now In Session

February 4th, 2020

1:16:05

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is with Ben Witte. He's the founder and CEO of Recess. You might not have heard of Ben or Recess …

#48 — Vlad Magdalin — The No-Code Movement Is Finally Here

January 29th, 2020

2:26:18

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today’s episode is with Vlad Magdalin, co-founder and CEO of Webflow. We sat down and chatted about his insane …

#47 — Sarah Tavel — A Peek Behind The Veiled World of Venture Capital

January 14th, 2020

2:08:25

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today on the program, we've got Sarah Tavel. She’s a venture capitalist at the legendary and enigmatic venture …

#46 — DeepDive — An Unedited Pitch Meeting: Coffee Between an Investor and a Founder — Diego Saez-Gil

January 13th, 2020

1:08:31

Today's episode is another deep-dive (meaning it's a little bit different than the regularly scheduled episodes), and it is with a founder, Diego.

#45 — Kamal Ravikant — Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

January 7th, 2020

1:11:42

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is with Kamal Ravikant, the author of the best selling books “Love Yourself Like Your Life …

#44 — Check-In Episode 3 with Peter Carnochan, PhD

December 17th, 2019

1:31:50

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is another deep dive with Dr. Peter Carnochan, who the coach to some of the biggest names in …

#43 — Serena Dugan — Art Meets Business

December 10th, 2019

1:52:36

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Serena Dugan is a founder, an artist, and a delight to chat with — This episode is a founder story that isn't …

#42 — Anonymous — San Francisco Police Officer

November 27th, 2019

1:50:26

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is with an anonymous guest. We're going to call him John Doe. John and I talked about the “below …

#41 — DeepDive — Marketplaces — Lenny Rachitsky

November 20th, 2019

1:59:39

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today we have another deep dive and this one is a really hot topic in the startup ecosystem and yet so little is …

#40 — Matt Mullenweg — 34% of the Web & Counting

November 19th, 2019

1:55:28

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is with Matt Mullenweg. …

#39 — Beyond Coffee — Book Launch

November 12th, 2019

17:38

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

When it comes to productivity, there aren’t many things we do today that we did 200 years ago. We send emails …

#38 — Dr. Andrew Weil — The Medical Nostradamus

November 4th, 2019

1:56:20

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Dr. Andrew Weil has been called “the medical Nostradamus” for his foresight into what’s on the healthcare …

#37 — Justin Kan Live — Philosopher CEO (Pt 2)

October 30th, 2019

1:20:35

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode was actually a live recording with a good friend, a former investor and a continual mentor to me …

#36 — A R I Z O N A — 1 Billion Streams And Counting

October 15th, 2019

1:33:26

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author 

A R I Z O N A, the band not the state, is one of the top 100 streamed bands in the world in the last two years, …

#35 — Paul Austin — Psychenaut

October 8th, 2019

1:49:48

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is with Paul Austin, a …

#34 — Leah Busque Solivan — Founder, Leader, Creator, Backer

September 30th, 2019

1:35:26

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder and NYTimes bestselling author

Welcome back to another episode of Below …

#33 — Nir Eyal — Indistractable

September 23rd, 2019

1:18:22

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is one of my favorite conversations I’ve had. It’s with Nir Eyal, who is a founder, an investor, …

#32 — Ann Miura-Ko — Path to (ad)Venture

September 19th, 2019

1:40:37

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is with Ann Miura-Ko a co-founder of Floodgate, one of the original seed stage investment funds …

#31 — Christopher Lochhead — The Marketing Legend

September 16th, 2019

2:14:39

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is with Christopher Lochhead, a marketing legend and best selling author of “Play Bigger” and …

#30 — Dave Lomas — Prophet in the Valley

September 10th, 2019

2:12:58

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder and NYTimes bestselling author 

Today's episode is with the founder and lead pastor of Reality SF, a church where my wife and I attend in San …

#29 — Sam Parr — Natural Born Hustler

August 29th, 2019

1:37:04

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder and NYTimes bestselling author

Today we chat with Sam Parr, founder of “The Hustle” one of the fastest growing media companies here in America. …

#28 — Cal Fussman — Rules of Storytelling

August 27th, 2019

2:09:14

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder and NYTimes bestselling author

Calvin “Cal” Fussman is a world famous interviewer, a New York Times bestselling author, public speaker, and the …

#27 — Joseph Emmett — Yoga For Your Intellect

August 22nd, 2019

2:15:58

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder and NYTimes bestselling author
“Attach, you lose, detach, you gain”. That simple phrase and along with the phrase “Yoga for the intellect” on a …

#26 — DeepDive into Startup Fundraising — with Marc McCabe

August 20th, 2019

2:25:24

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder and NYTimes bestselling author

Today's episode is another deep dive experiment into a topic that every founder dreads thinking about — …

#25 — DeepDive into Remote Work — With Hiten Shah

August 13th, 2019

1:59:44

"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder and NYTimes bestselling author
Today's episode is a deep dive — Something we're trying out where we go deep into certain topics that people have …

#24 — Check-In (2) — Peter Carnochan with James Beshara

August 12th, 2019

1:31:22

Today's episode is a really special one. It is with Dr. Peter Carnochan, a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, author, and executive coach. He …

#23 — Kelly Starrett — Foundational Thinking

August 6th, 2019

56:37

Kelly Starrett is one of the most widely followed individuals in the health and fitness space. He is a NY Times bestselling author, a physical …

#22 — 40,000 — Voicemails Episode

August 2nd, 2019

43:48

BTL Hotline: 510-214-3717

In celebration of 40,000 downloads, we’re going to take a few calls and answer the questions from listeners directly. This episode covers some great questions from listeners as well as a note …

#21 — fnnch — Art. Everywhere.

July 31st, 2019

2:47:11

fnnch is perhaps the most recognizable name in street art in San Francisco with his mega-size honey bears, pop-art lips, poppy flowers and poodles gracing our city in the unlikeliest of places. He wasn't always pursuing …

#20 — Chris Powers — Real Estate Mogul In The Making

July 25th, 2019

1:50:05

Chris Powers is the only real estate mogul I know who has been selling real estate half his life. He began buying and fixing up homes when he was …

#19 — Dr. Emily Anhalt — The Doctor Will Help *You See You* Now

July 23rd, 2019

1:39:56

Dr. Emily Anhalt is a clinical psychologist that focuses specifically on entrepreneurs and what she calls emotional fitness. It is a bridge between …

#18 — Burt Blackarach — Music Man

July 18th, 2019

2:07:00

Burt Blackarach is a Grammy-award winning composer, producer, DJ, and sound engineer. You may know his work in producing for iconic groups like Public Enemy.

Born into a creative family, Burt got to see his father …

#17 — Kevin Rose — The Man Who’s Seen It All

July 16th, 2019

1:43:48

Kevin Rose is one of the most recognizable individuals in the startup world. As a founder, he and his team created the news aggregation site Digg, …

#16 — Hiten Shah — Knowledge Bombs

July 9th, 2019

2:21:01

My favorite thing about being a founder is the ability to make your own decisions and have to live with them, and thus have to learn from them.

I am constantly introspective about my thoughts: What am I thinking? Where …

#15 — Eric Ries (Pt 2) — Changing The Way Startups Are Built

July 3rd, 2019

1:22:20

Eric Ries, NY Times best-selling author, and startup sage comes back to the podcast for part 2 of our conversation we started in episode 3. We cover everything from sustainable productivity of teams, unleashing …

#14 — Alex Snodgrass — Food For Thought

June 27th, 2019

54:10

Alex Snodgrass, aka The Defined Dish, has built a social media following that would make any brand jealous, with over hundreds of thousands of …

#13 — Matt MacInnis — A Beautiful Mind(set)

June 20th, 2019

1:38:27

Matt MacInnis is a founder and investor in Silicon Valley, and he’s widely seen as one of the best personal angel investors out there — combining his experience as a founder (and knowing what made his investors actually …

#12 — Diana Chapman — Coaching Towards Consciousness

June 18th, 2019

1:42:00

Diana Chapman is a best-selling author — her book “the 15 commitments of conscious leadership” is one of my all-time favorites — She is also an advisor and executive coach who has worked with over 1,000 organizational …

#11 — Sahil Lavingia — Solo Journey

June 11th, 2019

3:05:16

Sahil Lavingia is the CEO and Founder of Gumroad, a platform to help creators create more through simple e-commerce and audience tools. He is also …

#10 — Ryan Hoover — Products of our Environment

June 4th, 2019

1:25:00

 Ryan Hoover is the founder and CEO of ProductHunt — the most popular way to discover new products and services on the web. In 2016, ProductHunt was …

#9 — Check-In — Peter Carnochan and James

May 28th, 2019

1:49:36

Peter Carnochan is my guest today. Peter is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and executive coach here in San Francisco — he is also my executive coach. …

#8 — Ryan Caldbeck — Talking Allowed

May 22nd, 2019

1:29:02

Ryan Caldbeck and his co-founder Rory Eakin founded what has become one of the most innovative investment platforms I’ve ever seen with their award-winning company, CircleUp. In short, they use machine learning analysis …

#7 — Hannah Willson — Leading Within The Org

May 16th, 2019

1:15:11

Hannah Willson is an executive, a mom, and has made the jump from large public company to the world of fast-moving startups — and she’s one of my neighbors. This podcast is an exercise of going below the line with …

#6 — Corby Davidson — The Entertainer

May 7th, 2019

1:17:00

Corby Davidson is a radio personality from James’ hometown of Dallas, Texas. At age 23, Davidson knew he wanted to “do what Howard Stern does,” and eventually became the award-winning co-host of one of the country’s …

#5 — Max Roser — Going Below The (Global) Line

May 2nd, 2019

1:12:00

Bill Gates refers to him as his “favorite economist” for the work he does with his organizaiton “Our World in Data” (www.ourworldindata.org). Today’s guest is Max Roser — and he and his team have influenced several …

#4 — Kathryn McCarron — Cage-Free Entrepreneurship

April 30th, 2019

1:22:40

Kathryn McCarron is a San Francisco-based fashion designer and founder of her namesake ethical cashmere line, featured in stores from Bergdorf Goodman to Neiman Marcus to Lord & Taylor, from New York to South …

#3 — Eric Ries — Psychological Journey

April 16th, 2019

1:31:10

Eric Ries, New York Times best-selling author and CEO/Co-Founder of one of the most ambitious ideas on the planet right now (Long Term Stock Exchange) talks about the movement he started with his best-seller The Lean …

#2 — Mike Maples — The Original

April 4th, 2019

1:58:45

Mike Maples is one of the original seed investing gangstas. Seriously. He was the first investor in Twitter, along with investments in other world-changing companies like Cruise, Lyft, Okta, Twitch, and more back when …

#1 — Justin Kan — The Philosopher CEO

April 4th, 2019

1:07:41

Justin Kan is the exceptionally talented Silicon Valley founder and investor that’s co-founded companies like Twitch, SocialCam, Exec, and Atrium (with over $1bn in exits). He is also a former partner of the famed …

#0 — Intro: Why “Below The Line”

March 28th, 2019

23:02

What is the optimal psychological approach to your career each day. Is it “aim as high as possible” or is it “detach from results?” Is it to be …

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