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Hacking the Hustle

63 EpisodesProduced by Benjamin SklarWebsite

Hacking the Hustle is a podcast hosted by Benjamin Sklar dedicated to helping curious people gain insights into entrepreneurship, motivation, and having a positive mindset.

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63. The Negev is the Future of Israel's Hi-Tech Industry with Gideon Shavit

June 29th, 2021


Today's guest is Gideon Shavit, the Chairman of the Advanced Technology Center in the Negev, Israel. Gideon sheds light on why the Negev is the …

62. Vulnerability is Key to Progress with Lio Slama, CEO of Neo

June 18th, 2021


Today's guest on HTH is Lio Slama, CEO of Neo, a growing startup based in NYC helping companies personalize sales with brand avatars and AI. The main …

61. Saving the World through Coral Reefs & NFTs with Brian Smocovich

June 13th, 2021


On today's episode, Brian Smocovich, founder of Reif, shares his vision for a better future and the path on how we get there. He is intelligent, …

60. Investing in Consumer Brands with Brian Folmer, CEO of FirstLook

June 4th, 2021


Brian Folmer is the CEO and Founder of FirstLook, an innovative company improving the way early-stage investors learn about new consumer products.

59. The Future of Real Estate Syndication with Brian Adams

April 17th, 2021


Brian Adams is the President and founder of Excelsior Capital, where he spearheads the firm's investor relations and capital markets arms. He has 10 years of experience in real estate private equity and leverages his …

58. Realities of Running a Law Firm with Aaron Strauss

April 1st, 2021


Aaron Strauss is the managing partner at AY Strauss, a leading boutique law firm based in New York City that specializes in commercial real estate transactions. 

57. Women in Leadership with Christine Moorehead

February 15th, 2021


On this episode of Hacking the Hustle, host Benji Sklar interviews Christine Moorehead, the managing partner of Mo2 Investments, an innovative real estate investment company. Christine served in Afghanistan as the …

55. Startups to Watch: Hopin, Upstream, and Hi Right Now

February 4th, 2021


Host Benji Sklar talks about startups to use and podcasts to listen to.

54. Finding Clarity on Forage’s Business Model

February 2nd, 2021


On today’s episode of Hacking the Hustle, host Benji Sklar talks about his startup, Forage, business development, and networking events.

53. My opinion on online networking events 🤝

January 30th, 2021


I share my two cents on what’s going to happen this summer with networking events and how I think Forage will play a role.

52. Letting the world know I’m a real estate broker 🤙

January 29th, 2021


🙏 how’s it going. They say you need to let the world know what you need. ✍️ I’m looking to be an active real estate broker in the Hamptons this summer!

Playing around with my podcast app

January 28th, 2021


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51. Asia is Booming with Henry Bao

January 24th, 2021


On this episode of Hacking the Hustle, host Benji Sklar interviews Henry Bao, an MC, talk show, and TV host in Vietnam. Henry is the founder and CEO of 10 NEXUS Labs, a boutique Community Architecture and Growth …

50. Following the Lean Startup Method with Investor Deal Room CEO Josiah Mann

January 17th, 2021


Josiah Mann, CEO of Investor Deal Room, an investment management platform for real estate syndicators, shares how he followed the Lean Startup method …

#49 with Boaz Morris - Venture Capital in Israel

December 1st, 2020


Boaz Morris is a growth stage VC investor at the Israeli Phoenix, Israel's leading insurance company and one of Israel’s largest Institutional Investors. Boaz served in the IDF special forces, and previously worked on …

#48 with Ori Goldman - You're wrong most of the time

November 20th, 2020


Ori Goldman is currently the CEO and co founder of Loftey, a real estate technology startup focused on making the moving experience cheaper, faster …

#47 with David Young - Real Estate Investing

November 17th, 2020


In this episode of HTH, Benjamin Sklar interviews David Young, a U.S. veteran and West Point graduate, and the director of business development at RCN Capital, a real estate private lender. David shares his thoughts …

#46 with Aviv Lazar - Big Law in New York

November 12th, 2020


Aviv Lazar is an associate in the mergers and acquisitions group at White & Case, a leading corporate law firm based in New York. A graduate of …

#45 with Mark Potkewitz - Legal Technology, Law, and Policy

October 30th, 2020


In this episode of HTH, Benjamin Sklar interviewed Mark Potkewitz, the Director of Legal Innovation at Ulster University in Belfast, Northern …

#44 with Karlos Horn - Lessons from Law School

October 25th, 2020


On today's episode of HTH, host Benjamin Sklar interviewed Karlos Horn, a U.S. Navy veteran and current 3L at Brooklyn Law School. Karlos shares his …

#43 with Yonah Weiss - Real Estate Tax Savings

October 21st, 2020


On this episode of Hacking the Hustle (HTH), host Benjamin Sklar interviewed Yonah Weiss, an international expert in real estate tax savings. Based …

#42 with Terry White - Building an Apparel Brand

October 11th, 2020


Terry White is the founder and CEO of WOLACO, an athletic apparel company based in New York City. Terry is the former captain of the lacrosse team at Harvard and a talented entrepreneur with a big vision. Host Benjamin …

#41 with Michael Rabin - Getting into Commercial Real Estate Investing

September 16th, 2020


Michael Rabin is the managing partner of Fortified Property Group, a real estate investment firm based in Los Angeles. Michael shares his story about how he got into real estate, started his own firm, and sees current …

#40 with Francisco Gomez-Palacio - Starting a Real Estate General Contracting Company

September 10th, 2020


Francisco Gomez-Palacio, my first cousin, shares the lessons he's learned from starting a real estate general contracting business in Dallas, Texas. Francisco was born in Mexico City, went to Greenhill and USC, and has …

#39 with Bill Kenney - Chatroulette for Business is the Future of Online Events

July 17th, 2020


In this week's episode of Hacking the Hustle, Benjamin Sklar speaks with Bill Kenney, CEO of MEET, a company based in Connecticut that helps international B2B companies penetrate the U.S. market through trade shows and …

38. Training like an Olympian with Olivier Siegelaar

June 29th, 2020


In this week's episode of Hacking the Hustle, Benjamin speaks with Olivier Siegelaar, a three-time Olympian. Olivier shares how his no-nonsense mindset kept him focused on his goal of winning a medal at the Olympics, …

37. A Beginner's Guide to Starting an Online Community with David Berkowitz

June 19th, 2020


On today's episode, David Berkowitz, founder of Serial Marketers, a fast-growing online community for marketers hosted on Slack, shares his insights and do's and don'ts on starting, managing, and growing an online …

36. The Future of Solar Energy & US Immigration Reform with Pol Lezcano

May 31st, 2020


On today's podcast, Pol Lezcano, a European and expert research analyst at Bloomberg in New York, shares his opinions on what's going on in the US …

35. Leaving Wall Street to Join the Peace Corps with Louie Zuniga

May 28th, 2020


In today's episode, Louie Zuniga shares his story regarding leaving his job on Wall Street to pursuing his passion for education and moving to Africa to join the Peace Corps. Louie discusses the pressures he felt in …

34. Starting a Real Estate Syndication Business with Brian Burke

May 25th, 2020


In today's episode, Brian Burke shares his story about building a real estate company into an empire of more than 3,000 multifamily units. Brian …

33. The Future of Office Leasing with Evan Fiddle

May 19th, 2020


In today's episode, Evan Fiddle shares his experience on how the coronavirus has impacted the commercial real estate industry in Manhattan and how the office leasing market will look in the future. 

Evan Fiddle is a …

32. Optimizing Your Sales Process with Jake Mendelson

May 6th, 2020


Jake Mendelson, Director of Sales for Brightflag, walks us through the process of establishing a best-in-class sales process. Jake talks about hiring and managing remote teams, as well as mental health and training. If …

31. The Ins & Outs of SEO with Dean Scaduto

April 25th, 2020


Search Engine Optimization? Dean Scaduto, CEO of Dino's Digital, an SEO digital marketing agency, shares his take on what's going on in the SEO industry and tips and tricks you need to know about to rank well in Google. 

30. Upgraid your Daily Health with Justin Kamine

April 22nd, 2020


Justine Kamine shares his story behind founding UPGRAID, a daily supplement that aims to reduce society's reliance on synthetic chemicals. 

Justin was ranked Forbes 50 Most Influential Impact Investors, Forbes 30U30, is …

29. Acquiring Customers in Latin America with Serial Entrepreneur, David Zonona

April 18th, 2020


David Zonona is a tech entrepreneur based in Mexico City. David shares his advice on how US-based companies should approach acquiring customers in …

28. Today's Reality for Restaurants & What We Can Do To Help

April 17th, 2020


Cara Felleman of Resy and David Wicoff of Sysco come together to share their take on the current status of restaurants throughout the U.S., how restaurant owners will come out of today's pandemic, and what we can do to …

27. Curing COVID & Biomedical Engineering with Joey Wippold: Lab-on-a-chip Devices

April 13th, 2020


Joey Wippold works for the Department of Defense's Biotech Group in D.C. and is currently earning his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Texas …

26. The Future of Sports Marketing with Jordan Smith

April 11th, 2020


Jordan Smith discusses COVID's impact on the sports industry, how ESports is gaining traction, and what lies ahead for partnership marketing.

Jordan is the manager of partnership marketing for Professional Sports …

25. Staying Motivated and Having Laser Focus on the One Thing

April 10th, 2020


Reverse engineering your goals into actionable daily steps is easier said than done. Jonathan Farber and Jordan Ross share their tips on how to better approach your to-do list and focus on the "one thing."  

Jordan Ross …

24. The Explosion of the Cannabis Industry with Ian Korer

April 9th, 2020


Ian Korer sheds light on how today's pandemic is progressing the cannabis industry, our culture's taboos around drugs, and the medicinal implications …

23. Should I Serve in the Army? Get an MBA? Start a Business? Why & Why Not.

April 7th, 2020


Ariel Hoffman discusses his journey playing D1 football, serving in the IDF Special Forces, starting a sports training business, and pursuing an MBA. Benjamin asks Ariel about his thought process and the tough questions …

22. Mental Health & COVID'S Impact on Military Strategy

April 4th, 2020


Discussing mental health issues, productivity, and geopolitics, Benjamin speaks with Michael Aaronson, associate at SilverSEAL and childhood friend. 

21. What Startups Will Come Out of This?

April 3rd, 2020


Two VCs and one founder discuss how COVID is changing their businesses. This conversation with Cory Levy (founder of FirstText), Daniel Frankenstein (co-founder of JANVEST), and Ryan Eisenman (co-founder of Arch) …

20. Audio of Online Event I How the Coronavirus is Changing VCs, Law Firms & Nonprofits

April 2nd, 2020


Enjoy today's discussion with a VC investor, startup attorney, crypto advisor, and nonprofit manager.  This Zoom call highlights the impact of the coronavirus and the future of online events. I hope you enjoy listening …

19. COVID's Impact on Nonprofits & Philanthropy with CEO, Dave Doneson

April 1st, 2020


Dave Doneson shares his take on how the coronavirus is impacting the nonprofit sector and philanthropy. Dave is the CEO of the American Committee for the Weizmann Insitute of Science, one of the world's leading research …

18. How Marketing is Changing with Marco Lange

March 31st, 2020


Calling from Hong Kong, Marco Lange shares his insights on how COVID19 is impacting his company, his clients' businesses, and his interesting outlook on what's ahead. Marco is the Co-Founder of Eunomia Digital, a design …

17. Inbound Marketing Tactics with Hannah Lapin

March 28th, 2020


On today's episode, Hannah Lapin shares her insights as a marketing manager for Visio Lending, a real estate company based that provides financing …

16. How to Get Started in Real Estate with Travis Dickenson

March 27th, 2020


On today's podcast of Hacking the Hustle, Benjamin Sklar speaks with Travis Dickenson about how he started investing in real estate and his focus on …

15. The Behind-the-Scenes of Business Development with Charlie Strauss

March 26th, 2020


On today's episode of Hacking the Hustle, Benjamin speaks with Charles Strauss, an investment advisor for JLL's industrial group based in Houston. …

14. Talking shop about real estate investing and marketing strategies post-COVID-19

March 25th, 2020


On today's episode of Hacking the Hustle, Benjamin Sklar moderated a panel of three speakers: Drew Levey, Marco Lange, and Andy Weiss. We discussed real estate markets and what's going on in the world with the …

13. Discussing the American Dream with a Mexican Immigrant

March 24th, 2020


On today's podcast, our host Benjamin Sklar speaks with Andres Magallón, a Mexican immigrant currently studying and working in New York. Andres and Benjamin discuss the American Dream, US immigration reform, and …

12. Education and employment, what else matters?

March 23rd, 2020


On today's podcast episode of Hacking the Hustle, I speak with VC investor, Taylor Chapman. Both currently quarantined in New York, Taylor and I speak about the coronavirus's impact on our education system and …

11. What's going to happen?

March 21st, 2020


On today's episode of Hacking the Hustle, Benjamin Sklar speaks with Patrick Barry about the coronavirus and how it's changing everything. Patrick …

10. Talking about the Future of Work with Marketplace Manager, Brian Ragone

March 16th, 2020


On today's podcast I speak with Brian Ragone, a marketplace manager at Uber. Brian and I talk about the pros and cons of working remotely, the "future of work," and philosophies regarding the optimization of business …

9. Understanding Covert Abuse with Mental Health Counselor, Kris Godinez

March 11th, 2020


I'm really excited about this podcast episode with Kris Godinez, one of the leading mental health counselors in the world today. Kris walks us through her story of becoming a counselor and helps us understand the …

8. Talking Tech with Entrepreneur, Cory Levy

March 8th, 2020


On today's episode I speak with Cory Levy, founder of First Text, After School and Internapalooza. We talk about startups, venture capital, and how …

7. Conforming to "The System" with my Fiancé, Bari Bee

March 6th, 2020


On today's podcast I speak with my fiancé, Bari Bee. We discuss working in NYC, the struggles of going vegan, the criminal justice system, and how we met!

6. How to Build a Beverage Brand with Strategist, Ian Crystal

March 5th, 2020


On today's episode I speak with Ian Crystal, the CEO of Monkey Rum and the former marketing director for Absolut Vodka, Malibu Rum and other iconic …

5. Opening Up & Becoming Vulnerable with Life Coach, Jordan Ross

February 20th, 2020


In today's episode on Hacking the Hustle, host Benji Sklar speaks with business and life coach, Jordan Ross. Jordan educates us on the importance of having a well rounded and balanced mindset in all areas of our life in …

4. Hustling as a Real Estate Expert with Seth Isenbart

February 17th, 2020


On this episode of Hacking the Hustle, Benji Sklar speaks with real estate appraiser, Seth Isenbart. Seth walks us through what it's like to work as a real estate appraiser in San Diego, what's happening with property …

3. Focusing on Happiness with Buddhist, Joe Cadiff

February 8th, 2020


In this episode of Hacking the Hustle, Benji Sklar speaks with the wise yoga and meditation teacher, Joe Cadiff. Joe shares his story about his path towards enlightenment and shares his advice on how we can find …

2. Giving Everything You Have with Andy Weiss

January 24th, 2020


Benji Sklar, Host of the Hacking the Hustle podcast sits down with Andy Weiss to discuss real estate in New York City, community building, and the importance of giving back. We hope you enjoy the episode!

1. Setting Intentions with Jonathan Farber

January 23rd, 2020


This is the first episode of Hacking the Hustle where host Benji Sklar interviews Jonathan Farber about real estate investing, data storage and everything in between. 

Jonathan is a real estate investor, account …

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