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Smash Notes

22 EpisodesProduced by Kirill ZubovskyWebsite

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Melinda Gates on the future. Justin Kan on startups and happiness. Sahil Lavingia and Bryce Roberts on living in Utah. - June 17, 2019

Thank you for subscribing to Smash Notes weekly, your one stop shop to learn something new. In this update, you will hear about living in the future, being a startup founder, life under Mormon influence, and tips on growing a podcast audience. 

ūüéᬆA quick shout out to Below The Line for crossing 10,000 downloads! James Beshara is doing a great job using Smash Notes to promote his podcast, and it shows.¬†

Now, this week's summaries.

  • What is the world going to look like in 2030?¬†
    Melinda Gates helps to answer this question, citing that each UN country has already provided a list of desires, and all we have to do is work on finding them a solution.
  • Would a billion dollars make you happy?
    Justin Kan is a successful startup founder with a ton of experience under his belt. Although some amount of money is better than none, Justin claims that money will not make you happy. 
    On the other hand, being a startup founder is tremendously rewarding.
  • What's it like to uproot yourself from San Francisco and to move to a small town in¬†Utah? Sahil Lavingia tells his story on Below The Line. Life in a rural town comes with its challenges, and its rewards. Take a look at the whole episode for the summary of Sahil's experience. It's rather good!
    Also, hear what Bryce Roberts, a venture capitalist from Utah, has to say about living in the Salt Lake City.
  • How can I grow listener numbers for my podcast?¬†Ah yes, my fellow podcast hosts, growing ¬†a podcast audience isn't easy, but the host of Disrupting Japan has a few points¬†for all of us.

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