David Shayer worked at Apple for 14 years, and he has a wild experience to share. Apple has a unique culture, and David will give us an insider view of what it was like for him at Apple during the 2000s, roughly between 2001 to 2015 when Apple transformed into the powerhouse that it is today. David worked as a… […]
Formerly, Shaan was acting CEO at Bebo, which was acquired by Twitch for $25 million dollars. Currently, Shaan is Senior Director of Mobile & International Growth at Twitch.
In addition, Shaan is the host of the podcast, My First Million.
With 2M downloads in the first year, My First Million is quickly becoming one of the worlds most popular podcasts on business and entrepreneurship.
But Shaan is much more than a media personality or a guru, he is a practitioner. Currently, he is working on a fascinating project where he plans to create a $1M fund, build a $1M e-commerce brand and build a $1M digital product all within the constraints of 1 year.
Best of all, Shaan is documenting his entire journey on AllAccessPass.io, where he is sending out daily emails that highlight his success stories, and his failures, on his quest to build these companies.
Shaan was extremely approachable and down to earth and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. He is a great example for any young entrepreneur looking to get in the game.
In this episode, we talk about…
My favorite guests I’ve interviewed so farShaan’s journey from idea to a $20M sale of BeboThe future of the esports industryThe common myths of entrepreneurship and success
My First Million on iTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/my-fir…
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and brother Mark give a rare interview about growing up and secrets to success
In this first-of-its-kind conversation, the Bezos brothers discuss their early influences, habits for success, and predictions for the future.
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Visualize Value Office Hours #43
00:00 - Intro 02:13 - How the MFM Podcast start (Story about Idea Lab) 07:45 - Acquisition by Twitch (Stating the obvious) 11:00 - Podvision (Podcast goals) 13:11 - Raising a fund from the audience 15:45 - Engineered serendipity 17:25 - How to filter ideas and what to invest in 20:05 - AngelList syndicates (reading memos) 23:43 - Talking about money 25:00 - Being the Robinhood of information 26:07 - Lifestyle (Making vs Saving money) 29:19 - Experiences that make you more money 32:58 - Moving to SF (Proximity is power) 35:40 - A,B,Z framework 36:20 - Australia 38:13 - What is Shaan’s Z? 44:25 - Authenticity (What feels like play to you & work to others?)
Q&A 47:05 - Remote work 48:50 - Those who can’t do teach 50:15 - Best things you’ve learnt on the podcast 53:03 - What’s your rhythm? 54:55 - Frameworks for opportunity and focus 59:05 - People who are winners 1:00:55 - Connor McGregor (Controlling your state of mind) 1:03:11 - Decisions that hide in plain sight 1:05:40 - Modern day religion
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Robert F. Smith ‘94, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, speaks with Darius Gant ’17 at the Columbia Black Business Students Association’s ELEVATE conference on March 25, 2017.