Parviz Parvizi co-founded CLAMMR, a mobile app where you can listen to 18 second samples of published audio content, Think: what Twitter did for text — what Instagram did for photos. CLAMMR is truly a tech innovation. For content creators – you can now highlight key points from your audio, and distribute them to multiple channels. For example: it is easy to create a ‘widget’ which can be posted in many places – then when that widget button is pressed, it streams all of your CLAMMR clips. Parviz explains all this during the interview, and gives resources such as:… More
If you want to build, launch, and market profitable software as a service (SAAS)? Then listen to
Omer Khan, founder of ConversionAid. Omer interviews software entrepreneurs, asking step by step how they work, and then teaches insights and tactics to his audience. He also builds his own SAAS product, and shares that journey.
I’ve listened to a number of his interviews two or three times, because they are packed with value.
Omer was born in Pakistan, and raised all over Britain, as his father pursued an ascending career in banking. Omer came to the U.S. to Microsoft where for … More
Games are big business. Not only the NBA, NFL, or NHL. And not only with the video game industry. Games are used in business.
It’s called gamification, bringing game elements into solving problems and engaging people, in large and small companies.
3 elements are:
- Feedback: showing progress – “you meditated 10 days in a row”. “you have 10,000 miles”.
- Friends: a social network for co-workers to share their progress.
- Fun: how we make something interesting.
Mercy Kay Nthiga likes to say, that growing up in Kenya, she followed all of the shoulds. She did everything she should do. Studied hard in primary school, passed the 8th grade exams, that allow a small % of Kenyans to continue to secondary school, became one of the 5% that graduated secondary school to attend university. Completing university put her in the top few percent of Kenyans. For all that, facing 60% unemployment, it still took her one year to find work. When she did, her paychecks weren’t paychecks, the pay clerk would reach into a petty cash bag … More
Think of growing up in a warzone. Now think about growing up in three war zones.
Amel Derragui, grew up in India, then Algeria, then Serbia, and then Uganda. Three of those nations faced their most difficult years while she studied, learn more languages, had fun with friends, and survived!
Since then, Amel has lived in France, Austria, and finally the best (but probably not last) New York!
Her company is called BLINKandC, and it has had to fit in her suitcase! But now she’s taking it out.
With BLINKandC, Amel helps small and medium companies to attract customers, … More
I’m trailing, following, and investigating, curious to understand this American phenomenon called the immigrant entrepreneur
Thank you for joining me on this journey, this podcast.
Normally when people write a book, broadcast a podcast, there is an introduction, to explain what is the purpose, what is the thinking behind.
I held back because I wanted the entrepreneurs to speak for themselves.
I did not have clear answers.
After 24 interviews with entrepreneurs from 21 different countries, I at least am beginning to understand the right questions to ask.
Before I started I knew only the facts – that … More
Do you know why people in Iceland follow the Golden Rule? Or that Iceland received its independence in 1944? Or which letter Icelanders cannot pronounce? Or why Anna Zerin immigrated from Iceland to LA, the Southern California metropolis? Okay, I’ll tell you that one – She came to change the world! To dance, to form a band, to discover her dream! And yes she accomplished all three.
Enjoy my first interview in Spanish, with Jose Prendes. Please see episode 10 for my interview in English with Jose.
Esta es mi primero entrevista en español (que no es perfecto J). Entonces, el nombre de este podcast The Immigrant Entrepreneur, expande a El Inmigrante Emprendedor. En el futuro, voy a entrevistar en Español, Andres Blank, desde en Venezuela, (episodio 20) Edrizio de la Cruz desde La República Dominicana (episodio 12), Pablo Osinaga desde Argentina (episodio 6), y otros
Jose salió de Cuba como un joven, con su madre y hermana, a Ecuador. No sabía si su padre pudiera … More
This interview – Part 2 with Steli Efti – can change your life.
Sometimes, if you didn’t finish college or didn’t finish high school, like our returning guest, Steli Efti, you are intellectually – more hungry, you are more humble, more curious, more vulnerable. You don’t think that you know it all. And if somebody rejects you – you may feel negative for a while, but if the God of intellectual humility is with you, you might be lucky enough to say…. I need to learn more, study harder, ask more questions to others, and try again. If you have … More
This is the story of a young man, who had already been an immigrant within Europe, who came to Silicon Valley, to America, and taught them how to sell.
You’re thinking – really? Silicon Valley – where the smartest minds in the world create, grow companies like Hewlett Packard, Cisco, Oracle, Apple, Google, and Intel?
America. The land of the most brilliant sales minds in history: Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, Mary Kay, David Ogilvy, and Ron Popeil?
What did Silicon Valley have to learn about sales, from this young Greek-German, whose father died when he was six year’s old, and … More