Outlier On Air | Interviewing Founders, Disruptors, & Mavens

"Work on something you’re really passionate about and make it your own" - Robert West

Robert West, better known as RoboBob is an avid gamer who wanted to make games since he was a kid. After a few years in the gaming industry, he set off on his own to create Robotronic Games. He decided to make the type of games that he would love to play. Find out what makes him tick and what's in store for some of his games like Gnomoria. 

Highlights:

  • Bare feet
  • Work/life balance
  • Long Beach, CA 
  • Being self taught
  • Passion
  • Making a living in gaming
  • Gnomoria

Connect With Robert:

Website | @RoboB0b

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Category:Business -- posted at: 1:56am MDT

"I believe that if you're passionate about something, you believe in it, you're willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, it'll work." - Scott Warner

Scott Warner, founder and CEO of Gigg believes that music inspires, motivates, transports and heals us. "Above all, it connects us", he says. Find out why Scott and his team at Gigg are dedicating their time and resources to build the tools that will help artist build their careers. Listen as he discusses building a platform that put artist first. 

Scott explains how new ideas keep him up at night. They eat him alive and his "mind becomes a prison at times", he says. Some of the best ideas come in the "wee hours of the morning." As an entrepreneur, can you relate? 

Find out if Scott Warner considers himself a success and what it has to do with "tipping of the hat". 

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Highlights:

Helpin artist develop their talents
Online competitions for stage presence
Giving the power back to the artist
Development is crucial 
Artifact: The movie 
Being a serial entrepreneur
Balancing life
Staying focused
Derek Jeter #2
Gigg launching their own show? 

Takeaway:

"Focus on the one thing that sets you apart from the rest." - Scott Warner

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Connect With Scott:

Website | @Gigg | @ScottWarner18 | 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 1:29am MDT

"Even as the business grows it has to keeps the same soul" - Cameron Treu

Cameron Treu, the talented co-owner and pit boss at Bam Bams BBQ explains why being authentic and real in business and in life pays off. Find out why people are willing to pay a higher price at Bam Bams BBQ. Here's a hint, it has to do a lot with Cameron's personality and of course the delicious food. Scott Warner thinks that it's just a matter of time before Bam Bams BBQ dots the map with its brand. Find out how.

Highlights:

  • BYU
  • Bronco Mendenhall's Podcast
  • Networking
  • Authentic & Real
  • BBQ is American
  • Working with a co-founder
  • BBQ Nachos?

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Take Away

You have to love what you do to work hard. -Cameron Treu

Connect with Cameron:

Twitter Website Facebook

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Direct download: Bam_Bams_BBQ.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 1:53am MDT

"Brining an antiquated industry into the new world" - Sumant Yerramilly

Sumant Yerramilly and Adam Hua of Syncapart are truly bringing an antiquated industry into the new world.  Their company Syncapart is trying to disrupt the entertainment industry by building a platform for entertainers to find their next gig and for recruiters to find talent. 

Find out how these entrepreneurs are trying to help others find more work, book more projects, and create more content. Their noble and audacious goal is to help entertainment professionals by providing them data and analytics to improve their ability to find what they need.  

TAKE AWAY

"It's all about the team and less about the idea" - Adam Hua

Sell then Build!

Connect With Syncapart:

Website | Facebook | @Syncapart @Ampdlife

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:02am MDT

"Curling up on the floor on the night before payroll." -Curtis Funk

A Jeep driving, mullet sporting maker of funeral videos.......and that isn't a intro to a joke. This funeral video company advertises in a tiki hut. The biggest bummer of this video was that Curtis trimmed up his noteworthy mullet 2 days before the interview! Curtis Funk has an intriguing front to a very legitimate business with some great insight to a niche business.

Here are some nibbles:

  • Take the Tukios test!
  • How quotations broke the whole system
  • "We are going to kill it.....that's not the right thing to say in this industry"
  • Find out what "Tukios" means

Highlights:

  • SasS
  • Webcasting
  • Videography
  • Can you say niche?
  • Drones
  • Customer Validation
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Payroll

Take Away

"I would say we test things more....but we don't" -Curtis Funk

SELL. DESIGN. BUILD.

Connect With Curtis:

Email
Website
LinkedIn

 

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Direct download: Tukios.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 9:56pm MDT

"If you are reacting, you are too late." -Alex Doman

Famous last words, "We thought we would build it and they would come." Dun dun dun. Founder and CEO of Advanced Brain Technologies, Alex Doman has some sage advice when it comes to mobile health technology.

Highlights:

  • Track and Treat
  • Research Bias
  • Scalability
  • Timing of market entry
  • Healthy Sound Practices
  • Mobile Health Technology
  • Research Bias

Take Away

Listen to your customers through engagement

Connect With Name:

Email
Website
Twitter
Twitter - Advanced Brain Technologies
Twitter- Sleep Genius App

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Direct download: Alex_Doman.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:24pm MDT

"It turns out that it's really hard to start a business" -Trevor McKendrick

This is a guy every parent would be proud of, he got a college degree and landed a solid job until he ditched it all to be an entrepreneur where he made $0.25 a day! "It turns out it's really hard to start a business" says Trevor. Now he has figured it out and he explains how he found a hole in the market and created a solid company. 

Highlights:

  • Time vs. Investment
  • Audible
  • Itunes
  • USTAR Mentor
  • Outsourcing
  • Apps
  • Solidarity
  • Blogging

Take Away

"Know what your company needs to be." - Trevor McKendrick

Connect with Trevor:

Email
Website
Twitter

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Category:Business -- posted at: 8:36pm MDT

"A rising tide floats all boats "

Melinda Yeaman interviews Shalae Larsen and Mark Morris who believe in social-preneurship. Interestingly, these two are both architects who decided to work together but not with each other. Shalae and Mark run a co-working space called WorkHive in downtown SLC where they run their own landscape architect companies as well as offer others a uniques and cozy working space to run their own companies.

Highlights:

  • Portfolios Online
  • Social Media
  • Generating referrals
  • Social-preneurship
  • Organizational culture
  • Coworking space

Take Away

"We don't feel like we are working, we feel like we are saving the WORLD!" -Shalae Larsen

"Everyone hates numbers, but the fact is they work." -Mark Morris

Connect:

Shalae:
Email
Website
Twitter

Mark:
Email
Website
Twitter

 

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Direct download: WorkHive.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 9:52pm MDT

"This is the way the process has always been, but it should be different."- Randall Bennett

"You never feel like you are successful....the gap always widens", this may be daunting but Randall tells it straight. We interviewed this Vidpresso founder on a day that he was feeling the pressure of making a large decision. He says there are days that he feels like "if we fail, it's all my fault." Now, don't get me wrong, this episode is not a downer, Randall is realistic about some of the challenges but he also has some great insight and suggestions about how he wades through his challenges.

This is a great episode to listen to especially if you are curious about accelerators. Just like the founder of Pinterest, Randall went through the Y Combinator program and he has some very specific advice you will want to hear.

Highlights:

  • Full Stack
  • Broadcasting
  • Accelerators
  • Y Combinator
  • Software
  • Competition

Take Away

"People who are obsessed build a better product." -Randall Bennett

Randall's outlook on competition: "Just because they are successful doesn't mean we can't be."

Connect With Randall:

Email
Website
Twitter

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Category:Business -- posted at: 10:52pm MDT

"To help a business, share as much as you can." -Jordan Avner

We sit down with Jordan and Nate of Corporate Group Buy to discuss unique ways in which they  provides promotional products for groups.

Highlights:

  • Warehouse purchasing
  • Brand Management
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Promotional products
  • White Label Affiliates

Take Away

The secret sauce is in pre-selling

Connect With Jordan:

Jordan Avner Email
Nate Hall Email
Twitter

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Direct download: Corporate_Groupbuy.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:01pm MDT