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What's up world, I am Kevin Siskar and this is Ambition Today! I help launch new startup companies in New York City and blog about it online at www.Siskar.co. Ambition Today is a podcast show discussing with those ambitious entrepreneurs the key moments that help you achieve success, grow your startup, try to change the world, and go after your dreams, today. Don't miss the incredible stories and lessons being told by startup founders, angel investors, and venture capitalist. Be sure to subscribe here and you can find more about me and this podcast at the home of Ambition Today: www.Siskar.co.
Most Recent Episode
#21 Pioneering the Social Media Frontier with Jonathan Abrams, Founder & CEO of Nuzzel
4 days ago
The godfather of social media, Jonathan Abrams, joins us on this episode of Ambition Today. He is now the founder & CEO of Nuzzel, a new platform to discover the top news from your friends and influencers. Letting users cut through the muddle of content on social media to emphasize only their most relevant content. Previously, Jonathan has founded several other companies; Socializr, HotLinks, Founder's Den and most notably Friendster. He is also a top-rated mentor at The Founder Institute and has been extensively involved in the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial community for over ten years.
After growing up in Canada and working for Nortel he became an employee at Netscape during it's prime. Abrams went on to found Friendster in 2002 before the wider adoption of, at the time newcomers; MySpace (2003), Hi5 (2003), Facebook (2004) and other social networking sites. Friendster was one of the first of these sites to attain over 1 million members. In 2012, Abrams recognized a fallacy in the market of social news readers, when the programs of the time weren’t what he was looking for: fast, easy-to-use, and social. Today Jonathan talks about his solution to this problem with his new company Nuzzel, his appearance on Chelsea on Netflix, and much more:
+ Navigating the seemingly minuscule Canadian computer science marketplace.
+ Being a first-time entrepreneur during the dot-com boom and bust.
+ How Friendster competed with Facebook in the developing market of social media.
+ Using social curation to launch Nuzzel.
+ Trying to reach a wide audience with relevant information.
+ The future of Nuzzel.
+ Why e-mail remains king in the world of social media.
+ Surviving in Silicon Valley by not getting ahead of yourself.
+ The future of the social landscape.
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"What does Ambition mean to you and how do you satisfy your personal ambition each day?"
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Kevin Siskar brings you ambitious entrepreneurs inspired by Tim Ferriss, Entrepreneur on Fire, NPR, HBR, TED Radio Hour, the StartUp podcast, Pat Flynn, Tony Robbins, The Uncertain Hour, Bigger Pockets, Art of Charm, Dave Ramsey, Planet Money, Jocko Podcast, EntreLeadership, Zigler, APM Mar
Rated 5 out of
Great Podcast !
This show is always telling me something new about the start up industry and what it takes to be a successful and long standing entrepreneur! I definitely recommend a listen for anyone interested in founding their own company and hearing some great advice.
Date published: 2015-09-15