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The Ryno Lab: Stories From The Influencer Economy with Ryan Williams explores the world of start-up business, social media, technology and people building revolutionary ideas online.
Listeners can learn from guests who make-up the elite class of influencers, a group comprised of creators, entrepreneurs, technologists and writers. The Influencer Economy unlocks secrets that reveal how to successfully launch your business or product to the world. Guests include Willie Geist, Jonah Keri, Alan Sepinwall, Veronica Belmont, Brad Feld, Derek Sivers, Freddie Wong, Sarah Weichell, & Anthony Saleh.
You don’t need to go to business school. You don’t need a Harvard degree. You don’t need to know celebrities. And you don’t need to have a lot of money. You need to learn from the leaders of the modern business era in Stories From The Influencer Economy. Ryan Williams is a writer, entrepreneur and marketer living in Los Angeles.
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114: Rockstar Turned Tech Investor D.A. Wallach - Future Tech, Social Media + Music, Meeting Fans IRL
Imagine that you're fresh out of college, touring with your rock band, and you meet Puff Daddy at backstage at your show. Sounds surreal, right? Well that what is what happened to D.A. Wallach. After graduating from Harvard, he toured the country with his rock band Chester French. And the likes of Puff Daddy showed up at his shows. Years later, D.A. has become a bio tech investor. He's pivoted his career many times. Chester French was a rock band like the Beatles, with a sensbility and style of Outkast. If you like Ryan Williams' podcast, please leave an honest review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/influencer-economy-ryan-williams/id820744212?mt=2 As a freshman at Harvard in 2003, D.A. joined the band Chester French as its lead singer. Coincidentally, Mark Zuckerberg was also at Harvard that year. Lucky for D.A. he was one of the first 2,000 users of Facebook. D.A. and his band road the first wave of social media. D.A. explains that an early adopter, his band's use of Facebook, MySpace and Twitter were the central factors in the rock group's early success. Sign-up for the influencer economy email list for a FREE Chapter of Ryan Williams' Influence Book: http://www.influencereconomy.com/ They were trying to figure out how to build audience on campus via the social network. Their curiousity lead them to book tours and meet fans though social media. He realized that in many ways, his fans were like him. And social media helped him to literally meet tens of thousands of friends. While growing up in Wisconsin, D.A. recalls downloading every David Bowie album through Napster. Years later, as a musican, he watched the music industry get eviscerated. As his days of rock touring were slowing down, a small company named Spotify was preparing for its U.S. launch. That's when D.A. made his first piv