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48 minutes | 7 days ago
Obé Fitness: Adapting Under Pressure
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks with Ashley Mills and Mark Mullett, the founders of Obé Fitness, about how the former adversaries founded their company--and how when the pandemic hit they reacted with creativity, sending the company into a period of wild growth.
63 minutes | 21 days ago
Matthew Inman and Elon Lee: Invite Everyone to The Party
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Matthew Inman and Elon Lee--founders of Exploding Kittens--about how they founded their company, when to give up on a potentially good idea, and the $1 million dollar meow.
40 minutes | a month ago
Courtney Newell: Go Extra
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviews the founder of Crowned Marketing and Communications about how she turned $500 in pageant winnings into a thriving company that advises big brands on inclusive marketing. She’s also an expert on Gen Z, who has researched their consumption habits for her book FutureProof: The Blueprint for Building a Brand Gen Z and Millennials Love.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Jack Dangermond: Being Interesting is Overrated
Christina Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Jack Dangermond, co-founder of ESRI, about starting his business with little over $1000 in personal savings and turning that into a billion dollar, privately held business.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Jim Collins Part 2: What ELSE makes great companies tick
Part 2 of Christine Lagorio-Chafkin's conversation with Jim Collins.
51 minutes | 3 months ago
Jim Collins: What Makes Great Companies Tick
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks with Jim Collins--author of best selling books Good to Great and Built To Last--about his three decades of research and writing about the skills and practices that make strong, lasting companies
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Eric Kinariwala: Connect Your Head and Your Heart
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Eric Kinariwala--founder and CEO of Capsule--about disrupting the prescription drug industry.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Year In Review
A look back at some of the best moments of the year on What I Know
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Blake Mycoskie: It’s More Fun To Start a Movement Than Run a Company
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin speaks with Blake Mycoskie, the serial entrepreneur best known for founding Toms Shoes, about the inspiration behind Toms' giving model, plus his mental-health struggles and the revelation that led to his new company, Madefor.
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Phil Libin: Find a new way to ski
On today's episode, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Phil Libin, the serial entrepreneur and investor known for co-founding Evernote, about starting what he's learned since starting his fifth company, Mmhmm. They also delve into the ills of the social-media ecosystem, and why Libin says he'll never touch an indirect-funding model again.
44 minutes | 5 months ago
Daina Trout: Investors Are Not Your Friends
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Daina Trout, co-founder and CEO of Health-Ade Kombucha, about starting a company with her husband and best friend, running a company during the pandemic, and managing relationships with investors.
46 minutes | 5 months ago
Matthew Prince: Radical Transparency
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Matthew Prince, co-founder of Cloudflare, about transparency as leader, election security and how his company has grown over the past decade.
48 minutes | 6 months ago
Steve Huffman: Build Your Vision of the Future--Then Multiply It By 10
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Steve Huffman, founder and CEO of Reddit, about the rise of the community The_Donald, political disinformation online, and running a 700-person company through this pandemic.
38 minutes | 6 months ago
BONUS: Maria Sharapova at the Inc. 5000 Vision Conference
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to tennis star Maria Sharapova about starting a company while in the midst of an entirely different career, finding balance in the pandemic, and her passions for design and branding.
44 minutes | 6 months ago
Holly Thaggard: Be a Master of Perception
On today’s episode, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks with Supergoop founder Holly Thaggard about changing an industry to break into it, being your brand’s visionary and spokesperson, and taking every meeting you can to get off the ground.
38 minutes | 7 months ago
Melissa Ben-Ishay: The Faking It Playbook
On today's episode, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Melissa Ben-Ishay, founder and CEO of Baked by Melissa, about tiny cupcakes, combatting imposter syndrome and stepping into the role of CEO at her company.
39 minutes | 7 months ago
John Mackey: The Delicate Balance of Purpose and Profit
On today's episode, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to John Mackey, founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market. They discuss company culture, learning from mistakes and his new book Conscious Leadership: Elevating Humanity Through Business.
45 minutes | 7 months ago
Scott Svenson: Managing the Tension
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Scott Svenson--co-founder, chairman and CEO of MOD Pizza--about the purpose behind his company’s existence and balancing that motivating mission with fiscal sustainability.
9 minutes | 8 months ago
What I Know Presents 'Book Smart'
From Inc. Magazine, Book Smart brings to light the books beloved by prominent entrepreneurs, founders, and notable figures across the spectrum of industry. If you love What I Know, be sure to subscribe to Book Smart wherever you listen to podcasts.In this episode, Jim Damian talks to our host, Cameron Albert-Deitch, about his Book Smart pick, Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World by Ashley Goodall and Marcus Buckingham
51 minutes | 8 months ago
Rich Kleiman: Instill Your Will on Your Future
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Rich Kleiman, co-founder of Thirty Five Ventures, about his partnership with NBA superstar Kevin Durant, his time at Roc Nation, and how to break out of complacency.
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