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Leverage

The goal of the Leverage Podcast is simple: to learn from the best and discover how we can all live a better life, build a more fruitful business, and be more efficient. Leverage’s Founder and CEO, Nick Sonnenberg, is the host of the Leverage Podcast. With a background in data science, high-frequency algorithmic trading, and business efficiency consulting, Nick has an innovative mind and is obsessed with learning from the people around him. Join him each week as he interviews fellow entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and leading experts to discuss everything from efficiency hacks to new technologies to life as an entrepreneur.
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Now displaying: February, 2017
Feb 24, 2017

“Doing charity work was one of the things that I (Nick) wanted to start getting into this year.”

Time-Stamped Notes

  • 00:02 – Introduction to OAO
  • 00:15 – Ari and Nick are now recording episodes by the batch
  • 00:33 – Defy Ventures brings successful people into the prison community to teach and guide entrepreneurship
  • 02:32 – Only 5% of Defy people go back to prison
  • 03:33 – The excitement Ari feels with Defy Ventures is the same feeling he had with American Dream U
  • 03:50 – FeetMe is a runner’s in-sole tracking device
  • 04:45 – There are no less than 80 ways to tie your shoes
  • 05:53 – Nick is looking for travel solutions! Please email Nick at nick@getleverage.com if you know a tool or an app that could help
  • 07:36 – Demio is a cool option for hosting webinars
  • 08:37 – End of today’s podcast

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Feb 17, 2017

“I recently started a Crohn Support Community...it’s just a free resource that I created where I curate some content and help guide the discussion on how to manage that illness.”

Time-Stamped Notes

  • 00:02 – Introduction to OAO
  • 00:19 – Slack Pass is the best way to manage Slack invites
  • 00:32 – Ari recently started a support community for people battling Crohn’s Disease
  • 00:53 – Ari loves using Slack for community chat
    • 00:58 – It’s a separate app and place to communicate
    • 01:20 – It’s easy to automate and share content on Slack
    • 01:33 – There is threaded communication
  • 01:42 – Ari has been using InviteBot for his support group which you can access here
  • 01:53 – Slack Pass lets you have free groups, paid groups, paid channels and etc.
  • 02:15 – Slack Pass does credit card processing for subscribed members in your group
  • 02:53 – Get Leverage’s website is now being optimized
    • 03:06 – Nick started using Optimizely, an experimentation platform where you can make changes to your website without needing a developer
    • 03:38 – He also implemented TruConversion, a tool that helps you find heatmaps on your website
  • 04:03 – Ari and Nick explain further how TruConversion works
  • 05:46 – Sign up and try the free trial for both Optimizely and TruConversion
  • 06:46 – Nick met Robert Cialdini, the author of Pre-Suasion
  • 07:17 – Elucify is a crowdsourced lead directory
  • 08:21 – Run Dexter is a solution to build any chatbots on different platforms
  • 09:05 – Luma is a surround wifi device
  • 11:36 – Checkout SpeedTest to know your actual wifi speed
  • 11:44 – End of today’s podcast

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Feb 10, 2017

Key Quote

“I’m so tied to my computer and phone all the time that just 30 minutes forcing me to not be by some form of electronic, I feel, is valuable”

Time-Stamped Notes

  • 00:09 – Ari and Nick are in a studio for the first time
  • 01:22 – Not recommended, but worthy of discussion is the Starbucks app where you can order your coffee through the chat bot
  • 02:44 – Slack’s new feature called Slack Enterprise Grid allows you to have multiple workspaces for big organizations
  • 04:07 – Box Breathing is a website that takes you through the motions of the Navy Seal breathing technique
  • 04:44 – Nick does Mndfl Meditation that incorporates box breathing
  • 05:58 – Ask Ari and Nick any questions that you may have and they will answer on the podcast
  • 06:01 – Chris Mottram is our in-house audio engineer
  • 06:17 – Ari will be hosting a webinar on February 15

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Feb 3, 2017

Key Quote

“This is the last episode that we will be recording outside of a professional recording studio.”

Time-Stamped Notes

  • 00:03 – Introduction to OAO
  • 00:12 – This is the last episode outside a studio
  • 00:28 – Ari and Nick offers their thanks to their listeners
  • 01:02 – EloBot is a bot for your Facebook Messenger that acts as your personal assistant
  • 01:52 – Nick mentions his friend who also built a bot for Facebook
  • 02:06 – Temp File allows you to share files less than 1GB temporarily and for free
  • 02:35 – ai provides services to help you classify data
  • 03:00 – Nick explains further how they use Mighty.ai for Get Leverage
  • 03:44 – Amazon Mechanical Turk is similar to Mighty.ai except they do not allow as much personalization
  • 05:07 – Ari shares a hilarious article from Business Insider regarding the craziest requests concierges have ever received
  • 07:17 – Ari shares an article about what successful people, like Elon Musk, ask job candidates in interviews
  • 08:15 – BeLive allows you to broadcast on Facebook Live with multiple people on one stream
  • 08:53 – End of today’s podcast
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