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Influential Tech Entrepreneur Jason Nazar,CEO & Founder of Comparably

Most Admired CEOs in Los Angeles”​ by the LA Business Journal. He’s also a popular and regular writer on Forbes, WSJ, and BusinessInsider.

Jason Lawrence Nazar is an active tech entrepreneur, investor, and writer. Jason is the Co-founder and CEO of Comparably, the online platform to understand compensation and culture. He was the co-founder and CEO of Docstoc (Acquired by INTUIT), the premier content site to start, grow and manage small businesses. Docstoc hosts the best quality and widest selection of professional documents and resources including articles, videos, & productivity tools to make every small business better. Docstoc has over 50 million registered users.
Jason is also the creator and host of Startups Uncensored, the longest running and most widely attended technology gathering in southern California, which regularly brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, techies and investors.
Before starting Docstoc, he was a partner in a venture consulting firm in Los Angeles where he worked with dozens of startups. He holds a BA from UCSB and his JD/MBA from Pepperdine University, where he was the Student Body President of both Universities. Jason was named one of the “Most Admired CEOs in Los Angeles”​ by the LA Business Journal. He’s also a popular and regular writer on Forbes, WSJ, and BusinessInsider.

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Sendgrid Co-Founder & Entrepreneur Isaac Saldana is on the Positive Phil Podcast

SendGrid recently closed a $33 million Series D funding round and now boasts more than 350 employees and a brand new, state-of-the-art office in downtown Denver. However, SendGrid’s humble origins stem from three passionate founders, Isaac Saldana, Tim Jenkins, and Jose Lopez, who set out to solve the problem of email deliverability in 2009.

I had the opportunity to sit down with Isaac Saldana, one of SendGrid’s three co-founders, and the first CEO of the company, to discuss how the business was started. During our in-depth conversation, we discussed Isaac’s past as an entrepreneur, his motivations for starting SendGrid, finding initial product-market fit and the keys to SendGrid’s ultimate success. The story and glimpse into Saldana’s mindset that follows are sure to be invaluable for aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals alike.

Before There Was SendGrid…

For such a successful founder, Saldana is extraordinarily humble and attributes much of his success to luck.

“This thing is hard and it’s not going to be given, but consider that a lot of it is luck and just part of the process. So, if you never create a successful startup, it doesn’t mean anything. It just means you didn’t get as lucky as the other person.”
Isaac Saldana

While luck was certainly part of the equation, Saldana’s goal was to objectively identify why SendGrid’s founders were able to succeed in spite of the unfavorable odds facing startups. For Saldana, curiosity and persistence were instrumental in identifying a challenging, widespread problem and forming the right team to build a solution.

Consider that SendGrid was Saldana’s fourth startup. To put that into perspective, Saldana had worked on “failed” startups for six years before even beginning on SendGrid, which doesn’t sound lucky in hindsight. While all of those businesses failed from a financial standpoint, they provided invaluable experience that would lead to SendGrid’s success for a number of reasons.

Saldana developed meaningful working relationships in running startups with SendGrid co-founder Jose Lopez and SendGrid’s 5th employee, Elmer Thomas.
Saldana, Lopez, and Thomas learned from mistakes they had made in previous businesses.
Saldana encountered a recurring pain point of email deliverability in all of his previous startups, which would eventually drive him to found SendGrid. from www.sendgrid.com

POSITIVE PHIL IS AN ENTREPRENEUR , PROFESSIONAL PODCASTER AND SOCIAL INFLUENCER. HE IS SOUGHT AFTER BY CORPORATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS FOR HIS INNOVATIVE POSITIVE THOUGHT LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGIC EXPERTISE.
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Author & Entrepreneur Gary Sirak of The American Dream Revisited is on the Positive Phil Podcast

Gary has been helping other people achieve their American Dream for the last 35 years. He is President of Sirak Financial Services in Canton, Oh, a company founded by his father, Stan Sirak. The company will celebrate its 60th anniversary this year. Gary has written two books, the first, If Your Money Talked … What Secrets Would It Tell? This book is about personal finance and the most common mistakes people make with their money. So many people make the same mistakes again and again with their money that Gary decided to do something about it. The second, The American Dream Revisited: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results, is a deeply personal topic for Gary. While it’s true it was a serendipitous conversation at a coffee shop that spurred him on to write it, the ideas and beliefs of the book have been with him for his entire life.
www.theamericandreamrevisited.com
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Lawyer turned Kids’ TV show host Entrepreneur Joel Daniel HootQuarters Producer is on the Positive Phil Podcast

This is a new TV show and Children’s Educational content business that is set to air on Amazon Prime, Joel Daniel is a Lawyer turned Kids’ TV show host!  
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To make Hoot Quarters accessible to all children, The Hoots decided to make a film series staring Oliver. As musicians, they had no idea what they were getting in to; no member of the band had ever picked up a video camera, and Oliver thought video cameras were a type of teleportation device! But, they started slowly and worked really hard.  After two years they have accumulated hours of footage addressing countless lessons (Oliver is just about always up to something)! They consider this footage the pilot season of Hoot Quarters – a show named after the tree house The Hoots built and Oliver now calls home.  

In the show, children are invited to join The Hoots as they teach simple lessons about music, education, and healthy living – all while demonstrating the powerful influence of friendship.  Episodes are shot in the same style as their music: to be enjoyable to the young and older. The video production style is intentionally quaint and retro. This is partly due to budget (they are 100% self-funded and could not afford Hollywood-like production quality even if they wanted to), but also because The Hoots want their audience to know who they really are.  A slightly vintage aesthetic matches their personality better than any Hi-Def. blockbuster could, and hopefully feels more authentic to their viewing friends as well.

The Hoots hope that the show Hoot Quarters will allow them to bring valuable lessons and fun music into the homes and lives of families across the globe.  Join them for their pilot season soon!

After spending just a little time with Oliver, two things became abundantly clear to The Hoots: 1) he is extremely lovable, and 2) he has some rather curious views. Specifically, he 

In 2012, The Hoots decided to build a new practice space and spot to hang out. They thought a tree house would be fitting, and found the perfect tree for their house at an undisclosed Sacramento park. Fortuitously (since the Hoots had named themselves after the rad sound an owl makes), there was a purple owl named Oliver T. Owl already living in the tree they chose! Oliver decided to move into The Hoots’ new tree house; it was a bit fancier than the knothole abode he had been occupying. Together, they named their tree house Hoot Quarters.  

The Hoots are a band from Sacramento, California. They write and perform original music for the young and older (seriously). Their sound is fun and whimsical, and their songs include lessons that never speak down to the audience, but that listeners of all ages appreciate and enjoy.  The Hoots have sold thousands of albums and have received international acclaim, receiving numerous accolades including a prestigious Parent’s Choice Award.  

Father of Modern Kayaking & 3D Printing Bill Masters ( PART 1 )

Bill is an American engineer, inventor, manufacturing entrepreneur, and business advisor and mentor. He is widely known as the father of modern kayaking, but lesser known is he’s also the father of 3D printing, holding the first 3D patent filed with the USPTO. Today, Bill works to share his experience and insights with young people and a range of commercial enterprises. He also presents to academic, industry and professional groups, with a perspective that combines his humble roots, countercultural sensibilities and innovative approach to engineering and manufacturing.
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Father of 3D Printing & Kayaking, Inventor & Ambitious Entrepreneur Bill Masters ( Part 2 )

Bill Masters is an American engineer, inventor, manufacturing entrepreneur, and business advisor and mentor. He is widely known as the father of modern kayaking, but lesser known is he’s also the father of 3D printing, holding the first 3D patent filed with the USPTO. Today, Bill works to share his experience and insights with young people and a range of commercial enterprises. He also presents to academic, industry and professional groups, with a perspective that combines his humble roots, countercultural sensibilities and innovative approach to engineering and manufacturing.
billmasters3d.com

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