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The—perhaps delayed, yet definitely worth-the-wait 3rd episode of Season 3 is here! Jordan Boesche, founder of rapid-growth company 7Shifts joins us and tells us about his journey through the entrepreneurial gauntlet. Hint: It's not without it's hiccups..

Entrepreneurs and techies won't want to miss this episode!

7Shifts:
https://www.7shifts.com/

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Season 3 rolls on with the ever-so lovely Erin Bury. Erin was recognized by Marketing Magazine as one of the top 30 under 30, she is a tech entrepreneur as well as a professional speaker. Her background, like most, was not paved with sunshine and rainbows. Erin shares her war stories from founding BetaKit (betakit.com), managing Eighty Eight agency and recently taking over as the CEO of Willful.

Everything Erin:
http://www.erinbury.com

Willful:
https://willful.co

Season 3 of The Art of The Fail is proudly sponsored by Stones & Hustle, the ultimate lifestyle brand for entrepreneurs and hustlers.

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A historic beginning to Season 3 of the podcast when we sat down with Guy Kawasaki. Author of over a dozen best-selling books, an instrumental member of the original Macintosh team and pioneer of technology evangelism (to name a few). Guy shares stories working for Steve Jobs in the early days of Apple, his thoughts on failure and announces something brand new he's working on for the first time!

Everything Guy:
guykawasaki.com

Guy's Favorite Book:
https://www.amazon.ca/If-You-Want-Write-Independence/dp/9650060286

Season 3 of The Art of The Fail is proudly sponsored by Stones & Hustle, the ultimate lifestyle brand for entrepreneurs and hustlers.

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We sat down to give you a sneak peak at what to expect for the newest season of your favorite podcast. Okay, a podcast. Anyways, whether you're new to the show or a seasoned veteran, this season is going to be huge (and worth the wait).

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PLEASE: Let us know what we can do to make the show better for you in Season 3, 4 and beyond! @theAOTFpodcast or info@theaotf.com

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It got real when we sat down with Steli Efti, author, entrepreneur, sales guru and CEO of Close.io. Steli shares his story of moving across the globe to pursue his dreams in Silicon Valley, as well as his top 3 sales failures most startups make (and can avoid).

Close More Deals:
https://close.io/

How to deliver winning saas demos:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/151770782X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

The ultimate startup guide to outbound sales how to turn cold leads into hot customers:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1505725054/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

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This episode is packed full of insights and laughs as we are joined by Mark Bowden, world renowned body language expert, keynote speaker, author and entrepreneur. Mark share's the rocky start to his entrepreneurial journey, while also offering some of his greatest body language secrets for those in the midst of failure.

Mark's Website:
http://truthplane.com/

Buy Mark's New Book:
https://www.amazon.ca/Truth-Lies-People-Really-Thinking/dp/1443452092

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On this episode we're joined by Stephen Verbeek, founder and CEO of Hello Cannabis and a good friend to the show. Stephen shares the traumatic story of an injury that turned into an addiction and eventually the inspiration for Hello Cannabis today.

Hello Cannabis Website:
https://www.hellocannabis.ca

The book Stephen mentioned:
https://www.amazon.ca/Good-Psychopaths-Guide-Success-psychopath/dp/1910167436

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This time on the podcast we had the pleasure of sitting down with Melanie Sodka, entrepreneur, professor, speaker, author and (if that wasn't enough) host of the podcast "Capacity Creator". We have some good laughs while Melanie helps us navigate around the topic of capacity, and her journey from the corporate world to entrepreneurship and beyond.

Book Melanie recommended:
https://www.amazon.ca/What-Do-You-Idea/dp/1938298071

Melanie's Website:
https://www.melaniesodka.com/

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In this brand new episode we sit down with the ever so kind Patrick Lor, Managing Director of Panache Ventures, co-founder of iStock Photo, Dissolve and more. Pat walks us through his journey from the corporate life into entrepreneurship, big time exits and beyond while stopping along the way to highlight some juicy failures and lessons learned.

https://www.panache.vc/

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On this episode we had the pleasure of an extra long sit down with Jeremy Tunnell, one of the co-founders that started the billion dollar company Thumbtack. We share some laughs for what Thumbtack could have been named, get deep talking about Jeremy's departure from the company, and even dabble into some politics as we learn where Jeremy's heading next. You won't want to miss this one.

www.jeremytunnel.com

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On S2 E2 we're joined by Edwin Frondozo, co-founder of Slingshot VoIP and host of award-winning The Business Leadership Podcast. Edwin opens up and talks about his early days working in corporate, his journey as an entrepreneur and some of the struggles he's faced starting up companies.

The Business Leadership Podcast: https://thebusinessleadership.com/

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Season 2 is officially here! On S2 E1 we chat and have plenty of laughs with Sanjay Singhal, co-founder of Audiobooks.com (acquired) and Partner at 500 Startups. Sanjay talks about the influence his family had on his education, almost creating what would have been the first BlackBerry, losing out on a deal that would have netted him more than $20M, and so much more!

You can pick up a copy of Sanjay's memoir "Zero to Tesla: Confessions from My Entrepreneurial Journey" on Amazon. Buy the book: http://a.co/iz4tkds

Ironically, there is no audio version. He knows.

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Season 2 Coming July 19th
http://theaotf.com

We chat with our friend Sheetal Jaitly, Founder and CEO at TribalScale. Sheetal talks about coming up as a young huster in sales, and lays down the truth of what it actually takes to hustle. Oh, and they're hiring! tribalscale.com

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In Episode 010 (end of Season 1!), we chat with Eric Arnold, Founder & CEO of Planswell. This episode is PACKED with a lot of fun and some seriously valuable insights for any entrepreneur or go-getter whether it’s your first venture or your 10th, like Eric. Sharing his experiences from 9 “failed” projects and startups, Eric’s resilience and grit kept him and his ever-so-loyal co-founder moving forward to always chase the next big thing eventually leading them to the venture backed Planswell.

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Episode 009 comes in hot [insert flame emoji] as we chat with Nima Gardideh, co-founder of Pearmill, a holistic digital marketing agency. With prior experience both founding his own companies and working the “9-5” grind, Nima openly shares with us some incredible stories from his journey as an entrepreneur. Nima walks us through everything from dropping out of school (and having to deal with his parents), having a major fall out with a previous business partner, passing on a life changing acquisition offer, to losing the money he raised in venture capital for a previous startup.

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In Episode 008, we chat with Alex Berman, a digital nomad and former CEO (now Chairman) of a marketing agency known as Experiment 27. Alex shares with us his current and prior experiences working as a digital nomad and some of the common issues that can easily slip through the cracks without proper checks and balances in place. Alex then walks us through his prior experience heading up the marketing department for a startup that went from $100 million dollar valuation to nil in the span of 60 days, ouch! He also touches a bit on some bad choices he personally made when hiring people for his own companies and how that ended up costing him.

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In Episode 007, we chat with Tristan Pollock, a Venture Partner at 500 Startups and the Co-Founder of Storefront (now acquired), hailed as 'Airbnb for Retail' by The New York Times. Tristan shares his experiences of building teams in a startup and the culture that naturally (sometimes forced) follows suit. Tristan touches on why it’s so important to find the right fit for your company when hiring and why building your team’s culture is one of the most important things you can do. No doubt this episode is full of failing, therefore full of good lessons and food for thought.

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In Episode 006, the boys interview Shauna Arnott, Founder of Leverage Events, and also the Lead Planner of Haste and Hustle, an annual Sales and Marketing conference that includes speakers like Gary Vaynerchuk. Shauna walks us through her experience organizing Haste and Hustle for the very first time and some of the backend operational deficiencies that ended up costing her over $200,000 in personal debt—thats a lot of zeros. Shauna walks us through the fascinating and inspirational story of picking herself up when everything was pushing her down.

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In Episode 005, we sat down with Amir Kendic, CEO & Co-Founder of CooSha, a mobile application that helps the everyday person create, organize and manage their time better. Amir takes us through his personal experiences with a prior startup that him and his sister worked on that lead to him founding CooSha. Like many ventures, they focused on too many of the bells and whistles and made assumptions of what the users wanted, rather than listening and asking where the value was.

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In Episode 004, we chat with Daniel Wallock, a growth and inbound marketing specialist featured all across the internet on publications such as Forbes, Inc., Yahoo, etc. Daniel shares his experience of acquiring an extreme amount of leads for one of his clients at the time, to the point where their processes couldn’t handle the volume. Learning from this particular experience, he talks about how important communication and understanding dependencies on both sides is. Daniel also shares his life story of living with 7 life-threatening heart conditions and how that led him into the world of digital marketing.

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In Episode 003, the boys interview Caitlin MacGregor, Co-Founder & CEO of Plum, an HR tech company that uses AI to optimize the hiring process and ensure the best possible candidate. Caitlin walks us through how she handled the professional working relationship with her husband, and co-founder at Plum. Specifically, Caitlin shares her balancing act of which meetings to include her husband in, while eventually having to let go of that to maintain pedigree and strong first impressions. We also chat with Caitlin about fundraising and accelerators.

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In Episode 002, we sat down with Hongwei Liu, CEO & Founder of MappedIn, a company that helps their customers manage dynamic indoor spaces, enabling consumers to find what they are looking for - by category, brand, product and promotion. Hongwei takes us through his personal experiences of tricky hires, co-founders leaving the company, spending too much capital on an office space too early in their life cycle, and spending too much time on small returns early on.

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In Episode 001, Chris and Kristian interview Tom Hadfield, CEO & Founder of Message.io, a YC-backed company that provides developers with the tools to build bots that work on any messaging platform. Tom gets right to the punch and shares his experiences with casting too wide of a net, losing millions of venture capital, worrying about the status of business relationships and how to repay investors. All of which he went through while starting a company before his Message.io days, called Fetch – you can follow Tom @tomhadfield & @Message_io

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Welcome to The Art of the Fail! A podcast hosted by Kristian Borghesan (co-founder of Bruha) and Chris Buttenham (co-founder of Obie.ai), where we chat with startups and entrepreneurs about their f*ck ups, hardships and failures, in hopes to uncover great lessons and remove the stigma from failure today.

In the very first episode of #theaotf, we introduce Kristian and Chris along with the format of the podcast for episodes to come. We also dig into some personal struggles with hiring and scaling a team too quickly.

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