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Mantis Radio 192 + Matt TdK  

Mantis Radio 192 + Matt TdK

DVNT
Replicant - Ultraviolent
Senking - Grolar [Raster Noton]
Ipman - Regicide [Tectonic]
Robert Logan - Phrack [Slowfoot Records]
Vainio & Vigroux - Le crâne tambour [Cosmo Rhythmatic]
Povab - sum30 [Offshoot]
Prequel Tapes - My Side [R'COUP'D]
Killawatt - Excessive Hyperbole (Mønic Version) [Osiris Music]
Ancient Methods - Protection Had to Be Given [Hands]
Prodigy - Roadblox (Paula Temple remix) [R&S Records]
Kata Mercado - Paradise (Nikolai Bezdolya remix) [Club Poison]
Ansome - Garrison [Perc Trax]
David Meiser - Principia Mathematica [unreleased]
CHVRN - control [CHVRN]

MATT TDK
Matt TdK - Space 2
Matt TdK - 4.7.14
Matt TdK - Electro #7
Matt TdK - Warped and Weird
Matt TdK - Broken Noise
Matt TdK - Collection of Sounds
Matt TdK - 10.6.14
Matt TdK - Dark Tribal
Matt TdK - Halfstep
Matt TdK - Untitled #6
Matt TdK - Broken Loop
Matt TdK - Industry [Darkfloor Sound]
Matt TdK - 11.7.14
Matt TdK - Another Untitled
Matt TdK - Hard as Nails
Matt TdK - Get On With It
Matt TdK - 4 Track
Matt TdK - 5 Track Shakedown [Green Fetish Records]
Matt TdK - Tunnel Vision [Green Fetish Records]
Matt TdK - What Do You Mean, Take The Roof Off

The Best of Matt Pop - Jamie Atreyu Podcast  

Matt Pop is a producer and remixer from The Netherlands. Since sharing his un-official remixes with the world through YouTube, more and more official remixes have been commissioned. I was asked to make a Matt Pop megamix as part of a competition on the Matt Pop Facebook group. You can listen to the other mixes and then tell everyone that mines the best ;) Matt Pop has been working with Almighty Records, in particular, and continues to produce his poppy-upbeats for them. Featuring a medley of classic remixed tracks to modern floor fillers, this megamix is one of my personal favourites. Update (14th March 2013) - Watch out for part 2 coming soon! In May 2012 this mix won an international Matt Pop mix competition organised by the 'Official Matt Pop Facebook group.' According to the organisers, it won by a "country mile." Track listing: The Night (Matt Mix) - Valerie Dore Paparazzi (Matt Pop Club Mix) - Gaga Girls That's What Love Can Do (Matt Pop Club Mix - Almighty Showgirls Alone (Matt Pop Remastered Mix) - Heart Tragedy (Matt Pop Unofficial Club Mix) - Bee Gees Borderline (Matt Mix) - Madonna I Want To Break Free (Matt Mix) - Queen Wicked Game (Matt Mix) - Chris Isaac In The Name Of Love (Matt Pop 12 inch Mix) - Hazell Dean Tell It to My Heart (Matt Pop Club Mix) - Raquela My Heart Will Go On (Matt Pop Club Mix) - Deja Vu Feat. Tasmin Theme from Black Beauty (Galloping Home Mix) - Matt Mix Be Free (Matt Pop Club Mix) - Kaatchi Why (Matt Pop Club Mix) - Sammy Paul So Happy Together (Matt Mix) - The Turtles

The Best of Matt Pop 2 - Jamie Atreyu Podcast  

About a year overdue, the second installment of Matt Pop's greatest productions is finally here. Often proving the most popular of all my mix-sets, volume 1 even won an award! Matt, from The Netherlands, became popular among dance-pop fans by sharing his work through YouTube. Following commissions from various small labels, including Almighty Records, Matt's popularity and exposure has grown. Here is another selection of his uplifting, pop infused productions with a very more-ish 80's twist. This DJ mix set notably including are a couple of graduates of the 'Dance Anthems' series; Hazel Dean's 'Shattered Glass' pretty much sums Matt's style up to a T. Anyone familiar with this track will know its a huge 80's dance floor track, and this incarnation keeps true to the original, whilst showcasing a modern bassline and energising vocals. 'For Your Love' by Charade is in fact one of my favourite tracks. It's incredibly professional sounding and the vocals match perfectly on-key. Stevie Nicks 'Rooms On Fire' also gives a similar feel, I love it. Track listing Arrival (Matt Mix) - ABBA Push To The Limit (Matt Pop Extended Mix) - DJ Stonedog Ft Baby M Best Day Of My Life (Matt Pop Club Mix) - Eva Leone When I Call Your Name (feat. Mary Kiani) (Matt Mix) - Northernbeat Intoxicated (Matts Hell For Leather Mix) - Peter Wilson vs Matt Pop Hung Up (Matt Pop Club Mix) - Who's That Girl! Its My Life (Matt Pop Club Mix) - Allan Jay Shattered Glass (Matt Pop Club Mix) - Hazell Dean For Your Love (Matt Pop Club Mix) - Charade This Is My Life (Matt Pop Club Mix) - Hazell Dean Somebody To Love (Matt Pop Club Mix) - Paul Parker Rooms On Fire (Matt Mix) - Stevie Nicks Save Your Love For Me (Matt Pop Club Mix) - Dee Dee Martin Hair (Matt Pop Club Mix) - Gaga Girls

Donnie Walsh joins Woj  

NBA legend Donnie Walsh joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj to cover one of this generation’s most accomplished basketball lives. From the building of the Pacers franchise around Reggie Miller to the challenges of navigating the New York Knicks under owner James Dolan, Walsh details the triumphs and tribulations of a quarter of a century of running NBA front offices. Walsh covers fascinating territory in his life, including how he nearly accepted a job in Richard Nixon’s law firm, and his memories of playing and coaching under Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina. Here are some key moments: 2:44: Did Walsh ever think the NBA would get as big as it is? 4:12: His current role with the Pacers and working with multiple ownership groups. 10:22: The value of Reggie Miller playing his entire career in Indiana. 16:23: The changing nature of front office interactions in the last 20 years. 18:22: How important the draft is to building a team. 20:15: Going to law school and nearly working with Richard Nixon. 25:00: Playing for Dean Smith at North Carolina and why he never came close to leaving for the NBA. 29:07: Smith creating the modern college program and quietly making stands on social issues. 32:45: Walsh’s role in helping Metta World Peace during his tumultuous early years in the league. 35:10: Deciding to take over his hometown Knicks. 40:07: The focus on the 2010 free agent class during his time with the Knicks. 48:50: Jim Dolan’s role in negotiating the Carmelo Anthony trade with the Nuggets. 53:01: Dolan wanting to bring Isiah Thomas back to the franchise. 55:29: Walsh’s legacy as a front-office executive. 58:28: Working with Larry Brown.

20VC: Lowercase's Matt Mazzeo on Being Chris Sacca's Partner and The 3 KPIs to Successful Investing  

Matt Mazzeo is Managing Director at Lowercase Capital, alongside legendary angel investor, Chris Sacca. At Lowercase Matt leads a seed and series A investment strategy managing a portfolio of over forty investments including Uber, TwitterStripe and Optimizely just to name a few. Prior to joining Lowercase Capital, Matt spearheaded many of the digital and venture efforts at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Matt helped shape the agency’s seed stage investment strategy and played an integral role in the founding of CAA’s incubated start-up companies, including Funny or Die, WhoSay, and Moonshark. Matt has been recognized as an innovative force across technology, entertainment, and advertising for which Fast Company named Matt one of the Most Creative People in Business. In addition to making Forbes Midas Brink List in 2014, Matt has been recognized on both Ad Age’s 40 Under 40 List in 2013, and The Wrap’s Inaugural Innovators List. 

In Today's Episode You Will Learn:

1.) How Matt made the transition from the world of celebrity management to the world of venture capital?

2.) How have we seen the personalisation of VCs in the emerging eco-system? Are VCs themselves brands now? How does Matt look to establish his brand?

3.) What are the required KPI's to make a successful investor? What is Matt pleased with in himself and what would he like to improve?

4.) Why will we see the decentralisation of VC away from the traditional Sand Hill Road? How does being in LA affect the operations and deal flow of Lowercase?

5.) What are Matt's biggest learnings from being partner with Chris? What has Matt founded the most challenging in making the transition from CAA to VC?

 

Items Mentioned In Today's Episode:

Matt's Fave Book:

Fooled By Randomness Matt's Fave Blog or Newsletter: Jessica Lessin: The Information

Matt's Most Recent Investment:

Mobcrush   As always you can follow The Twenty Minute VCHarry and Matt on Twitter here! If you would like to see a more colourful side to Harry with many a mojito session, you can follow him on Instagram here!  

This episode was supported by Wunder Capital, the leading online investment platform that allows individuals to invest in large scale solar projects across the U.S. Wunder’s solar investment funds allow you to earn up to 11% annually, while diversifying your portfolio, curbing pollution and combating global climate change. Do well by doing good and sign up for a free account here and join the thousands of people that are already achieving their investment targets.

 

20 VC 022: Letting go of the life we planned and the Power of the Female Narrative with Matthew McCall  

Matthew McCall is a Partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital and was previously a Partner with DFJ Portage. He has been involved with investments with Feedburner (acquired by Google), Playdom (acquired by Disney) and EverDream (acquired by Dell), just to name a few. Matt has been named in Chicago's '40 under 40' and their Top Tech 25 list. He has been named as one of the Top 100 VCs in the US, a Media 100 and a Hollywood 100 Power Player.

Items Mentioned in Todays Show:

Matt's Blog: Beyond the Profit Line SMS Assist Bill Gurley predicts dead unicorns Steve Job's Commencement Speech Finding Joe with Joseph Campbell Hello Giggles with Zooey Deschanel Jessica Alba: The Honest Company BigFrame with Sarah Penna Eric Ries: The Lean Startup Stephen King:On Writing Robert McKee: Story, Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting  Christopher Voglar: The Writers Journey Viv: The Global Brain

In todays show, you will learn:

How Matt got into the VC world? What is Matt's normal investment size?  When investing does Matt have a mental timeline of the startup with a clear strategy of when a desired exit will take place?  Matt has been named to the AlwaysOnTop 100 VCs list, leading me to ask how has Matt's investment strategy changed over the years? What were his early deals? What did Matt learn from them? What does Matt do differently now? Matt has written about the 15 year tech cycle and has quoted Steve Juvertson ‘if you can see it, it isn’t the revolution’, leading me to ask where does Matt stand on a ‘tech bubble’. Is it occurring and why does he say that? Has Matt seen a rise in the emergence of the female entrepreneur? Matt LOVES commencement speeches. Why is that and are there any Matt would recommend in particular?

The episode will then finish with a quick fire round where we hear the resource that Matt would most recommend to an aspiring Founder and Matt's recent investment and why he said yes?

*Shortly after the interview Matt strongly recommended to me Never Eat Alone by Keith  Ferrazzi 

 

Great Point: Matt Walsh with Adam Stanco on the firing of David Blatt  

Adam Stanco's in-depth discussion with former Florida Gator, NBA player, and international basketball star Matt Walsh about the firing of David Blatt. Walsh provides unique insight into the Cleveland Cavaliers coaching situation because he played for Blatt in Europe and knows Tyronn Lue on a personal level. Walsh reveals a side of Blatt the public hasn't seen, the reason why the LeBron-Blatt relationship was doomed from the start, and how Lue might be the perfect elixir for what ails the Cavs. They also discuss the NBA's rare player-first power structure, how LeBron has more pull than anyone realizes, what's next in the Kevin Love saga, and how Shaq and LeBron have something in common.  On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives   Matt Walsh: @MattyVincent44   Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod   BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown

Matt Wade (My Silent Bravery): Overcoming Adversity & Paying it Forward  

This week we’re joined by one man band Matt Wade, aka My Silent Bravery. Following a sports injury in his youth, Matt has turned physical adversity into musical success, with numerous placements on TV, college radio play, and nationwide tours under his belt. A strong believe in “paying it forward” Matt wants to inspire others through the music of My Silent Bravery. Matt's shared the stage with artists including Daughtry, Delta Rae, Howie Day, and Tyler Ward, and has released 4 full length records independently, with his most recent - Breakthrough - due for release in fall 2016. Highlights: - We hear how Matt’s sports injury and spiritual studies led to him pursuing music - Matt says he’s not someone who was born with musicality, he had to really work at it! - We talk about the importance of “paying it forward” “I’m nothing without the fans who listen to my music” - Matt Wade, 2016 - Matt tells us how he pays it forward through charity and volunteer work - To Matt, the name My Silent Bravery means persistence and overcoming obstacles - As creatives, we all need reminders that it’s not always all about us - Three words of inspiration: “You’re gonna die” - Gary Vaynerchuk - We hear about the new single “Drunk Off The Sun” - Matt tells us about the new My Silent Bravery album “Breakthrough” - Marcio suggests Matt makes a music video combining his love of music and sports - We accidentally sabotage Matt’s 20 Questions section - he would have broken the record if it wasn’t for us! - “When I enjoy it more, it leads to others enjoying the work more” - Matt Wade, 2016 - “It can’t be anything unless it’s about other people” - Matt Wade, 2016 - We talk about the importance of patience and how so many artists quit before something big is about to happen - We talk about the importance of having friends and allies in the music business Advice: - Your career is a constant journey and process - be patient - Work with people you really enjoy working with and who bring out the best of you - Make sure you’re accomplishing things you feel good about - Enjoy the process as well as the end result Guest Links: - Website: http://mysilentbravery.com - Twitter: @mysilentbravery - Instagram: @mysilentbravery - Facebook: /mysilentbravery Sponsors: - Chris Keaton @ Chris Keaton Presents (http://chriskeaton.com) - Christine Infanger @ Thirty Roses (http://thirtyroses.com) - The Rock/Star Advocate (http://therockstaradvocate.com) - Buck Naked Soap Company (http://bucknakedsoapcompany.com) --- For more episodes, visit http://bridge-the-atlantic.com Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bridge_atlantic Subscribe on iTunes: http://bridge-the-atlantic.com/itunes Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/bridgetheatlantic

Residual and Passive Income streams with Matt Miller [Podcast 108]  

The Amplified Network Marketing show is all about passive and residual income streams… not only through the vehicle of Network Marketing. The reason is simple: Network Marketers know a good residual income opportunity when they see one and are always looking for ways to diversify their income through multiple income streams. Today’s guest, Matt Miller, has created a hugely successful vending company that provides the kind of residual and passive income that hits the bullseye, and David wanted to expose you to his opportunity to see if it’s a good fit for you. [Tweet "An inspiring story of building residual income and a successful business, with Matt Miller"] An influential book and a bold step into another world. Matt was exposed to Robert Kiyosaki’s book, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” years ago, and totally bought into his philosophy of building passive and residual income streams. But he’d failed to truly act on it for years. When a friend at his church approached him about a business opportunity involving vending machines, Matt’s thoughts about Robert’s book came back to him and he immediately saw the opportunity he’d been waiting for. He jumped in with both feet and has progressed way beyond simply having a few machines in businesses. He’s built his own franchise opportunity that families all over North America are using to build their own passive and residual income streams. Find out more on this episode. If you’re business is going to thrive, you’ve got to be bold enough to knock on doors. It doesn’t matter how ingenious of an opportunity you find to make passive income, if you’re unwilling to step outside your comfort zone and do what it takes to get customers, you’ll waste the opportunity. Matt Miller learned that when he got into the vending business and started knocking on the doors of decision makers at local schools to place his vending machines. Many doors were closed in his face, other administrators were kind but rejected the idea. But he kept asking, he kept knocking, and over time he found the customers that he knew would enable his business to grow and thrive. You can hear Matt’s story of perseverance and success on this episode of Amplified Network Marketing. [Tweet "Stepping into a bold new world of passive and residual income, with Matt Miller Partnering with schools for profit and charity. Matt Miller decided to work with schools because he saw an opportunity to prosper his business and benefit the schools through fundraisers at the same time. These partnerships are enabling the schools to earn money for their programs and needs, the students and opportunity to build resources for their own education, and Matt’s company the resources they need not only to make a profit, but also to build the company and help more schools. It’s a win-win situation that generates passive income and ongoing revenue for the schools. Find out the details on this episode. You can take advantage of this great opportunity too. Matt Miller’s vending business is always looking for quality people who get the vision of his company to become franchisees. The cost of owning a franchise is very small compared to typical franchise opportunities, the passive income potential is real, and the opportunity for families to do the business together is part of the philosophy the company promotes. Matt takes assessment and training very seriously and guarantees success to anyone who is willing to follow his processes and procedures. If you’d like to learn more about this great residual income opportunity, listen to this episode. [Tweet "A franchise opportunity that costs much less than a normal franchise, on this episode"] OUTLINE OF THIS GREAT EPISODE [0:29] David’s introduction of the episode. [1:40] Matt’s passive income story. [8:15] The “light bulb” moment that came to Matt when a friend spoke to him. [11:47] The necessity of knocking on doors to find customers. [18:51] The size of Matt’s company now and his focus on fu...

20 VC FF 030: Gimlet Media's Matt Lieber on The Future of Podcasting and Life @ Gimlet  

Matt Lieber is cofounder and President of Gimlet Media. In a previous life, Matt produced radio shows (On Point, Fair Game) and podcasts (Slate Culture Gabfest). He also worked as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on media and digital business. Then he chucked it all for Gimlet. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan. 

In Today's Show You Will Learn:

1.) Matt reveals the origins of Gimlet?

2.) What were the dilemmas for Matt in raising Gimlet's round? What determinant made Matt realize raising was right? What advice would Matt give to founders who are unsure if they should raise or not?

3.) One of the main concerns with raising suggested by Alex Blumberg was that the company would feel like a totally different company, and by different ‘I mean worse’, to quote Alex. So how can a Founder maintain company culture as they grow excessively?

4.) Why did Matt decide to play it cool and not announce to VCs Gimlet were raising? Did Matt expect to get a term sheet as quickly and easily as he did? Were there any hiccups to the funding process? Were Gimlet tempted by any other offers? What value add about Tim O'Reilly made Gimlet most attracted to him?

5.) Question from Matt Hartman at Betaworks: How does Gimlet decide which new shows to create? Is it about creating new shows for an overlapping audience or to expanding audience demographics??

6.) Where does Matt see the future of podcasting going? Many do not believe in it’s potential to be a big business, what does Matt say? What are the challenges, what needs to happen to combat them?

Items Mentioned In Today's Episode:

Matt's Fave Book: Great Plains by Ian Frazier

Matt's Fave Blog: Stratechery by Ben Thompson

As always you can follow The Twenty Minute VCHarry and Matt on Twitter here!

Likewise, if you would like to see a more colourful side to Harry with many a mojito session, follow him on Instagram here!

20 VC 082: 500 Startups Week: Growth Hacking 101: How To 10x Your Conversion with Matt Lerner, Head of Distro Dojo London  

Matt Lerner is a Distro Partner with 500 Startups, and runs their London office. He specializes in conversion optimization, analytics, engagement and retention. As a member of the in-house growth (AKA “Distro”) team, he partners with 500 portfolio companies to help them build growth engines and scale. Previously, as a 500 Startups Mentor, Matt helped over 40 companies develop and execute growth strategies. Prior to joining 500 Startups, he worked as a Marketing Director at PayPal, where he built and managed three growth teams that generated hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue across the funnel. Here are some of Matt's amazing growth hacking slide decks:

10 Growth Hacking Tools To Disrupt Your Competitors

Growth Hacking 101

For your chance to win a signed copy of Brad Feld's amazing Venture Deals, all you have to do is click the click to tweet link here: http://ctt.ec/C61w6 and you will be entered into the competition.

In Today's Episode You Will Learn:

1.) How Matt made his move from Paypal to VC with 500Startups?

2.) What is the mission at 500 in London with the Distro? What is the investment thesis? Preferred round? Sector? What process do you take the companies through when they are with you in the Dojo?

3.) What does growth hacking really mean? Is it not another BS new techie term?

4.) What has Matt found to be some of the most effective growth hacks and why? What are the biggest mistakes companies make with regards to growth? How can they avoid them?

5.) When does Matt think a company should start to focus on growth?

6.) Who does Matt personally admire and think has been extremely effective and why? What campaigns or pieces of work have led him to this conclusion?

Items Mentioned In Today's Episode:

Matt's Recent Investments: Tom Beverly: FyTamatem

Matt's Fave Book: Do You Talk Funny: The Guide To Public SpeakingThe One Thing You Need To Know

Matt's Fave Newsletter: Doug ScottSusan Su: Distro SnackTim Ferriss Podcast

Matt's Growth Hacking Idols: Dave McClure: Pirate Metrics TalkSean Ellis: Inventor of Growth Hacking TermAndy Johns @ WealthFront,

As always you can follow HarryThe Twenty Minute VCMatt and 500 Startups on Twitter here!

If you would like to see a more colourful side to Harry with many a mojito session, you can follow him on Instagram here!

We would like to say a special thank you to our partner for this very special 500 Startups Feature Week, LawTrades, the go to place for startups and VCs to get their legal work done. For all 20VC listeners LawTrades are offering a special $150 off your first piece of legal work when you mention 'The Twenty Minute VC'. You can follow them on Twitter here!

18SP 037: Matt Ginella | Golf, Travel, Fitness and the Job Every Golfer Wants  

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Matt Ginella shares his expertise in the world of Golf, Fitness, and Travel. Matt gives us an in inside look at his duties on the Golf Channel and what its like trying to stay fit for golf on the road.

Matt seemingly has the Greatest Job on Earth from a golfers perspective.  He gets to travel the world, playing the best courses and going to the local hangouts and restaurants, then reports back to the Golf Channel with his notes.  Matt gives us a behind the scenes look at what his job is REALLY like and how he is able to stay in great golf shape despite the crazy travel and work schedule.
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Matt Ginella's Background

His uncle got him a job at his local golf club when he was a kid
Ended up working on the superintendent crew at the course
Played golf in college
Worked at Sports Illustrated on an internship and eventually became the golf photo editor
Went ot Columbia's Journalism School
Went from SI to Golf Digest as the photo editor
Became the golf travel writer for Golf Digest
Was then invited down to talk with the Golf Channel to talk more about the lifestyle portion of the game

 
Highlights from this Episode

Matt details his schedule when he travels and when he is in studio
Usually filming from sunrise to sunset when on location
Usually on the road for 3 days interviewing, playing, filming, etc
When in town, Matt has a pretty standard routine which plays a bit part in his physical and mental health
Very little if any down time on the road to get in the gym
When on the road, he cuts down on his eating and eats a lot cleaner (more fish, more water, more veggies, etc)
Matt discusses how important the accountability of his personal trainer is in keeping him on track
Matt gives his top 3 destinations and reasons why:

Bandon Dunes
Pinehurst
The 3rd is a toss up (Sea Island, The Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, Northern Michigan)

Matt's worst airline story
Matt defines "18STRONG"

What has you excited for 2015?

He has a piece coming out soon on CHambers Bay and the story behind getting the US Open
He has been invited to play in  the Irish Pro Am
His annual guys trip to Bandon Dunes

Last Piece of Advice

Don't eat at the airport or on the airplanes

 
Where to Find Matt Ginella
Twitter: @MattGinellaGC

GolfChannel.com
Other links mentioned
Bandon Dunes

Pinehurst

Sea Island

The Grand Strand

 

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Episode 60  feat. Veep's Matt Walsh and B/R's Matt Miller  

It’s Episode 60 of The Simms & Lefkoe Podcast! Veep’s Matt Walsh drops by the studio and Matt Miller joins the guys to talk draft. The draft is just one week away and Simms had to share his thoughts on this year’s group of wide receivers and why Sheldon Rankins is a bad fit for the Bears. Chris and Adam also rank the Top 10 defensive tackles available and talk to Miller about sleepers teams can target in the late rounds. With Matt Walsh, the guys discussed the Bears, Jay Cutler, improv comedy, the genius of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and much more. You won’t want to miss Simms' attempt at improv with Walsh and Lefkoe! Enjoy the show, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@simmsandlefkoe)!

High Cortisol Mysteries Unveiled, The Adrenal Fatigue Myth, Advanced Lab Blood Testing & More!  

Note: There is a special addendum at the end of this podcast episode in which Ben mentions the book "Ego Is The Enemy", this sermon on Time & Resources by a man named Toby Sumpter and the practice of iridology. Last month, I released the podcast episode entitled "Why Is My Cortisol High Even Though I’m Doing Everything Right? Hidden Causes Of High Cortisol, The DUTCH Test & More!". In that episode with fellow podcaster and health consultant Chris Kelly, we delved into the mystery of why cortisol can be so high in someone such as myself who sleeps well, does meditation, yoga, and lives a relatively stress-free life. It was a fascinating, extremely popular episode, but created just as many questions as it answered about what really causes high cortisol in people, and whether it's something you even need to worry about in the first place! To delve into the cortisol mystery more, after that episode, Chris Kelly introduced me to Dr. Bryan Walsh, a naturopathic doctor from Maryland, with an amazing series of WellnessFX lab testing interpretation videos on YouTube. Dr. Walsh has an extremely sharp mind, an extensive fitness background, a degree in naturopathic medicine, and a host of additional training and certifications. His wife is a naturopath too, so his children are probably some of the healthiest on the planet. When tough cases or head-scratching lab results arise, Dr. Walsh turns from mild-mannered dad and husband into forensic physiologist, pulling out his microscope to analyze blood, saliva, urine, lifestyle and whatever else he has to, in order to solve the medical mystery. Dr. Walsh ran an extensive series of follow-up lab tests on me, primarily through the laboratory testing services of another functional medicine practitioner - a chiropractor in Atlanta, Georgia named Dr. Brady Hurst. At his company, TrueHealthLabs, Dr. Hurst uses advanced laboratory tools to uncover hidden dysfunctions and uses primarily drugless treatment plans to restore those dysfunctions. TrueHealthLabs has a number of direct-to-consumer tests that are not traditional lab tests and can instead be custom panels that a doctor or patient can order. They even offer some functional lab testing in Europe. In this episode, Dr. Brady Hurst, Dr. Bryan Walsh and I completely geek out on the high cortisol lab testing results and during our discussion, you'll discover: -The secret ingredients the green morning smoothie that Dr. Bryan gives to his young children... -How to keep your morning green smoothie from getting oxidized or damaged by the blender... -The seven stage home filtration process Dr. Brady uses to filter his water... -The very first additional hormone you should test for if you find out your cortisol is high... -The best lab panel to look at whether or not your body is actually producing adequate antioxidants... -When high HDL (commonly known as good cholesterol) can actually be a bad thing... -How high cortisol down-regulates your metabolism and your insulin sensitivity and puts your body into fat storage mode... -Why thyroid replacement medications or natural thyroid supplements rarely work to fix the thyroid... -When you don't need to actually worry about high liver enzymes on a blood lab test... -The hidden laboratory marker that can tell you if you need to be consuming more sea salt and minerals... -How to tell if your body has excess oxidative stress, and what you can do about it... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -iSpring Reverse Osmosis filter -Apex Energetics supplements that Dr. Brady uses -Liposomal glutathione -Article: How To Biohack Your Green Smoothie (And Can High Speed Blenders Really Damage Your Food?) -DUTCH Urine Steroid Hormone Profile -Ben Greenfield’s DUTCH test results -TrueHealthLabs Oxidative Stress Profile -Ben Greenfield's Oxidative Stress Profile results -TrueHealthLabs Custom Lab Testing - Ben tested the following: a. NMR Lipoprofile b. Oxidized LDL c. ACTH, cortisol, and aldosterone d. LH, FSH e. Free and total testosterone f. Prolactin g. C-peptide -Ben Greenfield's TrueHealthLabs Custom Lab Testing results Extra Notes: After our call, in a flurry of e-mails, Dr. Walsh also recommended the following follow up tests: Lymphocyte subset panel (CD4/CD8) – Your lymphocytes are relatively low compared to your neutrophils, so I’m not sure it would show much, but this panel shows ratios of lymphocytes, regardless of their total levels, and could offer a little info. Cytokine panel – I’m a little hesitant on the accuracy of these panels, but they are used in research, so I think they are accurate enough for our purposes. This might show a tendency for a Th1/Th2/Th17 shift, which could be interesting to know. High cortisol is often associated with a Th2 dominance, which this panel would theoretically show. If it were me, I’d be curious about the results of this panel. Neopterin – This is a huge stretch, but I personally love this marker. When neopterin is elevated, it suggests an Th1 res

Matt Reynolds | Being STRONG & Successful Through Simplicity  

STRONG Life Episode 106 is Round 2 with my friend and Coach, Matt Reynold of Reynolds STRONG.

Matt is not only a good friend but also a mentor to me.

He guides me in business and we regularly chat on Life, Lifting and Success.

The theme we always come back to:

Keep it Simple, Trust Your Gut Instincts, Be STRONG & Train for Life.

Matt takes us through Success Principles that he has applied to all aspects of his life:

- Running a Gym with Over 1,000 Members and Creating an Amazing Experience for his Members

- How Matt grew his Gym in a "Grass Roots" Style from a small space to a BIG space in the downtown area with over 1,000 members

- How Being a Top Strongman & Powerlifting Competitor Helped Matt Understand the Importance of How Being "Generally STRONG", regardless of your age / goals / fitness levels

- Keeping Things Simple in Training, Life & Business Through Systems, Consistency + Working Harder than Everyone Else

- Being Strong as a Family Man & Why This is Crucial

- Motivation VS Discipline

- How Matt rehabbed Himself after a Recent Pec Tear

- Why Starting Strength Works so Well for both athletes & general population

- Why Matt Prefers to Train "Normal" People Nowadays Over Athletes

- What GREAT Books is Matt Currently Reading?

- How Matt trains some of his busy traveling, high profile online clients

- The Launch of The Starting Strength Online Coaching Platform

As always, it is inspiring and refreshing to talk training, life and business with Matt.

Matt's focused and simple approach to his overall life gives you powerful insight into "what it takes".

What it takes to do what? Fill in the blank! You name it.

The focus, the follow through & consistency, the dedication, the smarts and the knowledge. It ALL plays a role.

Hard Work is the foundation.

BIG thanks to http://IntekStrength.com for sponsoring The STRONG Life Podcast.

BIG thanks to my buddy Matt for taking the time to chat with us today.

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20 VC 078: BETAWORKS WEEK: Matt Hartman, Director of Seed Investments @ Betaworks  

Matt Hartman is director of seed investments at betaworks. Prior to joining betaworks, he was co-founder of ReferBoost, a profitable b2b company in the real estate and social media space, and JustBecause, a mobile app used by Uber, Birchbox, Jackthreads, and other e-commerce companies for customer acquisition. He started his career building the technology platform for Trammell Crow Company (acquired by CBRE) before joining Hot Potato (acquired by Facebook).

In this interview with Matt we talk about one of Betaworks investments in ProductHunt and I would love to direct you all to go check out ProductHunt’s new podcast section, it’s the best way to find new and amazing podcast episodes, check it out!

To win a signed copy of Venture Deals by Brad Feld? All you have to do is leave a review on iTunes and then email harry@thetwentyminutevc.com with the name that you left the review under!

In Today's Episode You Will Learn:

1.) How you has Matt ended up at the amazing Betaworks, what was his career pre-Betaworks?

2.) How does Matt define betaworks and his role in particular in the Betaworks organisation? What makes this model the most effective and successful in Matt's view?

3.) How does Matt believe the structure of social networks alters user behavior and therefore impacts distribution? How do social networks include habit forming behaviours to ensure user retention on their networks?

4.) What does Matt think makes a strong community? What was it about ProductHunt that signaled to you this was the beginning of a rapidly growing community?

5.) With Betaworks investment in Gimlet Media, how does Matt see the future of podcasting? Does investing in Gimlet not break the rule that it has to be a potentially $bn exit?

6.) Question from Ryan Hoover, Founder at ProductHunt: ‘What product or app has impressed Matt the most in the past year and what really gets Matt excited when trying new products both as an investor and as a user’?

Items Mentioned In Today's Show:

Most Read Blog or Newsletter: Founder's Notebook by David Jaxson

Matt's Favourite Book: The Psychology of Pursuasion by Robert Cialdini

Matt's Fave Productivity Apps: Drafts

Most Recent Investment: Disruptive Multimedia by Ryan Leslie

As always you can follow HarryThe Twenty Minute VC and Matt on Twitter here!

If you would like to see a more colourful side to Harry with many a mojito session, you can follow him on Instagram here!

 

 

FF 006: Acquired by Amazon, CEO @ Digg, EIR @ a16z and now Founder @ Pro.com with Matt Williams  

Matt Williams is Founder and CEO of Pro.com. Prior to Pro.com, Matt served as entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz, following his time at Digg where he led the complete overhaul of Digg which he joined as CEO in 2010 to rebuild the site from the ground up and contributed to its successful acquisition by Betaworks in 2012. Before Digg, Matt spent 12 years at Amazon where he managed Amazon’s Auctions and Marketplace, Community and Cross Merchandising, Tech Alliances, Web Store, and Consumer Payments divisions. Prior to Amazon, Matt founded and was the CEO of Livebid, which was acquired by Amazon in 1999.

In Today's Episode You Will Learn:

1.) How Matt made his way into entrepreneurship and then later the VC world?

2.) How did LiveBid come about when Matt was only 23 and how did he build the product and the initial user base?

3.) What was the hardest aspect of the entire LiveBid journey and how did Matt overcome it?

4.) How did Matt's life and work change moving from your own startup to working in a massive organization like amazon? What would Matt advise founders who have sold or are thinking of selling their companies to large corporations?

5.) Following a number of years at Amazon. How did you attempt to turn Digg around as CEO and was their anything you would have done differently? 

6.) As EIR at Andreessen Horowitz what was it like, for Matt, working at a16z? Was there anything that surprised Matt about the move to venture?

7.) What would Matt say was the biggest lesson from working at these tech titans was? How has that affected how Matt runs Pro.com today?

Nocturnal Nouveau 624 - Boat party live set  

Nocturnal 624 - Boat party live set 1. Sasha, Poliça - Out Of Time (Original Mix) 2. Hendrik Burkhard, Noir, Olivier Giacomotto - Blackrays (Peter Pardeike Remix) 3. Jean Claude Ades - Out Of My Head (Martin Roth Remix) 4. Ame & Frank Wiedermann - Howling (Ame Remix) 5. Mason - Live On Dreams (Affkt Remix) 6. Claptone, Nathan Nicholson - In The Beginning Feat. Nathan Nicholson (Raumakustik Remix) 7. Reboot, Kolsch - Just Hang On (Kolsch Remix) 8. Klangstof - Hostage (Sasha Remix) 9. Flume, Kolsch, Little Dragon - Take a Chance (Kölsch Remix) 10. Booka Shade - In White Rooms (Jonas Rathsman Reprise) 11. Konvex & The Shadow - Eva (Original Mix) 12. Kieran Fowkes, Nandu, Just Her - Forget Our Love (Original Mix) 13. Microtrauma, Ryan Davis - Traces (Gabriel Ananda Remix) (Original Mix) 14. Forrest, Sabb, Serge Devant - Waiting feat. Forrest (Bontan Remix) 15. RUFUS - Say A Prayer For Me (MK Remix) 16. Matt Darey - One More Night In Stars (Original mix) 17. Matt Darey ft Billie Fountain - Ashamed (Original mix) 18. Matt Darey ft Billie Fountain - LFO (Original mix) 19. Matt Darey ft Bobo - New Horizon (Original mix) 20. Matt Darey, Alice Rose, Poli Hubavenska, Internal Deep - The Beast (Matt Darey mix) 21. Matt Darey ft Patchy - Promises (Original mix) 22. Matt Darey - Light Of Day (Stan Kolev & Matan Caspi Remix) 23. Matt Darey ft Natalie Mc Cool - Breathe In You (Original mix) 24. Matt Darey ft Natalie McCool - Tonight (Headbite remix) 25. Matt Darey & Stan Kolev ft Poli Hubavenska - Altitude (Original mix) 26. Matt Darey ft Kate Louise Smith - See The Sun (Aurosonic Remix) 27. Matt Darey ft The Ridgewalkers - Chasing The Sun (Ivan Spell remix)

01: The Sound of Heaven - Matt Dietz  

Matt is a singer/songwriter and worship leader from Amarillo, TX. His most recent release is Sound Of Heaven, which can be heard worldwide on iTunes, Google Play, Apple Music and Spotify. You can also catch the official lyric video on YouTube. Matt is also a father of two beautiful girls. He’s a creative at heart and it shows, not only in the music he writes, but also in the homes he builds and renovates.

 

Listen to the show to hear Matt discuss:

 

How he started writing songs and playing music The experience when he found God ministering to him, through him The moment Matt picked his music back up after 8 years Matt’s 7 mountains and the calling to them Why it’s important for Matt to be both a King and a Priest How Matt’s marriage has taught him about grace Matt’s darkest days as his marriage fell apart How Matt had to learn to love himself through the trials. Who in Matt’s life has “fathered” him in a way he really needed What God reveals in the place of The Presence translates to the rest of life

Links and Resources:

Find Matt’s music on - iTunes, Google Play, Spotify

Connect with Matt on his website: Dietzmatt.com



Our Interview with Rocker Joe Walsh  

Today Joe Walsh, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and multi GRAMMY Award recipient, announced his first annual concert to support VetsAid, his new 501(C)(3) certified national non-profit to help veterans and their families. Zac Brown Band, Gary Clark Jr. and four time GRAMMY Award recipient Keith Urban will be joining Joe on the bill September 20, 2017 at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA, with more artists to be announced soon. Veterans and their wellbeing have always been important to Walsh, a Gold Star family member himself. His father was a flight instructor for the first US operational jet powered aircraft, the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, and died while stationed, and on active duty on Okinawa when Joe was just 20 months old. Joe has been involved with veterans’ related causes for years, supporting various charities, visiting the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and offering free guitar lessons to the wounded veterans there. He has campaigned for his good friend, Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, an Iraq War veteran and double amputee. Joe aims to use this platform to raise funds and awareness for the still urgent and significant needs of our returning soldiers. Through the establishment of VetsAid and its annual benefit concert, he wants to give back to those who have given so much in sacrifice for our country. Consider these devastating statistics: In addition to the nearly 7,000 American Military Casualties of War from the wars in the Middle East since 2001, there are nearly 51,000 who made it home wounded.[1] Returning veterans have a 50% higher suicide rate than other civilians.[2] VetsAid plans to directly support a variety of established and tested veterans-based charities, namely those with a proven track-record that take care to provide complete and holistic care for veterans and their families, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. “War is hell for everyone involved,” Joe Walsh explains. “I lost my father when I was a baby, before I could even make a memory of him. I stopped counting the number of friends I lost in the Vietnam War or that came home forever scarred mentally or physically or both. We’ve only just begun to appreciate the long-term impacts on our troops home from Iraq. And in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history continues to drag on with no end in sight and just last month this administration committed to send thousands more of our young men and women into the conflict with no defined goal or strategy.[3]” “I had to do something and seeing as though rock-and-roll seems to be what I do best,” Walsh continues, “it’s also the least I could do for those who have served and continue to serve our country. We’re all in this together as Americans and seems to me lately that people are forgetting that. I asked my buddies Zac, Gary and Keith to step up and I’m so grateful that they did. Let’s put on a show, raise some money and celebrate our vets… and let’s do it every year!”

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