Noah Kagan Presents

Noah Kagan Presents
#1 podcast for entrepreneurs
My Favorite Books of 2019
Apr 23 • 9 min
What are the BEST best business books that I’ve read this year? What are my favorite personal books? Every year, I read dozens and dozens of books. Today, I’m sharing my favorite books from 2019. If you need books to read, check this episode out.
Million Dollar Consulting — with Alan Weiss
Apr 18 • 51 min
When I was dating someone in college, I went to her dad’s house… and it was a MANSION. Holy #@*&! When I asked how he got rich, he gave me a book by Alan Weiss about consulting and business. Today, I talk to Alan about his thoughts on business and life.
Apr 16 • 9 min
Back in school we had teachers and coaches. But once we graduate school… we stop using coaches! That’s a big mistake. In today’s episode, I’m talking about WHY you should use coaches, the types of coaches you can hire, and all the coaches I use.
Sumo Journey #1: Knights of the Round Table
Apr 9 • 9 min
What REALLY happens behind-the-scenes of a 7-figure business? It’s not as glamorous as some of these lame internet “entrepreneurs” pretend. In December, I decided to come back and run Sumo full-time. Today, I’m sharing our struggles and what’s next.
From Wantrepreneur to $150,000 in Revenue — Meet Tom Stanford
Apr 4 • 18 min
Failing wantrepreneur to successful business — the story of Tom Stanford. Before Tom started Saint Belford last year, he started a few businesses that failed (including an EDM beats website that had zero sales). Hear how he finally found success.
Entrepreneur Appetizer #11: AppSumo 2014
Apr 2 • 5 min
In 2014, AppSumo was making $4 million… but I felt unfulfilled. It wasn’t enough. I was always refreshing the money. I had forgotten WHY I started the company. It took me buying one of our products to have the WTF moment. This is the story about our 2014.
Entrepreneur Appetizer #10: Palm Springs
Mar 26 • 2 min
Life can be frustrating. How do you react when something bad happens? I took a trip to Palm Springs… and the trifecta of bad things happened. This podcast episode is about lessons learned when things go wrong — and how to handle bad things.
Entrepreneur Appetizer #9: Patriots
Mar 19 • 3 min
How do the BEST sports teams consistently win? Even if you hate them, teams like the Patriots, Spurs, and UCLA can teach us a LOT about consistency in business — and being a successful entrepreneur. Here’s how…
Is It Actually Better to Rent or Buy? I Share My Personal Numbers
Mar 14 • 13 min
Is renting wasting money? Should you buy? There are a lot of theories out there… but not a lot of REAL evidence or data. Today, I’m sharing numbers behind selling my home and what the results say about renting vs. buying.
Entrepreneur Appetizer #8: Waves
Mar 12 • 2 min
It might sound weird, but the ocean is a GREAT way to learn about how to be more successful in business. I explain in today’s podcast what the ocean, and waves, can teach you about business and leadership.
Entrepreneur Appetizer #7: Someone Deleted My Wikipedia Page
Mar 5 • 2 min
I was deleted from the Internet… WTF. A Wikipedia admin decided I wasn’t important anymore, and deleted my Wikipedia page. I was mad at first… and then I had a few revelations. I’m sharing 4 takeaways I learned after I was erased from the Internet.
What’s Better? Airbnb vs Long Term Rental — Paula Pant
Feb 28 • 77 min
Passive income is possible… if you know how. Today, I’m talking to Paula Pant about how she become a millionaire from real estate investing. The strategies she used weren’t rocket science — and you can use them, too.
Entrepreneur Appetizer #6: Shock Doctrine
Feb 26 • 7 min
How do you make your business better? Today, I’m sharing six key things we’re doing to make our business Sumo great this year. If your business is struggling, or your business is going well but you want to make it BETTER, you’ll love these tips.
Entrepreneur Appetizer #5: Typing Speed (100 WPM)
Feb 19 • 2 min
Go faster! In your business and life, there are things slowing you down… and you probably don’t notice. Your computer, your typing speed, your processes. Today, I’m sharing how to speed up your life so you can DOMINATE.
The $100 Million Man
Feb 14 • 46 min
What’s it like to be rich? David Hauser shares his story about selling a company for $200 million. We go behind-the-scenes on the biggest things people DON’T know about being rich, if being rich is as great as people think, and how you can be rich, too.
Entrepreneur Appetizer #4
Feb 12 • 2 min
What are you accepting as normal in your business and life? Many of us accept things the way they are… even if they’re not good. Today’s story is what a broken door taught me about acceptance as a disease — and challenging the norm to be great.
Entrepreneur Appetizer #3
Feb 5 • 2 min
Forget shortcuts or a “golden bullet”… if you want to be great in business and life, you have to put in the effort. In today’s episode, I share a funny story about what fantasy football taught me about being great in your business and life.
22 Exact Things We Did to Sell $1 Million in Courses
Jan 31 • 20 min
How do you market your business? A few years ago, we created an online course that made $1 million. We used 22 specific marketing strategies to reach the million dollars. Today, I’m sharing these exact strategies with YOU to use in your own business.
Entrepreneur Appetizer #2
Jan 29 • 3 min
WTF does snowshoeing have to do with leadership? Recently I was surprised that my experiencing snowshoeing with my family taught me 5 valuable leadership lessons. Today, I’m sharing them with you — so you’re a better leader in your job or business.
Entrepreneur Appetizer #1
Jan 22 • 2 min
I recently took an Uber, and had a conversation that inspired me to think about business and leadership. In today’s short new type of short episode, I share 3 things you can do for yourself to be happier and more successful at work.
Jan 17 • 42 min
Are you happy? Today, I talk with six-figure online entrepreneur Neville Medhora about happiness and business. Many entrepreneurs aren’t as happy as they can be. Learn Neville’s strategies on how to be happier while running a successful business.
Jan 3 • 26 min
How do you plan this year to be the BEST? Today, I’m sharing the goal planning strategies you can use for your personal life and business. Learn the exact structure I use to set my goals this year… and copy the strategy yourself.
Our Most Popular Guest Is Back
Dec 13, 2018 • 41 min
Tynan is the world’s most interesting person. From trying to buy a penguin to traveling millions of miles, Tynan has experienced more than anyone. In this episode, we talk about Tynan’s favorite things, best experiences, and how to follow your own path.
The FINAL — Ayahuasca
Nov 27, 2018 • 39 min
What’s it like to be a modern-day shaman? Zach Poitra was the shaman at my Ayahuasca retreat. But he’s not like a shaman you might imagine — he’s a former stockbroker from NYC. In part 2 of our talk, hear about the economics of being a shaman and more.
How to Get out of a Two-Year Funk — with Billy Murphy
Nov 15, 2018 • 49 min
How do you break a two-year funk? Over the past couple years, my friend Billy hasn’t been fully happy. But six months ago, his life TOTALLY flipped around — thanks to an Ayahuasca retreat. Here’s our convo on how the retreat changed his life.
Drugs and Spiritual Journeys — a Conversation with an Ayahuasca Shaman
Nov 8, 2018 • 33 min
Could you imagine quitting a high-paying job in finance to become a meditation shaman? That’s exactly what happened to someone I met recently. Today, in part two of my Ayahuasca story, I talk to the shaman who led my Ayahuasca retreat.
The Worst Night of My Life: My Experience with Ayahuasca
Nov 1, 2018 • 25 min
I haven’t been as happy with my life recently as I wanted. I was unhappy with a few big areas of my life — so I decided to do an Ayahuasca experience. Here’s what happened… and why it was the worst night of my life.
Habits with James Clear
Oct 16, 2018 • 26 min
Over the past five years, James grew his blog from 0 to 1 million readers. In today’s episode, James and I talk about how he grew a business about habits, our thoughts on current marketing trends — like bots — and how James makes money from his blog.
The Rolls-Royce of Mountain Bikes
Jul 25, 2018 • 27 min
Yeti Cycles is the BEST mountain bike brand in the world. Chris Conroy, and his business partner Steve, bought the company when it was struggling. Today, they’ve turned it into an award-winning brand. Hear from Chris on how they did it.
Mindless Eating — with Brian Wansink
Jul 11, 2018 • 29 min
Brian Wansink wrote my FAVORITE diet book ever — called Mindless Eating. In this episode, we have a candid conversation on psychology, why most diets fail, and how to live a healthier life.
7 Life Thoughts
Jun 21, 2018 • 9 min
Recently, I took an international retreat to think about what I’ve been doing. Am I happy? Am I wasting time? What else should I be doing in my life? Here are the 7 life thoughts I had during my retreat — that you can use too.
A Conversation with One of America’s Best Chefs — Tyson Cole
May 22, 2018 • 38 min
As a caucasian, Tyson Cole doesn’t fit the stereotype of sushi chef. But Tyson has been voted one of the BEST chefs in the U.S. From dishwasher to award-winning chef, hear about Tyson’s experiences owning 7 restaurants, being on Iron Chef, and more.
Bo Jackson: A Conversation With the World’s Best Athlete
Apr 26, 2018 • 32 min
There’s only one athlete in history who was a NFL and MLB all-star. But the year after he was named NFL all-star… he left the limelight. This is the story of Bo Jackson, the greatest athlete you don’t know enough about.
The March Show
Mar 16, 2018 • 28 min
Over the past month, I’ve met some epic people, tried some cool new products, and learned some important lessons. In this episode, I share the biggest things I’ve discovered over the past month (and what I’m excited about for March).
How Adam Gilbert Quit Corporate America and Now Helps Thousands Live a Healthier Life
Feb 15, 2018 • 25 min
Adam Gilbert had a corporate job he hated. Instead of being miserable, he decided to quit his job and start his own business. He didn’t have a plan, he hadn’t validated an idea… but 10 years later, he’s grown it to a six-figure business. Here’s his story.
How to Turn Blog Posts into a Business — with Vanessa Van Edwards
Dec 19, 2017 • 8 min
Vanessa Van Edwards built a business in a crowded market. Her industry has competitors like Dale Carnegie, but she was still able to be successful. Here’s how.
The Hanukkah Gift — with Mike Posner
Dec 14, 2017 • 18 min
Your 15-minute challenge from Mike Posner. Learn a new habit you can keep forever — plus, it’ll help you reduce stress, improve your focus, and be happier today.
Thank You Episode
Dec 5, 2017 • 81 min
The answers to my favorite questions. In this episode, I answer 50+ of the most popular questions listeners like you have asked. Learn the biggest marketing strategies for 2018, how to improve your sales skills, where to find a mentor, and tons more.
The Surprise Show
Nov 28, 2017 • 9 min
This is a surprise show. It’s different than any other podcast episode you’ve heard. If I told you what it was, it wouldn’t be a surprise, would it?
How to Create a Successful SaaS Business: Lessons from Building WebinarNinja
Nov 21, 2017 • 26 min
Omar Zenhom bootstrapped WebinarNinja from nothing into a successful SaaS business. If you’re looking to build or grow a SaaS company, you’ll love this episode. Learn how Omar pushed past roadblocks, validated his idea for dirt cheap, and more.
Crazy Life Stories from the CEO of an 8-Figure Company — with JT McCormick (Part 2)
Nov 14, 2017 • 23 min
In part 2 of my talk with JT McCormick, we dive deep into his backstory. Learn how the CEO of an 8-figure company was raised, got his start, and overcame insane obstacles to make it where he is today. Use these lessons to inspire you to take action.
How JT McCormick Went from Broke and Homeless to CEO of an 8-Figure Business
Nov 7, 2017 • 27 min
JT McCormick has an insane story that reads like a Hollywood movie. He grew up poor and ran into trouble with the law. But years later, he went from the lowest-paid employee at a startup to their President. And today, he’s a CEO. Here’s how he did it.
Sexual Harassment and Being a Woman in the Workplace — with Entrepreneur Laura Roeder
Oct 31, 2017 • 24 min
The sexual harassment stories you’ve heard about in the news are just the tip of the iceberg. To hear what it’s REALLY like being a woman in the workplace, and how men can help make it better, I invited MeetEdgar CEO Laura Roeder to share her experiences.
How Nomadic Matt Grew a Travel Blog to 15 Million Visitors
Oct 24, 2017 • 16 min
If you dislike your 9-5 job and want to work for yourself, there’s hope. Nomadic Matt started his travel blog on the side while working a boring entry-level desk job. Today, he makes a living traveling the world and blogging. This is his story.
How to Have More Engaging Conversations — with Jordan Harbinger
Oct 17, 2017 • 19 min
No more awkward conversations. Learn from charisma expert Jordan Harbinger — host of “Art of Charm” — on how to improve your conversation skills in business and life. Use these tips to close business deals easier, make new friends, and more.
Sales Tips for Your Business and Daily Life — with Anton Sepetov
Oct 10, 2017 • 35 min
Sales impacts EVERY area of life, from convincing friends to try a new restaurant, to negotiating, to closing a big deal. Learn how to improve your sales skills in business and daily life from Anton Sepetov, the VP of sales for an 8-figure business.
From College Kid to Working with Kendrick Lamar and Tory Lanez — the Story of Sascha Guttfreund
Oct 3, 2017 • 30 min
It’s possible to have a job you love, and Sascha Guttfreund is proof. Sascha went from college kid to working with Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and, today, Tory Lanez. Hear his lessons on following your dreams, crazy stories from the music industry, and more.
How Gary Levitt Sold His Company to GoDaddy
Sep 26, 2017 • 21 min
What it’s like to sell your company to GoDaddy? In this chat, Gary Levitt shares how he built Mad Mimi for $50 and sold it to GoDaddy for $42 million. Plus, learn about email marketing best practices, having Dr. Dre and Seth Godin as customers, and more.
How to Focus Your Business to Be Successful — with Fiverr CEO Micha Kaufman
Sep 19, 2017 • 23 min
Micha Kaufman, the founder and CEO of Fiverr, has one rule: Everything on Fiverr must take one click. Learn how Micha used “one click” focus to build a bootstrapped idea into a multimillion dollar business. Plus, what’s next for Fiverr, and tons more.
Meet Guy Sharett Who Speaks 7 Languages
Sep 12, 2017 • 17 min
Imagine being able to travel the world and speak to ANYONE. Language learning is one of the most underrated keys to success — and happiness. Today, I’m going to introduce you to someone who followed their passion to become a language learning expert.
Behind-The-Scenes with the Man Who’s Disrupting a Trillion-Dollar Industry
Sep 5, 2017 • 31 min
How do you build a VERY successful business in a competitive industry? Learn from Daniel Schreiber, the CEO and co-founder of Lemonade. Daniel’s company is fighting 100-year-old competitors in a crowded industry — and Daniel is winning.
3 Important Lessons About Business, Life, and Happiness
Aug 29, 2017 • 8 min
Since I started Sumo and AppSumo, I’ve taken a sabbatical every 18 months. Recently, I spent a month in Israel and met a ton of entrepreneurs. Hear why you should take time off and 3 important lessons about business, life, and happiness from my trip.
How to 2x Your Business This Year: Lessons from Buying 29 Companies
Aug 22, 2017 • 33 min
Everyone wants to start a company, but what about buying one? In this episode, I talk with Jonathan Siegel — who’s bought 29 businesses. You’ll learn how to buy a company, the quickest way to 2x business revenue, and how to 10x your business in one
How to Overcome 190 Rejections and Change an Industry — Ben Mezrich
Aug 15, 2017 • 25 min
Ben Mezrich is the author of the book behind the Hollywood hit movie “The Social Network.” In this podcast, hear how Ben went from 190 rejections to making it BIG with his unconventional thinking. Use these lessons to succeed in any competitive market
How YouTube’s Top Earners Promote Their Content and Grow Their Audience
Aug 8, 2017 • 21 min
How do YouTube’s top earners get so many views to their content? In the second part of my interview with YouTube’s #1 growth guy, Tim Schmoyer, you’ll learn the EXACT strategies the pros use to get more views on YouTube
How to Get 100,000 YouTube Subscribers by 2018
Aug 1, 2017 • 25 min
Tim Schmoyer is the #1 YouTube growth guy on the planet. To take my channel to the next level, and towards my goal 100,000 subscribers, I hired Tim to coach me. Here’s everything I learned. Implement these lessons on your channel, too.
How Sam Retired by 40
Jul 25, 2017 • 33 min
Sam Dogen lost 50% of his net worth overnight in the 2009 market crash. But he didn’t let that stop him. Learn how Sam recovered, his mission to find financial freedom, how he’s grown his blog Financial Samurai to 25 million visits, and more.
How to Grow Your Business to $1 Million — and Beyond
Jul 18, 2017 • 10 min
What does it take to grow a successful business? There’s a lot of info online about starting a business, but more difficult is growing your idea to a million-dollar business. Learn how I grew my business to $1+ million — and how you can do the same.
Meet Andrew Chen: How to Be Successful in Silicon Valley
Jul 11, 2017 • 33 min
Andrew is the current Head of Rider Growth at Uber and the main advisor for Sumo. Hear how Andrew made it big in Silicon Valley working with the most important names in tech. Use these lessons to succeed in your career, business, and life.
The Next Elon Musk — Meet John Arrow
Jul 6, 2017 • 44 min
John Arrow thinks about the future EVERY day. He just turned 30, and he’s already sold part of a 9-figure company, has a private jet, and experiments with crazy future technologies to change the world. Learn what John thinks is going to happen, how he p
How to Make a Podcast: Lessons from an NPR Producer
Jun 28, 2017 • 20 min
When I created my podcast, there was a lot of “good” but not enough “great.” To take my podcast to the next level, I hired a producer from NPR. Here’s everything I learned — and how these lessons on finding an expert can help you in your busin
How Aubrey Marcus Grew Onnit to $28 Million in Revenue
Jun 20, 2017 • 51 min
When I first met up with Aubrey Marcus, I asked what was off-limits to talk about. His answer? “Not much.” In this conversation, Aubrey and I talk about his open relationship with his fiancée, how he grew Onnit to a $28 million business, and tons mor
Breaking Rules with Onnit CEO Aubrey Marcus
Jun 13, 2017 • 46 min
Most interviews with entrepreneurs are focused on business tactics, tips, and strategies. But, to be ultra-successful you need to focus on other areas of your life, too. Today, learn how to improve your entire self with Aubrey Marcus, the CEO of Onnit.
From $100,000 in Debt to Co-Founding an 8-Figure Business
Jun 6, 2017 • 22 min
Chad Boyda dreamed of being an entrepreneur. But it didn’t work out for him like you see in the movies. At first, he tried to build a startup… but failed. It wasn’t until years later he finally succeeded. Hear more about Chad’s entrepreneurial jou
How to Write a Bestselling Fiction Book with Pierce Brown
May 30, 2017 • 30 min
Success isn’t as easy as you’re led to believe: You have to go through failure before you “make it.” Hear bestselling author Pierce Brown talk about his long road to success, the failures along the way, and how he became a bestselling author
May 23, 2017 • 48 min
Every day, we’re told “more is better.” But is it true? In this podcast, I talk with Greg McKeown, the bestselling author of Essentialism. Hear his lessons for success — and how simplifying your life can lead to more success and happiness.
How to Create an Interesting Life with Tynan
May 16, 2017 • 92 min
Recently, I flew to Las Vegas to meet Tynan: A mysterious man without a last name, who was a professional pickup artist, had a career as a gambler, and lived out of a RV. Hear his stories on living an epic life — and how you can live your own dream life
How to Become Friends with VIPs, Celebrities, and Famous Entrepreneurs: Lessons from Keith Ferrazzi
May 9, 2017 • 18 min
How do you become friends with your idols? Keith Ferrazzi is a New York Times bestselling author and expert in building friendships with VIPs, celebrities, and famous entrepreneurs. Hear Keith’s secrets to building successful relationships (and more).
Lessons on Pushing Your Limits and Maximizing Your Time with Jesse Itzler
May 2, 2017 • 54 min
Most of us go through life on autopilot. New day, same routine. But Jesse refuses to live a “normal” life. He’s been a rapper, entrepreneur, author, and athlete. Hear Jesse Itzler share stories and lessons from his wildly successful and unorthodox life.
My BIGGEST Rich Asshole Moment
Apr 25, 2017 • 10 min
I had no idea a $74,000 Jaguar car could make me MORE miserable.
Mike Posner on Gaining Success, Dealing with Jealousy, and More
Apr 18, 2017 • 75 min
Mike Posner is the Grammy-nominated artist behind the popular songs “Cooler Than Me” and “I Took a Pill in Ibiza.”
How to Start a Side Hustle: From Writing Porn Titles to Making $25,000 in 4 Months
Apr 11, 2017 • 47 min
Recently, I flew one of my podcast listeners to spend a day with me in Austin, TX.
14 Business Lessons from America’s Greatest Sales and Marketing Executive
Apr 4, 2017 • 22 min
In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, I share the 14 takeaways from Chet Holmes’s incredible book The Ultimate Sales Machine.
Part 2: Behind the Scenes of a 6-Figure Online Business
Mar 28, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, you’ll learn how these three things (and much more) helped Neville Medhora build a 6-figure copywriting empire.
Behind the Scenes of a 6-Figure Online Business
Mar 21, 2017 • 70 min
We go behind-the-scenes with Neville Medhora of KopywritingKourse.
Lessons From the World’s Best Restaurant
Mar 14, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, I talk to Nick Kokonas from the restaurant Alinea.
The 60-Minute Conversation That Changed My Life
Mar 7, 2017 • 15 min
Jonathan Coon changed my life during our 60-minute lunch. As the founder of 1-800-CONTACTS and, Jonathan knows more about building successful businesses than almost anyone. Hear me share his exact secret to success, why he always tips $100, re
SEO Case Study With Brian Dean
Feb 28, 2017 • 42 min
You’ll learn how Brian from Backlinko made $100,000 from a 2,000 person email list, the specific metrics for optimizing YouTube videos AND 1 tactic that permanently changed OkDork after this episode.
10: Deep Dive on Jim Rohn’s 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness
Feb 21, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode I go DEEP on Jim Rohn. He’s someone you’ve likely never heard of and will be blown away by his wisdom.
09: Repetition and Mastery with David Kadavy
Feb 14, 2017 • 37 min
A surprisingly impactful episode
08: What I Learned Spending $1.5 Million on a Domain
Feb 8, 2017 • 10 min
Today I’m sharing the story of why we spent $1,500,000 on
007: How to Come up With a Business Idea
Jan 31, 2017 • 9 min
In this episode I break down my formula for creating new business ideas. By simply recognizing the things you want, you’re guaranteed to always have at least one customer and that’s you.
006: The 5 am Challenge
Jan 24, 2017 • 11 min
In this episode I talk about the 5 things I learned from waking up at 5 am for a week. I also challenge you with implementing the knowledge I drop to make you more efficient and productive and give you back your afternoons to enjoy life.
005: Jason Fried - Robots, watches and not sweating
Jan 19, 2017 • 39 min
I get the chance to sit down with Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried before “The Basecamp Way To Work” event at their office in Chicago.
004: Wisdom From a Millennial - Gabe Freund
Jan 17, 2017 • 39 min
Noah sits down with his musician and mathematician cousin to talk life and wisdom
003: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall - Deep Dive
Jan 17, 2017 • 14 min
Learn how Arnold accomplished so much in 1 lifetime.
002: Creating a physical product [case study]
Jan 17, 2017 • 33 min
Noah and Dustin discuss the business Fit Fly Shaker.
Behind the Scenes of Tim Ferriss: His Secrets of Success (and More)
Jan 17, 2017 • 40 min
Learn Tim’s gift of the year, supplements and about our heads
000: The Beginning
Dec 16, 2016 • 1 min
Hello World