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The How Did I Get Here podcast explores the unconventional path to leadership. Host Justin Gray talks to some of today's most badass leaders about how they arrived where they are today. Discover how they overcame obstacles, navigated the detours, andlearned to trust the journey.

Latest Episodes

The Entrepreneur Helping Data Teams Do More

This week Justin Gray invited Harry to the podcast to discuss giving his notice at Google, andhow he convincedhis college roommate to quit his job at Microsoft and build a startup withhim (even though neither knew what that business would be). Harry also breaks down highlights from their start-stop journey at prototyping ideas, and how the need for data insightsspurred a weekend side project that became what is now Periscope Data.

38 MIN2019 FEB 15
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The Entrepreneur Helping Data Teams Do More

Solving the Secret of Selling Men Basics

Sometimes the key to entrepreneurial success hinges on discovering a solution to a problem after months or even years of laborious trial and error. On the other hand, sometimes the answer is right under your nose. This was the case for Michael Dweck, who moved into a tiny Manhattan apartment with his now-wife Laura only to find his tattered, long-time accumulated sock and underwear drawer could barely shut. When it came time to refresh and replenish his drawer, Michael found the shopping experience to be a pain. He was faced with the choice of expensive designer products or cheap, generic options, neither of which sounded appealing. Together, Michael and Laura recognized this opportunity and created Basic Outfitters, an e-commerce site that offers high quality and affordable men’s essentials via a convenient digital shopping experience that takes no more than two minutes to customize and complete.

34 MIN2019 JAN 3
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Solving the Secret of Selling Men Basics

Meet the Activist Who Started a Business, Foundation and Industry at Once

Just because something has always been done one way doesn’t mean it should continue to be when an alternative comes along, right? That’s one belief held by this week’s guest who found success by challenging long held and outdated practices and is working to flip the earth-mined diamond industry on its head. Host Justin Gray, a fan of entrepreneurs who think way outside of the box,welcomesMiaDonnafounder and CEO Anna-Mieke Anderson to the podcast.MiaDonnais an eco-friendly jewelry company that pushes boundaries to create a socially responsible diamond industry. Appalled by the hard realities of the earth-mined diamond industry, Anna-Mieke has dedicated her life to creating diamonds in a lab environment. She also started a foundation,The Greener Diamond Foundation, to help children who’ve been caught in the middle of the unethical harvesting of diamonds. In this episode, Justin and Anna-Mieke discuss her shock after realizing she’d likely purchased a conflict diamond, how activis...

31 MIN2019 JAN 3
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Meet the Activist Who Started a Business, Foundation and Industry at Once

Finding Meaning as an Entrepreneur with a Higher Purpose

Host Justin Gray welcomesAditi Madane, CEO ofUpsilon Labs, to theDriven & Co. podcast. Aditi grew up in India before moving to the United States for graduate school, earning hermastersdegree from Florida State University. She spent more than a decade working for companies like IBM, Amazon and American Express. But when she had an idea for a new platform to bring neighbors closer together, she decided to go out on her own. At the same time, a side business - Upsilon Labs - developed and quickly began gaining steam. Before long Aditi was forced to make a decision between the two, and she says it was one of the toughest decisions of her life. In this episode, Justin and Aditi (both recently named amongPhoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40) discuss her desire to build a business with a higher purpose, how she’s competing in the outsource technology space, and the many ways she’s working to get more women in STEM careers. “You have control of your goals and dreams when you work as a...

37 MIN2018 SEP 22
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Finding Meaning as an Entrepreneur with a Higher Purpose

Pioneering a New Operations Intelligence Solution for Doctors

Today on theDriven & Co. podcast, Justin Gray welcomesEliot Wallto the show. Eliot is the founder ofBeacinsight, the first operational performance record (OPR) for healthcare providers. In this episode, Eliot shares the twists and turns of his journey to entrepreneurship. Plus, he and Justin discuss why entrepreneurs can’t help but obsess over certain problems, how his launch week went wrong in every way, and the importance of loving a problem enough to get you through the ups and downs. “You can think aboutBeacinsightlike Google Maps for doctors,” said Eliot. “Operations decisions are being made constantly throughout the day, and we just help doctors by recommending the right ones each time.”

34 MIN2018 SEP 22
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Pioneering a New Operations Intelligence Solution for Doctors

Building a More Connected Future in Healthcare

This week on theDriven & Co. podcast, Justin Gray welcomes Coral Health Founder and CSO Andy Park to the show to talk his journey to entrepreneurship, the pros and cons of risk-taking and using blockchain technology to enable efficient data sharing. Andy’s background spanned biotech and medical market research before eventually rising through the ranks in private industry. It was then Andy realized his forte for building partnerships and consensus - skills he reaches for often now that he’s on the entrepreneurial side of things. In this episode, they discuss motivations to build a business, targeting ambitious problems in the world and why money doesn’t buy happiness but does have the power to reconfigure the parameters of your professional ambitions. “In my first company, I was driven a lot by fear and it turned out to be a good motivator because I would work tirelessly,” said Andy. “Now that I’ve had that exit, I’m able to tackle more ambitious projects to better humanity ...

37 MIN2018 SEP 22
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Building a More Connected Future in Healthcare

Connecting People to the World’s Food System

Meet Chris Rawley, an entrepreneur making it easier to invest in production agriculture.In this episode of the Driven & Co. podcast, host (and farm owner!) Justin Gray welcomesChris to talk about his role as CEO of Harvest Returns,an online platform for investing in agriculture.They discuss Chris’ background in real estate, his decades in the United States military and what it really takes to get an idea off the ground. “A few years ago, I started seeing these crowdfunding companies pop up,” Chris said. “About the same time I moved to a rural area and would drive past these ranches raising cattle, goats - you name it. One day, I had a flash realization we could combine equity crowdfunding with agriculture, and we’ve been building it ever since.”

36 MIN2018 SEP 22
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Connecting People to the World’s Food System

How Upcycling Bananas Led to a Multi-Million Dollar Business

In this episode of the Driven & Co. podcast, host Justin Gray welcomes Nik Ingersoll. As Barnana’s Co-Founder and CMO, Nik has received numerous accolades from top press for the product, growth and mission to end food waste. To this day, he still personally designs everything for the brand and its packaging. In this episode of the podcast, Justin interviews Nik about how growing up in rural Western Nebraska has pushed him to always aim high, the ups and downs of quickly scaling a company, and hiring advice that applies during every stage of growing a team.

32 MIN2018 JUN 26
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How Upcycling Bananas Led to a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Customizing Hiring Solutions to Ease Recruitment Challenges

In this episode of the Driven & Co. podcast, host Justin Gray welcomes Rob Hunter to the podcast. As the Founder & CEO ofHigherMe, Rob and his team use data and video to create customized hiring solutions to ease unique recruitment challenges of today’s top retailers. Current clients ofHigherMeinclude Dunkin’ Donuts, Panera Bread and Planet Fitness. In this episode, Rob shares his foray into the franchise business, later being accepted into Y-Combinator, and landing big clients atHigherMe(shout out to White Castle!).

35 MIN2018 JUN 23
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Customizing Hiring Solutions to Ease Recruitment Challenges

Honing Creativity in Life and Entrepreneurship

In this episode of the Driven & Co. podcast, host Justin Gray welcomes Allen Gannett. Allen is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing insights platform whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. In this episode, Allen shares why he was compelled to start TrackMaven and how the company acts as a “left brain” for creative marketers who have yet to master data sciences that their roles now require. Allen also shares insights from his new book, The Creative Curve, which tackles the idea that “creativity is this magical, mystical thing that people either have or don’t have.” He shares highlights from interviews with living creative geniuses, and breaks down the four things individuals can do to nurture their creativity.

29 MIN2018 JUN 9
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Honing Creativity in Life and Entrepreneurship

Latest Episodes

The Entrepreneur Helping Data Teams Do More

This week Justin Gray invited Harry to the podcast to discuss giving his notice at Google, andhow he convincedhis college roommate to quit his job at Microsoft and build a startup withhim (even though neither knew what that business would be). Harry also breaks down highlights from their start-stop journey at prototyping ideas, and how the need for data insightsspurred a weekend side project that became what is now Periscope Data.

38 MIN2019 FEB 15
Comments
The Entrepreneur Helping Data Teams Do More

Solving the Secret of Selling Men Basics

Sometimes the key to entrepreneurial success hinges on discovering a solution to a problem after months or even years of laborious trial and error. On the other hand, sometimes the answer is right under your nose. This was the case for Michael Dweck, who moved into a tiny Manhattan apartment with his now-wife Laura only to find his tattered, long-time accumulated sock and underwear drawer could barely shut. When it came time to refresh and replenish his drawer, Michael found the shopping experience to be a pain. He was faced with the choice of expensive designer products or cheap, generic options, neither of which sounded appealing. Together, Michael and Laura recognized this opportunity and created Basic Outfitters, an e-commerce site that offers high quality and affordable men’s essentials via a convenient digital shopping experience that takes no more than two minutes to customize and complete.

34 MIN2019 JAN 3
Comments
Solving the Secret of Selling Men Basics

Meet the Activist Who Started a Business, Foundation and Industry at Once

Just because something has always been done one way doesn’t mean it should continue to be when an alternative comes along, right? That’s one belief held by this week’s guest who found success by challenging long held and outdated practices and is working to flip the earth-mined diamond industry on its head. Host Justin Gray, a fan of entrepreneurs who think way outside of the box,welcomesMiaDonnafounder and CEO Anna-Mieke Anderson to the podcast.MiaDonnais an eco-friendly jewelry company that pushes boundaries to create a socially responsible diamond industry. Appalled by the hard realities of the earth-mined diamond industry, Anna-Mieke has dedicated her life to creating diamonds in a lab environment. She also started a foundation,The Greener Diamond Foundation, to help children who’ve been caught in the middle of the unethical harvesting of diamonds. In this episode, Justin and Anna-Mieke discuss her shock after realizing she’d likely purchased a conflict diamond, how activis...

31 MIN2019 JAN 3
Comments
Meet the Activist Who Started a Business, Foundation and Industry at Once

Finding Meaning as an Entrepreneur with a Higher Purpose

Host Justin Gray welcomesAditi Madane, CEO ofUpsilon Labs, to theDriven & Co. podcast. Aditi grew up in India before moving to the United States for graduate school, earning hermastersdegree from Florida State University. She spent more than a decade working for companies like IBM, Amazon and American Express. But when she had an idea for a new platform to bring neighbors closer together, she decided to go out on her own. At the same time, a side business - Upsilon Labs - developed and quickly began gaining steam. Before long Aditi was forced to make a decision between the two, and she says it was one of the toughest decisions of her life. In this episode, Justin and Aditi (both recently named amongPhoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40) discuss her desire to build a business with a higher purpose, how she’s competing in the outsource technology space, and the many ways she’s working to get more women in STEM careers. “You have control of your goals and dreams when you work as a...

37 MIN2018 SEP 22
Comments
Finding Meaning as an Entrepreneur with a Higher Purpose

Pioneering a New Operations Intelligence Solution for Doctors

Today on theDriven & Co. podcast, Justin Gray welcomesEliot Wallto the show. Eliot is the founder ofBeacinsight, the first operational performance record (OPR) for healthcare providers. In this episode, Eliot shares the twists and turns of his journey to entrepreneurship. Plus, he and Justin discuss why entrepreneurs can’t help but obsess over certain problems, how his launch week went wrong in every way, and the importance of loving a problem enough to get you through the ups and downs. “You can think aboutBeacinsightlike Google Maps for doctors,” said Eliot. “Operations decisions are being made constantly throughout the day, and we just help doctors by recommending the right ones each time.”

34 MIN2018 SEP 22
Comments
Pioneering a New Operations Intelligence Solution for Doctors

Building a More Connected Future in Healthcare

This week on theDriven & Co. podcast, Justin Gray welcomes Coral Health Founder and CSO Andy Park to the show to talk his journey to entrepreneurship, the pros and cons of risk-taking and using blockchain technology to enable efficient data sharing. Andy’s background spanned biotech and medical market research before eventually rising through the ranks in private industry. It was then Andy realized his forte for building partnerships and consensus - skills he reaches for often now that he’s on the entrepreneurial side of things. In this episode, they discuss motivations to build a business, targeting ambitious problems in the world and why money doesn’t buy happiness but does have the power to reconfigure the parameters of your professional ambitions. “In my first company, I was driven a lot by fear and it turned out to be a good motivator because I would work tirelessly,” said Andy. “Now that I’ve had that exit, I’m able to tackle more ambitious projects to better humanity ...

37 MIN2018 SEP 22
Comments
Building a More Connected Future in Healthcare

Connecting People to the World’s Food System

Meet Chris Rawley, an entrepreneur making it easier to invest in production agriculture.In this episode of the Driven & Co. podcast, host (and farm owner!) Justin Gray welcomesChris to talk about his role as CEO of Harvest Returns,an online platform for investing in agriculture.They discuss Chris’ background in real estate, his decades in the United States military and what it really takes to get an idea off the ground. “A few years ago, I started seeing these crowdfunding companies pop up,” Chris said. “About the same time I moved to a rural area and would drive past these ranches raising cattle, goats - you name it. One day, I had a flash realization we could combine equity crowdfunding with agriculture, and we’ve been building it ever since.”

36 MIN2018 SEP 22
Comments
Connecting People to the World’s Food System

How Upcycling Bananas Led to a Multi-Million Dollar Business

In this episode of the Driven & Co. podcast, host Justin Gray welcomes Nik Ingersoll. As Barnana’s Co-Founder and CMO, Nik has received numerous accolades from top press for the product, growth and mission to end food waste. To this day, he still personally designs everything for the brand and its packaging. In this episode of the podcast, Justin interviews Nik about how growing up in rural Western Nebraska has pushed him to always aim high, the ups and downs of quickly scaling a company, and hiring advice that applies during every stage of growing a team.

32 MIN2018 JUN 26
Comments
How Upcycling Bananas Led to a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Customizing Hiring Solutions to Ease Recruitment Challenges

In this episode of the Driven & Co. podcast, host Justin Gray welcomes Rob Hunter to the podcast. As the Founder & CEO ofHigherMe, Rob and his team use data and video to create customized hiring solutions to ease unique recruitment challenges of today’s top retailers. Current clients ofHigherMeinclude Dunkin’ Donuts, Panera Bread and Planet Fitness. In this episode, Rob shares his foray into the franchise business, later being accepted into Y-Combinator, and landing big clients atHigherMe(shout out to White Castle!).

35 MIN2018 JUN 23
Comments
Customizing Hiring Solutions to Ease Recruitment Challenges

Honing Creativity in Life and Entrepreneurship

In this episode of the Driven & Co. podcast, host Justin Gray welcomes Allen Gannett. Allen is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing insights platform whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. In this episode, Allen shares why he was compelled to start TrackMaven and how the company acts as a “left brain” for creative marketers who have yet to master data sciences that their roles now require. Allen also shares insights from his new book, The Creative Curve, which tackles the idea that “creativity is this magical, mystical thing that people either have or don’t have.” He shares highlights from interviews with living creative geniuses, and breaks down the four things individuals can do to nurture their creativity.

29 MIN2018 JUN 9
Comments
Honing Creativity in Life and Entrepreneurship
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