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That would be sort of weird if you literally came and sat on my shoulder… but the closest thing possible is today.

In a nutshell, I’m bringing back the “classic” The Rise To The Top format today with a brand spankin’ new conversation.

And I’m purposely calling it a conversation because that’s exactly what it is (as opposed to an interview). Sort of like eavesdropping on a conversation I’m having over a cocktail or coffee with someone awesome.

Andy Drish is a super cool dude who is doing some really interesting things online.

He is the co-creator of The Foundation (a really cool mediapreneurship program that teaches people how to create software companies without any software experience) and perhaps more interestingly, he shared this with me:
“I just launched ‘starting from nothing’ (a podcast) where we interview entrepreneurs who built a business from scratch, focusing on people in theK-K/month space. We hit #1 in business and were in the top 10 for the past two months with over 200+ reviews. We went from nothing to averaging 10K-15K downloads per episode within a few weeks.”
This convo is chock-full of valuable insights as to how he did that and much more.

Listen to it below.

And let me know what you think in the comments section (especially of the casual conversation!)


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  1. Yvonne says:

    man, not even a link to the guy’s podcast… that’s no help.

    1. The link is right above you LOL. where it says “make sure to check out”

  2. Jason Gracia says:

    D, great conversation with Andy. As always, you dig for concrete tips. Can’t enough of that. (PS. Love those mini lessons!)

    1. Mini lessons have definitely gotten the biggest response and will most likely be the format moving forward at least for the near future:)

      1. Jason Gracia says:

        Love to hear that, seriously. I think you hit on something special there.

  3. People in casual conversation versus teaching-mode are easier to relate to. I think that adding that to my podcast mix is a great idea. Thanks, David and Andy!

  4. Glenn Ost says:

    Hi David,

    I see your video interview is NOT showing… only [wistia]

    Is that on purpose? And if so “why”

    Warm greetings


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