Story In A Bottle Podcast

Lindsey Green has a life checklist and she’s quickly making her way through it. Currently, as the VP of Corporate Communications at Bustle, she is embracing being a millennial - a point of personal pride - as she helps manage the most successful site for other women like her (and, at the time of recording, the 32nd most popular site on the Internet). But in true Millennial fashion, her checklist is varied, as her career experience includes stints in fashion, food, and, of course, permeating passion for tech. As she says, "I don’t want to be less connected, I want to be more connected. I want more Internet." Over Cupcake Prosecco in wine glass (her signature), Lindsey shares her obsessive relationship with gymnastics, why New York always the dream, and how she’s working to combat that "there's a great misconception of [her] generation as a whole," especially when it comes to ego vs. empathy.

What you'll learn:
-- Why the Millennial generation is truly unique (which makes them a challenge to market to)

-- The importance of always staying true to yourself

-- How carrying gum can lead to a huge career shift

-- That it’s possible to do more than one or two or three things at once and be successful

-- No one needs to have just one dream

Direct download: SIAB_LGreen_v4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01am EDT

While he's probably best known from Gimlet Media's StartUp podcast, Matt Lieber's relationship with the audio world harkens back to his undergraduate days, where he ran the radio station at his alma mater, Bowdoin College. As a teenager and into his early career, Matt knew that he wanted radio content to be a major part of his life, but what that actually meant wasn't apparent. Over glasses of Mezcal, Matt talks about his experience walking away from radio and the subsequent winding path that took him through MTV, Nepal, MIT, and consulting before boomeranging back to the world of audio content at Gimlet; where he and Alex Blumberg are creating an empire out of quality content one episode at a time.

Tequila provided by Alphabet City Wine Co.

Things you’ll learn:

  • Why entrepreneurs say, but rarely feel they are actually “crushing it.”
  • Public radio is one of the most challenging professions
  • In the world of Business Consultancy, it’s possible that everyone’s a novice
  • Sometimes the best way to find yourself is in the everyday things you do
  • What happens when your startup explodes publically overnight
Direct download: SIAB_MLieber_v3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14am EDT

As a second-time founder, Brooke Moreland has been through it all. She’s watched her former company, Fashism, skyrocket to the front page of the fashion section of the New York Times, receive endorsement and investment from celebrity investors like Ashton Kutcher, only to face the harsh reality of shutting down her dream. In her new startup, Jewelbots, she’s applying all the knowledge she learned from her last experience and creating brand new technology geared at helping girls learn how to code in a fun and relevant way. Over Bulleit Bourbon, generously provided by Alphabet City Wine Co., we discussed how Jewelbots came to be and why being banned from schools is the bar she’s set for success.

Things you’ll learn:

  • How to launch a successful kickstarter campaign (or read about it here)
  • What you should know you don’t know as a first-time founder
  • The challenges of designing digital product for young kids
  • The differences between raising venture as a first- vs. second-time founder
  • How and when to hire internally versus outside agencies
  • How to make the, often heartbreaking, decision to shut it all down
Direct download: SIAB_BMooreland_v3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44am EDT