Story In A Bottle Podcast

Rick Webb is currently the VP of People Operations at Percolate and one of New York's most well known and respected figures in technology. As the co-founder of The Barbarian Group, an angel investor, a partner at Quotidian Ventures and a mentor to so many, he's been a fixture of the tech world for over a decade. We had he pleasure of talking to him for our innagural episode. For an hour, over a Malbec mixed with soda water (Rick's drink of choice), we heard about his upbringing in Alaska, his migration east and the lessons he's learned by going with his gut.

You can find him on Twitter at @RickWebb

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Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder and primary tentacle of Laughing Squid, as well as advisor to Selfie.com and All Power Labs. Scott took his early beginnings in film to create one of the biggest art, culture and technology blogs and hosting companies (which boasts a record 1MM visits in a single day). From growing up and delivering pizza in Dayton, Ohio to pursuing a documentarian career to a stint at Burning Man and ultimately growing Laughing Squid to where it is today, his experience is both entertaining and inspirational.

We joined him for his favorite cocktail, the Bloody Gin and Tonic (made by his wife, Lori Dorn), to hear his perspective of the industry but found even more with his insightful perspectives on authenticity, sensationalism, memes, and common mistakes on the internet.

You can hear more from him on Twitter at @ScottBeale.

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Richard Blakeley

In this week’s episode we hear from Richard Blakeley who is an award-winning internet innovator and entrepreneur. However, most noteably to us, Blakeley has pursued a career of pushing the boundaries of content as he navigated through the digital world; starting with a personal Live Journal, to founding the over the top food blog turned book This is Why You’re Fat, and eventually rising through the ranks of media world as Editor-in-Chief of Gawker.TV and heading Content & Strategy at Thrillist. Not to mention, he extends the limits of the online realm as the founder of Internet's biggest annual party, The Webutante Ball.

 

He joined us for 2 bottles of Sauvignon Blanc (prompting him to suggest our show be called ‘Story in a Bottles,’ touche) and he recounted to us how his relentless drive to see ideas through myriad experiences has helped him disrupt the status quo of both content and digital products, and reminded us that so long as you’re learning, no day is ever wasted on the internet. Cheers to that.

For more from Blakeley: @blakeley

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