Farbood Nivi

The short answer to the headline’s question is that Farbood Nivi was obsessively committed.

Listen to the interview to hear details of how he did it, including: How he worked on Grockit in the hospital while recovering from a terrible accident. What he did to win over an early investor who felt is presentation wasn’t strong enough. And how his passion was so contagious that top investors wanted to help him reach his goal of remaking education.

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Peter Sisson

Today Peter Sisson is the founder of Line2, one of the hottest apps in the iPhone app store because it lets users skip AT&T, reduce their phone bills, and get incredible reception. The business seems to be the latest in a string of successes in Peter’s career, including one business that he sold to Microsoft a few months after helping to co-found it.

But his first startup suffered the…

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Garry Kremen

Gary Kremen got Jobs.com, Autos.com, housing.com, Sex.com and other domains for free by recognizing that the internet would be a powerful business platform long before there was even a fee for acquiring domain names.

In the interview, you’ll hear how this visionary turned his ideas into businesses, and how he fought relentlessly when one of his properties — Sex.com — was taken from him. What I think you’ll especially appreciate about this interview is Gary’s…

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Wes Wilson - Brandstack

A past Mixergy interviewee told me that customers were confused every time he said his company’s name. So he went to Brandstack and bought a brand package that included a new name, with logo and domain name.

A few viewers who saw that interview told me that Brandstack was a profitable company and asked me interview the founder about how he did it. That’s why I invited Wes Wilson to do this interview. Listen to the full program to hear…

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Michael Fitzpatrick

You’ll hear Michael Fitzpatrick of ConnectSolutions explain why he doesn’t believe all those warm and fuzzy blog posts about how entrepreneurs can lead balanced lives. For three years, he and his co-founder were on non-stop, high alert. If you called at 3am, they knew about it.

Maybe Michael had a little more pressure to succeed than most. He…

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