Leverage Podcast

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Fellow entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and leading experts discuss everything from marketing secrets to new technologies to life as an entrepreneur.

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Each episode goes in-depth on a topic that will super charge your team. Improve your processes, control distraction, and make remote work actually work.

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Hosted by Nick Sonnenberg

Leverage’s Founder and CEO, Nick Sonnenberg, is the host of the Leverage Podcast. With a background in data science, high-frequency algorithmic trading and business efficiency consulting, Nick has an innovative mind and is obsessed with learning from the people around him.

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Conquering To-Do Lists with Amir Salihefendić

This week, Nick sits down with Amir Salihefendić of Doist to discuss his companies, Todoist and Twist. Todoist is one of the most popular digital to-do list apps on the market today, and Twist is an internal communication tool similar to Slack and Microsoft Teams. After building one of the most successful to-do list tools in history, it's no surprise that Amir has a lot of thoughts around productivity. 

Selling Priceless Experiences with Steve Sims

Have you ever wanted to work with the likes of Sir Elton John, Elon Musk, take a submarine down to the Titanic or perhaps close museums in Florence for a private dinner party, and then have Andre Bocelli serenade while you eat your pasta? Steve Sims has done all that for his clients and more—and he's on this episode of the Leverage Podcast to chat with Nick about his life and the lessons he's learned along the way.

Why Race Matters in Business with Andre Perry

Did you know that property values in black neighborhoods are about 23% less than those in white neighborhoods for no other reason than race? Well, it's true—and Andre Perry is on The Leverage Podcast to talk about it. Andre is an expert on race and has been researching the disparities between white- and black-majority cities for years. His findings all point to the same thing: Assets in black-majority neighborhoods are significantly undervalued.

Bootstrapping a Portfolio of Businesses with David Henzel

In this episode, Nick sits down with David Henzel to talk about what it's like to manage a portfolio of businesses. At the time of recording this episode, David is running five companies and has started or invested in many others. These companies truly run the gamut, from a content delivery provider to a group coaching platform and even a company that helps people manage their happiness and achieve goals. Needless to say, David knows a few things about how to run, grow, and exit a company—and he's here to share that wisdom with us.

Facing Fears and Increasing Longevity with Richard Rossi

Richard Rossi has truly seen it all. From working in the U.S. senate to building multiple businesses to mentoring tens of thousands of high school students and building the #1 mastermind group for biohacking in the world… He's got some amazing stories to tell, and this week he's sharing them with us on the Leverage Podcast. In this unique episode, Nick dives deep into Richard's fascinating story to glean lessons, insights, and tips from his decades of experience.

Empowering Over a Billion People to be Happy with David Meltzer

In this powerful episode, Nick sits down with David Meltzer to talk about his mission to empower over 1 billion people to be happy. (To be specific, his definition of happiness is to "make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.") As a massively successful entrepreneur, David has a lot of knowledge to share on not only how to build a business, but how to pitch it and how to build your ideal lifestyle as an entrepreneur. Listen in for countless nuggets of wisdom—from David's 5 tools for being in gratitude to stories from his days on Elevator Pitch and the 2 routines every entrepreneur needs to have for success.

Accidental Courtesy with Daryl Davis

In one of our most unique, fascinating and powerful episodes to date, Nick and Lee Brower sit down to talk with Daryl Davis. Daryl is a musician who has spent his life playing music around the world. But what he does in his spare time will surprise you. As an African-American man, he spends his free time talking to and befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. His goal is not to convert them, but to simply have a conversation. Through these conversations, amazing things happen… Listen in to hear Daryl tell stories of these conversations and learn how we can have open, honest and impactful discussions with the people around us—even if they are opposed to our views.

Understanding the Economic Implications of Remote Work With Nicholas Bloom

The future of work is changing and remote work is on the rise. But how will these changes affect the economy and the workforce as a whole? Nicholas Bloom is on the podcast this week to discuss exactly that. As an economics professor, researcher and future of work expert, he's uniquely equipped to discuss how the changes we're seeing in the workplace from COVID-19 will impact our economy. The two discuss the larger implications of the future of work, how entrepreneurs and startups will fare as the pandemic continues, and what remote work is going to look like post-pandemic.

The Art of Delegation with Emily Morgan

Do you have trouble letting go of things in your business? Most entrepreneurs do. Delegation is harder than it might seem—it's a skill that needs to be learned, and it's necessary for any entrepreneur looking to scale their business. In this episode, Nick sits down with Emily Morgan of Delegate Solutions to discuss the art of delegation and what they're doing to help entrepreneurs improve their delegating skills while also getting more off their plate. If you're looking to delegate more things in your business so you can focus on utilizing your unique ability, be sure to listen in.

Finding the Right Tools for Your Business with Michael Devellano

Michael Devellano is on the Leverage Podcast this week to discuss how entrepreneurs can use simple tools in creative ways to automate and grow their businesses. From CRMs to email marketing and funnel tools, Nick and Michael educate listeners on how to think about what their business requires and then find the right tech solutions to solve their problems. This is a powerful episode for anyone looking to better understand the operational and marketing tools available to them and which ones make sense for their specific business needs.

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