Podcast | OkDork.com - Part 36

What I Learned Spending $1.5 Million on Sumo.com

Today I'm sharing the story of why we spent $1,500,000 on Sumo.com. I discuss how I got past my reservations and in the process out my business partner Chad as Batman. Why did I spend 7+ years, hire 3 brokers, and send over 200 emails to buy the 82nd most expensive domain in history? Lessons...

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How to Come up With a Business Idea

The first step is always the hardest. The same goes for starting a business. Do you ever wonder how Elon Musk came up with the idea of PayPal? How Larry Page came up with Google? Or Evan Spiegel with Snapchat? It might seem like magic (or complete luck), but there’s actually a specific approach to...

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The 5 am Challenge

In this episode I talk about the 5 things I learned from waking up at 5 am for a week. I also challenge you with implementing the knowledge I drop to make you more efficient and productive and give you back your afternoons to enjoy life. That's my happy 5:29am face I give you my...

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Behind-The-Scenes with Jason Fried — the CEO and Founder of Basecamp

In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents I get the chance to sit down with Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried before "The Basecamp Way To Work" event at their office in Chicago. I ask all the juicy questions no one has asked him before such as how to future proof your kids against robots...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall - Book Report

In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents I do a deep dive on the book Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger. I highlight the best take-aways and save you the time of reading the whole book. There are 12 key points Arnold lays out for his path to success from vision and intent to being naive...

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The Journey of Creating a Physical Product [Case Study]

Dustin Lien is a reader turned friend who is experimenting with a new business called Fit Fly Shaker that I helped fund. This episode of Noah Kagan Presents is the first episode in a series where we'll follow Dustin's business journey and learn about what works, what doesn't work, and how to focus on your...

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