EP165: Great Minds: Bing Chen, Founder and Investor

Bing Chen is an impact founder, investor, and new world builder. He is Chairman of AU Ventures, President of Gold House, General Partner of AUM Group, and was previously a principal architect of YouTube’s multi-billion dollar global creator ecosystem. Bing joins Great Minds this week to talk us through his extraordinary career.

Chapters:

  • 00:18 – 08:13 – Bing Chen on the launch of Gold House Ventures
  • 08:13 – 11:52 – The creation of the creator economy
  • 11:53 – 15:07 – Where did the creator economy start?
  • 21:57 – 31:22 – Advice board members and how they play a key role in the creator ecosystem
  • 31:22 – 34:18 – What is Oura? How did he get involved with it?
  • 34:18 – 46:30 – The origin story of Gold House

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EP164: Michael Loeb, Entrepreneur

This week on Great Minds we welcome entrepreneur Michael Loeb. Michael discusses his career, his entrepreneurial spirit, and his many success stories.

Chapters:

  • 00:18 – 04:56 – Michael Loeb on what it was like growing up as the son of legendary Time magazine editor Marshall Loeb
  • 04:56 – 07:58 – Where did his entrepreneurial spirit come from?
  • 07:59 – 14:28 – The road less traveled by entrepreneurs
  • 14:28 – 28:07 – Michael’s background as an athlete and his interest in business
  • 28:07 – 47:49 – The origin story of Priceline
  • 47:49 – 49:59 – Uniting the head, heart, and wallet
  • 49:59 – 55:31 – The Amherst Career Center for Career Exploration and Planning

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EP163: Mario Andretti, Race Car Driver

One of the most successful Americans in the history of motorsports, Andretti is one of only two drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, the World Sportscar Championship, and NASCAR. Mario joins Great Minds to discuss his unparalleled career and legacy.

Chapters:

  • 00:45 – 08:31 – Mario Andretti – The greatest racecar driver of all time
  • 08:33 – 10:07 – How did he come through the ranks in racing?
  • 10:08 – 12:48 – What was it like getting behind the wheel at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a rookie?
  • 12:49 – 14:47 – What is the difference between winning a season and winning a championship?
  • 14:47 – 22:40 – Who were some of the great drivers who helped him early in his career?
  • 22:40 – 25:58 – How did he start his career in Formula 1?
  • 25:58 – 30:28 – The physicality of what he does
  • 30:28 – 38:38 – Winning the Daytona 500
  • 38:38 – 41:46 – What is your take on the current state of the sport?
  • 41:46 – 44:12 – Are you planning on getting back behind the wheel again?

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EP162: Kristin Dolan, Founder and CEO, 605

This week on Great Minds we’re pleased to feature Kristin Dolan, Founder and CEO of 605. Kristin founded 605 in 2016, bringing more than 30 years of media and entertainment experience to her role with the company. Kristin discusses her career path, spanning from her intern days at AMC to present.

Editor note: Within this episode, CMS is cited as having had $3M in local revenue. This should be $300 million.

Chapters:

  • 00:18 – 05:11 – Kristin Dolan on her early career path and how it led her to 605
  • 05:11 – 07:25 – What was it like working at AMC as an intern?
  • 07:25 – 11:56 – What was it like working at Radio City Television?
  • 11:57 – 16:18 – Charles Dolan, who created HBO
  • 16:22 – 28:03 – Taking to technology
  • 28:04 – 33:51 – Working as a board member on various companies
  • 33:55 – 41:19 – The origin story of 605
  • 41:20 – 44:42 – The issue of trust in the digital space
  • 44:42 – 51:25 – The relationship between ad-supported and non-ad-supported advertising

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EP161: Deborah Bonham, English Rock and Blues Singer

When she was only six, Deborah Bonham’s older brother John Bonham was set to make rock history as the drummer for Led Zeppelin. From there, Deborah’s own career began to take shape, both under her early mentor Robert Plant and eventually releasing her own albums and singing and touring with the likes of Van Halen, Humble Pie, and Paul Rogers, among others. In this episode of Great Minds, Deborah takes us through both her own career, and that of her undeniably rock’n’roll family.

Chapters:

  • 00:13 – 17:28 – Deborah on growing up in the Bonham family
  • 17:28 – 22:38 – What is it like to play the Royal Albert Hall?
  • 22:38 – 29:07 – What are some of the most magical moments of her career on stage?
  • 29:07 – 31:43 – Working with artist’s she loves
  • 31:43 – 35:30 – Upcoming tour plans and her new album

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EP160: Allen Rosenshine, Advertising Industry Legend

When it comes to living legends in our industry, few have earned the title like Allen Rosenshine. Allen takes us through his incredible career, starting with his early days as a copywriter at BBDO to his time as BBDO president 15 years later, and all points in between.

Chapters:

  • 02:46 – 11:08 – On his early career in the advertising industry
  • 11:09 – 14:22 – Building enduring brands
  • 14:25 – 28:19 – The merger of BBDO and Needham
  • 28:19 – 30:12 – Role of media back in the early days
  • 30:17 – 31:50 – How technology was starting to dictate change
  • 31:51 – 33:45 – The difference between creative and media
  • 33:45 – 37:49 – The evolution of the marketing communications landscape
  • 37:49 – 42:46 – Favorite clients, favorite ad campaigns
  • 42:47 – 48:26 – The Partnership for Drug Free America

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EP159: Ruth Mortimer, Global President, Advertising Week

Newly appointed Global President of Advertising Week, Ruth Mortimer, joins Great Minds this week to discuss her career, her tenure at Advertising Week, her recent promotion to Global President, as well as the upcoming Advertising Week Europe in London, this May.

Chapters:

  • 00:17 – 05:05 – Ruth Mortimer on Great Minds
  • 05:05 – 07:56 – Istanbul and bravery
  • 07:57 – 13:46 – Working for the New York City Commission as a policy analyst in the early 2000s
  • 13:50 – 15:30 – Early career and mentors
  • 15:30 – 18:13 – What brought her to the advertising industry?
  • 20:10 – 24:54 – Stories from her days as an editor
  • 24:55 – 28:01 – The failure of the media industry to embrace technology
  • 28:01 – 30:18 – The Festival of Marketing
  • 30:23 – 38:58 – Stories from the stage
  • 38:59 – 46:02 – The Groucho Club and 45 Dean Street
  • 46:02 – 51:10 – Advertising Week

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EP158: Frank Maggio, CEO and Founder, React

This week on Great Minds we feature Frank Maggio, CEO and Founder of React, whose “Reactive Experiential” Advertising Platform is garnering significant buzz throughout the industry. Frank walks us through his career and talks about how React is combining technology and advertising to “change advertising for good.”

Chapters:

  • 00:18 – 02:51 – Why advertising has a $300 billion problem
  • 02:51 – 07:30 – The Procter and Gamble training ground
  • 07:30 – 13:59 – Where did Frank’s entrepreneurial spirit come from?
  • 13:59 – 20:22 – How did React start out?
  • 20:22 – 23:59 – How did he come up with Super Squares?
  • 24:00 – 29:25 – What is the current state of technology driven TV?
  • 29:30 – 31:13 – Amazon’s threat to traditional TV networks
  • 31:13 – 35:25 – What is the future of primetime TV advertising?
  • 35:26 – 38:53 – Consumer, government and Nielsen
  • 38:54 – 42:00 – Can you have the impact that you want to have at scale?

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EP157: Robert Klein, Comedian and Actor

This week on Great Minds we welcome legendary comedian and actor Robert Klein. From his earliest days to his time with Second City and string of appearances on every late night television show imaginable, and beyond, Klein walks us through his amazing career.

Chapters:

  • 00:17 – 06:16 – His perspective on what’s happening today
  • 06:16 – 11:08 – HBO’s first original comedy special
  • 11:08 – 18:36 – How Second City shaped him as an actor
  • 18:36 – 24:38 – Mike Nichols and the founder of Second City
  • 24:39 – 35:45 – His reaction to Will Smith at the Academy Awards
  • 35:45 – 45:38 – How did the election of Donald Trump change US politics
  • 45:40 – 56:29 – George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Robert Klein
  • 56:31 – 1:01:35 – The death of Rodney Dangerfield
  • 1:01:36 – 1:06:04 – What was it like hosting Saturday Night Live in the early ’70s?
  • 1:06:05 – 1:09:34 – Gilda and Madeline

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EP156: Daniel Lamarre, Former President and CEO, Cirque du Soleil

From his early journalism career through his time with global entertainment company Cirque du Soleil, Daniel Lamarre discusses his incredible career journey.

Chapters:

  • 02:41 – 06:29 – Daniel’s early career in journalism
  • 06:30 – 08:14 – The illogical trajectory of his career
  • 08:14 – 10:24 – What was Cirque du Soleil like when he joined it?
  • 10:24 – 14:27 – How does Cirque du Soleil find the talent?
  • 14:27 – 16:30 – The process from concept to opening night
  • 16:30 – 19:43 – How long does it take to build a show?
  • 19:43 – 21:52 – What is it about Quebec that makes it so special in the creative industry?
  • 21:52 – 30:20 – The relationship between Cirque du Vegas and Las Vegas
  • 30:21 – 32:31 – The One Drop Foundation

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EP155: Joe Louis Walker, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer

Blues legend Joe Louis Walker joins Great Minds this week to discuss his music, his extraordinary career, and his many influences.

Chapters:

  • 00:17 – 05:56 – The intersection of blues and gospel
  • 06:10 – 11:13 – Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Sam Cooke
  • 11:14 – 14:39 – The bridges to the past
  • 14:40 – 17:24 – The intersection of politics and art
  • 17:24 – 22:11 – His friendship with Mike Bloomfield
  • 22:18 – 28:12 – The Great Muddy Waters
  • 28:19 – 33:21 – What led him to discovering the blues?
  • 33:21 – 35:34 – How did things change for him?
  • 35:34 – 42:51 – Working with some of the blues greats
  • 42:51 – 46:25 – Willie Dixon
  • 46:25 – 49:48 – About his latest album
  • 49:48 – 53:11 – Joe on playing in New York City

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EP154: Mollie Spilman, Chief Revenue Officer, Oracle Advertising & Marketing Cloud

Yahoo, Discovery, Time Warner, Criteo, and more – Mollie Spilman has been there, done that, and won numerous prestigious awards along the way. Mollie joins Great Minds this week to discuss her career path from the beginning to the present, her current role as Chief Revenue Officer at Oracle Advertising and Marketing Cloud. Chapters:

  • 00:18 – 03:46 – Welcome Mollie Spilman
  • 03:47 – 08:39 – Sports Illustrated magazine and Ross Levinson
  • 08:40 – 12:17 – Advertising, advertising technology, and ad network
  • 12:17 – 15:58 – Streaming, content, and the future
  • 15:59 – 17:40 – Salesperson and advertiser
  • 17:41 – 19:54 – Leadership and CMO
  • 19:57 – 22:42 – Mentorship/Sheryl Sandberg
  • 22:46 – 29:14 – Oracle, Mad Tech, Criteo, and BlueKai
  • 29:15 – 32:53 – Acquisition and culture
  • 32:56 – 40:52 – Connections with younger people
  • 40:56 – 46:52 – Marketing technology, Oracle and CRM
  • 46:54 – 49:38 – Porcupine Creek, The Yellowstone Club, and The Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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EP153: Warren Haynes, Guitarist, Singer, and Songwriter

Warren Haynes is a true legend of American music. A founding member of Gov’t Mule, longtime guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band, and so much more, there are few corners of the music world Haynes hasn’t visited. From his early days to present, Haynes describes his incredible, decade-spanning career in-depth.

Chapters:

  • 03:55 – 05:30 – The early days
  • 05:30 – 11:31 – Where the early great blues artists came from
  • 11:31 – 17:20 – Les Paul and his long association with Gibson
  • 17:20 – 23:46 – The power of storytelling
  • 23:47 – 28:54 – How did Gregg Allman find their way into his life?
  • 29:09 – 38:42 – How did Gov’t Mule start?
  • 38:42 – 42:47 – How does he keep track of his songs?
  • 42:48 – 45:17 – Red Rocks
  • 45:20 – 48:38 – The Grateful Dead
  • 48:38 – 49:49 – The Allman Brothers
  • 50:19 – 52:15 – The Rolling Stones
  • 52:17 – 57:19 – How did he start Christmas Jam?
  • 57:20 – 1:00:04 – Habitat for Humanity
  • 1:00:04 – 1:04:16 – Best story from the road

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EP152: Imran Khan, Co-Founder and CEO, Verishop

We kick-off season 3 of Great Minds with Imran Khan, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Verishop, a social commerce company that champions independent brands and creators. Additionally, he is the founder and CEO of Proem Asset Management, an investment firm that focuses on the technology space.

Chapters:

  • 05:16 – 08:07 – Having a finance background can be a blessing and a curse
  • 08:07 – 11:20 – A theory about engineering and marketing in the ecommerce space
  • 11:24 – 15:34 – What drove him to such a successful career?
  • 15:35 – 19:04 – What was it that he saw in China before anyone else?
  • 19:04 – 23:57 – About Jerry Yang, the founder of Yahoo!
  • 24:01 – 28:21 – The issue of data and privacy
  • 28:21 – 34:05 – Where Verishop came from and where it is going
  • 34:05 – 37:55 – Small businesses are embracing the platform
  • 37:55 – 39:23 – Building, progress and journey

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EP147: David Cross, Comedian, Actor, Writer, and Director

From the groundbreaking Mr. Show to his unforgettable stint as Tobias Fünke on Arrested Development, David Cross has been one of the most unique voices in comedy for more than two decades. David joins the show today to discuss his story, his roles, and his perspective on a career spent making us laugh.

EP145: Michael Roth, Executive Chairman, IPG

There’s no better way to conclude Season 2 of Great Minds than to speak with the extraordinary Michael Roth, Executive Chairman and former Chairman and CEO of Interpublic Group (IPG) about his amazing career as he exits IPG at the end of this year. We’ll be back in January 2022 with Season 3!