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How I Built This with Guy Raz

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Guy Raz interviews the world’s best-known entrepreneurs to learn how they built their iconic brands. In each episode, founders reveal deep, intimate moments of doubt and failure, and share insights on their eventual success. How I Built This is a master-class on innovation, creativity, leadership and how to navigate challenges of all kinds.

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Our Editor's Take

Anyone gripped by the drive and ambition of entrepreneurs finds a must-listen here. How I Built This with Guy Raz is a podcast focused on entrepreneurship. It examines how the idealists and innovators of this world got their start and became successful. Listeners will find valuable insight on everything entrepreneurial with Guy Raz.

When it comes to journalism, the name Raz is a leader. One of the most popular podcasters in history, Raz is behind some of radio's most prominent programs. These include TED Radio Hour, Wisdom from the Top, and The Rewind. Mentored by legendary news reporter Daniel Schorr, Raz found success early in journalism. He covered many stories on the Iraq War, which won him several awards. His portfolio of interviewees includes more than 10,000 people.

The HIBT podcast promises to examine every facet of entrepreneurship. Listeners will learn how the world's best-known companies operate and navigate partnerships. Interviews cover a range of ambitious folks, like those from Silicon Valley. In one episode, Twitch founder Emmett Shear shares how he got this opportunity for success from playing video games. Emmett and his cofounder Justin Kan grew the platform to 31 million daily visitors. Amazon later acquired it for nearly a billion dollars.

Another tale follows Stacy Madison's startup, Stacy's Pita Chips. What began in 1990 as a hot dog cart business transformed. It became a $250 million enterprise sold to PepsiCo. The podcast highlights a real breadth of industries. Raz interviews comedian Jimmy Fallon for one episode. Fallon is not only now a primetime TV show host. He has his own production company and writes children's books. He's a performer who also operates as an entrepreneur.

These episodes are among a fascinating full roster of stories on business. Listeners can take this entrepreneurial discovery session further too. The podcast has inspired a book. How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World's Most Inspiring Entrepreneur is a New York Times bestseller.

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