"Rich in knowledge, rich in happiness, rich in laughs, and just maybe a nugget or two actually makes you money rich." - Wela CEO Matt Reiner
Episode 13, or "baker's dozen" was one for the books. Here are three things that caught my eye, or ear? Listen to the whole podcast here for more trending topics like is Silicon Valley on the decline? Is Mark Zuckerberg a hypocrite? and some behind the scenes action.Remember to subscribe to the show and watch the guys go Live on Facebook every Monday at 10:30 pm. Eastern time.
How unlucky can we be to have episode 13, the week before Halloween? I digress, here's the rundown:
1. Cohost by committee - Matt was in Vegas this week, so we brought in a special co-host. Joining Evan and our new permanent third mic, Morgan, was Wela's CTO Hesom.. As someone with a long career in tech and business, Hesom brought an interesting perspective to the show. Adding to his tech background is the fact that no one knows Atlanta better than him. He's also a passionate sports fan, so he was a natural fit.
2. Evan's Flu game - I'm sure you're wondering why you're seeing a picture of Evan photoshopped on Michael Jordan's body. Well, wonder no longer. It's because very early on in episode 13, Evan proclaimed that this would be his "Jordan flu game." If you're unaware of the legend of Michael Jordan's flu game, shame on you. But seriously, you can read about it here for perspective. As far as Evan, he was out in San Francisco over the weekend shaking hands and kissing babies for his company, Pinnacle Shows. He flew in on the redeye Monday morning and came directly to the Tech Village to record the podcast. He was, understandably, incredibly tired. We applaud the determination and grit. As for his "flu game" I'll let you decide how he did.
3. Google, Lyft, Uber- I feel obliged to write about at least one article we covered on the podcast so here's one that was trending this week. Google just invested $1 billion in Lyft. This, by itself, is a pretty big deal. What makes it an even more significant deal is the point that Hesom made. Apparently, Google was an early investor in none other than Uber, Lyft's archnemesis. I don't know if it's necessary to let you all know that the plot thickens, but it does. Obviously, Uber has had its own internal problems, but the question has to be asked, Whose side are you on, Google?
So that's it for another episode of That's Rich. Tweet me @jwoodsmedia to let me know how we did. Listen to the whole podcast here for more trending topics like is Silicon Valley over, Is Mark Zuckerberg a hypocrite, and some behind the scenes action. Also, remember to subscribe to the show and watch the guys go Live on Facebook every Monday at 10:30 pm. Eastern time.