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Interview with Leah Culver – The Social Networker

Leah Culver proves that girls can be geek smart too. At age 25 she:

  • is the co-founder and lead developer of Pownce
  • acquired a Computer Science degree from the University of Minnesota
  • created the Teddy Bear Remote Control
  • was a Software Engineer at iLoop Mobile, Inc
  • was a Host at CNET Networks

Despite her successes, she admits to past failures and even being rejected by Google. But these minor setbacks only proved to be stepping stones to her greatest accomplishments.

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Interview with Laurie Henry – The Innovative Teacher

Laurie Henry is a free-spirited woman with the desire to teach. She started off as a high school Biology teacher and ended up as an entrepreneur. Her latest creation is “The Big Canyon Balloon Project,” which she developed along with another teacher, Terri Monk. They travel to schools with an inflatable canyon and teach students how the Earth’s surface constantly changes. Her unique way of teaching helps young students to see that science can be fun! 

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Interview with Noah Kagan – The Amusing Entrepreneur

Noah is not your average guy. He’s full of wise cracks and humor that will keep you entertained. Don’t let his quick wit fool you because he is one smart cookie.

His accomplishments include:

If you want to see the rest his credentials, it is displayed here. His latest project is Kickflip Inc. and it is still under construction. But if you’re in anticipation to know what it’s about, he reveals that “it’s a place where you make cool things.” His site Okdork.com provides you with posts ranging from high gas prices, to the creation of social networks. Check out this interview to find out what makes Noah so unique.

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Interview with Paul Stamatiou – The Passionate Technologist

Paul Stamatiou or better known as Stammy (with his creative branding via shirt) has already accomplished quite a lot – and he hasn’t even graduated college yet. So far he has:

  1. Started and maintained a successful tech news blog and managed to differentiate himself from the sea of monotony
  2. Starred Nike commercial
  3. Hosted events for General Motors – he ain’t stammering Stammy
  4. Interned at Yahoo!
  5. Started his own web company, Skribit – a great original idea which has taken off nicely (look in bottom right hand corner of this page) and most importantly
  6. Interviewed by Tivate.com – nice plug huh? 😉 .

Stammy is a nice easy-going guy with a positive attitude. The most difficult thing about him is pronouncing his last name (Stam-uh-tee-you), hence the nicky Stammy. In this interview, Paul talks about his accomplishments, shows us his work desk, reflects on his public speaking skills and admires his idol Steve Jobs (with quote!).

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Interview with Alexis Ohanian – Leader of the Alien Social Revolution

If you call yourself a techie and haven’t heard of Reddit yet, you must have been sleeping under a 386 SX with 8 megs of RAM. In any case Reddit has recently come out of geek bookmarks and into the mainstreamhollywood that is. But don’t worry nerds and nerdettes it’s still a safe haven to read about the wonders of python, obscure programming languages, why Obama should be in office and the latest evidence in favor of evolution.

Okay, so now that you get that I love Reddit, let’s move on to one of the founders, Alexis Ohanian. He’s the guy in charge of drawing the the Reddit Alien and giving him his unique style and flair. In this interview [pq]he’s suprisingly candid about what motivates him – and it’s nothing less than a kick of negativity in the face[/pq]. I would have loved to see his “wall of demotivation” that inspired him during the early Reddit days. You’ll also find out that he’s a damn nice guy and what his goals are for the future. Enjoy the interview!

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Interview with Neil Patel – Internet Marketing Guru

Best known for his marketing advice on Pronet Advertising, Neil Patel continues to work on an array of projects, including Crazy Egg, ACS, Kissmetrics. His niche is Internet Marketing. And he’s still going to college at Stanford University. With the amount of knowledge he already has, he shows he still wants more.

In one of his recent posts on his personal blog, Quick Sprout, he says, “One thing I get asked frequently is how did you become successful. Usually when people ask this they are looking for 1 answer, but the truth is there are a lot of factors that caused my success.” His keys to success are no secret because he’s willing to share them with you.

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Interview with Jimmy Wales – The Knowledge Benefactor

Jimmy “Jimbo” Wales contribution to knowledge is, in one word, immeasurable. He once stated in an interview on slashdot, “[pqr]Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing[/pqr].” Through Wikipedia, the world’s largest encyclopedia with it’s 2,372,745 articles (as of 4/14/2008), he has turned this vision into a reality.

As with any company of such magnitude, Wikipedia has had it’s share of critics and missteps. However, Jimbo has shown us that success is not measured by how we succeed, but rather, on how we learn from our failures. In this open interview Jimbo gives insight into his life, what drives him and his inspiration.

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Interview with Craig Newmark – The People Person

From teenagers to senior citizens, it seems like everyone nowadays is using Craigslist. Craig Newman describes the phenomenon that is Craigslist as a “happy accident”. While that may be true, what is no “accident” is the fact that [pqr]Craig is hands down, one of the nicest, most humble guys you will ever meet[/pqr].

He truly is, along with his site, an enigma of sorts. How can a site that is free be so successful? How can someone so successful remain so generous and down to earth? Craig’s mentality is far different than what is the norm – something we all can imitate.

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