“The most important thing that I learned is that luck plays a huge factor in everything.” @rogerwu99

“Being humble is probably the most important characteristic – whether you’re an employee, whether you’re an entrepreneur, whether you’re a rockstar – whoever you are.” @rogerwu99

 

Let’s meander between New York and California where Roger Wu divides his time. Roger is an entrepreneur and the founder of Cooperatize – an advertising platform that guarantees placements and at the same time will save publishing.

Roger’s special talent? Using story to captivate and make lasting impressions.

You may also recognize Roger as the bodyguard for the Prime Minister of Micronesia in the movie Zoolander.

Roger Wu

On this Coffee Chat:

  • A shoutout to Roger’s father, who was also an entrepreneur
  • Preparation is everything
  • How he ended up in Zoolander
  • Making viral YouTube videos
  • Roger’s vlogging tip: Do something different
  • “Nothing really can truly go viral from one guy sitting in a room, unless he has help doing it.”
  • What form of advertising best suits your product
  • Content marketing
  • When to use storytelling in ads
  • What Roger is learning right now

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“The passions I have, the things I want to do in my life, I can actually do that and get PAID for it.”

“It doesn’t matter what your job title is, where you live, where you are, because we’re all online.”

Duncan Gough joins us on the chat today to share his really unique story. After his spaceship crashed on his alien planet, he dove into his love for coding and co-founded Somewhere, the visual platform for sharing your work.

We’ll be diving into how Duncan got into coding and Somewhere’s role in the future of work.

Aside from being a founder of Somewhere, Duncan was also a part of The Nethernet, an online game which players passively participated in while browsing web pages.

On this Coffee Chat:

  • How Duncan began to learn how to code
  • How he maintains his focus when the Internet is a distraction
  • His story on making an impact and creating something not just for himself but for others
  • How they gamified Internet browsing with The Nethernet
  • Why it’s sometimes better to collaborate with people
  • The future of work
  • Somewhere being a platform where people can share about their work and what they’re currently doing – a visual CV
  • How Somewhere can give some helpful career advice for those wanting to know which of their interests are worth pursuing, gain real insights on what others are doing and provide some helpful resources to figure out what they want to do
  • Somewhere can find what other people are doing and get inspiration from them.
  • Duncan’s definition of the Impostor Syndrome
  • Finding the thing that you’re interested in and then finding a way to make that work.

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(Psst: Email me a screenshot of you leaving an iTunes review of the podcast and I’ll send you a copy of Michael’s book. Ends June 1st)

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