"Your analytics tool is only as good as the data you put into it.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode #242 with Derek Steer

"Your analytics tool is only as good as the data you put into it.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode #242 with Derek Steer

In this episode of the Less Doing Podcast, Ari and Nick sit down for a conversation with Derek Steer of Mode Analytics, a collaborative analytics platform built by analysts, for analyst that processes more than 20,000 SQL queries a day to help people around the world make data-informed decisions. Before launching Mode, Derek orchestrated analytics for a number of marquee companies including Facebook, Yammer, and Microsoft. When he’s not working away inside the Mode offices, you can find Derek competing in triathlons, rock climbing, or playing guitar.

“Looking at life from the position of something other than your thoughts and feelings, to really disconnect from that—it’s invaluable.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode #241

“Looking at life from the position of something other than your thoughts and feelings, to really disconnect from that—it’s invaluable.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode #241

In this episode of the Less Doing Podcast, Ari and Nick spend some time with Luke Storey, founder of the School of Style and host of The Life Stylist Podcast. Luke is known as a rock star stylist who has successfully worked with Aerosmith, Kanye West, and The Foo Fighters, just to name a few. He is also a lifestyle coach who has dedicated years of his life to share strategies for healing and happiness with the world.

“Once you set it up, you’ve got a 315 pound gym at your disposal.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode #240 with Michael Humenasky

“Once you set it up, you’ve got a 315 pound gym at your disposal.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode #240 with Michael Humenasky

In this episode of the Less Doing Podcast, Ari and Nick sit down with Michael Humenansky, founder of Mobell Muscle, Men's Health '2016 Product of the Year' and a patent-pending, innovative portable gym that offers athletes accessible, productive, affordable, and versatile means to achieve peak performance in life.

“You can create a very quick and easy tribute video with hundreds of people.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode #239

Key Quote


“You can create a very quick and easy tribute video with hundreds of people.”


Time-Stamped Notes


01:00 – Ari and Nick are both very busy and are getting ready to launch their new book.
01:40 – The Thunderclap campaign for this podcast.
02:07 – Nick is enjoying some lamb neck.
03:00 – Tribute.co
03:07 – People can collaborate to make a video tribute for someone.
03:27 – It compiles the video for you.
03:40 – Growth Geeks
03:50 – Freelance for “growth geeks”
04:00 – Design Geeks and Word Geeks
04:15 – New branches off of Growth Geeks
04:40 – See the benefits of outsourcing.
05:20 – Respondable
05:45 – Find out how likely you are to get a response from your emails in real time.
06:25 – It could help for cold emails.
06:40 – They just raised prices.
06:55 – They’ve been using Google Docs for editing and reviewing their book.
08:00 – Calendly to set up shifts with higher pay on nights and weekends.
08:50 – Having developers come in person to work with them.
09:15 – Every once and a while, it’s great to meet someone in person.
09:40 – Building team culture and breaking down barriers.
10:35 – Less Doing Coaching Program
10:55 – A yearlong program. Go to lessdoing.com to apply.
11:16 – The HeroX Project
11:26 – Submit any automation ideas
11:55 – That’s it for today!
XXXX – Haymakers for Hope

“There needs to be true partnership between the vision person, and the person in charge of executing operations.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode 238 with Cameron Herold

“There needs to be true partnership between the vision person, and the person in charge of executing operations.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode 238 with Cameron Herold

In this episode of the Less Doing Podcast, Ari sits down with Cameron Herold, author of the book, Double Double, and the man who helps entrepreneurs turn their dreams into realities.  Listen as Cameron discusses the overlooked value of meeting, highlights the importance of having operations people inside every organization, and why transitioning from startup to corporate in culture isn’t a bad thing.

“I don’t like things where it takes you a really long time to get to a point of usability.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode #237

Key Quote

 “I don’t like things where it takes you a really long time to get to a point of usability.”

Time-Stamped Notes

  • 00:10 – The new podcast will be launched September 7
  • 00:30 – Skype Channel on IFTTT
    • 00:45 – You can be notified by things in Skype
    • 01:04 – Great for people who live in Skype
  • 01:15 – SlideBot creates powerful slides in seconds
    • 01:30 –You provide the text, and it will automatically create the design.
    • 01:53 – It makes it easy to make a unique presentation.
    • 02:20 – Other programs take a really long time to figure out.
  • 03:00 – Startup Value website
    • 03:15 – A decent way for someone to steal your idea.
  • 03:35 – Their new book manuscript comes out this week.
    • 03:45 – See Ari & Nicks book for free by emailing va@lessdoing.com
    • 03:58 – The first five people to email us will get to read the book.
  • 04:05 – The Less Doing Dashboard
    • 04:18 – A new way of managing tasks
    • 04:25 – Email va@lessdoing.com to be a beta tester
  • 04:40 – Go to com to sign up for the newsletter
  • 04:50 – Less Doing Coaching Certification is coming up in November. Sign up on the website.

“One of the scariest questions that you can ask yourself is, ‘What are the mistakes that you’re making over and over again?’” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode 236 with UJ Ramdas

“One of the scariest questions that you can ask yourself is, ‘What are the mistakes that you’re making over and over again?’” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode 236 with UJ Ramdas

In this episode of the Less Doing Podcast, Ari and Nick meet with UJ Ramdas, creator of the Five Minute Journal. UJ is an expert in the art of journaling. He knows journaling can help everyone get on task to make progress and achieve goals. He has come up with a number of products and applications to help people start journaling.

“The quality of the design is only going to be as good as the thinking that you put behind it.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode 234 with J.J. Kaye

“The quality of the design is only going to be as good as the thinking that you put behind it.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode 234 with J.J. Kaye

In this episode of the Less Doing Podcast, Ari and Nick chat with J.J. Kaye, a designer who looks beyond the aesthetic value of art and applies business applications to design strategy.  Having worked with several companies to develop successful brands, J.J. has incredible insights into where the worlds of design and business currently collide, and where they will collide in the future.

“This is one more way that Amazon is getting in there.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode #233

“This is one more way that Amazon is getting in there.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode #233

Key Quote

 “This is one more way that Amazon is getting in there.”

Time-Stamped Notes

00:10 – The Art of Less Doing, on Audible
00:45 – Amazon Prime Now has restaurants

01:30 – So many restaurants can’t do delivery

01:50 – Get CloudApp to easily share anything.
02:55 – Gridspace Memo is a conferencing solution that automatically gives summaries of conference calls.

04:00 – A resource if you have lots of conference calls

04:30 – Brieftube is a Chrome extension that will automatically summarize a video.

04:50 – It will give you summaries and a table of contents for the video you’re watching.

05:20 – Keplr takes your data and makes a prediction model

06:20 – You still need some customization and some work beyond the app

06:45 – Let us know what you think about this book title: Idea to Execution in a Day

“Find a way to take a bite-sized chunk of something instead of jumping into something too big.” - Less Doing Podcast - Episode 232

“Find a way to take a bite-sized chunk of something instead of jumping into something too big.” - Less Doing Podcast - Episode 232

In this episode, Ari and Nick get to know Scotty Studer, IT guy turned successful and health-conscious author. Scotty worked happily in the IT field for years until one day, his sedentary lifestyle (and the weigh that came with it) caught him off guard. He realized he needed to make a chance to live a healthier, happier, more energy-laden life. Through trial and error, Scotty developed a system for self-improvement he realized he needed to share with the world. That system was the foundation for a new book, which helps people make small changes that drive BIG results.

“I’m not a philanthropist, I’m a capitalist.” - Episode 230 - The Less Doing Podcast

“I’m not a philanthropist, I’m a capitalist.” - Episode 230 - The Less Doing Podcast

In this episode of the Less Doing Podcast, Ari and Nick dive into a fascinating conversation with Nathan Latka—architect turned entrepreneur, podcasting genius, and a man with nothing short of lofty ambitions. Listen as Nathan shares his thoughts on leadership, managing a remote team, and his eventual plan to become President of the United States.

“All the Supplements End Up Looking Like Big Piles of Cocaine” - The Less Doing Podcast Episode 229

Time-Stamped Notes

  • 00:12 – Ari introduces the new format of the podcast
    • 00:52 – Send any feedback on the new format to VA@LessDoing.com
    • 01:05 – Special offer for those who send feedback and sign-up for the VA service
  • 01:26 – Where Ari is right now
  • 01:56 – Odd numbered episodes will be exclusively Ari and Nick / Even numbered episodes will be interviews
  • 02:20 – workshop.lessdoing.com
  • 03:10 – Instagram.com/lessdoing
  • 04:25 – Haymakers for Hope (details forthcoming)
  • 04:52 – BulkSupplements
    • 05:03 – Talking L-Glutamine
    • 06:06 – One of the best proteins you can take is collagen
    • 06:24 – Marine collagen
  • 07:15 – Eating Lionfish
  • 07:48 – Recyclable oyster shells
  • 08:34 – Mailtester
    • 09:09 – Test your newsletter for SPAM-quality
  • 10:15 – Art of Less Doing to be available on Audible.com on August 4th

“A morning routine is how you win the day before it even begins” - Episode 228 The Less Doing Podcast

“A morning routine is how you win the day before it even begins” - Episode 228 The Less Doing Podcast

In this episode of the Less Doing Podcast, Nick and Ari invite master of morning time, Peter Awad onto the show to talk about what has made him an effective entrepreneur. Listen as Peter highlights why the morning is where you win the day, the daily ups and downs of being a startup founder, and how a strategic combination of batching & blocking will help cultivate professional success. 

"We’re trying to do for socks what Starbucks did for coffee." - Episode 227 - The Less Doing Podcast

"We’re trying to do for socks what Starbucks did for coffee." - Episode 227 - The Less Doing Podcast

In Episode #227 Ari and Nick welcome Dave Heath from Bombas Socks onto the Less Doing Podcast. Growing up, Dave was always irritated by the toe seam in his socks. As he got older and became more interested in fashion, he discovered there was no affordable, high-quality sock in the marketplace, so he filled the niche with Bombas Socks. Listen to learn how Dave made the most of a small window of opportunity, and how the lessons from his experience can be extracted for universal benefit.

“You have to change the way you think, and the way you feel.” - Episode #226 - The Less Doing Podcast

“You have to change the way you think, and the way you feel.” - Episode #226 - The Less Doing Podcast

In Episode #226 Ari and Nick welcome Eric Paskin, an accomplished entrepreneur and family man to the Less Doing Podcast. Eric started in the addiction recovery industry doing marketing, and he now owns Restore Health and Wellness Center in L.A. Listen as Ari and Eric discuss Eric’s treatment center, his own journey with addiction, and his experience working with people who want to combat their addiction to substances.

“Copy what I’m doing because it WORKS” - Episode #224 - The Less Doing Podcast

“Copy what I’m doing because it WORKS” - Episode #224 - The Less Doing Podcast

In Episode #224 Ari and Nick interview Giovanni Marsico of the Archangel Academy, an annual gathering of the world's leading 'messengers'. The event is an intensive 2-day mastermind, designed for big entrepreneurs with big dreams to help the world. Listen as Giovanni shares his story, highlights how he not only built but branded his tribe, and why joining a mastermind is the single greatest thing you can do to help yourself as an entrepreneur.