The Lawyer Who Rocks Podcast - October, 2019

Joleen Hughes, founder and owner of Hughes Media Law Group, is a business badass. From music, to technology, to law, Joleen’s done it all, and done it well.

Now she’s sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.

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In New York City, in reaction to increasing spectacle and extravagance of Broadway shows, Jane Jones dreamed of returning theater to a place of authentic listening. Once back in Seattle, Myra Platt joined Jane to create Book-It Repertory Theater, the first theater group to adapt literature into theater. Joleen chats with the creators of the “Book-It” style about the fascinating journey of a group of artists who have created, funded and launched a successful theater company that has been delighting audiences for over 32 years. Jane and Myra also discuss how the trials and tribulations of non-profit arts organization mirror any start-up company, and how important it is for our communities to support the arts. Go see a show! 

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90% of women have an idea but only 10% do something about it, and only 4% of patent applications are filed by women. As the adage goes, necessity is the mother of all invention. But, how does a great idea go from that to market, to a success. Hilary Meyerson and Mina Yoo teamed up together to build the roadmap to demystify the process of taking inventions to market and beyond. Their book “Be an InventHer: An Everywoman’s Guide to Creating the Next Big Thing” combines straightforward advice, encouragement and success stories of other female inventors with the underlying message to give it a shot. Joleen had the opportunity to interview them live at the Seattle Interactive Conference to learn how this dynamic duo plans to help new inventors get to market.
You can get your copy on Amazon here, or through your favorite book seller. 

 

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Kerry came out of the womb interested in the persuasion arts and started on her career path early. From music to branding to politics to helming a revolution against the establishment, Kerry’s inability to accept the status quo has led her to forge a remarkable career. Now the CMO of one of the hottest co-working space companies, The Riveter, Kerry is changing the world one day at a time and sat down with Joleen to tell us how it all happened. 

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Dave Young wasn’t content wearing a suit as a Wall Street analyst or finance manager at a major telecom company. Instead, he donned a motorcycle jacket and cracked the proverbial code to develop ground-breaking patents in cloud storage with his lifelong friends and business partners. A numbers guy, Dave is an avid fund and investment manager and the CEO of a start-up. Joleen sits down with Dave to learn how he pivoted a photo-centric partnership with one of the biggest brand-names in the industry into DeskLess Workers, a company that provides communication and productivity technology – and was just awarded an Innovation Award by the United States Air Force.  

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Concise and lean is the name of the game. Ian Freed, former RealNeworks mafia member and current CEO and Co-Founder of Bamboo Learning, has been at the forefront of some of our most compelling and transformative consumer products of the past couple of decades. While at Amazon, he headed the business teams responsible for both the Kindle and Echo devices. Ian shares with Joleen why he made the leap into entrepreneurship and how Bamboo Learning is poised to be the next game-changing consumer product in the world of voice-powered education.
Find out more about Bamboo Learning here.

 


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