Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

INspired INsider with Dr. Jeremy Weisz


INspiredINsider Show with Dr. Jeremy Weisz features interviews with successful entrepreneurs, Ecommerce founders, & visionary leaders.

Leaders reveal deeply personal stories and explore the tough journey, big challenges, and mistakes that they overcame to achieve success.

You will find inspiring stories from: Founders of Atari, Baby Einstein, P90X, Einstein Bagels, Skymall, and many more.


Thank you for listening from your host of http://InspiredInsider.com Dr. Jeremy Weisz. Go to InspiredInsider.com for Full Video episodes. 

Mar 12, 2019

Alex Bates has spent the last decade bringing artificial intelligence and machine learning to the forefront of the industrial market. In 2016, Alex sold his company, Mtell to AspenTech for $38 million. Unlike most tech startups, Alex and his co-founder raised only $1m in funding and maintained ownership of the majority of the company. As part of the acquisition, Alex had to stay with AspenTech for two years. Now, he's dedicating his life to driving AI tech forward. Alex wrote his book, "Augmented Mind: Al, Superhumans and the Next Economic Revolution", he is an active angel investor, and he is a partner in AI incubator The Sandbox. 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [3:10] Jeremy introduces his guest, Alex Bates.
  • [5:00] Alex talks about getting into a “Flow state.”
  • [8:45] What is Alex’s favorite aspect of his book, “Augmented Mind?”
  • [12:00] Alex shares a low moment from his career.
  • [14:45] A proud moment from Alex’s career.

In this episode…

Did you know that one of the most important lessons a leader can discover is to learn to adapt? It’s true! From the lowest valleys to the highest mountain tops, a leader needs to know when to keep forging ahead and when to challenge the competition. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator, Alex Bates. In his conversation with Jeremy, Alex talks about getting into a flow state, what he loved about writing his book, challenges he has faced on his journey, and much more. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from Alex’s fascinating perspective!

Some people learn to adapt later in life while others have to learn from an early age, where do you fit? Did you have to learn how to make your voice heard in a crowded home with many siblings or did you only learn to adapt recently in your career as you’ve faced new challenges? Alex Bates has been learning to adapt his thinking and his approach to life from a young age. He remembers having to fight with his brother for a time slot in front of his families only computer and adjusting to new situations when his family moved from city to city. This early life experience of having to adapt and augment his thinking has served Alex well.

Looking back on one of the lowest moments in his career, Alex says that they nearly shut Mtelligence down when the first offer to buy the company fell through. Reaching back to his days of nearly constant change and adversity, Alex continued to forge ahead with his team and ultimately sold Mtelligence to the tune of $38 million. While everyone won’t have a career as successful as Alex’s, resilience and tenacity are important and valuable lessons to learn. Today, Alex is focused on angel investing, promoting his new book, and exploring the possibilities of AI. What can you learn from Alex’s story?

Resources Mentioned on this episode

Sponsor for this episode

Rise25’s mission is to connect you with your best referral partners and customers.

We do this in 3 ways…

  1. Our Done for you Media - We help your company completely run and launch your own podcast. we distribute your show across more than 11 different channels including a dedicated blog post and social media. You simply show up and talk and we do everything else. Our team has been working with podcasters since 2009. I personally credit podcasting as the single best thing I have done for my business and my life. It has allowed me to connect with the founders/ceo’s of P90xAtariEinstein BagelsMattelRx Bars, and many more. Besides making best friends and finding my business partner..podcasting has led to relationships with countless customers and referral partners.
  1. Our Done for you Lead Generation- We manually send a consistent flow of customized outreach messages to your ideal clients and referral sources that you want to connect with to generate more business and clients - this is not paid traffic by the way.
  1. Our Done for you VIP Events - We do live in-person VIP Days and receptions. These are 100% outsourced VIP days for software companies and conference organizers so we can help you serve your highest level customers.  It may or may not involve Elvis costumes - See video

Rise25 VIP Days have a proven track record of helping companies to get more referrals, increase retention with their VIP customers, and get more engaged new customers without adding extra work to that company’s plate.

Rise25 has hosted VIP events in cities such as Austin, Chicago, Santa Barbara, San Diego, New York, Sonoma, and Las Vegas to name a few.

Since these each require a lot of humans to do the work we have limited bandwidth and only want to work with the right company. so if any sound interesting to you go to Rise25.com and contact us or email support (at) rise25.com.

If your company wants to attract and connect with your highest level customers and referral partners then you can learn more and contact us to find out if your company qualifies at Rise25.com.

Rise25 was cofounded by Dr. Jeremy Weisz and John Corcoran.

*****************************************************

Sticker Mule

Today's episode is also brought to you by Sticker Mule and I have an amazing offer. Stickermule one of the easiest and fastest ways to buy custom printed products. You can order in simply 60 seconds and they turn your design or illustrations into custom stickers, magnets, buttons, labels and packaging in a few days. Their customers include Amazon, Nike, Google, Netflix and many more.

The amazing deal is 10 custom stickers for $1..yes just $1 and this is typically $20. Go to https://www.stickermule.com/inspired

This is going to be for a limited time so if you are listening to this and it has passed then I have still arranged for you to get $10 off your first order.