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Wyatt Carson Decentralized Opportunity Podcast

"Decentralized Opportunity" is a podcast tailored to entrepreneurs and businesses in rural areas, focusing on regions that may not be as tech-oriented as urban centers. Our goal is to shed light on the unique challenges and opportunities faced by entrepreneurs in these less techy locations, offering practical insights and actionable strategies to help them thrive.

Through engaging interviews with industry experts, thought leaders, and successful entrepreneurs, our podcast explores topics such as business innovation, personal development, and community building. We aim to empower our listeners with the knowledge, tools, and inspiration they need to succeed in their entrepreneurial endeavors.

We're excited to collaborate with babyboomer.org to bring valuable content to your audience and support their entrepreneurial journey.

Check us out on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@decentralizedopportunity/videos

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076: Building Billion-Dollar Ideas In The Midwest | Liam Reilly &Amp; Chris Callen &Raquo;
076: Building Billion-Dollar Ideas in the Midwest | Liam Reilly & Chris Callen

Send us a Text Message.In this special episode of the Decentralized Opportunity podcast, we welcome two distinguished guests from different sides of the entrepreneurial ecosystem: Chris Callen, founde…

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Send us a Text Message.In this special episode of the Decentralized Opportunity podcast, we welcome two distinguished guests from different sides of the entrepreneurial ecosystem: Chris Callen, founder and CEO of Plot, and Liam Reilly, Principal at KC Rise Fund. Join hosts Wyatt and Tanner as they discuss the unique journeys of both guests, exploring the dynamic between a startup founder seeking funding and a venture capitalist building the funds that fuel innovation.Key Highlights:Chris Callen's Journey:Chris shares his lifelong connection to the construction industry and how he pivoted …

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075: How Bioplastics Can Change The World | Alex Blum &Raquo;
075: How Bioplastics Can Change The World | Alex Blum

Send us a Text Message.Guest: Alexander Blum, Founder of Applied BioplasticsIn this episode of Decentralized Opportunity, Wyatt and Tanner sit down with Alexander Blum, the innovative mind behind Appl…

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Send us a Text Message.Guest: Alexander Blum, Founder of Applied BioplasticsIn this episode of Decentralized Opportunity, Wyatt and Tanner sit down with Alexander Blum, the innovative mind behind Applied Bioplastics. Alexander's journey from adversity to making a significant environmental impact is truly inspiring.What's in This Episode?The Magic of Bioplastics:Alexander kicks off by explaining what bioplastics are and how his company uses agricultural waste to create strong, affordable alternatives to traditional plastics. He introduces us to their unique products, BioFi and Better …

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074: Make Opportunity Happen | Maria Flynn &Raquo;
074: Make Opportunity Happen | Maria Flynn

Send us a Text Message.SummaryMaria Flynn, author of 'Make Opportunity Happen,' shares her insights on starting a business and the importance of finding examples and mentors. She discusses h…

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Send us a Text Message.SummaryMaria Flynn, author of 'Make Opportunity Happen,' shares her insights on starting a business and the importance of finding examples and mentors. She discusses her background as an entrepreneur and the motivation behind writing her book. Maria also talks about the challenges she faced in writing the book and how they parallel the challenges of starting a company. She emphasizes the importance of goal setting, building a strong team, and having a positive mindset. Maria encourages entrepreneurs to seek mentors and build a supportive community.TakeawaysFind…

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Translating Military Skills For The Civilian Job Market | Tim Den Hoed Of Major Talent &Raquo;
Translating Military Skills for the Civilian Job Market | Tim den Hoed of Major Talent

Send us a Text Message.Today we learn about the unique world of veteran career transitions with Tim den Hoed, the visionary behind Major Talent. Tim's journey is not just about building a company…

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Send us a Text Message.Today we learn about the unique world of veteran career transitions with Tim den Hoed, the visionary behind Major Talent. Tim's journey is not just about building a company; it's a testament to his unwavering commitment to empowering fellow veterans to excel in their post-military lives.Unveiling Veteran Career Challenges: Tim's dedication to helping veterans is evident as he uncovers the obstacles they encounter when shifting to civilian careers. From managing unrealistic expectations to effectively communicating their skill sets, Tim provides practical s…

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072: Ai Ethics, Human Rights, And The Path Forward &Raquo;
072: AI Ethics, Human Rights, and the Path Forward

Send us a Text Message.Join us in Episode 72 for a compelling conversation with Dr. Deepak Khazanchi, an esteemed professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha and an authority on ethics and human rig…

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Send us a Text Message.Join us in Episode 72 for a compelling conversation with Dr. Deepak Khazanchi, an esteemed professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha and an authority on ethics and human rights in the realm of AI. Explore the ethical considerations, the impact of AI on human rights, and the necessary guardrails for the responsible use of technology in various sectors.Featured Guest: Dr. Deepak Khazanchi, Professor and Keynote Speaker on Ethics and Human Rights with AIIn This Episode, You Will Learn:The Importance of AI Ethics: Understanding how AI technologies, including machine lear…

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071: The Value Of Creativity In The Age Of Ai | Hunter Dorhout Of Codebuddy &Raquo;
071: The Value of Creativity in the Age of AI | Hunter Dorhout of CodeBuddy

Send us a Text Message.Join us in Episode 71 as we delve into the intricate world of artificial intelligence with Hunter Dorhout, a seasoned software developer and tech entrepreneur. Explore the pract…

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Send us a Text Message.Join us in Episode 71 as we delve into the intricate world of artificial intelligence with Hunter Dorhout, a seasoned software developer and tech entrepreneur. Explore the practical applications and common misconceptions of AI in the tech industry, the balance between enhancing productivity and preserving creativity, and the evolving role of software developers in the age of AI advancements.Featured Guest: Hunter Dorhout, Technical Developer and Founder of a Software CompanyIn This Episode, You Will Learn:Real-World Applications of AI: Insights from Hunter on how AI tool…

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070: How To Start A Podcast And Stick With It &Raquo;
070: How To Start A Podcast And Stick With It

Send us a Text Message.Starting a podcast can seem daunting, but it's actually easy and simple to get started. In this conversation, Wyatt and Tanner discuss the process of creating and publishin…

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Send us a Text Message.Starting a podcast can seem daunting, but it's actually easy and simple to get started. In this conversation, Wyatt and Tanner discuss the process of creating and publishing a podcast. They cover topics such as recording equipment, editing software, and publishing platforms. They emphasize the importance of learning and iterating, as well as building a network and engaging with the audience. They also highlight the intangible benefits of podcasting, such as personal development and opportunities for collaboration. Overall, they encourage aspiring podcasters to keep …

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069: How Ai Is Shaping The Future Of Startups | Cody Jung &Raquo;
069: How AI is Shaping the Future of Startups | Cody Jung

Send us a Text Message.In this enlightening episode of "Decentralized Opportunity," host Tanner dives deep into the evolving landscape of entrepreneurship with Cody Jung, an insightful voice in the st…

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Send us a Text Message.In this enlightening episode of "Decentralized Opportunity," host Tanner dives deep into the evolving landscape of entrepreneurship with Cody Jung, an insightful voice in the startup community. They explore the nuanced world of building a business in the age of AI and how technology reshapes the entrepreneurial journey.Key Topics Discussed:The Ease of Starting a Business: Tanner and Cody discuss how technology has simplified the process of starting a business but emphasize the complexities of achieving sustained success in today's saturated market.Impact of Market S…

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068: Embracing Change: Navigating Tough Times With Craig Oliver &Raquo;
068: Embracing Change: Navigating Tough Times with Craig Oliver

Send us a Text Message.In this episode, hosts Wyatt and Tanner sit down with the insightful Craig Oliver to tackle the concept of maintenance during rocky periods in business and life. Craig breaks do…

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Send us a Text Message.In this episode, hosts Wyatt and Tanner sit down with the insightful Craig Oliver to tackle the concept of maintenance during rocky periods in business and life. Craig breaks down the idea of transformational fatigue and why it's crucial to shift focus to maintenance during uncertain times. He shares valuable insights on how individuals and businesses can thrive by doubling down on core processes, operations, and relationships.Key Takeaways:Embracing the Maintenance Mindset: Craig emphasizes the importance of understanding and accepting transformational fatigue. He …

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067: Navigating The Tech Maze: Expert Strategies For Business Owners | Travis Schwartz &Raquo;
067: Navigating the Tech Maze: Expert Strategies for Business Owners | Travis Schwartz

Send us a Text Message.In this insightful episode of the Decentralized Opportunity podcast, we're thrilled to have Travis Schwartz, a seasoned consultant with over 20 years of experience, share h…

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Send us a Text Message.In this insightful episode of the Decentralized Opportunity podcast, we're thrilled to have Travis Schwartz, a seasoned consultant with over 20 years of experience, share his invaluable perspectives on how small and medium-sized businesses can harness the power of technology to streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and foster growth. Dive deep into the common pitfalls of technology in business, the transformative potential of off-the-shelf software, and the future of AI in the business landscape.Highlights:[00:04.27] Tanner kicks off the discussion on the compl…

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066: How Grants Are Driving Growth In Nebraska | Kathy Andersen &Raquo;
066: How Grants Are Driving Growth in Nebraska | Kathy Andersen

Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Kathy Andersen, the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development (LPED), discusses the grant process and the impo…

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Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Kathy Andersen, the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development (LPED), discusses the grant process and the importance of taking advantage of available resources. She highlights the challenges faced by entrepreneurs in rural communities and the efforts to build thriving ecosystems. Kathy also shares insights into the entrepreneurship environment in Lincoln and the opportunities for young people to get involved. She addresses the question of whether it is harder to start a business today and explains the ROI…

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065: Overcoming Fear: How To Turn Setbacks Into Opportunities | Rachel D Fox &Raquo;
065: Overcoming Fear: How to Turn Setbacks into Opportunities | Rachel D Fox

Send us a Text Message."What Would You Do If You Weren't Scared?" This interview with Rachel D Fox explores the topic of diving fully into one's passion and making the decision to pursue it…

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Send us a Text Message."What Would You Do If You Weren't Scared?" This interview with Rachel D Fox explores the topic of diving fully into one's passion and making the decision to pursue it wholeheartedly. It discusses the experience of dealing with layoffs and how it can be a catalyst for pursuing one's true purpose. The conversation also delves into overcoming fear and evaluating career decisions, emphasizing the importance of authenticity and networking. It concludes with the idea of what one would do if they weren't scared and the significance of building a strong foun…

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064: The Unseen Advantage Of A Mission-Based Business &Raquo;
064: The Unseen Advantage of a Mission-Based Business

Send us a Text Message.This discussion delves deep into the nuances distinguishing mission-driven companies from traditional profit-driven companies. Spotlighting the unique challenges, legal framewor…

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Send us a Text Message.This discussion delves deep into the nuances distinguishing mission-driven companies from traditional profit-driven companies. Spotlighting the unique challenges, legal frameworks, and investment landscapes these entities navigate. Emphasizing corporate ethics, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability, it showcases exemplary mission-based organizations that have successfully married profit with purpose. It underscores the criticality of aligning business operations with core values and ethical models, urging a reflective evaluation of life's prioritie…

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063: 10 Rules That Made Sam Walton America'S Richest Man &Raquo;
063: 10 Rules That Made Sam Walton America's Richest Man

Send us a Text Message.In this episode of the Decentralized Opportunity Podcast, hosts Wyatt and Tanner dive deep into the business lessons and insights derived from the autobiography "Sam Walton: Mad…

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Send us a Text Message.In this episode of the Decentralized Opportunity Podcast, hosts Wyatt and Tanner dive deep into the business lessons and insights derived from the autobiography "Sam Walton: Made in America." Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, shares his incredible journey from a small-town variety store owner to building one of the largest retail giants in the world. Join us as we explore the timeless principles that made Walmart a retail powerhouse and how these principles can be applied to businesses today.Episode Highlights:Introduction to Sam Walton and his journey into the retail …

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The New Era Of Nil In College Sports - Get Brand Deals As A Student Athlete | Chris Aumueller &Raquo;
The New Era of NIL in College Sports – Get Brand Deals as a Student Athlete | Chris Aumueller

Send us a Text Message.In this episode of the Decentralized Opportunity Podcast, Tanner is joined by Christopher Aumueller, the founder of FanWord. They discuss the name, Image, and likeness (NIL) ind…

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Send us a Text Message.In this episode of the Decentralized Opportunity Podcast, Tanner is joined by Christopher Aumueller, the founder of FanWord. They discuss the name, Image, and likeness (NIL) industry and how FanWord helps athletes monetize their brands. Christopher shares the origin story of FanWord and emphasizes the importance of authenticity and storytelling in building athlete brands. They also discuss the realistic goals and benefits of using NIL products and the role of AI in FanWord's products. Finally, they explore the unique aspects of building a business in Nebraska and th…

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061: The Power Of Resilience: Build A Successful Mission-Driven Business - Dan Anderson Of Stratum &Raquo;
061: The Power of Resilience: Build a Successful Mission-Driven Business – Dan Anderson of Stratum

Send us a Text Message.In episode 61,  Wyatt  has a heartfelt reunion with an old Army buddy, Dan Anderson, who is now the successful owner of Stratum Productions, a live events production company. …

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Send us a Text Message.In episode 61,  Wyatt  has a heartfelt reunion with an old Army buddy, Dan Anderson, who is now the successful owner of Stratum Productions, a live events production company. Wyatt expresses his excitement and pride in seeing how far Dan has come since their days in the military. During the interview Tanner encourages Dan to share his journey of starting Stratum Productions and the challenges he faced along the way. He highlights the importance of learning business skills and the role of adaptability in navigating uncertain times, like the COVID-19 pandemic. Dan also e…

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Beat Boredom &Amp; Stress: Become Indistractable &Amp; Master Your Attention &Raquo;
Beat Boredom & Stress: Become Indistractable & Master Your Attention

Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Tanner and Wyatt discuss the topic of distraction and focus, inspired by the book 'Indistractable' by Nir Eyal. They explore the concept of distractio…

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Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Tanner and Wyatt discuss the topic of distraction and focus, inspired by the book 'Indistractable' by Nir Eyal. They explore the concept of distraction and how it can hinder productivity and fulfillment. They also delve into the difference between internal and external triggers and how to manage them. The importance of timeboxing and planning is highlighted, along with the challenges of implementing these strategies. The concept of effort packs, price packs, and identity packs are introduced as tools to help avoid distractions and stay focused.…

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059: New Year, New Strategy: Mastering Resolutions With Six Sigma &Raquo;
059: New Year, New Strategy: Mastering Resolutions with Six Sigma

Send us a Text Message.SummaryIn this episode, Tanner and Wyatt discuss the importance of setting goals and making resolutions for personal growth and success. They introduce the DMAIC framework, whic…

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Send us a Text Message.SummaryIn this episode, Tanner and Wyatt discuss the importance of setting goals and making resolutions for personal growth and success. They introduce the DMAIC framework, which stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. They explore how this framework can be applied to personal goals (not just Lean Six Sigma) and how to determine the current state and ideal future state. They emphasize the importance of measuring progress, setting specific and measurable goals, and creating a support network. They also discuss the challenges of consistency and execution…

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