The Crazy Ones

The Crazy Ones

Founders, friends and fellow builders Alex Lieberman & Jesse Pujji know what it is to be a founder. The irrational confidence, relentless grind and creative ecstacy needed to build something. In this show, they dole out unfiltered opinions and advice on how to build businesses, and how the current state of the world helps or hurts founders.

Recent Episodes

How To Get Your Initial Customers

March 16, 2023

Episode 32 Founder’s Journal: Alex Lieberman ( @businessbarista ) shares his experience and tips on how to acquire your first group of customers, whether that be 100 or 1,000. First, he talks about the early stages of Mornin…

[EMERGENCY POD] Silicon Valley Bank: What Happened and Why

March 13, 2023

(Recorded 03/10/23) Alex Lieberman ( @businessbarista ) and Jesse Pujji ( @jspujji ) react and unpack the news about Silicon Valley Bank and its collapse. Jesse goes into where banks fit in the entire financial ecosystem and…

How to Not F*ck Up Your Meetings

March 9, 2023

Episode 30: Let’s face it…most meetings suck. Even when they’re set up with all the best intentions, they often end up being a waste of everyone’s time. So what can be done? Alex Lieberman ( @businessbarista ) has 7 importan…

The Story of Sam Zemurray is Bananas

March 7, 2023

Episode 29: In this episode, Alex Lieberman ( @businessbarista ) and Jesse Pujji ( @jspujji ) catch up to talk about Jesse’s tips on unplugging when going on vacation. Then, the guys get into the incredible story of Sam Zemu…

Venture Studios 101 w/ Jesse Pujji

March 2, 2023

Episode 28: In this episode, Jesse Pujji ( @jspujji ) breaks down what a venture studio is, the pros and cons of a venture studio, and examples of successful studios that could be your source of inspiration. Then, Jesse shar…

How a 26-Year-Old With Autism Built a $10 Million Samurai Sword Business

Feb. 28, 2023

Episode 27: In this episode, Alex Lieberman ( @businessbarista ) and Jesse Pujji ( @jspujji ) are sitting down with Isaac Medeiros . He’s the founder of MiniKatana , a product company that is wildly successful because of its…