GE 177: How Ryan Blair Took ViSalus from $6M in Debt to $624M in Revenue by Using Challenge Marketing (podcast)

Ryan Blair

In this episode, Eric shares the mic with Ryan Blair, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, multi-millionaire, and CEO of ViSalus.

Listen as Ryan takes us on a journey through his days at rock bottom—poverty, an abusive father, and gang life—to his days as a rockstar living on his own terms. Learn how he started a venture fund called HashtagOne that invests in technologies that they want to learn about, how he bought ViSalus for $75,000 in 2005 and sold it in 2008 for $32 million, and why he says that being a better student than a teacher led to his success.

Download podcast transcript [PDF] here: How Ryan Blair Took ViSalus from $6M in Debt to $624M in Revenue by Using Challenge Marketing TRANSCRIPT

Time Stamped Show Notes:

3 Key Points:

  1. Your past does not define your future.
  2. There’s always a new way to do business.
  3. More opportunities come during the bad times.

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About Eric Siu

Eric Siu (@ericosiu) is the CEO at Single Grain, a digital marketing agency that focuses on paid advertising and content marketing. He contributes regularly to Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes and more.

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