Top Business Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/business The latest Business IAmA's collected from Reddit BusinessIamA Student Loan Expert here to talk about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6456/iama-student-loan-expert-here-to-talk-about-the I do stand-up comedy, I write, I act, and I do a podcast called WTF with Marc Maron. My producer Brendan McDonald and I wrote Waiting for the Punch, a book that uses hundreds of interviews from the podcast to help understand what it means to be alive. Let’s talk. (Brendan is here too and he’ll sign any questions he answers with ‘BM.’)

Proof: https://i.redd.it/jswmb2g669qz.jpg

That was fun. We've got to run to a thing. Thanks everyone for talking and asking and listening. If you preordered Waiting for the Punch, thank you so much. If you didn't, go get yourself a copy. We think you'll really enjoy it.

Boomer Lives!

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessWe are the team from Power Ledger, creators of the world’s first blockchain based P2P energy trading platform, ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6432/we-are-the-team-from-power-ledger-creators-of-the I'm Will Carless, a reporter at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where I cover hate and extremism in the U.S. I recently embedded with anti-fascists and discovered that they have a "hit list" of alt-right activists, which they disseminate ahead of protests. Many of them believe that pre-emptive violence is the only way to shut down hate speech.

Read my latest: https://www.revealnews.org/article/antifa-has-a-rapid-response-team-that-targets-alt-right-organizers/

Proof: https://i.redd.it/yj1cela4fboz.jpg

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessI am Khal, CEO of Sensory Goods, a manufacturer of sensory products including weighted blankets. It has been our goal to assist individuals with autism, anxiety, and sleep disorders. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6418/i-am-khal-ceo-of-sensory-goods-a-manufacturer-of Sensory Goods has been a company for 6 years. It began when I decided to help people who suffer from autism like my children. Since the company's founding, we have expanded our scope to assisting people in dealing with multiple disorders that affect sleep and comfort.

Our goal is to spread awareness about these disorders. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about these sensory issues and how certain products can help deal with them.

EDIT: We are heading out for the day. We appreciate your time and we very much enjoyed responding to the questions in this AMA. We will be available to try and answer any more questions you may have tomorrow! Feel free to contact us through our Facebook or our website. Have a great night! Sleep well!

EDIT (Again): Now I'm actually signing off for the night! Sleep well!

My Proof: https://twitter.com/SensoryGoods/status/912694122804166662

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Sister Margaret Ann, the chainsaw-wielding nun helping clean up after Hurricane Irma http://www.topiama.com/r/6397/ama-request-sister-margaret-ann-the Hi Reddit, we are the Cody Firearms Museum here to answer questions. We are a museum in NW Wyoming near Yellowstone and we have over 7,000 firearms and 28,000+ related artifacts in our collection. We interpret the history of firearms from the 1400s to the present. Our oldest firearm dates to at least the fifteenth century and our newest was made last year. We are the repository for the Winchester Factory Collection & Corporate Archive, the Eli Whitney Jr. Collection, the Benjamin Butler Collection, and the Edwin Pugsley Collection. We also have the archives of Schuyler, Hartley, & Graham, Marlin, L.C. Smith, and Ithaca.

We are part of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, which includes the Whitney Western Art Museum, Plains Indian Museum, Buffalo Bill Museum, Draper Natural History Museum, and McCracken Research Library. The Center is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and we currently planning a major renovation of our museum. If you want to search our collection go here for objects, or here for archival material, or just check our post history. Our Curator, Ashley, and Assistant Curator, Danny, are here to answer your questions for the next couple of hours. Ask us about firearms history, museums, or whatever.

Twitter proof.

Or check us out on Facebook or Instagram.

Update: Thanks for the questions everyone! We had fun. We have to run to meetings, but if you have more ask and we'll check back.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessIamA 25 year old entrepreneur with the world's shittiest business AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6378/iama-25-year-old-entrepreneur-with-the-worlds Hey, I'm Nick. I own shittyballoons.com and yes my parents know. They find it hilarious.

Idea came about when I was at my sister's graduation and realized that people should have sarcastic balloons for the after parties.

Ask away!

Proof

https://twitter.com/shittyballoons/status/907681461301641216

Since a lot of people are pming for discounts, use code REDDIT for 20% off

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessWe are from the HEROcoin team starting the first Austrian ICO in two days! AUA http://www.topiama.com/r/6384/we-are-from-the-herocoin-team-starting-the-first Hello Reddit!

My name is Eric Sanders (although I was originally called Ignaz Schwarz) and I was born in Vienna in 1919.

As a Jew I escaped the Nazis and headed to London where I luckily arrived in 1938. I joined the British Army and eventually the SOE (Special Operations Executive). Since the end of the war I have written several plays and a script for the film 'Nasser' along with two autobiographies (one in German and the other in English) and have now turned my eye, at the wonderfully ripe age of 97, towards writing books.

I have just finished writing a two part book called Mazes (blurb here: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71VR4-JXffL.jpg) and I will also be holding a book launch event at the BAFTA venue on Saturday 16th September, feel free to PM me if you are interested in attending!

Proof: https://imgur.com/a/MCa3p (I will upload a picture of me with a sign when I come back to answer questions!).

Proof 2: https://imgur.com/a/xq86j

Ask Me Anything!

We will be answering questions today at 18:30pm GMT (13:30pm Eastern Time, 10:30am PCT)

1st Edit: Silly me, I put Non-fiction in the title but I meant Fiction! (Grandson's fault)

2nd Edit: Just going to have some dinner, we will be back in 30 minutes!

3rd Edit: Well it's getting pretty late now so we'll finish for today however my Grandson will be back here with me on Thursday 14th September to answer some more of your questions. Many thanks for all of your wonderful questions, I have been truly amazed at the sheer amount of questions and the amount of people who would be interested in this topic!

4th Edit: We are back again today at 18:30pm GMT (13:30pm Eastern Time, 10:30am PCT) to answer some more questions

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
GamingI'm Steve, creator of Beat Hazard & Martial Arts Brutality & Solo Indie Dev AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6347/im-steve-creator-of-beat-hazard-martial-arts I'm Steve, creator of Beat Hazard and my new game Martial Arts Brutality. I'm a solo indie developer based in the UK. I published my first game at the age of 14 for the Atari 800. I've worked for a number of big games studios. I went full time indie 7 years ago and haven't looked back since. My new game Martial Arts Brutality if a F2P turn based tactical card fighter, down load & details here: http://www.coldbeamgames.com/martial-arts-brutality.html

I've wanted to make a martial arts games for years. I've tried to do something a little different with this one.

Anyway, enough talk .... AMA

Proof: https://twitter.com/ColdBeamGames/status/902442506268356608

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicHi, I'm Laura Brehm. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6275/hi-im-laura-brehm-ask-me-anything Thanks for your questions ! This AMA is now closed, but if you have a question that you wanted to ask and I wasn't able to answer, go to this link and choose the "Ask a Question" button: https://laurabrehm.fanbridge.com/ and I will get back to you! <3

Proof that it's me: http://imgur.com/a/nfzy9

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Fri, 04 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherI'm an employee at an AMC movie theater. Ask me about the weird and interesting experience that comes along with the job. http://www.topiama.com/r/6257/im-an-employee-at-an-amc-movie-theater-ask-me Worked at AMC for about 6 months. It's honestly a great job but does get extremely weird sometimes. I have also developed a pretty decent understanding of the business side of movie theaters.

Proof:http://imgur.com/BKNrqoG (Pretty crappy proof but it's all I really have)

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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessWe’re the team conducting the first pizza-by-drone deliveries in New Zealand. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6226/were-the-team-conducting-the-first-pizzabydrone UPDATE: Thanks for chatting with us! We’re taking a break to go flying and eat some pizza, and will keep an eye on this AMA if you have more questions!

Hello Reddit! We’re Matthew Sweeny (u/Fly_Flirtey), CEO of Flirtey, and Michael Gillespie (u/Michael_Gillespie), Chief Digital Officer at Domino’s Pizza Enterprises. Together, we’re delivering Domino’s pizzas with Flirtey drones in New Zealand.

Delivery drones will save lives and change lifestyles around the world. We announced our pizza-by-drone partnership last year with initial deliveries to customer homes. Now we’re gearing up to begin another expansion of our drone deliveries to more New Zealand neighborhoods later this year and early next year – perhaps to your doorstep next!
AMA!

For background: - Bloomberg: The Little Drone Startup Beating Amazon and Google in the Home Delivery Race - NZ Herald: Flirtey Teams with Domino's for First-Ever Pizza Drone Delivery Service - - AJ : Is this the future of disaster relief? Flirtey drones could deliver emergency supplies to people in hard-to-reach places.

Proof: https://twitter.com/Fly_Flirtey/status/887435701674950656

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessI am Rune Sovndahl, co-founder and CEO of an international service company, and а passionate shark and cave diver - Ask Me Anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/6203/i-am-rune-sovndahl-cofounder-and-ceo-of-an I am Rune Sovndahl, co-founder and CEO of Fantastic Services https://www.fantasticservices.com/ — a franchise-based company operating within the on-demand services sector, on 3 continents. To take my mind off the corporate life, I like to (among other extreme activities) dive underwater caves or swim in shark ridden areas. AMA about my hobbies, company, starting from scratch, the industry in UK, Brexit, anything. http://imgur.com/AqaxAg3

Read more about my adventures here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewcave/2017/01/31/from-swimming-with-sharks-to-cave-diving-the-ceos-who-take-risks-outside-work/#4daa9aa6684d and here: http://www.director.co.uk/driven-by-jeep-how-adventure-made-rune-sovndahl-a-better-leader-19860-2/

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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessWe are Bar Exam Experts. If you are studying for the July 2017 bar exam, ask me any questions. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6198/we-are-bar-exam-experts-if-you-are-studying-for My short bio: Marino Bar Review was founded by Professor Joesph Marino, named “the go-to-guy for those in need of bar review” by The New York Law Journal after helping JFK, Jr., the most famous retaker, to pass the bar, after failing twice with two other bar courses. Professor Marino was a former full time professor at New York Law School, credited for raising their bar passage rate from 57% to 94% and a former lecturer for Barbri. At Marino, we have earned a reputation for helping unsuccessful bar candidates to pass, most notably with our Retaker Course, the only program designed specifically for those students retaking the bar exam. Generations of attorneys nationwide have attributed their bar exam success to Marino and send their children and grandchildren – as well as their legal interns and law clerks – to Marino for bar exam preparation.

My Proof: https://marinobarreview.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MarinoLegalAcademy/

https://twitter.com/MarinoLegalAcad/status/882990319997988864

The Marino Bar Review team consisting of Max Shoengold, Director of our Bar Review Program, Sue Silverman, our Senior Editor, as well Emily and Michael Marino, who own and operate MBR, will be answering questions from students studying for the bar exam between 12pm and 6pm EST today. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to submit questions to info@marinolegal.com

EDIT: Thank you for all of your great questions! We hope our answers have been helpful. We apologize if we did not get to your question - we will try to answer some more questions tomorrow. Good luck to everyone taking the upcoming July Bar Exam! And just a reminder - if you have any questions you can always email us at info@marinolegal.com

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessWe are engineers from Zipline and today we made 17 lifesaving deliveries by drone in Rwanda. We fly through rain and wind to 8+ hospitals across the country. Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6160/we-are-engineers-from-zipline-and-today-we-made Day 2 and we're still live! Keep the questions coming!

We are Zipline , the world's first drone delivery service operating at national scale. A lot of folks claim to do crazy things, but we're a bit different because we really are doing crazy things.

We've been making real deliveries since last October. We've made several thousand flights in Rwanda, delivering real blood to real patients at eight different hospitals across the country. We've built have an awesome team running flights seven days a week, well into the night. Just today, we made 17 blood deliveries, including one delivery to each of the 8 hospitals we serve!

Our engineering and business team here in the U.S. is located on a cattle ranch overlooking the Pacific Ocean where we also do all of our test flights.

We take a pretty different approach than most companies when it comes to tackling seemingly-impossible problems. We're here today because we think we're working on something pretty special and not that many people know about it.

Joining us today, I've peeled away some folks to answer all of your questions.

  • Abdoul (AbdoulSalam) leads our Distribution Center in Rwanda. He's a hacker, tinkerer, and work-horse. One of the smartest Rwandans you've ever met! (It's also the middle of the night for Abdoul right now - thanks for staying up!)
  • Alain (zipline_alain) is a fellow Redditor and software engineer. He's built an ordering system that is simpler than checking out on most sites, yet works over WhatsApp, phone, or web when the Internet decides to work.
  • Jeremy (jdschw) designs our automated air traffic control. He enables fleets of our Zips to fly together, safely.
  • Ciara (zipline_ciara) runs recruiting, has the sweetest pitbull (Sarge!), and will climb any rock she finds.
  • Lastly, I'm Ryan (zipline_ryan), I lead the software team and spend a lot of time thinking about what the future looks like.

Checkout our website and apply to us if you are excited by our mission. More photos and videos on Twitter.

Proof - here is Alain, Ryan, and Jeremy. Abdoul is in Rwanda and Ciara is working from the road today.

We'll be here taking your questions starting at 4:30p PDT (7:30p EDT) and we'll stay as long as you've got questions! And, we're live! Ready to take your questions.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessI am Jim Estill, CEO, Danby Appliances I spent $1.5M to bring 200 Syrian refugees to Canada. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6165/i-am-jim-estill-ceo-danby-appliances-i-spent-15m I am CEO of Danby Appliances - a company that sells over 2,000,000 appliances per year. Bar fridges, freezers, microwaves, wine coolers, air conditioners etc.

I started my first company from the trunk of my car and grw it to over $2 Billion in sales. I was a founding director of Blackberry. Founding member of Communitech. Have done over 150 angel investments - mostly in tech and environment companies.

https://twitter.com/jimestill/status/875103083054993408)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/canada-opens-its-hearts-to-syrian-refugees/

http://torontolife.com/city/life/jim-estill-the-man-who-saved-200-syrian-refugees/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShVIW46xP7g

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
IwasA transcriptionist for secretly recorded Nixon White House tapes AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6042/iwasa-transcriptionist-for-secretly-recorded When I was a student at the University of Virginia, I interned for the Miller Center's Presidential Recordings Program through which I transcribed hundreds of hours of secretly recorded White House tapes. Presidents from the Eisenhower Administration to the Nixon Administration secretly recorded their conversations in the Oval Office, Executive Office Building, and Camp David. I mostly transcribed President Nixon's tapes, but I also transcribed a few of Pres. Kennedy's and Pres. LBJ's tapes.

I mentioned this in a /r/todayilearned thread about Pres. Nixon's secretly recorded tapes and received requests to do a AMA: https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/6at8be/til_richard_nixon_possessed_3700_hours_of_taped/dhhp6xp/

More about the Presidential Recordings Program: https://millercenter.org/about-presidential-recordings-program

My Proof: I'm happy to send my internship offer letter/ other email correspondence with my supervisor to an admin.

Edit: I because I pasted the wrong link earlier.

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Sat, 13 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT