A Conversation Between Kara Goldin and Arlan Hamilton

Arlan Hamilton and Kara sit down to talk about the origins of Hint, getting her product into Whole Foods, and how the most powerful ideas come from first solving a problem for yourself and then bringing it to the public. Kara also talks about how Hint’s early customers — how their enthusiastic response kept her going through some of the most difficult times launching a startup. Arlan Hamilton goes behind-the-scenes and teaches you how to make your first million dollars, get your first million downloads, or find your first million customers. Arlan is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, has raised more than $10M, and has invested in over 100 companies led by people of color, women, and/or LGBTQ.

A Conversation Between Kara Goldin and David Meltzer

David Meltzer talks to Kara about her thoughts on how to leverage curiosity in your career in order to be happier. Plus, why being a “visionary” can also present challenges for a CEO. Kara shares what it means to be an “accidental entrepreneur,” why that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and how she had one problem to solve, which led to the creation of Hint. “The Playbook” podcast is a mix of interviews, Q&A, fireside chats, keynotes and exclusive conversations with the most influential CEO’s, sports icons, and successful entrepreneurs who share their personal and professional play-by-play of the “what,” “why,” and “how” to achieve anything you set your mind to.

A Conversation Between Kara Goldin and Alex Lieberman

Alex Lieberman talks to Kara about helping people live healthier lives. Kara talks about what has been critical to her success and thinking — at every step along the way — “what else can we do?” During good times or bad, it’s critical to keep dreaming up solutions and ideas that will lead to innovation. Alex Lieberman is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Morning Brew. Founder’s Journal is a daily diary made public for the world, helping you think better in order to build your business or build your career better.

A Conversation Between Kara Goldin and Guy Raz

Guy Raz interviews Kara, digging into how she gave up diet soda, and started adding fresh fruit to her drinking water to make it more fun. This inspired her to create Hint water, a line of unsweetened flavored water beverages that are now available in over 30,000 stores nationwide. Kara shares how sales have almost doubled as Hint invested in e-commerce during the pandemic, and offers her advice for entrepreneurs trying to break into saturated market spaces like the beverage industry. This conversation is an excerpt from the “How I Built Resilience” series, where Guy talks online with founders and entrepreneurs about how they’re navigating turbulent times.

A Conversation Between Kara Goldin, Alan Murray and Ellen McGirt

Alan Murray and Ellen McGirt chat with Kara about how she kept doubters from crushing her vision for Hint water. It’s no secret that the beverage business is a challenging space, and flavored water is a crowded area within that challenging space. So back in 2005, what made Kara Goldin, CEO of Hint, think her indie brand could go up against the likes of Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and Nestle? Kara talks about taking on giants and her new book, “Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters.” Leadership Next is a Fortune Media podcast about the changing rules of business leadership.

A Conversation Between Kara Goldin and Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel and Kara discuss the origins of Hint Water. Kara talks about a pivotal meeting she had at Google – originally set up as an informational interview – which led to Google stocking Hint in its kitchens and cafeterias. Hint was an instant success and quickly became the “unofficial beverage of Silicon Valley.” Bethenny Frankel is a self-made businesswoman, TV producer, multiple New York Times bestselling author, and mother – as well as founder & CEO of Skinnygirl, a global lifestyle empire, featuring products for women that offer practical and stylish solutions to everyday problems.

A Conversation Between Kara Goldin and James McKinney

James McKinney speaks with Kara about her experience in technology and media, and how that unlikely background led to her founding a company that became a multi-million-dollar global beverage brand. Kara talks about how she didn’t allow “what she didn’t know” to stop her from moving forward with bringing a product – which she created to improve her own health – to the larger market. The reason the doubts and doubters didn’t faze her is because she knew the consumer needed this solution…again…there was nothing else out there when she created Hint. It was her determination and mission that allowed her to silence the noise and focus on what had to be done in order to build the business and the brand the way she wanted to. As inspiring as she might sound solely based upon my introduction, you can’t forget that NO success story happened overnight…in fact…most success stories start far earlier than many think.

Every wildfire began with a spark. Every superhero has an origin story. And every single startup has a moment that they point to as their beginning. And every founder has a purpose that drove them in the midst of all obstacles. THAT is The Startup Story.

A Conversation Between Kara Goldin and Stephan Spencer

Stephan Spencer interviews Kara about her book, which tackles dealing with your fears and moving forward despite uncertainty. They also talk about Kara’s undaunted path and how she learned to turn criticism into motivation. Kara speaks about learning all aspects of the business so that nothing blindsided her, and problem-solving became second nature. For an incredible success story of breaking down doors and breaking glass ceilings, listen to this episode! Get Yourself Optimized is a podcast full of secret knowledge that will enable you to reboot your life and improve your health, wealth, partner intimacy, peer group, spirit, career, business, and more!

A Conversation Between Kara Goldin and David Knox

David Knox sits down with Kara to chat about her experience as an entrepreneur, as well as her realization that the narrative needed to change and how that inspired her to write “Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters.” Kara also talks about her journey building Hint and about the inspiration to write “Undaunted.”

Predicting the Turn is a podcast dedicated to equipping business leaders with the tools they need to navigate today’s ever-changing business landscape.

A Conversation Between Kara Goldin and Jon Dwoskin

Jon Dwoskin talks to Kara about her book, “Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters,” leading through the pandemic, and preparing for where the world and the business environment is heading. 

Jon Dwoskin is a podcast host and executive coach, focusing on getting his clients unstuck so that they can grow their businesses.