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Ben Smith is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Chancebending Ventures, a full-service consulting and advisory firm servicing seed stage digital startups to Fortune 500 clients. Ben has built and sold multiple venture backed startups, including Blayze inc. Prior to that, Ben was an early Google and YouTube business exec behind YouTube’s biggest partnerships and strategic efforts. Ben created many first of its kind social media partnerships on the web, and lead YouTube’s efforts with Hollywood for years. He helped bridge the gap between Hollywood and Silicon Valley, leaving YouTube HQ to be the company’s first businessperson in Los Angeles.

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How I read 100 blogs, 50 people and listen to 5-10 podcasts a day

I inhale content. I get through more content in a day then most people do in a month. But I'm meticulous about who I allow to be my content filter. I’m constantly refining my sources, and I do not hesitate to drop sources quickly. My strategy: I use Feedly to do a...

Can you handle the pace?

I'm obsessed with Ninja. That's right, Ninja is the guy making $6m a year playing video games. In 2018, Ninja is more widely mentioned than nearly any other "athlete" on the planet. In April of this year he had more social interactions than Ronaldo, LeBron, and Shaq....

70% of YouTube video usage is about learning new things

Crazy busy week around here at Chancebending. We're in the middle of on-boarding some new clients (boom!). We've also been building our own video brand strategy, and working out the details. I have no idea if we're on the right track, but I keep thinking about these...

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