Episode #291: Andy Rachleff – What Do You Uniquely Offer That People Desperately Want?

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Episode #291: Andy Rachleff – What Do You Uniquely Offer That People Desperately Want? Andy Rachleff is a co-founder and Executive Chairman of Wealthfront. He had previously been the executive chairman of the company after stepping down as the CEO, but then returned to the CEO role on October 31, 2016. Rachleff co-founded Benchmark Capital in 1995 and was a general partner until 2004.  Prior …

2018: Year In Review. And What’s Coming In 2019…

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2018 was an incredible year for The Learning Leader Show.  Here’s a quick look back at the great things that occurred over the past year: I walked away from my corporate career to partner with Brixey & Meyer and share the Learning Leader message the world over. From 34 stages in 7 states and in 3 different countries, I had the privilege of …

Episode #290: Scott Harrison – Redemption, Compassion, & The Transformative Power Within Us All

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Episode #290: Scott Harrison – Redemption, Compassion, & The Transformative Power Within Us All SCOTT HARRISON is the founder and CEO of charity: water, a non-profit that has mobilized over one million donors around the world to fund over 28,000 water projects in 26 countries that will serve more than 8.2 million people. Harrison has been recognized on Fortune’s 40 under …

Episode #289: Philip McKernan – Relationships Move At The Speed Of Vulnerability

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Episode #289: Philip McKernan – Relationships Move At The Speed Of Vulnerability Philip McKernan works with entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. When people are seeking clarity about their future or want to move through roadblocks, seen and unseen, they call Philip. As a speaker he has inspired and challenged the Canadian Olympic Team and The Pentagon to …

Episode #288: Robert Greene (Part 2) – The Laws Of Human Nature

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Episode #288: Robert Greene (Part 2) –  Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery.  In his sixth book, The Laws of Human Nature, he turns to the most important subject of all – understanding people’s drives and motivations, even …

Episode #287: Robert Greene (Part 1) – 5 Strategies For Becoming A Master Persuader

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Episode #287: Robert Greene (Part 1) – 5 Strategies For Becoming A Master Persuader Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery. In his sixth book, The Laws of Human Nature, he turns to the most important subject of all …

Episode #286: Phil Jones – How To Build Your Squad (The WHO In Your Life)

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Episode #286: Phil Jones – How To Build Your Squad (The WHO In Your Life) Phil  Jones has made it his life’s work to demystify the sales process, re frame what it means to “sell,” and help his audiences to learn new skills that empower confidence, overcome fears and instantaneously impact their results. The author of five international best-selling books, …

Episode #285: Scott Gerber – Stop Networking And Start Building Relationships That Matter

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Episode #285: Scott Gerber – Stop Networking And Start Building Relationships That Matter Scott Gerber is CEO of The Community Company, an organization that builds and manages community-driven programs for media companies and global brands. He is the founder of YEC, an invitation-only organization for the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. He is also the founder of Forbes Councils, a …

7 Books To Read To Become A Better Leader

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Many podcast listeners/friends have asked me what books they should read to become a better leader. The totality of this list is in the hundreds… But for now, let’s start with seven. You’ll notice I’m more interested in reading about fascinating stories and the heroes in them than I am about “business” type books. There is so much to learn from real stories and …

Episode #284: Michael Lombardi – A Masterclass In Building Teams And Winning Championships

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Episode #284: Michael Lombardi – A Masterclass In Building Teams And Winning Championships Since the mid-1980s, Michael Lombardi has been an executive in the front offices of the 49ers, Browns, Eagles and Raiders. From 2014-16 he was an assistant to the coaching staff of the Patriots. He’s also worked for numerous media outlets, including Sports Illustrated and The Ringer.  He’s …

Episode #283: Tyler Cowen – The Path To Prosperity In A Disordered World

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Episode #283: Tyler Cowen – The Path To Prosperity In A Disordered World Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and also Director of the Mercatus Center. He received his Ph.d. in economics from Harvard University in 1987. His book The Great Stagnation: How America Ate the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, …

The 12 Things I Wish I Knew As A College Athlete

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Over the past week, I met with two college athletes who asked me “what I wish I would have known (and done) while in college?” In order to be better prepared for those conversations, I wrote down some of my thoughts. As I did this, I realized I had a few regrets (primarily for not taking action when I had the …

Episode #282: Seth Godin – You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn To See

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Episode #282: Seth Godin – You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn To See Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Marketing Seminar, online workshops that have transformed the work of thousands of people. …

Episode #281: George Raveling – Eight Decades Of Wisdom: From Dr. Martin Luther King To Michael Jordan

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Episode #281: George Raveling – Eight Decades Of Wisdom: From Dr. Martin Luther King To Michael Jordan Coach George Raveling is a national treasure. He’s the definition of a Learning Leader. He’s 81 years old and aggressively striving to get better every single day. Some notable facts about him. Possesses original copy of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech …

Episode #280: Danny Iny – Why You Shouldn’t Go To College

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Episode #280: Danny Iny – Why You Shouldn’t Go To College Danny Iny is an educator, entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Mirasee – a business education company. He’s developed widely acclaimed training, coaching, and support programs including the Course Builder’s Laboratory,  the Business Ignition Bootcamp, and the ACES Club, which together have graduated over 5,000 value-driven entrepreneurs. Danny’s …

Episode #279: James Clear – How Tiny Changes Can Equal Remarkable Results (Atomic Habits)

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Episode #279: James Clear – How Tiny Changes Can Equal Remarkable Results (Atomic Habits) James Clear is the author of Atomic Habits, the creator of the Habits Academy, a weightlifter, and a travel photographer. His writing is focused on how we can create better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives. He combines ideas from a wide range of disciplines including …

Episode #278: Mitch Albom – Tuesdays With Morrie & The Five People You Meet In Heaven

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Episode #278: Mitch Albom – Tuesdays With Morrie & The Five People You Meet In Heaven Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-nine territories and in forty-five languages around the world; and have …

Episode #277: Tom Goodwin – Life Advice From The #1 Influencer On LinkedIn

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Episode #277: Tom Goodwin – Life Advice From The #1 Influencer On LinkedIn Tom Goodwin is the Head of Innovation for Zenith Media. He speaks around the world at industry events, and he’s a best selling author.  He has also been named the #1 Influencer on LinkedIn. His role at Zenith, a top 3 global agency investing over $30bn per year …

Episode #276: Scott Belsky – How To Find Your Way Through The Hardest Part Of Any Venture (The Messy Middle)

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Episode #276: Scott Belsky – How To Find Your Way Through The Hardest Part Of Any Venture (The Messy Middle) Scott Belsky is a polymath. He’s an executive, entrepreneur, author, and investor (and all-around product obsessive). He currently serves as Adobe’s Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired …

Episode #275: Joe Navarro – The World’s #1 Body Language Expert (FBI Special Agent)

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Episode #275: Joe Navarro – The World’s #1 Body Language Expert (FBI Special Agent) Joe Navarro spent 25 years at the FBI, working both as an agent and supervisor in the areas of counterintelligence and counterterrorism. Through his work he was able to study, refine and apply the science of non-verbal communications. His acumen in this field and his success as …

Episode #274: Heidi Grant – How To Get People To Help You (Reinforcements)

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Episode #274: Heidi Grant – How To Get People To Help You (Reinforcements) Dr. Heidi Grant is a social psychologist who researches, writes, and speaks about the science of motivation.  In 2017, she was named one of Thinkers50’s most influential management thinkers globally. She is the Chief Science Officer for the Neuroleadership Institute, Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia …

Episode #273: Chip Conley – How To Be Wise Beyond Your Years

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Episode #273: Chip Conley – How To Be Wise Beyond Your Years Rebel hospitality entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, Chip Conley disrupted his favorite industry… twice. At age 26 he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV), transforming an inner-city motel into the second largest boutique hotel brand in America. He sold JdV after running it as CEO for 24 years, …

Episode #272: Scott Galloway – The Algebra Of Happiness

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Episode #272: Scott Galloway – The Algebra Of Happiness Scott Galloway is a Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business where he teaches Brand Strategy and Digital Marketing to second-year MBA students and is the author of the Digital IQ Index ®, a global ranking of prestige brands’ digital competence. In 2012, Professor Galloway was named “One of …

Episode #271: Phil Hellmuth – From Poker Brat To #Positivity. 15 Time World Champion Shares His Insecurities

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Episode #271: Phil Hellmuth – From Poker Brat To #Positivity. 15 Time World Champion Shares His Insecurities Phil Hellmuth… In his own words: “I am known as a volatile professional poker player w the nickname “Poker Brat.” My occasional tantrums at the poker tables–always shown on ESPN, it seems–are entertaining and detract and obfuscate who I really am. I’m a 15 …

Episode #270 – Sam Jones – A Comfortable Life Is Overrated

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Episode #270 – Sam Jones – A Comfortable Life Is Overrated Sam Jones is an acclaimed photographer and director whose seminal portraits of President Obama, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Bob Dylan, Kristin Stewart, Robert Downey Jr, Amy Adams, Jack Nicholson, and many others have appeared on the covers of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Time, Entertainment Weekly and Men’s …

Episode #269: Charlie Spaniard (UFC Fighter) Interviews Ryan Hawk – My Leadership Framework

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Episode #269: Charlie Spaniard (UFC Fighter) Interviews Ryan Hawk – My Leadership Framework Charlie Brennaman (AKA “The Spaniard”)  left the comfort of his hometown and full-time job as a Spanish teacher to pursue a career in mixed martial arts. What started out as a dream soon turned into reality. He fought at every level of the industry, including an 11-fight …

Episode #268: Allen Gannett – How To Create “Aha” Moments And Spark Creativity

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Episode #268: Allen Gannett – How To Create “Aha” Moments And Spark Creativity Allen is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics platform that enables creativity.  Marketers use TrackMaven to measure and improve performance across every channel  Some clients are: The NBA, Microsoft, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many more modern marketers.  His book, The Creative Curve, was published in …

Episode #267: Louie Anderson – How To Crush It on Stage From One Of The Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time

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Episode #267: Louie Anderson – How To Crush It on Stage From One Of The Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three­-time Emmy Award winner, named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand­-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own stand-up …

Episode #266: Ryan Caldbeck – CircleUp CEO: How To Build The Framework Of Your Life & Career

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Episode #266: Ryan Caldbeck – CircleUp CEO: How To Build The Framework Of Your Life & Career Ryan Caldbeck is the founder of San Francisco-based CircleUp, an investment platform powered by technology focused on emerging consumer and retail brands.  He went to Duke for his undergraduate degree and earned his MBA from Stanford.  He is widely known for his thoughtful …

Episode #265: Clay Mathile – Self Made Billionaire Shares His Keys To Success

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Episode #265: Clay Mathile – Self Made Billionaire Shares His Keys To Success Former CEO and owner of The Iams Company, Clay is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Aileron. He believes strongly in free enterprise and has a high respect for business owners who risk their capital to employ others. Clay attributes professional management as one of …