Episode 218: David Hornik – Why Givers Win

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Episode 218: David Hornik – Why Givers Win For the last 20 years, David has worked closely with technology companies to help them grow and prosper. David joined August Capital in 2000 to invest in a broad range of software companies. Along with colleagues at August Capital, David started the first venture capital blog, VentureBlog, and the first venture capital …

Episode 212: Max Joseph – Catfish, Leadership, Making It Count, & Pete Berg

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Episode 212: Max Joseph – Catfish, Leadership, Making It Count, & Pete Berg Max Joseph is one of the creative minds behind MTV’s Catfish and the director of the indie film We Are Your Friends, has teamed up with the social media app Vero to launch a new documentary series, Charismatic Thinker.  He started as an editor, then become a director. He has written, …

18 Keys To Sustaining Excellence

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Over the past two years, I’ve recorded 178 conversations (for my podcast The Learning Leader Show) with some of the greatest leadership minds in the world: CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Professional Athletes… I look for those who have done two things: 1) Sustained excellence over an extended period of time. 2) Have an understanding WHY they’ve performed at such a high level. I …

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence – The Best Answers from 178 Conversations

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  Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence – The Best Answers from 178 Conversations This is an episode unlike any other… I’ve listened through some of the best answers to the question: “What are the common characteristics/themes amongst those who have sustained excellence over an extended period of time?” We (my editor, Scott Donnell and me) pulled out some of the …

Episode 136: Derek Coburn – Networking Is Not Working

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Episode 136: Derek Coburn – Networking Is Not Working Derek Coburn is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller, “Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections.” Derek is the CEO and co-founder (along with his wife, Melanie) of CADRE—an un-networking community in Washington, DC—serving CEOs and business leaders, and has hosted numerous bestselling authors …

Episode 127: Adam Grant – How Originals Impact The World

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Episode 127: Adam Grant – How Originals Impact The World Adam Grant has been a leader I’ve admired since I read his NY Times best-selling book, “Give and Take” in 2013.  The book changed my life.  It changed how I view the world and how I view success.  The path to success and sustained excellence is different than I originally …

Episode 117: Tim Urban – Using Procrastination to Perform A Ted Talk & Befriend Elon Musk

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Episode 117: Tim Urban –  Using Procrastination to Perform A Ted Talk & Befriend Elon Musk Listen carefully to both the beginning and the end of this conversation.  Tim Urban is one of the most thoughtful leaders that I have ever met.  As a listener I found Tim to be patient and thoughtful in his responses to my questions, sometimes taking …

Episode 088: Ryan Holiday – How To Find The Best Mentor & Viewing Obstacles As Opportunities

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Episode 088: Ryan Holiday – How To Find The Best Mentor & Viewing Obstacles As Opportunities Ryan Holiday is a fascinating thinker.  I appreciate his stories and the manner in which he views the world.  This conversation was entertaining and educational. Ryan is an incredibly interesting person.  During our time together, Ryan talked about stoicism and why he’s fascinated by …

Episode 063: Whitney Johnson – How To Disrupt Yourself To Dare, Dream, and DO Remarkable Things

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Episode 063: Whitney Johnson – How To Disrupt Yourself To Dare, Dream, and DO Remarkable Things This was a fascinating conversation with Whitney Johnson… Whitney has an extremely interesting story to tell about how she is a personal disrupter.  She was an incredibly successful Equity Analyst and she quit in order to disrupt herself.  You’ll hear why she did it and …

Episode 038: John Ruhlin – Working The Gratitude Muscle | Strategic Appreciation And Gift Giving

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Episode 038: John Ruhlin – Working The Gratitude Muscle | Strategic Appreciation And Gift Giving This episode was absolutely packed full of action oriented takeaways to help us become better at exercising the gratitude muscle. In addition to this, John truly lives by what he says… He sent me handcrafted custom made knives with this engraving, “Hand crafted for the …