Episode #323: Ian Leslie – The Desire To Know & Why Your Future Depends On It

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Ian Leslie is a London-based journalist and author of critically acclaimed books about human behavior. He is currently writing a new book on “productive disagreement”, which will be published in 2020. Ian also created, wrote and performed in the BBC radio comedy Before They Were Famous. Ian appears as a commentator on current affairs and culture for the BBC, Sky, …

Episode #310: David Epstein – Why Generalists Will Rule The World

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Episode #310: David Epstein – Why Generalists Will Rule The World David Epstein is the author of the forthcoming Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World , and of the top 10 New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene, which has been translated in 21 languages. (It was purchased by President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.)  David has master’s …

Episode #308: Alex Hutchinson – The Curiously Elastic Limits Of Human Performance

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Episode #308: Alex Hutchinson – The Curiously Elastic Limits Of Human Performance Alex Hutchinson started out as a physicist, with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge then a few years as a postdoctoral researcher with the U.S. National Security Agency, working on quantum computing and nano-mechanics. During that time, he competed as a middle- and long-distance runner for the …

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, …

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 #261: Darryl Strawberry – MLB Superstar: World Series, Home Runs, & Substance Abuse

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Episode #261: Darryl Strawberry – Major League Baseball Superstar: Home Runs, Substance Abuse, & Helping Others Darryl Strawberry helped lead the New York Mets to a World Series championship and the New York Yankees to three World Series championships.  He was also suspended three times by Major League Baseball for substance abuse.  He was a nine time all star and …

Episode #259: Shane Snow – How To Build A Dream Team

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Episode #259: Shane Snow – How To Build A Dream Team Shane Snow serves as Founder at Large at Contently, which works with Fortune 500 brands and has helped over 100,000 freelance journalists, artists, and photographers put food on the table. His writing has appeared in Wired Magazine, The New Yorker, GQ, Fast Company, Advertising Age, The Washington Post, and …

Episode #258: Jesse Itzler – Creating Your LIFE Resume (Living With The Monks)

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Episode #258: Jesse Itzler – Creating Your LIFE Resume (Living With The Monks) Jesse Itzler only eats fruit ’til noon, loves Run-D.M.C., and enjoys living life “out of the box.” The author of the New York Times bestseller, Living with a Seal, cofounded Marquis Jet, the world’s largest private jet card company which he and his partner sold to Berkshire …

Episode 244: Bill Curry – The 6 Characteristics Of A Champion (Lombardi, Starr, Unitas, Shula, Bryant)

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Episode 244: Bill Curry – The 6 Characteristics Of A Champion (Lombardi, Starr, Unitas, Shula, Bryant) Bill Curry is a two-time Super Bowl Champion. As an NCAA coach, Bill was named National Coach of the Year at Alabama and later became the first head football coach ever at Georgia State. As an ESPN commentator, he regularly shared his thoughts with …

Episode 242: Daniel Coyle – The Secret Of Highly Successful Groups (The Culture Code)

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Episode 242: Daniel Coyle – The Secret Of Highly Successful Groups (The Culture Code) Daniel Coyle is the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code, The Little Book of Talent, The Secret Race (co-authored with Tyler Hamilton), Hardball: A Season in Projects, and other books.  Winner (with Hamilton) of the 2012 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Prize, he is a contributing …

Episode 239: Dan Pink – The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing (When)

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Episode 239: Dan Pink – The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing (When) Daniel Pink is the author of six provocative books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, to be published in January 2018. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. His books have won multiple …

Episode 215: Chris Fussell — How To Build A Team of Teams (One Mission)

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Episode 215: Chris Fussell — How To Build A Team of Teams (One Mission) Chris Fussell is a Partner at the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute. He is the author of One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams, and a co-author of the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams, the first book in the series. He was commissioned …

Episode 213: Ryan Holiday – How To Make Work That Lasts (Perennial Seller)

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Episode 213: Ryan Holiday – How To Make Work That Lasts (Perennial Seller) This is Round 3 with best-selling author, entrepreneur, and renowned marketing strategist, Ryan Holiday. If you’d like to listen to our first conversation, go HERE.  If you’d like to check out the second one, go HERE. Brian Koppelman (screenwriter & director: Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen and Billions) once said, “I …

Episode 207: Liz Wiseman – How A Rookie Can Become A Multiplier

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Episode 207: Liz Wiseman – How A Rookie Can Become A Multiplier ** If you would like to listen to the first conversation I had with Liz, click HERE ** Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives and emerging leaders around the world. She is the President of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. Some of …

Episode 202: Jenny Blake – Pivot – What Do You Do When Your Back Is Against The Wall?

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Episode 202: Jenny Blake – Pivot – What Do You Do When Your Back Is Against The Wall? Jenny Blake is an author, career and business strategist and international speaker who helps people organize their brain, move beyond burnout, and build sustainable, dynamic careers they love. She is the author of the Axiom Award-winning book PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters is …

Episode 199: John Kralik – The Power of Gratitude (A Simple Act of Gratitude)

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Episode 199: John Kralik – The Power of Gratitude (A Simple Act of Gratitude) John Kralik is the best-selling author of A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning To Say Thank You Changed My Life.  I was gift this book by my friend, Omaid Homayun, after I was a guest on his podcast (which we also released on The Learning Leader …

Episode 189: Jennifer Mueller – Why Leaders Should Embrace Creative Change

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  Episode 189: Jennifer Mueller – Why Leaders Should Embrace Creative Change From Jen: I earned my PhD in Social and Developmental Psychology at Brandeis University, and have had the fortune of been on the faculty of many top business schools including the Wharton School, Yale School of Management and NYU’s Stern School of Business. When I started my research career, …

Episode 183: Barry Schwartz – The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less

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  Episode 183: Barry Schwartz – The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less Barry Schwartz studies the link between economics and psychology, offering startling insights into modern life. Lately, working with Ken Sharpe, he’s studying wisdom. In his 2004 book The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz tackles one of the great mysteries of modern life: Why is it that societies …

Episode 130: Ryan Holiday – What Is Your Greatest Enemy? Your Ego

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Episode 130: Ryan Holiday – What Is Your Greatest Enemy? Your Ego If you enjoyed the first conversation Ryan Holiday and I had, then you will absolutely love this one.  We went much deeper on a number of really interesting topics including: Destiny (does it choose us?), Ego, Stoicism, Risk, Metallica, Focus, Silence, and Gawker Media… I loved it. Ryan …

Episode 123: David Allen – How To Get Things Done

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Episode 123: David Allen – How To Get Things Done David Allen is an incredible leader.  Between his best-selling book, “Getting Things Done,” The 5 I’s, and living in Europe, I was blown away by the depth of David.  There is a great deal to learn from him and his experiences.  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of …

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why Simon Sinek is a bucket list type of a guest.  He is a hero of mine.  His TED Talk, “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” is one of my all-time favorites.  It’s also happens to be one of the most popular TED talks of all time.  I loved learning more about …

Episode 096: Maria Konnikova – Con Artists: Why We Fall For It Every Time

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Episode 095: Maria Konnikova – Con Artists: Why We Fall For It Every Time This episode is brought to you by Mizzen+Main.  My newest favorite shirts are Mizzen+Main. I work out every day and I enjoy the feel of my workout clothes. These shirts feel exactly like my workout gear does. The 4 way stretch fabric is like no other dress …

Episode 092: Honoree Corder – Why Trading Time For Money Is Not The Answer

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Episode 092: Honoree Corder – Why Trading Time For Money Is Not The Answer Honoree Corder leads a very interesting life. I absolutely loved having her on the show.  Honoree is deeply interested in helping others live lives of meaning and purpose.  She brings enthusiasm and intellect on how we can improve ourselves as leaders.  We are extremely fortunate to …

Episode 085: Jessica Lahey – Why Your Parenting Style Is Wrong

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Episode 085: Jessica Lahey – Why Your Parenting Style Is Wrong Jessica Lahey is an extremely intelligent leader.  She truly understands the importance of an intense focus on continuous improvement.  Learning more about the most important job we (parents) will ever have is imperative to me.  Jessica shares detailed, research backed evidence to how we can better lead our children.  …

Episode 084: Brad Stone – How To Think Like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, & Steve Jobs

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Episode 084: Brad Stone – How To Think Like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, & Steve Jobs Brad Stone leads a very interesting life.  He has been in the room with some of the greatest visionaries of our time, including: Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Marissa Mayer, and Mark Zuckerberg. We are extremely fortunate to have Molly share her message with us, …

Episode 082: Daniel Pink – The Science Of Motivation, Legendary Writer & TED Talk

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Episode 082: Daniel Pink – The Science Of Motivation, Legendary Writer & TED Talk Dan Pink is one of my all-time favorite writers and speakers.  He truly understands the importance of an intense focus on continuous improvement.  His focus and work on “Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose” is fantastic.  We are extremely fortunate to have Dan share his knowledge with us, …

Episode 044: John LeFevre – @GSElevator: This Episode Might Offend You

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Episode 044: John LeFevre – @GSElevator: This Episode Might Offend You This episode is different from any other I’ve recorded for The Learning Leader Show.  Turney Duff describes my guest best for CNBC: “In some memoirs, the author tries to pull back the curtain to provide a glimpse into a particular time and place, but LeFevre attempts to rip the …