Episode #317: Susan Cain – The Power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking

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Episode #317: Susan Cain – The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking Susan Cain is the author of the world-wide bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been translated into 40 languages, is in its seventh year on the New York Times best seller list, and was named the #1 best book …

Episode #316: Cal Newport – How To Choose A Focused Life In A Noisy World

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Episode #316: Cal Newport – How To Choose A Focused Life In A Noisy World Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University who studies the theory of distributed systems. In addition to his academic work, he writes about the intersection of technology and culture. Cal is the author of six books, including, most recently, the New York …

Episode #315: Gabriel Weinberg – Using Mental Models To Make Better Decisions

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Episode #315: Gabriel Weinberg – Using Mental Models To Make Better Decisions Gabriel Weinberg is the CEO & Founder of DuckDuckGo, the Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs. Since 2008, Weinberg has grown DuckDuckGo from a self-funded operation out of his dusty basement into a business with over …

Episode #312: Zvi Band – How To Leverage The Power Of Your Relationships

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Episode #312: Zvi Band – How To Leverage The Power Of Your Relationships Zvi Band is the co-founder & CEO of Contactually, the top CRM which empowers professionals in real estate, consulting, and other professional industries to build authentic relationships. Having founded Contactually in 2011, Zvi has led Contactually to $12M in venture backing, 75 employees, and tens of thousands …

Episode #311: Adam Savage – Life Lessons From A Master Maker

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Episode #311: Adam Savage – Life Lessons From A Master Maker Adam Savage was the co-host and Executive Producer of the hit show, MythBusters on the Discovery Channel.  Fourteen years, 1,015 myths, 2,950 experiments, eight Emmy nominations and 83 miles of duct tape later, the series ended in March 2016. Today, Adam stars in and produces content for Tested.com, including behind-the-scenes dives …

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 #305: Marcus Buckingham & Ashley Goodall – A Leader’s Guide To The Real World (Break All The Rules)

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Episode #305: Marcus Buckingham & Ashley Goodall – A Leader’s Guide To The Real World (Break All The Rules) Marcus Buckingham holds a master’s degree in social and political science from Cambridge University and is a member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Leadership and Management.  He’s the author of the international best-seller, First, Break All The Rules.  To kick-start …

Episode #304: Laura Gassner Otting – How To Carve Your Own Path

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Episode #304: Laura Gassner Otting – How To Carve Your Own Path Laura’s entrepreneurial edge has been well-honed over a 25-year career that started as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, where she helped shape AmeriCorps. She left a leadership role at the respected nonprofit search firm, Isaacson, Miller, to expand the startup ExecSearches.com.  In 2015,  she held an audacious dream of electing …

Episode #300 – Keith & AJ Hawk – How To Instill Work Ethic & Curiosity In Your Children

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Episode #300 – Keith & AJ Hawk – How To Instill Work Ethic & Curiosity In Your Children Keith Hawk is a 32-year veteran sales professional and sales leader.  For over ten years he led one of America’s greatest sales organizations, at LexisNexis.  He speaks regularly on topics such as consultative selling, selling to executives, and how to effectively lead …

Episode #295: Todd Herman – Using Alter Egos To Transform Your Life

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Episode #295: Todd Herman – Using Alter Egos To Transform Your Life Todd Herman is an author, coach, and entrepreneur. His training company has specialized for 22 years in mental toughness and peak performance strategies PROVEN to work, not the anecdotal nonsense found in most personal development work. His training programs have won international awards and he’s worked over 100 …

Episode #294: Warren Berger – How To Ask More Beautiful Questions

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Episode #294: Warren Berger – How To Ask More Beautiful Questions Innovation expert and questionologist WARREN BERGER has studied hundreds of the world’s foremost innovators, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers to learn how they ask questions, generate original ideas, and solve problems. He is the author of eleven books, including THE BOOK OF BEAUTIFUL QUESTIONS: The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, …

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 #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 …

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 #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 #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 #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 #264: Liv Boeree – The Three Life Lessons From The Poker Table

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Episode #264: Liv Boeree – The Three Life Lessons From The Poker Table Liv Boeree is a poker player, television presenter and speaker. She is a World Series of Poker and 2010 European Poker Tour champion, and is the only female player in history to hold both titles. Born in Kent, Boeree studied at Ashford School before going on to earn a First Class Honours degree in Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. …

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 #257: David Marquet – Intent Based Leadership (Turn The Ship Around!)

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Episode #257: David Marquet – Intent Based Leadership (Turn The Ship Around!) Captain Dave Marquet is a 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate.  He served in the U.S. submarine force for 28 years. After being assigned to command the nuclear powered submarine USS Santa Fe, then ranked last in retention and operational standing, he realized the traditional leadership approach of “take …

Episode #256: Elena Botelho – How To Become A CEO

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Episode #256: Elena Botelho – How To Become A CEO Elena Botelho has been a Partner at ghSMART since 2007. Elena initiated and co-leads The CEO Genome Project® featured in a cover article of Harvard Business Review.  Her recent book, The CEO Next Door, is a New York Times Bestseller. The CEO Genome Project® is an extensive research and client practice supporting CEO’s and executives on …

Episode #255: David Burkus – The Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life (Friend Of A Friend)

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Episode #255: David Burkus – The Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life (Friend Of A Friend) David Burkus is a best-selling author, a sought after speaker, and business school professor. In 2017, he was named as one of the world’s top business thought leaders by Thinkers50 His latest book, Friend of a Friend, offers readers a new perspective on how …

The Common Denominator of Success

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From Albert Gray’s book The Common Denominator of Success Several years ago I was brought face to face with the very disturbing realization that I was trying to research and explain what it took to be a success in sales, without knowing myself what the secret of success really was. And that, naturally, made me realize that regardless of what other …

Episode 254: Robert Kurson – How To Be A Master Storyteller: Rocket Men, The Most Daring Mission In NASA History

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Episode 254: Robert Kurson – How To Be A Master Storyteller: Rocket Men, The Most Daring Mission In NASA History Robert Kurson is an American author, best known for his 2004 bestselling book, Shadow Divers, the true story of two Americans who discovered a World War II German U-boat sunk 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey. Kurson began his …