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Smart People Podcast

English, Education, 1 season, 464 episodes, 2 days, 12 hours, 8 minutes
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Smart People Podcast is a biweekly, interview-based podcast that features today's most well respected thought leaders engaging in authentic, insightful conversation for the benefit of the listener. The host, Chris Stemp, and his co-host/producer Jon Rojas, utilize their insatiable curiosity and relatable charm to provoke their guests into giving the interview of a lifetime.  Every single guest has achieved a high level of recognition within their arena and in doing so has collected a wealth of experiences and insights that are brought to life in this top ranked podcast. Show topics include: psychology, leadership, education, technology, entrepreneurship, relationships, and much more.
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America in Crisis: A Bold New Solution to Our Broken Democracy with Constitutional Law Scholar, Max Stearns

In this episode, Max Stearns explores the core problems behind America's political mess, showing how social media and our strict two-party system deepen divisions and block real progress. Stearns explains how our current voting system forces people to pick between two bad options, which only increases conflict and stops things from getting done. He presents a bold new idea to solve these issues, highlighting the urgent need for a big but possible change. This episode is a must-listen for anyone fed up with how things are and looking for a fresh way to make our democracy work better. Tune in to discover how we can move past bitter partisanship and create a political system that truly reflects the varied interests of all Americans. Max's book, Parliamentary America: The Least Radical Means of Radically Repairing Our Broken Democracy, is available now! Learn more about Max at blindspotblog.us/about-max-stearns. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/SMART Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at babbel.com/spp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/202457 minutes, 37 seconds
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Brian Klaas - Fluke: How to Use Chance and Chaos to Your Advantage

If you could rewind your life to the very beginning and then press play, would everything turn out the same? Or could making an accidental phone call or missing an exit off the highway change not just your life, but history itself? And would you remain blind to the radically different possible world you unknowingly left behind? In our episode this week, myth-shattering social scientist Brian Klaas dives deeply into the phenomenon of random chance and the chaos it can sow, taking aim at most people’s neat and tidy storybook version of reality. The good news is, we can USE this understanding of randomness and chaos to our advantage, to see the world more clearly, and to focus on the things that matter. Brian's book, Fluke: Chance, Chaos, and Why Everything We Do Matters, is available now! Learn more about Brian at brianpklaas.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/SMART Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at babbel.com/spp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/202457 minutes, 36 seconds
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Guy Kawasaki Explains How Steve Jobs Taught Him to Think Remarkably

Guy Kawasaki is a marketing legend and the first Chief Evangelist Officer at Apple in 1984 when he helped launch and market the first Macintosh computer. In this episode, Guy brings us back to the early days of Apple and tells us what it was truly like working alongside Steve Jobs. He explains his rise and fall at Apple, and what he learned from the best entrepreneur of our generation. He then explains how he has taken his professional experience and put it into his new book, Think Remarkable: 9 Paths to Transform Your Life and Make a Difference. Guy delivers a practical, tactical, and sometimes radical discussion of how to make a difference in the world and live a fulfilling life. Guy's book, Think Remarkable: 9 Paths to Transform Your Life and Make a Difference, is available now. Learn more about Guy at guykawasaki.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/SMART Factor - use code smart50 to get 50% off at factormeals.com/smart50 Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at babbel.com/spp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/202459 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Past, Present, and Future of Real Estate: A Conversation with Dave Liniger, Founder and President of the Largest Real Estate Company in the World

The real estate market is the topic of many conversations these days. Are we in a bubble? Is Real Estate still a good investment? Is AirBNB destroying communities? What is the future of real estate agents after the recent lawsuit? In this week's episode we sit down with Dave Liniger, the Founder and President of Re/Max, the worlds largest Real Estate firm, to discuss all of these questions and more. Dave is the chairman of RE/MAX, the Denver based global real estate company that he cofounded with his wife, Gail, in 1973. RE/MAX is the leading franchisor of real estate offices throughout the world and has expanded to more than 9,000 offices in over 110 countries, with over 140,000 sales agents. He is highly respected internationally for his vast knowledge of the real estate and franchising industries. Although he retired as the CEO in 2018, he continues to lead the company as chairman of the board. Dave's book, The Perfect 10: 10 Leadership Principles to Achieve True Independence, Extreme Wealth, and Huge Success, is available now. Learn more about Dave at daveliniger.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/SMART Factor - use code smart50 to get 50% off at factormeals.com/smart50 Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at babbel.com/spp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/202453 minutes
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Why We Die: The New Science of Aging and the Quest for Immortality with Nobel laureate, Venki Ramakrishnan

Today, we are living through a revolution in biology. Giant strides are being made in understanding why we age—and why some species live longer than others. Could we eventually cheat disease and death and live for a very long time, possibly many times our current lifespan? Venki Ramakrishnan, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and former president of the Royal Society, takes us on a riveting journey to the frontiers of biology, asking whether we must be mortal. Covering the recent breakthroughs in scientific research, he examines the cutting edge of efforts to extend lifespan by altering our physiology. Venki's book, Why We Die: The New Science of Aging and the Quest for Immortality, is available now. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/SMART Factor - use code smart50 to get 50% off at factormeals.com/smart50 Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at babbel.com/spp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/202445 minutes, 38 seconds
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Charles Duhigg - Mastering the Art of Supercommunication in Daily Life

This week we are talking with one of the most prolific authors in decades, Charles Duhigg. You may know him from his NYT Bestselling Books, “The Power of Habit,” and “Better Faster Stronger.” His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide! In our episode this week, we are talking about his new book, Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection. Communication is a superpower and the best communicators understand that whenever we speak, we’re actually participating in one of three conversations: practical (What’s this really about?), emotional (How do we feel?), and social (Who are we?). If you don’t know what kind of conversation you’re having, you’re unlikely to connect. These are the things you need to do to become….a supercommunicator. Charles' book, Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection, is available now. To learn more about Charles, go to charlesduhigg.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at babbel.com/spp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/202458 minutes, 20 seconds
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Why We Remember and How to Hold on to What Matters with Dr. Charan Ranganath

Memory isn't just a passive recollection—it's a transformative force that subtly influences our world. Dr. Ranganath, a leading memory researcher, unveils the powerful influence memory has on our lives, from recalling faces and names to shaping learning, decision-making, and even trauma and healing. He reveals how our brains record the past, shaping our present and guiding our future. Join us as we explore practical applications of this knowledge, from daily tasks like finding keys to addressing memory challenges as we age. Dr. Ranganath also shows how leveraging our brain's ability to reinterpret past events can lead to healing trauma, shedding biases, and fostering self-awareness. Charan's book, Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory's Power to Hold on to What Matters, is available now. To learn more about Charan, go to charanranganath.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Hims - Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/SMART. The Optimistic Outlook - Dive into The Optimistic Outlook and join a community of listeners who are enthusiastic about big, transformative ideas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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How to Find Your Life Path with Creative Strategist, Bonnie Wan

Bonnie Wan is a Partner and Head of Brand Strategy at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, one of Fast Company’s 2021 Most Innovative Companies In The World. As a career brand strategist she has been celebrated as an Ad Age Leading Woman for 2023 and 2022’s Chief Strategy Officer of the Year. We all have moments when we doubt the path we’re on. Is this the career for me? Am I in the right relationship? Is this as good as it gets? These questions can feel uncomfortable without a method for uncovering the answers. Enter The Life Brief, a simple yet effective playbook for navigating life’s decisions, crossroads, and curve-balls. Modeled after the creative brief, a tool used by the most innovative companies in the world to unlock clarity and unleash action, The Life Brief carves a path for living with intention and imagination. Designed by leading brand strategist Bonnie Wan, The Life Brief is a practice in three parts: The first phase, Get Messy, is a set of open-ended writing prompts that cut through limiting beliefs and false assumptions about what’s possible. The second phase, Get Clear, offers prompts for finding clarity around what you truly, deeply want. The third phase, Get Active, catapults you into the steps to making those desires a reality. Bonnie's book, The Life Brief: A Playbook for No-Regrets Living, is available now. To learn more about Bonnie, go to thelifebrief.com/bonnie. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Hims - Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/SMART. The Optimistic Outlook - Dive into The Optimistic Outlook and join a community of listeners who are enthusiastic about big, transformative ideas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202454 minutes, 27 seconds
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From Survival Mode to Thriving: Hacking Your Neurobiology for Success using Polyvagal Theory with Dr. Stephen Porges

Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. Since Stephen Porges first proposed the Polyvagal Theory in 1994, its basic idea―that the level of safety we feel impacts our health and happiness―has radically shifted how researchers and clinicians approach trauma interventions and therapeutic interactions. Yet despite its wide acceptance, most of the information on the topic has been obscured behind clinical texts and scientific jargon. In this episode we talk with the founder of Polyvagal Theory, Dr. Stephen Porges, to better understand how to master our autonomic nervous system for health and happiness. Dr. Porges' book, Our Polyvagal World: How Safety and Trauma Change Us, is available now. To learn more about Dr. Porges, go to stephenporges.com. Links: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnint.2022.871227/full?fbclid=IwAR1qtL6FhiAqEPFFU1G-R2pm70rUTx9EbJIyEHJTZV0KeHHTgkiUxm2Zj-g https://www.clinicalneuropsychiatry.org/download/the-covid-19-pandemic-is-a-paradoxical-challenge-to-our-nervous-system-a-polyvagal-perspective-2/ Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Hims - Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/SMART. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds
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Hate Work? Listen here. A conversation on designing your intentional life with Paul Millerd.

Paul Millerd is an author, consultant, and podcaster. In this episode we talk about what it’s like to find yourself in the wrong life, and then how to get into the real work of figuring out how to live. Our guest pieces together a set of ideas and principles that brought him from unfulfilled and burned out to his good life. Hopefully you can take some things away from this conversation to start living a more intentional, energizing, and passionate life for yourself. Paul's book, The Pathless Path: Imagining a New Story For Work and Life, is available now. To learn more about Paul, go to think-boundless.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/SPP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Convergence: Blockchain, AI, Extended Reality, and IOT are coming together with Alex Tapscott

Alex is an entrepreneur, business author, and seasoned capital markets professional focused on the impact of emerging technologies, such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, on business, government, and society. An essential introduction and guide to navigating the next Internet revolution—everything from the metaverse and NFTs to DAOs, decentralized finance, and self-sovereign identity—from the co-author of the international bestseller Blockchain Revolution. Alex's most recent book is Web3: Charting the Internet's Next Economic and Cultural Frontier. To learn more about Alex, go to alextapscott.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - Try Notion AI for free when you go to notion.com/smart. Rocket Money - Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/smart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/202456 minutes, 20 seconds
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Your Wakeup Call: Life Lessons from FBI Negotiation Trainer and Suicide Prevention Specialist, Dr. Mark Goulston

Dr. Mark Goulston is dying to tell you about what mortality is teaching him. He is a distinguished psychiatrist, a hostage negotiations trainer, and death and dying specialist who is facing his own mortality and the universe is telling him to share what he's learned from 50 years of listening. He says that if he knew these things decades earlier, it would have changed his life for the better. Now you can learn them to change your life for the better... and you don't need to be dying to learn them. Dr. Goulston's most recent book is Back After Burnout: Master your BURNOUT RECOVERY with the MASHPLAY™ framework. To learn more about Dr. Goulston, go to markgoulston.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - Try Notion AI for free when you go to notion.com/smart. Rocket Money - Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/smart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bridging the Divide: Using Curiosity as a Solution for Division with Scott Shigeoka

It’s no secret that division, loneliness, and polarization are on the rise—to catastrophic impact on our personal lives. While we often think of curiosity as a personality trait, internationally-recognized curiosity expert Scott Shigeoka knows that it’s actually the most potent tool we have to bridge our differences and heal relationships: From political blow-ups to age divides at work; religious differences to languishing friendships; gun rights to gender rights. In this episode, Shigeoka blends cutting edge research on curiosity with wisdom from years of grassroots community work —as he takes listeners on a journey to understand the power of deep curiosity. Scott Shigeoka is an internationally recognized curiosity expert, speaker, and the author of SEEK: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World. He is known for translating research into strategies that promote positive well-being and connected relationships around the globe, including at the UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and through his groundbreaking courses at the University of Texas at Austin. Scott implements his curiosity practices in the public sector, Fortune 500 companies, Hollywood, media organizations, education institutions, and small businesses. Scott's book, Seek: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World, is available now. To learn more about Scott, go to scottshigeoka.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/SPP. HelloFresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/smartpeoplefree and use code smartpeoplefree for FREE breakfast for life! ButcherBox - Sign up today at butcherbox.com/smart and use code smart to get free chicken wings for a year. Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at SHOPIFY.COM/spp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/202356 minutes, 31 seconds
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Reflecting on the Pandemic: What We Learned and What We Didn’t with Joe Nocera

Why and how did America, in a catastrophically enormous failure, become the world leader in COVID deaths? In this Episode, veteran journalist Joe Nocera offers fresh and provocative answers. We discuss what really happened when governments ran out of PPE due to snarled supply chains and the shock to the financial system when the world's biggest economy stumbled. We also cover the effectiveness of wildly polarized approaches, with governors Andrew Cuomo of New York and Ron DeSantis of Florida taking infamous turns in the spotlight. And we uncover why thousands died in hollowed-out hospital systems and nursing homes run by private equity firms to “maximize shareholder value.” Joe's book, The Big Fail: What the Pandemic Revealed About Who America Protects and Who It Leaves Behind, is available now. To learn more about Joe, follow him on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joenocera. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - Try Notion AI for free when you go to Notion.com/smart! DraftKings - Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app NOW and use code SMART -- new customers can bet $5 on the NFL Thanksgiving action to score $150 instantly in bonus bets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/202354 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Neuroscience Behind the Power of Emotions with Dr. Julia DiGangi

You may feel as if you don't control your emotional energy, that it's an inevitable consequence of the world around you and the forces bearing down on you. But that's not the case. To reach your full potential, you can learn to recognize and harness the energy in your brain. Dr. Julia DiGangi is an expert in the connection between our brains, our emotions, and our relationships. Her work shows people how to harness the power of the brain to lead more satisfying and emotionally intelligent lives. Her lab and clinical work have been conducted at Harvard, Columbia, Georgetown, the University of Chicago, DePaul, and University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. DiGangi's book, Energy Rising: The Neuroscience of Leading with Emotional Power, is available now. To learn more about Dr. DiGangi , go to drjuliadigangi.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/SPP. HelloFresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/smartpeoplefree and use code smartpeoplefree for FREE breakfast for life! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202358 minutes, 50 seconds
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Life is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way with Kieran Setiya

Kieran Setiya teaches philosophy at MIT, working mainly in ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind. He is an author and also has a podcast called Five Questions. Kieran's book, Life Is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way, is available now. To learn more about Kieran, go to ksetiya.net. You can also find more of his writings on his Substack: ksetiya.substack.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: DraftKings - Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app NOW and use code SMART. New customers can get two hundred dollars in bonus bets instantly for betting just five dollars! ZBiotics - Go to zbiotics.com/SMART to get 15% off your first order when you use SMART at checkout. Notion - Try Notion AI for free when you go to Notion.com/smart! Butcher Box - ButcherBox is offering our listeners turkey FREE in your first box plus $20 off your first order. Sign up at butcherbox.com/smart and use code SMART. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/202352 minutes, 41 seconds
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Threshold: Terminal Lucidity and the Border Between Life and Death, with Dr. Alexander Batthyany

Prof. Alexander Batthyány, PhD, holds the Chair of the Research Institute for Theoretical Psychology and Personalist Studies at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest, Hungary. Since 2012, Batthyány is Visiting Professor for Existential Psychotherapy at the Moscow University Institute of Psychoanalysis, Russia. He is Director of the Viktor Frankl Institute and first editor of the 14-volume edition of the Collected Works of Viktor Frankl. Near the end of life, many people--including those who have suffered brain injuries or strokes, or have been silenced by mental illness or deep dementia--experience what seems a miraculous return. They regain their clarity and energy, are able to talk with families and caregivers, recall their lives and often appear to be aware of their nearing death. In this episode, cognitive scientist and Director of the Viktor Frankl Institute Dr. Alexander Batthyány offers the first major account of terminal lucidity, utilizing hundreds of case studies and his research in the related field of near-death studies to explore the mind, the body, the nature of consciousness, and what the living can learn from those who are crossing the border from life to death. Alexander's book, Threshold: Terminal Lucidity and the Border of Life and Death, is available now. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/SPP. Hello Fresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/50smartpeople and use code 50smartpeople for 50% off plus free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 43 seconds
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If we are the only sentient beings, what does that mean for how we live? A manifesto for living with Physicist, Marcelo Gleiser.

Marcelo Gleiser is a theoretical physicist and public intellectual at Dartmouth College working on basic research ranging from cosmology and applications of information theory to complex phenomena to history and philosophy of science and how science and culture interact. He is devoted to the public understanding of science and is a popular speaker with a strong social media presence and books published in 15 languages.  Marcelo's book, The Dawn of a Mindful Universe: A Manifesto for Humanity's Future, is available now. Learn more about Marcelo at marcelogleiser.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/spp. ZBiotics - Go to zbiotics.com/SMART to get 15% off your first order when you use SMART at checkout. LinkedIn - Go to LinkedIn.com/SMARTPEOPLE for a 60-day free trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator! The Structure of Success - The Structure of Success by Patrick Esposito is available now wherever books are sold! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202357 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Perfection Trap - Learning to let go and focus on what matters most with Thomas Curran

Thomas Curran is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics. He is a world leading expert on perfectionism. He has written for the Harvard Business Review, was featured in the New Scientist, and his work has been covered by publications including the Guardian, Telegraph, and the Wall Street Journal. Thomas' book, The Perfection Trap: Embracing the Power of Good Enough, is available now. Learn more about Thomas at thomascurran.co.uk. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: DraftKings - Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app and use code SMART to score two hundred dollars in bonus bets instantly when you bet just five dollars! Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/SPP. Graduate Debt Free - Visit Graduate-debt-free.com and take the first step to securing a debt free education by picking up your copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and anywhere books are sold! LinkedIn - Go to LinkedIn.com/SMARTPEOPLE for a 60-day free trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/202348 minutes, 56 seconds
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Interstellar: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Our Future in the Stars with Harvard Astronomer Avi Loeb

Avi Loeb, the longest serving Chair of Harvard’s Astronomy Department, presented a theory that shook the scientific community: our solar system, Loeb claimed, had likely been visited by a piece of advanced alien technology from a distant star. This provocative and persuasive argument opened millions of minds internationally to the vast possibilities of our universe and the existence of intelligent life beyond Earth. But a crucial question remained: now that we are aware of the existence of extraterrestrial life, what do we do next? In this episode we will talk about what proof we have for alien technology, what it means, and what we can do about it. He also lays out the profound implications of becoming—or not becoming—interstellar; why we must seek out other life forms, and in the process, choose who and what we are within the universe. Avi's book, Interstellar: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Our Future in the Stars, is available now. Learn more about Avi at avi-loeb.medium.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/spp. LinkedIn - Go to LinkedIn.com/SMARTPEOPLE for a 60-day free trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator! Graduate Debt Free - Visit Graduate-debt-free.com and take the first step to securing a debt free education by picking up your copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and anywhere books are sold! ZBiotics - Go to zbiotics.com/SMART to get 15% off your first order when you use SMART at checkout. DraftKings - Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app and use code SMART to score two hundred dollars in bonus bets instantly when you bet just five dollars on college football! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/202358 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dealing with Stress, Anxiety, and Panic. How to turn anxious energy into a useful tool with Dr. Luana Marques

Dr. Luana Marques is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Community Psychiatry PRIDE at Massachusetts General Hospital and serves as past-president of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Dr. Luana's book, Bold Move: A 3-Step Plan to Transform Anxiety into Power is available now. Find out more about Dr. Luana at drluana.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Graduate Debt Free - Visit Graduate-debt-free.com and take the first step to securing a debt free education by picking up your copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and anywhere books are sold! Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/SPP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/202356 minutes, 25 seconds
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How to see things as they really are. A better way to pay attention in a distracted world with Christian Madsbjerg.

Paying attention is a crucial human skill, yet many of us have forgotten how to listen carefully and observe intentionally. In this episode, we talk about how we can recapture our ability to pay attention that helps all of us to see with more empathy, accuracy, and connection to others. Christian Madsbjerg founded (and sold) ReD Associates - a strategic innovation consultancy - with a group of likeminded people in 2007. He is the author of books on social theory and discourse analysis. Christian's book, Look: How to Pay Attention in a Distracted World is available now. Find out more about Christian at madsbjerg.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/spp. LinkedIn - Go to LinkedIn.com/SMARTPEOPLE for a 60-day free trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 4 seconds
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Your IQ doesn't matter, it's all about XQ. How to leverage experiential intelligence with Soren Kaplan

First we had IQ to predict success. Then Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Now, Experiential Intelligence (XQ) expands our understanding of what's needed to thrive in today's disruptive world. Experiential Intelligence reveals how our past experiences impact our present success and future opportunities in ways we often don't recognize. While you can't change what's happened to you or how you've responded to it, within your unique stories are hidden strengths waiting to be discovered. Do just that by uncovering your Experiential Intelligence—the mindsets and abilities gained from your personal and professional life experiences. Learn more about Soren at sorenkaplan.com. Soren's book, Experiential Intelligence: Harness the Power of Experience for Personal and Business Breakthroughs, is available now! Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - Try Notion for free today at Notion.com/smart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/202355 minutes, 9 seconds
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What do you want to be known for? How to establish your brand with Aliza Licht.

How you show up in person, over email, and on social media communicates your personal brand. That brand deserves thoughtful cultivation and crafting as you shape your narrative, build your network, grow your confidence, and plot your future. Aliza Licht, a former fashion executive who successfully turned her communications expertise into a multimedia brand and consultancy, shares both personal and professional advice from her lived experiences and from expert contributors to help you discover what your brand is: who you already are, who you want to be, and how to ensure others see you that way. Learn more about Aliza at alizalicht.com. Aliza's book, On Brand: Shape Your Narrative. Share Your Vision. Shift Their Perception, is available now! Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/spp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/202348 minutes, 36 seconds
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A New Theory that Explains the Mysteries of Life with Dr. Neil Theise

Neil Theise is a professor of pathology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Through his scientific research, he has been a pioneer of adult stem cell plasticity and the anatomy of the human interstitium. Dr. Theise’s studies in complexity theory have led to interdisciplinary collaborations in fields such as integrative medicine, consciousness studies, and science-religion dialogue. Complexity theory addresses the mysteries that animate science, philosophy, and metaphysics: how this teeming array of existence, from the infinitesimal to the infinite, is in fact a seamless living whole and what our place, as conscious beings, is within it. Physician, scientist, and philosopher Neil Theise makes accessible this “theory of being,” one of the pillars of modern science, and its holistic view of human existence. Learn more about Neil at neiltheiseofficial.com. Neil's book, Notes on Complexity: A Scientific Theory of Connection, Consciousness, and Being, is available now! Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - Do your most efficient work with Notion Projects. You can try it for free today at notion.com/smart. LinkedIn - Visit LinkedIn.com/SMARTPEOPLE to get a sixty day free trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20231 hour, 12 seconds
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Scientific Wellness: How to use your blood, your genes, and AI to help you live longer with Dr. Nathan Price

We are on the cusp of a major transformation in healthcare—yet few people know it. At top hospitals and a few innovative health-tech startups, scientists are working closely with patients to dramatically extend their “healthspan”—the number of healthy years before disease sets in. In The Age of Scientific Wellness, two visionary leaders of this revolution in health take us on a thrilling journey to this new frontier of medicine. Today, most doctors wait for clinical symptoms to appear before they act, and the ten most commonly prescribed medications confer little or no benefit to most people taking them. Leroy Hood and Nathan Price argue that we must move beyond this reactive, hit-or-miss approach to usher in real precision health—a form of highly personalized care they call “scientific wellness.” Using information gleaned from our blood and genes and tapping into the data revolution made possible by AI, doctors can catch the onset of disease years before symptoms arise, revolutionizing prevention. Current applications have shown startling results: diabetes reversed, cancers eliminated, Alzheimer’s avoided, autoimmune conditions kept at bay. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - Try Notion for free today at Notion.com/smart. Collective - Go to Collective.com to save on taxes this year - and have someone who knows what they’re doing handle your setup, accounting, bookkeeping and taxes. LinkedIn - Visit LinkedIn.com/SMARTPEOPLE to get a sixty day free trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator! Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/spp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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What does it mean to be you? A powerful exploration of identity with Stanford psychologist Brian Lowery

Social psychologist and Stanford professor Brian Lowery presents a provocative, powerful theory of identity, arguing that there is no essential "self"—our selves are social creations of those with whom we interact —exploring what that means for who we can be and who we allow others to be. There’s nothing we spend more time with, but understand less, than ourselves. You’ve been with yourself every waking moment of your life. But who—or, rather, what—are you? In this podcast, Brian Lowery argues for the radical idea that the “self” as we know it—that “voice in your head”—is a social construct, created in our relationships and social interactions. We are unique because our individual pattern of relationships is unique. We change because our relationships change. Your self isn’t just you, it’s all around you. Brian's book, Selfless: The Social Creation of “You”, is available now! Check out more about Brian at https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/experience/learning/leadership/leadership-society-program and knowwhatyousee.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - For a limited time, try Notion AI for free when you go to Notion.com/smart BetterHelp - This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/smart today to get 10% off your first month. LinkedIn - Try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at LinkedIn.com/SMARTPEOPLE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202359 minutes, 19 seconds
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Turn Your Flaws Into Fuel with Shark Tank Investor Matt Higgins

Matt Higgins was a Guest Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, is an Executive Fellow and teacher at Harvard Business School, and, through RSE Ventures, the private investment firm he co-founded, an investor in some of America’s most beloved brands. Matt began his career as the youngest press secretary in New York City history, where he helped manage the global press response during 9/11. He has been an executive for two NFL teams – currently serving as vice chairman of the Miami Dolphins. Matt's newest book, Burn the Boats: Toss Plan B Overboard and Unleash Your Full Potential, is available now. Find out more about Matt at burntheboatsbook.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - For a limited time, try Notion AI for free when you go to Notion.com/smart BetterHelp - This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/smart today to get 10% off your first month. Butcher Box - Receive two pounds of ground beef for a year and get $20 off your first box when you sign up today at butcherbox.com/SMART and use code SMART. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202349 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Surprising Benefits of 'Bad' English: Lessons from Linguistics Expert Valerie Fridland

Have you ever been criticized for the way you speak? If you have, you're not alone. As human beings, our need to communicate is inherent, but linguistic standards are often indoctrinated in us early on, leading to a perception of slang and informal language as being incorrect. In our latest episode, we explore the true nature of language and its function beyond correctness. We discuss how language is an accident of socio-historical-political factors and how there is nothing intrinsically wrong with slang or informal language. In fact, they serve a purpose, and embracing them can lead to better communication and connections. We also delve into the evolution of language and how words and phrases that were once considered poor speech are now an integral part of standard English. Moreover, we explore how social forces and invasions have led to massive shifts in language, such as the Vikings being responsible for introducing Old Norse words like "window" and "sister" into the English language. Chris Stemp is joined by linguistic expert Valerie Fridland to discuss her new book, Like, Literally, Dude: Arguing for the Good in Bad English, which takes a scientific approach to language and challenges the misconceptions associated with slang and speech features. Join us now as we explore our relationship with language and the nuanced ways in which it affects our interactions. Don't forget to check out Valerie's website at valeriefridland.com and her monthly blog on Language in the Wild. Topics Discussed: Language as a socio-political accident The evolution of slang and speech features The usefulness and function of common phrases like 'like' The changing perception of speech throughout history The role of social forces in language change The impact of social influencers on language The role of children in language change The importance of efficient communication and reducing redundancy in language The challenges of linguistic accommodation Dr. Fridland's book, Like, Literally, Dude: Arguing for the Good in Bad English Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - For a limited time, try Notion AI for free when you go to Notion.com/smart BetterHelp - This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/smart today to get 10% off your first month. LinkedIn - Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at linkedin.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 22 seconds
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Should America Pay Reparations for Slavery? A Discussion on Racism with Coleman Hughes

Coleman Hughes is an American writer, podcast host, and opinion columnist who specializes in issues related to race, public policy and applied ethics. He was a fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a fellow and contributing editor at their City Journal, and is the host of the podcast Conversations with Coleman. Find out more about Coleman at colemanhughes.org and check out his Youtube channel. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion – Try Notion AI for free when you go to notion.com/smart. Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/spp. ButcherBox - Sign up today at butcherbox.com/SMART and use code SMART to get a 100% grass-fed chuck roast and a whole chicken FREE in your first box plus $20 off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/20231 hour, 1 minute, 23 seconds
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Evolution, The Big Bang, and How We Can Live Better By Understanding Our Origin Story with Dan Levitt

It all started with the Big Bang. We all know that. But what does that even mean? And how did the big bang lead to us?! Our body is made up of “starstuff”, and by by understanding how everything started, we can make better choices on living. Dan Levitt spent over twenty-five years writing, producing, and directing award-winning documentaries for National Geographic, Discovery, Science, History, PBS, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, teaching high school physics and biology. Dan's book, What's Gotten Into You: The Story of Your Body's Atoms, from the Big Bang Through Last Night's Dinner, is available now. Find out more about Dan at danlevitt.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Huel – Go to huel.com/smart and get a free t-shirt and shaker with your first order. Notion - Try Notion AI for free when you go to notion.com/smart. Wonolo – Head over to wonolo.com/smart and learn how Wonolo makes finding hard workers easy. Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/spp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202357 minutes, 59 seconds
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Steven Kotler - Peak Performance Aging: Crushing It As You Get Older

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance and is the author of 11 bestselling books (out of 14!!!). His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes. Steven's newest book, Gnar Country: Growing Old, Staying Rad, is available now. Find out more about Steven at stevenkotler.com and gnarcountry.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Huel – Get a free t-shirt and shaker with your first order by going to huel.com/smart. Notion - For a limited time, try Notion AI for free when you go to notion.com/smart. Wonolo – Head over to wonolo.com/smart and learn how Wonolo makes finding hard workers easy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 23 seconds
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Garrett Brown and Colin Coggins - Authentic Influence: A New Paradigm in Sales and Effectiveness

Colin Coggins and Garrett Brown are adjunct professors of entrepreneurship at USC’s Marshall School of Business where they teach the popular class they created, “Sales Mindset for Entrepreneurs.” They are also authors, speakers, longtime sales professionals, and best friends who met while working at enterprise software startup Bitium, which they helped lead to an acquisition by Google. Garret and Colin's book, The Unsold Mindset: Redefining What It Means to Sell, is available now! Find more about Garret and Colin at colinandgarrett.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast. Sponsors: Huel – Get a free t-shirt and shaker with your first order by going to huel.com/smart. Wonolo – Head over to wonolo.com/smart and learn how Wonolo makes finding hard workers easy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202355 minutes, 29 seconds
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Stefan Falk - Creating Intrinsic Motivation: The Key to Loving Your Work

Stefan Falk is an internationally-recognized executive coach and human performance expert. A McKinsey & Company alumnus specializing in leadership and corporate transformation, he has trained over 4,000 leaders across more than 60 different client organizations in North America and Europe. Stefan's book, Intrinsic Motivation: Learn to Love Your Work and Succeed as Never Before, is available now! Find more about Stefan at learntoloveyourwork.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: ButcherBox - Sign up today at butcherbox.com/SMART and use code SMART to get a 100% grass-fed chuck roast and a whole chicken FREE in your first box plus $20 off. Justworks – Take a look at Justworks' transparent pricing by visiting justworks.com/pricing. Wonolo - A comprehensive, easy-to-use online staffing platform that helps businesses connect with the workers they need. Head over to wonolo.com/smart to get started. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/20231 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Gloria Mark - How to Find Focus, Fight Distraction, and Get More Done

Gloria Mark is Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. She received her PhD from Columbia University in psychology and studies the impact of digital media on people’s lives. She takes a deep dive in examining multitasking, interruptions, and mood with the use of digital devices. She has published over 200 articles, and in 2017 was inducted into the ACM SIGCHI Academy which recognizes leaders in the field of human-computer interaction. Gloria's book, Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity, is available now! Find more about Gloria at gloriamark.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: RocketMoney - Cancel unwanted subscriptions – and manage your expenses the easy way – by going to rocketmoney.com/SMART. Finding the Way – Finding the Way: An Entrepreneur’s Tale is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and anywhere books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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Dr. Marc Schulz - How to Live the Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness

Marc Schulz is the associate director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development and the Sue Kardas PhD 1971 Chair in Psychology at Bryn Mawr College. He also directs the Data Science Program and previously chaired the psychology department and Clinical Developmental Psychology PhD program at Bryn Mawr. Dr. Schulz received his BA from Amherst College and his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Schulz' book, The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness, is available now! Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: RocketMoney - Cancel your unnecessary subscriptions right now at rocketmoney.com/SMART. Justworks - Take a look at Justworks' transparent pricing by visiting justworks.com/PRICING. Finding the Way – Finding the Way: An Entrepreneur’s Tale is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and anywhere books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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2022 Year in Review

2022. It was quite the year. Jon's wife is having a baby! Chris is excited to rebrand! Join us as we discuss some of our favorite clips from 2022 and what we are looking forward to in 2023. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: RocketMoney - Cancel your unnecessary subscriptions right now at rocketmoney.com/SMART. Blinkist - Go to Blinkist.com/SMART to start your 7-day free trial and get 25% off of a Blinkist Premium membership. Justworks - Take a look at Justworks' transparent pricing by visiting justworks.com/PRICING. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jennifer Moss - The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It

Jennifer Moss is an award-winning writer, international speaker, and workplace culture strategist with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. She is a nationally syndicated radio columnist and freelance journalist. She writes for Harvard Business Review and her work has appeared in CNN, TIME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Jennifer's book, The Burnout Epidemic: The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It, is available now! Learn more about Jennifer at jennifer-moss.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: RocketMoney - Cancel your unnecessary subscriptions right now at rocketmoney.com/SMART. MasterClass - This holiday, give one annual membership and get one free! Go to masterclass.com/smart today. Finding the Way - Finding the Way: An Entrepreneur’s Tale is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and anywhere books are sold. Butcher Box - Sign up today at butcherbox.com/SMART and use code SMART to get 10% off your first box and ground beef for life of your membership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/20221 hour, 44 seconds
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Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn - Finding Purpose in Silence

Leigh Marz is an author, leadership coach, and collaboration consultant. She has led diverse initiatives, including a training program to promote an experimental mindset among multi-generational teams at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Justin Zorn has served as both a policymaker and a meditation teacher in the US Congress. On Capitol Hill, he served as Legislative Director to three Members of Congress. As a writer, he has been a contributor to publications including Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Wired, The Nation, The American Prospect, Foreign Policy, and CNN Their book, Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise, is available now! Learn more about Leigh at leighmarz.com and Justin at justinzorn.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Blinkist - Go to Blinkist.com/SMART to start your 7-day free trial and get 25% off of a Blinkist Premium membership. ButcherBox - Sign up today at butcherbox.com/SMART and use code SMART to get 10% off your first box and ground beef for the life of your membership. RocketMoney - Cancel your unnecessary subscriptions right now at rocketmoney.com/SMART. StoryWorth - Go to storyworth.com/smart and save $10 on your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202249 minutes, 54 seconds
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Bethany Brookshire - Can we Separate Humans from Nature?

Bethany Brookshire is a science writer and author. She is also a podcast host on the podcast Science for the People, where she interviews scientists and science writers about the science that will impact people’s lives. Bethany Brookshire's book, Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains, will be available on December 6, 2022. Learn more about Bethany Brookshire at bethanybrookshire.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Blinkist - Go to Blinkist.com/SMART to start your 7-day free trial and get 25% off of a Blinkist Premium membership. ButcherBox - Sign up today at butcherbox.com/SMART and use code SMART to get FREE Ribeyes for a Year plus $10 off. MasterClass - This holiday, give one annual membership and get one free! Go to masterclass.com/smart. Shopify - Sign up for a FREE trial at shopify.com/spp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/202245 minutes, 10 seconds
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David Sikorjak and Ben Valenta - Why it’s Better to be a Sports Fan

Ben Valenta is the SVP of Strategy & Analytics for FOX Sports. In his previous life as a consultant, he advised an incredible array of clients, including: Nike, the NFL, Anheuser-Busch InBev, YouTube, ESPN, National Geographic, MSNBC, NBC News, Livestrong, the New York Knicks, and the New York Rangers. David Sikorjak is the founder of Dexterity Consulting, a strategy and analytics consultancy that artfully blends research, analysis, and empathy to transform how brands think. Prior to that, he was an executive at Publicis, NBC, and Madison Square Garden. David Sikorjak and Ben Valenta's book, Fans Have More Friends, will be available on November 15, 2022. Learn more about David Sikorjak and Ben Valenta at fanshavemorefriends.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Blinkist - Go to Blinkist.com/SMART to start your 7-day free trial and get 25% off of a Blinkist Premium membership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202248 minutes, 13 seconds
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Kristin Keffeler - How Money Changes Your Perspective

Kristin Keffeler is the founder and principal for Illumination360 and the Chief Learning Officer for the Johnson Financial Group. Kristin graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry from the University of Denver. Kristin's book, The Myth of the Silver Spoon: Navigating Family Wealth and Creating an Impactful Life, will be available on November 22, 2022. Learn more about Kristin at illumination360.com/about. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Blinkist - Go to Blinkist.com/SMART to start your 7-day free trial and get 25% off of a Blinkist Premium membership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202249 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jeremy Utley and Perry Klebahn - The secret to generating great ideas

Jeremy Utley and Perry Klebahn are the authors of, Ideaflow: The Only Business Metric That Matters, which is available on October 25th. Jeremy is the Director of Executive Education at Stanford d.school and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford's School of Engineering. He is the co-host of the d.school’s widely popular program “Stanford’s Masters of Creativity.” Perry is a co-founding member of Stanford's d.school faculty. He is an Adjunct Professor and Director of Executive Education at Stanford d.school. He has served as COO of Patagonia and as CEO of Timbuk2. Learn more at ideaflow.design. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Blinkist - Go to Blinkist.com/SMART to start your 7-day free trial and get 25% off of a Blinkist Premium membership. MasterClass - Go to masterclass.com/SMART for 15% off an annual membership! ButcherBox - Sign up today at butcherbox.com/SMART and use code SMART to get one 10-14 lb Turkey FREE in your first box. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202253 minutes, 14 seconds
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Christie Hunter Arscott - Reimagine Risk, Embrace Uncertainty & Launch a Brilliant Career

Christie Hunter Arscott is an award-winning advisor, speaker, and author. A Rhodes Scholar, Christie has been named by Thinkers50 as one of the top management thinkers likely to shape the future of business. Christie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brown University and two Master’s degrees with a focus on gender research from the University of Oxford. She currently serves on the Women’s Leadership Board of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School. Christie's book, Begin Boldly: How Women Can Reimagine Risk, Embrace Uncertainty, and Launch A Brilliant Career, is available now! Learn more about Christine at christiehunterarscott.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Blinkist - Go to Blinkist.com/SMART to start your 7-day free trial and get 25% off of a Blinkist Premium membership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202252 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mauro Porcini - Will Companies Finally Put People First?

Mauro Porcini is PepsiCo’s first ever Chief Design Officer. He joined the food & beverage corporation in 2012 and in said role he is infusing design thinking into PepsiCo’s culture and is leading a new approach to innovation by design that impacts the company’s product platforms and brands. These brands include Pepsi, Lay’s, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Sodastream, Doritos, Lifewtr, bubly, Aquafina, Cheetos, Quaker, 7Up, Mirinda... just to name a few! Mauro's book, The Human Side of Innovation: The Power of People in Love with People, will be available on October 18, 2022! Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Black Pearl Mail - Turn your sign offs into sign ups, with blackpearlmail.com. Blinkist - Go to Blinkist.com/SMART to start your 7-day free trial and get 25% off of a Blinkist Premium membership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/202250 minutes, 12 seconds
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Will Storr - The Status Game - On Human Life and How to Play It

Will Storr is an award-winning writer and author of six books, including his newest, The Status Game. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The New Yorker and The New York Times. He has also been presented with the AIB Award for Best Investigative Documentary for his BBC radio series. Will's book, The Status Game, is available now! Learn more about Will at willstorr.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/20221 hour, 52 seconds
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Steve Magness - How to Build Healthy Resilience and Toughness

Steve Magness is a world-renowned expert on performance and has served as an executive coach to individuals in a variety of sectors. Steve received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and a graduate degree from George Mason University. He is the coauthor of Peak Performance, The Passion Paradox, and the author of The Science of Running. Collectively, his books have sold more than a quarter-million copies in print, ebook, and audio formats. Steve's book, Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness, is available now! Learn more about Steve at stevemagness.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/202259 minutes, 58 seconds
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Kathryn Judge - The Middlemen who have Taken Control of our Economy

Kathryn Judge is a law professor, author, financial regulation expert, and mother of two. Kathryn joined the faculty at Columbia Law School in 2010 and currently serves as the Harvey J. Goldschmid Professor of Law. Her research shows how we can promote a more resilient and accountable financial system, and how regulatory design can enhance the legitimacy and efficacy of financial regulation. Kathryn's book, Direct: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source, is available now! Learn more about Kathryn at kathrynjudge.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Lifestyle Intelligence (LQ) app - Get the app and receive a one-month free trial as a new user: lqapp.co/smart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/202256 minutes, 52 seconds
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Eric Barker - Everything You Know About Relationships is (Mostly) Wrong

Eric Barker is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong, which has sold over half a million copies. Eric is also a sought-after speaker, having given talks at MIT, Yale, Google, the United States Military Central Command (CENTCOM), and the Olympic Training Center. Eric's newest book, Plays Well with Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrong, is available now! Learn more about Eric at bakadesuyo.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Lifestyle Intelligence (LQ) app - Get the app and receive a one-month free trial as a new user: lqapp.co/smart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/202251 minutes, 8 seconds
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Todd Kashdan - How to Challenge the Status Quo… and Win

Todd Kashdan is a two-time Smart People Podcast guest. As a Professor of Psychology and a leading educator to the public, Todd translates state-of-the-art science for practical application to improve our everyday lives. He is well-known for his energetic and disarming communication style. Awarded the 2013 Distinguished Early Career Researcher Award by the American Psychological Association, Todd Kashdan is among the world’s top experts on the psychology of well-being, psychological strengths, mental agility, and social relationships. His research has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including multiple articles in the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, and Forbes. Todd's newest book, The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively, is available now! Learn more about Todd at toddkashdan.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 56 seconds
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Julie Winkle Giulioni - Promotions Are So Yesterday

Julie Winkle Giulioni is a champion for workplace growth and development. She believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their potential. Julie is the co-author of the international bestseller, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want. Julie's newest book, Promotions Are So Yesterday: Redefine Career Development. Help Employees Thrive, is available now! Learn more about Julie at juliewinklegiulioni.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Linked In Jobs - LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedin.com/smart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202251 minutes, 45 seconds
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Avery Carl - Making Passive Income With Real Estate In Today’s Market

Avery Carl was named one of Wall Street Journal’s Top 100 and Newsweek’s Top 500 agents in 2020. She and her team at The Term Shop focus exclusively on Vacation Rental and Short Term Rental Clients, having closed well over 1 billion dollars in real estate sales. Avery has sold over $300 million in Short Term/Vacation Rentals since 2017. Avery's book, Short-Term Rental, Long-Term Wealth: Your Guide to Analyzing, Buying, and Managing Vacation Properties, is available now. Learn more about Avery at theshorttermshop.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Lumi Labs & Microdose - go to Microdose.com and use our code SMART to get free shipping & 30% off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202256 minutes, 57 seconds
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Chuck Ruby - Is Mental Illness A Myth - Part 2

Dr. Chuck Ruby earned his Ph.D. in 1995 at Florida State University. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 20 years of military service as a criminal, counterintelligence, counterespionage special agent, and investigative psychologist in many capacities across the globe. Following his military career, Dr. Ruby has been a psychologist and coach in private practice.  Chuck's newest book is Smoke and Mirrors: How You Are Being Fooled About Mental Illness - An Insider's Warning to Consumers, which is available now! Learn more about Chuck at chuckruby.com and about ISEPP at psychintegrity.org. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Linked In Jobs - LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedin.com/smart. Sandland - For 15% off, use code SMARTPEOPLE15 at sandlandsleep.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 33 seconds
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Kute Blackson - How to Find Your Truth

Kute Blackson is an inspirational speaker and transformational teacher. He is also the best-selling author of You. Are. The. One. Kute's newest book, The Magic of Surrender: Finding the Courage to Let Go is available now! Learn more about Kute at: kuteblackson.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Sandland - For 15% off, use code SMARTPEOPLE15 at sandlandsleep.com. Fast Company Press - Visit fastcompanypress.com/podcast for a no-charge manuscript evaluation or publishing consultation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dan Pink - The Power of Regret

Dan Pink is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. Dan was host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel. He also hosts a popular MasterClass on sales and persuasion. Dan's newest book, The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward is available now! Learn more about Dan at: danpink.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Sandland - For 15% off, use code SMARTPEOPLE15 at sandlandsleep.com. LinkedIn Jobs - LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedin.com/smart. Fast Company Press - Visit fastcompanypress.com/podcast for a no-charge manuscript evaluation or publishing consultation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202252 minutes, 12 seconds
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Becca Levy - A Whole New Way to Live Longer

Dr. Becca Levy's research explores psychosocial factors that influence older individuals’ cognitive and physical functioning, as well as their longevity. She is credited with creating a field of study that focuses on how positive and negative age stereotypes, which are assimilated from the culture, can have beneficial and adverse effects, respectively, on the health of older individuals. Dr. Levy's book, Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Long and Well You Live is available now! Learn more about Dr. Levy at: https://ysph.yale.edu/profile/becca_levy/. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Fast Company Press - Visit fastcompanypress.com/podcast for a no-charge manuscript evaluation or publishing consultation. Golden Poppy Herbs - Get 20% off your entire order by going to https://goldenpoppyherbs.com/smartpeople. Use promo code SmartPeople20. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202253 minutes, 13 seconds
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Nate Zinsser - How to Build Unshakeable Confidence

Dr. Nate Zinsser is an expert in the psychology of human performance who consults to individuals and organizations seeking a competitive edge. Dr. Zinsser is a PhD in sport psychology from the University of Virginia and has taught at William Patterson College, East Stroudsburg University, and in the University of Virginia’s Continuing Education Division.  Dr. Zinsser's book, The Confident Mind: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance is available now. Learn more about Nate at: natezinsser.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Natural Stacks - Get 50% off Neurofuel when you go to https://naturalstacks.com/smartpeople. Golden Poppy Herbs - Get 20% off your entire order by going to https://goldenpoppyherbs.com/smartpeople. Use promo code SmartPeople20. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202256 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dr. John Abramson - How the Pharmaceutical Industry is Scamming Us

Dr. John Abramson has served as a family physician for 22 years. He has been on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for 16 years, where he has taught primary care and currently teaches health care policy. He currently consults as an expert in litigation involving the pharmaceutical industry and has served as an unpaid consultant to the FBI and Department of Justice.  Dr. Abramson’s book, Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It is available now. Learn more about Dr. Abramson at: https://hcp.hms.harvard.edu/people/john-david-abramson. Support the Show – Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsor: Golden Poppy Herbs – Get 20% off your entire order by going to https://goldenpoppyherbs.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20221 hour, 35 seconds
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Uma Naidoo - Your brain on food

Uma Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based Nutritional Psychiatry Service in the United States. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at MGH Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Uma's book, This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensible Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More is available now. Learn more about Uma at: umanaidoomd.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsor: Natural Stacks - Get 30% off Magtech when you go to https://naturalstacks.com/smartpeoplesleep. Golden Poppy Herbs - Get 20% off your entire order by going to https://goldenpoppyherbs.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20221 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Nic Voge - What self worth theory says about your motivation

Nic Voge directs the McGraw Center’s Learning Programs, including the Undergraduate Learning Program and the Graduate Learning Program. Nic is also a founding member of the Princeton Perspective Project, Principedia, and the Academic Resilience Consortium (formerly The Resilience Consortium). Learn more about Nic at: https://mcgraw.princeton.edu/people/nic-voge. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsor: LinkedIn Jobs - LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedin.com/smart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ranjay Gulati - Can Purpose be Profitable

Ranjay Gulati is the Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor and the former Unit Head of the Organizational Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School. Until recently, he chaired the Advanced Management Program, the flagship senior leader executive program, at the school. Ranjay's book is available now: Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies. Learn more about Ranjay at: ranjaygulati.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Cape Clasp - Use the coupon code SMART to save 30% off your first order! https://www.capeclasp.com. Natural Stacks - Get 50% off Neurofuel when you go to https://naturalstacks.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202245 minutes, 41 seconds
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Dr. Ethan Kross - The Amazing Impact of Self Talk and How to Master It

Dr. Ethan Kross is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor and bestselling author in the University of Michigan’s top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he studies how the conversations people have with themselves impact their health, performance, decisions and relationships Ethan is the author of the bestseller, Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It. Learn more about Ethan at: ethankross.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Athletic Greens - Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/SMART. Cape Clasp - Use the coupon code SMART to save 30% off your first order! https://www.capeclasp.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 52 seconds
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Robert Abasolo - Passive Income Through Airbnb Rentals with Robuilt

Robert Abasolo is a YouTube Creator, a short-term rental (Airbnb) expert, and a tiny house builder. YouTube video mentioned on the episode: This is exactly how much your property will make on Airbnb. Rob's Instagram Rob's Tik Tok Learn more at robuiltchannel.com. Follow Smart People Podcast Twitter | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Athletic Greens - Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/SMART. LinkedIn Jobs - LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedin.com/smart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/20221 hour, 16 minutes
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Rick Plautz - The New World of Web3, Crypto, and NFTs

Rick Plautz is a Web3 evangelist and consultant, an NFT Collector & Creator, and an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Read more about Rick at: rickplautz.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Athletic Greens - Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/SMART. Tonic - Try Tonic and get 20% off your order. Visit tonicvibes.com/smartpeople. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 2 seconds
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Peter Bregman & Howie Jacobson - Four Steps to Help Others Change

Peter Bregman is an author and the CEO of Bregman Partners. Peter is recognized as the #1 executive coach by Leading Global Coaches. Howie Jacobson, PhD, is Director of Coaching at Bregman Partners and Head Coach at the Healthy Minds Initiative. He is the host of the Plant Yourself podcast, and contributing author of the New York Times bestseller Whole. Peter and Howie's book is available now: You Can Change Other People: The Four Steps to Help Your Colleagues, Employees—Even Family—Up Their Game. Read more about Peter and Howie at: bregmanpartners.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Athletic Greens - Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/SMART. Tonic - Try Tonic and get 20% off your order. Visit tonicvibes.com/smartpeople. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 33 seconds
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Bradley Schurman - How Demographics Will Change Our World

Bradley Schurman is an author, entrepreneur, and a demographic futurist and opinion maker on all things dealing with the business of longevity. Bradley has built his reputation by helping leading organizations harness the opportunities of our increasingly older and generationally diverse populations. Bradley's book will be available on January 18, 2022: The Super Age: Decoding Our Demographic Destiny. Read more about Bradley at: thesuperage.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedin.com/smart. Magic Spoon - Go to magicspoon.com/SMART to grab a variety pack and try it today! And be sure to use our promo code SMART at checkout to save five dollars off your order! Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202259 minutes, 51 seconds
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Patrick Leddin - An Army Ranger's Lessons on Leadership, Love, and Life

Patrick Leddin has benefited from both hands-on leadership and management experience coupled with academic rigor and expertise. He served as a U.S. Army airborne, infantry, ranger-qualified officer; worked as a Project Manager at KPMG Consulting; and co-started and ran a Inc. 5000 recognized consulting firm. Patrick is also an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University where he teaches Negotiation and Leading Business in Times of Crisis. Patrick's book is available now: The Five-Week Leadership Challenge: 35 Action Steps to Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be. Read more about Patrick Leddin at: 5weekleadershipchallenge.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Marketing Today with Alan Hart - Listen to Marketing Today at MarketingTodayPodcast.com or wherever you download podcasts. getAbstract - Get a free month of getAbstract by visiting getab.li/Smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dr. Amishi Jha - Find Your Focus

Dr. Amishi Jha is a professor of psychology at the University of Miami. She serves as the Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, which she co-founded in 2010. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California–Davis and postdoctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University. Dr. Jha's newest book is available now: Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day. Read more about Dr. Jha at: amishi.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Ginger - To learn more about how Ginger can support your employee’s mental health, visit ginger.com/smart. Organifi - Treat yourself to amazing health and try it today for 20% of the entire purchase! Go to organifi.com/SMART Tonic - Try Tonic and get 20% off your order. Visit tonicvibes.com/smartpeople. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202157 minutes, 36 seconds
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Richard Nisbett - Why Your Reasoning Is Flawed and How To Fix It

Richard Nisbett is one of the world's most respected psychologists. His work focuses on issues in social psychology and cognitive science. Richard is also the Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the University of Michigan. Richard's most recent book is Thinking: A memoir. Read more about Richard at his website: richardnisbett.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Organifi - Treat yourself to amazing health and try it today for 20% of the entire purchase! Go to organifi.com/SMART LinkedIn - Get a $100 advertising credit toward your first LinkedIn campaign. Go to linkedin.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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Paul Bloom - The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search for Meaning

Paul Bloom is a professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. He was also the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University . Paul studies how children and adults make sense of the world, with a focus on pleasure, morality, religion, fiction, and art.  Paul's newest book is The Sweet Spot: The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search for Meaning. Read more about Paul at his website: paulbloom.net. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Ginger - To learn more about how Ginger can support your employee’s mental health, visit ginger.com/smart. Organifi - Treat yourself to amazing health and try it today for 20% of the entire purchase! Go to organifi.com/SMART Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/20211 hour, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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Jon McConaughy - Why Farming and Capitalism Don’t Mix

Jon McConaughy has been immersed in sustainable agriculture for the past 15 years. His approach at Double Brook Farm is one that is financially sustainable while also being energy sustainable and treating animals in a humane and ethical fashion. Prior to his career change, Jon worked for 20 years in the financial sector for Susquehanna International Group and Credit Suisse. You can read more about Jon and his work at Double Brook Farm and The Decency Foundation. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Ginger - To learn more about how Ginger can support your employee’s mental health, visit ginger.com/smart. Organifi - Treat yourself to amazing health and try it today for 20% of the entire purchase! Go to organifi.com/SMART Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bill Schutt - What We Can Learn from the Heart

Bill Schutt is an Emeritus Professor of Biology at LIU Post and a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History. Bill received his Ph.D. in zoology from Cornell and held a post-doctoral fellowship at the AMNH where he received a Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant. He has also published over two dozen peer-reviewed articles. Bill's newest book, Pump: A Natural History of the Heart, is available now! Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202137 minutes, 50 seconds
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Bryan Adams - How Companies Find the Perfect Fit and How You Should Too

Bryan Adams is the CEO and founder of Ph.Creative. On top of running one of the leading employer brand agencies in the world, Bryan is also an author, podcaster, creative strategist, and specialist speaker. To read more about Bryan and his book, Give & Get Employer Branding: Repel the Many and Compel the Few with Impact, Purpose and Belonging, check out giveandget.net. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Gumball - Meet the mighty host-read ad. Podcasters and advertisers: Browse shows, discover new advertising options, or list your own podcast on gumball.fm. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202149 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jeff Garson - Being Decent in an Indecent World

Jeff Garson was an attorney for 25 years before leaving law in 2000 and becoming a psychotherapist. As a psychotherapist, Jeff has supported many clients that have struggled to navigate a competitive world and ultimately judge themselves when they fall short of expectations. Jeff is also the co-founder of the Decency Foundation, which is an organization dedicated to bringing Radical Decency to business. Jeff's book, Radical Decency: A Values-Based Approach to a Better Life and World, can be found wherever books are sold! Find out more about Jeff and his work at jeffgarson.com. Become a Patron! This show runs on the support of our listeners. Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 12 seconds
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Robert Siegel - How to Leverage Digital Thinking in a Physical World

Robert Siegel is a Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a venture investor. Robert is a General Partner at XSeed Capital and Venture Partner at Piva. He sits on multiple Boards of Directors and is a Member of the Supervisory Board of TTTech Auto AG, chairs the Strategic Advisory Board for TTTech Computertechnik AG, and sat on the Board of SmartDrive Systems for 14 years. He also holds a BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University. Robert's newest book is The Brains and Brawn Company: How Leading Organizations Blend the Best of Digital and Physical, which is available now. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/202152 minutes, 56 seconds
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Sukhinder Singh Cassidy - How to Take Calculated Risks and Win at Your Career

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is a leading digital CEO and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of leadership experience founding, scaling, and advising companies including Google, Amazon, StubHub, Yodlee, and more. Sukhinder served as the leader of StubHub, the premier global consumer ticketing marketplace for live entertainment, which she and her team sold for $4 billion in February 2020. Sukhinder has an undergraduate degree from the Ivey School of Business Administration at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Find out more about Sukhinder's book at choosepossibility.com. We have a brand new podcast coming soon! To learn more about the upcoming show, sign up for the newsletter at smartpeoplepodcast.com/new. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/202148 minutes, 45 seconds
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Mike Zani - Olympic Coach on Being Happy and Productive at Work

Mike Zani is the CEO of The Predictive Index, a talent optimization platform that uses over 60 years of proven science and software to help businesses design high-performing teams and cultures, make objective hiring decisions, and inspire greatness in people. Its 8,000+ clients include Bain Capital, Blue Cross Blue Shield, DoorDash, LVMH, Nissan, Omni Hotels, and VMware. Mike is also the co-founder and partner at Phoenix Strategy Investments, a private investment fund. An avid sailor, he was coach of the 1996 US Olympic Team. He holds a BS from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. We have a brand new podcast coming soon! To learn more about the upcoming show, sign up for the newsletter at smartpeoplepodcast.com/new. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Felix Gray - Go to felixgrayglasses.com/smart for the best Blue Light glasses on the market! Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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Alex Bezzerides - Why Our Bodies Break

Alex Bezzerides is a professor of biology at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho where he teaches a wide range of classes from Human Anatomy and Physiology to Entomology. He earned degrees from Colorado State University and Cornell University. He has published a number of scientific articles about the chemical ecology of insects. His first book is about the aches and pains of the body and how they evolved. Alex's book, Evolution Gone Wrong: The Curious Reasons Why Our Bodies Work (Or Don't), is available now. We have a brand new podcast coming soon! To learn more about the upcoming show, sign up for the newsletter at smartpeoplepodcast.com/new. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Felix Gray - Go to felixgrayglasses.com/smart for the best Blue Light glasses on the market! LinkedIn Jobs - When your business is ready to make that next hire, find the right person with LinkedIn Jobs. Your first job post is free. Just visit https://linkedin.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 2 seconds
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Annie Murphy Paul - How to Overachieve with our Limited Brain

Annie Murphy Paul is an acclaimed science writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Scientific American, and The Best American Science Writing. She is the author of Origins, selected by the New York Times Book Review as a “Notable Book,” and The Cult of Personality. Her TED Talk has been viewed more than 2.6 million times. Annie is a recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship, the Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship, and the Bernard L. Schwartz Fellowship at New America. You can learn more about Annie at: anniemurphypaul.com. Annie's book, The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain, is available now. We have a brand new podcast coming soon! To learn more about the upcoming show, sign up for the newsletter at smartpeoplepodcast.com/new. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Felix Gray - Go to felixgrayglasses.com/smart for the best Blue Light glasses on the market! Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 26 seconds
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Tim Grover - Never Forget, Winning is Everything

Tim Grover is the CEO of ATTACK Athletics, Inc. Tim is known all around the world for his work with champions and Hall of Famers, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds other athletes. Tim's book, Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness, is available now. We have a brand new podcast coming soon! To learn more about the upcoming show, sign up for the newsletter at smartpeoplepodcast.com/new. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Felix Gray - Go to felixgrayglasses.com/smart for the best Blue Light glasses on the market! Audible - Prime members can save 53% on 4 months of Audible. That's only $6.95 a month! Go to audible.com/smart to take advantage of this limited time offer. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 25 seconds
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Rebecca Schwarzlose - How Your Brain Interprets Your Reality

Rebecca Schwarzlose is postdoctoral scholar researching brain development in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. Rebecca received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from M.I.T. and served as the editor of the scholarly journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences for three years. Rebecca's book, Brainscapes: The Warped, Wondrous Maps Written in Your Brain―And How They Guide You, will be available on June 15, 2021. Brainscapes was supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program in Public Understanding of Science and Technology. We have a brand new podcast coming soon! To learn more about the upcoming show, sign up for the newsletter at smartpeoplepodcast.com/new. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: FundRise - See for yourself how one hundred fifty thousand investors have built a better portfolio with private real estate. Go to fundrise.com/smart. Felix Gray - Go to felixgrayglasses.com/smart for the best Blue Light glasses on the market! LinkedIn Jobs - When your business is ready to make that next hire, find the right person with LinkedIn Jobs. Your first job post is free. Just visit https://linkedin.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/20211 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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Guy Perelmuter - The Coming Deep Tech Revolution

Guy Perelmuter is the founder of GRIDS Capital, a deep tech venture capital firm focusing on artificial intelligence, robotics, life sciences, and technological infrastructure. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering in 1994 and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1996, both from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Guy has 20 years of experience in risk Management, asset allocation and venture capital. Guy's newest book is Present Future: Business, Science, and the Deep Tech Revolution and is available now. We have a brand new podcast coming soon! To learn more about the upcoming show, sign up for the newsletter at smartpeoplepodcast.com/new. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Audible - New members can try Audible free for 30 days by going to audible.com/smart or texting smart to 500-500. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 49 seconds
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Scott Miller - How to Brand Yourself for Success

Scott Miller built a 25-year career at the FranklinCovey Company serving in nearly every role imaginable. Scott currently serves as the Special Advisor on Thought Leadership for the FranklinCovey Company and is the host of their weekly podcast series, On Leadership with Scott Miller. Scott's newest book is Marketing Mess to Brand Success: 30 Challenges to Transform Your Organization's Brand (and Your Own). You can read more about Scott at: scottjeffreymiller.com. We have a brand new podcast coming soon! To learn more about the upcoming show, sign up for the newsletter at smartpeoplepodcast.com/new. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Felix Gray - Go to felixgrayglasses.com/smart for the best Blue Light glasses on the market! FundRise - See for yourself how one hundred fifty thousand investors have built a better portfolio with private real estate. Go to fundrise.com/smart. LinkedIn Jobs - When your business is ready to make that next hire, find the right person with LinkedIn Jobs. Your first job post is free. Just visit https://linkedin.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 8 seconds
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Paul English - Networking and Storytelling are the Keys to Success with Kayak Founder

Paul is the Founder and CTO of Lola.com, the easiest way for businesses to manage their employee travel. Previously, Paul was CTO of KAYAK, a travel company he co-founded in 2004, took public in 2012, and sold to Priceline in 2013. Paul is also the founder of GetHuman, a service created to give consumers excellent customer service at any company, Intermute, a security software company, and Boston Light, a small business ecommerce startup he sold to Intuit. Paul is the subject of Tracy Kidder’s book A Truck Full of Money, published by Random House in September 2016. You can read more about Paul at: paulenglish.com. Check out Paul's upcoming Podcast app at moonbeam.fm. We have a brand new podcast coming soon! To learn more about the upcoming show, sign up for the newsletter at smartpeoplepodcast.com/new. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - When your business is ready to make that next hire, find the right person with LinkedIn Jobs. Your first job post is free. Just visit https://linkedin.com/smart. FundRise - See for yourself how one hundred thirty thousand investors have built a better portfolio with private real estate. Go to fundrise.com/smart. Audible - New members can try Audible free for 30 days by going to audible.com/smart or texting smart to 500-500. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/202157 minutes, 18 seconds
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Melissa Bernstein - Billionaire Founder Talks Truth About Entrepreneurship

Melissa Bernstein is the co-founder of Melissa & Doug, the toy company committed to nurture children's imaginations. She is also the author of, LifeLines: An Inspirational Journey from Profound Darkness to Radiant Light. You can read more about Melissa and her book at: lifelines.com/about-melissa. Check out the toys at www.melissaanddoug.com! We have a brand new podcast coming soon! To learn more about the upcoming show, sign up for the newsletter at smartpeoplepodcast.com/new Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/202142 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dr. Bruce Greyson - Is There Life After Death

Dr. Bruce Greyson is the Chester Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He has earned awards for his medical research and was elected a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the highest honor bestowed by that organization. He is also the author of, After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond. You can read more about Dr. Greyson and his book at: brucegreyson.com. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Stereo - Download the Stereo App and follow us at stereo.com/smartpeoplepod. Join us every Wednesday for a podcast deep dive and Q&A! Audible - New members can try Audible free for 30 days by going to audible.com/smart or texting smart to 500-500. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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Dr. Shanna Swan - What Your Sperm Says About Your Health

Dr. Shanna Swan is one of the world’s leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists and a professor of environmental medicine and public health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Her book is, Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race and is available now. You can read more about Dr. Swan and her book at: shannaswan.com. Follow @DrShannaSwan on Twitter. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: LinkedIn - When your business is ready to make that next hire, find the right person with LinkedIn Jobs. Your first job post is free. Just visit https://linkedin.com/smart. Stereo - Download the Stereo App and follow us at stereo.com/smartpeoplepod. Join us every Wednesday for a podcast deep dive and Q&A! Stuck at Home podcast - If you enjoy listening to our podcast, another show you should check out is Stuck at Home presented by Starburns Audio. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/202155 minutes, 40 seconds
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Charlene Walters - Time to Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur

Charlene Walters is an author, speaker, entrepreneurship/motivation coach, and also developed a Digital Entrepreneurship MBA program. Carlene is the author of the book, Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur: 10 Mindset Shifts for Women to Take Action, Unleash Creativity, and Achieve Financial Success. You can read more about Charlene and her book at: ownyourother.com. Follow @CWaltersPhD on Twitter. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Stereo - Download the Stereo App and follow us at stereo.com/smartpeoplepod. Join us every Monday and Wednesday for a podcast deep dive and Q&A! Audible - New members can try Audible free for 30 days by going to audible.com/smart or texting smart to 500-500. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/202158 minutes, 11 seconds
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Suneel Gupta - Why Others Take a Chance on You

Suneel Gupta is the founder of RISE and is on faculty at Harvard University. Suneel's new book, Backable: The Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take a Chance on You, is available on February 23, 2021. You can read more about Suneel and his upcoming book at: backable.com. Follow @suneel on Twitter. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: LinkedIn - When your business is ready to make that next hire, find the right person with LinkedIn Jobs. Your first job post is free. Just visit https://linkedin.com/smart. Neuro - Go to getneuro.com to order and better your state of mind now. Use code smartpeople for 15% off your first order. Honey - Don't miss out on savings. Get Honey for free at joinhoney.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 47 seconds
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Dorothy Holinger - The Impact of Grief

Dorothy Holinger, Ph.D., was an academic psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for over 23 years. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and has her own psychotherapy practice. Her book is, The Anatomy of Grief. You can read more about Dorthy on her website: dorothypholinger.com. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Audible - Visit audible.com/smart or text smart to 500-500 to start your free 30 day trial. NetSuite - Let NetSuite show you how they’ll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at netsuite.com/smart. Neuro Gum - Go to getneuro.com to order and better your state of mind now. Use code smartpeople for 15% off your first order. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/202142 minutes, 29 seconds
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Erin Meyer - How Netflix Won

Erin Meyer is a professor at INSEAD, one of the leading international business schools. Her work focuses on how the world's most successful managers navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a global environment. She recently co-authored a book with Reed Hastings, titled, No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. The book focuses on the principles needed to build a company culture that is innovative, fast, and flexible. You can read more about Erin and her work at: erinmeyer.com. Follow Erin on Twitter: @ErinMeyerINSEAD. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - When your business is ready to make that next hire, find the right person with LinkedIn Jobs. Pay what you want and get the first $50 off. Just visit https://linkedin.com/smart. NetSuite - Let NetSuite show you how they’ll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at netsuite.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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Lisa Feldman Barrett - Why Do We Have a Brain?

Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University. Lisa is among the top one percent most cited scientists in the world for her research in psychology and neuroscience. She is the Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Harvard University. She is also the author of the new book, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain. You can read more about Lisa and her work at: lisafeldmanbarrett.com. Follow Lisa on Twitter: @LFeldmanBarrett. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Georgetown McDonough MBA - Explore the Full-time and Flex MBA programs and discover how Georgetown McDonough can help you launch the career you want at choosegeorgetown.com/mba. NetSuite - Let NetSuite show you how they’ll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at netsuite.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/20211 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Dr. Jason Fung - A New Understanding of Cancer

Dr. Jason Fung is a nephrologist and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets. He has written multiple bestselling health books - The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss, The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally, and now we discuss his newest book, The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery. You can read more about Dr. Fung's work at: thefastingmethod.com. Follow Dr. Fung on Twitter: @drjasonfung. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsor: Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 32 seconds
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Remembering Tony Hsieh - 2011 Interview

This is a re-airing of our 2011 interview with Tony Hsieh. Tony meant an incredible amount to a lot of people. He was beyond kind to us in 2011 when we had just started the podcast and we will never forget the advice he shared with us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/202034 minutes, 56 seconds
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Kevin Vallier - Can You Trust Politicians (Or Anyone)

Kevin Vallier is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University, where he directs their program in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law. Vallier’s interests lie primarily in political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE). His newest book, Trust in a Polarized Age is out now! You can read Kevin's blog Reconciled at kevinvallier.com. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @kvallier. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Audible - Only $4.95 a month for your first 6 months! Visit audible.com/smart or text smart to 500-500. Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/20201 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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Harry Kraemer - What Do You Value? Prove it.

Harry Kraemer is a professor at Kellogg School and former CEO of Baxter. In his newest book, Your 168: Finding Purpose and Satisfaction in a Values-Based Life - he breaks down how to prioritize your life - and this is more than just a time management book. This book offers advice when we all experience imbalance and how to build new habits. All book proceeds benefit One Acre Fund in Africa. You can find out more about Harry at his website: harrykraemer.org Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - When your business is ready to make that next hire, find the right person with LinkedIn Jobs. Pay what you want and get the first $50 off. Just visit https://linkedin.com/smart. Georgetown Business School - Explore the Full-time and Flex MBA programs and discover how Georgetown McDonough can help you launch the career you want at choosegeorgetown.com/mba. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/20201 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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Tal Ben-Shahar - The Science of Happiness

Tal Ben-Shahar is a bestselling author and lecturer. He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.  Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. The topics he lectures on include leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages and have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world. Tal is a serial entrepreneur and is most recently the co-founder and chief learning officer of Happiness Studies Academy. Happiness Studies Academy: https://www.happinessstudies.academy/ Certificate in Happiness Studies: https://www.happinessstudies.academy/cihs/ Listeners of Smart People Podcast can enjoy a 10% discount with the coupon code: HAPPY. Sign up for the Certificate in Happiness Studies HERE. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Audible - For a free trial, visit audible.com/smart or text smart to 500-500. Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 59 seconds
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Maelle Gavet - The Case for Empathy in Tech

Maëlle Gavet is a leading technology executive and entrepreneur. She was a Principal at Boston Consulting Group, went on to become the CEO of OZON.ru, then became the executive VP of operations of the Priceline Group. To top things off, Maëlle wasn't done yet... she then went on to become the Chief Operating Officer at the real estate platform Compass. Maëlle's new book is, Trampled by Unicorns: Big Tech's Empathy Problem and How to Fix It. You can find out more about Maëlle at her website: https://www.maellegavet.com. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast. Sponsor: LinkedIn Jobs - When your business is ready to make that next hire, find the right person with LinkedIn Jobs. Pay what you want and get the first $50 off. Just visit https://linkedin.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 30 seconds
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Guy Raz - Guy Tells Us His Entrepreneurial Secrets

Guy Raz is the host and co-creator of three NPR programs: How I Built This, TED Radio Hour, and Wow in the World. Guy has interviewed thousands of people and he brings their knowledge and stories to you on a regular basis. As if that isn't impressive enough, Guy is the first person in history to have 3 podcasts in the Top 20 on the Apple Podcast charts! Guy's new book is out now: How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs. You can find out more about Guy at his website: guyraz.com. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsor: Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/20201 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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Adam Alter - Working remotely? Avoid technology overwhelm.

Adam Alter is an Associate Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is a New York Times bestselling author and he has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, New Yorker, WIRED, Slate, Huffington Post, Popular Science, and many more. You can find out more about Adam at his website: http://adamalterauthor.com/ Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsor: LinkedIn Jobs - When your business is ready to make that next hire, find the right person with LinkedIn Jobs. Pay what you want and get the first $50 off. Just visit https://linkedin.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/202055 minutes, 15 seconds
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Robert Pasin - CEO of Radio Flyer

Robert Pasin is the Chief Wagon Officer (CEO) at Radio Flyer. He is the Emmy winning producer of the animated short film, Taking Flight, and author of the national bestseller book, Radio Flyer: 100 Years of America’s Little Red Wagon. You can find out more about Robert and Radio Flyer here: https://www.radioflyer.com. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsor: Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/202056 minutes, 43 seconds
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Christopher Marquis - Finally - It’s Not All About Profit

Christopher Marquis is a professor in Global Sustainable Enterprise at Cornell. His teaching and research focuses on social innovation and change and doing business in China. Chris' upcoming book is: Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism. You can follow Chris on Twitter: @CMarquisCornell. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsor: Audible - For a free trial, visit audible.com/smart or text smart to 500-500. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/202058 minutes, 42 seconds
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Kate Lanz - What is the Sex of Your Brain

Kate Lanz is founder and CEO of mindbridge, a UK-based global coaching company specializing in the power of modern neuroscience and releasing latent brain potential at work. Kate is also an international coach, speaker, and author. Kate's most recent book is: All the Brains in the Business: The Engendered Brain in the 21st Century Organisation. You can follow Kate on Twitter: @Kate_Mindbridge. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Audible - For a free trial, visit audible.com/smart or text smart to 500-500. Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/202058 minutes, 53 seconds
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Vikram Mansharamani - Even Experts Don’t Know Everything

Vikram Mansharamani teaches people how to anticipate the future, manage risk, and spot opportunities. He is currently a lecturer at Harvard, and if that's not enough, he was previously a lecturer at Yale. Check out Vikram's most recent book: Think for Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence. You can follow Vikram on Twitter: @mansharamani. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: ExpressVPN - Get an extra 3 months free on a one-year package. Head to expressvpn.com/spp. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/202053 minutes, 58 seconds
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Christine Comaford - Building Resilient Teams and Authentic Engagement

Christine Comaford is a leadership and culture coach, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author. Over the last 30 years, she has helped leaders navigate both growth and change. Christine's most recent book is: Power Your Tribe: Create Resilient Teams in Turbulent Times. Learn more about Christine at the SmartTribes Institute website: https://smarttribesinstitute.com/meet-christine/. Our listeners can check out the SmartTribe Institute's Emotional Resilience mini-course for leaders to share with their teams. You can follow Christine on Twitter: @comaford. Please check out these infographics, which are terrific for lunch n’ learns: Emotional Resilience – understand how to foster resilience in your tribe Maneuvers of Consciousness – change your emotional state in 12 minutes! Outcome Frame – help yourself or another (or a team) to create the outcome they want Feedback Frame – give respectful feedback that the other person welcomes Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart. Ritual - Get 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/SMART. The Great Courses Plus - Get a free trial of unlimited access to the entire library! Go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/smartpeople. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/202059 minutes, 37 seconds
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Neil deGrasse Tyson - Astrophysics, impostor syndrome, and everything in between

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, cosmologist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator. Neil is also the head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship. If that isn't enough, Neil is also the host of StarTalk Television and StarTalk Radio. Neil's newest book is available now: Letters from an Astrophysicist. Learn more about Neil at his website: https://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson. You can follow Neil on Twitter: @neiltyson Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/spp. Express VPN - Get an extra 3 months free on a one-year package. Head to expressvpn.com/spp. Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 49 seconds
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Dr. Vivian Lee - We Have Finally Solved the Healthcare Crisis

Dr. Vivian S. Lee is a lifelong academic and healthcare executive who is dedicated to improving our healthcare system with policies, technology and educational strategies that help make health a realistic and affordable outcome for all. Dr. Lee's newest book is available now: The Long Fix: Solving America's Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone Learn more about Dr. Lee at her website: https://vivianleemd.com. You can follow Dr. Lee on Twitter: @vivianleemd Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart. BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/spp. Audible - Visit audible.com/smart or text smart to 500-500. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/202055 minutes, 45 seconds
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Jim McKelvey - The World Needs Your Crazy Ideas

Jim McKelvey is an author, entrepreneur, businessperson, and philanthropist. You may know him from being the co-founder of Square and the founder of Invisibly. Jim's newest book is available now: The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time. Learn more about Jim at his website: https://www.jimmckelvey.com. You can follow Jim on Twitter: @2000F. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Ritual - Get 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/SMART. Express VPN - Get an extra 3 months free on a one-year package. Head to expressvpn.com/spp. Audible - Visit audible.com/smart or text smart to 500-500. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dana Cavalea - High Performance Coaching

Coach Dana Cavalea is the former Director of Strength & Conditioning and Performance for the New York Yankees. He is also an author, performance coach, and consultant. Coach Dana led the Yankees to a World Championship in 2009. That same year he was awarded the Nolan Ryan Award given to the top Strength & Performance Coach in Major League Baseball, as voted by his peers. Dana's newest book is available now: Habits of a Champion. Learn more about Dana at his website: https://danacavalea.com. Follow Dana on Twitter: @danacavalea. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart. BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/spp. Express VPN - Get an extra 3 months free on a one-year package. Head to expressvpn.com/spp. The Great Courses Plus - Get a free trial of unlimited access to the entire library! Go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/smartpeople. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 32 seconds
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Kelly Brogan - The Truth About Your Mind

Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a holistic psychiatrist and a NY Times best-selling author. She is also the co-editor of the textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. Kelly is the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset, and the membership community, Vital Life Project. Kelly's newest book is available now: Own Your Self: The Surprising Path beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue to Reclaiming Your Authenticity, Vitality, and Freedom. Learn more about Kelly at her website: https://kellybroganmd.com Follow Kelly on Twitter: @kellybroganmd Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Ritual - Get 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/SMART. The Great Courses Plus - Get a free trial of unlimited access to the entire library! Go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/smartpeople. BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/spp. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tom Rath - How You Contribute to the World

Tom Rath is an author and researcher. His work over the last two decades focuses on how work can improve human health and well-being. Tom has authored/co-authored over 10 books and has sold over 10 million copies! Tom's newest book is available now: Life's Great Question: Discover How You Contribute To The World. Learn more about Tom on his website: tomrath.org. Be sure to check out Contribify! Follow Tom on Twitter: @TomCRath. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Audible - Visit audible.com/smart or text smart to 500-500. The Great Courses Plus - Get an entire month for FREE! Go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/smartpeople. Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/202056 minutes, 12 seconds
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Dexter Roberts - China, the Coronavirus, and the Global Economy

Dexter Roberts is an award-winning journalist and speaker. He serves as a Fellow at the University of Montana's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center. He's a commenter on the US-China trade relationship and has reported on China for decades. Dexter's book is available now: The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World. Learn more about Dexter on his website: dexterroberts.com. You can also sign up for his newsletter. Follow Dexter on Twitter @dtiffroberts. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Ritual - Get 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/smart! Indeed - Post your job today and get a free sponsored job upgrade: https://indeed.com/spp. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202058 minutes, 30 seconds
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Robin Dreeke - How to Recruit a Russian Spy

Robin Dreeke is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. Robin's book is Sizing People Up: A Veteran FBI Agent's User Manual for Behavior Prediction and it's available now! Learn more about Robin and his online training courses at www.peopleformula.com. Follow Robin on Twitter @rdreeke. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart Indeed - Post your job today and get a free sponsored job upgrade: https://indeed.com/spp. The Great Courses Plus - Get an entire month for FREE! Go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/smartpeople. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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Matt Stoller - Monopolies: How They Run The World

Matt Stoller is an author and a fellow at the Open Markets Institute. Matt is a former policy advisor to the Senate Budget Committee. He also worked for a member of the Financial Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives during the financial crisis. Matt's book is Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy and it's available now! Find out more about Matt on his website: mattstoller.com. Follow Matt on Twitter @matthewstoller. Subscribe to his newsletter, BIG on Substack: https://mattstoller.substack.com/. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Ashford University - Make your dream job your reality! Enroll now by going to Ashford.edu/SMART. Audible - Visit audible.com/smart or text smart to 500-500. The Great Courses Plus - Get an entire month for FREE! Go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/smartpeople. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/20201 hour, 10 seconds
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Alexey Guzey - Is Matthew Walker Lying to Us About Sleep?

Alexey Guzey is an independent researcher with background in Economics, Mathematics, and Cognitive Science. BBC's More or Less featuring Matthew Walker Find more on Alexey and his research: https://guzey.com/. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Ashford University - Make your dream job your reality! Enroll now by going to Ashford.edu/SMART. Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart! Indeed - Post your job today at Indeed.com/SPP and get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 49 seconds
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Alan Weiss - Becoming a Fearless Leader

Alan Weiss is an author, entrepreneur, and public speaker. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc. has attracted clients such as Merck, Hewlett-Packard, GE, Mercedes-Benz, State Street Corporation, Times Mirror Group, The Federal Reserve, The New York Times, and over 400 other leading organizations. His Ph.D. is in psychology. Alan's new book, Fearless Leadership: Overcoming Reticence, Procrastination, and the Voices of Doubt Inside Your Head is available now. Find more on Alan and hundreds or resources at his website: https://alanweiss.com/. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Indeed - Post your job today at Indeed.com/SPP and get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting. Warby Parker - Order a trial pack that includes six days’ worth of contacts for only $5 –and then receive $5 off your next Warby Parker order. Learn more at warbyparker.com/smart. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/202057 minutes
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Darren Gold - Develop an Extraordinary Identity

Darren is a Managing Partner at The Trium Group where he is one of the world’s leading executive coaches and advisors to CEOs and leadership teams. Darren trained as a lawyer, worked at McKinsey & Co., was a partner at two San Francisco investment firms, and served as the CEO of two companies. Darren's new book, Master Your Code: The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life is available now. You can find out more about Darren at his website: https://www.darrenjgold.com. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart! Future - Sign up for Future today at TryFuture.com/smart and get 50% off your first month. Ashford University - Now’s the time to start earning your master’s degree! Enroll now by going to Ashford.edu/SMART. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/202056 minutes, 39 seconds
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David Epstein - Why it's Better to be Curious than Comfortable

David is a New York Times bestseller author (The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance) and volunteers his time at the Pat Tillman Foundation and Classroom Champions. His newest book is Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. David was previously a science and investigative reporter at ProPublica and a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, where he helped break the story that revealed Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had used steroids. David also has master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism. We discuss: Do you find that there are people that naturally want to change things up when it comes to their career? How do you solve for "Match quality" at a young age or early in your career? What advice do you have to help people "look to the long term"? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Audible - Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial. Choose 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free. Visit audible.com/smart or text smart to 500-500. Outlier.org - Sign up for Calculus I or Intro to Psychology. Learn more or register today at Outlier.org. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 19 seconds
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Nir Eyal - How to Finally Conquer Distractions

Nir writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Helpful Links: Schedule maker tool: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/ Summary article: https://www.nirandfar.com/skill-of-the-future/ Distraction guide: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/ Habits vs routines article: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/ Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Ashford University - Now’s the time to start earning your master’s degree! Enroll now by going to Ashford.edu/SMART. ShipStation - Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days when you use offer code SMART. JUST visit ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in SMART. Audible - Get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month. That’s more than half off the regular price. Visit audible.com/SMART or text SMART to 500-500. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 14 seconds
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Neil Pasricha - Are You a Unique Snowflake?

Neil is an author, pubic speaker, and podcaster. All of his current work focuses on gratitude, happiness, failure, resilience, and trust. As an author, he has published six books, including his newest book, You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life. As a speaker, Neil gives over 50 (FIFTY!!!!) speeches a year. Neil has a fantastic TED talk and a TEDx talk that he says "bombed": The 3 A's of Awesome - TED talk How do you maximize your tiny, short life? - TEDx talk Find out more about Neil at neil.blog! We discuss: What are the biggest ideas around resiliency? How do we get started in finding our art? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: StoryWorth - Preserve and pass on memories with StoryWorth, the most meaningful gift for your family. Save $20 off your first purchase by signing up today at https://storyworth.com/SMART Honey - Get Honey for FREE at JoinHoney.com/SMART. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/201948 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dr. William Li - Have We Finally Solved What to Eat?

William W. Li, MD, is a world-renowned physician, scientist, speaker, and author. Dr. Li is also the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Medical Director of the Angiogenesis Foundation, a nonprofit organization he co-founded. Dr. Li's most recent book is, Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. Dr. Li's TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has been viewed over 11 million times! Find out more about Dr. William Li at https://drwilliamli.com. We discuss: What are are our natural defense systems and how do they help us? What is regeneration and what does it protect us from? Is red meat truly bad for us? What is recommended for finding out what works for our body? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: EverlyWell - For 15% off an EverlyWell at-home lab test, visit http://everlywell.com/smartpeople. ShipStation - Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days when you use offer code SMART. JUST visit ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in SMART. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/201956 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dr. Sasha Heinz - Stop Self Sabotage and Achieve Happiness

Dr. Sasha Heinz is a developmental psychologist and life coach. She is an expert in lasting behavioral change and the science of getting unstuck. In her private coaching practice, she helps women cultivate greater psychological flexibility and mental fitness and live a life that lines up with their values. Dr. Heinz has a Bachelor Arts from Harvard University, a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Development Psychology from Columbia University. Find out more about Dr. Sasha Heinz at her website and on Instagram! We discuss: What are most people seeking? How do we go from zero to 'what we want'? How do we avoid negativity, impostor syndrome, etc? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Honey - Get Honey for FREE at JoinHoney.com/SMART. ShipStation - Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days when you use offer code SMART. JUST visit ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in SMART. Away - For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/smart and use promo code SMART during checkout! Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 11 seconds
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Andrew Yang - 2014 Interview Rebroadcast

We had the chance to interview Andrew Yang back in 2014. Now, he is a Democratic presidential candidate and we think that's pretty cool. Check out what Andrew had to say back in 2014! Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: EverlyWell - For 15% off an EverlyWell at-home lab test, visit http://everlywell.com/smartpeople. Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart! Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/201945 minutes, 54 seconds
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CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke - Uh Oh, Relationship Conflicts

CrisMarie Campbell is an Olympic rower, speaker, Boeing flight test engineer, has her MBA, AND is the co-founder of thrive! inc. She's spent 20 years helping men, women, couples, and teams to resolve difficult conflicts and create strong, thriving relationships. Susan Clarke has been coaching leaders and facilitating teams and groups for over 20 years. She came into coaching in a very different route after being told she had just six months to live from a terminal cancer diagnosis. CrisMarie and Susan are the authors of, The Beauty of Conflict for Couples. We discuss: How do we understand how to do conflict when people approach it from different ables? What are the biggest commonalities of struggle in a relationship? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month - https://betterhelp.com/smart. Honey - Get Honey for FREE at JoinHoney.com/SMART. ShipStation - Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days when you use offer code SMART. JUST visit ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in SMART. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/8/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dr. Jo Boaler - Is Your Mind Limitless?

Dr. Jo Boaler is the Nomellini-Olivier Professor of Education at Stanford University and co-founder of www.youcubed.org. She is the author of eleven books including What's Math Got To Do With It? and Mathematical Mindsets. Dr. Boaler was also a White House presenter on equity. We discuss: Do you believe that almost anyone can be an 'Einstein'? What do you tell professionals that are trying to grow their career or start a business, about utilizing the idea of a limitless mind? What do you recommend to people that struggle with self doubt? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month - https://betterhelp.com/smart. Bombas - Buy your Bombas at https://bombas.com/smart and get 20% off your first purchase. Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart! Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/24/201958 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dr. Chuck Ruby - Is Mental Illness a Myth?

Dr. Ruby earned his Ph.D. in 1995 at Florida State University. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 20 years of military service as a criminal, counterintelligence, and counterespionage special agent and investigative psychologist in many capacities across the globe. Following his military career, Dr. Ruby has been a psychologist and coach in private practice.  We discuss: Why does Dr. Ruby believe calling mental illness an 'illness' is a problem? What advice does Dr. Ruby give those who are dealing with depression and anxiety? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Ship Station - Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days when you use promo code SMART. JUST visit ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in SMART. BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month - https://betterhelp.com/smart. Honey - Get Honey for FREE at JoinHoney.com/SMART. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/10/20191 hour, 39 minutes, 2 seconds
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Steven Rogelberg - Meetings: We Need Them, Everyone Hates Them

Dr. Steven Rogelberg is a Professor of Organizational Science, Management, and Psychology, as well as the Director of Organizational Science at UNC Charlotte. He is the Editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology, and the Talent Management Essentials book series. His research has been profiled on TV, radio, all the major newspapers, and countless magazines. You can find out more about Steven at his website https://www.stevenrogelberg.com, or you can follow him on Twitter, @stevenrogelberg. Steven's book, The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance is available wherever books are sold.  We discuss: What excites Steven about "understanding work"? What are the benefits of meetings? What is the average experience when it comes to "wasting time" in meetings? What would you tell leaders to help them run more efficient meetings? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart! BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month - https://betterhelp.com/smart. Bombas - Buy your Bombas at https://bombas.com/smart and get 20% off your first purchase. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/27/201954 minutes, 30 seconds
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Amy McCready - How to Raise Kids Right

Amy McCready is a parenting expert, best-selling author, speaker, instructor, and mom. Amy is also the founder of Positive Parenting Solutions. You can follow her on Twitter at @AmyMcCreadyPPS. Amy's books, If I Have to Tell You One More Time... and The Me, Me, Me Epidemic are both available wherever books are sold.  We discuss: How bad is it when we yell at our kids? How much attention do kids truly need and when can we try to persuade them to be independent? What brought "positive parenting" to the forefront of your teaching? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Rothy's - Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/smart. BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month - https://betterhelp.com/smart Away - For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/smart and use promo code SMART during checkout! Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/13/201958 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jim Weatherall - Fake News: Why What You Believe Depends on Who You Know

James Owen Weatherall is a physicist, philosopher, and mathematician. He holds graduate degrees from Harvard, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Irvine, where he is presently an assistant professor of logic and philosophy of science. He has written for Slate and Scientific American. James' newest book, The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread is available now and is co-authored with Cailin O'Connor (@cailinmeister). We discuss: Are we moving backwards as an intellectual society? What is causing the 'splitting' of society into two sides? We are we so tribal in our thinking? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/smartpeople! Petal - It's about time there was a smarter, more modern credit card company that wants to help you succeed financially! Go to petalcard.com/smart today to find out more! Manscaped - Support our sponsor Manscaped and get 20% off, free shipping, and a free travel bag with the code SMART at manscaped.com. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/30/201954 minutes, 26 seconds
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Sherri Davidoff and Jeremy Smith - Hackers: from Subculture to Industry

Jeremy Smith has written for The Atlantic, Discover, and the New York Times. Jeremy's work have been featured by CNN, NPR, The Today Show, and Wired. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Montana. Jeremy's book, Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien" is available now. Sherri Davidoff is a noted cybersecurity expert, author, speaker and CEO of both LMG Security and BrightWise, Inc. During her hacker days, she was known as, "Alien." Sherri holds her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT. We discuss: What does it mean to be a 'hacker'? What did Jeremy learn about his personal, digital privacy? What can digital communication users do to better protect themselves? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Rothy's - Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/smart. BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month - https://betterhelp.com/smart Audible - Visit audible.com/smart or text SMART to 500-500 to get started today! Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/16/201949 minutes, 19 seconds
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Introducing Bandtastic

Check out Bandtastic, brought to you by Himalaya Media + Drennon Davis and Mike Phirman. From the minds of musical comedians Mike Phirman & Drennon Davis, and vocal talents from Legend of Korra’s, Janet Varney and pop singer Esthero, comes an all-new musical space comedy that the whole family can get on board with! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/20194 minutes, 52 seconds
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Rich Karlgaard - Why Your Career Takes Time

Rich Karlgaard is an award-winning columnist, author, television commentator, private investor, and board director. Rich focuses on the fundamentals of business, the need for constant innovation, and the importance of building the right corporate culture. He is also an advisor at the Forbes School of Business & Technology. Rich's book, Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement is available now. Find out more about being a 'late bloomer' at latebloomer.com. We discuss: What does a publisher do at a major magazine? What have you learned about getting the attention of customers, when it comes to creating content? What would you tell people who feel like 'they cannot wait' for their career to take off? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Myro - Get 50% off your first order and get started today for just $5! Visit mymyro.com/smart and use promo code: SMART. Cove - For a limited time, you’ll get your doctor consultation and first month of treatment for just $30, no medical insurance required. Visit https://withcove.com/smart. ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/smartpeople! Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/2/201954 minutes, 3 seconds
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Scott Miller - Management Mess to Leadership Success

Entering his twenty-third year with FranklinCovey, Scott Miller serves as the executive vice president of thought leadership. He is the host of the FranklinCovey-sponsored On Leadership With Scott Miller, a weekly leadership webcast, podcast, and newsletter that features interviews with renowned business titans, authors, and thought leaders and is distributed to more than five million business leaders worldwide. He is also the host of the weekly radio program Great Life, Great Career With Scott Miller on iHeart Media’s KNRS 105.9. This radio program and podcast provide insight and strategies drawn from FranklinCovey’s leadership principles and from Miller’s career and personal life experience to assist listeners in becoming more effective as business leaders and to improve their personal performance. Additionally, Miller authors a weekly leadership column for Inc. magazine. Scott's book, Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow is available on Tuesday, June 18th. We discuss: Have you always been able to recognize the 'messes' or is that something that was fostered? How did you reach the heights of being in the c-suite? What attributes did you have naturally? What advice would you give to continue growing in your career to add more value to the world and your family? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Rothy's - Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/smart. BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month - https://betterhelp.com/smart ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/smartpeople! Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/20191 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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Dr. Anthony Youn - Plastic Surgeon Reveals All

Dr. Anthony Youn a board-certified plastic surgeon, author, and anti-aging expert. Dr. Youn has performed tens of thousands of successful cosmetic procedures, wrote the phenomenal book, The Age Fix: A Leading Plastic Surgeon Reveals How to Really Look 10 Years Younger, and hosts The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show podcast. Learn more about the Dr. Anthony Youn at dryoun.com. We discuss: What is holistic plastic surgery and what does it mean to you? What is the best way to figure out an at-home skincare routine? What should we be aware of when deciding what sunscreen to use? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Rothy's - Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/smart. Wix -Get started today for free at wix.com/smart and apply code SMART at checkout to get 10% off when upgrading to a premium plan. Audible - Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals are free. Visit audible.com/smart or text SMART to 500-500. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/201951 minutes, 18 seconds
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Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness - Follow Your Passion? Not so Fast.

Brad Stulberg researches, writes, speaks, and coaches on health and human performance. His coaching practice includes working with athletes, entrepreneurs, and executives on their mental skills and overall wellbeing. Steve Magness writes, speaks, and coaches on health and human performance. He is a coach to some of the top distance runners in the world. He consults with executives and athletes on performance, culture, and mental skills development. In addition to Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox, their writing and opinions have been featured in national outlets including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Wired, CNN, NPR, The BBC, Forbes, ESPN, Outside Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Their newest book, The Passion Paradox: A Guide to Going All In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life is out now! Learn more about the Brad, Steve, and the book at https://www.passionparadoxbook.com. We discuss: How did you decide to write a book about passion? How do we differentiate passions that are going to bring us "success"? How do we separate our value from our passion? Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month - https://betterhelp.com/smart. Skillshare - Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this episode. Listeners get 2 months of Skillshare for FREE by signing up here: https://skillshare.com/spp. Green Chef - For a total of $75 off, that’s $25 off each of your first 3 boxes, go to GreenChef.us/smart75. Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 11 seconds
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Laura Tierney - Parenting in the Age of Social Media

Laura Tierney is the founder and CEO of The Social Institute. Prior to being the founder, Laura served as Social Media Director at the award-winning advertising agency McKinney. Laura was a student-athlete at Duke University, majoring in sociology and journalism, and became a 4-time Duke All-American, 2-time team captain, and Duke Athlete of the Decade for field hockey. During her time at Duke, she played with the U.S. Women’s Junior National Field Hockey Team, representing the United States at home and abroad. Learn more at https://thesocialinstitute.com or by following @soLaur on Twitter! We discuss: What are the positive things students are utilizing social media to accomplish? How do kids see digital and social interact within their world? How much should we be 'watching' our kids when it comes to their social media involvement? Become a Patron! Help us grown and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Wix - Get started today for free at Wix.com/SMART and apply code SMART at checkout to get 10% when upgrading to premium! Skillshare - Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this episode. Listeners get 2 months of Skillshare for FREE by signing up here: https://skillshare.com/spp Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/201953 minutes, 25 seconds
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Lori Gottlieb - We Need to Talk

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author who writes the weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column for The Atlantic. She has written hundreds of articles related to psychology and culture, many of which have become viral sensations all over the world. A contributing editor for the Atlantic, she also writes for The New York Times Magazine, and appears as a frequent expert on relationships, parenting, and hot-button mental health topics in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Dr. Phil, CNN, and NPR. Learn more at LoriGottlieb.com or by following @LoriGottlieb1 on Twitter! Lori's book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed is available now! We discuss: How difficult was it to write about your relationship and how vulnerable did you feel? How do you handle self-doubt and how do you handle it with patients? What are the recommendations for helping someone that "just wants to be heard"? Become a Patron! Help us grown and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsor: Wix - Get started today for free at Wix.com/SMART and apply code SMART at checkout to get 10% when upgrading to premium! BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month - https://betterhelp.com/smart Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/201954 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sandy Rogers - Invest in Building Loyalty

Sandy Rogers is the leader of FranklinCovey’s Loyalty Practice, a FranklinCovey offering which helps organizations increase customer and employee loyalty. Prior to FranklinCovey, he was a senior vice president at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Before making his way to Enterprise, Sandy worked in marketing at Apple and brand management at P&G. Sandy has a bachelor’s degree from Duke and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Sandy's book, Leading Loyalty: Cracking the Code to Customer Devotion is available on April 16th. You can pre-order it now! We discuss: What are the three pillars of loyalty and how was it built into the culture at Apple? What is it about a customer that 'proves' loyalty? How is customer loyalty defined? What is your favorite example of a company that embodies loyalty and has created loyal customers? Sponsor: BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month - https://betterhelp.com/smart Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/201950 minutes, 46 seconds
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Safi Bahcall - Nurture Crazy Ideas

Safi is a physicist, a biotech entrepreneur, and an author... just to name a few! Safi has presented at approximately 130 banking conferences, investor events, and medical meetings around the world, as well as at leading academic institutions. He was a Miller Fellow in physics at UC Berkeley AND in 2011, he worked with President Obama’s council of science advisors (PCAST) on the future of national research. Safi's book, Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries is available now. Pick it up today! Learn more about Safi: https://www.bahcall.com. We discuss: Why did you leave you profession in Physics to "start over?" How do you marry the idea of learning new things, with your employers desire for you to be a specialist? What is the difference between focusing on culture versus structure? Sponsor: BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month - https://betterhelp.com/smart Donate: Donate here to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath - How Your Stories Change Your Reality

Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Melbourne and an MEd in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University. He has worked as a teacher, curriculum developer, brain researcher, and is currently an educational researcher at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Jared's new book, Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 Insights From Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick is available on March 12th. Check it out! To learn more about Jared and his work, visit: https://www.scienceoflearning.com.au. Check out Jared's amazing TEDx talk, "Your Brain, Your Life." We ask: What are our "dozens of mini-brains?" What exactly are they? Are we limiting our experience because of the mental maps we create? How do you identify a story to determine if it's serving us or not serving us? Recommended shows on Himalaya: Context with Brad Harris Download the Himalaya App! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dave Birss - Great Ideas, You've Got Them

Dave Birss is a creative at heart and he's one of our favorite creatives to have on the show. Dave is the author of the bestselling book, A User Guide to the Creative Mind: Understanding Where Ideas Come From and Helping You Have More of Them. In addition to writing, Dave's credits are many. He runs RIGHT Thinking, which shows organizations a more effective way to generate more effective ideas.  Dave was also the founder and editor of Open for Ideas; an online magazine that focused on creativity. Before that, he spent the majority of his career in the world of advertising, both as a copywriter and an art director. Dave's newest book, How to Get to Great Ideas: A system for smart, extraordinary thinking is phenomenal. You need to go get it and read it! To learn more about Dave, visit his website at: davebirss.com We discuss: How do we embrace diversity more in the creative process? Why do we need to put a definition on creativity? How do we go about being creative and adding value to the world? This episode is sponsored by: Blinkist - To start a 7 day trial, head to blinkist.com/smart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 52 seconds
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Annie McKee - Find Happiness at Work

Annie McKee is is a best-selling author, PhD, speaker and advisor. She is a coach to executives in Fortune 500 companies and organizations all over the world. She is also a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and teaches the PennCLO Executive Doctoral program and the MedEd Master’s program. Annie's book, How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship is a must read and is available now! To learn more about Annie, visit her website at: www.anniemckee.com. We discuss: Why does executive coaching exist? Why do so many executives need coaching? What are the "happiness traps?" How do they weigh on us at work? How can we offer "purpose" to everyone across all jobs? This episode is sponsored by: Blinkist - To start a 7 day trial, head to blinkist.com/smart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/201958 minutes, 12 seconds
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Sean McFate - The Future of War

Sean McFate is an author, novelist, and foreign policy expert. To expand on his already awesome background, Sean is a professor of strategy at the National Defense University and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He is also an Advisor to Oxford University's Centre for Technology and Global Affairs. Sean's book, The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder is available now! To learn more about Sean, head over to: www.seanmcfate.com. We discuss: When it comes to the topic of war, why can't we all just get along? What or who is the biggest threat to our civilization? What is an example of someone yielding wealth and taking power for their individual gain? How is America doing when it comes to the 'future of war'? This episode is sponsored by: Blinkist - To start a 7 day trial, head to blinkist.com/smart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/201957 minutes, 5 seconds
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Cheryl Heller - Higher Purpose Through Social Design

Cheryl Heller is a strategist and designer, who has had an amazing career. She is the Founding Chair of the first MFA program in Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts. She was awarded a Practitioner Fellowship in the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Program. This only scratches the surface! Cheryl's most recent book is The Intergalactic Design Guide: Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design. To learn more about Cheryl, head over to: heller.commonwise.design. We discuss: What is social design? How does social design help put structure to complexity? What is the most foundational aspect of social design? Links mentioned: https://workingnarratives.org/article/public-narrative http://marshallganz.usmblogs.com/files/2012/08/Public-Narrative-Worksheet-Fall-2013-.pdf This episode is sponsored by: Professor Dave Explains YouTube Channel - professordaveexplains.com Blinkist - To start a 7 day trial, head to blinkist.com/smart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/201954 minutes, 14 seconds
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2018 End of Year Special

2018 is over and we sit down to reminisce about the year that has passed... and drink a little whiskey while doing it! We have a whiskey tasting (listen to the end of the episode!), answer some listener questions, and take some time to reflect. Enjoy! Don't worry! We return to your regularly scheduled interview next week.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/20191 hour, 35 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mark Manson - Experience Growth and Fulfillment

This week, we speak with Mark Manson. Mark is a New York Times bestselling author, a blogger, and internet entrepreneur. He often writes about what he considers to be life's most important topics: happiness, self-knowledge, habits, and relationships. Mark's book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life is a must read! To learn more about Mark, check out his website: markmanson.net. We discuss: How did you make your transformation into the self-help genre? How do I figure out what I want to do with my life? Where is Mark now in his life (this was 2 years ago!)? What would you tell a 21 year old to figure out what will work for them? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/201853 minutes, 29 seconds
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Karen Wickre - Networking Tips From a Silicon Valley Pro

This week, we speak with Karen Wickre. Karen is a Silicon Valley veteran. She worked at Google for a decade and moved to Twitter as the Editorial Director. She is a member of the Board of Visitors for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, and serves on the boards of the International Center for Journalists, the News Literacy Project, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She has also been a featured columnist for Wired. Karen’s new book is, Taking the Work Out of Networking: An Introvert’s Guide to Making Connections That Count. To learn more about Karen, follow her on Twitter @kvox. We discuss: As a former twitter executive, what are the best practices to grow a brand on social media? What were the early days of Google like? How do I network if I don’t really like being around strangers? What’s the point of making so many connections on places like LinkedIn? Is email dead? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/201847 minutes, 28 seconds
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Todd Rose - Success Through Individuality

This week, we speak with Todd Rose. Todd is the co-founder of Populace, a social impact organization that focuses on our understanding of individuality. Todd dropped out of high school, obtained his GED, went to Weber State University. He received his Doctorate in Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Todd's most recent book is, Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment. To learn more about Todd, head over to toddrose.com. We discuss: What is a Dark Horse? Who are examples of Dark Horses? What shocked Todd when studying about success? Is there a common theme that Dark Horses displayed? This week's episode is brought to you by the Smart People Podcast Amazon Link. Support Smart People Podcast when doing your Amazon shopping: http://smartpeoplepodcast.com/amazon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/201855 minutes, 30 seconds
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James Clear - The Laws of Behavior Change

This week, we speak with James Clear. Yup, that's right. James Clear!!! James is an author an entrepreneur and you might know him best for his fantastic newsletter. He writes about habits and human potential. His focus is on self-improvement tips based on proven scientific research, and he has new book called, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. To learn more about James, sign up for his awesome newsletter, or download a free chapter of his book, head over to https://jamesclear.com. We discuss: As a creator, how did you get over the fear of rejection? Why is the book called 'Atomic Habits'? Where do you find a 'vision' falling in the realm of habit creation? How do we identify our weak links in the system so that we can change them to give us better outcomes? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/201857 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dr. James Lewis - Understanding ADHD

This week, we speak with Dr. James Lewis. Dr. Lewis' clinical and research interest focuses on the treatment and prevention of school problems, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and behavior and learning problems. Dr. Lewis is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, with a subspecialty certification in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Dr. Lewis' new book, Making Sense of ADHD: Overcoming The Unique Conditions and The Complexity of Coexisting Conditions will be released in November. To find out more about Dr. Lewis' book, head over to: cherryhillhightide.com/adhd. We discuss: At its basic level, what is ADHD? What is the believed prevalence of ADHD and is it increasing? How do you recommend parents deal with the diagnosis of ADHD within their child? How do we medically treat a behavioral disorder? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/201850 minutes, 26 seconds
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Alexandra Levit - The Workforce of the Future

This week, we speak with Alexandra Levit. Alexandra conducts primary workplace research on behalf of several Fortune 500 companies. She is a former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, and Forbes. Alexandra has authored many books, but Alexandra's latest book, Humanity Works: Merging Technologies and People for the Workforce of the Future hits store's shelves on October 28th. Check it out! To find out more about Alexandra, head over to her site at: humanityworksbook.com. We discuss: In preparation of the future workforce, where do you think the education model is going? Do high school and college students have the 'soft skills' they need to be successful in the workforce? Does the next generation have to be invested in technology education moving forward? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/201852 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jeffrey Gitomer - Be Intriguing from the Outset

This week, we speak with Jeffrey Gitomer. Jeffrey is best known as the "King of Sales." He is an author, a professional speaker, and a business trainer. Jeffrey has written thirteen books, including multiple New York Times best sellers. His works range from The Sales Bible to The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude to The Little Red Book of Selling. He's sold millions of copies and has been translated into 14 languages! Jeffrey's newest book, Truthful Living: The First Writings of Napoleon Hill comes out on October 30th. To find out more about Jeffrey, head over to his site at: www.gitomer.com. We discuss: What if you don't know what to sell or don't have anything that you deem valuable? How do you figure out what you should be spending your time on to keep growing? How do you handle what things to focus on when you have multiple interests? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/201854 minutes, 27 seconds
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Brad Staats - Never Stop Learning

Dr. Staats is a professor at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and author of Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive. Brad also works with companies around the world to develop their learning and analytics strategies. He advises individuals and organizations on how to learn and improve in order to stay relevant, innovate, and succeed on an ongoing basis. Brad is published in numerous places and has won numerous awards, including the Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Accomplishments Award from the Production and Operations Management Society, the Poets & Quants award, and the Warren Bennis Prize for the best article in Harvard Business Review. To find out more about Brad, head over to his site at: www.bradleystaats.com. We discuss: How much of lifelong learning is inherent curiosity and how much is cultivated because people recognize they need to grow? Why wouldn't we want to specialize versus continuously learn throughout our life? How do we work around our brain when it constantly wants us to take the 'easy route'? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/201836 minutes, 8 seconds
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Brandon Webb - Conquer Fear Like a SEAL

This week we interview Brandon Webb. Brandon Webb is a former US Navy SEAL sniper, New York Times bestselling author, Experimental aircraft pilot, and entrepreneur. He’s the founder of the Hurricane Group, a U.S. based digital entertainment, news and e-commerce company. Brandon is a member of the New York YPO (Young Presidents Organization) chapter, and serves as a board member on the veterans advisory committee to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Brandon has written numerous books, but his most recent is Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL's Guide. After reading Mastering Fear, check out his best-selling book, The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen. To find out more about Brandon, head over to his site at: brandontylerwebb.com. We discuss: What's harder... raising three kids or going through SEAL training? What is the hardest and most necessary skill for a sniper? How can you get over trauma and become better by getting through it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/201856 minutes, 20 seconds
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Joan C. Williams - Class Clash in America, The Forgotten Workers

This week we interview Joan C. Williams. Joan is a rock star in her field, who focuses her work on issues faced by women in the workplace. She currently serves as the Founding Director at the Center for WorkLife Law and is a Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings School Law. Joan contributes to many publications, including the Harvard Business Review blog, the Huffington Post, and the Psychology Today blog. Joan has written numerous books, but her most recent is White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America. To find out more about Joan, head to her site at: https://joancwilliams.com. We discuss: What does it mean to be working class? Why do we have to focus on white working class, why not all races? Why does the white working class resent the "elites" but admire the truly rich? Why don't people just move to where good jobs are located? When you think white working class, do you think hicks? White trash? Stupid? You won't after this interview. Have you ever said, "I'm not religious, I'm spiritual," or gotten a job through a friend? You may be part of the "elite" class. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/201853 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dr. Will Bulsiewicz - Gut Health, Gut Check

This week we interview "Dr. B," Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. Dr. B is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and gastroenterology at The University of North Carolina Hospitals. He also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Northwestern University and a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. Dr. Bulsiewicz is board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. To find out more about Dr. B, head to https://theguthealthmd.com. We discuss: What does bacteria matter so much? What bacteria is considered 'bad' bacteria? How do remove those? What are the thoughts around testing for food sensitivities? Studies mentioned in the episode: How diet impacts gut microbiome:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5385025/ Benefits of substituting whole grains for processed grains: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28179226 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170208151337.htm Gluten free diet reduces short chain fatty acids and damages gut microbiome: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3023594/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/14/20181 hour, 33 minutes, 9 seconds
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Bob Rosen – Leading with Consciousness

This week we interview Bob Rosen. Bob is a trusted CEO adviser, organizational psychologist, and bestselling author. Bob set out to help executives become better leaders so he founded Healthy Companies International. Bob is frequently a keynote speaker across the globe. Bob has spoken in all areas of leadership: transformation, innovation, and growth. Bob is the author of many books, but this week, we focus on Conscious: The Power of Awareness in Business and Life. We discuss: Are leaders in organizations struggling with the balance of monetary incentives and purpose driven cultures? What do you think is being missed in the leadership conversation? What are recommendations for those that don't feel like they are "in that right place?" What have you learned about how fear distracts us from becoming conscious? You can learn more about Bob at http://bobrosen.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/201856 minutes, 56 seconds
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Mike Rognlien – What Does it Mean to be Truly Fulfilled?

This week we interview Mike Rognlien. Mike spent most of his career in tech. He worked at Facebook, where he built their first-ever professional and manager development programming. He also partnered with COO Sheryl Sandberg to build Facebook’s Managing Unconscious Bias course. He is an expert facilitator that focuses on leadership, strengths, and talking about the tough stuff. Mike is the author of, This Is Now Your Company: A Culture Carrier's Manifesto. We discuss: What do you have to do to enjoy where you work? Where do you start to go down the right path of 'enjoying what you do'? How do you think you go about cultivating curiosity? Why did you write your book and what do you hope to change in the world? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/201854 minutes, 8 seconds
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Due Quach - Find Your Calm

This week we interview Due Quach. Due is a refugee from Vietnam and a graduate of Harvard College and the Wharton MBA program. Due overcame the long-term effects of poverty and trauma by turning to neuroscience and meditation. After building a successful international business career in management consulting and private equity investments, Due traveled throughout Asia to study various contemplative traditions and then created the Calm Clarity Program to make mindful leadership accessible to people of all backgrounds. Due is the author of, Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment, and Joy. We discuss: How can we find meaning or believe that we have meaning? Do you feel that everyone has the power to change our mental state in a way that can be positive, productive, and happy? How do we progress out of focusing on fear or the downside of things? Learn more about the Calm Clarity Program at https://www.calmclarity.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/201857 minutes, 55 seconds
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Dr. Traci Stein - Hypnosis, Biofeedback, and Brain Hacks

This week we interview Dr. Traci Stein. Dr. Stein is a Columbia-trained, licensed clinical psychologist and health educator. She is also certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Her focus has been on helping people to reduce uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms and gain greater insight into who they are and want to be.  Dr. Stein is also the author of, The Everything Guide To Integrative Pain Management. We discuss: What is the cause of chronic pain? What IS hypnosis? What are verbal suggestions? What does it mean? What are examples? What can we do on our own to work with hypnosis? Biofeedback, what exactly is that? How did you get into the idea of 'intuition' and wanting others to develop it? You can learn more about Dr. Stein at http://www.drtracistein.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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John Hooker - Solving Ethical Dilemmas

This week we interview John Hooker. John Hooker is Professor of Operations Research and Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at Carnegie Mellon University. His book, Taking Ethics Seriously: Why Ethics Is an Essential Tool for the Modern Workplace, develops an intellectual framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas that is both grounded in theory and versatile enough to deal rigorously with real-world issues.  We discuss: What does the term 'ethics' truly mean? How did John become so dedicated around teaching ethics and social responsibility?  What is the downside of not taking ethics seriously? How can we come to an agreement around ethics that works for an entire culture? Learn more about Professor Hooker at http://centerforethicsandpolicy.com/faculty/hooker.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/201853 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dr. Elizabeth Boham - Functional Medicine, Breast Cancer, and Chronic Illness

This week we interview Dr. Elizabeth Boham. Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center is Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. Her DVD, Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. We discuss: How does functional medicine deal with chronic disease and how does that differ from traditional western medicine? How did Elizabeth's battle with breast cancer lead her to specialize in functional medicine? How can you learn more about your genes and how they impact your health? What is a food intolerance and do you even know if you have them? Learn more about Dr. Boham at her website http://www.drboham.com/. If you purchase Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer, use the discount code Breast30wellness to get 30% off!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/201853 minutes, 29 seconds
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Barbara Lipska - Our Little-known Brain

This week we interview Barbara Lipska. Barbara is a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness and she has an absolutely fascinating story to tell. It would be unfair to give anything away from the interview or the book, so download the episode and give it a listen! We discuss: What does a typical day look like for the director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the National Institute of Mental Health? What does a brain look like when you cut into it? What progress is being made around mental health research? Barbara Lipska, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in human postmortem research and animal modeling of schizophrenia. She is currently director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she studies mental illness and human brain development. Her amazing, new book is, The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/201859 minutes, 15 seconds
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Adam Braun - Do Meaningful Work and Change the World

This week on the show we interview Adam Braun. Adam is the CEO & Co-Founder of MissionU, a debt-free college alternative for the 21st century that CNN called "perfect for young people who are eager to launch their career." Adam's goal is to overhaul the traditional higher education model by providing a solution that doesn't require upfront tuition and allows students to graduate debt-free. We discuss: How to balance family life with starting a company? What are Adam's favorite interview tactics? What's wrong with going to college? What does it take to turn your idea into a business? Adam has been featured as a speaker at The White House and named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Business Insider’s 40 Under 40, and Wired Magazine‘s 50 People Who Are Changing the World. He was previously founder & CEO of Pencils of Promise, the award-winning organization that has built nearly 400 schools around the world. Adam is the author of the bestselling book, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/201851 minutes, 3 seconds
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Dr. Lisa Mosconi - Nuclear Medicine Meets Nutrition

Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. In this episode we speak with Dr. Lisa Mosconi, who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, as she explains what should be on our menu. Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics, notes that the dietary needs of the brain are substantially different from those of the other organs, yet few of us have any idea what they might be. Her innovative approach to cognitive health incorporates concepts that most doctors have yet to learn. Busting through advice based on pseudoscience, Dr. Mosconi provides recommendations, while calling out noteworthy surprises, including the truth behind those delicious sweet potatoes, what's the verdict on cholesterol, good fat vs. bad fat, should you drink coconut oil, and much more. Lisa is also the author of the incredible brand new book, Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power.She is also the associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC)/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, in the Department of Nutrition at NYU Steinhardt School of Nutrition and Public Health, and in the Departments of Neurology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Florence (Italy). Formerly, Dr. Mosconi founded and was the director of the Nutrition & Brain Fitness Lab at New York University School of Medicine (NYU), and an assistant professor in the NYU Department of Psychiatry, where she served as the director of the Family History of Alzheimer's disease research program.  Dr. Mosconi holds a dual PhD degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine from the University of Florence, Italy, and is a board certified integrative nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner. She is well known for her research on the early detection of Alzheimer's disease and is passionately interested in the mitigation and prevention of memory loss through lifestyle modifications including diet, nutrition, and physical and intellectual fitness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 13 seconds
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Soon Yu - Starting a Company and Dealing with Failure

"Don’t just chase the new – Innovate the old." - Soon Yu Modern business gurus all cry for the need to innovate, to disrupt, and to act like a startup. It’s hard to argue with that kind of thinking. It’s sexy and exciting. But it’s wrong. Too many businesses become enamored by shiny new objects and end up overlooking the value locked away in their existing products. Maybe your business is one of them. Or maybe you only have an idea, but can't even figure out how to turn it into a business, let alone an Iconic Brand. This week we talk with innovation expert Soon Yu on how to take a different approach that allows you to leverage what you already have or know to create a business that lasts. It generates disproportionate levels of profit and protects you against market fluctuations. Many of the world’s most successful brands have been using it for years. Now, you can benefit from reaching iconic status, whether you’re a Fortune 500, local pizza parlor, or an aspiring Unicorn startup. Soon Yu is an international speaker and author on innovation and design. He is the author of the brand new book, Iconic Advantage®: Don’t Chase the New, Innovate the Old. He most recently served as the Global VP of Innovation and Officer at VF Corporation, parent organization to over thirty global apparel companies, including The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Nautica, and Wrangler. He has been a founder and CEO for numerous venture-backed startups and was recognized as a Northern California finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Prior to this he worked at Bain and Company, The Clorox Company, and Chiquita Brands, where he won company-wide awards for best advertising, best promotion, and best new product, and gained industry recognition from the Webby Award, Favorite Website Award and Dope Award. He frequently guest lectures at Stanford University, where he received his MBA, and is an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/201846 minutes, 23 seconds
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Jeremy Bailenson - How Virtual Reality Will Impact Your Life

Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they’re real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism? This week on the show, Jeremy Bailenson draws on two decades spent researching the psychological effects of VR and other mass media to help us understand this powerful new tool. He offers expert guidelines for interacting with VR and describes the profound ways this technology can be put to use―not to distance ourselves from reality, but to enrich our lives and influence us to treat others, the environment, and even ourselves better. There are dangers and many unknowns in using VR, but it also can help us hone our performance, recover from trauma, improve our learning and communication abilities, and enhance our empathic and imaginative capacities. Like any new technology, its most incredible uses might be waiting just around the corner. Jeremy Bailenson is founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. He earned a B.A. cum laude from the University of Michigan in 1994 and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Northwestern University in 1999. He spent four years at the University of California, Santa Barbara as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and then an Assistant Research Professor. Jeremy is the author of the incredible new book, Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do. — This episode is brought to you by: Audible, listen anytime, anywhere to an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original premium podcasts, and more. Start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free! Go to audible.com/smart or text SMART to 500-500.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/201850 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bryan Caplan - Education is a Waste of Time and Money

It's not often I truly feel that a guest changes my paradigm on the spot - but this is an exception. This week we speak with Bryan Caplan about his newest book, The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money. As Bryan explains, despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. Bryan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity—in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. In fact, decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker but instead in runaway credential inflation, yet employers still reward workers for costly schooling they rarely if ever use. Therefore, his recommendation is to cut education spending. Caplan draws on the latest social science to show how the labor market values grades over knowledge, and why the more education your rivals have, the more you need to impress employers. He explains why graduation is our society's top conformity signal, and why even the most useless degrees can certify employability. He advocates two major policy responses. The first is educational austerity. Government needs to sharply cut education funding to curb this wasteful rat race. The second is more vocational education, because practical skills are more socially valuable than teaching students how to outshine their peers. Bryan Caplan is professor of economics at George Mason University and a blogger at EconLog. He is the author of Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun than You Think and The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies. http://www.bcaplan.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/201853 minutes, 40 seconds
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Mary Beth Ferrante - We Are Failing Working Mothers

Did you know that working mothers are 50% LESS likely to be promoted than women without children? Or that only 1 in 5 senior executives is a woman? Have you ever realized that working moms are judged when they leave work early to tend to their children AND when they stay at work late (and "neglect" their families)? The truth is, we have a work environment that is not conducive to being a parent and women are the ones who tend to suffer the most. This week on the show we have a chance to talk with Mary Beth Ferrante about the struggles that working mothers face, and the ways they can get what they deserve. Mary Beth is a former Senior Vice President for a Fortune 100 Firm who has made the successful transition to a certified career coach with the International Coach Federation. She is trained in Organizational, Relationship & Systems Coaching (ORSC). In addition, she has chaired national women's organizations and been on the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Los Angeles. Today, she works with new moms (and dads!), managers and organizations to best support new parents, discover what inspires and drives new parents in their careers. Learn more about Mary Beth at LiveWorkLead.com — This episode is brought to you by: Audible, listen anytime, anywhere to an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original premium podcasts, and more. Start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free! Go to audible.com/smart or text SMART to 500-500. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/201844 minutes, 49 seconds
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Listener Questions Special Part 2

We made it. You made it! Here's part 2 of our listener questions and 'year in review.' Quick recap. Before we closed out 2017, we sent an email to our newsletter subscribers asking what questions they would like answered. This is part 1 of Chris and I attempting to answer those questions. It was the first time in years that we recorded under the same roof. How crazy is that?!?! WARNING: there was "light" drinking while recording so expect complete openness and a dash of silly. We want to hear from you, the listener! If you're a fan of Smart People Podcast and would like to provide input to help shape the future of the show, please email us at [email protected]. We'd love to hear from you and get in touch.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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Listener Questions Special

We made it to 2018! Welcome :) Before we closed out 2017, we sent an email to our newsletter subscribers asking what questions they would like answered. This is part 1 of Chris and I attempting to answer those questions. It was the first time in years that we recorded under the same roof. How crazy is that?!?! WARNING: there was "light" drinking while recording so expect complete openness and a dash of silly.  We want to hear from you, the listener! If you're a fan of Smart People Podcast and would like to provide input to help shape the future of the show, please email us at [email protected]. We'd love to hear from you and get in touch. Here's to 2018! 🙌 💪 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 45 seconds
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Nancy Koehn - Survive and Thrive During Turbulent Times

For leaders in the 21st century, there is one pressing question: What set of skills is required to lead in crisis, and can history give us answers? Our guest this week, Harvard Business School historian and professor Nancy Koehn, has surveyed some of history’s greatest leaders and made an incredible discovery: courageous leaders are not born but made, and the power to lead resides in each of us.  Nancy examined the lives of five of the greatest leaders of all time to better understand how they led through adversity and came out the other side stronger. These extraordinary individuals include: polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson. In her book, Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times, Nancy begins each chapter by showing her protagonist on the precipice of a great crisis: Shackleton marooned on an Antarctic ice floe; Lincoln on the verge of seeing the Union collapse; escaped slave Douglass facing possible capture; Bonhoeffer agonizing over how to counter absolute evil with faith; Carson racing against the cancer ravaging her in a bid to save the planet. Significantly, as we follow each leader’s against-all-odds journey, we begin to glean an essential truth: leaders are not born but made. In a book dense with epiphanies, the most galvanizing one may be that the power to lead courageously resides in each of us. Join us as we learn the keys to leadership in turbulent times and the lessons we can glean from some of the most well respected individuals of all time. Nancy Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School where she holds the James E. Robison chair of Business Administration. Koehn's research focuses on how leaders, past and present, craft lives of purpose, worth, and impact. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University, Koehn earned a Master of Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government before taking her MA and PhD in History from Harvard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/20181 hour, 46 seconds
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Scott Carney - Does the Wim Hof Method Really Work?

Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our forebears? Or even more importantly, can we tap into our evolution and increase our mental and physical resilience? This week on the show we interview investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney (scottcarney.com). In his New York Times best selling book, What Doesn't Kill Us, Scott tries to figure out if it is possible to hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Helping him in his search for the answers is Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. In this episode, Scott tells us about his own transformational journey as he pushes his body and mind to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 40 seconds
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Mike Lewis - How to Jump to Your Dream Life

Our guest this week is Mike Lewis, Founder and CEO of When To Jump. When Mike was twenty-four and working in a prestigious corporate job, he eagerly wanted to leave and pursue his dream of becoming a professional squash player. But he had questions: When is the right time to move from work that is comfortable to a career you have only dared to dream of? How have other people made such a jump? What did they feel when making that jump—and afterward? Mike sought guidance from others who had “jumped,” and the responses he got—from a banker who started a brewery, a publicist who became a Bishop, a garbage collector who became a furniture designer, and on and on—were so clear-eyed and inspiring that Mike wanted to share what he had learned with others who might be helped by those stories.  Out of these stories came When To Jump, a community dedicated to exploring the fundamental question we all think about: when is the right time to go do what you really want to be doing? Mike is the author of the brand new book, When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want, and he is also the host of the new hit podcast, When To Jump. — This episode is brought to you by: Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/SPP to support the show and see if you qualify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/201749 minutes, 17 seconds
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Steve McKee - Are You Stalled, Stuck, or Stale?

We are all creators. Every day we go out into the world and use our unique human abilities to shape our environment. We create a life for ourselves, we create a product or service for others, we create relationships through it all. And what we all come to learn is that creativity is a messy business. We will run into road blocks, we will lose our motivation, we will fail. It is the destiny of every creator and their creation to get stuck from time to time. And it is in those times, that we need someone like Steve on our side. This week on the show we speak with Steve McKee - an expert on revitalizing stalled, stuck, or stale brands. The lessons we discuss can apply to all creative endeavors, and go far beyond business. Steve is the president and co-founder of McKee Wallwork & Company, an integrated marketing firm that specializes in revitalizing stalled, stuck and stale brands. MWC is an Inc. 500 company, has twice been awarded the American Marketing Association's Effie Award (one of the industry's highest honors), and has been recognized by Advertising Age as one of ten top small agencies in the nation. Steve has nearly three decades' experience coaching troubled brands as they look to better position themselves for success. Steve writes for SmartBrief and is the author of the books Power Branding: Leveraging the Success of the World's Best Brands, and When Growth Stalls: How It Happens, Why You're Stuck, and What to Do About It. — This episode is brought to you by: Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/SPP to support the show and see if you qualify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/201752 minutes, 49 seconds
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Morgan Simon - Where Did Your Money Spend The Night?

"Money is a tool to create the things that we want. It is a proxy for security, health, and welfare for our families and loved ones. When we lose that holistic thinking about what wealth is, then our money winds up working at a very singular purpose to create more pieces of paper as opposed to create greater human and environmental welfare." - Morgan Simon When we put our money in a bank (or a mutual fund, pension plan, endowment, etc.) it doesn't just sit there, it is put to use. It is invested in the economy, and it has power. But have you ever stopped to wonder what your money is being invested in? Is it supporting the causes and communities you care about? Or is it being used to further the cause of individuals, organizations, or governments that you disagree with. It is time to recognize that we are all investors, and that it is up to us to make sure we are adding more value than we extract and that the risk and returns are balanced between our investments and the communities. This is the basis for impact investing. Impact investing is the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return, and it has become a hot topic in the world's philanthropy and development circles. In the next decade, it is poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times. Yet for all the excitement, there is work to do to ensure it actually realizes it’s potential. This week on the show we are interviewing an expert in this field, Morgan Simon. Morgan is the author of the brand new book, Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change. Over the past seventeen years, she has influenced over $150 billion in capital. Morgan currently co-leads Candide Group, which supports two clients, including members of the Pritzker family on behalf of the Libra Foundation. She is also co-founder and chair of the non-profit Transform Finance. Previously, Morgan served as the founding CEO of Toniic, a global network of impact investors, and as the founding executive director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition. — This episode is brought to you by: Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/SPP to support the show and see if you qualify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/201743 minutes, 28 seconds
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Philip Shepherd - Get Out Of Your Head and Into Your Body

Mindfulness is all the rage these days. And yet, even as the New York Times churns out articles like How to Be Mindful While Grocery Shopping and How to Be Mindful When You have Seasonal Allergies a quick look at NIMH or NIH data shows that Americans are sicker than ever, poorer than ever, more psychologically disturbed than ever. Though the literature has certainly been convincing, we have to ask ourselves whether the West's new cultural obsession with mindfulness is actually helping us. In contrast, our guest this week believes that mindfulness, which is a "top-down" approach to wellness, is only half of the picture, and it is yet another way we are persuaded to separate from the body and live in the head. If we could also learn to be in our bodies (approaching wellness from the bottom-up), we would have a chance at experiencing true balance and connection. We would be less anxious and more compassionate. We would cease to be okay with things that we've collectively learned how to be numb to. Our guest this week is Philip Shepherd. Philip is recognized as an international authority on embodiment. His unique techniques have been developed to transform our experience of self and world, and are based on the vision articulated in his celebrated books, New Self, New World and Radical Wholeness. The approach he takes heals the frantic, restless pace of the intelligence in the head, which tends to run on overdrive, by uniting it with the deep, present and calm intelligence of the body. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 23 seconds
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Todd Davis - The Secret Weapon for Success

In today's work environment, our success is heavily dependent on our ability to consistently deliver strong results. And although there are multiple inputs that lead to our results, there is one secret weapon that outweighs everything else. The key to success ultimately lies in the strength of our relationships. You may be thinking to yourself, "But wait, we are talking about business! With all of the demands on my time, I don't have the luxury to think about something soft and fuzzy like relationships." But the truth of the matter is, given the complex and global nature of business, almost everything we accomplish happens with and through other people. So how do you improve these relationships and leverage them to create a true competitive advantage for your organization? This week on the podcast we answer this question and more as we talk with Todd Davis, author of the brand new book, Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work. Davis has over 30 years of experience in human resources, talent development, executive recruiting, sales, and marketing. He currently serves as chief people officer and executive vice president at Franklin Covey where he is responsible for their global talent development in over 40 offices in 160 countries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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W. Keith Campbell - When You Love Yourself Too Much

Narcissism—an inflated view of the self—is everywhere. Public figures say it’s what makes them stray from their wives. Parents teach it by dressing children in T-shirts that say "Princess." Teenagers and young adults hone it on Facebook, and celebrity newsmakers have elevated it to an art form. In a world that measures success by page views and number of followers, those with narcissistic tendencies often do what is necessary to reach "the top", at the expense of everyone else. So how does the average person contend with the narcissist? And what does this epidemic of "self love" mean for our society? This week on the podcast we speak with W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D. Keith is Department Head and Professor of Psychology at the University of Georgia, as well as a nationally recognized expert on narcissism, society and generational change. His work and lectures expose the rise of narcissism – and individualism more generally – and its influence on every level of society. Keith is the co-author of the book, The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/201751 minutes, 51 seconds
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Suzanne Bouffard - How To Raise A Smart Child

There is no debate that a good education is a critical component of raising smart, well rounded, successful children. But cutting-edge research has proven that early childhood education is crucial for all children as young as 3 years old to gain the academic and emotional skills they need to succeed later in life. In essence, pre-K may actually be the most important year.   Children who attend quality pre-K programs have a host of positive outcomes including better language, literacy, problem-solving and math skills down the line, and they have a leg up on what appears to be the most essential skill to develop at age four: strong self-control.   In this episode, Harvard education researcher Suzanne Bouffard explains the sometimes surprising ingredients that make for a great pre-k program. What should you look for in a classroom? How should a teacher interact with young children? What can you do at home to help support a young child's learning? All this and more in this episode of Smart People Podcast.   Suzanne Bouffard is a writer with a background in child development and education. She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Duke University and has spent the past ten years conducting and writing about education research at Harvard University. She is the author of the brand new book, The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children.   Sponsor: This week, we are brought to you by Audible! Get a free audiobook with a 30-day trial at www.audible.com/SMART. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/201750 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dr. Allen Frances - Trump, Mental Illness, and the End of Reason

"Calling Trump crazy allows us to avoid confronting the craziness in our society—if we want to get sane, we must first gain insight about ourselves. Simply put: Trump isn’t crazy, but our society is." - Dr. Allen Frances This week on the show we interview one of the men who literally wrote the book on mental illness as we answer the question - Is Trump crazy? And what does it say about America that he was elected to the highest office in the land? Psychiatrist Dr. Allen Frances analyzes the national psyche, viewing the rise of Donald J. Trump as darkly symptomatic of a deeper societal distress. Drawing on his vast experience, Dr. Frances explains American society’s collective slide away from sanity and offers an urgently needed prescription for reclaiming our bearings. Dr. Allen Frances chaired the task force that produced the fourth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders, which is is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and offers a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. He then became critical of later versions, and he warned that we are currently "over-treating" mental disorders and finding problems where there are none. Dr. Frances is professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University School of Medicine. He is author of the new book, Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/201755 minutes, 43 seconds
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Frank Ostaseski - What Death Can Teach Us About Living

"Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most." Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life, and letting go of regret. But how can we sit with something that is so uncomfortable? And how can utilize the unavoidable nature of death to live a more rewarding life? This week we talk with Frank Ostaseski as he helps us understand how the experience of dying can reveal the secrets of living. As a renowned teacher of compassionate caregiving and the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. In 2001, he was honored by the Dalai Lama for his compassionate service to the dying and their families. Frank is also the founder of the Metta Institute, which is an organizations dedicated to training professionals in compassionate, mindfulness-based care.  Frank is the author of the highly acclaimed book, The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. https://fiveinvitations.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 19 seconds
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Peter Brannen - How The World Ends

Did you know our world has ended five times? It has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. And in each of these catastrophic occurrences, climate change has been the culprit. You may be wondering, how do asteroids have anything to do with climate change? We will leave the details to our guest this week, but essentially there is a triggering event (asteroid, volcano, humans) that causes the oceans to become more acidic and very soon after the entire world dies. This is what happens every time...and it may be happening again. This week on the show we interview award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen about his new book, The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions. In his book and in this interview, Peter takes us on a tour of the 5 ways that the Earth has died, as well as what may be to come. Part road trip, part history, and part cautionary tale, The Ends of the World takes us on a tour of the ways that our planet has clawed itself back from the grave and casts our future in a completely new light. Peter Brannen is an award-winning science journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired, the Washington Post, Slate, the Boston Globe, Aeon, among other publications. A graduate of Boston College, he was a 2015 journalist-in-residence at the Duke University National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and a 2011 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Science Journalism Fellow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/201757 minutes, 22 seconds
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Paul Armstrong - Disruptive Technologies Will Change Your Business and Your Life 

We all know that technology is evolving at a rapid rate, and it's changing the way we live. Do you call a cab, or do you use Uber? Do you stay in a hotel, or do you check Airbnb? Do you read a book or a Kindle? These products and services quickly enter our world and become the norm. But just knowing that technology is evolving is not enough, you need to understand how it is impacting you and how you can evaluate what industry will be disrupted next. This week on the show we interview an expert who can help you understand, evaluate, and respond to disruptive technologies that are sure to have a big impact on your business and your life. (Bitcoin anyone?)   Our guest this week is Paul Armstrong. Paul is a leading strategist, author and speaker on the future of technology, disruption, retail innovation, media industry, social technologies, and more. Paul runs the technology advisory HERE/FORTH where he helps clients understand trends and how to sensibly apply emerging technologies strategically. Paul is regularly seen on the BBC and News at Ten, when industry comment is called for, and currently writes for a number of publications, including Forbes, Cool Hunting and Short List.   Paul's first book, Disruptive Technologies: Understand, Evaluate, Respond, offers organizations a distinct response to emerging technologies including Blockchain (Bitcoin), artificial intelligence, and other external factors - such as the sharing economy, mobile penetration, millennial workforce, aging populations - that impact on their business, client service and product model. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/20171 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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Brett Velicovich - The World's Most Dangerous Drone Expert

For nearly a decade Brett Velicovich was at the center of America’s new warfare: using unmanned aerial vehicles—drones—to take down the world’s deadliest terrorists across the globe. One of an elite handful in the entire military with the authority to select targets and issue death orders, and his team successfully killed/captured 14 of America’s 20 most wanted terrorists across Iraq within only three months. In this episode, Brett tells us his never before told story of how drone warfare has completely changed the battlefield and what it's like to be part of one of the most elite military units to ever exist. With stories ranging from ISIS capture missions to tracking Boko Haram, this episode will be sure to entertain and enlighten! Brett is the co-author of the brand new book, Drone Warrior: An Elite Soldier's Inside Account of the Hunt For America's Most Dangerous Enemies. This book was co-written with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Christopher S. Stewart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/201755 minutes, 30 seconds
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R.P. Eddy - How To Predict Disasters

Millions of lives are lost to catastrophes that could have been saved by the advance warnings of experts. But how do we know who can truly predict the future, and who is just screaming that the sky is falling? This week on the podcast our expert guest tells us how we can get better at predicting disasters, how to weed out the real warnings from the exaggerations, and what threats we need to be paying attention to right now. Our guest this week is R.P. Eddy, author of the brand new book, Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes. R.P. is a globally recognized national security and intelligence expert. He is CEO of Ergo, a leading intelligence and analysis firm. Previously, he served as Director at the White House National Security Council, as well as numerous other high level government positions. Eddy was a member of the State Department Senior Executive Service and achieved the diplomatic rank of Minister-Counselor. The World Economic Forum at Davos honored him as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow.” He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Board of the Middle East Institute. He has been a Senior Fellow or associate at Harvard University, the Madison Policy Forum, and the Manhattan Institute. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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Seth Stephens-Davidowitz - What Have You Googled Recently?

In our episode this week we talk with former Google data scientist and author, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. Seth explains exactly how the internet provides a window to the soul and how we can use this data to answer some of the most difficult, and most interesting questions of our time. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential—revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health—both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Seth is the author of the new book, Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are. He is a former Google data scientist and is currently a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times. He received his undergrad degree from Stanford and his PhD in economics from Harvard.   More about Seth Stephens-Davidowitz at http://sethsd.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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Guy Winch - The Secret To A Happy Life Is An Emotional First Aid Kit

We all sustain emotional wounds. Failure, guilt, rejection, and loss are as much a part of life as the occasional scraped elbow. But while we typically bandage a cut or ice a sprained ankle, our first aid kit for emotional injuries is not just understocked—it’s nonexistent. Think about it... we learn about germs, scrapes, and sprains starting at 2 years old, but we often don't learn about emotional injuries and proper treatment until they have become debilitating. And even worse, many times we don't even know we are sustaining these emotional injuries and they are just lurking beneath the surface, continually holding us hostage. Fortunately, there is such a thing as mental first aid for battered emotions. Drawing on the latest scientific research and using real-life examples, our guest Guy Winch, Ph.D. offers specific step-by-step treatments that are fast, simple, and effective. In this episode, we talk with Guy about his amazing book, Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts. His message is essential for anyone looking to become more resilient, build self-esteem, and let go of the hurts and hang-ups that are holding them back. Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, author, and keynote speaker whose books have been translated into twenty-one languages. His TED Talk, Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid, has been viewed over 4 million times and is rated among the top 5 most inspiring talks on TED.com. Dr. Winch also writes the popular Squeaky Wheel Blog on PsychologyToday.com Dr. Winch received his doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at NYU Medical Center. He has been working with individuals, couples and families in his private practice in Manhattan for over twenty years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/20171 hour, 56 seconds
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Anindya Ghose - The Future of the Mobile Economy

The smart phone is our most treasured tech device. If you don't believe me, try leaving it turned off for a full day and see how many times you yearn for it! This obsession with our phones is creating a massive amount of data that is being harnessed by companies to drive their business decisions in the ever expanding $3.3 trillion dollar mobile economy. In our episode this week, mobile economy expert Anindya Ghose welcomes us to the mobile economy of smartphones, smarter companies, and value-seeking consumers. Drawing on his extensive research in the US, Europe, and Asia, and many relevant case studies, Anindya explains how businesses can harness the power of a data-driven mobile economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/201754 minutes, 56 seconds
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Larry Robertson - Why Creativity Is Our Natural Language

For anyone who wants to create or innovate - this is the interview for you. When we think about creativity, we most often think of things: impressionism, the iPhone, democracy, Uber. We also narrow in on the few, those rare creators who seem to have something we lack. These tendencies quickly take us off track, perpetuating a myth and unknowingly pushing us further away from the possible. Here’s the truth: Creativity is about the possible. It’s the seed of any human advancement ever made or yet to be imagined. Most important and powerful of all, creativity is a uniquely human capacity that each of us possesses – including you. The story of creativity is the story of who we are, a story still unfolding. It’s time we come to understand it and learn how each of us can contribute our verse. It’s time we understand this language of man and learn to speak creativity. In this episode, award-winning author Larry Robertson discusses precisely what that means, and how we do it. We also learn how a deliberate pause can help spark true growth and progress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/20171 hour, 19 minutes, 39 seconds
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Kate Raworth - A Better Economic Model

Our guest this week is economist Kate Raworth, and in her new book, Doughnut Economics, she sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does. Along the way, she points out how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design. Named after the now-iconic “doughnut” image that Raworth first drew to depict a sweet spot of human prosperity (an image that appealed to the Occupy Movement, the United Nations, eco-activists, and business leaders alike), Doughnut Economics offers a radically new compass for guiding global development, government policy, and corporate strategy, and sets new standards for what economic success looks like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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Christopher Brinton and Mung Chiang - The Power of Networks

This week we are speaking with Christopher Brinton and Mung Chiang, both experts on the subject of networks. In fact, the duo recently paired up to write a book called, The Power of Networks: Six Principles That Connect Our Lives. Mung Chiang is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. His research on networking received the 2013 Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest honor to US young scientists and engineers. He founded the Princeton EDGE Lab in 2009, which bridges the theory-practice gap in edge networking research by spanning from proofs to prototypes. Chiang is the Director of Keller Center for Innovations in Engineering Education at Princeton University and the inaugural Chairman of Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Christopher Brinton is the Head of Advanced Research at Zoomi Inc. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. He is also an adjunct professor in the School of Engineering at The College of New Jersey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/201747 minutes, 11 seconds
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Jennifer Mueller - Embrace Creativity, Change Your Life

In this episode, one of the nation’s leading psychologists discusses why today’s corporate leaders desire but reject creative solutions. We will answer questions such as could people love but also hate creative ideas? Could the mindset we use to evaluate ideas turn this love or hate on or off—in an instant? Do experts struggle even more than novices with this bias? And more. Our guest this week is Jennifer Mueller. Jennifer is the author of the new book, Creative Change: Why We Resist It....How We Can Embrace It. She holds a doctorate in social psychology and has taught at top business schools, including Wharton, the Yale School of Management, and New York University's Stern School of Business. Her highly acclaimed paper “The Bias Against Creativity” went viral, was downloaded more than 65,000 times, and was heralded as “famous” by an article in The Atlantic. She currently serves on the faculty at the University of San Diego and lives in Solana Beach, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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Heather Gray - How To Stop Compromising and Have It All

This week we are speaking with an executive coach who works with those seemingly "perfect" people and she's here to tell you that nothing is as it seems. In fact, often times people reach the societal ideal of perfection only to find out that it's not at all what it seems and the price paid to get there was too high. So instead of chasing someone else's dreams, it's time to define your own - and trust me, it's not easy. Our guest this week is Heather Gray, a therapist and coach who is a master at helping anyone repair broken relationships, rediscover passions, and heal from ignored and fractured parts of their lives. She helps her clients learn how to be present for themselves and for those they care about so that they can truly have it all. Learn more about Heather and her work at ChooseToHaveItAll.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/201748 minutes, 1 second
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Andy Molinsky - NOW Is the Time to Change, Here's How

Do you feel comfortable delivering bad news? Do you look forward to speaking in public? Do you enjoy networking? Is it easy for you to speak your mind and be assertive with friends and colleagues? If you answered no to any of these questions, this episode can help! In this show we speak with a true academic, Andy Molinsky as he discusses his brand new book, REACH; A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge , and Build Confidence. Andy is a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. Andy received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University. He also holds a Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in International Affairs from Brown University. Andy helps people develop the insights and courage necessary to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones when doing important, but challenging, tasks in work and life. His work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, Psychology Today, the Financial Times, the Boston Globe, NPR and Voice of America. Andy was awarded as a Top Voice for LinkedIn for his work in education. http://www.andymolinsky.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/201754 minutes, 43 seconds
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Leanne Jacobs - How To Achieve Real Wealth

Most of us know what it feels like to chase success and money. We believe that pounding our way through our days is the only way to prosperity and success. We sacrifice time with our loved ones, our weekends, our vacations, and perhaps even our sanity, in exchange for a paycheck. We want to have it all, but don’t find satisfaction in any of our achievements. Instead, we find ourselves sitting in our offices and big houses feeling unhappy, broke, burnt out, and unfulfilled... This week, our guest Leanne Jacobs explains how to break this cycle and achieve wealth in all the right ways, including money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/201744 minutes, 52 seconds
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Yuval Noah Harari - How Humans Have Become Gods and What it Means for Our Future

With the international sensation, critical favorite, and New York Times bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari unleashed a global phenomenon. His electrifying debut resonated with notable public figures: the book was lauded by President Obama, Bill Gate, Sebastian Junger, and Mark Zuckerberg. In this episode we discuss Sapiens, as well as his newest endeavor, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/201758 minutes, 35 seconds
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David Hoffeld - Using Neuroscience to Sell

In this episode, leading sales trainer, researcher and CEO of Hoffeld Group, David Hoffeld blends cutting-edge research in social psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, to show you the best way to sell. He explains how to align the way you sell with how our brains naturally form buying decisions, dramatically increasing your ability to earn more sales. Hoffeld’s evidence-based approach connects the dots between science and situations salespeople and business leaders face every day to help you consistently succeed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/201758 minutes, 22 seconds
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Sam Weinman - How to Win at Losing

Our guest this week is an award winning sports journalist and Golf Digest's digital editor. So naturally, we start off the episode talking about digital content, the future of writing and publishing, and of course...golf. But the main focus of the interview is the essential life skill of "learning to lose". Sam shares with us what he uncovered in his interviews and all of the tips to being a good loser, and therefore a real winner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/201754 minutes, 26 seconds
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Lawrence Levy - When Steve Jobs Needed Help, He Called Lawrence

Lawrence Levy is a Silicon Valley lawyer and executive hired by Steve Jobs in 1994 as CFO and member of the Office of the President of Pixar Animation Studios. He was responsible for Pixar's business strategy and IPO and guided Pixar's transformation from a money-losing graphics company into a multibillion-dollar entertainment studio. He later joined Pixar's board of directors. He then left corporate life to study Eastern philosophy and meditation and their relevance to modern life. He now writes and teaches on this topic and cofounded Juniper Foundation to pursue this work. Originally from London, England, he earned degrees from Indiana University and Harvard Law School. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/201657 minutes, 12 seconds
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Dr. Richard Wolff - Capitalism is Broken. Here is the Solution.

Our guest this week believes capitalism is broken, and he makes a pretty good argument to support this. He explains how capitalism as a system has spawned deepening economic crisis alongside its bought-and-paid-for political establishment. Neither of these outcomes serves the needs of our society. Our guest this week believes he has the solution - a cure for capitalism. In this episode, world renowned economist, Dr. Richard Wolff, offers a fair critique of capitalism and advocates for a worker cooperative based economy. This solution requires the institution of genuine economic democracy, starting with workers directing their own workplaces, as the basis for a genuine political democracy. According to Dr. Wolff, what most people don't realize is that worker cooperatives are actually larger than conventional businesses, survive at least as long as other businesses, and have more stable employment. Tune in and get your smart people economics fix! Dr. Richard D. Wolff is professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research in New York. Wolff is the author of many books, including his newest, Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism. He is also the founder of Democracy at Work, a 501(c)3 organization that conceives, creates, and distributes content aimed at demonstrating why, and how, democratizing the workplace is a feasible solution to a new and better economic system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/201658 minutes, 8 seconds
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Jerome Hardaway - Supporting Veterans through Vets Who Code

This week we welcome to the podcast Jerome Hardaway, Executive Director of Vets Who Code. Jerome is an Air Force veteran, alumni/Opportunity Fund recipient of General Assembly's Web Development Immersive Program, and Panelist on the Ruby Rogues podcast. Vets Who Code is a non-profit dedicated to filling the wide chasm between technical expertise needed and available to America’s best. Vets Who Code is looking to close the digital talent gap and ease career transition for military veterans, through software development training. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/201640 minutes, 38 seconds
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Doug Hensch - How to Build Resilience

In this episode we interview consultant and executive coach, Doug Hensch, and we discuss his brand new book, Positively Resilient: 5 1/2 Secrets to Beat Stress, Overcome Obstacles, and Defeat Anxiety. Doug shares with us lessons learned over 20 years of experience that can help you increase your resilience, so that you can grow in the face of change, and thrive in the midst of adversity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jonathan Levi (Part 2) - How to Optimize Your Memory

This week we welcome back former guest, Jonathan Levi. Jonathan is an entrepreneur, and an expert in speed reading and advanced memorization. His online course is ranked as one of the top selling of all time on Udemy and has been personally recommended by the CEO. Jonathan appeared on Smart People Podcast nearly 2 years ago in Episode 167 where he explained how to become a super learner and a speed reader. Get a free trial of Jonathan's new course (and 10% off if you purchase) at jle.vi/spp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/201651 minutes, 26 seconds
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Dr. Jessica Tracy - How Pride Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

Today on the show we speak with leading psychologist, Dr. Jessica Tracy. Dr. Tracy is professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where she also directs the Emotion & Self Lab and she is also the author of the brand new book, Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, in 2005. Her research focuses on emotions and emotion expressions, and, in particular, those emotions that are most intricately intertwined with our sense of self: pride, shame, and guilt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/201650 minutes, 55 seconds
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Chris Bailey - A Life of Productivity

Chris Bailey - A Life of Productivity. In this episode we speak with productivity expert Chris Bailey and learn the best ways to transform our life by getting done the things that are most important. The Productivity Project—and the lessons Chris learned—are the result of that year-long journey, and we are going to share them with you today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/20161 hour, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dr. Susan David - Control Your Destiny by Understanding Your Emotions

Dr. David exposes how our emotions hold us back or carry us forward in our goals depending on how well we confront—not control—them. Science shows us that it’s not possible to smother your emotions with affirmations espoused by the latest positivity movement. It’s equally unrealistic to set your mind to a rigid “grit” goal that might not be working for you. Like it or not, your emotions are there, and the more honest and agile you are with them, the more you can overcome the demands of work and life to thrive. The antidote to emotional rigidity is emotional agility—being flexible with your thoughts and feelings so that you can respond optimally to the increasingly unpredictable challenges of business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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Alan Iny - A New Paradigm for Creativity

This week we speak with author and innovation expert Alan Iny about his book, 'Thinking In New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity'. Thinking in new boxes is a way to provide that structure and analysis that the brain craves, while also fostering massive amounts of creativity and new thinking. It is a process that comes directly from the experts at the most respected consulting group in the world (where Alan is the global innovation expert). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/201648 minutes, 21 seconds
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Dr. Matthew Accurso - How to Achieve Optimal Health

There is a new paradigm in the field of health and wellness. It's one that involves looking at the human holistically and trying to get to the core of health, rather than simply masking symptoms with drugs, pills, and potions. And luckily, today we have more testing and laboratory capabilities at our fingers than ever before - and it's improving every day. This week we speak with Dr. Matthew Accurso on how to use modern science to achieve optimal performance through cutting edge labs and lifestyle programs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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Michael Bungay Stanier - Ask Better Questions, Get Better Results

In this episode we interview Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever. In this episode, Michael tells us how coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so you can work less hard and have more impact. Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how---by saying less and asking more--you can develop coaching methods that produce great results. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/201658 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tema Frank - Make Customers Love You

In this episode we interview digital marketing expert and customer strategist, Tema Frank. Tema has worked in marketing and customer experience for over three decades. In 2001 she founded Web Mystery Shoppers, the worlds first company to test omnichannel customer service: web, phone, chat, email and in-store. Using social media techniques before social media existed, she built a database of 75,000 mystery shoppers worldwide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/201644 minutes, 15 seconds
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Roman Krznaric - How Should We Live?

We are bring back one of our all time most downloaded guests this week, Roman Krznaric. In this episode we discuss Roman's most recent book, How Should We Live?: Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life. There are many ways to try to improve our lives—we can turn to the wisdom of philosophers, the teachings of spiritual guides, or the latest experiments of psychologists. But we rarely look to history for inspiration—and when we do, it can be surprisingly powerful. In this episode, the cultural historian Roman Krznaric explores twelve universal topics—including love, family, and empathy; work, time, and money—by illuminating the past and revealing the wisdom we have been missing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/201643 minutes, 25 seconds
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Paul Tough - How to Raise Successful Kids

Everyone wants to know the secret to raising amazing kids. Whether you want them to become the next great president, save the world, get straight A's, or simply contribute to society, how to raise our children properly is a topic of much contention. So we decided to bring on NYT Bestselling author Paul Tough, to tell us exactly how we can help children succeed. In fact, his newest book is titled, 'Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/201651 minutes, 26 seconds
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Dr. Daniel Amen - The Most Popular Psychiatrist in America

Dr. Daniel Amen - The most popular psychiatrist in America. Dr. Amen believes that brain health is central to all health and success. “When your brain works right,” he says, “you work right; and when your brain is troubled, you are much more likely to have trouble in your life.” His work is dedicated to helping people have better brains and better lives. In this episode we learn how Dr. Amen uses nuclear brain imaging to diagnose and treat behavioral problems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 48 seconds
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Arun Sundararajan - The Sharing Economy

Drawing on extensive research and numerous real-world examples — including Airbnb, Lyft, Uber, Etsy, TaskRabbit, France’s BlaBlaCar, China’s Didi Kuaidi, and India’s Ola, Arun explains the basics of what he’s coined “crowd-based capitalism” — a new way of organizing economic activity that will replace the traditional corporate-centered model. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/201654 minutes, 56 seconds
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Anne Loehr - Be of Service, Be Successful

With one question constantly guiding the way, Anne has gone from chef, to hotel owner, to world renowned leadership expert. That question is, “What would that look like?”. So ask yourself, what would that perfect life look like? What would that great job look like? What would happiness look like? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/201656 minutes, 8 seconds
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General Ann Dunwoody – Leadership from America’s First Female Four-Star General

On June 23, 2008, President George W. Bush nominated Ann Dunwoody as a four-star general in the US Army—the first time a woman had ever achieved that rank. Now retired after nearly four decades in the Army, General Dunwoody shares what she learned along the way, from her first command leading 100 soldiers to her... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/201653 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tom Davenport – Will Machines Take Your Job?

Frankly, the answer is probably. Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology. It’s not only blue-collar jobs at stake. Millions of educated knowledge workers—writers, paralegals, assistants, medical technicians—are threatened by accelerating advances in artificial intelligence. mart computers are demonstrating they are capable of making better decisions than humans. Brilliant technologies... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/201647 minutes, 3 seconds
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Amy Herman – See More and Achieve More with Visual Intelligence

How observant are you? What things are you missing out on that could have a huge impact on your life. In this episode we speak with Amy Herman about her new book, Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life. In this episode you will learn how to create your own luck by becoming a... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/201652 minutes, 2 seconds
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Patrick McGinnis – Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job

Are you trying to choose between the stability of a traditional career and the upside of entrepreneurship? Why not have both? Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can look glamorous from the outside. Who doesn’t want to chase their dreams, be their own boss, and do what they love? But the truth is that entrepreneurship is often... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/201653 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tom Schwab – The Online Business Builder

Tom Schwab knows how to build an online business. Marketing at its heart is starting a conversation with someone who could be an ideal customer. Tom helps small business owners, entrepreneurs and solo-prenuers get featured on leading podcasts where their prospects are already listening. Then he shows them how to turn listeners into customers. Tom is the author... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/201646 minutes, 4 seconds
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Anders Ericsson – The Truth Behind the 10,000 Hour Rule

For more than thirty years psychologist Anders Ericsson, an expert on the field of professional development, has studied the people who stand out as specialists in their fields. In fact, Ericsson’s research was used as the basis for Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000 Hour Rule” – which essentially states that it takes on average 10,000 hours of... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/201656 minutes, 15 seconds
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Scott Harrison – Founder and CEO of charity: water

charity: water is known throughout the world as one of the most innovative, successful non-profits around. With a goal of providing clean drinking water to millions around the world,charity: water has revolutionized the idea of “charity” by ensuring that 100% of every dollar donated goes directly towards those in need. Through innovative efforts and a fresh... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/201657 minutes, 44 seconds
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Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez – The Best in the World at Storytelling and Presentations

To be a great leader, you have to first be a great communicator. Think about any historical figure you admire….I bet they had a seemingly innate ability to motivate people. However, the ability to motivate through strong communication is actually a skill that can be easily acquired, with the right knowledge! As a leader, you have... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/201654 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tim Sanders – Former Yahoo Executive on Leadership Development, Sales Strategy, and Human Performance

Tim Sanders – Former Yahoo executive on leadership development, sales strategy, and human performance. Sales has radically changed in just the past few decades. According to recent research, today’s sale approval has to go through at least 6 key decision makers! So how do you ensure that your message makes it up the chain? How... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/201649 minutes, 15 seconds
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Morgan Wright – Cybersecurity and Identity Theft

Although the digital age has brought about marvelous innovation, it has also created a new way for thieves and terrorists to disrupt life as we know it. A recent study determined that approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion. And in... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20161 hour, 1 minute, 33 seconds
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David Burkus – The Old Rules of Business No Longer Apply

Dr. David Burkus is a highly regarded and increasingly influential business school professor who challenges many of the established principles of business management. Drawing on decades of research,  Burkus has found that not only are many of our fundamental management practices wrong and misguided, but they can be downright counterproductive. These days, the best companies are... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/201641 minutes, 12 seconds
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Andrew Cockburn – The Ugly Truth About Drone Warfare

Assassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination. Yet few understand how and why this has become our principal way of waging war. This week we speak with Andrew Cockburn, author of the new book, Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins, as he helps uncover the real and extraordinary story about... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/201652 minutes, 48 seconds
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Jeff Gramm – Secrets of a Hedge Fund Manager

This week we have a very down to earth conversation with hedge fund manager, professor, and author, Jeff Gramm. Although we cover many topics, we specifically discuss the morality of a career in finance, how to pick a winning company, and Jeff’s new book, Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism.  In... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/201649 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jacquie McNish – Whatever Happened to BlackBerry?

This week on the show we have Senior Wall Street Journal Correspondent, Jacquie McNish. Jacquie is the author of many best selling books and we will be discussing her most recent, Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry.  In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market.... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/201648 minutes, 53 seconds
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Sam Attard – Want To Be Healthy?

Now that 2016 is in full swing, many of us have already abandoned our New Year’s resolution. But this year it’s going to be different….right? Right! That’s why in this episode we brought on an expert to talk about health, happiness, and how to create good habits. This week on the show we interview Sam... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/201651 minutes, 25 seconds
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Lisa Nichols – How to Get More of What You Want

We are extremely excited this week to have on the show New York Times bestselling author, Personal Transformation guru, and life coach for the Steve Harvey Show and Today, Lisa Nichols. Lisa shares her journey from scarcity to abundance, outlining steps everyone can take to create abundance in career, relationships, self, and finances—while creating a... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/201649 minutes, 45 seconds
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George Franklin – A Corporate Lobbyist Tells All

What they don’t teach you in business school – and what you need to know. Powerful corporate interests use their lobbyists to wield influence. They impact our daily lives, but who are they and how do they operate? In this episode, George Franklin, previously the head lobbyist for Kellogg Company, gives us an inside look... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/20161 hour, 6 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mary Roach – How to Write Bestsellers and More About Her New Book, ‘Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal’

This week we are extremely excited to have Mary Roach on the show. Mary is the author of 5 New York Times Bestselling books, including her newest, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. In this episode we spend the first part of the conversation talking about what it is like to be a professional writer,... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/201654 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dennis Tirch – The Science of Compassion

Over the last decade, a quiet revolution has taken place in the sciences of the mind and psychotherapy. Eastern mind training traditions, and Western psychology have come together in an unprecedented fashion, allowing the development of advanced new psychotherapies. Concepts such as mindfulness, acceptance and compassion, which were once typically associated with Eastern meditative practices are now... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/20161 hour, 18 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Best of 2015, Part 2

Happy 2016 to each and every one of the Smart People Podcast listeners out there! It’s Jon’s turn to take a look back on 2015 and puts together clips from his favorite episodes of the past year!  He identified 4 areas of his life in which he wanted to improve and hand-picked 4 episodes that inspired... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/201647 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Best of 2015, Part 1

This week, Chris takes a look back on 2015 and puts together clips from his favorite episodes of the past year.  From finding your calling, to learning about your sleep cycle, to learning how to “get in the zone”, we covered a lot of ground last year on Smart People Podcast, and this episode is... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/201658 minutes, 29 seconds
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Veny Musum and Upendra Chivukula – How to Fix Income Inequality

THE 3rd WAY is a very big idea. In the information age, you simply cannot get ahead on wages alone. In addition to your labor, you must acquire capital (stock, real estate, technology, etc.). Now the middle class is in crisis. Median wages adjusted for inflation have decreased steadily for decades. The middle class is simply... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/20151 hour, 12 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bill George – Discover Your True North

This week on Smart People Podcast we interview the former CEO of Medtronic, Bill George, as we discuss his new book, Discover Your True North. Originally based on first-person interviews with 125 leaders, this book instantly became a must-read business classic when it was introduced in 2007. New case studies include Warren Buffett, Indra Nooyi,... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/201550 minutes
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George Anastasia – The Demise of the American Mafia

This week, prize-winning reporter and bestselling author George Anastasia offers a shocking and very rare glimpse into the Gotti family, witnessed up-close from former family insider John Alite, John Gotti Jr.’s longtime friend and protector. Until now, no one has given up the kind of personal details about the Gottis.  Anastasia offers never-before-heard information about... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/201554 minutes, 37 seconds
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Garrison Wynn – What the 1% Do Differently

Life and business aren’t fair, which is good. If they were, you couldn’t seize the unfair advantage. Think about it. Is your CEO the smartest person in the company? Is the head of your department more driven than you? Probably not. They all have one thing in common, though: They’re on top of the pile... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/201555 minutes, 30 seconds
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Dr. Shelley Reciniello – Consciousness Before Mindfulness

Although mindfulness gets a lot of ‘air time’ these days, many people are overlooking the fact that in our closely integrated society it is just as important that we recognize how we present ourselves to the world and to others. Humans naturally have many blind spots that don’t allow them to take a true inventory... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/201552 minutes, 22 seconds
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Adam Werbach – How Business Can Change the World for the Better

Our guest this week, Adam Werbach, has been on the cutting edge of the environmental and sustainability movements for two decades. Adam is an environmental activist, author, and entrepreneur. In 1996, Adam became the youngest person ever elected as national president of the Sierra Club, at the age of 23. He is currently the President... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/201559 minutes, 28 seconds
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John Sedgwick – The Duel that Stunned the Nation

In the summer of 1804, two of America’s most eminent statesmen squared off, pistols raised, on a bluff along the Hudson River. That two such men would risk not only their lives but the stability of the young country they helped forge is almost beyond comprehension. Yet we know that it happened. The question is... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/20151 hour, 6 minutes, 39 seconds
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Todd Kashdan – How to Achieve Fulfillment

Happiness experts have long told us to tune out our negative emotions and focus instead on mindfulness, positivity, and optimism. However, our guest this week disagrees. Instead he says positive emotions alone are not enough. Anger makes us creative, selfishness makes us brave, and guilt is a powerful motivator. The real key to success lies... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/20151 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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Seth Siegel – How a Desert Nation Solved the Water Shortage Crisis

Growing water shortages around the world are topping the news right now, beyond just California. USA Today recently tracked the top 8 U.S. states that are running out of water. Water policy is broken around the world, but there is one place that has gotten it right…and that’s Israel. The desert nation is not only avoiding... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/201552 minutes, 47 seconds
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Roger Lowenstein – How The Federal Reserve Was Created

In this episode we speak with Roger Lowenstein about the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that spurred the unlikely birth of America’s modern central bank, the Federal Reserve. Today, the Fed is the bedrock of the financial landscape, yet the fight to create it was so protracted and divisive that it seems a small miracle... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/201541 minutes, 59 seconds
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Maurice Schweitzer – How Emotions Affect Your Decisions

In this episode, Wharton Business School professor Maurice Schweitzer helps us unpack the psychology of when and how to interact with people as our friends and our foes, and how we can use this knowledge to get the best outcomes in life. Insights from Maurice can help us in business (how to build trust, gain... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/201551 minutes, 20 seconds
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Yvette d’Entremont – The Truth About Gluten, MSG, Organic, and More…Using Science

The market for health and wellness products is exploding. Every day there is a new cure, miracle berry, diet, homeopathic remedy, etc., and it’s easier than ever to throw together a webpage and reach a global audience.  And this is all fine and well… except for the small fact that the vast majority of these... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/20151 hour, 19 minutes, 53 seconds
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Rich Roll – Live with Authenticity

Rich Roll is a graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School. If that wasn’t impressive enough, he is also a vegan, ultra-endurance athlete. Rich is a former entertainment attorney turned full-time wellness & plant-based nutrition advocate, motivational speaker, husband, and father of 4 (four!!!). In 2012, Rich became a #1 bestselling author with his book, Finding Ultra: Rejecting... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/201549 minutes, 51 seconds
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Steven Kotler – Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance

In this episode we interview Steven Kotler, author of a number of best selling books including, The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/201556 minutes, 7 seconds
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Rosie Von Lila – A Burning Man Insider

Do you know what Burning Man is? If not, listen to this episode. If you do, have you ever wondered how it started? Who decided to gather some friends and head into the desert to do….well, whatever they wanted? And perhaps more importantly, how do we as a society use these examples to uncover what... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/201557 minutes, 41 seconds
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Michael Farmer – An Inside Look Into Advertising Agencies

Advertising agencies are caught between fee-cutting clients and profit-hungry owners. In the meantime, their creative workloads are growing, driven by increased TV, digital and social advertising. How do agencies generate profit margins under these circumstances? Through downsizing, salary freezes and ‘juniorizing.’ Agencies are disinvesting in capabilities at a time when their clients’ marketing challenges have... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/20151 hour, 8 minutes, 1 second
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Chris Buckingham – Launch Your Business or Idea with Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has officially arrived. Utilizing the power of the Internet, crowdfunding represents one of the most exhilarating ways to raise investment funds for your dream project. It enables you to get exposure in the public domain and can symbolize a seal of approval for your product, organization, or idea. But there are a number of... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/201559 minutes, 44 seconds
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Lars Tvede – Western Society is Killing Creativity, Here’s How We Fix It

Human creativity has been one of the fundamental drivers of civilization. Often our creativity has baffled skeptics by allowing us to find new and better resources, unexpected environmental technologies and genuinely amazing products that no one had predicted. However, like so many before it, Western civilization is now suffering from serious internal decay with its bloated public sectors, punitive taxes, over-regulation, marginalized citizens, stagnation, debt, unemployment and pessimism. In this episode, we speak with Lars Tvede about how to regain our creative edge in the West, and why we lost it in the first place. Lars is the author of the new book, The Creative Society: How the Future Can Be Won. He is a serial entrepreneur and author of numerous books on subjects ranging from economics, financial markets and the future. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in International Commerce. ______ “I looked at the maps of where creativity was occurring throughout history and I found that it almost only happened when you had small city-states. As soon as a nation become centralized, the creativity dropped.” - Lars Tvede Quotes from Lars: What we learn in this episode: • What does Lars believe is the best part about being an entrepreneur? • Why has the “West” created approximately 97% of all of the world’s innovation? • How can countries foster more creativity? Resources: The Creative Society: How the Future Can Be Won http://www.larstvede.com/ -- This episode is brought to you by: Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for FREE with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers!! Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/201554 minutes, 56 seconds
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Dr. Stephen Camarata – How Not To Screw Up Your Kid

Parenting today is practically a competitive sport, and marketers are all too happy to cash in. Scare tactics and scientific-sounding jargon make it seem like parents are in constant danger of hard-wiring their children’s brains for failure. In fact, this state of parental anxiety is totally unnecessary—and possibly bad for our children. Babies are born with an appetite to learn. Children are naturally curious about the world and eager to explore it. They don’t need flashcards, educational videos, or the latest iPad app to help speed their development. Attempts to get children speaking and reading before they’re developmentally ready may even harm them in the long run. In this episode we speak with child development expert Dr. Stephen Camarata about how to cut through the jargon, and enjoy raising our kids. Dr. Camarata just released his book, The Intuitive Parent: Why the Best Thing for Your Child is You. So remember, you already have everything you need to raise a healthy, happy, intelligent child...and we'll show you why in this episode.  ____ What we learn in this episode: How to make sure you don't over-stimulate your baby What are the signs of learning disabilities? Is TV and screen time bad for your child's development? Resources: The Intuitive Parent: Why the Best Thing for Your Child is You https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-intuitive-parent/201508/the-intuitive-parent https://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/stephen-camarata-phd -- This episode is brought to you by: Sidekick: Go to getsidekick.com/smartpeople to get your first month of Sidekick for free. WealthFront: The automated investment service that makes it easy to invest your money the right way. Visit wealthfront.com/smartpeople to to get your first $10,000 managed for free. Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/201558 minutes, 38 seconds
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Adrian Gostick – What Motivates You?

Over the course of our childhood and into adulthood, we receive a lot of advice on how to find and do work we love. People tell you to follow your passion, or that you should find work that fits your personality, or that you should just learn what your strengths are and only focus on that. All of this is in fact good advice, but it's missing perhaps the greatest component...motivation. You have to uncover what it is that pushes you to take action. The best part about finding what motivates you is that you don't have to know the why....just the what. Once you understand your motivations, you can then move on to see if it aligns with your strengths and personality. But if it doesn't motivate you, regardless of how good you are at it, you just won't be fulfilled. So, this week on Smart People Podcast, we are bringing on one of the foremost experts in helping people discover their motivations, Adrian Gostick.  Adrian is a global thought leader on workplace strategy and the author of several successful books on employee engagement. In this episode, we are talking about his recent book titled, What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work. This book offers an extensively tested method to help readers identify their core motivators and figure out the disconnects between their passions and their current work, and guides all those searching for joy and engagement by asking the important questions - “What motivates me?” and “What can I do about it?” His latest book, The Orange Revolution, was a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller." ____ "When we realize we have to do something different with our lives, there is a process that we go through - and it can take a long time. But eventually it is going to feel better because we have aligned our work with our motivation." - Adrian Gostick Quotes from Adrian: What we learn in this episode: There is more to motivation that Dan Pink's "Mastery, Purpose, and Autonomy" Why are many doctors unhappy and what is it that motivates the majority of them? How do you integrate your motivations into your work life? Resources: What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work http://www.thecultureworks.com/ http://adriangostick.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/201549 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ryan Holiday – Overcoming Any Obstacle

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn’t be this way. There is a formula for success that’s been followed by the icons of history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek. These men and women were not exceptionally brilliant, lucky, or gifted. Their success came from timeless philosophical principles laid down by a Roman emperor who struggled to articulate a method for excellence in any and all situations. In this episode we speak with Ryan Holiday, author of the bestselling book, The Obstacle Is the Way, as he reveals what these principles are, and how to turn our own adversity into advantage. Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians. He served as director of marketing at American Apparel for many years, where his campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google and written about in AdAge, the New York Times, and Fast Company. His first book, Trust Me I’m Lying —which the Financial Times called an “astonishing, disturbing book”—was a debut bestseller and is taught in colleges around the world. He is the author of two other books and is now published in 16 languages. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with his rebellious puppy, Hanno and pet goats ____ "Wealth is created by scarcity. It's the fact that there are not many people who have been successful at the thing you are trying to do that makes it worth doing." - Ryan Holliday Quotes from Ryan: What we learn in this episode: How to find what you want to be when you grow up? Why are obstacles a good thing? What is stoicism? Resources: The Obstacle Is the Way http://ryanholiday.net/ Twitter: @ryanholiday -- This episode is brought to you by: Sidekick: Go to getsidekick.com/smartpeople to get your first month of Sidekick for free. WealthFront: The automated investment service that makes it easy to invest your money the right way. Visit wealthfront.com/smartpeople to to get your first $10,000 managed for free. Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/201543 minutes
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Andrew Sinkov – Co-Founder and VP of Marketing of Evernote

What is it like to be a co-founder of one of the largest, most innovative tech companies on the planet? What are the necessary ingredients of a successful startup? How can people better leverage technology to be more productive? These are just a portion of the questions we get answered by our guest this week, VP of Marketing and Co-Founder of Evernote, Andrew Sinkov. Join us as we discuss how Evernote went from a company on the brink of bankruptcy, to one of the most used and most loved tech companies around.  Evernote builds apps and products that are defining the way individuals and teams work today. As one workspace that lives across your phone, tablet, and computer, Evernote is the place you wrtire free from distraction, collect information, find what you need, and present your ideas to the world. Whatever you're working toward, Evernote's job is to make sure you get there. Evernote is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Redwood City, California. Founder in 2007, Evernote products reach more than 100 million users worldwide - wither nearly 400 employees and growing. ______ "When people start companies, they are trying to make something like this happen. And there is not a rule book for this. There is a ton of luck necessary, but you also have to build the right team, have the right people, make the right decisions, work with the right investors, etc. And even when you have all those things, it still doesn't necessarily work out." - Andrew Sinkov Quotes from Andrew: What we learn in this episode: What is the average day like for the Co-Founder of Evernote? What was the evolution of Evernote - specifically from startup to massive tech company? How did the mission of Evernote change over time? Does Andrew believe Silicon Valley is in a "tech/startup" bubble? Resources: https://evernote.com/ https://blog.evernote.com/ https://appcenter.evernote.com/ http://restartgtd.com/howto/how-to-install-evernote-web-clipper-in-google-chrome/ Twitter: @sinkov -- This episode is brought to you by: Sidekick: Go to getsidekick.com/smartpeople to get your first month of Sidekick for free. Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for FREE with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers! Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/201554 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jeff Cohen – ‘Chunk’ from The Goonies!

This week on the show our guest is a man that needs to no introduction. You know him for his iconic role in the cult classic movie, "The Goonies", and for starting a 3 decade long fad of the "truffle shuffle" - welcome Jeff Cohen (Chunk). Of course we talk with Jeff at length about his child acting career, what it was like to work with Steven Spielberg, and how it feels to play a lead role in one of the best movies of all time (yes - I truly believe that). But that was 30 years ago! What is Jeff up to now? Jeff is a founding partner of an entertainment law firm and he just wrote his first book called The Dealmaker's Ten Commandments: Ten Essential Tools for Business Forged in the Trenches of Hollywood. In this book, Jeff draws on his experience in the cut-throat world of Hollywood to provide a practical, no-nonsense methodology for negotiating deals, managing your time and handling crisis, all at the highest level. Join us as we talk to Chunk... all grown up. Jeff attended the University of California, Berkeley, earning a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business in 1996.  After his time at Berkeley, Cohen graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 2000 and later became an entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles. In 2002, he co-founded the Cohen & Gardner firm in Beverly Hills. Jeff was recently named to The Hollywood Reporter's Next Generation: Hollywood's Top 35 Executives 35 and Under. ____ "Acting is the greatest job in the world. No matter what they say, no one intentionally gives up acting." - Jeff Cohen Quotes from Chunk.... I mean Jeff: "Wherever I go there is a little 10 year old doing the truffle shuffle right behind me." "When I was a kid actor I wanted to be Spanky from the Little Rascals. That was my goal. I was a little chubby kid and I grew up watching the Little Rascals." "I had a little taste of fame without being so famous that I couldn't do something else. I could still hold an entry level job and work my way up through the ranks." "Everyone is on the same side... their own." "Ultimately, the exercise of economic combat is not to show everybody how smart you are, or to yell the loudest. The point is to make a deal, because if you don't make a deal you don't get paid." What we learn in this episode: What's it like to be a child actor? What is life like in Hollywood, both as an actor and an entertainment lawyer? What are the 10 commandments for "deal making"? Resources: The Dealmaker's Ten Commandments: Ten Essential Tools for Business Forged in the Trenches of Hollywood Twitter: @Jeff_B_Cohen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-KRGgMB78Y -- This episode is brought to you by: Sidekick: Go to getsidekick.com/smartpeople to get your first month of Sidekick for free. WealthFront: The automated investment service that makes it easy to invest your money the right way. Visit wealthfront.com/smartpeople to to get your first $10,000 managed for free. Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/201549 minutes, 56 seconds
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Fred Kiel – Does It Pay To Be Moral?

We've all been taught the golden rule - "treat others as you want to be treated". Our parents raise us with the best intentions - they tell us to be nice to one another, and not to step on others to get ahead. But is that actually good advice? Is it better to have high moral character and put others first, or is it a dog eat dog world where nice guys finish last? This week we speak with Fred Kiel, co-founder of KRW International, leadership researcher, and author of the new book, Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win. In this book (and episode), Fred summarizes seven years of research on the connection between the character of the CEO and return on assets. As part of this research, Fred and his team embarked on a landmark study of more than 100 CEOs and over 8,000 of their employees' to determine once and for all if the character of a leader really has an impact on a company's financial success. Prior to focusing on business advising, Fred founded a successful private practice in Minneapolis which became the major employer of professionals in that market. His interest in business advising eventually won out, and a bit over two decades ago, he sold his practice and co-founded KRW International. Fred has served on the boards of several philanthropic organizations, including Augsburg College Youth and Family Institute, Graywolf Press, Walk-In Counseling Center, and the Lyra Concert. He currently serves on the board of the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center. He also served on the adjunct staff of the Center for Creative Leadership for nearly ten years and served two terms on the Board of Psychology for the state of Minnesota. ____ "We are born to be both self-concerned and to be concerned for the common good. Which one of those sides 'wins' is dependent upon our environment and our experiences as we grow up." - Fred Kiel Quotes from Fred: What we learn in this episode: What does it take to be a strong leader? What does it mean to be moral? What are the 4 moral principles? What are the two eulogies that you have and how do you want to shape them? Resources: Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win returnoncharacter.com Fred Kiel TedX Talk -- This episode is brought to you by: Sidekick: Go to getsidekick.com/smartpeople to get your first month of Sidekick for free. Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for FREE with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers! Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/201557 minutes, 24 seconds
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Amy Stewart – Everything You Want to Know About Alcohol

Did you know that the alcohol that gets you drunk in a beer or a cocktail is actually the waste products of billions of dead yeast organisms? Or that most of our crops were initially grown to make alcohol and only later were actually used for food? These are just some of the crazy facts that we learn this week as we interview New York Times Best Selling author, Amy Stewart. Amy is the author of 7 books, and perhaps her most popular is the one we focus on this week, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks. This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party. Amy Stewart is the author of seven books. She has written six nonfiction books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, including four New York Times bestsellers: The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Bugs, Wicked Plants, and Flower Confidential.  She lives in Eureka, California, with her husband Scott Brown, who is a rare book dealer. They own a bookstore calledEureka Books.  Since her first book was published in 2001, Stewart has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition and Fresh Air, she’s been profiled in the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, and she’s been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, Good Morning America, the PBS documentary The Botany of Desire, and–believe it or not– TLC’s Cake Boss. Amy has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other newspapers and magazines. She is the co-founder of the popular blog GardenRant. ____ "Next time you have a beer or a cocktail, just remember what you are drinking is the waste products of billions of dead yeast organisms." - Amy Stewart Quotes from Amy: What we learn in this episode: How did humans discover alcohol? How is alcohol made?  What plants and/or grains are used to make each style of alcohol? Resources: The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks http://www.amystewart.com/ @Amy_Stewart Amy's Favorite Alcohol: Strega Cocchi Americano Woodford Reserve -- This episode is brought to you by: Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. WealthFront: The automated investment service that makes it easy to invest your money the right way. Visit wealthfront.com/smartpeople to to get your first $10,000 managed for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/201550 minutes, 48 seconds
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Kathleen McGinn – Is it Better or Worse to be Raised by a Stay at Home Mom?

With the shift in gender roles, many children are no longer being raised primarily by their mothers. With dual income families increasing in popularity, child care is often outsourced to a neighbor, grandparents, or a nanny. But what is the effect on children? Contrary to conventional wisdom, growing up with a working mother is unlikely to harm children socially and economically when they become adults. The working mother study, authored by Harvard Business School professor Kathleen McGinn, HBS researcher Mayra Ruiz Castro, and Elizabeth Long Lingo of Mt. Holyoke College, found that women with working mothers performed better in the workplace, earning more and possessing more powerful positions than their peers with stay-at-home mothers. In the United States, adult daughters of working mothers earned 23 percent more than those whose mothers had not worked during their during the daughters' childhoods, earning an annual average income of $35,474 compared to $28,894. Over 33 percent held supervisory positions, compared to roughly 25 percent of their counterparts from more traditional households. The "working mother effect" actually improves future prospects, especially for adult daughters of mothers who worked outside the home before their daughters were 14 years old, according to recent findings based on a comprehensive survey of 50,000 adults aged 18 to 60 in 25 nations worldwide in 2002 and 2012. This week we interview one of the leading researchers in the HBS Gender Initiative, Harvard Professor Dr. Kathleen McGinn. One of the main goals Harvard Business School wants to achieve with the Gender Initiative is to ground discussions about gender in rigorous research so that people can make better- informed decisions for themselves, their families, their companies, and their communities.  ____ "There is a slight positive effect for maternal employment on children's achievement in school and on their behavior in school." - Kathleen McGinn Quotes from Kathleen: What we learn in this episode: What does gender mean to a "white, middle-class male"? Is it a good idea for a corporation to set a quota for number of employed minorities and women? Are children raised by stay at home moms happier? Resources: HBS Gender Initiative Women and Public Policy Website -- This episode is brought to you by: Animoto: Visit Animoto.com/smartpeople and use promo code “SMARTPEOPLE” to get 15% off to receive 15% off an Annual Pro subscription! Aspiration: At Aspiration, their investment strategies are built for the middle class. Signing up takes as little as $500 and five minutes of your time. You can sign up and find out more information at aspiration.com/smartpeople Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/201554 minutes, 32 seconds
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Alvin Roth – He Won a Nobel Prize… Enough Said

If you’ve ever sought a job or hired someone, applied to college or guided your child into a good kindergarten, asked someone out on a date or been asked out, you’ve participated in a kind of market. Most of the study of economics deals with commodity markets, where the price of a good connects sellers and buyers. But what about other kinds of “goods,” like a spot in the Yale freshman class or a position at Google? This is the territory of matching markets, where “sellers” and “buyers” must choose each other, and price isn’t the only factor determining who gets what.  Our guest this week, Alvin E. Roth, is one of the world’s leading experts on matching markets. He has even designed several of them, including the exchange that places medical students in residencies and the system that increases the number of kidney transplants by better matching donors to patients. Alvin is the Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He is also the Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard University. He works in the areas of game theory, experimental economics and market design. He is also the author of the fantastic new book, Who Gets What — and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design, and in 2012 he won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences "for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design" ...whatever that means. ____ "Markets are what people do. It's how we get along with each other. When you're not alone and you're interacting with other people there is a good chance you're engaged in some kind of marketplace." - Alvin Roth Quotes from Alvin: What we learn in this episode: What is the true definition of a market? What are matching markets and what are some examples? What is a repugnant transaction? What's a great trick to increase your chances of being accepted to the college of your choice? Resources: Who Gets What — and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design http://marketdesigner.blogspot.com/ http://web.stanford.edu/~alroth/ -- This episode is brought to you by: Animoto: Visit Animoto.com/smartpeople and use promo code “SMARTPEOPLE” to get 15% off to receive 15% off an Annual Pro subscription! Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/201551 minutes, 11 seconds
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Till Roenneberg – Night Owl vs. Early Bird and the Science Behind Your Sleep Patterns

Early birds and night owls are born, not made. Sleep patterns are the primary result of the highly individualized biological clocks we inherit, but these clocks also regulate bodily functions from digestion to hormone levels to cognition. Living at odds with our internal timepieces can make us chronically sleep deprived and more likely to smoke, gain weight, feel depressed, fall ill, and fail geometry. By understanding and respecting our internal time, we can live better. In this episode we interview Till Roenneberg, professor of chronobiology at the Institute of Medical Psychology at LMU in Munich, Germany, and author of the book, Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're So Tired. ____ "We don't even know how much sleep somebody needs. We can calculate how much sleep someone gets, but we don't know if it's the amount they need. And we know there is a genetic individual difference between how much sleep people need." - Till Roenneberg Quotes from Till: What we learn in this episode: What is chronobiology? What is the difference between a night own and an early bird? Is it genetic or environmental? The science behind out circadian rhythm. How can you adjust your circadian rhythm? Resources: Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're So Tired Twitter: @TillRoen  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5ylqK-aPX8 Get the F.Lux software we discussed -- This episode is brought to you by: Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for FREE with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers! Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/20151 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bob Burg – 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success

We have all heard the axiom, "It's better to give than to receive." And although it sounds good in theory, is it actually true? What about in the cut throat business of selling? Many people are arguing that the old days of pressure sales are gone and a new era is upon us, yet we are reluctant to believe it. If you've ever been in sales, you have probably felt the pressure of "convincing" someone to buy. Well this week you will learn not only how to improve your sales game, but to become successful in all areas of life while also adding value to the world. By following the 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success, you can tap into the natural rhythm of a free-market economy and achieve your goals. Our guest this week is Bob Burg, a sought after speaker and best-selling author. One of his most popular books, The Go-Giver has sold over 250,000 copies. Bob Burg shares information on topics vital to the success of today’s businessperson. He speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies, franchises, and numerous direct sales organizations. Bob regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President. The Go-Giver shot to #6 on The Wall Street Journal’s Business Bestsellers list just three weeks after its release and reached #9 on BusinessWeek. Since its release it has consistently stayed in the top 25 on 800ceoread’s Business Book Best Seller List. It’s an international bestseller and has been translated into 21 languages. It is Bob’s fourth book to sell over 250,000 copies. ____ "Nobody is going to buy from you because you have a quota to meet. They are going to buy from you because there is more value in doing so than in not doing so." - Bob Burg Quotes from Bob: What we learn in this episode: What are the keys to providing value? How can you become a better salesman? Should a boss aim for commitment or compliance? Why? What are the 5 laws of stratospheric success? Resources: The Go-Giver: A Little Story About A Powerful Business Idea www.burg.com Twitter: @bobburg Bob recommends: How to Master the Art of Selling Think and Grow Rich As a Man Thinketh Psycho-Cybernetics The Magic of Thinking Big How to Win Friends and Influence People Peace, Power and Plenty -- This episode is brought to you by: Animoto: Visit Animoto.com/smartpeople and use promo code “SMARTPEOPLE” to get 15% off to receive 15% off an Annual Pro subscription! Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Aspiration: At Aspiration, their investment strategies are built for the middle class. Signing up takes as little as $500 and five minutes of your time. You can sign up and find out more information at aspiration.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/201552 minutes, 8 seconds
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Matt Richtel – What is Technology Doing to Us?

We all understand that technology is addicting. Every passing year, we become more dependent on our gadgets to get us through the day. And although it can seem like a harmless problem, this addiction has deadly consequences. Perhaps the best way to illustrate the problem is to examine the implications of using a smart phone while driving. Consider this - more than 3,000 teens die each year in crashes caused by texting while driving. That is 300 more deaths a year than drunk driving. Why do we still continue to use our phones in the car, despite the consequences? This week we interview Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Matt Richtel. Matt is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention. In the book, and this episode, Matt explains what technology is doing to our brains through the true story of a deadly car crash that was caused by texting a driving. We not only learn about the neuroscience, but we finally see the real life implications of our addictions. Matt Richtel is a novelist, cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times. He writes about technology, its impact on society, and how it changes the way we how we work, play, and relate to each other. His 2010 series, ‘Our Brain On Computers‘ focuses on how constant use of our devices impacts not only our behavior but our thought processes and even our neurology. His 2009 series about the dangers of multitasking while driving won the Pulitzer for national reporting. Matt joined the Times in 2000 and has written on range of topics, including Internet gambling, identity theft, corporate espionage, video games, mobile communications, the dot com boom and bust, and the pornography industry. He was a Loeb award finalist for his work on the Hewlett-Packard spying scandal and the winner of best project from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for his work on distracted driving. ____ "Social information is engrained in us. So when the phone rings, it is a piece of social information that is nearly impossible to ignore." - Matt Richtel Quotes from Matt: What we learn in this episode: What is happening in the brain when we text and drive? How does a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist decide what story to cover? How does Skinnerian Theory play a role in explaining our infatuation with our smart phones? Resources: A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention Twitter: @mrichtel https://mattrichtel.wordpress.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcQY14n_Xe4 -- This episode is brought to you by: Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for free with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers! Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Aspiration: At Aspiration, their investment strategies are built for the middle class. Signing up takes as little as $500 and five minutes of your time. You can sign up and find out more information at aspiration.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/201548 minutes, 11 seconds
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Michael Uslan – The Rise of Superheroes

You don't have to be a comic book fanatic to love superheroes. And even if you've never picked up a comic book in your life, you've almost certainly seen a comic book movie. A recent surge in comic book movies has brought us blockbusters such as The Avengers, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and many more. Given the success of this genre of movies, we are honored to interview the man who has been credited with bringing comic books to the big screen, and has been dubbed "The Godfather of comic book movies", Michael Uslan. Michael is the owner of the Batman series, producer of the Batman movies, and was the first instructor to teach an accredited course on comic book folklore at any university. Michael Uslan is a film producer with numerous award winning projects to his credit. He is Executive Producer of all of the Batman features from Batman to The Dark Knight Rises and won an Emmy Award for TV's "Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?" He has been a speaker at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, and at the Smithsonian Institution. Michael recently teamed up with Stan Lee and the Smithsonian Institution to create a free online course titled the Rise of Superheroes. Take the course here! ____ "When I was in my twenty's, I bought the rights to Batman from DC Comics with my business partner, I quit my job, gave up all security, and rolled the dice. With Batman in my back pocket I went to Hollywood." - Michael Uslan Quotes from Michael: What we learn in this episode: How Michael turned a passion for comic books into a very lucrative career doing what he loved. What is the most disturbing comic book of all time? What is it like creating and producing the Batman movies? Why is the Smithsonian Institution teaming up with Michael Uslan and Stan Lee to create an online course on super hero's Resources: The Rise of Superheroes Course with Stan Lee and Michael Uslan - Free Trailer - The Rise of Superheroes The Boy Who Loved Batman: A Memoir -- This episode is brought to you by: Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for free with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers! Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/201558 minutes, 2 seconds
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Leigh Gallagher – The End of the Suburbs

For many of us, the suburbs hold a magical place in our heart. We grew up in an environment where we knew our neighbors, we played outside, we didn't lock our doors, and the word "community" meant something. But despite how hard we try to relive those times, todays suburbs are a far cry from what we remember, and many of us are looking for a new type of neighborhood. This week we discuss what happened to the suburbs of the 80's and 90's, and what will our neighborhoods look like in the future. Our guest is Leigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine, and author of the book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving. We also talk to Leigh about new media vs. old media, the Kardashians, the job of an editor, and much more!  Leigh Gallagher is an Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine, where she edits feature stories on a variety of subjects, oversees Fortune franchises including the magazine’s 40 Under 40 rankings and writes The Urbanist column on Fortune.com. She is also a co-chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, speaks regularly at Fortune and other business and economics conferences, and is a seasoned business news commentator, appearing regularly on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CBS News’ Face the Nation, CNBC’s Squawk Box, CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, public radio’s Marketplace and a wide variety of other programs. She is also a co-chair of the Fortune U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership and a visiting scholar for the Business and Economic Reporting program at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. Before joining Fortune in 2007, Leigh was a senior editor at SmartMoney magazine and a reporter and writer for Forbes. Originally from the “urban burb” of Media, Pennsylvania, Leigh is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in New York. ____ "The new model of suburbs has put people in their cars all the time...That's a lifestyle that increasingly has failed to deliver on its promises." - Leigh Gallagher Quotes from Leigh: What we learn in this episode: How is the democratization of media affecting our culture? Is it good or bad? What are the responsibilities of the top editor for an enormous media brand such as Fortune? Where did the American Dream come from?  Why are people opting to leave the "typical suburb"? What will the new neighborhood look like? Resources: The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving www.endofthesuburbs.com www.fortune.com http://fortune.com/tag/fortune-live/ Twitter: @leighgallagher -- This episode is brought to you by: Highfive: Go to highfive.com/smartpeople to request your free trial and start meeting face-to-face with Highfive. Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Aspiration: At Aspiration, their investment strategies are built for the middle class. Signing up takes as little as $500 and five minutes of your time. You can sign up and find out more information at aspiration.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/201555 minutes, 30 seconds
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Deedra Determan – The New American Dream… Professional Blogging

When you think about professional blogging, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? Mommy bloggers of course! The term "mommy blog" has become part of our common lexicon due to the insane success of so many mothers turned bloggers. And this week we are fortunate to interview the queen of mommy blogs, Deedra Determan. Deedra created a blog initially targeted towards moms in her local community and quickly turned it into a 7-figure business with national reach. In this episode Deedra teaches us how to start small, find your niche, create a profitable business, market on a zero dollar budget, and much more.  Deedra has 20+ years of marketing experience starting on the agency side at Ackerman McQueen Advertising Agency to 10 years in the television industry launching news at KOKI Fox 23 making it one of the top Fox affiliates in the country. She went on to launch niche websites for moms including 918moms.com, 405moms.com, and MoneySavingQueen.com with over 100,000 moms visiting the websites each month. After one year from launching, she sold the websites to Griffin Communications. Determan then followed her true passion in launching D2 Branding, an innovative marketing firm igniting brands to be the market leader in their industry through marketing, public relations, social media, advertising, strategic partnerships, sales, website creation, search engine optimization, content creation, video production, graphic design, and more! Deedra is also a mentor at Thrive15.com. "You can be passionate all day long, but until you realize what your revenue streams are going to be, passion will only take you so far." - Deedra Determan Quotes from Deedra: What we learn in this episode: Your business doesn't have to be huge, just find your niche How to start small, find your market, and pivot How to find your revenue model for your business or blog Resources: Thrive15.com Sales Training with Deedra https://www.thrive15.com/mentors/deedra-determan Twitter: @deedradeterman -- This episode is brought to you by: Highfive: Go to highfive.com/smartpeople to request your free trial and start meeting face-to-face with Highfive. Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/201545 minutes, 59 seconds
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Conrad Egusa – You Need a New PR Strategy

For most of us, we don't need to know about how to get media coverage...until we need to get media coverage. You could come up with the most brilliant business idea, or write the next best seller - but if no one talks about it, it's just another particle out there in an atmosphere full of noise. But how do you get coverage? How do you convince a powerful media outlet to cover your story? It turns out, there are very specific tricks that you can use to give yourself the best shot of becoming the next new headline. Listen up this week and learn how to become a media darling (or at the very least how not to waste money on PR firms). This week our guest is Conrad Egusa. Conrad is an entrepreneur and the Founder of Publicize, which is a PR firm focused on startups. The company's mission is to change the way startups approach PR. He has been featured on publications including The Financial Times, Bloomberg, and TechCrunch.Conrad is a guest writer for VentureBeat, and he is currently a Mentor at The Founder Institute, ANDI (Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia), and the Spanish accelerator Zarpamos. He is also the Co-Founder of ESPACIO, which is a coworking space/entrepreneurial center in Medellin (coverage on TechCrunch is here: http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/11/espacio-medellin/). Conrad is the Co-Owner & Chairman of Colombia Reports (www.colombiareports.co), which is the largest English news publication in South America. Colombia Reports was founded in March 2008 and is frequently cited by the New York Times, BBC, CNN and Fox News. Conrad has consulted for Y Combinator startups, global brands (Intercontinental Hotels Group), and leading internet businesses. "You have to make your story and your company as interesting as possible through using social proof." - Conrad Egusa Quotes from Conrad: What we learn in this episode: Do press releases actually get you earned media? Why is the PR world still operating on an old model? How do you create a good PR strategy for your business? What is the best way to reach out to a media person to get earned media? Resources: http://www.publicize.co/ http://techcrunch.com/contributor/conrad-egusa/ LinkedIn - Conrad Egusa -- This episode is brought to you by: Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for free with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers! Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Aspiration: At Aspiration, their investment strategies are built for the middle class. Signing up takes as little as $500 and five minutes of your time. You can sign up and find out more information at aspiration.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/201532 minutes, 51 seconds
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Alexandra Horowitz – The Mysteries of Human Perception

Alexandra Horowitz - The mysteries of human perception. In this episode we speak with author and cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz on what it means to be attentive. In her most recent book, On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes, Alexandra shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary. In this book, Alexandra goes on a series of eleven walks with experts on a diverse range of subjects, including an urban sociologist, the well-known artist Maira Kalman, a geologist, a physician, and a sound designer. She also walks with a child and a dog to see the world as they perceive it. What they see, how they see it, and why most of us do not see the same things reveal the startling power of human attention and the cognitive aspects of what it means to be an expert observer.  Alexandra Horowitz teaches psychology, canine cognition, and creative nonfiction writing at Barnard College, Columbia University. She earned her PhD in Cognitive Science at the University of California at San Diego, and has studied the cognition of humans, rhinoceros, bonobos, and dogs. For seventeen years she shared her home with an unwitting research subject, Pumpernickel, a wonderful mixed breed. Now her Dog Cognition Lab studies the behavior of owned dogs to keep discovering what they see, smell, and know. "The problem is we are not focusing that well anymore on the things we deem important. There is too much distraction at once." - Alexandra Horowitz Quotes from Alexandra:  What we learn in this episode: What is attention? What does it mean to be attentive? How individuals view the world and their environment differently. Why do we feel so disconnected from strangers? How does the human animal respond to cognitive overload? Resources: On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes http://insideofadog.com/author.php https://psychology.barnard.edu/profiles/alexandra-horowitz Twitter: @DogUmwelt -- This episode is brought to you by: Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for free with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers! Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. WealthFront: The automated investment service that makes it easy to invest your money the right way. Visit wealthfront.com/smartpeople to to get your first $10,000 managed for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/201554 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jonathan Waldman – Rust: The Longest War

It has been called “the great destroyer” and “the evil.” The Pentagon refers to it as “the pervasive menace.” It destroys cars, fells bridges, sinks ships, sparks house fires, and nearly brought down the Statue of Liberty. Rust costs America more than $400 billion per year—more than all other natural disasters combined. Journalist Jonathan Waldman traveled from Key West, Florida, to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to meet the colorful and often reclusive people who are fighting our mightiest and unlikeliest enemy. He went into an abandoned steelworks with a brave artist, and then he nearly gets kicked out of Ball Corporation’s Can School. Across the Arctic, he followed a massive high-tech robot that hunts for rust in the Alaska pipeline. On a Florida film set he meets the Defense Department’s rust ambassador, who reveals that the navy’s number one foe isn’t a foreign country but oxidation itself. Through all of these adventures, Jonathan (Jonny) uncovered more about the destructive nature of rust and the implications on our society than anyone ever has, and in this episode we ask him all about it! His newest book is titled, Rust: The Longest War. Jonathan has written for Outside, The Washington Post, The New York Times, McSweeney’s, and the Utne Reader, and also worked as a forklift driver, arborist, summer-camp director, sticker salesman, climbing instructor, and cook. Before landing in the book world, he put in time at a newspaper, a website, a magazine, a radio show, a TV production company, and a couple science museums. He studied writing at Dartmouth and Boston University’s Knight Center for Science Journalism. "We need to re-engineer engineering. Engineers are busy fixing all of the problems we don't have, but they're ignoring all of these problems we do have." - Jonathan Waldman Quotes from Jonathan:  What we learn in this episode: Why is a soda can the most engineered object on earth? What are the dangers of plastics and why are they used in almost everything? Why is rust one of the most costly items in our national defense budget? Resources: Rust: The Longest War jonnywaldman.com -- This episode is brought to you by: Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. WealthFront: The automated investment service that makes it easy to invest your money the right way. Visit wealthfront.com/smartpeople to to get your first $10,000 managed for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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Lee Cockerell – Time Management Magic

Time Management. We all need it. We all could be better at it. Personally, I need to be much better at it. When we recognize that we could be better at something, in Smart People Podcast fashion, we reach out to leaders in the field. This week we discuss time management with Lee Cockerell. Lee is the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort. During his time at Disney, Lee led a team of 40,000 Cast Members (employees) and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, a shopping & entertainment village, and the ESPN sports and recreation complex. Lee's book, Time Management Magic: How To Get More Done Every Day And Move From Surviving To Thriving, walks you through how to organize your schedule and how to get things done. Want to learn from Lee on Thrive15? Use our link for a free 30 day trial! Quotes from Lee:  What we learn in this episode: How Disney created their magic What it means to run Disney from top How to organize your schedule and prioritize Resources: Time Management Magic: How To Get More Done Every Day And Move From Surviving To Thriving  http://www.leecockerell.com/ Twitter: @LeeCockerell -- This episode is brought to you by: Future Advisor: Let new technology give you complete clarity on all of your investments and a plan to meet your goals sooner - Go to www.futureadvisor.com/smartpeople for your 3 month free premium portfolio management service. WealthFront: The automated investment service that makes it easy to invest your money the right way. Visit wealthfront.com/smartpeople to to get your first $10,000 managed for free. Davinci Virtual: Davinci Virtual offers friendly live receptionist services, killer business addresses and fully loaded meeting spaces – anywhere you need themGet a risk-free trial right now at davincivirtual.com/SMART and make it happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/201549 minutes, 8 seconds
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Alex Korb – The Most Common Psychological Disorder in America

Alex Korb - The most common psychological disorder in America. It affects more than 1 in 10 Americans and is the cause of more than half of the suicides committed each year. More people suffer from this disorder than coronary heart disease, cancer, and HIV/AIDS...combined. It strains our healthcare system as we seek out treatments and cures. It affects every aspect of life and can leave sufferers feeling alone, isolated, misunderstood, and helpless. It is depression. Depression is the most common mental disorder in the United States. Its prevalence is often masked by the fact that sufferers don't always talk about it with family and friends. Further, there is prejudice against depression as a disorder, with some people even feeling that it isn't a real condition. Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. But there are ways to cope and recover. Depression is one of the most treatable of psychiatric illnesses. In our episode this week we speak with Neuroscientist Alex Korb, PhD. Alex is the author of the book The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time. Alex Korb, PhD, is a neuroscientist who has studied the brain for over fifteen years, starting with an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Brown University. He received his PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he wrote his dissertation and numerous scientific articles on depression. He is currently a postdoctoral neuroscience researcher at UCLA in the department of psychiatry. Outside of the lab, he is a scientific consultant for the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, and is head coach of the UCLA Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team. He has a wealth of experience in yoga and mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy. "The emotions that we experience are all in contrast to each other. The more capable you are of experiencing despair, the more you can experience joy." - Alex Korb Quotes from Alex:  What we learn in this episode: What are some of the proven methods of improving depression? Why does anxiety and depression still exist? How have we not "evolved past" these types of destructive tendencies, behaviors, and characteristics? Does "shock therapy" work as an effective treatment for depression? What exactly is the nervous system? And is it possible to strengthen the nervous system? Resources: The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time facebook.com/prefrontalblog http://alexkorbphd.com/ Twitter: @prefrontalblog -- This episode is brought to you by: Future Advisor: Let new technology give you complete clarity on all of your investments and a plan to meet your goals sooner - Go to www.futureadvisor.com/smartpeople for your 3 month free premium portfolio management service. WealthFront: The automated investment service that makes it easy to invest your money the right way. Visit wealthfront.com/smartpeople to to get your first $10,000 managed for free. Davinci Virtual: Davinci Virtual offers friendly live receptionist services, killer business addresses and fully loaded meeting spaces – anywhere you need themGet a risk-free trial right now at davincivirtual.com/SMART and make it happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/20151 hour, 26 seconds
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Clay Clark – Entrepreneur of the Year

Clay Clark - Entrepreneur of the Year. For many of us, starting a business is the only thing that feels right. The idea of a cubicle, a demanding boss, and a 9-5 schedule is downright depressing. We feel as though we were born to do things our way, to make our own path, and to build our own future. If this sounds like you, you don't want to miss this episode! This week we speak with Clay Clark, Founder of Thrive15.com. Thrive15 is the world’s premier online education platform that helps entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and “in-trepreneurs” (entrepreneurial-minded people who work within an organization) learn how to start or grow a successful business. Thrivers have unlimited access to the ever-growing, entertaining, and gamified library of 15-minute training courses taught by millionaires and everyday entrepreneurial success stories. Clay is also an author, consultant, speaker, and disc jockey... yeah, that's right. Clay Clark is the former "U.S. SBA Entrepreneur of the Year" who has been described by the folks at Yahoo as the "Jim Carey of Entrepreneurship." He was "Metro Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year" at the age of 20 and the "U.S. Chamber National Blue Ribbon Quality Award Winner" at the age of 27. As the result of his tireless tenacity and honey badger work ethic, he's been able to found or co-found several successful companies including: DJ Connection, Elephant in the Room Men's Grooming Lounge, Thrive15.com, etc. while finding the time to co-produce five children. Clay once ran for mayor and lost.  "No matter what job you have right now, you need to do the following three things: over deliver, build your network, and learn." - Clay Clark Quotes from Clay:  What we learn in this episode: What does Clay mean when he says we all hit 'jack-assery' at approximately 21 years old? Who should consider being an entrepreneur? What are Clay's keys to success? Resources: www.thrive15.com http://www.makeyourlifeepic.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/201548 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dr. Michael Gazzaniga – Left Brain vs. Right Brain

Dr. Michael Gazzaniga - Left Brain vs. Right Brain. We often hear that if we're creative we must be "right-brained" but if we're logical we must be "left-brained". Science tells us that each hemisphere controls certain cognitive functions, so it only makes sense that there is a dominant side that gives us our tendencies - but is it true? Are we either "left-brained" or "right brained"? Or better yet, what happens when you disconnect the two regions from each other entirely? For over 40 years, our guest this week has been studying patients who have had their left and right brain disconnected via surgery, and he is here to set the record straight.  Michael Gazzaniga, is one of the leading researchers in cognitive neuroscience and is the worlds top expert on split-brain research. Michael is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience. He received a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the California Institute of Technology, where he worked under the guidance of Roger Sperry, with primary responsibility for initiating human split-brain research. In his subsequent work he has made important advances in our understanding of functional lateralization in the brain and how the cerebral hemispheres communicate with one another. Gazzaniga founded the Centers for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of California, Davis and at Dartmouth College, the Neuroscience Institute, and the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, of which he is the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus. Gazzaniga was a member of U.S. President George W. Bush's Council on Bioethics. He was also the Director of the Law and Neuroscience Project, a project to study the intersection of law and neuroscience. "The brain is built for us all to make decisions to achieve goals." - Michael Gazzaniga Quotes from Michael:  What we learn in this episode: Is there such things as left brain and right brain people? Why can our brain function fairly normally when it is essentially cut in half? What is split brain research? What happens when our brain is split in the middle (split brain surgery), disconnecting the left and right hemisphere? Resources: Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Gazzaniga -- This episode is brought to you by: Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for free with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers! Future Advisor: Let new technology give you complete clarity on all of your investments and a plan to meet your goals sooner - Go to www.futureadvisor.com/smartpeople for your 3 month free premium portfolio management. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/201545 minutes, 27 seconds
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Laura Roeder – Social Media is for Real

Laura Roeder - Social media is for real. To be honest, I wasn't a believer. I think social media often times just adds to the noise. But after speaking with our guest this week, I realized that what I think doesn't really matter. Social media is here and it's a necessity for any business these days. Even more importantly is the specific way you interact on social media, what you share, how you share it, and what your strategy is. Love it or hate it, it's time to step up your social media game. This week we interview entrepreneur and social media expert, Laura Roeder.  Laura is a social media marketing expert who teaches small businesses how to become well-known and claim their brands online. She is the creator of LKR Social Media Marketer and Creating Fame, and is also the author ofFacebook Fame: The Facebook Marketing Bible For The Small Business. In 2011, Laura Roeder was honored at The White House as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30. "You're probably not going to have new information tomorrow that you don't have today - so just get started. You don't have any assurances it's going to turn out well, but you have to keep moving forward." - Laura Roeder Quotes from Laura:  What we learn in this episode: Laura makes Chris a believer in social media - why? How to get over the fear of being "too young" in business and entrepreneurship. Some great tidbits on social media Resources: Edgar Social Media Tool lkrsocialmedia.com Facebook Fame: The Facebook Marketing Bible For The Small Business @LKR -- This episode is brought to you by: SmartThings: Go to http://www.smartthings.com/smartpeople to get 10% off a Home Security Kit or Solution Kit with promo code: SMARTPEOPLE Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/201543 minutes, 24 seconds
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Edward Humes – Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash

Edward Humes - Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash. Have you ever thought about how much trash you create? Honestly, have you ever stopped to consider how many trash bags you go through, how many trips to the curb you take, or how much food you throw out? Probably not...most of us don't. But the sad truth is the average American produces 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime and $50 billion in squandered riches are rolled to the curb each year! Although we have become extremely efficient with keeping trash out of site, unfortunately that has kept it out of mind, and it's creating a massive problem. This week we speak with Pulitzer Prize-Winning author, Edward Humes about trash - what's in it, how much we pay for it, how we create so much, what's wrong with it all and how we fix it. Edward's amazing book, Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, is raising awareness of trash consumption and is sparking nationwide action. Edward Humes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and non-fiction writer. He received the Pulitzer Prize for specialized reporting for investingative stories he wrote about the US military for the Orange County Register. He is the author of 13 nonfiction books, and a contributing writer for Sierra Magazine, California Lawyer and Los Angeles magazine, among other publications. He is married to journalist and author Donna Wares and lives in Southern California. "There is a reason we call it waste - you are throwing stuff away that has value. You are wasting it." - Edward Humes Quotes from Edward:  What we learn in this episode: Why did Walmart choose to make reducing waste a top priority throughout the company and what were the effects? Germany and Austria send only 1% of the their trash to landfills, while America sends nearly 70%! What happened when MIT students place tracking devices in random articles of trash throughout Seattle? The results are shocking. What is the story of our garbage? Where does it come from and where does it go? Resources: Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash http://www.edwardhumes.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Garbology -- This episode is brought to you by: Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for free with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers! Future Advisor: Let new technology give you complete clarity on all of your investments and a plan to meet your goals sooner - Go to www.futureadvisor.com/smartpeople for your 3 month free premium portfolio management. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/201547 minutes, 5 seconds
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Kory Kogon – Extraordinary Productivity

Technology is revolutionizing the way we work and live, and we can accomplish more in an hour than previous generations could in a week - but it comes at a price. Many of us are overwhelmed and exhausted, stressed out by the numerous demands on our time. We work 12 hour days, eat food on the run, get less sleep, and yet somehow we often don't feel like we got anything accomplished. And for these reasons, the subject of productivity has developed a cult-like following. People want to hack this and quick-fix that. But how do we achieve truly extraordinary productivity?  Join us this week as we tackle the topic of productivity with Kory Kogon. Kory is FranklinCovey’s Global Practice Leader for Productivity focusing her research and content development around time management, project management, and communication skills. She is one of the authors of the Wall Street Journal bestseller The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity. Kory has been featured on Inc.com and on its “Productivity Playbook” online series, Fast Company.com, Forbes.com, and in Investor’s Business Daily. She has also appeared on NBC’s TODAY with Hoda Kotb and Billy Bush. Utah Magazine honored Kory as one of the “Top 30 Business Women to Watch” in Utah. In 2012 Kory earned a Certificate of NeuroLeadership Foundations from the NeuroLeadership Institute, of which she is an ongoing member. "Time management, project management, and communication skills are the three core competencies in the 21st century for knowledge workers." - Kory Kogon Quotes from Kory:  What we learn in this episode: How to tackle your overloaded email inbox How does the modern employee disengage from work when they are always accessible? How to be more productive The thinking brain vs. the reactive brain Resources: The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity www.thefivechoicesbook.com www.thefivechoices.com http://franklincoveyspeakersbureau.com/speakers/kory-kogon.php -- This episode is brought to you by: SmartThings: Go to http://www.smartthings.com/smartpeople to get 10% off a Home Security Kit or Solution Kit with promo code: SMARTPEOPLE Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/201546 minutes, 41 seconds
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Markus Kramer – What’s in a Luxury Brand?

Markus Kramer - What's in a luxury brand? In this episode we are uncovering the secrets of the world of luxury. For example, how did Apple become the most recognized brand in the world? Why were high heels originally designed for men? And why would anyone EVER pay $5,000,000 for a watch? Learn how luxury brands are able to charge such a premium, and how you can use these same principals to build your business or your own personal brand. Our guest this week is luxury brand expert, Markus Kramer. Markus specializes in helping brands and businesses grow stronger. He advises Boards, Executives and Operational Teams as well as Private Equity and Growth Funds on all aspects of strategic positioning, growth through active brand management, marketing, communication and retail development. Among other things, Markus is known for helping Aston Martin (Global Marketing Director) and Harley-Davidson (Marketing Director EMEA) build, scale and deliver their fascinating brands to more people in more places around the world. Markus is Swiss at heart, an architect by training and holds degrees in Marketing & Brand Management, International Project Management from the University of California in Berkeley (USA) and an MBA from the SAID Business School at the University of Oxford (UK). Markus is fluent in five languages and lives with his wife and three young children on the shores of lake Zurich in Switzerland. "Luxury is a demonstration of social power." - Markus Kramer Quotes from Markus:  What we learn in this episode: What does it mean to be a brand? What defines a luxury brand? Why men invented and wore high heels. How do you improve your brand or the brand of your business? Resources: http://www.markuskramer.net/ http://brandaffairs.com/ -- This episode is brought to you by: SmartThings: Go to http://www.smartthings.com/smartpeople to get 10% off a Home Security Kit or Solution Kit with promo code: SMARTPEOPLE Future Advisor: Let new technology give you complete clarity on all of your investments and a plan to meet your goals sooner - Go to www.futureadvisor.com/smartpeople for your 3 month free premium portfolio management. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/201554 minutes, 4 seconds
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Kevin Kelly – Co-Founder of Wired Magazine

Few people have had a better perspective on the rise of the "technology revolution" than our guest this week, Kevin Kelly. As a young hippie backpacking his way around the world, Kevin aspired to make art and to learn about the world. By his own admission, he disliked most technologies, especially the computer - which was a large, clunky, useless machine. However, when he snuck his way into one of the earliest groups to try out the internet, he realized that the world was about to change in a big way and he wanted a front row ticket. Soon after, in 1993 Kevin co-founded Wired Magazine and they have been predicting the future ever since. Kevin is the author of the new book, Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities.  Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor from its inception until 1999. He has just completed a book for Viking/Penguin publishers called "What Technology Wants," due out in the Fall 2010. He is also editor and publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets half a million unique visitors per month. From 1984-1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers' Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. He authored the best-selling New Rules for the New Economy and the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, Out of Control. "I remember saying to myself that I'll just pretend that I'm a millionaire. I'll just pretend that I have the money that I need and I'll act as if money is not the constraint, but other things are." - Kevin Kelly Quotes from Kevin:  What we learn in this episode: How to live like a creative. How did Wired magazine get started? How does mastery play a role in passion? What does the future of information look like? Resources: Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities www.kk.org Twitter: @kevin2kelly -- This episode is brought to you by: SmartThings: Go to http://www.smartthings.com/smartpeople to get 10% off a Home Security Kit or Solution Kit with promo code: SMARTPEOPLE Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/201542 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tiffani Lennon – Are Women Better?

Tiffani Lennon - Are women better? Although we like to think that we are an equal opportunity economy, the glass ceiling still very much exists.  As a matter of fact, in 2011, women ran only 12 of the Fortune 500 companies. So how does this impact our ability to compete in a global environment? If women aren't given an equal chance to succeed, aren't we missing out on half of the talented people in the country? As a matter of fact, it's worse than that. According to our guest this week, the data shows that women are outperforming men across the board - and it's time we recognize them for it. This week we speak with Tiffani Lennon, author of the new book, Recognizing Women's Leadership: Strategies and Best Practices for Employing Excellence. Recently named a finalist for the Denver Business Journal Power Book's Power List Award, Tiffani Lennon has shown leadership, program innovation, subject matter expertise, and an entrepreneurial spirit that drives her involvement in academia and business. During the past 10 years, Tiffani has engaged in roles focused in the areas of business and economic development, strategic planning, outreach and engagement, acquisition, policy and legislative analysis and continuous performance improvement. Tiffani attended the University of London’s Birkbeck College of Law and completed an LL.M. degree in International Economic Law and Development. Complementing her already-impressive academic credentials, her strengths as a consultant sit on a solid foundation of education including a Master’s degree, a Juris Doctor, and now, an LL.M. degree. s. "In most of our modern history we have valued and favored that which is masculine." - Tiffani Lennon Quotes from Tiffani:  What we learn in this episode: What does the "glass ceiling" look like today? What is the talent gap? How do we hire talent, regardless of the sex? Resources: Recognizing Women's Leadership: Strategies and Best Practices for Employing Excellence https://portfolio.du.edu/TLENNON -- This episode is brought to you by: Shari's Berries: Go to Shari's Berries Get an amazing Valentine’s Day deal: Giant, juicy, freshly dipped strawberries – starting at $19.99! Or double the berries for $10 more! Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/201544 minutes, 12 seconds
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David Morris – The True Cost of War

Just as polio loomed over the 1950s, and AIDS stalked the 1980s and ’90s, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) haunts us in the early years of the twenty-first century. Over a decade into the United States’ “global war on terror,” PTSD afflicts as many as 30 percent of the conflict’s veterans. But the disorder’s reach extends far beyond the armed forces. In total, some twenty-seven million Americans are believed to be PTSD survivors. Yet to many of us, the disorder remains shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and shame. This week we speak with David Morris, former Marine turned war correspondent. While on assignment, David's humvee was hit by an IED (improvised explosive device) and his life was forever changed.  In this episode we discuss America's hunger for violence, the effect of war movies on our nation (specifically we discuss the newest blockbuster - American Sniper), the truth about PTSD, and much more.  David is the author of the brand new best-selling book, The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  David Morris is a former Marine infantry officer. He worked in Iraq from 2004 to 2007 as a reporter for Salon and the Virginia Quarterly Review. His story “The Big Suck: Notes from the Jarhead Underground” was originally published in VQR and was included in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Times and elsewhere. In 2008 Morris was awarded a creative nonfiction fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as residencies at The MacDowell Colony and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts.  "The only people who don't think that America has an empire are Americans." - David Morris Quotes from David:  What we learn in this episode: What is the mental and physical toll that war takes on a soldier? How are war movies distorting our feelings towards war and violence? What should the average person understand about post-traumatic stress disorder? Resources: The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder www.theevilhours.com New York Times Article by David Morris -- This episode is brought to you by: Shari's Berries: Go to Shari's Berries Get an amazing Valentine’s Day deal: Giant, juicy, freshly dipped strawberries – starting at $19.99! Or double the berries for $10 more! Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Need suggestions? Try these:  Getting things done - Lynda.com Breaking out of a rut - Lynda.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/20151 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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Erica Peitler – How to Lead

Erica Peitler - How to Lead. The simple truth is that how you lead is the precursor to what you can achieve, yet it is often underestimated or dismissed. The need to leverage the talents of those around you is a defining trait of the successful. But what is the best way to lead? And how can you manage the various personalities of people you work with on a daily basis? This week we talk to leadership expert, consultant, and coach Erica Peitler as she tells us how to lead in a way that inspires others to be the best version of themselves. Erica is the author of Leadership Rigor: Breakthrough Performance and Productivity - Leading Yourself, Teams and Organizations. Erica Peitler is a Leadership Performance Coach who courageously partners with individuals, teams and organizations who want to realize their visions of success by transforming their leadership potential into visible, on the ground, breakthrough leadership performance! A corporate healthcare executive with over 20 years of leadership experience running large operational divisions, brands/portfolios, board level strategic growth initiatives and global R&D organizations, Erica has been selected throughout her professional career to lead, grow, create and transform business, teams and organizations. In 2007, Erica founded her own coaching and consulting firm so that she could share her breakthrough leadership insights, models/frameworks and skill building approaches with highly motivated organizations and leaders looking to make a real and meaningful difference in their work through leadership. "There are two things we have to be great at as leaders: communication and relationships." - Erica Peitler Quotes from Erica: What we learn in this episode: How can a leader utilize better communication skills? What language is necessary? Why you are a leader and don't even know it. Why leaders need to understand various personalities. What is the most common barrier most executives face? Resources: Leadership Rigor: Breakthrough Performance and Productivity - Leading Yourself, Teams and Organizations http://ericapeitler.com/ @EricaPeitler -- This episode is brought to you by: Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for free with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers! Lynda.com: Do something good for yourself in 2015 and sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to Lynda.com by visiting Lynda.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/201542 minutes, 38 seconds
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Dave Birss – How to be creative

Dave Birss - How to be creative. Creativity is surrounded by such mystique. It seemed so magical to the ancient Greeks that they attributed the moment of inspiration to muses rather than people. And in our modern work environment, regardless of your job title you are continually being asked to come up with creative solutions to new, complex problems. That's why it's important to understand that there is such thing as the creative process, and there's also a way to get it wrong. This week on the show, we interview creativity expert Dave Birss, and we ask him to teach us how to maximize our creativity in order to succeed in this constantly evolving economic landscape. Dave is the author of the bestselling book, A User Guide to the Creative Mind: Understanding Where Ideas Come From and Helping You Have More of Them. He is also a former VP at one of the largest advertising agencies in the world, a sought after speaker and consultant, and he's recently launched a brand new web series called DayBeforeTomorrow.tv. **The Kindle version of his book is currently $1.50 for a short period of time - don't miss out!** "I want to be the most interesting person in the old-folks home. I want to have more interesting stories than any of the other wrinkly old 'gits' around me." - Dave Birss Quotes from Dave Birss:  What we learn in this episode: How to multitask What is "Western Creativity" and why Dave believes we need to look at it differently. How do you enhance creativity in yourself and in a team? What is the first part of the creative process? Resources: A User Guide to the Creative Mind: Understanding Where Ideas Come From and Helping You Have More of Them DayBeforeTomorrow.tv Dave's Personal Website Alcohol and Creativity....what? Check this out. @davebirss Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/201558 minutes, 7 seconds
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Richard Wiseman – The Science of Luck

This week on Smart People Podcast we are helping you get lucky... wait a second. Richard Wiseman bring us a groundbreaking new scientific study of the phenomenon of luck and the ways we can bring good luck into our lives. What is luck? A psychic gift or a question of intelligence? And what is it that lucky people have that unlucky people lack? Psychologist Dr. Richard Wiseman put luck under a scientific microscope for the very first time in his book, The Luck Factor: Changing your Luck, Changing your Life, The Four Essential Principals , examining the different ways in which lucky and unlucky people think and behave. After three years of intensive interviews and experiments with over 400 volunteers, Wiseman arrived at an astonishing conclusion: Luck is something that can be learned. It is available to anyone willing to pay attention to the Four Essential Principles: Creating Chance Opportunities Thinking Lucky Feeling Lucky Denying Fate This and other topics covered in our interview this week with Richard.  Richard Wiseman began his working life as a professional magician and currently holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology (University of Hertfordshire).  He researches the psychology of luck, change, perception and deception, and his work has been published in leading academic journals. Richard has written several bestselling books (including The Luck Factor, Quirkology, and 59 Seconds) and has delivered keynote addresses to organisations across the world (including The Swiss Economic Forum, Google and Amazon). He was listed in the Independent On Sunday’s top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live, and has acted as a creative consultant to Derren Brown, The MythBusters, and Heston Blumenthal. Richard is the most followed British psychologist on Twitter, his YouTube channel has received over 300 million views, and one Scientific American columnist described him as  ‘….the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today’. "The concept of luck is very straightforward.  Some people notice opportunities and others don't." - Richard Wiseman Quotes from Richard Wiseman:  What we learn in this episode: What is the best way to brainstorm? How do you increase your luck? Do lucky people know if and why they are lucky? Resources: The Luck Factor https://www.youtube.com/user/Quirkology http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/201549 minutes, 46 seconds
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Best of 2014

This week, the hosts of the show look back on 2014 by putting together clips from their favorite episodes of the past year.  From free diving and philanthropy, to physics and education, we covered a lot of ground last year on Smart People Podcast, and this episode is your highlight reel. Enjoy and Happy New Year! Chris's favorite episodes of 2014: Episode 151 - Roger Hamilton Episode 139 - Gerald Chertavian Episode 155 - Josh Shenk Episode 150 - James Nestor Episode 157 - Collis Ta'eed Episode 168 - Peter Buffett Episode 149 - Simon Sinek Jon's favorite episodes of 2014: Episode 132 - Corinne Woods Episode 133 - Michio Kaku Episode 161 - Ed Hess Episode 137 - Tony Stubblebine Episode 135 - Andrew Yang Episode 130 - Carmine Gallo Episode 136 - Kevin Roose Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/20151 hour, 11 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mary Lee Esty – Conquering Concussion

Mary Lee Esty - Conquering Concussion. What do Henry VIII, Mary Todd Lincoln, Howard Hughes, and Elvis Presley have in common? They suffered traumatic brain injuries that had a significant impact on their lives, and perhaps the course of history. Concussions are a hot topic these days, specifically due to the recent findings of the impact of head injuries on professional football players.  However, many don't realize that concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI's) affect many people and can have a lifelong effect on ones health. In fact, the recent surge in combat veterans incurring TBI's during combat has led to a lot of new research and a much better understanding of exactly what is going on during and after suffering a head injury.  This week on the show we interview Dr. Mary Lee Esty, president of the Brain Wellness and Biofeedback Center of Washington and author of the new book, Conquering Concussion: Healing TBI Symptoms With Neurofeedback and Without Drugs. Dr. Esty is a social worker with a doctorate in health psychology. She is a recognized Senior Fellow in Biofeedback and EEG Biofeedback with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. She also has published peer-reviewed research on traumatic brain injury starting with an NIH-funded study published in 2001 in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, and a 2012 study with Iraq/Afghanistan veterans with TBI and PTSD in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences. Over the past 19 years Dr. Esty has treated more than 2,000 clients with a wide variety of conditions. Current research includes a study with the military medical school evaluating the efficacy of Neurofeedback on TBI and PTSD.  "A concussion depends upon acceleration and sudden deceleration.  When this happens the brain gets tossed around in the skull, because it floats." - Mary Lee Esty Quotes from Mary Lee Esty:  What we learn in this episode: What occupation is the most likely to incur a traumatic brain injury (and it's not sports!) What is neurofeedback and how can it be used to treat concussions? A better understanding of sub-concussions What are common symptoms of concussion? Resources: Conquering Concussion: Healing TBI Symptoms With Neurofeedback and Without Drugs http://www.brainwellnessandbiofeedback.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/201442 minutes, 26 seconds
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Shane Harris – Cyber warfare is perhaps the greatest threat to national security

Shane Harris - Cyber warfare is the greatest threat to national security. @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex "Readers will squirm as they learn how every communications enterprise (Google, AT&T, Verizon, Facebook) cooperates with the national security establishment. Harris delivers a convincing account of the terrible cyber-disasters that loom, and the intrusive nature of the fight to prevent them." -Publishers Weekly The United States military currently views cyberspace as the “fifth domain” of warfare (alongside land, air, sea, and space), and the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency, and the CIA all field teams of hackers who can, and do, launch computer virus strikes against enemy targets. In fact, U.S. hackers were crucial to our victory in Iraq. In this episode of Smart People Podcast, author and journalist Shane Harris takes us to the front lines of America’s new cyber war as we discuss his newest book, @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex.  As recent revelations have shown, government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Facebook to collect vast amounts of information. The military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace, and Harris offers a deeper glimpse into this partnership than we have ever seen before. Finally, Harris explains what the new cyber security regime means for all of us, who spend our daily lives bound to the Internet — and are vulnerable to its dangers. Shane Harris is a Sr. Intelligence and National Security Correspondent for The Daily Beast and an ASU Future of War Fellow at the New America Foundation. Prior to joining The Daily Beast, Shane was a senior writer at Foreign Policy magazine. He has also written for Washingtonian Magazine, the National Journal and Government Executive Magazine. Shane is the 2010 winner of the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. He has been a finalist four times for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, which honor the best reporters in America under 35. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Politics in 1998. "China is taking thousands and thousands of hackers working around the clock and trying to break into as many corporations and government agencies in the US as they possibly can." - Shane Harris Quotes from Shane Harris:  What we learn in this episode: What are the origins of the military internet complex? What was the beginning of cyber warfare?  What kind of data is the government allowed to gather and what protection do citizens have? What information are the Chinese targeting when they hack into corporate networks? Resources: @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex http://shaneharris.com/ The Daily Beast Twitter @shaneharris Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/201442 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dr. Andrew Hill – What are smart drugs and can you supplement your way to genius?

What are smart drugs? Can you supplement your way to genius? These are primary burning questions I was anxious to ask my guest this week, Dr. Andrew Hill.  You see, Dr. Hill received his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA in 2012, studying how attention operates in the brain. He is also the director of the Alternatives Brain Institute, where they help clients look at their brain function as well as examine how their mind works, and work with them to build strengths and resources, flexibility, and better performance. Sounds pretty rad. But the kicker is this. Dr. Hill is the lead Neuroscientist for a new startup called truBrain, a company with a mission to help optimize your productivity and efficiency without relying on excess caffeine or prescription medication. They are creating a new type of energy drink! One devoid of the useless sugars, caffeine, and wasted crap and they are replacing it with .... nootropics.  Little drink packages that remind me very much of the old school kool-aid packages.  And in these packages there is a promise of mental clarity, calm energy, productivity, memory increase, and more! Could it be true? If so, someone needs to alert all of the college kids who are popping way too many adderalls.   Well - let's find out! Can these supplements make you amazing, smarter, better, faster? "Nootropics are analogous to vigilance promoting drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin. The difference is nootropics aren't used to remediate a specific problem, they are used to enhance existing cognition." -Dr. Hill Quotes from Andrew Hill:  What we learn in this episode: What's the best drug to take if you just want to feel happy all the time? (Please note, we do not recommend this option). Does neurofeedback work? And when is it useful? Can you diagnose ADHD with neurofeedback? How useful are smart drugs? Do they really work? Resources: trubrain.com/smartpeople www.alternativesbh.com -- Episode Special! Our friends at truBRAIN are offering $20 off of a $50 trial kit. Use the offer code smart20 or use our link: trubrain.com/smartpeople Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/201446 minutes, 1 second
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Tony Stubblebine and Erin Frey – How to have the strongest mind in the room

How to have the strongest mind in the room with Tony Stubblebine and Erin Frey. This week we talk to the CEO and head researcher of Lift App, an app that helps people create and maintain new habits. With hundreds of thousands of users from across the world, Tony and Erin have a front row view to learning what makes habits stick and why. They have also learned which habits tend to bring out the best in people, or help increase wealth, or help get a good night sleep.  So we wanted to know,what have they found is the most important habit of all? If we could adopt one habit right now to improve our lives, what would it be? And it turns out, there is a fairly definitive answer. Tune in this week to find out what it is! Tony Stubblebine is the CEO and co-founder of Lift, a life changing app that helps you form habits. More than that, Tony is a fanatic about human potential, creativity, and the power of action! Tony is also a “serial entrepreneur”, having worked on a number of tech startups, including working with the guys who founded Twitter. Tony often blogs here, on Medium. Erin Frey is Writer in Residence and Head of Research at Lift.  She curates Life-Hacks for Medium and graduated from Yale. According to Forbes.com, Lift app is one of the most affordable self-help products ever created. "Meditation is like doing mental push-ups." -Tony Stubblebine Quotes from Tony and Erin:  What we learn in this episode: Why do some of the most powerful people on earth meditate? What is the science behind meditation? What is the number one way that mediation helps in your professional career? How does meditation cure multitasking? Resources: The Strongest Mind in the Room https://www.lift.do/meditation https://www.lift.do/ -- This episode is brought to you by: Our Amazon Page! Support the show by making your Amazon purchases through our affiliate link! It's the easiest way to support the show and NO cost to you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/201451 minutes, 32 seconds
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Peter Buffett – What is it like to be the son of the richest man on Earth?

Peter Buffett - What's it like to be the son of the richest man on Earth? This week we interview Peter Buffett, youngest son of the "Oracle of Omaha" and once dubbed "richest man on Earth", Warren Buffett.  In this interview we ask Peter what it was like to have a household name as a father, what advice did his dad pass along to him, how did the shadow of his last name affect his childhood, and what went on behind the scenes at the Buffett family dinners. This unique upbringing and lessons learned are the foundation for his New York Times Bestselling book, Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment. Additionally, we discuss his esteemed music career which includes winning an Emmy Award and composing the most famous scene in the film Dances with Wolves. Peter Buffett has an acclaimed career that spans more than 30 years as an Emmy Award winning musician, composer, philanthropist and author. He began his career as the musical mind behind many of the early MTV bumpers of the '80s, and the climactic crescendo in the memorable "Fire Dance" scene in 1990's Oscar winning film Dances with Wolves. Peter is the co-president of the NoVo Foundation and co-chair of its Board of Directors. In partnership with his wife, Jennifer, he helps to guide NoVo's vision, strategic mission, and program development. Buffett's inspiring book, Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment, has been translated into over 15 languages and has sold nearly half a million copies worldwide. Described by former President Bill Clinton as "a wise and inspiring book that should be required reading for every young person seeking to find his or her place in the world" Life Is What You Make It is about following one's passions over conventions, taking up the reins of your destiny, and living life to the fullest. "The secret to my dads success is his ability to be dispassionate or unemotional. He is incredibly rational - he doesn't allow his emotions to play any role in his decision making." -Peter Buffet Quotes from Peter:  What we learn in this episode: Is Warren Buffett a ruthless businessman?  When did Peter know his home life was abnormal?  How do you find your path to fulfillment? How did Peter end up writing the score for the "Fire Scene" in Dances With Wolves? Resources: Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment http://www.peterbuffett.com/ http://novofoundation.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/201459 minutes, 11 seconds
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Jonathan Levi – Become a SuperLearner: Speed Reading and Advanced Memorization

Jonathan Levi - Here on Smart People Podcast we get the opportunity to talk with a lot of amazing authors.  Doing this on a consistent basis has turned us into what you might call "book worms".  However, with only so many hours in the day, there are still thousands of books that we'll probably never have the time to read.  If only there were an easier way? What if you could increase your reading speed by five, ten or twenty times and also increase your retention? Think about the possibility! I might have actually done the required reading in college... OK probably not.   Well thanks to one of our top fans (thanks Charlie!) we were introduced to this weeks guest, Jonathan Levi. Jonathan is an entrepreneur, and an expert in speed reading and advanced memorization.  His online course is ranked as one of the top selling of all time on Udemy and has been personally recommended by the CEO. Join us this week as we learn how to speed read, remember more, and be a Super Learner. To receive 90% off of Jonathan's SuperLearner course, go to jle.vi/smartpeople or go to Udemy and use the coupon code smart-people. "Speed reading itself is the easy part." - Jonathan Levi Quotes from Jonathan:  What we learn in this episode: What is a super learner? How do you speed read? What is the "memory palace"? What must you be able to do BEFORE you can speed read effectively? Resources: http://jle.vi/ jle.vi/smartpeople https://www.udemy.com/superlearning-speed-reading-memory-techniques/?dtcode=fvVeEWq1UtUD#/ -- This episode is brought to you by: Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for free with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/25/201452 minutes, 5 seconds
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Daniel Cloud

Daniel Cloud - This week we tackle the question, "What is life?" Seriously, our guest wrote an entire doctoral dissertation on that exact question. And we don't just stop there! We also discuss the evolution of human language, where it came from, and where it may be going. Have you ever thought about what words mean and where they came from? Why do you use a certain work in conversation instead of another? The choice of which words to use and in which sense to use them is both a "selection event" and an intentional decision.   Our guest this week is Dan Cloud, and in his brand new book, The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal, Dan explores the analogy between Darwin's model of domestication and the evolution of human languages and cultures. Daniel received his Ph.D from Princeton and became a Junior Fellow there soon after.  He currently teaches philosophy at Princeton University.   "The idea of cultural evolution is older than the idea of biological evolution." - Daniel Cloud Quotes from Dan:  What we learn in this episode: What is Schrodinger's Crystal and how might it solve the question, "What is life"? What is an aperiodic pattern?  Why do words mean what they mean? Why do we use particular words in each situation? Why does the world have so many various dialects? Resources: The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal http://www.cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-16792-5/the-domestication-of-language/reviews -- This episode is brought to you by: Our Amazon Page! Support the show by making your Amazon purchases through our affiliate link! It's the easiest way to support the show and NO cost to you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/201440 minutes, 18 seconds
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Christine Clapp Returns

Christine Clapp - Back by popular demand, more than a year later, we are talking with our favorite communications expert - Christine Clapp.  In this episode we cover crucial topics such as the most common mistakes amateur speakers/presenters make, the most powerful ways to persuade others through communication, the 5 steps of Monroe's motivated sequence, and the best system for speaking off the cuff.  Christine covers all of these topics and many more in great detail in her brand new book, Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts. Christine earned two degrees in communication: a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, where she debated at the national and international levels, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.  Since 2001, she has taught public speaking to undergraduates and currently is a lecturer at The George Washington University.  Christine also served as a communications aide for five years on Capitol Hill.  An active member of the U.S. Senate chapter of Toastmasters International, she received the organization’s highest distinction, Distinguished Toastmaster, in 2008, won a regional speech evaluation contest in 2007 and is a regular contributor to Toastmaster Magazine. Christine is the founder of Spoken with Authority, a consulting firm that allows others to communicate to their highest potential. "A great idea is only as powerful as the way that it is articulated." - Christine Clapp Quotes from Christine:  What we learn in this episode: What is the number one mistake made by amateur speakers and presenters? What are the 2 most powerful techniques to help persuade others through communication? What are the 5 steps of Monroe's motivated sequence? Resources: Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts http://spokenwithauthority.com/ -- This episode is brought to you by: Squarespace: Squarespace, the all-­in-­one platform that makes it fast and easy to create your own professional website, portfolio, and online store. For a free trial and 10% off your first purchase, go to squarespace.com/smartpeople and use promo code expert.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/201440 minutes, 38 seconds
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Uri Gneezy

Uri Gneezy - Can economics help us understand human motivation? By asking the right questions, and running the right experiments, can we finally understand why we do what we do? Apparently our guest this week believes so, and he's put together a pretty rock solid argument supporting his case. Uri Gneezy is the Epstein/Atkinson Endowed Chair in Behavioral Economics and Professor of Economics & Strategy at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego. He is also the author of the book, The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life. In this episode we talk with Uri about the truth behind many of our decisions and how we can prove this through experimentation. "I'm most interested in finding where the assumptions of economists breaks." - Uri Gneezy Quotes from Uri:  What we learn in this episode: What does behavioral economics show us about our motivations? What is the science behind the "pay as you go" model? The reason behind the infamous head butt by soccer player Zinedine Zidane Resources: The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life Materazzi effect and the strategic use of anger in competitive interactions -- This episode is brought to you by: Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for free with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/201445 minutes, 48 seconds
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Robert Richman

Robert Richman - Have you ever noticed that many of the most admired companies these days tend to have one common thread, and it's not just a great product? They have one thing that everyone seems to be talking about, despite what industry they are in, where they are located, or what they do. That one thing is culture. Culture has become a buzzword that gets thrown around in every coffee shop in Silicon Valley. Every CEO dreams of building a culture like Zappos, or Apple - where the employees seem to literally LOVE their job. But what exactly does it mean? And how does a company build a truly incredible, profitable, and unifying culture? Additionally, how do you as an individual figure out which organizational cultures are better for you? We answer these questions and many more this week when we speak with speaker, author, and culture architect, Robert Richman.   Robert is the author of the upcoming book, The Culture Blueprint: A Guide to Building the High-Performance Workplace. Robert was the co-creator of Zappos Insights, an innovative program focused on educating companies on the secrets behind Zappos’ amazing employee culture. Robert built Zappos Insights from a small website to a thriving multi-million dollar business teaching over 25,000 students per year. Through his work, Robert has been responsible for improving the employee culture at hundreds of companies like Procter & Gamble, Whole Foods and Amazon.  As one of the world’s authorities on employee culture, Robert is a sought after keynote speaker at conferences around the world and has been hired to teach culture in person at companies like Google, Toyota, and Eli Lilly. He has pioneered a number of innovative techniques to build culture, such as bringing improv comedy to the workplace. "To build a strong culture you have to first ask yourself, 'What is most important to us above everything else?'" - Robert Richman Quotes from Robert: What we learn in this episode: How did Zappos build one of the most incredible corporate cultures in the world? As an employee, how do you find cultures that align with your values? What works and what doesn't work when building culture in an organization? How do you create alignment in an organization without setting in place too many rules? Resources: The Culture Blueprint: A Guide to Building the High-Performance Workplace - Pre Order Today! http://www.robertrichman.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/201442 minutes, 7 seconds
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Stephen Law

Stephen Law - From Postman to PhD. The beauty and curse of the human mind is that if we want to believe something bad enough, we can convince ourselves that it's true.  And even worse, we will convince others that it's true.  In order to support these fabricated beliefs we will form "intellectual black holes", which are belief systems that we support through a variety of illogical and unsupported mechanisms.  These black holes become the basis for many cultists, conspiracy theorists, alternative medicine promoters, and more. To safeguard us from these tricksters we must be able to recognize that these belief systems exist and to identify them when they are presented to us.  In order to help you in that cause, this week we interview Dr. Stephen Law, author of the book, Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole. Dr. Law is the Provost of the Centre for Inquiry, UK, a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of London, and Editor of the philosophical journal, "Think". "Intellectual black holes are belief systems put together in such a way that they turn people into intellectual prisoners.  They shut down your ability to think clearly and rigorously." - Stephen Law Quotes from Stephen:  What we learn in this episode: What's it like to go from a mailman to a PhD/professor/author? Why do philosophy students tend to perform the best on standardized tests? What is an intellectual black hole? What are the warning signs that you are being "sucked in" to an intellectual black hole? Resources: Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole www.stephenlaw.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvkbiElAOqU -- This episode is brought to you by: Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for free with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/201446 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ed Hess

Ed Hess - Learn or Die. That is the message this week! In order to stay competitive in today's fast paced environment, you must continue to learn and grow.  Those that refuse to do so will find that their jobs and skills have been replaced by a cheaper and more efficient technology. So how do you become a better and faster learner? How do you stay ahead of the curve? These are the questions we discuss this week as we talk with author and professor, Edward Hess. Ed is the author of the brand new best selling book, Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization.  In this interview, Ed uses his 25 years of research in the fields of behavioral economics, neuroscience and psychology to reveal advances in our understanding of the individual human learner and type of work environment that best enables those capabilities. We talk with Ed about the recent developments in the understanding of how people learn, the role of emotions in the learning process, and the environmental factors that can affect our ability to learn. Edward Hess is a professor of business administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and the author of 11 books, including Smart Growth: Building an Enduring Business by Managing the Risks of Growth and The Physics of Business Growth: Mindsets, System and Processes. "I firmly believe that in most businesses, learning is the only sustainable competitive advantage." - Ed Hess Quotes from Ed: What we learn in this episode: How can you become a better learner? How can organizations foster a learning environment? Why are humans lazy thinkers? The average tenure of a CEO today is 4.6 years! Resources: Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization Videos: Ed Hess presents chapters from his book Darden Ideas to Action -- This episode is brought to you by: Squarespace: Squarespace, the all-­in-­one platform that makes it fast and easy to create your own professional website, portfolio, and online store. For a free trial and 10% off your first purchase, go to squarespace.com/smartpeople and use promo code expert.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/201454 minutes, 16 seconds
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Chris Roebuck

For SPP listeners only, the first 100 people to purchase a book via www.leadtosucceed.me will receive a signed copy of "Lead to Succeed". Order now and thank us later :) Chris Roebuck  - Everyone, everywhere is under pressure to work harder.  Many of us work to survive and get paid.  Bored and trapped, performance is low, family relationships suffer and organizational performance deteriorates.  To deliver real success, people must be inspired to be their best.  Whether you're an individual leader, a boss, a manager, an HR professional or a CEO, you must know how to transform both your own and your employees' performances.  So I guess it's a good thing that this week we are interviewing the guy who wrote the book (literally) on leadership. Chris Roebuck is the author of the new bestselling book, Lead to Succeed: The Only Leadership Book You Need. Based on over 30 years of being a leader and developing, assessing and coaching leaders around the world, Chris explains the tried and true basics of leadership and describes them in engaging, useful details. His book has been described as a “breakthrough” in thinking about leadership. Chris takes a view of leadership that can help you or other leaders be effective, ethical, entrepreneurial and engaging. The principle is simple – just two steps – one, maximize the effort your people give, then focus that on what really matters for the organization. In this episode, Chris lays out the first step – maximizing the effort of people – Mach 1 leadership as he calls it. Chris is a visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Cass Business School in London and advises major global organizations on improving performance through their people. The UK National Health Service, top legal firms, global investment banks, SMEs and even the Red Cross in Myanmar and Chinese Space Program have all relied on his expertise. He has held senior leadership roles at UBS, HSBC, KPMG & London Underground and has served in the British Army. While Chris was the Global Head of Leadership at UBS the bank won the title Best Company for Leaders in Europe and the story of the organizational success is now a Harvard Business School case study. "Leadership is about making a difference and transforming lives, nothing less. Sadly too few leaders even think that, let alone do it.” - Chris Roebuck Quotes from Chris: What we learn in this episode: What's going on currently in organizations? What is the "new world of work"? What do we all truly want from our boss? How can you maximize the effort your employees want to give you? What is leadership at its most basic level? Resources: To learn more about Chris ideas, blogs, media interviews: www.chrisroebuck.net To learn more about the book and the 2nd step (focus onto what matters - Mach 2): www.leadtosucceed.me To follow Chris on Twitter : @Chris__Roebuck To join the Lead To Succeed Online Community:  http://linkd.in/1sOnSHZ -- This episode is brought to you by: Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for free with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/201459 minutes, 33 seconds
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Alan De Quieroz

Alan de Queiroz  - Have you ever wondered how the same species of monkey (or tree, or snake for that matter) ends up located on different countries around the world? Keep in mind, they obviously can't just swim across the ocean, and they were there far before humans, so we didn't bring them.  Sure, continental drift explains it in some instances, but definitely not all of them.  So how did it happen? The answer will most certainly surprise you! This week, evolutionary biologist Alan de Queiroz tells us what the research says on this topic as we discuss his book, The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life. Alan de Queiroz is an evolutionary biologist and adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has written widely-cited research articles on topics ranging from biogeography to the evolution of behavior to the origins of parasites. For more on the Alan and his work, visit his Facebook page and blog. "Most people understand that evolution is very random, it's caused by chance events." - Alan de Queiroz Quotes from Alan: What we learn in this episode: What is biogeography? Why are there no monkeys in Europe? How do mammals that can't swim come to be found on islands? Resources: The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life monkeysvoyage.wordpress.com/ -- This episode is brought to you by: 99Designs: Go to 99designs.com/SMART to get a $99 Power Pack of services for FREE today! Personal Capital: With Personal Capital, you’ll finally be able to see all your accounts in one place and get a clear view of everything you own. To sign up for free go to personalcapital.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/201440 minutes, 37 seconds
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Savannah Ellis

Savannah Ellis - If men and women are meant to pair up for a lifetime of eternal happiness with the primary goal of continuing the growth of our species, why is it so damn hard? The communication differences between men and women is so apparent, that we often joke that the two sexes are from opposite planets. Much has been said about these differences, but little has been agreed upon.  So let's do our best to learn how to make nice with the opposite sex in order to have long, healthy, romantic relationships.  As an added bonus, Chris was recently married, so we figured it was our duty to get him some good advice. This week we speak with Savannah Ellis, COO of The Relationship Society, CEO and Founder of the Infidelity Coaching Program, and author of the book, I Cheated: Affair Recovery Advice For When You Have Been Unfaithful. Savannah has coached thousands of couples and individuals from Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas, Nevada to help them achieve their relationship and personal goals. Her passion is to help people be authentic to themselves and others. Savannah holds Psychology degrees from Monash University, Australia: Bachelor Behavioral Science (BBSc), and post graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology. "The three most important factors in a relationship are chemistry, personality, and life goals/values." - Savannah Ellis Quotes from Savannah: What we learn in this episode: How do couples learn to communicate better? How do you move on from heartbreak? What are the main differences between the way men and women communicate? Do men always want sex? Resources: I Cheated: Affair Recovery Advice For When You Have Been Unfaithful http://savannahellis.net/ http://relationshipsociety.com/ Youtube - It's Not About the Nail Twitter @infidelityguru -- This episode is brought to you by: 99Designs: Go to 99designs.com/SMART to get a $99 Power Pack of services for FREE today! Personal Capital: With Personal Capital, you’ll finally be able to see all your accounts in one place and get a clear view of everything you own. To sign up for free go to personalcapital.com/smartpeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/201445 minutes, 17 seconds
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Collis Ta’eed

Collis Ta'eed - Our guest this week was recently named one of the Top 10 Richest Bloggers in the World! However, that can be slightly misleading because his company is far from a blog (in fact, just insinuating that he is in the same genre as Perez Hilton makes my skin crawl).  Not only is he an extremely successful on-line business mogul, but his entire blog and business is built around educating the world on-line.  In fact, the company motto is, "Helping people learn and earn online." In this episode we discuss what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how you create one of the largest web based businesses in the world, and why on-line education IS the future. Collis Ta'eed is the CEO of Envato, a company that creates websites that help people from all over the world change the way they earn and learn online. Envato is empowering people with tools and services to develop new skills and make a living. They do this in the creative space with marketplaces and education platforms and materials that help people get creative! "As long as the scale of your ambition is realistic, there is usually space for niche businesses." - Collis Ta'eed Quotes from Collis: What we learn in this episode: How do you become one of the top ten richest bloggers on the planet? What is it like to start an internet business from scratch? What are the keys to making money on-line? What are the best traits for an entrepreneur? Resources: Top 10 Riches Bloggers in the World Tuts Plus Envato Wikipedia - Collis/Envato Twitter @Collis -- This episode is brought to you by: 99Designs: Go to 99designs.com/SMART to get a $99 Power Pack of services for FREE today! Squarespace: Squarespace, the all-­in-­one platform that makes it fast and easy to create your own professional website, portfolio, and online store. For a free trial and 10% off your first purchase, go to squarespace.com/smartpeople and use promo code expert.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/201450 minutes
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Jared Dean

Jared Dean - Have you ever wondered how your Netflix account knows exactly what movies to recommend? Or how Amazon can keep you continually buying random things you never thought you needed? Or how those Facebook ads are always eerily targeted directly at you? Well the answer is simple, Big Data.  Ok - maybe it's not simple, but it is something we can understand and even harness to make a difference in our lives and in our organizations or industries. This week we speak with Jared Dean, author of the new book, Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning. This book was recently ranked the #1 "Big Data Read of the Summer" by The Hive. Jared Dean is a Senior Director of Research and Development at SAS. He is responsible for the development of SAS' worldwide data mining solutions. This includes customer engagements, new feature development, technical support, sales support, and product integration. Prior to joining SAS, Dean worked as a mathematical statistician for the US Census Bureau. He holds an MS deg