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Handling Stress in the Moment

HBR contributing editor Amy Gallo discusses the best tactics to recognize, react to, and recover from stressful situations. She’s a contributor to the “HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work.”

Tools of Titans: Josh Waitzkin Distilled

“I cultivate empty space as a way of life for the creative process.” – Josh Waitzkin Josh Waitzkin is an endlessly fascinating person who gets mentioned a lot on this show for good reason (and he’s been a guest not just once, but twice). He was the basis for the book and movie Searching for […]

David Heinemeier Hansson on Digital Security, Company Culture, and the Value of Schooling

David “DHH” Heinemeier Hansson (@dhh) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37Signals), and the best-selling co-author of Rework and Remote: Office Not Required. Oh, and he went from not having a driver’s license at 25 to winning, at 34, the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, one of […]

How Focusing on Content Leads the Media Astray

Bharat Anand, author of The Content Trap and professor at Harvard Business School, talks about the strategic challenges facing digital businesses, and explains how he wrestled with them himself when designing HBX, the school’s online learning platform.

Tools of Titans: Derek Sivers Distilled

“If [more] information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.” – Derek Sivers Derek Sivers(@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice. Think of him as a philosopher-king programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster. Originally a professional musician and circus clown (he did the latter […]

Why the White Working Class Voted for Trump

Joan C. Williams, distinguished professor and director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings, discusses the white working class voters who helped elect Republican Donald Trump as U.S. President, and why Democrat Hillary Clinton did not connect with them.

The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour: Meditation, Mindset, and Mastery

I’m excited to bring you a little taste test of a new show format that I’ve been working on — The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour. After 200 conversations with a variety of fascinating people, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Tony Robbins, Maria Popova, Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, Amanda Palmer, Malcolm Gladwell, Rick Rubin, Reid Hoffman, […]

Susan Garrett — Master Dog (and Human) Trainer

“Dogs are here to teach us. And if you don’t open your eyes to that, you’re going to miss life lessons.” – Susan Garrett Susan Garrett (@susangarrett) is an incredible dog trainer. She has a B.Sc. in animal science, and for more than two decades has been one of the most consistently successful competitors in […]

A Leadership Historian on the U.S. Presidential Election

Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn talks about the surprising election of businessman Donald Trump as U.S. president, and what leaders throughout history can tell us about bridging divides and leading in times of uncertai...

Stephen Dubner — The Art of Storytelling and Facing Malcolm Gladwell in a Fist Fight

“Storytelling has a power that goes well beyond the sum of its parts.” – Stephen Dubner Stephen J. Dubner (@Freakonomics) returns to the show. He is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best-known for writing, along with the economist Steven D. Show More Summary

Charles Poliquin – His Favorite Mass-Building Program, His Nighttime Routine For Better Sleep, and Much More

“If you’re 80% good and 20% terrible, you can’t expect to have 100% results.” – Charles Poliquin Charles Poliquin is back for another round of the podcast. Charles (@strengthsensei) is one of the best known strength coaches in the world. He has trained elite athletes from nearly 20 different sports, including Olympic gold medalists, NFL […]

Re-Orgs Are Emotional

Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood, authors of “ReOrg: How to Get It Right” explain how good planning and communication can help employees adapt.

Drunk Dialing — Ladies Night Edition!

By request, we have another drunk dialing episode (the most recent one can be found here, and the original can be found here). This one is a little different as it’s a Ladies Night edition. Some of you may have noticed that ladies were absent from the last drunk dialing fiasco. Why? It’s just math. Looking […]

Meet the Machine, Dave Camarillo

“Rocket science is not rocket science if you’re a rocket scientist.”  – Dave Camarillo Dave Camarillo (@DaveCamarillo) was my long-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) coach (see him kicking my ass repeatedly here). Put simply, he is a machine. On the Mat once said: “It’s funny that everybody in Judo is scared of David’s ne waza and […]

The 10 People Who Globalized the World

Jeffrey Garten of Yale School of Management discusses how Genghis Khan, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Margaret Thatcher, and others made the world more integrated. Garten is the author of “From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization through Ten Extraordinary Lives”.

Encore Episode: Why Accountability Is Vital for Leaders [Podcast]

In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the topic of accountability in leadership. Most leaders avoid it. Real leaders embrace it. The reason is that taking responsibility for your attitudes, actions, and overall results is tremendously liberating. Show More Summary

The Magic and Power of Placebo

“Your brain has expectations, and it doesn’t want to be wrong. So when it’s wrong, it just makes up the difference.” – Erik Vance Erik Vance (@erikvance) is an award-winning science writer based in California and Mexico City. After working as a scientist on research projects dealing with dolphin intelligence and coastal ecology, he became an […]

Encore Episode: The 3 Forces That Shape Character [Podcast]

In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the importance of character and the forces that shape it. Charisma may be useful in attracting a following, but it is largely useless when it comes to achieving a long-term, positive impact on the people and organizations we lead. For this, we need character. Effective leadership is […]

Power Corrupts, But It Doesn’t Have To

Authority changes us all. Stanford’s Dacher Keltner, author of the HBR article “Don’t Let Power Corrupt You” and the book “The Power Paradox” explains how to avoid succumbing to power’s negative effects.

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