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The Era of Agile Talent

More of us are working in organizations employing a mix of freelancers, contractors, consultants, and full-timers, explains Jonathan Younger, coauthor with Norm Smallwood of “Agile Talent: How to Source and Manage Outside Experts.” Download this podcast

The One-Handed Concert Pianist, Nicholas McCarthy

“I don’t really want to play scales; I want to play music!” – Nicholas McCarthy Nicholas McCarthy (@NMcCarthyPiano) was born in 1989 without his right hand and only started to play the piano at the age of 14. He was told he would never succeed as a concert pianist. Fortunately, the doubters were wrong. His […]

Lessons from Geniuses, Billionaires, and Tinkerers

“The interesting jobs are the ones that you make up.” – Chris Young Chris Young is an obsessive tinkerer, inventor, and innovator. His areas of expertise range from extreme aviation (world-record goals) to mathematics and apocalyptic-scale BBQs. Above all, he is one of the clearest thinkers I know. In this interview, we discuss a great […]

Season 8, Episode 4: How to Be a Storm-Proof Leader [Podcast]

5 Survival Secrets for Tough Times. Welcome to Season 8, Episode 4 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how you can become a storm-proof leader. Change and conflict aren’t new. Tough times WILL come—it’s a guarantee. For that reason, you and I need to learn how we’re going to respond before the storm […]

Dom D’Agostino — The Power of the Ketogenic Diet

“If medicine wants to focus on prevention, there’s no better tool than nutrition.” – Dominic D’Agostino Dr. Dominic “Dom” D’Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology...Show More Summary

The Random Show – New Favorite Books, Memory Training, and Bets On VR

This is not going to be a long-form interview where I dissect and deconstruct a world-class performer…at least not in the usual fashion. Instead, this is a special edition of The Random Show. I am joined by Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, and all around wild and crazy guy. We discuss a wide […]

Shay Carl — From Manual Laborer to 2.3 Billion YouTube Views

Shay Carl (@shaycarl) got his first computer at age 27. He was a manual laborer for ages and uploaded his first YouTube video while on break from a granite counter top job. Flash forward to today: His SHAYTARDS channel now has roughly 2.3 BILLION views. Celebs like Steven Spielberg have appeared alongside Shay and his […]

Useful Lessons from Workaholics Anonymous, Corporate Implosions, and More

“If ego has told you that you know everything, all of a sudden it’s impossible for you to learn.” – Ryan Holiday Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) is a strategist and writer. He dropped out of college at 19 to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, and later served as the director […]

A Brief History of 21st Century Economics

Tim Sullivan, co-author with Ray Fisman of “The Inner Lives of Markets,” on how we shape economic theory — and how it shapes us.

Dissecting the Success of Malcolm Gladwell

“For every hour I spend writing, I spend three hours thinking about writing.” – Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell (@gladwell) is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME […]

Jamie Foxx Part 2 – Bringing the Thunder

“If I told you that Oprah Winfrey is now a white man…what would you say?” – Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) returns to the show for a special role-reversal where he interviews me for his radio show. For those of you who didn’t hear Jamie’s first appearance on the podcast, which was voted 2015 Podcast […]

Greg Louganis on How to Achieve Peak Performance

The champion diver explains how visualization and ambitious goal-setting helped him achieve double gold medals in back-to-back Olympic Games and why he now serves as a mentor to younger athletes and a spokesman for LGBT causes.

How Creatives Should Negotiate

  “There are more valuable things than money in the short term.” – Ramit This episode is actually a workshop on negotiating. Out of all the resources out there on how to negotiate, 99 percent of them are piss-poor — but I guarantee you this isn’t one of them. Your teacher in this episode is Ramit Sethi. […]

The Canvas Strategy — What Ben Franklin and Bill Belichick Have in Common

“The person who clears the path ultimately controls its direction, just as the canvas shapes the painting.” – Ryan Holiday My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers from the best in the military, entertainment, politics, chess, and athletics, and tease out the routines and habits that you can use. In this particular episode, I’m […]

Getting Growth Back at Your Company

Chris Zook of Bain explains the predictable crises of growth and how to overcome them. His new book is “The Founder’s Mentality,” coauthored with James Allen.

Asking for Advice Makes People Think You’re Smarter

The research shows we shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help. Francesca Gino and Alison Wood Brooks, both of Harvard Business School, explain.

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