Category Archives: Podcast

159: Chris Schembra: Expressing Gratitude

on March 20, 2019 in Podcast

Do you feel gratitude toward people who have helped you? Do you express that gratitude more than enough, not enough, or about right? You’re probably familiar with research that expressing gratitude and feeling it improve people’s lives. I loved my exercise of writing ten gratitude messages a day for a week. Here is the Inc. piece I wrote on it: I Wrote 70 Gratitude Emails. Here Are My Awesome Results.[…] Keep reading →

158: Dee Caffari, part 1: Turning the Tide on Plastic

on March 19, 2019 in Podcast

For context for today’s guest, those who know I’m avoiding flying might also know I’m learning to sail to explore off North America. When considering acting on their values, most people focus on the part they like of what they’re stopping. They don’t seem to have trouble ignoring undesired side-effects, like the pollution flying causes. Sailing and the other things I’ve replaced flying with have given far more than I[…] Keep reading →

157: Tom Szaky, part 1: TerraCycle’s new initiative: Loop

on March 18, 2019 in Podcast

Tom Szaky has been working on waste since his undergrad days at Princeton in 2001. Then I suddenly heard about him from many sources in the past few months. His company, Terracycle, recycles waste others don’t. The new initiative, Loop, got attention at Davos and support from many companieswhose business plans depend on producing waste, within an economic model that promotes growth. He also published a book, the Future of[…] Keep reading →

156: Pale Blue Dot Today

on March 16, 2019 in Nature, Podcast

If you’ve never heard Carl Sagan’s spoken essay Pale Blue Dot, you’ll get to hear it in today’s episode. It still chokes me up. Here is an Earthrise image taken a few years ago like those he contrasts the pale blue dot image with. Here is the Pale Blue Dot image.

155: Margot Machol Bisnow, part 1: Raising an Entrepreneur

on March 15, 2019 in Podcast

A few months ago I attended the Summit. It was expensive, so I wasn’t sure I’d get the value out of it that I paid. As it came together for me, I met the founder, Elliott Bisnow, and then happened to meet his mother, Margot, this episode’s guest. She was a big part of making the event great for me. As you’ll hear in the conversation, she was like a[…] Keep reading →

154: Why You, Famous Person, Will Like Being a Guest on this Podcast

on March 13, 2019 in Podcast

Today, I’m sharing what value being a guest offers to influential, well-known people. I call Oprah and her peers the single-name people — people everyone knows by single names: LeBron, Serena, Sergey, Larry, Barack, Elon, Bill, Mark, Madonna, Giselle, Venus, Meryl, Bruce, Maradonna, Cher, Beyonce, Messi, Jay-Z, and so on. I also mean anyone influential or with an audience — people in politics, accomplished actors, journalists, singers, artists, and the[…] Keep reading →

153: Sean O’Connor, part 1: From paper cups to evaluating life

on March 12, 2019 in Podcast

Today’s guest, Sean, is a friend. We recorded this conversation before the podcast launched in November 2017. It took a while to get through the editing process, but I wanted to post it to document the evolution of the podcast and me. For Sean, it shows him as a leader of leaders, since all the guests since followed him. In showing that I grew as an interviewer, finding a purpose,[…] Keep reading →

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