Lt. General Tom Trask spent 33 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as Vice Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, where he oversaw a $12 billion budget. Earlier in his career, General Trask flew Rescue and Special Ops helicopters around the world and was awarded the Mackay Trophy for extraordinary heroism. General Trask joins Adam to share the best lessons he has learned, including how to lead a highly diverse team, how to build trust, how to excel under pressure, and how to lead your own life.
A three-time Grammy Award winner, Ryan Tedder is the frontman and lead vocalist of the band OneRepublic and a songwriter and producer for many of the biggest names in music. Ryan joins Adam to discuss how to overcome the odds in the most competitive of industries. Ryan and Adam delve into a wide range of topics, including how to optimize your day; how to manage rejection and feedback; how to perform under pressure; and lessons from Ryan’s endeavors outside of music, including his beverage company Mad Tasty.
A serial entrepreneur, engineer, and glassblower, Jim McKelvey is the co-founder of Square, a $35 billion company that changed the way businesses could get paid. Jim joins Adam to share his best lessons learned from Square’s success and from his years building and studying other entrepreneurial ventures. Jim and Adam discuss how to start and build a successful business in a bad economy; how and when to compete and collaborate with Amazon; and lessons learned from preparing to present to Steve Jobs.