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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: a Patron!Help us grow and become a Patron today: - Post your job today at 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 here to support the show!
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: a Patron!Help us grow and become a Patron today: Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at!Future - Sign up for Future today at 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 here to support the show!
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: - Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial. Choose 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free. Visit or text smart to - Sign up for Calculus I or Intro to Psychology. Learn more or register today at here to support the show!
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, 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: article: guide: vs routines article: a Patron!Help us grow and become a Patron today: University - Now’s the time to start earning your master’s degree! Enroll now by going to - Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days when you use offer code SMART. JUST visit, 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 or text SMART to 500-500.Donate:Donate here to support the show!
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 talkHow do you maximize your tiny, short life? - TEDx talkFind out more about Neil at!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: - 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 - Get Honey for FREE at here to support the show!
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Mar 5th, 1983
Reston, VA, USA
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