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Today on the Keg, Jerry and Jackie will be chatting with Chris Brogan, yes THE Chris Brogan, THAT Chris Brogan...  Chris is the CEO & President of Human Business Works, an education publishing and media company dedicated to helping professionals work better, do the work they want and be brave. He is the co-author of The Impact Equation, and Trust Agents. He hosts a terrific podcast "The Human Business Way". Jackie had the good fortune to meet Chris at The World Domination Summit in Portland this past July. 
This week on the Keg, join us as we interview Jim Pelley and Adam Frick of the ULink Network, which started here in Sacramento.  Best friends for years Jim Pelley who started Laughter Works Seminars and Adam Frick creator of frequently discussed how business owners connect to their marketplace. The discussions often revolved around effective use of technology and personal relationships with a need for systematic follow-up.
Welcome to our new monthly feature, Wine Wednesday with Christine Trice (you know, the one from OMG Wines)! Christine has joined us a few times in the past, and we decided it would be fun to get together on the first Wednesday of every month to talk about wine and work and whatever else crosses our minds. After a few minutes chasing various topics (including Jerry's pulled groin, Girl Scout Cookie wine pairings, U2 and Public Enemy, and the possibility of a Jim and John Harbaugh making out forJackie and Christine's entertainment), we moved on to more worthy topics. Christine shared details about an upcoming fundraiser she's put together for Sutter Middle School called A Taste of Sutter. If you're local to Sacramento and a lover of the vino, you should check it out. We also talked about Drink Careers 101, a new Kickstarter project that Christine is participating in. This is a very cool collaborative project started by the folks at Mutineer magazine. The discussion about Drink Careers 101 led to a quick discussion about the non-linear path to success. In a world of folks looking for shortcuts and "sure-fire" formulas, Christine reminded us that the steps that lead to success are often unexpected and that you often can't plan for them. More often than not, you just have to be paying attention and willing to say yes to the opportunities that come your way. From there, we explored the topic of sensationalism and ambush in the news media, specifically an incident involving Katie Couric and a group of mommy bloggers. The conversation led to a discussion of the over-simplification that seems to be the default setting of pundits, talking heads and news agencies.  Whew! That's a hell of a range for a sixty-minute show. Give it a listen, leave a comment to let us know what you think, andset a reminder for next week's show!
  This morning on the program, Jerry and I lived a guest-free existence. Periodically, we take a break from guest interviews and just riff whatever stuff happens to be top of the mind that week. Today Jerry riffed on the Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken” and we talked about making decisions and take paths that no one else is taking. We also discussed that once you make the decision to take the path not traveled, it’s imperative to stay conscious of your decision because life and the resistance will continually throw you curveballs in an attempt to steer you back to the well-worn path.
In today's episode, Jackie and Jerry talk about beliefs and the importance of knowing your belief system because beliefs drive behaviors. 
Join Jerry and Jackie as they interview local real estate badass and wine enthusiast Tamara Dorris. We've long wanted to have Tamara on the show and cannot wait to share some great wine and conversation and see what she has to say. 
Join us as we interview author Norm Schriever, again! Norm is a PKA favorite and he has a new book out: South of Normal. 
In today's episode, Jerry and Jackie interview Marci Nault of Marci talks about how she decided to go after what she wanted in life and shares her tips and successes along the way. 
In this episode Jerry and Jackie talk about Steve Jobs' quote: "You can't connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking back". We riff about taking action in life without knowing all the variables in advance. 
Join Jerry and Jackie as they interview author Heidi Sloss. 
In today's show Jerry and guest co-host Richard Hassman talk about saying yes to opportunities and possibilities that pop up in life. 
Join Jerry and Jackie as we interview Rabbi David Wechsler-Azen. Rabbi David is the Founder and CEO of Fresh Producers, here in Sacramento. Fresh Producers is a non-profit organization that educates, enables and inspires young people to become agents of change in their own food system in a way that improves everyone's health, wealth and skills for life. 
Join Jerry and Jackie as they celebrate their 40th show! A splendid time is guaranteed for all on this show of shows, and if you don't like it, full money back guarantee!    Jerry and I were both itching to get on the air today, because we wanted to riff about resistance. We have riffed about it on the show before, but we took it to a deeper level today. Because, you see, The Powder Keg of Awesome is not an all-knowing Ivory Tower of knowledge. Quite the contrary. The Powder Keg of Awesome is a living laboratory. We are living out the concepts we teach and talk about. To that end, Jerry and I talked about how we are coping with resistance as we try on new roles and build new projects in the real world.
Join us as we chat with Rebecca Dickson. Rebecca is:  Founder of Write Raw (#writeraw), creator of #justwrite, author, editor and writing coach.
Join Jerry and Jackie in the studio as we interview Nicole Lundeen from Fat Red Couch, Inc. FRC are interactive media publishers, based here in Northern California, out of San Rafael.  Nicole is responsible for founding the company and directing the production and development of over a dozen titles. 25 years experience in multi-media production plus 15 years of entrepreneurial leadership. Founder of several start-ups engaged with developing product and content creation and delivery. Background includes management roles at Autodesk and California Closets. Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Hey kids...still working on the re-boot of the Powder Keg. Pardon our dust as we spend a little more time making a better program. In the meantime, please enjoy this classic with Micia Mosely! Join us as we talk with Micia Mosely. Micia is a comedian AND educator and she is funnier than hell. Micia is going to be performing in the 2013 Sacramento Comedy Festival!  Micia and Jackie went to High School together in Brooklyn, New York. Micia splits her time between NYC and Oakland, CA and she's been a much sought-after Powder Keg guest. 
Join Jerry and Jackie as they talk to local Sacramento badass Marty Keller. Marty is a fun guy and we know he's going to bring something exciting to the table.  Marty Keller has had many careers, including twelve years in California state government, which is why he calls himself 'a recovering bureaucrat.'  He has a Masters Degree in Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University, and is currently committed to curing Boomeritis in his lifetime
Tamara Dorris was back in the studio to talk about her latest book and to chat about a bunch of other stuff, too. Check it's funny. (P.S. This is also the final Powder Keg episode to air on Blog Talk Radio. You can find us at our new home over on LibSyn by clicking here. 
The one where Jackie, Jerry, and Michael bid farewell to BlogTalkRadio and say "Hello!" to Libsyn! As usual, we wander off the rails a little, and by the end there's been some fun discussions about life, the universe, and everything in between.
Join Jerry and Jackie as they talk about what it means to leave "everything on the page".
Join us as we have our quarterly show with our favorite finance person, Stacey Powell of the Finance Gym. We will, in keeping with the Thanksgiving theme, be talking about gratitude and finances, but in our usual irreverent, fun Powder Keg way. 
Join Jerry and Jackie on the show as they interview the legendary Guy Kawasaki.  is the co-founder of, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki is the author of ten books including Enchantment, Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. Guy has a new book out: A.P.E. How to Publish a Book APE’s thesis is powerful yet simple: filling the roles of Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur yields results that rival traditional publishing. We call this "artisanal publishing"--that is, when writers who love their craft control the publishing process and produce high-quality books. 
 Join us as we chat with Rob Nicholson, founder of The Nicholson Center, in Ohio. Rob is an old friend of the crew and he's had a tough winter in Ohio. The severe cold this winter has kept his clients home and resulted in the closure of his center.  Rob is currently on a mission to save the Nicholson Center. 
Today's show will be massively exciting on several fronts. For one, it's our 100th episode. Nearly two years after we decided to finally execute on our idea of hosting a show together, well, we haven't killed one another (or anyone else) and we are still lighting the keg week after week.  We have a very special guest on the show today (making this a "very special episode", Mike Rohde of Rohdesign. Mike is the brains behind "Sketchnoting". He even wrote a book about it. You may recognize Mike's work from the 37 Signals book Rework--he did the illustrations.  I met Mike at the World Domination Summit in Portland back in July. We bonded over an Elk Burger. It was awesome. Tune in and see what I am talking about. 
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Sep 28th, 2011
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May 14th, 2014
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