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David Axelrod: What Baseball & Politics Can Teach Us About Culture

4/25/2018
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David Axelrod has been hailed a political mastermind. A former newspaper reporter-turned-political strategist, David has worked behind-the-scenes on more than 150 campaigns. His most famous client? President Barack Obama. From 2004-2012, David helped the President to three victories: the 2004 Senate race, the historical 2008 Presidential election, and his 2012 re-election, where he was served as chief strategist and media adviser. Today, David is the director of the Institute of Politics...

Duration:00:44:15

Sarah Feinberg: Lessons from the White House to Silicon Valley

4/10/2018
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In the second of The Upside’s series with political disruptors, Brad chats with Sarah Feinberg, former chief administrator at the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). From the Hill to the White House to Silicon Valley and back, listen in as they discuss what she’s learned during her unique career. Feinberg - one of Uptake’s advisors - shares what it’s like to be inside the White House “situation room,” mitigating potential crude oil train disasters at the FRA, and influencing Silicon...

Duration:00:39:44

Arne Duncan: Reimagining Chicago

3/29/2018
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In the first of The Upside’s series with political disruptors, Brad learns about the big item atop Arne Duncan’s bucket list, the cause he believes to be the “ultimate non-political bipartisan issue,” and what it’s like to play basketball with President Obama. The former U.S. Secretary of Education shares his take on the future of learning: from leveling the technology playing field to streamlining college applications, and why we’re long overdue for big-time disruption. And, why data...

Duration:00:30:18

Anne-Marie Slaughter: Speaking Out and Speaking Up

2/23/2018
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In 2012, Anne-Marie Slaughter penned a bombshell article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” based on her experience juggling her “dream job” at the U.S. State Department, with her role as caretaker to her husband and two sons. In it, Slaughter wrote about the challenge she faced in balancing the two, which ultimately led her to depart her post as Director of Policy Planning under Secretary Hillary Clinton. In the article – and Unfinished Business, her subsequent book on the subject –...

Duration:00:59:40

John Mackey: Conscious Capitalism

12/21/2017
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For nearly four decades, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has built a cultural phenomenon. From a small, local grocery store, SaferWay, emerged the Whole Foods Market we know today, a 470+ store chain at the center of this summer’s news headlines amid its blockbuster $13.7 billion dollar sale to Amazon. A proponent of “Conscious Capitalism,” with a book to match, Mackey believes that companies can be successful and do the right thing. Inside the walls of Whole Foods, he says, exists a...

Duration:00:28:46

Bing Gordon: Architecting Your Success

8/29/2017
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Silicon Valley veteran Bing Gordon shares his views on confidence, wisdom and the idiosyncrasies that separate one-of-a-kind entrepreneurs from the pack. Hint: question common wisdom and define your own "first principles."

Duration:00:48:59

Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Cosmic Perspective

5/15/2017
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Neil deGrasse Tyson is a world-famous astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He currently hosts the radio show StarTalk, and hosted the beloved TV show Cosmos. He talked to The Upside about artificial intelligence, Johann Bach, and his new book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

Duration:00:29:35

David Allen: Your head is a shitty office

1/26/2017
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New York Times best-selling author, David Allen, talks about practicing karate, helping celebrities get organized, and living by his productivity guide Getting Things Done.

Duration:00:44:49

Adam Waytz: Rapping professor

12/20/2016
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Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at Northwestern University, behavioral economist, and former rapper - Adam Waytz - discusses humans, technology, the need for empathy and the professionalism of Snoop Dogg.

Duration:00:30:41

The Upside Featuring Charles Duhigg

12/5/2016
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The Upside Featuring Charles Duhigg by Brad Keywell

Duration:00:32:31