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306 - Brandon Webb - Conquer Fear Like a SEAL

9/10/2018
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This week we interview Brandon Webb. Brandon Webb is a former US Navy SEAL sniper, New York Times bestselling author, Experimental aircraft pilot, and entrepreneur. He’s the founder of the Hurricane Group, a U.S. based digital entertainment, news and e-commerce company. Brandon is a member of the New York YPO (Young Presidents Organization) chapter, and serves as a board member on the veterans advisory committee to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Brandon has written numerous...

Duration:00:54:50

305 - Joan C. Williams - Class Clash in America, The Forgotten Workers

8/27/2018
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This week we interview Joan C. Williams. Joan is a rock star in her field, who focuses her work on issues faced by women in the workplace. She currently serves as the Founding Director at the Center for WorkLife Law and is a Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings School Law. Joan contributes to many publications, including the Harvard Business Review blog, the Huffington Post, and the Psychology Today blog. Joan has written numerous books, but her most...

Duration:00:52:21

304 - Dr. Will Bulsiewicz - Gut Health, Gut Check

8/13/2018
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This week we interview "Dr. B," Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. Dr. B is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and gastroenterology at The University of North Carolina Hospitals. He also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Northwestern University and a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. Dr. Bulsiewicz is board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. To...

Duration:01:31:39

303 – Bob Rosen – Leading with Consciousness

7/30/2018
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This week we interview Bob Rosen. Bob is a trusted CEO adviser, organizational psychologist, and bestselling author. Bob set out to help executives become better leaders so he founded Healthy Companies International. Bob is frequently a keynote speaker across the globe. Bob has spoken in all areas of leadership: transformation, innovation, and growth. Bob is the author of many books, but this week, we focus on Conscious: The Power of Awareness in Business and Life. We discuss: You can...

Duration:00:55:25

302 – Mike Rognlien – What Does it Mean to be Truly Fulfilled?

7/16/2018
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This week we interview Mike Rognlien. Mike spent most of his career in tech. He worked at Facebook, where he built their first-ever professional and manager development programming. He also partnered with COO Sheryl Sandberg to build Facebook’s Managing Unconscious Bias course. He is an expert facilitator that focuses on leadership, strengths, and talking about the tough stuff. Mike is the author of, This Is Now Your Company: A Culture Carrier's Manifesto. We discuss:

Duration:00:52:38

301 - Due Quach - Find Your Calm

7/2/2018
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This week we interview Due Quach. Due is a refugee from Vietnam and a graduate of Harvard College and the Wharton MBA program. Due overcame the long-term effects of poverty and trauma by turning to neuroscience and meditation. After building a successful international business career in management consulting and private equity investments, Due traveled throughout Asia to study various contemplative traditions and then created the Calm Clarity Program to make mindful leadership accessible...

Duration:00:56:25

300 - Dr. Traci Stein - Hypnosis, Biofeedback, and Brain Hacks

6/5/2018
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This week we interview Dr. Traci Stein. Dr. Stein is a Columbia-trained, licensed clinical psychologist and health educator. She is also certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Her focus has been on helping people to reduce uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms and gain greater insight into who they are and want to be. Dr. Stein is also the author of, The Everything Guide To Integrative Pain Management. We discuss: You can learn more...

Duration:01:00:48

299 - John Hooker - Solving Ethical Dilemmas

5/22/2018
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This week we interview John Hooker. John Hooker is Professor of Operations Research and Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at Carnegie Mellon University. His book, Taking Ethics Seriously: Why Ethics Is an Essential Tool for the Modern Workplace, develops an intellectual framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas that is both grounded in theory and versatile enough to deal rigorously with real-world issues. We discuss: Learn more about Professor Hooker at...

Duration:00:52:29

298 - Dr. Elizabeth Boham - Functional Medicine, Breast Cancer, and Chronic Illness

5/7/2018
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This week we interview Dr. Elizabeth Boham. Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center is Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. Her DVD, Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. We discuss: Learn more about Dr. Boham...

Duration:00:51:59

297 - Barbara Lipska - Our Little-known Brain

4/24/2018
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This week we interview Barbara Lipska. Barbara is a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness and she has an absolutely fascinating story to tell. It would be unfair to give anything away from the interview or the book, so download the episode and give it a listen! We discuss: cut Barbara Lipska, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in human postmortem research and animal modeling of schizophrenia. She is currently director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the...

Duration:00:57:45

296 - Adam Braun - Do Meaningful Work and Change the World

4/9/2018
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This week on the show we interview Adam Braun. Adam is the CEO & Co-Founder of MissionU, a debt-free college alternative for the 21st century that CNN called "perfect for young people who are eager to launch their career." Adam's goal is to overhaul the traditional higher education model by providing a solution that doesn't require upfront tuition and allows students to graduate debt-free. We discuss: Adam has been featured as a speaker at The White House and named to Forbes 30 Under 30,...

Duration:00:49:33

295 - Dr. Lisa Mosconi - Nuclear Medicine Meets Nutrition

3/27/2018
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Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. In this episode we speak with Dr. Lisa Mosconi, who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, as she explains what should be on our menu. Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics, notes that the dietary needs of the brain are substantially different from those of the other organs, yet few of us have...

Duration:01:05:43

294 - Soon Yu - Starting a Company and Dealing with Failure

3/12/2018
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"Don’t just chase the new – Innovate the old." - Soon Yu Modern business gurus all cry for the need to innovate, to disrupt, and to act like a startup. It’s hard to argue with that kind of thinking. It’s sexy and exciting. But it’s wrong. Too many businesses become enamored by shiny new objects and end up overlooking the value locked away in their existing products. Maybe your business is one of them. Or maybe you only have an idea, but can't even figure out how to turn it into a...

Duration:00:44:53

293 - Jeremy Bailenson - How Virtual Reality Will Impact Your Life

2/26/2018
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Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they’re real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism? This...

Duration:00:52:26

292 - Bryan Caplan - Education is a Waste of Time and Money

2/12/2018
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It's not often I truly feel that a guest changes my paradigm on the spot - but this is an exception. This week we speak with Bryan Caplan about his newest book, The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money. As Bryan explains, despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. Bryan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and...

Duration:00:52:10

291 - Mary Beth Ferrante - We Are Failing Working Mothers

1/29/2018
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Did you know that working mothers are 50% LESS likely to be promoted than women without children? Or that only 1 in 5 senior executives is a woman? Have you ever realized that working moms are judged when they leave work early to tend to their children AND when they stay at work late (and "neglect" their families)? The truth is, we have a work environment that is not conducive to being a parent and women are the ones who tend to suffer the most. This week on the show we have a chance to...

Duration:00:43:19

290 - Listener Questions Special Part 2

1/24/2018
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We made it. You made it! Here's part 2 of our listener questions and 'year in review.' Quick recap. Before we closed out 2017, we sent an email to our newsletter subscribers asking what questions they would like answered. This is part 1 of Chris and I attempting to answer those questions. It was the first time in years that we recorded under the same roof. How crazy is that?!?! WARNING: there was "light" drinking while recording so expect complete openness and a dash of silly. We want to...

Duration:01:07:55

289 - Listener Questions Special

1/22/2018
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We made it to 2018! Welcome :) Before we closed out 2017, we sent an email to our newsletter subscribers asking what questions they would like answered. This is part 1 of Chris and I attempting to answer those questions. It was the first time in years that we recorded under the same roof. How crazy is that?!?! WARNING: there was "light" drinking while recording so expect complete openness and a dash of silly. We want to hear from you, the listener! If you're a fan of Smart People Podcast...

Duration:01:04:15

288 - Nancy Koehn - Survive and Thrive During Turbulent Times

1/16/2018
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For leaders in the 21st century, there is one pressing question: What set of skills is required to lead in crisis, and can history give us answers? Our guest this week, Harvard Business School historian and professor Nancy Koehn, has surveyed some of history’s greatest leaders and made an incredible discovery: courageous leaders are not born but made, and the power to lead resides in each of us. Nancy examined the lives of five of the greatest leaders of all time to better understand how...

Duration:00:59:15

287 - Scott Carney - Does the Wim Hof Method Really Work?

1/1/2018
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Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our forebears? Or even more importantly, can we tap into our evolution and increase our mental and physical resilience? This week on the show we interview...

Duration:01:09:10