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  • Lessons - Learnings From Failed Companies | Sandeep Chennakeshu, President of Blackberry

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    In this episode of "Success Story: Lessons," we explore lessons in technology leadership with Sandeep Chennakeshu, a distinguished technology executive with experience across major tech companies.


    Pivotal Technology Roles: We discuss Sandeep's experience in critical technology leadership positions, including CTO at Sony Ericsson and president roles at Ericsson and Freescale.


    Navigating Industry Shifts: Sandeep shares perspectives on guiding technology strategy during major industry changes like the shift from hardware to software and the rise of mobile.


    Building Successful Teams: We examine key insights on creating effective technology organizations, managing complex projects, and developing engineering talent.


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    8m | Dec 5, 2023
  • Michael Loeb - President and CEO of Loeb NYC | Launching Billion Dollar Companies

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    ➡️ About The Guest

    Michael Loeb is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Loeb.nyc, a startup investment platform that pairs strategic and executional talent with passionate founders. Michael has a long and successful track record of building and scaling consumer marketing businesses, from magazines to online travel to pharmacy discounts.

    Michael started his career at Time, Inc., where he met his longtime business partner Rich Vogel. Together, they co-founded the Synapse Group, which revolutionized the magazine subscription industry with its patented Continuous Service Model. Synapse Group also incubated Priceline.com, one of the most successful online travel companies in the world. In 2006, Michael and Rich sold Synapse Group to Time Warner for over $500M.

    Since then, Michael and Rich have launched Loeb Enterprises and Loeb.nyc, where they oversee 18 direct investments in innovative companies across various sectors. Michael is also an avid philanthropist and a creative visionary. He sits on the board of several non-profit organizations, such as the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the Robin Hood Foundation, and the UJA-Federation of New York. He has also spoken at various events and festivals, such as the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the Advertising Week, and the SXSW, where he shared his insights and experiences as an entrepreneur.


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    ➡️ Talking Points

    00:00 - Introduction

    01:19 - Michael Loeb’s Origin Story

    04:29 - Winning Attitude for Success

    08:33 - Michael's Persistence Is His Superpower

    17:48 - "Burn the Boats" Philosophy

    22:52 - Navigating Lay-off Realities

    28:12 - Sponsors

    30:35 - Synapse: Trials Behind Triumphs

    38:23 - Spotting Resilient Entrepreneurs

    45:08 - Key Insights From Building

    55:33 - Defining Success



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    58m | Nov 30, 2023
  • Lessons - Latticework Thinking, The Law of Triviality & Paralysis Triggers

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    In this Lessons episode, we delve into understanding everyday cognitive biases, self-imposed barriers, and the art of connecting knowledge.


    • Bike Shedding: The Triviality Dilemma: Dive into the concept of 'bike shedding' or Parkinson's Law of Triviality, where minor issues are overemphasized while significant ones are ignored. Understand its origin from Cyril Northcote Parkinson and its implications in modern decision-making processes.


    • Paralysis Triggers: Identifying and Overcoming: Uncover the various paralysis triggers that halt our progress. We'll explore how overwhelming choices, challenging events, and negative thoughts lead to inaction and how recognizing and addressing these triggers can aid in personal and professional growth.


    • Latticework Thinking: Connecting the Dots: Learn about the power of lattice work thinking as articulated by Charlie Munger. Understand how interconnected knowledge is more valuable than isolated facts, and how this approach can lead to better decision-making and problem-solving in complex environments.


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    7m | Nov 28, 2023
  • Will Ahmed - Founder and CEO of WHOOP | Building a $3.6 Billion Dollar Health Company

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    ➡️ About The Guest

    Will Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of WHOOP, which has developed next-generation wearable technology for optimizing human performance and health. WHOOP has raised more than $400 million from investors and is currently valued at $3.6 billion, making it the most valuable standalone wearables company in the world. 

    Will has recruited an active advisory board that consists of some of the world’s most notable cardiologists, technologists, marketers, and designers and he is a member of the Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School, where he provides counsel to the Dean and faculty on topics related to the strength and health of the institution. Will was named to the 2021 Sports Business Journal 40 under 40 list as well as 2020 Fortune 40 Under 40 Healthcare list and previously named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.


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    ➡️ Talking Points

    00:00 - Introduction

    01:18 - Will Ahmed’s Startup Journey

    04:54 - Wellness through Will's Unique Lens

    09:02 - WHOOP's Star-Studded Start: LeBron & Phelps

    11:50 - Key Health Markers in WHOOP's Market Debut

    18:14 - WHOOP vs. Competitors: The Standout Factor

    22:19 - Capital Struggles: Birth Pangs of a Tech Product

    34:55 - Sponsor: Nudge Podcast

    37:30 - Insights on Innovation

    42:06 - Strategies for Risk-Reduced Innovation

    44:47 - Will's Entrepreneurial Evolution

    49:25 - Detangling Self-Worth from Success

    53:24 - Will's Personal Health Practices

    57:08 - Decoding Restorative Sleep and Its Impact

    1:04:25 - WHOOP's Life-Changing Intervention Measurements

    1:09:00 - Optimizing Your Life

    1:10:09 - Closing Wisdom from Will Ahmed

    1:11:22 - Connect with Will Online

    1:11:39 - Advice to 20-Year-Old Will Ahmed

    1:12:35 - Defining Success



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    1h 15m | Nov 28, 2023
  • Lessons - Dedicated CISO Teams & Sophisticated Security Threats | John Downey, CISO at GoFundMe

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    In this episode of "Success Story: Lessons," we delve into the dynamic world of cybersecurity with John Downey, Chief Information Security Officer at GoFundMe. John shares his extensive experience in managing digital security threats, the evolving role of cybersecurity in organizations, and the unique challenges faced in the nonprofit sector.


    Emergence of Sophisticated Security Threats: John talks about the increasing prevalence and complexity of security threats, highlighting how this trend has evolved, especially since 2013.


    The Role of CISOs in Modern Organizations: Exploring the necessity of having dedicated security professionals like CISOs in organizations, particularly in the wake of escalating cyber threats.


    Impact of Remote Work on Cybersecurity: An analysis of how the shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the security landscape and the challenges it presents.


    Nonprofits and Cybersecurity Challenges: John shares his perspective on the unique cybersecurity hurdles faced by nonprofits and his decision to join the nonprofit sector, emphasizing the talent deficit and resource constraints in these organizations.


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    8m | Nov 26, 2023
  • Dr. Mark Goulston - Dying Expert, International Keynote Speaker & Author | Live Well, Die Well

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    ➡️ About The Guest

    Dr. Goulston has a unique background that combines psychiatry, neuroscience, and business. He was a professor of psychiatry at UCLA, where he taught and trained medical students and residents for over 25 years. He also served as a hostage negotiation trainer for the FBI, where he learned how to defuse high-stakes situations and influence people in crisis.

    He is the author of several best-selling books, including “Just Listen”, which has been translated into 28 languages and is widely regarded as the ultimate guide to effective communication. He is also the creator of Surgical Empathy, a breakthrough technique that he used to prevent hundreds of suicides during his psychiatric career.

    Dr. Goulston is passionate about sharing his wisdom and experience with others. He has delivered keynote speeches and workshops for leading organizations such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Coca-Cola, and Harvard Business School. He has also been featured in major media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, CNN, and Oprah.


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    00:00 - Introduction

    18:59 - Cracking the Communication Code

    32:37 - The Power of Understanding Your Mind

    49:02 - Sponsor: Nudge Podcast

    49:45 - Universal Lessons for High-Performing Individuals

    59:06 - Entrepreneurial Struggles: Anxiety and Depression

    1:22:21 - Unlocking Answers in Interviews

    2:02:27 - Connect with Dr. Mark Online

    2:06:56 - Advice for 20-Year-Old Self

    2:07:37 - Defining Success



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    2h 9m | Nov 25, 2023
  • Lessons - A Former CIA Agent's Insights on Business, Branding, and Decision | Mike Baker, Ex-CIA Agent

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    In this episode of "Success Story: Lessons," we sit down with Mike Baker, an American-British former CIA officer and current Chairman & CEO of Portman Square Group. We explore Mike's journey from an extensive 17-year career in counterterrorism, counternarcotics, and counterinsurgency operations to becoming a prominent figure in the media and private intelligence industry.


    Building a Personal Brand: Mike discusses how his background in national security and counterterrorism, combined with strategic media appearances, helped him establish a strong personal brand. He explains the role of media in providing visibility and marketing opportunities for his startup.


    Making Strategic Decisions: Learn how Mike's experience in the CIA influenced his approach to decision-making in business, emphasizing the importance of acting quickly with imperfect information.


    Understanding Risk in Business: Mike provides insights into navigating risks in entrepreneurship, drawing parallels to risk assessment in intelligence operations.


    The Principle of 'Get Off the X': Explore how the concept of 'Get Off the X', a strategy used in ambush scenarios, applies to business and startup environments, focusing on the need for swift action in crisis situations.


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    8m | Nov 24, 2023
  • Marisol Nichols - Anti-Trafficking Activist, Actress & Podcast Host | The Dark Truths of Human Trafficking

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    ➡️ About The Guest

    Marisol Nichols is a renowned American actress known for her roles in TV series like "24" and "Riverdale." In addition to her acting career, Nichols is committed to philanthropy and activism. Inspired by her own life-changing experience of sexual assault at age eleven, she founded the non-profit "Foundation for a Slavery Free World" to combat sex trafficking. Actively involved with law enforcement, she collaborates with organizations like Operation Underground Railroad to address child exploitation.


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    ➡️ Talking Points

    00:00 - Introduction

    01:19 - Marisol Nichols’ Origin Story

    06:16 - Changes in Human Trafficking Over Time

    07:37 - Digital Age Challenges in Combating Trafficking

    09:47 - PornHub's Role in Trafficking Crimes

    11:17 - Unmasking Human Traffickers

    16:20 - Regret and Accountability

    18:52 - The ‘Why’ Behind Marisol's Undercover Initiatives

    23:58 - Preparing for Undercover Operations

    28:56 - Sponsor: Nudge Podcast

    29:39 - Marisol's Courageous Role Play

    32:23 - Global Challenges in the Fight Against Trafficking

    38:17 - Strategies in Trafficking Prevention

    41:37 - Insights on Female Traffickers

    44:41 - How to Stop Traffickers

    47:45 - Parental Guidance & Tips for Family Safety

    58:26 - Defining Success



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    1h 2m | Nov 24, 2023
  • Lessons - From Startup Success to Multiple Exits | Courtney Reum, Founder of M13

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    In this episode of "Success Story: Lessons," we explore the entrepreneurial odyssey of Courtney Reum, from his early days at Goldman Sachs to co-founding M13, a Los Angeles-based investment firm. Courtney delves into his experience of building and exiting his first company, highlighting the critical moments and strategies that led to its success.


    Insights on Market Fit and Growth: Courtney shares his perspective on identifying product-market fit, scaling a business, and the metrics that signal success.


    Journey to a Successful Exit: Gain insights into the strategic moves, from leveraging relationships to creating market momentum, that led to the successful exit of his alcohol company.


    M13's Vision and Strategy: Understand the inception of M13, co-founded with his brother Carter Reum in 2016, focusing on investing in start-up consumer product companies with a millennial appeal.


    Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Courtney imparts valuable advice for new entrepreneurs, drawing from his rich experience in venture capital and brand development.


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    9m | Nov 23, 2023
  • Chad Braverman - President & Chief Operating Officer at Doc Johnson | The Royal Family of S*x Toys

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    ➡️ About The Guest

    Chad Braverman is a dynamic second-generation leader, steering the company with an innovative vision and robust business acumen. Taking the reins of a legacy initiated by his father, Ron Braverman, who transformed a small rubber goods firm into the esteemed Doc Johnson in 1976, Chad has been instrumental in elevating the family business to new heights. Since joining in 2004, equipped with a business degree from the University of Miami, he has masterfully blended traditional business strategies with modern creativity, significantly contributing to Doc Johnson's impressive $135.8 million revenue as of 2021. 

    Braverman's leadership has not only solidified Doc Johnson's position as an industry pioneer in quality and innovation but also emphasized the importance of self-care and well-being through pleasure products. His dedication to pushing boundaries and fostering a culture of continuous improvement has ensured that Doc Johnson remains at the forefront of the industry, offering individuals products that enhance their daily lives and provide relaxation. Chad Braverman's role in Doc Johnson is a testament to the enduring impact of a family legacy skillfully adapted to meet the evolving needs of modern consumers.


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    ➡️ Talking Points

    00:00 - Introduction

    12:42 - Company Snapshot When Chad's Joined

    15:22 - Thriving on a Shoestring Budget

    17:48 - Adult Industry Branding Challenges

    24:28 - Navigating Retailer Relationships

    30:55 - Influencer Marketing Insights

    34:56 - Sex Toy Materials and Health

    36:59 - Sponsor: Nudge Podcast

    39:50 - Dealing with Industry Competitors

    44:28 - Reclaiming 13 Years of Brand Equity

    45:40 - Partnerships with Adult Performers

    51:51 - Exploring Chad's Product Lineup

    55:17 - Top Products in the Adult Industry

    57:40 - Societal Shifts: More Sexualization?

    1:06:30 - Future Trends in the Sex Toy Industry

    1:08:03 - Balancing Tech and Human Connection

    1:10:10 - Inheriting a Business Without Mistakes

    1:16:27 - Is School Useful or Overrated?

    1:19:38 - Advice to Chad's 20-Year-Old Self

    1:20:20 - Defining Success



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    1h 24m | Nov 21, 2023
  • Lessons - Unlocking Business Wisdom From Honeybees | Seth Godin, Author & Entrepreneur

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    In this episode of "Success Story: Lessons," we sit down with renowned author Seth Godin to explore the remarkable parallels between honeybees and human behavior, particularly in the context of leadership, community, and change.


    The Honeybee Metaphor: Seth Godin introduces honeybees as a powerful metaphor for human organization, highlighting the leaderless, collaborative nature of a beehive and likening it to the human brain's network of neurons.


    Intimate Beehive Dynamics: Delving into the intricacies of beehive life, Godin discusses the crucial role of the "council maidens" and the survival and rebirth strategies employed as winter ends, emphasizing collective decision-making and adaptability.


    The Song of Increase and Human Potential: Focusing on the "song of increase," Godin draws an analogy to human capacity for bold change and evolution, using the bees' collective decision to relocate and start anew as a metaphor for human courage and collective action.


    Challenging Conventional Industrialism: Seth critiques the industrial approach to life and work, advocating for a shift towards embracing change, creativity, and dynamic living, as opposed to the safety and repetition of traditional routines.


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    9m | Nov 19, 2023
  • Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg - Chancellor’s Professor at UNC Charlotte | The Science Behind 1:1’s

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    ➡️ About The Guest

    Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg is a Chancellor’s Professor at UNC Charlotte and a leading expert in Organizational Science, Management, and Psychology. He boasts a distinguished career with over 150 publications addressing topics from team effectiveness to leadership. As Editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology, he shapes scholarly discourse on the topic. Recognized with awards like the 2017 Humboldt Award and the 2022 Raymond A. Katzell Award, he is renowned for his impactful contributions and commitment to research that makes a difference.

    He is also the author of the bestselling book The Surprising Science of Meetings, which has been featured on various media outlets such as CBS This Morning, NPR, BBC, and Forbes, as well as his latest book Glad We Met: The Art and Science of 1:1 Meetings. Dr. Rogelberg is a sought-after speaker and consultant who has worked with many Fortune 100 companies and served on multiple advisory boards. He is also a passionate advocate for community engagement and animal welfare, and has been recognized as a Top 40 Change Maker by the Charlotte Business Journal. 


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    ➡️ Talking Points

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    07:08 - Corporate Culture: Accidental or Intentional?

    10:15 - Blueprint of Good Company Culture

    18:25 - Connections Over Transactions

    22:44 - Pursuing the Passion for Organizational Psychology

    27:16 - Evolution of Organizational Psychology

    31:17 - The Power of Data

    34:01 - Shopify's Bold Move: No More Meetings?

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    39:39 - Decoding 1:1's in Organizational Psychology

    47:22 - Crafting a Psychologically Safe Workplace

    1:01:05 - Benefits of the 1:1 Approach 

    1:03:11 - Mastering the Art of 1:1 Meetings

    1:11:43 - Relationship Parallels

    1:16:00 - Navigating the US Political Divide

    1:20:06 - Advice to the 20-Year-Old Self

    1:20:59 - Defining Success



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    1h 23m | Nov 19, 2023
  • Lessons - How to Secure Your Financial Future | Chris Pronger, NHL All-Star & Entrepreneur

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    In this episode of "Success Story: Lessons," we sit down with rChris Pronger, a renowned NHL All-Star, delves into the challenges athletes face in managing wealth and shaping their identity beyond their sports careers.


    The Financial Pitfalls for Athletes: Chris discusses the alarming statistic that 70% of Lotto winners, akin to sports stars receiving hefty paychecks, end up bankrupt within five years. This sets the stage for exploring the unique financial challenges faced by athletes.


    Identity Beyond the Sport: Pronger emphasizes the identity crisis many athletes face post-retirement. He talks about the tendency to be solely defined by their sports careers, leading to challenges in transitioning to life beyond professional sports.


    Investment Mistakes and Learning Curves: Sharing personal anecdotes, Chris reflects on his own investment mistakes and the learning curve involved. He stresses the importance of being cautious with investments and the need to focus on wealth preservation rather than high-risk ventures.


    Advice for Future Financial Stability: Offering guidance to fellow athletes and others in high-income brackets, Pronger advocates for smart, low-risk investments. He emphasizes the importance of understanding one's limits and not getting swayed by the lavish lifestyles of the ultra-rich.


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    10m | Nov 18, 2023
  • Dr. Emily Bashah - Clinical Psychologist & Founder of Bashah Psychological Services | The Psychology of Terrorism

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    ➡️ About The Guest

    Dr. Emily Basha is a renowned psychologist, author, and podcast co-host who specializes in clinical and forensic psychology. She has a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she provides cutting-edge psychotherapy, psychological evaluations, and expert testimony for various legal cases. She has worked on high-profile cases involving domestic terrorism, capital offenses, and first-degree murder, as well as immigration, civil, and family law matters. 

    She has testified in federal, state, and local courts, and has consulted for the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice. She is also a sought-after consultant and trainer for public, private, and government sectors, offering workshops on topics such as addictive ideologies, cultural competence, and trauma-informed care. Dr. Basha is the co-author of the best-selling book “Addictive Ideologies: How to Break Free from the Hysteria and Find Your Purpose”, and the co-host of the popular podcast “The Hysteria Report”, where she discusses current events, politics, and psychology from a critical and nuanced perspective.


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    ➡️ Talking Points

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    08:30 - Becoming the Target of Extreme Ideologies

    18:14 - Bringing People Back to Reality

    30:02 - Psychological Factors Behind Extremist Mentality

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    39:10 - How Does An Individual Become Anti-Fragile?

    51:03 - How to React to Hamas’ attack on Israel?

    1:03:06 - Comparing Extremism with Addiction

    1:09:11 - When Does Extremism Shift from Ideology to Action

    1:09:55 - How to Tackle Extremism?

    1:13:44 - Ending Notes from Emily Bashah

    1:15:41 - Defining Success



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    1h 21m | Nov 18, 2023
  • Lessons - The Influence of Women's Speech on Language Evolution | Valerie Fridland, Sociolinguist, and Author

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    In this episode of "Success Story: Lessons," we'll speak to Valerie Fridland, Professor at University of Nevada, Reno. We delve into the evolution of language, focusing on how historically suppressed women's voices have paradoxically set the precedent for future speech patterns in men.


    • The Influence of Women in Language Evolution: Valerie Fridland explores how women, often in the role of homemakers and primary caregivers, have historically led language changes. This phenomenon, termed "intimate diversification," demonstrates how children initially adopt speech features from their mothers, influencing language trends across generations.


    • Leapfrogging in Speech Patterns: Fridland discusses the concept of 'leapfrogging', where women are typically a generation ahead in adopting speech features. These changes are then passed down to their children, and eventually, men catch up, establishing new linguistic norms.


    • Gendered Speech Features: The conversation also touches on how certain speech features become gender-specific. Fridland explains how sociocultural factors influence these trends, leading to variations in speech adopted by men and women.


    • Sociocultural Dynamics in Language: The discussion further delves into how ethnic and cultural backgrounds shape speech patterns, particularly among young men, influenced by a desire for solidarity and group identity.


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    8m | Nov 16, 2023
  • Mike Mandell - Principal Attorney at Mandell Law | The #1 Lawyer on Social Media

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    ➡️ About The Guest

    Mike Mandell is a lawyer, social media influencer, and founder of Mandell Law, a firm that transforms the process of legal advocacy. He graduated from USC School of Communications in 2009 and Duke University School of Law in 2012, and has over 8 years of experience in various areas of law, including personal injury, criminal defense, sexual abuse, and entertainment law. He is passionate about redefining the justice system and empowering his clients with unprecedented choice, unparalleled expert access, and pioneering technology.

    Mike Mandell is also known as the #1 Lawyer on TikTok, where he has amassed over 7 million followers by sharing legal advice and tips in an entertaining and informative way. He also has a strong presence on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, where he posts videos, podcasts, and testimonials about his work and life. He is on a mission to connect with a younger, internet-savvy audience and educate them about their legal rights and options.


    ➡️ Show Links

    https://www.instagram.com/lawbymike/ 

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    ➡️ Talking Points

    00:00 - Introduction

    02:31 - A lawyer's transformation into a social media maverick

    07:25 - The debut of Mike's content

    10:54 - Topics that boost engagement

    14:31 - Modern marketing strategies for lawyers

    19:16 - Kickstarting content creation

    23:51 - The debate: long-form vs. short-form content

    29:22 - Strategies for monetizing content impactfully

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    33:34 - Decoding social media metrics

    38:14 - How to navigate public exposure

    45:20 - Building your presence online

    51:12 - Defining success



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    55m | Nov 14, 2023
  • Lessons - How To Unlock Your Inner Polymath (And Think Like Leonardo da Vinci)

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    In this Lessons episode we explore how to think like Leonardo da Vinci, a polymath who mastered the art of blending disciplines to unlock unprecedented creativity and innovation.


    Beyond Painting: Uncover how Leonardo's interests beyond painting, in areas like anatomy and engineering, led to revolutionary insights and inventions.


    The Polymath Approach: Discover the power of Leonardo’s approach in blending art, science, and engineering, challenging the notion of specialization.


    Cultivating Combinatorial Creativity: Learn how Leonardo's method of synthesizing knowledge across disciplines can inspire modern innovation.


    Embracing T-Shaped Thinking: Explore T-shaped thinking to navigate today's complex world, combining deep expertise with broad, interdisciplinary understanding.


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    22m | Nov 12, 2023
  • David Greenberg - Co-Founder of Greenberg Capital LLC | Growing the NYMEX from $800M to $12B

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    ➡️ About The Guest

    David Douglas Greenberg is a crisis management and business continuity expert who helps businesses, academic institutions, individual clients and non-profit organizations overcome unexpected challenges and recover from difficult situations. He has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, serving as an executive chair and board member of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), the world’s largest physical commodities exchange. He was part of the team that led the exchange to be the first to reopen after the 9/11 attacks.

    He played a key role in growing the NYMEX from a valuation of $800 million to $12 billion, and he was instrumental in its merger with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in 2008. He is a frequent media commentator on Bloomberg, Fox Business, CNBC and other outlets, and he is also involved in various philanthropic and educational initiatives. He is a board member of the Junior Achievement of South Florida, the United Negro College Fund of South Florida Leadership Council, the 9/11 Tribute Center and the Suffield Academy. He is also an advisor to the Florida Panthers.


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    ➡️ Talking Points

    00:00 - Introduction

    07:06 - Navigating a Career in Finance

    11:10 - Lessons From the Trading Room Floor

    12:29 - Most People Wouldn’t Cut it as Traders

    14:33 - The Reality of Reddit Traders and Online Trading Courses

    26:15 - Grit Matters

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    33:38 - Facing Setbacks

    49:16 - Losing Everyone in 9/11

    59:10 - How Experience Shapes Work

    1:02:56 - Balancing Work, Family, and Relationships

    1:10:05 - Defining Success



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    1h 14m | Nov 12, 2023
  • Lessons - The Human Side Of Innovation | Mauro Porcini , Chief Design Officer at Pepsi

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    In this episode of "Success Story: Lessons," we delve deep with Mauro Porcini, Pepsi's Chief Design Officer, exploring the intricate relationship between design, innovation, and human-centric thinking.


    The Human Side of Innovation: Mauro Porcini breaks down his concept from his book 'The Human Side of Innovation'. He discusses the importance of story and narrative in products, emphasizing that innovation isn't just about improving a product's functionality but also about connecting with the consumer on a human level.


    Design Beyond Aesthetics: Addressing a common misconception, Porcini explains that design transcends aesthetics and encompasses functionality. He elaborates on how design applies to various realms, from industrial and product design to digital interfaces and fashion.


    The Three Pillars of Design Thinking: Porcini introduces the pillars of design thinking - Desirability, Feasibility, and Viability. He emphasizes the balanced integration of human factors, technology, and business in successful product design.


    Challenges in the Corporate World: Reflecting on his journey, Porcini shares insights on the challenges designers face in corporations, where their roles are often confined, limiting their potential to influence innovation fully.


    Fulfilling Human Needs and Happiness: Porcini dives into how understanding and meeting human needs, as depicted in Maslow's hierarchy, is central to creating happiness and successful design outcomes.


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    8m | Nov 8, 2023
  • David Greene - Host of Bigger Pockets Podcast & Best Selling Author | Building Wealth Through Real Estate

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    ➡️ About The Guest

    David Greene is a former police officer turned real estate investor, agent, and author. He is the co-host of the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, one of the most popular and influential podcasts in the industry. He is also the author of four best-selling books published by BiggerPockets including his latest book, the Pillars of Wealth. David has been featured on CNN, Forbes, HGTV, and other media outlets as a leading expert on real estate investing, wealth building, and personal development.

    David owns and operates The David Greene Team, a top-producing real estate company in Keller Williams, The One Brokerage, a mortgage company, and Spartan League, a coaching program for real estate professionals. David is passionate about helping others achieve financial freedom through real estate and sharing his knowledge and experience with the BiggerPockets community.


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    ➡️ Talking Points

    00:00 - Introduction

    06:39 - Strategic Real Estate Kickstart

    11:37 - Mastering Money Respectfully

    17:24 - The Reality of Online Real Estate Courses

    26:25 - Navigating Red Flags in Real Estate

    31:23 - Sponsor: Nudge Podcast

    32:07 - Influencer Marketing Insights

    34:08 - Growing Your Wealth

    39:49 - Tackling Inflation and Interest

    47:34 - Tips for Real Estate Success

    52:13 - David's Real Estate Predictions

    56:24 - Takeaways from David’s Book

    1:04:34 - Defining Success with David Greene



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    1h 8m | Nov 8, 2023
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