Blog Category: Creativity

Ep. 223: Scott Steindorff – Addicted to Life

The cocaine made his throat close. “I was about to die”. He wanted to be an actor. He wanted to be creative. He had dreams. And working real-estate for his father wasn’t…

The cocaine made his throat close. “I was about to die”. He wanted to be an actor. He wanted to be creative. He had dreams. And working real-estate for his father wasn’t one of them. “I didn’t want to come down,” he said. “Why’d you do it?” “I really wasn’t happy with myself,” he said. […]

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Ep. 219: Jessica Banks – Dare of The Day

She said, I am an introvert but had to develop tricks to fake being an extrovert because of where I worked. I said, Do you think everyone in LA is an extrovert?…

She said, I am an introvert but had to develop tricks to fake being an extrovert because of where I worked. I said, Do you think everyone in LA is an extrovert? She said, I don’t know. Maybe they are all faking. We were at a party. I had been sleeping but a friend called […]

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Ep. 218: Debbie Millman – Identity and Impact

Ben (of Ben & Jerry’s) was in the room. He needed a logo. Debbie Millman just started her agency. She was competing against the best ad agencies in New York City. She…

Ben (of Ben & Jerry’s) was in the room. He needed a logo. Debbie Millman just started her agency. She was competing against the best ad agencies in New York City. She lost. So she moved on to Burger King. “Why do you think you lost?” “We didn’t have insurance,” Debbie said. “We didn’t have […]

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Ep. 214: Cass Sunstein – The World According to Star Wars

I want to be a Jedi Knight. The idea of surrendering to some “force” greater than oneself. The idea of being in touch with some essence that can bring out my full…

I want to be a Jedi Knight. The idea of surrendering to some “force” greater than oneself. The idea of being in touch with some essence that can bring out my full potential in way that I could never possibly understand. When Cass Sunstein, genius economist (author of “Nudge“, 40 other books, does Nobel-prize level […]

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Ep. 213: AJ Jacobs – Podcasting, Then and NOW

My first podcast is 24 minutes long. It’s just me. No guest. The topic: “Why College Is a Waste of Time.” Then I did one about my book “Choose Yourself.” One week…

My first podcast is 24 minutes long. It’s just me. No guest. The topic: “Why College Is a Waste of Time.” Then I did one about my book “Choose Yourself.” One week later, I got 30 minutes with Robert Greene. Then an hour with Tucker Max, an hour with Gary Vaynerchuk, and an hour with […]

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Ep. 212: Anna Koppelman – How to Find Your World… Where You Belong

Anna Koppelman is an angel. She’s the angel I wish I had looking over me  back when I was being bullied. When I was a kid, it was “Lord of The Flies”…

Anna Koppelman is an angel. She’s the angel I wish I had looking over me  back when I was being bullied. When I was a kid, it was “Lord of The Flies” on the playground. Nobody cared at all. Kids would kill each other at recess and whoever survived went back to class. But it’s […]

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Ep. 207: Chris Smith – How Jon Stewart Redefined Late Night and Became a Hero of Comedy

“We all lived through it. But one of the fun or interesting realizations I came to in reporting the book was… Can we curse on your podcast?” “Yeah. Anything goes.” “… Is just…

“We all lived through it. But one of the fun or interesting realizations I came to in reporting the book was… Can we curse on your podcast?” “Yeah. Anything goes.” “… Is just how much shit happened in the world between 1999 and 2015.” Chris Smith is the author of The New York Times bestseller, “The […]

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