Podcast Of The Week: Alex Morgan – Still Winning

If you haven’t been following the Men in Blazers spinoff, “The Women’s Game,” it’s an excellent podcast about… the women’s game (aka, women’s soccer).  American god Alex Morgan gives one of the best interviews yet. If you don’t follow the sport, she’s been at the top since 2011, and continues to be - at the … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Alex Morgan – Still Winning

How To Change Their Mind

“You can’t copy and paste your reasoning into another person. You have to hold space with the other person to engage in a reasoning process…” - David McCraney If you want somebody to see something from your perspective, don’t think you can just insert your logic into their head.  Instead, start with their perspective.  Ask … Continue reading How To Change Their Mind

Mark Cuban Says Don’t Follow Your Passion, Follow This Instead

Mark Cuban told Adam Grant he doesn’t believe in “following your passion.”  His beef with “passion” is he thinks people should follow their effort instead.  There’s a difference between the thing you care about and the thing you care to do.  I’m a longstanding fan of the Seth Godin idea about how a hobby is … Continue reading Mark Cuban Says Don’t Follow Your Passion, Follow This Instead

Mark Cuban On Why A Team Can Have One Knucklehead (But Not Two)

Mark Cuban says any team, group, or organization can afford to have one knucklehead.  That’s because one knucklehead will blend in, follow, and figure out how to not muck things up.  However, if you have two knuckleheads - then you have a problem.  Culture and chemistry are critical to success. A team can have one … Continue reading Mark Cuban On Why A Team Can Have One Knucklehead (But Not Two)

Podcast Of The Week: Impassioned Founders (New Favorite Podcast!)

I had seen David Senra referenced/retweeted/etc. a few times, but I didn’t think I needed another podcast about business founders.  Boy was I wrong.  Senra was on the Invest Like The Best podcast with Patrick O’Shaughnessy and let’s just say if you don't know him - start here.  All he does is read bios, make … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Impassioned Founders (New Favorite Podcast!)

Podcast Of The Week: Change Your Life, 2 Pages At A Time

Michael Bungay Stanier (one of my favorite coaches/writer on how to coach) has an excellent podcast for insights, book recommendations, and thoughtful discussions called, “2 Pages with MBS.”  He gets a guest and they read 2 pages out of book that helped shape their life and career.  How’s that for not your normal format?  If … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Change Your Life, 2 Pages At A Time

Podcast Of The Week: Will Storr On Status Games

Will Storr made an appearance on Making Sense with Sam Harris to discuss his book, The Status Game. I already riffed about this episode here, but I really do believe understanding status in interactions is one of the most critical elements in understanding any business. Any. Business. How they work with customers, why customers work … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Will Storr On Status Games

How To Use Status To Create (Or Destroy!) Value

First, as a rule, if you tell people “look how organized I am,” the universe will then throw a proverbial wrench into your gearbox and howl with a laughter only the cruelest of taskmasters can howl. Last night, after a marathon of calls and busyness, I was making dinner and remembering I still didn’t write … Continue reading How To Use Status To Create (Or Destroy!) Value

Podcast Of The Week: Matt Turner On Going From Internet Screw-Up To National Team Player

I already linked to this story earlier this week, but do give this American States United podcast a listen. What Matt Turner overcame by being a late starter to his sport, then a disgraced player, and now an international star - this is about hard work people. His story is truly inspired. I love this … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Matt Turner On Going From Internet Screw-Up To National Team Player