Persuasion - Jason Harris 053
Released April 5, 2021
Jason Harris is the Co-Founder & CEO of Mekanism a premier creative agency in New York City. Customers he has landed include Alaska Airlines, Ben & Jerry’s, OkCupid, HBO, MillerCoors, Peloton, and The United Nations. He is the Co-Founder of the Creative Alliance, which is a force for good. And… he is the author of The Soulful Art of Persuasion a great take on what he has learned about influence and how to develop it over time.
Toughmindedness - Joshua Medcalf 054
Released April 19, 2021
Joshua Medcalf is a multi-faceted, thoughtful, self-aware guy. One of the more remarkable things about him is he dropped out of his Master’s program at Duke University, skipped scholarships to law school, and moved across the country into a homeless shelter to serve people. He’s written many books, including the fable 'Chop Wood, Carry Water.' He’s started businesses. He’s lectured. He’s worked with high-profile collegiate sports programs. He has spent a great deal of time helping to develop mental toughness in those he has worked with and for. He and I dive deep into the topic.
Inner Voice - Ethan Kross 055
Released May 16, 2021
Dr. Ethan Kross is one of the world's leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor at the University of Michigan and the Ross School of Business, he is the director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory. He has participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, and NPR's Morning Edition. His pioneering research has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Science. He completed his BA at the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD at Columbia University.
Chatter, The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It, is Dr. Kross’ first book. He and I talk about our inner voice.
Adversity - John Tierney 056
Released June 6, 2021
John Tierney has written a number of books and he is also a journalist who writes for The New York Times and The City Journal. The first time he came on the podcast it was to discuss willpower because he, along with psychologist Roy Baumeister, wrote a book called ‘Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength’. He again collaborated with Dr. Baumeister. This time they have written a book called, “The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It.” He and I investigate how to meet adversity and how to overcome it.