Listening - Maria Gotsch 012
Released October 216, 2017

Maria Gotsch is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership Fund for New York City which is the investment arm of that organization. Maria has spearheaded the creation and operation of a number of the Fund’s strategic initiatives, including FinTech Innovation Lab, New York Digital Health Accelerator and NYCSeed which is seed financing for IT/digital media companies. She has compiled her thoughts over the years on how good founders listen to their customers, employees and investors. She and I trade thoughts and experiences as well as some of the highlights of the best practices in research about how to be a good listener. The points Maria makes are well thought out and concise.

Leadership - Richard Clark 013
Released October 30, 2017

Richard Clarke (@ghsrm) is the former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism for the United States. These days he is a best-selling author as well as the Chairman of Good Harbor Consulting and Good Harbour International, two strategic planning and corporate risk management firms. We touch on the principals of leadership that are contained in a number of the books he has written. 

Measurement - Doug Hubbard 014
Released November 12, 2017

Douglas Hubbard (@hdr_frm) wrote a book entitled ‘How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business’. He is also the founder of Hubbard Decision Research (HDR) a consultancy that applies quantitative analysis methods to the most difficult measurements and challenging decisions in business. He has worked with all kinds of companies and even some countries.

Humaness - George Anders 015
Released November 27, 2017

George Anders is a business journalist and author. He has worked as an editor or staff writer at The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Bloomberg View. He has written five books including the New York Times bestseller, Perfect Enough. His most recent book is called You Can Do Anything – The Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Education. We talk about how artificial intelligence might impact the future of work.

Mindset - Subir Chowdhury 016
Released December 10, 2017

Subir Chowdhury (@subirchowdhury) is chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group, leaders in strategic initiatives, quality consulting, and training. Subir has worked with many organizations, large and small, across diverse industries including manufacturing, healthcare, food, government, and nonprofit. He’s helped hundreds of companies save billions of dollars. Subir is the author of fifteen books, including international bestsellers such as The Ice Cream Maker and The Power of Six Sigma. His most recent book is called The Difference: When Good Enough Isn’t Enough.

Timing - Daniel Pink 017
Released January 10, 2018

Daniel Pink (@DanielPink) is the author of six provocative books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 37 languages. He was host and co-executive producer of the 2014–2015 National Geographic Channel social science TV series Crowd Control. 

Charisma - Olivia Fox Cabane 018
Released January 29, 2018

Olivia Fox Cabane is a sought-after speaker and the author of The Charisma Myth and of The Net And The Butterfly.  She talks with me about charisma. We discuss the different types of charisma, how to develop charisma, and how to avoid the things that can sometimes get in the way. We look at the psychological underpinnings in alternatingly serious and funny ways.

Deduction - Maria Konnikova 019
Released February 11, 2018

Maria Konnikova (@mkonnikova) is the author of two New York Times best-sellers, The Confidence Game and also Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. She is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, where she writes a regular column with a focus on psychology and culture and is the host of the long form storytelling podcast from Panoply, called The Grift. 

Resilience - Andrew Zolli 020
Released February 25, 2018

Andrew Zolli (@andrew_zolli) is currently Vice President for Global Initiatives at Planet Inc. where he oversees the global humanitarian, social and ecological "Impact" initiatives. He is also Chair of the Garrison Institute an organization that explores the intersection of contemplative practice, scientific & creative inquiry, and systems change and are dedicated to uncovering the wisdom, tools, and practices that are urgently needed for life to flourish. He serves as an advisor to Cure Violence and One Concern. He is the author of Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back which explores why some people, communities, systems, and organizations are able to persist, recover or even thrive amid disruption. 

Emotional Agility - Dr. Susan David 021
Released March 12, 2018

Dr. Susan David (@SusanDavid_PhD) is an award-winning Psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, the co-founder, and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital and the CEO of Evidence-Based Psychology. She and I talk about her work on emotional agility, which is how to best react to a situation to maximize the outcome. She talks about how this works for individuals and teams from a startup founder perspective.