The Secrets, Tactics, and Creative Processes of High Performers and Achievers — Debbie Millman

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“No amount of money, no amount of security is ever going to give you the sense that this is the right time.” – Debbie Millman This is round two for Debbie Millman, whose first interview on this show quickly became one of the most downloaded episodes of all time (listen to it here). Graphic Design […]

Best Investments, Bad Advice to Avoid, and Other Life Lessons

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“The world always makes sense; we just don’t understand it.” -Adam Robinson This episode sets a new record with five guests — each considered among the best in their field. It features Adam Robinson (@IAmAdamRobinson), Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman), Neil Strauss (@neilstrauss), Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky), and Veronica Belmont (@Veronica). This roundtable conversation discusses best investments, favorite failures, and bad advice […]

When to Quit – Lessons from World-Class Entrepreneurs, Investors, Authors, and More

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“Remember: it’s not a failure until you accept defeat.” -Debbie Millman I’m very excited to share this episode. It’s our first “roundtable” approach to discussing a single topic. This came about when I asked 5-Bullet Friday subscribers (sign up here if you’re interested) to send me questions, and one that stuck out was: Where’s the […]

Managing Procrastination, Predicting the Future, and Finding Happiness – Tim Urban

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“I always thought the future would be intense, but now I think the future is going fully fucking crazy!” – Tim Urban Tim Urban (@waitbutwhy) is the author of the blog Wait But Why and has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. According to Fast Company, Tim has “captured a level of reader engagement that even […]

Terry Crews — How to Have, Do, and Be All You Want

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“Vulnerability is not weakness.” – Terry Crews Terry Crews (@terrycrews) is an actor and former NFL player (Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, and Philadelphia Eagles). His wide-ranging credits include the original viral Old Spice commercials, television series such as The Newsroom, Arrested Development, and Everybody Hates Chris, and films including White Chicks, The Expendables franchise, Bridesmaids, and The […]

Calming Philosophies for Chaotic Times — Krista Tippett

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“Anger is often what pain looks like when it shows itself in public.” – Krista Tippett Krista Tippett (@KristaTippett) is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. She created and hosts the public radio program and podcast On Being and curates The Civil Conversations Project, an emergent approach to the differences of […]

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky — Exploring Creativity, Ignoring Critics, and Making Art

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“Procrastination is part of the process.” – Darren Aronofsky Darren Aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) is the founder and head of production company Protozoa Pictures. He is the acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker behind both cult classics and blockbusters, including Pi (which earned him a Best Director award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival), Requiem For a Dream, The […]