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What is the meaning of life? This is probably one of the greatest existential questions ever and not a few sages and crazy souls have gone through unthinkable lengths to find the answer. John Strelecky found his after going through a backpacking journey around the world. Sitting down for 21 days in an absolute state of inspiration, John typed his way into what would become the history-making, The Café on the Edge of the World,
TTL 788 | Online Education
A lot of professors contend that online education will never be as good as face-to-face learning, but Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor” merely chuckles at that notion. Dr. Barbara Oakley maintains that a lot of the resistance from these professors is due to the fact that their online courses simply stink. They are so used to trapping students inside a classroom that they don’t know how to engage students effectively in a setting where they have
TTL 787 | Community Of SEVEN
Nobody would look at getting fired from a dream job at Fortune Magazine as a good thing, but for Lan Phan, it opened up an opportunity to do something that makes a much bigger impact on the world. An award-winning marketing leader with over 20 years of experience, Lan was recruited into Fortune’s executive team in late 2019 but was let loose six months later in the middle of the pandemic. Rather than hunker down
TTL 786 | Visual Communication
Exceeding the expectations of your customers and even your own will always lead to success. And that’s where the art of over-delivering comes in. Dr. Diane Hamilton is joined by Kathy Ireland, the CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide, to talk about focusing all of your energy on achieving the best possible results. Kathy shares her success story that started with just a single pair of socks, which eventually grew into a huge
TTL 785 | Franchise Business
Adaptation and change are a natural part of our culture and our being. Everywhere you look, the competition, consumer, and technology are changing. As a result, businesses have to create new plans and strategies to change along with them, one of them being a franchise business. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton on today’s podcast is Robert Rosenberg, who served as the Chief Executive Officer of Dunkin’ Donuts from 1963 until 1998. Robert relays the story of how
TTL 784 | Behavioral Neuroscience
Why do people behave the way they do? The answer can be found in the brain. When you understand the brain, you can understand people, not just what they do but why they do it. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton today to share her expertise on the matters of the brain is Friederike Fabritius, a keynote speaker, award-winning author, and neuroscientist trained at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. It’s easy to become frustrated by people
TTL 783 | Human Capital Analytics
The human capital is often 50% or more of an organization’s operating expense. Being the biggest part of an organization’s expense, it is actually the part that is the most leverageable. As such, the smallest improvements in your human capital return will generate a big impact on bottom-line performance. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton is Dr. Solange Charas, a recognized expert in the area of human capital analytics. Together, they dive into Dr. Charas’ analytics platform
TTL 782 | Technology For Social Impact
You’ve never seen a business plan without a competitive analysis. It’s ridiculous to think that somebody would run out and start a company without surveying the landscape. That is why it’s fascinating that the whole world of social entrepreneurship or nonprofits lack in this area. Dr. Diane Hamilton’s guest on today’s podcast is Darian Rodriguez Heyman, a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and an expert in the area of nonprofits. Darian shares how nonprofits can use
TTL 781 | Liberating Masculinity
Breaking the stigma of traditional masculinity is an aspiring yet challenging endeavor. But by liberating masculinity from the current status quo, men can actually unlock what may be their full potential. Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down with writer and speaker Ed Frauenheim to talk about how men can do more by setting aside their dominating nature and start embracing emotions and vulnerability. By doing so, men can work alongside others in a much uplifting and rewarding
TTL 780 | Cultural Change
It is often said that something not broken should not be fixed, though that does not always apply to business strategies. If entrepreneurs keep their tactics unchanged for a long time, it will eventually become stale, and that’s where a beginner’s mindset comes into play. Dr. Diane Hamilton is joined by Heidi Spirgi, the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Cornerstone, in discussing how every business setting must always embrace change by thinking like a