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053: Emily Oberman – Beautiful Weirdness As A Principle For Life In Design

Guest Overview  Emily Oberman – a partner at the international design firm, Pentagram, was born and raised in New York, to a graphic designer father and illustrator mother, discusses her prolific life in design and branding.  In part one of this two-part episode Emily recounts the impact of her upbringing

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049: Welcome to AWorld – There Is No Planet B With Alessandro Armillotta

Guest Overview Born in England and raised in Italy by a trend-spotting mother and entrepreneurial father, innovation infused his education, welcome this week’s guest, and founder of social impact and sustainability start-up AWorld  – Alex Armillotta.  In this episode, Alex discusses how his childhood prepared him, how his father coached

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048: WeCyclers – The Nigerian Entrepreneurs Transforming Trash Into Cash

Guest Overview  Born and raised in Nigeria to a family of five high achieving siblings, educated in the US, recipients of the prestigious King Baudouin African Development Prize for social entrepreneurship are this week’s guests, sister Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola and brother Wale Adebiyi of Wecyclers. We discuss how their parent’s

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047: Jeremy Heimans – Perspectives on New Power and Purpose

Guest Overview  Jeremy Heimans – a child activist,  a McKinsey strategist, founder of social movement agency Purpose, TED speaker, and co-author of NY Times bestseller New Power is this week’s guest  We start with Australian born Jeremy reflecting on how the combination of his immigrant parent’s backstory and his voracious

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046: Carmen D’Alessio – The Untold Story of Studio 54

Guest Overview In Part two of this interview with Carmen D’Alessio –  the New York nightlife legend, impresario and co-founder of what is often referred to as the greatest club of all time; Studio 54, we explore the untold story of the nightclub’s formation. Check Part One to hear her

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044: Age Defying Studio 54 Impresario – Carmen D’Alessio

Guest Overview Born to Peruvian father, and Chilean mother, but grew up to become impresario and co-founder of Studio 54, and a legend of New York nightlife. To this day she not only continues to reinvent herself but also entertainment experiences, welcome this week’s guest Carmen D’Alessio.   We recorded this

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042: Reclaiming Our Humanity With Caroline Chubb Calderon

Guest Overview  Swiss-born, raised in Italy to a German mother and American father, this child of the world that grew up speaking five languages, and who is now reimagining humanity in the age of intelligent machines, is this week’s guest Caroline Chubb Calderon. This interview is a two-parter. In Part-One

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0041: Ethics, AI & Our Collective Happiness With John C Havens

Guest Overview  Massachusetts born, a psychiatrist father and minister mother, drove his ambition to be a priest, but evolved to be an actor, musician, author and expert on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence is this week’s guest John C Havens. oh he’s also a wicked harmonica player – John is

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0040: The Vision, Passion and Faith of AI Expert John C Havens

Guest Overview  Massachusetts born, a psychiatrist father and minister mother, drove his ambition to be a priest, but evolved to be an actor, musician, author and expert on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence is this week’s guest John C Havens. oh he’s also a wicked harmonica player – John is

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039: Agitating For Happiness – Elina Teboul – Part 2

Guest Overview LightUp Lab Founder is the Russian born, New York raised, corporate lawyer, turned Facilitator, speaker and entrepreneur with a mission to empower people and organizations to flourish through science-backed behavioral solutions – welcome this week’s guest Elina Teboul. Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from New York

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038: Elina Teboul – Cultivating The Happiness Habit

Guest Overview Elina Teboul –  the Russian born, New York raised, corporate lawyer, turned Facilitator, Speaker and entrepreneur with a mission to empower people and organizations to flourish through science-backed behavioral solutions, is this week’s guest Elina Teboul. Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from New York University and

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037: The Artistic Passion, Perspective, and Persistence of Jose Freire

Guest Overview Jose Freire was born in Spain, raised in Newark, a rebel against his catholic education. He was a Punk rock band tour manager. He built his stellar career, life, and reputation in the art world. This week’s guest is internationally renowned gallerists and owner of New York’s Team

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036: Reflections On Time

Having heard the diverse stories from our season one guests, I’ve reflected on curiosity, mental health, and serendipity. However, in this final reflection, I want to focus on something that weaves through all three previous musings. Time; its value, it’s scarcity and power.   We recently interviewed Carmen D’Alessio, Impresario behind

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035: Reflections On Education

The science fiction novels, comic book, and movies of the past are full of technologies from the imaginations of writers that have since been transformed to science fact and reality by someone who believed, what most considered impossible, to be possible. I’m old enough to remember the phone-like device from Star Trek that only a few years later ended up in my hands branded Startac by Motorola

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033: Reflections On Mental Wellness

This week I want to reflect on mental wellness, technology, and sleep. During this first season we didn’t set out to explore mental wellness but it became apparent that in the arc of their stories that mental fortitude, resilience, and strength were crucial to the achievements of our guests, even

Reflections on Serendipity

032: Reflecting on Serendipity

I’m going to start these reflections on serendipity,  It’s the underlying theme of this series, a word that’s often used but as a concept somewhat misunderstood.   Let’s start with its origins.  The origins of words always make for fascinating reading.  But ‘serendipity’ has a particularly interesting origin story.  The word

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031: It’s A Wrap – Season One

Welcome to The Impossible Network. This is just a short episode to say we reached our 30th episode last week and with that event, we ended Season One of The Impossible Network.  Over the next 5 weeks until the next season starts we will be posting our reflections, questions, and

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030: Debbie Millman – When Life Design Meets Serendipity

One of the most influential voices in design, led the re-design of over 200 global brands, is Co-founder of the Masters in Branding program at New York’s School of Visual Arts and creator, author of six books, and host of one of the most popular and longest running podcasts, Design Matters, is this week’s guest Debbie Millman. 

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029: Anahita Moghaddam – Transcendence, Transformation and Finding Purpose

Guest Overview Born in Iran, raised in Germany, a social anthropologist, an executive coach, organizational trainer and international speaker, founder of contemplative science focused Neural Beings, and long term resident of New York is this week’s guest, Anahita Moghaddam. In this episode, Anahita tells the story of her troubled, anger-fueled

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026: The Social Impact Storyteller: Mark Woods

Guest Overview UK Journalist, bestselling author, social media content creator for Comic Relief and Sports Relief, and recent founder of social impact film company, Really Good Films is this week’s guest, Mark Woods   The youngest in a family of seven siblings, Mark recounts the impact of his family upbringing

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025: The Art of Self Discovery : Shantell Martin

Guest overview She graduated from St Martin’s in London, spent five years developing her unique freestyle artistic expression in Tokyo, before moving to New York to further her ambitious and expansive artistic exploration of identity and the self, welcome this weeks’ guest live visual artist Shantell Martin In this episode,

Navdip Dhariwal

024: How to Confront Race, Gender and Cultural Bias with Navdip Dhariwal

Navdip Dhariwal – A former BBC International Correspondent and Anchor, reporting from over 60 countries and hostile environments on some of the most significant stories of recent times, honored in the Asian Woman of Achievement Awards, Chief of Communications for the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and most recently founder of Content company Miran Media, is this week’s guest.

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