Last week I watched the Netflix Doc The Great Hack. It made me consider how our minds and decisions are increasingly being manipulated, not just with elections. I fear we are surrendering our curiosity, questioning and decision making capacity to machines that increasingly learn how to understand us, affect us and direct us. This made
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 those that had experienced mental
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 ‘serendipity’ was invented on 28
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 perspectives on some of the
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.
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 and rebellious early years, the
A changemaker inside NBC, the instigator of Hulu, a driver of innovation and the first female vice chair of GE, best selling author of Imagine It Forward, is this week’s guest, Beth Comstock.
Ben Miller is harnessing the latent power of football, from players to brands to create a strategic and systematic impact to improve lives.
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 and early home life on
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, we discuss the impact of
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.
Building innovative thinking and educational outreach for one of the world’s largest football clubs and brands, is this week’s guest, Head of Education & Innovation at Chelsea Foundation, Matt Mead.
Guest Overview Mads Holmen – an entrepreneur at school and university, an innovator in digital branded content, founder and CEO of Bibblio and an attention economy thought-leader is this weeks’ guest. In this episode, Danish-born, London based Mads discusses his parents’ contribution, and the impact of the Italian educational philosophy Reggio Emilia on his
New York-born, Hollywood stylist, creator of the first expert management agency, a trend spotter and teacher, and co-founder of moms’ charity YourMomCares.org, is this week’s guest, the irrepressible and inspirational Sharon Feldstein. Leaving her beloved NYC, aged 20, Sharon earned an early break as a costume designer on 70’s hit TV sitcom, TAXI. Never looking
Guest Overview An expert in the economics of the data on the dark web, an advisor on cyber-crime and security and respected specialist on geopolitical risk, trends and their impact on business and society, welcome to this week’s guest, Munish Walther Puri. Born in California to Physician parents, we discuss the impact of Munish’s upbringing
At 91 years old Lucia is still a Professor at Pratt, passing on her wisdom, teaching design thinking to a new generation of talent, and in doing so re-calibrating our perception of age.
In Part 2 – we ask Josh some fundamental but important questions; Cardio vs strength training; Sleep, Exercise, and Nutrition- which order? Meat, vegetables or insects? Breakfast or fast? Cold showers, why? Alcohol – good or bad? Chocolate and chips? Hydrogen peroxide! Ozone ….explain?
In this short bonus episode, Josh answers some questions we didn’t ask in last weeks interview. Who’s surprised him and who’s made him reevaluate himself and the differences when training celebrities with time and money and the normal everyday clients he also trains.
Please enjoy this short bonus episode. Part Two of Josh Holland and his health insights and nutrition advice drops later this week.
A black belt in Karate by age 12, a nationally certified, accomplished celebrity trainer in his 20’s, and a holistic fitness expert in exercise science, biomechanics, and nutrition by 30, just some of the accomplishments of this week’s guest Joshua Holland.
This week’s guest is Kenyatta Johnson. Following the murder of his cousin in 1998, he formed Peace Not Guns, a not for profit he formed to end and prevent gun violence through education and programs created to give children an alternative to the streets.
LA born, Merritt’s upbringing equipped her with the curiosity, problem-solving skills, and the unconventional mindset to defy conventions that dictate the impossibility of being world class in Ballet and Quantum Physics at the same time
In this episode we discuss the procrastination in all its guises, the great procrastinators from history and the challenge of balancing one’s curiosity and desire for productivity, in our digitally and socially distracted world. And a whole lot more.
This week’s guest is author, consultant, speaker, mentor and curiosity charged connector, Nicole Yershon.
Since starting her career in advertising at aged nineteen, Nicole has been
forging the path of change, driving digital disruption inside traditional ad agencies and beyond.
Three-time Foreign Correspondent of the Year nominee (the UK equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize), a dozen major International Prizes for Reporting including four Amnesty International Awards for Outstanding Human Rights Journalism, awards that are a testament to the talent and tenacity of Scottish born journalist Dan McDougall
On this show, we discuss the influence of Corey’s family and upbringing, when and how his desire to entertain and his creative drive emerged, his commitment to living a life of service, the impact of serendipity, his view of luck and probability and his philosophy of life. And a whole lot more.
Today’s guest is Ryder Carroll, the creator of The Bullet Journal® method, and author of the recent Bullet Journal book about the art of intentional living. In this episode we discuss his serendipitous journey to the Bullet Journal, the method, the practice and the underlying why of Bullet Journaling.
Dave Birss is one of the most interesting creative thinkers on idea development and innovation. We discuss his views on creativity and why organizations must change the way they embrace creative thinking.
With three books to his name, his latest book- How to Get to Great Ideas offers a methodology called Right Thinking, a creative thinking framework, tools and resources to help organizations direct their mental and creative efforts more effectively.
n this episode, we discuss how Courtney’s early upbringing influenced her decision to follow a path in psychotherapy. We discuss her first=hand experience of the psychological effects of the current political and social climate, what we can learn from other countries more balanced representation of race and gender, the neurological impact of neglect or abuse, and the necessity for human connection.
Guest Overview On this week’s episode, we interview Gordon Young – co-founder of The Drum, Europe’s largest and most awarded marketing website and magazine. Since launching his first print publication as a schoolboy in Glasgow, Scotland, Gordon’s impossible creative journey has taken on a path of increasing media influence, scale and reach. Driven by
Natalie Bridgeman Fields is driven by the desire to see a different world and is working hard to change it. A fierce advocate and pioneer in international human rights, environmental law and founder of Accountability Counsel. AC has worked with nearly 40 communities around the world, providing direct legal support as well as working to address the systemic problems that perpetuate harmful projects through policy, advocacy, and research.
This weeks guest is Michael Ventura – Founder of NYC Brand Strategy and Design Practice, Sub Rosa, author of the new book Applied Empathy and alternative medicine healer.
At age 10 Michael Ventura told his parents he wanted to be an ideas man.
Arguably that was the moment that defined his course and set him on his impossible journey to change brands, organizations, and some day, even society.
In 2007 Ale founded She Says …a global community focused on engagement, education, and advancement for women in the creative fields. From 7 people in a room in London to 45 countries, Ale’s journey is far from over…In this conversation, we cover Ale’s impossible journey from growing up in the Amazon rainforest to being Executive Creative Director in NYC.
Colby Gains…Emmy Nominated producer and Founder TV production company, Back Roads Entertainment discusses serendipity.
– The importance of ‘luck’ and the thought process when creating a ‘hit show’
– The importance of curiosity and asking questions in creating hits.
– The disposable nature of social media – instantaneous edible and forgettable and transactional people don’t want to invest in the conversation
How he developed his love of storytelling and comedy, how he learned his craft by just making stuff, developing a gut instinct for what works. The importance
From running a corner, being shot 11 times, and serving time; Tyrique (Rique) Glasgow’s world is now about creating possibilities for the kids of the very same street. His world revolved around the corner of Taney and Tasker Streets, in South Philadelphia. Described as a world he’d been willing to die for, willing to kill for and gone to war for; Rique has now transformed this corner to a world of hope and opportunity. Running the Young Chances Foundation for the kids of this South Philly community, this is Rique’s story.
This is a podcast where we explore the stories and experiences of everyday people living extraordinary lives. Our aim is to tell their inspiring stories, understand how serendipity played its part in their life’s journey and maybe re-evaluate how we all view serendipity in our lives. And in doing so we hope to appeal to