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057 – Recommendations For The Week

057 – Recommendations For The Week
The Impossible Network

 
 
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This Week’s Guest  If you missed last weeks‘ guest was Marcus G Miller. He was born and raised in Jersey, from a sax-playing accountant father and a schizophrenia suffering Mother, he graduated from Harvard University, became a hedge fund trader before becoming a professional jazz musician and mathematician. Marcus has since performed at the Obama

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058: A Million Peacemakers and Nonflict With Stephen Hecht

058: A Million Peacemakers and Nonflict With Stephen Hecht
The Impossible Network

 
 
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GUEST OVERVIEW Stephen Hecht co-founder of Million Peacemakers provides inspiration to anyone that doubts their ability to change the world for the better, at scale. Stephen is proof that good intentions, a little creativity, underpinned by clear goals can result in monumental impact, at any age.   Million Peacemakers is a non-profit organization that empowers people

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Math meets music

056: Where Jazz Music Meets Math With Marcus G Miller

056: Where Jazz Music Meets Math With Marcus G Miller
The Impossible Network

 
 
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Guest Overview Marcus G Miller the mind where music meets math. Born and raised in Jersey, from a sax-playing accountant father and a mother with schizophrenia, a Harvard graduate, a hedge fund trader turned professional jazz musician and mathematician is this week’s guest. In this episode, Marcus explains how he started playing the saxophone at

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

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

 
 
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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 based on the idea of

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The Impossible Network guest, celebrity photographer Roberto Rabanne

051: From Celebrity Photographer to Psychedelics to Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Pt2 Roberto Rabanne

051: From Celebrity Photographer to Psychedelics to Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Pt2 Roberto Rabanne
The Impossible Network

 
 
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Celebrity photographer Roberto Rabanne. Guest Overview Born in Panama, raised in Brooklyn from age 13, a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, a self-taught celebrity photographer who’s captured iconic images of music, art, and fashion for over 5 decades, is this week’s guest Roberto Rabanne. In part two we delve into Roberto Rabanne’ year in

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050: Roberto Rabanne – The Photographer of Icons Imagining a Better Future

050: Roberto Rabanne – The Photographer of Icons Imagining a Better Future
The Impossible Network

 
 
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Born in Panama, raised in Brooklyn from age 13, a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, a self-taught photographer who’s captured iconic images of music, art, and fashion for over 5 decades, is this week’s guest Roberto Rabanne.

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AWorld Founder Alessandro Armillotta

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

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

 
 
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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 him and his mother inspired

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048: WeCyclers – The Nigerian Entrepreneurs Transforming Trash Into Cash

048: WeCyclers – The Nigerian Entrepreneurs Transforming Trash Into Cash
The Impossible Network

 
 
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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 commitment to excellence in education

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047: Jeremy Heimans – Perspectives on New Power and Purpose

047: Jeremy Heimans – Perspectives on New Power and Purpose
The Impossible Network

 
 
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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 interest in politics led him

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Carmen-D'Alessio Studio 54

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

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

 
 
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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 backstory. We start the interview

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

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

 
 
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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 interview in Carmen’s apartment back

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042: Reclaiming Our Humanity With Caroline Chubb Calderon

042: Reclaiming Our Humanity With Caroline Chubb Calderon
The Impossible Network

 
 
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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 we explore Caroline’s nomadic upbringing,

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John C Havens

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

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

 
 
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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 currently the Executive Director of

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

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

 
 
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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 currently the Executive Director of

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039: Agitating For Happiness – Elina Teboul – Part 2

039: Agitating For Happiness – Elina Teboul – Part 2
The Impossible Network

 
 
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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 University and a J.D. from

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038: Elina Teboul – Cultivating The Happiness Habit

038: Elina Teboul – Cultivating The Happiness Habit
The Impossible Network

 
 
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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 a J.D. from Columbia Law

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

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

 
 
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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 Gallery, Jose Freire.  In the

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036: Reflections On Time

036: Reflections On Time
The Impossible Network

 
 
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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 Studio 54 and one of

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Evolution of Education

035: Reflections On Education

035: Reflections On Education
The Impossible Network

 
 
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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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Mental Wellness

033: Reflections On Mental Wellness

033: Reflections On Mental Wellness
The Impossible Network

 
 
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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

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Reflections on Serendipity

032: Reflecting on Serendipity

032: Reflecting on Serendipity
The Impossible Network

 
 
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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

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031: It’s A Wrap – Season One

031: It’s A Wrap – Season One
The Impossible Network

 
 
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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

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030: Debbie Millman – When Life Design Meets Serendipity

030: Debbie Millman – When Life Design Meets Serendipity
The Impossible Network

 
 
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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

029: Anahita Moghaddam – Transcendence, Transformation and Finding Purpose
The Impossible Network

 
 
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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

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Mark Woods Comic Relief

026: The Social Impact Storyteller: Mark Woods

026: The Social Impact Storyteller: Mark Woods
The Impossible Network

 
 
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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

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