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065: Hunter Johansson – The Social Activist Twin to Scarlett

Guest Overview Hunter Johansson founder of Solar Responders was born and raised in New York to an American Mother and Danish Architect Father, a community activist grandmother, he is twin brother to Scarlet Johansson, and he’s on a mission to save lives through his renewable energy NGO Solar Responders, is this

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063: 2019 Compilation – Part Two

In this second series of clips, we share more of our guest’s reflections. Partner at Pentagram, Emily Oberman Episode 53, discussed the importance of cultivating a distinctive character. Enjoy her answer. When we met Michael Ventura, Founder of Sub Rosa, Episode 4, he explained his model for Applied Empathy – we

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062: 2019 Compilation – Part One

Over the last twelve months, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing some extraordinary people and have been inspired by their passion, insights, and wisdom. The following audio clips are just a short selection of our guest’s reflections. We asked John C Haven’s Episode 40 to reflect on the societal changes

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061: Weekly Digest – Leadership, Environment, Feminism & Redemption

This Week’s Guest  Michael Hanchett Hanson – deconstructing creativity What is creativity – It’s a big question. I’ve worked in the creative industries all my life, yet I’ve never considered creativity to from a psychological and developmental perspective until I sat down with this weeks guest Michael Hanchett Hanson –

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060: What Is Creativity Michael Hanchett Hanson

Guest Overview What is creativity – It’s a big question. I’ve worked in the creative industries all my life, yet I’ve never considered creativity to from a psychological and developmental perspective until I sat down with this weeks guest Michael Hanchett Hanson – author and founder and director of the Masters Concentration

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059: Weekly Round-Up

This Week’s Guest  Stephen Hecht, the 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

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058: A Million Peacemakers and Nonflict With Stephen Hecht

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

057 – Recommendations For The Week

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

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056: Where Jazz Music Meets Math With Marcus G Miller

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

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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

John C Havens

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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