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048: WeCyclers – The Nigerian Entrepreneurs Transforming Trash Into Cash

048: WeCyclers – The Nigerian Entrepreneurs Transforming Trash Into Cash
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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
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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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038: Age Defying Studio 54 Impresario – Carmen D’Alessio

038: Age Defying Studio 54 Impresario – Carmen D’Alessio
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Guest Overview Born to Peruvian father, and Chilean mother, but grew up to become a legend of New York nightlife, impresario co-founder of Studio 54, and to this day not only continues to reinvent herself but also entertainment experiences, is this week’s guest Carmen D’Alessio.   We recorded this interview in Carmen’s apartment back in July …

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Reclaiming Our Humanity With Caroline Chubb Calderon

Reclaiming Our Humanity With Caroline Chubb Calderon
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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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Ethics, AI & Our Collective Happiness With John C Havens

Ethics, AI & Our Collective Happiness With John C Havens
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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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Elina-Teboul

Agitating For Happiness – Elina Teboul – Part 2

Agitating For Happiness – Elina Teboul – Part 2
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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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Elina Teboul – Cultivating The Happiness Habit

Elina Teboul – Cultivating The Happiness Habit

 
 
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Guest Overview 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 School, Elina became …

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Reflections On Time

Reflections On Time
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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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Reflections On Education

Reflections On Education
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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

Reflections on Serendipity

Reflecting on Serendipity

Reflecting on Serendipity
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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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It’s A Wrap – Season One

It’s A Wrap – Season One
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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
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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
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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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026: The Social Impact Storyteller: Mark Woods

026: The Social Impact Storyteller: Mark Woods
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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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025: The Art of Self Discovery : Shantell Martin

025: The Art of Self Discovery : Shantell Martin
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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 …

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Navdip Dhariwal

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

024: How to Confront Race, Gender and Cultural Bias with Navdip Dhariwal
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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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022: The White Knight Of Content Publishing – Mads Holmen

022: The White Knight Of Content Publishing – Mads Holmen
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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 …

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Munish Walther Puri

020: Perspectives On The Dark Web, Data and Cybersecurity with Munish Walther Puri.

020: Perspectives On The Dark Web, Data and Cybersecurity with Munish Walther Puri.
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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 …

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Merritt Moore For TIN

014: The Woman Redefining Possible Through Ballet and Physics- Dr. Merritt Moore

014: The Woman Redefining Possible Through Ballet and Physics- Dr. Merritt Moore
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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

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013: Procrastination. A Curious Story of Creative Delay – Andrew Santella

013: Procrastination. A Curious Story of Creative Delay – Andrew Santella
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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.

Nicole Yershon

012: Rough Diamond To Transformational Gem – Nicole Yershon

012: Rough Diamond To Transformational Gem – Nicole Yershon
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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.

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010: To Pod, To Serve – Corey Cambridge

010: To Pod, To Serve – Corey Cambridge
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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.

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009: Living An Intentional Life – Ryder Carroll

009: Living An Intentional Life – Ryder Carroll
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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.

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008: How to Get to Great Ideas = Dave Birss

008: How to Get to Great Ideas = Dave Birss
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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.

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006: The Publisher With A Purpose – Gordon Young

006: The Publisher With A Purpose – Gordon Young
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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 …

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005: Empowering the Powerless and Changing The World From The Bottom-Up – Natalie Bridgeman Fields

005: Empowering the Powerless and Changing The World From The Bottom-Up – Natalie Bridgeman Fields
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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.

004: Problem Solving With Empathy – Michael Ventura

004: Problem Solving With Empathy – Michael Ventura
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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.

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003: From Power Over to Power with – Alessandra Lariu

003: From Power Over to Power with – Alessandra Lariu
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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.

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002: Taking The Backroads – Colby Gaines

002: Taking The Backroads – Colby Gaines
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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

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001:Running a Corner to Changing Lives – Tyrique Glasgow

001:Running a Corner to Changing Lives – Tyrique Glasgow
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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.

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About The Impossible Network

About The Impossible Network
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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 …

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