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119: Dr. James Bradley(Part 2), Climate Complexity, Covid-19, Creativity and Serendipity

James Bradley was born in Glasgow, brought up in England by a surgeon father and research science mother. In a supportive home environment, he grew and developed his interest in Geo-biology. With a curiosity for outdoors and travel, and an explorer gene, his adventurous and inspiring geography teacher encouraged him to pursue an education in …

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115: Clear Health Costs Founder On Disrupting Healthcare With Technology and Countercultural Curiosity

Clear Health Costs Founder Jeanne Pinder dives deep into what led her to create her journalism meets healthcare start-up. She explains its genesis from winning a “SharkTank” like pitch to inform people about healthcare costs by combining crowdsourcing and data. Working in partnership with local and national media Clear Health Costs brings cost transparency to the …

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113: The Future of Humanity and Learning From Covid-19 – Caroline Chubb Calderon

Guest Overview  Futurist and humanist Caroline Chubb Calderon thinks a lot about what it will mean to be human in the age of intelligent machines, genomic and robotics, and why we must reimagine the future of humanity. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, her perspective is vital if we are to understand the future role …

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112: Chef Robert Marchetti On The Power of Vulnerability, Empathy and Integrity

Guest overview Chef Robert Marchetti is an Australian born celebrity chef and now New York based restaurateur and co-founder of Gran Tivoli and Peppi’s Cellar.  As founder and CEO of Marchettico, his hospitality lifestyle company,  he delivers creative solutions that include Interior Design, Architectural, Food & Beverage, Concept Creation and Design. Listen to Part One …

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107: Evolution of Education & Impact of Covid19 – Maria Dantos Part 2

Guest Overview The evolution of education is Maria Dantos’s mission. She was born to a gregarious Greek immigrant father and ‘Mayflower compact’ mother. She grew up in her family-run haunted hotel in Vermont, with safety and freedom to play and explore her imagination. Immersed in abundant love she developed a world view of social justice …

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097: Rodney Durso – Life’s Twisting Journey To Social Purpose: Part One

Guest Overview Rodney Durso is founder of Artbridge, a New York a non-profit that empowers emerging artists to transform New York’s ubiquitous construction scaffolding into large scale art exhibits In part one of this two-parter, we cover growing up in Long Island to a creative and artistic mother and a father who came from the …

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094: Weekly Digest No 17 – Singularity University Covid19 Summit Reflections

Hi everyone We are late with this week’s digest but it’s been a week of rapid changes as we witness the accelerated spread of the Covid19 virus. Today in New York the reported infections reached over 5000. So as we all start to inhabit the virtual world, I attended the Singularity University’s Covid19 virtual summit. …

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093: The Dance Between Love and Power – Lorna Davis – Part 2

Guest Overview B Corp evangelist Lorna Davis is a transformational thinker, leader, and visionary for why and how organizations can combine social, and environmental priorities with their financial imperatives to deliver improved business performance. As a highly respected coach, international speaker Lorna also serves on a number of boards to help them embrace meaning and …

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088: Weekly Digest – Farms, Ideas, Future Fatigue and Femininity

Podcast we loved  Real Famous with Scott Trattner This conversation with Scott Trattner dates to last year but has a wealth of insights into the creative mind behind some of the most iconic ads from Apple to more recently Facebook. Scott spent years working at the Media Arts Labs for Apple, eventually becoming their ECD. …

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083: Ryan Watson – Building Community and Social Fabric Through Urban Farming

Guest Overview Serendipity brought Ryan Watson and Henry Sweets together, unified by their vision of the power of urban farming to improve the health of local communities, they spent seven years nurturing and building North Brooklyn Farm, on the banks of the East River in Brooklyn, nestled under the Williamsburg Bridge. This extraordinary Oasis, a …

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EP: 079 – CIA, Inconspicuous Consumption, Technology, Video Inspiration, and Existence

First the Podcast, we loved.  Tatiana Schlossberg On Design Matters  Debbie Millman is probably the most accomplished podcast host. In this recent episode, Debbie interviews Tatiana Schlossberg, journalist, author of Inconspicuous Consumption Tatiana is also the daughter of Caroline Kennedy, and a granddaughter of John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president. As a reporter for The New …

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076: CIA Rebel On Power, Curiosity, Empathy and Trump – Carmen Medina -Part 2

Guest Overview  Former CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence, Carmen Medina is a veteran of the Intelligence Community, she is also the author of Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within. Puerto Rican born, to a fun-loving father and an achievement-driven mother, Carmen excelled through an itinerant childhood to lead school debating teams. …

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070: From Neo-Nazi to Peacemaker – Arno Michaelis: Part Two

Guest Overview  First of all thanks Stephen Hecht for the recommendation. Arno Michaelis inspirational leader for peace was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin. He grew up in a caring loving family but the combination of being told he could achieve anything while witnessing his artistic mother’s suffering from dealing with her husband’s alcoholism drove him to bullying and …

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From Anger and Hate to Kindness and Compassion – Arno Michaelis: Part One

Guest Overview  Arno Michaelis was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin, grew up in a caring loving family but the combination of being told he could achieve anything while witnessing his artistic mother’s suffering from dealing with her husband’s alcoholism drove him to bullying and vandalism at school; to by age seventeen, becoming deeply involved in the white power …

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068: Big Questions of Creativity: Part 2 With Michael Hanchett Hanson

Big questions were asked of Michael Hanchett Hanson – author and founder and director of the Masters Concentration in Creativity and Cognition program at Columbia University around the theoretical aspects of creativity when we met for Part Two. In part two of the interview, we focused on creativity in practice. Michael explains why constraints are …

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067: Weekly Digest – Storytelling, Polymaths, Internet Killers and Living Packaging Free.

This Week’s Guest – Hunter Johansson   Hunter Johansson, twin brother of actress Scarlett was born and raised in New York to an American Mother and Danish Architect Father, and a community activist grandmother. Hunter is on a mission to save lives through renewable energy and is in Puerto Rico as we send this dealing with …

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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 can all benefit from this. …

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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 – author and founder and director …

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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 non-profit organization that empowers people …

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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 commitment to excellence in education …

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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 interest in politics led him …

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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 University and a J.D. from …

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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 a J.D. from Columbia Law …

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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 Studio 54 and one of …

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Mental Wellness

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 those that had experienced mental …

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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 ‘serendipity’ was invented on 28 …

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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 and rebellious early years, the …

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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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022: The White Knight Of Content Publishing – Mads Holmen

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

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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009: Living An Intentional Life – Ryder Carroll

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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007: The Psychotherapists Perspective On Our Challenging Times – Dr. Courtney Rennicke

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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