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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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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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The Impossible Network Weekly Digest No6

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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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 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

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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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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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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Time - The Impossible Network

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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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. 


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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Mads Holmen The Impossible Network

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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Munish Walther Puri

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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Joshua J Holland Celebrity Trainer

017: Bonus – Joshua Holland On Surprise, Re-evaluation And More

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.

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010: To Pod, To Serve – Corey Cambridge

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.


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.


008: How to Get to Great Ideas = Dave Birss

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.

Courtney Rennicke and Mark Fallows interview for podcast The Impossible Network

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.


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.

Alessandra Lariu interviewed at the Impossible Network

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.

Tyrique Glasgow Impossible Network

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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