Episode #062: Rookie Smarts Author Liz Wiseman on Why Learning Beats Knowing

Liz WisemanLiz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world.

She is the President of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, Dubai Bank, Nike, PayPal, Salesforce.com and Twitter.

Liz is the author of several books including The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools and Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, a Wall Street Journal bestseller and the book featured in episode 30 of the podcast when Liz made her first appearance here.

She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review and a variety of other business and leadership journals.

A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development.

Liz’s new book is Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.

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Episode #061: Achieving Success by Living with Purpose with Jairek Robbins

Jairek RobbinsJairek Robbins is a decorated performance coach and lifestyle entrepreneur who has applied his innovative methods to living a life of adventure, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship.

At the age of twenty-three, he was awarded the Congressional Award Gold Medal from the United States Congress. By twenty-five, he gained international renown as the creator of a revolutionary approach to maximizing personal performance that accelerated organizational success for a wide range of businesses.

His personal journey has included circumnavigating the globe on a ship, helping build schools and houses in multiple countries, cage diving with great white sharks, encountering silverback gorillas in Rwanda, and working as a volunteer in underdeveloped regions.

His new book is called Live It! Achieve Success by Living with Purpose.

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Bonus Episode: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson [Audio Summary]

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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson is an American writer and biographer.

He was formerly the editor of TIME magazine as well as CEO and chairman of the CNN news network.

Isaacson has written best-selling biographies of Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, and is also the author of American Sketches (2003).

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Episode #060: How to Solve Unsolvable Problems with David Niven PhD

david niven phdDavid Niven, Ph.D., bestselling author of the 100 Simple Secrets series, is a psychologist and social scientist and has taught at Ohio State University and Florida Atlantic University.

David is known internationally for translating powerful research findings into practical advice anyone can apply to their daily lives. Published in more than two dozen languages, David’s books show that a more satisfying life can be had with small, sustainable changes in our actions and attitudes.

His latest book, due out November 4, 2014, is called It’s Not About the Shark: How to Solve Unsolvable Problems.

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Bonus Episode: Fascinate by Sally Hogshead [Audio Summary]

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Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation by Sally Hogshead

Sally Hogshead is one of the leading marketers and advertising writers in the United States and develops marketing strategies for leading companies such as Starbucks and Microsoft.

She graduated from Duke University and founded her own advertising agency when she was just 27 years old.

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