Welcome to Work and Life with Stew Friedman, international speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning professor at The Wharton School who founded its Work/Life Integration Project and the Total Leadership approach.
On this podcast Stew talks with experts about how to cultivate harmony between work and the rest of your life -- your family, community, and private self (mind, body, and spirit). These conversations were broadcast on the Work and Life show on SiriusXM 111, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School, which airs on Tuesdays at 7 PM Eastern.
Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive psychologist who studies the messy minds of creative people. He is Scientific Director of the Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center and professor of Positive Psychology at The University of Pennsylvania. At Penn he teaches...[Click for more, including Show Notes and Links]
Emma Seppälä is author of The Happiness Track and Science Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. She is also Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a Lecturer at Yale College, where she teaches The Psychology of Happiness...[Click for more, including Show Notes and Links]
Julie Foudy, currently an ESPN analyst and proud mother of two, is one of the most accomplished soccer players in the world. She competed in four World Cups, three Olympics, and is former Captain of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. In 2007, Julie was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Her leadership extends beyond the soccer field...[Click for more, including Show Notes and Links]
Dave Asprey is founder and CEO of Bulletproof, a company known for its famous coffee, whose mission is to improve client performance through cutting-edge nutrition. He founded Bulletproof after spending years and over $250,000 to hack his own biology. He lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, used techniques to upgrade his brain...[Click for more, including Show Notes and Links]
Tom Tierney is former CEO of Bain & Company and co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit management consulting firm that assists other nonprofits. He is chairman of the board at Ebay and serves on the The Hoover Institution’s board and on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors. On top of all that, Tom is a successful writer...[Click for more, including Show Notes and Links]
Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University. His award-winning work has helped Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals in many industries, such as tech and healthcare. Scott holds a PhD in...[Click for more, including Show Notes and Links]
Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. But he’s not at all that nerdy, even though he earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009. Newport writes about the impact of digital technology has on the world of work. His 2016 book, Deep Work, argues that focus is the new...[Click for more, including Show Notes and Links]
Emily Esfahani Smith is author of “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters.” She writes about psychology, culture, and relationships, in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, and other publications. Esfahani Smith has researched the essence of what brings meaning into our lives in our lives. Her viral article “There’s More to Life Than Being Happy,” published in The Atlantic in 2013, drew the important distinction between...[Click for more, including Show Notes and Links]
Sam Polk is a former hedge fund trader left Wall Street to found two organizations that help bring healthy food to poor communities in Los Angeles: Everytable and Groceryships. He graduated from Columbia University in 2002 with a BA in English, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Sam started his career on Wall Street as a trader but...[Click for more, including Show Notes and Links]
Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter is the President and CEO of New America, a think tank and civic enterprise dedicated to renewing America in the Digital Age. From 2009–2011 she served as director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position... [Click for more, including Show Notes and Links]
In this episode, Stew talked with Sarah Kagan, professor of Gerontological Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She is helping to destigmatize aging in our society by... [Click for more, including Show Notes and Links]
Julie Smolyansky is CEO and President of LifeWay Foods. She took on the role of CEO at age 27 and since then has boosted annual revenues to over $130 million (as of 2015) with a combination of innovative product development and marketing strategies. Julie has also...[Click for more, including Show Notes and Links]
David Burkus is a bestselling author, successful podcaster, and professor at Oral Roberts University who challenges traditional ways of conducting business. David’s previous book was The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas. His most recent is...[Click for more, including Show Notes and Links]