Entrepreneurs

Ep 126. Shawn Askinosie: Meaningful Work

Ep 126. Shawn Askinosie: Meaningful Work

Shawn Askinosie is CEO and Founder of Askinosie Chocolate as well as author of Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul. Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch, award-winning chocolate factory sourcing 100% of their beans directly from farmers in regions all over the world and sharing the profits with them. Its mission is to serve farmers, their neighborhoods, their customers, and each other by leaving the world a better place than they found it. The company has been named by Forbes as “One of the 25 Best Small Companies in America” and Shawn was also named by O, The Oprah Magazine, as “One of 15 Guys Who Are Saving the World.” Stew and Shawn discuss Shawn’s remarkable personal journey from being a phenomenally successful criminal lawyer, who never lost a case…[Click for more]

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Ep 119. Kevin Kruse: Great Leaders Have No Rule

Ep 119. Kevin Kruse: Great Leaders Have No Rule

Kevin Kruse is the Founder and CEO of LEADx and a New York Times best selling author. His latest book is Great Leaders Have No Rules: Contrarian Leadership Principles to Transform Your Team and Business. Stew and Kevin talk about Kevin’s somewhat unorthodox views on leadership -- including a closed and not an open-door policy, the importance of picking favorites, and having “no rules” …[Click for more]

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Ep 86. Guy Spier: A Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment

Ep 86. Guy Spier: A Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment

Guy Spier is an investor based in Zurich and author of The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom and Enlightenment. Guy and Stew talk about finding the courage to be honest at work and in one’s life, the real story of failures and achievements... [Click here for more]

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Ep 85. Morra Aarons-Mele: Hermit Entrepreneur

Ep 85. Morra Aarons-Mele: Hermit Entrepreneur

Morra Aarons-Mele is founder of the award-winning social impact agency Women Online and The Mission List, a social change influencer database. She has worked on the online campaigns of Hillary Clinton, President Obama and the UN and many others. She and Stew discuss her book, Hiding in the Bathroom, the narrow view of success in our society…[click for more]

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Ep 83. Neil Blumenthal: Sacred Time

Ep 83. Neil Blumenthal: Sacred Time

Neil Blumenthal is co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, a lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear at a low price with a focus on being socially conscious. Fast Company named Warby Parker the most innovative company in the world. Stew and Neil have a wide-ranging talk about his time at Wharton, the importance of honest conversations to build trust, why continual learning by employees is essential to a thriving company, and the ways in which parenthood changes our relationship to time and work… [Click for more]

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Ep 80. Yuri Kruman: What Millennials Want

Ep 80. Yuri Kruman: What Millennials Want

Yuri Kruman is an experienced executive and management consultant for Fortune 500 companies. He has a book coming out soon -- What Millennials Really Want from Work and Life. Yuri and Stew talk about how the trajectory of careers has changed; the pros and cons of career switching; and the effects of mobility for individuals, families, organizations, and society…[Click for more]

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Ep 66. Jordan Bookey: Chief Mom at Zoobean

Ep 66. Jordan Bookey: Chief Mom at Zoobean

Jordan Lloyd Bookey is an alum of the Wharton MBA program, a former student of Stew’s, and Chief Mom and Co-Founder of Zoobean, a service that helps families discover children’s books and apps at home or their local library. She was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and won $250,000 from Mark Cuban, and she was named one of Wharton’s 40 Under 40.  Jordan talks with Stew about how she and her husband, her co-founder, work together at home and at work. Learn how millennial entrepreneurs manage work and family...[Click for more]

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Ep 56. Brett Hurt: Linking the World's Data for Good

Ep 56. Brett Hurt: Linking the World's Data for Good

Brett Hurt is the CEO and co-founder of data.world, his sixth startup, a Public Benefit Corporation and Certified B Corporation® focused on building the most meaningful, abundant, and collaborative data resource in the world. Brett also founded and led Bazaarvoice and Coremetrics and is on the Board of Conscious Capitalism. He and Stew talk about how to build a humane, compassionate workplace...[Click for more]

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Ep 51. Vik Bakhru: Own Your Health

Ep 51. Vik Bakhru: Own Your Health

Vikram Bakhru, M.D. is Chief Operating Officer at ConsejoSano, a multicultural technology platform dedicated to improving health outcomes in under served populations by improving their access and their engagement.  He has an MBA from Wharton and serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations including the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children.  To learn about changes in the healthcare industry and how you personally can gain control of your own health...[Click for more]

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Ep 42: Nancy Drozdow and Debbie Bing: The Family-Owned Business

Ep 42: Nancy Drozdow and Debbie Bing: The Family-Owned Business

Nancy Drozdow and Debbie Bing are two principals at CFAR; a private management consulting firm that focuses on both performance and relationships in family-owned businesses. Stew, Nancy, and Debbie talk about the special challenges and opportunities in family-owned business. For tips on having both a productive business and a meaningful family life...[Click here for more]

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Ep 34. Mick Batyske: DJ to the Stars, Dad to Myles

Ep 34. Mick Batyske: DJ to the Stars, Dad to Myles

Mick Batyske is one of the most in-demand DJs in the world, style influencer, tech investor, music curator, and brand consultant.  He collaborates with artists including Beyonce and Adele. And he’s a new dad. Stew and Mick talk about Mick’s first re-branding; transforming himself from a marching band nerd in high school to a turntable spinning DJ in college, and ultimately spinning at private parties for celebrities like Kayne West and Jay-Z...[Click here fore more]

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Ep 23. Erin Bagwell: Director of the Inspirational Film Dream, Girl

Ep 23. Erin Bagwell: Director of the Inspirational Film Dream, Girl

Erin Bagwell is founder of the Feminist Wednesday blog and producer of the film Dream, Girl which was screened at the White House, and named the # 1 feminist documentary by The Huffington Post. Erin was named one of Oprah's SuperSoul100. We discuss female entrepreneurs...[Click here for more]

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Ep 19. Sam Calagione: Founder of Dogfish Head Brewery

Ep 19. Sam Calagione: Founder of Dogfish Head Brewery

Sam Calagione is the Founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and author of Off Centered LeadershipFast Company named Sam one of The 100 Most Creative People in Business and The Wall Street Journal calls him “a pioneer of bizarre brews”. Stew and Sam discuss the unique culture he created at Dogfish emphasizing non-conformity, collaboration, and creativity...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]

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Ep 10. Dave Asprey: Becoming Bulletproof

Ep 10. Dave Asprey: Becoming Bulletproof

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 Show Notes, Links, more]

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Ep 5. Sam Polk: For The Love of Money

Ep 5. Sam Polk: For The Love of Money

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 Show Notes, Links, more]

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