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Great interviews with extraordinary people. This is the archive of all our past episodes. Here you will find the audio podcast as well as the full transcript of the episode.

Peter Thornhill

Peter Thornhill – Fear is based on ignorance; don’t be frightened, be smart

September 21, 2021

Peter Thornhill speaks to us about: why you “Don’t stay in jobs you don’t like”, why you should “Rent your lifestyle" and how to “Make money your slave” along with...

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David Chalke

David Chalke – Become your own disruptor

September 14, 2021

David Chalke is one of Australia’s leading Social Analysts. He speaks with us about R E S P E C T, why we should "Build a shed" and why it's...

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Dilip Jeste

Dilip Jeste – Anyone and Everyone Can Become WISER

September 7, 2021

Dr. Dilip V. Jeste is the author of 'Wiser: the scientific roots of wisdom' and speaks to us about how "If you think you’re WISE, you aren’t" and tells us...

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Wisdom

Special Episode – What is Wisdom?

August 31, 2021

In this special episode the four of us, Jeffery Wang, Siebe Van Der Zee, Dr. Duff Watkins, and Robert Hossary discuss the deep topic of wisdom. We ask the question...

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Niki-Luijsterburg

Niki Luijsterburg – Leaders are storytellers

August 24, 2021

LT COL Joost ‘Niki’ Luijsterburg speaks to us this week about how the best "leaders are story tellers", how there are "only two intrinsic motivators - Love or Fear" ,...

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Dr Floyd Ormsbee

Floyd Ormsbee – Never let them see you sweat

August 17, 2021

Dr Floyd Ormsbee shares some valuable lessons with us in this episode. Why you should "never let them see you sweat". That you can "disagree but learn from each other"...

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Andrew Bacevich

Andrew Bacevich – Never feel sorry for the people in charge

August 10, 2021

In this episode, Andrew Bacevich shares with us why "Ambition causes blindness", why you should "Never feel sorry for the people in charge" and describes the "Greatest sin of all"....

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Allan PArker

Allan Parker – Agreement is always available

August 3, 2021

Allan Parker explains why "you hear more when you're honest", how "Words produce predictable outcomes" and eight other gems of wisdom. Hosted by Duff Watkins

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Vikas Tiku

Vikas Tiku – Career highlights don’t get on your tombstone

July 27, 2021

Vikas Tiku explains why you should "listen more than you speak", why once you've made a decision you shouldn't second guess" and that "your career highlights will never make it...

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Jim_Longley

Jim Longley – Life is not fair, but don’t just ‘suck it up’

July 20, 2021

Jim Longley tells us how to use "The ten-year rule", how "Life is not fair, but don’t just ‘suck it up’" and why "A life of service is the only...

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Peter Thornhill

Peter Thornhill – Fear is based on ignorance; don’t be frightened, be smart

September 21, 2021

Peter Thornhill speaks to us about: why you “Don’t stay in jobs you don’t like”, why you should “Rent your lifestyle" and how to “Make money your slave” along with...

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David Chalke

David Chalke – Become your own disruptor

September 14, 2021

David Chalke is one of Australia’s leading Social Analysts. He speaks with us about R E S P E C T, why we should "Build a shed" and why it's...

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Dilip Jeste

Dilip Jeste – Anyone and Everyone Can Become WISER

September 7, 2021

Dr. Dilip V. Jeste is the author of 'Wiser: the scientific roots of wisdom' and speaks to us about how "If you think you’re WISE, you aren’t" and tells us...

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