#30 - Douglas Vigliotti: Interview on The Gap (Part I)

#30 - Douglas Vigliotti: Interview on The Gap (Part I)

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, my brother Darron interviews me about my new book, The Gap: The Little Space Between What You Know and Don’t Know. This episode is the first of two from our conversation and you’ll get a foundational understanding of what the book is all about. In the part two, which will come out closer to the book’s release on June 11, 2019, we’ll dive deeper into specific concepts inside The Gap

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#29 - One Bad Habit You Can't Run From

#29 - One Bad Habit You Can't Run From

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I share an audio article titled, One Bad Habit You Can’t Run From. I want this episode to challenge you to get outside yourself and see the world from somebody else’s perspective. In the article, you’ll hear about two different phenomena that form a bad habit that affects almost everyone, almost all the time. My intention is to help you recognize this unconscious habit in your life, and I’ll offer up a small piece of advice to help you conquer it…

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#28 - Bob Roth: The Power of Transcendental Meditation

#28 - Bob Roth: The Power of Transcendental Meditation

In this episode of It’s Not What It Seems, I have a really important conversation with Bob Roth. Bob is the author of Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation. Bob is one of the most experienced and sought after meditation teachers in America. Over the past 45 years, Bob has taught Transcendental Meditation to many thousands of people. His book Strength in Stillness was a 2018 New York Times Bestseller…

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#26 - An Urge Worth Fighting

#26 - An Urge Worth Fighting

In this episode of It’s Not What It Seems, I’ll share an audio article titled, An Urge Worth Fighting. I wrote this article to help you think differently about competition. I talk about an urge that affects just about everyone, and how a new understanding of this urge might improve your life and wellbeing. It’s easy to miss the point that I’m trying to make about competition here. So I’ll be transparent and state it now. I don’t think competition is bad. I think being a blanket-advocate for competition is bad. So what I’m suggesting in this article is that you can’t treat competition equally across the board. I’ll share why in the article…

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#25 - Chip Conley: The Case for Rewiring Not Retiring

#25 - Chip Conley: The Case for Rewiring Not Retiring

In this episode of It’s Not What It Seems, I have a nice conversation with Chip Conley. Chip is the New York Times best selling author of five books, including Peak, Emotional Equations, and the one in discussion today, Wisdom At Work: The Making of a Modern Elder. He served as AirBnB’s head of global hospitality and strategy for four years, and today acts as the company’s strategic advisor for hospitality and leadership. Prior to that, he spent much of his time as a hospitality entrepreneur…

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#23 - Jay Acunzo: Why Context Matters More Than Anything

#23 - Jay Acunzo: Why Context Matters More Than Anything

In this episode of It’s Not What It Seems, I have an entertaining conversation with Jay Acunzo. Jay is the author of the brand new book, Break the Wheel: Question Best Practices, Hone Your Intuition, and Do Your Best Work. He’s served as a digital media strategist at Google and held multiple leadership positions at high-growth technology companies, including HubSpot. He spent three years as VP of Brand for the venture capital firm NextView before founding Unthinkable Media, which creates original series with B2B brands. He’s been named to Boston’s “50 on Fire” list and has been cited in the New York Times, The Washington Post, FastCompany, Fortune, Entrepreneur, and more. Jay currently writes the weekly newsletter “Damn the Best Practices,” hosts his narrative-style podcast Unthinkable, and travels the world as a keynote speaker…

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#22 - Walt Disney, Apple, and Nintendo Are All Liars

#22 - Walt Disney, Apple, and Nintendo Are All Liars

In this episode of the It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I’ll talk about the noisy environment our culture has come to accept. An environment that’s inundated with cheap, mass-produced, and fabricated content. An environment we’ve willingly created and participate in daily. Our biological desires and technological preferences have not made this easy on us. Now we’re not only ceasing to question the noise, but worse, we’re contributing it. So I’ll offer up a small piece of advice and hopefully provide a little direction. In the end, I’ll ask you to consider a key question. A question that might help you silence the noise.​..

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#20 - Seth Godin: This Isn't Marketing, It's So Much More

#20 - Seth Godin: This Isn't Marketing, It's So Much More

In this episode of the It’s Not What It seems podcast, you’re going to hear from the one and only, Seth Godin. Seth is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker, but most importantly, he’s a teacher. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, which now has over 7,000 blog posts, he has written 18 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, What To Do When It's Your Turn (And It's Always Your Turn), and most recently This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See…

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#19 - Joe Sweeney: On Improving Education and Making Better Decisions

#19 - Joe Sweeney: On Improving Education and Making Better Decisions

In this episode of the It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an educational conversation with Joe Sweeney. Joe is the Executive Director of How I Decide, the foundation dedicated to bringing decision skills and critical thinking to youth education. His favorite part of the work is finding new participants in the field of decision education for youth, connecting them with others, and supporting their collaborations. Prior to working with the team and partners at How I Decide, Joe was an independent school leader, software entrepreneur, and award winning teacher. He currently invests the balance of his professional time teaching research methods and mentoring doctoral students at the Strategic Leadership program at Jefferson University. Joe is a fellow of the Systems Wisdom Institute, a member of the American Psychological Association, and a member of the Society of Judgement and Decision Making…

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