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Now displaying: August, 2022
Aug 31, 2022

The hottest days of August are behind us as we gather to reflect on a tough market and look forward to better days. Whether you were with us at FoolFest earlier in the week or just gather here every Wednesday to tune-in to the Rule Breaker Investing community, we're all in this together. Because if you want to be better with money, the best thing you can do is hang out with people who are good at money. That's you, Fools!

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Tyler Reber
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Aug 24, 2022

Candice Millard, the author of four New York Times bestselling books, is here this week to discuss her newest book River of the Gods. The story of the search for the elusive source of the Nile by 19th-century explorers, it gives rise to a wide-ranging discussion across many dynamics, modern & historic.

 

(1:54) Introduction to Candice Millard

(3:20) The Source of the Story

(5:20) Importance of the source of the Nile 

(7:12) The Royal Geographic Society past and present

(9:55) A picture of Richard Francis Burton 

(13:25) Sidi Mubarak Bombay: the great unknown explorer

(17:45) Checking emotions and biases in historical writing 

(21:31) John Hanning Speke: Partner and Rival

(25:57) The hardships of exploration

(28:32) Bygone themes of the 19th century

(35:15) Candice Millard’s writing style and methods

(38:04) What is Candice reading now

(40:26) Candice’s tips for new writers

(47:21) Why these books and these stories? 

(48:40) What is the big takeaway from all four of these books

(50:05) Candice's next adventure…  

 

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Candice Millard
Producer: Heather Horton

Aug 17, 2022

President & CEO of Predictable Success Les McKeown is here to talk about his powerful definition of leadership and how it can lead to predictable success. 

(6:45) Do Lead & Do Series introduction 

(13:02) Definitions of leadership

(22:45) Heroic leadership in the media

(27:38) Les’ definition of leadership

(28:43) The four leadership styles

(38:24) Leadership Myths: (1) "You can only lead from the front," and (2) "Leadership is only revealed at times of crisis"

(48:50) Everyone CAN be a leader

(45:05) Effective goal-oriented leadership

(49:21) Enterprise commitment & organizational success

(54:10) Les’ two-minute description of successful leadership

(56:25) Importance of self-aware leadership

(1:04:10) Start small, start big

(1:14:03) Les’ book recommendations  

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Les McKeown
Producer: Heather Horton

Aug 10, 2022

Entrepreneur, author, and game designer Jesse Schell is here to talk about the art of design, the creation of experience, and the future of games.

(4:58) "What you pretend to be, you will become"
(10:21) Creating the experience
(12:35) Immersive play and iterating on the fly
(16:56) "A problem-solving activity approached with a playful attitude"
(22:44) Elements of game design: mechanics, story, aesthetics, and technology
(33:31) Naming and reinforcing a theme
(43:45) "People can steal your moves, but they can never steal your inspiration"
(51:15) The rule of the loop - iterate quickly to accelerate the power of evolution
(57:18) What the future holds: VR, meta, and games within games

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Jesse Schell
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Aug 3, 2022

It's August, which for this podcast means authors! There's a great lineup of interviews coming for the month, but we're kicking it off with a list of 5 recommendations and a few runners-up that will get you out on the beach.

(2:43) Runners-up: Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard, The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly, and Let's Talk About Death (Over Dinner) by Michael Hebb. 

(7:51) It's Not What You Sell, It's What You Stand For by Roy Spence. Are you looking to find the purpose of your organization? There's no better place to start.

(14:26) Selling The Invisible by Harry Beckwith. We are a service economy, and this precient work will guide you in the ways of modern marketing.

(21:30) Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman. A book of poetic prose that conjectures visions of the afterlife that make you think better of this life.

(27:30) Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome. Heading back to the 19th Century, and off on a comic adventure, this book is escapist in all the best ways.

(37:14) The Why of Work by David & Wendy Ulrich. Finding purpose and passion in the workplace will lead to a culture of abundance. Wins all around! 

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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