Dr. Robert Cialdini: The Psychology Powering Influence and Persuasion

The Godfather of Influence Welcome to Remarkable People. Before I introduce this episode’s guest, I want to ask you a question: Do you have a growth mindset? My guest Bob Cialdini is a professor emeritus at Arizona State University. He influences almost every marketing, evangelism, and sales decision that I make. His book, [...]

Martha Stewart: Lessons from Martha on Perfection and Life

Martha Stewart created a personal brand long before anyone with a phone and Instagram account could do it. Everyone who uses social media for branding and promotion can learn from her. Martha is a household name and the original “influencer.” Photo credit: Photagonist.ca Welcome to Remarkable People. Martha Stewart is the original “influencer.” [...]

Wee Man: California Dreamer Ollies to Jackass Fame with Crazy Stunts

Jason Acuna, better known by his stage name, Wee Man [of Jackass fame], is a skateboarder, actor, tv personality, and stuntman. As you'll learn, he's far deeper than a funny guy in movies. Welcome to Remarkable People. I confess that I wasn't sure who Wee Man, aka Jason Acuna, was because I'm too [...]

Margaret Atwood: Mirth and Writing Magic with Canada’s Favorite Author

Have you ever wondered how Margaret Atwood writes books? In this episode of Remarkable People, she explains her tactics and techniques. She also spends quite a while geeking out about Macintosh. Margaret Atwood is the author of The Handmaid‘s Tale and its sequel, The Testaments, as well as more than fifty other books. [...]

Stephen Wolfram: Fascinating Interview with a Modern Day Genius

Stephen Wolfram shares remarkable lessons from his life and how he build the things he wanted to use.  Welcome to Remarkable People. Stephen Wolfram is “physicist” but that's like saying LeBron James is a “basketball player” and Sir Donald Bradman is a “cricketer.” Have you ever wondered what it's like to get a [...]

The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Look Back with Psychologist Dr. Phil Zimbardo

The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Look Back with Psychologist Dr. Phil Zimbardo Welcome to Remarkable People. Have you ever wondered why good people can do bad things? Maybe it’s not that we all have badness in us, but that circumstances and surroundings exert such pressure that resistance is futile. This week I interview [...]

Jane Goodall Talks About What Gives Her the Most Hope and More!

Jane Goodall shares remarkable lessons from her life abroad and talks about current issues such as climate change and her hope for the future. This week's question is: Question: What animal would you like to be in your next life? Use the #remarkablepeople hashtag to join the conversation! Where to subscribe: [...]

By |2019-12-17T16:06:22-08:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Podcast|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How to Prepare for the Next Wave of Entrepreneurship

Steve Case is the co-founder of America Online, the company that democratized online access. Steve is currently the chairman of the Revolution investment firm and also the Case Foundation. President Obama named him Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. Additionally, Steve has chaired Startup America and Startup Weekend, initiatives to promote entrepreneurship. In short, he’s a [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:08:38-07:00April 5th, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , |35 Comments

Test drive: Mercedes AMG GTS

My friends at Mercedes recently loaned me a Mercedes AMG to test drive, and I'd like to share my favorite pictures and thoughts with you. I hate to admit this, but I'm not sure I'm man enough for this car. It is a fantastic 503-horsepower engine (built by Sven Seyfried) with two seats strapped to the [...]

By |2015-08-07T07:45:40-07:00August 7th, 2015|Categories: Autos, Cool Stuff|47 Comments

Test drive: Sony A7R II

Sony brought approximately twenty journalists and reviewers to Portland to try the a7R II and RX-10. I only used the a7R II, mostly with the Sony FE 2.8 35 mm lens (real men use prime lenses). These are samples of my pictures. I'm not a "real" photographer so if you see anything that's sub-optimal, it's [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:08:42-07:00August 6th, 2015|Categories: Cool Stuff, Photography|0 Comments

Must Do: Intern Like a Rock Star

This is a reprint from Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill it in Your Career. Rock Social Media. By Aliza Licht. I’m publishing it because many students are about to begin their summer internships, and I want them to have the most valuable experience possible. […]

By |2016-10-24T14:08:51-07:00May 5th, 2015|Categories: Blogging|12 Comments

How to Launch (And Why Scaling Doesn’t Matter)

In the early days of starting up, the ability to scale is overrated. “Scale,” in case you haven’t heard the term, refers to the concept that there are processes in place that are fast, cheap, and repeatable because there will soon be millions of customers who generate billions of dollars of revenue. […]

By |2016-10-24T14:08:52-07:00May 4th, 2015|Categories: Books, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Sales|Tags: , |8 Comments

How to Pick Advisors

Once upon a time there were two engineering PhDs who were clueless about how to start a company. All they knew how to do was code. They were so desperate for money and adult supervision that when an experienced businessperson showed interest and offered to help raise money, they, in their own words, “followed him [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:08:54-07:00April 27th, 2015|Categories: Books, Entrepreneurship|Tags: , |7 Comments