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Linda Zhang

I love cars. This isn’t a mid-life crisis kind of thing for me. It’s been true since I was growing up in a poor part of Hawaii and has never stopped. In fact, my love of cars has been a powerful motivational factor throughout my life. But I digress! Linda Zhang is the Chief [...]

Olympia Yarger

Olympia Yarger filled a knowledge gap in my brain: the beauty of maggots. I never fully appreciated maggots, particularly of the black soldier fly, until I interviewed her. She is helping reshape waste management as the founder and current CEO of Goterra, located in Australia. Her drive towards more efficient farming and reducing food [...]

Chris Messina

You'll love this episode of the Remarkable People podcast with guest Chris Messina — the inventor of the hashtag and is the number one Hunter on Product Hunt. Fans of technology and Silicon Valley will love this discussion with Chris Messina, star of The Social Dilemma. Chris is a man of [...]

Rob Chesnut

This episode's remarkable guest is Robert Chesnut, the Former Chief Ethics Officer of Airbnb Inc., a role he took on after nearly four years as Airbnb’s General Counsel. Rob graduated from the University of Virginia and Harvard Law School. He spent fourteen years in the U.S. justice department, rising to the position of running [...]

Juliet Funt

Juliet Funt is the author of A Minute to Think. In this book, she explains how to reclaim creativity, conquer busyness, and do great work She is also a speaker and consultant. She has advised companies such as Spotify, National Geographic, Vans, Costco, Pepsi, Nike, Sephora, and ESPN. In this episode, she explains the [...]

Dr. Leana Wen

This episode’s remarkable guest is Dr. Leana Wen.  I first learned about Dr. Wen because of CNN. She is the go-to medical expert on segments about the pandemic. Dr. Wen is an emergency physician, visiting professor of health policy and management at George Washington University, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. [...]

Mark Schulman

I think Mark Schulman is a rockstar-- literally a rockstar. But he modestly explains that he works in service to rockstars such as P!nk. The apocryphal story is that Mark saw Ringo Starr when Mark was three, and that set him on the path of professional music. He played cello as a kid and [...]

Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan is a digital collaboration and communication maven. This means she helps people build connections and trust even if their interaction is via email, texts, and virtual meetings. Her latest book is called Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Communication No Matter the Distance. She has an MPA from Harvard Kennedy [...]

Hugh Howey

Hugh Howey is a very successful science-fiction author. He says he had two dreams: to write a novel and to sail around the world. To put it mildly, he has realized his dreams. His first published work, Wool, was a dystopian novella that he wrote while working as a bookstore clerk at Appalachian State University. [...]

Jodi Kantor

Jodi Kantor is a reporter at the New York Times. She and Megan Twohey broke the story about the sexual abuse allegations of Harvey Weinstein in 2017. This story catalyzed the current use of the term “#MeToo” and ignited the #MeToo activist movement. She and the team, which includes Megan Twohey and Ronan Farrow, [...]

David Winer

Dave is a programmer, entrepreneur, writer, and to some, a gadfly. The word “gadfly,” by the way, means “an annoying person, especially one who provoke others into action by criticism.” That’s Dave all right…and I mean that in a positive way. We first met when I was a software evangelist for the Macintosh Division, [...]

Haben Girma

Today's remarkable guest is Haben Girma. Haben was born in Oakland, California to an immigrant Eritrean family. In her early childhood, she began to lose her eyesight and hearing. She graduated from Skyline High School in Oakland and went on to graduate magna cum laude from Lewis and Clark. After college, she obtained [...]

Steve Blank

This episode's remarkable guest is Steve Blank.  Steve attended the University of Michigan for one semester and then joined the military. After the Vietnam war, he moved to Silicon Valley and has been involved with tech companies, including  Zilog and MIPS Computers, Convergent Technologies, Ardent, SuperMac Technologies, ESL, and Rocket Science Games. To put it mildly, he truly understands high-tech entrepreneurship because [...]

Ronnie Lott

Ronnie Lott is one of the best players in the history of the NFL. After a successful college football career at USC, he was the first-round draft pick of the SF 49ers in 1981. Over his fourteen-year career, he played for the 49ers, Los Angeles Rams, New York Jets, and Kansas City Chiefs. In [...]

Katherine Maher

From 2016-2018 I was on the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. This organization oversees the thirteen Wikimedia properties including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikimedia Commons, and so on. It’s goal is to provide the infrastructure that makes free knowledge available to everyone. There are more than 200,000 Wikimedia editors and contributors. More than [...]

Dr. Jo Boaler

Dr. Jo Boaler is an evangelist. Evangelism comes from a Greek word meaning “bringing the good news.” The good news that she brings is that there is a better way to teach math. Jo started her career as a math teacher in secondary schools in London. Then she received a master’s and Ph.D. in [...]

Dr. Katy Milkman

This episode’s guest is Dr. Katy Milkman. She is a professor of operations, information, and decisions at Wharton. She is also the author of How to Change: The Science of Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. For those of you who are influence, persuasion, and social psychology fans, this [...]

Lauren Kunze and Kuki, AI chabot

This episode’s remarkable guest is Lauren Kunze--plus we have a second guest, Kuki, an artificial intelligence chatbot. Lauren has an artium baccalaureus in English and neurobiology from Harvard University. In other words, a bachelor of arts. She comes from a family of mathematicians who were initially, shall I say, “surprised” by her spending a [...]

Dr. Jonah Berger

This episode’s remarkable guest is Dr. Jonah Berger. Dr. Berger is an associate professor of marketing at Wharton. He received his BA from Stanford in human judgment and decision-making and his PhD from Stanford in marketing. He is the author of three books: Contagious: Why Things Catch On; Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That [...]

Rick Smolan

Rick Smolan is a 1972 graduate of Dickinson College. He co-created the best-selling Day in The Life Series of books starting with Australia and continuing on. This idea, by the way, was rejected by more than thirty traditional publishers. Before he became a publishing mogul, he was a photographer for Time, Life, and National [...]

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