Dr. Jane Goodall

This episode of remarkable people is particularly remarkable because it was unplanned. On April 14th, 2021, I did a Fireside Chat with Dr. Jane Goodall on a social audio platform. It turned out so well that we decided to make it into a podcast. Jane and I were both on phones as [...]

Paul Theroux

This episode’s remarkable guest is Paul Theroux--whose name I mispronounce throughout the interview.  He is one of the best-known travel writers in the world. The Great Railway Bazaar, a book about his epic railway trip from the UK to Japan and back, is considered a classic in travel writing.  You’ve probably also heard of [...]

Nikhil Kamath

I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is Remarkable People. Today’s guest is Nikhil Kamath, the co-founder of India’s largest stock brokerage, Zerodha. For what it’s worth, he’s in his early thirties and a billionaire based on his stake in the company.  His “made for movies” story is that he dropped out of high school to [...]

Brandi Chastain

Today's remarkable guest is Brandi Chastain. She represents the highest level of achievement in sports. Her accomplishments are truly remarkable. Brandi won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics for women's soccer and World Cup championships in 1991 and 1999. She was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame and the Bay Area [...]

Dr. Sheila Nazarian

Dr. Sheila Nazarian is a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California currently transforming lives on Netflix's Skin Decision. She was born in America and then returned to Iran with her family. When the Iranian Revolution occurred, she was smuggled out in a vegetable truck through Pakistan. She attended Columbia University in New York [...]

Melissa Bernstein

If you are a parent, you may have given your kids a toy from her company. This week's remarkable person is Melissa Bernstein, she is the Melissa in Melissa and Doug. So you’d naturally think that this is the story of how she started a remarkably successful toy company, and you’d be wrong. If [...]

Suzy Batiz

Suzy Batiz is the founder of Poo~Pourri. Perhaps you’ve heard of it -- it’s the spray before you go toilet spray. Her company is famous for its innovative and hilarious viral videos like “Girls Don't Poop.” It is, literally, a crappy business. That said, it has 44,000 ratings on Amazon that average 4.5 stars. [...]

Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Luvvie Ajayi Jones is an author, speaker, podcaster, and Nigerian wild woman. She moved from Nigeria to America at the age of nine. She graduated from the University of Illinois, where she started as a pre-med but gave that up when she got a D in Chemistry. Her first book was a New York [...]

Colin Bryar

How did Amazon become one of the most successful companies of all time? This week’s guest on my Remarkable People podcast is going to share his experience from the inside of the innovation of Amazon. Colin Bryar has a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Engineering from Cornell. He worked at Amazon for approximately [...]

Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth is a professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Founder and CEO of Character Lab. Duckworth has BA in neurobiology from Harvard, a master's in neuroscience from the University of Oxford in neuroscience, and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. [...]

Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas

This episode’s remarkable guests are the dynamic duo of Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas. They both teach at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. The subjects that they cover in this bastion of boring business are happiness, meaning, and humor. Jennifer has a BA degree in psychology from UC Berkley and a Ph.D. in marketing [...]

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 [...]

Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron is the author of The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Guide to Higher Creativity. Over five million copies of the book have been sold. That’s about 4.8 million copies more than any single book of mine. The 25th Anniversary version of the book has over 3,000 ratings that average out to five stars. [...]

The Psychology of Vaccination

This is a special episode of Remarkable People that involves not one but nine remarkable people talking about the COVID-19 vaccine. They are experts in the fields of such as psychology, history, decision sciences, and human behavior. They agreed to participate in this special project in order to help combat the corona virus. [...]

Amy Errett

This episode’s remarkable person is Amy Errett. She is the founder of Madison Reed, which she started approximately eight years ago. She's been a mover and a shaker at two venture capital funds: True Ventures and Maveron. Maveron is the venture capital firm of Howard Schultz. You know him from Starbucks. She's also been [...]

Emma Issacs

This episode’s remarkable person is Emma Isaacs. She is the CEO of a women’s networking community that started in Australia and is growing across the rest of the world. Emma Isaacs didn’t draw up a life plan. Emma doesn’t believe in work/life balance, and she’s never had a five-year plan -- instead, she dives [...]

Mike Sinyard

Mike Sinyard is the founder and chairman of Specialized Bicycle Components. Sinyard was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1988. His StumpJumper mountain bike was added to the Smithsonian Museum in 1994. The history of Specialized begins in the summer of 1973 when Mike sold his VW van for $1,500 and [...]

Shellye Archambeau

This episode’s guest may be Wharton’s second most famous graduate. Her name is Shellye Archambeau. She is a power house. A woman with a plan. She is unapologetically ambitious. She worked for IBM while in college and then took a sales job there after graduating. She well-versed in leading tech companies because she was [...]

Dr. Anne Rimoin

Have you ever been to a party and you meet a doctor, so you ask about every ache and pain that you have? Or a lawyer, so you ask about prenuptial agreements and long-term capital gains? Or a social-media influencer, so how to optimize your Instagram posts, how many times you should tweet, and [...]

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