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20 04, 2020

Episode 15: Lieutenant General Reynold Hoover

Lieutenant General Reynold Hoover spent 35 years in the United States military before retiring as the Deputy Commander in charge of the US Northern Command - the military command responsible for prote

Lieutenant General Reynold Hoover spent 35 years in the United States military before retiring as the Deputy Commander in charge of the US Northern Command - the military command responsible for protecting the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, The Bahamas, and the surrounding air, land and sea. General Hoover joins Adam to share his insights into how to excel in a high-pressure, high-stakes role and how anyone can become a better leader. General Hoover and Adam discuss the principles of effective leadership, lessons learned from General Hoover’s ascent in the Army and why a general doubled as the official U.S. Easter Bunny.

13 04, 2020

Episode 14: Hint Water Founder and CEO Kara Goldin

Kara Goldin, the founder and CEO of Hint Water, joins Adam to discuss her journey from executive assistant to corporate executive to successful entrepreneur. Kara shares her best tips on how to climb

Kara Goldin, the founder and CEO of Hint Water, joins Adam to discuss her journey from executive assistant to corporate executive to successful entrepreneur. Kara shares her best tips on how to climb the corporate ladder while working for a large company and her advice on how to start, build and lead your own. Kara and Adam also discuss how Hint became the unofficial water of Silicon Valley, attracted a celebrity following (including customer turned investor John Legend), and approaches sales, marketing and hiring.

6 04, 2020

Episode 13: NBA Legend Rick Barry

Rick Barry is the only person in the history of basketball to lead the NBA, ABA and NCAA in scoring. An NBA Hall of Famer and a member of the NBA’s official list of the 50 greatest players of all time

Rick Barry is the only person in the history of basketball to lead the NBA, ABA and NCAA in scoring. An NBA Hall of Famer and a member of the NBA’s official list of the 50 greatest players of all time, Rick joins Adam to discuss the best life lessons he has learned from his five decades playing, coaching, broadcasting and commenting on the game. Rick and Adam cover a wide range of topics, including how to manage pressure; the biggest misconception people have about success; the most important thing a coach must do to excel; why Rick believes all five of his sons were able to play professionally; and the larger lesson associated with shooting underhanded free throws.

30 03, 2020

Episode 12: Billionaire Inventor Dr. Gary Michelson

There are very few people in the world who are self-made billionaires. Dr. Gary K. Michelson is one of them. Gary joins Adam to share the best lessons he has learned from his journey as a student work

There are very few people in the world who are self-made billionaires. Dr. Gary K. Michelson is one of them. Gary joins Adam to share the best lessons he has learned from his journey as a student working two jobs to afford college to a spinal surgeon and inventor to a leading philanthropist. Gary and Adam discuss what it takes and what it means to be successful; how to overcome inhibitions and reach your potential; how to approach decision-making and hard choices; how anyone can become an inventor; and misconceptions about wealth, happiness and giving back.

23 03, 2020

Episode 11: Two-Time Emmy Award Winner Christina Cindrich

Christina Cindrich is a two-time Emmy Award winning producer and travel host, known for her work on Private Islands and Global Passport with Christina Cindrich. Christina joins Adam to detail her non-

Christina Cindrich is a two-time Emmy Award winning producer and travel host, known for her work on Private Islands and Global Passport with Christina Cindrich. Christina joins Adam to detail her non-linear journey and share the best lessons she has learned along the way. Christina and Adam delve into topics including how and when to pivot personally and professionally; how to push your comfort zone and take necessary risks; how to prepare mentally and physically for a rigorous job; and insights and observations from traveling the world.

16 03, 2020

Episode 10: Admiral James Stavridis

One of the most revered military leaders of our time, Admiral James Stavridis served for thirty seven years in the United States Navy, including his last four as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. Admi

One of the most revered military leaders of our time, Admiral James Stavridis served for thirty seven years in the United States Navy, including his last four as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. Admiral Stavridis joins Adam to share the best lessons he has learned over the course of his illustrious career, from how to lead and inspire others to how to lead your own day and life. Admiral Stavridis and Adam discuss the Admiral’s core leadership principles, misconceptions about military leaders and job interviews with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

9 03, 2020

Episode 9: Mindfulness Guru Dr. Kamlesh Patel

Dr. Kamlesh D. Patel, known as Daaji to his hundreds of thousands of followers, has influenced millions of people around the world through his writing, speaking and workshops focused on meditation and

Dr. Kamlesh D. Patel, known as Daaji to his hundreds of thousands of followers, has influenced millions of people around the world through his writing, speaking and workshops focused on meditation and mindfulness. Dr. Patel leads the Heartfulness Institute, which oversees centers and ashrams in over 130 countries. Dr. Patel joins Adam to share his perspective and best tips on how to live a happier, healthier, more mindful and more productive life, including how to reduce stress, make better decisions and approach sleep. Dr. Patel and Adam also discuss yoga and meditation, including how to properly integrate both into your routine and how to practice at a high level on an ongoing basis.

2 03, 2020

Episode 8: Former Campbell Soup CEO Doug Conant

As a Fortune 500 CEO, Doug Conant led the turnaround of one of America’s most beloved brands. Doug is one of the most respected authorities on business and leadership today and is celebrated for his t

As a Fortune 500 CEO, Doug Conant led the turnaround of one of America’s most beloved brands. Doug is one of the most respected authorities on business and leadership today and is celebrated for his tenure atop Campbell Soup Company. But years earlier, Doug had to turn his own career around after finding himself out of work. Doug joins Adam to discuss his best lessons from his journey to and his time inside the C-suite. Doug and Adam talk leadership, management, success, failure, advertising, soup and more.

24 02, 2020

Episode 7: Rob Lowe

Hollywood icon Rob Lowe has starred in countless movies and television shows for over thirty years. He has also battled through intense personal and professional challenges along the way. Rob joins Ad

Hollywood icon Rob Lowe has starred in countless movies and television shows for over thirty years. He has also battled through intense personal and professional challenges along the way. Rob joins Adam to share the best lessons he has learned through the ups and downs, including how to fight through adversity, overcome self-doubt and live a happier life.. Rob and Adam cover a broad range of subjects, including leadership, acting, taking risks, marketing and The West Wing.

17 02, 2020

Episode 6: FanDuel Co-Founder Tom Griffiths

Tom Griffiths, the co-founder of FanDuel and CEO of Hone, joins Adam to explain how he and his partners stumbled into a billion dollar idea and business model that disrupted the sports and gaming indu

Tom Griffiths, the co-founder of FanDuel and CEO of Hone, joins Adam to explain how he and his partners stumbled into a billion dollar idea and business model that disrupted the sports and gaming industries. Tom details the best lessons he has learned from the highs and lows of his entrepreneurial journey, including how and when to pivot. Tom and Adam also dive into a wide range of topics, from the key elements to leading effectively to the future of sports betting.

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