Work and Life with Stew Friedman

Work and Life with Stew Friedman

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Ep. 34: Mick Batyske: DJ to the Stars, Dad to Myles
Aug 16 • 30 min
Mick Batyske is a multi-talented creative professional from Brooklyn by way of Youngstown, Ohio. He is one of the most in-demand DJs in the world, style influencer, tech investor, music curator, and brand consultant. And he’s a new dad. His work takes…
33. Nilofer Merchant: Take a Stand Where No One Else Can
Aug 9 • 37 min
Nilofer Merchant is a master at turning seemingly “wild” ideas into new realities and showing the rest of us how we can too. She has personally launched more than 100 products, netting $18B in sales, for companies ranging from Apple to Autodesk. Nilofer…
32. Sydney Finkelstein: Be a Superboss
Aug 2 • 29 min
Sydney Finkelstein is the the Steven Roth Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Executive Education at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He is author of Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent. Sydney is a…
31. Stephanie Abbuhl Game: Changer For Women In Medicine
Jul 26 • 42 min
Stephanie Abbuhl MD is Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs in the department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Since 2001, she has been Executive Director of FOCUS on Health & Leadership for…
30. Eric Barker: Debunking Myths about Work and Life
Jul 19 • 32 min
Eric Barker is a University of Pennsylvania graduate and author of the popular blog Barking Up the Wrong Tree. Eric gives evidence-based answers and expert insight to questions about how to be awesome at life and he does so in a funny and practical…
29. Bill Taylor: Simply Brilliant, Brilliantly Simple
Jul 12 • 31 min
Bill Taylor is co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company, which has won just about every award there is to win in the magazine world since its creation in 1995. Bill has also written three important books on leadership and change. His new book is…
28. Jonelle Lesniak: Embrace Failure to Curb Unhealthy Competition
Jul 5 • 35 min
Jonelle Lesniak is a senior analyst at the management consulting firm THRUUE, seeking to create change in organizations culture. She also coaches young professionals by helping them to consider important questions that lead to self-knowledge they can put…
27: Jason Fried: Signal vs. Noise — Less Work, More Production
Jun 28 • 31 min
Jason Fried is Co-Founder and CEO of Basecamp, a leading project management tool that has helped over 2.5 million users improve their organizational skills. Basecamp was founded in 1999 and today it has over 2.5 million users (including, full disclosure,…
26. Sim Sitkin: Duke’s Coach K Professor on Building Trust
Jun 21 • 46 min
Sim Sitkin is the Michael W. Krzyzewski University Professor of Leadership, Founding Faculty Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics at the Fuqua School of Business, and Director of the Behavioral Science and Policy Center at Duke…
25. Monica Worline: Awakening Compassion at Work
Jun 14 • 48 min
Monica Worline is the founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an organization that teaches businesses how to use compassionate leadership to enliven, or humanize and energize, the work they do. She is also a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for…
24. Joan Williams: What Elites Don’t Get About the White Working Class
Jun 7 • 35 min
Joan Williams is a Distinguished Law Professor at the University of California Hastings and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, which promotes gender and racial equality in the workplace. She’s written extensively on gender and work,…
23. Erin Bagwell: Director of the Inspirational Film Dream, Girl
May 31 • 27 min
Erin Bagwell is founder of Feminist Wednesday, a storytelling blog. In the summer of 2014 she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $100,000 to produce her first feature length film Dream, Girl. In May 2016, Dream, Girl screened at the…
22. Marci Alboher: Encore Careers
May 24 • 32 min
Marci Alboher is Vice President at Encore.org, a nonprofit making it easier for millions of older people to pursue second acts in their career. She is the author of The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of…
21. Matt Schneider: Pioneering Stay-at-Home Dad
May 17 • 51 min
Matt Schneider is a stay-at-home dad and Wharton alumnus who founded the City Dads Group, a diverse community of more than 8,000 fathers in 26 cities across the United States who are supporting each other and redefining what it means to be a dad in the…
20. Catherine Steiner-Adair: Family Relationships in the Digital Age
May 10 • 30 min
Catherine Steiner-Adair wants to ameliorate the negative effects of social media and technology on family life. She is a clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School and author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the…
19. Sam Calagione: Founder Of Dogfish Head Brewery
May 3 • 27 min
Stew Friedman talks with Sam Calagione, Founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and author of Off Centered Leadership. Fast Company named Sam one of The 100 Most Creative People in Business and The Wall Street Journal calls him “a pioneer of bizarre…
18. Michael Baime: Mindfulness Master
Apr 26 • 34 min
Michael Baime is a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and founding director Director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness. Michael started the program to help professionals reduce stress and increase performance. Since 1992 the Program…
17. Brad Harrington: Fathers at Home
Apr 19 • 48 min
Brad Harrington is Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family and leads research focusing on the changing role of fathers, career management, and work-life integration. He recently completed a series of papers collectively titled…
16. Andy Molinsky: Reach Beyond Your Comfort Zone
Apr 11 • 42 min
Andy Molinsky is a professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School where he helps people develop the insights and courage necessary to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones. He holds a Ph.D in Organizational Behavior and…
15. Doug Conant: World-Class Employee Engagement
Apr 5 • 48 min
Doug Conant is founder of Conant Leadership and former CEO of the Campbell Soup Company, where he transformed employee engagement from average into world class. Doug is also a NYT bestselling author, Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute…
14. Arianna Huffington: Founder of Thrive Global and The Huffington Post
Mar 29 • 27 min
Arianna Huffington is on a mission to redefine success and end burnout. She is founder and CEO of Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform aiming to change the way we work and live. She is founder of The Huffington…
13. Scott Barry Kaufman: The Messy Minds of Creative People
Mar 22 • 34 min
Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive psychologist who studies the messy minds of creative people. He is Scientific Director of the Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center and professor of Positive Psychology at The University of…
12. Emma Seppälä: Cultivating Resilience
Mar 15 • 27 min
Emma Seppälä is author of The Happiness Track and Science Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. She is also Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at Yale Center for…
11. Julie Foudy: Soccer Champion and Advocate for Gender Equity
Mar 8 • 22 min
Julie Foudy, currently an ESPN analyst and proud mother of two, is one of the most accomplished soccer players in the world. She competed in four World Cups, three Olympics, and is former Captain of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. In 2007, Julie…
10. Dave Asprey: Becoming Bulletproof
Mar 1 • 20 min
Dave Asprey is founder and CEO of Bulletproof, a company known for its famous coffee, whose mission is to improve client performance through cutting-edge nutrition. He founded Bulletproof after spending years and over $250,000 to hack his own biology. He…
9. Tom Tierney: Co-Founder of the Bridgespan Group
Feb 22 • 25 min
Tom Tierney is former CEO of Bain & Company and co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit management consulting firm that assists other nonprofits. He is chairman of the board at Ebay and serves on the The Hoover Institution’s board and on the…
8. Scott Sonenshein: To Chase or To Stretch?
Feb 15 • 27 min
Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University. Scott’s book “Stretch” offers a groundbreaking approach to achieving high performance. The stretch mindset is about using resourcefulness and creativity in the face…
7. Cal Newport: Focus for Success in a Distracted World
Feb 8 • 26 min
Cal Newport is a professor of Computer Science at Georgetown and author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. In Deep Work, Cal argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace and that those who master it have better…
6. Emily Esfahani Smith: The Four Pillars of Meaning
Jan 28 • 28 min
Emily Esfahani Smith is author of “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters.” Emily has explored the essence of what brings meaning into our lives. She melds perspectives from a variety of sources — contemporary psychologists, ancient…
5. Sam Polk: For The Love of Money
Jan 22 • 33 min
Stew talks with Sam Polk, a former hedge fund trader. Polk came to the hard-won realization that he needed to leave that lifestyle and went on to found two organizations that bring healthy food to poor communities in Los Angeles: Everytable and…
Ep​ ​4.​ ​Anne-Marie​ ​Slaughter:​ ​Caregivers​ ​and​ ​Breadwinners
Jan 16 • 32 min
Stew​ ​talks​ ​with​ ​Anne-Marie​ ​Slaughter,​ ​​President​ ​and​ ​CEO​ ​of​ ​the​ ​New​ ​America​ ​Foundation​ ​and author​ ​of​ ​the​ ​ground-breaking​ ​​Atlantic​ ​​article​ ​“Why​ ​Women​ ​Still​ ​Can’t​ ​Have​ ​it​ ​All,”​ ​a​ ​catalyst​ ​for…
1. David Burkus: The Death of Email
Jan 13 • 28 min
David Burkus is a bestselling author, successful podcaster, and professor at Oral Roberts University who challenges traditional ways of conducting business. Stew and David discuss David’s new book Under New Management: How Leading Organizations are…
2. Julie Smolyanksy: CEO of LifeWay Foods
Jan 13 • 29 min
In this episode, Stew talked with Julie Smolyansky, CEO of LifeWay Foods. Julie became CEO of LifeWay at the age of 27 and has since grown it to over $130 million in annual revenue. Her dedication to community impact and her commitment to health and…
3. Sarah Kagan: Caring for Aging Parents
Jan 12 • 23 min
In this episode, Stew talked with Sarah Kagan, professor of Gerontological Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She is helping to destigmatize aging in our society by sharing scientific facts about the abilities of older people. In this conversation…