5 Questions With Dan Schawbel

5 Questions With Dan Schawbel

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New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel distills the most actionable and tangible advice from a variety of world-class humans including entrepreneurs, authors, Olympians, politicians, billionaires, Nobel Prize winners, TED speakers, celebrities, astronauts and more.


66: Ben Horowitz
Jan 20 • 8 min
Dan Schawbel asks Ben Horowitz about how entrepreneurs should prepare for pitch meetings, what all successful entrepreneurs have in common, what he’s learned about leadership from historical figures, how to find the right career and his best career advice.
65: Kris Jenner
Jan 13 • 7 min
Dan Schawbel asks Kris Jenner about what why she thinks Keeping up with the Kardashians is so appealing, how she decides what business opportunities to take, the role social media plays in her life, her typical day and what she hopes her family achieves.
64: David Meerman Scott
Jan 6 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks David Meerman Scott about being a successful author, why entrepreneurs should focus on community building, what he learned from his daughter, his view on the top marketing trends and his best career advice.
63: Flea
Dec 30, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Flea how the relationship he had with his mom affected future relationships, why his stepfather was a blessing and a curse, why he views his friends as his family, how vulnerability has been his strength and his best career advice.
62: Anthony Daniels
Dec 23, 2019 • 8 min
Dan Schawbel asks Anthony Daniels why he dropped out of law school to pursue a career as an actor, what he learned from meeting George Lucas, why C-3PO has resonated with audiences, the hardest moment he’s had to overcome and his best career advice.
61: John Jantsch
Dec 16, 2019 • 8 min
Dan Schawbel asks John Jantsch what how being self-reliant can help you achieve success, the role of our mind, body and spirit in our entrepreneurial journey, the most common frustration entrepreneurs have, how to overcome self-doubt and his best career…
60: Steve Schwarzman
Dec 9, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Steve Schwarzman what he learned from his father growing up, where his drive comes from, how he decides which charities to donate to, what money hasn’t bought him and his best career advice.
59: Ash Carter
Dec 2, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Ash Carter about leading the U.S. pentagon workforce, how he empathizes with soldiers, his personal conduct, making hard decisions in turbulent times and his best career advice.
58: Lucie Fink
Nov 25, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Lucie Fink how her parents have influenced her creative process, how she’s turned her passion into her career, having the courage to put yourself out there, the secret to social media engagement and her best career advice.
57: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Nov 18, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Neil deGrasse Tyson how writing letters has impacted his life, how he became an effective storyteller, why we should look inside ourselves to find meaning, the impact of artificial intelligence in our lives and his best career advice.
56: Dan Carlin
Nov 11, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Dan Carlin how he became an effective storyteller, his most proud moment, how he produces Hardcore History, a time when he became more resilient and his best career advice.
55: Steph Korey
Nov 4, 2019 • 7 min
Dan Schawbel asks Steph Korey how traveling in her childhood impacted her life, her biggest business challenge, the person that’s helped her the most, her guiding leadership principles and her best career advice.
54: Tegan Quin
Oct 28, 2019 • 8 min
Dan Schawbel asks Tegan Quin how being a Virgo explains her life decisions, how high school prepared her for the future, how she’s dealt with poor mental health, how she became a business woman and her best career advice.
53: Marc Randolph
Oct 21, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Marc Randolph how his family influenced him growing up, how to craft a compelling business pitch, how to overcome rejection, his relationship with his Netflix partner Reid Hastings and his best career advice.
52: Morgan Spurlock
Oct 14, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Morgan Spurlock how he gets ideas for his projects, how documentaries get made, how he learned to be a storyteller, what his life purpose is and his best career advice.
51: Ryan Holiday
Oct 7, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Ryan Holiday about his life philosophies, how to disconnect from technology to be more present, achieving stillness, stoicism’s affect on his parenting and his best career advice.
50: Elvis Duran
Sep 30, 2019 • 8 min
Dan Schawbel asks Elvis Duran about how he overcame mistakes in his childhood, how losing 100 pounds changed his life, coming out as gay, how do build a personal brand and his best career advice.
49: Chase Jarvis
Sep 23, 2019 • 7 min
Dan Schawbel asks Chase Jarvis about the fine line between being a creative and entrepreneur, how he had the courage to pursue his career, what inspires him, how he decides whom to collaborate with and his best career advice.
48: Brian Grazer
Sep 16, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Brian Grazer about how face-to-face conversations have impacted him, how having dyslexia impacted his career, how he recovered from a poor connection, how technology can be a bridge to human connection and his best career advice.
47: Gary Chapman
Sep 9, 2019 • 8 min
Dan Schawbel asks Gary Chapman about the most common relationship mistake people make, how our love languages can bring us closer together, the balance between self-care and caring for others, using technology to strengthen relationships and his best…
46: Sophia Amoruso
Sep 2, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Sophia Amoruso about how her mental health issues affected her childhood, how she recovered from the lowest point in her career, why we need to promote our personalities, how women can break the glass ceiling and her best career advice.
45: Sanjay Gupta
Aug 26, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Sanjay Gupta about what influenced him to get into the healthcare profession, how traveling the world covering healthcare changed his life, how we can combat the loneliness epidemic, his predictions for the future of healthcare and his…
44: Kevin Pollak
Aug 19, 2019 • 7 min
Dan Schawbel asks Kevin Pollak about how he’s been on the leading edge when it comes to media, having a sustainable career, his early mentor, how doing standup comedy prepared him for TV shows and his best career advice.
43: Cameron Russell
Aug 12, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Cameron Russell about how she handles the pressure as a model, being authentic in today’s superficial world, where her courage comes from, why she decided to be an activist and her best career advice.
42: Scott Harrison
Aug 5, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Scott Harrison about how he found his life’s purpose, got others onboard with his mission, took action, what he’s learned from his journey and his best career advice.
41: Amanda Palmer
Jul 29, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Amanda Palmer about how art is her therapy, balancing online versus offline relationships, how she gets people to invest in her, asking others for help and her best career advice.
40: Mike Posner
Jul 22, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Mike Posner about his journey walking across America, the truth about fame, how he’s found peace in loss, why mentoring is important to him and his best career advice.
39: Ben Mezrich
Jul 15, 2019 • 6 min
Dan Schawbel asks Ben Mezrich about how to get paid as a writer, how the stories he’s written changed how he lives, what he wish he knew before his first book, the elements of a compelling story and his best career advice.
38: Guy Fieri
Jul 8, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Guy Fieri about how being a foreign exchange student shaped who he is today, how he’s stayed true to himself, the impact his dad had on his life, the life lessons he’s taught his children and his best career advice.
37: Chris Kattan
Jul 1, 2019 • 6 min
Dan Schawbel asks Chris Kattan about the lessons he learned from his dad growing up, how he prepared for his SNL sketches, why comedy is important to our culture, the biggest obstacle he faced and his best career advice.
36: Chelsea Handler
Jun 24, 2019 • 5 min
Dan Schawbel asks Chelsea Handler why she went on a journey to self-discovery, how therapy changed her life, how connecting with diverse people changed her, overcoming self-doubt and her best career advice.
35: Moby
Jun 17, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Moby how growing up poor impacted him as an adult, how he recovered from the lowest point in his career, the positive influences in his life that came to his rescue, how he handles mental health and his best career advice.
34: Elaine Welteroth
Jun 10, 2019 • 9 min
An interview with Elaine Welteroth on how she breaks barriers as being a minority, what she learned early in her life that has helped her today, how being authentic makes you more confident, who has influenced her the most and her best career advice.…
33: Paul Stanley
Jun 3, 2019 • 6 min
An interview with Paul Stanley on how he’s sustained his career for decades, how you can be hard on yourself while being your biggest fan, why you should make others feel worthwhile, how to overcome barriers and his best career advice. Welcome to the 33rd…
32: Adam Savage
May 27, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Adam Savage how to not be a perfectionist, the types of people that bring out his creativity, his recommendations those in non-creative jobs, if you need to fail in order to succeed and his best career advice.
31: Rebecca Minkoff
May 20, 2019 • 5 min
Dan Schawbel asks Rebecca Minkoff how she broke into the fashion industry, how she manages her time, who her mentors are, how she keeps her employees motivated and her best career advice.
30: David Brooks
May 13, 2019 • 6 min
Dan Schawbel asks David Brooks if you need to achieve your life goals before serving others, why commitment is the key to a meaningful life, how to overcome loneliness, why attachment is more important than freedom and his best career advice.
29: Alyssa Milano
May 6, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Alyssa Milano how her family influenced her career, how to overcome the fear of rejection, when she decided to be a political activist, how to stay true to yourself instead of conforming and her best career advice.
28: Killer Mike
Apr 29, 2019 • 7 min
Dan Schawbel asks Killer Mike what he would change about American politics, where his entrepreneurial spirit comes from, how he weaves political messages into his content, how he manages a company while being a good parent and his best career advice.
27: Carly Fiorina
Apr 22, 2019 • 7 min
Dan Schawbel asks Carly Fiorina why you should find a path instead of create a plan, how her childhood impacted her path, what to do if you’re stuck, what men can learn from women about leadership and her best career advice.
26: Stuart Weitzman
Apr 15, 2019 • 7 min
Dan Schawbel asks Stuart Weitzman why he decided to pursue his career, the process of developing a new shoe, how he stays relevant, stands out in his industry and his best career advice.
25: Marianne Williamson
Apr 8, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Marianne Williamson how her spirituality influenced her to get into politics, overcoming insecurities, how to forgive someone, support mental illness and her best career advice.
24: Marcus Buckingham
Apr 2, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Marcus Buckingham how to find your purpose, discover your strengths, why you should ask for helpful attention, the importance of a freethinking leader and his best career advice.
23: Chris Hadfield
Mar 25, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Chris Hadfield why he became an astronaut, why he used social media in space, what it’s like being in space, what the most common astronaut myth is and his best advice.
22: Tom Peters
Mar 18, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Tom Peters why listening is an important leadership quality, how he’s been impacted by his parents, how leaders can support mental health, his legacy and best career advice.
21: Gretchen Rubin
Mar 5, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Gretchen Rubin about what’s changed for her over the years, how she invests her time, how to stand out in today’s noisy world, how outer order affects inner calm and her best career advice.
20: General Stanley McChrystal
Feb 19, 2019 • 7 min
Dan Schawbel asks General Stanley McChrystal about the biggest leadership myth, how leadership has changed, the most common leadership traits, why environment matters and his best piece of career advice.
19: Diane von Furstenberg
Feb 10, 2019 • 6 min
Dan Schawbel asks Diane von Furstenberg about being a woman in today’s workplace, how she overcame early career obstacles, who influenced her, how she’s expanded her business and what she’s looking for when hiring.
18: Gary Vaynerchuk
Jan 21, 2019 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel asks Gary Vaynerchuk, the CEO of Vaynermedia, about what’s changed for him, what the fine line is between hustle and burnout, his responsibility as a leader, how people can be empathetic and how to find positive people to surround yourself…
17: Rachel Hollis
Jan 3, 2019 • 8 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to Rachel Hollis, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Girl, Wash Your Face, about how she has the courage to share her personal life publicly, how she lives fearlessly, how to take charge of your life, who motivates her and her…
16: Simon Sinek
Dec 27, 2018 • 8 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to Simon Sinek, Start With Why Author, about what’s changed for him since he started, the skills that are important in the machine age, who he would give voice to, how he remains optimistic and his best career advice.
15: Chris Anderson
Dec 9, 2018 • 7 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to Chris Anderson, the head of TED, about how he keeps the TED brand fresh, what keeps him motivated, how he selects people and ideas, and which TED ideas have changed society the most.
14: Ana Kasparian
Nov 27, 2018 • 7 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to Ana Kasparian, co-host of The Young Turks, about how she found her voice, dealing with criticism, staying positive, preventing burnout and her responsibility as a leader.
13: Seth Godin
Nov 13, 2018 • 5 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to Seth Godin, bestselling author and speaker, about what he’s learned in his career, the importance of empathy, where his ideas come from, how to build connection and his best career advice.
12: Rachael Ray
Oct 1, 2018 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to Rachael Ray, the Daytime Emmy Award Winning TV show host of Rachael Ray, about her biggest influences, her business, being self-made, her first job and her best career advice.
11: Jocko Willink
Sep 8, 2018 • 8 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to Jocko Willink, a former U.S. Navy Seal, the host of the Jocko Podcast and author of multiple #1 New York Times bestsellers, about the biggest leadership lesson he learned, how to lead in change, why leaders have to be followers, the…
10: Steve Harvey
Aug 21, 2018 • 8 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to Steve Harvey, host of the syndicated talk show “Steve”, the morning radio show “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” and Family Feud, about how he overcame his biggest struggle, how to handle fear, his daily routines, letting go of…
9: Tony Hawk
Jul 27, 2018 • 4 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to Tony Hawk, a legendary skateboarder and entrepreneur, about what keeps him motivated, how he makes time for his children, when he recognized his potential, the legacy he wants to leave and his best career advice.
8: Dr. Drew Pinsky
Jul 16, 2018 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to Dr. Drew Pinsky, a celebrity doctor, podcast host and board-certified internist, about how he stays relevant, what inspires him, well-being in the workplace, using technology and time management.
7: Beth Comstock
Jul 7, 2018 • 6 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to Beth Comstock, the former Vice Chair and CMO of GE, about how she broke the glass ceiling, why fear holds us back, how she shares new ideas, stays relevant and her best career advice.
6: Van Jones
Jul 5, 2018 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to Van Jones, the host of “The Van Jones Show” on CNN, about making positive change, the impact he wants to make on the world, how he overcame a career struggle, dealing with critics and his best career advice.
5: Condoleezza Rice
Jul 3, 2018 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to the 66th United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about her decision making process, lessons learned, use of technology, view of diversity and best career advice.
4: Richard Branson
Jul 2, 2018 • 8 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to billionaire and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson about what motivates him, his daily routine, the importance of face-to-face, work friendships, and his best career advice.
3: Adam Grant
Jun 26, 2018 • 9 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to Wharton Professor and #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Grant about work life balance, networking, doing favors, creativity and his best career advice.
2: Ryan Serhant
Jun 21, 2018 • 7 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to Bravo TV star, author and top New York City real estate agent Ryan Serhant about the defining moment in his life, what keeps him motivated, sales advice, how he stood out when he started his career and his core relationship…
1: Jay Shetty
Jun 20, 2018 • 8 min
Dan Schawbel speaks to social media phenomenon and former monk, Jay Shetty about how he’s made transitions in his life, his sources of inspiration, using technology properly, work life balance and his best career advice.