Jan. 17, 2023

Paul Oyer, Stanford – Economic Value of Tradition, Reckless Spending in Sports, & The Most Insane Stat You’ve Ever Heard

My guest today is , a professor of economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He’s also the author of . Paul and I start with the most insane statistic I have come across in my entire life. Then we blow through a number of topics,...

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Dec. 13, 2022

Francesca Gino, Harvard - Steve Kerr, Exploring Your Curiosities, & Embracing Your Rebellious Side

My guest today is , a professor at Harvard Business School focused on why people make the decisions they do at work, and how leaders and employees have more productive, creative and fulfilling lives. Harvard is well-known for their case studies being...

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June 30, 2022

SPECIAL: Jeff Seder – The Best Moneyball Story of All-Time (via The Meb Faber Show)

Today’s episode features a conversation between and on . In my last episode with Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, we touched on the incredible story of Jeff Seder and how utilizing data led him to go all-in on American Pharoah and later tell his...

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June 14, 2022

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz: Moneyball For Your Life

My guest today is Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of . I’m not sure if there’s someone whose work is more fascinating to me than Seth. His first book, , looked at how our Google searches reveal our true selves with topics like racism, child...

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May 4, 2022

Daniel Coyle - The Culture Playbook: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups & How To Apply Them To Your Own Team (w/ Oliver Winterbone)

My guest today is , best-selling author of , , and his newest book that was released this week, . In this episode, Daniel shares insights he’s learned about how to build a strong culture, what some best practices are around hiring and team building,...

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Oct. 26, 2021

GUEST INTERVIEW: Preston Greene and Shane Perkins – The Mindset of A World Champion

Today’s episode features a conversation my good friend recently had with world champion cyclist, . Preston is the strength coach for the University of Florida men’s basketball team and one of the most well respected strength coaches in all of...

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March 30, 2021

David Shaw, Stanford Football Head Coach: Developing Players On & Off The Field

My guest today is , head coach of the Stanford football team. In this episode, he talks about what it’s been like to coach players like Andrew Luck and Christian McCaffrey at an elite academic institution like Stanford and lessons he’s learned...

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March 16, 2021

Michele Gelfand, Author & Cultural Psychologist: Is Your Culture Tight or Loose?

🚨 ------ Click to watch the video referenced in the intro. My guest today is Dr. , a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Gelfand is a cultural psychologist and uses field, experimental,...

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March 2, 2021

Becky Burleigh, University of Florida Soccer Coach: Who Are You Becoming As A Result of The Chase?

🚨 ------ My guest today is , the head soccer coach at the University of Florida. She’s also the co-founder of , which unites the top minds in sports. In 25 years at Florida, she has led UF to a NCAA Championship, two NCAA College Cup...

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Feb. 16, 2021

Anson Dorrance, 22x National Champion UNC Women's Soccer Coach: Leadership, Competitiveness & Character Development

I have an extra special guest for you today - it’s Anson Dorrance, UNC Women’s Soccer Head Coach. He has won 22 National Championships and is the first coach in NCAA history to win 20 championships coaching a single sport. That is correct - 22...

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Feb. 9, 2021

Travis Wyckoff, Kingdom Coaching: Helping Coaches Become Better Leaders

My guest today is , founder of , a consulting business for coaches to help provide the tools, strategies, and skills you need to transform how you lead yourself, lead others, and win in all areas. He also hosts the podcast called which I...

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Feb. 2, 2021

Ethan Kross, University of Michigan Professor: Harnessing Your Inner Voice (w/ Oliver Winterbone)

My guest today is , one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. He’s currently a professor at the University of Michigan, where he founded the . He’s also the author of , which is the focus of our conversation...

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Jan. 26, 2021

Coby Karl, South Bay Lakers Head Coach: The Curious Leader

My guest today is Coby Karl, head coach for the South Bay Lakers of the NBA G League. He played professionally in the NBA for multiple teams, including for Phil Jackson and the Lakers, and overseas. In this episode, we discuss what it...

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Jan. 12, 2021

Bret Burchard, NBA G-League Coach & Founder of ChampionShift: Developing the Mindset of A Champion

My guest today is , co-founder of the mindset development company and co-author of “Catching Confetti: Developing the Mindset of a Champion." For the last 10 seasons, he has worked with the Phoenix Suns in various roles, most recently as a...

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Jan. 5, 2021

Dana Cavalea, Former NY Yankees Strength Coach: Championship Habits from Yankee Greats

My guest today is , who spent 12 years with the New York Yankees, many of which were as the Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance Enhancement. He won the 2009 World Series and was named the top strength coach voted by his peers...

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Dec. 29, 2020

Craig Custance, The Athletic's Editor-In-Chief for The NHL: Inside The Minds of Hockey's Greatest Coaches

My guest today is , who is The Athletic’s editor-in-chief for the NHL and the author of , where he explains his 18 month journey to meet with nine of the top hockey coaches in the world to interview them about their philosophies while watching the...

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Dec. 22, 2020

Nick Nurse, Toronto Raptors Head Coach: Lessons From an NBA Champion

My guest today is Nick Nurse, the 2019 NBA Champion head coach of the Toronto Raptors and author of . He has one of the more unique coaching backgrounds of any professional head coach, with stops as a player-coach and owner-coach in England, 11...

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Dec. 15, 2020

Vikram Mansharamani, Fortune 500 Consultant: The Importance of Thinking for Yourself

My guest today is , who is currently a lecturer at Harvard University and advises several Fortune 500 CEOs. He has a Ph.D., two Masters degrees from MIT, and a Bachelors degree from Yale University. In this episode, we discuss his new book, . He...

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Dec. 8, 2020

Nancy Lieberman, Former Former WNBA & NBA Coach & Executive: Rucker Park, Muhammad Ali, & A Hall-of-Fame Career

My guest today is , who is one of the most decorated basketball players of all time. Nancy was a two-time national player of the year at Old Dominion, where she also won two national championships. She was also both a WNBA coach & general manager...

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Nov. 24, 2020

Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal Sports Reporter: The Hot Hand in Sports & Life

My guest today is , the sports reporter for the Wall Street Journal and author of . The book is a fantastic read on humans’ ability to get in the “zone” and our ability, or lack of ability, to decipher patterns from data. He also explains how...

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Nov. 17, 2020

Annie Duke, Former Poker Champion & Decision Strategist: Improving Your Decision Making

My guest today is , who was previously one of the best poker players in the world and is now a renowned public speaker and best-selling author. If anyone has the perfect background to discuss decision-making, it’s Annie. She pursued a Ph.D. in...

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Nov. 10, 2020

Matt McCall, UMass Basketball Head Coach: The Transition From Assistant Coach To Head Coach

My guest today is , head coach for the UMass men’s basketball team. Previously, he was the head coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he took them to an NCAA tournament in his first year. He also spent years working under Billy...

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Nov. 3, 2020

Kevin Eastman, Corporate Speaker & Former NBA Coach & Executive: Why The Best Are The Best

My guest today is , a corporate and sports team speaker and previously spent 13 years in the NBA as both a coach and executive. He was a top assistant to Doc Rivers with the 2008 NBA World Championship Boston Celtics, and most recently served as an...

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Oct. 27, 2020

Jim Schlossnagle, TCU Baseball Head Coach: Mastering the Mental Game

My guest today is , the head baseball coach at TCU. Since joining TCU in 2003, he has taken the program to new heights by making the College World Series five times in the last 10 years, and was named National Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2016. In...

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