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  • Adam Grant, Organizational Psychologist and TED Speaker

    Adam Grant, Organizational Psychologist and TED Speaker

    Today, my guest is Adam Grant, one of Wharton’s top-rated professors, 2 time TED Speaker and best selling New York Times author on work and psychology. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers, the 100 most creative people in business, the 40 best business professors under 40, and one of Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite thinkers. Adam is the author of two New York Times bestselling books: Originals which explores how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight […]

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  • Angela Duckworth, Author of “Grit”

    Angela Duckworth, Author of “Grit”

    Today, my guest is Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, a #1 New York Times best seller and TED Speaker (which is among the most-viewed of all time). She is also the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. She is also the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change For Good Initiative, and faculty co-director […]

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  • Dan Ariely, Behavioral Economist and TED Speaker

    Dan Ariely, Behavioral Economist and TED Speaker

    Today, my guest is Dan Ariely, Ph.D., who is a Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight and co-founder of BEworks.  Ariely’s research and writing lies between psychology and economics, focusing on how people behave and make decisions.  Ariely’s TED talks have been watched nearly 10 million times and he is the author of several best selling books including Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes our Motivations; Irrationally Yours: On Missing Socks, […]

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  • Robert Cialdini, Author of “Influence” and “Pre-Suasion”

    Robert Cialdini, Author of “Influence” and “Pre-Suasion”

    Today, my guest is Dr. Robert Cialdini*, a renowned speaker and author of the iconic book “Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion” and President & CEO of Influence at Work, which focuses on ethical influence training.  His book Influence has sold over 3 million copies, is a New York Times Bestseller and has been published in over 30 languages.  Charlie Munger has said “Robert Cialdini has had a greater impact on my thinking on this topic [Influence] than any other scientist…”  His latest book, Pre-Suasion:  A […]

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    Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law School Professor and Author

    Today my guest is Professor Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School. Prof. Sunstein graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, after which he clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall on the US Supreme Court.  From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is also the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School.  Professor Sunstein has written numerous […]

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  • Frank Wu (UC Hastings) and “Honda Hawks”

    Frank Wu (UC Hastings) and “Honda Hawks”

    Today, my guest is Frank Wu, Chancellor and Dean of UC Hastings Law School, who has a passion for “Honda Hawks,” a very specific type of motorcycle that was only made by Honda from 1988-1992.  Although he recognizes the danger of motorcycle riding, he does not actually consider himself a risk taker by nature, but he does admit that riding a motorcycle is no more of a risk-taking venture than trying to be a dean of a national law school. […]

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  • Bryan Garner on interviewing Supreme Court Justices

    Bryan Garner on interviewing Supreme Court Justices

    Today, my guest is Bryan Garner, Founder & President of LawProse, Inc. and Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University School of Law, who has personally interviewed 9 Supreme Court Justices on writing and oral advocacy: Justices Elena Kagan, John Roberts, John Paul Stevens,  Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito. In addition, Professor Garner is the co-author of 2 books with the late Justice Scalia: Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges and Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal […]

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    Richard Susskind (II), Author of “Tomorrow’s Lawyers”

    Today, my guest is Professor Richard Susskind OBE, an author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. He has written and edited numerous books, including Expert Systems in Law (OUP, 1987), The Future of Law (OUP, 1996), Transforming the Law (OUP, 2000), The Susskind Interviews: Legal Experts in Changing Times (Sweet & Maxwell, 2005), The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services (OUP, 2008), Tomorrow’s Lawyers (2013), and has written around 150 columns for The […]

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  • Mark Lemley (Stanford Law School) and Video Games

    Mark Lemley (Stanford Law School) and Video Games

    Today, my guest is Stanford Law School Professor Mark Lemley  (who is also a Partner at Durie Tangri and Founder of Lex Machina (aquired by Lexis Nexis)) who talks about playing video games.  As a full-time professor, law firm partner and a founder of a startup, one would think Mark wouldn’t have time for something like video games.  But his hobby is a throwback to his childhood days of playing Dungeons & Dragons and an activity that allows him to completely forget about work — something we […]

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  • Paul Goldstein, Stanford Law School Professor and Author

    Paul Goldstein, Stanford Law School Professor and Author

    Today my guest is Stanford Law School Professor Paul Goldstein, a globally recognized expert on intellectual property law and author of an influential four-volume Goldstein on Copyright (Aspen Publishers) treatise on U.S. copyright law, as well as leading casebooks on intellectual property and international intellectual property.  In addition, he is the author of several novels including Secret Justice (2016); the bestsellers Errors and Omissions (2006), A Patent Lie (2008), Havana Requiem (2012), which received the 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction; and […]

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  • Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell professor of law at Yale. He has previously written four novels and several works of nonfiction.

    Stephen L. Carter, Yale Law School Professor and Author

    Today, my guest is Professor Stephen L. Carter, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught for almost thirty years. A graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School, where he was a Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal, he then served as a law clerk for Judge Spottswood W. Robinson III on the DC Circuit, and then to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the US Supreme Court.  Professor Carter was one of my favorite authors even […]

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  • Joseph A. Grundfest, Stanford Law School Professor

    Joseph A. Grundfest, Stanford Law School Professor

    Today, my guest is Professor Joseph A. Grundfest, the W. A. Franke Professor of Law and Business at Stanford Law School and Senior Faculty, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1990, Professor Grundfest was a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and served on the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors as counsel and senior economist for legal and regulatory matters.  Professor Grundfest is also a co-founder and director […]

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  • Richard Susskind (I), Author and Speaker

    Richard Susskind (I), Author and Speaker

    Today, my guest is Dr. Richard Susskind, an author, speaker and thought leader in the legal profession.  He has written 4 books about the practice of law, including The Future of Law, Transforming the Law, The End of Lawyers? and most recently Tomorrow’s Lawyers.  He is as good a speaker as he is a profound thinker and it was a privilege to have him join me for this interview from his home in Radlett, England. Here is a recorded interview about […]

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  • Bill Henderson, Indiana University Law Professor

    Bill Henderson, Indiana University Law Professor

    Today, my guest is Bill Henderson, Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.  In 2009, Professor introduced a a new first-year course in 2009 called The Legal Profession and since then, his scholarship has focused on empirical analysis of the legal profession and legal education. His published work includes articles in the North Carolina Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Texas Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and Stanford Law Review. He is also a frequent commentator, author, […]

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  • Khiara Bridges (Boston Univ Law School) and Classical Ballet

    Khiara Bridges (Boston Univ Law School) and Classical Ballet

    Today, my guest is Khiara Bridges*, Associate Professor of Law and Anthropology at Boston University School of Law, who is a classically trained ballet dancer. Khiara started dancing at the age of 3, but unlike most people, just never stopped dancing.  Even though she enjoys the thrill of performing in front of audiences, she enjoys getting up every morning, lacing up her point shoes, standing at the bar and dancing to the beautiful music. Ballet is more than just a […]

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  • Eric Goldman (Santa Clara Law School) and Slinkies

    Eric Goldman (Santa Clara Law School) and Slinkies

    Today, my guest is Eric Goldman, Santa Clara Law School Professor and Co-Director of its High Tech Law Institute, who has a most unusual hobby: Slinkies.  After having collected over 400 slinkies, he may very well have the largest collection in the world.  I was fortunate to get a couple of extra samples after he shared his passion for this simple child’s toy invented in the 1940’s by a naval engineer. Of the hundreds of interviews I’ve done, this may be my […]

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  • John Orcutt (UNH Law School) and Hospice Volunteer

    John Orcutt (UNH Law School) and Hospice Volunteer

    Today, my guest is John Orcutt*, Professor of Business Law and Intellectual Property Valuation at the University of New Hampshire Law School and former Associate at Shearman & Sterling, who talks about being a hospice volunteer.  Contrary to what one might think, John finds that being a companion to dying people is a great to way to appreciate life and learn how to live. *with special thanks to John Wilson

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