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  • Steve (“Woz”) Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple

    Steve (“Woz”) Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple

    Today, my guest is Steve (“Woz”) Wozniak, who co-founded Apple Computer with the late Steve Jobs in 1976.  A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Woz has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, including providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology and being the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.  Woz also served as Chief Scientist for Fusion-io and is […]

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  • Mark Cuban, Shark Tank Investor

    Mark Cuban, Shark Tank Investor

    Today, my guest is Mark Cuban, technology entrepreneur, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, investor on Shark Tank and Founder & CEO of Cyber Dust.  Cyber Dust is a mobile app which allows person-to-person communication without any track record or history, thereby creating a safe and secure environment for honest and personal communication.  Mark took time from his extremely busy schedule to talk about his creation and the widespread adoption of this terrific product.

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  • Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch (Caroll Spinney)

    Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch (Caroll Spinney)

    Today, my guest is Caroll Spinney, who has performed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street since the show’s inception in 1969, after meeting Jim Henson, the creator of The Muppets.  Spinney has been honored with 4 Daytime Emmy Awards and 2 Grammy Awards and has received both a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Library of Congress’ Living Legend award.  Caroll Spinney is the author of The Wisdom of Big Bird and was the subject of the critically acclaimed […]

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  • Tim Draper, Venture Capitalist

    Tim Draper, Venture Capitalist

    Today, my guest is Tim Draper*, the founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (now DFJ) and also the school, Draper University.  Tim is a third generation venture capitalist and founded Draper Associates in 1985, which when joined by John Fisher and Steve Jurvetson became the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). In 2012, Tim founded Draper University to teach entrepreneurship through hands-on training, an innovative curriculum and thought leadership. He has been listed as […]

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  • John Paul Dejoria, Billionaire Entrepreneur

    John Paul Dejoria, Billionaire Entrepreneur

    Today, my guest is John Paul DeJoria, a Greek-Italian-American billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist best known as a co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair products and The Patrón Spirits Company.  He is the founder of numerous other companies and businesses, including Aubio Life Sciences, and has appeared as a celebrity guest investor on the hit television series Shark Tank.

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  • Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert

    Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert

    Today, my guest is Scott Adams, the creator of the world famous Dilbert cartoon strip.  After working at Crocker National Bank and Pacific Bell, Adams entertained himself during boring meetings by drawing cartoons of his coworkers and bosses and a bespectacled character named Dilbert emerged from the doodles.  Today, Adams devotes his time to Dilbert, including speaking, writing, doing interviews, designing licensed products and answering hundreds of e-mail messages per day. Dilbert is published in over 2,000 newspapers across 65 countries.

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  • Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Legal Analyst and Author

    Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Legal Analyst and Author

    Today, my guest is Jeffrey Toobin, Senior Legal Analyst at CNN, staff writer at the New Yorker and best selling author of The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson; A Vast Conspiracy: the Real Story of the Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President; Too Close to Call: the Thirty-Six Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election; The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court; The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court; and most recently, American Heiress: […]

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  • Jay Bilas, ESPN Broadcaster and Courtside Analyst

    Jay Bilas, ESPN Broadcaster and Courtside Analyst

    Today, my guest is Jay Bilas, an attorney at Moore & Van Allen who is also an Emmy nominated basketball analyst who provides courtside and studio commentary for ESPN and CBS Sports.  A four-year starter at Duke under Mike Krzyzewski, he helped lead Duke to the NCAA Final Four and National Championship Game.  After playing professional basketball, Jay went back to Duke as an assistant coach and won two National Championships while simultaneously attending Duke Law School.  Jay took time from […]

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  • Leigh Steinberg, Professional Sports Agent

    Leigh Steinberg, Professional Sports Agent

    Today, my guest is Leigh Steinberg, a legendary sports agent and lawyer, who has represented many of the most successful athletes in professional sports, including the #1 overall pick in the NFL draft 8 times as well as over 60 first round picks. During his career, Leigh has secured over $3 billion for his 300+ pro athlete clients and directed more than $750 million to various charities, receiving commendations from Congress, cities, states and Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton. Leigh’s historic career was portrayed […]

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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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  • Laura Hillenbrand, Author of “Unbroken” and “Seabiscuit”

    Laura Hillenbrand, Author of “Unbroken” and “Seabiscuit”

    Today, my guest is Laura Hillenbrand, author of the best selling books, Unbroken and Seabiscuit.  Unbroken is the absolutely amazing story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic class runner who was shot down from an airplane in World War II over the Pacific Ocean and somehow managed to survive on a life raft for 47 days — only to be captured by the Japanese and tortured as a POW for 2 years before being released.  His story — and survival — […]

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  • Ben Stein, Economist, TV Show Host, Comedian, Writer

    Ben Stein, Economist, TV Show Host, Comedian, Writer

    Today, my guest is Ben Stein, economist, movie actor, author, novelist, screenwriter, law school professor, television show host and comedian.  A graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School, Ben never had any aspirations to be a lawyer; but instead stumbled into a series of jobs that ultimately led to him to serving in the Nixon and Ford administrations and achieving overnight fame in the iconic movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  Ben was kind enough to take time from his busy speaking […]

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  • Will Shortz, NY Times Crossword Puzzle Editor

    Will Shortz, NY Times Crossword Puzzle Editor

    Today, my guest is Will Shortz (aka the “Puzzle Master“), Editor of the New York Times Crossword Puzzles, and star of WordPlay (see trailer below), one of my favorite movies.  Some may know that he graduated from the University of Virginia Law School but probably not many know that he almost dropped out after his first semester and that his favorite class was intellectual property!  Listed as one of the 30 most famous people with law degrees, Will was gracious enough to join […]

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  • Bill Gross, Chairman & Founder of Idealab

    Bill Gross, Chairman & Founder of Idealab

    Today, my guest is Bill Gross, Caltech Trustee and fellow Caltech Alumni, Chairman and Founder of Idealab.  Bill started his first company in grade school selling candy bars at the bus stop (his version of the lemonade stand) and now starts about 8-10 new companies every year.  He comes up with new business ideas almost daily and he says the biggest limitation with starting companies is not time or money, it’s finding the right people — and having the right timing! […]

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  • Floyd Kvamme, Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins

    Floyd Kvamme, Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins

    Today, my guest is Floyd Kvamme*, a legendary Silicon Valley engineer, entrepreneur and venture capitalist.  After joining Fairchild Semiconductor with a masters degree in electrical engineering, he was part of the founding team which started National Semiconductor in 1967. In 1982, Kvamme became Executive Vice President at Apple Computer to work with the late Steve Jobs and was instrumental in creating the famous 1984 Macintosh Superbowl ad before joining one of the most prestigious venture capital firms in Silicon Valley: Kleiner Perkins […]

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  • Original Siri Voice (Susan Bennett)

    Original Siri Voice (Susan Bennett)

    Today, my guest is Susan Bennett, a voice-over artist who is best known for being the female American voice of Apple’s “Siri” when the service was first introduced on the iPhone 4S.  In June 2005, the software company Nuance Communications was looking for someone to be the voice for speech construction and selected Bennett, who recorded phrases and sentences which were then concatenated into the various words and sentences used in the Siri voice.  Bennett’s career began in 1974 and has recorded messages for the Delta Air Lines terminals […]

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  • Guy Kawasaki (Tech Evangelist) and Hockey/Photography

    Guy Kawasaki (Tech Evangelist) and Hockey/Photography

    Today, my guest is Guy Kawasaki, the Chief Evangelist of Canva, an online, graphics-design service, Trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation, former Chief Evangelist of Apple, and the author of several best selling books on startups including The Art of the Start 2.0.  Although my guests are normally lawyers, most people do not realize that Guy actually did attend law school for about 10 days.  I first met Guy when he started Garage with the late founder of Venture Law Group, Craig […]

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  • Simon Sinek, Author of “Start With Why” and TED Speaker

    Simon Sinek, Author of “Start With Why” and TED Speaker

    Today, my guest is Simon Sinek, an author, speaker, and consultant who writes on leadership and management.  He is best known for his brilliant and ground breaking TED Talk entitled “How Great Leaders Inspire Action,” which explains why we are inspired by some people, leaders, messages and organizations over others and is the 3rd most viewed video on TED.  Since then, he has written 3 books: Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (2009), Leaders Eat Last: Why Some […]

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  • Geoffrey Moore, Author of “Crossing the Chasm”

    Geoffrey Moore, Author of “Crossing the Chasm”

    Today, my guest is Geoffrey Moore, an author, speaker, and advisor who wrote the groundbreaking book Crossing the Chasm in 1991.  Since then, Geoff’s other best selling business books include Zone to Win, Escape Velocity, Inside the Tornado, The Gorilla Game, Living on the Faultline and Dealing with Darwin.  Geoff began his management consulting career at Regis McKenna Inc, and then started 3 firms: The Chasm Group, Chasm Institute and TCG Advisors. Today, he splits his time as a Venture Partner with Mohr Davidow Ventures and […]

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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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  • Jason Calacanis, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

    Jason Calacanis, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

    Today, my guest is Jason Calacanis, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Calacanis’s first success was starting Weblogs, Inc., which was sold to AOL in 2005.  Since then, he has been an angel investor in numerous successful entrepreneurs and companies such as Travis Kalanick at Uber, Thumbtack, Tumblr and many others. Jason is the CEO of Inside.com, has been a guest on Charlie Rose, has his own podcast This Week in Startups, his own entrepreneurs startup forum Launch Festival and is a frequent […]

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  • Daniel Pink, NYTimes Best Selling Author and TV Show Host

    Daniel Pink, NYTimes Best Selling Author and TV Show Host

    Today, my guest is Daniel Pink.  Most people know Daniel Pink as one of the most popular TED speakers of all time (see video below), New York Times best selling author of A Whole New Mind, Drive and To Sell is Human, and host of the National Geographic TV show Crowd Control.  But what is less known is that Dan actually went to law school (attended Columbia and graduated from Yale) and he discusses how law school shaped his career, but not in […]

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  • Tony Horton, Creator of P90x Fitness Series

    Tony Horton, Creator of P90x Fitness Series

    Today, my guest is Tony Horton, a fitness expert and creator of the best-selling fitness series: P90X, P90X2, P90X3, and Ten Minute Trainer, and most recently his military inspired workout, 22 Minute Hard Corps. Tony is a renowned motivational speaker and the author of best-selling books Bring It, Crush It! and his latest, The Big Picture.  Horton began his fitness career by becoming the personal trainer of several celebrities including Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Billy Idol and Annie Lennox and he has now appeared on countless […]

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  • Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari

    Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari

    Today, my guest is Nolan Bushnell, a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and engineer who is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater.  Over the past four decades, he has founded numerous companies, including Catalyst Technologies, the first technology incubator; Etak, the first digital navigation system; ByVideo, the first online ordering system; and uWink, the first touchscreen menu ordering and entertainment system. His newest company is Brainrush, where he is devoting his talents to enhancing and […]

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  • Jason Zweig, Columnist at The Wall Street Journal

    Jason Zweig, Columnist at The Wall Street Journal

    Today, my guest is Jason Zweig*, a personal finance columnist for The Wall Street Journal and author of several books, including The Devil’s Financial Dictionary.  He is also the editor of the revised edition of Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor, the classic text that Warren Buffett has described as “by far the best book about investing ever written.”  Inspired by Ambrose Bierce’s satirical masterpiece, The Devil’s Dictionary, Jason Zweig’s The Devil’s Financial Dictionary is a glossary of the essential financial and investor terms […]

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  • Guy Spier, Hedge Fund Manager and Value Investor

    Guy Spier, Hedge Fund Manager and Value Investor

    Today, my guest is Guy Spier, a Zurich-based investor and author of a book entitled The Education of a Value Investor.  Guy manages the Aquamarine Fund, an investment partnership inspired by, and styled after Warren Buffett’s 1950s investment partnerships.  In June 2007, Guy paid US$650,100 with Mohnish Pabrai for a charity lunch with Warren Buffett.  He recently sat down and talked with me about what it was like to write his first book.

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  • Greg “Fossilman” Raymer, Professional Poker Player

    Greg “Fossilman” Raymer, Professional Poker Player

    Today, my guest is Greg “Fossilman” Raymer*, a professional poker player and former patent attorney. Nicknamed “Fossilman” for his unusual glasses, Greg was originally a scientist who played blackjack in graduate school as a way to make some extra income. That soon turned into poker and he went on to win the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2004 (see his winning hand below).  Now he splits his time with his 2 great loves: teaching poker and playing poker from his […]

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  • Brad Meltzer, NYTimes Best Selling Author and TV Show Host

    Brad Meltzer, NYTimes Best Selling Author and TV Show Host

    Today my guest is Brad Meltzer, a New York Times best-selling author, host of the TV show Decoded and fellow Columbia Law School Alumni.  Brad’s first novel received 24 rejection letters before getting his next book, The Tenth Justice, published while he was still in law school.  But even with all his accomplishments, Brad never takes his success for granted and  reminds himself every day what it was like getting those rejection letters.  His latest book is The President’s Shadow.

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