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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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  • 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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  • Guy Kawasaki, former Apple Evangelist

    Guy Kawasaki, former Apple Evangelist

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • David Pogue, Tech Reviewer at Yahoo! Finance

    David Pogue, Tech Reviewer at Yahoo! Finance

    Today, my guest is David Pogue, who is the tech critic for Yahoo! Finance after having spent 13 years as the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. He’s also a monthly columnist for Scientific American and host of science shows on PBS’s NOVA and has been a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning since 2002. With over 3 million books in print, David is also one of the world’s bestselling authors of for Dummies series. In 1999, he launched his own series of […]

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  • David Hornik, Partner at August Capital

    David Hornik, Partner at August Capital

    Today, my guest is David Hornik, general partner at August Capital and author of VentureBlog, who describes his career path from lawyer to venture capitalist, a profession he was born to do. David inspired me to start this interview series with his own VentureCast podcast and if you have ever heard him speak or present, then you would certainly agree that if he ever decided to leave venture capital, he would make a great late night talk show host! “@HsuTubeEsq: http://t.co/lMjzkOUYAW […]

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  • Jia Jiang, TED Speaker on “Rejection Therapy”

    Jia Jiang, TED Speaker on “Rejection Therapy”

    Today, my guest is Jia Jiang, a TED speaker and Founder of Rejection Therapy, a website that provides inspiration, knowledge and products for people to overcome their fear of rejection. Several years after Jiang began his career in the corporate world, he stepped into the unknown world of entrepreneurship and discovered everyone’s biggest fear: rejection. To conquer the fear of rejection, Jiang embarked on a personal quest and started a blog, 100 Days of Rejection Therapy where his journey revealed a world […]

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  • Robert J. Lang, Origami Master

    Robert J. Lang, Origami Master

    Today, my guest is Roberg J. Lang, an origami master who is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading masters of the art, with over 500 designs catalogued and diagrammed.  A distinguished Caltech alumi, he started his career as a laser physicist before pursuing a lifelong hobby of origami as a full time profession.  A TED speaker, he is noted for designs of great detail and realism, and has folded some of the most complex origami designs ever created.  The barrel cactus pictured here […]

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  • Nicholas Carlisle, Founder & CEO of No Bully

    Nicholas Carlisle, Founder & CEO of No Bully

    Today, my guest is Nicholas Carlisle*, a former lawyer and Founder and CEO of No Bully, a non-profit focused on stopping childhood bullying and cyberbullying.  A graduate from Oxford University and former chairman of the non-profit section with Amnesty International, Nicholas left the practice of law to get a Ph.D. in psychology where he started studying the effects of school bullying.  Nicholas gave a TEDx talk (see video below) on bullying in 2015 and is now a speaker and commentator on school bullying […]

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