Living A Life In Full

Living A Life In Full

“Living a Life in Full” is the conversation you always wanted to have with that person who gave an amazing TED talk, or the author of one your favorite books, or that inspirational Olympian you always wanted to know more about. This show is for the intellectually curious. You want to not just know more about the interesting and the innovative, but also what makes them tick, and maybe even what makes them laugh. It’s graduate-level conversations with those making a difference in the world and the lives of others. This show brings you new ideas and approaches so you can live a life in full. The show is equal parts information and inspiration, but without the aphorisms and pablum. We cover a wide range of topics in an engaging way—from Burning Man to The Renaissance Weekend, from the United Nations to top universities, Nobel Laureates to astronauts—we have an amazing Rolodex. Interviewees are a who’s who of high performance athletes, bestselling authors, high-caliber leaders, world changing humanitarians, innovative researchers, amazing start-up founders, clever life-hackers, paradigm busting thought-leaders and global innovators. Cheers, and thanks, Chris http://www.alifeinfull.org/

Episodes

February 1, 2023 49 min

In this episode, Brad Stulberg shares a healthier, more sustainable model for success. At the heart of this model is groundedness--a practice that values presence over rote productivity, accepts that progress is nonlinear, and prioritizes long-term values and fulfillment over short-term gain. To be grounded is to possess a firm and unwavering foundation, a resolute sense of self from which deep and enduring, not shallow and superfi...

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What is the journey like to move from enlisting in the Navy at age 17, being recruited into the SEALs instead of going to law school, then serving as a SEAL Team member for twenty years, leading combat missions and helping to design and test new special operations capabilities while becoming a combat-decorated officer and later instructor, to next becoming an entrepreneur, novelist and nonfiction author, CEO and Chief Strategy Offi...

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Tim Ferriss says that Derek Sivers is one of his “all-time favorite humans... a philosopher-king, programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster.”

Derek is an international man of mystery, or maybe contradiction. He’s known and loved by millions, done three super-popular TED talks, but he prefers to be alone, certainly when he’s working and creating, or “playing” as he’d more likely call it.

Derek graduated from the Berklee Colleg...

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Healthcare and medicine have long served as a hotbed of innovation. Perhaps the leading edge these days requires a paradigm shift – think digital therapeutics, Web3, the metaverse, CRISPR, Software as a Medical Device – this is the domain of Neil Littman, Founder & CEO of Bioverge, a highly curated impact-investment venture platform exclusively dedicated to healthcare and to democratizing access to investing in early stage comp...

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I bet you are an Amazon Prime member, not because I’m clairvoyant, but because half of the US is. Half! Did you know that three-quarters of all product searches begin on Amazon, not Google, or a search engine? Or, did you know Amazon is valued at $1.6 trillion, and has become one of the fastest growing B2B companies in history, with Amazon Web Services. Or, that Amazon’s projected 2023 revenue is $780 Billion – with a B.

My guest o...

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Millions of people dream of living a more fulfilling life, yet many settle for a life of comfortable complacency, allowing excuses and negative thoughts to invade their minds. I don’t have enough time…I don’t have enough money…I’m afraid to fail...I don’t have what it takes—we allow these limiting beliefs to control us. Colin O’Brady has an empowered way of thinking that can help with that.

So who is Colin O’Brady? He’s a guy that ...

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Extreme poverty has devastating effects on over 700 million people globally. Every year 5.3 million children, under the age of five, die, and more than half of these deaths could have been easily prevented if they would have been fortunate enough to have been born in the United States.

Peter Singer has famously noted that “we have an ethical obligation to use some portion of our wealth and privilege to save lives and reduce the unn...

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With a practice of more than 20,000 patients, Dr. Jordan Metzl is widely known for his passion for sports medicine and fitness. His academic appointments are as an Associate Attending Physician and Associate Attending Pediatrician at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Which I consider to be the premier orthopedic surgery center in the United States.

In addition to his busy medical practices in New York City and Stamford, Connecticut...

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Dr. Hassan Tetteh is a decorated Navy captain and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, and adjunct faculty at Howard University College of Medicine. As a cardiothoracic surgeon, he was deployed in Afghanistan and on warships in the Persian Gulf. He’s also an unabashed medical “nerd,” part of a cadre of physicians board-certified in clinical informatics.

Dr. Tetteh is the founder an...

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As disruption impacts many industries, mid-career professionals must navigate change and consider its future impact. Likewise, the post-career population faces transformation, and needs to prepare financially, logistically, or emotionally for the next phase of their lives. Michael urges us to view this transition through a progressive lens: don’t retire, but rather rewire or re-fire toward a happier, more productive next chapter. A...
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Dr. Mohammad Haqmal, is the former Chief of Public Health for Afghanistan, where he developed a series of groundbreaking programs and has received the Afghanistan National Public Hero Award – twice. He is a medical doctor by training and also holds master’s degrees in Business Administration, Public Health, and Global Health. Before all this, he and his mother had to flee Afghanistan when he was five to live in a refugee camp in Pa...

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“I’ve watched the rise of some of the leading companies of today–Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google–and the fall of some of the leading companies of yesterday–Yahoo!, eBay, and AOL…Figuring out which companies really are going to be dominant franchises is an extremely hard thing to do. But those who accomplished this were arguably able to generate some of the best portfolio returns in the stock market over the past generation.”

In M...

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April Rinne is equal parts global authority, advocate, ally and adventurer. She spent the first half of her career focused on global development and financial inclusion, and the latter half on the “new” digital economy and the future of work. For more than two decades, she has seen emerging trends early, understands their potential, and helps others do the same.

Her new book Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change is pa...

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Alejandro has been included in the Top 30-Under-30 lists of Vanity Fair, GQ, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He is a Forbes contributor as well as the author of the bestselling book The Art of Startup Fundraising, published by John Wiley & Sons and includes a foreword by Barbara Corcoran. We focused much of our conversation on this new book, Selling Your Startup: Crafting the Perfect Exit, Selling Your Business, and Everything Els...

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December 1, 2021 84 min

How do we make sense of the ideas of the present, that might determine our lives in the future? How can we weigh the legitimacy of new technologies--and sort through what is hype, and what is not?

Well, that’s what Jon Gertner, a veteran journalist, editor, historian, and author, seems to have figured out. Jon is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine, and is best known for his work on science, technology, innovation,...

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What are the principles of financial independence that enable others to create a different way of life than most people think is possible? In this episode we explore the practical questions behind ways to spend less, earn more, invest better, and work toward financial independence.

We go deep and avoid the hucksterism often rampant in this area, and we demystify and vet the actual mechanics of living off of one’s investments.

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Allan "Alonzo" Wind is a former Senior Foreign Service Officer from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) having worked on diplomatic assignments in Peru, Nicaragua, Angola, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan and South Africa. He provided oversight to U.S. government foreign aid development and humanitarian assistance, and supported U.S. Ambassadors as their senior development officer on multiple U.S. Embassy Countr...

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One indelible lesson from the last year is that we can’t control the cards we’re dealt in life. Still, we can improve our odds by learning to play those cards more skillfully. How? By studying the best investors. They are the grand masters of probabilities. The ultimate game players, they focus relentlessly on minimizing risks, maximizing rewards, and optimizing their odds of success. But do they have anything to teach us besides m...

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Michele Wucker is the founder of the Chicago-based strategy firm Gray Rhino & Company, drawing on three decades of experience - first as a financial journalist, and then media and think tank executive. She has been honored as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and as a Guggenheim Fellow.

Risk has always been a part of life, to the point that for most of human existence life was risk. 

Drawing on compelling risk s...

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Art Bell is a writer and former media executive known for creating, building, and managing successful cable television channels like Comedy Central and CourtTV. He’s worked with top talent like Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, and discovered Bill Maher and Jon Stewart.  He worked with other notables such as Dennis Miller—all with various, interesting, South Park-esque experiences that we talk about in this episode. 

Thi...

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