The Josh Boone Show

The Josh Boone Show

Raw, long form conversations with the world’s most unique undiscovered thinkers, deconstructing our society, psychology, and purpose.

Episodes

August 16, 2022 119 min

Rishi Rawat is the founder of Frictionless Commerce. As a world-class expert in buyer psychology and conversion optimization, Rishi has spent the past 13 years laser-focused on running marketing experiments that help eCommerce brands remove friction and massively increase sales.

In our conversation we dive into:

  • Self-awareness as a superpower
  • Intuition versus empirical data
  • Delegation and installing your operating system into a team
  • Bus...
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    John Heers is the Co-Founder and Director of the First Things Foundation, and the host of the podcast, Why Are We Talking About Rabbits?
     
     The First Things Foundation is a non-profit organization that takes young people from the “new world” of the West to the “old world” of developing countries where they immerse, learn the language, and connect with local entrepreneurs and helps empower them to spur organic, ground-up development i...

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    Chris Giuseppini is a cinematographer, entrepreneur, and founder of Sondor Media. He's helped YouTube influencers reach over a million subscribers, and worked on videos that advertised for Sony, Canon, and Fujifilm. 

    In our conversation we dive into:

  • The day-to-day struggles of living with ADHD, personally and professionally.
  • Approaching ADHD as a latency problem.
  • Overcoming perfectionism and conflict avoidance.
  • And much more...

  • Conn...

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    Christopher Silvestri is a rock-star freelance conversion designer & copywriter. Over the past 15 years, he has honed his craft at the intersection of copywriting, UX design, and digital psychology to help SaaS and eCommerce companies convert more prospects into customers.

    In our conversation we dive into:

  • Meditation, imposter syndrome, and freelancing.
  • Lifestyle design and his travels to over 20 countries.
  • Copywriting, user experi...
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    Today Josh speaks with Roy Steves about the chaotic life of the marketing and agency world.

    Some of the topics we dive into are:

  • The emotional rollercoaster of starting and maintaining a marketing agency.
  • The issues of incentives, scope creep, and managing expectations with clients.
  • Advice for young people getting into marketing and the agency world.
  • What Roy and I would do differently if we had to start again.
  • Escapism, imposter syndrom...
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    Today Josh speaks with Sam McNerney on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    Some of the topics we dive into are:

  • The geopolitical reactions and support of Ukraine.
  • Putin’s mental health and motivations behind the invasion.
  • Russia's political and economic future.
  • The prospects of WW3.
  • How Russia and Ukraine are both using propaganda as part of information warfare.
  • The differences between Russian and American oligarchs.
  • And much more.

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    Today Josh talks with Oliver Seligman about the struggle of mental illness, mindfulness, and stability.

    Oliver is a monk, author, and inspirational speaker. He has spent twenty years traveling the world, helping people to find peace through meditation. In doing so, he has developed insight into the workings of the mind and what makes us happy or unhappy.

    Oliver has written three books, his first being “The Broker Who Broke Free” abou...

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    Today Josh talks with Felix Velarde about the potential optimistic and pessimistic futures ahead and the compound interest of positive impact.

    Felix is a strategist, author, speaker, lecturer, and pioneer of the internet. He started one of the world’s first web design companies in 1994. He then had a high-profile, twenty-year career as a serial founder of several innovative digital creative and strategy agencies, including being ch...

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    Today Josh talks with Kenda Macdonald about marketing, trauma, cognitive biases, and the state of American culture over a copious amount of whiskey and tequila. 

    Kenda is an international public speaker, a multi-award-winning entrepreneur, and author of the best-selling book "Hack the Buyer Brain."

    With a degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of London, she operates at the unique intersection of marketing, neurosc...

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    Today Josh talks with Matthew Caruana about depression, suicide, resilience, and purpose.

    Matthew is a speaker, youth advocate, and suicide survivor. He attempted suicide at the age of 16, which left him a paraplegic, but ultimately led him to find his passion and purpose in life.

    Now Matthew is a speaker at schools, colleges, and mental health conferences internationally, and has been featured on ABC News, The Daily Telegraph, and m...

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    Today Josh speaks with Terry B. McDougall about courage, fear, corporate leadership, and living a fulfilling life.

    Terry is an executive coach, speaker, and best-selling author of Winning the Game of Work

    After more than 30 years of corporate business experience leading marketing efforts in senior management roles, Terry chose to become a coach to concentrate on helping leaders step fully into their potential to lead satisfying caree...

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    Today Josh speaks with Sam McNerney about the growing conspiratorial culture in the West, its further detachment from reality, free will, and the implications of us potentially living in a simulation.

    Some of the other things we dive into are:

  • How marketers are like alchemists.
  • QAnon as a marketing campaign.
  • The root of cults and religion.
  • Mental illness and mental viruses.
  • The differences between marketing, storytelling, and being persu...
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    Today Josh speaks with Seth Erickson. Seth is an entrepreneur, author, and storyteller.

    He recently published his book, How to Hack Humans, an unfiltered take on the neuroscience and psychology of storytelling, and how startups can use storytelling to grow and communicate their value to investors and the market at large.

    He is currently a Partner at Storify Agency, where he helps startups personally craft their story and tell it in a...

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    Today Josh speaks with Dr. Mark Vorderbruggen about food, health, and sustainability.

    Mark is a chemist, ethnobotanist, author, speaker, and foraging expert. He has a Masters in Medicinal Chemistry, a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    For over 18 years he worked as a research chemist in the oil industry using his knowledge of natural products to develop environmentally-friendly replacements f...

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    There's an artist on Instagram called DrFakenstein, and he does weird short meme videos, like having Snoop Doug's face on a little girl. That is known as a deep fake, and while the memes are hilarious, there are much more nefarious uses for this technology.

    What happens when this is weaponized, and used for extensive PR assassinations, or false flag operations by government agencies around the world?

    What happens then when th...

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    In 1999 the Star Wars film "The Phantom Menace" released and garnered widespread acclaim amongst fans. But ever since, people gradually started seeing the movie in a very different light; the enthusiasm waned, and the critical perception diminished significantly.

    This is a common phenomenon that is like a collectively unconscious lens that distorts through nostalgia. That collective experience is known now as “The Phantom Me...

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    Norm MacDonald did an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit in 2018, and when asked what life's purpose is he said:

    "Well, it depends on your view I suppose but it's been my experience is that life's purpose is to suffer. To abide the inevitable pain and to bear it in a noble way."

    For many, particularly in the West, there's this notion that if someone "pays their dues," then one day they'll be able to ...

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    As a rule of thumb, the most “successful” people I know are depressed and brutal on themselves. These are people with extreme wealth and by all accounts innovators and high-performers in their fields.

    This isn’t just my experience; a recent study by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco detailed the personality, mood, and human factors that are common among entrepreneurs in which:

  • Self-reported mental health concerns were present across 7...
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    There's never been a better time in history for someone to make money remotely. Especially last year with COVID and the mass adoption of remote work.

    There's a massive community online, that's growing every year, of digital nomads. People that freelance or start a business that affords them location independence and flexibility to design the lifestyle that fulfills them.

    This is actually something you can do, and sooner a...

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    Do you ever feel like we're now living in some sort of alternative reality?

    Like there was some glitch in the matrix and we diverged into some other universe in the simulation?

    Sam Harris has a line "most people spend every waking moment of their lives in the 'movie' of their lives."

    What happens when the illusion of that movie is broken?

    Today Josh speaks with Sam McNerney about the Insurrection at the Capitol on J...

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