Leadership

  • Episode #66 – Decoding Greatness with Ron Friedman

    My guest today is Ron Friedman, author of Decoding Greatness: How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success. In this episode Ron applies the principles of reverse engineering to creative fields like writing and investing. We talk about how to study people who are the best in the world at what they do by breaking down what it is they’re doing that is contributing to their success, and then then working backward to figure out how they did it

  • Episode #64 – Working and Living Authentically with Mike Horne

    Mike Horne is the author of Integrity by Design: Working & Living Authentically. Mike consults with organizations to help them build authentic cultures and he works directly with executives as a leadership coach. In this episode we explore what it means to live an authentic life. We look to Warren Buffett as as an example in the business community as someone who leads with integrity and has built a company, in Berkshire Hathaway, that is built on trust. We discuss the corporate scandals at both Enron and Wells Fargo, and the cautionary tale s they provide of what happens when an organization fails to build a strong culture of integrity. And finally, Mike provides tips on how we can use the principles of Integrity by Design to live a more authentic , flourishing life.

  • Episode #62 – Robert Cialdini on Influence

    My guest this week is Robert Cialdini, Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University and author of the New York Times best-selling book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.

    Professor Cialdini's book has had an enormous impact on those of us in the Value Investing community. In fact, when Charlie Munger read the book he was so impressed, and he benefited so much from the principles in the book, he personally reached out to Cialdini to express his appreciation, and being Charlie, he went above and beyond. I ask Cialdini to tell the story about his interaction with Munger early in the interview and you wont want to miss it.

  • Episode #58 – Cal Newport on A World Without Email

    My guest this week is Cal Newport, author of the New York Times Best-Selling book: A World Without email: Reimagining work in an Age of Digital Overload. Cal has heavily influenced me, and countless others, on the need to carve out large blocks of uninterrupted time to focus on Deep Work, that's meaningful, important strategic work that takes dedicated attention. One of the most important differentiating factors for our career is our ability to carve out this uninterrupted time and complete projects with long-term impact. And in this book, he shows us how to do that.

  • Episode 44 – Tolstoy with Andrew Kaufman

    On today’s show, we talk about the novel “War & Peace.” Sean sits down with Andrew Kaufman, Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Virginia, and author of the […]

  • Episode 42 – Warren Buffett with Trey Lockerbie

    In today’s episode, Sean interviews Trey Lockerbie. Trey is a former professional musician who has toured around the world, he’s also the CEO and founder of the beverage company Better […]

  • Episode 36 – Leadership with Michael Abrashoff

    On today’s show, Sean talks with Michael Abrashoff. In this episode, Michael talks about the leadership principles he relied on to transform the USS Benfold, and how we can use those same […]

  • Episode 35 – Long Term Thinking with Roman Krznaric

    On today’s show, Sean talks with Roman Krznaric, the author of The Good Ancestor: A Radical Prescription for Long-term Thinking. We explore the idea of thinking long-term, and we learn about […]

  • Episode 33 – The 100 Mile Mindset with Nate Bailey

    Today’s guest is Nate Bailey. Nate is a former leader in the army, a successful real estate investor, the host of the Championship Leaders podcast, and the author of the […]

  • Episode 29 – Ulysses S. Grant with Elizabeth Samet

    Sean’s guest today is Elizabeth Samet, a professor of literature at West Point.  She has a new book out, the annotated Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. In this episode, Samet reveals […]