Become world-class by learning from those who are world-class.
Ever wonder how a world-renowned artist stays humble? How elite athletes bounce back from defeat? How successful entrepreneurs build great teams? How to defeat that voice in your head telling you no?
The goal of the Daily Two Minutes of Greatness Podcast is to share daily micro interviews with people who are truly world-class at what they do. By sharing their secrets to greatness we can uncover the characteristics they have in common.
Whether they are business experts, world-class artists and musicians, elite athletes, influential public figures or anything in between – there is something we can learn from each to help drive ourselves to be world-class in our own right.
Be an exception. Become world-class.
Ep: 043 - Holy P - #NeverStopLearning
Holy is the tech editor-in-chief at UNTOUCHD Magazine where she covers all aspects of tech, from data science to UX design to programming. In her spare time she hosts Girl Develop It’s Code & Coffee, mentoring workshops by helping others write their first line of code. Her mission is to empower women to embrace their abilities and pursue their passion in technology. Her perseverance led to her building a supportive online community on Instagram which led her to create UNTOUCHD Magazine – to inspire more women to write their first line of code.
Ep: 042 - Andy Molinsky - Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
Andy Molinsky is a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. Andy’s work helps people develop the insights and courage necessary to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones when doing important, but challenging, tasks in work and life. His research and writing has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, Psychology Today, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, NPR and Voice of America. Andy was awarded as a Top Voice for LinkedIn for his work in education. His first book, Global Dexterity (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013), received the Axiom Award (Silver Medal) for Best Business Book in International Business & Globalization and has been used widely in organizations around the world, including Boeing, AIG, the US Air Force Academy, and the Clinton Foundation, among others. His new book Reach was published with Penguin Random House in January 2017. He teaches, consults, and lectures widely to university and corporate audiences.
Ep: 041 - Nikki Durkin - You Can Only Have One Steve Jobs
Nikki Durkin has founded two companies, the first being 99dresses, a company that allowed women to trade fashion items with other users. 99dresses was a Y-combinator backed startup that had thousands of users and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars before having to shut down. For anyone who is interested in startups or looking to start their own, I highly recommend her post on Medium titled, My startup failed, and this is what it feels like. Nikki’s second startup is called CodeMakers, a company that teaches children how to code using Minecraft.
Ep: 040 - Austin Knight - Humility & Open-Mindedness
Austin Knight is a Senior UX Designer, speaker, and author at HubSpot, focusing on web, mobile, SaaS, and VR/AR. As a digital nomad, he works remotely and lives amongst different design communities throughout the world. He mentors students and startup founders at Columbia University in New York, co-hosts the UX and Growth Podcast in Boston, leads a study on South American design in Rio de Janeiro, and speaks at select international events every year. His latest work and in-depth design essays are published at AustinKnight.com.
Ep: 039 - Chris Brogan - Is Your Content Any Good?
Chris Brogan is CEO of Owner Media Group , providing strategy and skills for the modern business. He is also a highly sought after professional speaker and the New York Times bestselling author of nine books and counting.
Chris has spoken for or consulted with the biggest brands you know, including Disney, Coke, Google, GM, Microsoft, Coldwell Banker, Titleist, Scotts, Humana Health, Cisco, Sony USA, and many more. He’s appeared on the Dr. Phil Show, interviewed Richard Branson for a cover story for Success magazine, and once even presented to a Princess. Forbes listed Chris as one of the Must Follow Marketing Minds of 2014, plus listed his website as one of the 100 best websites for entrepreneurs. Statsocial rated Chris the #3 power influencer online.
Most importantly, Chris provides education and tools to help you make your life and your business thrive, by teaching you which actions will get you what you want. Through books, speeches, courses, and workshops, Chris is dedicated to helping you grow your capabilities and connections and to getting you to that next level of success, no matter where you are in the process right now.
Ep: 038 - Andy Weir - Following Up A Massive Success
Andy Weir was always passionate about writing but he never expected his first published novel, The Martian, to have the kind of success that it did. In fact he tried so hard to give it away for free. He started by publishing it on his website one chapter at a time and then as an ebook for ninety-nine cents because that was the lowest price you could publish on the kindle. Then soon after, Random House called and wanted to publish the book and shortly after that 20th Century Fox bought the movie rights and Matt Damon played the starring role. Andy’s second novel, Artemis, comes out in November and while he has high hopes for it he knows it’s very likely that it won’t be as much of a success as his first.