76 episodes

Brilliant Thoughts is about people. It’s about how relationships shape careers. It’s about how influence shapes industries. It’s about how at the end of the day, ones and zeroes on spreadsheets represent real humans and no one is going to find success without keeping that top of mind.

Brilliant Thoughts with Tristan Ahumada SUCCESS Magazine

    • Management

Brilliant Thoughts is about people. It’s about how relationships shape careers. It’s about how influence shapes industries. It’s about how at the end of the day, ones and zeroes on spreadsheets represent real humans and no one is going to find success without keeping that top of mind.

    Keep Your Peace while Staying Productive with James Stanley

    Keep Your Peace while Staying Productive with James Stanley

    Staying motivated in our work is hard, especially when the drive to do bigger and better things can lead to burnout. But James Stanley, the principal of a luxury architecture firm in New York, knows some tricks for taking a balance approach. He shares these with Tristan, as well as his thoughts on meditation, his vices, and an unexpected run-in with Donald Trump.
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    • 44 min
    From Ideation to Creation with Jordan Greenfield

    From Ideation to Creation with Jordan Greenfield

    How do you bring an entrepreneurial idea into fruition? Jordan Greenfield did just that with the founding of his celebrity-favorite link-in-bio platform, hoo.be. Jordan tells Tristan how he positioned himself to market his idea, how relationships with early users and investors played a role in the brand's success, and what he expects for the future of social media.
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    • 41 min
    The Science of Belonging with Jon Levy

    The Science of Belonging with Jon Levy

    We become preoccupied with belonging, or fitting in, starting in childhood—all the way into our adult years. Behavioral scientist Jon Levy joins Tristan this week to explain the science behind creating meaningful connections, the importance of investing in others, and the process of building trust.
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    • 57 min
    Surviving Cancel Culture with Wesley Donehue

    Surviving Cancel Culture with Wesley Donehue

    In a cancel culture climate, it can take only one error to bring your company down. This week, political consultant and author Wesley Donehue talks with Tristan about his efforts to save SeaWorld, how to prepare for and, if necessary, create a strategy to bounce back from damaging accusations.
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    • 40 min
    Don't Ignore Burnout with Jennifer Moss

    Don't Ignore Burnout with Jennifer Moss

    The statistics on the effects of overwork are startling. Journalist, author and workplace culture strategist Jennifer Moss joins Tristan to discuss the dangers of burnout, how company culture plays a role, the type of people who are more at risk, and how to set healthy parameters around our work.
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    • 52 min
    How to Design a Strong Work Culture with Melissa Daimler

    How to Design a Strong Work Culture with Melissa Daimler

    Work culture is more important than ever, especially post-pandemic. Melissa Daimler talks with Tristan about her new book, ReCulturing, and the various dynamics, like behaviors and processes, that play a role in a company's culture. She explains why a work culture can die out, and how to actively build a strong one that resonates with employees and job candidates alike.
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    • 47 min

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