Interviews with entrepreneurs covering key business and life lessons. Simplified to benefit an audience of kids.
Ep.48: "They All Matter," with Josh Balk, Animal Rights Activist and Founder of The Accountability Board
In this episode, I interview Josh Balk. Josh started working at the Humane Society in 2005, and has successfully led many companies like McDonalds and Walmart to treat animals better. He also was instrumental in helping pass Prop 12 in California, which prohibits cruel confinement for mother pigs. Josh is the Co-Founder of Eat Just, the makers of Just Egg, an incredibly popular egg substitute, as well as the first government-approved cultured meat. Josh recently left HSUS to start The Accountability Board, dedicated to ensuring companies fulfill their ESG commitments. We discuss the state of animal welfare, his work at HSUS and how The Accountability Board holds companies accountable for their actions. I really enjoyed this interview, and I hope you do too!
Ep.47: A Quantum Future with Pete Shadbolt, Co-Founder of PsiQuantum
In this episode, I interview Pete Shadbolt, the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of PsiQuantum, a company working to build the world's first one million qubit quantum computer. We discuss how quantum computing works, its real world applications, and Pete's story of moving to America to start PsiQuantum. I enjoyed talking to Pete, who really knows how to explain a complex topic! Enjoy the interview!
Ep.46: NationSwell Explained with Greg Behrman
Over the past two years, we’ve been lucky to interview over forty amazing leaders, from the worlds of sports, entertainment, food, healthcare, social impact and technology. After many conversations with these entrepreneurs and new ones you will hear from soon, I’m happy to announce a new, short-form version of Explain it to me like I’m a ten year old. In this case, I focus entirely on helping founders and CEOs tell the story of their businesses. Though this product is just getting started, I’m excited about the possibility of helping companies all around the world better communicate their mission to the world. Please get in touch with me at ExplainItBusiness@gmail.com if you’re interested in making an episode.
Ep.45: Being Unstoppable - with Alden Mills, a Navy SEAL, Inventor and Author
In this episode, I interview Alden Mills, a Navy SEAL, founder of Perfect Fitness and author of Be Unstoppable and Unstoppable Teams. When Alden was diagnosed with asthma at age 12 and told he couldn't do anything athletic, he focused even more on fitness and eventually became a collegiate rower and a Navy SEAL. Alden shares incredible stories about his time in the SEALS; how with $25,000 left in the bank, he was able to successfully launch the Perfect Push-Up; and how he coaches people to keep persisting to achieve their dreams. I loved talking to Alden and hope you learn as much as I did from this interview!
Ep.44: The Magic of Sports, with Emmy Winning Producer Ross Greenburg
In this episode, I interview Ross Greenburg, CEO of Ross Greenburg Productions and former President of HBO Sports. Ross has won 56 Emmys and 8 Peabody Awards as the producer of many amazing sports documentaries and movies, including Miracle, Hard Knocks, and 61*. We discussed Ross' love of sports, the stories behind some of his legendary shows and how the TV and movie industries have evolved in the past 30 years. I really enjoyed meeting Ross and I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.
Ep.43: The Power of Empathy, A Masterclass in Negotiating with Former FBI Lead Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss
In this episode, I interview Chris Voss, the former FBI lead hostage negotiator, founder of the Black Swan Group and author of Never Split The Difference. He also teaches a Masterclass about Negotiation. Chris is a really smart and incredible person. In the interview, we discuss his career and do an hostage role play -in which Chris handily defeated me. He also talks about strategies you can use in your own negotiations and personal relationships. I really enjoyed talking to Chris and learned so much! Enjoy!