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Change always creates resistance and fear. As we move through this crisis, let us take the chance to re-align our focus to what's important and to what we each can do to create change, empathy, and community.

Back2Different Mac Bogert

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Change always creates resistance and fear. As we move through this crisis, let us take the chance to re-align our focus to what's important and to what we each can do to create change, empathy, and community.

    Joseph Carrabis - The Light in their Eyes

    Joseph Carrabis - The Light in their Eyes

    I grew up engulfing as much science fiction - and, later, what would be labeled speculative fiction - as possible, so connecting with Joseph Carrabis was a natural. Like me, he loves to write and is fearless in his exploration of ideas, plot, character and things in general. He's served as a mathematician, data scientist, chief research officer and, well, you get the picture. Join us as we talk about the light in their eyes.

    • 40 min
    Amy Olmedo - Versions of the Truth

    Amy Olmedo - Versions of the Truth

    Amy Olmedo's life has not been so much a series of forks as a series of switchbacks. Her journey provides a clarity about trauma, change, and courage that will help you take stock, and take aim, at finding and living as yourself. As Oscar Wilde suggested, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."

    Join us for a wonderful exploration of versions of the truth.

    • 56 min
    Bruno Cignacco - Treating Employees Well is Good Business

    Bruno Cignacco - Treating Employees Well is Good Business

    Bruno grabbed me from our first conversation. He is candid, smart, and powered by a strong sense of innovation and empathy. His book, The Art of Compassionate Business, is interesting as well as compelling. I have not finished it - full disclosure - and I'm caught up by his perspective. We talk about qualitative analysis, education, replacing Human Resources (yuck) with Human Assets, a dialogue that circles and goes back to his, and my, central thesis: Treating Employees Well is Good Business.

    • 44 min
    Eric Zabiegalski - Something Interesting is Going to Happen

    Eric Zabiegalski - Something Interesting is Going to Happen

    The Rise of the Ambidextrous Organization is Eric's remarkable contribution to our understanding of a new way of thinking and of doing business.

    He and I have a romp through thinking, childhood, the creative machine, "you're not your brain," and The Memory Palace. Then we really hit the ground running. He and I connect like a couple of long-lost friends washed ashore together on a deserted isle.

    Join us. As far as the future is concerned,  we both have no doubts that something interesting is going to happen.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Humanity@Work - Michael Ianinni and Leadership

    Humanity@Work - Michael Ianinni and Leadership

    Michael and I got together to record one of the early episodes of back2different. I know how passionately involved he is in his work with education, schools, and leadership, so I tapped him to record a contribution to Humanity@Work.
    You will enjoy and be moved by his vision for improvement.

    • 31 min
    Susan Sneath - What is the wit that would heal us?

    Susan Sneath - What is the wit that would heal us?

    Susan Sneath and I share the experience of working as an actor, a tendency toward being wildly candid, and a willingness to boldly go . . . . 
    I had a tough time with the title for this episode - I'm looking at a list of nine quotes from Susan that would be bang-up for where we went, but I think this is the best to capture her enthusiasm and courage.
    Acting, health, vulnerability, respect, dignity, hope, life, and more are among the hairpin turns we make together as we try to figure out what is the wit that would heal us?
    Tea of any sort and a small scone are the prefect accompaniment for this episode.

    • 54 min

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From a Writer’s Perspective

As a fellow writer and editor, I really appreciate Mac’s interviews.
I am fascinated by what I learn and am able to glean from both him and his guests. So much so, that in his recent interview with Mark O’Brien I found myself listening several times. Starting and stopping, going back to take notes, it is really powerful and enlightening. Thank you Marc for inspiring your listeners who are writers, to become better in their process. Fantastic!

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