A conversation involves listening and talking. A conversation involves a perception of openness and access and humanity on both sides. In this podcast, Dr. Adam Rosh, an emergency medicine physician and founder of Rosh Review, sits down with leaders in medical and nursing education, social activists, business leaders, athletes, and his mentors, to learn about their success and failures, their ideas and ambitions, and the most valuable lessons they'd like to pass on. Let’s learn together. Let’s connect. And let’s create Conversations.
Ep 12: Sarah Schleper–Five-Time Olympian On Mental Preparation, Elite Performance, Youth Skiing, and Living Life to the Fullest
Whether you are a ski racer, a young athlete dreaming of the olympics, a parent of a young ski racer, or simply someone who loves to learn, I promise you this conversation does not disappoint and there is a ton of actionable information to take away.
Ep 11: Dr. Isaiah "Ike" McKinnon–A Black Police Chief and the History of Police Brutality
Former Detroit police chief speaks about police brutality with insights from inside the police department where he rose through the ranks, from Sergeant to Lieutenant to Inspector, fighting crime in a majority Black city.
Ep 10: Jared Dillian - Financial Trader, Analyst, Author, Radio Show Host
“I try to be cynical, but it’s hard to keep up.”
For this episode of Conversations, we venture into the world of finance and speak with Jared Dillian.
Jared is truly a fascinating guy with incredible insights into the world.
I first came across his insights after reading an expose about him in the NY Times back in 2011.
Jared worked as a trader at Lehman Brothers starting back in 2001–just weeks before the terrorist attacks of 9/11. He started with Lehman as an index arbitrage trader and then as head of the ETF (or exchange traded fund) desk. During this time, he routinely traded over $1 billion a day in volume.
His tenure lasted 7 years and ended with a front row seat into the financial industry’s collapse and Lehman Brothers shocking bankruptcy.
After the financial collapse, instead of seeking a new position with one of the big financial firms, Jared started his own financial publishing business, the Daily Dirtnap.
And it is from the Daily Dirtnap that I’ve come to know Jared so well.
The Daily Dirtnap is a 3-page newsletter that is delivered to me by email each morning and has helped shape my beliefs not just about finance, but life in general. Honestly, it is pure gold.
In fact, other than reading the NY Times every morning since 1996, there is nothing I’ve read more consistently or with more anticipation than Dillian’s The Daily Dirtnap.
He’s been described as one of the industry’s most original, entertaining, and contrarian voices and referred to as “the Dr. House of trading.”
His readership is wide ranging from casual investors to professional traders and hedge fund managers.
But wait, there’s more.
Dillian also publishes the publication the 10th Man—which has the motto “it is a duty of the 10th man to disagree”—which takes a very different spin on the financial markets. It is also one of my favorite publications and one that I encourage you to try out, especially because it is free.
Other newsletter publications of Dillian’s include ETF 20/20 and Streak Freak.
Beyond newsletter publications, Dillian has also authored two books,
His first, Streak Freak: Money and Madness at Lehman Brothers, was described by Bloomberg as a disturbingly candid memoir about a poor kid who quit the U.S. Coast Guard to chase his dream of becoming a trader.
And Publisher Weekly said Dillian offers a candid look at the demise of a corporate behemoth.
Dillian’s second book, All the Evils in the World,” has been described as a riveting tale of a high...
Ep 9: Jennifer Granger - A Life of Giving Through Philanthropy
Everybody has empathy but not everyone has the courage to show it. If everyone shows it, we can make our community, our country, and our world a better place.
Ep 8: Test-Taking Strategies, Overcoming Failure, and Building Confidence.
“Why would I be wound up? I’m either ready, or I’m not. Worrying about it right now ain’t gonna change a damn thing.” – Floyd Mayweather Jr. just before a fight, as recalled by Paul Levesque
This is a really great episode for anyone who wants to learn more about studying for high-stakes exams and test taking in general.
And instead of me doing the interviewing, I had the honor to be interviewed by Jessica Veale, a talented and motivated PA student at Duke University.
Jessica is the host of the wonderful podcast “The PA Process”.
In this interview, Jessica and I explore test-taking strategies—but not your ordinary test-taking strategies.
We talk about some common learning theories such as retrieval practice, the testing effect, and elaboration, and uncommon ones such as the illusion of knowing.
But where things get really good is in our discussion about:
* How to digest large amounts of information, especially in the health professions.* How studying failure can lead to greater success* Engaging in self-talk to increase your test score* Using the “I’m an average test taker” theory to answer the most difficult questions (one of my favorites)* How to learn from the famous boxer Floyd Mayweather to feel confident on exam day* And so much more
If you are a student of any kind or someone who has to take a high-stakes exam, I promise there is so much value for you in this episode.
I encourage you to set some time aside, turn up the volume, and listen to this wonderful conversation with Duke University PA Student and host of The PA Process podcast, Jessica Veale.
Jessica Veale: Hi everyone. My name is Jessica Veale. I’m the creator of The PA Process. This podcast is dedicated to giving advice to pre-PA students, connecting with current PA students, and anything related to the PA profession as a whole. Thanks for tuning in today and let’s get started. Welcome everyone to season two episode two of The PA Process. On today’s episode, my special guest is Dr. Adam Rosh, an ER attending physician and the founder of the well-known question bank Rosh Review. He’s here today to share tips on test-taking preparation, strategies, and tactics. Welcome, Dr. Rosh.
Dr. Adam Rosh: It’s great to be with you, Jessica. It’s really wonderful to be able to reach out and speak with all of the great PA students around the country.
Jessica: Thank you. So Dr. Rosh, as a current PA student, I’m quite familiar with Rosh Review and all that it has to offer. But for my listeners who may be unfamiliar with it, can you explain it and what it is and what your motivation was for creating such a useful study tool?
Dr. Rosh: Yeah, absolutely. I think most people who are in the health professions at some point in their career have taken a standardized test, certification exam at some point and have used a Qbank—a question bank. Rosh Review at its core, it’s a question bank. How that question bank is formulated and structured is very different, I’d say, than most types of question banks that people engage with. It’s not necessarily obvious on the surface.
Ep 7: Andrew Rees–The Traveling Personal Trainer on Staying Healthy, Staying Fit, and Living Life to the Fullest
“At age 50 I am half way, I imagine the best is yet to come. I have a plan of how to keep achieving. The person I was is not forgotten but the person I aspire to be is something else completely.”
Every so often, we meet someone who forever alters the course of our life.
Today’s episode is with Andrew Rees, who I met back in 2018.
Andrew was born in Northern Ireland and was adopted at a young age and spent his childhood growing up in Russia, Hungary, and Spain.
His family eventually moved back to England, where he joined the army at age 16.
After a couple of years in the English army, he completed school and began coaching kids sports and focused on personal fitness.
Andrew’s continued growth led him to move to Switzerland to earn his personal fitness, health, and nutrition degree.
Of note, these classes were taught in German, which Andrew had to learn in parallel to his classes.
Andrew caught his first break when he applied for a personal trainer position with a facility associated with the Swiss Olympic Organization.
It was here that Andrew grew his skills and learned how to get people to believe in themselves and to do things they never thought was possible.
He talks about the impact he had on an athlete training for the Paralympics and the impact she had on him.
In 2016, Andrew and his American wife moved from Switzerland to Michigan, where Andrew was looking for ways to implement the skills he learned as a personal trainer and coach.
One year later, Andrew launched his personal training business, UrbanGym.
It started with Andrew driving a trailer packed with gym equipment and parking it next to athletic fields where he would conduct weekly drop-in fitness classes.
Eventually, he converted his garage to a gym and in a short time became the busiest trainer in Detroit.
Which is how we eventually met.
Since 2018, I have spent 2–3 hrs a week working out with Andrew.
Andrew is not your ordinary personal trainer who tells you what to do and watches you struggle trying to do it!
As you’ll hear in this interview, Andrew brings much more than simply his advanced fitness knowledge to these workouts.
His experience from traveling the world, working in various European countries, and being on his own journey of personal growth, brings a unique dynamic that I’ve never seen before in a personal trainer or fitness instructor.
This is a special conversation where Andrew talks about his journey through life.
While Andrew has significantly improved my fitness over the years, our greatest interactions have been the conversations we have before and after our workout sessions.
And I assure you, this conversation does not disappoint.
I encourage you to set some time aside, turn up the volume, and listen to this wonderful conversation with the founder of UrbanGym, and my good friend, Andrew Rees.
Conversation with Jennifer Granger
It was wonderful to hear Jennifer tell her story - so inspiring! Adam you are a fabulous interviewer. Looking forward to listening to all your episodes.
Great interview with Andrew Rees
I really enjoyed the discussion. Andrew’s story is inspiring and refreshing because it is so unconventional. People who can find a successful journey through life doing things in a way that is true first and foremost to themselves is a rarity and should be an inspiration to us all. The mutual respect, appreciation and admiration you both shared for one another is also to be commended. Well done!
Humorous and Smart
Great work! Enjoying the insight and fresh perspecitive.
Keep it up!