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    • 4.6 • 294 Ratings

GraystokeMedia.com interviews of exciting people and uncommonly high achievers including Billionaires, Pro Athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs, Hollywood Actors like Danny Glover, New York Times Bestselling Authors, Tech Founders, Four-star Generals, World Class Musicians, Special Ops, VCs, Olympic Athletes, Non-Profit Leaders, Inventors and many more.

    How Did This CEO Grow Rover So Much?

    How Did This CEO Grow Rover So Much?

    Join host Jess Larsen as he engages with Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover, in a conversation that sheds light on the pet service industry's remarkable growth and resilience. Aaron shares how Rover has cemented itself as an invaluable alternative to traditional pet care, significantly influenced by the shifting dynamics in pet ownership. He lays out his foundational principles for long-term business building and the significance of a culture-driven environment for employee attraction and retention. Discover the intricacies of integrating core values into every aspect of a company's operations and decisions for sustained success.
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    • 51 min
    What New Things is Jim Mellon investing in?

    What New Things is Jim Mellon investing in?

    Join Jess Larsen for an enlightening exchange with Jim Mellon, an esteemed investor and author whose expertise spans multiple industries. In this episode, Jim discusses his journey from early travels in Hong Kong to becoming a leading figure in the investment world. Delve into his transition from entrepreneurship to advocacy in longevity and health, where his far-sighted investments are shaping a new paradigm of living and working. Discover the insights that have driven him to write numerous books as he considers dedicating himself fully to authorship.
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    • 43 min
    What Makes CEO Communication Different?

    What Makes CEO Communication Different?

    Join Jess Larsen and co-host Ted Merz as they welcome Josh Steimle to discuss the evolving landscape of executive communications. They explore the increased importance of CEOs and top-level executives becoming proactive content creators and master communicators in today's digital world. Listen as they uncover the challenges faced by executives from different generations, the risks of communication disasters, and the power of attention in business success. Josh also shares insights on role models in the space and tips for honing communication skills, likening them to training at the gym.
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    • 54 min
    Jess Larsen’s Tips on Networking

    Jess Larsen’s Tips on Networking

    On today’s episode, the show is set once again for a different spin. Watch as we flip roles welcome Rory Hochstein to interview the usual host Jess Larsen on his impactful journey. From his motivating speech that inspired Rory to his philosophy on nurturing connections through true curiosity, Jess delves into the principles that shape meaningful bonds beyond the surface of traditional networking.
    A conversation that celebrates the ripple effects of unexpected inspirations and the art of truly connecting with others.
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    • 59 min
    Advice from CEO of World Leading Travel Company

    Advice from CEO of World Leading Travel Company

    Join Jess Larsen for a discussion with Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings, as they delve into the story of one of the internet's biggest success narratives. Discover how Glenn navigated the company through the dot-com bust, the uncertainties of global crises, and emerged as an industry leader. With a firm belief in staying optimistic and focusing on continuous improvement, Glenn's leadership saw Booking Holdings grow from the turmoil of economic downturns to a market cap of over $55 billion. Tune in to learn how a dedication to service and product quality can drive a company's expansion and garner investor satisfaction.
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    • 49 min
    What is Life Like After a Multi Billion Dollar Sale?

    What is Life Like After a Multi Billion Dollar Sale?

    Engage with Jess Larsen and Alex Bean as they dissect Alex's exciting entrepreneurial ventures from the multibillion-dollar sale of Divvy to shaping Tandem's distinct offering in the venture capital space. Gain insight into Alex's efforts to guide the affluent in responsible legacy creation through his book-in-progress, "Navigating the Crucible of Wealth," enriched by a trove of in-depth interviews with business luminaries.
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
294 Ratings

294 Ratings

Amille23 ,

Great stuff!

Jess has high performing type A individuals and asks them the right questions, the things you want to know so you can have actionable takeaways and hopefully become your best self.

Bill Jung ,

Top of the Pack

After one interview I’m a believer! Jess took a tremendous idea for a podcast and ran with it to the top!! Somehow this podcast leader finds the brightest stars and the most powerful men and women to share their stories. The obvious result is these solid guys make life much better!! Thanks Jess!!

Lance Pederson ,

Interesting and Informative

Jess is an absolute natural at interviewing and pulling great thoughts, ideas and stories out of his guests. The diversity and caliber of the guests makes for an interesting listen. You’re sure to learn something new. Highly recommend subscribing to this one and making it a regular listen.

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