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Long Shot Leaders tell the stories and secrets of leaders, Innovators, entrepreneurs, and various high achievers. We interview people of all walks of life and explore their struggles, shortcomings, challenges, and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment.
Hard-hitting and fast-moving, connecting people from all walks of life to learn about entrepreneurship, leadership, relationships, cruise ships, and any other kind of damn ship you can think of. We talk to leaders in culture, film, regular business, show business, monkey business, you name it! digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
Michael Stein likes deconstructing why people do what they do and how they can be better.

Long Shot Leaders with Michael Stein Michael Stein: Entrepreneur, actor, filmmaker, comedian & self help expert

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 93 Ratings

Long Shot Leaders tell the stories and secrets of leaders, Innovators, entrepreneurs, and various high achievers. We interview people of all walks of life and explore their struggles, shortcomings, challenges, and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment.
Hard-hitting and fast-moving, connecting people from all walks of life to learn about entrepreneurship, leadership, relationships, cruise ships, and any other kind of damn ship you can think of. We talk to leaders in culture, film, regular business, show business, monkey business, you name it! digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
Michael Stein likes deconstructing why people do what they do and how they can be better.

    A captivating journey through his life, shaped by diverse experiences and his transition from corporate law to founding a tech company, Arc Empowerment, driven by his vision to revolutionize professional services with AI, Nimrod Vromen.

    A captivating journey through his life, shaped by diverse experiences and his transition from corporate law to founding a tech company, Arc Empowerment, driven by his vision to revolutionize professional services with AI, Nimrod Vromen.

    Nimrod Vromen's journey is a testament to resilience, innovation, and a passion for positive change. Born into a diverse Israeli family, Nimrod's upbringing across Israel and Australia shaped his perspective on culture, technology, and entrepreneurship. After serving in the Israeli army, where he was exposed to cutting-edge technology, Nimrod's interest in entrepreneurship was sparked. Despite lacking technical skills, he pursued studies in law and business management, determined to carve his path in the startup world.

    Recognizing the importance of expertise and networking in the startup sphere, Nimrod delved into learning about the Israeli startup ecosystem, eventually becoming a lawyer specializing in representing startup companies. His tenure in a prominent Israeli law firm exposed him to the intricacies of startup development, leading to notable successes in representing companies acquired by industry giants like Yahoo and Verizon.

    Founding Arc Empowerment, a tech company aiming to revolutionize professional services through AI, exemplifies his commitment to leveraging technology for positive change. On a more personal level, Nimrod's book "Prompting Happiness" delves into the intersection of happiness and AI, advocating for adaptability and mindfulness in navigating an AI-driven future. Additionally, his involvement in a nonprofit organization underscores his dedication to fostering competent leadership and addressing societal challenges like political polarization. Throughout his journey, Nimrod emphasizes the importance of embracing AI while remaining vigilant about its potential implications. His insights into human-AI interaction and the necessity of thoughtful planning resonate deeply in both personal and professional realms.

    • 52 min
    His deep love for the outdoors, ignited by an adventurous trip to a remote area and the idea for a versatile backpack emerged, born out of the necessity to be prepared for survival situations in extreme environments, Michael Stein.

    His deep love for the outdoors, ignited by an adventurous trip to a remote area and the idea for a versatile backpack emerged, born out of the necessity to be prepared for survival situations in extreme environments, Michael Stein.

    Michael Stein is a multifaceted personality, blending his passion for innovation with his love for comedy—a testament to defying the odds. His journey traces back to his grandmother's escape from Russian concentration camps, weaving a lineage of resilience that continues through his own life marked by adversity and triumph.

    Overcoming health challenges, learning disabilities, and a tumultuous upbringing, Michael ventured into entrepreneurship, acting, and filmmaking, navigating through failures and setbacks. His story encompasses a trajectory from stand-up comedy to Hollywood prominence, intertwined with entrepreneurial ventures and creative endeavors.

    Today, Michael continues to inspire through podcasts and collaborations with innovative ventures like BOLOTOR, embodying the essence of resilience and the power of the "long shot." He continues to captivate audiences and inspire.

    • 25 min
    The environmental issues that shaped her career path and her passion for environmentalism, Tracy Fanara.

    The environmental issues that shaped her career path and her passion for environmentalism, Tracy Fanara.

    Dr. Tracy Fanara is on a mission to extend humanity’s time on earth through investigation, engineering and education. She an environmental engineer and research scientist with a BS, ME, and PhD from the University of Florida. Tracy spent almost a decade designing water systems around the world, before and during her research at UF, focused on water quality through stormchasing and sustainable design and habitat restoration. Tracy was the design engineer on two nationally winning EPA design teams, was a National Science Foundation SPICE fellow, and was selected as a US Presidential Management Fellow. Tracy has been recognized as an inspirational women in STEM by The Weather Channel, Xylem YSI, The Observer, The Gina Davis Foundation: If Then/She Can, Project Inspire, The National Science Leaders of America, and many other organizations, Universities and news outlets for her tireless work in bringing science to the public.

    Tracy is a scientist and program manager at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) where she works to protect humans and wildlife by collaborating with scientists and engineers from all over the world to understand and forecast earth systems from the bottom of the sea to the sun. Before joining NOAA, Tracy managed the Environmental Health research program at Mote Marine Laboratory where she was called on as an expert in the Florida Water Crises, where The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore called her, "The face of red tide.” Her research projects are diverse from developing citizen science programs, water treatment technology, artificial marine habitats, aquaponics for space travel with NASA, and redeveloped a website (visitbeaches.org), along with developing three apps for publicly available environmental data reporting with over 1.7 million users.

    Tracy’s mission, Inspector Planet, answers the calls of the public on environmental and wildlife hazards to solve and explain causes and solutions. Tracy also spends time outside of work on communicating environment and science (podcasts, classroom visits and public speaking (250+ keynotes)), was recently Xylem YSI’s Mission: Water Hero and was featured in Marvel’s Unstoppable Wasp which led to her co-produced comic series, Seekers of Science. In addition to hundreds of written and broadcasted news outlets and Saturday morning educational television programming on Fox, CBS and ABC, you may have seen her on The Weather Channel as an expert or on the show Weird Earth or on the Science Channel’s Mythbusters and What On Earth?

    • 49 min
    The evolution of his content strategy, emphasizing authenticity and vulnerability, which resonated with his audience and now generating $2 million in revenue annually from his concrete business,Taniela Fiefia.

    The evolution of his content strategy, emphasizing authenticity and vulnerability, which resonated with his audience and now generating $2 million in revenue annually from his concrete business,Taniela Fiefia.

    Taniela Fiefia is a dynamic entrepreneur with a passion for business and a drive for success. From a young age, Tanelia exhibited a keen business mindset, launching multiple ventures since the age of 18. Despite facing setbacks and failures along the way, he views each experience as a valuable lesson in the journey of entrepreneurship. Rejecting the notion of being an employee, Tanelia was determined to forge his own path and build his own businesses.

    Hailing from Salt Lake City, Tanelia's upbringing in an average environment fueled his desire to break free from mediocrity and pursue entrepreneurship. Despite encountering challenges in various business endeavors, he remained resilient and committed to learning and growing. A turning point came when Tanelia invested in mentorship for his concrete business, leading to rapid growth and success. Drawing inspiration from business moguls like Grant Cardone, he recognized the power of social media in building brand visibility and connecting with audiences. Through authentic storytelling and vulnerability, Tanelia leveraged social media to share his entrepreneurial journey, resonating with followers and driving business growth.

    Today, Tanelia runs a thriving concrete business generating $2 million in revenue annually, alongside a coaching program aimed at empowering fellow entrepreneurs. He emphasizes the importance of offering value, authenticity, and consistency in content creation, attributing much of his success to his social media presence. With a deep-seated passion for entrepreneurship and a commitment to continuous growth, Tanelia remains dedicated to inspiring others and shaping the future of business.

    • 22 min
    His background and the transformative journey that led him to become a successful podcaster offer inspiration and valuable insights into the world of podcasting success. Sam Brake Guia.

    His background and the transformative journey that led him to become a successful podcaster offer inspiration and valuable insights into the world of podcasting success. Sam Brake Guia.

    Sam Brake Guia was born in Bristol, UK, in 1993 to a mixed heritage family. His father, half Venezuelan and half British, grew up in New York before moving to the UK, while his mother is fully British. Despite his parents' separation at a young age, he appreciates his supportive step-parents. He had a loving upbringing in the UK countryside, which instilled in him a desire to explore the world. After studying psychology at university, he decided against pursuing further education in favor of traveling.

    He briefly worked in technology sales but felt unfulfilled. Inspired by his father's career as a flight attendant and their shared love for travel, Sam decided to embark on a journey, selling his possessions and buying a one-way ticket to the US. 

    Sam is an energetic and passionate writer/presenter, always looking for the next adventure. In August 2016 he donated all of his possessions to charity, quit his job, and left the UK. Since then he has been on the road travelling through North, Central and South America searching for new adventures and amazing stories.

    • 27 min
    As they delve into the intricacies of marketing, discussing their unique niche and adaptation to changing regulations and on implementing geofencing for e-commerce, including pricing strategies and optimization techniques, Barbara Wardell and Ernesto Cu

    As they delve into the intricacies of marketing, discussing their unique niche and adaptation to changing regulations and on implementing geofencing for e-commerce, including pricing strategies and optimization techniques, Barbara Wardell and Ernesto Cu

    Barbara Wardell is a seasoned marketing and ad professional with a background in specialty medicine. Leaving behind a successful career, she now disrupts on behalf of small businesses at Cullari & Wardell. With a hunter-gatherer mindset, Barbara matches customers to her clients' strengths using GPS location data, significantly boosting foot traffic and online engagement. Outside work, she's a dedicated mother balancing business with a passion for life and family.

    Ernesto Cullari, Chief Marketing Officer at Cullari & Wardell, is a multifaceted talent in writing, commercial photography, and directing. A pioneer in geofencing, he has an extensive background in content creation, ad management, and optimization. With experience in artist development for platinum-selling teams,

    Ernesto's work spans various industries from entertainment to beauty and hospitality, with clients including notable brands like The Original Soupman™ and Chef David Burke. His expertise is showcased in his editorial writing for Fox News and his weekly columns in triCityNews.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

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Inspirational Journeys with Michael Stein

Long Shot Leaders, hosted by the ever-engaging Michael Stein, has quickly become a fav in my podcast playlist. Michael's knack for drawing out the raw and real stories of resilience from a diverse range of guests is unmatched. Each episode feels like a deep dive into the struggles and victories that shape true leaders and innovators.

Michael's warm and insightful approach makes every story relatable, turning each interview into a lesson in perseverance and growth. I also had the chance to be a guest and it was an AMAZING experience. Whether you're seeking motivation, wisdom, or just a good story, Long Shot Leaders delivers!!!. It's more than a podcast; it's an experience. Highly recommended for its powerful storytelling and Michael's captivating hosting style. Five stars all the way! - Dr. EZ

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One of the best podcasts out there!

I had the opportunity to be a guest on Michael Stein’s podcast and his professionalism and hospitality is top notch. Highly recommend Michael and his podcast!

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Authentic and genuine

The interviews are fun, authentic and genuine. The stories people tell are truly inspiring. What I like the most is that, the people are real. They are true to who they are and I love hearing their stories of personal growth and development.

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