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Fifteen-time Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer, Nick Nanton, has become known for telling stories that connect. Why? Because he focuses on the most fascinating subject in the world: PEOPLE. As co-founder of the largest personal branding agency in the world, DNA: The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, representing more than 3000 clients in 60 countries around the world, Nick learned the art of storytelling through helping his clients tell their stories in order to share their unique gifts with the world. On Now to Next, Nick sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Fifteen-time Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer, Nick Nanton, has become known for telling stories that connect. Why? Because he focuses on the most fascinating subject in the world: PEOPLE. As co-founder of the largest personal branding agency in the world, DNA: The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, representing more than 3000 clients in 60 countries around the world, Nick learned the art of storytelling through helping his clients tell their stories in order to share their unique gifts with the world. On Now to Next, Nick sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.

    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Sheriff Chris Swanson

    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Sheriff Chris Swanson

    Nick Nanton sits down with Chris Swanson, the Sheriff of Genesee County, Michigan, and founder of the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST).
    Sheriff Swanson is a career police officer with experience spanning more than two decades and has served in a range of positions, including corrections, patrol, narcotics, criminal investigation, death investigation, and command operations. Some of his most notable assignments include being part of the executive protection for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and Vice Presidents Gore, Cheney and Biden. Sheriff Swanson received national attention in 2020 during the George Floyd protests when he removed his riot gear and marched with protesters.
    Sheriff Swanson also founded the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (dubbed GHOST) in 2018, which is a specialized unit of officers who combat crimes of human trafficking and drug offenses throughout southeast Michigan. He has made it his mission to change the perception of law enforcement by focusing not just on protecting and serving, but also unifying.
    Timestamps:1:11: A brief introduction
    1:49: Sheriff Swanson discusses how he keeps a positive outlook while dealing with bad people and stressful situations
    3:48: The death of George Floyd, It's effect on Genesee County, and Sheriff Swansons viral effort to lead by example
    17:17: Why Sheriff Swanson changed his poilce force's motto to ' Protect, Serve and Unify' and how he follows through
    22:03: Sheriff Swanson speaks about his work educating inmates with his Ignite Program
    30:24: Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team, aka G.H.O.S.T.
    40:19: What's next for Sheriff Swanson and his fight against Human Trafficking
    43:23: Where to learn more about Sheriff Chris Swanson and the work he is dong
    Resources:https://www.gcsomichigan.com/sheriffswanson (Sheriff Christopher R. Swanson)
    https://twitter.com/crswanson?lang=en (Sheriff Swanson on Twitter)
    Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook)
    http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)

    • 45 min
    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Gino Wickman

    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Gino Wickman

    Nick Nanton sits down with Gino Wickman, creator of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and the founder of EOS Worldwide.
    EOS Worldwide helps tens of thousands of businesses implement EOS (a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness) with the aid of an international team of over 350 professional and certified EOS Implementers and online support. There are over 100,000 companies using the EOS tools worldwide.
    An entrepreneur since the age of 21, Gino has had an obsession for learning what makes businesses and entrepreneurs thrive. He has personally delivered more than 1,900 full-day sessions for more than 135 companies, helping them implement EOS. He is also the author of the award-winning, best-selling book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, as well as Get a Grip, Rocket Fuel, How to Be a Great Boss and What the Heck is EOS?, which have sold more than one million copies.
    Gino is now devoting time and energy toward helping entrepreneurs-in-the-making get a huge jump-start on taking their entrepreneurial leap, which is why he created Entrepreneurial Leap. The mission of Entrepreneurial Leap is to find all of the entrepreneurs-in-the-making, at any age, wherever they are—to help them realize their purpose and live the life they were born to live.
    Timestamps:1:06: A brief bio on Gino Wickman
    2:12: Gino explains when he first realized that he was an entrepreneur
    3:40: Gino's 6 essential traits of an entrepreneur
    6:22: "Every entrepreneur who went to college said they would probably study something different if they had to do it all over"
    12:45: Trait 1 - Visionary
    18:24: Trait 2 - Passionate
    22:56: Trait 3 - Problem Solver
    25:48: Trait 4 - Driven
    39:28: Trait 5 - Risk Taker
    43:14: Trait 6 - Responsible
    45:45: Can you be genetically incapable of taking on responsibility?
    49:10: The challenging characteristics that come with being an entrepreneur
    Resources:Entrepreneurial Leap is available to https://www.amazon.com/Leap-Have-Takes-Become-Entrepreneur/dp/1948836815/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=9781948836814andqid=1551399457ands=gatewayandsr=8-1 (Order on Amazon)
    Visit e-leap.com to Take the https://e-leap.com/#assessment (Free Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Assessment)
    Subscribe to the https://www.youtube.com/c/EntrepreneurialLeapbyGinoWickman (Entrepreneurial Leap YouTube Channel)
    Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook)
    http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)

    • 56 min
    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Mo Gawdat

    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Mo Gawdat

    Nick Nanton sits down with Mo Gawdat, the former Chief Business Officer for Google X, a serial entrepreneur and author of the books 'Solve for Happy' and 'Scary Smart'.
    After a 30-year career in tech, Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving into literature and discussing the topic of happiness with some of the wisest people in the world. He poured his findings into his first book, 'Solve for Happy,' which he was inspired to write after the tragic death of his son, Ali, in 2014.
    Throughout his career, Mo has remained a serial entrepreneur who has cofounded more than 20 businesses as well as serving as a board member and mentor to various comanies and start-ups. He founded the organization One Billion Happy, in honor of his son, as a moonshot goal to help one billion people become happier.
    His latest book, 'Scary Smart' looks at the future of artificial intelligence and explains how to fix the current trajectory now, offering a blueprint for how we can take action to safeguard ourselves.
    Timestamps:1:29: A brief bio on Mo Gawdat
    3:12: Mo talks about his early years and his career at Google
    7:59: Money was not the solution to Mo's problems
    11:18: Mo's happiness equation
    21:20: Mo speaks on the death of his son due to medical malpractice
    29:48: You stop getting happier with pay increases after you start making the median income of your country of residence
    34:50: Advancement in AI (artificial intelligence) is the true pandemic facing humanity
    36:50: Mo's dichotomy with AI
    40:23: Will AI become sentient?
    Resources:https://www.mogawdat.com (mogawdat.com)
    https://www.twitter.com/MGawdat (Mo on Twitter)
    Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook)
    http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)

    • 49 min
    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Jonathan Bailor

    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Jonathan Bailor

    Nick Nanton sits down with Jonathan Bailor, a New York Times bestselling author, wellness expert, and founder of the metabolic healing and Diabesity treatment company, SANE Solution. Jonathan also produced and stars in the new documentary, BETTER, which debunks the myth that the only way to lose weight is to starve your body. The film focuses on the dual epidemics of obesity and diabetes, called Diabesity, and looks at the reason for its rise and what we can all do to live and eat better.
    Jonathan has registered over twenty-five patents to his name, spoken at Fortune 100 companies and TED conferences for over a decade, and his work has been endorsed by top doctors and scientists from Harvard Medical School, Johns’ Hopkins, The Mayo Clinic, The Cleveland Clinic, and UCLA.
    Timestamps:1:13: A brief bio of Jonathan Bailor
    2:21: Jonathan recounts his struggle to put on weight and muscle
    5:00: Some people can't put weight on, others can't keep it off
    7:38: It's an information problem, not an effort problem
    10:20: What is the "SANE Solution"?
    13:31: How to pick the right foods with the right calories
    18:23: Learn about Jonathan's recent documentary, "Better"
    23:30: Nick asks Jonathan to explain the process of creating his documentary
    30:44: Closing thoughts
    Resources:https://www.bettermovie.com (bettermovie.com)
    https://www.sanesolution.com (sanesolution.com)
    Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook)
    http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)

    • 32 min
    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Ricky Kej

    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Ricky Kej

    Nick Nanton sits down with Ricky Kej, a Grammy Award-winning Indian music composer who has performed in over 30 countries, including at the United Nations headquarters in New York and Geneva. Ricky is also a renowned Environmentalist and has been named a United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist. Ricky won a Grammy at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in 2015 for his album ‘Winds of Samsara’ which was in the Best New Age Album category. The album also debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard New Age Albums Chart in August 2014. His incredible body of work includes 17 studio albums, over 3500 commercials and four feature films.
    Now, Ricky has a new album out titled "Divine Tides," which was produced in collaboration with 5-time Grammy Award winner Stewart Copeland of The Police. The album is a tribute to the magnificence of our natural world and it features many acclaimed artists from around the world.
    Timestamps:1:37: A brief bio of Ricky Kej
    4:07: Ricky's early life, from growing up to choosing a career path
    17:45: Music is the hardest business in the world
    19:21: Ricky compares his approach to commercial music vs. artistic music
    22:18: Nick and Ricky discuss his 2015 Grammy-winning album
    25:12: Ricky's experience mentoring refugees in musical composition
    33:12: Ricky discusses the instruments he can play and how he started learning them
    37:23 Ricky explains his ambitions for his latest album "Divine Tides"
    40:53 Where to learn more about Ricky Kej
    Resources:https://www.rickykej.com (rickykej.com)
    https://www.twitter.com/rickykej (Ricky Kej on Twitter)
    Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook)
    http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)

    • 41 min
    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Perry Marshall

    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Perry Marshall

    Nick Nanton sits down with Perry Marshall, one of the most expensive business strategists in the world who has consulted in over 300 industries.
    Marshall is endorsed in FORBES and INC Magazine and has written eight books including, ‘Ultimate Guide to Google Ads’ which is the world’s best-selling book on internet advertising and ‘Memos from the Head Office’ which came out in May of this year and shares incredible true stories of entrepreneurs who found success by listening to a power outside themselves.
    In addition to his consulting and speaking work, Marshall founded the $10 million Evolution 2.0 Prize, the world’s largest science research award, which is offered to anyone who can discover the origin of genetics and life on earth.
    Timestamps:1:07: A brief bio of Perry Marshall
    2:14: Perry discusses what his book "Memos From the Head Office" is about and why he wrote it
    8:48: Entrepreneurial faith vs. Religious faith
    11:07: Will advancements in AI make humans more human?
    15:57: Advice for non-religious persons on how to listen for answers outside of oneself
    20:53: Finding faith does not mean that problems stop
    23:33: Perry explains his take on the 80/20 rule
    31:53: In order to have great faith you have to become childlike again
    37:15: Life happens for you, not to you
    39:27: Breaking the deadlock between Darwin and design
    44:10: Where to learn more about Perry Marshalll
    Resources:https://www.perrymarshall.com (perrymarshall.com)
    https://www.twitter.com/PerryMarshall (Perry Marshall on Twitter)
    Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook)
    http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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Exceptional Conversations

Nick is a remarkable story teller. He makes his guests feel extremely comfortable and engages them in deeply personal conversations that mine the real value of their experiences. Every listener benefits as a result.

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Nick is a very rare special find

Nick has innovated the way upcoming thought leaders and soon to be celebrities learn the art and science of branding and marketing.

Meeting Nick changed my life forever and it will change the lives of many others.

The impact he has is far beyond his own reach as he has mastered the art of duplicating himself and his skills in his students/clients. I am forever grateful the impact he has had on my life so far and that he has given me the platform to impact the lives of many others.

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Hits it out of the park again!

I’m always prepared to be delighted in anything Nick does and this podcast doesn’t disappoint!

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