33 episodes

The Profile podcast will introduce you to the most successful and interesting people while feeding your brain high-quality ideas. Improve your content diet, and learn more at https://readtheprofile.com

The Profile Polina Marinova Pompliano

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

The Profile podcast will introduce you to the most successful and interesting people while feeding your brain high-quality ideas. Improve your content diet, and learn more at https://readtheprofile.com

    The Relationship Therapist Helping Heal Your ‘Origin Wound’

    The Relationship Therapist Helping Heal Your ‘Origin Wound’

    Vienna Pharaon is a popular relationship therapist and the author of the book The Origins of You. In this conversation, we discuss the power of conflict, repair, and connection.
    --
    Stay up to date by subscribing to The Profile, our weekly newsletter that brings you the best profiles of successful people and companies. Sign up here: https://www.readtheprofile.com/

    • 54 min
    Meet the Behavioral Scientist Who's Interviewed Serial Killers, Terrorists, Spies, and ... Startup Founders

    Meet the Behavioral Scientist Who's Interviewed Serial Killers, Terrorists, Spies, and ... Startup Founders

    In this conversation, behavioral scientist Jason Halbert explores the complexities of the human mind, the commonalities between serial killers and startup founders, and the fine line between ambition and delusion.

    --

    Stay up to date by signing up for The Profile, our weekly newsletter that brings you the best profiles of successful people and companies. Sign up here: https://readtheprofile.com/
    --
    TIME STAMPS:
    00:00 - 'Darkness retreat' experience
    05:35 - Jason's career trajectory
    08:34 - What it takes to build a psychological profile on someone
    10:34 - Optimal interview environment
    12:56 - Speaking in absolutes
    13:58 - Conducting an interview with a serial killer
    15:46 - How serial killers differ from other criminals
    19:09 - Is there a killer gene?
    20:32 - How to use empathy in an interrogation
    24:18 - Has Jason's definition of good and evil changed?
    26:13 - Why it's hard to be a whistleblower
    27:33 - The line between ambition and delusion
    30:22 - Elon Musk: Ambitious AND delusional?
    33:23 - Jason's work with founders and VCs
    37:01 - Identifying and mitigating blind spots
    39:11 - How to become more persuasive
    42:26 - How to profile a potential candidate
    46:21 - The role of chemistry
    51:16 - The formula for identity
    55:29 - The difference between your real self and your ideal self
    58:20 - How to deeply understand the people in our lives
    1:02:46 - The value of over-explaining
    1:03:43 - How Jason defines success

    • 1 hr 7 min
    New Balance CEO Joe Preston on How the ‘Dad Shoe’ Became a Fashion Statement

    New Balance CEO Joe Preston on How the ‘Dad Shoe’ Became a Fashion Statement

    How did a brand notoriously known for its uncool “dad shoe” become a fashion craze largely popular with young women?

    In this conversation, New Balance CEO Joe Preston discusses his journey to CEO, how he has helped evolve the “dad shoe,” and why the $10 billion revenue goal is so significant.

    --

    Stay up to date by signing up for The Profile, our weekly newsletter that brings you the best profiles of successful people and companies.

    Sign up here: https://readtheprofile.com/

    • 45 min
    Rob Henderson on Why We Hold ‘Luxury Beliefs’ and Develop ‘Status Anxiety’

    Rob Henderson on Why We Hold ‘Luxury Beliefs’ and Develop ‘Status Anxiety’

    In his new book, author Rob Henderson recounts growing up in foster care, attending elite universities, and pioneering the concept of “luxury beliefs.”

    In this conversation, Henderson discusses the events of his early life, the prevalence of victimhood in today’s society, and whether it’s possible to opt out of the status game.
    --
    Stay up to date by signing up for The Profile, our weekly newsletter that brings you the best profiles of successful people and companies. Sign up here: https://readtheprofile.com/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Meet The Private Equity Investor at the Intersection of Finance and Self-Help

    Meet The Private Equity Investor at the Intersection of Finance and Self-Help

    Graham Weaver is the founder and managing partner of Alpine Investors. He started Alpine out of his dorm room at Stanford and started buying companies with his credit card. Over the last 22 years, he built a private equity firm with $16 billion in assets under management.

    In this conversation, Weaver unpacks his unique investment strategy, what daily habits have transformed his life, and why he believes we should all strive to live an asymmetric life.

    --

    Stay up to date by subscribing to The Profile, our weekly newsletter that brings you the best profiles of successful people and companies. Sign up here: https://theprofile.substack.com/

    • 56 min
    Meet Laura Dekker, the youngest person to sail solo around the world

    Meet Laura Dekker, the youngest person to sail solo around the world

    Laura Dekker holds the world record for being the youngest person to sail solo around the world. She began her journey in August 2010 when she was 14 years old and finished in January 2012 when she was 16.

    In this conversation, we talk about what prompted her to take on a voyage this challenging, how she navigated (and eventually won) her fight with the Dutch government, and how she plans to use the lessons she learned as a young sailor to parent her own kids.

    --

    Stay up to date by subscribing to The Profile, our weekly newsletter that brings you the best profiles of successful people and companies. Sign up here:

    https://theprofile.substack.com/

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Damian10296 ,

Please Do More Podcasts

You are amazing!!!

abceasy123 ,

Love Love Love

Polina is an amazing interviewer. This is such an insightful podcast, and I always listen with a notepad at the ready.

Anthony Pompliano ,

I love this podcast

Polina has a great voice and her questions are unrivaled. Her husband is the man too. Guy just stays winning. She is so lucky to have him. Love Polina’s podcast though! 5 stars and an A+!!!!!

Top Podcasts In Business

The Ramsey Show
Ramsey Network
REAL AF with Andy Frisella
Andy Frisella #100to0
PBD Podcast
PBD Podcast
The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway
Vox Media Podcast Network
People Magic: How to Build a $1M Community
Mighty Networks & Pod People
The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett
DOAC