52 episodes

Refreshingly candid conversations with some of today's most humble leaders. Adam Kaufman dives into topics often left unexplored. His guests’ challenges, fears, and motivations show what it takes to become a humble leader.

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    • 5.0 • 66 Ratings

Refreshingly candid conversations with some of today's most humble leaders. Adam Kaufman dives into topics often left unexplored. His guests’ challenges, fears, and motivations show what it takes to become a humble leader.

    Lou Shapiro: Culture is Crucial.

    Lou Shapiro: Culture is Crucial.

    Although he will tell you they are, The Steelers aren't the best thing to come from Pittsburgh -- that would be Lou Shapiro. Hailing from UPitt, Lou was the former president and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery; ranked #1 for orthopedics in the nation for 14 straight years under his leadership. Currently, he advises and is a board member for a number of companies -- further applying his strategic mind in fresh and exciting ventures. Tune in to how Lou cultivates a meaningful corporate atmosphere, tackles big decisions, and all the new things he's Up2!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Jeff Charney: Making HSTRY

    Jeff Charney: Making HSTRY

    While the brands and characters he helped create are among the most recognized in the world, on a personal level this marketing genius practices the 'scarcity model.' We couldn't be more thrilled to have Jeff Charney with us for his first ever podcast appearance, sharing his journey from small town South Carolina to the pinnacle of corporate marketing.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    W. Scott Stornetta: Technologist; Capital Allocator; And CEO

    W. Scott Stornetta: Technologist; Capital Allocator; And CEO

    Wikipedia refers to him as the Co-Founder of the Blockchain. But Dr. Stornetta identifies himself first as a 'Grandfather,' on his LinkedIn profile, illustrating perfectly how humbly this Stanford PhD (physics) and CEO thinks about what matters most.  What a privilege it is to get inside the mind of such an accomplished yet meek achiever, as Scott (his preference) previews where he feels blockchain technology will benefit us most and also how faith and science-based worldviews can co-exist.  

    • 43 min
    Dr. David Agus: The World’s Physician Is Never Satisfied

    Dr. David Agus: The World’s Physician Is Never Satisfied

    Dr David Agus is unofficially but quite likely the most famous and sought after physician in the world. Always on the front end of medical innovation, countless patients around the globe have benefited from his care. He's written multiple New York Times bestsellers, including The End of Illness, and his expertise and vision inspired Oracle founder Larry Elllison to donate $200 million to create perhaps the most advanced center in the world. He led Steve Jobs' medical team for years and he routinely serves on U.S. and international health panels alongside the most important health leaders in the world. All while remaining humble and modest and with a thirst for improving results for the betterment of all society.

    • 53 min
    Shelby Scarbrough: White House Veteran.... Civility Champion

    Shelby Scarbrough: White House Veteran.... Civility Champion

    After mastering protocol at the highest levels at both the White House and the U.S. State Dept., Shelby started a business to serve literally the most famous and influential humans on the planet. Pope John Paul II; Nelson Mandela; President Reagan..... and throughout her impressive career has lived a life exuding and promoting civility.

    • 51 min
    Jim McKelvey: Artist; Technologist; Public Servant

    Jim McKelvey: Artist; Technologist; Public Servant

    After losing sales because he couldn't accept credit cards as a young, independent artist, this glass blower invented Square (NYSE: SQ), enabling not only his artist friends but literally millions of small business owners to process credit cards with mobile phones. Now, this remarkably humble billionaire is building his next transformational idea, all while remaining unchanged from his family-centric, Midwestern roots. In spite of his obvious success and many gifts, our latest Up2 guest is so self-deprecating, he reminds himself to, 'Shut up and try not to embarrass yourself.' ... Could just be our most meaningful conversation yet. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Adib M. ,

Top Quality!

A very inspiring podcast! It’s so refreshing to hear about leadership in the context of humility and service. Top quality interviews! Great guests, a great host, and great topics and discussions! Thanks, Adam, for a such a valuable and high quality podcast!

Adnan Asar ,

So inspiring and humbling!

Love to hear highly accomplished people tell their stories yet describe their accomplishments with humbleness and desire to learn and grow and help fellow people and their communities. Very inspiring! Great job Adam on making the conversations truly enjoyable!

Mustafeh ,

Pure Inspiration

What a beautiful thing it is to be part of the incredible world of Adam’s friends. Even if for a few minutes.

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