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What Got You There is a weekly podcast hosted by Sean DeLaney and is all about diving deep and hearing the journey behind some of the worlds most accomplished influencers. Guests include professional athletes, authors, professors, creatives and everyone in between. Find out more at www.whatgotyouthere.com

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What Got You There is a weekly podcast hosted by Sean DeLaney and is all about diving deep and hearing the journey behind some of the worlds most accomplished influencers. Guests include professional athletes, authors, professors, creatives and everyone in between. Find out more at www.whatgotyouthere.com

    #281 Frank Slootman- Snowflake CEO on Leading for Hypergrowth & How to Amp It Up!

    #281 Frank Slootman- Snowflake CEO on Leading for Hypergrowth & How to Amp It Up!

    Frank Slootman is a billionaire businessman, individual investor, technology executive, and the chairman and CEO of Snowflake a cloud-based data storage company since 2019.
    Frank has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the enterprise software industry. Mr. Slootman served as CEO and President of ServiceNow from 2011 to 2017, taking the organization from around $100M in revenue, through an IPO, to $1.4B. Prior to that, Frank served as President of the Backup Recovery Systems Division at EMC following the acquisition of Data Domain Corporation/Data Domain, Inc., where he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President, leading the company through an IPO to its acquisition by EMC for $2.4B. Snowflake's Frank Slootman doesn’t start companies. But no CEO has a better track record of turning the ideas of others into jackpots. Now the 3x IPO veteran is exclusively sharing his playbook with his new book, Amp It Up: Leading for Hypergrowth by Raising Expectations, Increasing Urgency, and Elevating Intensity.
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    • 46 min
    #280 Apolo Anton Ohno- Unleashing the Mindset to Win Olympic Gold

    #280 Apolo Anton Ohno- Unleashing the Mindset to Win Olympic Gold

    Apolo Anton Ohno is America’s most decorated Winter Olympian of all time, Author, Speaker on a life mission to help you become your best in health, work, and life.
    Apolo Anton Ohno claimed his first major speed skating title at the US Championships at the age of 14—after just six months of training. Over the next decade and a half, he went from kid prodigy to the most decorated US Winter Olympian in history—a title he still holds—earning eight Olympic medals in short-track speed skating across the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Winter Games.
    His new book, Hard Pivot: Embrace Change. Find Purpose. Show Up Fully, comes out February 22nd! Apolo shares his most valuable lessons for overcoming challenges with resilience, creativity, and purpose.
    With Hard Pivot, Apolo combines practical guidance, personal stories, and deep insights from the psychology of success into a resource to help you through challenging times. Here he shares his most valuable lessons and tools, condensed into the Five Golden Principles:

    • Gratitude: A daily practice to help you maintain perspective, cultivate empathy, and alleviate stress
    • Giving: How to elevate your life’s purpose by offering your time, attention, and resources to others
    • Grit: Exercises to build mental stamina, resilience, and toughness to persevere through hard times
    • Gearing Up: Ways to prepare yourself to meet the unknown with flexibility and grace
    • Go: Develop the courage to take risks, learn from success and failure, and come back stronger
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    #279 Meghan Sullivan - Creating a Good Life with Philosophy

    #279 Meghan Sullivan - Creating a Good Life with Philosophy

    Meghan Sullivan is the Wilsey Family College Chair in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, director of the God and the Good Life Program, and director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. She has published works in many leading philosophy journals. Her first book, Time Biases, was published by Oxford University Press. Her most recent book -- The Good Life Method (with Paul Blaschko) -- is out with Penguin on January 4, 2021. Her work has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the John Templeton Foundation. Sullivan has degrees from the University of Virginia, Oxford University, and Rutgers University, where she earned a PhD in philosophy. She studied at Balliol College, Oxford University, as a Rhodes Scholar. The Good Life Method is a winning guide to tackling the big questions of being human with the wisdom of the ages.
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    The Distillation of Bob Iger

    The Distillation of Bob Iger

    Robert A. Iger is Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He assumed the role of Executive Chairman in February 2020, having served as Chief Executive Officer since 2005. As Executive Chairman, Mr. Iger directs the Company’s creative endeavors, while leading the Board and providing the full benefit of his experience, leadership and guidance.
    Over his 15 years leading the Company, Mr. Iger built Disney into one of the world’s largest and most admired media and entertainment companies, while focusing on the three fundamental pillars of his strategic vision: generating the best creative content possible; fostering innovation and utilizing the latest technology; and expanding into new markets around the world.
    Mr. Iger has been named TIME’s Businessperson of the Year (2019); one of the “World’s Most Powerful People” by Forbes magazine (2018); one of the “Top Gun CEOs” by Forbes magazine (2009); one of Fortune magazine's “25 Most Powerful People in Business” (2006, 2007); one of the “Best CEOs” by Institutional Investor magazine (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011); MarketWatch CEO of the Year (2006); and “CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive (2014).
    His new autobiography is titled The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, which offers stories and lessons about dealmaking, leadership, and much more.
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    • 38 min
    #277 Dr. Sylvia Earle- Time Magazine's First Hero for the Planet, Oceanographer & Explorer!

    #277 Dr. Sylvia Earle- Time Magazine's First Hero for the Planet, Oceanographer & Explorer!

    Dr. Sylvia Earle, one  of the world’s top experts on ocean science and conservation, shares her inspiring wisdom in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC OCEAN: A GLOBAL ODYSSEY showcasing how the ocean--with its forces, habitats, creatures, and global influence--has a tremendous impact on our everyday lives.
    She is long recognized as one of the world's top experts on ocean science and conservation, Sylvia Earle is the president and chairman of Mission Blue and a National Geographic Explorer at Large, and former Chief Scientist of NOAA. Called "Her Deepness" by The New Yorker and the New York Times, a  "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, and a "First Hero for the Planet" by Time magazine, she is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and field scientist. 
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    • 36 min
    Best of 2021!

    Best of 2021!

    Thank you to all the listeners for making 2021 the best year yet for the What Got You There Podcast! This episode combines some of the highlight moments and major themes covered throughout the year.
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    • 1 hr 12 min

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