Our first three interviews are in the can, and we’re preparing them for launch on June 21st. In the meantime, we’re continuing to scour the business landscape for movers, shakers, and thought leaders when it comes to inspiring others!
Along with each episode, we’ll also recap each episode in a one-pager that will include the guest’s bio, a summary along with ideas for action, links to books mentioned on the show, and what we’re calling “Points to Ponder.” That will be 5 questions for you and your team to discuss after each episode to turn ideas into action.
So who are the first three distinguished guests?
Episode 1 – What Can You Learn About Leadership from Billionaires? – Preston Pysh
Preston is the co-founder and host of The Investor’s Podcast. A graduate of West Point with a degree in Aerospace Engineering, he’s also the founder of BuffettsBooks.com, and his videos on financial investing have been viewed by millions of people around the world. He takes great pleasure in taking complex ideas and making them accessible. He is the founder of the Pylon Holding Company and enjoys spending time with his wonderful family.
Preston’s the author of Warren Buffett’s Three Favorite Books, The Warren Buffett Accounting Book, The 100 Page Summary of The Intelligent Investor, The 100 Page Summary of Security Analysis, and The Diary of a West Point Cadet.
Episode 2 – True Leadership: A New Philosophy of Excellence – Tom Morris
Tom is one of the world’s top public philosophers and pioneering business thinkers. He’s the author of 20 groundbreaking books and is a legendary speaker whose electrifying talks reengage people around their deepest values and reignite their passion for work and life.
A native of Durham, North Carolina and a Distinguished Alumnus of Durham Academy, Tom was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, which has honored him, along with Michael Jordan, as a recipient of their “Distinguished Young Alumnus Award.” He holds two masters degrees as well as a joint Ph.D. in both Philosophy and Religious Studies from Yale University, as well as other, honorary doctorates in recognition of his public work of bringing practical philosophy back into the cultural mix. Tom served for fifteen years as a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, where he quickly became a campus legend, in many years having an eighth of the entire student body in his classes. He is now Chairman of the Morris Institute for Human Values in Wilmington, NC.
Episode 3 – A Thought Leader on Thought Leaders – Mike Figliuolo
Mike is an honor graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated in the top 5 percent of his class, and served in the U.S. Army as an armor officer. Mike also spent time in corporate America as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and as an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro.
As the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, he and his team train senior executives at leading companies on leadership, strategy, communications, innovation, and other critical leadership skills.
He is the author of three books – One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership; Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results; and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved.
Be sure to mark your calendars for June 21st – and enjoy the insights from these compelling thought leaders, and more to come!
Jim & Jan, Co-hosts, The Leadership Podcast