Frank Blake: On The Power of Questions

Some people can teach you more in an hour than you’d ordinarily learn in a decade.

For me, that person is Frank Blake – the former CEO of Home Depot. 

The astonishing part of the hour in which we conversed was that Frank schooled me about a subject I thought I knew very well – asking questions.

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David Sanborn: From Polio to the Grammys

The Grammy Award-winning saxophone player gets to the essence of the way we can all get the most out of our lives through the art of being awake.

From the time he was a boy who’d contracted polio and found the saxophone to improve the strength of his lungs, David Sanborn has been making a series of connections that evolved into an extraordinary life and career.

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Ryan Holiday: On Merging Creativity and Business

Cal meets the best-selling author at an entrepreneurial conference in Colorado called two12 and becomes highly curious as to how Ryan can be a writer and ALSO an expert at marketing books, as well as positioning companies. Generally, when a person has one of those talents or skills, he or she is lacking in the other area.

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Chip Conley: On the Power of Transformation

Cal finds there can be life after one’s heart stops beating. Chip Conley tells him what it was like to flatline at age of 47, how he recovered and went on to sell his boutique hotel company, which put him in the surprising place where he could mentor Brian Chesky and a group of millennials who’d founded Airbnb.

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Michael Wright: Surviving on 9/11

Cal reconnects with the man who had the World Trade Center fall on his head and finds the lessons he learned even more powerful over time.

The two reflect upon the conversation they had shortly after Michael survived the deadliest attack on American soil. That conversation was turned into a noted Esquire Magazine story published in Michael’s own words in the January 2002 issue.

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Sex Dolls and The Future of Relationships

Cal gets a glimpse of the future from psychologist Linda Papadopoulos as she breaks the news about life-sized robots now being manufactured to the buyers' individual tastes. These robots are built not only as the sexual partners of our dreams. They can be programmed to say what we want to hear, to read our expressions, and to respond in a way that will make us feel better. Not only that, but they can store information to enhance future experiences. Cal is still picking his jaw off the floor and pondering questions that come out of some of the takeaways.

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