The Chris Voss Show
By Chris Voss
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Steve Tcherchian, CISSP – Chief Product Officer and CISO of XYPRO Technology Corporation
September 25, 2022
Steve Tcherchian, CISSP – Chief Product Officer and CISO of XYPRO Technology Corporation
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Michael Saxon, CEO of TAAT Global Alternatives
September 22, 2022
Michael Saxon, CEO of TAAT Global Alternatives
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Dr Libby Kemkaran of Tame Your Brain
September 21, 2022
Dr Libby Kemkaran of Tame Your Brain
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Kurek Ashley, The Transformer, Author, Success Coach, Speaker
September 19, 2022
Kurek Ashley, The Transformer, Author, Success Coach, Speaker
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Nelson Hendler, MD, MS CEO at Mensana Clinic Diagnostics, LLC
September 17, 2022
Nelson Hendler, MD, MS CEO at Mensana Clinic Diagnostics, LLC
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Simple Medicine: No More Google Searches by Dr. Rob Barkett MD Jr
September 15, 2022
Simple Medicine: No More Google Searches by Dr. Rob Barkett MD Jr
Simple Medicine chronicles the change in primary care medicine over the past 50 years.
Despite all the new medical technology, studies, medications, specialization, and computers, medical care is fractured. The physician-to-physician relationships have decayed. The federal government and insurance companies are dictating what they think is appropriate medical care. Too many patients are over medicated and not receiving the standard of care that is warranted in 2021. In Simple Medicine, the most common medical conditions, complaints, screening, medications, and medical testing are described in layman terms and very easy to understand, helping patients take control of their own health care and challenge their doctor to do the right thing.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Hidden History of Neoliberalism: How Reaganism Gutted America and How to Restore Its Greatness by Thom Hartmann
September 14, 2022
The Hidden History of Neoliberalism: How Reaganism Gutted America and How to Restore Its Greatness by Thom Hartmann
America’s most popular progressive radio host and New York Times bestselling author Thom Hartmann reveals how and why neoliberalism became so prevalent in the United States and why it’s time for us to turn our backs to it.
With four decades of neoliberal rule coming to an end, America is at a crossroads. In this powerful and accessible book, Thom Hartmann demystifies neoliberalism and explains how we can use this pivotal point in time to create a more positive future.
This book traces the history of neoliberalism—a set of capitalistic philosophies favoring free trade, low taxes on the rich, financial austerity, and deregulation of big business—up to the present day. Hartmann explains how neoliberalism was sold as a cure for wars and the Great Depression. He outlines the destructive impact that it has had on America, looking at how it has increased poverty, damaged the middle class, and corrupted our nation’s politics.
America is standing on the edge of a new progressive era. We can continue down the road to a neoliberal oligarchy, as supported by many of the nation’s billionaires and giant corporations. Or we can choose to return to Keynesian economics and Alexander Hamilton’s “American Plan” by raising taxes on the rich, reversing free trade, and building a society that works for all.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Michael Slawin ERC (CARES Act) Specialist
September 13, 2022
Michael Slawin ERC (CARES Act) Specialist
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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Dan Prince, Founder and CEO of illumisoft
September 12, 2022
Dan Prince, Founder and CEO of illumisoft
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Brent Weinmann, President of Vitakraft Sun Seed
September 10, 2022
Brent Weinmann, President of Vitakraft Sun Seed
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Amy Ransdell – Peak Performance & Transformation Executive COACH at Rules Rewritten
September 09, 2022
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Matt Wasserlauf, CEO of BLOCKBOARD on Elon Musk, Twitter, Bots & Digital Fraud
September 08, 2022
Matt Wasserlauf, CEO of BLOCKBOARD on Elon Musk, Twitter, Bots & Digital Fraud
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Elayna Fernandez, The Positive MOM
September 07, 2022
Elayna Fernandez, The Positive MOM
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – George Duran, Chef, Comedian, Entertainer & Kayco Foods Ambassador
September 06, 2022
George Duran, Chef, Comedian, Entertainer & Kayco Foods Ambassador
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Escape into Meaning: Essays on Superman, Public Benches, and Other Obsessions by Evan Puschak
September 04, 2022
Escape into Meaning: Essays on Superman, Public Benches, and Other Obsessions by Evan Puschak
Producer, editor, and writer behind the highly addictive, informative, and popular YouTube channel The Nerdwriter, Evan Puschak presents an unconventional and whip-smart essay collection about topics as varied as Superman, politics, and public benches.
As YouTube’s The Nerdwriter, Evan Puschak plays the polymath, posing questions and providing answers across a wide range of fields—from the power of a split diopter shot in Toy Story 4 to the political dangers of schadenfreude. Now, he brings that same insatiable curiosity and striking wit to this engaging and unputdownable essay collection.
Perfect for fans of Trick Mirror and the writing of John Hodgman and Chuck Klosterman, Escape into Meaning is a compendium of fascinating insights into obsession. Whether you’re interested in the philosophy of Jerry Seinfeld or how Clark Kent is the real hero, there’s something for everyone in this effervescent collection.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Oldest Cure in the World: Adventures in the Art and Science of Fasting by Steve Hendricks
September 03, 2022
The Oldest Cure in the World: Adventures in the Art and Science of Fasting by Steve Hendricks
A journalist delves into the history, science, and practice of fasting, an ancient cure enjoying a dynamic resurgence.
When should we eat, and when shouldn’t we? The answers to these simple questions are not what you might expect. As Steve Hendricks shows in The Oldest Cure in the World, stop eating long enough, and you’ll set in motion cellular repairs that can slow aging and prevent and reverse diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Fasting has improved the lives of people with epilepsy, asthma, and arthritis, and has even protected patients from the worst of chemotherapy’s side effects.
But for such an elegant and effective treatment, fasting has had a surprisingly long and fraught history. From the earliest days of humanity and the Greek fathers of medicine through Christianity’s “fasting saints” and a nineteenth-century doctor whose stupendous forty-day fast on a New York City stage inaugurated the modern era of therapeutic fasting, Hendricks takes readers on a rich and comprehensive tour.
Threaded throughout are Hendricks’s own adventures in fasting, including a stay at a luxurious fasting clinic in Germany and in a more spartan one closer to home in Northern California. This is a playful, insightful, and persuasive exploration of our bodies and when we should—and should not—feed them.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – When The Ice Melts: The Story of Coralyn Jewel by Coralyn Jewel
August 31, 2022
When The Ice Melts: The Story of Coralyn Jewel by Coralyn Jewel
In this short read, Coralyn Jewel shares her story of how she went from Olympic hopeful to thriving in the adult entertainment industry. The story starts from interview and is finished off with words from Coralyn to her readers. Her experiences inform, humanize and even entertain. Jewel’s hope is to shed light on the industry. Author Ryan Michaels beautifully conveys the humanity and eye opening entertainment of his conversations with an adult performer and swinger lifestyle coach, sure to inform and grab your attention.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler by David I. Kertzer
August 31, 2022
The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler by David I. Kertzer
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The most important book ever written about the Catholic Church and its conduct during World War II. . . . The best nonfiction book of the summer.”—Daniel Silva on the Today show
Based on newly opened Vatican archives, a groundbreaking, explosive, and riveting book about Pope Pius XII and his actions during World War II, including how he responded to the Holocaust, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Pope and Mussolini
When Pope Pius XII died in 1958, his papers were sealed in the Vatican Secret Archives, leaving unanswered questions about what he knew and did during World War II. Those questions have only grown and festered, making Pius XII one of the most controversial popes in Church history, especially now as the Vatican prepares to canonize him.
In 2020, Pius XII’s archives were finally opened, and David I. Kertzer—widely recognized as one of the world’s leading Vatican scholars—has been mining this new material ever since, revealing how the pope came to set aside moral leadership in order to preserve his church’s power.
Based on thousands of never-before-seen documents not only from the Vatican, but from archives in Italy, Germany, France, Britain, and the United States, The Pope at War paints a new, dramatic portrait of what the pope did and did not do as war enveloped the continent and as the Nazis began their systematic mass murder of Europe’s Jews. The book clears away the myths and sheer falsehoods surrounding the pope’s actions from 1939 to 1945, showing why the pope repeatedly bent to the wills of Hitler and Mussolini.
Just as Kertzer’s Pulitzer Prize–winning The Pope and Mussolini became the definitive book on Pope Pius XI and the Fascist regime, The Pope at War is destined to become the most influential account of his successor, Pius XII, and his relations with Mussolini and Hitler. Kertzer shows why no full understanding of the course of World War II is complete without knowledge of the dramatic, behind-the-scenes role played by the pope. “This remarkably researched book is replete with revelations that deserve the adjective ‘explosive,’” says Kevin Madigan, Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Harvard University. “The Pope at War is a masterpiece.”
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Amy Scruggs, Singer, Author, Media Coach, Trainer & Consultant
August 31, 2022
Amy Scruggs, Singer, Author, Media Coach, Trainer & Consultant
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Nicky Billou, President & CEO eCircle Academy
August 30, 2022
Nicky Billou, President & CEO eCircle Academy
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Karla Singson Chief Executive Officer at Scalewind
August 28, 2022
Karla Singson Chief Executive Officer at Scalewind
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Lost Ticket by Freya Sampson
August 27, 2022
The Lost Ticket by Freya Sampson
Strangers on a London bus unite to help an elderly man find his missed love connection in the heartwarming new novel from the acclaimed author of The Last Chance Library.
When Libby Nicholls arrives in London, brokenhearted and with her life in tatters, the first person she meets on the bus is elderly Frank. He tells her about the time in 1962 that he met a girl on the number 88 bus with beautiful red hair just like hers. They made plans for a date at the National Gallery art museum, but Frank lost the bus ticket with her number on it. For the past sixty years, he’s ridden the same bus trying to find her, but with no luck.
Libby is inspired to action and, with the help of an unlikely companion, she papers the bus route with posters advertising their search. Libby begins to open her guarded heart to new friendships and a budding romance, as her tightly controlled world expands. But with Frank’s dementia progressing quickly, their chance of finding the girl on the 88 bus is slipping away.
More than anything, Libby wants Frank to see his lost love one more time. But their quest also shows Libby just how important it is to embrace her own chances for happiness—before it’s too late—in a beautifully uplifting novel about how a shared common experience among strangers can transform lives in the most marvelous ways.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Collision Course: Carlos Ghosn and the Culture Wars That Upended an Auto Empire by Hans Greimel, William Sposato
August 26, 2022
Collision Course: Carlos Ghosn and the Culture Wars That Upended an Auto Empire by Hans Greimel, William Sposato
Named one of the Best Business Books of 2021 by The Wall Street Journal
In Japan it’s called the “Ghosn Shock”—the stunning arrest of Carlos Ghosn, the jet-setting CEO who saved Nissan and made it part of a global automotive empire.
Even more shocking was his daring escape from Japan, packed into a box and put on a private jet to Lebanon after months spent in a Japanese detention center, subsisting on rice gruel.
This is the saga of what led to the Ghosn Shock and what was left in its wake. Ghosn spent two decades building a colossal partnership between Nissan and Renault that looked like a new model for a global business, but the alliance’s shiny image fronted an unsteady, tense operation. Culture clashes, infighting among executives and engineers, dueling corporate traditions, and government maneuvering constantly threatened the venture.
Journalists Hans Greimel and William Sposato have followed the story up close, with access to key players, including Ghosn himself. Veteran Tokyo-based reporters, they have witnessed the end of Japan’s bubble economy and attempts at opening Japan Inc. to the world. They’ve seen the fraying of keiretsu, Japan’s traditional skein of business relationships, and covered numerous corporate scandals, of which the Ghosn Shock and Ghosn’s subsequent escape stand above all.
Expertly reported, Collision Course explores the complex suspicions around what and who was really responsible for Ghosn’s ouster and why one of the top executives in the world would risk everything to escape the country. It explains how economics, history, national interests, cultural politics, and hubris collided, crumpling the legacy of arguably the most important foreign businessman ever to set foot in Japan.
This gripping, unforgettable narrative, full of fascinating characters, serves as part cautionary tale, part object lesson, and part forewarning of the increasing complexity of doing global business in a nationalistic world.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Winter Orphans by Kristin Beck
August 24, 2022
The Winter Orphans by Kristin Beck
A poignant and ultimately triumphant novel based on the incredible true story of children who braved the formidable danger of guarded, wintry mountain passes in France to escape the Nazis, from the acclaimed author of Courage, My Love.
Southern France, 1942
In a remote corner of France, Jewish refugee Ella Rosenthal has finally found a safe haven. It has been three years since she and her little sister, Hanni, left their parents to flee Nazi Germany, and they have been pursued and adrift in the chaos of war ever since. Now, they shelter among one hundred other young refugees in a derelict castle overseen by the Swiss Red Cross.
Swiss volunteers Rösli Näf and Anne-Marie Piguet uphold a common mission: to protect children in peril. Rösli, a stubborn and resourceful nurse, directs the colony of Château de la Hille, and has created a thriving community against all odds. Anne-Marie, raised by Swiss foresters, becomes both caretaker and friend to the children, and she vows to do whatever is necessary to keep them safe.
However, when Germany invades southern France, safeguarding Jewish refugees becomes impossible. Château de la Hille faces unrelenting danger, and Rösli and Anne-Marie realize that the only way to protect the eldest of their charges is to smuggle them out of France. Relying on Rösli’s fierce will and Anne-Marie’s knowledge of secret mountain paths, they plot escape routes through vast Nazi-occupied territory to the distant border. Amid staggering risk, Ella and Hanni embark on a journey that, if successful, could change the course of their lives and grant them a future.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Find Your Six: Stop Lead Generating & Start Building Influence by Patrick Kilner
August 23, 2022
Find Your Six: Stop Lead Generating & Start Building Influence by Patrick Kilner
FIND Your SIX! What if I told you that the ability to find six influential relationships is the only thing standing between you and your biggest goals in business and in life? That your revenue could double or triple if you found the right six? That your search for great business partnerships would evaporate if you could uncover six? That you will never want for the right investors, advocates, and clients if you could find your six? And that you could build a business that you could pass on to your kids or sell if you could just find those six? And what if I told you that one of the biggest challenges to finding your six is the lead generation tactics you’ve been taught? What if I showed you that they are not just keeping you from your six, but simultaneously robbing you of the fulfillment you deserve and make your business vulnerable to disruption in the era of big tech? Find Your Six is a brief manifesto that shares a new philosophy of how to look at relationships and charts a roadmap for success. You’ll discover: Why lead generation has become a losing proposition What true influence is and how to win and develop it systematically How to rethink everything you know about networking How to never compete for business again while growing your revenue every quarter How to win back time for the most important people in your life How to give the gift of influence to others Most of all, you’ll learn how to identify, win over, and invest in your six.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Cameron Cowan Of The Cameron Journal
August 22, 2022
Cameron Cowan Of The Cameron Journal
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Jim Tannehill, COO of Empire Operating System
August 20, 2022
Jim Tannehill, COO of Empire Operating System
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Messenger: Moderna, the Vaccine, and the Business Gamble That Changed the World by Peter Loftus
August 19, 2022
The Messenger: Moderna, the Vaccine, and the Business Gamble That Changed the World by Peter Loftus
The inside story of an unprecedented feat of science and business.
At the start of 2020, Moderna was a biotech unicorn with dim prospects. Yes, there was the promise of its disruptive innovation that could transform medicine by using something called messenger RNA, one of the body’s building blocks of life, to combat disease. But its stock was under water. There were reports of a toxic work culture. And despite ten years of work, the company was still years away from delivering its first product. Investors were getting antsy, or worse, skeptical.
Then the pandemic hit, and Moderna, at first reluctantly, became a central player in a global drama—a David to Big Pharma’s Goliaths—turning its technology toward breaking the global grip of the terrible disease. By year’s end, with the virus raging, Moderna delivered one of the world’s first Covid-19 vaccines, with a stunningly high rate of protection. The achievement gave the world a way out of a crippling pandemic while validating Moderna’s technology, transforming the company into a global industry power. Biotech, and the venture capital community that fuels it, will never be the same.
Wall Street Journal reporter Peter Loftus, veteran reporter covering the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and part of a Pulitzer Prize–finalist team, brings the inside story of Moderna, from its humble start at a casual lunch through its heady startup days, into the heart of the pandemic and beyond. With deep access to all of the major players, Loftus weaves a tale of science and business that brings to life Moderna’s monumental feat of creating a vaccine that beat back a deadly virus and changed the business of medicine forever.
The Messenger spans a decade and is full of heroic efforts by ordinary people, lucky breaks, and life-and-death decisions. It’s the story of a revolutionary idea, the evolution of a cutting-edge American industry, and one of the great achievements of this century.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – That Summer in Berlin Paperback by Lecia Cornwall
August 18, 2022
That Summer in Berlin Paperback by Lecia Cornwall
In the summer of 1936, while the Nazis make secret plans for World War II, a courageous and daring young woman struggles to expose the lies behind the dazzling spectacle of the Berlin Olympics.
German power is rising again, threatening a war that will be even worse than the last one. The English aristocracy turns to an age-old institution to stave off war and strengthen political bonds—marriage. Debutantes flock to Germany, including Viviane Alden. On holiday with her sister during the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Viviane’s true purpose is more clandestine. While many in England want to appease Hitler, others seek to prove Germany is rearming. But they need evidence, photographs to tell the tale, and Viviane is a genius with her trusty Leica. And who would suspect a pretty, young tourist taking holiday snaps of being a spy?
Viviane expects to find hatred and injustice, but during the Olympics, with the world watching, Germany is on its best behavior, graciously welcoming tourists to a festival of peace and goodwill. But first impressions can be deceiving, and it’s up to Viviane and the journalist she’s paired with—a daring man with a guarded heart—to reveal the truth.
But others have their own reasons for befriending Viviane, and her adventure takes a darker turn. Suddenly Viviane finds herself caught in a web of far more deadly games—and closer than she ever imagined to the brink of war.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Mari Anne Snow CEO, Founder of Sophaya & The Remote Nation Institute
August 17, 2022
Mari Anne Snow CEO, Founder of Sophaya & The Remote Nation Institute
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Stories, Dice, and Rocks That Think: How Humans Learned to See the Future–and Shape It by Byron Reese
August 16, 2022
Stories, Dice, and Rocks That Think: How Humans Learned to See the Future–and Shape It by Byron Reese
“. . . Byron Reese gets to the heart of what makes humans different from all others.” —Midwest Book Review
What makes the human mind so unique? And how did we get this way?
This fascinating tale explores the three leaps in our history that made us what we are—and will change how you think about our future.
Look around. Clearly, we humans are radically different from the other creatures on this planet. But why? Where are the Bronze Age beavers? The Iron Age iguanas? In Stories, Dice, and Rocks That Think, Byron Reese argues that we owe our special status to our ability to imagine the future and recall the past, escaping the perpetual present that all other living creatures are trapped in.
Envisioning human history as the development of a societal superorganism he names Agora, Reese shows us how this escape enabled us to share knowledge on an unprecedented scale, and predict—and eventually master—the future.
Thoughtful, witty, and compulsively readable, Reese unravels our history as an intelligent species in three acts: Act I: Ancient humans undergo “the awakening,” developing the cognitive ability to mentally time-travel using language Act II: In 17th century France, the mathematical framework known as ‘probability theory’ is born—a science for seeing into the future that we used to build the modern world Act III: Beginning with the invention of the computer chip, humanity creates machines to gaze into the future with even more precision, overcoming the limits of our brains A fresh new look at the history and destiny of humanity, readers will come away from Stories, Dice, and Rocks that Think with a new understanding of what they are—not just another animal, but a creature with a mastery of time itself.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters Who Elected Donald Trump by Angela Denker
August 13, 2022
Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters Who Elected Donald Trump by Angela Denker
Winner of a 2019 Foreword INDIES Award Silver Medal
Donald Trump, a thrice-married, no-need-of-forgiveness, blustery billionaire who rarely goes to church, won more Evangelical Christian votes than any candidate in history on his way to winning the 2016 US presidential election. Veteran journalist Angela Denker set out to uncover why, traveling the United States for a year, meeting the people who support Trump, and listening to their rationale.
In Red State Christians, readers will get an honest look at the Christians who gave the presidency to the unlikeliest candidate of all time. From booming, wealthy Orange County megachurches to libertarian farmers in Missouri to a church in Florida where the pastors carry guns to an Evangelical Arab American church in Houston to conservative Catholics on the East Coast–the picture she paints of them is enlightening, at times disturbing, but always empathetic. A must-read for those hoping to truly understand how Donald Trump became president.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – She Looks Fine, By Roberta Campbell Knechtly and Paige Knechtly
August 12, 2022
She Looks Fine, By Roberta Campbell Knechtly and Paige Knechtly
A Mother and Daughter’s Journey Through a TBI Roberta was living her best life as an empty nester until she received a call that would change her life forever. Her daughter Paige was hit by a vehicle in a crosswalk. Paige, an independent young adult, became dependent on her mother again. Roberta reentered the world of caretaking. Both lacked the tools to understand what was happening.
For years following the accident, their lives changed in ways they could never have imagined. Roberta thought Paige looked fine; Paige was wondering when she would feel normal again. Both didn’t understand the invisible brain trauma that persisted.
In She Looks Fine, Roberta and Paige openly share their journey through a TBI together, so that you can understand, accept and support your loved one even though they may look fine.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Gary Guseinov, C.E.O. at RealDefense Interview
August 11, 2022
Gary Guseinov, C.E.O. at RealDefense Interview
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan by Elliot Ackerman
August 10, 2022
The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan by Elliot Ackerman
A powerful and revelatory eyewitness account of the American collapse in Afghanistan, its desperate endgame, and the war’s echoing legacy
Elliot Ackerman left the American military ten years ago, but his time in Afghanistan and Iraq with the Marines and later as a CIA paramilitary officer marked him indelibly. When the Taliban began to close in on Kabul in August 2021 and the Afghan regime began its death spiral, he found himself pulled back into the conflict. Afghan nationals who had worked closely with the American military and intelligence communities for years now faced brutal reprisal and sought frantically to flee the country with their families. The official US government evacuation effort was a bureaucratic failure that led to a humanitarian catastrophe. With former colleagues and friends protecting the airport in Kabul, Ackerman joined an impromptu effort by a group of journalists and other veterans to arrange flights and negotiate with both Taliban and American forces to secure the safe evacuation of hundreds. These were desperate measures taken during a desperate end to America’s longest war. For Ackerman, it also became a chance to reconcile his past with his present.
The Fifth Act is an astonishing human document that brings the weight of twenty years of war to bear on a single week, the week the war ended. Using the dramatic rescue efforts in Kabul as his lattice, Ackerman weaves a personal history of the war’s long progression, beginning with the initial invasion in the months after 9/11. It is a play in five acts, the fifth act being the story’s tragic denouement, a prelude to Afghanistan’s dark future. Any reader who wants to understand what went wrong with the war’s trajectory will find a trenchant account here. But The Fifth Act also brings readers into close contact with a remarkable group of characters, American and Afghan, who fought the war with courage and dedication, and at great personal cost. Ackerman’s story is a first draft of history that feels like a timeless classic.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Boundless: The Rise, Fall, and Escape of Carlos Ghosn by Nick Kostov, Sean McLain
August 09, 2022
The Boundless: The Rise, Fall, and Escape of Carlos Ghosn by Nick Kostov, Sean McLain
The unprecedented rise and catastrophic fall of one of the world’s most feared and admired business executives—Carlos Ghosn—a remarkable story of innovation, hubris, alleged crimes, and daring international escape, as chronicled by two Wall Street Journal reporters.
Carlos Ghosn always wanted more. Born in the Amazon, raised by a well-off—if scandalized—family in Beirut, and educated in Paris, Ghosn rose to prominence at Michelin in the United States, Renault in France, and Nissan in Japan. Along the way he earned monikers of Le Cost Killer, for his incisive business savvy, and Mr. 7-Eleven, for the hours he devoted to his work.
Initially Ghosn thrived, becoming a poster boy for globalization and multinational corporations. Employees believed him to be among the greatest business minds of his generation, and the press hailed him a financial genius. The trouble started when Ghosn began to believe them. His power rose in tandem with an increasing certainty that he was underpaid and undervalued at his multiple posts. Executives grew unhappy with Ghosn’s talk of a merger with Renault, calling his loyalty to Nissan into question. Resentments brewed, enough so that a group of Nissan executives set out to uncover the truth about the man who many throughout Nissan and Japan perceived as a savior. Eventually, Ghosn was accused of financial misconduct and arrested for a bevy of alleged crimes—all of which he vehemently denied.
Yet even as he insisted his financial transactions were above board, Ghosn was planning an astounding escape, one that would either smuggle him out of Tokyo and back to his ancestral homeland of Lebanon; or land him in a Japanese prison for life.
Drawning from intensive investigative reporting, and including never-before-seen insider details from key players in Ghosn’s life and the investigations into him, Nick Kostov and Sean McLain piece together this fallen icon’s life and actions across the globe. Their sensational globetrotting adventure reveals the complexity of a man who watched for decades as contemporaries with far less talent amassed far greater wealth, and who took drastic measures to ensure he would finally get his due.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Newlyweds: Rearranging Marriage in Modern India by Mansi Choksi
August 07, 2022
The Newlyweds: Rearranging Marriage in Modern India by Mansi Choksi
A literary investigation into India as a society in transition through the lens of forbidden love, as three young couples reject arranged marriages and risk everything for true love in the midst of social and political upheaval.
In India, two out of every three people are under the age of thirty-five. These are men and women who grew up with the internet and the advent of smartphones and social media. But when it comes to love and marriage, they’re expected to adhere to thousands of years of tradition. It’s that conflict between obeying tradition and embracing modernity that drives journalist Mansi Choksi’s The Newlyweds.
Through vivid, lyrical prose, Choksi shines a light on three young couples who buck against arranged marriages in the pursuit of true love, illustrating the challenges, shame, anger, triumph, and loss their actions and choices set in play.
Against the backdrop of India’s beautiful villages and cities, Choksi introduces our newlyweds. First, there’s the lesbian couple forced to flee for a chance at a life together. Then there’s the Hindu woman and Muslim man who escaped their families under the cover of night after being harassed by a violent militia group. Finally, there’s the inter-caste couple who are doing everything to avoid the same fate as a similar couple who were burned alive.
Engaging and moving, The Newlyweds raises universal questions, such as: What are we really willing to risk for love? If we’re lucky enough to find it, does it change us? If so, for the better? Or for the worse?
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Law Firm Digital Marketing Made Easy: The Only Book You’ll Ever Need to Become A Best-Known Attorney by Josh Konigsberg
August 06, 2022
Law Firm Digital Marketing Made Easy: The Only Book You’ll Ever Need to Become A Best-Known Attorney by Josh Konigsberg
People don’t hire or retain a logo, an office, or a website. They retain an attorney they know, like, and trust.
The old way of doing business and relying on referrals is antiquated and simply will not facilitate consistent reliable leads. As digital marketing has become more complex and the market flooded with over 30,000 new attorneys every year, it’s more important than ever to understand and leverage the digital marketing principles essential to a law firm’s success.
Being a best-known attorney means to stand out among your peers in your area(s) of law in your market. You must amplify your unique selling proposition, present yourself in a dynamic, unforgettable way, have the best reputation, and strive to achieve online omnipresence. Once you set the foundation of your message, market, and media and apply the various facets of digital marketing effectively, you will become a best-known attorney. If you don’t, your competitors will.
In Law Firm Digital Marketing Made Easy: The Only Book You’ll Ever Need to Become A Best-Known Attorney, Josh Konigsberg, Partner and Co-Founder of the award-winning digital marketing agency, Law Firm Marketing Pros, demystifies digital marketing for lawyers and law firms and presents a comprehensive, easy-to-follow overview of what it takes to:
Create a Unique Digital Omnipresence for Your Law Firm to Put You in a Category of One Generate More Qualified, and Consistent Leads Maximize Client Conversions Are you ready to triple your profits per partner over the next five years? This book is your blueprint for a holistic approach to the way you market your law firm and become a Category of One.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Headcase: Book 1: Shock & Denial by Chris K. Jones
August 05, 2022
Headcase: Book 1: Shock & Denial by Chris K. Jones
Dr. Andrew Beck is the go-to sports psychologist for troubled pro athletes. There isn’t a head he can’t fix—except his own.
Whether it’s a violent hockey pro, reckless power forward, or drug-addicted major league pitcher, Andrew’s therapeutic strategies get players out of their heads and back to their winning ways. His status, wealth, and privilege afford him box seats for every game, flying private, an office overlooking Central Park, sports cars, country clubs and a Greenwich mansion. Andrew and his brilliant PR executive wife, Sandra, enjoy a life most would envy.
But Andrew has demons of his own.
A former golf prodigy and the son of a Masters Golf Champion, he knows firsthand the stress of topflight competition. Ted Beck taught Andrew everything he knows about being the best, but his father’s emotional and physical abuse pushed him past a breaking point. At 18, as the country’s top amateur, he walked away from golf to pursue psychology. The father and son bond was destroyed.
But while Beck quit the game long ago, the game won’t quit him.
Years later, the drive to win at all costs still burns deep in his soul. He gets entangled in the world of illegal high-stakes gambling—and a dangerous relationship with Fergus Mackenzie, a ruthless operator of an underground club that caters to the vices of the ultra-wealthy.
Andrew uses his insider access to athletes in a wager which leads down a path of blackmail, a mysterious murder, and life-or-death bluffing.
With his livelihood, marriage, and life on the line, Andrew finds himself playing the ultimate mind game and risks losing everything.
And now the only way out is ALL-IN.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Reimagine Teams: The Missing Piece in Team Building to Achieve Breakthrough Results by Mark Samuel
August 03, 2022
Reimagine Teams: The Missing Piece in Team Building to Achieve Breakthrough Results by Mark Samuel
Traditional team building doesn’t work and hasn’t for decades, if ever. Reimagine Teams highlights why and provides a clear roadmap to create effective teams that get breakthrough business results. Using a multitude of case studies describing decades of implementations, you will learn how teams around the globe achieved transformational business outcomes and culture change in 3-6 months. Reimagine Teams teaches how to be accountable and accomplish goals, and how leaders can develop high-performing, positive relationships that produce sustainable results for years to come. These teams are flexible, adaptable and pivot quickly in response to the never-ending changes in the business environment, such as new technology, societal transformation, and industry competition.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Crystal Lou, Founder & CEO of CLou Capital
August 03, 2022
Crystal Lou, Founder & CEO of CLou Capital
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden
August 02, 2022
The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden
“Heartfelt, heartwarming, joyful, and uplifting. You can’t go wrong with a Rachel Linden book.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
An uplifting novel about a heartbroken young pie maker who is granted a magical second chance to live the life she didn’t choose. . . . from the bestselling author of The Enlightenment of Bees.
Lolly Blanchard’s life only seems to give her lemons. Ten years ago, after her mother’s tragic death, she broke up with her first love and abandoned her dream of opening a restaurant in order to keep her family’s struggling Seattle diner afloat and care for her younger sister and grieving father. Now, a decade later, she dutifully whips up the diner’s famous lemon meringue pies each morning while still pining for all she’s lost.
As Lolly’s thirty-third birthday approaches, her quirky great-aunt gives her a mysterious gift—three lemon drops, each of which allows her to live a single day in a life that might have been hers. What if her mom hadn’t passed away? What if she had opened her own restaurant in England? What if she hadn’t broken up with the only man she’s ever loved? Surprising and empowering, each experience helps Lolly let go of her regrets and realize the key to transforming her life lies not in redoing her past but in having the courage to embrace her present.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Mark M. Bello, Award Winning Author Interview
August 01, 2022
Mark M. Bello, Award Winning Author Interview
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – You’re Invited by Amanda Jayatissa
July 29, 2022
You’re Invited by Amanda Jayatissa
What could be worse than your ex-boyfriend marrying your childhood best friend? Getting accused of her murder… From the author of My Sweet Girl comes a dangerously addictive new thriller about a lavish Sri Lankan wedding celebration that not everyone will survive.
When Amaya is invited to Kaavi’s over-the-top wedding in Sri Lanka, she is surprised and a little hurt to hear from her former best friend after so many years of radio silence. But when Amaya learns that the groom is her very own ex-boyfriend, she is consumed by a single thought: She must stop the wedding from happening, no matter the cost. But as the week of wedding celebrations begin and rumors about Amaya’s past begin to swirl, she can’t help but feel like she also has a target on her back. When Kaavi goes missing and is presumed dead, all evidence points to Amaya. However, nothing is as it seems as Jayatissa expertly unravels that each wedding guest has their own dark secret and agenda, and Amaya may not be the only one with a plan to keep the bride from getting her happily ever after…
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Lethal Tides: Mary Sears and the Marine Scientists Who Helped Win World War II by Catherine Musemeche
July 28, 2022
Lethal Tides: Mary Sears and the Marine Scientists Who Helped Win World War II by Catherine Musemeche
“Magnificently researched, brilliantly written, Lethal Tides is immensely entertaining and reads like an action novel. Catherine Musemeche has brought to life the incredible work of the scientists and researchers who made such a remarkable contribution to America’s war effort in the Pacific theater during WWII.” —Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy, Ret.), #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed and The Hero Code
Lethal Tides tells the story of the virtually unknown Mary Sears, “the first oceanographer of the Navy,” whose groundbreaking oceanographic research led the U.S. to victory in the Pacific theater during World War II.
In Lethal Tides, Catherine Musemeche weaves together science, biography, and military history in the compelling story of an unsung woman who had a dramatic effect on the U.S. Navy’s success against Japan in WWII, creating an intelligence-gathering juggernaut based on the new science of oceanography.
When World War II began, the U.S. Navy was unprepared to enact its island-hopping strategy to reach Japan. Anticipating tides, planning for coral reefs, and preparing for enemy fire was new ground for them, and with lives at stake it was ground that had to be covered quickly. Mary Sears, a marine biologist, was the untapped talent they turned to, and she along with a team of quirky marine scientists were instrumental in turning the tide of the war in the United States’ favor.
The Sears team analyzed ocean currents, made wave and tide predictions, identified zones of bioluminescence, mapped deep-water levels where submarines could hide and gathered information about the topography and surf conditions surrounding the Pacific islands and Japan. Sears was frequently called upon to make middle-of-the-night calculations for last-minute top-secret landing destinations and boldly predicted optimal landing times and locations for amphibious invasions.
In supplying these crucial details, Sears and her team played a major role in averting catastrophes that plagued earlier amphibious landings, like the disastrous Tarawa, and cleared a path to Okinawa, the last major battle of World War II.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – It Really Is Simple: A Holistic Approach To Self-Confidence: A Practical Guide by Alexandra Dotcheva
July 27, 2022
It Really Is Simple: A Holistic Approach To Self-Confidence: A Practical Guide by Alexandra Dotcheva
Oftentimes, poorly defined priorities can get in the way of our self-esteem, lower our self-confidence, and impact our decision-making for years or even decades. Based entirely on the author’s experience with overcoming a twenty-year-long history of self-doubt and fear of failure, It Really Is Simple: A Holistic Approach to Self-Confidence will show you ways to put your life in order by learning about the five essential aspects or pillars of life, to which you may not have given the needed attention.
This practical guide includes insights on how to approach our lives holistically by elevating the components that determine who we are and who we want to become. The book explains: How to Assess Your Current Life Situation and Create Concrete Goals How to Teach Your Mind to Embrace Challenges How to Develop an Action Plan in All Areas That Are Crucial to Your Success The Importance of Keeping Yourself in Excellent Health at All Times and Understanding the Healthcare System How to Adopt a Healthy Diet and Exercise Regimen Without Compromises How to Keep Your Body Free of Toxins How to Integrate Spirituality Into Your Daily Activities How to Become a Role Model in Your Career by Adopting a Strong Work Ethic and a Mindset of Helping Others How to Attain Full Control Over Your Finances How to Expand Your Financial Base Once You Have Attained Control Over Your Money Habits How to Determine What Types of People Have a Place in Your Life Mind-Training Techniques for Lasting Success
There will never be a perfect time to get started. Start today and let your mind embrace the change you have been contemplating!
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Invisible Storm: A Soldier’s Memoir of Politics and PTSD by Jason Kander
July 26, 2022
Invisible Storm: A Soldier’s Memoir of Politics and PTSD by Jason Kander
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“A truly special book. This combination of honesty, thoughtfulness, urgency, and vulnerability is not common in leaders, and Jason demonstrates boundless occupancy of all of these traits.” – Wes Moore, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore
From political wunderkind and former army intelligence officer Jason Kander comes a haunting, powerful memoir about impossible choices—and how sometimes walking away from the chance of a lifetime can be the greatest decision of all.
In 2017, President Obama, in his final Oval Office interview, was asked who gave him hope for the future of the country, and Jason Kander was the first name he mentioned. Suddenly, Jason was a national figure. As observers assumed he was preparing a run for the presidency, Jason announced a bid for mayor of Kansas City instead and was headed for a landslide victory. But after eleven years battling PTSD from his service in Afghanistan, Jason was seized by depression and suicidal thoughts. He dropped out of the mayor’s race and out of public life. And finally, he sought help.
In this brutally honest second memoir, following his New York Times best-selling debut Outside the Wire, Jason Kander has written the book he himself needed in the most painful moments of his PTSD. In candid, in-the-moment detail, we see him struggle with undiagnosed illness during a presidential bid; witness his family buoy him through challenging treatment; and, giving hope to so many of us, see him heal.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Nathan Hirsch, CEO of EcomBalance
July 25, 2022
Nathan Hirsch, CEO of EcomBalance
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Running Remote: Master the Lessons from the World’s Most Successful Remote-Work Pioneers by Liam Martin, Rob Rawson
July 24, 2022
Running Remote: Master the Lessons from the World’s Most Successful Remote-Work Pioneers by Liam Martin, Rob Rawson
Learn success secrets from original remote work pioneers on the mindset and strategies they developed to build and grow successful organizations from the ground up.
With the unprecedented rise in remote work due to the pandemic, many businesses have struggled with how to effectively transition to a distributed format. Meanwhile, companies who had always been remote-first had a unique advantage: a highly scalable set of work processes, a unique communication style, and the proper “async mindset” required to succeed without an office.
This groundbreaking guide unlocks the secrets and the lessons discovered by those pioneer entrepreneurs and founders who have figured out how to harness the async mindset and grow their businesses remotely in the most the seamless, freeing, and cost-effective ways.
Once you accept and master some fundamental differences, remote work can fuel higher productivity, eliminate time-wasting meetings and treacherous commutes, and strip away the ugly politics that often undermine the most talented employees. It also leads to great cultural inclusivity and richer cultural exchange.
Running Remote is for ventures of all stripes—companies small and large, one-person operations, mom-and-pop shops, and global mega-corporations. The lessons herein are as valuable for on-premises organizations as they are for the tech worker.
Master the fundamentals of the async mindset by exploring three overarching principles—deliberate overcommunication, democratized workflow, and detailed metrics. Learn nuts-and-bolts techniques and real-life lessons from remote work trailblazers who built successful all-remote organizations prior to the pandemic. Gain a better understanding of why hiring, on-ramping, and managing in a remote context is totally different—again with methods and first-hand stories from the founders and leaders that did it first. Learn how moving to a remote business model impacts traditional management and work processes.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth by Elizabeth Williamson
July 23, 2022
Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth by Elizabeth Williamson
Based on hundreds of hours of research, interviews, and access to exclusive sources and materials, Sandy Hook is Elizabeth Williamson’s landmark investigation of the aftermath of a school shooting, the work of Sandy Hook parents who fought to defend themselves, and the truth of their children’s fate against the frenzied distortions of online deniers and conspiracy theorists.
On December 14, 2012, a gunman killed twenty first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Ten years later, Sandy Hook has become a foundational story of how false conspiracy narratives and malicious misinformation have gained traction in society.
One of the nation’s most devastating mass shootings, Sandy Hook was used to create destructive and painful myths. Driven by ideology or profit, or for no sound reason at all, some people insisted it never occurred, or was staged by the federal government as a pretext for seizing Americans’ firearms. They tormented the victims’ relatives online, accosted them on the street and at memorial events, accusing them of faking their loved ones’ murders. Some family members have been stalked and forced into hiding. A gun was fired into the home of one parent.
Present at the creation of this terrible crusade was Alex Jones’s Infowars, a far-right outlet that aired noxious Sandy Hook theories to millions and raised money for the conspiracy theorists’ quest to “prove” the shooting didn’t happen. Enabled by Facebook, YouTube, and other social media companies’ failure to curb harmful content, the conspiracists’ questions grew into suspicion, suspicion grew into demands for more proof, and unanswered demands turned into rage. This pattern of denial and attack would come to characterize some Americans’ response to almost every major event, from mass shootings to the coronavirus pandemic to the 2020 presidential election, in which President Trump’s false claims of a rigged result prompted the January 6, 2021, assault on a bastion of democracy, the U.S. Capitol.
The Sandy Hook families, led by the father of the youngest victim, refused to accept this. Sandy Hook is the story of their battle to preserve their loved ones’ legacies even in the face of threats to their own lives. Through exhaustive reporting, narrative storytelling, and intimate portraits, Sandy Hook is the definitive book on one of the most shocking cultural ruptures of the internet era.