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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Reaction to Inaction, How Organizations, Employees, and Customers Lose When People Fail To Act by Jack Jackson

June 23, 2024

The Reaction to Inaction, How Organizations, Employees, and Customers Lose When People Fail To Act by Jack Jackson

Thereactiontoinactionbook.com

ABOUT THE BOOK

How It Will Change Your Entire Organization Jack Jackson, an award winning and seasoned executive, has been working on this book for twenty years. Over his twenty-year career as an Executive he has taken detailed notes, interviewed researchers, psychologists, business leaders, and personally witnessed firsthand the downgrade of the American company. For decades now modern American companies, organizations, and teams have operated within an old-fashioned and archaic methodology. Organizations from corporate America to the US military have spent millions of dollars on fancy retreats, consultants, coaches, and “experts” to improve performance. This framework for the organization of the future will shape and build your organization into a powerhouse of performance, a culture of innovators, entrepreneurs, free thinkers and high achievers. This book helps every team member from the janitor to the Chief Executive Officer find purpose and fulfillment in their day-to-day work and strive to be their absolute best.

A COMPLETELY NEW FRAMEWORK FOR THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS

This book IS “the anti-coach book. The anti-consultant book, the anti ‘I bought this leadership book and now I am asking my team to read it’ book.” In this groundbreaking and genuinely new approach to modern business, Jackson offers a framework and blueprint backed by research and years of data that will once again ignite American business innovation and inspire teams to achieve at the highest level.

Real World Application This book is not meant to be read once and left alone. This book is meant for everyone within a team, an organization or enterprises of any size and any industry that wants to drastically improve. This book is designed and written for real world application. Each chapter comes with templates, how to’s and suggestions to implement the framework that will radically change your organization and begin your journey to excellence.

The Power of Now Discover the transformative power of living in the present moment with the best-selling book by Eckhart Tolle. Find inspiration and guidance to help you overcome anxiety, stress, and negative thoughts. Start your journey today.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Jersey Death Squad: A Journey to Kill Jessie Freeman by Mark Meding

June 22, 2024

The Jersey Death Squad: A Journey to Kill Jessie Freeman by Mark Meding

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This is a story about four friends who grew up together in rural northern New Jersey. The four are close enough to be brothers- chosen family- whose loyalty and love for one another becomes a powerful force in their lives growing up. But when the boys witness a tragic accident befall a local police officer, they are severely impacted, especially upon learning the full extent of the injury. As the boys witness the impact of the tragedy on their friend’s wife and family, they create a pact: if any one of the boys should ever become a mental or physical burden to their friends or family, the remaining friends need to end their life. Decades later, once the boys grow up to be men, they are devastated to learn that due to a horrible accident, one of them meets the condition they had described in the pact. The remaining friends connect with one another and set off on a journey to get to their soul brother to fulfill their fateful obligation. A compelling, frequently funny story about reconnection, friendship, and love that asks the question….?? can the boys fulfill the pact and murder their friend this many years later and with so much to lose? ??

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Michael Sakata Dives Deep into Infrastructure Challenges in Maryland and America

June 21, 2024

Michael Sakata Dives Deep into Infrastructure Challenges in Maryland and America

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About the Guest(s): Michael Sakata is the President and CEO of the Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association (MTBMA). Boasting over 20 years in the transportation sector, Michael has driven record membership growth and advocates for 35,000 workers and business owners. His impactful partnerships include appointments by Maryland Governors Wes Moore and Larry Hogan. Michael previously held significant roles at the American Road and Transportation Builders Association and has received accolades for innovation. He holds a degree from George Mason University and an Executive Education Certificate from Yale School of Management.

Episode Summary: In this enlightening episode of The Chris Voss Show, Chris is joined by Michael Sakata, President and CEO of the Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association. Michael shares deep insights into the intricacies of infrastructure management, the state of US infrastructure, and the critical need for investments and innovations in this sector. The conversation ranges from specifics about local infrastructure projects to broader discussions about federal funding mechanisms and the challenges of maintaining and upgrading transportation systems.

The episode kicks off with Chris and Michael discussing the importance of infrastructure and the repercussions of failures like the Francis Scott Key Bridge incident. Michael addresses the current state of infrastructure in the US and underscores the necessity for sustained funding and innovative solutions to overcome the challenges posed by outdated systems and modern-day needs. They also delve into the intricacies of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and its impact on infrastructure projects across the nation. Other topics include the role of public-private partnerships, the influence of electric vehicles on gas tax revenue, and the critical importance of active citizen engagement in lobbying for better infrastructure.

Key Takeaways: Infrastructure’s Critical Role: Michael stresses that robust infrastructure is essential for economic stability and public safety, reflecting on the devastating impact of infrastructural failures like the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Federal and State Funding: Federal funding, largely stagnated since 1993 without increased gas taxes, is insufficient alone. States need to find innovative funding solutions to supplement these shortfalls. Public-Private Partnerships (P3s): P3s are highlighted as an essential strategy for developing infrastructure quickly, though they come with long-term costs and commitments. Impact of Electric Vehicles (EVs): EVs, due to their lower contribution to gas taxes and heavy weight, pose unique challenges for infrastructure funding and maintenance. Actionable Advocacy: Engaging with legislators to emphasize the importance of infrastructure funding is crucial for sustaining and improving transportation systems.

Notable Quotes: “Infrastructure improvements are essential to move us from a C rating to something more respectable, ensuring the economic well-being and safety of our nation.” “The federal gas tax hasn’t increased since 1993, and this stagnation is a significant hurdle for funding infrastructure.” “Public-private partnerships can fast-track infrastructure projects, but come with the obligation of long-term tolls and private management.” “Electric vehicles, despite their environmental benefit, are not contributing similarly to infrastructure maintenance due to their minimal gas tax payments.” “It’s vital for citizens to lobby their legislators for improved infrastructure funding – our roads, bridges, and overall transport systems depend on it.”

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Rashmi Airan Shares Journey of Resilience and Transformation

June 20, 2024

Rashmi Airan Shares Journey of Resilience and Transformation

Rashmiairan.com

About the Guest(s): Rashmi Airan is a captivating speaker, consultant, and catalyst for transformation, focusing on fostering organizational cultures centered around authenticity. With a background as an investment banker and an attorney, she brings a unique perspective on leadership, core values, and decision-making. Rashmi’s powerful story includes her time in federal prison, which she now uses to inspire and motivate others. She has worked with global corporations and associations, providing keynotes, leadership workshops, and ongoing consulting services aimed at creating safe havens for courageous and often challenging conversations.

Episode Summary: Welcome to another episode of The Chris Voss Show! In this engaging and insightful episode, Chris Voss sits down with Rashmi Aaron, a dynamic speaker and consultant dedicated to fostering authenticity in organizational cultures. Rashmi shares her compelling journey from a successful career as an attorney and investment banker to her time in federal prison, and how she has emerged stronger, using her experiences to teach others about leadership, resilience, and ethical decision-making.

Rashmi delves into her process called “Rise through It,” a three-step method focusing on acceptance, letting go, and taking bold action. She discusses the importance of self-accountability and vulnerability in leadership, and shares how her consulting work helps C-suite executives and teams build trust and improve accountability. Rashmi’s story is a testament to the power of resilience and the human spirit, making this episode a must-listen for anyone looking to navigate challenges and lead with integrity.

Key Takeaways: Acceptance and Ownership: Recognize and take ownership of your current situation to pave the way for transformation. Letting Go: Release ego, fear, control, and judgment to find enlightenment, courage, conviction, and grace. Bold Action: Act with courage and make significant changes to rise through challenges. Relatability and Vulnerability: Sharing personal stories and vulnerabilities can open the door to deeper, more meaningful conversations and trust within teams. Fear and Uncertainty: Addressing fear, especially related to change and uncertainty, is crucial for growth and resilience.

Notable Quotes: “Failure is just an opportunity to try again.” “If you’re not trying to fail, you’re not trying hard enough.” “Not doing something is still doing something wrong.” “We are all humans, we are all drops from the same ocean, and how dare I pass judgment on others?” “When we can actually recognize that the entire purpose of being humans on this earth is to be fallible, that is the human experience.”

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Art of Tea: A Journey of Ritual, Discovery, and Impact By Steve Schwartz

June 19, 2024

Art of Tea: A Journey of Ritual, Discovery, and Impact By Steve Schwartz

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Artoftea.com

Have you ever wished the world would just stop for a minute?

What if it could?

As a teenager, Steve Schwartz lived in 24/7 survival mode, going hungry whenever he couldn’t find enough work to pay for a school lunch. At the age of eighteen, he nursed his dying mother through the final stages of terminal cancer.

His mother’s death launched him on a journey to the far reaches of the world, where he discovered a passion for the ancient, calming rituals of tea.

Fascinated by the craft, he voyaged with sages and tea gurus around the globe, sourcing in far-flung fields and developing award-winning blends along the way, turning that passion into world-renowned teas.

Join Steve, the founder of Art of Tea, as he reveals the surprising true story behind its international success. Learn how he grew a tiny tea concept into partnerships with brands like Wolfgang Puck, Caesars Palace, Disney, and Vera Wang, all through the timeless ritual of tea itself-and its mysterious ability to carve small pockets of peace into modern life.

About the Guest(s): Steve Schwartz is the founder and master tea blender of Art of Tea, a handcrafted tea purveyor based in Los Angeles. He is also the bestselling author of “Art of Tea: A Journey of Ritual, Discovery, and Impact” and an expert in Ayurvedic traditions. Steve’s passion for combining herbs and botanicals was deeply influenced by his studies at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico and his personal journey following his mother’s battle with cancer. His company, Art of Tea, sources the top 1-2% of tea leaves and botanicals from around the world to create award-winning tea blends.

Notable Quotes: “Stories are the owner’s manual to life.” – Chris Voss “I found the school in New Mexico called the Ayurvedic Institute and fell in love with the alchemy, blending herbs and teas and botanicals.” – Steve Schwartz “The beauty behind tea is, when you’re making a high-quality tea, 97 to 98% of that is water.” – Steve Schwartz “Imagine, getting a bag of unsalted unflavored chips. So on the top of the bag you get these beautiful uniform shapes, right? Well, that’s what we source in tea.” – Steve Schwartz “Incorporating a seven-minute tea ritual in your day can significantly enhance your time management and focus.” – Steve Schwartz

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Top 5 Digital Marketing Hacks For Creating Brands: Build a Multi Dollar Business by Ms Maliha Farooq Ismail

June 18, 2024

Top 5 Digital Marketing Hacks For Creating Brands: Build a Multi Dollar Business by Ms Maliha Farooq Ismail

https://amzn.to/3VvFVmP

As a marketer I have always been looking for novel ways to study this discipline. Not just that I have also been constantly trying to find new avenues to apply this knowledge to gain a better perspective.

Marketing has evolved to adapt to an increasingly online world with businesses following suit to incorporating the digital wave of marketing in their day to day operations

At the onset, digital marketing may seem daunting. Whatever the reasons for you to delay jumping on this digital marketing bandwagon, you will eventually regret not embracing it sooner.

The greatest advantage of using digital marketing is that it is scalable. You don’t need to invest a huge sum of money to start and whatever you invest can be easily tracked and monitored through the help of analytics.

This book is an attempt to highlight the top 5 digital marketing hacks for creating brands. It gives you an in-depth look at the hacks you can. use to deliver a rock solid digital marketing campaign.

I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I have enjoyed writing it for you ….

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Mission Ready Building High-Performing Teams from the Battlefield to the Boardroom By William Branum and Brenda Neckvatal

June 17, 2024

Mission Ready Building High-Performing Teams from the Battlefield to the Boardroom By William Branum and Brenda Neckvatal

Missionreadyleadership.com

~THE BOOK We will bring you to your next level of business. In today’s fast-paced and competitive business environment, merely keeping up is no longer enough. To truly thrive and outpace the competition, elevating your team to its next level of performance is not just an advantage—it’s a necessity. With decades of experience in the most demanding environments imaginable, William brings the unparalleled discipline, leadership, and teamwork skills honed during his 26 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL. Brenda, with her expert insight into HR practices, crisis management, and group dynamics, complements this perfectly, translating these high-stakes military strategies into actionable, impactful corporate methodologies.

William Branum is a highly decorated Navy SEAL veteran who served in the United States military for 26 years. During his extensive military career, he honed his leadership skills, cultivated a strong mindset, and gained invaluable experience in high-pressure situations as a sniper instructor, leading teams on operations ranging from protecting the interim Iraqi elected officials to direct action missions in Baghdad as well as specialized in undersea operations with missions that were required to be approved by the President of the United States. After retiring from the military, William has made it his mission to share the lessons he learned with others as a speaker, author, and business, and leadership advisor.

William’s expertise in leadership and mindset has been sought after by organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He draws on his experiences to provide practical advice on how to cultivate a leadership style that inspires and motivates others, and how to develop the resilience needed to succeed in challenging environments.

William’s commitment to serving others has also led him to support several philanthropic causes, including the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Through his work, Branum continues to inspire individuals and organizations to embrace the qualities that have made him a successful leader: discipline, dedication, and a willingness to push beyond one’s limits.

Brenda Neckvatal

Brenda is an award-winning HR professional, a 2x bestselling author, and has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Inc., and US News and World Reports. Perseverance, integrity, and relentless optimism are just a few of the ingredients that make up what you experience when meeting and working with Brenda.

Not only does she help business leaders solve their most difficult people issues, but she is also a specialist in group dynamics, crisis management, and HR compliance, and a mentor to professionals in HR working as an HR department of one.

She started as an HR sprout after a solid fourteen-year career in retail management. She really enjoys helping people solve their unique problems, and human resources offered her the ability to support her co-workers in a greater capacity. Having the benefit of working for a total of six Fortune 500 companies, she converted her experience into advising her audience to use tried and trusted best practices that help small businesses achieve their workforce goals.

In her 30-year career in human resources and business, she has consulted to over 600 small businesses and C-suite leaders. She has optimized employee effectiveness and helped mitigate the high costs associated with making hasty employment-related decisions.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Mighty Moo: The USS Cowpens and Her Epic World War II Journey from Jinx Ship to the Navy’s First Carrier into Tokyo Bay by Nathan Canestaro

June 15, 2024

The Mighty Moo: The USS Cowpens and Her Epic World War II Journey from Jinx Ship to the Navy’s First Carrier into Tokyo Bay by Nathan Canestaro

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The Mighty Moo is the tale of how a scrappy little World War II aircraft carrier and its untested crew earned a distinguished combat record and beat incredible odds to earn 12 battle stars in the Pacific.

The USS Cowpens and her crew weren’t your typical heroes. She was a flattop that the US Navy initially didn’t want, with a captain nearly scapegoated for the loss of his last command, pilots who self-trained on the planes they would fly into combat, and sailors that had been in uniform barely longer than the ship had been afloat. Despite their humble origins, Cowpens and her band of second-string reservists and citizen sailors served with distinction, fighting in nearly every major carrier operation from 1943 to 1945, including the Battles of the Philippine Sea and Leyte Gulf. Together they faced a deadly typhoon that brought the ship to the verge of capsizing, and at war’s end there was only one US aircraft carrier in Tokyo Bay to witness the Japanese surrender—The Mighty Moo.

In the years to follow, Cowpens’ service has become the wellspring for a remarkable modern tradition, both within the US Navy and the small Southern town that still celebrates her legacy with a festival every year. The Mighty Moo is a biography of a World War II aircraft carrier as told through the voices of its heroic crew—a “Band of Brothers at sea.”

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Melissa McKenzie Dives Deep into Website Design and Squarespace Templates

June 15, 2024

Melissa McKenzie Dives Deep into Website Design and Squarespace Templates

Carbonandclay.co

Discount Code: Use code “Chris10” for 10% off any website template on Carbon and Clay.

About the Guest(s):

Melissa McKenzie is a talented website developer and the owner of Carbon and Clay. With a background in graphic design and a minor in website design, she has carved out a niche for herself through her budget-friendly Squarespace templates tailored for service-based businesses. Melissa is also a mom of five who successfully runs her business in just a few hours a day. Her expertise lies in transforming ordinary websites into 24/7 client-generating machines by infusing strategic insights into her designs.

Episode Summary: In this episode of The Chris Voss Show, Chris Voss welcomes Melissa McKenzie, the owner of Carbon and Clay, to discuss how businesses can leverage affordable Squarespace templates to build compelling and effective websites quickly. Melissa shares her journey from a graphic design graduate to a successful entrepreneur managing a thriving business while raising five children. Highlighting the evolution of web design, she makes a compelling case for ready-made templates, especially for service-based businesses, coaches, influencers, and course creators aiming to create professional websites without a hefty price tag.

Melissa dives deep into the advantages of using Squarespace templates, emphasizing their user-friendliness, design sophistication, and strategic layout options that help businesses convert visitors into customers. She explains the importance of having a mobile-friendly website and optimal content placement to reduce bounce rates and increase engagement. The conversation also covers Carbon and Clay’s unique services, including five-day website launches, done-for-you customization options, and valuable resources like copywriting and training videos. By the episode’s end, Melissa offers listeners a special discount code to get started on their web design journey.

Key Takeaways: Affordable Professionalism: Using Squarespace templates allows businesses to achieve a professional look and functionality at a fraction of the cost of custom websites. Time Efficiency: Carbon and Clay offers a five-day website launch service, ensuring that customers can get their sites up and running swiftly. User-Friendly Platforms: Squarespace’s all-in-one capabilities, including e-commerce, blogging, and invoicing, make it a versatile choice for various types of businesses. Mobile Optimization: In today’s mobile-first world, having a mobile-friendly website is crucial for user engagement and reducing bounce rates. Comprehensive Support: Carbon and Clay provides resources like copywriting, training videos, and customer support to help clients make the most of their new websites.

Notable Quotes: “Nowadays anyone can make a website. All you have to do is put your content in and places like Squarespace or WordPress develop it for you.” – Melissa McKenzie “If you lay it on a site that has like 16 gazillion links at the top, you’re just, you’re gonna exit out and you’re gonna find somewhere else because it’s just too overwhelming.” – Melissa McKenzie “I would like to bust the myth that your website is just like a landing page to send people to or like a static brochure.” – Melissa McKenzie “A lot of times people will come from WordPress and be like, I cannot manage my site. I’m paying someone all the time to just switch out an image or add a page, and then they switch to us and they’re like, that is so easy.” – Melissa McKenzie “Starting to think about your website in a way where it is actually working for you to gain leads and sales on autopilot.” – Melissa McKenzie

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Diving Deep into Crypto with Expert David Doss!

June 14, 2024

Diving Deep into Crypto with Expert David Doss!

CKC.fund

About the Guest(s):

David Doss is an accomplished entrepreneur and fund manager with over 15 years of experience in marketing, growth, and investment. He holds a summa cum laude BA from UC Berkeley, an MA as a Fulbright Scholar, and an MBA in strategy and innovation. David has led teams with seven-figure budgets in the digital economy and alternative assets, working with notable entities such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Citi. Currently, he chairs CKC Studio Blockchain Growth Studio and manages CKC Fund, focusing on de-risking digital asset investments and providing blockchain services. He also serves on Chain Board’s overseeing corporate events and managing Cayman-based alternative asset funds.

Episode Summary: In this dynamic episode of The Chris Voss Show, host Chris Voss interviews David Doss, the founder of CKC Fund. David delves into his extensive background in marketing, global digital transformation, and fund management. He shares his journey from growing up in Silicon Valley to becoming a leading expert in blockchain and digital assets. Highlighting the potential and growth of these innovative financial vehicles, David provides insights on the benefits of decentralized investments and the appeal of cryptocurrencies. David Doss emphasizes the advantages of investing in blockchain technologies and digital assets while addressing the misconceptions that often surround these markets. As a watch and alternative investment enthusiast, David draws parallels between his early interest in collectibles and the intricate world of digital currencies. His expertise spans managing substantial portfolios and navigating the complex regulatory environments, particularly in locations like the Cayman Islands. Throughout the episode, David underscores the importance of proper risk management and diversified portfolio strategies in achieving significant returns in the dynamic digital economy.

Key Takeaways: Investment Opportunities in Blockchain: David Doss explains how blockchain technology opens new investment opportunities, offering significant growth potential and diversification in one’s portfolio. Regulatory Environment in the Cayman Islands: He provides insights on the benefits of using Cayman Islands for investment vehicles due to its stringent regulatory framework and global focus. Evolution and Growth in Digital Assets: The episode reveals the cyclical nature of digital asset markets, with notable growth phases following periods of consolidation, indicating a promising outlook for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Diversification in Digital Portfolios: Emphasizing the importance of a well-balanced portfolio, David discusses the strategy of allocating investments across various digital assets to maximize returns and manage risks. Alternative Investments: David shares his journey and passion for alternative investments, including his early interest in collectibles like trading cards, shaping his approach to the digital asset space.

Notable Quotes: “We’re providing blockchain services overall in two main areas: digital asset fund management and blockchain program management.” – David Doss “There are roughly 25,000 different cryptocurrencies, not even counting tokenized assets.” – David Doss “The crux of it is wanting to provide people with hardworking investments.” – David Doss “Digital assets are acting as a hedge against volatility in other markets.” – David Doss “Thinking of asymmetric upside is having a floor but not having a ceiling, which can really benefit a portfolio when properly managed.” – David Doss

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Chrysalis: Awakening to God’s Path, Protection, and Power in Your Life by Guy W Gane

June 13, 2024

Chrysalis: Awakening to God’s Path, Protection, and Power in Your Life by Guy W Gane

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Ganewisdom.com/

This book will show you how to achieve any goal, realize any dream, and attain every wish. By adhering to God’s word, by listening for His voice and by accepting His guidance and directionyou will bring to pass the life that He has planned for you.

Man suffers by his own choice. Not out of hoping to do so, but out of ignorance of not knowing otherwise.

Best-selling author Guy W. Gane, Jr. has now written a book truly for the ages. Not since ‘Think and Grow Rich’ has a book had the capability to change a persons’ destiny in such a profound way.

Throughout the Bible lies the blueprint for a life of happiness, peace and love. Gane has constructed a manuscript that allows scripture to attest to just that.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – PlanAssist®: Make Better Financial Decisions by Timothy Clifford

June 13, 2024

PlanAssist®: Make Better Financial Decisions Kindle Edition by Timothy Clifford

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Planassist.com

A comprehensive guide for individuals seeking to navigate the complexities of personal finance with confidence and clarity. Through the innovative PlanAssist® process, this book offers a structured approach to financial planning, emphasizing the importance of proactive decision-making, strategic diversification, and the value of seeking formal and informal counsel. It dismantles the often daunting landscape of financial management into manageable steps, making wealth-building accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial background or stage in life. At its core, the book champions the philosophy that financial success is not merely about making money, but about making wise decisions that lead to having money. By prioritizing planning, diversification, and seeking counsel, it guides readers towards achieving financial security and independence, advocating for a disciplined yet flexible approach to personal finance that adapts to life’s changes and challenges. The underlying message is through responsibility, discipline, and informed action, anyone can navigate their path to financial well-being and stability, building a legacy of wealth that extends beyond the mere accumulation of assets.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Exploring Urban Farming and Food Justice with Erika Allen

June 12, 2024

Exploring Urban Farming and Food Justice with Erica Allen

urbangrowerscollective.org

About the Guest(s): Erika Allen is the founder and CEO of Strategic Development and Programs for Urban Growers Collective, an organization focused on creating sustainable and equitable community food systems. She is also the President of Green ERA Educational NFP and co-owner of Green Era Sustainability Partners. Erika Allen has been appointed by the Illinois Governor to the Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education and by the Biden Administration to join the Farm Service Agency Committee for Illinois. She also serves as the co-chair of the Food Equity Council for the city of Chicago.

Episode Summary: In this episode of The Chris Voss Show, host Chris Voss is joined by Erika Allen, an influential leader in sustainable agriculture and food justice. Erika discusses the importance of growing your own food, especially in urban settings, highlighting the numerous health and community benefits. From food as medicine to creating local economies and addressing food deserts, Erika’s insights are both profound and accessible.

Erika shares the transformative work being conducted at the Urban Growers Collective and the Green Era Campus in Chicago. These projects focus on creating circular food economies that reduce food waste, generate renewable energy, and provide educational opportunities. She emphasizes the role of such initiatives in empowering communities, mitigating climate change, and offering sustainable economic opportunities. This episode is a treasure trove of information for anyone interested in sustainable agriculture, food justice, and community development.

Key Takeaways: Community food systems can drastically improve food security, economic opportunities, and public health, especially in underserved areas. The Green Era Campus utilizes anaerobic digestion technology to convert food waste into renewable energy and nutrient-rich compost. Urban Growers Collective focuses on food justice through educational programs, community gardens, and support for local food economies. Growing your own food not only provides nutritional benefits but also fosters a deeper connection to the environment and community. Sustainable agriculture projects can serve as powerful tools for trauma-informed care and community healing.

Notable Quotes: “We all should know how to grow food and to be able to continue our relationship with the earth and with one another through our food system.” “There’s a correlation between environmental health and our human health.” “Knowing that one’s life energy can be spent on, you know, creating peace and prosperity within our own communities.” “The food that we eat, if it’s not nutritionally dense, we’re depriving our systems of the building blocks to repair ourselves.” “We get addicted to processed foods, and to mitigate that, if you start eating fresh, local foods, it drastically improves your health.”

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Too Brown to Keep: A Search for Love, Forgiveness, and Healing by Judy Fambrough-Billingsley

June 11, 2024

Too Brown to Keep: A Search for Love, Forgiveness, and Healing by Judy Fambrough-Billingsley

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Judy Fambrough-Billingsley bares her soul by describing the transformation experienced in her quest to find both birth parents after being abandoned to live in a Kinderheim shortly after World War II. Too Brown to Keep: A Search for Love, Forgiveness, and Healing recounts the captivating, true account of the emotional and psychological effects of being an abandoned biracial international adoptee who overcame the odds of the emotional trauma of abandonment, grief, and loss. She includes a thought-provoking chapter on Forgiveness and Healing. This easy-to-read self-help book concludes with a guide to researching your own ancestry or finding and reconnecting with a person who has been missing from your life.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Back Roads and Better Angels A JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY By Francis S. Barry

June 11, 2024

Back Roads and Better Angels A JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY By Francis S. Barry

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Reversing Alzheimer’s: The New Toolkit to Improve Cognition and Protect Brain Health by Heather Sandison

June 11, 2024

Reversing Alzheimer’s: The New Toolkit to Improve Cognition and Protect Brain Health by Heather Sandison

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A revolutionary and much-needed exploration of Alzheimer’s and how patients and their caregivers can take back control from this insidious disease.

A significant portion of our population worries about the grip of dementia as we age. With over 6.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, the urgency for a solution has never been greater.

Dr. Heather Sandison is at the forefront of dementia care and research. The founder of Solcere Health Clinic, San Diego’s premier brain optimization clinic, and Marama, the first residential memory care facility to have the goal of returning cognitively declined residents to independent living, Dr. Sandison knows better than most what Alzheimer’s does to people—to their brains, their bodies, their families, and their lives.

If you’re facing the challenge of Alzheimer’s, either personally or as a caregiver, there is hope. A growing body of evidence shows that implementing a handful of strategies can improve cognition and quality of life in dementia patients. In Reversing Alzheimer’s, Dr. Sandison lays out this customizable and doable approach so that you can start supporting you or your loved one’s brain health right away.

Within these pages, Dr. Sandison distills complex neurocognitive research into actionable steps, empowering you to:

Fortify your brain health against cognitive decline Implement lifestyle changes that can reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s Transform your environment to support cognitive wellness Understand options for brain health to fit any budget Dr. Sandison’s expertise, derived from her clinical practice, residential care, and peer-reviewed research, charts the course for a future where Alzheimer’s is not a terminal diagnosis, but a reversible condition. Reversing Alzheimer’s is an essential tool for anyone aspiring to rewrite their story and achieve a future free from the affliction of Alzheimer’s.

About the author Dr. Heather Sandison, a distinguished naturopathic doctor, has devoted her career to providing compassionate care and innovative solutions to those affected by dementia. Renowned for her pioneering work, Dr. Sandison has integrated groundbreaking, holistic, and multimodal interventions, seamlessly creating clinical, residential, research, and educational platforms. Her relentless dedication has not only transformed the lives of patients and caregivers she has also set new standards in the field of dementia care.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Richard Lovatt Talks Bollywood, Sales, and Soap!

June 10, 2024

Richard Lovatt Talks Bollywood, Sales, and Soap!

Sales Consulting and Coaching: ClosedAndPaid.com

Grapplers Guard Soap: GrapplersGuard.com

liquiditystudio.com

About the Guest(s): Richard Lovatt is a British-born actor and a skilled sales director. Best known for his unique and bombastic journey into Bollywood, Richard rapidly rose through the ranks of the Indian film industry despite his foreign origins. With a robust acting background, he has pivoted to apply his expertise in sales, working with top-tier entrepreneurs and high-revenue businesses as a sales director. Richard is also a passionate practitioner of grappling sports like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has recently launched a product, Grapplers Guard, a specialized soap aimed at fighters and grapplers to prevent bacterial infections.

Episode Summary: Join Chris Voss on a riveting journey as he converses with Richard Lovett, a British-born actor who defied the odds and carved a name for himself in Bollywood. Now in the world of sales and entrepreneurship, Richard shares his extraordinary story from Manchester, UK, to the glittering world of Mumbai’s film industry, highlighting the gripping twists and turns along the way. Pivoting from acting, Richard is now a sales director for high-revenue B2B businesses and has recently launched a hygienic product called Grapplers Guard—a soap designed for athletes.

In this episode, Richard discusses his transition from Bollywood to sales, revealing the secrets behind his coaching strategies that have helped companies and sales reps achieve remarkable success. Digging into his latest venture, Grapplers Guard, he explains how his personal experience with staph infection inspired him to develop this unique product. Richard delves into the properties of colloidal silver, the active ingredient in his soap, and its benefits for athletes, especially grapplers. This episode offers a blend of entertainment, inspiration, and practical advice for listeners.

Key Takeaways: Richard’s unique journey from a British actor in Bollywood to a successful sales director for high-revenue businesses. The surprising yet effective ways Richard helps businesses assess and refine their sales processes. Insightful stories of individual sales reps, including remarkable success stories from Richard’s coaching. Richard’s creation of Grapplers Guard, a specialized soap for fighters and grapplers, inspired by his personal bout with a staph infection. The therapeutic benefits of colloidal silver in combating bacterial infections and promoting overall health.

Notable Quotes: “When I first started, I made $17,000 in my second month. I made 25,000 in my third, 33 in my fourth, and continually going up since then.” “In three days, the staph infection cleared up completely after using colloidal silver.” “Quite a lot of companies I work with have funding from VC, capital, or angel investors, but if you have my consulting fees, I’m happy to work with anyone.” “You have no idea, it’s 0.5% silver, but that’s all you need for it to have an effect.” “You have to accept, sometimes there’s just balls on your face. That’s part of the jujitsu journey.”

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – My Dad My Dying Sun: A True Story of Love and Legends by David Sahadi, Lou Sahadi

June 09, 2024

My Dad My Dying Sun: A True Story of Love and Legends by David Sahadi, Lou Sahadi

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Lou Sahadi was born into a life of adversity, but he overcame it. For nearly three decades, Lou was a successful magazine publisher and also authored thirty-one acclaimed sports books, many of which became best sellers. From the 60s through the 90s he was the most prolific sports author of his time. Lou loved sports. Lou also absolutely adored his son.

David Sahadi landed his first job at NBC Sports when he was just twenty-three. His love and passion for the sports industry combined with Lou’s connections opened doors. With his guidance, David became an Emmy-Award winning television producer and director. He has been honored to receive 27 PROMAX Gold Medallion Awards. And though many believe the son became more famous than his father, there was never an ounce of envy. Lou was simply so proud and in awe of the son he loved and guided.

At eight, David met Cassius Clay at the Fountainbleu Hotel. Lou was interviewing him. As David boarded a plane the following day, there he was. With immediate recognition, Clay vaulted him up onto his lap, telling the flight attendant, “He’s sitting with me.”

At thirteen, Lou ushered his scrawny kid David into the locker room at Shea Stadium. The New Orleans St. beat the Jets. Payton and Eli Manning’s dad Archie who was the NFL’s best quarterback at the time. Archie at over 220 lbs handed David his sweaty t-shirt from the game. It must have weighed ten lbs. David would wear that over-sized shirt for ten years.

When Lou was sixty-eight, the tables turned. David was working for the WWE and Lou showed up at one of his son’s shoots in South Beach. Lou met The Rock. The connection was instantaneous. David made Lou an extra in the commercial, with his new found friend, The Rock.

Adversity found Lou on August 30th, 2020, after suffering a horrific fall. Cracking his skull and causing severe brain trauma, with the doctors saying he had only an 8 percent chance of survival. Miraculously, through boundless love and Lou’s unrelenting determination to stay alive for his five children, Lou made a full recovery.

Lou lived another two-and-a-half years before succumbing. David knew that Lou hung on because of his five children. David was with him that day. David kissed Lou’s lifeless forehead after his last breath was released into the ethers, torrents of tears rolling down his swollen cheeks, and said, “I love you so much Poppa. And don’t worry about your children. They are my children now, and I will take care of them.”

This book is Lou’s story. David’s story. The emotional story of Love, Connection and the Blessed lives they lived together in the shadows of Legends.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Grand Theft AI by James Cox

June 09, 2024

Grand Theft AI by James Cox

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“The Matrix meets Blade Runner.” –Nicholas Sansbury Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Hell Divers

San Francisco, 2051. Rising like neo-Shanghai over the Bay, a labyrinth of quantum accelerators, hologram dreams, and fiercely regulated androids. Forget powder, pills, or bud–kids get high slotting wafers of data under the ear, and they’ll pay fat ¢rypto for the best. At the hottest nightclub in the city … the Fang.

Baz Covane is a battle-scarred thief who sticks to small-time bots. Ria Rose is the underworld “fixer” with a big-time score that could easily get ’em both killed. ‘Cuz the Fang’s psychotic kingpin Otto Rex has a vault with more security than a fusion reactor. And the glass inside is priceless–enough to set up Baz, Ria, and their crack team of cyber-misfits on the white sands of Tahiti forever.

But this crime doesn’t just carry infinite VR-Prison time–it’s Baz and Ria’s last shot at redemption. Forced to confess every last secret on their neurals, they’ll have to trust each other completely if they stand any chance of infiltrating Otto’s lair, raiding its spiraling rings of physical and virtual firewalls, to finally hack into his mind and crack his deepest layer of security, before the Blackhawks touch down with federal warrants–for Grand Theft AI.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Long Haul: Hunting the Highway Serial Killers by Frank Figliuzzi

June 07, 2024

Long Haul: Hunting the Highway Serial Killers by Frank Figliuzzi

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“A true-crime masterpiece.” —Don Winslow

From the FBI’s former assistant director, a shocking journey to the dark side of America’s highways, revealing the FBI Highway Serial Killings Initiative’s hunt for the long-haul truckers behind an astonishing 850 murders–and counting.

In 2004, the FBI was tipped off to a gruesome pattern of unsolved murders along American roadways. Today at least 850 homicides have been linked to a solitary breed of predators: long-haul truck drivers. They have been given names like the “Truck Stop Killer,” who rigged a traveling torture chamber in the rear of his truck and is suspected to have killed fifty women, and “The Interstate Strangler,” who once answered a phone call from his mother while killing one of his dozen victims. The crisis was such that the FBI opened a special unit, the Highway Serial Killings Initiative. In many cases, the victims—often at-risk women—are picked up at truck stops in one jurisdiction, sexually assaulted and murdered in another, and dumped along a highway in a third place. The transient nature of the offenders and multiple jurisdictions involved make these cases incredibly difficult to solve.

Based on his own on-the-ground research and drawing on his twenty-five-year career as an FBI special agent, Frank Figliuzzi investigates the most terrifying cases. He also rides in a big-rig with a long-haul trucker for thousands of miles, gaining an intimate understanding of the life and habits of drivers and their roadside culture. And he interviews the courageous trafficked victims of these crimes, and their inspiring efforts to now help others avoid similar fates.

Long Haul is a gripping exploration of a violent, disordered world hiding in plain sight, and the heroes racing to end the horror. It will forever unsettle how you travel on the road.

About the author Frank Figliuzzi was the FBI’s Assistant Director for counterintelligence where he served 25 years as a special agent and directed all espionage investigations across the government. He is a national security contributor for NBC News and a columnist for MSNBC Daily. He is the author of the national bestseller, The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau’s Code of Excellence.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Jack’s Boys by John Katzenbach

June 07, 2024

Jack’s Boys by John Katzenbach

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From #1 internationally bestselling author John Katzenbach

Five serial killers …

Known only to each other as:

Alpha. Bravo. Charlie. Delta. Easy.

Connected through a secure internet location, encrypted and concealed, a unique chat room they have named Jack’s Special Place in homage to their ultimate model–the one killer they hold in the highest esteem:

Whitechapel, London. 1888. The infamous murderer remembered in dark history as Jack the Ripper.

And so, they are Jack’s Boys.

They delight in each other’s crimes. They relish in taunting police around the world with odd clues and deep confusion–the modern version of the Victorian-era killer they emulate. While the original Jack sent letters to Fleet Street papers, they send pictures and online boasts and insults. In this fashion, they feed on each other’s killings, a private community of death. Arrogant. Conceited. Untouchable.

Or so they thought.

Until one day they are hacked.

Two teenagers, lying on their bed at home. Boyfriend and girlfriend. Slightly disaffected, each with their own issues–but deeply in young love and equally fascinated by the world of the dark web, where they accidentally stumble upon Jack’s Boys in their private space . . .

Whom they immediately mock.

This triggers a landslide of anger and revenge as the killers decide to teach the two teenagers a lesson in humility and respect for their betters. And caught up in this web of death are the teenage boy’s grandmother and grandfather–an ICU nurse and a former college admissions counselor with his own hidden, murderous history, an ex-Marine, Viet vet, still haunted by his time in that conflict.

When the five killers emerge from their shadows, this odd band of young and old will have to find a way to expose them. Or defeat them. Or save their own lives.

Katzenbach is New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award nominated author, with a background as a criminal court reporter for the Miami Herald and Miami News. He currently lives in Western Massachusetts. Notably, Scarlett Johansson is set to lead the Amazon limited series ‘Just Cause’ based on Katzenbach’s novel.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Out of Darkness Into Light by Lauralee Lindholm

June 06, 2024

Out of Darkness Into Light by Lauralee Lindholm

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I am a living witness and a fruit of the light that shined in the deepest darkness. This book shows the power of the Gospel to transform lives. -Beletew Kebede, president of the Ethiopian Addis Kidan Baptist Church

Living in the highlands of Ethiopia was like living in the Wild West. No one trusted anybody; a gun or a doola was always at hand-and was often used; farming was primitive, and famine was always close at hand; and evil spirits held real power over the people’s lives. Theirs was not a good life, and we wanted to help. We went as a community development team, asked God for guidance, and things began to change. As a spiritual battle broke out, we relived events from the book of Acts. Amazingly, God worked, and we watched a people group come out of darkness and into the light!

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Be Human, Lead Human: How to Connect People and Performance by Jennifer Nash

June 06, 2024

Be Human, Lead Human: How to Connect People and Performance by Jennifer Nash

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Drjennifernash.com

What readers have to say:

“Not your parents’ leadership book” – Kaitlyn H.

“Timely, well organized, and personalized” – Austin A.

“A fresh perspective in an oversaturated market” – Peyton P.

“A must-read for anyone aspiring to lead in today’s complex business environment” – Dan P.

In a post-pandemic world where adaptability, empathy, and human connection have become more important than ever, Dr. Nash’s message is both timely and timeless. Be Human, Lead Human addresses a central issue facing contemporary workplaces: the urgent need for human-centric leadership that fosters engagement, creates connection, and powers performance.

Be Human, Lead Human is more than just a book; it’s a movement. It holds the promise of a new leadership ethos, one that disrupts the status quo and champions humanity at the heart of organizational effectiveness. If you’re ready to lead with courage, empathy, and authenticity, this book is your starting line.

Ready to transform your leadership approach and craft a more empathetic, connected, and effective workplace? Be Human, Lead Human is your indispensable guide. Discover how to bridge the gap between people and performance — because to lead humans, one must first be human.

About the author Jennifer Nash, PhD, MBA, PCC is a leadership expert and consultant to Fortune 50 organizations such as Google, Ford, Exxon Mobil, JP Morgan, IBM, The Boeing Company, and Verizon. She is Founder & CEO of Jennifer Nash Coaching & Consulting, a leadership advisory firm helping successful leaders connect people and performance to deliver exceptional results.

Jennifer’s 25-year resume includes serving in executive and leadership roles at Deloitte Consulting and Ford Motor Company and as adjunct professor at the University of Michigan. She contributes to Harvard Business Review, has presented her research at Columbia University, and is a Harvard/McLean Institute of Coaching Fellow.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Rewire Break the Cycle, Alter Your Thoughts and Create Lasting Change (Your Neurotoolkit for Everyday Life) By Nicole Vignola

June 05, 2024

Rewire Break the Cycle, Alter Your Thoughts and Create Lasting Change (Your Neurotoolkit for Everyday Life) By Nicole Vignola

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Change your mind to change your life—discover the neuroscience of a better you in this revolutionary book from neuroscientist and online sensation Nicole Vignola that teaches you how to rewire your brain to achieve peak mental wellbeing.

Are you stuck in a habit of believing you are not good enough?

Do you fixate on a particular story about yourself that you wish you could change?

Are negative beliefs holding you back from reaching your fullest potential?

Do you sometimes feel like it’s just too hard, or too late, to change?

If any of this sounds familiar, you need Rewire, your personal guide to understanding the neuroscience of why you are subconsciously programmed to repeat certain habits and how you can do, or undo, any type of behavior to be the person you want to be.

BREAK THE CYCLE, ALTER YOUR THOUGHTS AND CREATE LASTING CHANGE

In clear language, neuroscientist Nicole Vignola demystifies the science of breaking bad habits and how to make good ones, the principles of neuroplasticity, and neurohack methods for changing behavioral patterns. In the end, she helps you to see yourself in a different way and control how you react to any life situation, from overcoming negative, limiting beliefs to managing stress and achieving peak mental wellbeing.

Think of your brain as your hardware and your mental health as your software. Your hardware must work well before you can upgrade your software; Once you learn the fundamentals of rewiring your brain, you can instill new habits, shift your mindset, and change unwanted behavior to create the best version of yourself.

We all have habits and behaviors that hold us back from reaching our fullest potential. This book will help you see that you are not stuck, that you can rewrite your story—and shows you how.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – As Large as Your Spirit: a reverse refugee memoir by Joel David Bond

June 04, 2024

As Large as Your Spirit: a reverse refugee memoir by Joel David Bond

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Joeldavidbond.com

Joel David Bond lives in Iraq. By choice. So when he suddenly finds himself quarantined indefinitely on a remote Greek island, friends and family romanticize it as a fortunate event. But even paradise has its troubles: away from his love and the life he knows, and with nothing but a carry-on bag, a weak internet signal, and a fair amount of pluck, Bond is forced to learn some hard locked-down life lessons as an unintended refugee from both heart and home. Through the happy accident of exile, Bond’s path crosses with that of true refugees, and as their lives intersect, some universal truths are learned about loving your neighbor as yourself.

Bond’s account captures the refugee experience — be it refugee of heart or home — and how our universal humanity can only be found when we listen to the still, small voice inside. As Large as Your Spirit is an extraordinary memoir of persistent hope, creative grit, uncanny encounters, and what it means to accept yourself and others.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Telling Your Story, Building Your Brand: A Personal and Professional Playbook by Henry Wong

June 04, 2024

Telling Your Story, Building Your Brand: A Personal and Professional Playbook by Henry Wong

Henry Wong’s personal website: henrywong.co View Branding: vyoo brand.com

Today, everything and everyone is a brand. If you want to develop your personal brand, but can’t afford the fees of a branding firm, this book provides access and insights into a thought-leading mind.

For entrepreneurs and professionals looking to manage their business career, it’s more than just theory. It’s part step-by-step guide, part story-sharing written to inspire and help bring your own brand to life. Here, branding expert Henry Wong shares his process to help you compete in the market and workplace.

About the Guest(s): Henry Wong is a brand strategist, creative director, designer, and writer. He is the president and brand strategist at View, a branding and content company he founded which focuses on impact companies. Based in Toronto, Henry has a rich history spanning over 25 years in senior advertising positions, including being an executive VP creative director for the global ad agency, Saatchi and Saatchi. He has also bought and sold boutique ad agencies and continues to counsel and advise brands and organizations. Henry’s industry recognition includes awards from Creativity, Clio, and Marketing among others. He is the author of the book “Telling Your Story, Building Your Brand: A Personal and Professional Playbook,” which offers insights into building a personal and professional brand.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Learning Love: Build the Best Relationships of Your Life Using Integrated Attachment Theory by Thais Gibson, Sjorland Gibson

June 02, 2024

Learning Love: Build the Best Relationships of Your Life Using Integrated Attachment Theory by Thais Gibson, Sjorland Gibson

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Have you ever been in a relationship with someone and felt like you’re not on the same page? You say one thing, but your partner hears another? Or, after a big fight, you yearn for closeness but they want to withdraw? Or maybe it’s the other way around?

These disconnects can be attributed to a difference in what are called “attachment styles.” Attachment styles refer to how childhood experiences shape our adult relationships and how these early bonds impact future connections. In the past, a person’s attachment style was considered unchangeable, but this is not the case.

You don’t have to feel as though relationships are impossible, with so many things left unsaid and misunderstood. You can heal your attachment style for good, changing the way you relate to everyone around you. In this revolutionary book, relationship expert Thais Gibson will help you discover how to build secure relationships in less than 90 days and transform your life from the inside out.

In Learning Love, you will learn the process of building fulfilling and fail-proof relationships that have you on the same page with the people you care most about. There is a better way to love―and be loved.

And it all starts with you.

About the author Thais Gibson is a relationship expert that has been recognized by Bloomberg News, Psychology Today, and various other outlets for her revolutionary work in integrated attachment theory. Throughout her career, she has worked with thousands of clients and helped them to positively transform their lives, relationships and goals. She has over 30 million views across her social platforms and is certified in over 13 different areas of therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy, neurolinguistic programming and transpersonal psychology. By combining traditional psychological methods with the research findings from her practice, she has created cutting-edge techniques that help people realize true and significant change in their lives.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – How to Love Someone Without Losing Your Mind: Forget the Fairy Tale and Get Real by Todd Baratz LMHC

June 01, 2024

How to Love Someone Without Losing Your Mind: Forget the Fairy Tale and Get Real by Todd Baratz LMHC

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A sanity-saving guide that cuts through the sky-high expectations of modern love and helps you build healthier and more fulfilling relationships, from the creator of viral Instagram account YourDiagnonsense

“Witty, practical, fun, and deeply honest.”—Terrence Real, New York Times bestselling author of Us

You’re not crazy. You’re human.

Modern love is a mess and life is (spoiler alert!) very hard. Whether you’re in a committed relationship or on the apps, buckle up, there’s a lot to unlearn.

How to Love Someone Without Losing Your Mind is your guide to sanity in a culture gone mad. Psychotherapist and sex therapist Todd Baratz blends sharp humor with raw insight as he challenges us to break every rule about love. It’s time to move beyond the relentless pursuit of the perfect partner, to challenge the stigma against neediness, and to rethink our obsession with diagnosing common challenges as disorders.

Instead, he offers an empowering new perspective: Embrace challenges, feel deeply, make mistakes, learn, and grow. Drawing from his extensive experience as both a therapist and a patient, Baratz shares stories of navigating his personal traumas and guiding others through theirs.

This book is an invitation to understand your life as part of a larger cultural narrative. It encourages you to delve into your history, cultivate self-awareness, and take responsibility in your relationships. By doing so, you can move beyond the fairy tale and transform your approach to love.

About the author Todd Baratz is an accomplished author renowned for his expertise in the realms of psychology, relationships, and sexuality. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Psychology from New York University and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Miami, Todd seamlessly integrates academic rigor with practical wisdom in his literary pursuits.

As a certified sex therapist and licensed mental health counselor, Todd’s dedication to facilitating understanding and fostering open dialogues about culture, relationships, and sexuality knows no bounds. In addition to his prolific writing across various media outlets, he is celebrated for his influential Instagram account, @yourdiagnonsense, which boasts a substantial and devoted following.

Based in New York City and Los Angeles, Todd operates a private practice that serves as a hub for individuals and couples seeking guidance in navigating the complexities of life, relationships, and personal development. Beyond his professional engagements, Todd is a passionate advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.

In addition to his literary contributions, Todd shares his wealth of knowledge and insight by conducting seminars and workshops, addressing topics spanning from sexuality to strategies for enhancing relational satisfaction. His dedication to empowering individuals and driving positive change underscores his commitment to making a difference in the world.

Engage with Todd Baratz’s work, and you’ll find not just an author, but a trusted ally and mentor, equipped with the expertise and empathy to guide you on your journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Explore his books to uncover the wealth of wisdom he has to offer.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Over Exposed!: How to Create Iron-Clad Protection for Your Wealth, and Make Your Assets Untouchable with a Hybrid Trust By Brian Bradley

May 30, 2024

Over Exposed!: How to Create Iron-Clad Protection for Your Wealth, and Make Your Assets Untouchable with a Hybrid Trust By Brian Bradley

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Btblegal.com

In a world where legal battles threaten to drain your hard earned wealth, discover the secrets to safeguarding your assets. Unlock the potential of a layered asset protection strategy that harnesses the strength of legal structures such as LLCs, LPs, and the groundbreaking hybrid trust. Say goodbye to the fear of frivolous lawsuits and embrace the peace of mind that comes from securing your financial future. It’s time to take control and protect what’s rightfully yours. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Brian T. Bradley, Esq. is the Senior Managing Partner at Bradley Legal Corp and is a leading educator and nationally recognized asset protection attorney for high-risk professionals, Entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and ultra-high net worth families. Brian was selected to the Best Attorneys of America List 2020, Lawyers of Distinction List 3 years in a row 2018 through 2020, Super Lawyers Rising Star List 2021 and 2015, nominated to America’s Top 100 High Stake Litigators List and the Top 100 in Real Estate.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Elizabeth Andrew: Helping Founders Scale Their Businesses with Sales Expertise

May 29, 2024

Elizabeth Andrew: Helping Founders Scale Their Businesses with Sales Expertise

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About the Guest(s):

Elizabeth Andrew is a top-producing technology sales executive, startup consultant, and advisor. She is the founder and CEO of her own tech startup, and has been recognized as a five-time sales leader. Elizabeth is also a fractional CRO, TEDx speaker, and author. She has established herself as a leader, motivator, and role model, breaking barriers into the San Francisco technology space at nearly 50 years old after a 17-year career break as a stay-at-home mom. Elizabeth empowers startup leaders, founders, entrepreneurs, and small to midsize business owners to achieve their revenue goals, scale their businesses, and create sustainable growth through her proven strategic framework.

Episode Summary:

In this episode, host Chris Voss interviews Elizabeth Andrew, a top-producing technology sales executive and startup consultant. Elizabeth shares her inspiring journey of reentering the tech industry after a 17-year career break as a stay-at-home mom. She discusses the challenges she faced and the lessons she learned along the way. Elizabeth also highlights the importance of compassionate leadership and the value that experienced professionals bring to the table. She provides insights into scaling sales operations and offers practical advice for founders and CEOs looking to grow their businesses. Key topics discussed in this episode include the challenges of reentering the workforce after a career break, the importance of life experience and resilience in leadership, the need for compassionate leadership in the tech industry, and strategies for scaling sales operations.

Key Takeaways:

Elizabeth Andrew’s inspiring journey of reentering the tech industry after a 17-year career break as a stay-at-home mom highlights the value of life experience and resilience in leadership. Compassionate leadership is crucial for motivating and getting the best performance out of employees. Understanding what motivates individuals and creating a supportive work environment leads to higher productivity and growth. Founders and CEOs often struggle with scaling sales operations. Hiring the right people and developing a strategic sales playbook are essential for sustainable growth. Experienced professionals bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to the table. Their ability to adapt, problem-solve, and handle failure makes them valuable assets to any organization. The entrepreneurial journey requires dedication, hard work, and a willingness to adapt. It is a constant learning process that requires being on 24/7 and embracing the challenges that come with it.

Notable Quotes:

“You can learn the tech tools in six to 12 months, but you can’t teach 20 years of experience and leadership.” – Elizabeth Andrew “Compassionate leadership is about understanding what motivates your teammates and creating an environment where they can thrive.” – Elizabeth Andrew “Resilience is built through overcoming challenges and embracing post-traumatic growth.” – Elizabeth Andrew “The most expensive thing a company can do is make a bad hire. Hiring the right people is crucial for success.” – Elizabeth Andrew “If nothing happens, nothing happens. It’s all about your mental attitude and the drive to succeed.” – Elizabeth Andrew

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Benefits of Co-ops: Building Wealth and Empowering Communities

May 28, 2024

The Benefits of Co-ops: Building Wealth and Empowering Communities

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About the Guest(s): Vernon Oakes is the General Partner at Everything Co-op Communications, LLC, a media company that promotes cooperative business models. With over 40 years of experience in property and asset management, Vernon became familiar with cooperative business models as the owner of a residential property management company. He is also the host of the leading weekly national radio program for the US Cooperative community. Vernon holds an MBA from Stanford University and has significant national and international experience in various business activities, including marketing, sales, forecasting, distribution, and service and systems design.

Episode Summary: In this episode of The Chris Voss Show, host Chris Voss interviews Vernon Oakes, the General Partner at Everything Co-op Communications, LLC. Vernon shares his passion for cooperative business models and explains how they benefit individuals, families, and communities. He discusses the different types of co-ops, including worker co-ops, consumer co-ops, purchasing co-ops, and marketing co-ops. Vernon emphasizes the importance of cooperation among co-ops and the value of education, training, and information in the success of co-op businesses. He also highlights the resilience of co-ops during economic downturns and the positive impact they have on self-worth and dignity.

Key Takeaways: Co-ops are businesses created by and for their members, providing benefits to the community and families in those communities. There are four main types of co-ops: worker co-ops, consumer co-ops, purchasing co-ops, and marketing co-ops. Co-ops operate based on values and principles such as cooperation among co-ops, education, training, and information sharing. Co-ops are more resilient than non-co-ops during economic downturns and have a higher chance of long-term success. The biggest benefits of co-ops are the financial wealth and self-worth and dignity they provide to individuals and communities.

Notable Quotes: “Co-ops are always training each other on best principles, best ways of doing businesses, best practices.” – Vernon Oakes “Co-ops are operated by values and principles. One of the principles is cooperation among co-ops.” – Vernon Oakes “Co-ops end up helping each other. Credit unions help housing co-ops, housing co-ops help food co-ops.” – Vernon Oakes “Co-ops are businesses that really help the community. If you want your family and community to be successful, look at starting a co-op.” – Vernon Oakes

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Long November by Walt Gragg

May 27, 2024

The Long November by Walt Gragg

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In the tradition of Red Storm Rising and Red Metal, an American military force fights a desperate battle against an overwhelming enemy.

What started as a military coup in Pakistan has ignited South Asia and threatens to spread to the world’s largest democracy in India.

American and British allies struggle to rescue Western civilians who have been cut off in Islamabad. What starts as a desperate race turns into a grim siege.

But the fate of a few innocents pales in comparison to one inescapable fact: Pakistan is a nuclear power and some of those weapons are unaccounted for.

About the author Walt Gragg lives in the Austin, Texas area with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He is a retired attorney. Prior to law school, he spent a number of years in the military. His time with the Army involved many interesting assignments including three years in the middle of the Cold War at United States European Headquarters in Germany where the idea for

The RED LINE took shape.

In this assignment he was privy to many of the elements of the actual American plan in place at the time for the conduct of the defense of Germany. While there, he also participated in a number of war games that became the basis for many of the novel’s events.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Divine Economy: How Religions Compete for Wealth, Power, and People by Paul Seabright

May 26, 2024

The Divine Economy: How Religions Compete for Wealth, Power, and People by Paul Seabright

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A novel economic interpretation of how religions have become so powerful in the modern world

Religion in the twenty-first century is alive and well across the world, despite its apparent decline in North America and parts of Europe. Vigorous competition between and within religious movements has led to their accumulating great power and wealth. Religions in many traditions have honed their competitive strategies over thousands of years. Today, they are big business; like businesses, they must recruit, raise funds, disburse budgets, manage facilities, organize transportation, motivate employees, and get their message out. In The Divine Economy, economist Paul Seabright argues that religious movements are a special kind of business: they are platforms, bringing together communities of members who seek many different things from one another—spiritual fulfilment, friendship and marriage networks, even business opportunities. Their function as platforms, he contends, is what has allowed religions to consolidate and wield power.

This power can be used for good, especially when religious movements provide their members with insurance against the shocks of modern life, and a sense of worth in their communities. It can also be used for harm: political leaders often instrumentalize religious movements for authoritarian ends, and religious leaders can exploit the trust of members to inflict sexual, emotional, financial or physical abuse, or to provoke violence against outsiders. Writing in a nonpartisan spirit, Seabright uses insights from economics to show how religion and secular society can work together in a world where some people feel no need for religion, but many continue to respond with enthusiasm to its call.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Profiteers How Business Privatizes Profits and Socializes Costs By Christopher Marquis

May 24, 2024

The Profiteers How Business Privatizes Profits and Socializes Costs By Christopher Marquis

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An exposé of how society pays for corporations’ “free lunch” and the cost of environmental damage, low wages, systemic discrimination, and cheap goods.

In an age when business leaders solemnly profess dedication to principles of environmental and social justice, Christopher Marquis’s provocative investigation into the real costs of doing business reveals the way that leaders of the corporate world gaslight to evade responsibilities by privatizing profits and socializing costs. “Who pays?” for the resulting climate and environmental damage, racism, low wages, and cheap goods: the average citizen and the taxpayer.

By bringing to light ideas that today are on the fringe but rapidly making their way into the mainstream, Marquis outlines a new regenerative paradigm for business in society. He tells of a group of pioneers trying to not just reform but transform the way business is conducted all over the world. By taking novel actions to reimagine business operations in responsible ways, minimize their negative impacts, and create new ways for business to properly absorb their hidden costs, these leaders provide blueprints to move the needle on vexing social and environmental issues.

What’s in it for leaders of the corporate world? The model of reform presented provides clear guidance on how to get ahead of the curve as an emerging economic order is formed. No business can lead from the front if it is morally-backward looking. History has shown time and again that those who get out in front of emerging changes in our social and environmental landscape protect themselves from inevitable eclipse.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Klansman’s Son: My Journey from White Nationalism to Antiracism: A Memoir by R. Derek Black

May 23, 2024

The Klansman’s Son: My Journey from White Nationalism to Antiracism: A Memoir by R. Derek Black

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From the former heir-apparent to white nationalism, The Klansman’s Son is an astonishing memoir of a childhood built on fear, of breaking from a community of hate.

Derek Black was raised to take over the white nationalist movement in the United States. Their father, Don Black, was a former Grand Wizard in the Ku Klux Klan and started Stormfront, the internet’s first white supremacist website—Derek built the kids’ page. David Duke, was also their close family friend and mentor. Racist hatred, though often wrapped up in respectability, was all Derek knew.

Then, while in college in 2013, Derek publicly renounced white nationalism and apologized for their actions and the suffering that they had caused. The majority of their family stopped speaking to them, and they disappeared into academia, convinced that they had done so much harm that there was no place for them in public life. But in 2016, as they watched the rise of Donald Trump, they immediately recognized what they were hearing—the spread and mainstreaming of the hate they had helped cultivate—and they knew that they couldn’t stay silent.

This is a thoughtful, insightful, and moving account of a singular life, with important lessons for our troubled times. Derek can trace a uniquely insider account of the rise of white nationalism, and how a child indoctrinated with hate can become an anti-racist adult. Few understand the ideology, motivations, or tactics of the white nationalist movement like Derek, and few have ever made so profound a change. When coded language and creeping authoritarianism spread the ideas of white nationalists, this is an essential book with a powerful voice.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Global development executive discusses bridging the gap for vulnerable communities

May 22, 2024

Global development executive discusses bridging the gap for vulnerable communities

Gretchenvillegas.net

About the Guest(s):

Gretchen Viegas is a global development executive with over 25 years of experience in the field. She specializes in mission-driven, innovative programming for vulnerable communities through partnership development, impact scaling, and revenue growth. For the first 15 years of her career, Gretchen lived and worked in Latin America and East and Southern Africa. In the past decade, she has been forging partnerships between non-profits and for-profits to do business for good. Gretchen is passionate about finding solutions to global challenges and believes in the power of collaboration to create positive change.

Episode Summary:

In this episode of The Chris Voss Show, host Chris Voss interviews Gretchen Viegas, a global development executive with extensive experience in the field. Gretchen shares her insights and experiences working in emerging markets and developing nations, where she focuses on helping vulnerable communities gain access to necessities such as clean water, food, housing, and education. She emphasizes the importance of listening to the needs of the community and working together to find sustainable solutions. Gretchen also discusses the role of for-profit and non-profit partnerships in addressing global challenges and achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Key topics discussed in this episode include the impact of poverty, homelessness, and lack of clean water on communities worldwide, the need for collaboration between for-profit and non-profit sectors to address global challenges, the importance of empathy and understanding different cultures, and the role of youth in driving positive change.

Key Takeaways:

Global development is about partnering with vulnerable communities to help them access necessities and improve their quality of life. Collaboration between for-profit and non-profit sectors is crucial in addressing global challenges and achieving sustainable development goals. Understanding and empathizing with different cultures is essential for effective global development work. The youth play a significant role in driving positive change and shaping the future of global development. Businesses can make a profit while also making a positive impact on society and the environment.

Notable Quotes:

“It’s not about showing up with the answers or with money and resources. It’s about listening to what’s important to the community and being a partner in finding solutions.” – Gretchen Viegas “We need the for-profits and the innovation and creativity, along with the nonprofit boots on the ground, to come together and solve the big challenges we face.” – Gretchen Viegas

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Plan to Recover: Your Mini Journal for Recovery and Self-Discovery By Andrea M Epting

May 21, 2024

Plan to Recover: Your Mini Journal for Recovery and Self-Discovery By Andrea M Epting

https://amzn.to/4a9OCsi

Lightninginabottle.biz

Plan to Recover: Your Mini Journal for Recovery and Self-Discovery is an essential tool and helpful resource in the initial phases of any recovery and self discovery journey. Thoughtfully curated and specifically designed for the person looking to achieve long-term success in recovery while gaining personal insight, awareness, emotional intelligence and spiritual integrity.

Use the “Plan to Recover” journal to stay recovery minded, practice priorities, and build healthy relationships with Self and Others – 12 hours at a time.

Your 90-day mini journal to get started on your recovery. Enjoy finding joy in the journey!

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Home Run King: The Remarkable Record of Hank Aaron by Dan Schlossberg

May 21, 2024

Home Run King: The Remarkable Record of Hank Aaron by Dan Schlossberg

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In the fifty years that have passed since Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run and supplanted Babe Ruth as baseball’s home run king, his legend and legacy have only grown. Humble and modest to a fault, he always insisted that he didn’t want people to forget Babe Ruth but only to remember Henry Aaron. Though he never had the benefit of playing in the media spotlight of New York or Los Angeles, he remains the career leader in total bases, runs batted in, and All-Star selections; shares records for home runs by brothers (with Tommie Aaron) and by teammates (with Eddie Mathews); and is remembered with respect and admiration for his outspoken advocacy of civil rights for all minorities.

Written by a lifelong Braves fan who became a sportswriter, this book traces Aaron’s odyssey from the segregated south to the baseball world revolutionized by Jackie Robinson, who became an early an important ally against bigotry and prejudice. It reveals how the New York Giants nearly beat the Boston Braves in signing Aaron, when the young slugger caught his first break, and why he changed his hitting style after the Braves moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta. Though he never won a Triple Crown or hit for the cycle, he won virtually every major honor, including an MVP award, a World Series ring, and a berth in the Baseball Hall of Fame. But he should have won more, as the author contends he was often taken for granted by voters (nine of whom left him off their Cooperstown ballots!).

Turn these pages to find out what home run Aaron considered his greatest, what pitcher proved his easiest mark, and what managers he liked or disliked the most. Even the disappointments are included — his team’s move south, its inability to establish a dynasty, and his quests to become a manager, general manager, or even Commissioner of Baseball. This is also a book of personal tragedy: the death of a child, a difficult divorce, and the stunning loss of the 43-year-old brother-in-law who became the first black GM. Not to mention the deluge of hate mail as it became obvious that he was approaching the most cherished record in sports.

Through it all, Henry Louis Aaron kept his composure, preferring to let his bat do the talking. He lacked the notoriety of Willie, Mickey & the Duke but he just might have been the best player in baseball history. He’s certainly in the conversation.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Tom Clancy Act of Defiance By Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson Part of A Jack Ryan Novel

May 20, 2024

Tom Clancy Act of Defiance By Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson Part of A Jack Ryan Novel

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A rogue nuclear Russian submarine is steaming toward the East Coast of the United States. For President Jack Ryan, memories of past events may seem stunningly vivid, but the dangers are terrifyingly real in the latest entry in this #1 New York Times bestselling series.

US intelligence is reporting turmoil in the Russian navy. Their deadliest submarine, the Belgorod, has unexpectedly launched, and taken along with it a long list of questions. Who authorized the departure? What mission is it on? And, most disturbing of all, what weapons do the giant doors on the sub’s bow hide?

It’s been four decades since a similar incident with the Soviet sub, Red October, ended happily, thanks to a young CIA analyst named Jack Ryan.

Now, President Jack Ryan finds himself with fleets of ships, squadrons of jets, and teams of SEALs at his command, but what he doesn’t have is insight into the plans of the Belgorod’s commander. It falls to a younger generation of Ryans to do the dangerous work that will reveal that information.

But there’s always a price to be paid. When the final moments tick away, will Jack Ryan have to choose between the safety of his country and the safety of his child?

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Hunter’s Daughter By Nicola Solvinic

May 19, 2024

The Hunter’s Daughter By Nicola Solvinic

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A hypnotic, sinister debut mystery about a seemingly good cop who is secretly the daughter of a notorious serial killer.

Anna Koray escaped her father’s darkness long ago. When she was a girl, her childhood memories were sealed away from her conscious mind by a controversial hypnosis treatment. She’s now a decorated sheriff’s lieutenant serving a rural county, conducting an ordinary life far from her father’s shadow.

When Anna kills a man in the line of duty, her suppressed memories return. She dreams of her beloved father, his hands red with blood, surrounded by flower-decked corpses he had sacrificed to the god of the forest.

To Anna’s horror, a serial killer emerges who is copying her father – and who knows who she really is. Is her father still alive, or is this the work of another? Will the killer expose her, destroying everything she has built for herself? Does she want him to?

But as she haunts the forest, using her father’s tricks to the hunt the killer, will she find what she needs most…or lose herself in the gathering darkness?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Nicola Solvinic has a master’s degree in criminology and has worked in and around criminal justice for more than a decade. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and cats, where she is surrounded by a secret garden full of beehives.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Unstoppable Franchisee: 7 Drivers of Next-Level Growth by Gary Prenevost

May 18, 2024

The Unstoppable Franchisee: 7 Drivers of Next-Level Growth by Gary Prenevost

https://amzn.to/3V46a4R

Selected by USA Today as a Top 10 Business Book To Help You Scale in 2024 BRONZE MEDAL WINNER – 2024 AXIOM BUSINESS BOOKS AWARD – ENTREPRENEURSHIP/SMALL BUSINESS CATEGORY

Unlock your business’s full potential and achieve continuous growth with proven wisdom from top global franchisees and franchisors.

Why is incremental, year-over-year progress toward operational excellence elusive for so many franchisees? What distinguishes top-performing franchisees and their ability to build sustainable businesses? Through decades of experience working in the franchise industry, author and franchise consultant Gary Prenevost has seen firsthand that top performance isn’t reserved for a select few who possess a magical blend of personality traits, education, and work history. He asserts that any franchisee—regardless of brand, system, or market experience—can progressively scale their business if they apply seven key growth drivers.

Grow a Next-Level Mindset Grow Your Awareness Grow Your Operational Management Skills Grow Your People Master the System Grow Your Interdependence Cultivate the Neural Network of Your Business Supported by extensive research and insights from more than 50 top-performing franchisees and franchisors across systems of all sizes, and accompanied by actionable workbook exercises, The Unstoppable Franchisee challenges current thinking about franchise ownership and management. No matter your industry, the strategies and systems presented here will enable you to spur engagement, generate growth, and drive profitability.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – From Garage Startup to Multimillion Dollar Brand: The Journey of Beautiful Disaster Clothing

May 17, 2024

From Garage Startup to Multimillion Dollar Brand: The Journey of Beautiful Disaster Clothing

Bdrocks.com

About the Guest(s):

Christina DuVarney is the founder and CEO of Beautiful Disaster Clothing. With over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry, Christina has built her company from a garage startup to a multimillion-dollar brand. Growing up in a broken home with an alcoholic father, Christina learned resilience and self-reliance at a young age. She discovered the transformative power of fashion and realized that what you wear is a reflection of your inner strength and identity. Christina’s journey showcases the power of resilience, determination, and creativity in overcoming adversity and building a successful business.

Episode Summary:

In this episode, host Chris Voss interviews Christina DuVarney, the founder and CEO of Beautiful Disaster Clothing. Christina shares her inspiring journey of building her company from a garage startup to a multimillion-dollar brand. Growing up with an alcoholic father, Christina faced adversity from a young age, but she learned resilience and self-reliance. She discovered the power of fashion as a form of self-expression and empowerment. Christina discusses the challenges she faced as an entrepreneur, including the rapid changes in the digital landscape and the need to adapt to new technologies and platforms. She also shares her plans for the future, including strategic partnerships and expanding the product line. This episode is a testament to the power of resilience, determination, and the belief that fashion can be a transformative force.

Key Takeaways:

Beautiful Disaster Clothing is a women empowerment brand that celebrates the beautifully broken and the perfectly imperfect. Christina DuVarney’s journey from a challenging childhood to a successful entrepreneur underscores the profound impact of resilience, determination, and the belief in the power of fashion as a form of self-expression. Building a brand in the digital age comes with its own set of challenges, including the need to navigate social media platforms, algorithms, and the ever-changing digital landscape. Strategic partnerships and alliances are crucial for scaling a business and reaching a wider audience. The Beautiful Disaster tribe, consisting of hundreds of thousands of women, provides a supportive community where women can share their stories and find empowerment.

Notable Quotes:

“We like to celebrate the imperfections. We would not be who we are if we didn’t fail.” – Christina DuVarney “You don’t have to abandon everything and just jump in and suffer. You can build your dream in the pockets of your life.” – Christina DuVarney “A rising tide lifts all boats. It’s important that we give back and lift each other up.” – Christina DuVarney

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Main Character A Novel By Jaclyn Goldis

May 15, 2024

The Main Character A Novel By Jaclyn Goldis

A bestselling thriller author arranges a luxury train trip that is not what it appears to be in this electrifying modern homage to Agatha Christie from the author of the “tense and twisty” (Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author) The Chateau.

Reclusive, mysterious author Ginevra Ex is famous for her unusual approach to crafting her big bestselling thrillers: she hires real people and conducts intensive interviews, then fictionalizes them. Her latest main character, Rory, is thrilled when Ginevra presents her with an extravagant bonus—a lavish trip along Italy’s Mediterranean coast on the famed, newly renovated Orient Express. But when Rory boards the train, she’s stunned to discover that her brother, her best friend, and even her ex-fiancé are passengers, as well. All invited by Ginevra, all hiding secrets.

With each stop, from Cinque Terre to Rome to Positano, it becomes increasingly clear that Ginevra has masterminded the ultimate real life twisty plot with Rory as her main character. And as Ginevra’s deceptions mount, and the lies and machinations of Rory’s travel companions pile up, Rory begins to fear that her trip will culminate like one of Ginevra’s books: with a murder or two. In the opulent compartments of the iconic train, Rory must untangle the shocking reasons why Ginevra wanted them all aboard—and to what deadly end.

Another stylish and compulsively readable mystery from Jaclyn Goldis, this is the perfect read for fans of Ruth Ware, Lucy Foley, and Paula Hawkins.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Third Perspective: Brave Expression in the Age of Intolerance by Africa Brooke

May 15, 2024

The Third Perspective: Brave Expression in the Age of Intolerance by Africa Brooke

https://amzn.to/3WI7Cet

AMAZON BEST BOOK OF MAY 2024

In our deeply divided, binary world, honest discussion is stressful for all sides. International thought leader Africa Brooke says there is another way: the Third Perspective.

In this manifesto, Africa teaches us how to return to critical thinking and reduce societal divides by opening our minds and being more self-questioning in difficult discussions. This book will help you figure out what you truly believe—as opposed to parroting or having knee-jerk reactions in conversation. You’ll learn to share your views, hear theirs, make a point you feel must be made, and try to find common ground without self-censorship or self-sabotage.

This personal guide helps readers move away from rigid thinking, allowing them to enter any potentially difficult discussion about politics, work, personal responsibility, race, sex, gender, religion — whatever the subject — while maintaining integrity, authenticity, and openness, and successfully expressing opinions while listening to contrary points of view.

Africa has built a successful business coaching an exclusive roster of high-profile clients seeking to handle themselves in the public eye. The tools offered in The Third Perspective have been honed over years of that experience: hers is a proven system that works. She offers readers a new path for communication, and because communication is everything, critical to building trust and fruitful relationships, a life transforming experience.

Africa Brooke’s framework has three pillars—Awareness, Responsibility, and Expression—that ask: what is stopping you from speaking your mind, what do you stand for, what are you willing to risk?

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Building Success: A Toolbox for Coming Out on Top by Tommy Whitehead

May 14, 2024

Building Success: A Toolbox for Coming Out on Top by Tommy Whitehead

https://amzn.to/4akDetO

Tommywhitehead.com

Tomcosolutions.com

Know who you are. Embrace what makes you different. And don’t be afraid to be a little disruptive.

Success stories rarely follow straight lines, something Tommy Whitehead knows firsthand. His story of climbing out of poverty to run a hugely successful contracting firm has more twists and turns than a cheap garden hose. In this funny and authentic book, Tommy opens up about awkward pool conversations, hard hats with a message, and colossal failures that became huge opportunities.

His disruptor approach to the construction industry will show you how M&Ms can predict trends and how a simple hamburger can improve your accounting practices. Tommy is not your average contractor—and this book is not your average toolbox of tips.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – May Contain Lies: How Stories, Statistics, and Studies Exploit Our Biases―And What We Can Do about It by Alex Edmans

May 14, 2024

May Contain Lies: How Stories, Statistics, and Studies Exploit Our Biases―And What We Can Do about It by Alex Edmans

https://amzn.to/3V02O31

How our biases cause us to fall for misinformation—and how to combat it.

Our lives are minefields of misinformation. It ripples through our social media feeds, our daily headlines, and the pronouncements of politicians, executives, and authors. Stories, statistics, and studies are everywhere, allowing people to find evidence to support whatever position they want. Many of these sources are flawed, yet by playing on our emotions and preying on our biases, they can gain widespread acceptance, warp our views, and distort our decisions.

In this eye-opening book, renowned economist Alex Edmans teaches us how to separate fact from fiction. Using colorful examples—from a wellness guru’s tragic but fabricated backstory to the blunders that led to the Deepwater Horizon disaster to the diet that ensnared millions yet hastened its founder’s death—Edmans highlights the biases that cause us to mistake statements for facts, facts for data, data for evidence, and evidence for proof.

Armed with the knowledge of what to guard against, he then provides a practical guide to combat this tide of misinformation. Going beyond simply checking the facts and explaining individual statistics, Edmans explores the relationships between statistics—the science of cause and effect—ultimately training us to think smarter, sharper, and more critically. May Contain Lies is an essential read for anyone who wants to make better sense of the world and better

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Everything Is Predictable: How Bayesian Statistics Explain Our World by Tom Chivers

May 13, 2024

Everything Is Predictable: How Bayesian Statistics Explain Our World by Tom Chivers

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A captivating and user-friendly tour of Bayes’s theorem and its global impact on modern life from the acclaimed science writer and author of The Rationalist’s Guide to the Galaxy.

At its simplest, Bayes’s theorem describes the probability of an event, based on prior knowledge of conditions that might be related to the event. But in Everything Is Predictable, Tom Chivers lays out how it affects every aspect of our lives. He explains why highly accurate screening tests can lead to false positives and how a failure to account for it in court has put innocent people in jail. A cornerstone of rational thought, many argue that Bayes’s theorem is a description of almost everything.

But who was the man who lent his name to this theorem? How did an 18th-century Presbyterian minister and amateur mathematician uncover a theorem that would affect fields as diverse as medicine, law, and artificial intelligence?

Fusing biography, razor-sharp science writing, and intellectual history, Everything Is Predictable is an entertaining tour of Bayes’s theorem and its impact on modern life, showing how a single compelling idea can have far reaching consequences.

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Dr. Fred Moss: Helping People Find Their True Voice and Undo Mental Illness

May 13, 2024

Dr. Fred Moss: Helping People Find Their True Voice and Undo Mental Illness

https://findyourtruevoicebook.com/

Drfred360.com

Welcometohumanity.net

About the Guest(s):

Dr. Fred Moss is a mental health advocate, psychiatrist, keynote speaker, and author. With over 45 years of experience in the field, Dr. Moss has dedicated his career to helping people find their true voice and providing high-quality care. He is the creator of Welcome to Humanity, the True Voice Course, and the Moss Method. Dr. Moss has traveled around the world, studying mental health practices in different cultures and sharing his expertise through podcasts, workshops, and coaching sessions. He is passionate about promoting authentic communication and connection as the foundation for healing and personal growth.

Episode Summary:

In this episode of The Chris Voss Show, host Chris Voss interviews Dr. Fred Moss, a psychiatrist and mental health advocate. Dr. Moss shares his journey from being a childcare worker to becoming a psychiatrist and his realization that authentic communication is the key to healing. He discusses the impact of psychiatric medications and the importance of finding one’s true voice. Dr. Moss introduces the concept of the Moss Method, a holistic approach to mental health that focuses on gratitude, mindfulness, nutrition, and other factors that contribute to overall well-being. Listeners are encouraged to embrace their authentic selves and connect with others on a deeper level.

Key Takeaways:

Authentic communication is more powerful than agreement. Speaking from our true selves allows for genuine connection and opens up space for others to be authentic as well. Many people have learned to pretend to be someone they’re not in order to protect themselves, but this can lead to feelings of disconnection and unhappiness. The Moss Method, developed by Dr. Moss, emphasizes gratitude, mindfulness, nutrition, and other practices that promote overall well-being and help individuals align with their true selves. Psychiatric medications can be helpful for some individuals, but they can also cause imbalances and perpetuate symptoms. It’s important to consider alternative approaches and explore the root causes of mental health issues. Finding one’s true voice and speaking authentically is a powerful form of healing. It allows individuals to connect with others on a deeper level and embrace the full range of human experiences.

Notable Quotes:

“Being authentic and speaking from our genuine core values and inner self allows us to be free from the burden of pretending and remembering who we’re supposed to be.” – Dr. Fred Moss “Authenticity is even more powerful than agreement. Even in times of disagreement, speaking authentically creates a space for genuine connection and understanding.” – Dr. Fred Moss “When we connect with others and share our authentic selves, healing takes place. It’s a reminder that we’re not alone in our experiences.” – Dr. Fred Moss

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Justin Fortier, Founder, CEO/CTO of FYC Labs Discusses Scaling Services Businesses and the Future of AI

May 12, 2024

Justin Fortier, Founder, CEO/CTO of FYC Labs Discusses Scaling Services Businesses and the Future of AI

FYC Labs: fyclabs.com

Fractal Group: fractalgroup.io AC Crew Co: accrew.co

About the Guest(s):

Justin is the founder and CEO/CTO of FYC Labs, a boutique dev and design agency specializing in web development and software solutions. With a background in tech entrepreneurship, Justin has built a successful career as a tech entrepreneur, advisor, and influencer. He has worked with notable clients such as National University, Budweiser, and Pepsi, and has been recognized for his expertise in web design and development. Justin holds top-level technical and business advisory positions at various companies, including 11.2 Ventures, Blush Design Incorporated, Ed ORF Finance, and Inter Ratio Corporation.

Episode Summary:

In this episode of The Chris Voss Show, host Chris Voss interviews Justin, the founder and CEO/CTO of FYC Labs. They discuss Justin’s journey as a tech entrepreneur, his insights on building a successful company, and the unique approach FYC Labs takes in providing web development and design services. Justin shares his experiences in scaling a services business and introduces the concept of the Fractal Group, a consortium of businesses that collaborate and support each other. They also touch on the future of AI and its impact on creativity and human existence.

Key topics discussed in this episode include:

Justin’s background and journey as a tech entrepreneur The challenges of scaling a services business The concept of the Fractal Group and its benefits for small businesses The future of AI and its implications for creativity and human existence

Key Takeaways:

Scaling a services business can be challenging due to the limitations of reselling time and the need for highly skilled talent. The Fractal Group model, which involves collaborating with other businesses and sharing resources, can help overcome the scalability issues of a services business. AI has the potential to enhance creativity and enable new possibilities in various industries. The future of AI raises ethical concerns, such as deep fakes and the spread of misinformation, which need to be addressed. The younger generation, particularly Gen Z, shows promise in terms of emotional intelligence and adapting to technological advancements.

Notable Quotes:

“I just knew at that point this was gonna happen. I cannot see myself working anywhere else. I can’t see myself not having a piece at the top.” – Justin “We’re keeping the agency small enough. We’re at 50 people, which isn’t tiny by any means, but it’s also not a big roster that you’re gonna pick from. So that’s what’s kind of unique.” – Justin “The more extremely is watching my kids grow up with this because I’ll probably be curmudgeonly and old by the time it all hits you.” – Justin “AI enabled you as someone who basically didn’t have the design skill or whatever it may be. It unlocked that particular blocker for you.” – Justin

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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Tibetan Pharmacy Offers Advanced CBD Formulas for Healing and Pain Relief

May 12, 2024

Tibetan Pharmacy Offers Advanced CBD Formulas for Healing and Pain Relief

Jampha.com

About the Guest(s): Trinn Hatch is the founder of Jampha Tibetan Pharmacy, a company that specializes in creating advanced expressions of plant medicine. Tr was born into a multi-generational military family and spent over 10 years providing personal security to various high-profile individuals. However, his career and health took a turn when he was assaulted and left with a severely broken leg. This incident led him on a journey to find healing, and he discovered the power of CBD and terpenes. Trinn Hatch and his wife started Jampha Tibetan Pharmacy to share their knowledge and provide high-quality CBD products to others.

Episode Summary: In this episode, host Chris Voss interviews Trinn Hatch, the founder of Jampha Tibetan Pharmacy. Trinn Hatch shares his personal journey of healing after a severe leg injury and how he discovered the benefits of CBD and terpenes. He explains how Jampha Tibetan Pharmacy combines ancient Tibetan healing science with modern advancements to create advanced plant medicine. Trinn Hatch discusses the importance of terpenes in plant medicine and how they enhance the healing potential of botanicals. He also highlights the various products offered by Jampha Tibetan Pharmacy, including tinctured infusions, Tibetan pill medicines, and SETI formulas. Trinn Hatch emphasizes the importance of using clean and tested CBD products and shares his own experience with tainted CBD oil. He concludes by discussing the transformative power of Jampha Tibetan Pharmacy’s formulas and how they can support the body’s innate healing systems.

Key Takeaways: Jampha Tibetan Pharmacy combines ancient Tibetan healing science with modern advancements to create advanced plant medicine. Terpenes are the constituents of plants responsible for environmental balance and hold the healing potential of the plant. Jampha Tibetan Pharmacy offers a wide range of products, including tinctured infusions, Tibetan pill medicines, and SETI formulas. It is crucial to use clean and tested CBD products to ensure safety and effectiveness. Jampha Tibetan Pharmacy’s formulas can support the body’s innate healing systems and provide relief from various health issues.

Notable Quotes: “When you remove inflammation from the body, the body is able to heal and regenerate itself.” – Trinn Hatch “CBD is marvelous for relieving inflammation, and when combined with terpenes, it enhances the healing potential of botanicals.” – Trinn Hatch “Our bodies have innate healing systems that, when brought online, can bring us back into health and balance.” – Trinn Hatch “Inflammation and parasites are the silent killers that can block physical healing.” – Trinn Hatch “Activating the heart’s electromagnetic field can open the third eye to greater inspiration, intuition, and inner vision.” – Trinn Hatch

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