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Through the power of storytelling, we help bring ideas to life – and life to dreams...

Latest Episodes

You Never Know… You Never Know...

This is a story about how you should never be too quick to judge anyone...

12 MIN2017 JAN 21
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You Never Know… You Never Know...

Lessons From The Past… Lessons From The Past

In this fascinating audio podcast, Steve Burrows CBE, the world-renowned civil and structural engineer, shares a story that offers a profound gift or two about learning lessons from the past.

12 MIN2017 JAN 19
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Lessons From The Past… Lessons From The Past

Veterans’ Outreach Podcast: “If It Could Happen To Me…”

Vishal Amin, a decorated Marine Corps F-18 fighter pilot, describes an event that changed his life forever. That was when he was named on an ISIS kill-list.

16 MIN2017 JAN 6
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Veterans’ Outreach Podcast: “If It Could Happen To Me…”

Veterans’ Outreach Podcast: “A Marine’s Mindset”… "A Marine's Mindset"...

In this podcast, Vishal Amin, a decorated Marine Corps fighter pilot, tells a story about his days training to become a fighter pilot at Miramar, the home of Top Gun.

15 MIN2016 DEC 27
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Veterans’ Outreach Podcast: “A Marine’s Mindset”… "A Marine's Mindset"...

My Gift To The NFL – And There’s No Need To Thank Me! My Gift To The NFL

This podcast offers some thoughts about what we can learn from the lack of class of the NFL and Denver Broncos in failing to congratulate the Carolina Panthers on reaching the Super Bowl.

14 MIN2016 FEB 9
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My Gift To The NFL – And There’s No Need To Thank Me! My Gift To The NFL

Thoughts About Knowing What You Are Talking About… Thoughts About Knowing What You Are Talking About...

This podcast offers some thoughts about how people can talk with great passion on subjects about which they either know very little (in this case, the Pyramids) or on subjects that are quite unrelated to what they are talking about (in this case, about something that doesn't even appear in the blog they are commenting on).

14 MIN2016 JAN 6
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Thoughts About Knowing What You Are Talking About… Thoughts About Knowing What You Are Talking About...

A Fatal Flaw In The Training Of Our Business Leaders?

If Business Schools ignore cheating and turn the other way as their students cheat, they are effectively turning their backs on integrity. When they worry more about upsetting actual and potential donors, alumni and students by disciplining those students that cheat, they are choosing the self-interest of their schools ahead of integrity. And what are the students to make of this? Why WOULDN'T they emulate those who teach them?

50 MIN2015 SEP 16
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A Fatal Flaw In The Training Of Our Business Leaders?

Leadership And Those Beautifully Written Codes Of Ethics – And Cheating Leadership And Those Beautifully Written Codes of Ethics – And Cheating

This podcast is about how Codes of Ethics are not a panacea to curing our ethical ills. It is about how we need leaders with moral authority who are prepared to create ethical environments and who will stop those around them from cheating.

45 MIN2015 SEP 9
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Leadership And Those Beautifully Written Codes Of Ethics – And Cheating Leadership And Those Beautifully Written Codes of Ethics – And Cheating

Thoughts About Balance… Thoughts About Balance...

This podcast offers some thoughts about the importance of maintaining balance in our lives. These thoughts are offered in the form of a story that illustrates the importance of not letting unimportant people upset you – and of maintaining a sense of humor...

6 MIN2015 SEP 8
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Thoughts About Balance… Thoughts About Balance...

Thoughts About Writing… Thoughts About Writing...

In bringing life to your ideas, the importance of writing well can't be overstated. The value of writing well is that you can't write well unless you think clearly. And if you can't think clearly, you'll never be able to bring your ideas to life. In this conversation between Michael Friedlander and best-selling novelist, Tim Hallinan, each offers to tips to how we can write better...

8 MIN2015 SEP 8
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Thoughts About Writing… Thoughts About Writing...

Latest Episodes

You Never Know… You Never Know...

This is a story about how you should never be too quick to judge anyone...

12 MIN2017 JAN 21
Comments
You Never Know… You Never Know...

Lessons From The Past… Lessons From The Past

In this fascinating audio podcast, Steve Burrows CBE, the world-renowned civil and structural engineer, shares a story that offers a profound gift or two about learning lessons from the past.

12 MIN2017 JAN 19
Comments
Lessons From The Past… Lessons From The Past

Veterans’ Outreach Podcast: “If It Could Happen To Me…”

Vishal Amin, a decorated Marine Corps F-18 fighter pilot, describes an event that changed his life forever. That was when he was named on an ISIS kill-list.

16 MIN2017 JAN 6
Comments
Veterans’ Outreach Podcast: “If It Could Happen To Me…”

Veterans’ Outreach Podcast: “A Marine’s Mindset”… "A Marine's Mindset"...

In this podcast, Vishal Amin, a decorated Marine Corps fighter pilot, tells a story about his days training to become a fighter pilot at Miramar, the home of Top Gun.

15 MIN2016 DEC 27
Comments
Veterans’ Outreach Podcast: “A Marine’s Mindset”… "A Marine's Mindset"...

My Gift To The NFL – And There’s No Need To Thank Me! My Gift To The NFL

This podcast offers some thoughts about what we can learn from the lack of class of the NFL and Denver Broncos in failing to congratulate the Carolina Panthers on reaching the Super Bowl.

14 MIN2016 FEB 9
Comments
My Gift To The NFL – And There’s No Need To Thank Me! My Gift To The NFL

Thoughts About Knowing What You Are Talking About… Thoughts About Knowing What You Are Talking About...

This podcast offers some thoughts about how people can talk with great passion on subjects about which they either know very little (in this case, the Pyramids) or on subjects that are quite unrelated to what they are talking about (in this case, about something that doesn't even appear in the blog they are commenting on).

14 MIN2016 JAN 6
Comments
Thoughts About Knowing What You Are Talking About… Thoughts About Knowing What You Are Talking About...

A Fatal Flaw In The Training Of Our Business Leaders?

If Business Schools ignore cheating and turn the other way as their students cheat, they are effectively turning their backs on integrity. When they worry more about upsetting actual and potential donors, alumni and students by disciplining those students that cheat, they are choosing the self-interest of their schools ahead of integrity. And what are the students to make of this? Why WOULDN'T they emulate those who teach them?

50 MIN2015 SEP 16
Comments
A Fatal Flaw In The Training Of Our Business Leaders?

Leadership And Those Beautifully Written Codes Of Ethics – And Cheating Leadership And Those Beautifully Written Codes of Ethics – And Cheating

This podcast is about how Codes of Ethics are not a panacea to curing our ethical ills. It is about how we need leaders with moral authority who are prepared to create ethical environments and who will stop those around them from cheating.

45 MIN2015 SEP 9
Comments
Leadership And Those Beautifully Written Codes Of Ethics – And Cheating Leadership And Those Beautifully Written Codes of Ethics – And Cheating

Thoughts About Balance… Thoughts About Balance...

This podcast offers some thoughts about the importance of maintaining balance in our lives. These thoughts are offered in the form of a story that illustrates the importance of not letting unimportant people upset you – and of maintaining a sense of humor...

6 MIN2015 SEP 8
Comments
Thoughts About Balance… Thoughts About Balance...

Thoughts About Writing… Thoughts About Writing...

In bringing life to your ideas, the importance of writing well can't be overstated. The value of writing well is that you can't write well unless you think clearly. And if you can't think clearly, you'll never be able to bring your ideas to life. In this conversation between Michael Friedlander and best-selling novelist, Tim Hallinan, each offers to tips to how we can write better...

8 MIN2015 SEP 8
Comments
Thoughts About Writing… Thoughts About Writing...
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