Tracking Wonder Podcast
By Jeffrey Davis
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The Tracking Wonder podcast, hosted by Jeffrey Davis, is all about helping agile creatives and curious entrepreneurs advance their most important ideas even amidst inevitable challenges. Each week brings you in-depth conversations with leaders, stories from change-makers, and provocative ideas from artists and scientists - all designed to inspire you to shape your best work with more possibility, impact, and - yes - wonder.
||CleanS2 EP8: Epilogue: The State of Wonder 2018 — with Jeffrey Davis, Erin Haworth, Britt Bravo & Laine Nickl||This season on the podcast, we explored the idea of designing our lives and work for more curiosity, more purpose, more openness… More WONDER. We went behind-the-scenes of wonder-making in films, video games and art exhibitions and studied...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 EP7: Designing Brand Communities for Belonging — with Charles Vogl||We long to belong. The desire to be a part of a community is a fundamental human yearning, yet broad swaths of Americans have never felt more isolated. In fact, four out of ten report regularly feeling lonely, and very few have more than two people...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 EP6: Designing a Life & Business for Creative Mastery & Meaning — with Srinivas Rao & Marty Neumeier||We have spent the last several weeks exploring how to design memorable moments for our customers and communities, our audiences and even our families. But how do we design a life of wonder for ourselves? How do we juggle our own creative calling with...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 EP5: Designing for Stillness and Genius in Film, Video Games — with Mark Osborne & Tracy Fullerton||Perhaps you want to bring more magic into the world in the form of an animated film or video game. Inevitably, such a significant undertaking will face big challenges. What gives filmmakers and game designers the drive to persist over the years it...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 EP4: What If We Could Explode Every Day? — with Julianne Swartz & Denise Markonish||In a cultural moment characterized by divisiveness, we ache for community. We go through our days surrounded by people, but we have forgotten how to connect. Does art have the capacity to foster the kind of openness and connection we need right now?...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 EP3: Making Time to Savor Life, Family, & Business — with Laura Vanderkam & Tom Hodgkinson||We live in a culture of busy, wearing our overwork like a badge of honor. We complain that there aren’t enough hours in the day—and blame our jobs and our kids for the fact that we can’t enjoy life. We even feel guilty when we make time for fun...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 EP2: Experience Design to Build Wonder at Work— with Chip Heath & Chris Flink||The #2 hotel in Los Angeles cannot compete with the Hyatts or the Hiltons of the world when it comes to expensive amenities. What makes the Magic Castle special is the staff’s ability to design surprising experiences, like a red phone by the pool...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 EP1: Can We Design for Wonder at the Clap of a Hand?||‘It doesn’t take long for our feet to wear a rut born of habit in our daily, default path. But if we’re fortunate, during any given day, something surprising startles our heart long enough to arrest the bustle and disrupt our rut.’ The...||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer: Tracking Wonder (Season 2) with Jeffrey Davis||Welcome to season 2 of Tracking Wonder! This season we're tracking the theme of designing for wonder. Wonder is not an accident. Wonder is designable. Join us each Tuesday, and learn how innovators design work, customer experience, and life for more...||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 EP12: Cracked Open to a Greater-Than-You Purpose||The most fulfilled innovators and influencers who lead lives of mastery and meaning—at some point get cracked open by wonder, get cracked open to a purpose greater than themselves. Today, Jeffrey reflects on Season 1 of Tracking Wonder, looking back..||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 EP11: Branding & Creativity with a Higher Purpose with Marty Neumeier||You have to have a purpose bigger than profits. The landscape of branding has changed over time, and with the advent of two-way communication via the internet, a mission statement that prioritizes a financial responsibility to shareholders simply...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 EP10: The Challenges of Long-Term Love & Creative Work with Susan Piver||As entrepreneurs and creatives, we know the feeling of pouring our whole heart into our work. Of devoting all our attention to the project at hand in pursuit of something greater than ourselves. How do we balance that quest for our best work with the...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 EP9: The Art of Leading Creatives with Todd Henry||Perhaps the most challenging aspect of leading creatives is relinquishing control. Creative professionals have success when they are in control, perfecting their craft to make great work. Yet, the best leaders are the ones who are humble enough to...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 EP8: Finessing a Healthy Competition & a Healthy Community with Dorie Clark & Jonathan Fields||We are, indeed, wired to aspire. But what is it that drives you? A need to do better than the person next to you? Or are you in competition with yourself, battling against your own personal best? And how do we balance our ambition with the need to be...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 EP7: Lead Yourself First with Mike Erwin||Yes, leadership is built on developing relationships with other people. But there are several key character strengths of leadership that we hone in solitude, including creativity, self-regulation and bravery. And leaders throughout history have made...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 EP6: Cultivating Your Young Genius at Work (Halftime Show)||What if we approached each day with a childlike mindset? Today, Jeffrey pauses to reflect on the idea of aligning our current work with the young genius of our seven-year-old selves: Is there a correlation between the unique force of our childhood chara||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 EP5: The Tension Between Optimal Collaboration vs Solitude with Pam Slim and Leo Babauta||What do you need to facilitate a successful collaboration? What role does solitude play in the collaborative process? And how do we put down our cell phones long enough to practice solitude? Jeffrey is joined by Leo Babauta and Pam Slim to explore the c||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 EP4: The Power of Deliberate Unfocus, Rest, & Daydreaming with Srini Pillay and Alex Soojung-Kim Pang||We live in a culture that trusts conscious attention and labor over intuition and mind-wandering. But isn’t daydreaming what sets us apart as humans and gives our creative subconscious the time and space to innovate new solutions? Srini Pillay and Ale||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 EP3: Getting Stuff Done vs Dreaming Stuff Up with Charlie Gilkey and Ishita Gupta||No doubt you’ve had the experience of being busy all day, yet getting absolutely nothing done. How could you learn to prioritize the tasks that really matter and create systems that hold you accountable for creating value? Ishita Gupta and Charlie Gi||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 EP2: Do We Find Purpose or Test it Out? With Katie Dalebout and Caroline Adams Miller||Too many young women lose their voices—and ultimately their purpose and passion—in the pursuit of perfection. Today Jeffrey is joined by Katie Dalebout and Caroline Adams Miller to share their struggles with eating disorders and explain how they fou||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 EP1: The Quest for Our Best Ideas||As entrepreneurs, we are called to create—that impulse is WONDER. Today, Jeffrey introduces us to the quest for meaningful work through the story of world-renowned novelist Haruki Murakami. Listen in for insight around the role of curiosity in the twe||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer: Tracking Wonder with Jeffrey Davis||What do Haruki Murakami, the Heath Brothers, & Susan Piver have in common? They're about to change the way you think about the pursuit of big ideas & meaningful work. Episodes every Tuesday.||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
So much good in this!
Powerful and provocative
These podcasts have effected magnificent change in the way I think about a host of things. I'm trying to resist binge-listening, but it's hard. Highly recommend for anyone--fascinating, provocative and full of wonder. Well done on every level.
Nourishing and Thoughtful
The guide who teaches and models ”Business as Unusual” brings nourishing and thoughtful interviews that support the heart, mind, and action of creative entrepreneurship. I’ve been following Jeffrey Davis’s expert leadership over several platforms for a few years. These podcasts are a living stream of the best of it all.