By Ozan Varol
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On Famous Failures, I interview the world's most interesting people about their failures and what they learned from them.
||CleanJames Clear on Habits, Decision-Making, and Continuous Improvement||James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Time, and on CBS This Morning, and is taught in universities around the world. His website...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChelsey Korus on Turning Tragedy into a Love Story||Chelsey Korus is one of the most preeminent teachers of yoga. Over the course of her career, she has been featured on Live! with Kelly and Michael, PopSugar, Fitness, Shape, Prevention Magazine, Yoga Journal, and Women’s Health, and many, many...||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSusan Henderson On How to Deal with Failure & Critique||Susan Henderson is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets award. She is the author of the novels, Up from the Blue (HarperCollins, 2010) and The Flicker of Old Dreams (HarperCollins, 2018). She blogs at...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNeil Pasricha on How Seeking Approval Can Lead to Failure||Neil Pasricha is the author of five New York Times bestsellers including The Book of Awesome, a catalog of simple pleasures based on his 50-million hit, award-winning blog, and The Happiness Equation, a nine-step guidebook to happiness based on new...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaroline Webb on How to Build Resilience in the Face of Failure||Caroline Webb (Facebook and Twitter) is the CEO of Sevenshift, a firm that shows people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their working life. Her book on that topic, How To Have A Good Day, was published in 16 languages and...||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShane Snow on His Personal Failures and The Power of Storytelling||Shane Snow is an award-winning journalist, celebrated entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of the books Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking and DREAM TEAMS: Working Together Without Falling Apart, as well as the co-author of The...||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJessica Bennett on Becoming the First Gender Editor of The New York Times & How Failure Furthered Her Career||Jessica Bennett is an award-winning journalist and author who covers social issues and culture through a gender lens. She was recently appointed the first-ever Gender Editor of the New York Times. Jessica is the author of the bestselling book, ...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Kresser on Challenging the Status Quo in Medicine and How Failure Can Be a Blessing in Disguise||Chris Kresser is the CEO of Kresser Institute, the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, the creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Cure. He is known for his in-depth research...||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWayetu Moore on Escaping Liberia's Civil War and Creating a Nonprofit to Improve Literacy in Underrepresented Cultures||Moore is the founder of One Moore Book. One Moore Book is a nonprofit organization that encourages reading among children of countries with low literacy rates and underrepresented cultures by publishing culturally relevant books that speak to their...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThor Conklin on Buying a Company with $1M of Fake Inventory||Thor Conklin is an entrepreneur, profitability consultant, and host of the Peak Performers Podcast. 2018 marks his eighteenth year as an entrepreneur. The first company Thor created was a global risk management consulting firm that served...||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Tasha Eurich on Overcoming Imposter Syndrome & Using Self-Awareness to Cope with Failure||Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. Over her 15 year career, she’s helped thousands of professionals—from Fortune 500 executives to early stage entrepreneurs—improve their...||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAri Meisel of Less Doing on Overcoming Crohn's, Recovering from $3M of Debt and Building a Successful Coaching Company||Ari Meisel is a best-selling author, productivity expert, CEO, real estate developer, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. Several years ago, Ari encountered and ultimately overcame severe personal roadblocks...||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJordan Harbinger on Being Fired From The Art Of Charm & Viewing Failure as an Opportunity to be Even Greater.||Jordan Harbinger, once referred to as “The Larry King of podcasting,” is a Wall Street lawyer turned talk show host, social dynamics expert, and entrepreneur. Jordan hosted the Art of Charm, which is a top 50 iTunes podcast, for over a decade....||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSarah Robb O'Hagan: Fired from Virgin & Laid Off by Atari to then be Named One of the Most Creative People in Business||Sarah Robb O’Hagan has been described by the media as everything from “Superwoman undercover” to the “Pied Piper of Potential.” She is a high-energy combination of disruptive business leader, fitness fanatic, and cheerleading mom, and has...||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCase Lawrence: Surviving the 2008 Recession to Creating a World Wide Brand with Over 300 Locations||Case Lawrence went from the brink of bankruptcy to found and lead a global trampoline park company with over 300 locations in just 7 years. As a commercial real estate developer in California, Case was decimated by the Great Recession of 2008. While...||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaurie A. Watkins on Reducing Stress Through a Healthy Lifestyle - Advice from Barack Obama's Campaign Policy Director||Laurie A. Watkins is an accomplished writer, public speaker, seasoned political strategist, and entrepreneur. She worked as a former policy director for both of President Barack Obama’s campaigns, served in positions from Capitol Hill to the...||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNir Eyal: How to Cope with Failure by Viewing Everything as Prom||Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. He has been nicknamed “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology” by M.I.T. Technology Review and named one of LinkedIn’s “Top 10 Voices in...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Amyx on Achieving Success Through Discomfort||Scott Amyx is the Chair & Managing Partner at Amyx Ventures, a venture capital firm, and an author. He grew up in South Korea without a father and in deep poverty. After he immigrated to the United States, he was placed in foster care and moved...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonnie St. John: A Paralympic Ski Medalist, Former White House Official, and Best-Selling Author on Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience||Bonnie St.John is an Olympic Medalist, bestselling author, highly sought after keynote speaker, and a leadership consultant. Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win medals in...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVerne Harnish: Failures In Scaling Up||This week's guest on Famous Failures is Verne Harnish. Verne is the founder of the world renowned Entrepreneurs' Organization, which has over 12,000 members worldwide. For 15 years he chaired the Entrepreneurs' Organization’s premier CEO program...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBea Arthur: How to Stay True to Yourself as You Build Your Company||A child of entrepreneurs, Bea Arthur has used her tenacity and creativity to become a successful therapist, entrepreneur, and media personality. She’s employed her clinical training to develop innovative companies in the mental-health sphere...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarbara Oakley: From Flunking Math to Becoming an Engineering Professor||Barbara Oakley defied the odds (and her early educators) by overcoming perceived weaknesses in math and science to become a professor of engineering at Oakland University. She’s also the Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital...||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGretchen Rubin How Gretchen Failed Her Way to #1 On the New York Times Bestseller List||Gretchen Rubin started her career in law—even clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor—before stopping everything to become a writer. Though the transition was pitted with failure, it turned out to be one of the best decisions she...||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSrinivas Rao: The Art of Being Unmistakable||Srinivas Rao is a bestselling author and the host of the wildly successful Unmistakable Creative podcast, where his guests range from Olympic athletes to bank robbers to trailblazing entrepreneurs. He self-published his first book, The Art of Being...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIsaac Lidsky: From Saved By the Bell to the U.S. Supreme Court||Isaac Lidsky is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, and coveted speaker. But that brief description doesn’t do justice to his remarkable resume. Lidsky was a child television star, appearing as series regular “Weasel” on NBC’s “Saved By The..||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRyan Carson: Avoiding Heartache Down the Road||RYAN CARSON Ryan Carson is neither ashamed nor apologetic about his initial failures as an entrepreneur. Rocky beginnings are what spurred Ryan to evaluate his motivations very early in his entrepreneurial journey, and avoid a boatload of heartache...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHank Weisinger: A World-Renowned Psychologist and Pioneer in the Field of Pressure Management||HENDRIE WEISINGER, Ph.D. A world-renowned psychologist and pioneer in the field of pressure management. He’s a two-time New York Times bestselling author. He has consulted with and developed programs for dozens of Fortune 500 companies and...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Amazing Stories. Real Lives.
Through Ozan's interviews on Famous Failures, the listener is given an insightful and human look into the real stories of the successful people we're quick to elevate to super human status. You get front row seats to behind the scenes struggles that each of the interviewees has gone through, the grit and determination that have enabled the "famous failures" to achieve remarkable things, and the strategies they have used to overcome obstacles. What I love about this series is that it shows that anyone can accomplish incredible things. Anyone can make an impact and create the change he or she wants to see in the world. At the end of the day, it's regular people overcoming what might appear as insurmountable obstacles to ultimately accomplish the incredible.
A wonderful view into how people overcome the challenges they face. It is refreshing to hear about the sweat, fears and perseverance that ultimately lead to success, reminding us that our own challenges are surmountable.
”All in the questions”
Ozan is masterful in how he asks questions of his interviewees. You can tell the depth of a question by the reflective response it evokes. He has a knack for storytelling. The better the storyteller, the more engaged the listener becomes. Truely refreshing.
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