In this episode, Part 1 of 2, I chat with actor, improviser, and writer Sheevani Desai. We cover making the world smaller, being faux-woke, staying home with kids, growing up as a minority, and touch briefly on what evolved into Episode 2, the marriage scoreboard.
I talk with Eric Hill, founder of Rugged Van Rentals about his career path from UPS driver, to Denver police officer, to stay at home dad, to starting Escape Works, and now on to Rugged Van Rentals. We cover Sprinters vs. Chevy vans, choir practice, coping with stress and trauma. I will be renting one in 2020!
In this episode, I have a very inspirational talk with Sue Irwin, breast cancer survivor. She is one of my customers, and her story of fighting and surviving a very aggressive form of breast cancer is compelling. Sue talks about the power of decision in shaving her head during chemo, the support of friends and family, and the importance of appearing strong for her family. She's amazing - enjoy.
Grant Garrison, director of Parker Players Improv talks about the upcoming Improv for a Claus sketch comedy shows to benefit Feed My Starving Children.
Listen to learn about the FMSC Mission, and please consider attending one or all of these family friendly shows!
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The idea for this episode was inspired by a Facebook post (below) by my friend Aubrey Boom on November 20. We wanted to talk openly and honestly about depression, suicide and the challenge the holidays can bring. Both Aubrey and I have been in some dark, sad places. We've lost friends to suicide.
We recorded this to have a calm, open, real talk about suicide with the hopes that anyone struggling would know that feeling hopeless is OK - but reach for help. Talk about it.
Listen on Apple: bit.ly/AubreyTalkAboutSuicideApple
Listen on Google: bit.ly/AubreyTalkAboutSuicideGoogle
Listen on Spotify: bit.ly/AubreyTalkAboutSuicideSpotify
Books and Resources
"Be bold and mighty and aid will come to you..."
A fascinating conversation with Jim Sterne on the future of privacy, data, analytics and what is happening in the next 10 years on the internet, and how 1920's Holland shaped GDPR in Europe.
We cover his time as a trained Shakespearean actor, selling Apple IIe computers, the process of writing his dozen books - which he calls the world's thickest business card. Also, living his life with curiosity and wild abandon.
A sincere thanks to Scott for the Bike MS donation. We cover data, the internet, I get an education on IPv6, and discover that a bike race photo (below, courtesy of Mark Woolcott) I had seen years ago - actually featuring Scott for the win.
Connect with Scott at Hexabuild.io. and check out his IPv6 podcast here!
And, for extra credit, read about why IPv6 matters to your business.
Julie Nirvelli, founder of White Girl Salsa, which transformed into Winking Girl Foods. We talk about the delicate balance of managing sales success with revenue, expansion, the business of chargebacks, and ultimately selling the company.
This episode most captures the original concept why I started this podcast - committing to an idea and taking it as far as possible.
This episode's guest is Dr. Phil Beaver, Professor of Business Analytics from the University of Denver. We talk about what to ask your data to make better business decisions, the personnel logistics of the US Army, being in the Pentagon on 9/11, and the Capstone program at DU. Presented by Furos.
On the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, longtime friend Kirk starts this conversation with an amazing story from his dad about the Apollo mission, creating focus, well run teams, and treating people with respect. We then cover tales from the consulting world, and the amazing FUP_U report.
Thanks to Furos.io for supporting this episode.