Monthly Archives: August 2015

Jared Kleinert on How Millennials are Changing the World for the Better

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19-year-old entrepreneur and author Jared Kleinert discusses the unique opportunities and extraordinary accomplishments of the millennial generation. We are yet to look at this subject on the show and it was a delight to stop and consider Jared’s philosophy and research on our youth’s culture. We chat about millennial psychology in relation to entrepreneurship, passion, talent development, technology, science and more!

In this episode you will hear about:

  • Some of the amazing entrepreneurial/scientific/athletic achievements of today’s youth
  • The unprecedented connectivity of modern technology and social movements on a global scale
  • Developing talent in young people
  • Uniting characteristics of gifted millenials
  • Getting paid to do what you love
  • Media coverage of millennials
  • Millennial “narcissism”
  • Alternatives to traditional education
  • The millenial’s unique opportunity to form a more tolerant and understanding culture
  • The importance of finding your passion and using your gifts for something larger than yourself
 

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“Jared Kleinert is currently the 19 year old co-founder of 2 Billion Under 20, Founder of Kleinert Ventures, a marketing consulting firm whose clients include #1 NYT Bestselling authors, Olympians, start-ups, and Fortune 500s, Jared is an international public speaker discussing Millennial empowerment, youth entrepreneurship, community-building, and more on TEDx stages and in corporate boardrooms. He’s shared the stage with various thought leaders including Kevin Harrington from ABC’s Shark Tank, Les Brown, and international recording artist Pitbull. Kleinert was previously an early team member at enterprise software start-up 15Five, as well as edtech start-up Learnist, and successfully started (and spectacularly failed) two start-ups of his own at 15 and 16 years old. At 17, he was named the “Definition of Social Entrepreneur” by Forbes, and has since also appeared in Fast Company, Techcrunch, Business Insider, Huffington Post, and other media outlets.” -Blurb taken from Amazon.com

Susan Cain and the Quiet Revolution: Unlocking the Power of Introverts

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Best-selling author Susan Cain shares her personal philosophy and the research that started a movement to empower introverts! For this episode, we wanted to share ourselves – We discuss our values, epiphanies and perspectives on the good life. We also shed light on introversion across a range of topics, including vocations, testing and the differences between scientific and cultural conceptualizations of introversion.

In this episode you will hear about:

  • The liberation and power that comes from expressing your authentic self
  • The importance of storytelling in science
  • Susan’s own experience of realizing she is an introvert
  • Scott’s life experiment to become an extrovert
  • Traits and characteristics of introverts/extroverts
  • Well-being as a multi-dimensional construct
  • The Happiness Machine thought experiment – Would you plug in?
  • Quiet emotions like tranquility and contentment
  • What sorts of jobs introverts tend towards
  • Generalized psychological trends vs. individual differences
  • Tension between the scientific definitions vs. cultural definitions of introversion
  • The love of a quest for knowledge
  • The Quiet Revolution!!
 

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“Susan Cain is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution LLC and the author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business. Cain’s book was the subject of a TIME Magazine cover story, and her writing has appeared in the The New York TimesThe AtlanticThe Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 11 million times. Cain has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, the S.E.C., Harvard, Yale, West Point and the US Naval Academy. She received Harvard Law School’s Celebration Award for Thought Leadership, the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and was named one of the world’s top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. Magazine. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons.” -Blurb taken from The quiet revolution