Douglas Rushkoff is the author of; ‘Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now’, ‘Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity’ as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including ‘Program or Be Programmed’, ‘Media Virus’ and ‘Life Inc’. He is a Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics and made the television documentaries ‘Generation Like’, ‘Merchants of Cool’, ‘The Persuaders’, and ‘Digital Nation’ and lectures about media, society, and economics all around the world.

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Maneesh Sethi is an international bestselling author and internet entrepreneur who is one of the worlds foremost experts on the subject of habits and has given keynotes on this subject to numerous audiences including London’s Royal Society of Medicine. He is also the Founder and CEO of Pavlok, a wearable wristband that trains your habits.

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Today I’m speaking with Sean Stephenson, A.K.A ‘The 3 Foot Giant’. When Sean was born doctors predicted he would die within 24 hours because of a rare disorder that stunted his growth and caused his bones to be extremely fragile and prone to damage. By the time he was 18 he had broken more than 200 bones in his body and simple things like sneezing could result in a fractured collar bone. Despite these huge challenges he decided he wasn’t going to just survive he was going to have a remarkable life. He has since inspired millions of people around the globe including President Clinton, Sir Richard Branson and his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. He’s appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Biography Channel did a 1 hour feature on his life, he has written loads of books and spoken at countless countries all around the world.

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When Kristen Hadeed was a junior in college she founded a company by mistake, what started as a way to make enough money to buy a pair of jeans she wanted quickly turned into something way bigger. She had no idea that her little side project would turn into a career. At 21 Kristen turned down a 6 figure job in finance to continue growing her company which now has 2 locations and more than 500 employees. She is well known for her TEDx talk entitled: “How to Retire by 20,” which has more than 1.7 million views and she recently landed a book deal in hopes to continue spreading her message. She spends most of her time traveling the country speaking to college students about leadership and corporations about engaging millennials.

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Born and raised in South Africa during the apartheid years, Bruce Muzik spent 6 months living in a local township (ghetto) as the only white man in a community of 100,000 black Africans. This experience touched him profoundly and inspired him to dedicate his life to teaching. He is a best selling author, seminar leader and coach with more than 20 years experience. He has built a reputation as the guy marriage therapists refer their toughest clients to and is sometimes even referred to as “The Couples Whisperer”. Bruce is convinced that even the toughest relationship problems can be fixed with the right help. His TEDx talk has more than 1 and a half million views and his work has been featured on the BBC and Financial Times to name just a few.

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