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Why Not Now? with Amy Jo Martin

You know that thing you've been thinking about doing? Why Not Now? Amy Jo Martin, a New York Times Best-Selling Author and Personal Branding pioneer, created this show because she believes the world will be a better place if more people ask themselves, "Why Not Now?". Each episode you'll hear from Amy Jo herself and a professional Why Notter - guests like Mark Cuban, Jessica Alba, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Billy Corgan and more - and learn how they answered the question then took action, so you can too.
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Dec 22, 2016
Shannon Lee, daughter of global icon Bruce Lee, is responsible for managing her father's legacy. No pressure. She is innovating the lens we use to understand Bruce Lee and his philosophies. Many people know Bruce Lee as the Hollywood star and kung-fu fighting martial artist and Shannon is shedding light on his strong relevance beyond entertainment and martial arts. Shannon is a mom, CEO, entrepreneur, singer, writer and former actress.
Show Notes:
  • We talk through Shannon's Why Not Now moment, when her mom asked her if she wanted to manage her dad's legacy.
  • If Shannon could ask her dad or tell her dad one more thing. What would that be?
  • The huge challenge Shannon faced at the very beginning of her role in managing her dad's brand.
  • Shannon's favorite Bruce Lee quote
  • How does the Bruce Lee philosophy apply to entrepreneurs?
  • Shannon talks about harmonious individuality.
  • Shannon's new Why Not Now? (I've been so excited about this!)

Books & Websites Mentioned:

 

Learn more about Shannon: https://brucelee.com/shannon-lee

Follow Shannon: https://www.instagram.com/therealshannonlee/

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Dec 14, 2016
Emily Nolan found herself lying on an operating table in the middle of a life or death Why Not Now? moment. She had modeled at 16 different sizes and lived a life in pursuit of being "pretty" until she realized that nothing would ever be enough. Emily now practices radical honesty and self-acceptance. We talk through how she got to a point where she feels healthy in her Earth Suit. We discuss the impact our culture around beauty has on society. Emily said, "Our culture wants us to never have an end game. To always buy, consume and to never have enough and to live in the future of an idea of what we could be - and that idea is always better than what we are now. But in truth, is it?"
 
Books Mentioned:
You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
The One Thing by Gary Keller
 
 

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Dec 7, 2016
Joel Stein is a journalist known for his comedic and controversial style. He says (and writes) what many of us are thinking but would never say out loud. We discuss the role humor plays in answering the Why Not Now? question. Joel has a sophomoric humor column in TIME that now appears in the magazine every week. He’s written for way too many media outlets to list and has been fired from quite a few. Joel shares his gold when it comes to writing tips. (Honestly! Some of the best I've ever heard.)
 
 
Show Notes:
  • Joel's Why Not Now? moment. Choosing between law school or journalism. The factors that came into play when deciding between the two very difference paths.
  • What happened when Joel interviewed Ellen Degeneres about the lesbian fish in the Finding Dory movie.
  • Joel reached out to an internet troll, who had been trolling him for a long time, and invited her to lunch. They met up! How did it go down?
  • The time George Clooney came to dinner at Joel's home and they ended up in the attic with a flashlight.
  • Joel shares the best writing tips I've ever come across.
  • We discuss writer's block. It's not a thing according to Joel. "It's like workout block." Writers block is actually something else.
  • What does personal branding have to do with a person's funeral? We discuss.
  • Joel's new book. Real talk about the challenges and how Joel works through road blocks.
  • Can a person learn how to writer with humor? Yes. Joel shares how.
  • How to find your writing voice. Incredible suggestion on how to do this.
  • What advice Joel would give to his younger self?

Books Mentioned:

 

Learn more about Joel: https://www.thejoelstein.com/

Follow Joel: https://www.instagram.com/thejoelstein/

 

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Nov 30, 2016
Natalie Panek is a rocket scientist. (The real kind.) She's also a pilot and an explorer who lives and breathes perseverance. She was rejected from a NASA program four times and then decided to give them a call and ask why. This Why Not Now? moment of bravery helped shape her story. Natalie has accomplished all of these things before the age of 30 and she's just getting started. Next goal? Becoming an astronaut.

 

Learn more about Natalie: https://thepanekroom.com/

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Nov 23, 2016
Jon M. Chu is a Hollywood director. You’ve likely seen some of his work on the big screen. He directed G.I. Joe Retaliation, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Step Up 2, Now You See Me 2 and many other blockbusters. In this episode, Jon talks about a profound moment in his childhood when he not only asked himself Why Not Now? but also sold the idea to his mom. It was a conversation that changed the whole trajectory of his life. Jon shares a time when he asked Steven Spielberg how he would know when he's a director. Steven's response has guided Jon since. As for Jon’s current Why not Now? - He had to do one thing to nudge him forward. This is something that applies to many of us. Once we pull this trigger, we’re off and we have momentum. Jon shares his secret that will help spark action toward your own Why Not Now?

Show Notes:

  • Jon shares a critical Why Not Now? moment he experienced in the middle of the night during high school.
  • Instead of writing papers in high school, Jon convinced his teachers to let him submit videos.
  • How Jon has navigated through moments of drought in the early days of his career.
  • The wisdom Steven Spielberg gave to Jon at a young age.
  • The impact growing up in Silicon Valley had on Jon's career as a director.
  • The role social media has played within the process of film making. Literally how Jon has used social media during the production of films.
  • The future of technology and film making.
  • What Jon would tell his younger self.

Books Mentioned:

 

Follow Jon: https://www.instagram.com/jonmchu/

 

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Nov 16, 2016
Dr. Jen Welter is the first female NFL coach. She didn't ask permission or get an invite to be the first, she plowed her way through to making history. Literally. The 5'2" Jen Welter was also the first woman to play a "contact" position in a male dominant sport when she played on the Texas Revolution team. Her story about how she got the job coaching with the Arizona Cardinals is somethings we can all learn from. Someone has to be first. "Why Not Now? Why Not Me?" Oh, and Jen has her PhD in psychology. She's kind of a big deal.

Show Notes:

  • Jen shares her journey that led to a history-making Why Not Now? moment.
  • Tales from the time Jen became the first female to play contact position in men's professional football.
  • The role Jen's mentors played in helping her navigate through something that's never been done.
  • Who took a chance on Jen?
  • What was "locker room talk" sound like when she was a player and coach.
  • What advice Jen would give to someone who wanted to do something that hasn't been done.

Book & Websites mentioned:

 

Learn more about Jen: https://www.jenwelter.com/

Follow Jen: https://www.instagram.com/welter47/

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Nov 9, 2016

Andy is the co-Founder and voice of the fast-growing mediation app that I use daily called Headspace. The former Buddhist monk who also has a degree in circus arts now has more than 10 million users listening to voice through guided meditation. Whether you've never meditated or you practice daily, I think you'll find Andy's approach refreshing, valuable and unmatched. He has a very real-life and innovative way of helping others become more mindful.

Show Notes:

  • Why Andy has an unexpected tough time with recalling a Why Not Now? moment.
  • We talk through the moment Andy decided he was going to move and train to become a Buddhist monk.
  • The correlation between minds wandering and unhappiness.
  • The impact meditation has on kids and the new Headspace for Kids offering
  • The difference between exercise and meditation.
  • The difference between praying and meditating.
  • What Andy would tell his younger self.

Book & Websites mentioned:

 

Learn more about Andy: https://www.headspace.com/andy-puddicombe

Follow Andy: https://www.instagram.com/andypuddicombe/

 

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Nov 2, 2016
Maureen Sherry spent 12 years on Wall Street and became the youngest Managing Director at one of the biggest investment firms in the world. She navigated through the mortgage crisis and frat party, bro-culture environment while being a mother, wife and sole breadwinner in her family. She has stories to tell. Reese Witherspoon has optioned Maureen's book, Opening Belle, and is making a movie out of the book. The story is equal parts fascinating, comical, inspiring and shocking. Reese will play Maureen on the big screen. This tale is a powerful tool in helping women progress in the workplace.
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Show Notes:

  • Maureen talks about spending 12 years on Wall Street as a young women navigating through a bro-culture.
  • Maureen's Why Not Now? moment and why she decided to leave Wall Street.
  • Advice for women.
  • Why Maureen didn’t sign non-disclosure when she left her investment firm.
  • How she keeps her mind healthy.
  • Something Maureen has been thinking about doing that would be the first of its kind.
  • What Maureen is reading right now.
  • What keeps Maureen up at night.

Book & Websites mentioned:

 

Learn more about Maureen: https://www.maureensherry.com/

Follow Maureen: https://www.instagram.com/maureensherrybooks/

 

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Oct 26, 2016
Everyone told Chris he was crazy when he quit his perfect gig at Google, leaving a pile of money behind. He put his first investment on a credit card and trusted his gut all the way to the bank. Twitter, Uber and Instagram are just a few of the gems Chris spotted before they were on everyone's radar. How did he do it? Why did he do it? He shares some of his gold in this episode.
 

Learn more about Chris: https://chrissacca.com/

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Oct 20, 2016
The unknown option in the 2016 Presidential Election. Evan McMullin just recently entered the race. Evan, former CIA operative, decided to run for president late in the game in order to stand up for what he believes. He's a 40-year old counter-terrorism expert that has a unique POV to share. Regardless of your political beliefs and mine, it's inspiring to witness someone who asks themselves, "Why Not Now run for President of the United States?" at the 11th hour in order to give voters another option. Is it a long shot that he'll win? Yep. Is it possible though? Yep. And it's quite honorable in my humble, patriotic, opinion.
 

Follow Evan: https://twitter.com/evanmcmullin

 

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Oct 13, 2016
Tony Hsieh. Zappos.com CEO. Pickle Lover. Visionary. Humble. Entrapreneur. Author. Tony sold his first company at age 26 for $265 million. Yet that wasn't his biggest win to date. His most notable successes, which we discuss in the show, have nothing to do with money. 

Show Notes

  • Tony’s recalled Why Not Now? moment revolves around a pizza business, not zappos.com
  • How Tony tackles big projects.
  • Science of Happiness and the three types of happiness.
  • What it's like to live in an airstream trailer park with two alpacas
  • What happened when Tony realized he was dreading going to work at his first internet company
  • Insight into Tony’s decision-making process. Art and Science.
  • Training your intuition.
  • Thoughts on chasing unicorns (real ones and those in Silicon Valley)
  • Yesterbox. Tony’s unique email management methodology
  • A new form of meditation invested by Mr. Hsieh himself.
  • The most underestimated technology trend.
  • The ultimate tool for keeping your Why Not Now? top of mind.
  • Number one piece of advice.

Book & Websites mentioned:

 

Learn more about Tony: https://www.deliveringhappiness.com/tony-hsieh

Follow Tony: https://www.instagram.com/downtowntony/

 

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Oct 6, 2016
Kathryn Budig is an OG yogi, if ya know what I mean. She was teaching yoga before it was cool and trendy. She's an incredible athlete and her list of accolades goes on and on but what I admire the most about Kathryn is that she's the real deal. She has zero ability to fake anything. She tells it like it is and shares her struggles just as much as her moments of joy. Whether you're a yoga fan or not (I'm personally not a huge yoga enthusiast) you can learn from Kathryn's wisdom.
 

Learn more about Kathryn: http://www.kathrynbudig.com/

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Sep 29, 2016
Scott is the new kind of baller. He was once a night club promoter who sold selfishness and decadence to people while chasing models and doing drugs. Now, as the founder of charity: water, he has impacted 6.1 million lives and raised $200 million to provide clean drinking water to people in developing nations. His story is colorful. It's a true testament of how much we can turn our lives around if we ask Why Not Now?

Show Notes:

  • Scott shares his journey that led to a life-changing Why Not Now? (3:56)
  • Where Scott ended up when he grabbed the bible, a bottle of Dewars, rented a blue Ford Mustang and drove north seeking a radical change. (7:44)
  • Scott offered to help many charities and he was rejected. (9:30)
  • What advice Scott would give to someone who wants to overhaul their life. Do a complete 180. (14:56)
  • Scott talks about the number one most common takeaway people have after visiting developing countries. He has taken 350 people to various developing countries and he’s been to Ethiopia 27 times. (16:55)
  • I share one of the most impactful moments of my life with Scott. (22:08)
  • How Scott keeps his mind healthy. (23:50)
  • How Scott and his team have been able to raise $200 million in 10 years. (24:20)

Book & Website mentioned:

 

Learn more about Scott: https://www.charitywater.org/about/scott-harrison-story

Follow Scott: https://www.instagram.com/scottharrison/

 

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Sep 22, 2016

Cover of Forbes. Netflix TV Show. Nasty Gal Founder and the original #GirlBoss. Sophia Amoruso is a self-made badass. She shares how she started as the CEO of her bedroom and has Why Notted her way to building a $100 million company. Sophia shares how she navigated through the world of venture capital as a female founder and what she’s learned. We discuss social media and being real vs. just showing your highlight reel. Sophia is working on another big endeavor and that’s the Girl Boss TV show which will be on Netflix soon!

The first 200 listeners to rate and leave an honest review of the Why Not Now? podcast on iTunes get a free month subscription to Headspace and a signed copy of my NY Times Bestseller, Renegades Write the Rules. See below for details.

Show Notes:

  • Sophia’s Why Not Now moment when she was a Campus Safety Host at an art school and it involved her MySpace days. (4:08)
  • The story behind how the Why Not Now? podcast came about and how Sophia inspired me to act upon my own Why Not Now? (6:06)
  • Sophia shares the journey she went through from being the CEO of her bedroom to raising money for Nasty Gal. (7:12)
  • The challenge about Why Not Now? and choosing what not to do. Focus. (7:58)
  • Sophia now has a $100 million company. We discuss funding for female entrepreneurs – the process, challenges and Sophia’s advice. (9:15)
  • Did Sophia feel she was treated any differently while raising money because she’s a woman? (10:18)
  • The one piece of advice Sophia has gotten more than any other. (13:56)
  • Sophia’s top time management tip. (16:36)
  • A rouge Instagram account Sophia is considering starting. Real Life vs. Highlight Reel. (18:27)
  • #Girlboss is becoming a TV show on Netflix! Sophia shares the scoop. (20:37)
  • Sophia’s current Why Not Now? that she’s been considering. (21:12)
  • What’s Sophia reading right now? (23:55)
  • What keeps Sophia up at night? (25:09)
  • What advice would Sophia give to her younger self? (25:58)

Book & Website mentioned:

 

Follow Sophia: https://www.instagram.com/sophiaamoruso/

 

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Sep 15, 2016

Lewis Howes is a former professional athlete turned entrepreneur. He’s gone from sleeping on his sister’s couch in Ohio to building an online empire. The coolest things about Lewis though, in my humble opinion, is that his hustle-factor IS his differentiating factor. And he gives the best bear hugs! Lewis is doing some very important work and you’ll want to hear about what he’s up to. Guaranteed inspiration.

Learn more about Lewis: https://lewishowes.com/

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Sep 6, 2016

Julie Foudy is an Olympic gold medalist, soccer hall of famer, ESPN sports broadcaster and women’s sports pioneer. She's also doing important work as an advocate for women's rights and children's rights. We discuss everything from sports to equal pay and the important role men play in reaching gender equality.

  • Julie’s Why Not Now? moment that played a huge role in shaping the future for women in sports. (4:17)
  • What happened when Julie and her team asked, "Why isn’t there a Women’s World Cup and why isn’t there women’s soccer in the Olympics?" (5:39)
  • How Julie gained the courage to stand up to the Federation. (7:42)
  • The role that Billie Jean King played to innovate women in sports not only for tennis but also soccer. (9:15)
  • Julie’s advice to women who are wanting to speak out at work about equal pay and other gender equality issues but they’re afraid of losing their jobs or backlash in general. (13:40)
  • How Julie Foudy embraces fear. (15:21)
  • What Julie has learned from her advocacy of equal pay for women in sports and how that applies to women in business. (17:10)
  • Using your sense of humor as a strategy. “Fail, laugh and repeat.” (18:00)
  • What is it about women who are able to accelerate the process of breaking through in business, sports or life? (19:24)
  • Ways we can bring data and numbers into the conversation about women equality and specific data that is useful in starting the conversation about women equality and equal pay. (22:44)
  • Are quotas the answer for kick starting a faster pace toward gender equity? What’s happened when Norway, Germany and France implemented diversity quotas. (23:55)
  • We discuss the topic of male mentors and their role in reaching equality. Specific examples of companies that are encouraging more men to mentor women. (25:25)
  • How does Julie get comfortable with being uncomfortable? (30:51)
  • How does Julie keep her mind healthy? (35:17)
  • Julie talks about her recent Why Not Now? moment and the what sparked her to take action. (37:50)
  • Julie’s all-time favorite book. (44:40)
  • What keeps Julie up at night? (45:13)
  • What would Julie tell her younger self? You might be surprised to hear her answer! (46:12)

 

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Sep 6, 2016

Troy Aikman is a 3x Super Bowl champ and NFL hall of fame athletic badass. In this episode we get to know all sides of Troy from being a father to two teenage daughters to some unexpected Why Not Now? ideas Troy has for the future.

  • Troy talks through a profound Why Not Now moment. A critical decision that he credits for paving his way to the NFL and shaping his future as we now know it. (4:45)
  • Troy shares his thoughts on whether or not to seek advice when making big decisions. (7:08)
  • Barry Switzer and Troy have one of the most important conversations of his career. (8:05)
  • Does Troy Aikman consider himself a risk-taker? (9:56)
  • The tale of the Gatorade bottle and sweat band my cousin and I got from Troy in the mid 90’s during a spring training camp at UT Austin. Full circle story! (10:36)
  • Troy shares his thoughts on the topic of social media as a parent of two teenage daughters. (13:00)
  • We discuss social media highlight reels vs. real life. (15:37)
  • What happened when Troy’s daughter told him she’s not going to be a professional athlete. Powerful learning moment for father and daughter. (16:03)
  • How Troy decides when to let things happen and when to make them happen. (19:35)
  • Troy talks about his practice in mindfulness and meditation. (20:45)
  • The single best thing Troy has ever done for himself. (23:03)
  • The difference between playing not to lose and playing to win. How it’s applicable to sports and business.  (28:55)
  • A time Bill Belichick did something nearly everyone criticized except Troy believes it specifically defines the greatness of Bill and why he’s one of the greatest coaches of all time. (30:09)
  • Troy talks about retiring from playing football and how it impacted his identity when he retired from the NFL. (33:22)
  • Troy’s stance on the topic of concussions in sports. (37:00)
  • Troy talks about two current life Why Not Now’s he’s ready to tackle. You might be surprised. (40:04)
  • What’s Troy reading right now? And his all-time favorite book. (46:35)
  • What keeps Troy up at night? (47:20)
  • What advice would Troy give to his younger self? (47:34)

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Sep 6, 2016

Also known as the "Why Guy", Simon Sinek's TED talk has 28 million views! He's an author, speaker and one of the most brilliant people I've ever met. Simon helps individuals, brands and communities find their WHY - why they do what they do. In this episode we talk through how Simon helped me find my WHY as well!  Show notes are below.

 

What to expect:

  • Simon talks through a critical moment when he had to ask himself ‘Why Not Now’? And the rest, as he says, was history. His life changed forever. (3:56)
  • When Simon randomly found himself in a meeting with the Iraqi Ambassador. (5:00)
  • Simon’s philosophy on advice-giving. “I found myself forced to take my own advice.” Simon explains. (7:32)
  • Simon’s all-time favorite book that he loves to gift. In fact, we talk about when he gave me two copies of this book and then what happened. (8:56)
  • The most common snag or roadblock that happens after people or brands identify their WHY. (11:21)
  • What happens when you land on your WHY but don’t do anything with it.  (13:50)
  • Why Simon’s message is START with WHY vs. Find your WHY or Live your WHY. (14:29)
  • What message has Simon written on his bathroom mirror? (15:42)
  • Do WHYs change over time? (15:58)
  • Simon talks about kids and their WHY. What age is too young and what are the pros/cons to Starting with WHY young? (18:24)
  • My WHY. What happened when Simon talked me through my WHY and the process he goes through when helping someone discover their WHY. (20:11)
  • Companies/brands have WHYs. Do countries have WHYs?
  • What is America’s WHY and how does it play a role in political elections relative to the various political parties and specific candidate WHYs? (23:24)
  • The general differences between how the Democratic and Republican parties arrive at the United States WHY. (25:14)
  • How to apply your WHY, the country’s WHY and a candidate’s WHY to your decision-making process in deciding who to vote for. (26:00)
  • The difference between standing FOR something versus AGAINST something. (26:20)
  • The relationship and dynamic between meditation and WHY. (28:50)
  • The general differences between how the Democratic and Republican parties arrive at the United States WHY. (25:14)
  • Brainstorming and the value of allowing our minds to wonder and wander. (30:00)
  • Simon shares how he approaches getting started after recently asking himself Why Not Now? (35:42)
  • What is Simon’s current Why Not Now? (40:08)
  • What’s Simon reading right now? (42:22)
  • What keeps Simon up at night? (44:07)
  • Pirates or Ninjas. Who’s tougher? (44:32)
  • What advice would Simon give to his younger self? (44:56)

 

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Sep 6, 2016

In this first episode I chat with Mark Cuban as he sits poolside in Vegas. You may know Mark from watching Shark Tank on TV or as the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. He's an outspoken, no BS kinda guy who went from bartender to billionaire. We chat about business, sports, politics, tech and no topic is off limits.

  • Mark talks about his Why Not Now moment when he got fired from one of his first jobs and he had a critical decision to make. 
  • Broke as a joke, Mark knew he couldn’t get any poorer when he was living with six guys in three-bedroom apartment so he ...
  • Comical story about the first time I met Mark and the state he was in at the time.
  • A Why Not Now moment of my own, inspired by Mark and the NBA. 
  • What moment stands out the most to Mark given all of the success, toys and journeys he has experienced. 
  • Mark shares his time management philosophy including how he reads three hours a day. 
  • How Mark keeps his mind and body healthy. Sometimes that includes just looking up. 
  • How Mark decides when to make things happen vs. let them happen. 
  • Mark explains his unique formula for business communication throughout the day and how the number of calls he takes in a day is typically zero. 
  • We have a lively discussion on politics.
  • Will Mark run for President someday?
  • Mark candidly evaluates each of the two current presidential candidates. No filter. 
  • Why Donald Trump has fallen down in Mark’s opinion. 
  • We discuss one of Mark’s secret weapon - RTFM ‘Read the F’n Manual’ 
  • How how can we attract the best and brightest talent to public office by making it less difficult for them to get on the presidential ticket. 
  • A strategy for disrupting the traditional political party system and structure. 
  • Discussion on artificial intelligence vs. human level intelligence. What to expect and when.
  • We discuss laws around machine learning. Technology and its impact on life, biology and evolution. 
  • How can we accelerate the pace toward gender equality? 
  • Mark shares his thought on gender equality. Also his opinion on companies and leaders, such as Salesforce and Elon Musk, who are evaluating their company’s salaries to identify gender pay gaps 
  • Why Mark supports female-run businesses. 
  • Mark’s Shark Tank strategy on the show. Specifically, when he decides to talk and why. 
  • Mark’s top negotiating tips. They’re unique, powerful and unexpected. You’re going to want to hear these. 
  • We discuss negative vs. positive content online and within social media. Mark shares how he believes we can shift the negative energy online. 
  • The topic of trolls on social media. The lack of trolling on Snap Chat and why Mark likes to troll Trump. 
  • Has Mark played Pokemon GO? And is he playing poolside in Vegas while he does this interview? 
  • How Mark goes about pre-meditating his fines by the NBA before he does something to get fined. Cost-benefit analysis. 
  • Mark’s shares is thoughts on the potential for certain pro sports expansion teams. Specifically, in Vegas and Pittsburg. 
  • We talk through something Mark’s been considering doing that he hasn’t done yet. He says, “Why Not Now?” 
  • The first thing Mark would do if he were the CEO of Twitter today. 
  • What keeps Mark up at night? 
  • What advice Mark would give to his younger self? 

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