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Reviews: 17

James smith
 Jul 18, 2020
Superb podcast series, very informative, insightful and intelligent... Opens the mind and makes you think more.

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 Jul 4, 2020
among those who claim to manly content, this is the best one

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 Jun 17, 2020


 May 29, 2020
Mizrahi's voice will be the death of this podcast! I don't know the guy but he has the most arrogant annoying voice paired with a lisp that makes me wanna punch my phone in the face. I usually skipped the few episodes where he was on, but now?


 Feb 11, 2020

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(Apple's Best of 2018) In-depth conversations with people at the top of their game. Jordan Harbinger unpacks guests' wisdom into practical nuggets you can use to impact your work, life, and relationships. Learn from leaders (Ray Dalio, Simon Sinek, Mark Cuban), entertainers (Moby, Tip "T.I." Harris, Dennis Quaid), scientists (Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye), athletes (Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Tony Hawk) and an eclectic array of fascinating minds, from art forgers and arms traffickers to spies and psychologists.

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408: Chris Hadfield | An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
01:25:01

Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) is an engineer, former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, retired astronaut, the first Canadian to walk in space, and author of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth and The Darkest Dark.

What We Discuss with Chris Hadfield:

  • The difference between "I want to be" and "I want to turn myself into."
  • Enjoying small victories along a path of preparation and personal growth vs. grand "make it or break it" expectations.
  • How intense is imposter syndrome for a newly selected astronaut?
  • What's the astronaut's (as well as earthling's) best antidote for fear?
  • What really happens when you sneeze in space?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/408

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Sep 24, 2020
407: Mosab Hassan Yousef | The Green Prince of Hamas
01:21:09

Mosab Hassan Yousef grew up as the son of a Hamas co-founder, then worked undercover with Israel security service Shin Bet to root out terrorist plots. He is the author of Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Unthinkable Choices and is featured in the documentary The Green Prince.

What We Discuss with Mosab Hassan Yousef:

  • What it was like growing up in one of the first families of Palestinian terrorist group Hamas -- and why Mosab considers it "the greatest school of [his] life."
  • The turning point when Mosab no longer saw Hamas as the "good" guys.
  • How Mosab dealt with the loneliness of working undercover for Israeli intelligence against his former friends and family.
  • What Mosab feels about the well-meaning but -- he believes to be misguided -- "free Palestine" movement.
  • What prompted Mosab to get out of undercover work and chronicle his story for others to read (and watch on television).
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/407

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Sep 22, 2020
406: My Custody Battle with an Escort Ex | Feedback Friday
01:01:41

You wound up fathering a child during a relationship with an escort-turned-very-wealthy madam, but struggle with constant custody battles since you're not the one running a cash-only business. How can you ensure justice prevails for the sake of your child -- who endured quite a few possibly traumatic "bring your kid to work" days in your ex's care? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/406

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How can you communicate effectively and convey emotion through a mask in the age of COVID-19?
  • How can you prevail in a custody battle with your wealthy escort-turned-madam ex when legal fees are bankrupting you?
  • Even though it's a life goal, you don't feel ready to accept the role of CFO you've been offered and it's filling you with dread instead of elation. How do you proceed cautiously without blowing a possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?
  • Your mother-in-law gets jealous if you and your spouse spend too much time with your family, and it causes friction at home. What can you do to make her realize that closeness with your family is not a crime?
  • As a manager, you find that if you give your senior-level employees too much direction, they don't like being micromanaged. But if you're not super specific with your expectations, they tend to drop the ball and not manage their time well. How do you strike the right balance in leadership?
  • In the workplace, how do you change subjects gracefully when you feel uncomfortable with someone oversharing or asking intrusive questions?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Sep 18, 2020
405: Harri Hursti | The Cyber War on America's Elections
01:07:03

Harri Hursti (@HarriHursti) is an ethical hacker and researcher, co-founder of Nordic Innovation Labs, and has been featured in the HBO documentaries Hacking Democracy and Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections.

What We Discuss with Harri Hursti:

  • Who's trying to hack our elections and why.
  • Why all Americans lose if we allow enemies of the state to tamper with our election results -- even if our "side" emerges victorious this time around.
  • Why electronic voting machines are more vulnerable to fraudulent manipulation than mail-in ballots and other forms of voting that leave an auditable paper trail.
  • What we know about hacking strategies that have worked on other countries -- because every single NATO country has had Russian interference in their election.
  • How fostering the public's eroding trust in our election system is the ultimate goal of our enemies.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/405

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Sep 17, 2020
404: Guy Raz | How I Built This
01:01:59

Guy Raz (@guyraz) hosts popular podcasts How I Built This and TED Radio Hour, and he's the author of How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World's Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs.

What We Discuss with Guy Raz:

  • Guy's number one secret to getting a great interview.
  • What's the one teachable quality all entrepreneurs seem to have in common?
  • How much truth is there to the American folk tale that opportunity comes to anyone who's just willing to put in the work?
  • What a guest has to gain by being asked difficult questions during an interview.
  • Why countries that make a concerted effort to confront the uncomfortable passages from their own history books become stronger and better.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/404

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Sep 15, 2020
403: My Best Friend’s Cheating Ex | Feedback Friday
00:56:04

How can you still be supportive of the friend you love when they're still trying to work things out with a cheating ex you'd like to strangle? We'll look into this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/403

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How can you still be supportive of the friend you love when they're still trying to work things out with a cheating ex you'd like to strangle?
  • You accidentally eavesdropped on a pair of clients engaging in carnal relations over Zoom when they thought they were signed out. Should you let them know you heard everything or just let it go?
  • How can you dig the well before you're thirsty when all you're hearing is the sound of your network's crickets?
  • As a highly praised female in a male-dominated industry, how can you make it clear you expect to make as much as your male predecessor -- with the title to match -- without coming off as pushy?
  • Working from home during this quarantine has been an incredibly positive and productive experience, but your company is old school and itching to get back to business as usual in the office. What might you do to keep living the quarandream?
  • This LinkedIn "mentorship" contact you got suckered into having a conversation with is definitely a scam, right?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Sep 11, 2020
402: Cheryl Strayed | Creativity, Meltdowns, and Leaving It All Behind
01:18:31

Cheryl Strayed (@CherylStrayed) co-hosts the Dear Sugars podcast and is the award-winning author of several books, including Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.

What We Discuss with Cheryl Strayed:

  • Why sometimes the only way to do something right is to do some things wrong.
  • Why we give our best advice to others even when we can't follow through with it for ourselves.
  • The value of surrendering to your own mediocrity in order to finish what you've started.
  • How to avoid getting trapped in the need for other people's approval.
  • What Cheryl really means when she says "Don't let your dreams ruin your life."
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/402

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Sep 10, 2020
401: Robert Wittman | The Undercover Hunt for Stolen Art
01:27:17

Robert Wittman (@robertwittman) is the former senior investigator/creator of the FBI's national art crime team and author of Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures.

What We Discuss with Robert Wittman:

  • Why criminal and terrorist organizations find art less risky to smuggle than contraband like cash, drugs, or guns.
  • The three things that make an art piece valuable: provenance, authenticity, and good title.
  • Why the US has only relatively recently begun to take art crime seriously, whereas Italy's art crime team has a freaking submarine!
  • Simple but effective tactics for remaining undercover without arousing suspicion from the targets.
  • Why losing his fear instinct was a clear signal for Robert to retire from undercover work for good.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/401

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Sep 08, 2020
400: The Doggy Doo-Doo Debacle | Feedback Friday
01:04:38

Instead of hounding your neighbor for letting his pooch poop in your yard, you've instituted a pawsive-aggressive campaign of terrier against them. But what's the best way to solve the problem before somebody gets seriously ruffed up? Retriever the answer to this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/400

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Were we off-base with our advice to the person who romantically matched with a mask-refusing COVID-19 denier a couple of weeks back?
  • Your neighbor's in the doghouse and doesn't even know it for letting his convivial canine crap all over your yard. What's the best way to preserve peace between your houses?
  • You were raised to care about others and your community, but it's never made you rich. Should you raise your child to be the kind of person who puts himself first -- even if it sometimes means stepping on others to get ahead?
  • You're working in a system where networking and name recognition are just as important as being good at your job, but you have a plan to move across the country five to 10 years in the future. How would you start building that network now?
  • Happily married for two years with thoughts of having children ahead, you're still trying to agree on a last name to share, even though you're both attached to the ones you already have. What kind of resolution do we suggest?
  • As a methodical consultant, you consistently put in more than your approved billable hours and eat the time as part of doing business with budget-conscious, mid-tier companies. But is there a better way?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

Sep 04, 2020
399: Jennifer L. Eberhardt | The Science of Why We're Biased
01:24:48

Jennifer L. Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford University whose research explores race, bias, and inequality; she is the author of Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do.

What We Discuss with Jennifer L. Eberhardt:

  • What's going on in the brain that creates and maintains bias.
  • How bias can alter what we feel and even what we see.
  • How bias is contagious, and why we may have evolved bias in the first place.
  • Why bias doesn’t just hurt the person who is on the receiving end of it.
  • How we can spot bias in ourselves and act to mitigate it.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/399

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Sep 03, 2020
398: Danny Trejo | Inmate #1
01:03:10

Danny Trejo (@officialDannyT) is an instantly-recognizable actor, producer, and restauranteur with a resume that includes crime, hard time, and battling his own addictions while helping troubled youth overcome theirs. His latest project is the documentary Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo.

What We Discuss with Danny Trejo:

  • What it was once like for Danny to ponder if he was doing robberies to support his drug habit, or doing drugs to support his robbery habit.
  • How Danny got his act together after spending 10 years in and out of every prison in California.
  • How Danny walked onto a Hollywood movie set as a drug counselor and left as a bona fide actor.
  • Why Danny doesn't do his own stunts.
  • How Danny has maintained sobriety for over 50 years -- and continues to help others maintain theirs.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/398

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Sep 01, 2020
397: My Future vs. My Special Needs Sister | Feedback Friday
00:50:45

You've been helping your single mom care for your special needs sister for 19 years, but you're 24 now and need to set out on your own life. How do you cope with the guilt you're feeling for putting your needs first for perhaps the first time, ever? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/397

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • You've been helping your single mom care for your special needs sister for 19 years, but you're 24 now and need to set out on your own life. How do you cope with the guilt you're feeling for putting your needs first for perhaps the first time, ever?
  • As a skillful, reliable contractor who has worked on an as-needed basis with several companies for six years, how do you ask for a raise without making it seem like an ultimatum?
  • Is it possible to maintain friendships with people you've known your whole life but who differ from you not only in matters of opinion and lifestyle choices, but core values?
  • You're at a point in your career where you want to focus on your target market, but you don't want your peers to think you're brushing your rejects off on them. When you're in a small industry where word travels fast, how do you nicely decline to work with someone?
  • You've applied for a job that seems like a great fit, but you're concerned your criminal record might be an issue during the interview in spite of having drastically turned your life around. Should you bring it up first, and if so, how?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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Aug 28, 2020
396: Dr. Anders Ericsson | Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
01:03:28

Before passing away earlier this year, Dr. Anders Ericsson was the cognitive psychologist who discovered that deliberate practice, not natural talent, is the key to developing expertise. He was the co-author of Peak: Secrets From The New Science Of Expertise.

What We Discuss with Dr. Anders Ericsson:

  • Why innate talent is a myth.
  • How to set up a deliberate practice regimen to become more effective at anything you do.
  • The truth about the 10,000-hour rule to mastery popularized by Malcolm Gladwell.
  • Why “try differently” is a better recipe for success than “try harder.”
  • Contrary to what was once believed, the brain can be rewired to excel toward a specific goal at any age with the proper training.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/396

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Aug 27, 2020
395: How to Avoid Scams | Deep Dive
01:10:54

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive into common scams to watch out for, why even the smartest among us get suckered into falling for scams, and what we can do to help ourselves and others break free of scams for good.

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • The most common scams to look out for — from multi-level marketing (MLM) pyramid schemes and large-group awareness training (LGAT) to fake gurus and spiritual shysters.
  • The dangerous consequences you or someone you care about can face when suckered into participating in these predatory scams.
  • The qualities of people who often fall for scams — and why even the smartest among us are vulnerable to chasing their empty promises once hooked.
  • The role of environment (like economic crisis and upbringing) in scam susceptibility.
  • The right — and wrong — ways to approach someone who’s fallen for a scam (even if that someone is you).
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/395

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Aug 25, 2020
394: Was I Unknowingly a Sugar Daddy? | Feedback Friday
01:07:54

When you gave your girlfriend a place to live rent-free while she went through college -- only to have her break up with you over the phone after graduating because she had to "find herself," were you unknowingly a sugar daddy? We'll get to the bottom of this and more right here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/394

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • When you gave your girlfriend a place to live rent-free while she went through college -- only to have her break up with you over the phone after graduating because she had to "find herself," were you unknowingly a sugar daddy?
  • As a new project manager at a high-speed startup where the learning curve has been tough and your confidence has been low, how can you forge new working relationships during COVID at a company where everyone is seemingly heads-down focused on work all day?
  • The person you're romantically interested in accidentally totaled your mailbox with their car. Should you let them slide on taking responsibility for it (even though it means lying to your parents) in hopes it'll earn you brownie points with this person?
  • You're writing your first children's book, and you're wondering about the best ways to publicize it -- possibly through influencers and podcasts. How do you make sure you stand out to your potential audience and the people who can help you find it?
  • You want to learn and grow and you assumed that conferences were another way to do so, but you're becoming skeptical of anything or anyone offering any sort of education or training. How can you tell the legit courses and teachers from the scam artists?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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Aug 21, 2020
393: Joaquin "Jack" Garcia | Undercover in the Mafia Part Two
01:06:35

Joaquin "Jack" Garcia is the former undercover FBI agent who infiltrated the Gambino crime family of Cosa Nostra in New York for nearly three years, resulting in the arrest and conviction of 35 mobsters -- as revealed in his book Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family. This is part two of a two-part episode; listen to part one here!

What We Discuss with Joaquin "Jack" Garcia:

  • How Jack got a mob boss to carry around a mobile phone that was bugged by the FBI.
  • What Jack did to avoid violating his FBI oath without arousing suspicion while undercover.
  • How much weight Jack gained during three years of hanging out with gangsters in the best Italian restaurants New York has to offer.
  • What Jack misses most about being in the mafia.
  • The biggest organized crime threats to the United States today.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/393

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Aug 20, 2020
392: Joaquin "Jack" Garcia | Undercover in the Mafia Part One
01:00:52

Joaquin "Jack" Garcia is the former undercover FBI agent who infiltrated the Gambino crime family of Cosa Nostra in New York for nearly three years, resulting in the arrest and conviction of 35 mobsters -- as revealed in his book Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family. This is part one of a two-part episode; part two drops later this week!

What We Discuss with Joaquin "Jack" Garcia:

  • How Jack managed to survive undercover posing as a mobster in the Gambino crime syndicate of La Cosa Nostra for nearly three years.
  • The tells of organized crime: how wise guys generally know who's legit and who's not.
  • Mob culture and the rules that govern the always-upward flow of money.
  • How Jack became so trusted by the highest levels of the organization that they offered him the chance to be a "made" man.
  • How Jack's work led to the arrest and conviction of 35 mobsters -- including the top members of the post-John Gotti Gambino crime family.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/392

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Aug 18, 2020
391: Help! My Ex Hacked My Entire Home! | Feedback Friday
00:59:50

Your ex hacked all of your electronics when you were together, and now they spy on you from inside your own house! What can you do to fight back? This and more on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/391

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your ex hacked all of your electronics when you were together, and now they spy on you from inside your own house! What can you do to defend yourself? [Thanks  to Corbin Payne, Esq. for helping with this one!]
  • How do you stop caring about what other people think about you?
  • While you've never filed for bankruptcy and you're currently on top of your payments, you have a lot of debt. Should you be concerned if a new employer wants to check your credit -- and do they have the right to as a condition for hiring you?
  • The good news: you made a great online connection with someone you'd like to date. The bad news: they think COVID is a hoax and refuse to wear a mask for your peace of mind. Should you pursue a relationship with this person, or is this enough of a red flag to just move on?
  • You were let go from a small company during your probationary period due to "culture clash." How can you stay in touch with the coworkers you did get along with, and what do you say to recruiters and hiring managers who ask why things didn't work out?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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Aug 14, 2020
390: Ray Dalio | Principles of an Investing Pioneer Part Two
00:54:36

Ray Dalio (@RayDalio) is the founder of Bridgewater Associates -- the largest and best-performing hedge fund in the world -- and author of New York Times bestseller Principles: Life and Work and the upcoming The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and FailThis is part two of a two-part episode; make sure to catch part one here!

What We Discuss with Ray Dalio:

  • Why your success has more to do with how you handle what you don't know than what you do know.
  • Good habits come from thinking in a principled way, but good thinking comes from exploring the reasoning behind principles.
  • How to review the principles by which you operate to ensure you're acting in accordance with your own goals and objectives -- not someone else's.
  • What you can do to cultivate a culture of radical transparency in the workplace and at home to make sure progress is propelled by the best ideas in the room -- not the biggest egos.
  • The importance of understanding that you can practically have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want.
  • And much more...

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Aug 13, 2020
389: Ray Dalio | Principles of an Investing Pioneer Part One
00:48:33

Ray Dalio (@RayDalio) is the founder of Bridgewater Associates -- the largest and best-performing hedge fund in the world -- and author of New York Times bestseller Principles: Life and Work and the upcoming The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and FailThis is part one of a two-part episode; be on the lookout for part two later in the week!

What We Discuss with Ray Dalio:

  • The predictable cycles that contribute to the rise and fall of great and once-great nations on the world stage -- and where Ray sees these cycles heading now.
  • Why there are so many people denying the current pandemic as a hoax in spite of endless evidence before their very eyes.
  • How we, as emotional human beings, should prepare ourselves for the less comfortable cycles we're bound to experience in the future.
  • Ray's firsthand account of China's rapid evolution into a technological superpower over just the past few decades.
  • Why we have Ray to thank (or blame) for the invention of the Chicken McNugget.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/389

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Aug 11, 2020
388: Should I Bail Out My In-Laws? | Feedback Friday
00:49:55

Your in-laws need financial help to keep their business afloat, but they're historically terrible with finances. Should you bail out your in-laws or even co-sign for a loan knowing it could backfire on you? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/388

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your in-laws need financial help to keep their business afloat, but they're historically terrible with finances. Should you bail out your in-laws or even co-sign for a loan knowing it could backfire on you?
  • What are the secrets to writing a reference letter for someone in a way that showcases their attributes from a place of understanding how valuable these attributes really are?
  • Should you suffer in an industry you've grown to hate for another 10-15 years until you can retire, or should you quit the dip now to find a new career in a city where you want to be, with a life that brings happiness over money and status?
  • Should your multinational, publicly traded company pay you for something you've been informally doing for free? You want to be generous and supportive, but not taken advantage of. How do you negotiate this with your higher-ups?
  • As a blind person, you’ve never been really good at understanding small talk and getting people to talk to you. How can you get better at being social when you can’t see facial expressions or body language?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Aug 07, 2020
387: Tom Wainwright | How to Run a Drug Cartel
01:10:55

Tom Wainwright (@t_wainwright) of The Economist shares the harrowing and sometimes grisly experiences he endured while writing Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel.

What We Discuss with Tom Wainwright:

  • The parallels between the drug trade and regular businesses.
  • How ideas of economics and business apply to any entrepreneurial or business venture.
  • How drug cartels engage in corporate social responsibility, branding, and even PR campaigns.
  • Why drug cartels franchise, regulate labor, branch out online, and diversify into legal (and ubiquitous) industries.
  • How an economist gets discovered wearing a GPS device to a meeting with a drug lord and lives to tell the tale!
  • And much more…

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Aug 06, 2020
386: Amanda Knox | The Truth About True Crime
01:36:02

Amanda Knox (@amandaknox) is an exoneree, journalist, public speaker, and author of Waiting to Be Heard. She was the host of The Scarlet Letter Reports and currently co-hosts The Truth About True Crime podcast.

What We Discuss with Amanda Knox:

  • How Amanda was coerced into wrongfully confessing that she was at the scene of her roommate's murder without being made aware of her rights or being given access to a lawyer.
  • Why not understanding the difference between being questioned as a witness and interrogated as a suspect landed Amanda in custody for 1,428 days without being allowed to see her family.
  • How even a false confession, once made, often sways a jury to convict a defendant before any of the evidence is even considered, and why it's not uncommon for a completely innocent person to give a false confession to a skilled interrogator looking to close a case quickly.
  • Why a police department investigating a case under the scrutiny of a worldwide media frenzy might be less interested in carrying out justice than covering up its own countless acts of gross incompetence.
  • Why a populace literate in its own legal rights is the only real way to combat the manipulation of ignorance -- by both prosecution and defense -- in the court system that leads to so many wrong outcomes.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/386

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Aug 04, 2020
385: Can I Date a White-Collar Criminal? | Feedback Friday
00:51:45

While googling someone you met on a dating app, it turns out they have a white-collar criminal record. Should you give them the benefit of the doubt that they've learned from their mistake, or back off now? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/385

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • While googling someone you met on a dating app, it turns out they have a criminal record for intellectual property theft. Should you give them the benefit of the doubt that they've learned from their mistake, or back off now?
  • How can you get clients and colleagues to take you seriously as a professional when you look much younger than your years?
  • How do you deal with the envy and resentment you feel toward a friend who is doing miles better than you in their career even though you both started at the same time?
  • Thanks to the pandemic, the job you were supposed to start in August has been pushed to begin in January. What can you do between now and then to make sure it's still there when the new year rolls around?
  • You've been a nurse in a COVID unit for five months, and your friends and family are terrified to be near you. It might be tolerable if you had a significant other for support, but you're single and the loneliness is unbearable. What can you do?
  • You're currently in the "Gmail Roulette" part of Six-Minute Networking, and the success rate has been excellent. However, how do you manage to avoid being overwhelmed by all the incoming traffic?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

Jul 31, 2020
384: Aimen Dean | Nine Lives of a Spy Inside Al-Qaeda Part Two
01:34:31

Aimen Dean (@AimenDean) was once one of al-Qaeda’s most respected bomb-makers who swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden himself. He eventually switched sides and spent eight years as an MI6 spy trying to take al-Qaeda down from the inside. He is the author of Nine Lives: My Time as the MI6’s Top Spy Inside Al-Qaeda and co-host of podcast Conflicted. This is part one of a two-part episode that will conclude later this week!

What We Discuss with Aimen Dean:

  • The radicalizing circumstances that contributed to Aimen's recruitment by Islamic extremists after memorizing the Quran by age 12.
  • Early misgivings about the cause brought about by witnessing a brutal revenge massacre instigated by his own side during the Bosnian War when he was only 17.
  • What Aimen learned about "logistical back-office jihad" and financing terrorism on a global scale while creatively accounting for a now-infamous charity front.
  • Aimen's trip to Afghanistan at the behest of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that led him to swear allegiance to Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda.
  • What Aimen learned -- and taught -- about ingenious and terrible methods of torture that would extract confessions from victims without leaving permanent marks.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/384

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Jul 30, 2020
383: Aimen Dean | Nine Lives of a Spy Inside Al-Qaeda Part One
01:36:12

Aimen Dean (@AimenDean) was once one of al-Qaeda’s most respected bomb-makers who swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden himself. He eventually switched sides and spent eight years as an MI6 spy trying to take al-Qaeda down from the inside. He is the author of Nine Lives: My Time as the MI6’s Top Spy Inside Al-Qaeda and co-host of podcast Conflicted. This is part one of a two-part episode that will conclude later this week!

What We Discuss with Aimen Dean:

  • The radicalizing circumstances that contributed to Aimen's recruitment by Islamic extremists after memorizing the Quran by age 12.
  • Early misgivings about the cause brought about by witnessing a brutal revenge massacre instigated by his own side during the Bosnian War when he was only 17.
  • What Aimen learned about "logistical back-office jihad" and financing terrorism on a global scale while creatively accounting for a now-infamous charity front.
  • Aimen's trip to Afghanistan at the behest of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that led him to swear allegiance to Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda.
  • What Aimen learned -- and taught -- about ingenious and terrible methods of torture that would extract confessions from victims without leaving permanent marks.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/383

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Jul 28, 2020
382: Should I Move In with My Father-in-Law? | Feedback Friday
00:55:17

You and the spouse moved in with your father-in-law to emotionally support him when your mother-in-law passed away, but it's difficult to relax or work from home on a foldout bed in the dining room. How can you bring up the subject of bowing out to another (nearby) place -- by yourself for the time being if necessary -- without feeling insensitive? We'll try to help you out with this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • "A practical definition of opportunity cost: If you spend too much time working on good things, then you don’t have much time left to work on great things." -James Clear
  • You and the spouse moved in with your father-in-law to emotionally support him when your mother-in-law passed away, but it's difficult to relax or work from home on a foldout bed in the dining room. How can you bring up the subject of finding another (nearby) place without feeling insensitive?
  • When reconnecting with people you've lost touch with for ages, how can you diplomatically ask for exactly what you're looking for without sounding like a user or opportunist?
  • Is your reluctance to take on a new job that would pay you four times more than you've ever made before due to legitimate concerns over your own competence, or are you just suffering from pangs of imposter syndrome?
  • You lent a friend $63k on your credit card, and it's now clear you'll never see that money again. Even worse, you're stuck with the bill and can't even cover minimum payments. You could consolidate your debt or file for bankruptcy -- but are these really your only options?
  • Working from home during quarantine made you realize you like being more present for your kids than commuting an hour each way to the office -- which the boss wants you to start doing again now that the state has decreed things "safe." Are you crazy for wanting to start your own business in these uncertain times?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Jul 24, 2020
381: Neal Brennan | Comedy's Triple Threat
01:04:48

Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) is a comedy writer/producer/director, co-creator of Chappelle's Show, host of the How Neal Feel podcast, and is featured in his own live standup solo show 3 Mics at Netflix.

What We Discuss with Neal Brennan:

  • How Neal's 3 Mics show came about, and the idea behind its three parts: one-liners, emotional stuff, and stand up.
  • The comedy-writing process and how it mirrors real life.
  • A mindset to get a more realistic handle on the potential outcome of a given project or situation.
  • Tips on getting happy from a guy who's tried everything -- and why achievement can't be a substitute for happiness.
  • When networking, remember Neal's sage words: "No one's going to help you in a way that's not beneficial to them."
  • And so much more...

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Jul 23, 2020
380: Blake Mycoskie | Made for Entrepreneurship
01:02:56

Blake Mycoskie (@BlakeMycoskie) is the philanthropic founder of TOMS Shoes, author of Start Something That Matters, and co-founder of wellness subscription box service Madefor (get 20 percent off by using code MFJORDAN if you feel like checking it out).

What We Discuss with Blake Mycoskie:

  • What Blake's new Madefor startup can do to make you better (and how you can get 20 percent off by using code MFJORDAN if you feel like checking it out).
  • Why entrepreneurship is more than just saying "I don't want a boss" -- it's seeking to remedy a problem the world needs to have solved.
  • The benefits of cultivating the "beginner's mind" of a Buddhist.
  • Why Blake advises founders in the early stages of a startup to bootstrap resources rather than seek investment dollars.
  • What Blake sees as emerging business trends in a COVID-19 world and beyond.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/380

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Jul 21, 2020
379: How to Deal with a Cheating Dad | Feedback Friday
00:52:18

You know that your father, who has a history of cheating on your mother, is currently having an affair with a family "friend." How should you deal with your cheating dad in a way that won't destroy what little cohesion your family has left? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/379

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • You know that your father, who has a history of cheating on your mother, is currently having an affair with a family "friend." How should you deal with your cheating dad in a way that won't destroy what little cohesion your family has left?
  • How can you keep growing your side hustle that has thrived during quarantine while convincing your unreasonable full-time boss that both of you would be happiest if you took a part-time consulting role so you don't lose your stake in the company?
  • You find your workshop job well-paying and satisfying, but it takes its toll on your body -- as evidenced by your older coworkers. How can you secure an office job at your company to avoid the same fate?
  • You've developed skills for finding and acting on opportunities that you'd like to share with others, but potential mentees so far have been lacking in ambition. How can you teach them to fish when they just expect the fish to come to them?
  • Life Pro Tip: If you're a DJ, music producer, or podcast audio engineer, software can get pretty expensive. Email software companies explaining that you love their product and you want to do the right thing by legally purchasing it, but money is tight. They're often willing to pass along deep discounts when possible.
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jul 17, 2020
378: Steven Johnson | How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most
01:19:22

Steven Johnson (@stevenbjohnson) is the best-selling author of 11 books on the intersection of science, technology, and personal experience, including Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most. He also hosts the Fighting Coronavirus podcast on Wondery.

What We Discuss with Steven Johnson:

  • In a world where we might put more thought into brunch than buying a house, what types of decisions warrant a "decision-making process?"
  • Why we can do better than relying on the old pros and cons list that Ben Franklin, Charles Darwin, and our parents once found useful.
  • Uniform phases of decision-making that we can teach, learn, and apply to tailor-made decisions of varying complexity.
  • How AI might help us augment decision-making processes involving probability.
  • The premortem: why planning as if a future event has already happened might result in better decisions than just asking ourselves "what if?"
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/378

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Jul 16, 2020
377: Randolph Nesse | Good Reasons for Bad Feelings
01:26:22

Randolph Nesse (@randynesse) is the founding director of the Center for Evolution Medicine at Arizona State University and author of Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry.

What We Discuss with Randolph Nesse:

  • What possible purpose do anxiety, depression, and anger serve from an evolutionary standpoint?
  • Why the body's mechanisms for keeping us safe often overreact, and what we can do to get a handle on them when they work a little too well.
  • The evolutionary upsides to worrying about what other people think of us.
  • Why natural selection shapes our behavior toward reproduction rather than health and longevity.
  • Why do women often go for the reckless mate instead of the safe mate -- and why do men stick around at all?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/377

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Jul 14, 2020
376: How to Fire Someone You Care About | Feedback Friday
00:57:38

Because of the economic downturn, you're forced to lay off someone who gave up a lot to accept the job on your recommendation. How do you fire someone you care about? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/376

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Because of the economic downturn, you're forced to lay off someone who gave up a lot to accept the job on your recommendation. How do you fire someone you care about?
  • How should you approach handshakes and face masks for an onsite job interview during the pandemic without seeming unfriendly, strange, or paranoid (or reckless or ignorant)?
  • You want to make your voice heard, but how do you overcome the fear of being exposed, on display, and held to old opinions or snapshots of who you were at a certain period when it's a barrier to your growth?
  • Now sober, you burned a lot of bridges when you weren't. While doing an inventory of your network, should you reach out and apologize to people you wronged, and if you didn't wrong them, how much of a connection do you need to just reach out and be personal?
  • Your gullible brother got out of an MLM scam only to get wrapped up in a currency exchange "company" that operates in a similar manner. How can you help him see the error of his ways without risking his tendency to dig in deeper?
  • As Benjamin Hardy might say: what's next for Future Jordan?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jul 10, 2020
375: Bob Sutton | The A-hole Survival Guide
00:58:05

Bob Sutton (@work_matters) is a Stanford Business School professor and author of New York Times bestseller The No Asshole Rule and, most recently, The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt.

What We Discuss with Bob Sutton:

  • What is an a-hole, and why do they seem to be everywhere?
  • Why a-holes do not finish first.
  • What to do if you’re forced to work with an a-hole.
  • How to spot the red flags that help you avoid dealing with a-holes in the first place — or know when it’s time to quit the a-holes who are already in your life.
  • How to tell if maybe you’re the a-hole.
  • And much more...

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Jul 09, 2020
374: Kelly McGonigal | The Upside of Stress
01:40:11

Kelly McGonigal (@kellymcgonigal) is a research psychologist, a lecturer at Stanford University, and an award-winning science writer. She is the author of The Joy of Movement, The Willpower Instinct, and The Upside of Stress.

What We Discuss with Kelly McGonigal:

  • How much does the way you think about stress affect your health?
  • Contrary to what medical professionals have been telling you for years, can there really be such a thing as good stress?
  • Why trying to shame someone out of a harmful coping mechanism (overeating, smoking, etc.) can generate the very stress that prompts reliance on that mechanism.
  • How anxiety, pangs of loneliness, and other indications of stress can be seen as calls to action instead of triggers for inappropriate responses.
  • How do genetics play into your relationship with stress?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/374

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Jul 07, 2020
373: How Do I Keep My Mother-in-Law Alive? | Feedback Friday
00:48:01

Your wife refuses to stand up to her mother about her failing health, instead leaving it up to you to hound her about blood sugar levels, smoking, etc. How can you get your wife more involved in your mother-in-law's health? We'll tackle this and much more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/373

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Some food for thought from Ryan Holiday's The Daily Dad newsletter.
  • Your wife refuses to stand up to her mother about her failing health, instead leaving it up to you to hound her about blood sugar levels, smoking, etc. How can you get your wife more involved in your mother-in-law's health?
  • You excel at your job and the rate of upward mobility has been excellent, but you're experiencing burnout. At the point of desperation and without clear direction, what can you do to find a healthy balance?
  • You need an external opinion on how to communicate with a good friend of yours who’s in the middle of a massive manic episode. Here's what we suggest.
  • You're a 70-year-old great aunt, and your grand nephew who just graduated from high school is coming to visit you for a week. What can you do to make it memorable and useful to his development as a young man?
  • Feedback from essays you've written indicates your writing can change lives, but you've promised yourself to focus on a side hustle to eventually expand into a business. So which route should you take: the path of passion or the path of profitability?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Lenox Hill
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: 
Jul 03, 2020
372: Bob Saget | How Comedy Continually Changes His Life
01:12:21

Bob Saget (@bobsaget) is a comedian, actor, director, host of the Bob Saget's Here For You podcast, and author of Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian.

What we discuss with Bob Saget:

  • The shared age at which Bob Saget and Richard Pryor knew they were funny.
  • How Bob's sense of humor developed as a mechanism to avoid pain.
  • Why Bob has reinvented himself repeatedly over the course of his career -- from the wholesome family man he portrayed on Full House to the dirty lecher he played on Entourage (and all points between).
  • The big breaks that can come from life's worst disappointments.
  • Bob's proven remedy for dealing with the haters (and we all have haters).
  • And much more...

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Jul 02, 2020
371: Maria Konnikova | Pulling Off the Biggest Bluff
01:36:30

Maria Konnikova (@mkonnikova) is a regular contributing writer for The New Yorker, a bestselling author, and an international poker champion -- a title she earned while researching her latest book, The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win.

What We Discuss with Maria Konnikova:

  • How Maria went from being someone who had no interest in poker to raking in big bucks as an international poker champion.
  • How people make decisions and what poker can tell us about reading human motivation.
  • How to spot real physical tells at the poker table (and real life).
  • How we can control and prevent emotional thinking (aka "going on tilt").
  • Why, in poker as in life, triumph is your foe, and disaster is where you learn.
  • And much more...

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Jun 30, 2020
370: My Life as a Secret Love Child | Feedback Friday
00:52:11

Your father already had another family when he decided to have an affair with your mom (which resulted in you). Now that you're 18, is it right for you to still be kept a secret from this other family? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/370

On this week's Feedback Friday:

  • If you're feeling unlucky lately, see if you're controlling these three drivers for results.
  • Your father already had another family when he decided to have an affair with your mom (which resulted in you). Now that you're 18, is it right for you to still be kept a secret from this other family?
  • You've made some headway in life, but your social circle has not. As a result, your lack of relatable friendships makes you feel antisocial. Where do you begin the quest for a new social circle?
  • Looking for a job while sheltering in place is a bummer. How can you: a) politely turn away leads you think aren't a good fit out of respect for your old boss who's passing them your way, and b) avoid being the awkward newcomer on Zoom who doesn't know anyone in real life if you do land a new job?
  • How can you tell the difference between a legitimate, positively influential mastermind group and a scammy, fake guru-style mastermind group as we addressed recently in episode 368?
  • New at your job, how should you go about failure when it could jeopardize how others think of you? You want to acknowledge your mistakes without losing the trust of your coworkers and higher-ups.
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Jun 26, 2020
369: Tim Ballard | Putting a Stop to Child Sex Trafficking
01:26:00

Tim Ballard (@TimBallard) is a former Homeland Security agent who reluctantly got involved in chasing down global child trafficking. As the founder of Operation Underground Railroad, he is featured in the documentary film Operation Toussaint: Operation Underground Railroad and the Fight to End Modern Day Slavery, and is a co-author of the book adaptation as well as Slave Stealers: True Accounts of Slave Rescues -- Then and Now.

What We Discuss with Tim Ballard:

  • Slavery is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world.
  • There are more people enslaved right now than there were during the transatlantic slave trade period between the 15th and 19th centuries.
  • Slavery generates three times the revenue of the NFL. With the money from all the trafficking in the world, you could buy every Starbucks outlet in the world. Every NBA team in the nation. Every Target store.
  • There are 30 million slaves in the world; 10 million of them are children.
  • 17,500 children are trafficked into the US every year.
  • And much more...

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Jun 25, 2020
368: Coffeezilla | How to Expose Fake Guru Scams
01:34:29

Coffeezilla (@coffeebreak_YT) is a prolific YouTuber who exposes fake guru scam artists and alerts would-be victims to the tactics used to part them from their hard-earned money.

What we discuss with Coffeezilla:

  • How fake gurus who profess to teach you how to get rich quick aren't using these same methods to get rich -- they're using you.
  • The classic framework used by fake gurus to entice their target demographic.
  • How fake gurus leverage cult of personality dynamics to be both relatable and unquestionable.
  • How fake gurus pass off once-legitimate moneymaking methods long after they've become obsolete and worthless.
  • Why you don't have to be especially gullible to fall for what a fake guru is selling, and you don't have to be a steel-willed ice king or queen to resist their sleazy machinations.
  • And much more...

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Jun 23, 2020
367: How to "Fix" Your Relationship without Nagging | Feedback Friday
01:12:38

Your significant other has picked up some bad habits while self-quarantining during the pandemic; how can you fix your relationship without nagging? We'll figure out this -- and more -- here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/367.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • First, let's address some reactions to the advice we gave to the ex-self-help cultist/current registered sex offender featured on a recent Feedback Friday.
  • Moving across the country would afford you better business opportunities, but leave you without the safety net of free housing you enjoy now. How can you be confident enough to take this big, scary leap and ensure you do it right?
  • Your significant other has picked up some bad habits while self-quarantining during the pandemic; how can you fix your relationship without nagging?
  • You seem to show appreciation more than verbalize it, but you want to be good at both. How can you improve your ability to verbalize appreciation?
  • You're working at one of the top places in your field and it's making you second-guess your choice of career. So is it time to find a new career entirely, or just a new place to work?
  • You work for a well-known, rapidly growing startup, and former colleagues, peers, and friends of friends are reaching out for referrals. So how do you honestly deal with the ones you're not entirely stoked about referring?
  • Are you thinking about confidence wrong? Don Moore, author of Perfectly Confident: How to Calibrate Your Decisions Wisely joins us to find out and, if so, offer some course corrections.
  • A shout out to Christina (and Elisa and Garrett) for letting us know how our episodes with BJ Fogg and Ramit Sethi helped them change up their habits and their money!
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  • Connect...
Jun 19, 2020
366: Bill Nye | Radical Curiosity Saves the World
00:55:36

Bill Nye (@billnye) is a lifelong champion of science who is determined to teach you something today that you didn't know yesterday -- whether it's from a television screen, the pages of a book, or next to you at a dinner party.

What We Discuss with Bill Nye:

  • Why denying proven science -- like climate change and the efficacy of vaccination -- is in nobody's best interest.
  • On reinvention and pivoting: How Bill Nye went from Boeing engineer to television personality.
  • Why episodes of Bill Nye The Science Guy are still being used to teach kids science two decades after they first aired.
  • How to look at the world with radical curiosity.
  • Why it's key to internalize our fears in order to move forward.
  • And so much more...

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Jun 18, 2020
365: Benjamin Hardy | How to Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs
01:16:47

Benjamin Hardy (@BenjaminPHardy) is an organizational psychologist and author of Willpower Doesn't Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success and Personality Isn't Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story.

What We Discuss with Benjamin Hardy:

  • Why treating the results of a "scientific" personality test like Myers & Briggs or Enneagram as gospel is akin to trusting horoscopes to safely guide your life decisions -- inaccurate and potentially dangerous.
  • Hear the story about how Benjamin and his wife almost didn't get married because a personality test indicated they weren't an ideal match.
  • What looking back at the person you were 10 or 20 years ago should reveal about personality as an unfixed, malleable quality.
  • Why categorizing yourself or accepting labels leads to a tunnel vision of mindlessness that tends to accentuate the negative qualities you believe yourself to have.
  • You're always a work in progress -- you're never "finished." The person you'll be in 10 years may well be as different as you are from the person you were 10 years ago. So who do you want the future you to be?
  • And much more...

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Jun 16, 2020
364: Can You Stop a Racist from Becoming a Doctor? | Feedback Friday
01:00:30

One of your fellow medical students is openly racist, misogynistic, and homophobic. Do you have a duty to report this terrible person in hopes it prevents him from ever becoming a doctor with marginalized patients whose lives may depend on him? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/364.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • If someone could only see your actions and not hear your words, what would they say are your priorities?
  • One of your fellow medical students is openly racist, misogynistic, and homophobic. Do you have a duty to report this terrible person in hopes it prevents them from ever becoming a doctor?
  • You're skeptical of mainstream viewpoints and want to explore every angle of an issue, but you find yourself getting sucked into conspiracy theory-level stuff. How can you maintain a healthy balance that errs toward accuracy, not nonsense?
  • You're in school to be an airline pilot (your lifelong dream), but COVID-19 has decimated the industry and made your chance of being hired in the US uncertain. What options might you explore?
  • You read so many books and consume such a vast amount of information that it becomes difficult to remember the important bits. How can you retain this data without becoming overwhelmed?
  • VPN! Huh! What is it good for? Absolutely lots, as ExpressVPN VP Harold Li explains here.
  • Life Pro Tip: When you’re dealing with someone who is notoriously bad at responding to email and you need to ask them a yes/no question, frame your question so that their lack of reply is a response
  • Recommendation of the Week: Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man
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Jun 12, 2020
363: Mick West | How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories
01:50:57

Mick West (@mickwest) is a co-founder and former technical director of Neversoft Entertainment, coder, pilot, Metabunk and  Contrail Science founder, and author of Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect.

What We Discuss with Mick West:

  • Why people believe -- and want to believe -- conspiracy theories.
  • The types of bias and bad thinking that allow conspiracy theories to take root and thrive.
  • Who really benefits from propagating conspiracy theories and what they have to gain.
  • Ways in which we can help people discover bad thinking patterns in themselves and others.
  • How to help our friends and family escape the conspiracy theory rabbit hole.
  • And much more...

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Jun 11, 2020
362: Mark Cuban | Tales from the Shark Side
01:01:50

Mark Cuban (@mcuban) is a Shark Tank investor in over 200 companies, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and author of How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It.

What We Discuss with Mark Cuban:

  • The advice Mark is giving his CEOs and founders during these angry, uncertain, and unprecedented times.
  • What Mark sees as the future of the knowledge and technology economies here in the United States.
  • What jobs will exist in the not-so-distant future?
  • How America can beat China, and the areas we need to invest in to do so.
  • How Mark stays on top of trends and separates fact from fiction when it comes to his investments -- and how to reach Mark and get his attention for your own business idea.
  • And much more...

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Jun 09, 2020
361: From Self-Help Cultist to Sex Offender | Feedback Friday
00:59:50

The mindset and linguistic contortionism you developed as a self-help cult (aka Large Group Awareness Training program) follower led to you becoming a registered sex offender. How did things go so wrong, and what can you do now? This and more here on Feedback Friday.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/361.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is the graduating class of '20 finding it especially difficult to plot a life course when everything's so uncertain right now? (Well, it's not '21 yet!)
  • You were a self-help cult follower, which led to you becoming a registered sex offender. How did things go so wrong, and what can you do now? [Thanks once again to Corbin Payne, Esq. for his help with this one.]
  • Even though you're in a long-term relationship, you've accidentally developed feelings for your very married mentor. What can you do to get over this embarrassingly inappropriate crush?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Spy Wars with Damian Lewis
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jun 05, 2020
360: Garry Kasparov | Deep Thinking for Disordered Times
01:06:22

Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) is a Russian chess grandmaster, political activist, and author of Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins and Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped.

What We Discuss with Garry Kasparov:

  • The part chess played in promoting Soviet Russian ideology during the Cold War.
  • What it takes to become a chess champion now compared to 50 years ago and why Garry considers the game “one of the most aggressive forces of psychological warfare.”
  • What can and can’t be applied from chess to politics and decision making.
  • What Garry knows from experience about authoritarian governments and why we need to be vigilant against them now more than ever.
  • Is our civilization poised for progress or ruin now that supercomputers can beat superhumans at tournament-level chess?
  • And so much more…

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Jun 04, 2020
359: Justin Ramsdell | How to Detect and Disarm Pseudoscience
01:37:54

Justin Ramsdell is a clinical psychologist, an expert witness, an assistant professor of forensic psychology at George Mason University, and a veteran pseudoscience detector.

What We Discuss with Justin Ramsdell:

  • Why stressed brains don't make great decisions (especially when there's no light visible at the end of the tunnel to indicate that there is an end).
  • How pseudoscience preys on our cognitive biases to give us the answers we want with the scantest of unprovable "evidence."
  • Why watching YouTube videos and ranting in Reddit threads doesn't count as "research" in the same way that work done by field-experienced scientists with doctorate degrees and peer-reviewed studies under their belts counts as research.
  • Be wary of intellectual trespassers -- who might very well be field-experienced scientists with doctorate degrees and peer-reviewed studies under their belts, but make wild, pseudoscientific claims about areas outside their expertise (e.g., a chiropractor who claims to cure COVID-19 with massage).
  • Why you don't have to be a field-experienced scientist with a doctorate degree and peer-reviewed studies under your belt to avoid being hoodwinked by pseudoscience charlatans.
  • And much more...

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Jun 02, 2020
358: Is My Friend Blowing Her IVF Money on Gifts? | Feedback Friday
00:59:52

Your friend wants to be a mother more than anything, but says she and her husband can’t afford the IVF it would take to make this possible. On the other hand, she habitually buys expensive gifts for everyone in your social circle. Is there any socially acceptable way for you to have a conversation with her about priorities? We’ll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn’t already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let’s dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/358.

On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is your friend — who says she wants to be a mother more than anything — blowing the money she could be using for IVF on expensive gifts for everyone else? And if so, is there any socially acceptable way for you to have a discussion with her about it?
  • You were on the path to a job in a new field until the pandemic hit, and now you’re finding it hard to land interviews without past experience on your resume. Should you go back to your old field in the meantime until things go more or less back to normal?
  • There’s a gap on your resume where you took a year off of college to go to drug and alcohol rehab. Is there a way to spin this positively?
  • While you’ve sought therapy to mitigate the effects of your father’s abuse as a child, your BPD-diagnosed sister hasn’t — and it causes her to act out in ways that are dangerous to herself and others. How can you best help her?
  • How do you decide when it’s worth pushing through something (like learning a new language), or quitting because it causes anxiety and isn’t pleasant to endure at the time?
  • Life Pro Tip: If a bee colony has set up a hive that you need removed, don’t call the exterminator. Google local beekeepers, who will relocate the hive often for free. This is an easy way to be nice to the bees and to your wallet!
  • Recommendation of the Week: Spaceship Earth
  • A quick shout out to @thatphysioguy for making use of Six-Minute Networking to get his business through this pandemic!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect...
May 29, 2020
357: Robin Dreeke | Sizing People Up
00:00

Robin Dreeke (@rdreeke) is the retired head of The FBI Behavioral Analysis Program and co-author of Sizing People Up: A Veteran FBI Agent's User Manual for Behavior Prediction and The Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules to Lead and Succeed.

What We Discuss with Robin Dreeke:

  • People can be relied on to act in their own best interest (from their perspective, not yours).
  • Just because you like somebody for any number of commonalities doesn't necessarily mean you can (or should) trust them.
  • Why it creeps us out when people try too hard to get us to like them (and how we can avoid creeping out others when establishing rapport).
  • Four principles that allow you to make any conversation about the other person -- and therefore more aligned with their best interest.
  • How and why professionals who should understand the basics of rapport-building consistently fail (and how they can correct course).
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/357

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May 28, 2020
356: How to Make the Most of Quarantine | Deep Dive
00:55:33

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive exploring the ups and downs of COVID-19 pandemic life and how to make the most of quarantine to emerge better, not beaten, from the experience.

[Featured photo by Kari Shea]

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • While you may not be able to control how long the pandemic lasts, you can control your response to it — is there opportunity nestled in the setback?
  • How to use this downtime to strengthen relationships and build skills so you can springboard into action when things regain a semblance of normality.
  • From which everyday nuisances are you spared while quarantining? For which often overlooked boons should you be grateful now?
  • How to work efficiently and effectively from home even if you’ve always relied on the benevolent micromanagement skills of your resident office busybody.
  • How you and your kids could benefit from using this time to learn new skills together — like a new language you can bond over long after the pandemic passes.
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/356

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May 26, 2020
355: My Roommate Tried to Kill Me! | Feedback Friday
00:57:44

Your unstable roommate physically attacked you over an argument about laundry, and then she filed a protection from abuse order against you! Now even your family doesn't seem to believe your side of things, and abuse hotlines seem to dismiss you immediately because of your Y chromosome. Even though you're in debt, should you get a lawyer to defend you in case she tries to extort you through the legal system? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, we banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/355.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • After seven-and-a-half years, we're losing a J! :(
  • When an unstable roommate tries to kill you and then convinces your family and friends and the legal system that you tried to kill her, is it time to get a lawyer even on your tight budget? [Thanks to Corbin Payne for weighing in!]
  • You're self-conscious about being Asian American during this pandemic, and your sister is even getting racist verbal abuse hurled at her in high school. What is the right attitude and perspective for you both to carry during this trying time?
  • What's the least awkward way to respond when someone self-deprecates themself in comparison to you?
  • You were recently selected for a diplomatic job in the Balkans with the Army, and despite your aversion to firearms, you'll be required to carry one. How do you mentally prepare for this compromise of your pacifist ideals?
  • You're one semester from college graduation, but nobody in your family knows your GPA is disappointingly low. To top it off, your three younger siblings are set for Ivy League schools and you feel like an unemployable fraud in comparison. How can you improve your outlook?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections
  • A quick shout out to Mercedes!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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May 22, 2020
354: ZDoggMD | Debunking Plandemic COVID-19 Pseudoscience
01:25:10

ZDoggMD (@ZDoggMD) [aka Zubin Damania] is a physician, assistant professor, comedian, Internet personality, musician, founder of Turntable Health, and host of The ZDoggMD Show.

What We Discuss with ZDoggMD:

  • No, COVID-19 wasn't cooked up in a lab somewhere to wreak havoc on the world's populace at the behest of elite politicians and scientists.
  • No, COVID-19 is not "activated" by wearing face masks designed to protect you and others from the spread of pathogens.
  • No, Dr. Anthony Fauci wasn't responsible for destroying Judy Mikovits' career and covering up her (discredited) contributions to medical science.
  • No, Italian vaccines aren't to blame for causing COVID-19 symptoms in otherwise healthy people.
  • No, Jordan Harbinger and Dr. Zubin Damania are not shills for the Illuminati.
  • And much more...

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May 21, 2020
353: Jordan Harbinger | A Darknet Diaries Origin Story
00:59:14

Jordan shares the seedier side of his origin story -- from hacking phones and buying pizza with fake credit card numbers to catching online predators and understanding the fundamentals of social engineering -- with Jack Rhysider (@JackRhysider) of Darknet Diaries.

[Featured art by habblesthecat]

What Jordan and Jack Discuss:

  • What Jordan learned about the mysterious workings of the adult mind when he hacked into telephone calls as a youngster.
  • How the allure of easy fraud through technology put Jordan on the FBI's radar -- when he was still in middle school.
  • How Jordan traded his ability to build a private security company's website for hardcore martial arts training.
  • What Jordan did to help the FBI catch pedophiles online at a time when cybercrime wasn't yet taken seriously.
  • The third-path advice from Jordan's law firm mentor that changed the way he looked at work forever.
  • And much more...

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May 19, 2020
352: My Spouse Controls My Online Life! | Feedback Friday
01:00:09

Out of work since late last year, you were finally making progress on the job hunt until COVID-19 locked everything down. Now you've been making connections and finding opportunities on LinkedIn that seem promising. The problem is, your spouse is nervous that anything you post there will somehow hurt your chances for getting a job; it seems her resentment that you're not working -- added to the constant proximity of quarantining responsibly -- puts the world through a very negative lens and anything you say is stupid.

So now she's monitoring your LinkedIn account from hers and picking fights with you every time you post anything there. Should you find another place to live for now while pursuing work, or should you just let your spouse control your online life and make that pursuit more difficult? We tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/352.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you know if the work from home/side hustle guru you're following on Instagram is a scam artist or the real deal?
  • Sadly, your spouse is simultaneously resentful that you don't have a job and embarrassed that you post to LinkedIn looking for one -- and it causes fights that last for days. Should you find your own space for a while or let them control your online life?
  • Your significant other passed away in front of you at home, and now you're dealing with PTSD on top of grief in the very place where it happened. What can you do to move forward?
  • With the biological clock ticking, are you selfish or stupid to try for a child in the middle of a pandemic?
  • Laura Gassner Otting recommended cutting off toxic people in your life who don't support or "cheerlead" for you. Sadly, you've never been the cheerleading type -- should you worry that you've been a toxic person all along without knowing?
  • You're a South Indian with a supposedly hard-to-pronounce name. You don't mind people mispronouncing it (because the effort is respectful), but you do mind the "cutesy" nicknames foisted upon you by people you barely know. How can you get people to take you seriously enough to use your actual name?
  • When the family relies on you so much, how can you find the time to get a place of your own and become independent for the first time in your young life?
  • Life Pro Tip: Buy domains for your name, your kids' names, and the names of any businesses or anything you own (for a discount at our sponsor hover.com/jordan). If you can, set up a small website (quickly and easily...
May 15, 2020
351: General Martin Dempsey | No Time For Spectators
01:14:08

General Martin Dempsey (@Martin_Dempsey) is a retired Army general who served as the 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs for four years during the Obama administration, and the author of No Time for Spectators: The Lessons That Mattered Most from West Point to The West Wing.

What We Discuss with General Martin Dempsey:

  • Why learning how to follow is as much of a skill as leadership.
  • That character is built over time based on a series of small decisions that we make during the uncertain moments when things don't go our way.
  • How someone who wanted to grow up and become a Supreme Court Justice detoured into a 45-year career in the military.
  • How an assignment that seemed like a career-ending punishment led General Dempsey to take on his most purposeful, important role.
  • How to be a trusted advisor -- whether it's to a CEO or the President.
  • And much more...

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May 14, 2020
350: Dan Heath | Solving Problems from Upstream
01:05:31

Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who are fighting for social good. He is the co-author of four New York Times bestsellers, and his latest book is Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen.

What We Discuss with Dan Heath:

  • How many problems in our lives and in society are we tolerating simply because we’ve forgotten that we can fix them?
  • Why are we more often stuck in a cycle of response downstream of problems rather than upstream where we might prevent them from happening in the first place?
  • What lessons can we learn about upstream versus downstream thinking by examining our current pandemic crisis?
  • What the federal response to Hurricane Katrina tells us about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure.
  • Upstream versus downstream thinking regarding the healthcare debate in the US.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/350

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May 12, 2020
349: How to Pick Your Battles Without Being a Doormat | Feedback Friday
00:46:02

You've never thought of yourself as a doormat, but you've just found it easier to meet people halfway and go with the flow rather than waste your energy on something stupid or trivial. So how do you pick your battles -- especially while everyone who's been following the advice of medical professionals to stay home during the pandemic is feeling a little cooped up and abrasive right now? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/349.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you choose your battles and resolve conflict without being a doormat -- especially while everyone's a bit on edge during this long, long pandemic?
  • You feel you should have strong stances on certain issues, but you don't want your bias to stop you from weighing the evidence that informs those stances. Is it wrong to not take a stand on issues because you honestly don't have all the information?
  • Your friend married an African man with old-world views of gender roles, so she works full time and maintains the house because he won't help with "women's" work. Quarantine has almost broken her. How can she get him to stop thinking in the 19th century and join her in the 21st?
  • You're an introvert about to move to an unfamiliar city to take up an exciting, challenging new job with a bigger paycheck. What are the most important things to keep in mind during this hard reset?
  • You're a jack of all trades with no clear idea of what to do with your life, and you tend to get bored after doing one thing for a while. What might you do to focus and choose a path that will keep you occupied over the long haul?
  • Your job hunt lost momentum as the reaction to COVID-19 started gearing up. You know this pandemic will pass, but what should you do to find the gainful employment you want after this is over?
  • Life Pro Tip: When you have to go out and press elevator buttons and other switches, use a lighter -- then light the lighter to disinfect itself. No need to waste tissues or gloves!
  • Recommendation of the Week: One Child Nation
  • A quick shout out to Josh the Tradesman!
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May 08, 2020
348: Thomas Kostigen | Hacking Planet Earth
01:16:00

Thomas Kostigen (@kostigen) is a New York Times bestselling author and journalist. His latest book is Hacking Planet Earth: How Geoengineering Can Help Us Reimagine the Future.

What We Discuss with Thomas Kostigen:

  • What is geoengineering, how is it being used today, and what forms will it take with rapidly developing technology?
  • Why those who stand to be the first victims of climate disenfranchisement certainly won't be the last.
  • How soon we need to act, and to what degree, if we want to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
  • How we can use geoengineering to catalyze a solutions-based society that will reduce and eliminate these effects.
  • In what ways have we geoengineered the world in the past, and what does this tell us about the transformative power of industry and the role Thomas believes it should play in current and future geoengineering efforts?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/348

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May 07, 2020
347: Brian Keating | Losing the Nobel Prize
01:05:22

Brian Keating (@DrBrianKeating) is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California San Diego, host of the Into the Impossible podcast, and the author of Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor.

What We Discuss with Brian Keating:

  • What compelled dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel to annually reward outstanding contributions for humanity, and how would he feel about the way Nobel prizes are awarded today?
  • What is an ethical will, and why should you make sure you have one in place sooner rather than later?
  • How accolades like the Nobel prize and the Academy Awards have taken on outsized importance in their respective fields in spite of being selected arbitrarily by an anointed few — with sometimes deadly consequences.
  • How Brian turned around surface losses like getting fired from an academic dream job and missing his shot at the Nobel prize from disasters into catalysts of great happiness.
  • How you can have a chance at winning a fragment of the 4.3-billion-year-old supernova that created Earth and the hemoglobin in your blood!
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/347

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May 05, 2020
346: Did Coronavirus Kill My Relationship? | Feedback Friday
00:50:35

Did your long-term significant other really dump you because they believed you were "faking" the symptoms of COVID-19 coronavirus, or was the lily-livered sidewinder just looking for a convenient excuse to end it? This and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/346.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Beware of COVID-19 and work-from-home scams!
  • Did your significant other really dump you because they believed you were "faking" the symptoms of COVID-19 coronavirus, or were they just looking for a convenient excuse to end it?
  • Living in a pricey metropolis with zero job leads until the pandemic blows over, does it make sense to move back to small-town life with the parents to save money for now? (Thanks to Professor Scott Galloway for weighing in on this one!)
  • Your detail-oriented teenager wants to start his own business doing odd jobs. How do you help him get the word out while ensuring he's not getting shorted because of his age?
  • You feel a strong connection to someone who is still reeling from a bumpy past and isn't ready for a relationship right now. If timing is the underlying factor, how much space should you give them before trying again?
  • You're a project manager on paternity leave, and company policy doesn't allow your team to fill you in on what's been going on in your absence or for you to check email until you return. How can you ensure your reintroduction to the workplace goes smoothly?
  • After building up a wide range of experiences for over a decade, you've become decent at a few vastly different skills. Should you combine these skills or just focus on becoming world-class in one?
  • You're in cybersecurity and you've toyed with the idea of doing a PhD in another country for years -- largely because it sounds cool and you like academia. But as a non-necessity in your field, is it worth the hassle?
  • Life Pro Tip: On a Zoom call but not talking? Please mute yourself!
  • Recommendation of the Week: Operation Odessa
  • A quick shout out to Bretton Murphy for letting us know about The Purple Heart Project (PHP)!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect...
Apr 30, 2020
345: Jim Kwik | How to Upgrade Your Brain's Limitless Potential
01:04:23

Jim Kwik (@jimkwik) hosts the Kwik Brain podcast and is the author of Limitless -- Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, Unlock Your Exceptional Life.

What We Discuss with Jim Kwik:

  • Why it's a L.I.E. that your intelligence is fixed and the person you were at age eight is the same person you are today and the same person you'll be tomorrow.
  • Why genius is not born; it’s built -- and it leaves clues.
  • The limitless model: a three-part framework for not only accelerated learning, but for unlocking human potential.
  • A formula for sustainable motivation that drives consistent action.
  • How changing the dominant question you (perhaps unknowingly) ask yourself every day can redirect the focus and trajectory of your life.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/345

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Apr 30, 2020
344: Jonna Mendez | The Moscow Rules
01:29:35

Jonna Mendez is a former chief of disguise in the CIA's Office of Technical Service, and co-author of The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War.

What We Discuss with Jonna Mendez:

  • What was it like to work as a heavily surveilled CIA operative in the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War?
  • Why did the United States have to rebuild its embassy in Moscow from the ground up in the early '90s?
  • How aspiring artists like Jonna and her late husband Antonio (played by Ben Affleck in Argo) got involved in working for the CIA.
  • How the CIA recruits brilliant scientific minds to develop cutting-edge solutions when it can only offer a fraction of compensation offered by the private sector.
  • The evolution of how disguise has come to be used in the intelligence community since the '70s, and the role Jonna has taken in its progress.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/344

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Apr 28, 2020
343: Is My Little Brother a Lost Cause? | Feedback Friday
00:56:44

You have a family history of addiction, and now your clinically depressed little brother is using drugs and alcohol to a degree that goes well beyond rebellious teenage mischief. With parental guidance being nonexistent, can you do something, or is your brother a lost cause? We'll try to address this and more here on Feedback Friday.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/343.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your father has definite ideas of how your educational future should play out and where your career should be headed, but you've chosen otherwise. How do you break the news without breaking his heart?
  • Every time you find a new interest, you initially obsess over it. But after a few months, you lose interest and move on to something else. How can you stick to something long enough to get results?
  • How do you build your network without some contacts getting the wrong idea about your romantic interest/disinterest?
  • You have a family history of addiction, and now your clinically depressed little brother is using drugs and alcohol to a degree that goes well beyond rebellious teenage mischief. With parental guidance being nonexistent, can you do something, or is your brother a lost cause?
  • How can you obtain mentorship or establish great networks when you're financially incapable of hiring a coach or attending high-value networking events? How do you identify what you have to offer to the person from whom you want mentorship? What should you do if you have nothing to offer for the time being?
  • Self-quarantining, you want to start a podcast as a way to step outside your comfort zone and become more social. Using Six-Minute Networking tips, responses from potential guests have been positive. What further advice do we have for a new podcaster?
  • Life Pro Tip: Go start your car and drive it around for 15-20 minutes if it's been a while!
  • Recommendation of the Week: Operation Toussaint
  • A quick shout out to Igor Pavic from Washington for being the first person to report bugs on our brand new website!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Apr 24, 2020
342: David Epstein | Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
01:18:43

David Epstein (@DavidEpstein) has worked as an investigative reporter for ProPublica and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He is the author of the number-one New York Times bestseller Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.

What We Discuss with David Epstein:

  • What are the pros and cons of specialization and generalization?
  • Why sacrificing depth for breadth in the learning process might be an advantage.
  • How struggling to generate an answer -- even a wrong one -- enhances subsequent learning.
  • The end of history illusion and the hazards of choosing to specialize between ages 18-29.
  • Why self-taught people tend to experiment more and come to unique solutions for problems that specialists overlook.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/342

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Apr 23, 2020
341: Julie Gerberding | Answering Your COVID-19 Questions
01:26:57

Julie Gerberding is the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

What We Discuss with Julie Gerberding:

  • What makes COVID-19 so uniquely dangerous compared to other diseases and would-be pandemics we've encountered in the past century?
  • Is staying six feet away from other people really safe enough, and will we have to practice social distancing until we get a COVID-19 vaccine?
  • Is the rapid spread of information -- and misinformation -- by way of the Internet more helpful or hurtful to our efforts to contain the spread of the virus?
  • Why did even our most trusted sources -- like the CDC -- initially discourage us from wearing masks and now insist on them for leaving the house?
  • How much does political pressure from a presidential administration affect the job of a CDC director?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/341

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Apr 21, 2020
340: What Jobs Will Exist in the New Economy? | Feedback Friday
00:41:14

With big changes afoot thanks to technological advances and the need to adapt in a COVID-19 world, what skills should you consider picking up, and what jobs will exist in the new economy that you can prepare to fill? This and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/340.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • As the world rapidly changes around us, what skills should you consider leveling up, and what jobs will exist in the new economy?
  • How do you network and get to know the team at a new company while remote?
  • Should you still pay off the full balance of your credit card to avoid finance charges, or should you hold on to the cash until the pandemic's over?
  • You love every aspect of your current job, but the perks are low and so is the pay. You know you could get full benefits and make three times more as a plumber. Is the choice as easy to make as it sounds?
  • Life Pro Tip: Worried that your favorite restaurant will be hurt by the slow business due to the coronavirus? Buy a gift card from them now and use it later. It’s like a loan, and there are usually pretty decent savings included to sweeten the deal.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Dirty Money Season 2
  • A quick shout out to Angela Hodges for using advice she's learned from the show to create a Facebook group page where they're sewing facemasks for healthcare workers in NJ!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Apr 17, 2020
339: Michele Rigby Assad | My Secret Life in the CIA
01:13:32

Michele Rigby Assad (@michelerigassad) is an international security consultant, trainer, and author of Breaking Cover: My Secret Life in the CIA and What It Taught Me about What’s Worth Fighting For.

What We Discuss with Michele Rigby Assad:

  • Is working undercover for the CIA as exciting as it looks in the movies?
  • How does an isolated Florida girl grow up to be a CIA operative in the Arab world?
  • What goes into gathering intelligence from terrorist sources, and what motivates them to cooperate with the CIA?
  • How did Michele overcome a strong case of imposter syndrome while working at the CIA?
  • What does it mean to “get off the X,” and why is it important to understand even if you think you’ll never be ambushed?
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: www.jordanharbinger.com/339

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Apr 16, 2020
338: Ozan Varol | How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist
00:50:58

Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist turned award-winning law professor and bestselling author -- which makes him perfectly poised to share the wisdom found in his latest book, Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life.

What We Discuss with Ozan Varol:

  • How to apply first-principles thinking in your life.
  • How you can reverse your own processes to find the holes in your logic.
  • The benefits of bringing in outside expertise that has seemingly nothing to do with the problem you're trying to solve.
  • Why brainstorming all the reasons your idea might fail may just ensure its long-term success.
  • How to reframe questions and generate insights you may have missed.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://www.jordanharbinger.com/ozan-varol-how-to-think-like-a-rocket-scientist/

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Apr 14, 2020
337: COVID Clearly Crushing Careers | Feedback Friday
01:00:54

While we're trying to avoid talking directly about the current pandemic, there's no doubt COVID-19 is clearly crushing careers. Gretchen Rubin helps us ensure we can still be productive during this time. Also, Dorie Clark joins us to talk a teenager through coming out as gay a non-supportive environment. We have a lot happening here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/337.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • If you're wondering how to come out as gay when you're 13 and surrounded by non-supportive family and friends who might distance themselves because of their religious beliefs, Dorie Clark's got some wisdom to impart.
  • As a freelancer, how do you get more remote-work contracts instead of onsite offers during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis?
  • Is your ADHD to blame for taking on more work than you can possibly handle, and does your imposter syndrome make you try too hard, or is there something else at play here?
  • Your recently graduated girlfriend needs to get a job, move out of her parents' house, and become independent to make progress, but she doesn't seem particularly motivated even when there's not a global pandemic to navigate around. How can you be encouraging without nagging?
  • You had a great job interview lined up, and then COVID-19 struck. How can you stay on the radar to have a leg up when things have calmed down and it's time to meet your prospective employer -- without coming off as too needy?
  • How has fatherhood changed Jordan? Have new curiosities developed, and does he wish he could ask past guests different questions now?
  • Your dementia-suffering mother's caregiver seems to be getting double-paid -- once by you and once by your mother. She does good work, but it's bothering you. What's the least awkward way to clear up the matter?
  • Is COVID-19 crushing careers? Clearly. Outer Order, Inner Calm author Gretchen Rubin can help us remain productive during these weird times.
  • Life Pro Tip: If you have an iPhone, you can set defined times when "do not disturb" mode goes on. Then you only get calls from your favorites and when they call you three times consecutively. It also works when you connect to a car for phone calls and prevents you from getting notifications while driving.
  • Recommendation of the Week: The Tiger King
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Apr 10, 2020
336: Kevin Systrom | Life Lessons from an Instagram Founder Part Two
00:54:00

Kevin Systrom (@kevin) is a computer programmer and entrepreneur who co-founded Instagram in 2010 with Mike Krieger. This is part two of a two-part episode. Make sure to catch part one here!

What We Discuss with Kevin Systrom:

  • How Kevin and Mike made decisions at Instagram to best avoid project-crippling bottlenecks.
  • Why checking yourself is a good way to ensure that you are less likely to wreck yourself.
  • The game-changing but simple purchase Kevin made when Instagram became a verifiable success.
  • Has Instagram contributed to Kevin's own feelings of FOMO?
  • The strategy Kevin employs for reading books with optimal efficiency.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/336

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Apr 09, 2020
335: Kevin Systrom | Life Lessons from an Instagram Founder Part One
00:50:43

Kevin Systrom (@kevin) is a computer programmer and entrepreneur who co-founded Instagram in 2010 with Mike Krieger. This is part one of a two-part episode. Look out for part two later this week!

What We Discuss with Kevin Systrom:

  • Why founding a startup now is probably easier for the average aspiring entrepreneur than ever before.
  • What famous brands have pivoted radically from their origins to become massively successful (including Instagram).
  • How to get honest feedback (and know when you should listen to it).
  • How to get honest feedback (and know when you shouldn't listen to it).
  • The simple idea that led to the creation of Instagram, and what made it stand out in a seemingly saturated market.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/335

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Apr 07, 2020
334: I Was Supposed to Die Five Years Ago | Feedback Friday
00:45:26

A brain tumor had doctors guessing you should have died five years ago, but hard work and luck have reduced it by 50 percent and arrested its progress. Would it be wishful thinking to start long-term planning and getting your life back on track? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/334.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • A brain tumor had doctors guessing you should have died five years ago, but hard work and luck have reduced it by 50 percent and arrested its progress. Would it be wishful thinking to start long-term planning and getting your life back on track?
  • How can you encourage someone to make a business out of a hobby they're really good at? More important: should you?
  • In a world where nobody seems to listen for longer than five seconds, how can you politely have a conversation with people in a way that won’t just lead to temporary change?
  • Your side hustle is related to your main job. Is it reasonable to leverage your paid time to work on things that benefit you personally?
  • When your significant other had a traumatic childhood and shares the dark thoughts that haunt them with you, what can you do as a partner to be supportive without turning into a surrogate parent or therapist?
  • You want to be able to work with anyone, but you have a passive-aggressive and prickly coworker who refuses to engage with you. What can you do to defuse the tension and build a proper work relationship?
  • Life Pro Tip: If you are under a mandatory shelter-in-place order and feel the need to leave the house, blood donation is a qualified reason to leave. Not only are you getting out of the house and having some human contact, but you are providing society with a much-needed service. Set up an appointment and fill out the questionnaire beforehand. (Obviously don’t do this if you are feeling ill!)
  • (Anti-)Recommendation of the Week: 100 Humans (It's a fun watch, but filled with junk science and biased politics. Don't go into this expecting anything beyond entertainment and you should be fine.)
  • A quick shout out to Heather Lewis, who says episodes 246 and 321 helped give her the power to deal with the narcissists in her life and the means to secure high-level connections in her network!
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Apr 03, 2020
333: Isaac Lidsky | Eyes Wide Open
00:54:48

Isaac Lidsky (@isaaclidsky) is the only blind person to serve as a law clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court. He's also an entrepreneur, he was once a child actor on a popular '90s sitcom, and now he's the bestselling author of Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can't See Clearly.

What We Discuss with Isaac Lidsky:

  • Why Isaac Lidsky considers going blind in his twenties a "blessing."
  • How Isaac's personal vision grew sharper even as his eyesight faded.
  • How our brains construct reality based on our own mental models -- some of which we can control.
  • How to reframe seemingly negative luck and events to work to your advantage.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/333

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Apr 01, 2020

332: Rachael Denhollander | What Is a Girl Worth?
01:16:52

Rachael Denhollander (@R_Denhollander) is an attorney, advocate, educator, and author of What Is a Girl Worth?: My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics.

What We Discuss with Rachael Denhollander:

  • How the culture of competitive gymnastics contributed to the commonplace physical and mental abuse of underage Olympic hopefuls.
  • How Nassar was able to manipulate the trust of parents while simultaneously abusing their children, unseen, just a few feet away using creepy sleight of hand techniques and misdirection like a masterful pedophile illusionist.
  • Why the same set of circumstances that make parents hesitate to believe that such abuse could be going on under their noses is the same set of circumstances that make such abuse possible -- and allows monsters like Nassar to get away with it for decades before their victims dare to speak out.
  • How Nassar was protected by numerous enablers in the organizations for which he worked, and why they may have chosen to take his word over the consistent allegations of countless victims.
  • Why Rachael was able to go public with the abuse that she herself endured from Nassar when others couldn't, and how this encouraged other victims to come forward.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/332

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Mar 31, 2020
331: How to Work from Home Effectively | Feedback Friday
00:54:49

Due to the recent COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, many of us are now required to work from home. As a team of people who have been working from home for more than a decade, we have some advice for those wondering how to work from home effectively during a pandemic -- and, of course, lots more on this Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/331.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Since we've been doing it for so long, we've got some pointers for working from home effectively for those of you out there who might be doing it for the first time during this pandemic!
  • Your career is extremely specialized and your choices for moving to another company are slim to none. And frankly, you don’t even want to do it anymore, but you can't afford to take a pay cut to start over. What should you do?
  • Your boss gets annoyed when you stand up and jog in place for five minutes every hour to stay limber after sitting for so long. Is taking such a short break really a demonstration of a lapsed work ethic, or is there more going on here?
  • How should you respond to random people on LinkedIn who reach out to network -- even when you have no friends in common? You don't mind being helpful, but how do you weed out the timewasters?
  • While you do have general social anxiety, you find yourself especially shy and less talkative around your attractive friends. Why is this, and how might you get past it?
  • At a young age, it came out that your two older brothers were sexually abusing your younger sister. They were sent away for years, essentially breaking up your family. Now you're all adults and working on your mental and emotional issues. Where should you start seeking help?
  • A quick shout out to Ashley Jensen, who sold her family's medical device company using some of the things she learned on this show!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, join his podcasting club, and check out his other show:
Mar 27, 2020
330: Gavin de Becker | The Gift of Fear Part Two
00:41:47

Gavin de Becker (@gdbaprotects) is the author of The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence and the security pioneer who designed the MOSAIC Threat Assessment Systems used at the top levels of government. This is part two of a two-part episode. Make sure to catch part one here!

What We Discuss with Gavin de Becker:

  • Why is "no" the end of the discussion for a man, but the beginning of a negotiation for a woman in our culture?
  • Understand why you should be wary of the unsolicited promise.
  • Should we try to join our intuition to our intellect, or do the two work better on their own?
  • The difference between worry and fear -- why worrying is ultimately useless while fear can save your life.
  • Try the Rule of Opposites exercise to calibrate your intuition in the moment.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/330

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Mar 26, 2020
329: Gavin de Becker | The Gift of Fear Part One
00:43:19

Gavin de Becker (@gdbaprotects) is the author of The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence and the security pioneer who designed the MOSAIC Threat Assessment Systems used at the top levels of government. This is part one of a two-part episode. Make sure to catch part two later this week!

What We Discuss with Gavin de Becker:

  • Violence is a reality -- if you're not prepared for its possibility, you'll be caught off guard by its eventuality.
  • Learn how to hone your sixth sense for danger.
  • Discover how to spot the red flags that signify someone as a likely abuser, con artist, or predator.
  • How can technology paired with human intuition protect us from people who mean us harm?
  • How literal is the term gut feeling?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/329

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Mar 24, 2020
328: How Should I Spend My Inheritance? | Feedback Friday
00:49:07

Instead of freeing you up to find a career you could fall in love with, a windfall you received at your father's passing has instead overwhelmed you with seemingly limitless options. How should you spend your inheritance in a way that would make you happy and your father proud? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/328.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do Jordan and Jen spend money differently now that they have a kid? And when you're buying something with a high price tag, why should you avoid the middle-tier option?
  • Instead of freeing you up to find a career you could fall in love with, a windfall you received at your father's passing has instead overwhelmed you with seemingly limitless options. How should you spend your inheritance in a way that would make you happy and your father proud?
  • How can you find time and energy for self-improvement when you've developed a never-ending headache and fatigue that lasts for decades that doctors can't solve? Should you just be happy to stay where you are so you don't risk worsening your health?
  • Looking toward marketing your invention, you're worried your stutter might get in the way of engaging with your intended audience. What can you do to reduce your stutter and the distraction it is likely to cause?
  • Should you accept the terms of an "influencer" who wants you to do work for them with the nebulous guarantee of "exposure" to their sizeable community, or should you insist on cold, hard cash even if it means you could burn a bridge that might lead to more work down the line?
  • You're having trouble landing a second interview in your job search, and you're wondering if you're unconsciously doing something to sell yourself short or if potential employers are finding unsavory things about you online. What can you do to identify the problem?
  • Does Jordan lack an inner monologue?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Who Killed Malcolm X?
  • A quick shout out to Mani from Leicester!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
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Mar 20, 2020
327: Neil deGrasse Tyson | Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
01:08:47

Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, host of StarTalk Radio, and author of New York Times bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

What We Discuss with Neil deGrasse Tyson:

  • How a seasoned scientist maintains childlike curiosity.
  • The power of science to transcend bias.
  • Why Neil didn't have typical public speaking jitters when he gave his first lecture at age 15.
  • Do you have to be a math wizard to pursue science?
  • What enlightened leadership (from either side of the aisle) understands about the value of science -- and why science denial has surged so dramatically in recent years.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/327

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Mar 19, 2020
326: Austin Meyer | Slaying the Patent Scam Trolls
01:16:38

Austin Meyer (@x_plane_austin) is the software developer of flight simulator X-Plane and aircraft sensor fallback Xavion, an entrepreneur fighting against the unjust incursion of patent trolls, and producer of the documentary The Patent Scam.

What We Discuss with Austin Meyer:

  • How the patent troll industry shakes down innocent victims through legal loopholes for massive profits.
  • What might put someone unwittingly on the radar of a patent troll.
  • Why virtually anybody can be the target of a patent troll thanks to the way current patent laws are written.
  • What Austin discovered when he tried to confront his own patent trolls personally at their legally registered offices.
  • Why patent trolls are repeatedly able to get away with frivolous lawsuits that any reasonable jury would laugh out of court.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/326

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Mar 17, 2020
325: My Mother-in-Law Is a Monster! | Feedback Friday
00:49:53

Your monster of a mother-in-law says hurtful things to you about your husband when he leaves the room, and now insists on telling you how you'll be raising the child you're expecting soon. How can you shut down her rude commentary without causing a scene? We'll try to find answers to this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/325.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your aunt wants to sell the run-down family business because she's sick of running it, but you'd like to buy her out and turn it into something really profitable. How can you approach the deal without coming off as insulting?
  • Your monster of a mother-in-law says hurtful things to you about your husband when he leaves the room, and now insists on telling you how you'll be raising the child you're expecting soon. How can you shut down her rude commentary without causing a scene?
  • Your mother recently rejoined a religion that requires cult-like obedience, and her views on medical care are drastically different from yours. Aside from general concern that she's thrown her lot in with a bad crowd, how do you break it to her that you no longer want to have her as your power of attorney?
  • Since the sudden death of a close friend, your husband seems to be extra reliant on you for emotional support to the point that it's stifling your career ambitions. How can you bring up concerns without hurting his feelings and making him think you're trying to abandon him?
  • You're a mechanical engineer with a goal of launching a startup focused around a specific sector of small-scale robotic automation. Your problem? You're not sure where to begin. Is it a realistic goal? Are you aiming too high? Or are your fears just holding you back?
  • You're taking our free Six-Minute Networking course, but you've always been highly introverted and never built much of a network to revive. What tips do we have for starting a new network from the ground up?
  • Life Pro Tip: When you rent or lease a car, take a photo of the dash and the mileage, and a video walking around the car. It will save you having to argue nonsense charges later.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Babies
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Mar 13, 2020
324: Tony Hawk | How Did I Get Here?
00:53:47

Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) is a vertical skateboarding legend who enjoys household name status these days, but as we learn in discussing his book How Did I Get Here?: The Ascent of an Unlikely CEO, the journey’s been far from easy.
[Featured photo by J. Grant Brittain via Tony Hawk's Instagram]

What We Discuss with Tony Hawk:

  • Why taking risks is important for the sake of progress.
  • How personal success can be gauged independently of financial success.
  • Why your personal brand needs to be genuine and something you’re willing to protect.
  • Why it's important to learn everything about your craft -- even if you've "got a guy who handles that."
  • What The Tony Hawk Foundation does for underserved communities.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/324

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Mar 12, 2020
323: Laura Gassner Otting | Living Your Limitless Life
01:05:43

Laura Gassner Otting (@heylgo) is a motivational keynote speaker and the author of Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life.

What We Discuss with Laura Gassner Otting:

  • Everyone has a scorecard that defines success, and it's totally limiting you -- even if you don't realize you have one.
  • Why, when you don't define success in your own terms, finding your purpose and carving your own path becomes impossible.
  • How you can learn to ignore the rules that created your limits.
  • What you can do to align your energies with your actions.
  • How to do work that actually satisfies and fulfills you, regardless of the unsolicited opinions of others.
  • And much more...

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Mar 10, 2020
322: Mislead an Employer for a Foot in the Door? | Feedback Friday
00:48:08

You finally landed an interview with a high-end Italian furniture company for a position that falls in line with your career aspirations. You're super qualified except for one thing: the job posting listed "fluent in Italian" as a requirement, and you're definitely not. Should you be up front with them and let them know immediately that you don't speak Italian but say you're willing to learn it, or should you accept the interview and tell them you're not fluent when you meet with them in person? We'll try to find answers to this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/322.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is it ever worth it to mislead a potential employer to get a foot in the door with the intention of making things right later?
  • Your parents had an acrimonious divorce and your mother holds it against you that you still talk to your father. How do you draw the line in communicating with your mom?
  • When it comes to taking classes online, you've become an expert at gaming the system in ways that might be considered cheating. But isn't this just being resourceful?
  • You've disappointed a mentor by taking time out from your studies for self-care. How can you salvage the professional relationship while not putting your mental health at risk?
  • What's it like to bust counterfeiters for fun and profit? Here's a perspective you might enjoy if you dug the recent episode with Kris Buckner.
  • Life Pro Tip: Forget to take your vitamins every day? Put a small Post-it style calendar next to them, which will give you an at-a-glance reminder.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Narcos Mexico Season 2
  • A quick shout out to Tomas Conefrey!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Mar 06, 2020
321: How to Ask for Advice | Deep Dive
01:02:38

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive exploring how to ask for advice the wrong way, how to ask for advice the right way, and the difference it can make between ignorance and understanding, failure and success.

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • Are you actually asking for advice, or are you just seeking permission and encouragement to do something that might just be a terrible idea?
  • When you don't get the advice (i.e., validation) you were hoping for, do you somehow hold it against the person you asked?
  • When asking for advice, is your request overly vague, or is it specific, intentional, and explicit in detailing what you need?
  • Are you asking for advice when you don't know where to go, or are you asking for advice when you've gone as far as you can?
  • Asking for advice the right way is half the battle. The other half is being willing to listen to it.
  • And much more...

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Mar 05, 2020
320: Dennis Carroll | Planning an End to the Pandemic Era
01:09:39

Dennis Carroll is the former USAID director for pandemic influenza and emerging threats. He currently works with The Global Virome Project, an international initiative that seeks to proactively identify, prepare for, and stop viral threats before they become pandemics.

What We Discuss with Dennis Carroll:

  • What’s the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic?
  • Why the occurrence of a future flu epidemic is not a matter of if but when.
  • Vaccine hesitancy (e.g., “anti-vax” hysteria) is one of the top 10 health threats in the entire world.
  • What can we expect from — and how do we prepare for — a worst-case pandemic scenario, and how worried should we be about the current coronavirus threat?
  • Why our incursions into wildlife populations expose humanity to greater health risks than ever before.
  • And much more…

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Mar 03, 2020
319: Should We Shut Down Our Business? | Feedback Friday
00:53:31

You were laid off, your wife's business is in the red, and you have a baby on the way. In spite of occasionally inconsiderate guests being a drag, renting your spare room through Airbnb is the only thing bringing in steady money right now. Should you shut down the business that doesn't make money and focus on how you can make Airbnb a more sustainable and tolerable source of income? This and more on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/319.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Should you shut down your business that's in the red to focus on renting your spare room through Airbnb?
  • Given that everyone has limited time and energy, how do you decide what to pursue and what to let go of, and vet opportunities to ensure they're worth the effort?
  • What can you do to help your friend cope with the serious social anxiety that has literally driven her to drink?
  • As a recovering addict, you know following through with the attraction you feel for a fellow recovering addict would be a poorly timed mistake -- right?
  • Is it rude to offer unsolicited feedback on someone's resume when you notice room for improvement -- even when asked to share it with the people in your network?
  • Life Pro Tip: Make a checklist of things you need when traveling and stick it on your closet door (or in your phone's notes app). Every time you realize you forgot to pack something, add it to the list when you get back. It saves you time running around trying to remember what you will need each time you have to pack.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Generation Wealth
  • A quick shout out to Sam Windham!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Feb 28, 2020
318: Christian Picciolini | Breaking Hate Part Two
01:09:57

Christian Picciolini (@cpicciolini) is an Emmy Award-winning television producer, reformed extremist, founder of the Free Radicals Project, and author of Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism and White American Youth: My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement -- and How I Got Out. This is part two of a two-part episode. Make sure to catch part one here!

What We Discuss with Christian Picciolini:

  • Why extremist ideology is on the rise all over the world -- and what we can do to stem its spread.
  • What to do when we see other people in our sphere potentially falling victim to extremist recruiting tactics.
  • How personal journeys of identity, community, and purpose are hijacked by extremist recruiters to fill their ranks.
  • How the Internet has made it easier than ever for recruiters to draw young people away from families and communities that have zero ties to extremism.
  • What extremist groups are doing to rebrand and sanitize their image in ways that appeal to the disenfranchised among the mainstream.
  • And much more...

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Feb 27, 2020
317: Christian Picciolini | Breaking Hate Part One
00:55:15

Christian Picciolini (@cpicciolini) is an Emmy Award-winning television producer, reformed extremist, co-founder of peace nonprofit Life After Hate, and author of White American Youth: My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement -- and How I Got Out.

What We Discuss with Christian Picciolini:

  • How the marketing of extremism has evolved to become more palatable to the masses.
  • How identity, community, and purpose drive extremism -- not ideology.
  • Why extremism and race identity are popular with youth now more than ever before.
  • What we can do if we know someone involved with -- or thinking of becoming involved with -- an extremist group.
  • How an ex neo-Nazi skinhead became a uniquely qualified peace advocate to help others avoid walking in his footsteps.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/317

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Feb 25, 2020
316: How to Get a Job If You're a Sex Offender | Feedback Friday
00:49:55

As a remorseful sex offender who's done your time and been officially cleared as posing no threat to society, you're committed to turning your life around for you, your wife, and your five-year-old. But how can you get a job when you're a convicted felon with the extra stigma of being on the registry for the next 20 years? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/316.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you get a job if you're a registered sex offender who's done your time and been officially cleared as posing no threat to society?
  • While your significant other wants kids someday, you're undecided. You're young, but you don't want to waste their time. How long do you reasonably have to make the decision?
  • How do you handle a two-faced ladder-climber in your company whose Machiavellian manipulations aren't as invisible as they seem to think they are?
  • What can a high schooler do to network in the field they wish to pursue when it's a bit esoteric -- like biochemistry?
  • A job promotion for more pay and research experience sounds great, but you're worried about losing the downtime that allows you to get homework done for your current course load. Should you choose freedom or finances?
  • After past disappointments, your wife is unexpectedly pregnant. It's great news, but you've been training for a dream job that would take you away for the months around your baby's birth and the opportunity window is about to close since you're near the age cap. What's your best next move -- for yourself and your family?
  • Life Pro Tip: Real wealth is about freedom. Money can help achieve these things, but there are plenty of people who make lots of money yet aren't free. Make choices that get you this kind of wealth, not just the money.
  • A quick shout out to John M. Carr!
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Feb 21, 2020
315: Admiral William H. McRaven | That's So McRaven
00:53:57

Admiral William H. McRaven (@billmcraven) masterminded and executed the mission that brought down Osama bin Laden and is the author of Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World.

What We Discuss with William H. McRaven:

  • What are the benefits to taking every day, as a Navy SEAL might say, "one evolution at a time?"
  • What are the potential downfalls of having a 20-year plan?
  • Why is taking advantage of opportunities more important than charting a course — and how can we spot them?
  • What are you proving when you're willing to take professional risks — even when you don't succeed?
  • What is the most important thing to understand about leadership?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/315

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Feb 20, 2020
314: Michael Yon | China's Big Trouble in Little Hong Kong
01:20:38

Michael Yon (@Michael_Yon) is an author, columnist, and award-winning independent war correspondent who gives us a frontline view of the current civil unrest between Hong Kong protestors and the government of mainland China.

What We Discuss with Michael Yon:

  • What Michael means by his oft-truncated and misunderstood quote: "If a writer wants to make money, he should avoid truth and tell people what they want to hear. Yet to win the war, tell the truth."
  • The difference between riots, protests, general civil unrest, and insurgency -- and what's really going on in Hong Kong right now in contrast with the official story.
  • Why Michael considers himself a war correspondent and not a journalist -- and how the two differ.
  • Why the long-simmering relationship between China and Hong Kong is only now coming to a boil, and what the rest of the world should take away from this.
  • How the current movement in Hong Kong compares to Poland's Solidarity Movement of the '80s -- and why this especially worries the Chinese Communist Party.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/314

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Feb 18, 2020
313: My Boyfriend’s Flirty Friend | Feedback Friday
00:48:21

Your boyfriend's close friend flirts with him directly in front of you. He doesn't reciprocate, but it does bother you because you know -- from conversation you've had with her in the past before you became his significant other -- that she actually does fancy him. Should you communicate your displeasure to either party or just keep your cool?

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/313.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Confused by The Adam Carolla Show clips at the end of a few of our episodes? If you're not skipping commercials, you should have gotten the memo! ;)
  • Like our new show art? Much thanks to Santi Fox for making it so!
  • Many thanks to all the unknowns out there who keep sending us gifts but don't provide a return address!
  • Should you call out your boyfriend's close female friend for flirting with him directly in front of you, or should you keep your cool?
  • Friends give you the silent treatment when they're upset with you. Should you give them time to cool off, or is life just too short to deal with this kind of drama?
  • Your mom has ADHD and gets so distracted by her phone and surroundings that it always causes a scene. How can you travel together and remain sane?
  • You're either too social and your grad school work takes a hit, or you're too involved in school and your social life takes a hit. How can you strike a successful balance?
  • Your friend/employer insists on paying you by check, but you usually have to text him reminders and personally pick it up. Aren't there easier ways to get paid these days?
  • What are some tips for someone without a college degree going into interviews for entry-level corporate jobs?
  • Life Pro Tip: For parents: Instead of always telling your child what to do, give them two options with the same outcome to prevent the headache of having them refuse the task. (For example, instead of telling them to put on their pajamas for bed, ask them which pajamas they want to wear to bed tonight. This works well because kids love having control over what they are doing.) For travelers: Bring a power strip with you to use at airports, and you'll never have to wait for an outlet to be available again.
  • Recommendation of the Week: The Weekly, Hulu
  • A quick shout out to Gareth Emery!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at
Feb 14, 2020
312: John Tierney | Harnessing the Power of Bad
01:25:20

John Tierney (@johntierneynyc) is an award-winning science columnist for The New York Times, and he's the co-author of The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It.

[Featured photo by Jamie Meggas]

What We Discuss with John Tierney:

  • What is negativity bias, and why does even a small dose of it have the power to overwhelm even our greatest reserves of positivity?
  • How can we psychologically overcome this innate negativity bias?
  • How we can watch the news (especially during an election year) without succumbing to deep despair at the state of the world by consuming what John calls a low-bad diet.
  • Why the worst person at your workplace has the power to passively drag the whole team down beyond the abilities of the best person to bring it up.
  • The negative golden rule -- it's what you do not do unto others that really matters.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/312

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Feb 13, 2020
311: Susan David | How to Improve Your Emotional Agility
01:32:06

Susan David (@susandavid_phd) is a Harvard psychologist, co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, and author of Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life.

What We Discuss with Susan David:

  • What is emotional agility?
  • What’s wrong with trying to force ourselves to be happy all the time? Is our society misguided by a tyranny of positivity today?
  • Unpleasant and negative emotions actually serve a purpose — but what is that purpose and how can we use it to our advantage?
  • How do our thoughts, emotions, and stories hook us into responding ineffectively to life’s challenges, and how can we break these patterns?
  • Practical ways to develop our responses to adversity that leave us stronger and more capable.
  • And much more…

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Feb 11, 2020
310: Should I Fudge My Age in Dating Apps? | Feedback Friday
00:50:48

As an active 45-year-old woman who is usually mistaken for someone 10 years younger, you're throwing your hat back in the dating game after six years. You realize that if you put your actual age on your dating app profile, you'll probably get filtered out by the age range of men you're looking for. Friends have encouraged you to put down 37 or 38 as your dating profile age so you'll still fall within the desired search results, but you're uncomfortable about the deception. In a situation like this, should you fudge your age in dating apps? We'll break down this and much more on the latest Feedback Friday right here!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/310.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • When you're active and appear 10 years younger than you are, is fudging your age in dating apps acceptable if you're only trying to fool the search algorithm and not potential matches?
  • You never really bonded with your mother and you'd like to change that now, but she considers you "selfish." How much responsibility do both parties have to create familial closeness?
  • There's a family rift between your father and uncle thanks to inheritance drama. You'd like to invite your aunt to your wedding, but don't want to appear disloyal to your father. What's the right thing to do?
  • You've noticed that people who are very successful seem to have mastered the skill of remembering people's names, but you're terrible at it. How can you get better at remembering the names of people you meet?
  • You have an amazing new job opportunity, but you've been planning a gap year to travel abroad and the timing couldn't be worse. Should you trust your gut and travel even though this opportunity might never come your way again? What are your options?
  • How do you strike a balance between being an entrepreneur and a family man without neglecting your spouse and new baby -- or the needs of the nascent company you've worked hard to build?
  • Life Pro Tip: Google your kid's prospective name before they're born. This way, when their name is googled, people won’t see news of some a-hole criminal with the same name.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Pandemic
  • A quick shout out to Eric Hulbert!
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Feb 07, 2020
309: Laila Ali | Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal Power
01:00:36

What We Discuss with Laila Ali:

  • What made Laila become the only boxer out of Muhammad Ali’s nine children?
  • Why do fighters trash talk (and does Laila regret any trash talking she did during her fighting career)?
  • How did Laila make the choice to pivot from an aspiring nail salon tycoon to a world-class boxer?
  • What was it like growing up around fame, and how does Laila’s father’s legacy still affect her?
  • How did Laila’s father react when she got serious about boxing?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/309

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Feb 06, 2020
308: Kris Buckner | Who Does Counterfeiting Really Hurt?
00:58:16

Kris Buckner is the president of Investigative Consultants, with over 22 years of experience in investigations related to trademark counterfeiting, piracy, and other intellectual property matters.

What We Discuss with Kris Buckner:

  • Why the trillion-dollar counterfeiting industry should concern you -- even if you don't care that the "Gucci" bag you got for $12 can't be spotted as a knockoff by the snootiest in your circle of friends.
  • What gets counterfeited? You name it: designer clothes, automobile parts, cancer medication, alcohol, makeup, vaping products, perfume, computer parts, and kids' cough syrup are just the tip of the iceberg.
  • How buying or selling counterfeit goods -- knowingly or otherwise -- potentially benefits corrupt regimes, terrorists, and organized crime networks around the world.
  • The real harm counterfeit goods pose to the end consumer, from health risks associated with contaminated products to loose parts that can become choking hazards for small children.
  • The real harm counterfeit goods pose to the legitimate economy, from fewer jobs to less tax revenue that funds law enforcement and education.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/308

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Feb 04, 2020
307: Help! I'm Too Physically Attractive! | Feedback Friday
00:46:01

Being unattractive to potential partners is obviously not ideal, but what happens when you're too physically attractive to land meaningful attention from someone who might complete you? We'll tackle this and more on the latest Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/307.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Our prison trip is officially full! If you want to get on the waiting list in case we have last-minute cancellations, please drop Jordan a line at prison@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Should a tip be optional unless service is above and beyond what's expected from your server -- instead of obligatory because the restaurant or business won't pay their staff enough?
  • You've been at your job for a long time and you want to do something different. How do you let your employer know that you want to transition out of your current role while still keeping a positive relationship?
  • You're the only child, and you've got an overly sensitive and selfish parent you need to take care of. What can you do to make sure they don't stress you out when you're expected to drop everything to attend to their needs?
  • You're in a long-term relationship that seems to be on track for marriage. What do we suggest you talk about to make sure you're both on the same page before you make the biggest commitment of your life?
  • You want to settle down in one place after moving to six different states and countries over the past 12 years, but your spouse can't seem to decide where to settle. What can you do to come to an agreeable compromise?
  • You're a successful, moderately attractive person who seems to get attention from all the wrong people. Potential friends either want to date you or worry their partners want to date you. On top of all this, you're demisexual. How can you find someone compatible?
  • Life Pro Tip: Instead of spending a day shopping, spend a day cleaning out your closet. You will find clothes you didn't realize you had and re-discover old favorites you thought you had lost. Plus, it's free!
  • Recommendation of the Week: Wrong Man
  • A quick shout out to Amanda Milligan!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Jan 31, 2020
306: BJ Fogg | Tiny Habits That Change Everything
01:13:42

BJ Fogg (@bjfogg) is the founder and director of the Stanford Behavior Design Lab, and author of Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything.

[Featured photo by Nathaniel Gerdes]

What We Discuss with BJ Fogg:

  • The main reasons we fail at behavior change -- even when we rationally know the long-term benefits heavily outweigh any short-term discomforts.
  • The B=MAP Fogg Behavior Model that can be applied universally to understanding (and correcting) every type of behavior there is.
  • How starter steps and tiny habits work as effective ways to "trick" our change-resistant human brains into radical behavior change.
  • Why BJ prefers the term "untangling" rather than "breaking" in reference to habits we want to discontinue. 
  • Why repetition is often repeated as being the catalyst for creating habits, why this tidbit of popular misinformation is so wrong, and what really works as a better catalyst.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/306

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Jan 30, 2020
305: Shaka Senghor | Writing My Wrongs
01:14:41

Shaka Senghor (@ShakaSenghor) is a leading voice in criminal justice reform, the Director of Innovation and Strategy at #Cut50, and the Consulting Producer for the OWN docuseries Released. He is also the author of Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison.

What We Discuss with Shaka Senghor:

  • How Shaka's childhood neighborhood in Detroit quickly went from idyllic to nightmarish when the crack epidemic struck in the '80s (and what he spent his money on when he became a dealer).
  • The assorted sources of trauma faced by kids who wind up in the drug-dealing lifestyle and why such a lifestyle is initially appealing to them -- in spite of exposing them to very adult consequences.
  • Why the current opioid crisis may actually be instrumental in helping heal societal class and racial divides widened during the crack epidemic.
  • Why removing the stigma of mental health treatment is crucial to breaking the cycles of recidivism in which young people often get trapped.
  • The series of events that landed Shaka in prison for 19 years, how he made use of his time there, and what he's doing to help fix a very broken system.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/305

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Jan 28, 2020
304: How to Avoid Addiction to Study Drugs | Feedback Friday
00:58:21

You're in your thirties, and although you've had reasonable success running your own business, you've always believed that you were lazy and unmotivated. You recently got diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed Adderall, and everything changed for the better. You're finally a hard worker, don't get distracted easily, and finish things you start. It's been a huge lifesaver and a huge boost to your self-confidence.

After hearing Jordan talk about his negative experiences with Adderall in high school on the Darren Prince episode, it got you concerned.

Your brother has been using Adderall for years, and said something that worried you. While on vacation, he lost his prescription and felt the need to find a doctor who could write him an emergency prescription. He regularly has to restrict towards the end of the month to make sure he doesn't run out, which signals he's taking extra doses.

Should you be concerned for your brother getting addicted?

Am you at risk of becoming dependent if you stay on it for years?

We'll talk about this and much more on this latest episode of Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/304.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan for his birthday this February? The trip is officially full, but if you really, really want to go, reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com and we'll do our best to squeeze you in!
  • Adderall's been a godsend in helping you focus since you were diagnosed with ADHD, but you worry you might become dependent on it over time. How can you avoid becoming addicted to study drugs?
  • As a police officer, you train recruits to communicate effectively by treating people like humans, building rapport, and displaying empathy. So what's the best way for an officer to build rapport quickly during, for example, the brief interaction of a traffic stop?
  • You want to help your mom move closer to you and the rest of the family because you know it will help alleviate her depression, but you're not exactly rich. How can you raise a loan or borrow money to cover her move and a place to live in a short amount of time?
  • You slacked in high school and now you're a 30-year-old custodian. You have the ambition to return to school and seek work in the infosec/cybersecurity industry, but your wife is unable to work and you make just enough to get by. How can you stay working full time and return to school without spending money you don't have?
  • What...
Jan 24, 2020
303: Megan Phelps-Roper | Unfollowing Westboro Baptist Church Part Two
00:50:52

Megan Phelps-Roper (@meganphelps) grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church, an organization widely monitored as a hate group for its anti-gay, anti-Jewish, anti-American protests. She left WBC in 2012 and has since written about her experiences in Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist ChurchThis is part two of a two-part episode. Listen to part one here!

What We Discuss with Megan Phelps-Roper:

  • What catalyzed Megan and her sister’s departure from the Westboro Baptist Church in 2012, and how do the family members left behind feel about their decision?
  • The logistics Megan and her sister faced when they decided to leave the home and family they’d known their entire lives to start anew in the outside world.
  • What Megan learned about the human capacity for empathy, generosity, forgiveness — and general goodness — by revisiting people she’d formerly picketed in WBC.
  • What Megan’s experiences have taught her about the cognitive biases we all have — about everything from religion to politics — no matter how smart we think we are.
  • The four steps others used to break through to Megan and get her to have real conversations, and how we can use them to connect with people who disagree with us on a fundamental level.
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/303

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Jan 23, 2020
302: Megan Phelps-Roper | Unfollowing Westboro Baptist Church Part One
00:57:44

Megan Phelps-Roper (@meganphelps) grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church, an organization widely monitored as a hate group for its anti-gay, anti-Jewish, anti-American protests. She left WBC in 2012 and has since written about her experiences in Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church. This is part one of a two-part episode. Stay tuned for the second episode coming later this week!

What We Discuss with Megan Phelps-Roper:

  • What it was like to grow up in what documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux called "The Most Hated Family in America."
  • Why the Westboro Baptist Church feels it's uniquely qualified to spread what it sees as the "true" word of God in a way that shocks and offends the rest of the world.
  • How the Westboro Baptist Church interprets feelgood lessons from the Bible like "Love thy neighbor" and the tale of the good Samaritan.
  • Why children who grow up in Westboro Baptist Church aren't educated at home, but encouraged to go to public schools.
  • The complicated history of the church's founder (and Megan's grandfather), Fred Phelps, who championed civil rights for African-Americans as a lawyer while campaigning against homosexuals, Jewish people, dead soldiers, tsunami victims, Mr. Rogers, and others deemed "deviant" by his very specific interpretation of the Bible (e.g., everybody not belonging to Westboro Baptist Church).
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/302

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Jan 21, 2020
301: How to Fight an Out-of-State Speeding Ticket | Feedback Friday
00:54:53

You're not sure if the speeding ticket you got driving across the country was given because you had out-of-state license plates, you were racially profiled, or there was an equipment failure of some kind, but you're pretty sure it wasn't for speeding. You want to fight it, but you're not sure what your legal options and obligations are. Friend of the show Corbin Payne, Esq. will explain how to fight an out-of-state speeding ticket the right way, and of course we'll try to do our best to answer a stack of other questions here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/301.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan for his birthday this February? It’ll be here sooner than you know it! Reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details if you want to go!
  • When you're paying so much money and time for the privilege of being part of your best friend's wedding party, is it unreasonable that, with plenty of notice, the caterer is refusing to accommodate your vegan request?
  • Recently married, your partner has been voicing concern and guilt for living so far away from family. But due to the nature of your job (which you love), you can't move back to your home state without having to give it up. How do you make an informed decision in this situation?
  • Driving across the country, you were stopped in Texas and ticketed for speeding even though your speedometer says otherwise. You're not sure if you were flagged for out-of-state plates or racially profiled, but you'd like to fight it. What are your legal options? [Thanks to Corbin Payne, Esq. for helping with this one!]
  • We often advise listeners to find competent legal advice, but how do you go about choosing someone? How do you know you will get a performer and not a shyster? [Thanks again to Corbin Payne, Esq. for helping with this one!]
  • The well-paying job where you've worked for 13 years is undergoing a transformation and trying to get rid of as many employees as possible. Of course morale is low and you'd love to quit even to take less money elsewhere, but you've got a baby on the way and your wife wants you to hang in there until you're out of debt. What should you do?
  • Need a little help being a great dad? Ryan's Holiday's Jan 17, 2020
300: Simon Sinek | How to Play the Infinite Game
01:09:36

Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) is the best-selling author of Find Your Why and Start with Why. He returns to the show to discuss his latest offering, The Infinite Game, which offers a framework for leading with an infinite mindset in a limitless world.

What We Discuss with Simon Sinek:

  • Common public speaking gaffes and how to avoid making them.
  • How Simon blocks time for himself in his calendar without feeling guilty.
  • Finite games vs. infinite games: the metrics by which they're governed, the stakes for which they're played, and the mindsets required to master them.
  • Why having a worthy rival (as opposed to competition) can be a healthy catalyst for personal growth -- and how you can select one.
  • How friendship works as an equitable, not equal relationship.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/300

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Jan 16, 2020
299: Steve Elkins | Finding the Lost City of the Monkey God
01:22:20

Steve Elkins is a cinematographer and explorer whose discovery of and expedition to a legendary settlement in the rainforest of Honduras is chronicled in The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston.

[Featured photo by Ryan Hartford of Ecliptic Media]

What We Discuss with Steve Elkins:

  • How did Steve and his team manage to only recently discover a legendary city in the Honduran rainforest that had been aggressively -- and fruitlessly -- sought out by disappointed locals and explorers for half a millennium?
  • The countless natural and manmade dangers of exploring the mosquito-infested region of Honduras known locally as "The Gates of Hell" -- from venom-spitting snakes to quicksand to drug cartels.
  • Why knowing an unhinged guy with a gun can come in handy when your producer needs to leave the expedition early and return to civilization for a family emergency.
  • The logistics, legal considerations, and politics that go into being outsiders exploring the cultural heritage of another country.
  • The details of what Steve and his team discovered, and what this discovery has brought to light beyond the mere satisfaction of archaeological curiosity.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/299

Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!

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Jan 14, 2020
298: My Dad Is a Pedophile | Feedback Friday
00:56:28

Your dad is a pedophile. He's taken naked pictures of kids, including one of your cousins on your mom's side, and posted them online. He's been caught by the police, but he's been let go on some kind of probation.

You don't know how to handle the situation. For some context, You're a high functioning autistic person. You're able to live on your own, take care of yourself, and hold down a full time job, but you have a lot of problems making and maintaining friendships and you have enough sensory issues that you don't like to leave your house any more than you need to.

On the one hand, it would be a great relief to you if you never had to see or hear from your parents again. On the other hand, the number of people in your support network is already quite small, and you wouldn't want to lose contact with your sister, who has very severe mental health problems and is still living at home. What should you do?

This is pretty dark and heavy territory, but we'll do our best to offer some real advice on this and much more in this Feedback Friday.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/298.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan for his birthday this February? It'll be here sooner than you know it! Reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details if you want to go!
  • Your significant other paid for you to attend college and supported you financially as you started out in your career. Now that you're on track financially, you're having relationship issues. How should money factor into a situation like this?
  • Years ago, your mother and sister found out your father was having affairs with multiple women. It was devastating at the time, but you all eventually moved on when he agreed to stop. Today, you saw him with one of those women. How do you handle this?
  • Your dad is a convicted pedophile on probation. You're a high-functioning autistic person living on your own who would love to never see your parents again, but you don't want to lose contact with your sister who still lives at home. What can you do?
  • Do the potential networking, career, and social benefits of living in a big, expensive city outweigh the increased cost of living?
  • Your girlfriend has been getting therapy to improve in academia from an unlicensed "life coach" who sells her expensive (and ultimately useless) gadgets, and now has the gall to tell her you're manipulative, controlling, and patronizing for not being supportive. How can you lovingly steer your girlfriend away from this shameless shyster?
  • How you can communicate a barter proposal in an attractive...
Jan 10, 2020
297: Eric Thomas | Success Secrets of The Hip Hop Preacher
01:05:46

Eric Thomas (@ericthomasbtc) is a motivational speaker, YouTube personality, podcaster, pastor, director of Breathe University, and author of several books, including The Secret to Success: When You Want to Succeed as Bad as You Want to Breathe.

What We Discuss with Eric Thomas:

  • How Eric Thomas went from homeless to PhD to become one of the world's top motivational speakers.
  • How and why to get out of our psychological bubbles whether we're broke or millionaires.
  • Why we do not have to accept life as it was given to us.
  • How to break out of patterns and mindsets that no longer serve us.
  • What taking responsibility for our own actions ultimately gives us (and what blaming others takes away).
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/297

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Jan 09, 2020
296: Tasha Eurich | The Surprising Truth About Insight
01:18:29

Tasha Eurich (@tashaeurich) is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author of Insight: The Surprising Truth About How Others See Us, How We See Ourselves, and Why the Answers Matter More Than We Think.

What We Discuss with Tasha Eurich:

  • How to identify and navigate the invisible barriers to self-awareness.
  • Why thinking about ourselves isn't related to knowing ourselves.
  • How to deal with the woefully un-self-aware people in your life.
  • How to use mindfulness to become more self-aware, and how to practice it without mantras.
  • Why no one is telling you the truth about how you're coming across -- and why that's dangerous.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/296

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Jan 07, 2020
295: Shep Gordon | Interview with the Supermensch
01:36:02

Shep Gordon (@SupermenschShep) is a talent manager, Hollywood film agent, producer, and author of They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock’n’Roll. He is also the subject of Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon -- a documentary by Mike Myers that chronicles his life and times.

What We Discuss with Shep Gordon:

  • How do you create history rather than waiting for it to happen?
  • Do you have to be a jerk to make it in Hollywood?
  • What’s Shep’s coupon system?
  • What’s the most selfish thing you can do?
  • Is fame toxic?
  • And so much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/295

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Dec 31, 2019
294: Should I Expose a Sexually Abusive Nephew? | Feedback Friday
00:50:54

You have a nephew who has a history of undressing, touching genitals, and dry humping smaller, weaker humans than himself. These humans either do not consent or are unable to consent. It's well known in your family that he can't be left alone with children. There have been numerous incidents with different witnesses and victims spread out over the years.

Today this nephew is 20 years old and expecting a baby with his live-in girlfriend. You were horrified and began asking if this girlfriend knew about his history. No one seems to know if she's aware, but are strongly agreed that it's not any of your places to tell her.

But you fear that if you don't tell her, no one will. Taking it upon yourself, what's the best way to deliver the news?

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/294.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan this February? It’s filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • Your nephew has had a history of being sexually abusive, and now he has a kid of his own on the way. While the rest of your family wants to ignore the problem, how do you step up and tell the mother-to-be?
  • As a frequent employee of the month, you recently negotiated a raise to your salary only to discover that you're making the same amount as someone who was recently hired and is already on probation for dropping the ball too many times. Should you say something?
  • The Jordan Harbinger Show is banned in China, possibly for allowing guests to air anti-government opinions (and, to be fair, facts). Do Jordan and Jen ever worry about extended family who may still live there being in danger as a result?
  • As your uncle's sole beneficiary, you were left with a house he wanted the family to enjoy after he passed. Your other family members feel they should be entitled to their fair share of what the house is worth, though they're happy enough to leave you holding the bag for the funeral, legal, bills, upkeep, and yard work. What should you do?
  • Two months ago, you earned and accepted a job transfer within the company where you've worked for 14 years. Unfortunately, the department you're leaving is understaffed and overworked, and the status of your transfer has been postponed indefinitely. How can you continue to advocate for your transfer date without seeming like you have a bad attitude? Is it time to just find a new job?
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Dec 27, 2019
293: Zak Dychtwald | How Young China Will Change the World
01:12:03

Zak Dychtwald (@zakdychtwald) is the Founder of think tank and consultancy Young China Group and author of Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World.

What We Discuss with Zak Dychtwald:

  • At 417 million strong, China has more millennials than North America, the Middle East, and Europe combined.
  • Chinese millennials and its younger generations are experiencing -- and influencing -- a society and culture changing at 10 times the speed of what Western millennials have experienced.
  • What this breakneck rate of change means for the childhood of someone growing up in modern China and the effect it has on his or her resulting worldview.
  • Whether we view it as a collaborator, competitor, or consumer, this "Young China" is the single most important rising actor on the world stage.
  • How Zak became fluent in Mandarin -- considered by the CIA to be the hardest language to learn in the world -- at the highest level in two and a half years instead of the customary six.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/293

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Dec 24, 2019
292: My Wife Wants Another Kid, But I Don't | Feedback Friday
00:53:07

You've got two lovely kids, and you're perfectly content to stop there, but your spouse has other plans. How do you break the news you're not of like mind to have a third? We'll try to tackle this and more on the latest Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/292.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your spouse has been pushing for a third child, but you figure two is enough. Is there a way to find common ground?
  • Your sibling and their fiance have decided to get married on one of the few nights you can't get out of work. To whom do you owe your loyalty?
  • Your mother stopped making payments on a parent loan taken out for your education, and now you're stuck with $28,000 in interest. What happens next?
  • You accidentally fell asleep on the job, and if you don't adjust your time card, no one else would be the wiser. What should you do?
  • Retiring from a professional athletic career, you wonder if your BA in economics will cut it for your next career move, or if you should go back to school?
  • Your friend is publishing articles about his industry in order to raise his profile at work. But how do you tactfully suggest that his writing is sorely in need of editing?
  • Life Pro Tip: If you're on a Mac, use Bartender, Endurance, FruitJuice, and iStat Menus.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Broken
  • Quick shout outs to Melissa Kellogg and Jon Bjork!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, join his podcasting club, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

Dec 20, 2019
291: Doug Williams | The Truth about Polygraphs and Lie Detection
00:57:52

Doug Williams (@DougWilliams_PG) is an ex-cop on a 40-year crusade against what he calls the "evil, insidious Orwellian polygraph industry" that landed him in federal prison for two years.

What We Discuss with Doug Williams:

  • How does the so-called "lie-detecting" polygraph test actually work, and how easy is it to fool?
  • Why is private industry in the United States forbidden from using polygraph testing to screen job applicants, whereas the government relies on it?
  • How dangerous is it to national security that this reliance hinges on trusting technology contemporary with (and arguably as complex as) the invention of the toaster?
  • Why polygraph testing has more in common with pseudo-sciences like phrenology, conversion therapy, and dowsing than disciplines verifiable by the scientific method.
  • How Doug wound up serving two years in a federal prison for teaching people how to beat polygraph tests with a method not dissimilar to body control taught to expectant mothers in Lamaze classes.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/291

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Dec 17, 2019
290: He's Wasting Inheritance on Pyramid Scheme | Feedback Friday
00:59:16

When a family inheritance is split between two siblings, only one of them is given control over how the money is spent due to the other's penchant for get-rich-quick scams and bad investments. What can the family do to close the rift this power dynamic is causing while ensuring half of the inheritance isn't wasted on a pyramid scheme? This and more on the latest Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/290.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan next February? It’s filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • Suggestions are in for how we should refer to our listener base!
  • How can you keep your relative from wasting his inheritance on a pyramid scheme?
  • Your current employer is ghosting your requests for owed vacation days and paperwork needed to transfer to a new job. How should you proceed?
  • How can you renegotiate for a better salary when you gladly accepted an offer without negotiating in the first place?
  • As a healthcare worker who sees death more often than most, how can you healthily deal with the spiritual void you feel thanks to a bad relationship with organized religion?
  • When is it okay to stop banging your head against the system and just relax?
  • What should you make of it when your wife of almost a decade out of the blue suggests that she wants you to get a girlfriend?
  • How do you find a trustworthy guardian or fiduciary for the kids when the parents pass? [Thanks to Corbin Payne, Esq. for helping with this one!]
  • You're a female personal trainer with a dream to help gamers -- who are predominantly male -- live healthier lifestyles. How can you assure your husband of your safety?
  • Life Pro Tip: When you replace "Why is this happening to me?" with "What do I need to do now?" everything shifts. Action ends suffering.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Tell Me Who I Am
  • Quick shout outs to Dave Olverson and Melody Wilding for recommending FollowUpThen -- and James Gibbins for recommending Tinyblu -- to the person who asked for a free CRM in
Dec 13, 2019
289: Akshay Nanavati | Fearvana: Finding Bliss from Suffering
01:12:13

Akshay Nanavati (@fearvanalife) is a former Marine who has survived PTSD, depression, alcoholism, and suicidal ideation to build a global business, run ultramarathons, and explore the world's most hostile environments. He is also the author of Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness.

What We Discuss with Akshay Nanavati:

  • What going on a seven-day retreat in total darkness and isolation taught Akshay about himself that transcended rationality and the reality of his senses.
  • Why Akshay believes that the single greatest barrier standing in the way of our well-being is our negative relationship to suffering -- such as the way we demonize fear, stress, and anxiety.
  • What does Akshay mean when he recommends finding "the worthy struggle" that will make our suffering meaningful?
  • Stillness accompanied by consciousness and intention versus doing nothing, and what we risk by being afraid to confront what lurks in the space of our deepest darkness.
  • Why Akshay considers the prevailing idea in the self-help world of "I am enough" to be nonsense, why we are not enough, and -- most important -- why that's not a bad thing.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/289

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Dec 12, 2019
288: Erik Weihenmayer | A Blind Man Sees No Barriers
01:12:59

Erik Weihenmayer (@ErikWeihenmayer) has kayaked the Grand Canyon and climbed Mount Everest -- blind. He is the author of Touch the Top of the World and co-author of No Barriers and The Adversity Advantage.

What We Discuss with Erik Weihenmayer:

  • How challenges unite us as human beings -- no matter our hardships or handicaps.
  • Why losing his sight as a teenager didn't discourage Erik from excelling beyond the capacity of the world's most accomplished extreme athletes.
  • How Erik embraces a "no barriers" philosophy to guide and lift others -- even when their own cultures seek to keep them down.
  • Why Erik's not "the blind climber," but a climber who happens to be blind -- and why this makes all the difference.
  • The instincts, senses, and technology that allow Erik to navigate around his dangerous terrains of choice without sight.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/288

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Dec 10, 2019
287: How to Stop Taking Feedback So Personally | Feedback Friday
00:55:24

You find criticism somewhat punishing rather than productive -- especially when it's given by people you love. So how can you stop taking feedback so personally? We'll explore this and more on the latest Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/287

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How should we refer to our listener base?
  • Is there a reason to share your salary with anyone else?
  • Is it your imagination that there's tension between you and the only other woman in the office?
  • As a business owner, how should you respond to competition fishing for pricing?
  • How do you find hangout buddies?
  • What can you do to help your boss step up as the leader you need him or her to be?
  • Are extremely confident people drawn to jobs like teaching? Or is it the job that brings out the best in people?
  • How do you keep contacts in your network from going cold?
  • How should you stop taking feedback so personally -- especially when it's given by the people you love?
  • Life Pro Tip: Compliment people on what you want them to be, even if they may not live up to it yet. Because when people hear themselves referred to in a certain way, they’ll be motivated to act more that way.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (And advice: Don't believe everything you see in any documentary. Always do some follow-up research before treating it as gospel!)
  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan this February? It’s filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, join his podcasting club, and...
Dec 06, 2019
286: Jack Barsky | Deep Undercover with a KGB Spy in America Part Two
00:50:57

Jack Barsky (@DeepCoverBarsky) joins us to discuss his book Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America. This is part two of a two-part episode; part one can be found here!

What We Discuss with Jack Barsky:

  • We continue Jack Barsky's story that began in episode 285. Make sure you start there!
  • How Jack handled a double life -- complete with two families.
  • Why the once-powerful allure of Soviet-style communism began to wane over time for Jack.
  • Why Jack decided to stay in the United States and become a "real" American.
  • How Jack shook his KGB handlers.
  • And so much more...
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/286

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Dec 05, 2019
285: Jack Barsky | Deep Undercover with a KGB Spy in America Part One
00:54:15

Jack Barsky (@DeepCoverBarsky) joins us to discuss his book Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America. This is part one of a two-part episode; part two airs later this week!

What We Discuss with Jack Barsky:

  • What Jack Barsky's childhood was like in postwar East Germany.
  • The stickiness of Soviet-style communist ideology and how it appealed to young people on Jack's side of the Iron Curtain.
  • How spies were recruited and trained during the Cold War.
  • What skills Jack used to assimilate seamlessly into American culture.
  • Why caution is a spy's best friend; paranoia is his enemy.
  • And so much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/285

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Dec 03, 2019
284: Should I Secretly Test My Kid's Paternity? | Feedback Friday
00:51:25

While doing a little Facebook stalking recently, you noticed that photos of your wife's ex-boyfriend's youngest look suspiciously like your own youngest. You're thinking about discreetly having your kid take a paternity test, but you're honestly not sure what you'd do if the results confirmed your suspicions. So what should you do? We'll try to help you with this and more on the latest Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/284.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Should you secretly undertake a paternity test on your 11-year old?
  • You're a cybersecurity student stuck in a career ditch. How do you dig yourself out?
  • You struggle with stammering. What can you do to find your way through?
  • How do you sell ideas without getting them stolen?
  • What does "I'm here if you need anything" actually mean, and how far can you take it?
  • Threatened by hackers, you wonder: where do old passwords go to die?
  • Should you report your ex for a visa breach that could get them deported?
  • How can you get out of spending Thanksgiving with your fiance's family for for much needed "me" time?
  • Life Pro Tip: Next commute, take time to listen to your car without the radio on. Your ears may pick up on sounds you wouldn't otherwise notice that indicate it's time to take it to the shop.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Hail Satan?
  • A quick shout out to Kay for recommending Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator on Netflix!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, join his podcasting club, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Nov 29, 2019
283: Brian Koppelman | How to Make Billions
01:14:10

Brian Koppelman (@BrianKoppelman) is a writer, filmmaker, producer, and director. He's currently the showrunner, co-creator, and executive producer of Billions on Showtime and the host of The Moment podcast.

What We Discuss with Brian Koppelman:

  • Law school is an expensive (but not completely useless) place to learn life lessons.
  • How do you know when you've done work of "undeniable" quality -- in the absolute sense?
  • The line between being an artist and being delusional is very thin.
  • If you want to be a screenwriter, read a thousand screenplays.
  • We focus so much on the hustle that sometimes we forget to focus on the work.
  • And so much more…

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Nov 28, 2019
282: Ken Perenyi | The Secret Life of an American Art Forger
01:43:43

Ken Perenyi is a former art forger who spent 34 years creating fake paintings that passed muster among the experts in the world's major auction houses and galleries. He comes clean to tell us how he got away with it in his book Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger.

What We Discuss with Ken Perenyi:

  • How Ken, as an academically disinclined New Jersey teenager with no artistic background and zero plans for the future, fell headfirst into the New York art scene of the '60s and '70s.
  • What a fortuitous trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art awakened in Ken and how it led from technical curiosity to natural talent to outright forgery.
  • How Ken prematurely aged his work to appear hundreds of years old, the materials he used, and how long it took him to create forgeries that would fool even lifelong, devoted experts.
  • The first nervous deal Ken ever made and how it fed an ambition to take his talents as far as they would go.
  • How Ken survived scrutiny by the mafia and FBI, changed his ways, and now works on the level selling "high-class fakes" rather than "forgeries."
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/282

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Nov 26, 2019
281: My Wife Thinks I'm Hiding Money | Feedback Friday
00:50:20

Your shopaholic wife spends like there's no tomorrow, and is irked that you won't add her to the account for the business you've been running since before you were married. In fact, she loves to gain sympathy from others by telling them you're hiding money away from her -- which irks you. But one practical question did recently come up: What happens to the money in that account if anything should ever happen to you and she doesn't have access to it? On this Feedback Friday, we delve into this and much more!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/281.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan next February? It’s filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • It's been a long day. Are you a jerk for not letting someone cut in front of you in the grocery store checkout line just because they say their child is waiting for them in their car and everyone behind you already let them through?
  • You were able to use the tips you learned about negotiation in our episodes with Alex Kouts and Ramit Sethi to get a raise from your old boss. But now that it's time to ask for an increase, you've got a new boss with whom you haven't yet established rapport. Should you wait?
  • In another nod to the Alex Kouts episodes, you've negotiated the raises to elevate you into a higher tax bracket -- but you're clueless about how to behave in the associated culture. How do you fit in with your new peers without feeling like you just landed on another planet?
  • Even though your parents don't let your 10-year-old sister use Instagram because they don't want her interacting with creepy DMs from predators, she's allowed to use TikTok because of the "funny videos" even though you know the creeps are there, too. How can you keep her safe?
  • Three years ago, you married a widow whose husband died three years before that. You don't really have a problem talking about him with her, but you no longer want to visit his grave with her where she breaks down and makes you feel like a consolation prize. Is this wrong of you?
  • Your shop-happy wife is irked that she doesn't have access to the business account you've had since before you got married,...
Nov 22, 2019
280: Sarah Hill | This Is Your Brain on Birth Control
01:28:10

Dr. Sarah Hill (@sarahehillphd) is a leading researcher in the dynamic and rapidly expanding field of evolutionary psychology, and the author of This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences.

What We Discuss with Dr. Sarah Hill:

  • How hormonal birth control affects women -- and the world around them -- in ways we are just now beginning to understand.
  • Why a woman will be attracted to a certain partner while taking hormonal birth control -- and the problems this could cause for a relationship when she stops taking it.
  • On a hormonal contraceptive, a woman is twice as likely to have attempted suicide as a woman who was not on a hormonal contraceptive.
  • Why, in spite of its drawbacks, Sarah credits the pill to her own ability to achieve a doctorate and career success.
  • Why these new findings should be a rallying cry for women to demand more information from science about how their bodies and brains work and to advocate for better research.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/280

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Nov 21, 2019
279: Dennis Quaid | Sharks, a Bear, and a Banjo
00:58:41

Dennis Quaid has been a Hollywood leading man for decades, fronts a band called The Sharks, and now stars in a new scripted musical podcast called Bear and a Banjo.

What We Discuss with Dennis Quaid:

  • Whether or not getting rejected for a coveted job in Hollywood ever gets easier -- even when you've been getting cast for decades.
  • Why Dennis considers fear his greatest motivator -- and what this indicates to him when he feels it upon being offered a role.
  • The hardest place to get respect, the greatest things our kids teach us, and where dad jokes go to die.
  • Listening versus improvising, and how Dennis brings his characters to life without strictly memorizing his lines before arriving on set.
  • Accents, biographical misinformation, and how learning to play a real-life astronaut led to Dennis learning how to fly real-life planes.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/279

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Nov 19, 2019
278: My Mother Lied About Our Father's Death | Feedback Friday
00:48:47

When you were kids, you and your brother moved to the other side of the country with your mother and stepfather not long after your parents divorced. You never saw your father again, and believed your mother when she said that he and his mother -- your grandmother -- had died. Fast forward to now. You and your brother are adults, and he's got a bombshell to drop: your grandmother is still alive, and your father only recently passed away. Feeling betrayed, you've pieced together your mother and stepfather's systematic strategy to estrange you from your dad's side of the family (who, by the way, tried to find you over that time without success) -- and you're angry. You feel robbed of the time you could have spent with them, and you're wondering how you should raise the issue with your mother -- or if you should. This is obviously a sensitive situation, but we'll do our best to help you with this and more on the latest Feedback Friday.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/278.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan next February? It’s filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • When you have to cover for your kid's friend's expenses on a movie and pizza night because his mom neglected to provide him with any cash, is it wrong for you to expect his mother to recompensate you for those expenses even though she works two jobs and says you look like you can afford it?
  • Your 80-year-old grandmother insists on bringing your bedridden and nonverbal father home instead of putting him in a place where he can get the constant care he needs. Putting your grandmother's strong will aside, what's the most responsible call to make here?
  • As kids, you and your brother moved across the country with your mom when your parents divorced. Until recently, you never saw your dad's side of the family again because, your brother recently discovered, your mom lied about your father and your grandmother's deaths. How do you confront your mother -- or should you?
  • You have a serious case of wanderlust. You have no debt, no children, and above average savings. But your friends and family look at you like you're insane whenever you mention leaving a job you love in order to travel. You know that the amazing experiences will be worth it, but can't help but wonder: are you crazy?
  • You work in an incredibly cutthroat sales company where only 10%-15% of employees hired retain their employment, and you're in that top 15%. But you don't love your job and only stick around because you've got the "golden handcuffs" to keep you tethered. You're an underperforming...
Nov 15, 2019
277: Neil Pasricha | You Are Awesome
01:09:42

Neil Pasricha (@neilpasricha) is a New York Times bestselling author of five books including The Book of AwesomeThe Happiness Equation, and his latest, You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life.

What We Discuss with Neil Pasricha:

  • Why anxiety is at an all-time high when we live in an age of relative ease compared to what our ancestors (and even recent generations) endured.
  • Why you need to be prepared — and willing — to lose more if you want to win more from what life has to offer.
  • How to set up incredibly productive untouchable days where you’re basically unplugged and unreachable — even when you have bosses and significant others who may be resistant to the idea.
  • How to use the Saturday morning test to brainstorm new skills, adventures, and personal improvements you’d like to implement.
  • A failure budget you can use to try new things, fail, and rejoin the fray — enhanced by the experience, but with relatively few scrapes and bruises.
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/277

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Nov 14, 2019
276: Admiral James Stavridis | The Voyage of Character
01:15:58

James Stavridis (@stavridisj) is a retired United States Navy admiral, operating executive with The Carlyle Group, and author. His latest book, Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character, is out now.

What We Discuss with James Stavridis:

  • What Admiral Stavridis means when he says we're "overweight in thinking about leadership and underweight in thinking about character."
  • Why creativity and innovation are important for leaders -- and the roadblocks that tend to smother these qualities as we achieve in our lives and careers.
  • Principles followed when top brass make decisions that put people in harm's way.
  • The winners and losers in the recent decision to pull US troops from Syria and what this means for our former allies in the region.
  • Meditations on single malt scotch whisky and the dangers of bringing alcohol to sea on a US Navy ship.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/276

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Nov 12, 2019
275: The Case of the Mysterious Hotel Panties | Feedback Friday
00:54:51

Your fiance travels and stays in hotels at different locations every week for work. The other day, you found black Victoria's Secret panties in your laundry. The thing it, you don't wear Victoria's Secret. So you approached him and said, "I need help understanding how this is in our belongings." He said this is a truly unfortunate situation because he doesn't know how it got there. You closely watched him for any signs that would alarm you as hints of lying. You found none. Is there any surefire way to know if a significant other is cheating beyond what amounts to circumstantial evidence? We'll try to unlock this and more on the latest Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/275.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan next February? It’s filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • A mysterious pair of panties that don't belong to you showed up in your laundry after your fiance returned from a business trip. He says he has no idea how they got there. Is there a surefire way to tell if he's been cheating and lying?
  • You're a single dad who shares equal custody of a five-year-old son. His mom and new husband have offered the option to stay in a trailer on their property. You all get along great and this would be convenient for everyone, but is it an appropriate arrangement?
  • As a leader in the workplace, you helped someone you thought was an amazing employee get promoted. Now you find that this person is mocking you behind your back and taking sick days once a month. You went to bat for this person and you feel betrayed. What now?
  • You've been using techniques in Six-Minute Networking for talking to strangers, but what can you do when people aggressively try to shut down a conversation? Should you just call it a loss, cut bait, and move on, or try to break the dam a different way?
  • You broke up with your girlfriend of four years because she started having feelings for another woman. Neither of you want this, but you're not able to continue loving her and only her knowing that she doesn't love you and only you back. Where do you go from here?
  • You're worried that your significant other's negativity is rubbing off on you; your social life is suffering and you haven't felt like yourself lately. Even though you still care about them, you feel breaking up is the best way to give them the time and space they need. But how?
  • You just started a new career. You want to start off strongly, but you already feel intimidated and think perhaps you have a little imposter syndrome. What...
Nov 08, 2019
274: Darren Prince | Hitting Bottom at the Top
01:11:51

Darren Prince (@agent_dp) is a prominent sports and celebrity agent and global advocate for addiction and recovery. His book Aiming High: How a Prominent Sports and Celebrity Agent Hit Bottom at the Top is out now.
[Featured photo by Ryan Hartford of Ecliptic Media]

What We Discuss with Darren Prince:

  • How Darren was making multiple six figures by the time he was old enough to drive.
  • What got Darren started on a 24-year journey of addiction and how he found the exit to a recovery that’s been going on for 11 years strong now.
  • What it’s like to go drinking with Dennis Rodman and rely on him to be the responsible one when it’s time to wake up and go to work the next morning.
  • What Darren does to fulfill his mission to help others avoid and break free from addiction.
  • Lots of celebrity stories from someone who’s not just an agent for his clients — he’s also their fan.
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/274

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Nov 07, 2019
273: Scott Adams | How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America
01:23:08

Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) is the creator of comic strip Dilbert, a talent stacker extraordinaire, and bestselling author. His latest book, Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America, is out now.

What We Discuss with Scott Adams:

  • Why the term “loserthink” isn’t about being uninformed — it’s about unproductive thinking.
  • Mental models we use that sometimes fail us, and thinking traps that we fall into when we’re looking to interpret communication, evaluate facts or evidence, and form opinions.
  • How to evaluate fake news and see why the business models of many media outlets have been redesigned to keep us engaged at the expense of accuracy and truth.
  • When and how to dial down our ego so we can clarify our thinking, and also when and how we can use our ego as a tool to move forward.
  • Ways to evaluate and poke holes in bad arguments, and strengthen our own methods of thinking and arguing.
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/273

Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!

Xero is online accounting software that can make running every type of business so much easier — we swear by it in house here at The Jordan Harbinger Show! Try Xero free for 30 days and, if you like it, get 25% off your first three months at xero.com/jordan!

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Nov 05, 2019
Bonus: Evan Goldberg | What Oracle NetSuite Knew about the Future That Even Steve Jobs Didn't
00:18:56

Evan Goldberg (@NetSuite) is the cofounder and Executive Vice President of Oracle NetSuite, which has grown from a small office above a hair salon into a global organization that now works with more than 18,000 customers in 200+ countries and dependent territories.

What We Discuss with Evan Goldberg:

  • Why Evan made the move from his cozy, vice presidential office at Oracle to helm his own startup in early cloud technologies.
  • The important lessons Evan learned on the smaller scale of a startup that address the needs of a much larger business like Oracle NetSuite.
  • What Larry Ellison and Evan understood about the potential for cloud technologies in '99 that even the visionary Steve Jobs had trouble seeing at first.
  • Why you might want to pay attention to the enthusiasm the guy in the Lexus LFA has for your product idea and implementation when you have trouble seeing over the dashboard of your Honda minivan.
  • Why a small business owner who researched NetSuite Oracle a decade or so ago and dismissed it as too expensive might be able to reconsider it as an option today.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/evan-goldberg

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Nov 03, 2019
272: How to Sue Your Parents for Identity Theft | Feedback Friday
00:47:10

Last week you texted your parents to let them know you'd be able to make it home for Christmas this year. They called back to tell you how they decided several years ago to buy a boat. The only problem was that they didn't have the $20,000 to buy it. Their solution? Take out a student loan in your name, of course! Now they've missed several payments and it's about to default, and your father had the nerve to say, "If you're going to make a big deal about this, it's best if you don't come home this year." In shock and 'about' $25,000' in debt, you're wondering if you should sue your parents for identity theft. On this Feedback Friday, we'll do our best to help you figure out not only if, but how to sue your parents for identity theft if you decide it's the right thing to do.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/272.

On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your parents are about to default on a $20,000 student loan they took out in your name without permission so they could buy a boat. So now the question is not only if, but how to sue your parents for identity theft and make sure you’re not on the hook for their mistake.
  • This year, your sister bought plentiful gifts for your oldest and youngest kids, but shorted the middle one considerably. You don’t want to appear ungrateful, but what can you do to make it clear how this is going to play out for Jan Brady on Christmas morning?
  • You have trouble connecting and communicating with people and cultures outside your own. You’re a science-y, city type struggling with social skills, and your work brings you into contact with a more rural demographic. How can you bridge the gap?
  • Because you compete in beauty pageants, some make incorrect assumptions about your intelligence. How can you build your professional identity and network as a future physician without having to hide your personal interests and accomplishments?
  • You’re in a small market and want to get noticed by potential mentors or hiring managers outside of your geographic location. What thoughts or strategies do we have for moving up the corporate ladder?
  • Your recent college graduate son is an introvert with Asperger-like qualities when it comes to interpersonal skills. When you bring up networking as a way to get ahead in his new career, he shuts down and exits the conversation. How can you best support his progress?
  • You’re starting to plan your work travel for next year. How do we decide what conferences and events are worth our time when we’re making our travel plans?
  • You hate winter so much because of the cold, the dark, and the holidays. You get depressed and stressed, and basically hibernate. What do we recommend for people with past abuse for whom the holidays turn into a deep, dark, angry depression?
  • Life Pro Tip: If you have aging parents, go through their bills with them and make...
Nov 01, 2019
271: Ryan Holiday | Stillness Is the Key
01:26:45

Ryan Holiday (@ryanholiday) is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I'm Lying; The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy; Conspiracy, and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His latest offering is Stillness Is the Key.

What We Discuss with Ryan Holiday:

  • How successful people learn to process feedback -- and consider its source in order to improve and move forward.
  • Why self-awareness is the secret weapon of some of the highest-performing people you'll meet.
  • What can keep us striving and moving upward in a world where it's way too easy to compare ourselves to one another and beat ourselves up in the process.
  • How Ryan found the purpose and motivation to write eight books and ghost write another six by the time he was 30.
  • The eerie, intuitive, borderline magical superpowers of Mr. Rogers, Cesar Millan, and the two daycare miracle workers who can put 15 toddlers down for a nap (including Ryan's son) simultaneously every day.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/271

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Oct 31, 2019
270: Ben Horowitz | What You Do Is Who You Are
00:59:23

Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz) is a founding partner of superstar venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, and the author of NYT Best Seller The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers and his latest, What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture.

What We Discuss with Ben Horowitz:

  • What the Haitian slave revolt can teach us about creating a thriving, resilient company culture from chaos.
  • Why a company's culture -- for better or worse -- will endure in the memory of the people who work there far longer than the consequences of a bad quarter.
  • The disasters that strike when a company's core values and culture reveal their dark side.
  • How prison culture influences the way some billion dollar tech companies are managed.
  • Ben's possibly surprising musical preferences and how they fuel his own creative direction.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/270

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Oct 29, 2019
269: My Stepdaughter's Mom Is A Sex Worker | Feedback Friday
00:57:39

Your stepdaughter is 14 and has been living full time with you and your husband for about eight years. Every other weekend she spends with her mom, who you know is a sex worker. The stepdaughter just says her mom works away, but doesn't know what she does. Recently you were sent a screenshot of a Facebook post from another mom in your stepdaughter's class asking if it was real. The post had an ad for your stepdaughter's Mom's "services." You haven't answered yet because you don't know what to say. Since it's out on Facebook, should you give the stepdaughter a heads up that her mom takes money for sex, or do you let her get blindsided by the kids in school? On this Feedback Friday, we'll try to help you do the right thing here.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/269.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan next February? It’s filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • Unknown to her, your stepdaughter's biological mother is a sex worker. Now that busybodies in your town have found out, should you tell her before she finds out from her bullying classmates?
  • You're forced to interact often with someone who doesn't respect your time and keeps you locked in long, boring conversations for what adds up to about three hours a week. What's your best escape plan?
  • Your fiance's sister moved to a new city and hasn't had much success with networking. As far as you know, she hasn't made any friends, isn't dating, and doesn't have any hobbies. You want to help her, but you're not sure how. What do we suggest?
  • When you have new coworkers who seem to go out of their way to exclude you from their conversations, it's hard not to take it personally. What can you do, if anything, to cope with cliques in the workplace?
  • You've found a job for which you'd love to apply, but the company is requiring a cover letter with pay requirements. Is there a comfortable middle ground you can ask for that doesn’t make you seem overzealous?
  • You're analytical, and your spouse is emotional. You usually play off of each other's strengths, but you're currently in a conversational stalemate in which you feel like your spouse is treating you like a jerk for just trying to help. What's really going on here?
  • You recently graduated from a great school, but you've only managed to get a handful of interviews and no offers over the last several months. Your confidence and resources are dwindling and you don't know what else to do. How can you keep your spirits up while finding your bearings?
  • What...
Oct 25, 2019
268: Robert Spalding | How China Took Over America
01:11:22

Robert Spalding (@robert_spalding) is a national security strategist and a globally recognized expert on Chinese economic competition and influence. He retired from the US Air Force as a brigadier general, and is the author of Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept.

What We Discuss with Robert Spalding:

  • The consequences the United States faces as a result of its economic connections to a totalitarian state that openly opposes its core values.
  • How electronics and sensors are being created for American consumers that send data to China to feed the government's artificial intelligence systems.
  • Why there can't be a global free market system when the second biggest economy in the world isn't participating.
  • How US manufacturing suffers as a result of consumer demand for "cheap stuff" that China is more than happy to fulfill.
  • China's fraudulent accounting methods, akin to a ponzi scheme, that actively erode the US economy with assistance from the very people this hurts.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/268

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Oct 24, 2019
267: Brian Grazer | The Art of Human Connection
01:10:52

Brian Grazer (@BrianGrazer) is an Academy Award-winning producer whose films and TV shows have been nominated for 45 Academy Awards and 196 Emmys. He is the author of Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection.

What We Discuss with Brian Grazer:

  • What imposter syndrome looks like when you’re at the top of the Hollywood game.
  • How Brian turned a childhood learning disability into a superpower.
  • Why being called a loser by Harvey Weinstein at the 1996 Academy Awards doesn’t Brian hurt so much these days.
  • How Brian networked himself up from legal clerk at Warner Bros. to one of Hollywood’s most respected producers.
  • Why Brian values curiosity over IQ.
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/267

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Oct 22, 2019
266: Should I Tell My Friend He's a Horrible Person? | Feedback Friday
00:56:56

Recently you stopped all contact with a childhood friend due to his toxic behavior. He went through a pretty bad breakup due to his behavior and you had enough. He thinks that by being a horrible dick to people, he’s being really honest and helping them. Your other friends tell you that you should talk to him about why you cut him off, but you feel you've told him one too many times why he’s a dick and what he could do to change. Do you owe him a conversation just because you were childhood friends? On this Feedback Friday, we'll try to help you decide whether to continue ghosting this ex-friend or actually take the time to tell him he's a horrible person.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/266.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan next February? It’s filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • Recently you stopped all contact with a childhood friend due to his toxic behavior. Do you owe him a conversation just because you were childhood friends -- even if it's just to tell him he's a horrible person?
  • You've grown distant from your once-close sibling, who has become increasingly anxious and self-isolated to the point where family visits never happen anymore. Is there a way you can help draw them out?
  • Your boyfriend enjoys porn, so you're wondering -- from a guy's perspective -- why is it necessary to have an “escape” from a relationship with a partner who is perfectly willing to do it all? Is he just scared to be vulnerable enough to ask you?
  • After six potential relationships got nipped in the bud because the other person says you're "too good" for them, your suspicions are aroused. What's the most likely story, and what can you do to change this all-too-familiar outcome?
  • When you work in politics and it's election season, how do you wrangle your campaign volunteers to do the work that's proven effective (phone calls and knocking on doors) instead of the work they want to do (strategy meetings and social media)?
  • You're constantly told you need to meet with mentors, but you've gotten a lot of terrible advice from them. Is there any value to just going through the motions with bad mentors who may be great connections if not the soundest strategists?
  • You're a shoe-in for a job opportunity opening near you soon, but it would mean pulling out of a job you're not that excited about that requires a lengthy commute. How can you let go of the latter job without leaving anyone in the lurch?
  • Life Pro Tip: Feeling a gag reflex? Squeeze...
Oct 18, 2019
265: Moran Cerf | Hacking into Our Thoughts and Dreams
01:14:07

Moran Cerf (@twtrdtcm) is a neuroscientist who strives to understand the underlying mechanisms of human psychology, behavior changes, emotion, decision making, and dreams.

What We Discuss with Moran Cerf:

  • What would a future in which we could connect our brains to the cloud and outsource parts of our thinking look like?
  • Can we — or will we ever be able to — record and share our dreams like home movies of the most intimate kind?
  • How teachers might use virtual reality attuned to our specific brain engagement patterns to ensure we’re learning at an optimal rate.
  • What happens when computers and machines can read our thoughts and know what we’re thinking even before we do?
  • What are the security risks of having our thoughts available to these kinds of networks?
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/265

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Oct 17, 2019
264: Mike Rowe | The Way I Heard It
01:22:20

Mike Rowe (@mikeroweworks) is a host and narrator known for his work on Dirty JobsSomebody’s Gotta Do ItThe Way I Heard It Podcast, and Returning the Favor. He is also now an author, and his first book, The Way I Heard It, is out now.

What We Discuss with Mike Rowe:

  • The kind of cognitive dissonance Mike believes our country needs right now, and the tropes we could afford to grasp more loosely.
  • How the prevailing desire among correction culture commandos to prove others wrong on the Internet stifles our ability to exchange ideas freely.
  • Why Mike eschews second takes in favor of presenting his audience with the authentic moments they trust him to share.
  • How Mike’s thrifty (and crafty) parents suckered him into feeling sorry for rich people when he was growing up.
  • Why we shouldn’t view a blue collar career pursuit as a cautionary tale in comparison to the lifelong debt likely incurred by chasing a four-year degree these days.
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/264

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Oct 15, 2019
263: How Can I Win Back My Spouse's Respect? | Feedback Friday
00:49:14

You recently had a revelation that your spouse has zero respect for you. On a daily basis, you’re reminded how to do basic tasks and criticized for every minor mistake you make. You’ve also noticed that they never value your advice, and if they have a question about something — no matter how confident your answer is — they’ll always ask someone else afterward as if they don’t value or believe your answer. You work hard, have a good job that supports your family on your income alone, you help out around the house probably more than most in your position, and you’re going to school to further your education and job opportunities even more. The big question is: If they really do have zero respect for you, how can you win back your spouse’s respect? We’ll try to answer this and much more on the latest Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn’t already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let’s dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/263.

On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan next February? It’s filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • From the way you’re treated in public and private, you recently had a revelation that your spouse of several years has zero respect for you. Even if you can figure out why, can respect ever be regained after it’s lost? If so, how?
  • You’re trying to get through college as an introvert, but your challenges are going as expected. Once people have an impression of you as an unfriendly person fixed in their minds, is it possible to change it?
  • You’re trying to move into another role at your current company; you had a great interview and thought it was a sure thing. But they chose someone else and you wonder what went wrong. What can you do to improve your chances next time?
  • Your significant other isn’t pulling their weight financially. How can you tactfully approach the matter without making them feel completely worthless, and what can you do to ensure they understand the concept of “adulting?”
  • You’re from a developing nation and, thanks to the Internet, you relate more to Western culture than the one in which you were raised. Unfortunately, any potential significant other isn’t on board with your “radical” views. Should you seek love in another land even though you don’t have a lot of money to travel?
  • You’re young, and so are most of your network connections. Should you still work on this younger network, or should you try to build an older...
Oct 11, 2019
262: Tip "T.I." Harris | ExpediTIously Expressive
01:02:09

T.I. (@Tip) is an award-winning rapper, actor, entrepreneur, family man, philanthropist, author, activist, and host of expediTIously on PodcastOne.

What We Discuss with T.I.:

  • Why T.I. went from selling candy to selling crack as a teenager, and how he turned away from a life of crime to pursue a life of rhyme.
  • How does an award-winning rapper, actor, entrepreneur, family man, philanthropist, author, activist, and podcast host celebrate a landmark birthday?
  • T.I.'s world-tested secrets to releasing an album and filming an unauthorized music video while serving time in prison.
  • How T.I. walks the line between excess and moderation when it comes to everything from music to jewelry to tequila.
  • Does T.I. feel tension between setting a good example for kids and community, and staying on top of the rap game?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/262

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Oct 10, 2019
261: Mubin Shaikh | Up Close with an Undercover Jihadi
01:20:21

Mubin Shaikh (@MrMubinShaikh) is a former Islamic extremist who became an undercover counter-terrorism operative instrumental in exposing a plot to hold Canada's Parliament hostage and behead the Prime Minister. He is the co-author of Undercover Jihadi: Inside the Toronto 18 -- Al Qaeda Inspired, Homegrown Terrorism in the West.

What We Discuss with Mubin Shaikh:

  • What does "radicalization" mean to someone who's experienced it firsthand, and how can it convert a teenaged Canadian metalhead into a true believer of a cause that uses terrorism to accomplish its goals?
  • What did it take for this true believer to change course and start working for his government's counter-terrorist agency?
  • The differences between Sufi and Wahhabi Islam, and what makes the latter a more suitable creed for extremists.
  • Why "terrorism is the atom bomb of the poor man."
  • How Mubin's undercover work exposed a massive terrorist plot, and what the aftermath of this operation looked like.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/261

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Oct 08, 2019
260: How to Quit Your Prostitute Problem | Feedback Friday
01:03:11

You're in your 30s, single, and you have a problem with prostitutes. You don't even really enjoy the experience and you know it's not worth your time, money, or the legal or health risks, but you still have an irresistible compulsion to continue meeting with them. Even more troubling is that you've noticed it's slowly changing how you see money and women. You know you'd like to settle down with the right woman some day, but you worry that the temptation to cheat on her with a prostitute could ruin everything. It's out of control. So what can you do? On this Feedback Friday, we'll try to help you figure out how to quit your prostitute problem (and determine why you have one in the first place).

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan next February? It's filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • Your proclivity for prostitutes is a problem. Perhaps there's a process to properly put this pricey, precarious, and pointless pursuit out to pasture?
  • As a first time juror, how do you balance your desire for justice with impartiality in a difficult-to-prove case? [Thanks to Corbin Payne, Esq. for helping with this one!]
  • When everyone has to work harder to make up for the boss' brother (who pulls full salary but only shows up half the time), can company culture be called to task, or is it just time to move on?
  • You wound up on Hertz's do not rent list as the result of a fraudster stealing cars under your identity. The company refuses to take you off the list in spite of proof you weren't at fault. Is there any recourse for you?
  • You believe you have solid ideas, but no capital or time to develop and market them. Is it possible to sell these ideas to someone with these resources without getting taken advantage of?
  • You've just turned 18, but feel directionless. While you don't want to live a "normal" life that's been played out millions of times, becoming a therapist or trying your hand at standup comedy have crossed your mind. What's our advice?
  • If you're the average of the five people you spend the most time with, what happens when you can't relate to anyone in your immediate circle since moving to be closer to your spouse's family in another country and settling for a miserable, underpaying job?
  • Your coworker would be more articulate (and effective at his job) if he could only eliminate that Beaky Buzzard-like "duhhhhh" he uses as conversation filler. How can you tactfully suggest ways for him to hone his presentation skills?
  • Life Pro Tip: Set a nearby shop as your home address in your vehicle's navigation...
Oct 04, 2019
259: Jolene Brighten | Finding Balance Beyond the Pill
01:15:36

Dr. Jolene Brighten (@drbrighten) is a nutritional biochemist, a pioneer in women's medicine, and the author of Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill.

What We Discuss with Dr. Jolene Brighten:

  • The pros and cons of using hormonal birth control.
  • How the birth control pill can change who you're attracted to and why there are higher instances of divorce when women go off the pill after getting married while on it.
  • The problems that arise for all of us when scientifically accurate sex education isn't mandated in every school.
  • How the pill can mask symptoms of serious health problems -- even infertility.
  • What you can do to alleviate potential problems from using the pill, and when to know it's time to switch doctors who don't take your concerns seriously.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/259

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Oct 03, 2019
258: Dennis Rodman | The Worm Is Back
01:00:49

Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) (aka The Worm) is one of the greatest rebounders ever to play professional basketball, with five NBA championships under his belt. He's arguably just as well-known for his off-court antics, and his resume includes stints as an author, an actor, a reality star, a wrestler, and an unofficial diplomat to North Korea.

What We Discuss with Dennis Rodman:

  • How Dennis went from being a shy, neglected kid to a people-pleasing watch thief to a man who values independence and naysayer-defying personal expression above all else.
  • Why the hustle of living as a homeless 19-year-old was more appealing than eating mustard sandwiches in the projects with his family.
  • The volatile relationship Dennis has had with the media over the years, and how he decides who's worthy of his trust (and who's not) these days.
  • Why, given his passing interest in basketball until a late growth spurt made him a contender, Dennis' self-taught and unique approach to world-class rebounding is particularly surprising.
  • Marrying himself, being an early ally to the LBGTQ community, the pros and cons of fame, and risky birthday toasts to Kim Jong-un in North Korea.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/258

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Oct 01, 2019
257: Overcoming Accidental Accomplice to Fraud | Feedback Friday
01:18:58

You were recently and unknowingly an accomplice to fraud and credit card theft. You’re a freelancer with a client who frequently used your services; you built trust, and then he asked you to transfer some money for him as a paid favor. Your poor judgment, kindness, and greed led to where you are now. Now the real credit card owners are issuing chargebacks, which are draining your account, and you don’t have their money because you sent the money to someone else. What do you do? We’ll try to answer this and more on this Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn’t already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let’s dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/257.

On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan next February? It’s filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • You were unknowingly an accomplice to credit card fraud. Now the real credit card owners are issuing chargebacks, which is draining your account and you don’t have their money because you sent the money to someone else. What do you do?
  • Because you’re in the entertainment industry, you’ve been getting nipped and tucked for years and you look much younger than your time on earth would indicate. Is it imperative that you tell your new significant other about your cosmetic procedures?
  • Your future in-laws seem to be in a financially abusive relationship — with one taking more than their fair share from the other — to the point that you hope they divorce. Are you out of line by wishing for this?
  • What do you do when a friend, colleague, family member, or loved one seems to be losing their marbles before your very eyes?
  • You’ve been growing your network with great success over the past few years, which is awesome. What’s not so awesome is worrying about how to balance the time you spend with these connections as your network grows. How can you keep quality job one in this case?
  • Even when you know a recent breakup was for the right reasons, it’s hard not to ruminate over where they are, who they could be with, what they’re thinking, if they are thinking of you, and whether they’ll ever return one day. How can you move on?
  • You’ve legally adopted your wife’s 16-year-old, but he’s troubled. How do you get him to see the errors of his ways? How do you look at him without wanting to snap at him? How do you lead him to want to better himself, grow, and not just do the minimum?
  • You’re a 16-year-old, and your parents have strange beliefs. They make you eat...
Sep 27, 2019
256: Malcolm Gladwell | What We Should Know about Talking to Strangers
01:01:30

Malcolm Gladwell (@gladwell) has written bestsellers that are probably on your shelf right now, including The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw. His latest book is Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know.

What We Discuss with Malcolm Gladwell:

  • Why, if we don't know how to talk to strangers, we invite conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.
  • Why the information we gather from face-to-face human interaction isn't as uniquely valuable as we think it is.
  • Why television makes us worse at reading other people.
  • Why we think we can tell if someone is lying, guilty, or deceptive -- and why we're almost always wrong.
  • What determines the direction of Malcolm's projects, and how he researches and organizes the massive amount of information that goes into them.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/256

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Sep 26, 2019
255: Tommy Caldwell | The Push for the Path Upwards
01:13:34

Tommy Caldwell (@tommycaldwell1) has been called "arguably the best all-around rock climber on the planet" by National Geographic, and is the author of The Push: A Climber's Search for the Path.

What We Discuss with Tommy Caldwell:

  • How the confidence Tommy gained from climbing since age three transformed him from a shy, scrawny kid into a world-class athlete, author, and someone who can be interviewed on podcasts without fear.
  • Tommy's tried-and-true formula for getting better at coping with scary, potentially life-threatening situations.
  • How climbing is part endurance, part puzzle, and part chess strategy.
  • The differences between sport climbing, free climbing, and free soloing.
  • What it's like to get kidnapped by rebel extremists in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan when you're just trying to do a little climbing with your friends.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/255

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Sep 24, 2019
254: Is Exposing a Cheater the Right Thing to Do? | Feedback Friday
01:04:27

You recently discovered evidence that your friend of 12 years has a significant other who’s nothing but a no-good two-timer. Is it your place to call this out? Is exposing a cheater the right thing to do even if it may ruin your friendship? We’ll dig into this and more right here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn’t already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let’s dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/254.

On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan next February? It’s filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • You recently uncovered dirt on your friend’s significant other as a faithless, two-timing snake. Is exposing this cheater the right thing to do?
  • Recently reconnecting with an old friend, you were shocked to discover they’ve been diagnosed with a potentially fatal condition. While you’re not super close, you want to be of comfort without being awkward. What should you do?
  • New to your field, you’ll be attending a networking event with other young professionals and industry veterans soon. What can you do to stand out and be remembered in a good way?
  • You recently angered a friend by unknowingly poking fun at him for being single, but you’re so embarrassed and upset with yourself for hurting him that you don’t have the courage to apologize bravely and sincerely. How can you make things right?
  • Someone you once considered close has in recent years become cold and judgmental, though you can’t point to any event that would constitute a falling out. Others in your circle have noticed, so you’re pretty sure it’s not just you. What can you do to get to the bottom of this?
  • What’s the best way to cope with the psychological toll of starting and running your own business? (Thanks to Brian Clark from Copyblogger for fielding this one!)
  • You consider yourself pretty genuine, so should you even be attempting to network with people you don’t like just because they’re decent connections within your industry?
  • A friend has become annoyingly needy and narcissistic since breaking off an engagement. How can you break it to them that their behavior has become unacceptable without being heartless?
  • Life Pro Tip: When you’re moving, pack a “first day” box with everything...
Sep 20, 2019
253: Jamie Metzl | Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity
01:02:40

Jamie Metzl (@JamieMetzl) is a technology futurist and geopolitical expert, entrepreneur, media commentator, Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council, and author of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity.

What We Discuss with Jamie Metzl:

  • Why the speed at which genetic engineering is progressing is akin to Neil Armstrong stepping foot on the moon just six years after the first flight of the Wright brothers.
  • Why the genetic traits that seem universally beneficial to us today may turn out to be as ephemeral (and useful to humanity) as powdered wigs and skinny jeans.
  • The danger our species faces when we’re able to selectively edit out genes that cause disorders without fully understanding their potential benefits or evolutionary purpose (e.g., recessive sickle cell disease carriers’ resistance to malaria).
  • Why China — run by a government that values the good of the country over the rights and privacy of its citizens — is better poised than the US and other Western countries to excel in the application of genetic science.
  • Why addressing the values of equity and diversity today is important for avoiding genetic stagnation and greater friction between the haves and have-nots of tomorrow.
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/253

Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!

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Better Help offers affordable, online counseling at your convenience. If you’re coping with depression, stress, anxiety, addiction, or any number of issues, you’re not alone. Talk with a licensed professional therapist for 10 percent off your first month at betterhelp.com/jordan!

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Sep 19, 2019
252: Chase Jarvis | Cultivating Your Creative Calling
01:19:21

Chase Jarvis (@chasejarvis) is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and one of the most influential photographers of the past decade. He is also an author, and his latest book, Creative Calling: Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World with Meaning, and Succeed in Work + Life, is out this week.

What We Discuss with Chase Jarvis:

  • Some of the most common barriers to creativity and our pursuit of creative outlets or careers and how to work past these barriers.
  • Why creativity is a habit, not a skill, and what we can do to cultivate this creativity with practice.
  • How even Chase has experienced creative slumps, and what he did to dig himself out of them.
  • The DEAR framework for being able to understand what works in any situation -- by studying the masters who have come before you.
  • The importance of community for sustained success in any endeavor.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/252

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Sep 17, 2019
251: Help! I Have Two Years Left to Live. | Feedback Friday
00:59:52

When you’re older and successful as a result of spending your younger years building a career rather than a family, it can feel a bit like your lack of a support system now is punishment for being a responsible adult. So what can you do when you’d like to build that family now, but the prospects for a compatible and supportive partner at this stage of the game seem grim at best? On this Feedback Friday, we’ll try to help you figure out how to build a family later in life in spite of the endless obstacles you’ve encountered so far.

And in case you didn’t already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let’s dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/251.

On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan next February? Reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • How do you make the most of the time you have left with positivity when doctors have given you two years to live?
  • People have preferences about looks, personalities, and religious backgrounds for their significant others. Is wishing they hadn’t slept with 100 people before you a valid preference?
  • What does it take for a successful and single 51-year-old woman who travels frequently to find someone with whom to build a family when the dating pool of quality candidates seems so microscopic?
  • While a policy to never pursue romance with a professional connection has served you well in the past, you’ve met someone who makes you want to reconsider this policy. How might you make your interest known while remaining professional?
  • You’d like to improve the relationship with your parents and the way you communicate. What can you do to make things better?
  • If you wanted to start a new business online without using the topics of your current or past expertise, how would you pick a niche and establish your credibility? (Thanks to Brian Clark from Copyblogger for fielding this one!)
  • While you’ll be laid off soon, you’re not worried because you have a generous severance and plenty of leads already. How do you network without people assuming you’re just trying to get a job through their connections?
  • Aside from buying decent mics and recording in a space that’s not echoey as hell, what advice do we have for someone just starting out with podcasting? (One: Join Jason’s free podcasting club!)
  • Life...
Sep 13, 2019
250: Nir Eyal | Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
01:02:45

Nir Eyal (@nireyal) is a behavioral designer who helps companies design products that move people, and helps people design their own behavior using the principles of consumer psychology. He is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. This is Nir's second appearance on the show (check out his first time here).

What We Discuss with Nir Eyal:

  • Why time management is quite literally pain management, and the time you plan to waste is not wasted time.
  • How the issues caused by technology today aren't dissimilar to the issues caused by technology that vexed Aristotle and Socrates thousands of years ago.
  • Why you'll probably find the popular advice to try digital detox as a way to rid yourself of technology's influence over your life about as effective as a fad diet.
  • The damage caused by accepting the media's spin on technology as a pervasive addiction over which we have no control, and what we can do to get the best of these tools without letting them get the best of us.
  • How to nurture your child's healthy relationship with technology by empowering them with an understanding of its opportunity costs.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/250

Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course!

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Better Help offers affordable, online counseling at your convenience. If you're coping with depression, stress, anxiety, addiction, or any number of issues, you're not alone. Talk with a licensed professional therapist for 10 percent off your first month at betterhelp.com/jordan!

BizCounsel provides you with your own business attorney on call and gets you real legal work done for a fraction of what it would normally cost. Get your first month of BizCounsel for free when you go to BizCounsel.com/jordan!

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Sep 12, 2019
249: Kobe Bryant | Dissecting the Mamba Mentality
00:47:25

Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) is most known for his 20 years on the basketball court as one of the game's most iconic legends. He now focuses his famous tenacity on running Granity Studios, an award-winning multimedia company devoted to creating new ways to tell stories around sports -- like Legacy and the Queen with Annie Matthew.

What We Discuss with Kobe Bryant:

  • What creativity and basketball have in common and what Kobe has carried from the court to his new business.
  • Lessons Kobe has learned from people who are the best at what they do — from Taylor Swift to Jony Ive to Sean Penn to Kate Winslet to Larry Moss to Oprah to George R.R. Martin.
  • How Kobe manages pressure in high stakes situations on the court and at the head of a creative content studio.
  • The music that gets Kobe in the mindset he needs to excel at whatever he does.
  • The importance of learning how to negotiate with yourself in order to achieve greatness, and how parents might help their kids develop this crucial skill.
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/249

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Sep 10, 2019
248: How to Navigate Around a Hostile Coworker | Feedback Friday
01:12:06

You have a hostile coworker undermining you before management at every opportunity. How can you ensure facts will speak up for you instead of your coworker's toxic fabrications? We'll show you how to navigate around a hostile coworker on this Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/248

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • A Detroit vagrant in his 40s probably has enough problems to deal with. Can any good come from pressing charges against him because he tried (and failed) to steal your laptop?
  • You have a hostile coworker undermining you before management at every opportunity. How can you ensure facts will speak up for you instead of your coworker's toxic fabrications?
  • You hear of coworkers getting a promotion because they're "smart." What does it mean to be smart? Is being smart related to IQ? Is it related to emotional intelligence? Is it related to street smarts? Or is it a combination of all of these?
  • As a business owner in a new country who's pioneered your own niche, how do you avoid a race to the bottom in pricing and remain high in quality as competition attempts to elbow into your turf?
  • Is it ever good to name drop when networking?
  • How can you continue to network and problem solve for your peers, but also start to lay the foundation of credibility with your accomplishments to build future -- and likely new leadership positions -- at your company?
  • You reached out to someone in your chosen field, and you were referred to two others who have agreed to meet with you. How can you use the FEW technique effectively when these meetings happen?
  • Is it worth the ROI to obtain expensive credentials (like an MBA) early in your career? Or is charging forward to gain experience more beneficial?
  • Life Pro Tip: When you get a scammy/spammy phone call, tell them: "I think you have the wrong number...this is a government office." Alternatively, you can play this sound into the phone to possibly get removed from the system's rotation.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (Dave Chappelle Episode)
  • A quick shoutout to David Gray Lassiter!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger...
Sep 06, 2019
247: Chris Bailey | Hyperfocus Secrets for Better Productivity
01:03:38

Chris Bailey (@chris_bailey) is a productivity expert, host of the Becoming Better Podcast, and the bestselling author of two books about productivity: Hyperfocus, and The Productivity Project. In the time it's taken you to read this, he's probably written another.

What We Discuss with Chris Bailey:

  • The neurochemical reason our brains switch focus every 40 seconds (or less) and what we can do to recapture this hit to our overall productivity.
  • Why giving yourself the time to unfocus productively with what Chris calls scatterfocus is as crucial to your progress as hyperfocus.
  • How Chris harnesses scatterfocus to mull over and solve complicated problems without distraction.
  • What Chris learned by deliberately allowing himself to enter a state of boredom for an hour a day for an entire month (and how he did so creatively).
  • What the attention overload gap is, the problems it can cause, and why we're more susceptible to it than we probably suspect.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/247

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Sep 05, 2019
246: Wendy Behary | Disarming the Narcissist
01:10:22

Wendy Behary (@donsanddivas) has been training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 20 years, and is the author of Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed.

What We Discuss with Wendy Behary:

  • What's the difference between someone who comes off as somewhat self-absorbed and a full-blown, clinical narcissist?
  • Is clinical narcissism actually on the rise in the US? If so, what’s causing it?
  • Does narcissism statistically affect men more than women, or is there just a difference in how they tend to express it?
  • When a little bit of narcissism can be a big advantage.
  • How to tell early on if you’re dealing with a bona fide narcissist, what you can do to remain your best self in their presence, and how you might possibly help them become their better selves.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/246

Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course!

Get two months of Skillshare -- unlimited access to over 18,000 classes in design, business, technology, photography, entrepreneurship, film, writing, and more -- for free at skillshare.com/harbinger!

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Sep 03, 2019
245: Is Your Boyfriend Cheating on You with Porn? | Feedback Friday
01:01:15

After spending six years working toward your dream job only to be disqualified on an arbitrary technicality beyond your control, you're finding it difficult to consider sinking even more time into the pursuit of something else at this stage of your life. Losing the drive you once had to work hard and see something through has kept you on a path of least resistance, and you see no way out of the funk. On this Feedback Friday, we'll try our best to help you build a bridge over this river you've cried and get back on track!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/245.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Due to your own complicated history, your significant other's possible consumption of porn feels like betrayal. Is there a way to understand it from a different perspective?
  • You spent six years training for your dream job only to be disqualified on a technicality. How can you motivate yourself to endure a similar time sink for another career when you know you're not getting any younger?
  • As a business owner, how do you deal with the deadbeats who take advantage of your good nature and don't respect what you do enough to give you fair value for your services?
  • How do people transition from the period of time they need to get experience in their field to the time they get paid for making use of that experience?
  • Your significant other wants you to list the names of the people you've dated and slept with in the past, and then delete them all from your social media. Is this at all reasonable?
  • You assumed you were having an email conversation regarding a business proposition with a man you know named Sam, but it turns out it's been with a woman named Sam whom you don't remember meeting. Now what?
  • You're normally a great conversationalist, but when it comes to interacting with a superior, you find yourself worrying too much about accidentally saying the wrong thing and the conversation ends up stagnating. How might you overcome this?
  • Life Pro Tip: Looking to cut the cord but dreading the inevitable call to the cable company where they badger you into not leaving? Tell them you're moving out of state where they don't offer services. Your cancellation call will take a fraction of the time.
  • Recommendations of the Week: Happy Jail and Twelve Monkeys
  • She Podcasts LIVE women's podcasting conference -- a literal who's who of talented and wildly successful women podcasters giving their all to make sure you have everything you need to make your podcast soar to the next level.
Aug 30, 2019
244: Rob Reid | Synthetic Biology for Medicine and Murder
01:20:31

Rob Reid (@Rob_Reid) is a tech entrepreneur, early-stage tech investor, author of After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley, and host of the After On Podcast.

What We Discuss with Rob Reid:

  • The potential for synthetic biology to be leveraged by nihilistic mass murderers to wipe out millions.
  • The potential for synthetic biology to be leveraged by altruistic medical pioneers to save millions.
  • What CRISPR is and how its eventual availability to hobbyists may ensure there's a mad scientist on every block.
  • Why the future of synthetic biology may be exponentially more dangerous to humanity than the nuclear proliferation of the Cold War.
  • What we can start doing now to prepare for this future and minimize its risks while reaping its rewards. 
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/244

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Aug 29, 2019
243: Mark Geragos | How Celebrities Stay out of Jail
01:04:58

Frank Abagnale is a former con artist, bestselling author of Catch Me If You Can, and now one of the world's most respected authorities on the subjects of fraud, forgery, and cyber security, Frank Abagnale knows how scammers work. His latest book, Scam Me If You Can: Simple Strategies to Outsmart Today's Rip-off Artists, is out now.

What We Discuss with Frank Abagnale:

  • How the constant rush to get untested new technology on the market for the appeasement of investors makes us all vulnerable to security breaches.
  • Why Frank believes it's much easier to pull off scams these days than it was 50 years ago in his fraudulent heyday.
  • Why, according to Frank, there is no technology that can defeat social engineering, and there never will be -- not even AI.
  • Why Frank says that passwords are for treehouses, and what he envisions as a more foolproof way to protect our data from would-be scammers.
  • The three traits of a good con man, and the five simple steps you can take to scam-proof your life.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/243

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Aug 27, 2019
PREVIEW: Business Wars (Wondery) | Ferrari vs. Lamborghini
00:10:12

There are hundreds of businesses throughout the United States. Some of them are small mom and pop shops, while others are large global corporations. You may think you know the stories of these companies, but the truth behind them is stranger than you might think.

In Business Wars (from Wondery), host David Brown gives you behind-the-scenes access into the boardrooms and offices of some of the biggest companies in America. You'll hear about epic business battles like movie rental giant Blockbuster versus a little upstart called Netflix, the burger battle between McDonald's and Burger King, and the soda wars between Coke and Pepsi.

You're about to hear a preview of Business Wars, in which you'll meet host David Brown and hear about the battle for race car supremacy between Ferrari and Lamborghini. These two giants of speed would shape the luxury sports car market for years to come.

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Aug 24, 2019
242: How to Make Your Mark on the World at 50 | Feedback Friday
00:58:59

You've made it to what some would consider middle age -- in spite of stumbling over every possible mistake along the way. But instead of enjoying your triumph over the odds, you can't shake the feeling that it's past time to get off the hamster wheel and make a difference. You're frustrated and fearful of disappearing from the world without leaving your mark on it or handing down a legacy, some security, and a vision of what's achievable to your kids, so we'll do our best to help you figure out how on this Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn’t already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let’s dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/242.

On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan next February? Reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • Does a 32-year-old need to tell Mom before getting tattoos?
  • How do you say no to an insurance pyramid scheme?
  • Should you begin with your professional or personal life when overhauling for a fresh start?
  • What steps could you possibly take to get both of your bickering siblings to grow up?
  • How do you get your employer to see the value in letting you work from home once the baby you’re expecting is due?
  • Is it a mean-spirited, drama-loving academic advisor who is holding up your thesis progress, or is it secretly you?
  • You’ve made it to age 50 and feel like a frustrated nobody, fearful of never leaving your mark on the world. How can you turn things around?
  • Your spouse of three years is just now telling you about their massive debt. How can you be supportive without ransacking your own savings?
  • Life Pro Tip: When starting your day at an amusement park with kids, take a full body pic of each person individually so that if anyone gets lost, you can show security exactly what they look like that day.
  • Recommendation of the Week: The Family
  • A quick shoutout to Brett Jesperson!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at
Aug 23, 2019
241: Scott Young | Ultralearning Your Way To Skill Mastery
01:05:05

Scott Young (@ScottHYoung) is the host of the Scott Young Podcast and author of Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career

What We Discuss with Scott Young:

  • How Benjamin Franklin, chess grandmaster Judit Polgár, and Nobel Laureate physicist Richard Feynman used Ultralearning to rise to the top of their fields.
  • How Scott used ultralearning to absorb the entire MIT four-year computer science curriculum in 11 months and learned four languages in one year!
  • The biggest mistakes you're probably making when trying to learn something new.
  • Why school isn't the only place where intense learning is possible.
  • How our brains process languages and why some of our most popular learning options (like Duolingo) may not be optimal.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/241.

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Aug 22, 2019
240: Richard Clarke | Defending Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats
01:26:23

Richard Clarke (@richardclarke) served for 30 years in national security policy roles in the US government and worked directly for three presidents. He is the host of the Future State Podcast and co-author of The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats.

What We Discuss with Richard Clarke:

  • How we're in constant low-grade cyber conflict with Russia, China, Iran, and other adversarial nation states -- and the forms this can take.
  • Cyber crime was a $600 billion industry (one percent of global GDP) in 2018, much of it perpetrated by rogue nations like North Korea.
  • How cyberattacks can be (and have been) used to wreak physical damage on infrastructure, and why we should take them as seriously as traditional weaponry.
  • Is it the government's job to protect private companies against cyberattacks from foreign powers, or is it up to private companies to be responsible for their own safety?
  • Why there's a crisis-level shortage of cybersecurity expertise coming out of our country's most serious tech schools, and where it's being found instead.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/240

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Aug 20, 2019
239: How to Ensure Your Authority Is Respected | Feedback Friday
01:02:23

At work, you're the youngest person on the team -- but you've also been there longer than anyone else. Your boss (who lives in another state) refers to you as his site lead, but you don't have an official title to reflect this. Your group needs the organization you know you can offer, but you don't want to come off as a power-hungry usurper. How do you get your boss to clarify your role -- to you and the team? On this Feedback Friday, we'll try to show you how to ensure your authority is respected.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/239.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan next February? Reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • Is there a moral and/or legal obligation for Airbnb hosts to inform their guests when there are security cameras present -- whether or not they're recording anything?
  • Are there any online courses or coaches specialized in social skills we would recommend for making conversation and connection easier?
  • You're worried you don't come across as friendly. How can you improve your outer emotional reaction to people without feeling like you're overacting and being fake?
  • Your boss communicates with you as if you're in a leadership position, but you feel like you have no authority. Do you need to ask him to clarify your role -- to you and your team?
  • Is sharing photos useful when you're reconnecting with someone you haven't seen in a while, and is there networking value in alumni associations?
  • You tend to forget the lessons you learn from audiobooks after a couple of months. What is the best way to memorize and apply the key takeaways of these books?
  • What are the logistics of carrying on a successful long-distance relationship with a significant other whose sister doesn't like you and will probably undermine you from afar?
  • You want to start a family, but your spouse's fertility issues may prevent this. Additionally, they're averse to therapy that might help lessen the impact or present options if you receive bad news. How can you be as supportive as possible?
  • Life Pro Tip: Buy daily necessities in bulk when they're on sale, and pay close attention to unit prices!
  • Recommendation of the Week: Losing Sight of Shore
  • A quick shoutout to Becky, Robin, and all of the women's college volleyball players who listen to the show!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories...
Aug 16, 2019
238: Steven Hassan | Combating Cult Mind Control Part Two
01:10:03

Steven Hassan (@CultExpert) is a licensed mental health counselor who has been educating the public about mind control, brainwashing, and destructive cults since 1976. He's the author of Combating Cult Mind Control: The Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults and the founder of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center. This is part two of a two-part episode. Check out part one here!

What We Discuss with Steven Hassan:

  • What is the difference between a religion and a cult?
  • The set of tools cults use to recruit new members into the fold.
  • The psychological techniques cults use to control their members and enforce cult-mandated behavior.
  • Why even society's most intelligent people fall prey to cults.
  • How you can protect yourself and others from becoming victimized by a cult.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/238

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Aug 15, 2019
237: Steven Hassan | Combating Cult Mind Control Part One
01:33:02

Steven Hassan (@CultExpert) is a psychologist who has been educating the public about mind control, brainwashing, and destructive cults since 1976. He's the author of Combating Cult Mind Control: The Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults and the founder of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center. This is part one of a two-part episode (part two coming soon).

What We Discuss with Steven Hassan:

  • What is the difference between a religion and a cult?
  • The set of tools cults use to recruit new members into the fold.
  • The psychological techniques cults use to control their members and enforce cult-mandated behavior.
  • Why even society's most intelligent people fall prey to cults.
  • How you can protect yourself and others from becoming victimized by a cult.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/237

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Aug 13, 2019
236: How to Quit Your Dream Job Gracefully | Feedback Friday
01:14:41

You and your spouse recently decided to move back to your small hometown after giving the big city a try and deciding it's just not for you. But the problem is: you're going to have to give up the job you love, with benefits and more of a salary than you've ever made elsewhere. On top of that, the company is currently paying for you to finish school, so there may be legal consequences if you ditch them on graduation day. So in this Feedback Friday, we'll try to show you how to quit your dream job gracefully.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/236.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is it unreasonable for you to tell friends and family that you don't support MLM companies, won't host their parties, and won't buy their products? Or is there a softer, more effective approach?
  • You recently broke up with your significant other of 15 months, but feel guilty because they gave up their chance to start their MBA in anther city to be with you. Are you a terrible person who made a selfish decision?
  • Your spouse wants to move the family out of the big city and back to your hometown, but it means leaving a job you love that has invested in your education. How do you gracefully part ways while causing the least impact and without burning any bridges?
  • You did a digital detox after listening to our episode with Cal Newport, and want to limit your seven-year-old's exposure to devices after hearing our episode with Jonathan Haidt. How do you ensure you're not just making the wrong thing more appealing?
  • You moved to another country five years ago and have been working menial jobs, learning the language, and taking classes for fun. Now you're ready to take your career seriously, but your resume might be hard to explain. How to proceed?
  • You've lost your motivation, confidence, and self-esteem after quitting a job under a manipulative boss, and your dreams of landing a better job are stalled after submitting hundreds of applications with no calls back. How do you give yourself the kick-in-the-ass, tough self-love pep talk you drastically need?
  • After a few years of accepting sponsored links and posts for your blog, you ended up owning your own link placement agency. This is now what you do full time and you earn more than you ever have before, but you know it's just a matter of time before Google smacks you down. How can you find time to start a more legit business before this happens?
  • You would love to start your own podcast and YouTube channel. You have a great topic, lots of ideas, and contacts for people you could have on the show. Shou