The Story

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The Story tells the unknown backstories of people who changed the world. Each episode is a mini-historical biography, and includes life lessons and actionable insights from the most courageous and successful people in history. You’ll get to walk a mile in their shoes, and the person’s identity is a mystery until the climax. Subscribe to The Story today!

Episode Date
David And Goliath
11:47

This is the story about a man who tried to get the largest business in his industry to buy half his business. Lucky for him, they laughed him out of the room.

Season 3 of The Story features twelve technology trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Dreamforce! Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts. Head to TheStoryPodcast.com and enter to win today.
Jun 26, 2018
Traumas into Triumphs
15:53

This is the story of a man on a mission.

Season 3 of The Story features twelve technology trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Dreamforce! Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts. Head to TheStoryPodcast.com and enter to win today.

 

“I think most people can learn a lot more than they think they can. They sell themselves short without trying.” -Elon Musk

Jun 25, 2018
Build Your Reputation, But Don’t Be Afraid To Destroy It
10:51

This is the story about a man who didn’t let his reputation stop him from being successful.

Season 3 of The Story features twelve technology trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Dreamforce! Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts. Head to TheStoryPodcast.com and enter to win today.
Jun 21, 2018
To Change The Future, Start Living In It
10:08

This is the story of a woman who bumped up against rigid protocol and unbending status quo. Through it all, she stayed true to herself and became an inventor and pioneer who changed the world. 

Season 3 of The Story features twelve technology trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Dreamforce! Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts. Head to TheStoryPodcast.com and enter to win today.
Jun 11, 2018
Week 7 After Show - Paranoia, Burning Man, and Family Business
19:32

Welcome to The Story After Show, Week 7! 

In this week's show, CEO and Founder of The Mission, Chad Grills, talks with Ian Faison (CCO of The Mission) where they highlight: 

  • the four BIG ideas/principles that come from the stories this week that feature Andy Grove, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Sheryl Sandberg, and Judy Estrin
  • Plus, they show you how to apply these big ideas in your own life 

We hope you enjoy this After Show. Whether you work in: business, technology, a startup, or something completely different, it's our goal to create an after show that helps give you actionable ideas and tactics to apply to your own life to increase your health, wealth, and wisdom! 

 

 

Show Timestamps

  • 0:25 Andy Grove
  • 4:55 Sergey Brin and Larry Page
  • 9:10 Sheryl Sandberg
  • 13:22 Judy Estrin
Jun 04, 2018
The Show Goes On
09:57

This is the story of how one woman who went into the family business and gave it a new spin.

Season 3 of The Story features twelve technology trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Dreamforce! Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts. Head to TheStoryPodcast.com and enter to win today.
Jun 01, 2018
Seeds of Resilience
09:19

This is the story of how one woman overcame her worst nightmare at the height of her success.

Season 3 of The Story features twelve technology trailblazers who started a business that changed the world.
The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Dreamforce! Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts. Head to TheStoryPodcast.com and enter to win today.
May 31, 2018
Burn Your Plan A
11:08

This is the story of two men who tried to sell their company that nobody wanted to buy... so they had to turn to plan B.


Season 3 of The Story features twelve technology trailblazers who started a business that changed the world.
The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Dreamforce! Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts. Head to TheStoryPodcast.com and enter to win today.
May 30, 2018
Paranoid and Loving It
11:19

This is the story of a man who escaped death. Multiple times. The experiences made him paranoid… but hey… maybe the paranoid are the only ones that survive.

Season 3 of The Story features twelve technology trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Dreamforce! Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts. Head to TheStoryPodcast.com and enter to win today.

 

May 29, 2018
In-Between-Isode and Season 3 Preview
03:19

Welcome to an in-between-isode where we give a preview for Season 3!

Season 3 of The Story features twelve technology trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Dreamforce! Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts. Head to TheStoryPodcast.com and enter to win today.
May 29, 2018
Week 6 After Show- Being a Serial Killer, Starting a Company, and How to Think Long Term
50:29

In this episode of The Story Aftershow, Chad Grills and Ian Faison are joined by Lauren Vaccarello, VP of Customer Engagement at Box. 

They cover:

  • the four key takeaways from the stories this week (Daniel Ek, Jessica Jackley, Roy and Ryan Seiders, and Nirav Tolia)
  • the emotions and struggles that come with starting a company
  • how family can help... or hurt... our pursuits (especially tune in to hear Lauren's hilarious bit around this to get a good laugh)
  • fun historical stories that have timeless lessons that still apply today

We hope you enjoy this After Show! Whether you work in: business, technology, a startup, or something completely different, it's our goal to create an after show that helps give you actionable ideas and tactics to apply to your own life to increase your health, wealth, and wisdom! 

 

 

Show Timestamps

  • 1:44 (The Brothers) Roy and Ryan Seiders
  • 10:45 Nirav Tolia
  • 22:40 Daniel Ek
  • 35:50 Jessica Jackley
May 18, 2018
A New Direction
12:59

This is The Story of a woman who stopped giving fish to people. Instead, she started teaching people how to fish and blazed a trail for others to follow.

Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Salesforce Connections in Chicago on June 12 through the 14th. Salesforce Connections is the digital marketing, commerce, and customer service event of the year. You'll learn how to create personalized experiences at every touchpoint and deliver service that drives growth and exceeds consumer expectations. Enter to win!
  • In April, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Salesforce Connections tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!
May 15, 2018
Think It, Build It, Ship It
15:09

This is the story of a man who found early success, then faced a crippling depression, sold all of his things, and moved to a small cabin in the woods.

Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Salesforce Connections in Chicago on June 12 through the 14th. Salesforce Connections is the digital marketing, commerce, and customer service event of the year. You'll learn how to create personalized experiences at every touchpoint and deliver service that drives growth and exceeds consumer expectations. Enter to win!
  • In April, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Salesforce Connections tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!
May 03, 2018
The Story After Show LIVE from the Trailblazing Women Event
36:44

In this special edition of The Story After Show, we are live from the Salesforce Trailblazing Women event in San Francisco! Chad Grills (CEO of The Mission) and Ian Faison (CCO of The Mission) are joined by Lynne Zaledonis, SVP of Product Marketing at Salesforce.

In this episode they discuss:

- Lynne’s 18 year career in Sales and Marketing

- The importance of mentors and mentorship

- The career of famous cosmetic founder and entrepreneur, Bobbi Brown

- 3 recurring themes from The Story Podcast heroes: Learning to Sell, Alienation and Preparation

- Tactical tips of how to apply those themes in your own life

- How to be a trailblazer and what blazing trails means  

 

May 02, 2018
Put It On Ice
11:56

This is the story of two brothers who faced a generational problem and reinvented an entire industry.

Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Salesforce Connections in Chicago on June 12 through the 14th. Salesforce Connections is the digital marketing, commerce, and customer service event of the year. You'll learn how to create personalized experiences at every touchpoint and deliver service that drives growth and exceeds consumer expectations. Enter to win!
  • In April, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Salesforce Connections tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!
May 01, 2018
When Success Feels Like Failure
15:34

This is the story of a man who failed in business, tried to quit, but found encouragement… and the right business idea… in an unlikely place.

Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Salesforce Connections in Chicago on June 12 through the 14th. Salesforce Connections is the digital marketing, commerce, and customer service event of the year. You'll learn how to create personalized experiences at every touchpoint and deliver service that drives growth and exceeds consumer expectations. Enter to win!
  • In April, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Salesforce Connections tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!
May 01, 2018
Week 5 After Show - Taking Risks, Living in the Future, and Opportunity
45:31

Welcome to The Story After Show, Week 5! 

In this week's show, CEO and Founder of The Mission, Chad Grills, talks with Stephanie Postles, Ian Faison, and special guest Ellen Petry Leanse as they discuss:

  • the four BIG ideas/principles that come from the stories this week that feature Angie Hicks, Diane Greene, Steven Ross, and Daniel Alarick
  • Plus, they show you how to apply these big ideas in your own life 

We hope you enjoy this After Show. Whether you work in: business, technology, a startup, or something completely different, it's our goal to create an after show that helps give you actionable ideas and tactics to apply to your own life to increase your health, wealth, and wisdom! 

 

 

Show Timestamps

  • 1:10 Angie Hicks
  • 12:28 Diane Greene
  • 20:30 Steven Ross
  • 27:10 Daniel Alarick
Apr 24, 2018
How To Start A $100M Business Out Of Your Trunk
09:26

This is the story of an Army Drill Sergeant who decided to Google, “What is Business?”

Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Salesforce Connections in Chicago on June 12 through the 14th. Salesforce Connections is the digital marketing, commerce, and customer service event of the year. You'll learn how to create personalized experiences at every touchpoint and deliver service that drives growth and exceeds consumer expectations. Enter to win!
  • In April, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Salesforce Connections tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!

 

Apr 24, 2018
The Dozen Businesses That Became One
11:38

This is the story of how one man turned a morbid start in business into an empire filled with every kind of business imaginable.

Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Salesforce Connections in Chicago on June 12 through the 14th. Salesforce Connections is the digital marketing, commerce, and customer service event of the year. You'll learn how to create personalized experiences at every touchpoint and deliver service that drives growth and exceeds consumer expectations. Enter to win!
  • In April, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Salesforce Connections tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!
Apr 24, 2018
From The Ocean To The Cloud
11:23

This is the story of how one woman’s love of the sea lured her into engineering, and then beyond to a virtual cloud in the sky.

Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Salesforce Connections in Chicago on June 12 through the 14th. Salesforce Connections is the digital marketing, commerce, and customer service event of the year. You'll learn how to create personalized experiences at every touchpoint and deliver service that drives growth and exceeds consumer expectations. Enter to win!
  • In April, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Salesforce Connections tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!

Also, join Salesforce on May 1 in San Francisco for an upcoming event called Trailblazing Women. There we’ll hear from successful women in sales and marketing and learn how they've broken the glass ceiling and blazed new trails in their professions. Find out more here

Apr 19, 2018
The List That Made Her Millions
09:19

This is the story of a woman who turned down a dream job to become a door-to-door saleswoman. She couldn’t figure out what to do, so she made a list.  

Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Salesforce Connections in Chicago on June 12 through the 14th. Salesforce Connections is the digital marketing, commerce, and customer service event of the year. You'll learn how to create personalized experiences at every touchpoint and deliver service that drives growth and exceeds consumer expectations. Enter to win!
  • In April, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Salesforce Connections tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!
Apr 17, 2018
Week 4 After Show- Being Lost, Conviction, and Drama is the Devil
30:10

Welcome to The Story After Show, Week 4! 

In this week's show, CEO and Founder of The Mission, Chad Grills, talks with Stephanie Postles (COO of The Mission) and Ian Faison (CCO of The Mission) where they highlight: 

  • the four BIG ideas/principles that come from the stories this week that feature Richard Branson, Gert Boyle, Adi Dassler, and Yoshiko Shinohara
  • Plus, they show you how to apply these big ideas in your own life 

We hope you enjoy this After Show. Whether you work in: business, technology, a startup, or something completely different, it's our goal to create an after show that helps give you actionable ideas and tactics to apply to your own life to increase your health, wealth, and wisdom! 

 

 

Show Timestamps

  • 2:55 Richard Branson
  • 8:07 Yoshiko Shinohara
  • 13:45 Gert Boyle
  • 20:15 Adi Dassler
Apr 16, 2018
When Opposites Attract
10:25

This is the story of two brothers who spent their lives competing. They went in separate directions, and the feud created two massive businesses that you’ve heard of.

Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Salesforce Connections in Chicago on June 12 through the 14th. Salesforce Connections is the digital marketing, commerce, and customer service event of the year. You'll learn how to create personalized experiences at every touchpoint and deliver service that drives growth and exceeds consumer expectations. Enter to win!
  • In April, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Salesforce Connections tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!
Apr 14, 2018
No Experience Required
10:43

This is the story of a young girl who escaped Nazi Germany, faced the death of her family members, and how she lost and rebuilt the family’s empire.

Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Salesforce Connections in Chicago on June 12 through the 14th. Salesforce Connections is the digital marketing, commerce, and customer service event of the year. You'll learn how to create personalized experiences at every touchpoint and deliver service that drives growth and exceeds consumer expectations. Enter to win!
  • In April, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Salesforce Connections tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!
Apr 13, 2018
The Four Words That Made Her A Billionaire
14:25

This is the story of a woman who changed a nation by running an illegal business out of her 258 square foot apartment.

Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Salesforce Connections in Chicago on June 12 through the 14th. Salesforce Connections is the digital marketing, commerce, and customer service event of the year. You'll learn how to create personalized experiences at every touchpoint and deliver service that drives growth and exceeds consumer expectations. Enter to win!
  • In April, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Salesforce Connections tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!
Apr 11, 2018
What Happens When You Jump
16:22

This is the story of a boy with an unusual upbringing who grew into a man who would try… anything.

Season 2 of The Story features twelve trailblazers who started a business that changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Salesforce to blaze their own trails to success. 

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • We're giving away 2 FREE tickets to Salesforce Connections in Chicago on June 12 through the 14th. Salesforce Connections is the digital marketing, commerce, and customer service event of the year. You'll learn how to create personalized experiences at every touchpoint and deliver service that drives growth and exceeds consumer expectations. Enter to win!
  • In April, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Salesforce Connections tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!
Apr 10, 2018
Week 3 After Show- Escape, Narrative Violation, and The Call
28:10

Welcome to The Story After Show, Week 3! 

In this week's show, the host of The Story, Chad Grills, talks with Stephanie Postles (COO of The Mission) and Ian Faison (CCO of The Mission) where they highlight: 

  • the four BIG ideas/principles that come from the stories this week that feature Cheryl Strayed, Grace Hopper, Condoleezza Rice, and Amelia Earhart. 
  • Plus, they show you how to apply these big ideas to your own life 

As this week wraps up Season 1 of The Story, please be sure to let us know what you thought about the episodes on the The Mission socials! We're already hard at work on Season 2 and Season 3. 

We hope you enjoy this After Show. Whether you work in: business, technology, a startup, or something completely different, it's our goal to create an after show that helps give you actionable ideas and tactics to apply to your own life to increase your health, wealth, and wisdom! 

 

 

Show Timestamps

  • 0:37 Cheryl Strayed
  • 7:50 Grace Hopper
  • 12:33 Condoleezza Rice
  • 18:22 Amelia Earhart
Mar 30, 2018
The Woman Who Was Always First
12:15

This is the story of what happened when a young girl decided to trust her parent’s traditional advice.

 

Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • Enter to win FREE tickets to Dreamforce courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Salesforce. Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts.
  • In March, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Dreamforce tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!

 

Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for helping promote equal opportunity and sharing these stories of trailblazers.  

If you like stories, storytelling, historical fiction, and the unknown backstories of famous entrepreneurs and celebrities… subscribe to The Story podcast today!  

The Story is created by our team at The Mission. The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning.

Mar 29, 2018
The Woman Who Rose Above
21:48

This is The Story of a woman who paid the ultimate price to become one of the greatest entrepreneurs, adventurers, and pioneers of all time.

 

Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • Enter to win FREE tickets to Dreamforce courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Salesforce. Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts.
  • In March, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Dreamforce tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!

 

Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for helping promote equal opportunity and sharing these stories of trailblazers.  

If you like stories, storytelling, historical fiction, and the unknown backstories of famous entrepreneurs and celebrities… subscribe to The Story podcast today!  

The Story is created by our team at The Mission. The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning.

Mar 28, 2018
The Woman Who Walked A Thousand Miles
13:20

This is the story of one woman’s rise and fall. It’s about how she hit rock bottom, and then blazed a trail to become a NY Times bestselling author.

 

Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • Enter to win FREE tickets to Dreamforce courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Salesforce. Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts.
  • In March, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Dreamforce tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!

 

Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for helping promote equal opportunity and sharing these stories of trailblazers.  

If you like stories, storytelling, historical fiction, and the unknown backstories of famous entrepreneurs and celebrities… subscribe to The Story podcast today!  

The Story is created by our team at The Mission. The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning.

Mar 27, 2018
The Woman They Turned Away
18:12

This is the story of how one woman’s demons almost killed her. It’s how she faced a destroyer that would devour all… and lived to tell the tale. Along the way, she managed to create many of the technologies that we still use today. 

 

Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • Enter to win FREE tickets to Dreamforce courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Salesforce. Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts.
  • In March, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Dreamforce tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!

 

Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for helping promote equal opportunity and sharing these stories of trailblazers.  

If you like stories, storytelling, historical fiction, and the unknown backstories of famous entrepreneurs and celebrities… subscribe to The Story podcast today!  

The Story is created by our team at The Mission. The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning.

Mar 26, 2018
The After Show Week 2
20:08

Welcome to The Story After Show, Week 2! 

In this week's show, the host of The Story, Chad Grills, talks with Stephanie Postles (COO of The Mission) and Ian Faison (CCO of The Mission) where they highlight: 

  • the four BIG ideas/principles that come from the stories this week that feature Tania Aebi, Madeleine L’Engle, Patricia Bath, and Billie Jean King 
  • Plus, they show you how to apply these big ideas to your own life

Women's History Month is drawing to a close. If you enjoyed our first Season of The Story, be sure to let us know on the socials! We're already hard at work on Season 2 and Season 3. 

We hope you enjoy this After Show. Whether you work in: business, technology, a startup, or something completely different, it's our goal to create an after show that helps give you actionable ideas and tactics to apply to your own life to increase your health, wealth, and wisdom! 

 

 

Show Timestamps

  • 1:10 Tania Aebi
  • 5:27 Madeleine L’Engle
  • 10:07 Patricia Beth
  • 14:20 Billie Jean King
Mar 23, 2018
The Woman Who Wouldn’t Back Down
15:34

This is the story of how one woman escaped the trap of others opinions and became a true original. It’s how she became a world class performer, competing and winning against everyone in her path. 

 

Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • Enter to win FREE tickets to Dreamforce courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Salesforce. Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts.
  • In March, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Dreamforce tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!

 

Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for helping promote equal opportunity and sharing these stories of trailblazers.  

If you like stories, storytelling, historical fiction, and the unknown backstories of famous entrepreneurs and celebrities… subscribe to The Story podcast today!  

The Story is created by our team at The Mission. The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning.

Mar 22, 2018
The Woman In The Eye of the Storm
12:54

This is the story of a woman who broke scientific barriers to do the impossible. Nobody could understand her vision, until she helped them all see the future.

 

Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • Enter to win FREE tickets to Dreamforce courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Salesforce. Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts.
  • In March, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Dreamforce tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!

 

Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for helping promote equal opportunity and sharing these stories of trailblazers.  

If you like stories, storytelling, historical fiction, and the unknown backstories of famous entrepreneurs and celebrities… subscribe to The Story podcast today!  

The Story is created by our team at The Mission. The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning.

Mar 21, 2018
The Woman Who Quit
15:07

This is The Story of how one woman became famous for what she tried to quit. Along the way, she inspired millions of people to learn more about science, space, technology, and time. It's also how she got a vital message to millions of children and adults.

Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • Enter to win FREE tickets to Dreamforce courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Salesforce. Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts.
  • In March, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Dreamforce tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!

 

Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for helping promote equal opportunity and sharing these stories of trailblazers.  

If you like stories, storytelling, historical fiction, and the unknown backstories of famous entrepreneurs and celebrities… subscribe to The Story podcast today!  

The Story is created by our team at The Mission. The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning.

Mar 20, 2018
The Woman Who Left The Harbor
14:14

This is The Story of a woman who was faced with a terrifying choice. She left the safe confines of her family’s home to enter the unknown, and embarked on the greatest challenge of her life.

Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • Enter to win FREE tickets to Dreamforce courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Salesforce. Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts.
  • In March, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Dreamforce tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!

 

Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for helping promote equal opportunity and sharing these stories of trailblazers.  

If you like stories, storytelling, historical fiction, and the unknown backstories of famous entrepreneurs and celebrities… subscribe to The Story podcast today!  

The Story is created by our team at The Mission. The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning.

Mar 19, 2018
The After Show Week 1
33:33

Welcome to The Story after show! This is where we’ll do a deeper dive into the most recent episodes.

In this week's after show, the host of The Story, Chad Grills, interviews special guests Stephanie Postles and Ian Faison. They highlight: 

  • their favorite stories and insights from this week's episodes
  • pieces of these women's stories that we wanted to cover in the episodes, but didn't get to
  • the importance of historical biographies, and keeping the character's identity hidden until the end

 

"...Everyone from Elon Musk to Oprah to Steve Jobs cite historical fiction as being crucial to their success.” (click to tweet!)

There might even be some teasers toward the end of the after show that hint at who we're highlighting in next week's episodes! 

Stay tuned for next week as we continue to bring on fun surprise guests! The Mission is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, so you never know who might stop by.

 

 

Show Timestamps

  • 3:10 Madam C.J. Walker
  • 7:45 Corazon Aquino
  • 11:32 Suzanne Collins
  • 15:05 Sara Blakely
  • 19:45 Q & A with Chad
Mar 16, 2018
The Woman And The War
13:00

This is The Story of a woman who lost her father, and in the grieving process, stumbled onto something horrible. She could have kept it a secret, but she decided to spread a message that inspired millions.

 

Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • Enter to win FREE tickets to Dreamforce courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Salesforce. Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts.
  • In March, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Dreamforce tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!

 

Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for helping promote equal opportunity and sharing these stories of trailblazers.  

If you like stories, storytelling, historical fiction, and the unknown backstories of famous entrepreneurs and celebrities… subscribe to The Story podcast today!  

The Story is created by our team at The Mission. The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning.

Mar 15, 2018
The Woman Who Lost Everything
09:05

This is The Story of a woman who lost her family, her husband, and even her hair. She hit rock bottom, but she didn’t stay there. She clawed her way up and out, and built an empire in the process.

"Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them." (click to tweet)

Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • Enter to win FREE tickets to Dreamforce courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Salesforce. Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts.
  • In March, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Dreamforce tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!

 

Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for helping promote equal opportunity and sharing these stories of trailblazers.  

If you like stories, storytelling, historical fiction, and the unknown backstories of famous entrepreneurs and celebrities… subscribe to The Story podcast today!  

The Story is created by our team at The Mission. The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning.

Mar 14, 2018
The Woman Who Saved Her Country
15:07

This is The Story of what one woman did when an evil dictator attacked her family and threatened her home.

“I would rather die a meaningful death than live a meaningless life.” (click to tweet)

Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

Enter to win FREE tickets to Dreamforce courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Salesforce. Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts.

In March, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Dreamforce tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!

Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for helping promote equal opportunity and sharing these stories of trailblazers.  

If you like stories, storytelling, historical fiction, and the unknown backstories of famous entrepreneurs and celebrities… subscribe to The Story podcast today!  

The Story is created by our team at The Mission. The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning.

Mar 13, 2018
The Woman Who Everyone Laughed At
14:40

This is The Story of one woman who was laughed at, made people laugh, and then had the final laugh.

“To protect her idea, she didn’t discuss it with anyone for an entire year — not even her friends and family.” (click to tweet)

Season 1 of The Story features 12 women trailblazers who changed the world. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, who strives to create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Exclusive Giveaway for Listeners:

  • Enter to win FREE tickets to Dreamforce courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Salesforce. Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and customers for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality, fun and incredible concerts.
  • In March, we're giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! These prizes include Dreamforce tickets, Kindles, our favorite books, and a few surprises! Sign up to win because the giveaway won’t last long!

 

Thank you again to our presenting sponsor Salesforce, for helping promote equal opportunity and sharing these stories of trailblazers.  

If you like stories, storytelling, historical fiction, and the unknown backstories of famous entrepreneurs and celebrities… subscribe to The Story podcast today!  

The Story is created by our team at The Mission. The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning.

Mar 12, 2018
About The Story, Season 1
01:47

In Season 1 of The Story, you'll discover the unknown backstories of 12 women who changed the world!

You’ll learn fascinating stories and actionable insights about notable women from the past and the present. They overcame adversity to achieve success and forever altered the course of history.

Each season will include exclusive aftershows and hangouts with special guests. This is where we’ll do a deeper dive into the most recent stories, including an extended cut of what we wanted to include, but couldn’t fit in. The Mission is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, so you never know what surprise guests might drop by.

If you like stories, storytelling, historical fiction, and the unknown backstories of famous entrepreneurs and celebrities… subscribe to The Story podcast today!  

The Story is created by our team at The Mission. The Mission is your #1 source for accelerated learning.

Mar 10, 2018