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Selected by Apple as 'Best of 2018.' Learn at least one new thing each day that will help you level up your health, wealth, wisdom, career, relationships, and business! Subscribe today.

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Grit and Determination with Nate Boyer, Former NFL Player and Green Beret
58:52

On today’s episode, Ian is joined by Nate Boyer, ex-NFL player and Army Green Beret. Growing up, Nate didn’t know what he wanted to do so he tried many things from working on a fishing boat to teaching special needs children. After the attacks happened on 9/11, Chris decided to backpack around the world and helped with humanitarian work during the Darfur crisis. It was his time there that he realized he needed to do something more — to help those who couldn’t help themselves. So he enlisted in the Army and joined the Green Berets. 

Nate was ready for his next challenge and decided to embark on the unlikeliest of journeys, and pursue a career in football, a sport he’d never played before. Through grit, determination and by tapping into the work he’d done in the military, Nate succeeded when no one thought he could. He walked onto the Texas Longhorns team in 2010, becoming a long snapper on the roster in 2011 and later receiving NFL interest. 

Today, Nate’s leveraging his experience as both a veteran and an athlete to help others come together and help each other have an even greater impact on the world. 

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right! 

Dec 05, 2019
From Military Service to Entrepreneurship with Chris Hsu, CEO of Zibo
01:31:15

Today, Ian is joined by Chris Hsu, a West Point graduate, an Army veteran, and now CEO of Zibo, a digital financial services platform that provides individual landlords banking, insurance and payment services. Prior to founding Zibo and post-military, Chris held roles as Executive Vice President for Hewlett Packard and a Senior Vice President at HP. He also served as a top executive in private equity for six years, during which he advised entrepreneurs and led turnaround efforts at companies including Dollar General, U.S. Foodservice and Del Monte Foods.

“I grew an unbelievable admiration for them [entrepreneurs] and what they had done. Entrepreneurship is not about the idea, it is about taking the idea and shaping it into something that actually works, building a company and a culture and being able to pivot and push through those things that are remarkably challenging,” says Chris. 

On this episode, Ian and Chris discuss what it was like leaving the military, how Chris’ time in the service prepared him for the corporate world and how he went on to have success in private equity, where he advised start-ups, to now running his own company, Zibo. 

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right! 

Dec 03, 2019
Empathy as the Key to Success in Leadership with Mark Testoni, CEO of SAP NS2
51:29

“Have a plan, but don't have it so rigorous that you miss opportunities. Don't let people talk you out of what your gut thinks is the right thing.” — Mark Testoni

Today, Chad is joined by Mark Testoni CEO of SAP NS2. At the age of 20, Mark worked as a high school janitor but decided to turn the page and join the Air Force. He served in the military for 20 years, and since retiring , Mark has become an active spokesperson on veteran’s issues, discussing the importance of believing in yourself and building confidence. 

“Confidence builds on itself. One of the things we have to do as leaders is to create situations for the people around us, whether they are family members, employees, colleagues at work, to have the opportunity to succeed and in some cases fail and overcome those tactical failures.”

In 2013, Mark was the driving force behind the creation of NS2 Serves, an organization that provides technology training and employment assistance for veterans. He has helped 237 veterans graduate and be placed in high-tech careers, with another 100 projected to complete the program in 2019. His primary focus is on management, sales, consulting, product support, cloud-delivered applications and infrastructure, and go-to-market strategy. 

On this episode of Mission Daily, Chad and Mark discuss the importance of leaders having empathy, how to mitigate your weaknesses by surrounding yourself with the right people, and a few key takeaways on how NS2 has grown rapidly.  

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

Nov 26, 2019
Entrepreneurship as a Path Towards Self Actualization with Alex MacCaw, CEO of Clearbit
50:01

Today, Chad is joined by Alex MacCaw, founder and CEO of Clearbit. Alex’s road to entrepreneurship was anything but conventional. Having taught himself programming at a young age, he dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to pursue a full-time career as a software engineer. Living in the London, Alex had intentions to get his visa and move to San Francisco to start his own company. But when he encountered a few roadblocks along the way, he took the opportunity to travel through south-east Asia and South America and wrote two successful books on programming along the way. 

He built a remarkable portfolio and big tech companies took notice. Eventually, Twitter offered Alex a job, and from there he was able to pursue his dream of moving to the United States. Shortly afterward, he joined Stripe, working on their product team to create some of the core features that the company is built upon today. But he was yearning for something more and knew it was time to fully self actualize. 

“I felt like I had a lot of self-growth to do. I had little idea of the amount of self-growth, but I knew there was something there. So, I wanted to try and start a company, something much bigger and use that to self-actualize,” says Alex.

After starting a successful lifestyle company called Sourcing.io and selling it off, Alex decided to go big and started his current company, Clearbit. Clearbit is a marketing data engine that combines public and private data sources to allow companies to truly understand their customers and sales interactions.

On this episode of Mission Daily, Alex shares more details about his path to founding Clearbit, his philosophy of building a fun culture within the company, and the importance of keeping your employees happy and motivated.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

Nov 21, 2019
Venture Capital Then and Now with Legendary Investors, Bill Draper & Pitch Johnson
01:11:04

Chad and Ian are joined by Bill Draper and Pitch Johnson, both of whom were instrumental in starting venture capital in the early 1960’s, shaping the industry even to this day. Bill and Pitch first met at Inland Steel in the late 1950s, instantly becoming friends and forming a lifelong personal and professional relationship. Both Bill and Pitch decided to leave the steel mill to form Draper and Johnson Investment Group which would later became Sutter Hill Ventures. Pitch went on to start Asset Management Group in 1965 and it is still in operation today. Both Bill and Pitch have incredible track records for success in investing in the right entrepreneurs at the right time and advising them along the way. 

On this episode of Mission Daily, Bill and Pitch share their background, what it was like breaking into venture capital, and how the industry has changed over the years.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

Nov 19, 2019
Making the Impossible Possible Using Data with Amr Awadallah, Global CTO of Cloudera
40:47

“You are building features that your customers need right here, right now. You educate them on what can be done and the art of the possible. Then, you execute way better than your competitors. That's it.” — Amr Awadallah

Today, Stephanie is joined by Amr Awadallah, co-founder and Global Chief Technology Officer of Cloudera. Amr is fondly called the “geek from Egypt” as he migrated from Egypt and has a passion for computer science. Living in Egypt, Amr never aspired to become an entrepreneur; it wasn’t until he moved to the United States and graduated from college that mindset changed. After taking a leave of absence from Stanford, Amr started his first successful company, Viva Smart, which he later sold to Yahoo. 

Amr joined Yahoo to learn the ropes of a corporate setting and eventually was running one of the very first organizations to use Apache Hadoop for data analysis and business intelligence. Once Amr had experienced the difference Hadoop had made when testing it out with his team, he knew this was a great opportunity to start another company, thus creating, Cloudera.

On this episode of Mission Daily, Stephanie and Amr sit down to discuss the problems AI is solving on a daily basis, his journey from Egypt to the US, and launching his two companies. 

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

Nov 14, 2019
Solving Data Challenges at Mission Speed with Michele Bolos, CEO of NT Concepts
30:07

“I think an entrepreneurial spirit is within somebody.” — Michele Bolos 

Today, Chad is joined by Michele Bolos, founder and CEO of NT Concepts, a leading national security solution provider applying AI and machine learning to help strengthen the operations of government agencies such as the Department of Defense. Michele built the business by staying lean and cultivating an employee culture of innovation. Her company has lived through two recessions, the tech bust of 2000 and the national recession in 2008, as well as several government shutdowns. How did she do it? Michele would give most of the credit to her team but it was also due to the key financial decisions Michele made through the good times, constantly saving and keeping the company's focus on the customer.  

“We grew very quickly in a short amount of time, but I could see the bubble was going to burst. I could just feel it,” says Michele. “And so for the first seven years we did 100% private industry and then I decided to diversify into the government sector, which is not an easy nut to crack.”

Prior to founding NT Concepts, Michele worked as an independent consultant for companies such as Mobil Oil, Talus Corporation, and API/WANG Global, where she led complex software engineering efforts for commercial and federal marketplaces. Michele was also a system engineer for Alfa-Laval Thermal.

On this episode of Mission Daily, Michele talks about the genesis of NT Concepts, how she managed to carry her company through not one but two recessions and the importance of being a servant leader.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

Nov 12, 2019
Building Culture at Mission.org with Chad Grills
08:34

On today’s episode of Mission Daily, Chad shares what we’ve been working on at Mission.org and how we are building culture. Courage and forgiveness are two of our values at Mission, guiding our culture every day. Chad explains, “courage is in really short supply right now and it always has been. It is the most valuable currency.” 

In our upcoming episodes, Chad will be sharing more on Mission’s company culture from courage and forgiveness to voluntaryism. We will share military leadership stories and feature many more incredible guests.

Stay tuned!

In the meantime, share Mission Daily with a friend or two. We are coming back with more exciting content for you shortly!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

Nov 01, 2019
When Work has a Higher Purpose with Lenny Stein, SVP of Global Affairs at Splunk
29:29

“I have always firmly believed that work should have a higher purpose.” — Lenny Stein 

Lenny Stein, SVP of Global Affairs at Splunk, heads up Splunk’s global corporate, government affairs and social impact initiatives including Splunk for Good, an “effort to identify means and work with groups that can use the power of data to improve the human condition.” Partners of Splunk for Good include The Global Emancipation Network, with whom Splunk is helping to try to put an end to human trafficking. 

Prior to joining Splunk eight years ago, Lenny received his law degree at Harvard and went into private practice with a focus on public policy. He worked with the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board and was a staff member on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Through all of this experience, Lenny has discovered the importance of work going beyond serving the individual’s needs. 

“I have always firmly believed that work should have a higher purpose,” Lenny says.In addition to providing a source of income and sustenance, work should provide the opportunity to leave the world in a better position than we found it. And I have constantly found that a higher purpose animating a corporate environment makes all the difference between what a company can achieve and what it can’t.”

On this episode, Chad and Lenny discuss the three main focus areas of Splunk for Good — disaster relief, cybersecurity and job training — the partners Splunk is working with in these areas, and why Lenny believes work should always have a higher purpose. 

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

Oct 22, 2019
The Value of Data with Monzy Merza, VP, Head of Security Research at Splunk
43:41

“The more that people can get exposed to the data, the more people can tinker with it, the more people can exert their intuition and ideas onto that data, the better society is going to be.” — Monzy Merza 

Monzy Merza, Vice President and Head of Security Research at Splunk, works at the cutting edge of cybersecurity. With over 15 years of experience in the field, he has seen how the evolution of technology directly influences the necessity and intricacies of cybersecurity. Today, Monzy is responsible for working hand in hand with Splunk’s Fortune 500 customers, leading the cyber research team, and speaking at events across the world on nation-state threats and machine learning. How does he do it all? By using insights equipped to him through… data. 

On this episode, Chad and Monzy sit down to discuss how Monzy was first a customer of Splunk before joining the company, what makes Splunk’s culture unique and positioned for success, and the importance of psychological safety.

To learn more about Hidden in Plain Sight, go to mission.org/hidden.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

Oct 15, 2019
Staying People-Focused with Tracy Edkins, Chief Human Resource Officer at Splunk
29:06

When Tracy Edkins joined Splunk four years ago there were just over 1,000 employees. Today, Splunk is hitting 5,000 employees and Tracy is right in the middle of this explosive growth as Chief Human Resource Officer at Splunk. 

At Splunk, values and culture are the two main drivers for all hiring decisions and it is what, Tracy believes, has made the company so successful. First, there is an emphasis on diversity inclusion, not just when it comes to gender and ethnicity but as it pertains to the whole person. Tracy asks, “how can we all bring all that we are, all of our different selves into the workplace and not feel like we have to have a life separate from who we are at work?’” The Million Data Points platform celebrates all that Splunk employees have to offer in addition to gender and ethnicity. 

From diversity inclusion to employee development, Tracy’s goal is to create trophy experiences for Splunk’s employees. “A trophy experience to me means that when you look back on your career, you were able to do something here that you are super proud of, you were able to try a new role, or you had a manager who leaned in and helped you to get into new swim lane.”

On today’s episode, Chad and Tracy discuss what data points Splunk looks for in the hiring process, tips for how managers can better lead their teams, and how Tracy is creating trophy experiences for Splunk’s employees.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

Oct 10, 2019
Leveraging Data in Marketing with Carrie Palin, CMO at Splunk
44:30

“Just about every problem needs some data to solve it. We cannot manage what we cannot measure.” — Carrie Palin

What makes a great marketer? Carrie Palin, Chief Marketing Officer at Splunk, shares her experience in marketing and why she thinks every CMO needs a data scientist in their marketing department.

Prior to joining Splunk, Carrie served as CMO at SendGrid, and was the first CMO at Box. Carrie also served as the VP of Marketing for IBM’s Cloud Data Services and Analytics Software Division and spent more than 15 years at Dell in various marketing roles. 

On this episode, Carrie joins us to discuss her career experiences and the leadership lessons she has learned along the way. She also shares advice for new CMOs and what to do when you're a leader in an organization that's being

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

Oct 08, 2019
Mission Daily Announcement and Giveaway!
02:09

Over the past year we've had the opportunity to interview guests such as Alec Baldwin, Jeffrey Wright, Greg Becker, Doug Merritt, Sophia Bush, Liz Wiseman and many others. We've passed 2.1 million downloads and the show (and our team!) is only continuing to grow and change. 

We couldn't have gotten to where we are without the support from all of you. That being said, we want to give you a chance to voice your opinion! What do you want to hear more of on Mission Daily? We've set up a survey for your feedback at mission.org/missiondailysurvey so that we can continue to create more amazing content that you want to hear. By filling it out, you will be entered to win one of ten Mission beanies and a Mission branded water bottle. 

To give us time to curate more great content and digest the feedback from the survey, we will be taking a few weeks break from Mission Daily starting tomorrow. 

Thanks again! And please fill out the survey at mission.org/missiondailysurvey! Every little bit of feedback helps!

Oct 03, 2019
Building Great Leaders with Liz Wiseman, CEO of The Wiseman Group
01:28:08

“I think the best leaders and the best contributors are competent. They understand their own intelligence, their own capability and what they bring, they bring it fully. But perhaps, they are competent enough that they have gotten over themselves to the point where they understand their own genius but they see the genius of others.”  — Liz Wiseman

On this special episode of Mission Daily, Stephanie is joined by Liz Wiseman, CEO of The Wiseman Group and author of the New York Times bestselling book, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. As CEO of the Wiseman Group, Liz has spent the last decade researching, writing, and teaching on the topic of leadership; what it looks like and how individuals and organizations can elevate leaders within their organization.

Liz’s career started out at Oracle and quickly ended up with the title of VP of Oracle University. While in her role, she was given a lot of responsibility, room to experiment and learn but also room to fail. At the time, it was intimidating and she was uncertain of herself but she explains the importance of always being challenged in your career. 

“I actually believe that when we are good at our jobs, I think that we begin to secretly resent our jobs,” says Liz. “But actually we are at our happiest when we have a job that's like a size too big. Now, I don’t recommend people go out and get a job that is two sizes too big. It’s like getting that fit right.” 

On this episode, Stephanie and Liz discuss her experience at Oracle and how it led to her work as an executive coach today, the difference between multipliers and diminishers within organizations, and how to stay ahead in your career in today’s fast-paced world.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

Oct 02, 2019
Transporting Aid Globally with Susy Schöneberg, Head of Flexport.org
37:38

“Don’t be afraid. Think about your personal experience and how you can leverage it.” — Susy Schöneberg

Flexport is a digital freight forwarder that “helps companies to bring their goods from point A to point B, and helps companies to find their goods, and provide the technology and data to up their supply chain.” Susy Schöneberg is the Head of Flexport.org, which is “using Flexport’s expertise, technology, and infrastructure to help companies to achieve their social and environmental goals.”  

Susy didn’t think she would get into transportation as a young girl, in fact, she wanted to be an astrophysicist — no big deal. Susy was working in the transportation industry when she came across Ryan Petersen, the Founder and CEO of Flexport, at a speaking event. Afterward, she approached him and asked for a job. She knew she could bring her past experiences and skill sets to the job and was determined to be helpful where she could. After having worked at Flexport for a few years, Susy was back in front of Ryan with a proposal — but this time it was to start Flexport.org. 

“What is important to think about is what particular knowledge you might have that others don’t have,” says Susy. “I see a lot of tech companies that want to change the physical world but they might not be familiar with certain processes. So your background, although it might be from a different industry, could be super, super valuable to them.” 

Now she is the Head of Flexport.org, and in just the first few months the organization has delivered more than 1.6 million pounds for aid purposes. Susy is more excited than ever for what the future holds for Flexport.org and for the many lives is she helping to impact. 

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

Sep 30, 2019
The Future of Work Management with Chris Farinacci, COO of Asana
44:26

Collaboration at work is on the rise and so are work management tools to help team members manage progress. Chris Farinacci is the Chief Operating Officer at Asana where he is responsible for the company’s, now global, go to market strategy. Chris breaks down execution of this strategy into three parts: revenue, customer, and market. With over 70,000 paying customers and another three million free companies “that have activated since inception,” Chris has his hands full. 

 “I always get asked, ‘what do you worry about?’ or ‘what keeps you up at night?’ It's the prioritization because there are so many opportunities for us and the sequencing of how we invest in those and when,” says Chris. “You can’t do it all at the same time. It's sort of the mapping of our core competencies and momentum to the product to market fit and the market opportunities.”

In order to keep on track with their business goals, Chris explains that the team stays focused on the company's mission, “Eliminating work about work.” He wants team members to be focused on doing their work as opposed to spending time discussing where the work stands. 

On this episode, Stephanie and Chris discuss how the team at Asana is using their own project management tools and practices internally to scale the company globally, how and why collaboration tools are growing faster than ever, and some of the practices Chris uses to manage day-to-day operations within Asana. 

We have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products. This week, we will be giving away three Skylight touch-screen photo frames. Enter the giveaway here for a chance to win! 

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

Sep 27, 2019
Big Data, Data Lakes, and Blockchain with Rahul Pathak, Executive at Amazon Web Services
44:02

Everyone knows that data is exploding. What most people don’t realize is the pace and ways in which data is changing our everyday lives. According to Rahul Pathak, we’re seeing a “roughly 10x increase in data every 5 years, and the types of data that’s being generated is changing” as new devices are created every day. What does this data explosion mean for the future of business? And how is blockchain able to help with structuring and securing data?

“So what you have is data volume exploding. You have the need for more control of data, but I think you also see customers realizing that data is a key strategic asset for their businesses. And so they need to be able to operate with data and use it to help them prove their businesses and drive competitive advantage while still complying with everything that's related to regulation and data protection,"says Rahul. 

On today’s episode, Ian is joined by Rahul Pathak, Executive and General Manager of all things big data, data lakes, and blockchain at Amazon Web Services. Rahul has been with AWS since 2011 and focuses on providing customers access to large scale databases and computing. Today, he is passionate about the use cases of blockchain and is working with customers to solve their business goals with this new technology. Rahul joins us to discuss blockchain, the use cases of data lakes, the future of tech, and more!

We have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products. This week, we will be giving away three Skylight touch-screen photo frames. Enter the giveaway here for a chance to win! 

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

Sep 26, 2019
Creating Stories that Matter with Sophia Bush
43:44

Sophia Bush is many things; an actress, activist, and avid reader. She hosts a new podcast called Work in Progress and is working on several soon-to-be-released films. She is an LA native and, as the daughter of two immigrant parents, understands the value of the American Dream and the value of the life she’s built for herself. 

But what many might not know is that Sophia is also a self-proclaimed “data science nerd” and narrator of our newest tech podcast, Hidden In Plain Sight

“There's been so much ballooning innovation in the space and because so many of us don't have the touchpoints to it that some of these bigger tech companies do, we've seen a lot of the negative usages of data mining and of data science happen in the world recently,” says Sophia. 

“It's incredibly important that we as a citizenry have more transparency into these systems. Because the inverse of something like a Cambridge Analytica is the incredible, life-changing, life-saving, humanity-bolstering tech that's being created right now." 

This behind-the-scenes episode of Mission Daily was recorded with Sophia right after she completed season one of Hidden In Plain Sight. Chad and Stephanie join her in-studio to discuss the show, what’s she’s been up to, and her tips for time management and self-care. 

If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear more about how data is changing the world for the better, subscribe to Hidden In Plain Sight here. New episodes release every Wednesday. 

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Sep 25, 2019
Preventing Cyber Attacks with John Davis, Federal Chief Security Officer of Palo Alto Networks
52:35

From Senior Military Cyber Advisor at the Pentagon to VP and Federal Chief Security Officer at Palo Alto Networks, John Davis is an experienced cyber security professional focused on educating the public on cyber threats and preventing the next national and international cyber attack. Palo Alto Networks is at the forefront of cyber security and uses the latest in tech such as artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration to prevent cyber attacks on their integrated platform. 

John has had first-hand experience with cyber attacks from his time at the Pentagon. In 2008, John was in charge of directing operations and defense for the Department of Defense’s networks. While in the position, he was made aware of malicious code in one of their networks. As a response to the threat, John developed and implemented Operation Buckshot Yankee to find the code and identify whether any sensitive information had been hacked. As a response to his hard work and leadership, the U.S. Cyber Command was created in 2010 and John became its first director. 

“It was a near catastrophe for the military. And in my view, that was the event that was like the straw that broke the camel's back in the decision to create U.S. Cyber Command. As a result of a near catastrophe, senior leadership realized the consequence of the failed organizational structure and model that we had in 2008, and made the decision to bring together the people who operate the network, the people who defend the network, the intelligence that supports them as well as the ability to provide cyber capabilities to integrate offensively along with every other military capability, air, maritime land capabilities.”

On today’s episode, Ian and John dive into John’s first hand experience with cyber security attacks, what to know about the current security landscape, and bits of advice and tools companies can use to improve their security.

We have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products. This week, we will be giving away three Skylight touch-screen photo frames. Enter the giveaway here for a chance to win! 

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Sep 24, 2019
The Digital Transformation of Ingka Group with Chief Technology Officer, Susan Standiford
54:02

You may think everything in IKEA is easy to piece together, but what you see in-store and online has taken years, even decades, of iteration to create. Unlike their mattress frames, IKEA’s technology takes more than just an Allen wrench to build. And leading it all is Susan Standiford.

Susan grew up with an innate interest in technology. Her father was a historian and journalist and her mother was a physicist, scientist, and mathematician. Because Susan basically grew up in a computer lab, her interest in technology quickly took hold leading her into many important tech roles later in life. From VP of Technology at Disney Interactive to leading the tech team at Travelocity to her current role as Chief Technology Officer of Ingka Group, the strategic partner in the IKEA franchise system- Susan is one of today’s top technology leaders. In her day to day as CTO, Susan plans the company’s product and digital strategies and is working on moving the company into a new digital revolution.

“For us, the digital transformation is not about turning IKEA into a technology company. We’re not changing our core values. We’re still trying to generate our mission which is to create a better everyday life for many people by bringing product to people wherever they are in their life. But how do you use digital capabilities and modern ways of thinking about tech to empower all those good things that are IKEA?”

On this episode, Ian and Susan discuss how Susan first became interested in technology, what her work looks like as CTO of Ingka Group, and how the role of AR and VR is changing the way people shop. 

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Sep 23, 2019
Transforming Health Insurance with Ali Diab, CEO of Collective Health
58:44

Ali Diab is the co-founder and CEO of Collective Health, a healthcare technology company that makes employee sponsored health insurance more transparent and simple to navigate. Ali was motivated to start Collective Health after his own medical event. As he was busy recovering from a life saving operation, Ali was served numerous health care bills with no clear understanding of what was owed and for what. He had great health insurance too but even still, the bills were high and not clear or transparent. On a mission to understand the healthcare system, Ali founded Collective Health.

“You don't need to know bond math to understand your mortgage, so why do I need to understand every acronym and every medical term to understand my health benefit plan? You shouldn't, it should be plain English. I think that that's intentional. That's the way the industry keeps us out and keeps us from poking at the beehive.”

On this episode, Ian and Ali discuss the problems within the healthcare industry, how technology is making a difference, and what Collective Health is doing to move the industry closer to transparency and simplicity. 

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Sep 20, 2019
From Marketing to Chief Operating Officer with Whitney Bouck of HelloSign
43:42

Whitney Bouck is the Chief Operating Officer of HelloSign, a tool that lets users sign documents with legally binding e-signatures. As COO, Whitney is responsible for leading the sales, marketing, customer operations, and business development team. However, she wasn’t always a COO, in fact, she came from the marketing world. She served as SVP of Global Marketing at Box and, prior to that, was Chief Marketing Officer for EMC. For Whitney, the transition from marketing to operations was natural.

"I discovered that I like telling stories and helping turn on light bulbs for people. I like learning what their priorities are and helping to problem-solve with them. And those are really a lot of the essentials behind marketing."

On this episode, Ian and Whitney discuss everything from how her past work experience in marketing led her to want to become a COO, her three keys to working well with CIOs, and how to market a technical product.

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Sep 19, 2019
A Transformational Career with Tara-Nicholle Nelson, CEO of SoulTour
01:00:36

We all are doing a hero's journey over and over and over and over again. Every time we seek to improve or change something about our lives or try to do something we've never done before it is a hero’s journey in itself.” — Tara-Nicholle Nelson

Tara-Nicholle Nelson is a marketer and writer at heart, but before realizing her true passions, it was as a real estate agent that she started her first “customer insights project.” She wanted to help people make better decisions when buying homes, so she created a flow chart for making decisions. That flow chart led to her first book, The Transformational Consumer: Fuel a Lifelong Love Affair with Your Customers by Helping Them Get Healthier, Wealthier, and Wiser

The book didn’t sell a ton of copies, but one did manage to land in the hands of a founder at HGTV who wanted to license it. This turned into Tara becoming a digital content marketing consultant and PR spokesperson for HGTV. It was the beginning of an inspiring career journey for Tara, one focused on content marketing. 

Today, Tara is the founder and CEO of SoulTour and the CEO of Transformational Consumer Insights (TCI), a strategy and customer research firm. TCI builds customer loyalty and engagement with content strategies based on research and customer insights. Tara also serves as a transition coach to a select few transformational leaders at SoulTour, a company that provides programs to help leaders along their journey. 

On this episode, Ian sits down with Tara to discuss how she got into marketing after being a lawyer, the transitions she has made throughout her career, and what triggered her desire to write her first book on the “transformational consumer”.

P.S. Thanks to our partner, b8ta, this week we will be giving away three Simple Being Weighted BlanketsEnter the giveaway here for a chance to win!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Sep 18, 2019
Closing the Gender Pay Gap with Meggie Palmer of PepTalkHer
45:36

Meggie Palmer is on a personal mission to close the gender pay gap. She founded PepTalkHer, an app that helps women recognize their value in the workplace and gives them the confidence to ask for a raise. 

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Meggie spent more than a decade working as a journalist for BBC World, CNBC, Discovery Channel, and others as a Foreign Correspondent & Director.  She loved journalism but realized that it was not going to pay what she needed to retire comfortably. To help create those extra funds, she started a side hustle called Sliding Door Media, which offers media trainings to companies to better tell their story. Once Meggie was ready to fully make the leap and leave journalism, her side hustle was able to provide the support she needed to start PepTalkHer.

On this episode, Ian and Meggie discuss the impact the stories we tell about ourselves have on how we and others value us, and how telling the right story can dramatically improve the value we create and receive.

P.S. Thanks to our partner, b8ta, this week we will be giving away three Simple Being Weighted BlanketsEnter the giveaway here for a chance to win!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Sep 17, 2019
The Digital Transformation of a Print Enterprise, with Former Conde Nast CDO Fred Santarpia
01:05:34

You may have heard that print is dead. Or at least it’s dying. 

While those statements are not entirely true — there are still very successful print newspapers, magazines, and books out in the world — they do give a bit of insight into the world we’re currently living in that leans more digital every day. 

As such, there is a greater need to bring traditional enterprises like publishing houses and magazines into the digital world. That’s where Fred Santarpia enters the picture. 

Fred is the former Chief Digital Officer of Conde Nast, and his job was to transform brands like Vogue, The New Yorker, Wired, and GQ from strictly print offerings to digital powerhouses. When he came on board, he explains that building the digital and video side of the business meant he was literally starting from nothing:

“We started from zero. That was a blank piece of paper when I got there. So that included everything from really charting the strategy, securing the funding to fund what was effectively a new division of the company, building the technology and the infrastructure to support our video production and distribution, securing the distribution deals, and the revenue operations infrastructure, and frankly, probably most importantly, attracting top digital talent into a company, which at the time was very much only known for its excellence in print. ...That startup kind of environment inside of the broader company really allowed us to build a very special culture and prove that digital success at Conde Nast was indeed possible.”

On this episode, Fred explains to Ian the various trials and tribulations he had to go through at Conde Nast, the ins and outs of acquiring new digital properties, and what it means to be a Chief Digital Officer, a relatively new position in many media organizations.

P.S. Thanks to our partner, b8ta, this week we will be giving away three Simple Being Weighted BlanketsEnter the giveaway here for a chance to win!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Sep 16, 2019
Women in Tech Roundtable Discussion
01:00:13

The tech world has historically been dominated by men. When you think of tech leaders, the mind almost immediately goes to people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg. But women have been making a name for themselves in the tech world, too, and we gathered a few to share some insights on their journeys. 

Joining Mission co-founder Stephanie Postles and Mission producer Hilary Giorgi around the table was Alvina Antar, the CIO of Zuora, Julie Cullivan, the Chief People and Technology Officer of Forescout, and Praniti Lakhwara, CIO of Apttus. They each brought with them a wealth of knowledge and experience from decades in the world of IT, and their energy and drive to keep innovating was contagious. 

On this episode, each of the women shared how they wound up in the tech field, the methods they have used to successfully build teams and scale companies, and the importance of having the support of fellow women in the field.

P.S. Thanks to our partner, b8ta, this week we will be giving away three Pocketalk voice translators. Enter the giveaway here for a chance to win!

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Sep 13, 2019
Defending Information Integrity with Renee DiResta, Mozilla Fellow
46:36

Renee DiResta is a Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation, and Trust as well as Technical Research Manager at Stanford’s Internet Observatory. She spends her time at Stanford working on forensic analysis of misinformation campaigns, proactive detection, and policy analysis. Mozilla’s Fellowship program explores “internet health — from harassment to accessibility to privacy and security.” In her day-to-day, Renee analyzes design choices and platforms decisions to understand how they affect information integrity.

Prior to her interest in misinformation campaigns, Renee received degrees in computer science and political science from Stony Brook University. Her first job outside of school was writing code for a financial trading company. However, she quickly realized she wanted to become a financial trader herself and went on to become an arbitrage trader for seven years before moving to Silicon Valley to work in venture capital at O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. After a few years in Silicon Valley, Renee was bit by the entrepreneurial bug and started her first company, Haven, which uses technology to streamline end-to-end shipment management for global companies. During this time, Renee had her first child and became interested in the anti-vaccination movement, causing her to get involved in advocacy online and begin researching misinformation campaigns.

On this episode, Stephanie and Renee dive deep into the red flags or anomalous activity Renee identifies online to point to misinformation campaigns, the responsibility of tech companies to protect users, and so much more!

P.S. Thanks to our partner, b8ta, this week we will be giving away three Pocketalk voice translators. Enter the giveaway here for a chance to win!

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Sep 12, 2019
How Coding Bootcamps are Breaking The Mold with Ruben Harris, CEO of Career Karma
51:28

"There's a difference between a job, a career, and a calling." — Ruben Harris

Ruben Harris is the CEO of Career Karma, an online coding bootcamp designed to help people become software engineers and support them throughout their careers. Prior to founding Career Karma, Ruben worked across education, health care, politics, finance, and augmented reality — doing it all while documenting his experiences in blog posts. After receiving thousands of emails asking him for advice on how to break into tech, Ruben co-founded the Breaking Into Startups podcast. Eventually, this project sparked his desire to create a his own product, Career Karma, that prepares workers for the fourth industrial revolution. 

Coding bootcamps allow individuals to become programmers at a much faster pace than traditional computer science education. There are many coding bootcamps, but from teaching styles to acceptance paths, they are very different from each other. With the Career Karma app, users are matched with the bootcamp that fits their lifestyle and goals. There's also a networking component that helps the new software engineers connect with mentors and peers across the industry. 

Coding bootcamps may be the fundamental education in Career Karma, but technology is changing every field. Rubin recognizes this and is working to expand Career Karma’s offerings.

"We decided to focus on software engineering first, the reason being that, people keep referring to the tech industry as separate from everything else. But, the tech industry is no longer an industry anymore. It's everything. If you're not tech-driven, you're either going to die or survive for a few years and adapt to the next thing and become tech-driven."

On this episode, Ruben sits down with Stephanie to discuss the unique difference he's making for software engineers during their job hunt, lessons he’s learned over his career, and finding the right education that aligns with your career choice.

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P.S. Thanks to our partner, b8ta, this week we will be giving away three Pocketalk voice translators. Enter the giveaway here for a chance to win!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Sep 11, 2019
Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal, Behavioral Designer and Author
43:57

“Whatever you do with your time, I want you to do it with intent. That's the goal here. It’s not about getting off of technology, it’s about using this stuff with intent.”

Nir Eyal is a behavioral designer and bestselling author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. Hooked identifies a four-step process (called the Hooked Model) that explains how to build habit-forming products. But as Nir began writing about, sharing, and consulting companies using the Hooked Model, he realized that these same tools were causing his own distraction. They took time away from the things and people he valued most. This realization prompted him to write his second and brand new book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. 

In Indistractable, Nir addresses the root causes of distraction, honing in on what behaviorally makes us distracted in the first place. According to research, distraction is caused by external and internal triggers. 

“We have to face the fact that most distraction starts from within. But what the research reveals is that most distraction is a reaction to a negative emotion. If our behaviors are prompted by these internal triggers, these uncomfortable emotional states, then that means that time management is pain management.”

In today’s fast-paced, tech-driven world, distractions live everywhere - from the pop-up ad online to the ping of your phone to the push notification on your computer. On this episode, Chad and Nir explain why we get distracted and identify tactics for how to overcome it.   

 

P.S. Thanks to our partner, b8ta, this week we will be giving away three Pocketalk voice translators. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win by going to www.mission.org/giveaway.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Sep 10, 2019
The Future of Smart Mobility with Dr. Carlo Van de Weijer
40:33

“Public transport always comes with a cost and always comes with a large subsidy.” — Dr. Carlo Van de Weijer

Dr. Carlo Van de Weijer serves as director of the Strategic Area Smart Mobility at Eindhoven University of Technology. With an extended background in the high-tech and automotive industry, he is familiar with the always-changing world of logistics and transportation. 

Since the advent of the first motorized vehicle in 1879, the auto industry has faced constant change and disruption. Today, the logical next step for cars is automation. Dr. Carlo sheds some light on the digitization of vehicles and sees a future in which mobility services will greatly change public transport as we know it.

“One of the most important things missing with self-driving cars is, what is the problem that you are solving with the new kind of system? It is a fantastic way of transporting yourself, but will it be better than the current system?”

On this episode, Mission Producer Austin Craig sits down with Dr. Carlo to highlight future trends within mobility, from electric bikes to self-driving vehicles, and their impact on society.

P.S. Thanks to our partner, b8ta, this week we will be giving away three Pocketalk voice translators. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win by going to www.mission.org/giveaway.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Sep 09, 2019
Digital Transformation in the NGO Sector; Part Two
33:57

On today’s episode, we continue our two-part philanthropy series and Ian is joined by a few new guests to continue diving into the topic of digital transformation in the NGO sector. As Lise af Ekenstam, Program Manager of Technology for Social Good Initiative at Avanade, points out, the constraints that nonprofits are faced with are critical and digital transformation is more important than ever.

“Given the fact that, more often than not, nonprofits and their stakeholders see digital transformation as a luxury that they can potentially not afford, they are facing many challenges from slowing donations, to fewer resources, to fewer volunteers,” Lise says. ”We also know that nonprofits are sitting on mountains of data that they are struggling to unpack and to drive insights from. But while these are challenges, I think they are exactly why nonprofits need to invest in digital transformation.” 

Our roundtable guests join us to address the challenges of stakeholders adopting and funding digital transformation, opportunities to use AI and machine learning to solve bigger impact issues, and the solutions they are working toward together to bring innovation to the entire NGO industry. 

P.S. We have a new giveaway this week! Thanks to our partner, b8ta, we will be giving away five Luxome Weighted Blankets! Enter the giveaway here for a chance to win! 

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Sep 06, 2019
Digital Transformation in the NGO Sector; Part One
48:24

On this special episode of Mission Daily, Ian sits down with IT and Philanthropy professionals working to bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and the NGO world. This roundtable was made possible by NetHope, a consortium of nearly 60 leading global non-profits which empower organizations to change the world through the power of technology. NetHope’s members are responsible for delivering over 60% of all annual, international, and non-governmental aid. 

In an effort to bring NGOs up to speed with technology, NetHope created The Center for the Digital Non- Profit, which is focused on bringing digital transformation to the NGO sector. Today’s participants are all partners of this effort and committed to using tech to reach more people and have a bigger impact.

P.S. We have a new giveaway this week! Thanks to our partner, b8ta, we will be giving away five Luxome Weighted Blankets! Enter the giveaway here for a chance to win! 

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Sep 05, 2019
Leadership and Business Coaching with Arjun Arora and Jon Low, Advisors at Valence Advisory
58:18

"With all the things that you aren't happy about in your life, there's one common denominator in those occurrences, and that is the presence of you."

Given the right operating conditions, we all have unique contributions that can be expressed commercially and shared at scale. Founders and their teams serve as a point of conversion between capital and happy, loyal customers. Unfortunately, not all founders in the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem receive the right support they need.

We are joined by Arjun Arora and Jon Low, advisors at Valence Advisory who help founders address their unique needs by assisting with the strategic application of capital and technology. Arjun and Jon have learned a lot through building their own business and helping others build theirs.

On this episode of Mission Daily, Chad, Arjun, and Jon share some of these lessons. They stress the power of communication, the importance of trust in mentorship, and why it’s so important to build lasting connections with others, plus so much more!

P.S. We have a new giveaway this week! Thanks to our partner, b8ta, we will be giving away five Luxome Weighted Blankets! Enter the giveaway here for a chance to win! 

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.


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Sep 04, 2019
Optimism, Innovation, and Technology with with Bret Taylor, President & CPO of Salesforce
59:33

“There is an inherent optimism that Silicon Valley represents. Innovation is inherently interesting because it is changing the status quo and it's forcing you to reimagine what the world could be.”— Bret Taylor 

Bret Taylor has had a remarkable career as a tech entrepreneur. He founded FriendFeed, one of the first social networks, co-created Google Maps, served as the CTO of Facebook, and is currently the President and Chief Product Officer at Salesforce.  

On this episode, Bret takes us through his career from his first company as a teenager to his various businesses and subsequent acquisitions. Bret started off developing web pages for small businesses at the age of 16 before heading to Stanford where he would fall in love with the power of technology. 

“I saw the optimism of the technology industry as well as the excess of it. There was a lot of opportunity but after the dot com bubble, it was kind of refreshing because the people who remained were really devoted to the innovation and not just business opportunism.”

Bret learned of Google’s Product Manager Program from Marissa Mayer, his friend from Stanford and fellow teachers' assistant, and took the opportunity to learn invaluable skills that would later come full circle in his current role. Now at Salesforce, Bret serves as President and Chief Product Officer where he’s introduced countless innovative ideas, including the companies’ Associate Product Management Program, similar to the one he participated in at Google years prior. 

Today, Bret shares more details on the Associate Product Manager Program, talks innovation in the Valley, and shares his journey from entrepreneurial teen to President of Salesforce.

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Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Sep 03, 2019
Identifying Fake News with Molly McKew, Information Warfare Expert
22:25

"In the U.S, we're a very optimistic, open-minded population, and that's great, but it also makes us susceptible to false campaigns. We need to step it up in terms of helping our nation be more aware of this." — Molly McKew

The term “fake news” gets thrown around a lot in today’s media. Using social media as its main conveyor, misinformation spreads like wildfire to reach the most receptive audiences. Why do people fall prey to fake news stories, and how can we identify them? 

To answer these questions, we are joined by Molly McKew, CEO of Fianna Strategies, a consulting firm that advises governments, political parties, and NGOs on foreign policy and strategic communication. Molly has acted as a foreign policy and strategy consultant, as well as a Russia expert for governments in Central Europe and advisor to political parties in Georgia and Moldova.

Stephanie and Molly dig deep into finding the truth behind different types of fake news campaigns. Ultimately, it’s not always about the information spread; it’s about the why behind it’s spread.

"I think the key thing to figure out is the origin point. It's not really about what is true or not; it's what is the purpose of that information at that exact time." 

On this episode of Mission Daily, Molly, an information warfare expert, joins Stephanie to discuss disinformation campaigns. She also talks about the power of social media in the spreading of fake news, how to identify fake campaigns, and much more.

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Aug 30, 2019
Stopping Disinformation Online with Dan Keyserling, COO of Jigsaw
51:46

“Technology is an incredible, transformative force and it should always be accompanied by a serious conversation about how it’s affecting our society.” — Dan Keyserling

Dan Keyserling serves as Chief Operating Officer at Jigsaw, a unit within Alphabet that uses technology to make the world safer. At Jigsaw, Dan and his team are focused on “understanding the methodologies governments use to engage in disinformation operations.” 

“Fake news” has massively affected journalists and hijacked media platforms, especially in countries where the government has vested interests in manipulating the flow of information. More appropriately named, “disinformation campaigns,” these stories have key similarities that, if identified quickly, can help platforms stop the narrative before it is spread.

“It’s more important than ever that we build things that can help journalists and platforms detect when media has been manipulated,” says Dan. 

When asked about solutions, Dan offers a list of platforms, apps, and APIs that can be used to help identify toxic information and suspicious activity. However, his bigger focus is on opening up the conversation with the broader tech community. This is a growing global issue and is going to take ongoing, widespread efforts to combat.

On this episode, Mission Producer, Austin Craig sits down with Dan to dive into the topic of ‘fake news’ — what it is and what it isn’t. Dan also shares how Jigsaw identifies disinformation campaigns online and how they are thinking about building solutions. 

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Aug 29, 2019
The Future of B2B Sales with Marc Murphy, CEO of Atlatl Software
31:48

The pace at which technology is becoming obsolete is ever increasing. What was cutting-edge a decade ago, gathers dust in storage sheds today. Or, at least, most of the tech should be gathering dust in storage. Unfortunately, many organizations are lagging behind in upgrading their systems and while they may be able to stay afloat now, where will they be in another decade?

Marc Murphy is the CEO of Atlatl Software, a growing tech company that provides visual configuration and CPQ tools to enable a better, more efficient sales process through the use of VR and AR. Atlatl sells to the top 10% of companies looking to move away from manual processes and commit to a digital transformation. Investing in technology can create huge ROI and improve efficiencies across an organization, and it’s something Marc sees as necessary for success in the future.

“We're moving the sales process for B2B complex and industrial products outside of brick and mortar and into a virtual and augmented reality space. And we really believe that as our consumer lives change and we become more comfortable operating in a virtual space and buying and selling in a virtual space, B2B is going to move in the same direction as it has for other technologies. We've spent time creating a really unique enterprise-level capability to do B2B commerce.”

Marc loves the fast-paced start-up culture, likely due to experiences throughout his life and career. First, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army, then in the private sector as a director and partner at Deloitte, and then as the CEO of Sparc, which was acquired by Booz Allen Hamilton. Marc took note of all the ways he worked as a leader, what he did well and what he would do differently if he ever got the chance to lead another company.

On this episode of Mission Daily, Marc and Ian discuss all of that and more, including the importance of integrations and why he is so passionate about life in the start-up world.

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Aug 28, 2019
Building Trust in the Digital Age with Cory Louie, Chief Trust & Security Officer at Checkr
01:03:47

“We’re in the middle of an evolution of how we think about trusting people.” — Cory Louie

Cory Louie did not have a traditional path into the tech world. He started his career serving in the Secret Service at the White House. Prior to that, he volunteered with the Electronic Crime Special Agent Program where he was trained “to be a hacker in order to go after the hackers.” Cory now serves as Chief Trust & Security Officer at Checkr, an AI-powered background check platform that helps gig economy companies such as Uber, Lyft, Instacart, and many more run background checks quickly.

Checkr is helping businesses scale by giving employers the ease of faster turnaround while also giving interviewees more visibility on the data shared with their potential employer.

“We are really utilizing technology to empower decisions for fairness. A lot of people think of background checks as keeping the bad out but another part of it is ‘how do we empower the decision-makers with the right type of data to make the right decisions on hiring.’”

On this episode, Ian sits down with Cory to discuss his unique career path from law enforcement to the tech sector, what CEOs and CIOs can do to build trust with their users, and what opportunities AI and machine learning will have in security going forward.

We have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away a Withings Body+ Wi-Fi Smart ScaleEnter the giveaway for a chance to win or use discount code “MissionDaily20” to receive 20% off online at Withings.com!

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Aug 27, 2019
Creating Augmented and Virtual Realities with Anjney Midha, CEO of Ubiquity6
34:10

"You don't live in the real world, Z. From what you've told me, I don't think you ever have. You're like me. You live inside this illusion." — Art3mis in Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

A classic sci-fi novel featuring the VR and AR of the future, in Ready Player One, Cline draws you into the OASIS, a VR video game that looks, feels, and acts like reality. It’s astounding tech and a story that has helped define sci-fi as a genre, but, today, how much of it is really fiction? How soon will we be able to join the proverbial OASIS?

Anjney Midha is the co-founder and CEO of Ubiquity6, a startup using computer vision to create multiplayer experiences for virtual and augmented reality. Prior to founding Ubiquity6, Anjney went to Stanford University where he got bit by the entrepreneurial bug and founded his first company during his sophomore year. After college, Anjney began his career in venture capital as Founding Partner of KPCB Edge, a Kleiner Perkins fund formed to support founders in AR, VR and computer vision.

Ubiquity6 has a mission to bring people together in physical spaces by building a platform to enable persistent, massively shared augmented reality experiences. Anjney discusses the "three pillars."

"The three pillars: The way we bring folks together is to give anybody the ability to turn any real-world location into a shared space for a shared activity across the AR and VR," says Anjney. “Secondly, is a really fast and easy way to author in those spaces. Lastly, it is a way to launch and distribute those experiences with a URL without having to keep building these large, stand-alone mobile experiences that people don't want to download anymore."

On this episode of Mission Daily, Ian and Anjney sit down and discuss how his experience in VC led to the creation of Ubiquity6, the future of AR and VR experiences, and the distinction between AR and VR for developers and gamers.

We have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away a Withings Body+ Wi-Fi Smart ScaleEnter the giveaway for a chance to win or use discount code “MissionDaily20” to receive 20% off online at Withings.com!

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Aug 26, 2019
A Whisky Tasting with Callum O’Donnell, Brand Ambassador for Aberlour
26:23

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” – Mark Twain

Did you know that there are 5x more infusion barrels than people in Scotland? Do you understand the difference between whiskey and whisky? Should you put ice or no ice in your scotch? To answer these questions and more, we turned to Callum O’Donnell.

On this special episode of Mission Daily, we are joined in studio by Callum, a Brand Ambassador for Aberlour. Founded by James Fleming in 1879, Aberlour is a distillery in Scotland that makes Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Callum travels throughout the Silicon Valley region bringing Aberlour to tech firms, startups, and companies that are changing the world.

James Fleming was known for saying, “Let the deeds show.” In modern English, this translates to, “Actions speak louder than words.” Aberlour commemorates Fleming’s legacy by continuing to support businesses that are letting their “deeds show” by making a positive impact on the world.

Callum, Ian, Steph, and Albert (VP of Ops at Mission and new to the studio) discuss the whiskey industry at large, explain how to draw flavor from your favorite adult beverages, and share their favorite drinks.

Continue the conversation on socials by using the hashtag #LouderThanWords or by following Aberlour (@aberlour_us). Reach out to Callum to set up your own ‘whisky’ tasting here.


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Aug 23, 2019
The Future of Technological Innovation with Kevin Kelly
59:44

“Thinking different is the engine of creation, innovation and wealth. And if we are all connected together 24 hours a day with our devices, it's very hard to have a different idea.” — Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly is co-founder and former Executive Editor of WIRED magazine. Prior to starting WIRED, Kevin was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news that featured tech-related trends and is known for being the first consumer magazine to report on virtual reality, ecological restoration, Internet culture, and artificial life.

On today’s episode, Kevin shares his vision for the future of technologies such as A.I., driverless cars, and augmented reality. Kevin predicts it will take more than a decade for driverless cars to become the norm on our roadways. He attributes this largely to the fact that there needs to be a significant amount of infrastructure built before autonomous cars hit the road — things such as smart traffic lights and other technology that can interface directly with your vehicle. “You need a smart environment as well as a smart car,” says Kevin.

What about artificial intelligence? Kevin believes it is the “most fundamental technological change coming that will touch every aspect of our lives.” However, his vision for A.I. is different from the pop culture narrative. Instead, he predicts that A.I. will be very intelligent, just not intelligent in the same ways that humans are.

“If we want the answer to a question, we will ask a machine but if we want a good question, we hire a human,” Kevin says.

Much of our time as humans will be spent managing A.I. systems and setting the values that determine their behavior. In the end, though, Kevin believes that it is very possible that A.I. will make the human race better, pushing us to identify and define our ethics.

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This week, we will be giving away a Withings Body+ Wi-Fi Smart Scale. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win here or use discount code "MissionDaily20" to receive 20% off online at Withings.com!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.


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Aug 22, 2019
Mapping the World for Good with Karin Tuxen-Bettman
41:03

“I grew up loving maps. They draw your eyes — you just want to go look at them and find a new place you’ve never been or look at the places you are familiar with.” — Karin Tuxen-Bettman

Karin Tuxen-Bettman is a Program Manager at Google where she’s worked for more than a decade helping develop Google’s mapping projects. The field of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) married together all of her passions — economics, environmental science, and public policy. Now in the GEO division at Google, Karin’s job is to “help public benefit groups around the world use mapping tools to make the world a better place.”

For the last five years or more, Karin has been focused on Project Air View, a partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund, creating air quality maps for every city and town in the world so that cities have the data they need to change behavior and therefore the health of its residents and surrounding areas.

“90% of the world’s population lives in conditions that the World Health Organization says are below the livable air quality,” says Karin.

A portion of Google’s street view cars are dedicated to collecting air quality and environmental data in order to power Project Air View. The data collected is then shared with research scientists to produce studies that inform actionable insights.

On this episode, Stephanie and Karin sit down to discuss the various projects she has worked on while at Google, how she is using Google Maps to help nonprofits and public benefits around the world, and why mapping tools are a huge multiplier for these organizations to tell their story.

We have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away a Withings Body+ Wi-Fi Smart Scale. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win or use discount code "MissionDaily20" to receive 20% off online at Withings.com!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.


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Aug 21, 2019
Protecting Your Identity Online with Emmanuel Schalit, CEO of Dashlane
48:53

“Nothing is more powerful than the truth when you run a company.” — Emmanuel Schalit

Emmanuel Schlit is CEO of Dashlane, the safe and simple way to store all of your passwords in one place. With over 12 million users and a recently finalized Series D round, Dashlane is growing faster than ever and well on the way to their next goal of 100 million users. (At which point, Emmanuel may or may not get a tattoo, a promise he made to the hardworking employees of Dashlane.)

“The average citizen has about 200 different digital accounts because everything in our life has taken on a digital life of its own,” says Emmanuel and “almost everyone uses the same password everywhere, because that is simple and more convenient.”

Emmanuel describes this password problem in three parts. The first is that almost everyone is using the same password everywhere. Second, the size of the problem is exploding because people are creating more and more accounts online. And thirdly, everyone has more devices per person today than ever before. “The problem is truly growing on the consumer side,” says Emmanuel, which is allowing bad actors to take advantage.

Prior to joining Dashlane in 2011 as CEO, he held a range of roles, including CEO of Flipside.com, SVP at Vivendi Media, and CEO of CBS Outdoor. Throughout his experiences, he’s found that working for and scaling a smaller company is more fulfilling than joining a large ship already on a set course.

“When you start a company from scratch, you have a unique opportunity to apply all the things you’ve learned before. So you get this unique opportunity to do things right in terms of culture. When starting Dashlane, we wanted to build a company of people that fundamentally have one thing in common: that care about solving this problem.”

On this episode, Chad and Emmanuel discuss the importance of protecting your digital identity in today’s world, how Dashlane is doing this differently, and lessons learned from Emmanuel’s diverse and accomplished career.

We have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away a Withings Body+ Wi-Fi Smart Scale. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win here or use discount code "MissionDaily20" to receive 20% off online at Withings.com!


Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.


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Aug 20, 2019
From Self-Taught Investor to CFO with Jennifer Ceran, CFO of Smartsheet
50:06

“I enjoy looking at companies, their futures, their strategies and how their financials work. It’s something I’ve always had a passion for.” — Jennifer Ceran

How do companies make money? When do they choose to invest or pass? At what point in a company’s timeline should they IPO? What are the reasons to accept an acquisition? These are all questions many, even the business owners among us, don’t know the answers to. But they are all questions Jennifer Ceran has been obsessed with answering since she was in college.

Jennifer, the CFO of Smartsheet, started her investing career while still in college and sold her first stocks to fund her trip to France to study abroad. “I was really curious about how the market worked,” says Jennifer, and that experience was just the start of what would become a lifetime interest.

After completing her undergraduate and before attending business school at the University of Chicago, Jennifer went to work for Merrill Lynch as a Financial Analyst on Wall Street where she learned how Wall Street evaluates companies for investment. Following her time on Wall Street, Jennifer wanted to understand corporate finance and went to work for the Sara Lee Corporation and then Cisco.

But in 2003, Jennifer got the call she was looking for — she was asked to join eBay as their Treasurer. With over 1 billion in revenue, Jennifer couldn’t turn down the offer. It was a chance at her dream job and a place where she could learn about technology’s impact on investing and the finance world at large.

Jennifer served as Treasurer of eBay and Paypal for over 7 years. When she saw the impact of the financial crisis, she decided to transition into investor relations at eBay, doubling the company's stock in the two years she was in this role. But Jennifer wasn’t stopping there, she had her eye set on the CFO role and it wasn’t long before she found it at Box, a work collaboration platform where she led the company into a successful IPO.

Now CFO at Smartsheet, Jennifer is helping companies and teams work more efficiently with Smartsheet’s collaboration software.

“About 60% of your work is unstructured, it’s ever-changing. Smartsheeet helps you to manage that better. The platform can work with your marketing department and your finance department to give you real-time updates on work projects.”

On this episode, Chad and Jennifer talk about the differences between Wall Street and Silicon Valley and how both places look at investing in companies. They also discuss her extensive career and where she sees innovation in financial management heading in the future.

We have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away a Withings Body+ Wi-Fi Smart Scale. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win here or use discount code "MissionDaily20" to receive 20% off online at Withings.com!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.


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Aug 19, 2019
Collaboration in the Digital Age with John Underkoffler, CEO of Oblong Industries
01:07:05

“I think that done properly, collaboration will come to be understood not just as an application or an app that you boot up for those five minutes when you need to use it, but a fundamental property of computation itself.” — John Underkoffler

John Underkoffler, CEO of Oblong Industries, has developed a new way to share ideas online with the Mezzanine platform, Oblong’s flagship product suite that is effectively the world’s first multi-user computer. Mezzanine allows for multi-content, multi-stream, and multi-user experiences, or as John likes to describe it, “getting visual ideas out of people’s individual devices and onto a screen where everyone can see them.”

Currently, Mezzanine is built for enterprise-level companies, but Oblong is not stopping there. They’ve developed a virtual version of Mezzanine called Rumpus built specifically for remote teams all over the world to collaborate on work projects more effectively. Communication is no longer an issue with Mezzanine and Rumpus, where your ideas are easily shared visually and not limited to the written word.

“Cognitive empathy is what Mezzanine and Rumpus is really trying to get at,” says John.

 

As Chad points out in the episode, “how many relationships have we lost because of flawed communication?” Language has its limitations. Mezzanine and Rumpus are making it easy to visually share ideas in real-time with multiple users. What could be possible for humanity if we all understood each other better?

Many of John’s ideas were brought to life in the film, Minority Report, where he helped craft a vision for what technology would look like in 2054. The movie showed “how powerful UI itself can be,” says John. “UI as an extension of human cognition and human teamwork.”

On this episode, Chad and John discuss his upbringing from learning to code to his experience in K-12 education, what cultural and economic factors are affecting innovation today, and John’s thoughts on how technology can propel humanity forward.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.


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Aug 16, 2019
Securing the Nuclear Arsenal with Lawrence Livermore Lab Director, Bill Goldstein
44:52

Bill Goldstein has always been attracted to a challenge. From his days in high school striving to understand theoretical physics problems, to his current work as the director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, (LLNL), Bill is a magnet for tough problems.

But the problems that he faces at LLNL today aren’t just theoretical. They are very real and account for the safety of the nation and of the world. See, LLNL isn’t just any old testing lab; LLNL is responsible for securing and maintaining the U.S.’s nuclear arsenal.

The most pressing challenge Bill and LLNL face today is maintaining the safety and utility of the nuclear stockpile. But there’s a catch. They can’t ever actually touch or test the weapons.

“These are tremendously complicated devices. They are evolving continually over time. They have radioactive materials in them. They have chemically active materials in them. They are changing every day. They've been aging since 1992. And the challenge of being able to ensure that they remain safe and reliable is what drives a great deal of the science at the laboratory, including our need for ever-increasing power of computing without being able to do the tests in real life. It's essential that we need to be able to simulate the behavior of nuclear weapons with the highest possible fidelity and the most accurate possible physics and chemistry. And we need bigger computers than we have today in order to do that.”

So how do you determine if something is safe and secure without tests? You collect data and use computer simulations to predict the state of the devices. Not exactly the most foolproof plan back in the 90s, but as technology has advanced, so have Bill and LLNL’s simulations. With the stockpile secure, LLNL’s mission has become much broader: to apply cutting edge science and technology to enhance national and international security.

On this episode, Chad and Bill discuss some of these other areas of focus at the lab, and dive deep into how data and computer modeling is helping solve some of the massive challenges facing humanity today.


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Aug 15, 2019
Your Most Valuable Asset with Sergio Villasenor
25:01

“Time is our most valuable asset and giving back time to consumers is transformative.” — Sergio Villasenor

In 2017, Sergio Villasenor was a solo entrepreneur with a background as an engineer when he started Elliot, an early stage and venture-backed start-up based in NYC. Elliot is revolutionizing the online checkout process by enabling sellers with simple, one-tap checkouts across platforms.

Sergio estimates that 80% of checkouts initiated online are abandoned in the checkout process. “Making checkout as easy as possible for consumers, shortening the path to purchase, making it simple for people to self-checkout in-store, and building great experiences on top of that” are all areas of focus for Sergio and his team.

Sergio speaks to the challenges of being a solo founder, especially the challenges of being a first-time entrepreneur. Sergio believes it all comes down to surrounding yourself with the right team and part of that is knowing what you are good at and what you are not good at.

On this episode, Chad and Sergio discuss how to overcome the challenge of being a solo founder looking for investment, why time is your most valuable asset, and how Elliot is giving this back to consumers in a simple way - at the checkout line.

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Aug 14, 2019
The Art of Audio Storytelling with Jacob Weisberg
40:14

“If you make a podcast that succeeds, you’ve helped to define what podcasting is. And in ten years, I don’t think that's going to be true in the same way.” — Jacob Weisberg

Jacob Weisberg, co-founder and CEO of Pushkin Industries, makes podcasts for a living alongside his co-founder, Malcolm Gladwell. Jacob and Malcolm have been friends for over 30 years, first meeting in college while Jacob was working at Panoply, a podcast network produced by Slate. Soon after, Jacob and Malcolm launched Revisionist History, which takes another look at a past historical event, person or idea.

Jacob was one of the first employees at Slate where he was as a writer focused on U.S. politics. He worked his way through the ranks, becoming an editor, then a manager, and eventually sold the company to the Washington Post.

Today, Jacob predicts that the media of the future will continue to become a more audio-focused experience and he sees podcasting playing a vital role in that future. But, that vision won’t happen on its own; it takes growing and experimenting with the current market to find what works. He understands that - as is true with any business - podcasting as a business will require multiple revenue streams and cannot just rely on advertising revenue.

“If your listeners are paying for content, you have a much greater ability to say no to an advertiser that you’re not comfortable with or just an advertiser that wants you to do something or say something that you’d rather not,” says Jacob.

In this episode, Stephanie and Jacob discuss the origin of podcasting as a business, the importance of being creative every day, and what’s in store for the future of the podcast industry.

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Aug 13, 2019
A Well Lopsided Life with Randi Zuckerberg
21:32

Randi Zuckerberg is a true renaissance woman. Her long list of achievements includes working at Facebook in marketing for more than 6 years, producing shows on Broadway and founding Zuckerberg Media. She knows what it means to prioritize multiple projects at once and excel at each.

Since leaving Facebook, Randi founded Zuckerberg Media, where her focus is bringing more young girls and women into the technology industry and STEM at large.

“I knew once my work was complete with Facebook that the second chapter of my career would really be around getting more women in the room and changing what the upper executives of this company looks like,” Randi says.

Her new book, Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day), speaks to her personal life philosophy. “I’m really not a fan of the term ‘being well balanced,’” Randi says. “I don't think anyone has ever done anything they were proud on in life while being well balanced, so I give myself permission to be well lop-sided. Whatever I’m focusing on in the moment that I want to be great at, it's going to mean prioritizing that thing and saying no other things.” Ultimately, Randi summarizes, you can have it all but you have to prioritize and pick three things you want to focus on each day, whether it’s work, family, or your personal health.

On this episode of Mission Daily, Chad and Randi sit down to discuss how she is managing her various projects, career mistakes and what she has learned from them along the way, and her personal mission to be ‘well-lopsided’ in life.

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Aug 12, 2019
The Inside Story with Lauren Weinberg, Global Head of Marketing at Square
27:17

Square might have started as a simple point of sale app for business owners, but in recent years it has grown to be so much more. With an incredible range of products that offer business solutions of all kinds, Square has been infiltrating new markets every day.

There are many reasons Square has been so successful, and one of them is excellent marketing. As the Global Head of Marketing for Square, Lauren Weinberg has had a lot to do with that.

Most marketers will tell you that storytelling is one of, if not the most important aspects of a good marketing campaign. Lauren and Square take that belief to heart and insert meaningful and impactful stories into everything they do. And the goal is always the same: “Everyone's here to make tools and services to make it easier for small business owners to succeed,” Lauren says. “It just really is in the DNA of everything that we do.”

On this episode of Mission Daily, Lauren explains that ethos to Chad and dives into the details of how her team injects storytelling into their marketing campaigns. On social, in editorial, and even through a new video series and a foray into podcasting, Lauren is leading an expansion of marketing at Square and she’s excited to share it all.

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Aug 09, 2019
Deciphering the World’s Data with Doug Merritt, CEO of Splunk
39:34

Throughout the last few decades, the amount of data that has accumulated on the internet and in our systems has grown by orders of magnitude. Most believe that much of this data is useless. Logs, miscellaneous accounts and lines of code were just floating in the ether, and to many people, that was just fine.

But Doug Merritt was not one of those people. Doug is the CEO of Splunk, which is helping people and companies turn “dark data” into usable, measurable analytical tools that can push a business forward.

It’s not all business, though.

For Doug, the story of data is more than just what Splunk is doing for businesses. In today’s society, the population is giving access to all kinds of data to various companies and third parties, which then go and sell our data to others for profit. Doug believes that we can democratize all of this data and create an economic good that will benefit all people.

Plus, by analyzing big data and partnering with others doing the same, problems like human trafficking are being addressed in a way that’s never been done before. And it’s actually been successful.

“Over a three-year time period, using Splunk and a host of other technologies, Global Emancipation Network has been able to make a significant dent in both identifying victims of human trafficking and the perpetrators. It is starting to actually turn the tide in a positive direction just by being curious enough to begin to ask questions of what would it take to solve a problem like this?”

On this episode, Doug and Chad dive deeper into how that was possible, plus they discuss the ways data can be used to solve all manner of problems, and how we might prepare for a future where data is the key to everything.

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Aug 08, 2019
Data as the Root Cause with Susan St. Ledger of Splunk
41:43

“The big focus is driving transformation.” — Susan St. Ledger

Susan St. Ledger, President of Worldwide Field Operations for Splunk, started her career as a major in computer science at the University of Scranton. From there, she was recruited to become a computer scientist at the National Security Agency, where she spent more than 6 years of her career. While at the NSA, Susan learned about Sun System’s hardware and software, and became familiar with the key players in the company. They recruited her away from the NSA and persuaded her to join their team full time as a pre-sales systems engineer. On her way to a promising career in many different fields, Susan realized her ambition to work in an industry with a large market opportunity.

So where did she go? Susan joined Marc Benioff at Salesforce as Chief Revenue Officer, taking market opportunity to an entirely new level. Now, in her current role, Susan is focused on the world’s biggest problems, which she believes can all be solved with data.

“We believe that every problem is a data problem. We’re thinking about solving some of the worlds greatest problems because data is at the fundamental solution and is the root cause.”

Splunk is helping to tackle some of the biggest issues in the world, such as human trafficking and the opioid crisis while simultaneously helping small businesses become more efficient and reach their business goals.

“When I think about all the innovation that we’re driving here at Splunk, it’s maniacally focused on removing the barriers between data and action.”

Much of the world’s data is hidden and out of sight or not structured to achieve a specific goal. Splunk is uniquely positioned for success as they are the only data company that can digest unstructured data and make sense of it, driving action with data and achieving large scale goals not previously possible.

“We want to be a part of every data-driven decision in the world.”

In this episode, Chad and Susan sit down to discuss the importance of having a high-growth mindset when working for a high-growth company, how data will solve the world’s biggest problems, and where she sees Splunk heading into the future.

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Aug 07, 2019
Telling Stories with Steve Clayton, Chief Storyteller at Microsoft
43:26

“The heart of all great stories is people.” — Steve Clayton

Steve Clayton grew up in Liverpool, England and fell in love with stories early on while observing people. He recalls being a child and watching his parents interact with gregarious friends and strangers, and Steve always wondered, what makes that person attract such attention?”

Steve took a “weaving path” through his career before landing in this current role as Chief Storyteller at Microsoft. One of his first jobs was working in IT for a pharmaceutical company, where he quickly realized he was not a great computer programmer and pivoted. Steve has since served on technical teams for Microsoft in various roles and now he works on constructing the storytelling team, where he manages 30 people focused on telling the company’s story both internally and externally. As a team-builder, Steve has learned that it's important to hire people who are good at the things you are not and that the No. 1 quality he looks for in a potential team member is curiosity.

“I want people who are naturally curious about the world. They will go and explore and try to understand why. I think that this sense of curiosity is the most important skill.”

In this episode, Chad and Steve sit down to discuss Steve’s winding career from technical roles to storytelling, what it takes to be a great storyteller, and the cool new projects he is working on at Microsoft.

As Steve always says... “the best stories always start and end in a pub.” Cheers!


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Aug 06, 2019
Cowgirl Power with Gay Gaddis, Founder and CEO of T3
36:44

Gay Gaddis is Founder and CEO of T3, an advertising agency dedicated to helping clients build useful brands and create meaningful relationships with their customers. T3 is now one of the largest, female owned advertising agencies serving the Fortune 200, but it wasn’t always this way...

In the late 1980’s when the economy was suffering badly, Gay was working for an advertising agency and saw that things needed to be done differently. In order to save her job and the company, she decided to write a business plan that she was confident would lead them down the right path. However, when she tried to move forward with her plan, she met opposition from her boss. She was faced with a critical decision: stay with her current job or go someplace else.

“When I went home that evening, I realized that someplace else was going to have to be my place.” It was a critical decision for her as she withdrew a $16,000 check from her IRA to start what would become T3.

Gay and her husband had 3 kids at the time and were strapped financially, so failure was not an option. Gay was determined to make the company work and quickly went to work securing new clients. To this day, Gay has never borrowed any money for T3 and has bootstrapped the entire business.

Fast forward to 1992, Gay and the team at T3 were working with Dell, who at the time was still a fairly small sized company. T3 and Dell grew up together in the coming of the Internet age and worked on their first online marketing campaigns together.

“We had been a results driven agency from day one. That was my business plan, to measure everything we did. My concept was to get the great results but also do really wonderful, creative work that would delight people, excite people, and create those emotional connections.”

Her ability to marry both the data and metrics with creative and innovate ideas is what has continued to prove successful for T3.

Gay recently finished her first book, Cowgirl Power, to share her story as a woman in business. Gay grew up on a ranch, horseback riding as a young girl, and her book tells stories of women with grit and power living in the Old West, a traditionally male-dominated time.

In this episode, Chad and Gay discuss T3’s founding story, the sacrifices Gay had to make along way to ensure the companies’ success, and how her cowgirl upbringing has helped her manage risk in business.


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Aug 05, 2019
Investing in Adversity with Nitin Pachisia
37:23

Nitin Pachisia is a Founding Partner at Unshackled Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in and helping immigrant founders to succeed faster.

After Nitin moved to the U.S. in 2005, he was ready to make the leap and create his own company but was faced with confusion and uncertainty. He was determined to find the answers to starting his new company and so he sought out advice from over two dozen different immigrant attorneys - all of which told him not to leave the company he was currently working for.

The perceived dilemma? To start his own company, he may have to leave the country. Fortunately for Nitin, this simply wasn’t true, but it took him a lot of time to get to find the truth in the nuance.

“I think the bigger problem than the immigration policy is the misinformation about immigration that's out there.”

Nitin found that immigration attorneys didn’t fully understand the immigration laws. One good thing did come out of the confusion; he found the inspiration for his company. He decided to start Unshackled Ventures, a service dedicated to helping other immigrant founders experiencing the same frustration.

“Our mission is to take care of founders who are immigrants to the country, and they can focus their time on building the company while we take care of nuances that are unique to immigrant founders.”

Because of these unique challenges for immigrant founders, Nitin is looking for founders with a “strong adversity muscle” and he points out that many of the fastest-growing companies in the world are immigrant founded such as Google and Tesla.

“Their own willingness to raise their hand that ‘I want to be in the United States’, gives them a purpose. They are also going through a journey that gives them that grit, that adversity muscle. We think that is what adds that slight advantage to an immigrant founder.”

Unshackled Ventures is now 5 years old, with over 38 investments and about 100 successful immigrant filings under their belt. Because Nitin has lived the immigrant founders' journey himself, he understands that “it's not just about immigration, it's the whole package. A big component of what we get to do with our portfolio companies is working on access.” Nitin and his team at Unshackled Ventures not only help with capital allocation, access to investors and mentors but even help with securing leases and getting credit cards for founders.

In this episode, Ian and Nitin discuss how Unshackled Ventures was founded, what Nitin and his partner are looking for in immigrant founders, and how they are uniquely positioned to attract the best founders from abroad.

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Aug 02, 2019
Modern Day Loopholes with Austin Craig
36:00

“New rules, create new opportunities” - Austin Craig

Austin Craig is a video producer, storyteller, and Bitcoin enthusiast focused on emerging technologies and finding loopholes in systems.

Ten years ago, when Youtube was just becoming the go-to place for video ads, Austin was helping build a multi-million dollar business with the team at Orabrush by using fun, entertaining videos to sell their oral health products. Soon after - and at the dawn of the new technology - he and his wife, Beccy Craig, discovered Bitcoin. Together they filmed Life on Bitcoin, a documentary that follows the couple as they live for 101 days using only Bitcoin. Their experiment showed the world what was really possible with this new technology.

“I’m always interested in diving into the details and finding out what can be done that couldn’t be done before. I pay close attention to the details and look for those openings.”

So, what are these openings, or as Austin likes to call them, “loopholes?” He defines them as: “when people figure out a trick hiding in plain sight and win big. It’s the thrill of a bank heist but totally legal. They’re usually normal people who pay attention and think deliberately.” On Twitter, Austin pointed out a few of the classic loopholes in history, most of which have had movies made after them. However, he emphasizes that loopholes are hiding in plain sight all around us, every day.

In this episode, Chad and Austin discuss loopholes, what they are, how to spot them in your day-to-day life, and how you can capitalize on them.


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Aug 01, 2019
The Future of Crime Prevention with Garrett Langley, CEO of Flock Safety
34:05

“Our ultimate goal is not to solve crime, it’s to eradicate it.”

That mission sounds like something from Minority Report, but it’s the mission Garrett Langley has set for his latest business venture, Flock Safety.

Flock Safety is Garrett's third company and one that is working to provide advanced security services to police departments and homeowners associations in over 30 states. Unlike other security systems, Flock Safety's cameras can "see" and save license plate information, and then use that data to perform targeted searches during specific timeframes, helping to solve more local crimes.

Before starting the company, Garrett noticed that law enforcement was having a hard time solving (and preventing) crimes due to lack of evidence suffering. There are over 7 million property crimes a year with the average neighborhood experiencing a crime every 2 months. Flock Safety goes after petty, non-violent crimes in an effort to reduce bigger and more violent crimes down the road.

As Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, has said, “Start with the basic stuff, the bad stuff just starts to go away too.”

At Flock Safety, Garrett is thinking about crime prevention on a community level and not just on an individual level. “Its a two pronged approach,” as Garrett says. The company gathers data points from their cameras throughout neighborhoods and scan license plates and other pieces of evidence in real time so that crimes can be solved as soon as possible.

The company is two years old but has already started to see progress in the neighborhoods they operate in. For example, one neighborhood reported to see a 34% reduction in crime since using Flock Safety.

Privacy is a big focus for Flock Safety, which only holds onto customer’s data for 30 days and allows individuals to opt out of camera use and data collection. Garrett is fully aware that cameras and surveillance are on the rise throughout the world and he believes “it’s our obligation as a business to make it hard to misuse the system.”

“The question for me is not ‘Should we have cameras?’ the question is ‘How will they be used? Who will own the data? What are the retention policies around that? And we believe that the best way to do it is to have a private- public partnership.”

In this episode, Chad and Garrett discuss the future of crime prevention and eradication, how to balance privacy with security in the age of surveillance, and how Flock Safety is making progress on both fronts.

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Jul 31, 2019
The History of Cybersecurity with Joseph Menn
43:02

We live in a world where cybersecurity (or lack thereof) levels the playing field. Wars suddenly don’t have to cost billions and trillions of dollars; instead, all an attack takes is a computer and malintent. But at the same time, all it takes is a computer and goodwill to bring down an oppressive government or infiltrate a human trafficking ring. Cyber capabilities can be used for good just as much as they can be used for bad. So what does this new, cheap, easy-to-access technology mean for businesses, governments, and, most importantly, the general population?

Over his three-decade-long career, that’s the question Joseph Menn has set out to ask… and answer.

“People liked having the power of a NASA supercomputer in their pocket, and they didn't really think about all the downsides... But, since 2016, the scales have fallen from people's eyes and they see that there's real danger and there are real problems with manipulation of people's emotions, people getting addicted to tech, and it being a plaything for foreign and domestic powers for disinformation. This has really caused people to ask a lot of questions, and the answers from the companies have just frankly been inadequate.”

Joseph is an author and investigative journalist at Reuters. He is one of the most respected mainstream journalists focusing on tech policy and cybersecurity issues today.

He recently released his latest book titled Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World, which tells the story of the oldest, most respected, and most famous American hacking group of all time. Its members invented the concept of hacktivism and created what was, for years, the best tool for controlling computers remotely. Their actions have forced large corporations to focus more on protecting their company’s and customers’ security.

In this episode, Chad and Joseph discuss the history of computer hacking, Joseph's writings over his 30-year career as a journalist, and what it looks like to be an investigative journalist today.


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Jul 30, 2019
Life In The Cloud with Karthik Rau, CEO of SignalFx
53:20

“Culture has to be deliberate. It's first and foremost reflected by the people that you have, the leadership and the kinds of decisions that they make on a day to day basis. It's not values you put up on a wall.” - Karthik Rau

Karthik Rau is currently the co-founder and CEO of SignalFx, but he is a Silicon Valley original. His experience goes back to the beginning of the dot-com boom, and his early involvement includes hopping on the VMware rocket ship right as it was taking off. By the time he was starting SignalFx, the Internet was running full force, but the cloud was still in its infancy. 

On this episode, Karthik (with some help from Thomas Butta, SignalFx CMO) explains the journey he’s taken through the early days of the Internet to his role now as a very technical CEO. 

“There's no one size fits all, every leader is unique. Every company is unique, and it depends on the individuals and the circumstances. There's a different kind of grit, background, and mentality needed when you're getting something started from zero to one…. What I've observed is that my role keeps changing every 18 to 24 months as the company gets from one stage to the next.”

Tune in as Karthik explains what it means to be a CEO and how to build a positive company culture, and shares personal stories about his successes and failures along the way.

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Jul 29, 2019
Mental Models to Help You Capitalize on Opportunities
08:03

On today’s episode, Chad and Stephanie share two mental models for capitalizing on opportunities in your life. These two models are just the start of a ten model series we shared in our newsletter last week. Catch all ten here.

  1. You won’t have the ideas, the ideas will have you.

The right ideas will attach themselves to and around you, and they’ll be impossible to shake off.

“I did not have the certainty. The certainty had me.” –Carl Jung

You might not be able to see where the ideas are leading, but you’ll feel pulled. You’re like the captain of a fishing ship who knows something BIG is in the nets. Sometimes the catch seems so big that you’re afraid to look in the nets, or pull them up. You’ll try not to think about the catch as you go throughout your day, but you won’t be able to help it. When certainty or an idea has you, you’ll know you’re onto something big.

  1. People will admire you and they will show it through imitation

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” as the saying goes. This is one of the hallmarks of a great idea, meme, or a novel concept. When you notice something new you’re doing is being mimicked by others, it’s a very sticky meme. You potentially are at the wellspring.

“Passive, submissive imitation does exist, but hatred of conformity and extreme individualism are no less imitative. Today, they constitute a negative conformism that is more formidable than the positive version. More and more, it seems to me, modern individualism assumes the form of a desperate denial of the fact that, through mimetic desire, each of us seeks to impose his will upon his fellow man, whom he professes to love but more often despises.” ―René Girard

If you are onto the right idea, people will imitate your ideas. This type of momentum will only help to propel you forward so long as you stay focused and keep building on your idea, or business.

Stay tuned for this week’s episodes with some incredible guests!

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Jul 29, 2019
How to Live in Flow with Sky Nelson Isaacs
52:40

“A synchronicity is a meaningful event that leads to a set of experiences we want to have.” - Sky Nelson Isaacs

Synchronicity: noun. The simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.

Sky Nelson Isaacs is a physics educator, speaker, and author of Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World, which uses scientific research to explain acts of synchronicity. Sky has studied synchronicity and flow for the past 20 years and has shared his findings in academic articles and at events across the country.

Sky explains that while many of our experiences in life are difficult, if we can assume all events are leading us to our desired outcome, then we are able to fully embrace synchronicity and all that it brings. In Living in Flow, Sky introduces the LORAX process for bringing more synchronicity and flow into your life. 

So what does LORAX stand for and how can we use it? 

L - Listen to your circumstance(s)

O - Open your mind to the possibilities

R - Reflect on how these new possibilities could work 

R - Release attachment to the way you thought things would go, or your desired outcome

A - Take action and make a choice 

X - Repeat 

On this episode, Chad and Sky discuss what synchronicity is, how you can bring more of it into your life, and how being authentic allows you to live a life in flow.

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Jul 26, 2019
Manufacturing Made Simple with Nathan Resnick, CEO of Sourcify
37:49

Nathan Resnick is currently the CEO of Sourcify, a job he’s been unknowingly working toward since his first day in middle school when he resold Livestrong bracelets at a margin. At Sourcify, Nathan helps companies manage and organize their entire production process within a single platform, helping them to say aligned and efficient.

“Growing up, I was always entrepreneurial,” Nathan says. “I don't know if I learned it from anyone necessarily, but really a turning point or information and resource that I had was honestly The 4-Hour Workweek. I read that book my senior year of high school and it was just an eye-opener. Honestly, I was like, ‘Wow we can optimize, automate, and it doesn't seem that hard to start a business.’”

Of course, starting a business is far from easy, and everyone who builds their own company knows that there are hardships and challenges along the way. But for Nathan, simply having processes in place for everything, keeping his ideas and plans mapped out, and hiring the right people have made a world of difference. 

On today’s episode, he explains his secrets to success, including how he overcame the challenge of his co-founder quitting on him the day they were supposed to launch the business, and what his plans are for the future of Sourcify.

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Jul 25, 2019
Living Your Best Life with Ben Greenfield
48:48

“If we all started to serve on a more micro level, it would change a lot of things on a macro level.” – Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield is many things including a biohacker, an athlete, an entrepreneur, and an author. He has found success thanks to a lifetime of building healthy habits that work for him, many of which he now teaches to others through coaching, podcasts, and his writing. Whether he’s teaching his kids how to be selfless or helping someone he’s never met achieve something new, Ben is making a difference in the world one act at a time. 

On today’s episode, Ben explains how he has spent decades experimenting with his health and lifestyle to achieve optimal performance and life satisfaction, how he is raising his children to live a life full of purpose, and how he thinks you can make a difference everyday.

Spoiler alert: It all comes down to building meaningful relationships. 

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Jul 24, 2019
Creating Connection Through Business with Ellen Petry Leanse
01:10:53

Imagine: It’s the 80’s. You are working for a sprouting tech company called “Apple.” Many of the products that your company makes have never existed, let alone been available to the general public for purchase. Your job is to explain not only what this tech does, but why an average consumer should even want to buy it. 

If it sounds like a tough job, that’s because it is; but it’s exactly the job Ellen Petry Leanse took in 1981 at Apple. Her official assignment was to write a newsletter explaining how to talk to customers about Apple’s products and their capabilities. Apple had just gone public and Ellen was in for a wild ride with a company unlike any other, a company that would go on to change the world.

In 1983, after a few years of on-the-job training and mentorship, Ellen was invited onto the extended Macintosh team where she became a product manager for Apple’s international products. This was at a time when Apple’s customers were not happy with the Apple II computer and Ellen recognized a disconnect between the company and its customers. To build a bridge between the two parties, she became Apple’s first user evangelist and created the first-ever digital community for a company to directly address user feedback.

Ellen’s time at Apple was transformative for her professional career, but it also helped her realize her personal purpose.

“A big part of my purpose is to think through how people come together.” 

Ellen spent over 10 years at some of the world’s most successful tech companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Google before becoming an executive coach to business leaders and an instructor at Stanford University. Ellen also wrote a book titled, The Happiness Hack: How to Take Charge of Your Brain and Program More Happiness into Your Life, which dives into ways that we can rewire our brains to live a happier and more fulfilled life. 

In her work today as Chief People Officer at LucidWorks, Ellen is “encouraging people to step more fully into the talent they know they have inside.” She is taking her wide-ranging experiences to create a culture of safety, experimentation, and equality.

On this episode of Mission Daily, Chad and Ellen discuss Ellen’s extensive career from working at Apple to becoming an author, how she creates a culture of experimentation and risk taking at her current company, and how to bring more happiness and meaning into your day to day life. 

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Jul 23, 2019
The Safe Way to Save
16:29

“The biggest secret going on in Silicon Valley right now is how much people are compensated for their capital allocation skills.” — Chad Grills

As a follow up to last Monday’s episode, Communism, Capitalism and Technology, Chad and Stephanie dive deeper into capital allocation and the importance of capital hoarding, i.e. saving money. Learning how to save money first, before you start to allocate capital in stocks, companies, or individuals is critical to success. But, this is especially hard in today’s culture, where there is a constant temptation for material things we often do not need. 

Chad and Stephanie share how they saved money throughout college, their early careers, and when Chad was deployed overseas, and why it’s important to start experimenting with your capital before doing so with someone else’s. 

In fact, Chad’s No. 1 takeaway from today’s episode says it all, “ To get good at capital allocation, unfortunately, that means you have to start by practicing acquiring the resources and holding them.” 

Lastly, Chad points out that the highest-paid executives in Silicon Valley are always excellent capital allocators. They are the ones who are often able to make investments or hold onto capital by making long term predictions. These are the “meta-skills that matter. And if you are going to push back against a sick culture, then you need to be armed with the best skills and the best philosophies.”


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Jul 22, 2019
High Weirdness with Erik Davis
01:07:06

"We want to be exemplars of humanity at the end of the time." - Terence McKenna

Erik Davis looks at the world in a different way. He’s a novelist, writer, podcaster, and speaker, and his writings have covered everything from rock criticism to cultural analysis to creative explorations of esoteric mysticism. His most recent book, High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies is out now. Erik loves to analyze “the weird” and in High Weirdness, he dives deep into the psychedelic culture of the 1970s; a time that was so strange, it was almost otherworldly.

“We don't live in a psychedelic place. That's one of the mistakes that new agers and hippies made, is ‘Oh, I get the vision, and then I try to live there by dropping out and not doing anything.’ Well, no, we have to become much more flexible, and as Huxley said, ‘amphibious,’ where we're operating as intellects in a technological society.”

In today’s episode, Erik shares his research, discusses Terence McKenna’s personal history, and paints a picture of a culture many of us never fully understood. Erik also talks about his writing, how being weird has opened the doors for new possibilities, and how he thinks we can go about saving the world.

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Jul 19, 2019
The Lawyer Turned Tech Guru (Part 2)
34:38

On yesterday’s episode of Mission Daily, we introduced you to Andrew Goldner, the co-founder of GrowthX, and we learned about his journey from lawyer to tech entrepreneur. 

Today, we have Part 2 of Andrew’s interview, in which he discusses some advice he gave to Mission co-founder, Ian, about being “coin-operated,” and his strategy when it comes to investing in new companies. He believes that investing all comes down to looking at a company’s revenue, the knowledge founders have about their revenue streams, and how reliably they can predict them into the future. 

“The reality is that not all revenue is created equally,” Andrew says.

He also explains that no company can be built without a strong foundation, and part of that is knowing where you are, where you are not, why you aren’t certain places, and what you need to do to reach your goals. That takes intention, focus and a lot of hard work, but it’s worth it. 

Andrew dives into all of that and more, on today’s Mission Daily episode. 

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Jul 18, 2019
The Lawyer Turned Tech Guru (Part 1)
48:57

Andrew Goldner is the co-founder of GrowthX, and while he had a passion for technology very early on in life, it wasn’t until later in his career that he decided to pursue his first love. 

After initially studying law with the idea of going into politics, Andrew was able to use his technical knowledge to his advantage and build a brand for himself in Internet-based law. Eventually, Andrew gave up life at the law firm and, after a quick detour in the restaurant business, he landed in the world of technology. 

He initially worked at DoubleClick, helping salespeople and operations close deals with new partners and customers. In doing so, he learned that making deals was all about personal relationships and finding congruity, two lessons he brought with him to GrowthX.

“When I was doing deals, I would encourage the salesperson, no, put down the keyboard,” Andrew says. “Put down the phone. Let's get on a plane, and yes, it's going to cost us a little money and time. Let's go and meet those people in their hometowns. Let's get there the night before. Let's take them out to dinner. Let's start building relationships with them, human interactions, because we're going to build up political points from that, so the next day when I am negotiating with the lawyer I can be more casual. I can be more human.”


On Part 1 of his interview with Mission Daily, Andrew talks about his journey from law to tech, entrepreneurship and venture capital, and everything he went through in between.

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Jul 17, 2019
Got Junk? Brian Scudamore’s Got The Solution
47:23

“I think at an early age while some people dream of being Superman or Wonder Woman or a fireman or whatever it might be, I really dreamt of running a business.”

Brian Scudamore started 1-800-GOT-JUNK more than 30 years ago with a single truck and a simple business plan. Today, he’s built his business into more than just a successful company. Rather, he’s created an entrepreneurial and franchise empire that empowers other business owners and partners to build their own franchises and succeed.

“I'm incredibly proud of what we've built and more importantly how we've built it,” Brian says. “And if we can give a platform to others that's what life's all about to me.” 

Brian built 1-800-GOT-JUNK slowly. It took him eight years to reach $1 million in revenue, and now, the company does $1 million in revenue on a daily basis. Getting to that point was not easy, though. It meant figuring out how to build franchises and then relay that knowledge to new franchise owners — a process that took 10 years to master and included many dark moments, like when he had to fire all 11 of his employees to save the business.

That experience taught him about the importance of company culture, and it is part of a trend for Brian. Throughout his life and career, he’s always been interested in learning and improving however he could, then passing those lessons along. 

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Jul 16, 2019
Communism, Capitalism and Technology
20:06

“While communism and capitalism have been ostensibly battling for the last century or more, technology came along and ate everyone’s lunch.” —Chad Grills

Today’s episode dives into economics and the philosophies behind them. If you are signed up for our newsletter, you know that we recently introduced this topic and are using today’s episode to dive deeper. (Psssst if haven’t signed up for our newsletter yet, you can do so here!) 

In the Mission Daily Newsletter, Chad asks “How high is high for our GDP?” Yes, it’s true that the U.S. has the highest GDP in the world but what could our GDP be? Are we preventing our own growth? And how can we ensure resources are spread to the right people and companies who are creating new jobs, generating wealth for more people and adding value?

Chad explains that we are at a time in our culture when “we need new ideas and new examples of people who have been excellent capital allocators — people that are experts at multiplying money and then returning that money to the people that gave them their initial investment.”

So, ask yourself this… how are you going to move from being a capital hoarder to capital allocator? How are you going to help spread wealth and resources within your community so that more people can do more with less? 

There are plenty of opportunities for us all to become better capital allocators and to improve the world around us, and it all starts with the individual. 

Heads up! On next Monday’s episode, we dive deeper into the topics of capital allocation, philosophies and announce an upcoming mini-series we are launching! 

Stay tuned...

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Jul 15, 2019
The Current State of Media with Kmele Foster
50:57

“Don’t take any wooden nickels.”

A depression-era saying that encourages people not to be cheated or duped, it was a phrase that Kmele Foster’s father told him a lot as a child - and one he never quite understood. But in today’s world of media overload, it can be hard to find the truth in the noise and even harder to tell when you’ve been misled. 

Having worked as co-host of The Independents, a daily news show on Fox, Kmele is intimately familiar with the pace at which journalists work. And while he believes mistakes aren’t intentional, he knows just how easy it is for the truth to slip through the cracks. 

Today, Kmele is trying to change that. As co-founder and Lead Producer at Freethink, a media company telling powerful stories about today’s pioneers changing the world, Kmele is helping create media that promotes what he thinks is the most important story to share. 

“We live at the best, most incredible time in human history. A time when people have this enormous individual capacity and ability, because of all the technology at our disposal, to make massive change in the world. That does not mean that there's a world with no problems, it means that we've never been better positioned to be able to tackle the world's big problems.”

In this episode, Chad and Kmele discuss the current state of journalism, what it's like starting a media company today, and what’s in store for the future of the industry.

Don’t forget, we have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away one Neo Smartpen 1. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win!

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Jul 12, 2019
Same Town, New Business: Sean Whiteley on Building Businesses in Silicon Valley
48:36

Sean Whiteley has been in the tech business since the internet was first taking off back in the 1990s. In fact, he was early enough to the party to snag the sean@aol.com email address. But a lot has changed since those early days, and Sean has been through plenty of highs and lows along the way. He’s loved his time in Silicon Valley, but he recognizes that life in the Bay Area isn’t all that the world has to offer.

“Don't get too stuck here in Silicon Valley,” Sean cautions. “There's a lot of greatness and I love it here. I love the dynamic here where risk is rewarded and arguing is okay, it's a good thing, it's not personal. You're just trying to come up with a better solution. I identify with a lot of the qualities that are here, but I also realize that this is not representative of most of the world.”

Still, though, Silicon Valley is where Sean built his family and founded his current business, Qualified.com, which is making its mark in the new and emerging field of conversational marketing applications. Qualified — which is an app built to alert your sales team when qualified leads are visiting your site — offers a full stack of meeting tools that you can use to engage your customer be it through chat, phone calls or some other conversational interface. 


On this episode of Mission Daily, Sean talks about his life in the Valley, the importance of finding the right business partner and building the right culture, the stages of building success and the role luck plays into it all.

Don’t forget, we have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.


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Jul 11, 2019
Inside Media and Storytelling with Yves Bergquist
57:00

“I think we are standing on the cusp of an explosion in creativity around media.” —Yves Bergquist

As the Director of AI & Neuroscience in Media at the Entertainment Technology Center of the University of Southern California, Yves Bergquist is leading the charge to connect the fields of neuroscience and entertainment. At ETC, Yves and his team are pioneering a new way to test an entertainment project’s narratives, what audiences they will resonate with and why. 

Yves is thinking more broadly than traditional Hollywood studios and asking deeper questions. 

“How do you we understand stories and narrative from a purely cognitive standpoint?” he asks. “And how do we understand what kind of stories resonate in what way with what kind of people to generate what kind of behavior?” 

Yves was exposed to the entertainment industry at an early age thanks to his single mom, who worked in wardrobe on film sets in France. As a boy, he naturally gravitated towards psychology, and has successfully married that passion with his love of entertainment in his work at ETC and his start-up, Corto. Corto is an AI startup which Yves hopes he can utilize to continue his work leveraging A.I. research to understand what attributes of media content resonate with specific audience segments. 

In this episode, Chad and Yves discuss the two types of knowledge — narrative and procedural knowledge — how AI will learn to outpace humans on procedural knowledge, and how we can begin to understand the oldest and most human form of knowledge — storytelling. 

“Building something and selling something are going to be the two skills that are the most valuable in an A.I. or AGI future. Those are the two things that we can be confident are going to be the monopoly of the human mind for a while.”

Don’t forget, we have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

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Jul 10, 2019
Building Social Enterprises with Brian Linton
40:09

Can you imagine growing up with 30 fish tanks in your room? That’s 30 tanks stock full of fish that each needed their own special care. Seems a bit excessive, maybe even a little weird, but that’s exactly the environment Brian Linton, CEO of United by Blue, chose to grow up in. 

Since Brian was a little boy, he’s engaged with the world in his own, unique way. 

“My parents allowed me to be a little bit weird and that definitely spawned the entrepreneurship spirit in me. I never thought about doing anything else. It never occurred to me to not do my own thing.”

Having grown up surrounded by tanks of blue, it’s no surprise that one of these things Brian wanted to pursue was ocean conservation and clean up. After spending years searching for effective ways to help clean the waterways, Brian finally began to conceptualize an idea in 2008 and United by Blue was born. 

United by Blue is an apparel company dedicated to cleaning our world’s oceans. For every product sold, they remove one pound of trash from oceans and waterways. Since its inception, the company has removed more than 1.6 million pounds of trash and has over 1,000 stores nationally.

On today’s episode of Mission Daily, Brian joins us to discuss his unique background, the struggles and rewards of building a social enterprise, and United by Blue’s plans for the future.

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Jul 09, 2019
Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
17:50

“You have to pick and get to the core of what makes you the most uncomfortable, what makes you cringe when you are sharing it, what makes your palms sweat - that is what you have to work on.” - Chad Grills

Our greatest fears can become our greatest sources of strength if we are willing to face them… and facing them with friends by your side makes that transformation a lot easier. Unfourtantly, as hard as it is admitting a personal fault or problem to yourself, it’s even more difficult sharing it with someone close to you. 

In today’s episode, Chad discusses the importance of talking to a friend when you are in need of an outside opinion. He also opens up with listeners about a time he reached out to a friend for advice on something he’s been struggling with for years.

Don’t forget, we have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away one Neo Smartpen 1. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win!

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Jul 09, 2019
Talent Agents for the Digital Age with Steven Galanis
49:06

“I’ve always been an entrepreneur. I’ve always had a side hustle no matter what it was.” –Steven Galanis 

Steven Galanis’s career has spanned from options trader, to film producer, to now CEO and Co-Founder of Cameo, a platform where fans can book personalized video shout outs from their favorite celebrities. Founded on the idea that “selfies are the new autograph,” Cameo has more than 15,000 notable talents on the platform today, making it larger than any agency on earth. 

Cameo is changing the way the entertainment industry has traditionally worked. It used to be that an agent represented the talent and booked work for them. Now, Cameo provides talent the ability to opt-in only to opportunities they want, which creates an authenticity Cameo can thrive on. Big names such as Cassius Marsh, Brett Farve, and Snoop Dogg have joined and love the platform, which just raised their $50 million dollar Series B round and are hiring new staff.

Prior to founding Cameo, Steven was an options trader for the Chicago Board of Trade, where he quickly realized that the trading pit was hierarchical and slow to adopt technology. 

“Everybody was always talking about what had been,” Steven said. “When I moved to tech, everybody was talking about what could be.”  

Steven didn’t settle on the trading floor for long. He quickly found his way into the film industry, where he produced movies and television shows and eventually was introduced to his co-founder of Cameo. 

“You hear about product market fit a lot,” Steven said, “but founder market fit might be even more important.” Each founder filled an important role with specific skill sets that worked well together for founding Cameo. 

In this episode, Chad and Steven discuss the founding of Cameo, how the company is changing the way the entertainment industry has traditionally worked, and the importance of founder market fit. 

Don’t forget, we have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away one Qwerky Keyboard and one Muse Brain Sensing Headband. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jul 05, 2019
Keeping It Real with Sarah Cooper
39:34

“Comedians build up the tension so that you can release it.” — Hannah Gadsby

After leaving her promising career in the tech industry, first at Yahoo then Google, Sarah Cooper realized she needed something more. Sarah wrote 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings, while at Google and when it went viral, it gave her the confidence to leave the corporate world and break into comedy. 

She quickly realized that comedy would act as her guide for finding her own personal mission. Today, we are surrounded by nuances that are hidden beneath the oftentimes suffocating world of “politically correct.” Sarah wanted to stay true to herself on stage and online, so instead of hiding behind these rules, she saw it as her mission to dig up the nuances and present them in a humorous, tasteful way. 

In today’s episode, Chad and Sarah discuss why she left Google, where she finds inspiration for her comedy and writing, and how she got her start in stand up comedy. She also shares how she developed her voice and found her niche audience. 

Don’t forget, we have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away one Qwerky Keyboard and one Muse Brain Sensing Headband. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jul 04, 2019
How Today’s Stories Drive Tomorrow's Reality with Neal Stephenson
42:46

“We’re living in a story-based world. We’re hard-wired to process things through the lens of stories which are linear narratives.” - Neal Stephenson

Writer and futurist Neal Stephenson sees mythology everywhere; from the stories we tell ourselves, to the stories the media tells the masses, to the stories about the future of humanity. These “myths” define our past, outline our present, and will build our future… so what can we do to make them realistic, optimistic, and (capital “T”) True?

Neal walks this line of thought in his latest book, Fall, where he asks the reader to question how close we are to emerging technologies that will allow us to learn and evolve more quickly. 

In this episode, Chad and Neal discuss the concept of ‘islands’ online, the impact of social media on our collective imagination and our ability to live out our agreed upon realities. Neal also shares how he came to be the first employee at Blue Origin, a company founded by Jeff Bezos, which is committed to advancing space travel. Currently, Neal serves as Chief Futurist of Magic Leap, a company working to bring transmedia projects such as AR and VR to the masses. 

You can catch Neal on his book tour here as he is traveling the next few weeks across the United States!

Don’t forget, we have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away one Qwerky Keyboard and one Muse Brain Sensing Headband. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jul 03, 2019
Building up Small Businesses with Zapier CEO, Wade Foster
44:56

“The thing we’re really excited about is bringing automation to the masses. We see so many small businesses and so many individuals inside businesses using automation to level up their own skills.”  –Wade Foster

Wade Foster is a unique founder for many reasons. He started Zapier as a side project with his two co-founders while working a full-time job. They worked late nights and weekends as they bootstrapped the business until they hit an inflection point. Having only accepted a little over $1 million in funding, Wade kept his focus on customer development and solving for the customer's problem, which made all the difference. Zapier is now doing the job of trained developers, connecting back end applications (aka ‘Zaps’) for small businesses that would otherwise have to outsource or hire help to complete the task. 

All along, Wade had one idea for the business, “Let’s make something cool that solves some people’s problems.” At the time of Zapier’s founding, Wade lived in Missouri and didn’t want to start a company using the Silicon-Valley route, which dictated you borrow huge amounts of capital to achieve a higher and higher valuation. Instead, Wade stayed focused on the customer and delivering a solution that would make sense for them.  

Wade recalls the first customer who paid for a single ‘Zap.’ “The first customer we had was a huge ‘Aha’ moment for me,” he says. Wade explains how that customer needed help beyond the initial Zap that Wade had connected for him. It was in that moment that Wade and his co-founders realized Zapier could be so much more than just a side hustle. Zapier was growing fast and the only way for Wade and the team to keep up was to build out the developer platform. It was this decision that proved to be a massive inflection point for the company's growth. Zapier now has more than 1,600 apps on their platform and more than 220 employees worldwide. The company — which has always been remote — is still a 100% fully distributed team, meaning Zapier does not have an HQ. But the lack of offices hasn’t had any negative impact on the success of the company. In fact, Wade has made it a point to help other remote teams figure out how best to achieve their goals. (Check out Zapier’s Ultimate Guide to Remote Work, in which Wade and his team have laid out the fundamentals for successful remote work here!)


Zapier continues to change the way companies scale by allowing small businesses to act like a much bigger company. Where small businesses would normally need to hire a couple of developers to reach their goals, Zapier is filling the gap with a product used by virtually all online businesses today.

Don’t forget, we have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away one Qwerky Keyboard and one Muse Brain Sensing HeadbandEnter the giveaway for a chance to win!

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Jul 02, 2019
Extinction, Evolution, and Event Horizons
17:16

“In the modern world, there are still many event horizons left to have the courage to go through and discover, and the only things worth doing are the things you currently think you can’t.”

In today’s episode, Chad and Stephanie review last Monday’s newsletter where Chad dives into three key themes that we’re going to be integrating into our current and future episodes on Mission Daily. Those three themes are: extinction, evolution, and event horizons. What do these mean and why are we focusing on them? 

Extinction - 99% of all life on earth has gone extinct. We are an extremely adaptable species, however, it’s important for us to think about existential threats to humanity. How can we make this a daily conversation so that we are progressing humanity towards evolution and not towards extinction?

Evolution -  In order to evolve, we must accept the next biological singularity or our own species may be at risk. Think Elon Musk and Mars. We must embrace our own evolution and step forward into the future. 

Event Horizons - The emergence of human language was the first singularity that humans faced. We often fall into the trap of near term thinking. But what does the future hold thousands of years from now and how are you helping to create the next event horizon for humankind- good or bad? 

Check out the full newsletter here and sign up for our daily newsletter here if you haven’t already!

Don’t forget, we have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away one Qwerky Keyboard and one Muse Brain Sensing Headband. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jul 01, 2019
Living In A State Of Play with Alex Weber
46:37

In the words of artist and graphic designer Paula Scher: “If you’re not in a state of play, you can’t make anything.” As creatives, the moment we take our work too seriously and lose our sense of play is the moment we hit artist’s block.

The world is your playground; emotions are the jungle gym, relationships the merry-go-round, your career the swings... and humor is the cushy rubber under it all. 

Comedian Alex Weber is a big believer in humor and its power to transform lives. From participating in American Ninja Warrior to speaking at TEDx to being an award-winning TV host, no matter the project, Alex always incorporates humor and humility.

“Humor is just an express route to being very honest about where we are, where we want to go and how we’re gonna get there.”

From a young age, Alex understood the power of comedy and he used it as a way to overcome struggles, take on bigger challenges, and express himself. For Alex, humor is “an effective means for success;” one that keeps you from taking yourself or your work too seriously.

In today’s episode, Chad and Alex discuss the importance of humor in our daily lives, why being unafraid of failure is key to achieving greatness, and what healthy competition has taught Alex about life.

Don’t forget, we have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away the Misfit Vapor 2, a sleek touchscreen smartwatch that puts everything you need to stay on top of your day, right on your wrist. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jun 28, 2019
Cultivating a Service Mindset with Jennifer Tejada
51:29

“People, when you arm them with the right information, the right insights, and the right systems and processes, can make great things happen.”

What do you think of when you hear the word “boss”? Do you imagine someone like Bill Lumbergh from Office Space? Or maybe your mind does cartwheels and immediately jumps to Bowser and the Koopa squad from Super Mario Bros 3

However you define “boss,” Jennifer Tejada has a new definition for you: someone who sacrifices, who works tirelessly to build a sense of community, who puts in those early mornings and late nights to make ends meet.

Jennifer is the CEO of PagerDuty, a digital operations management company. Its cloud-based platform manages real-time operations for any type of business to ensure its digital services are always on. Since its founding, PagerDuty has drawn a lot of attention from investors, raising over $173 million over the course of several funding rounds. The company went public earlier this year and at one point was valued at $1.8 billion dollars.

That valuation, and the relative success of PagerDuty in such a short amount of time, is thanks in no small part to Jennifer’s leadership. Her unique brand of management style was inspired by her father, who ran and operated a hospital when she was young. Growing up, she spent a lot of her free time in that hospital - doing everything from selling Girl Scout cookies and serving pancakes to the night shift, to filing papers and making copies. Those experiences left their mark and today, she’s turned those lessons of community and leadership into inspiration for how she runs PagerDuty.

In today’s episode, Jennifer joins Chad to discuss her work with PagerDuty, how she uses her father’s “serving others” mentality on a day-to-day basis, and what she foresees PagerDuty doing in the future.

Don’t forget, we have a new partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away the Misfit Vapor 2, a sleek touchscreen smartwatch that puts everything you need to stay on top of your day, right on your wrist. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jun 28, 2019
How Fact Influences Fiction with Douglas E. Richards
01:11:35

“Every technology has great things that it can do and horrible things that it can do.”

Douglas E. Richards is a New York Times bestselling science fiction author. Douglas frequently uses the world of scientific fact to influence the creation of his fictional worlds. He’s authored over a dozen different novels, both for adults and children. Prior to working full-time as an author, he was a biochemist at a number of different pharmaceutical companies. 

In a time when so many works of sci-fi and fiction take a dystopian view of the future, Douglas prides himself on being optimistic about the future of humanity.

In today’s episode, Douglas explains how he transferred his experience in labs and the business world to being an author, how he aggressively researches his books and why the best way to break into the world of publishing is to go at it without an expectation of success.

Don’t forget, we just announced our newest partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away two Misfit Vapor Smartwatches, a sleek and user-friendly smartwatch that helps you monitor heart rate, check emails, play music and so much more. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jun 26, 2019
Grace Under Pressure with Lisa Wentz
47:12

“You can choose to play it safe and still fail, so why not go after what you want?”

Lisa Wentz is an author, voice coach and motivational speaker. She recently published her first book Grace Under Pressure: A Masterclass in Public Speaking. In addition to her writing, Lisa’s taught public speaking to executives and leaders at Salesforce, Adobe, Oracle, Fitbit and countless others. And, because that’s apparently not enough to keep her busy, she is also the founder of the San Francisco Voice Center, which provides a place for business leaders of all levels to practice and master public speaking and articulation.

In today’s episode, Chad and Lisa sit down to discuss her new book, how experiences in your childhood can shape your ability to speak and articulate clearly and how to overcome any speaking inhibitions you may be harboring today.

Don’t forget, we just announced our newest partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away two Misfit Vapor Smartwatches, a sleek and user-friendly smartwatch that helps you monitor heart rate, check emails, play music and so much more. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jun 25, 2019
Liminal Dreaming with Jennifer Dumpert
57:11

We tend to think of consciousness and the waking world in black and white terms. One minute you’re awake, and the next you’re asleep. But what if there was something in-between? A zone between consciousness and unconsciousness. A place where you can get a pure, unfiltered look at your subconscious, where you can think freely and unencumbered by the issues of the waking world.   

Jennifer Dumpert, author and dream researcher, is here to help you understand this in-between space, a space she writes about in her book titled, “Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep.”

Liminal dreaming provides a great opportunity to bring back important lessons from your subconscious mind. It also offers a chance for us to tap into our pure, unfiltered creative potential. Not to be confused with lucid dreaming, liminal dreaming is a much simpler skill to learn and master. As Jennifer points out, not everyone can control a lucid dream, but everyone is a natural at liminal dreaming.

In today’s episode, Jennifer breaks down the basics of Liminal Dreaming. She discusses how to begin experimenting with liminal dreaming to enhance your life and wellbeing and how the art of liminal dreaming has impacted her own life.

Don’t forget, we just announced our newest partnership with b8ta! B8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we will be giving away the Chilipad, a water cooled & heated mattress pad that allows you to control temperature for optimal sleep. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win!

Quotes:

2:47-  “There is a continuity of consciousness between awake and asleep. You can really stretch it out. You can be 80% awake and 20% dreaming or the opposite.”

3:07- “Waking and sleeping is not binary. We often think of it as on or off, one or zero.”

8:58- “My hope is that people will go into this state [hynagogia] and actually do things with it.”

13:23- “The creative process is the point, not the end point. Creativity is the way you that you  take what you learn from the subconscious into the waking world.”

29:47- “I really want to democratize the visionary experience.”

49:31- “Liminal dreaming is kind of like surfing the edge of conscious and unconscious. It’s learning to surf the space where your both dreaming and awake at the same time and kind of surf down the middle of them.”

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jun 21, 2019
Running Your Business Like a Team Sport with Mark Cranney
47:23

“There’s an offense, a defense, there's a special team and there’s an attention to detail. I really applied that when I decided to go into sales right after school. I was going to be a pro. If I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it right.”

Mark Cranney expects whatever business he’s a part of to run with the efficiency of a football team running a play they’ve done a hundred times before. He learned a lot of lessons from his time on the field when he was in high school and college, and he’s found a way to take those experiences from the field to the boardroom.

Mark currently serves as the COO of SignalFX, a SaaS-based monitoring and analytics platform for cloud-native companies to monitor their online and digital infrastructure. Prior to that, he had a seven-year stint at the renowned venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

In today’s episode, Mark and Ian sit down to discuss Mark’s background in the venture capital space, why he got out of that to join the team at SignalFX and his approach to recruiting and developing the most talented people in any given field.

We just announced our newest partnership with b8ta! b8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we're giving away a ChiliPad, a sleep system that helps you regulate the temperature of your bed while you rest. Enter the give away for a chance to win!

Quotes:

17:48- “I like the granularity of operating on a day to day basis, particularly when you can do it across the sales side, marketing, customer success and back into to the product piece and make sure you are building great products and great experiences for your customers.”

18:40- [On leaving venture capital to start SignalFX]- It’s funner at the point of the spear. Ya know, getting shot at and shooting back is a lot funner.”

29:51- [Advice for young entrepreneurs] “Understand what your hiring criteria is, what it’s going to take to be successful, be able to articulate that- write it down.”

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jun 20, 2019
Staying Creative with Austin Kleon
47:54

Do you ever have days where you’re just not feeling it? Where every single line you write feels like a slog and you don’t have an ounce of creative inspiration left? Days when you think, “If I have to write or edit one more episode description I’m going to start screaming”?

Well, author Austin Kleon is here to show you how to put an end to your creative slumps, once and for all.

Austin is a New York Times-bestselling author. His most recent book, Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad, goes into Austin’s top 10 lessons for how creatives can avoid slumps and keep their creative juices flowing (even when it feels like they’ve run out).

In this episode, Chad and Austin go in-depth on each of Austin’s 10 methods for maintaining creativity. They cover everything from why you need to program downtime into your workday to how to (effectively) procrastinate.

If you like their discussion, check out Austin’s other books Show Your Work! and the New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative.

We just announced our newest partnership with b8ta! b8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

This week, we're giving away a ChiliPad, a sleep system that helps you regulate the temperature of your bed while you rest. Enter the give away for a chance to win!

Quotes:

6:16- “What looks like downtime to others is sort of like incubation time. It’s time where you’re sort of letting things stew in the background and your sort of open and receptive to what’s around you.”

6:51- “There are periods of idleness in my life but I’m sort of always working. It’s kind of a 24/7 thing. The ideas come when they come.”

9:09- “I really believe in taking a daily walk.”

10:31- I happen to be an extroverted writer. So being on the road for me is really valuable because I get to interact with people face to face and hear what their problems are and what they are interested in and how my work is resonating with them.”

14:06-  “It’s best for a creative person to approach things on a day to day basis, to have some sort of daily practice, to not worry too much about what happened yesterday or what’s going to happen tomorrow but to really focus on the day, time, energy and space you have right now.”

 19:52- “If you focus on the process and not the product, then that will take you somewhere further and far more interesting.”

27:33-  “Attention is the engine that art really runs on and it’s the very thing the world wants to steal from you.”

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jun 19, 2019
Bridging The Bureaucratic Divide with Ben Renda
56:29

In the words of Eugene McCarthy, “The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.” Having served in the military and worked for the federal government, Ben Renda is very familiar with how bureaucracies can create inefficiencies and inaction.

Ben is the Chief Operating Officer of Google Fi, a new kind of cell phone service that automatically switches between multiple networks to give you the best service in over 200 countries worldwide.

Prior to working for Google, Ben spent over a decade serving in the military, where he identified a number of pain points for integrating new technology into the armed forces. Now, Ben serves as a bridge between Washington, the Pentagon, and Silicon Valley - taking what he’s learned from both worlds to help the other function better.

In this interview, Ben, Chad, and Ian discuss how to overcome issues of bureaucracy, the lessons Ben learned from his time in the military, and how to build a team you can rely on.

Connect with Ben on LinkedIn, and find out more about his work at Google Fi by going here.

Heads up! Google Fi is hiring a Director of Marketing right now. Apply here.

We just announced our newest partnership with b8ta! b8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

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Quotes:

10:38- “I always liked the duality of different things.”

20:46- [At Google FI]- “We do consider ourselves, truly, a scrappy startup inside of a bigger ecosystem.”

24:09- “One of the things I think is cool about Google is that everybody knows the mission. I just find that unique and that reminds me of the same ethos of the military where everybody is working for the unit.”

26:53- [On Google culture]- “In general, we look for basically a smart, general intellectual athlete that’s a good team player and can exhibit leadership when you need to.”

31:30 - “We do have the most amazing military in the world but the way we procure technology makes a lot of sense for certain things and for other things it just doesn’t make as much sense. So that’s where DUIx really tried to fill the gap.”

33:10- [On culture in the military]- “People aren’t incentivized to take risks outside of the operation context. I think that is one of the greatest challenges, how do you reward intelligent risk taking in the military?”

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Jun 18, 2019
Unlocking Creativity In Life and Business
21:21

In today’s episode, Chad and Steph sit down to talk about what you can expect from our episodes this week. We’ve got everything from an expert in lucid and liminal dreaming to a Google COO. You’re going to hear some of the best insights on how to bridge bureaucratic divides in your business, how to keep your creative juices flowing (even when you’re stressed and exhausted), and how you can use your dreams to become a better problem solver.

Our guest this week include:

Ben Renda- COO of Google Fi

Mark Cranney- COO of SignalFX

Austin Kleon- NYT-Bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

Jennifer Dumpert- Author of Liminal Dreaming

So stay tuned, you’re not going to want to miss these episodes.

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This week, we're giving away a ChiliPad, a sleep system that helps you regulate the temperature of your bed while you rest. Enter the give away for a chance to win!

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Jun 17, 2019
Solving the Food Waste Crisis with Christine Moseley
31:51

40% of consumable food is wasted in the U.S. each year. 25% of fresh water is also sent down the proverbial (and literal) drain. America accounts for 23% of the globe’s methane production. It does not take a mathematical genius to understand that these numbers, which are growing every year, are not sustainable in the long term.

Enter Christine Moseley and the team at Full Harvest. Christine, the Founder and CEO of Full Harvest, has made it her life’s goal to create better and more sustainable uses for our discarded food. Full Harvest has a straightforward mission, connecting farmers directly with food and beverage companies who are looking to buy surplus produce.

In this episode, Christine and Chad sit down to discuss America’s food waste problem and how Full Harvest is working to fix it. They also talk about how Christine showed up in San Francisco with barely more than the clothes on her back and managed to turn her dream- to make the world a better place- into a reality.

We just announced our newest partnership with b8ta! b8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products.

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Quotes:

7:48- “65% of growers in this country are on the verge of bankruptcy yet there leaving possibly up to 40% [of product] on the ground.”

13:05- “The number 1 way that consumers can make an impact is simply by composting and keep food out of the landfills.”

13:14- “Food has such an impact on the environment because it gives off methane which is 30x stronger than carbon emissions.”

21:30 “The number 1 thing is just put one foot in front of the other as fast as possible and go for it. You’re going to hit walls, you’re going to pivot, you’re going to change but you just have to get going."

21:42- [On Entrepreneurship] Manage your expectations that it’s never going to be a linear path.”

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Jun 13, 2019
Real Talk with Nadia Masri
55:29

“I frequently ask myself the question, ‘What do I need to do to be a better leader for the people in this company? Who do they need me to be?’” -Nadia Masri

Nadia Masri has been an entrepreneur from a young age. At 19, she took a $20,000 loan from her parents and turned it into a painting business that managed to turn $75,000 in revenue in a single summer. By 20 years old, she had successfully funded and started a fashion magazine in New York City.

Nadia now serves as the CEO of Perksy, a mobile customer insight platform she founded that helps businesses understand their target demographics, specifically millennial and gen-z audiences. Nadia’s work with Perksy, and her natural inclination towards business has earned her a lot of attention. She was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Marketing and Advertising for 2019.

In this episode, Chad and Nadia discuss what she’s learned from her prior business ventures, how she relies on those around her to support her, and why she finds empowerment in not knowing the answers to everything.

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Quotes:

10:03 - “At the time I was a very different type of entrepreneur, I was a baby entrepreneur. I was just getting started. One of the biggest mistakes I think I made or one of the things I would do differently today, I didn’t ask for help.”

10:49 - “The power of ‘I don’t know’ is extraordinary. I use it all the time today.”

30:17- “I think if you spend a lot of time doing the early research and having conversations with the folks you eventually want to use your products, you can learn a lot about how to build the product from them. It’s getting in the right mindset.”

32:17- “I do think that passion is a currency when you are an entrepreneur and being able to apply it to the work your doing, fuels quite a bit.”

54:20- “You’ll know your path when you come across it.”

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Jun 12, 2019
Active Listening with Elisa Steele
47:46

“What I learned going into the board room, is your biggest asset is how good of a listener you are. ” -Elisa Steele

In her nearly thirty-year career, Elisa Steele has learned a lot about what it means to be a leader. She’s had stints at Microsoft, Skype, Yahoo! And AT&T. Currently, she’s serving as the CEO of Namely, an HR software that provides payroll and HR management services to thousands of businesses.

Through all of that, Elisa has zeroed in on one particularly useful superpower; the ability to actively listen to what her employees need.

In this episode, Chad and Elisa sit down to discuss how to be a better leader through active listening, how that can lead to authentic storytelling that will empower your business and brand, and why you need to embrace the idea of “reverse mentors.”

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Quotes:

4:20- “To me it’s all about prioritization everyday. I don’t really believe in this concept of work life balance.” - Elisa Steele

5:15- To me it’s all about ruthless prioritization and in the end that means that your getting right “work life balance” because your just doing the things that are most important in that moment.” -Elisa Steele

20:16- “I learned, with the power of authentic storytelling, that marketing is actually all about product.” -Elisa Steele

22:41-  “What I learned going into the board room, is your biggest asset is how good of a listener you are. ” -Elisa Steele

23:13- “I think active listening is the most important thing.”  -Elisa Steele

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Jun 11, 2019
Women in Business
23:59

This episode officially marks the start of our Female Founders Week! Over the next week, we’re going to highlight some of the most successful women across a number of different industries and businesses. They’ll be sharing their life experiences, actionable insights and fascinating takeaways they’ve picked up from their years of experience.

Today, Chad and Stephanie are sitting down to discuss our upcoming guests and a little bit about what you can expect from each. Our guests this week include:

-Elisa Steele, CEO of Namely

-Nadia Masri, Founder and CEO of Perksy

-Christine Moseley, Founder and CEO of Full Harvest

-Amanda Bradford, Founder and CEO of The League

Also, in this episode, we’re announcing our newest partnership with b8ta! b8ta.com gives you access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge consumer tech products. Sign up here to enter to win one new product from b8ta each week!

This week, we will be giving away a pair of Dolby Dimension Headphones, the first wireless headphones perfected for entertainment at home. Enter the give away for a chance to win!

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Jun 11, 2019
Business Judo with Adam Blitzer
01:01:23

How do you take an $8 website domain and bookstrap it into a multi-million dollar business? For Adam Blitzer, Co-Founder of Pardot, all it took was determination, grit and a long-term vision.

Using that vision, Adam and his co-founders managed to turn Pardot into a force to be reckoned with in the B2B Marketing space. Eventually, their success garnered the attention of Salesforce, who acquired Pardot in 2013.

In this episode, Adam (who now serves as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Salesforce’s Sales Cloud) shares what he’s learned along his journey; including how to use your opponent’s strength against them and how to capitalize on asymmetric forces in business.

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Jun 07, 2019
Investing in the Future of Cryptocurrency with Kyle Samani
35:08

Cryptocurrency markets are, by their nature, fast-moving and difficult to predict. The constant ups and downs of the value of bitcoin have made headlines more than once. So, in one of the fastest-paced financial markets in the world, how do you track where things are going next?

Kyle Samani is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital, a thesis-driven crypto fund that invests in tokens and companies reshaping entire sectors of the global economy. Kyle and the team at Multicoin are wired into the most up-to-date and important trends in the crypto marketplace.

Prior to his work with Multicoin, Kyle co-founded Pristine, an enterprise software company that helps deskless workers integrate smart glasses into their workflow. Through his leadership, Pristine raised over $5 million in venture capital and millions of dollars in revenue before being acquired by Upskill in 2017.

In this episode, Kyle and Chad sit down to talk about the future trends Kyle’s noticing in the crypto markets, why he chose to place roots in Austin instead of Silicon Valley, and Kyle’s experience with crypto regulation at both a national and international level.

27:38- “We are a truth seeking organization. That’s our goal, to make sense of all this noise, understand the truth and then bet on that truth happening.”

28:02- “Make sure if you’re going to talk about data, that you’re not getting cause and effect backwards.If you’re going to make a causal argument on data then you need to be able to explain causation and not just say they are correlated.”

Follow Kyle on Twitter at @KyleSamani.

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Jun 06, 2019
Owning Your Digital Identity with Daniel Buchner
01:05:02

In the modern age of technology, your digital identity is becoming increasingly important. How does someone use websites and services like Amazon, Google, and Apple without compromising on privacy and security? Many of the answers can be gleaned from Daniel Buchner, Senior PM and Head of Decentralized Identity at Microsoft.

Daniel and his team at Microsoft have made it their mission to create a more secure and private internet where your identity is protected. He also represents Microsoft in the Decentralized Identity Foundation, and is working with members of DIF and W3C to make decentralized identity a reality.

Daniel’s also spent time at Mozilla, where he ran the Developer Ecosystem product group and various W3C Web standards efforts.

In this interview, Chad and Daniel sit down to discuss what Daniel and his team at Microsoft are working on, why secure data and financial transfers are becoming more and more prominent, and how Daniel and Microsoft are helping to lead the charge for data privacy.

2:46- “You should be in control of all elements of your identity and know what you disclose and have the ability to minimize that disclosure so that you stay safe and private.”

9:05- “I think it’s to put users back in control of their daily lives and so much of that is digital these days. Once you do that, you empower people with privacy. I think people should gain a security in what the fourth amendment promises and what some of our rights promise.”

23:02-  “I think the extent that you believe in something will determine the persistence you have in going after it.”

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Jun 05, 2019
Unbank Yourself with Alex Mashinsky
52:42

 

Alex Mashinsky is the CEO and Co-Founder of Celsius Network, a network that lets you earn interest on crypto and instantly borrow against it. “Unbank yourself” is the company’s motto and for good reason. Celsius is disrupting the world of banking and financial management, which has long sought to regulate and limit the market for their own interests.

“We feel that banks have become such monopolistic institutions that they stopped caring for their depositors, they only care for their shareholders. They are basically extracting way too much from all of us, the 99% of Americans who are not part of the 1%, and giving it all to the few people who are the major shareholders of these institutions.”

Celsius is changing that and Alex is leading the charge. His personal experiences have afforded him a unique perspective and understanding of financial systems. According to his website he was, “born into communism, reared under socialism, and is currently thriving under capitalism.” He’s also a prolific inventor, holding over 50 patents as well as over a dozen awards for his work in the technology and finance field.

In this episode, Ian and Alex talk about how Alex and Celsius are working to disrupt the banking industry, what Celsius is looking to build in the long-term and lessons Alex has learned from his previous business ventures that he used while building Celsius.

2:11 – “We feel that banks have become such monopolistic institutions that they stopped caring for their depositors, they only care for their shareholders. They are basically extracting way too much from all of us, the 99% of Americans who are not part of the 1%, and giving it all to the few people who are the major shareholders of these institutions.”

3:09 – “Tenacity and doing the right thing does pay off.”

6:01 – “The blockchain is a new revolution. It’s an even bigger wave than the internet wave because it touches all the money in the world. It’s like a new set of rails. Just like Voice Over IP needed a new set of rails to disrupt phone companies. The blockchain is a new set of rails that is disrupting the banking and the money supply which really has been abused by central banks and governments for the last 50 years.”

10:27 – “All of us should have our money work for us, not just us work for our money.”

21:48 – “You need to kill your existing business and build it on the blockchain.”

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Jun 04, 2019
101 Days of Bitcoin with Austin Craig
36:08

Is it possible to live and thrive using nothing but bitcoin? For Austin Craig and his wife, Beccy, this question served as the inspiration for their documentary Life on Bitcoin. The film follows Austin and Beccy as they attempt to purchase food, shelter and other necessities using nothing but bitcoin for 101 days.

It’s exactly that kind of adventurous spirit and innovative thinking that inspired us to hire Austin as the producer of our newest (and still secret) podcast.

In this episode, Stephanie and Austin sit down to discuss the struggles and triumphs of living on nothing but bitcoin for over three months. They also talk about how to see past the crypto hype for a clearer view of what the future holds for bitcoin.

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Jun 03, 2019
The Past, Present, and Future of Cryptocurrency with Anthony Pompliano
44:21

Anthony Pompliano is a Co-Founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital and a crypto influencer. Through his work at Morgan Creek, Anthony manages capital on behalf of institutional investors. Together, he and his investors are helping foster an ecosystem that may be nascent today, but has exponential growth potential in the long term.

Anthony believes crypto and other digital currencies are the way of the future because of their ability to be both secure and transparent. In this episode, he and Ian discuss the ways in which crypto has become popular, even in its infancy, and the path it will take as it matures into a widely-used method of payment and asset management.

14:47 - “One of the hardest things in the world is to be an independent thinker. It is a learned skill. It’s more about courage than anything else, and trust of yourself.”

22:20- “The beauty of all of this is it literally comes down to transparency. Transparency creates, not trust, but verifiability. The ability for me to verify everything you say is incredibly important.”

22:53- “There is a saying in crypto, “don’t trust, verify” and you can’t verify without transparency so that's really what all of this is.”

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May 31, 2019
Democratizing Information with Alex Gladstein
27:03

“Privacy is a human right and I think we need to be proud of it.”

As the Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation, Alex Gladstein, has made it his life’s goal to be sure that everyone, regardless of nationality, is treated with dignity and afforded their basic human rights, including privacy.

Now, through the power of cryptography, Alex and the HRF has a whole new set of tools at their disposal to reach this goal. In today’s episode, Chad and Alex sit down to discuss how the HRF is using cryptography to help bolster privacy measures throughout the world. They also discuss how the HRF is on a mission to help democratize information through cryptography and the ability to discreetly share information.

2:56 “I believe that certain kinds of technology will always empower people over oppressive governments or corporations.” - Alex Gladstein

4:47 “Privacy is a human right and I think we need to be proud of it.” - Alex Gladstein

17:40- “We want to make sure that cryptographic data can secure our data and money.” - Alex Gladstein

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May 31, 2019
Decentralizing Banking with Erik Voorhees
53:54

Our modern-day system of banking wasn’t always based on fiat currency controlled by the Federal Reserve. In fact, for most of U.S. history, there hasn’t been a central bank. It wasn’t until 1913 that the Federal Reserve was created and the dollar was no longer backed by gold or silver, thereby allowing for inflation. Cryptocurrency is changing the way we generate, store and transfer money. And for the first time ever, the idea of a centralized banking and financial system is slowly fading into the past.

Erik Voorhees is the founder and CEO of ShapeShift, a company that allows the seamless transformation of cryptocurrency assets. In simpler terms, ShapeShift allows you to turn cryptocurrency like Bitcoin into another form of crypto, like Ether.

Through his work with ShapeShift, Erik has gained a unique perspective on how the worlds of traditional and crypto finance interact and, more often than not, clash. His company has often faced criticism from both the media and mainstream financial institutions.

In this interview, Chad and Erik sit down to discuss how ShapeShift is working to decentralize the financial and banking system. They also talk about how cryptocurrency and other digital currencies can be used to fight inflation and the crypto trends Erik’s excited about for the future.

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May 29, 2019
The Future of Finance with Laura Shin
01:10:32

For the last decade, cryptocurrency has challenged traditional financial systems and institutions. Banks and governments have struggled to reckon with, and regulate, this new form of digital currency. While crypto has slowly and steadily moved into the mainstream, it’s purpose, history, and impact remains a mystery to a majority of people and institutions

Laura Shin is a former reporter and editor for Forbes Magazine and host of the Unchained Podcast. While at Forbes, Laura spent several years covering cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. She later used the insights and connections from her reporting to create the Unchained Podcast, a weekly show that features interviews with some of the most influential people in the crypto and blockchain space. Through her reporting and show, Laura’s gained a unique insight into the world of bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

In this episode, Stephanie and Laura sit down to discuss the basics of bitcoin; what it is, how it works and how it’s changing the world. They also talk about how women are slowly gaining traction in a space that has been dominated by men and how Laura and other influencers in the crypto community are working to change public perception of the currency.

This episode marks the start of our two-week series on cryptocurrency! Over the next nine episodes, we’re going to cover the historical, cultural and economic impact crypto has had on the world. If you like what you’re hearing, or just want to drop us a line, be sure to hit us up on social @themissionhq.

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May 28, 2019
Silicon Valley in a Box with Sean Sheppard
56:50

Cities across the world are attempting to replicate the environment that has allowed Silicon Valley to flourish as a hub for business, technology, and innovation. But, according to Sean Sheppard, they all miss the mark on some of the most important cultural and environmental factors.

Sean is a founding partner of GrowthX and GrowthX Academy. Through his work with GrowthX, Sean has learned a lot about what kind of environment businesses flourish in while funding start-ups across the globe. In this episode, he sits down with Ian to share the lessons he’s learned from traveling around the world and what cities can do to foster an innovative environment.

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May 23, 2019
Giving Money Back to Consumers with Glen Allison
34:18

Glen Allison is the Chief Operating Officer at Honey, a browser extension and web application that automatically finds and applies coupon codes to your online purchases. Glen, and the team at Honey, base their entire business model on one guiding principle; making sure the consumer gets the most valuable deal without spending more than absolutely necessary.

In this interview, Glen and Stephanie sit down to discuss what drew him to Honey, how Glen is managing Honey’s explosive growth and how to hire employees that will grow with the company over time.

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May 22, 2019
Creative Constraints and Three-Minute Miles
20:43

Did you know the mural of the Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel was rushed to completion because the Pope threatened to throw Michelangelo off a scaffold if he didn’t finish quickly enough? The point here is that some of the best work can be done under a tight deadline.

In this episode, Chad and Stephanie talk about how constraints and limitations can sometimes lead to your best work and why we should always be pushing for our own proverbial three-minute mile. They also talk about what it was like working with Alec Baldwin on the most recent season of The Story.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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May 22, 2019
The Art of Storytelling with Alec Baldwin
18:24

Alec Baldwin is an actor who has won numerous awards for his roles in TV and film. In his over 20-year career, Alec has portrayed a number of diverse roles- from Jack Donaghy in the Emmy-award winning show 30 Rock to Blake in the award-winning 90’s film, Glengarry Glen Ross.

Recently, Alec partnered with the team at Mission to host Season 8 of The Story, a Mission-original podcast that tells the unknown backstories of some of the most fascinating people in history. Season 8 focused on the stories of eight veterans who helped shape American culture and history.

In this episode, Alec sits down with Ian and Chad to discuss what drew him to working on The Story and why the characters he portrays on TV aren’t always reflective of his own personal beliefs.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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May 20, 2019
The History of Whiskey in America with Reid Mitenbuler
37:08

Reid Mitenbuler has spent the last several years researching how whiskey has influenced American history (and vice versa). The result of this research is his new book, Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey. In it, Reid takes a deep-dive into the history of American distilleries, from the pre-revolutionary war era all the way up to modern day manufacturing methods.

In this episode, Chad and Reid sit down to discuss how whiskey grew from a few backyard distilleries to an industry that pumps out millions of bottles a year. Reid also talks about the secret history behind the industry that you won’t see in the commercials.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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May 17, 2019
21st Century Investing with Brad Katsuyama
52:19

Wall Street is an industry mired in tradition and regulations. It has been a crucial part of America’s economy since its inception in 1792, less than 20 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

So how do you change an entire system that has spent hundreds of years defining its values? For Brad Katsuyama, CEO of the Investors Exchange (IEX), the solution was simple; build an entirely new system.

IEX was created in 2012 by Brad and his co-founders to serve as an alternative to the existing stock exchanges like NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange. The goal of IEX was simple, to level a playing field that has been rigged for over 200 years to favor a few privileged power brokers.

In this interview, Brad and Chad discuss how IEX is using new technologies to help investors and what they’re doing to make investing and the stock exchanges fair and straightforward for everyone, not just the elite.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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May 16, 2019
The Importance of Core Values with Bryce Maddock
39:07

Shortly after graduating from college, Bryce Maddock decided to leave his job as an investment banker in New York City to start a business with his close friend from high school, Jaspar Weir. The two moved down to Argentina to open up a frozen yogurt business that ended up falling flat, leading Bryce and Jaspar to move back home with their parents before starting their next venture together.

Now, Bryce serves as the CEO and Co-Founder of TaskUs, a digital outsourcing service that is revolutionizing the customer experience. TaskUs —which turned out to be a far more successful venture than the frozen yogurt company — employs more than 15,000 people across the world today.

In this episode, Chad and Bryce discuss what Bryce learned from the failure of his first company, how TaskUs attracts talent by emphasizing a great company culture, and why communication is the key to a successful business partnership.

If you enjoy Bryce and Chad’s discussion on culture and communication, Bryce recommends checking out the book Crucial Conversations.

Other books recommended by Bryce:

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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May 15, 2019
Making Risky Choices with Rahul Gandhi
01:03:21

Rahul Gandhi is no stranger to risky business strategies. After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Rahul came face-to-face with an issue most people don’t think twice about: where to store things in major metropolitan areas. While everyone else saw a problem with no solution, Rahul saw an opportunity.

Rahul has since gone on to found and build MakeSpace, a storage solution business. Rahul Gandhi is the CEO of MakeSpace, a company disrupting the decades-old storage solutions industry with innovative technology and a fresh attitude

What makes MakeSpace unique you ask? When you store something with MakeSpace, the goods are cataloged and moved to a storage facility. Then, when you want to reclaim one of your items, all you have to do is log onto your MakeSpace account, request what you want, and it’s delivered to your home (like Amazon Prime, but for your own possessions).

In this interview, Chad and Rahul sit down to discuss the hard choices Rahul has had to make on his journey from start-up company to industry presence in 24 different cities. Rahul also discusses how he managed to compete in a crowded and very traditionalist industry.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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May 14, 2019
Back Home Again in Palo Alto
05:28

The Mission team is fully recovered and back in action after two weeks on the road! First, we had our off-site in San Francisco, then on to Austin for SiriusDecisions and finally, we hit up New York for the Salesforce World Tour.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us, but we’re getting back to our regular programming this week. We’ve got a ton of great episodes lined up for you this week; Three CEOs are coming on to share their experiences and tips for building a better week and then we’ve got a whiskey historian coming on to wrap things up on Friday.

So stay tuned, dear listener, for all of that and more! And as always, if you want more Mission content (I mean, why wouldn’t you?) be sure to give us a follow on Twitter, Instagram, etc. @themissionhq.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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May 13, 2019
The Start-Up Mindset with Bracken Darrell
46:40

Bracken Darrell, CEO of Logitech, has more than 25 years of experience in business management for successful global consumer companies such as Whirlpool, Procter & Gamble and General Electric.

In this episode, Bracken discusses how he’s helped structure Logitech as a large company comprised of smaller, start-up-like divisions, how to take big bets while controlling risks, and the future of gaming and entertainment technology.

 Bracken also discusses why he thinks smaller teams are better teams in an article he wrote titled “Think Pairs, Not Teams”. He argues most successful teams are comprised of teams of multiples.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

 If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!

May 10, 2019
Live From SiriusDecisions!
11:38

This week, the Mission team is spread far and wide reporting onsite at conferences in New York and Texas. You can find the Marketing Trends squad at the SiriusDecisions Summit in Austin doing live podcast recordings with some of the world’s most innovative marketing professionals. Across the country, Chad is keynoting at the Salesforce World Tour in NYC! For live updates from both conferences, tune into our Instagram.

With our team busy at these conferences, we will only be releasing two interviews this week: Bracken Darrell and Ben Renda. Stay tuned!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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May 09, 2019
The Future of the Gig Economy with Sander Daniels
42:28

In the past ten years, the number of self-employed Americans jumped over 10%. The “Gig Economy” is changing the way young Americans look at work and employment.

As the Founder and CEO of Thumbtack, Sander Daniels has helped shape the way this new economy functions. Thumbtack is an online directory that lists jobs in over 1100 unique categories; everything from a DJ for a live event to a nanny for your kids.

In this discussion, Chad and Sander cover how Thumbtack is shaping the future of work, the necessity of setting company values and how to deal with rejection. They also talk about Thumbtack’s origins and how Sander got to where he is today.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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May 03, 2019
Creating a Culture of Empathy with Dr. Emily Anhalt
33:40

To create a company culture and a working environment where employees can grow and thrive, you have to first understand how people think and interact. Dr. Emily Anhalt, our guest for today, has made a career out of teaching leaders how to understand this link.

Dr. Anhalt has worked with leaders of Fortune 500 companies and numerous Venture Capital firms on how to use psychology to create positive working environments. She is Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer of Beam, a “Gym for the Mind” that provides members with workshops on how to be an emotionally fit leader and how to deal with difficult people. The gym also serves as an open community to discuss tough emotional issues in a judgment free environment.

In today’s episode, Chad and Dr. Anhalt discuss her work, the value of a third party opinion, and how to create a culture of play and empathy within a company.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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May 02, 2019
Zero to IPO with Frederic Kerrest
56:46

As an entrepreneur, you must under-promise and over-deliver. Frederic Kerrest, COO and Co-Founder of Okta, knows this better than most.

In today’s episode, Chad and Ian interview Frederic to discuss his extensive business background. They talk about how he shifted from tech, to sales, and then to building his own businesses. Join Chad and Ian as they speak with Frederic about the challenges of working in an environment of hyper-growth and how to set up a company for long-term success. 

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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May 02, 2019
Language Creates Your Reality with Anna Gát
01:22:30

Instant messaging has transformed how we communicate, but what does that mean for our relationships?

This is the first time in human history that we can communicate with anyone, anywhere, at anytime. Yet, miscommunication happens now more than ever before.

Anna Gát is the co-founder of Actual, an AI mediated Chat app for meaningful conversations. She is making instant messaging more human, less confrontational, and more honest.

In this wide-ranging discussion, Chad and Anna talk about how to become better communicators and what is in store for the future of communication.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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May 01, 2019
Company Culture with the Mission Team
15:21

Meet the people behind the podcasts! For this episode, we’re kicking off our company culture week with a short roundtable featuring the Mission production team. We talk about what it’s like making podcasts, working as a remote team, and how we create our own company culture when we’re scattered throughout the continental United States.

Let us know your tips for how to promote a positive company culture by hitting us up on Twitter (@TheMissionHQ).

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Apr 29, 2019
There’s An Elephant In Your Brain with Robin Hanson
50:37

Why did you choose to listen to this episode? Why are you listening to it in one app versus another? Why are we asking you all these questions? Robin Hanson, our guest today, is here to shed some light on these questions and more.

As the author of The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life, Robin has turned his focus on what makes humans tick and what motivates us to act and behave as we do. In this interview, Robin and Chad discuss behavior patterns, the mixed motivations that influence people, and how we can become more aware of these “elephants” in our brains.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Apr 26, 2019
Facing Existential Risks with Rob Wiblin
01:14:52

What major disasters can cause the extinction of the human race? It’s not a question the average person considers on a regular basis, but it’s one that Rob Wiblin attempts to answer every day.

Rob is the Director of Research at 80,000 Hours, an organization which aims to find the highest-impact ways for talented graduates to do good through their career. In today’s interview, he joins Chad to talk about the future of technology, politics, and humanity. He also shares how 80,000 Hours is helping get more people to think about finding a career that has a real impact.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Apr 25, 2019
The Value of a Dollar with Elie Hassenfeld
27:59

How do you determine what charities to donate to, how much you should give, and if the money you do give is even going to the cause those charities support? Elie Hassenfeld, co-founder and executive director of GiveWell, is here to shed some light on how to donate effectively.

GiveWell is a non-profit that conducts research and investigations into charitable organizations to determine which have the highest-impact. In this episode, Chad and Elie discuss the future of philanthropy and some things to keep in mind when you donate your time and money.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Apr 24, 2019
Doing Good Better with William MacAskill
54:02

William MacAskill has devoted his life to figuring out how to effectively help improve the world around him. As one of the earliest proponents of the effective altruism movement, he has helped create non-profits and movements to target and understand some of the biggest issues in the modern world.

In this episode, Chad and William discuss the basics of effective altruism and how you can start to be more effective with your charitable efforts.

If you like what you’re listening to, be sure to check out William’s book, Doing Good Better - Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Apr 23, 2019
A Cozy Mystery
17:23

It’s been a heavy couple of weeks here at Mission HQ. We’ve covered a ton of awesome topics -- from how to be an amazing leader and effective altruist to what the future of humanity may hold. But, today we’d like to take a minute to decompress and share our methods for recovering from such deep thought.

How do you like to relax after diving headlong into a complex subject? Share your thoughts and suggestions with us on Twitter (@TheMissionHQ).

Today also marks the start of our Effectiveness Theme Week! After taking today to recover, we’ll be back tomorrow with interviews and stories that will help you become more effective in work and in life. Stay tuned!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Apr 22, 2019
The Hidden World of Data with Doug Merritt
37:19

Most companies don’t mine all the value from their data. Splunk is changing that.

Splunk is a technology company that allows organizations to take all their data, monetize it, and turn it into opportunities for employees and shareholders. They are transforming the way companies think about, manage, and use their data - and CEO Doug Merritt is at the helm of this major innovation.

Doug has had a fascinating and expansive career in tech. In today’s interview, Doug shares his insights on company leadership, personal development, and why you are undervaluing your data.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Apr 19, 2019
Influencer Marketing with Adi Arezzini
45:02

Adi Arezzini is the co-founder and CEO of Teami Blends, a lifestyle brand focused on creating tea and skincare products with all natural ingredients.

At age 19, Adi joined the Israel Defense Force to serve as a combat trainer, but when she returned home, she faced a different kind of battle; a battle against health issues that were affecting her mind and body. Always the fighter, Adi wouldn’t accept these issues as a part of her, so she set out to solve them. That’s how Teami Blends was born.

In this interview, Steph and Adi talk about the ups and downs of starting a business, what it’s like to work with influencers, and how she turned it around when her sales started to decline.

Listeners of Mission Daily can receive a discount at teami.com. Use promo code Mission20 at checkout.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Apr 18, 2019
Leading the Way For Small Businesses with Elizabeth Gore
38:21

Your network is your biggest asset. Elizabeth Gore, President and co-founder of Alice, knows that better than most.

Elizabeth has spent years working in different roles across the country and around the globe. From working at George Bush’s front desk to serving as Entrepreneur in Residence for IBM to taking time to join the Peace Corp, she’s had the opportunity to connect with all kinds of people. Today, her network has helped her build her dream business - an A.I. service that supports other small business owners as they build their own network.

In this episode, Chad and Elizabeth discuss the value of a strong social and professional network, creating a company culture that supports work-life balance, and how small business owners are the backbone of our economy.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Apr 17, 2019
Funding the Next Generation of Leaders with Greg Becker
39:14

In 2018, 67% of all US venture-backed companies with an IPO used Silicon Valley Bank. Today, about 50% of all venture-backed tech and life science companies in the US use them.

SVB is the future of banking, and Greg Becker, CEO of SVB, is leading the charge. When Greg started over 25 years ago, SVB only had $50 million assets under management. Now, they have $57 billion.

In this episode, Chad and Greg talk about how SVB is funding the next generation of leaders in the Valley and around the world. Greg also shares his philosophy for company and career growth and how he overcame one of the biggest mistakes of his career.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Apr 16, 2019
What Makes a Great Leader?
25:32

What makes a great leader? How do you overcome imposter syndrome? How do you pronounce Shia Labeouf’s last name? All of these questions and more are answered in our first episode of Leadership Week!

For the next five days, we’re going to be presenting you with tips, tricks, and knowledge from leaders with a wide range of business experience. Stay tuned for business, management, and leadership advice from CEOs and founders at the forefront of innovation.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Apr 15, 2019
The Future of Humanity with A.G. Riddle
40:18

99.9% of species that have ever existed on the planet have gone extinct. What makes humans any different?

In this interview, Chad sits down with sci-fi author and entrepreneur A.G. “Gerry” Riddle to discuss the future of humanity. They touch on everything from how media and human interaction will change in the coming millennia to how we can prepare for interaction with interstellar beings.

This episode concludes are Past, Present, Future Week! If you enjoyed this week’s episodes, let us know on Twitter (@TheMissionHQ). For more content like this, go to mission.org/daily.

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Apr 12, 2019
How A.I. Is Humanizing Healthcare with Dr. Eric Topol
39:52

Can A.I. and machine learning make healthcare more humane, loving, and passionate?

Dr. Eric Topol thinks so.

Dr. Topol is a geneticist, medical researcher, and author of Deep Medicine. He has written over 1100 peer-reviewed articles and is one of the top most-cited medical researchers in the world.

In this episode, Chad sits down with Dr. Topol to talk about how A.I. and machine learning are putting the patient experience back at the forefront of healthcare. Dr. Topol also explains why you don’t actually own your own medical data and what steps we need to take to get it back.

This episode is part of our Past, Present, Future theme week. For more content like this, head over to mission.org/daily.

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Apr 11, 2019
Minimizing Your Suffering Footprint With Dr. Diana Fleischman
54:06

Dr. Diana Fleischman has been obsessed with evolution since she was a little girl. Today, she is a leading researcher in the field of evolutionary psychology, a soon-to-be author, and a force in the effective altruism movement.

In this interview, Chad and Dr. Fleischman discuss her research, how the EA movement is redefining animal suffering, and how you can minimize your suffering footprint. They also talk about the value of teasing in close relationships and how today’s culture may be going to far to limit healthy humor.

This episode is part of our Past, Present, Future theme week. For more content like this, head over to mission.org/daily.

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Apr 10, 2019
Evolutionary Psychology With Dr. Geoffrey Miller
56:43

Dr. Geoffrey Miller is an evolutionary psychologist, effective altruism advocate, and author. His work has been featured in places like Nature, Science, Discovery Channel, The Washington Post, National Geographic Channel, and The Economist.

In this wide-ranging conversation, Chad sits down with Dr. Miller to discuss, psychology in marketing, how storytelling is changing how we communicate, and how to confront existential risks.

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Apr 09, 2019
Past, Present, Future
11:46

How does our evolutionary makeup influence our modern-day habits? How is A.I. changing our healthcare system? What can we do to create a better tomorrow? All these questions (and more) will be answered in this week’s theme; Past, Present, and Future.

In today’s episode, Chad and Stephanie give a preview of our guest lineup for this week and share some thoughts to keep in mind as we spend the next five days diving into the history and future of humankind.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Apr 08, 2019
Pillow Talk: More Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep
17:12

The sun is setting on Sleep Week, and we hope you’re ready to put what you’ve learned this week to use and get the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had.

In this episode, Chad and Stephanie cover a few more tips to help you rest more soundly and wake up the next morning feeling bright, refreshed and rejuvenated.

So, how’d you sleep this week? Let us know by shooting us a message on Twitter (@themissionhq). There’s a good chance you’ll get a shoutout next week if you do!

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Apr 05, 2019
Chronotypes and Sleep Psychology with Dr. Michael Breus
36:00

What kind of sleeper are you? According to Dr. Michael Breus, you could be a bear, dolphin, or even a wolf!

In today’s episode, Dr. Breus joins us to discuss all things sleep chronotypes. Dr. Breus is a doctor, author, and frequent contributor to Dr. Oz and the Today show. He’s found that your circadian rhythms (yes, plural!) and sleep chronotype can tell you when you should do everything - from sleeping and eating, to writing or even asking for a raise.

Learn the ins and outs of the latest sleep research and how you can identify your sleep chronotype.

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Apr 04, 2019
Sleeping Your Way to the Top
46:56

Sleep. We all do it, and we all need it. Yet, our fast-paced working culture would have you believe that it’s a luxury only the weak and unproductive can afford.

Terry Cralle is trying to flip this narrative.

Terry is a sleep researcher and co-author of the book Sleeping Your Way to the Top: How to Get the Sleep You Need to Succeed. In today’s episode, Chad sits down with Terry to discuss why sleep isn’t just a pillar of a healthy lifestyle; it’s the foundation.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Apr 03, 2019
Tips For A Better Night’s Sleep
24:49

We’re back and well rested for episode two of Sleep Week! Yesterday, we established why you need to prioritize getting a good night’s rest. Today, we share exactly how to accomplish that.

Like what you’re hearing? Let us know what weird tips and tricks you have for getting a good night's sleep! Tweet at us @TheMissionHQ!

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Apr 02, 2019
Why Sleep is the #1 Health Hack
16:24

It’s a beautiful day; the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and Mission Daily is back from its two-week hiatus! We spent the past two weeks getting some awesome content ready for you.

Today we’re kicking off our newest theme week; Sleep Week. Over the next five days, we’re going to share with you the best practices for getting a perfect night’s sleep. In this episode, Chad and Stephanie lay out all of the reasons why you need to be getting more restful nights and how to overcome the haters who try to dissuade and impede your sleep.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Apr 01, 2019
Behind The Scenes At Mission HQ
21:52

Chad and Steph hop onto the mics for a quick update. They explain why Mission Daily is on a two-week break and what you can expect from the Mission team moving forward.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Mar 27, 2019
Changing Your Dream and Toltec Traditions With Don Jose Ruiz
36:25

The life you’re living right now is just another dream.

In this episode, Chad sits down with Don Jose Ruiz, son of Don Miguel Ruiz (author of The Four Agreements). Together, they discuss Toltec philosophy, learning to love yourself and how to alter your own dream.

We may have come to the end of Relationships Week, but there’s more fun just around the corner. Let us know what you thought of this past week on Twitter (@themissionHQ), and if there are any future topics you’d like us to cover.

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Mar 15, 2019
Building Better Relationships with Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.
52:38

Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. is a bestselling author and the son of Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements. In this episode, Chad sat down with Don to discuss what he’s learned from reading his father’s works and how he interprets The Four Agreements.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to pick up a copy of Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements, it’s what we’re basing this week’s theme on and it’s a short, but fantastic, read. If you want further reading on the subject, be sure to grab a copy of Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.’s latest book The Seven Secrets to Healthy, Happy Relationships.

Have an idea for a future theme week? Let us know on Twitter (@themissionhq).

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Mar 14, 2019
Listening Will Transform Your Relationships
11:31

In today’s episode, Chad and Stephanie talk about why you need to start approaching situations with more skepticism and how listening can lead to better relationships with everyone in your life.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to pick up a copy of Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements, it’s what we’re basing this week’s theme on and it’s a short, but fantastic, read.

Have an idea for a future theme week? Let us know on Twitter (@themissionhq), we’re always excited to hear from our listeners.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Mar 13, 2019
On Assumptions and Doing Your Best
18:18

You know what they say about assuming, right? In this episode, Chad and Stephanie talk about the dangers of assumption and how to cure an assumptive state of mind. They also discuss why you need to be doing the best that you can in everything you do in life.

We’re almost halfway through Relationship Week! Wow, how time flies. If you haven’t yet, check out Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements, it’s what we’re basing this week’s theme on and it’s a fantastic read.

If you like what you’re hearing, shoot us a tweet (@themissionhq). Let us know how you’re enjoying this week and if there are any future theme weeks you’d like us to cover.

One final thing, we’re hiring! That’s right, dear listener, you could be a part of the award-winning team here at Mission Studios. If you think you’ve got what it takes and want to join our crew, shoot a resume over to Stephanie at stephanie@mission.org or head on over to mission.org/jobs.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Mar 12, 2019
The Power of Your Words and Non-Judgment
22:10

Your words hold immense influence over yourself and others. In this episode, Chad and Stephanie discuss the power your words carry and how you can begin to practice non-judgment and start living a gossip-free life.

Another week, another theme! This time we’re talking all about relationships and how you should be interacting with your friends, family, acquaintances and enemies. We’re using Don Miguel Ruiz’s book The Four Agreements as a guide, so be sure to check it out. It’s a light read and will revolutionize how you interact with others.

If you like what you’re hearing (and we really hope you do) drop us a line on Twitter (@themissionhq). Maybe tell us what you’ve learned from the The Four Agreements and how you use it in your day-to-day life. We’re always open to new ideas and would love to hear your interpretation of the book!

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Mar 11, 2019
How To Find Your ‘Why’
13:11

Karen Okonkwo knew one thing when she graduated college — she wanted to make a lot of money. But was this the right goal? And what if there was a way to make a difference along the way? As the co-founder of TONL, Karen has finally put her true “why” into words, and is making money in a way that’s she’s proud of… and that’s good for the world.

This episode originally appeared on The Journey! To learn more about The Journey and to subscribe, go to mission.org/thejourney.

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Mar 08, 2019
How To Solve Complex Business Problems
13:39

Austen Allred is the founder and CEO of Lambda School. As a college dropout, Austen never expected to start his own business, let alone one in the education sector. But Austen saw a problem that no one else was willing to fix, and decided to do something about it.

Listening to Austen’s journey, you’ll learn why you can’t let a lack of “credentials” stop you from building and growing your business, how to figure out the real problem you’re customers are facing, and simple strategies you can use to find solutions to your biggest business challenges.

This episode originally appeared on The Journey! To learn more about The Journey and to subscribe, go to mission.org/thejourney.

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Mar 07, 2019
Building Businesses That Change The World
14:55

Marissa Mayer is no stranger to sacrifice and hard work. As an early employee at Google, and eventually the CEO of Yahoo!, her journey is a shining example of what can be accomplished if you’re willing to do whatever it takes.

Most recently, she co-founded Lumi Labs, an early-stage technology studio focused on building consumer applications enabled by artificial intelligence.

This episode originally appeared on The Journey! To learn more about The Journey and to subscribe, go to mission.org/thejourney.

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Mar 06, 2019
We All Need A Little Delusional Optimism
13:38

A.J. Jacobs, an author and experimenter, has spent his entire life dealing with rejection and pain. But he’s used those struggles to create a mindset that sets him apart from his peers, and allows him to succeed where so many others fail.

Today, he’s a New York Times Bestselling Author, and writes for many publications, such as Esquire Magazine, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and New York Magazine. He’s also appeared on television shows such as Oprah and Good Morning America.

This episode originally appeared on The Journey! To learn more about The Journey and to subscribe, go to mission.org/thejourney.

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Mar 05, 2019
Jeffrey Wright on Storytelling, History, and Creative Work
23:35

“A story is a type of freedom.” - Jeffrey Wright

In this special interview, Chad and Ian are joined by actor, activist, and entrepreneur Jeffrey Wright. (You may recognize him from his roles in James Bond, Hunger Games, and Westworld.)

They discuss season 7 of The Story, what history can teach us about the present, and how storytelling has the power to transform lives.

Jeffrey Wright narrated the most recent season of The Story where we spotlight the lives of eight African-American trailblazers who changed the world. Check it out here.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Mar 04, 2019
5 Secrets to Level Up Your Mindset
13:21

In the final episode of Mindset Week, Chad and Stephanie sit down to discuss the five tips that will help you level up your state of mind.

We may have come to the end of Mindset Week, but don’t worry, dear listener, we’ve got more amazing content coming for you next week! Let us know what you thought about this week and what tips you have for leveling up your mindset on Twitter (@TheMissionHQ). You can find the full show notes and more at TheMissionDaily.com.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Mar 01, 2019
7 Ways to Protect Your Mindset
17:03

You’ve spent the last three days building a more positive mindset and identifying the risks that threaten to break it down. So today, Chad and Stephanie are going over how to protect the positive mindset you’ve spent so much time cultivating.

This is episode four of mindset week. If you haven’t had the opportunity, check out our interview with Shawn Achor. It informs a lot of the discussion for this week’s episodes.

Do you have an idea for a future theme week? Let us know by giving us a shout on Twitter (@themissionhq). You can find the rest of this episodes show notes (and so much more) on themissiondaily.com.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Feb 28, 2019
The 7 Biggest Risks to a Better Mindset
25:39

You are constantly being attacked by forces seeking to break down your positive mindset. In this episode, Chad and Stephanie lay out the seven biggest threats we all face and how they are keeping us from maintaining a positive outlook.

If you haven’t heard yet, Mission Daily is currently half-way through its Mindset Week! If you missed it, be sure to check out our interview with Shawn Achor. A lot of our discussion this week is based on Shawn’s interview.

We’re currently taking recommendations for future theme weeks, so if there’s a topic you want to hear some in-depth discussion on, hit us up on Twitter (@TheMissionHQ). If you want more show notes and analysis, head over to  themissiondaily.com

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Feb 27, 2019
7 Mindfulness Practices to Build Your Mindset
27:46

In a world where you’re being bombarded with negativity from all sides, you need to create a psychological wall around your mind to keep your outlook and mindset positive, protected and happy.

In this episode, Chad and Stephanie discuss seven practices that can help you build a better mindset and create an environment for yourself and your peers that will promote positivity and happiness.

This is episode two of Mindset Week! If you haven’t yet, we’d strongly recommend going back and checking out episode one (it’s going to inform a lot of the discussion in the coming days). If you like what you’re hearing, let us know on twitter (@themissionhq) and if you want more in-depth show notes, head on over to themissiondaily.com.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Feb 26, 2019
What Makes a Positive Mindset with Shawn Achor
43:26

Shawn Achor is a writer and happiness researcher. He’s worked with the NBA, Google, and Facebook to help create happier and more motivational work environments. In this episode, Chad and Shawn discuss the motivations behind Shawn’s research, his tips for a better mindset, and why happiness is a team sport.

This is the first episode of our mindset week! We’re devoting the next five days to helping you develop a more positive and productive mindset for your day-to-day life. For more in-depth show notes and a better breakdown of what we discuss in each episode, be sure to head on over to themissiondaily.com.

And as always, if you like what you’re hearing, drop us a line on the socials @TheMissionHQ.

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Feb 25, 2019
Questions To Ask Investors Pt. 2
22:43

Nobody wants to launch their venture slowly, but it's important to take your time when choosing investors.

In this episode, Ian and Chad discuss what you should be asking your potential investors, using life lessons from some of the most successful entrepreneurs to determine if an investor is genuinely interested in the health and well-being of your business.

This episode marks the finale of Mission Daily’s investing week. If you like what you’re hearing, be sure to subscribe and hit us up on the socials. We’re also taking listener recommendations for future theme weeks, so if you have a subject you’d like to see an in-depth discussion on, drop us a line on twitter @TheMissionHQ.

For the full list of 50 questions that founders should ask investors, go here.

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Feb 23, 2019
Questions to Ask Investors Pt.1
29:19

Capital partnerships are like marriages… you wouldn’t propose on a first date, right?

If you’re thinking about taking investment from investors, think deeply and create a list of questions to consider. In today’s episode, Chad and Steph discuss the 50 questions that they have asked when considering taking capital from investors.

The questions that follow aren’t necessarily for you to ask your investors, they’re designed for you to think about, and to help guide you as you select what investors you want to work with.

And what if you aren’t raising capital or don’t even own a business? That’s fine! These questions are applicable to life and building any relationship.

For the full list of 50 questions that founders should ask investors, go here.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Feb 22, 2019
How to Invest in Your Jobs or Business
37:39

Are you investing in your work, career, and business?

In this episode, Chad and Steph discuss why it is so important to invest money, time, energy, and social capital in your work. Using the framework from William Thorndike’s The Outsiders, they walk you through the 5 ways to deploy capital in your business and in your job. This is a must listen for business owners and employees alike.

This is the third episode of Investing Week! We are dedicating this week to arming you with the tools and mindsets needed to make good personal and business investments. To check out all of the episodes from this theme work and more, go to themissondaily.com

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Feb 21, 2019
How To Invest In Your Friends And Family
26:54

Can you upgrade your personal relationships by treating them like business relationships?

In this episode, Chad and Steph talk about why it’s important to have a system of measuring and managing your relationships. They also discuss the five ways you can deploy capital in your relationships with your friends and family.

This is the second episode of Investing Week!

We are dedicating this week to arming you with the tools and mindsets needed to make good personal and business investments. To check out all of the episodes from this theme work and more, go to themissondaily.com

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Feb 20, 2019
How To Invest In Yourself
23:17

Welcome to the first episode of Investing Week!

We are dedicating this week to arming you with the tools and mindsets needed to make good personal and business investments.

Today, Chad and Steph deep dive into why it is so important to invest in yourself. Remember: personal growth doesn’t just improve your life, it also improves the lives of those around you.

You are the CEO of your own life, and in this episode, Chad and Steph explain how you can start taking radical ownership over your time, life, and personal investments.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Feb 19, 2019
Do More, Be More
10:45

There’s a subset of people in Silicon Valley who follow common practices that allow them to do more and be more. These methods help accelerate their learning, improve their retention, and allow them to quickly implement new ideas.

In today’s discussion, Chad and Steph talk about the different ways people in the Valley approach wisdom and how you can apply these lessons to your own life.  

This episode concludes our Silicon Valley week! To catch this week’s episodes and more, go to themissiondaily.com.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Feb 15, 2019
Wealth Creation: How to Get Ahead Silicon Valley Style
16:49

How are attitudes around wealth different in SV? In this episode, Chad and Steph discuss money and wealth in Silicon Valley. Most of us like to think we have a healthy relationship with money, but the truth is that it is a rare few who do. This discussion will arm you with the financial habits that will transform your personal and business wealth.

Topics discussed: Wealth, Finance, Money, Business

For the full show notes and more, go to themissiondaily.com.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Feb 14, 2019
How Databases Rule the World
42:17

It's a special Mission Daily bonus episode!

Ian is joined by Juan Loaiza, Executive Vice President of Systems Technology at Oracle Database. Throughout the years, Juan has seen a lot of change in the tech world, and it’s that pace of innovation that keeps him on his toes and excited about all the work he is doing with Oracle. In this episode, Ian and Juan discuss how database technology has evolved, as well as the many new and emerging technologies, such as autonomous databases, AI, and machine learning.

Topics discussed: Database Technology, AI, Machine Learning, Customer Culture

For the full show notes and more, go to themissiondaily.com.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Feb 13, 2019
Healthy Living in Silicon Valley and How It’s Different
11:34

Everyone’s body is different. You can’t treat others’ health advice as if it is true for everyone. The only way you can find out what really works and doesn’t work for you is to experiment.

In this episode, Chad and Steph chat about why being healthy is so different in Silicon Valley compared to other places in the U.S. They also talk about how important it is to invest in yourself and why you should run experiments with your health.

Topics discussed: Health, Diet, The Food Pyramid, Experimentation, Self-Care

For the full show notes and more, go to themissiondaily.com.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Feb 13, 2019
Netscape, Utopianism and the Future of Silicon Valley with Adam Fisher
28:46

Welcome back to part 2 of our interview with writer and historian Adam Fisher. His most recent book is Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley. In the second portion of our interview, Chad and Adam discuss the most important moments in Silicon Valley’s history, the corrosive influences that have crept in in the past few decades, and what Adam foresees for the Valley’s future.

For the full show notes and more, go to themissiondaily.com.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Feb 12, 2019
An Oral History of Silicon Valley With Adam Fisher
22:38

For the past several decades and for the foreseeable future, “Silicon Valley is where the future is being born.”

Why? What separates Silicon Valley from everywhere else in the world?

To learn more about the history and future of the Valley, Chad sat down with writer and historian Adam Fisher. Adam’s most recent book is Valley of Genius; The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley. In this interview, Chad and Adam discuss the most important moments in Silicon Valley’s history, the corrosive influences that have crept in in the past few decades, and what Adam foresees for the Valley’s future.

For the full show notes and more, go to themissiondaily.com.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Feb 11, 2019
Welcome to Season 07 of The Story with Jeffrey Wright!
03:14

The Story is back for its seventh season!

In this season, we are joined by our friend, Jeffrey Wright, to tell the amazing backstories of eight African American trailblazers who changed the world.

You’ll get to walk a mile in their shoes and their identity is kept secret until the climax. You’ll hear tales of discovery, learn how empires rose and fell, and stand beside innovators as they faced their tragedies and turned them into triumphs.

You won’t want to miss a second of this season, so be sure head over to mission.org/thestory and subscribe!

Feb 02, 2019
Housekeeping And Exciting Announcements
04:16

In this mini-episode, Chad and Stephanie do a little housekeeping and share some fun announcements.

Tune in to find out who is narrating the next season of The Story (*cough* Jeffery Wright *cough*). Learn more at mission.org/thestory.

Please note: Next week we are taking the week off, but we will be back strong with more amazing interviews on February 11th! Have a great Super Bowl Sunday!

Feb 02, 2019
Friday Hangout: Lessons From Horseback Riding And Working With The Yankees
23:44

In this Friday Hangout, Ian and Chad are joined by Mission Daily Producer Hilary Giorgi!

Hilary shares the lessons she learned from working with the New York Yankees for five years, and how being an Equestrian has made her a better writer. The crew also makes a VERY  special announcement about the next season of The Story!

For the full show notes and more, go to themissiondaily.com.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Feb 01, 2019
How To Be A Better Interviewer (or Interviewee)
14:07

We consulted with Mission’s resident interviewing expert, Ian Faison, to figure out what makes a great interviewer. Stephanie and Ian also talk about what you should do to be a better interviewee and why it takes at least 20 minutes to develop a rapport with someone.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jan 31, 2019
Evaluating Opportunities With Fresh Eyes
14:45

2019 will be your year of “Yes!”

Ian and Stephanie (and Grayson) sit down to talk about what opportunities you may be missing by not taking a chance on new people and new experiences. They also discuss why constantly saying “No” to new things is holding you back in life and business.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jan 30, 2019
A New Wave of Education
27:02

As a university professor and the host of an educational web series, Danielle Bainbridge has a unique stake in both traditional education and a new wave of education through technology.

In this interview, Mission Daily Producer Hilary Giorgi joins Danielle to discuss how the education space has changed. Danielle also shares her predictions for how the traditional and the new will blend to form a new type of education model.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jan 29, 2019
Outer Order, Inner Calm with Gretchen Rubin
35:37

Gretchen Rubin is a NYT Bestselling author and podcast host. Her past works have explored everything from the life and times of Winston Churchill to how decluttering your life can help lead to a calm mind.

In this episode, Chad sits down with Gretchen to discuss her most recent book (“Outer Order, Inner Calm”), her writing process, and what you can learn from two of history’s most influential leaders.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jan 28, 2019
Friday Hangout With Salesforce Essentials
19:58

Ian, Chad, Stephanie, and Dylan are joined in-studio by… a camera crew?

The video team from Salesforce Essentials joined us at Mission HQ! To celebrate (and for the photo op), the team sat down to discuss what they learned working with the Salesforce crew and what you can learn from Mission Studios’s unsung hero, Dylan Langlois.

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Jan 25, 2019
Danny Iny: Is College Really Worth It?
28:17

Danny Iny is the founder and CEO of Mirasee and a best-selling author of nine books, including his most recent work “Leveraged Learning.”

In this episode, Mission Daily Producer Hilary Giorgi sits down with Danny to discuss why a traditional college education may not be worth as much as we’ve all been taught.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jan 24, 2019
The People’s University With Steve Gavazzi
36:18

Steve Gavazzi is a professor at The Ohio State University and co-author of the book Land Grant Universities For the Future; Higher Education For the Public Good. In this episode, Mission Daily producer Hilary Giorgi sits down with Steve. They discuss how land-grant universities have been slowly moving away from their original mission as a university for the people, and how we can direct them back towards that goal.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jan 23, 2019
Building Sustainable Businesses With David Mount
28:17

Why is sustainability critical for every company?

In part two of this two-part interview, Ian is joined by venture capitalist David Mount. They discuss how to build more sustainable businesses and why “dark nights of the soul” are important for personal and business development.

(And for you basketball fans out there, be sure to listen to the end to hear some insider stories about Joe Lacob and The Warriors.)

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Jan 22, 2019
Missionary and Mercenary Founders With David Mount
19:01

In part one of this two-part interview, Ian sat down with venture capitalist David Mount to discuss the differences between Missionary and Mercenary founders. They also talk about when you should (and shouldn’t) pursue venture capital for your business.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jan 21, 2019
On Voluntary Leadership and Mimesis
16:34

Imitation is often described as the sincerest form of flattery, but it can also serve as the best way to create new habits and learn new skills. In this episode, Chad and Stephanie talk about imitation as a tool for accelerated learning and why you need to be working with people who are better than you.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jan 18, 2019
Women In Business
14:07

Why does the media always place an unfair amount of criticism on women in business? In this episode, Chad and Stephanie look at the life experiences of two massively influential women to figure out why people unfairly criticize and attack female leaders

This episode is part of a special Mission Daily/The Story crossover mini-series! So if you like this episode and want to learn more about the people we discussed, hop on over to The Story, hit subscribe and get ready for some true and surprising tales about some of the most influential people in history.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jan 17, 2019
Empowering the Disenfranchised
14:30

Revolutions can be started by applying a few simple principles of economics and leverage. In this episode, Chad and Stephanie discuss two historical figures who helped spark revolutions and return power back to the people.

This episode is part of a special Mission Daily/The Story crossover mini-series! So if you like this episode and want to learn more about the people we discussed, hop on over to The Story, hit subscribe and get ready for some true and surprising tales about some of the most influential people in history.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jan 16, 2019
What It Takes to Build A Generational Business
15:05

If a venture is really worth pursuing, it’s going to take a couple of tries to get it right. Chad and Stephanie sit down to discuss the story of two entrepreneurial ventures, and why it may take you 50 tries to get something right. They also talk about what it takes (after you’ve gone through all those failures) to build a generational business.

This episode is part of a special Mission Daily/The Story crossover mini-series! So if you like this episode and want to learn more about the people we discussed, hop on over to The Story, hit subscribe and get ready for some true and surprising tales about some of the most influential people in history.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jan 15, 2019
The Future Can Be Better Than The Past
12:30

The past is always prologue, and what lies ahead of you is the real story. Chad and Stephanie discuss the life lessons we can learn from two of the biggest names in entertainment: Oprah Winfrey and Jim Carrey.

This episode is part of a special Mission Daily/The Story crossover series. If you like this episode and want to learn more about the people we discussed, hop on over to The Story, hit subscribe, and get ready for some true and surprising tales about the most influential people in history.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jan 14, 2019
Cybersecurity With Ken Gonzalez
41:11

Ken Gonzalez is the managing director at NightDragon Security. In this episode, Ian and Ken discuss the current state of cybersecurity and what we can expect in the near future.

This episode originally ran on IT Visionaries on January 3rd.

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Jan 11, 2019
Marketing In 2019: What You Need to Know (Part 2)
18:15

The Marketing Trends Team returns for part two of the most important marketing trends of 2019! Ian, Lauren and Brian Rothenberg (GM, CMO and VP of Growth at Eventbrite) spend this episode talking about why Head of Growth is a dying title and the necessity of having a cross-functional team.

This episode originally aired on Marketing Trends on January 3rd.

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Jan 10, 2019
Marketing In 2019: What You Need to Know (Part 1)
25:07

Marketing and advertising are constantly changing. New technologies and best practices evolve dramatically every year. So what trends can marketers expect to see in 2019?

In part one of this two-part episode, Ian and Lauren are joined by Brian Rothenberg (GM, CMO and VP of Growth at Eventbrite). They discuss what you need to know to keep your marketing relevant in 2019 - everything from what’s new on social, keys to great event planning, and why podcasts are the way to go.

This episode originally aired on Marketing Trends on December 31st.

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Jan 09, 2019
The Novel and The Beautiful
11:40

Building habits is easier said than done. Most people would advise the traditional method of repeating the same thing over and over again. But in this episode, Chad and Stephanie offer an alternative path; using novelty and beauty to build new habits and create new opportunities to learn.

Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios.

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Jan 08, 2019
A Radical New Approach to Building Habits
14:41

New year, new you… right? In this episode, Chad and Stephanie sit down to tackle a question we all ask ourselves this time of year: How can I build habits that actually stick around?

They discuss how you can be smarter about building habits and explain why you shouldn’t follow someone else’s advice for figuring out what habits will work for you. It’s up to each individual to create a system that works for them, and these tips will help get you started.

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Jan 07, 2019
What’s Coming in 2019?
16:27

Chad and Stephanie talk what’s coming in 2019 for Mission, what they both learned from former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and they both reveal their New Year’s Resolutions.

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Jan 04, 2019
Dealing with Change and Adversity with Tonio DeSorrento
01:05:20

Tonio DeSorrento is the co-founder and CEO of Vemo Education, a social enterprise that helps colleges and accelerated learning providers charge tuition based on graduates' success. In this episode, Chad and Tonio talk about how to build a business from scratch and why, even if things don’t work out at first, you should always try again.

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Jan 03, 2019
Imagine It Forward with Beth Comstock
45:36

Beth Comstock is the Author of Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity and the Power of Change and Former General Electric CMO and Vice Chair. In this interview, Chad and Beth discuss how to stop tribalism in your business, developing better frameworks for creativity and the writing process behind Beth’s new book Imagine It Forward.

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Jan 02, 2019
Marissa Mayer: Stories from Silicon Valley, Stanford, Google, Yahoo, and Lumi Labs
55:09

Marissa Mayer (Twitter: @marissamayer | IG:@marissamayer) is a co-founder of Lumi Labs and formerly served as the president and chief executive officer of Yahoo! She also was a long-time executive and key spokeswoman for Google.

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Jan 01, 2019
What Happens When You Jump
18:20

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

We are excited to announce that The Story Podcast was named by Apple in their Best of 2018 Collection. We are beyond grateful and thankful to all of you, our listeners, for helping us achieve this great accomplishment!

To celebrate, we are running the best episodes from the current and past seasons of The Story this holiday season. Each episode of The Story lets you walk a mile in the shoes of a heroine or hero, and the person’s identity is a mystery until the climax. These stories will give you a positive mindset shift and let you see how accessible greatness is and what it looks like in the process.

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Dec 21, 2018
No Experience Required
12:25

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

We are excited to announce that The Story Podcast was named by Apple in their Best of 2018 Collection. We are beyond grateful and thankful to all of you, our listeners, for helping us achieve this great accomplishment!

To celebrate, we are running the best episodes from the current and past seasons of The Story this holiday season. Each episode of The Story lets you walk a mile in the shoes of a heroine or hero, and the person’s identity is a mystery until the climax. These stories will give you a positive mindset shift and let you see how accessible greatness is and what it looks like in the process.

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Dec 20, 2018
Think It, Build It, Ship It
17:07

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.

We are excited to announce that The Story Podcast was named by Apple in their Best of 2018 Collection. We are beyond grateful and thankful to all of you, our listeners, for helping us achieve this great accomplishment!

To celebrate, we are running the best episodes from the current and past seasons of The Story this holiday season. Each episode of The Story lets you walk a mile in the shoes of a heroine or hero, and the person’s identity is a mystery until the climax. These stories will give you a positive mindset shift and let you see how accessible greatness is and what it looks like in the process.

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Dec 19, 2018
Put It On Ice
13:51

This is the story of two brothers who fought the Texas heat and reinvented an entire industry.

We are excited to announce that The Story Podcast was named by Apple in their Best of 2018 Collection. We are beyond grateful and thankful to all of you, our listeners, for helping us achieve this great accomplishment!

To celebrate, we are running the best episodes from the current and past seasons of The Story this holiday season. Each episode of The Story lets you walk a mile in the shoes of a heroine or hero, and the person’s identity is a mystery until the climax. These stories will give you a positive mindset shift and let you see how accessible greatness is and what it looks like in the process.

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Dec 18, 2018
The Woman Who Everyone Laughed At
16:31

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

We are excited to announce that The Story Podcast was named by Apple in their Best of 2018 Collection. We are beyond grateful and thankful to all of you, our listeners, for helping us achieve this great accomplishment!

To celebrate, we are running the best episodes from the current and past seasons of The Story this holiday season. Each episode of The Story lets you walk a mile in the shoes of a heroine or hero, and the person’s identity is a mystery until the climax. These stories will give you a positive mindset shift and let you see how accessible greatness is and what it looks like in the process.

We hope you enjoy the very best of The Story. Subscribe to future episodes and seasons today by visiting thestorypodcast.com

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Dec 17, 2018
Burn Your Plan A
13:01

This is the story of two men who tried to sell their company, but no one was buying. So, instead, they turned to Plan B.

We are excited to announce that The Story Podcast was named by Apple in their Best of 2018 Collection. We are beyond grateful and thankful to all of you, our listeners, for helping us achieve this great accomplishment!

To celebrate, we are running the best episodes from the current and past seasons of The Story this holiday season. Each episode of The Story lets you walk a mile in the shoes of a heroine or hero, and the person’s identity is a mystery until the climax. These stories will give you a positive mindset shift and let you see how accessible greatness is and what it looks like in the process.

We hope you enjoy the very best of The Story. Subscribe to future episodes and seasons today by visiting thestorypodcast.com

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Dec 14, 2018
Paranoid and Loving It
13:15

This is the story of a man who escaped death and learned to embrace his paranoia.

We are excited to announce that The Story Podcast was named by Apple in their Best of 2018 Collection. We are beyond grateful and thankful to all of you, our listeners, for helping us achieve this great accomplishment!

To celebrate, we are running the best episodes from the current and past seasons of The Story this holiday season. Each episode of The Story lets you walk a mile in the shoes of a heroine or hero, and the person’s identity is a mystery until the climax. These stories will give you a positive mindset shift and let you see how accessible greatness is and what it looks like in the process.

We hope you enjoy the very best of The Story. Subscribe to future episodes and seasons today by visiting thestorypodcast.com

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Dec 13, 2018
David and Goliath
13:57

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

We are excited to announce that The Story Podcast was named by Apple in their Best of 2018 Collection. We are beyond grateful and thankful to all of you, our listeners, for helping us achieve this great accomplishment!

To celebrate, we are running the best episodes from the current and past seasons of The Story this holiday season. Each episode of The Story lets you walk a mile in the shoes of a heroine or hero, and the person’s identity is a mystery until the climax. These stories will give you a positive mindset shift and let you see how accessible greatness is and what it looks like in the process.

We hope you enjoy the very best of The Story. Subscribe to future episodes and seasons today by visiting thestorypodcast.com

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Dec 12, 2018
The Ultimate Sacrifice
09:55

This is the story of a man who risked the perfect life to explore something bigger.

We are excited to announce that The Story Podcast was named by Apple in their Best of 2018 Collection. We are beyond grateful and thankful to all of you, our listeners, for helping us achieve this great accomplishment!

To celebrate, we are running the best episodes from the current and past seasons of The Story this holiday season. Each episode of The Story lets you walk a mile in the shoes of a heroine or hero, and the person’s identity is a mystery until the climax. These stories will give you a positive mindset shift and let you see how accessible greatness is and what it looks like in the process.

We hope you enjoy the very best of The Story. Subscribe to future episodes and seasons today by visiting thestorypodcast.com

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Dec 11, 2018
After You’ve Lost Everything
11:13

Here is the story of a woman whose body was destroyed. Lucky for us, she discovered when you think you can’t go on, you always can.

We are excited to announce that The Story Podcast was named by Apple in their Best of 2018 Collection. We are beyond grateful and thankful to all of you, our listeners, for helping us achieve this great accomplishment!

To celebrate, we are running the best episodes from the current and past seasons of The Story this holiday season. Each episode of The Story lets you walk a mile in the shoes of a heroine or hero, and the person’s identity is a mystery until the climax. These stories will give you a positive mindset shift and let you see how accessible greatness is and what it looks like in the process.

We hope you enjoy the very best of The Story. Subscribe to future episodes and seasons today by visiting thestorypodcast.com

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Dec 10, 2018
A Return to Flight
14:37

We are excited to announce that The Story Podcast was named by Apple in their Best of 2018 Collection. We are beyond grateful and thankful to all of you, our listeners, for helping us achieve this great accomplishment!

To celebrate, we are running the best episodes from the current and past seasons of The Story this holiday season. Each episode of The Story lets you walk a mile in the shoes of a heroine or hero, and the person’s identity is a mystery until the climax. These stories will give you a positive mindset shift and let you see how accessible greatness is and what it looks like in the process.

We hope you enjoy the very best of The Story. Subscribe to future episodes and seasons today by visiting thestorypodcast.com

And now, here is the story of how one woman veteran blazed a trail into the U.S. Air Force and beyond.

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Dec 07, 2018
This Is Your Call to Adventure
11:12

Today on The Mission Daily, we are excited to announce that The Story Podcast was named by Apple in their Best of 2018 Collection. We are beyond grateful and thankful to all of you our listeners for helping us achieve this great accomplishment!

To celebrate, we are running the best episodes from the current and past seasons of The Story. Each episode of The Story lets you walk a mile in the shoes of a heroine or hero, and the person’s identity is a mystery until the climax. These stories will give you a positive mindset shift and let you see how accessible greatness is and what it looks like in the process.

We hope you enjoy the very best of The Story. Subscribe to future episodes and seasons today by visiting thestorypodcast.com

In this episode, the story of how one young man turned his suffering into one of the greatest fictional worlds ever created.

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Dec 06, 2018
Love, Marriage and Common Misconceptions About Divorce
39:26

We’re republishing one of our favorite interviews with Dr. Danielle Teller, author of All the Ever Afters and Sacred Cows. Dr. Teller shares her thoughts about marriage, societal misconceptions around divorce, and her inspirations behind writing her two books.

To view the full show notes and more, go to themissiondaily.com

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Dec 05, 2018
What We Can Learn from the First 20 Years of Apple Ads
50:57

In this special Mission Daily/Marketing Trends crossover episode, Ian and Lauren discuss the first 20 years of Apple Ads and the lessons learned from the company renowned for its advertising and marketing campaigns.

Check out part two of the last 20 years of Apple Ads on the next episode of Marketing Trends

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Dec 04, 2018
The Peaks and Valleys of Travel
38:08

Rolf Potts is an American travel writer, essayist, and author. He has written multiple books including Vagabonding, Souvenir, and Marco Polo Didn't Go There. His travel writing has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Salon.com, Slate.com, The Guardian, and World Hum. In this episode, Rolf shares his thoughts on the peaks and valleys of travel and the value of souvenirs.

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Dec 03, 2018
The Art of Lifestyle Experiments with AJ Jacobs
34:10

AJ Jacobs is a New York Times bestselling author and journalist who is best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments. In this conversation, AJ shares his writing process behind his new book Thanks a Thousand, the power of acting as if, and his creative approach to marketing his books and writing.

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Nov 30, 2018
The Soul of a Deal and Making Deals in the Digital Age
23:56

Chad sat down with entrepreneur and author of The Soul of a Deal: Making Deals in the Digital Age Richard Wolpert. Richard shares with us what he learned about deals, when to say no and his advice for young entrepreneurs.

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Nov 29, 2018
How to Get a Job That Doesn’t Exist
37:58

Ian sat down with Sean Sheppard, a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Growth X. In this conversation, Sean shares his successes and failures from being an entrepreneur, how to prepare for jobs that do not exist and what skills you will need to develop for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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Nov 28, 2018
Introducing Marketing Trends
14:22

Ian and Chad sit down to discuss The Mission's new podcast, Marketing Trends! They talk about their background in marketing, why they decided to produce Marketing Trends, and what you can expect in the upcoming season.

To view the full show notes and more, go to themissiondaily.com

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Nov 27, 2018
The Future of Social Media Will Surprise You
36:15

Chad sat down with Gina Bianchini, CEO and co-founder of Mighty Networks. In this conversation, they discuss the future of social media, Gina’s passion for human systems, and how to cultivate the right mindset to take advantage of revolutions.

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Nov 26, 2018
A Thanksgiving Message From The Mission
02:21

This Thanksgiving, Ian and Chad take a minute to talk about what they are most thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to you!

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Nov 21, 2018
Why You Need To Be Writing In Your Books
17:56

In this episode, Chad and Stephanie answer a listener’s questions on reading. Together, they talked about the value of rereading, why you should be marking up your books and how Chad remembers all of those quotes.

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Nov 20, 2018
How to Practice Gratitude
14:19

Get ready for Thanksgiving week as Chad and Stephanie talk about the value of expressing gratitude and why you should handwrite thank you notes.

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Nov 19, 2018
How to Reconcile With Yourself
36:07

Chad sat down with former gymnast and human movement coach Carl Paoli. Together, they talked about what Carl learned from failing to get to the Olympics, how to reconcile with yourself and what you can do to handle the haters.

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Nov 16, 2018
Austen Allred: Why Schools Need to Place Priority on Job Placement
28:16

On this episode of the Mission Daily, CEO and Co-Founder of Lambda School Austen Allred joins the show to discuss designing a more affordable education system and why schools need to place priority on job placement for graduates.

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Nov 15, 2018
Personal Data, Bitcoin and the Future of Human Rights
29:19

Chad sits down with Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation. In this conversation, they discuss the work Alex does at the Human Rights Foundation, the two kinds of technology that are changing society and one man’s story about defecting from North Korea that will leave you in awe.

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Nov 14, 2018
The Value of Human Stories and Why Advertising Your Podcast Doesn’t Work (Pt. 2)
51:54

On today’s episode of the Mission Daily, Chad and Chris Lochhead of the Legends and Losers podcast discuss why advertising your podcast doesn’t work and the pitfalls of censoring yourself.

Also, Chris shares a motivational message you’ll want to hear.

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Nov 13, 2018
How to Build A Successful Podcast (Pt. 1)
43:27

Chad was a guest on the Legends and Losers Podcast with Chris Lochhead. In part one of this two-part interview, they discussed the structure of the Mission's business model, the keys to successful marketing, and what the greatest content companies have in common with each other.

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Nov 12, 2018
A Special Episode for Our Listeners
21:53

We did it, everyone! The Mission Daily has surpassed one million downloads, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you so much for listening. We promise to continue to bring awesome content to you for the years to come.

To celebrate 1,000,000 downloads, The Mission Daily is rebroadcasting our most popular episode of all time, Creating More Opportunites for Yourself.

In this episode, Chad and Stephanie discuss how to create more opportunities by identifying new platforms for opportunities and learning to develop a social presence.

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Nov 09, 2018
How The Internet is Democratizing Education
24:54

On this episode of The Mission Daily, Chad sits down with Russ Roberts, a former economics professor and the host of the EconTalk podcast. Together, they discuss the future of higher education, the lessons Russ learned from teaching, and how the internet is democratizing education.

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Nov 08, 2018
Life Lessons Learned from the Iditarod (Pt. 2)
23:59

In part two of this exclusive interview on The Mission Daily, Chad sits down with Debbie Clarke Moderow, author of Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail.

Debbie tells the story of how she bounced back to finish Iditarod the second time and the unbreakable bond she forged between her and her dogs.

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Nov 07, 2018
Life Lessons Learned from the Iditarod (Pt. 1)
22:13

On this episode of The Mission Daily, Chad sits down with Debbie Clarke Moderow, author of Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail.  

In part one of this two-part exclusive interview, Debbie shares her story of resilience, the lessons she learned from running the Iditarod and what her dogs taught her about trust and leadership.

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Nov 06, 2018
Mission-Driven Founders and Finding the Next Generation of Leaders
34:00

Brandon Shelton is the Founder and Managing Partner of TFX Capital. In this episode of The Mission Daily, Brandon shares the value of hiring and supporting veteran founders and employees, his experience on the trading floor during the 2008 financial collapse and finding the next generation of leaders.

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Nov 05, 2018
Why It’s up to Cities to Start Changing Environmental Policies
53:31

In this episode, Ian sat down with Laura Tam, Sustainable Development Policy Director for SPUR. They talked about constructing environmentally friendly buildings, smart infrastructure and why it’s up to cities to start changing environmental policies.

This week The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting themission.co/cities.

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Nov 02, 2018
The Current State of Construction
30:26

Zach Scheel is the CEO of Rhumbix. In this episode, Zach shares the problems Rhumbix is trying to solve and why slow construction causes more problems than slow traffic. 

This week The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting themission.co/cities.

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Nov 01, 2018
How Healthcare Will Be Different in Cities of the Future
36:37

Grant Geiger is the founder and CEO of EIR Healthcare, a startup that brings modular construction techniques to healthcare facilities. He told us how healthcare will be different in cities of the future, and how his company can not only decrease the cost of building hospitals, they could actually improve patient outcomes.

This week The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting themission.co/cities.

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Oct 31, 2018
The Ways and Means of Decreasing Housing Costs
31:38

Marty Kooistra is the Executive Director of the Housing Development Consortium for Seattle and King County. In this interview, Marty shares ways we can decrease housing costs and why we need an exponential solution for the housing crisis.

This week The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting themission.co/cities.

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Oct 30, 2018
How Building Materials Are Impacting City Planning
46:15

Clark Manus is the CEO of Heller Manus. In this interview, Clark shares how to plan and design cities when new variables continue to be added. He also shares how building materials are impacting city planning.

Enter October’s Giveaway for a chance to win a 12-inch MacBook and $300 Apple app store credit! The contest ends at the end of the month so be sure to click the link with your chance to win: themission.co/giveaway.

This week The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting themission.co/cities.

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Oct 29, 2018
A Housing Crisis Is on the Horizon
39:44

Craig Curtis is the Head of Architecture at Katerra, a technology-driven offsite construction company. In this interview, Craig shares with us why it’s crucial to build better with a looming housing crisis on the horizon. He also shares how innovations in construction can revitalize resort towns like Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Enter October’s Giveaway for a chance to win a 12-inch MacBook and $300 Apple app store credit! The contest ends at the end of the month so be sure to click the link with your chance to win: themission.co/giveaway.

This week The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting themission.co/cities.

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Oct 26, 2018
How Recycled Materials Are Changing City Skylines
44:41

Steven Kieran and James Timberlake are co-founders of the award-winning architecture firm, KieranTimberlake. In this interview, Steve and James share their thoughts on mass customization in architecture and how recycled materials are changing city skylines.

Enter October’s Giveaway for a chance to win a 12-in MacBook and $300 Apple app store credit! The contest ends at the end of the month so be sure to click the link with your chance to win: themission.co/giveaway.

This week, The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting themission.co/cities.

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Oct 25, 2018
The Value of Mobility Within a City
56:42

Ian sat down with Ryan Popple, President and CEO of Proterra. In this interview, they discussed electric vehicles, how diesel buses are costing us money, and the value of mobility within a city.

Enter October’s Giveaway for a chance to win a 12-inch MacBook and $300 Apple app store credit! The contest ends at the end of the month so be sure to click the link with your chance to win: themission.co/giveaway.

This week The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting themission.co/cities.

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Oct 24, 2018
The Building of Better Work Spaces
34:56

Deano Roberts is the Senior Director of Global Workplace and Real Estate for Slack. In this conversation, Ian and Deano talk about the building of better workspaces, why your best work is done in eight hours, and the value of learning to work within a community.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets so visit signal.twilio.com and use the code MISSION20 at checkout.

Enter October’s Giveaway for a chance to win a 12-in MacBook and $300 Apple app store credit! The contest ends at the end of the month so be sure to click the link with your chance to win: themission.co/giveaway.

This week The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting the themission.co/cities.

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Oct 23, 2018
Self-Driving Cars and Alleviating Traffic
44:22

Jody Kelman is the Director for the Self-Driving Platform at Lyft. In this conversation, Ian and Jody talk about the future of self-driving cars, what makes a city happy, and how the new technologies coming to ridesharing platforms could save 40,000 lives a year.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets so visit signal.twilio.com and use the code MISSION20 at checkout.

Enter October’s Giveaway for a chance to win a 12-in MacBook and $300 Apple app store credit! The contest ends at the end of the month so be sure to click the link with your chance to win: themission.co/giveaway.

This week The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting the themission.co/cities.

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Oct 22, 2018
Future Trends, Data, and Building Better Roads
47:40

Di-Ann Eisnor is the former Director of Growth for Waze and current Director for Google’s Area 120. In this interview, Ian and Di-Ann discuss how cities and companies are beginning to use data collection, future trends in city design, and how technology can help us experience cities.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets so visit signal.twilio.com and use the code MISSION20 at checkout.

Enter October’s Giveaway for a chance to win a 12-in MacBook and $300 Apple app store credit! The contest ends at the end of the month so be sure to click the link with your chance to win: themission.co/giveaway.

This week The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting the themission.co/cities.

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Oct 19, 2018
Home-Sharing, Multi-Use Spaces, and Airbnb
49:05

Chris Lehane is Head of Global Policy and Communications for Airbnb. In this interview, Ian and Chris talk about how homes are changing, the greatest natural resource of any community, and how Airbnb wants to influence how you experience a city.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets so visit signal.twilio.com and use the code MISSION20 at checkout.

Enter October’s Giveaway for a chance to win a 12-in MacBook and $300 Apple app store credit! The contest ends at the end of the month so be sure to click the link with your chance to win: themission.co/giveaway.

This week The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting the themission.co/cities.

To view the full show notes and more, go to themissiondaily.com

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Oct 18, 2018
The Life, Death and Rebirth of Detroit
59:39

Jed Howbert is the former Group Executive Chief for Planning, Housing, and Development for the City of Detroit. In this conversation, Ian and Jed talk about the rebirth of Motor City and what the city is doing to adapt and attract new residents.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets so visit signal.twilio.com and use the code MISSION20 at checkout.

Enter October’s Giveaway for a chance to win a 12-in MacBook and $300 Apple app store credit! The contest ends at the end of the month so be sure to click the link with your chance to win: themission.co/giveaway.

This week The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting the themission.co/cities.

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Oct 17, 2018
The Future of Construction and How to Incentivize Change
49:41

Trevor Schick is the President of Katerra Materials. In this episode, Ian and Trevor talk about sustainability in building, how to incentivize change in stagnant businesses and why you need to be optimizing your materials.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets so visit signal.twilio.com and use the code MISSION20 at checkout.

Enter October’s Giveaway for a chance to win a 12-in MacBook and $300 Apple app store credit! The contest ends at the end of the month so be sure to click the link with your chance to win: themission.co/giveaway.

This week The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting the themission.co/cities.

To view the full show notes and more, go to themissiondaily.com

The Mission creates custom media for world-class companies. To connect with our team of creatives, please reach us at info@themission.co.

Oct 16, 2018
Scooters, Cars and the Future of Shared Transportation
48:40

Emily Warren is the Senior Director for Policy and Public Affairs at Lime. In this interview, Ian and Emily talk about the future of transportation and why we are about to see a Cambrian Explosion of transportation options. She also told us why you might never want to own a car again.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets so visit signal.twilio.com and use the code MISSION20 at checkout.

Enter October’s Giveaway for a chance to win a 12-in MacBook and $300 Apple app store credit! The contest ends at the end of the month so be sure to click the link with your chance to win: themission.co/giveaway.

This week The Mission Daily is presenting interviews from our new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting the themission.co/cities.

To view the full show notes and more, go to themissiondaily.com

The Mission creates custom media for world-class companies. To connect with our team of creatives, please reach us at info@themission.co.

Oct 15, 2018
What Three College Students Did With Hard Work, Some Patience, and The Cold Hard Truth
15:27

On this episode of The Mission Daily, Chad and Stephanie tell the story of a group of college students who used what they had to create one of the most successful games in history. They also talk about pushing through your limits, the power of patience when building, and the right way to compare yourself.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

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The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Oct 12, 2018
Time, Whales, and The Quest For Work-Life Balance
17:46

How much time should be devoted to work? How much time should be dedicated to socializing? What does a whale have to do with any of this? In this episode of The Mission Daily, Chad and Stephanie talk about finding ways to balance work and life and what Moby Dick can teach you about work and passion.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

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Oct 11, 2018
How Melrose Place Helped Shannon Duffy Become A Marketing Whiz
34:32

On this edition of The Mission Daily, Mission Co-Founder Ian Faison sits down with Shannon Duffy, SVP of Product Marketing at Salesforce. Together, they discussed how to build a team you can trust, how the show "Melrose Place" inspired Shannon to get into marketing, and what it takes to keep the complex simple.  

This interview is an exclusive preview of our upcoming podcast release, Marketing Trends.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Oct 10, 2018
The Power of A Flexible Mindset
18:58

Welcome to another awesome episode of The Mission Daily! Mindsets determine everything. They decide what you won’t try and what you will try.  In this edition, Chad and Stephanie talk about the power of a good mindset. They also dive into how to recognize a fixed mindset from a flexible one and how you can improve your mindset right now.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Oct 09, 2018
Here’s The Hardest And Most Valuable Habit You’ll Want To Learn
15:50

Anger can be a powerful and destructive emotion. Without the proper tools to harness it, it can negatively impact your life, your work and those around you. In this episode, Chad and Stephanie discuss how to identify the real source of your anger, how to avoid taking it out on others, and quick, effective ways to get out of the cycle of anger and frustration.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Oct 08, 2018
How to Create Meaningful Relationships
31:07

In the first-ever TMD Friday Hangout, Chad sits down with TMD Producer Mike Liguori and the outstanding videographer team of Kristine and Patrick to talk relationships and how to create meaningful bonds.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Oct 05, 2018
Stephanie Postles on How The Mission Began and The Current State of Women in Business (Part 2)
31:59

In part two of this interview, Stephanie tells TMD Producer Mike Liguori her side of how The Mission got its start, the current state of women in business and what she has learned as a co-founder.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Oct 04, 2018
Stephanie Postles On Motherhood, Running a Business, And What Companies Can Do To Help Working Moms (Part 1)
31:21

TMD Producer Mike Liguori sat down with Stephanie Postles to talk about cryptocurrency, how she met Chad and balancing work and motherhood. This is part one of a two-part interview.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Oct 03, 2018
How to Make Business Less Cut-Throat, Where The Mission Came From, and What Chad’s Learned From Being A Dad (Part 2)
24:21

In part two, Chad and Producer Mike talk about The Mission’s origins, the value of using placeholders and the key to time management.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

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To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Oct 02, 2018
Life, Writing and Ninja Turtles with Producer Mike (Part 1)
21:54

In this special episode, Chad talks with Producer Mike for a discussion about life, writing, and their favorite Ninja Turtles. This episode is part one of this two-part interview.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Oct 01, 2018
Love, Marriage and Divorce with Danielle Teller
38:17

In this episode of The Mission Daily, Chad sat down with Dr. Danielle Teller, author of All the Ever Afters and Sacred Cows. They talked about marriage, societal misconceptions around divorce, and her inspirations behind writing her two books.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 28, 2018
The Future of Biotech with Karsten Temme
28:51

Chad sits down with Doctor Karsten Temme, the CEO of Pivot Bio, a company that researches and develops sustainable and environmentally friendly farming methods. In this episode, Chad and Dr. Temme talk synthetic biology, the new wave of biotechnology and start-ups and why we won’t need fertilizer for crops for much longer.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 27, 2018
Life, Music, and Silicon Valley with Divine
53:08

We’re back with all new episodes and interviews! In this episode, Chad talked with hip hop artist, tech influencer and recent Silicon Valley transplant Divine. They talked about Divine’s life and the lessons he learned from being incarcerated to becoming a major player in the tech industry.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 26, 2018
The Seven Keys to Building Fellowship, Revisited
19:30

In the final part in our ten-part series on accelerated learning, Chad and Stephanie talk about the importance of limiting what tech you use, crushing negativity and seven keys to forming fellowships with the best and brightest.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 25, 2018
A New Kind of News, Revisited
12:20

In case you missed it, The Mission Daily is re-releasing our first ten-part series on accelerated learning! For those who’ve listened to us from the start, it’s a good opportunity to revisit these important tips for how to be a better you. For those who are new to TMD, this series is a great spot to kick off and explain what, exactly, accelerated learning is. 

In today’s episode, Chad and Stephanie discuss the state of news, how to find news that matters, and what sort of news you should consume. Chad and Stephanie also cover the process of what goes into The Mission Daily newsletter and how we choose the stories to help you create the best version of yourself.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 24, 2018
Secrets, Revisited
15:03

In case you missed it, The Mission Daily is re-releasing our first ten-part series on accelerated learning! For those who’ve listened to us from the start, it’s a good opportunity to revisit these important tips for how to be a better you. For those who are new to TMD, this series is a great spot to kick off and explain what, exactly, accelerated learning is. 

Secrets, everybody’s got them. In this episode, we discuss why they aren’t a bad thing and how you can use your own secrets (and the secrets of others) to reach your goals and improve yourself.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 21, 2018
The One Habit That Will Make You Rich, Revisited
14:38

In case you missed it, The Mission Daily is re-releasing our first ten-part series on accelerated learning! For those who’ve listened to us from the start, it’s a good opportunity to revisit these important tips for how to be a better you. For those who are new to TMD, this series is a great spot to kick off and explain what, exactly, accelerated learning is.

So what is this mysterious habit? Well, you should really listen to find out. But I’ll give you a hint: It involves thinking more about what technologies you choose to adopt. To know more (and to learn how to apply that principle), hit play and listen up!

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 20, 2018
The 3 Skills Nobody Wants to Master, Revisited
23:33

In case you missed it, The Mission Daily is re-releasing our first ten-part series on accelerated learning! For those who’ve listened to us from the start, it’s a good opportunity to revisit these important tips for how to be a better you. For those who are new to TMD, this series is a great spot to kick off and explain what, exactly, accelerated learning is.

In today’s episode, Chad and Stephanie talk about the three most important skills to master for a better life and why people rarely choose to invest time into learning them.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 19, 2018
Finding Your Mission and Meaning, Revisited
09:50

In case you missed it, The Mission Daily is re-releasing our first ten-part series on accelerated learning! For those who’ve listened to us from the start, it’s a good opportunity to revisit these important tips for how to be a better you. For those who are new to TMD, this series is a great spot to kick off and explain what, exactly, accelerated learning is.

Chad and Ian talk about how to find meaning in life, why you need to be following your own path (not someone else’s) and why we all need to find our own hero’s journey.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 18, 2018
Creating Value and Making More Money, Revisited
12:14

In case you missed it, The Mission Daily is re-releasing our first ten-part series on accelerated learning! For those who’ve listened to us from the start, it’s a good opportunity to revisit these important tips for how to be a better you. For those who are new to TMD, this series is a great spot to kick off and explain what, exactly, accelerated learning is.

In this episode, Chad and Ian talk about how to ethically create money, why Seinfeld almost didn’t get off the ground, and Ian’s favorite chicken recipe.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 17, 2018
Travels and Adventures For Mind Expansion, Revisited
16:24

In case you missed it, The Mission Daily is re-releasing our first ten-part series on accelerated learning! For those who’ve listened to us from the start, it’s a good opportunity to revisit these important tips for how to be a better you. For those who are new to TMD, this series is a great spot to kick off and explain what, exactly, accelerated learning is.

In this episode, Chad and Ian talk about the importance of travel and how it can force you to focus on the present. They also discuss how adventure can deepen relationships and fellowships by putting them through a stress test.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 14, 2018
Supercharging Your Creativity, Revisited
16:35

In case you missed it, The Mission Daily is re-releasing our first ten-part series on accelerated learning! For those who’ve listened to us from the start, it’s a good opportunity to revisit these important tips for how to be a better you. For those who are new to TMD, this series provides a great jumping on point and education into what, exactly, accelerated learning is.

In this episode, Chad and Ian talk about the importance of creativity and how you can learn to supercharge your creative talents.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year.

Twilio is hosting a 50% off flash sale on SIGNAL tickets today (9/13) and tomorrow (9/14)! Go to signal.twilio.com and use code MISSION10 to get an additional 10% off!"

The Mission publishes the#1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 14, 2018
Why Direct Experience Will Work For You, Revisited
14:29

To celebrate 100 episodes, The Mission Daily is re-releasing our first ten-part series on accelerated learning! For those who’ve listened to us from the start, it’s a good opportunity to revisit these important tips for how to be a better you. For those who are new to TMD, this series provides a great jumping on point and education into what, exactly, accelerated learning is.

In this episode, Chad and Ian talk about the importance of direct experience and why you need to start living your own life, and not life as experienced through someone else’s filter.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year.

Twilio is hosting a 50% off flash sale on SIGNAL tickets today (9/12) and tomorrow (9/13) only! Go to signal.twilio.com and use code MISSION10 to get an additional 10% off!"

The Mission publishes the#1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 13, 2018
A Special Announcement!
08:39

The Mission Daily will be taking a break from releasing new episodes for the next couple of days. But don’t worry, loyal listener, we have a special something just for you! Over the course of the next two weeks, TMD will be re-releasing our first ten-part series on accelerated learning!

For those who’ve listened to us from the start, it’s a good opportunity to revisit these important tips for how to be a better you. For those who are new to TMD, this series provides a great jumping on point and education into what, exactly, accelerated learning is.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year.

Twilio is hosting a 50% off flash sale on SIGNAL tickets today (9/12) and tomorrow (9/13) only! Go to signal.twilio.com and use code MISSION10 to get an additional 10% off!"

The Mission publishes the#1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

www.TheMission.co/subscribe

You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 13, 2018
An Interview with Riva-Melissa Tez
56:23

It’s The Mission Daily’s 100th episode! To celebrate, Chad sits down with philosopher, writer and venture capitalist Riva-Melissa Tez. They discuss how Riva got into venture capital, the future of AI, tech, and why Silicon Valley has a “problem” problem.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the#1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 11, 2018
The Value of Rare Books
09:26

It’s a special weekend edition of The Mission Daily! Chad talks about why you should be reading more rare books and teases some news about the future of The Mission’s podcasts.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the#1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

www.TheMission.co/subscribe

You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 10, 2018
An Interview with WeWork’s Padden Guy Murphy
29:11

Ian talks with WeWork Head of Policy Padden Guy Murphy about the future of shared spaces in cities.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.com  and using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the#1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

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You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 06, 2018
It’s All About Your Mindset
19:06

Chad and Stephanie talk about how to change your mindset from fixed to flexible.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.comand using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the#1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

www.TheMission.co/subscribe

You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 05, 2018
Direct Experience Will Work For You
16:49

Chad and Stephanie talk about the importance of real-life experiences and how those experiences can improve your perception of the world.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting SIGNAL, the customer and developer conference of the year. The Mission Daily listeners receive 20% off tickets when going to signal.twilio.comand using code MISSION20.

The Mission publishes the#1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at:

www.TheMission.co/subscribe

You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ

The Mission Studios creates custom podcasts and sponsorships for world-class companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra. Our campaigns are customized to help accomplish your biggest goals for the year. So whether you need to reach a few dozen C-Level decision makers (we’ve done that) or get your logo and brand 8M+ impressions in ~3 months (we’ve done that too!) we would love to help!

To connect with our world-class team of creatives, please reach out here or email Ian@TheMission.co

Sep 04, 2018
An Interview with Gusto CEO Josh Reeves
39:41

Ian sits down with Gusto CEO Josh Reeves to discuss the future of payroll and how Gusto is looking to circumvent outdated HR systems.

Today’s episode of The Mission Daily is brought to you by Twilio. More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. This October, Twilio is hosting S