“My WHY is to inspire people to do what inspires them so that, together, we can change our world for the better.” He says: “Simon is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. He discovered remarkable patterns about how the greatest leaders and organizations think, act and communicate.
Simon may be best known for popularizing the concept of Why in his first Ted Talk in 2009. It rose to become the third most watched on TED.com, with over 37 million views and subtitled in 46 languages … [he] is the author of multiple best selling books including Start With Why (global best seller), Leaders Eat Last (New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller), Together is Better (New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller) and Find Your Why.”
His Podcast A Bit of Optimism He says “During these times, we are all having to find new ways to connect. Starting June 1, join me every week from my kitchen table as I talk with people that inspire me, about love, life, leadership and silver linings. The hope is that we all leave with something I think we need these days… A Bit of Optimism.” Episodes to July 2020:
6 JUL 2020 Entrepreneurship with Helene and Seth Godin
Entrepreneurship with Helene and Seth Godin
An entrepreneur is not what most people think…that’s what I discussed with marketing guru and serial entrepreneur Seth Godin and his entrepreneur wife, Helene. I learned a lot and I laughed I lot, I really do love them. This is… A Bit of Optimism
29 JUN 2020 Leadership with Bob Chapman
I imagine a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired, feel safe wherever they are, and end the day fulfilled by the work that they do. Bob Chapman, legendary CEO of manufacturing company Barry-Wehmiller, has done more than most other leaders to bring that vision to life. A mentor of mine, I asked him to share his thoughts on Leadership. This is… A Bit Of Optimism
22 JUN 2020 Service with Maria Shriver
I wanted to talk about Service. Given how she lives her life, Maria Shriver was the perfect person to talk to. We went for a socially distanced walk together in LA and talked about how we can leave this world in better shape than we found it. This is… A Bit of Optimism.
15 JUN 2020 How To Have Difficult Conversations with David Harris
I have a desire to have necessary and difficult conversations. But I don’t always know how to start them. My brilliant friend and colleague David Harris helped and guided me. My goal is that this podcast helps others start those uncomfortable conversations that need to be had right now for us all to move forward. This is… A Bit Of Optimism.
8 JUN 2020 Hope with Curtis Martin
Our nation is facing a challenge unlike it’s faced in decades. There’s anger, there’s fear, there’s exhaustion. This week I’ve reached out to friends to have necessary and uncomfortable conversations. One call was to my friend, NFL Hall Of Famer Curtis Martin, who sees the world and understands people in a remarkable way. We talked about the lessons he’s learned and the insights he has which I believe will help us navigate through this together. Because we have to go through it together. This is…. A Bit of Optimism.
1 JUN 2020 Relationships with Christina Tosi and Will Guidara
Relationships with Christina Tosi and Will Guidara
The best way to learn more about what it takes to build a great relationship is to spend time with people who have a great relationship. That’s why I called my favorite couple – Christina Tosi, founder of Milk Bar, and Will Guidara, co-founder of Eleven Madison Park and the Welcome Conference. Everything the three of us talked about sparked new insights into what it means to have and build a great relationship. Take a listen and enjoy A Bit of Optimism.”