RECENT EPISODES – LISTEN & WATCH BELOW:
Longevity & Anti-Aging – Eric Marcotulli, CEO, Elysium Health
By Bob Johnston
September 29, 2021
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Longevity & Anti-Aging – Eric Marcotulli, CEO, Elysium Health
We’re kicking off the Fall podcast season with a deep dive discussion around longevity and anti-aging with Elysium Health’s Co-founder and CEO, Eric Marcotulli. I first interviewed Eric at the Executive Council’s annual Health & Biotech Summit in 2017, which feels like forever ago, particularly given all of the buzz around anti-aging regimens and the popularization of the space from various industry leaders and mainstream press.
Mobile is the Future of Voting – Nimit Sawhney, CEO, Voatz
By Bob Johnston
May 15, 2021
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Mobile is the Future of Voting – Nimit Sawhney, CEO, Voatz
Nimit Sawhney is Co-Founder and CEO of Voatz, Inc, an elections platform that uses identity proofing, biometrics, and blockchain technology to enable end-to-end verifiable and accessible remote voting via smartphones and tablets. Voatz has run more than 76 elections in partnership with both major political parties at the state level, as well as with state/county governments, towns, cities, universities, and professional organizations.
Health eVillages CEO – Donato Tramuto
By Bob Johnston
April 23, 2021
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Health eVillages CEO – Donato Tramuto
Donato Tramuto talks about compassionate leadership and lessons for CEOs around transformation, during this time. We also discuss his founding and selling two startups – one to Merck and the other to United Health – plus his theories around Herd Kindness, giving back/legacy, and a phrase he's coined called "collab-ovation." Donato is legally deaf, was bullied as a kid, and is one of the most...
Startup Stories – Gr8nola CEO, Erica Liu Williams
By Bob Johnston
April 16, 2021
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Startup Stories – Gr8nola CEO, Erica Liu Williams
It’s no easy feat starting a business. Are entrepreneurs born fearless or can this mindset be tapped into and developed through life experiences? Today’s guest, Erica Liu Williams, founder of Gr8nola, is a driven founder, yet it took her a few steps to get there from A to B. Erica attended Stanford on a swimming scholarship and, upon graduation, wasn’t particularly career-driven. Instead, her ambition was to be a homemaker.
Titans of Finance – Jon Korngold, Blackstone
By Bob Johnston
April 1, 2021
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Titans of Finance – Jon Korngold, Blackstone
Despite a global pandemic, it’s been a remarkable year for the markets, both public and private. The Dow and NASDAQ reached (and are still reaching) record highs and the number of private equity and venture capital deals has been at a fever pitch. My guest today, Jon Korngold, has a front row seat from the world’s largest investment firm – Blackstone. Jon is the Global Head of Blackstone Growth (BXG), which provides capital, resources and a deep network to high growth companies.
Energy for Success – Dr. Barry Morguelan Part I
By Bob Johnston
March 23, 2021
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Energy for Success – Dr. Barry Morguelan Part I
Imagine if you could tap into your own energy supply to feel better. Dr. Barry Morguelan will teach you just how to do that, and more. “Dr. B.” has spent the past 25 years teaching a special approach to using energy for success, which is a 5,000 year old approach that he learned in China. Dr. B. Is the fist English-speaking person to be trained in this methodology.
On Bitcoin – MicroStrategy Chairman & CEO, Michael Saylor
By Bob Johnston
March 22, 2021
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On Bitcoin – MicroStrategy Chairman & CEO, Michael Saylor
One of the major seismic shifts in the markets since last Summer has been the increasing (and massive) adoption of Bitcoin by financial institutions, corporations, family offices, and retail investors (i.e. you and me). My guest today is Michael Saylor, Chairman & CEO of MicroStrategy. MicroStrategy has purchased more than $2Bn in Bitcoin since last Summer, using both cash and sales of convertible debt. As of today, it’s worth close to $5Bn.
The Bob Robert Podcast
By Bob Johnston
March 12, 2021
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The Bob Robert Podcast
In the immortal words of Monty Python, now for something completely different…my guest today is Robert Dowling, who might win an award for being the most interesting person. He also happens to be one of the most accomplished and connected PR execs on the planet, having cut his teeth heading up Weber Shandwick’s Silicon Valley Office, running Fleishman-Hillard’s east coast office, and now operating his own firm, Hudson Cutler, which has offices in New York City and Los Angeles.
The A.I. (R)Evolution – Google's Barak Turovsky
By Bob Johnston
March 8, 2021
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The A.I. (R)Evolution – Google's Barak Turovsky
Will A.I. eat the world, as Elon Musk and others are predicting? My guest today is Barak Turovsky, Director of Product for Google A.I.. He’s been working on “A.I.” for so long that there was no name for it during his days doing video and audio surveillance in the Israeli Military Intelligence Corps.
Life Inside a Fast Growth Startup - Zach Garippa, CEO, Negotiatus
By Bob Johnston
February 26, 2021
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Life Inside a Fast Growth Startup - Zach Garippa, CEO, Negotiatus
Creating something out of nothing is a mystery for many of us, particularly if you’ve worked in the corporate world for many years. In today’s podcast. I sit down with Zach Garippa, Co-founder and CEO of Negotiatius, to look under the hood and discuss life inside a startup. We dig into the business and personal sides of launching a startup and de-bunk myths about the entrepreneurial mindset.
Titans of Finance – Sir Ronald Cohen on Impact Investing
By Bob Johnston
January 26, 2021
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Titans of Finance – Sir Ronald Cohen on Impact Investing
Sir Ronald Cohen is recognized as the father of impact investment and European venture capital (for which he was knighted). He is a pioneering philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor, and social innovator, who is driving forward the global Impact Revolution. He is the author of IMPACT: Reshaping Capitalism to Drive Real Change, which was published in 2020 by Penguin Random House.
Stephen Revetria – President, San Francisco Giants Enterprises
By Bob Johnston
December 7, 2020
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Stephen Revetria – President, San Francisco Giants Enterprises
One of the big issues that’s top of mind right now for all businesses is the ability to innovate around meaningful customer experiences. Not just because they lead to customers who are ‘delighted' (bow to Tony Hsieh at Zappos) – but also because they drive massive loyalty and lifelong engagement.My guest today is Stephen Revetria who, as President of San Francisco Giants Enterprises, is on the cutting edge of curating and developing new fan experiences.
Titans of Finance – Raoul Pal on Bitcoin & Macro Investing
By Bob Johnston
October 28, 2020
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Titans of Finance – Raoul Pal on Bitcoin & Macro Investing
There’s a lot of scuttlebutt about Bitcoin these days. Perhaps its most prominent proponent is former Goldman Sachs executive and RealVision founder, Raoul Pal. I’ve been eager to have Raoul on the podcast to discuss his vision for Bitcoin because he’s not a tech or diehard Bitcoin person – instead, he comes from the world of finance and has a more objective and surgical analysis of Bitcoin, which he believes is the best asset to come along in generations.
Pauline Brown on Aesthetic Intelligence ("the other A.I.")
By Bob Johnston
October 21, 2020
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Pauline Brown on Aesthetic Intelligence ("the other A.I.")
Q: Why do we love brands like Apple, Yeti (love a cooler – yes!) and Vespa? A: Because we feel them. The leaders at these companies have figured out how to decipher what feel and look good to them and mobilize teams to embed it in the products. This is pure magic.
Teladoc's Yulun Wang, Ph.D. – Pursuing the Digital Health Brass Ring
By Bob Johnston
October 1, 2020
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Teladoc's Yulun Wang, Ph.D. – Pursuing the Digital Health Brass Ring
It’s probably safe to say that we’ve all had firsthand experience with telehealth over the past seven months. Even my ol’ Mom is an expert at Zooming with her doctor. Where are we as a society with telehealth? Which ailments are best suited for telehealth? And, most importantly, where are we headed?
The Topic on the Mind of Every CEO and Board – Managed by Q Founder, Dan Teran
By Bob Johnston
September 22, 2020
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The Topic on the Mind of Every CEO and Board – Managed by Q Founder, Dan Teran
With the exception of cybersecurity (i.e. protecting remote employees), the topic on the minds of nearly every enterprise CEO and board these days is…wait for it…Workplace Management. Today’s guest is Dan Teran, founder of Managed by Q – a leading workplace management technology platform, which was sold to WeWork last year.
Mobility & Movement – LA Clippers Head Chiropractor – Dr. Joey Mattina
By Bob Johnston
September 1, 2020
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Mobility & Movement – LA Clippers Head Chiropractor – Dr. Joey Mattina
My guest today is Dr. Joey Mattina who, at the age of 33, is the head chiropractor for the LA Clippers. He also works with legendary chiropractor, Dr. Dennis Colonello, at Peak Wellness in Los Angeles, whose patients include athletes from the NBA to the NFL. Joey has a sixth sense for how to heal the body, whether you're a pro athlete or just been sitting too much like most of us nowadays.
Racing Legend – Michael Andretti
By Bob Johnston
August 18, 2020
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Racing Legend – Michael Andretti
It’s safe to say that you’ve probably been living under a rock if you’ve never heard the Andretti name, which has been synonymous with auto racing for decades. What you may not know is the personal story behind racing legend, family scion, and current Andretti Autosport CEO, Michael Andretti.
Startup Stories – Boxed CEO, Chieh Huang
By Bob Johnston
August 5, 2020
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Startup Stories – Boxed CEO, Chieh Huang
Boxed has established itself as a major force in the world of online commerce with a brand that has a highly curated and artful shopping experience, yet thankfully no signs of hubris. After talking with CEO Chieh Huang, I can see why they are crushing it but remain humble. He embodies the brand and, frankly, no easy feat to pull off this balance in such a highly competitive industry.
Startup Stories – Noom CEO, Saeju Jeong
By Bob Johnston
July 20, 2020
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Startup Stories – Noom CEO, Saeju Jeong
Today’s podcast dissects the inspiring story of Saeju Jeong, co-founder and CEO of Noom, arguably the most important weight loss app on the market. Saeju is a witty, soulful, exceptional leader. It was such a pleasure talking with him and hearing about his humble beginnings, from coming to NYC from South Korea and selling 99¢ trinkets on the streets, to meeting his co-founder and building Noom.
Monumental Sports President (Wizards & Capitals) – Jim Van Stone
By Bob Johnston
July 9, 2020
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Monumental Sports President (Wizards & Capitals) – Jim Van Stone
There's a lot of lessons on leadership and tenacity from sports, which is why I love talking with and interviewing sports execs. Out of all of them, Jim Van Stone might have the most diverse experience – he’s worked at five teams in four leagues over his 30-year career.
Online Voting – It's All About Digital Transformation
By Bob Johnston
June 25, 2020
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Online Voting – It's All About Digital Transformation
We’re covering a topic today that has been getting a lot of press attention – online voting. The media often presents either the left or right view, but as it turns out the majority of citizens don’t fall squarely into one camp or another. Larry Moore is Co-Chair of Voting Rights at the National Council for Independent Living and Kahlil (KB) Byrd is the founder and CEO of Invest America.
Titans of Finance – Peter J. Solomon, Founder, PJ SOLOMON
By Bob Johnston
June 16, 2020
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Titans of Finance – Peter J. Solomon, Founder, PJ SOLOMON
Peter J. Solomon is founder of PJ Solomon, one of the country’s first independent investment banks. But, I bet very few of you know him as a keeper of bees, an avid birder, or as a collector of children’s books. Peter recently authored the book, “Wasting Time Constructively: A Guide to a Balanced Life”, in which Peter documents his journey to success and obstacles encountered along the way.
Startup Stories – CommonBond CEO, David Klein
By Bob Johnston
June 10, 2020
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Startup Stories – CommonBond CEO, David Klein
If you've ever tried to secure a student loan, you know how frustrating it can be. David Klein, CEO of CommonBond, set out to change things. His goal was simple – launch a digital startup to automate the archaic student loan industry. Fast forward eight years, and CommonBond has facilitated more than $6 billion in student loans. Oh, and his 201st investor pitch became their lead investor (Driven!)
St. Louis Blues CEO – Chris Zimmerman
By Bob Johnston
June 9, 2020
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St. Louis Blues CEO – Chris Zimmerman
St. Louis Blues CEO, Chris Zimmerman, discusses what lessons in storytelling, trust and how you behave can be gleaned from running a sports team (Tim cut his teeth in advertising and c-level roles at Nike and Saatchi & Saatchi). We also cover the amazing ‘story’ of how the Blues came from last place and won the Stanley Cup, his time as a player and coach at the collegiate level, and much more.
Exploring the Space Frontier – Chad Anderson, Managing Partner, Space Capital
By Bob Johnston
June 2, 2020
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Exploring the Space Frontier – Chad Anderson, Managing Partner, Space Capital
The head of the first venture fund dedicated to investing in the Space industry discusses why it could be affordable for the typical citizen-tourist to travel to space sooner than we think, the partnership between SpaceX and NASA (and NASA's suddenly-sexy brand), the roughly $400 billion being invested in Space-related startups, how early space tourism resembles early airplane tourism...and more.
Tennis Legend Venus Williams & Zeel CEO Samer Hamadeh
By Bob Johnston
May 28, 2020
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Tennis Legend Venus Williams & Zeel CEO Samer Hamadeh
A riff with Zeel CEO and Venus Williams. We covered a lot of topics ranging from what they each do to keep a calm head during times of crisis, to keeping employees (and yourself) fit using virtual environments. How can you combat “tech neck” (if you’re spending too much time hunching over your device like the rest of us!)? Plus, you’ll hear a lot around their incredible entrepreneurial mindset.
Atlanta Falcons CEO – Steve Cannon
By Bob Johnston
May 19, 2020
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Atlanta Falcons CEO – Steve Cannon
Atlanta Falcons CEO, Steve Cannon, discusses his leadership style and approach, serving as CEO the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United soccer, plus his days at West Point (and why it breeds leaders). We also discuss his living and working in Germany, military lessons in leadership, working for the Arthur M. Blank Group (owner of Falcons) and, last but very much not least...having 9 kids!
Seattle Storm CEO – Alisha Valavanis
By Bob Johnston
May 12, 2020
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Seattle Storm CEO – Alisha Valavanis
Seattle Storm's CEO Alisha Valavanis talks leadership, reimagining the team the past several years which led to a WNBA championship in 2018, the force of Force 10 (her sports management firm), coming fro ma family with two identical sets of twins (of which she is one)...and lots more.
Gymnastics Strength Training (GST) Guru – Paul Watson
By Bob Johnston
May 5, 2020
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Gymnastics Strength Training (GST) Guru – Paul Watson
NYC-based Transform GST co-founder & CEO, Paul Watson, discusses gymnastics strength training for adults. Paul has a strong foundation in biochemical and biomechanics sciences and on-the-ground training in martial arts (black belt), yoga and other disciplines. We compare and contrast GST with traditional weight lifting and other forms of strength training. Paul also talks about some of the ways...
BBC Contributor & Retired CEO of the English Football Association – David Davies, OBE
By Bob Johnston
May 4, 2020
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BBC Contributor & Retired CEO of the English Football Association – David Davies, OBE
David Davies, OBE (Order of the British Empire – given for chivalry), is a former CEO of the English Football Association, BBC broadcaster, FIFA and IOC advisor and legend in the UK and European sports world. He discusses growing up in Euston Station, London, interviewing everyone from royalty to prime ministers during his time at the BBC, living in Belfast and reporting from Belfast during the...
Former Tivity Health/Nutrisystem CEO – Donato Tramuto
By Bob Johnston
April 28, 2020
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Former Tivity Health/Nutrisystem CEO – Donato Tramuto
Donato Tramuto talks about compassionate leadership and lessons for CEOs around transformation, during this time. We also discuss his founding and selling two startups – one to Merck and the other to United Health – plus his theories around Herd Kindness, giving back/legacy, and a phrase he's coined called "collab-ovation." Donato is legally deaf, was bullied as a kid, and is one of the most...
Mohegan Sun Sports Chief – Amber Cox
By Bob Johnston
April 21, 2020
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Mohegan Sun Sports Chief – Amber Cox
Mohegan Sun sports head, Amber Cox, discusses managing two pro teams – WNBA's Sun and Major League Lacrosse's Black Wolves. Plus her time with the Big East, the sport-making rivalry between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird in the 80;s, plus pay equity and a lot more.
Sydney Football Club CEO – Danny Townsend
By Bob Johnston
April 15, 2020
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Sydney Football Club CEO – Danny Townsend
Sydney FC's CEO talks about his time as a professional athlete, starting and eventually selling his business for $250m to Nielsen and the parallels between business and sports.
Cybersecurity in the Enterprise & COVID-19
By Bob Johnston
April 8, 2020
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Cybersecurity in the Enterprise & COVID-19
James Kaplan, Global Head of Cybersecurity at McKinsey & Co. & Ryan Kalember, EVP, Cybersecurity Strategy at Proofpoint discuss how companies are dealing with the new threat model around COVID-19 and protecting millions of remote workers.
Toronto FC & Toronto Argonauts President – Bill Manning
By Bob Johnston
April 6, 2020
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Toronto FC & Toronto Argonauts President – Bill Manning
Toronto FC (Major League Soccer) and Toronto Argonauts (Canadian Football League) president discusses what it's like running two pro sports teams in two different leagues, hanging signs in the minors and fan engagement.
Startup Stories – 1906 CEO, Peter Barsoom
By Bob Johnston
April 1, 2020
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Startup Stories – 1906 CEO, Peter Barsoom
Former COO of New York Stock Exchange dishes on his latest venture as CEO of one of the top cannabis businesses in the US and how a horseback riding trip in Botswana changed his perspective on his place in the world.
Houston Texans CEO – Jamey Rootes
By Bob Johnston
March 31, 2020
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Houston Texans CEO – Jamey Rootes
NFL Houston Texans CEO discusses sports, leadership and running two teams in two leagues. Plus his 3-month road trip in 1992 taking informational interviews with 50 pro sports teams.
Titans of Finance – Greycroft Partners Founder, Alan Patricof
By Bob Johnston
March 24, 2020
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Titans of Finance – Greycroft Partners Founder, Alan Patricof
Alan Patricof is a founding father of Venture Capital and chairman emeritus & co-founder of Greycroft. He was an early investor in Apple, AOL, Office Depot and Audible. We cover private and public markets, advice for entrepreneurs amidst COVID-19, talking openly with your LPs and much more.
Red Cross Los Angeles CEO – Jarrett Barrios
By Bob Johnston
March 17, 2020
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Red Cross Los Angeles CEO – Jarrett Barrios
CEO of the Red Cross Los Angeles, Jarrett Barrios is a father, cook, consumer of media and an advocate. He was six blocks from the finish line during the Boston Marathon bombing (and was CEO of the Red Cross in Mass. at the time). Jarrett has become a go-to leader in the 'crisis space' and you'll learn why our conversation was, in fact, uplifting and motivational.