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Evan Thomsen

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Ep. 26 - State Of Client Acquisition: Interview With Evan Thomsen: Don't Chase The Dream Job - Build It

State Of Client Acquisition

We're back for Season 2, and open it with a BANG! This is a a sweeping tour de force with someone I've had the privilege to meet only two months ago. Evan Thomsen describes himself as the Machiavelli of Business. He has created a unique kind of consulting career for himself. See, most consultants have a specialization that they then sell. However, Evan is not particularly specialized. Instead, he weaves himself into the fabric of the company so profoundly that he becomes a close confidant to the CEO. And as such, he is able to command superior compensation and gets fascinating insights into how his clients run his companies. An unapologetic admirer of Machiavelli's realism, Evan is a well-read and erudite thinker whose musings could engage and inspire a crowd of intellectuals as much as business leaders looking for a strategic competitive advantage. Evan has published a book about his career choices under the evocative name "Don't Chase The Dream Job - Build It", available on Amazon around the world: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Chase-Dream-Build-unconventional-ebook/dp/B091F3WPK8 Miss this episode at your peril. Time Stamps: 0-5:30 intro and how we met 5:30 – 9:45 Evan the shoe salesman 9:45 – 13:15 Evan the choir director 13:15 – 18:30 How Evan gets and works with his clients 18:30 – 28:45 How Evan gets paid and weaves himself into the fabric of the company 28:45 - 43:20 How Evan learns useful skills very fast - a value-add model for consultants that’s very different from hyper-specialization or productization 43:30 - 59:45 Evan’s summary of his book “Don’t Chase The Dream Job - Build It”. A new career model. 59:45 - 1:16:30 How the personal and professional are intertwined, and how limiting your professional potential also limits your personal life. 1:16:30 - 1:26:20 Why WHO you work with matters much more than WHAT you do. 1:26:30 - 1:33:00 Nassim Taleb, Jordan Peterson and Moana - Evan’s intellectual heroes. The line where the sky meets the sea. 1:33:00 - 1:56:00 How Machiavelli is applicable to business Listen to The State Of Client Acquisition Podcast and ask any question! Sign up & submit questions: www.StateOfClientAcquisition.com Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WsHlCUL5sgc https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/state-of-client-acquisition/id1576487184

1hr 56mins

2 Sep 2021

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Don't Chase the Dream Job - Build It | Evan Thomsen

Suit Up Philosophy: Becoming Fit For Every Opportunity

Today we're joined by Evan Thomsen, author of Don't Chase the Dream Job - Build It: The Unconventional Guide to Inventing Your Career and Getting Any Job You Want. https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Chase-Dream-Build-unconventional/dp/B0991D22QY/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Connect with Evan https://www.evanthomsen.com/ https://buildthedreamjob.com/ https://princeexecutive.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/evanthomsen/ https://twitter.com/evanthomsen Connect with The Show! Follow The Show! https://terrancelayhew.com/suitup/ https://www.instagram.com/suitup.podcast/


18 Aug 2021

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Counting Sheep | Evan Thomsen - Flock Wool

The Intellectual Agrarian: Philosophy From The Farm

Our guest today is Evan Thomsen from the Flock Wool Trading Company. Together we’ll be discussing his move to Albania, Albanian agriculture, how to scale a wool company, and much more.Follow Evanhttps://flockwool.comFollow The Podcast!https://intellectualagrarian.comhttps://www.instagram.com/intellectual.agrarianhttps://www.facebook.com/intellectualagrarianhttps://www.facebook.com/tlayhew


10 Feb 2020

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Evan Thomsen - Hardcore Philosophy

As We Speak

Evan has been a track athlete, kettlebell trainer, shoe salesman, infantryman, paratrooper, singer, a cappella choir director, public speaker and MC, research assistant, fundraiser, humanitarian, entrepreneur, business consultant, photographer, YouTuber, and podcaster.Born and raised in Iowa, Evan has lived in North Carolina, Washington DC, and Chiang Mai, Thailand. He has traveled or worked in 28 countries on four continents. He has Bachelor’s and Graduate degrees in the field of international security and affairs, and conflict analysis. https://erochefoucauld.org/story-of-philosophy/

1hr 29mins

30 Nov 2018

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41 - Jeffersonian Philosophy | Evan Thomsen - eRochefoucauld

The Intellectual Agrarian: Philosophy From The Farm

Today we are concluding our interview with Evan Thomsen from eRochefoucould. Our discussion will on Jefferson’s political philosophy and it’s effect in both agriculture and our modern language. I like how our conversation re-circles some themes we discussed in the part one of our interview. Enjoy the conclusion of our interview with Evan Thomsen. Shownotes When we “build democracy” across the world, we make the mistake of ignoring the American start “Europe was built by history, America was built by philosophy.” Enlightenment Philosophy wasn’t a set list of beliefs, but rather an openness to the many ideas and exploration to discuss them First order effects, you turn on the switch and the light turns on. While yes, the switch caused the light, your actions to turn on the light was the first effect. We have a country that protects liberty, but liberty and freedom is an after effect of having an independent state Check out more shownotes by going to the interview page - https://intellectualagrarian.com/41-thomsen


8 Oct 2018

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40 - Philosophy From The Farm | Evan Thomsen - eRochefoucauld

The Intellectual Agrarian: Philosophy From The Farm

Our tagline is Philosophy from the farm, we’re going to dive into that and what that philosophy means. To discuss this out guest is Evan Thomsen from eRochefoucould and the Hardcore Philosophy Podcast. Evan has been a track athlete, kettlebell trainer, shoe salesman, infantryman, paratrooper, singer, a cappella choir director, public speaker and MC, research assistant, fundraiser, humanitarian, entrepreneur, business consultant, photographer, YouTuber, and podcaster. He’s even from Iowa. Together we’ll be discussing what lead to Evan starting his Podcasts and eRouchefoucauld, what is philosophy and how it applies to food and farming. Show Notes: The name eRouchefoucauld is a play on the French philosopher LaRouchefoucauld, who illustrated his points using aphorisms and maxims to pass philosophical concepts in quick and clever sound bites, much like Twitter or Instagram posts At it’s base philosophy is 1. A way to think and live well 2. A mechanism to make different ideas accessible 3. It’s the glue between first principles Agriculture is a basis of first principles: Seed into ground, seed grows Click the link for more Show Notes https://intellectualagrarian.com/40-thomsen Evan Thomsen's Links: https://erochefoucauld.org/ https://www.instagram.com/erochefoucauld/ Our Links! https://intellectualagrarian.com https://www.instagram.com/intellectual.agrarian https://www.facebook.com/intellectualagrarian


1 Oct 2018

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EP 16 - Life Matters More Than Opinions with Evan Thomsen

The Golden Rule Revolution with Lucas Mack

The one value that should bring people together is being ignored and we all suffer because of it. Evan Thomsen is back to discuss life, values, and why civility within society is needed now more than ever. To find out more information about Evan Thomsen go to: https://evanthomsen.com/.


4 Sep 2018

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EP 5 - The Power of And Over Or with Evan Thomsen

The Golden Rule Revolution with Lucas Mack

In our current society, the cultural narrative pushes labels and choosing sides rather than bringing people together. Learn how this not only is dangerous, but is against the very nature of man. My guest Evan Thomsen of https://erochefoucauld.org/ says, "We are at one time subject and object. We experience things subjectively and we experience them objectively." Find out how that's possible and why it's necessary to keep in mind. https://www.instagram.com/lucasjamesmack/ https://www.facebook.com/lucasmack/ http://lucasmack.com/


10 Jul 2018