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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Malcolm Collins. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Malcolm Collins, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Malcolm Collins. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Malcolm Collins, often where they are interviewed.

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Simone And Malcolm Collins | The Pragmatists Guide to Life

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Malcolm and Simone Collins are co-authors of The Pragmatist’s Guide To Life: A Guide to Creating Your Own Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions. The book is a ruthlessly pragmatic guide to creating your own answers to life’s biggest questions. Malcolm is a neuroscientist who abandoned the traditional science path for an MBA from Stanford to prove out his theories in the world as an entrepreneur. Along the way, he met wife, co-author, and business partner Simone who is an equally brilliant. She is an alumnus of the George Washington University with a Masters from University of Cambridge and served as the director of marketing at Hubpages.com. After some time in Silicon Valley and in Asia respectively, Simone and Malcolm began searching for the businesses they now run in the travel industry (TravelMax). They split their time between North American headquarters in Miami, FL and South American offices in Lima, Peru
May 13 2019 · 1hr 15mins
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993: Winning by Iterating and Keeping Going Even When Things Are Not Working with Simone Collins and Malcolm Collins Partners at Travelmax Global LLC

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As former startup entrepreneurs and VCs from Silicon Valley, husband-and-wife team Malcolm Collins and Simone Collins raised money from a community of investors to search for, acquire, and run a single company. They ultimately acquired and now run Travelmax, a collection of travel wholesale and management agencies.

“don’t delude yourself with your emotions or your sentimentality, be practical about what you do”…[Listen for More]

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Oct 21 2018 · 48mins
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Ep. 72: The Value Of Offense | with Simone & Malcolm Collins

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A viral marriage proposal on Reddit, multiple successful companies, and international travel - and that’s only the beginning.Originally a neuroscientist focused on brain-computer interface and the evolution of human cognition, whose work is on display at the Smithsonian, Malcolm Collins earned an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. There he met Simone, his wife and co-author, who at the time was director of Marketing at HubPages.com, managing a team of 20,000 freelancers. Together they co-founded the art commission marketplace ArtCorgi.com, after which Malcolm became Director of Strategy at South Korea's most desired source of early-stage capital, Simone earned her graduate degree from Cambridge while working in venture capital. The couple now runs a number of travel companies (with a focus on Travelmax), splitting their time between North American headquarters in Miami, FL and South American offices in Lima, Peru.In their new book, The Pragmatist’s Guide to Life, Malcolm and Simone Collins encourage the use of applied pragmatic thought--a framework for systematically constructing your own beliefs about the world, leveraging those beliefs to decide who you want to be as a person, and creating the person you want to be.

“Be open-minded. Actively look for signs that you may be wrong.”

Simone’s and Malcolm’s Steps For Self Improvement:

  • 1) Form a game-plan. Choose the thing you want to maximize in your life. Decide what matters to you.
  • 2) Develop our internal character. What sort of internal character would best execute this game plan, to maximize the thing you think matters most?
  • 3) Develop your public figure. Remain open to the discomfort of feeling offended. Grow yourself out of this stage, and this costume, and away from the cast of characters that remind you of who you are now, so that you have the freedom to redesign yourself.

The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway

David:The emotion of offense is a red flag that you need to pay attention to that and you need to delve into that with a genuinely open mind; they may be correct in this thing that is offending you, or there may be elements of their worldview that can positively augment your own. I think it’s a really important message in our world today, where on college campuses it has become very common to say “this could be offensive to someone, so you’re not allowed to say it. You’re not allowed to share this information.” In reality, if something is offensive that means it needs to be shared a thousand times more than any other piece of information because it means that it’s challenging the way somebody sees the world.Simone: To add to that, if you are proven wrong about something, and you change your mind, it’s not a bad thing. You’re not a flip-flopper, you’re not weak-willed. You’re now a better person because you have better information. You’re stronger. And you’re flexible enough to improve, whereas other people just are broken and they can’t. So - get offended, get excited about being offended, and if it turns out you’ve been wrong for years, well that’s fantastic, because now you have better information and you won’t make the same mistakes!--

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Oct 15 2018 · 30mins
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The Perfect Iteration of You with Simone & Malcolm Collins

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Simone & Malcolm Collins are venture capitalists, marketing gurus, entrepreneurs, and authors.  They're on a personal and professional journey towards the perfect iteration of themselves.  We talk about that, their opinion about where most start up pitches go wrong, and why they feel Latin America is poised for big wins.

We’re glad you joined us.

Episode topics include:

  • How Malcolm proposed (1:50)
  • Build a business in developing countries (7:45)
  • Presenting your business to investors (9:30)
  • What’s a pragmatist? (14:00)
  • The idealogical tree (22:30)
  • How do you want people to see you? (24:00)
  • Where will Simone and Malcolm be in 5 years? (26:45)

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Aug 28 2018 · 33mins
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140 Messages To Guide Emerging Leaders with Eddie Turner and Thinking Through The Big Questions In Life with Simone and Malcolm Collins

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In the market these days, there is an appetite for short, succinct, yet impactful messages. Eddie Turner seized that moment to produce a book targeted toward emerging leaders. Eddie is a specialist and a deep generalist. He is a certified information technology expert with digital marketing, social media and leadership development expertise. His new book is titled 140 Simple Messages to Guide Emerging Leaders. Eddie says the book is designed to be social media friendly, hence the 140, which is what Twitter was originally based on. Eddie addresses what an emergent leader is and also touches on his role in the Forbes Coaches Council. If you have the tool set, who do you want to be? That is one of the questions that Simone and Malcolm Collins try to address in their book, The Pragmatist’s Guide to Life: A Guide to Creating Your Own Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions. Simone and Malcolm Collins are husband-and-wife entrepreneurs and the managing partners of Collins Family Ventures, a firm dedicated to purchasing companies with a focus on compassionate management. According to Simone and Malcolm, the book provides a framework to help people think through the big questions in life without leading them to a specific answer while equipping you with the neuro-scientific tools necessary to transform your life into how you want it to be.

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Jul 25 2018 · 59mins
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#12: The Pragmatist Guide To Life with Simone & Malcolm Collins Pt. 1

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Simone and Malcolm Collins are the authors of the new amazon best seller, The Pragmatist’s Guide to Life: A Guide to Creating Your Own Answers to Life's Biggest Questions. Malcolm got his start as a neuroscientist, exploring the evolution of human cognition,  and has work displayed at the Smithsonian. He went on to pursue an MBA at Stanford, where he met his wife, Simone, who at the time was Director of Marketing at HubPages.com, managing a team of 20,000 freelancers. Together they co-founded the art commission marketplace ArtCorgi.com, and run a number of travel companies, such as TravelMax. They later founded the Pragmatist Foundation, created to encourage self reflection and assist individuals in challenging their most deeply held beliefs.

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Jul 03 2018 · 1hr 16mins
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022: Simone and Malcolm Collins -- Pragmatists of Purpose - Guiding Others to Create Their Own Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions

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Simone and Malcolm Collins are co-authors of the book The Pragmatist's Guide To Life: A Guide to Creating Your Own Answers to Life's Biggest Questions. Their book is a ruthlessly pragmatic guide to creating your own answers to life's biggest questions.   Each of this book's four chapters covers one of the most important questions a person must ask themselves: Rather than give you answers to these questions, this guide provides a framework that helps you develop your own answers while equipping you with the neuroscientific tools necessary to transform yourself into whomever you choose to be.
  • What is the purpose of my life?
  • How can I best realize the purpose of my life?
  • Who do I want to be?
  • How do I want other people to think of me?
  The book was created as the work of a nonprofit institution (http://pragmatist.guide/), dedicated to helping people think through the big questions in life without leading them to a specific answer.  All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the nonprofit, and not the authors   Originally a neuroscientist focused on brain-computer interface and the evolution of human cognition (his work is on display at the Smithsonian), Malcolm Collins felt he could learn more about the way humans interact with the world and each other by pursuing an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. There he met Simone, his wife and co-author, who at the time was Director of Marketing at HubPages.com, managing a team of 20,000 freelancers. Together they co-founded the art commission marketplace ArtCorgi.com, after which Malcolm became Director of Strategy at South Korea's most desired source of early-stage VC capital and Simone earned her graduate degree from Cambridge while working in VC. The couple now runs a number of travel companies (with a focus on Travelmax), splitting their time between North American headquarters in Miami, FL and South American offices in Lima, Peru.

  

Listen as we talk about:  
  • What it’s like to find purpose 
  • Why the question of playing video games or studying for a test propelled Malcom into his quest for purpose

  • Am I really my future self?

  • How human consciousness has shifted over the course of evolution and has prevented us from fully thinking through our personal purpose
  • How a statistical and scientific approach can  manufacture love
  • Why they choose to apply thinking and rationality to purpose above other paradigms

  • An important question to ask yourself that may change the way you question and construct your worldview

  • Why they look for people and communities that they find offensive
  • How a nail salon turned into a guide and into a book 

  • How they believe after school programs can help kids check their beliefs 

  • Why they chose prestigious schools

  • Why they have to care what people think of them to fulfill their objective functions
  • Why it’s important to create a caricature of yourself 

  • Why relationships can bring you to purpose

  • How marriage is a force multiplier that fulfills their collective purpose
  • The three types of friends that help us achieve our objective function 

  • How they can help you get cheap international trips
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  • The Red Pill- documentary about a feminist's journey into the Men's Rights Movement

  • Email travelmax@ceo to work with Malcolm on booking cheap international travel

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Jun 10 2018 · 1hr 42mins
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EP142 - Authors Simone and Malcolm Collins: The Pragmatist's Guide to Life

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When you look in the mirror, who do you see? What do you believe in? What are you all about? The real answers to these questions are buried deep inside, but with a little help and some tangible advice from the authors of The Pragmatist’s Guide to Life, Simone and Malcolm Collins, you can break down the hard truths you must face in order to achieve your highest potential.

Malcolm was originally a neuroscientist focused on the brain-computer interface and the evolution of human cognition. With an interest to learn more about the way humans interact with the world and each other he pursued an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he met his wife and co-author, Simone. Simone at the time was the director of marketing at hubpages.com, managing a team of over 20, 000 freelancers. Together they went on to co-found the art commission marketplace www.ArtCorgi.com, after which Malcolm became the director of strategy at South Korea’s most desired source of early-stage capital, while Simone earned her graduate degree from Cambridge.

Get to know why you do what you do and how you’ve arrived to be the person you currently are, starting now!

Key takeaways:

Your true self. You are who you are--from the style of clothes you wear down the vocabulary you use. Those simple, yet vital, details of yourself define you at first glance, but what if you want more? What if there’s a version of you that’s just waiting to burst through? For your ultimate transformation, start by asking yourself THIS question…[14:40].

Your reason for being. Going through a deep discovery process is tough. You’re going to ask yourself challenging questions, uncover hard truths about yourself, and eventually evaluate what your purpose in life is. And that “purpose” is so much more than one achievable thing, it’s bigger than life; but when you find it, it’ll look like THIS…[26:51].

Your tree of life. To build a sturdy structure, you have to have a strong foundation. The same applies to the body and soul. You want to nourish and fuel it with everything it needs to be fulfilled, but you need a game plan. Learn THIS secret to establishing your roots …[37:17].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You're never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.

Jun 05 2018 · 56mins
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Discover the Pragmatist's Guide to Life and a new approach to finding purpose with Simone and Malcolm Collins (MDE280)

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Minter Dialogue Episode #280 Simone and Malcolm Collins are wedded entrepreneurs, authors and travellers. Working with Malcolm, Simone is the CEO of Travelmax, selling wholesale travel tickets to boutique agencies and providing white-glove travel management services to celebs. Malcolm is a neuroscientist by training and co-founded with Simone, the art commission marketplace ArtCorgi. Together, they also founded the Pragmatists Foundation and are the authors of the Pragmatist's Guide to Life, a best-selling kindle book that elaborates a new way of looking at life. In this podcast we examine some of the most intriguing tenets of their book, the notion of finding one's objective function and the implications for you and me.

Meanwhile, please send me your questions as an audio file (or normal email) to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to iTunes to rate/review the podcast. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter. 

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Jun 03 2018 · 37mins
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E143: Formulating The Answers To Life’s Biggest Questions With Simone and Malcolm Collins

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Simone and Malcolm Collins co-founded the art commission marketplace ArtCorgi.com and TravelMax, a travel company that offers white glove concierge travel services without any fees. They run a travel companies, splitting their time between North American headquarters in Miami, FL and South American offices in Lima, Peru. Together they recently published the book The Pragmatist’s Guide To Life which will help you formulate your own answers to life’s biggest questions.

Quotes To Remember:

“Entrepreneurs often find themselves falling into a trap of creating a product that nobody needs.”

“You have to look at people’s needs if you want to actually have a product that they want.”

“Your failures are your fault.”

“Know your boundaries and know your back-up plans but also, don’t give up on whatever it is your ultimate goal might be.”

What You’ll Learn:

  • Tips on Growing HubPages
  • How to Formulate Some Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions
  • Accepting Your Own Fault

Key Links From The Show:

Simone and Malcom’s SiteTravelMaxHubPages

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Apr 24 2018 · 40mins
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