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Neil Pasricha

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Neil Pasricha: The Happiness Equation

Moonshots Podcast: Learning Out Loud

What is the formula for a happy life? Neil Pasricha's, The Happiness Equation is a book that will change how you think about pretty much everything—your time, your career, your relationships, your family, and, ultimately, of course, your happiness. Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a New York Times–bestselling author of the Book of Awesome series and a Walmart executive. After selling more than a million copies of the Book of Awesome series, wherein he observed the everyday things he thought were awesome, he now shifts his focus to the practicalities of living an awesome life. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★


14 Aug 2022

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Embracing Diverse Interests with Neil Pasricha

Best of MBS

After 10 years of heading Leadership Development at Walmart, where he was responsible for CEO onboarding, executive development and intelligent management across all levels of the organization, Neil Pasricha now serves as director of the Institute for Global Happiness. He has dedicated the past 15 years of his life to developing leaders and creating global programs inside the world’s largest companies.


16 Jun 2022

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Regret (and How to Read More w/ Neil Pasricha) (EP.189)

The Rational Reminder Podcast

Today’s guest is Neil Pasricha and he joins us to discuss how to read more. Before our time with Neil, Ben and Cameron lead the discussion, working through a range of topics including how to grasp large numbers, the value of ‘humbitious’ leadership, and how to get a better understanding of regret. When Neil jumps into the conversation, he starts by making an argument for reading, telling us how it is the best form of compressed knowledge we have, and that readers effectively live a new life each time they read a book. We hear about how Neil got back into reading later in his life and the role it has played in shaping so many of his most significant projects over the last few years. He answers some common objections that people have to reading, busting the myth that there is no time for reading or that only certain kinds of books are worth it. In light of our current reading challenge, we hear Neil’s views on whether making a public commitment is an effective approach to reading more. Wrapping up, Neil makes a great point about the importance of finding the right books for your personality and gives some helpful tips for how to do so.  Key Points From This Episode: Updates: things to watch, our reading challenge, top books, and more. [0:00:19] How Cameron stumbled upon today’s guest, Neil Pasricha. [0:02:34] Finding ways to grasp big numbers in Making Numbers Count. [0:04:27] Discussing the value of humble but ambitious leaders in [0:10:01] This week’s news: Wealth Front is contesting the value premium. [0:15:42] The importance of understanding regret for making financial decisions. [0:25:00] The main types of regret and things that people feel this emotion about. [0:31:58] How to prevent future regret and manage current regret. [0:38:10] Cameron’s quasi-obsession with enabling teams as they scale. [0:45:00] The tool Cameron and Ben are going to build to survey financial goals. [0:47:45] Neil Pasricha joins us to talk about how to read more. [0:50:05] Access to compressed knowledge and why reading is so important. [0:50:23] Whether Neil’s advice for how to read more has changed as the world has. [0:51:53] Why Neil started reading more and how that morphed into his podcast. [0:52:14] Objections to people’s arguments for why they don’t read more. [0:54:20] Whether it is important to have a physical space dedicated to reading. [0:56:57] Perspectives on making a public commitment to reading more. [0:58:24] How Neil finds new books to read. [0:59:20] Whether Neil finishes every book he starts. [1:01:09] Why the device that we use to read matters. [1:02:44] Which kinds of books Neil keeps on his bookshelf. [1:04:40]

1hr 6mins

24 Feb 2022

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Neil Pasricha - Cell Phones Are Stealing Your Potential

Beyond Speaking

Former Director of Leadership at Walmart, creator of the 1000 Awesome Things Blog, and New York Times Best Selling Author Neil Pasricha tells us the problem with cell phones, how to make ourselves better leaders, and the number one way to build trust with other people. To learn more about Neil Pasricha visit: https://premierespeakers.com/neil_pasricha Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie


18 Jan 2022

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The Best of 2021: Neil Pasricha curates courageous, candid, and colorful conversations

3 Books With Neil Pasricha

Can you believe it? We started 3 Books back on March 31, 2018 with the goal of counting down the 1000 most formative books in the world. We said we would hang out on the exact minute of every single new moon and every single full moon for nearly 15 straight years until we collected all 1000 of them. We set the intention of making this show an ‘intrinsically-motivated journey’ and pledged to doing it with no ads, no sponsors, no commercials, and no interruptions. To help guide ourselves we started collecting Values like no book shame, no book guilt, quit more to read more, and the books are the hero. For the nearly four years we’ve been hanging out I have to say this journey has felt like a warm ray of sun in my life. I hope it’s felt the same for you. My goal with this annual “Best Of” is simply to roll back through the year together and pick out moments that made us pause, ponder, and savor. Thank you for being a 3 Booker and spending time with this incredible community of book lovers spread across the world. If you’re reading this, I love you more than lots. Let’s stop to reflect and then keep enjoying the ride. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://www.3books.co/chapters/best-of-2021 Leave us a voicemail. Your message may be included in a future chapter: 1-833-READ-A-LOT. Sign up to receive podcast updates here: https://www.3books.co/email-list 3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter discusses the 3 most formative books of one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Brené Brown, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Angie Thomas, Cheryl Strayed, Rich Roll, Soyoung the Variety Store Owner, Derek the Hype Man, Kevin the Bookseller, Vishwas the Uber Driver, Roxane Gay, David Mitchell, Vivek Murthy, Mark Manson, Seth Godin, Judy Blume and Quentin Tarantino. 3 Books is published on the lunar calendar with each of the 333 chapters dropped on the exact minute of every single new moon and every single full moon all the way up to 5:21 am on September 1, 2031. 3 Books is an Apple "Best Of" award-winning show and is 100% non-profit with no ads, no sponsors, no commercials, and no interruptions. 3 Books has 3 clubs including the End of the Podcast Club, the Cover to Cover Club, and the Secret Club, which operates entirely through the mail and is only accessible by calling 1-833-READ-A-LOT. Each chapter is hosted by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. For more info check out: https://www.3books.co

4hr 20mins

21 Dec 2021

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3 Clips Archive: How to Make an Interview Show Extraordinary (ft. Neil Pasricha)


Today's episode is a must-listen re-run from our other show, 3 Clips . It's presented by Andrea, one of our producers for 3 Clips, in place of Jay while he's out on parental leave.  We hope you enjoy today's episode and give 3 Clips a follow in your favorite podcasting apps. 


10 Jun 2021

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REPLAY: 3 Books: How to Make an Interview Show Extraordinary (ft. Neil Pasricha)

3 Clips Podcast by Castos

The podcast 3 Books was selected by Apple as a Top Podcast for 2018 and has featured some truly incredible guests: Malcolm Gladwell, Judy Blume, Seth Godin, David Sedaris, Pete Holmes, and more. BUT … it’s ultimately just another interview show. So what makes the show special? And what can we learn? Today on 3 Clips, we profile a kindred podcast spirit with 3 Books (notice any similarities? Us neither…) Plus, host Neil Pasricha shares his techniques for warming up guests so they spill the goods, as well as his cold outreach email that he used to land his most famous guest, Judy Blume! EXPLORE THE SHOW Visit http://3clipspodcast.com for all episodes of the show.  LEARN MORE ABOUT JAY Subscribe to his newsletter, explore his course for podcasters, or watch and listen to all of Jay’s shows and projects at http://jayacunzo.com LEARN MORE ABOUT CASTOS 3 Clips is a Castos Original Series. Castos provides tools for public and private podcasts and believes podcasters should own their turf to provide the best possible audience experience. Visit http://castos.com INSIDE THE EPISODE Clips played were taken from Neil’s episodes featuring the following great guests: Tim Urban, creator and writer, Wait But WhyJudy Blume, legendary authorRobin Goodfellow, the #1-rated bartender in Canada 3 Books can be found here: 3books.co Follow Neil Pasricha on Twitter: https://twitter.com/neilpasricha Follow 3 Clips host Jay Acunzo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayacunzo/ This episode was produced by Jay Acunzo and Andrea Muraskin Theme music provided by Cardboard Rocketship: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5TzmK85fEdotyi2mu582Sm Thanks for listening!


7 Jun 2021

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Neil Pasricha: Living With Intention

Digging Deep with Mark Sutcliffe

The New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and You Are Awesome goes deep on his darkest moments and how he turned his pain into a new career path, failure and success, the shortness of life, saying no, doing the right things, resiliency, finding the one thing that delights other people, and why great is the enemy of life-changing.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 7mins

19 Feb 2021

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Neil Pasricha & Frank Warren: Building Trust in Distrustful Times

SXSW Sessions

According to the Edelman Trust Barometer trust in media, business, and government are at an all-time low. We have never believed less, agreed less, or trusted less. Yet, building trust, and developing the community that surrounds it, remains imperative for any art project, online influencer, startup or brand. So what are the new ways to build trust and community online in an era of mistrust? Based on the research and current case studies, what works, what doesn’t? And how do we figure out who to really believe and rally behind? New York Times bestselling author Neil Pasricha shares the emerging three principles that answer these questions followed by a live case study featuring Frank Warren of PostSecret.com. For more from Neil Pasricha, check out his podcast 3 Books with Neil Pasricha here: 3books.co


1 Feb 2021

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Awesomeology (GRATITUDE) with Neil Pasricha

Ologies with Alie Ward

Gratitude: what’s the deal? Does it really make us happier? Even when the world seems terrible? Or is being appreciative a bunch of hokey flim-flam? Author Neil Pasricha started a blog of 1000 Awesome Things in 2008 and it led him down rabbit holes looking into the science of gratitude and how to better survive some really tough times. Learn about your new morning ritual, how much of happiness is genetically determined, why you should sniff a tree, honeymoon drama, simple appreciation, singing while making dinner, the gambles you take while scrolling, and how your brain means well -- but can make you miserable on purpose. Also, buy one more cactus. Follow Neil Pasricha at Twitter.com/NeilPasricha and Instagram.com/NeilPasricha Neil’s website: Neil.blog 3 Books Podcast: https://www.3books.co/ A donation went to https://performancespacenewyork.org/ Sponsors of Ologies: alieward.com/ologies-sponsors More links and info at alieward.com/ologies/awesomeology Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologies Follow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWard Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick ThorburnSupport the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies

1hr 26mins

24 Nov 2020