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Results May Vary is a podcast, and a community, to help you design your life. Through our work in the fields of design, innovation, and executive coaching, Tracy DeLuca, Chris Waugh, and Katia Verresen have learned that the creative problem-solving strategies we use to help organizations tackle tough challenges apply to people-problems too. The design process is universal – gaining empathy and taking action is useful for every industry, and individual, alike. Our hope is that by sharing stories from people who’ve designed their own lives in unique ways, that you can take what’s useful and apply it in your own. And together, we’ll all learn from each other along the way. So tune in, take note, try an experiment, and then try another. We are all born creators. And every day is a whole new chance to create. Now let’s learn, and play, together along the way!

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Results May Vary is a podcast, and a community, to help you design your life. Through our work in the fields of design, innovation, and executive coaching, Tracy DeLuca, Chris Waugh, and Katia Verresen have learned that the creative problem-solving strategies we use to help organizations tackle tough challenges apply to people-problems too. The design process is universal – gaining empathy and taking action is useful for every industry, and individual, alike. Our hope is that by sharing stories from people who’ve designed their own lives in unique ways, that you can take what’s useful and apply it in your own. And together, we’ll all learn from each other along the way. So tune in, take note, try an experiment, and then try another. We are all born creators. And every day is a whole new chance to create. Now let’s learn, and play, together along the way!

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I love this!

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By LA Listener 8000 - Aug 14 2015
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I love the guest interviews! Thanks, Tracy and Chris. Keep inspiring us!

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47 Ratings
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46
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Really interesting!

By kerrymeaway - Nov 21 2017
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I love this!

Check it

By LA Listener 8000 - Aug 14 2015
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I love the guest interviews! Thanks, Tracy and Chris. Keep inspiring us!
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Results May Vary Podcast

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Rank #1: RMV 10 Mike Duncan: You Can Design The Past

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We’re in the double digits, y'all! (sfx: NYE party horns) In the newest Results May Vary episode, we talk to fish-monger turned award-winning history podcaster, Mike Duncan, about how you can design the past — to engage more people in our shared human history, as well as to gather insights that our useful for us to design our future. His approach to design thinking is as much guided by passion and creativity, as it is intentional and exhaustive. Best known for The History of Rome podcast, Mike’s latest endeavor, Revolutions, is a weekly podcast series examining great political revolutions. His upcoming book, "The Storm Before The Storm" will examine Roman history between 135 B.C. to 80 B.C. with special attention given to the question: "If America was Rome, where are we on the historical timeline?" Today, Mike Duncan offers incredible insights on how to: - Make history accessible to more people through storytelling - Use podcasts to fill in knowledge gaps in education - Supplement your mindful, creative work with paid work that doesn’t drain your brain - Shed light on the current Syrian refugee crisis by examining the past How can you use Mike Duncan’s experience as inspiration to design your own life and increase your creative confidence? You have to listen to RMV 10 to find out! Show Links The History of Rome Mike's 5-year labor of love to cover the history of the Roman Empire from start to finish. Pretty much the gold standard for all other history podcasts. Revolutions Mike's current labor of love, a weekly podcast series examining great political revolutions. Now: The Haitian Revolution. Next: Simon Bolivar and Gran Columbia. The History of Rome Tours History-focused trips to some of most amazing locations in the ancient world, led by Mike himself and a series of knowledgeable guides. The Ancient World Scott Chesworth's history podcast, which takes a broad view of the very early development of human society from the earliest civilizations down through to the Greeks and Romans in THREE epic series: The Ancient World, The Ancient World - Rediscovery, and his current creative pursuit, The Ancient World - Bloodline, tracing the generations from Cleopatra to Zenobia. (full disclosure: Scott is also Tracy's extremely handsome husband and she wrote this sentence, so you know it's true)

Dec 18 2015

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Rank #2: RMV 18 Stanford d.school Civic Innovation Fellows: You Can Design Impact at Scale

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In our last episode, community architect Sandra Kulli talked to us about fostering human connection through the design of extraordinary places. Today we are excited to share this very special episode of Results May Vary. We’re featuring this year’s Stanford d.school Civic Innovation Fellows, which this year was sponsored by Knight Foundation. This event was recently recorded live as the fellows wrapped up their program and reflected back on their journey of learning design thinking. Fellows are “restless experts” in their field, accomplished professionals who are focused on accelerating large-scale impact. Over the course of the year, they learn human-centered design and use it to explore, experiment and advance ambitious projects in their sector. You’ve already met one of the fellows. In Episode 16, Dr. Mick Smyer, talked about his organization Graying Green which is focused on tapping older adults as a resource for climate action. Today you’ll also be introduced to Angie McKee, the Director of Innovation and Strategy for San Francisco Unified School District's Future Dining Experience. Her project uses student input to reimagine and redesign the school dining experience in order to make it more equitable and enjoyable for all students. You will also meet Mark Brand, one of Canada’s most recognized social entrepreneurs. Having successfully created eleven businesses in Vancouver, Mark and his teams are determined to breathe new life into marginalized and isolated communities through food, training and meaningful employment. Mario Lugay is a one-time community organizer turned philanthropy entrepreneur with his initiative, Giving Side. Mario explores bringing the best of technology to the best side of ourselves, testing initiatives that will catalyze and support our society's single largest, shared civic act: giving. And finally, a fifth fellow, Sydney Smith-Heimbrock was unable to join the conversation. But her work is no less than helping make our government a workplace that unlocks creativity to solve the complex problems facing our Nation. Within the Federal government, she leads the Innovation Lab@OPM, where they teach human-centered design through workshops and immersion projects with Federal leaders and professionals. Tracy had the honor of working with these fellows over the past year and we are pleased to introduce them to you today in partnership with the Stanford d.school.

Apr 17 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #3: RMV 7: Dr. Kyra Bobinet on Well Designed Life

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Today we're proud to introduce you to Dr. Kyra Bobinet, whose specialty is combining two medicines together: behavior change and design thinking. After completing med school, she decided to change course in order to dig deeper into the science behind behavior change.

Oct 05 2015

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Rank #4: RMV 9 Steve Almond: You Can Design Your Creative Practice

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In the newest Results May Vary episode, we talk to New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond about how you can design your creative practice and make a career out of following your artistic passions. Steve's way of design thinking is intentional and intuitive, and offers incredible insight around: - Living a more examined life - Finding a patron to support your creative work (pro tip: your patron is probably you!) - Fighting depression with candy (or other passions) - Being honest about your needs so you can create habits and behavior change that will stick. How can you use this inspiration to design your life and increase your creative confidence? Listen to RMV 9 to find out! About Steve Almond A former newspaper reporter and the author of Candyfreak and My Life in Heavy Metal, Steve’s latest book, Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto, details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he loves. In addition to writing thoughtful and often hilarious commentary for The New York Times Magazine and The Boston Globe, Steve Almond is also the more baritone half of the popular and profound Dear Sugar podcast with Cheryl Strayed.

Dec 03 2015

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Rank #5: RMV 8: Dr. Ellen Vora on Holistic Psychiatry

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Today we’re so grateful to introduce you to Dr. Ellen Vora, a psychiatrist who prefers NOT to prescribe drugs. Instead, she really looks at the whole picture from sleep, nutrition, relationships, diet, and spirituality, in order to help people repair, heal, and optimize their lives in the least risky way possible. Dr. Vora studied English at Yale University, attended Columbia University for medical school, and completed her residency at Mount Sinai. Currently, she practices at the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. She's boarded in Psychiatry and Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and is also a licensed medical acupuncturist and certified yoga teacher. She specializes in depression, anxiety, insomnia, adult ADHD, bipolar and digestive issues. To Tracy and I, she represents the new face of mental health practitioners — rather than uniformly treating symptoms, Dr. Vora designs solutions based on the root causes for each individual she cares for.

Oct 27 2015

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Rank #6: RMV 3: Elle Luna on Choosing Must

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Today we introduce you to San Francisco-based artist, designer, and writer, Elle Luna. After her own success as a designer for companies such as Mailbox, Uber, Medium, and IDEO, Elle completely redesigned her life and started a movement around Choosing Must. Her first book, "The Crossroads of Should and Must" just launched in April. If that wasn't enough, she is currently partnering with The Great Discontent to kick off The 100 Day Project, which asks anyone who will answer, what could you do with 100 days of making? If anyone epitomizes the concept David Kelley mentioned in our last episode about Bias to Action, it is Elle.

Jun 03 2015

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Rank #7: RMV 13 Story Musgrave: Should You Really Try To Design Your Life?

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What CAN'T you say about Story Musgrave? He holds 7 graduate degrees in math, computers, chemistry, medicine, physiology, literature and psychology, and has been awarded 20 honorary doctorates. He was a part-time trauma surgeon during his 30 year career as an astronaut, AND has had a cameo on Home Improvement. Today, in his 80s, he operates a palm farm in Florida, among other things, including giving amazing talks about human performance, and raising his youngest daughter, also named Story. We asked him how he designed such an incredible life and he told us he’s not sure you can or should. However he does it, his perspective, and life story is absolutely fascinating.

May 07 2016

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Rank #8: RMV 12 Ela Ben Ur: You Can Design An Intuitive Compass

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Have you ever wanted a fast and reliable way to make changes in your life? In our newest episode of Results May Vary, we orient ourselves with Ela Ben Ur and her Innovators' Compass, a simple tool that allows you to take swift action on any opportunity or challenge you're facing.  As Ela describes it: "The Compass orients us to the powerful directions we stretch in different practices of “innovation” and intuition—from personal learning and reflection practices to organizational processes like design thinking and agile development.   It works over months or in just seconds—on a whiteboard, digital document, scrap of paper, in conversation or in our mind, alone or with others. It’s in use from schools to businesses. As a compass, it helps us see ways we can explore in different settings; it doesn't give us a map or route—we create our own maps of our challenges as we go." How can you use Ela's experience and Innovators' Compass as inspiration to design your own life and increase your creative confidence? Listen to RMV 12 to find out! Show Links i2i Experience is Ela Ben Ur's independent business where she consults, coaches and teaches in design research, strategy, and innovation. With 15+ years of creative problem-solving experience, Ela is passionate about the capacity of human-centered design and design thinking to empower people and organizations. Innovators' Compass is where you'll find more information, resources and examples of this simple, reliable tool in action. Harvard Ed's Project Zero was founded by the philosopher Nelson Goodman in 1967 to study and improve education in the arts. Goodman believed that arts learning should be studied as a serious cognitive activity, but that "zero" had yet been firmly established about the field. John Maeda's definition of Design Thinking: "It's the capacity to think that a better idea could exists, and possessing the tools to imagine what that is. Instead of focusing on fixing existing problems, conceive an ideal endpoint and work creatively to get there." Field Guide: The Design Thinking Experience Gould Academy is hosting a 3-day workshop for anyone who wants to be a better and more efficient innovator. Join Tracy and an all-star team of design thinking practitioners in Bethel, Maine June 21st-24th.

Mar 17 2016

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Rank #9: RMV 5: Andy Weir on The Martian

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Today, we are beyond THRILLED to introduce you to Andy Weir, a computer programmer turned New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Martian. He joins us to talk about turning his nights and weekend hobby into, not just one of the most successful self-published novels of all time, but also a soon-to-be major motion picture starring Matt Damon. How did he do it? And exactly how does a guy survive life on Mars with only a handful of potatoes and a thumb-drive full of disco music? Andy was kind enough to fill us in.

Aug 10 2015

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Rank #10: RMV 11 Deke Sharon: You Can Design A Cappella Into A Global Phenomenon

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Today we talk to the father of contemporary a cappella, Deke Sharon. In college, Deke decided to make a career of contemporary a cappella.[22] even though people laughed at him [23] and thought he was crazy for doing so. Since then, he’s arranged for The Social Network, and served as music director and arranger for Pitch Perfect 1 and 2, the sing off, and now his new show Pitch Slapped premiered this week on Lifetime. In this episode, we talk to Deke about how you can design a whole new industry based on passion and perseverance.

Jan 16 2016

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