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The ProGuide

The ProGuide is all about learning from leaders. We are passionate about interviewing thought leaders in business, technology, and creativity. Get top-rate coaching from David Allen, Guy Kawasaki, Fortune 500 Companies & NYTimes Best-selling authors on their craft. Hosted by Andrew J. Mason

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Episode 031: Everything's a Remix with Kirby Ferguson

On this episode of the The ProGuide, Kirby Ferguson talks with us about creativity…..and how sampling existing content to make something new may not be an original concept. He’s also the creator of the hit web series “Everything is a Remix“.


23 Jul 2013

Rank #1

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Episode 027: Punch Fear in the Face with Start Author, Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author…From writing advertising for The Home Depot to branding for companies like Bose and Staples, Jon Acuff is no stranger to the cubicle. In 2010, he closed the gap between his day job and his dream job when he joined the Dave Ramsey team to become a full-time author. And Start talks about the road to becoming awesome and how to punch fear in the face.


2 Jul 2013

Rank #2

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Episode 035: The SideHustleNation.com Founder, Nick Loper

Today we talk with Nick Loper, founder of SideHustleNation.com, and host of the Side Hustle Show – a podcast for part-time entrepreneurs who are looking for actionable tips and strategies on how to turn their side hustle dreams into reality.


6 Aug 2013

Rank #3

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Episode 029: Dramatically Increase Your Memory Using A Map – With Andrew J. Mason

Andrew Mason is the founder of the ProGuide, and is passionate about activating creative potential in people. He believes non-traditional, focused creativity is better than viral. (The tortoise, not the hare.) In this Episode, he shares how to dramatically increase your memory by using spacial memory to read sequences of numbers.


17 Jul 2013

Rank #4

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Episode 052: Stanley Bing a Business Guru or Gil Schwartz Executive VP of CBS

We have a little fun on this episode! Gil Schwartz, the executive VP of CBS, has an alter ego - Stanley Bing - magical business guru who makes Seth Godin seem like a sissy - His incredible insights gleaned from his latest book….The Curriculum will save you the hassle of getting an MBA.


10 Apr 2014

Rank #5

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Episode 050: Lysa TerKeurst and Compel

Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of Made to Crave and Unglued as well as 14 other titles. They reach nearly 700,000 women daily through their online devotion, Encouragement for Today and thousands more through the Proverbs 31 radio program playing on 1,200 radio outlets daily. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Art, their five kids, three dogs and a mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen.


7 Feb 2014

Rank #6

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Episode 043: Adobe After Effects Product Manager, Steve Forde

On this episode of the The ProGuide, Steve Forde - Product Manager for Adobe After Effects - shares what influencing the direction on a major piece of software is like, how they decide what features get added, and what role the community plays.


1 Oct 2013

Rank #7

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Episode 042: Zappos Delivering Happiness CEO Jenn Lim

On this episode of the ProGuide, we hang with Jenn Lim, CEO of Delivering Happiness, a company that she and Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, co-created in 2010 to inspire happiness in work, community and everyday life. In 2005, she created the first Zappos Culture Book and has produced them ever since. We chat about how the movement got started, and what it takes to inspire a culture of happy people.


26 Sep 2013

Rank #8

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Episode 040: Todd Henry, The Accidental Creative

This week on The Proguide, we have Todd Henry, the founder of Accidental Creative. It's a company that helps creative people and teams generate brilliant ideas. His latest book, Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day, unlocks the forces that cause even the brightest, most skilled people to become stagnant in their life and career, and introduces practices that help then build a body of work they can be proud of.


24 Sep 2013

Rank #9

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Episode 038: My Workflow with GTD, Things, and Evernote

Ever feel overwhelmed with too much to do? Today’s episode is all about cutting the clutter, getting things out of your head, and reviewing and organizing that information in a way you can understand it. Time to take control! I share my personal method for tackling task lists. A combination of GTD, Things, and Evernote.


10 Sep 2013

Rank #10

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Episode 024: The Art of Gamification, with Kevin Werbach

From Wikipedia: Kevin Werbach is a leading expert on the business, policy, and social implications of emerging Internet and communications technologies. Werbach is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (since 2004). His latest book, “For the Win“, talks about how to reap the benefits of Gamification in the workplace. It’s an awesome interview, and reminds us of our friends over at 8BIT. Enjoy!


13 Jun 2013

Rank #11

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Episode 023: Winning an Internet Niche, with SwellInfo.com Creator, Micah Sklut

Micah is one of those rare individuals that began crafting a business out of his love for the surfing / bodyboarding community. His story begins with him going to college for Meteorology, and then realizing the need for good surf / bodyboard predictions. Thus, the foundation for SwellInfo.com was born! Micah’s an awesome guy with a great story. Enjoy!


27 May 2013

Rank #12

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Episode 021: Getting Your Shift Together - with Steve Rizzo

Today we talk to Steve Rizzo, a.k.a. The Attitude Adjuster, a personal development expert whose clients include American Airlines, BP, JPMorgan, Chase, Scholastic, andSpring, among others. As a stand-up-comic, he has headlined with many titans of comedy, including Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, Drew Carey, and Ellen DeGeneres. Enjoy the Interview!


23 Apr 2013

Rank #13

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Episode 019: Servant Leadership - with CEO of Wawa Inc, Howard Stoeckel

Today we talk to former CEO of Wawa, Inc., Howard Stoeckel. With over 18,000 employees, Howard knows what it takes to successfully innovate and run a company well. His theory is that it all points back to one key quality that makes all the difference, and it may surprise you. We chat about his career path, and advice he has for new entrepreneurs.


26 Feb 2013

Rank #14

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Episode 011: How Mint.com Creator Made 170 Million in 2 Years – with Intuit

On this episode of the ProGuide, we hang out with Barb Chang, the product manager with Intuit. We talk about Mint.com. What it is, where it originated, and what plans they have for the product’s future.


27 Dec 2012

Rank #15

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Episode 003: Do What You Love For a Living – with Michael J. Nelson, MST3K Actor & rifftrax Founder

On this episode of the “The ProGuide“, we hang with Michael J Nelson of RiffTrax and Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame. We talk about the business of riffing horrible films, what makes a good movie, and what the team is up to now.

4 Dec 2012

Rank #16

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Episode 059: Seth Godin & When its Your Turn

Seth Godin is, quiet honestly, one of my favorite authors. He’s written over 15 books, and we talk about his latest - What to do when its your turn. YourTurn.link


22 Dec 2015

Rank #17

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Episode 058: Matthew Capala & SEO Like I'm 5

Matthew Capala is an Internet marketer, growth consultant, entrepreneur, international speaker, trainer and author. In addition to running a growth consultancy and training firm Alphametic, he is the founder of a popular blog, SearchDecoder.com, and Adj. Professor at NYU, where he teaches advanced, graduate course on search marketing. Matthew writes for several leading publications, including The Next Web, ProBlogger, and Sparksheet, and was featured on global media outlets, including the Huffington Post.


27 Jan 2015

Rank #18

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Episode 057: John Saddington & Desk PM Tell Me a Story

Tell me a story. John Saddington is back with an incredible story of his journey to being named Best in App Store from Apple this year. Inspiring, raw honesty from a man I deeply respect.


10 Jan 2015

Rank #19

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Episode 056: David Allen Talks about GTD, Second Edition

Today we interview bestselling author & productivity coach David Allen on his latest edition of Getting Things Done, coming out in March 2015. We ask David about *his* next action lists, some of his strangest inbox moments, and find out what's new in his latest book.


2 Jan 2015

Rank #20