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Rad Awakenings with Khe Hy

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Khe Hy was one of the youngest Managing Directors at BlackRock before he took the plunge into deep, uncomfortable self-exploration. Bloomberg called him "The Wall Street Guru" and CNN "Oprah for Millennials" and he is the creator of the Rad Reads newsletter and Quartz's First Entrepreneur in Residence. The Rad Awakenings podcast tells the stories of individuals who are stuck, undergoing transitions, or embarking on new adventures. These authentic and vulnerable conversations will teach us about the power of emotional self-regulation, introspection, and growth mindsets. Find out more at http://radawakenings.com

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Khe Hy was one of the youngest Managing Directors at BlackRock before he took the plunge into deep, uncomfortable self-exploration. Bloomberg called him "The Wall Street Guru" and CNN "Oprah for Millennials" and he is the creator of the Rad Reads newsletter and Quartz's First Entrepreneur in Residence. The Rad Awakenings podcast tells the stories of individuals who are stuck, undergoing transitions, or embarking on new adventures. These authentic and vulnerable conversations will teach us about the power of emotional self-regulation, introspection, and growth mindsets. Find out more at http://radawakenings.com

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AWESOME Podcast

By TeresaNun - Aug 29 2018
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This podcast is ABSOLUTELY an awesome podcast!! Khe perfectly interviews his guest and always make sure that his questions comes from a novice perspective( if you ask me). This podcast helps me along my journey and keeps me going everyday! Learning new things all the time!

Worth your time!

By rprp42 - Oct 26 2017
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Aspirational and existential, but down-to-earth. An awesome podcast!

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159 Ratings
Average Ratings
156
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AWESOME Podcast

By TeresaNun - Aug 29 2018
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This podcast is ABSOLUTELY an awesome podcast!! Khe perfectly interviews his guest and always make sure that his questions comes from a novice perspective( if you ask me). This podcast helps me along my journey and keeps me going everyday! Learning new things all the time!

Worth your time!

By rprp42 - Oct 26 2017
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Aspirational and existential, but down-to-earth. An awesome podcast!

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Rad Awakenings with Khe Hy

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Khe Hy was one of the youngest Managing Directors at BlackRock before he took the plunge into deep, uncomfortable self-exploration. Bloomberg called him "The Wall Street Guru" and CNN "Oprah for Millennials" and he is the creator of the Rad Reads newsletter and Quartz's First Entrepreneur in Residence. The Rad Awakenings podcast tells the stories of individuals who are stuck, undergoing transitions, or embarking on new adventures. These authentic and vulnerable conversations will teach us about the power of emotional self-regulation, introspection, and growth mindsets. Find out more at http://radawakenings.com

Rank #1: Jeff Warren (Ep.36): You are what you repeatedly do

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My happy place is interviewing a high energy meditator who curses like a sailor. Jeff Warren is a meditation teacher and the co-author of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (alongside Good Morning America's Dan Harris). We talk a lot about mental health and Jeff's longtime struggle with ADD, which to this day impacts his sense of acceptance and belonging. This conversation is nothing like what you'd expect from two meditators - it's high energy, very personal, and pragmatic. We cover the daunting long game (i.e. lifetime) of meditation, how the stories around us can shape our reality (à la Sapiens), and how meditation is one of those small habits that unquestionably improves our happiness AND stops the endless and draining mental chatter. LOOKING FOR A COACH? Whether you need to get unstuck or are committed to uncomfortable introspection but don't know how to begin, the #radfam has got you covered. We've handpicked a group of talented coaches over at http://rad.family/coaching.

Feb 22 2018
1 hour
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Rank #2: Holly Rogers (Ep.26): The tiny compounding adjustments of mindfulness

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Today's episode should be called mindfulness for hyper-driven skeptics with no time. Holly Rogers is a psychiatrist at the student counseling center at Duke University and the co-founder of the center for Koru Mindfulness. Holly's training as a psychiatrist provides a repertoire of research for the benefits of mindfulness, such as improving cardiovascular health, building a tolerance for discomfort, and my personal favorite: noticing tiny pain points with clarity and making adjustments that compound over time. We also discuss the “lowest effective dose" (10 minutes for 4 weeks), why today's college students are way more anxious than in the past, and why mid-life crisis seem to be starting earlier. + SHOW NOTES: bit.ly/radpod26 + JOIN THE COMMUNITY: http://radreads.email + SUPPORT THE PODCAST: patreon.com/radreads  

Dec 08 2017
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #3: Andrew Taggart (Ep.23): Skimming the surface of life

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Andrew Taggart is a practical philosopher who works with executives and entrepreneurs. He challenges them to investigate life's basic assumptions, even if it's uncomfortable. We discuss high performers' antagonistic relationship with time and their desire to turn life into a series of problems which can be solved - and how this can mask our confounding relationship with mortality. Instead of avoiding these question, we consider how "an examined life, is a life lived more fully." + SHOW NOTES: bit.ly/radpod23 + SUBSCRIBE: http://radreads.email + SUPPORT: patreon.com/radreads  

Nov 17 2017
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #4: Kate Bednarski (Ep.7): Is This All There Is?

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What is a life coach? What does life coaching consist of? Does it work? In this episode, we'll meet my coach, Kate Bednarski, one of the most impactful people in my life. I’ve asked Kate to throw out all patient confidentiality constraints and crack open all of her notes from our two years of working together. We start with our first meeting, where I showed up “jacked up on caffeine” a 34 year old guy rife with many tensions. I had a messed up relationship with time - there was never enough, yet I wanted to accomplish so much that it was affecting my marriage and relationship with my daughter. I was also in the midst of a successful career in hedge funds, yet my “money madness” as Kate calls it made me constantly second guess myself, as I was anchored to the belief that things couldn’t be savored without delayed gratification and that it was a proxy for success. At the end, as many of our listeners will know, most of these anxieties emanated from a deep rooted fear of my own mortality. Kate coaches many hard-charging high achievers, many of whom reach inflection points in their career and find themselves asking “Is this all there is? Full Show Notes: http://bit.ly/radpod7 Kate's Website: http://www.5steppingstones.com/

Jul 11 2017
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #5: Caroline Webb (Ep.22): Behavioral science and your best self

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I often get listener pushback when we discuss happiness and introspection - this skepticism comes from the fact that the learnings aren't grounded in data and they lack the pragmatism and relevance to our daily jobs. Today's guest, Caroline Webb bridges that gap. She's a former McKinsey partner, leadership coach, and economist and is used to C-Suiters pushing back on topics that are too "woo-woo." She's the founder of SevenShift, where she uses insights from behavioral science to help executives improve their working life. We discuss humans' natural tendency to scan our environments for threats and how this impacts our brains. Are these threats real? How do we stop negative thought spirals? Is technology a source of threats? And a reader favorite, is fear a good motivator? + SHOW NOTES: bit.ly/radpod22 + JOIN OUR COMMUNITY: bit.ly/RadReads

Nov 10 2017
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #6: Tiago Forte (Ep.17): First principles of workflow design (part 1/2)

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Tiago Forte is our resident productivity and workflow guru and the founder of Forte Labs. This is part 1 (of our 2 part series) in which we geek out on our First Principles (i.e. building blocks) of workflow, productivity, and personal knowledge management. Tiago approaches these questions through the lens of design thinking and also reflects on some of the blind spots in his system. + SPONSOR: Join Skillshare the online learning community with 17,000+ classes in business, design and more. Get one free month of unlimited access. http://skillshare.com/rad + SIGN UP FOR TIAGO'S CLASS: bit.ly/radbrain + SHOW NOTES: bit.ly/radpod17

Oct 06 2017
38 mins
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Rank #7: Anastasia Alt (Ep. 5): The Business School of the World

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Anastasia was destined to be an options trader since she was a little kid: she loved finishing at the top of the leader board during elementary school games and came up with her own brute-force approach multiplication tables. She then had her first shift, joining McKinsey and 18 months later found herself at a crossroads: Get her MBA or commit the money she would’ve spent and start building stuff. She chose the latter — “The business school of the world” as she calls it. Her thinking is crystal clear — on Love/dating/and relationships, the difference between aggressive and assertive, managing cash flow burn, and how much of our identity, for better or worse, is buried in the question “What do you do?”

Jun 29 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #8: Mike Lewis (Ep.29): The unsexy steps to chasing your dreams

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At age 22, Mike Lewis had his dream job as a young venture capitalist at Bain Capital Ventures, moving up the ranks all while having fun and learning. But there was a little nagging voice reminding him of a dream - to play squash on the pro tour, even if it meant couch surfing and eating into his savings to do so. Mike did it, peaked at 112 and went on to write When to Jump: If the job you have isn't the life you want. We're bombarded by sexy stories about people who made the jump, but this obfuscates the planning, safety nets, and ways in which you can practice your own "jump." This week's sponsor: Looking to elevate your workflow? Join host Khe Hy for a free class on the GTD methodology and how to use the productivity app Omnifocus at http://omnifocus.guru . Mike Lewis and the When to Jump Community Buy When to Jump: If the job you have isn’t the life you want on Amazon Join the WhenToJump.com community and listen to the Podcast Follow When to Jump on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Jan 05 2018
48 mins
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Rank #9: Lisa Shalett (Ep. 8): You are Where You’re Supposed to Be

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This week’s episode is a story of career agility, embracing change, and living with intention. Lisa Shalett is a former Goldman Sachs partner, now board director and startup investor/advisor. At Goldman, Lisa held numerous leadership roles, including Japanese Equities, Global Compliance and Brand Marketing/Digital Strategy. She shares with us her approach to these transitions or “reinventions:” the danger of viewing your skills in narrow contexts (such as your current job); controlling your narrative as you change roles; or simply, asking your boss “What’s keeping you up at night?” We then discuss post-retirement life, driven in part by family considerations. Yet retirement isn’t as worry free as we perceive it to be, especially when identity and career are so intertwined. One must navigate FOMO, the (perceived) loss of relevance, maintaining one’s “edge,” and yes — even for retired Goldman partners — the emotional irrationality of negative cash flow burn arising from entrepreneurship. And her advice to those currently in the grind, make sure you carve out the space to call “time out” — so that a minimum you can reflect on the trifecta of life, family, and career. Full Show Notes: http://bit.ly/radpod8 E-mail Newsletter: http://bit.ly/RadReads

Jul 28 2017
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #10: Eugene Wei (Ep.38): Be a novice

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Eugene Wei's career cannot be described succinctly or linearly. He worked as an analyst at Amazon in the late 90s, went to film school, worked as a product manager at startups including Hulu and Flipboard and most recently was head of video for Facebook's Oculus VR. Eugene always "seeks to be a novice" and eschews traditional "career rules." I was drawn to Eugene's blog by his grasp of the written word and the fluidity of his interests, ranging from tech, sports, culture, psychology, media, and storytelling. We talk a lot about reading, writing and communicating - why it's important for product managers to read fiction and how great leaders create leverage through compression - tiny, repeatable and memorable messages. We also discuss what makes Jeff Bezos a unique leader, how to use data to become an “expert” and what he's learned by studying high performance athletes. LOOKING FOR A COACH? Need to get unstuck? Ready to take a risk? Or are you committed to self-inquiry but don’t know how to begin? Look no further than the #RadFam. We’ve curated a group of talented coaches over at bit.ly/radcoaching.

Mar 08 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #11: Frank Ostaseski (Ep.34): Have a plan, hold it lightly

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Here's a controversial statement: contemplating your mortality will make you happier.  Frank Ostaseski is a pioneer in end of life care and holds this to be true. Frank co-founded the Zen Hospice Project, the Metta Institute, and is the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.  Those who repress their fear of death, are missing what it can teach us. The anxieties we often discuss on this podcast, identity, acceptance, self-judgement, and loving unconditionally are all impacted by our views on death. And at the end of life, everything gets distilled into two simple questions: 'Am I loved?' and 'Did I love well?' SPONSORED BY IEX: Interested in joining a growing company at the intersection of finance and technology? IEX's mission is to build fair markets and they've created a next generation stock exchange. The company currently has thirteen open positions in development, listings, compliance, and for its 2018 summer intern program. Visit http://iextrading.com/careers

Feb 08 2018
59 mins
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Rank #12: Scott Norton (Ep.48): Contentment is so damn elusive

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Scott Norton is your prototypical millennial - a tinkerer with a creative and entrepreneurial streak . There's a narrative that the financial crisis crushed economic mobility for an entire generation of Millennials - in fact, Scott's first job was at Lehman Brothers in 2008. Yet for Scott, the crisis catalyzed a trip around Asia on a foldable bike spanning 23 countries and 100 cities. Upon his return he co-founded Sir Kensington's, challenging the consumer goods "complex" of ketchup and mayonnaise. We explore mission-driven businesses - are they marketing hype or changing the world? Regardless, big business has taken to the idea; last year Unilever acquired them for a pretty penny. Scott's got the belt notches: he's a touch above 30 with a spectacular exit.  How does this change someone? For sure, it takes failure off the table. But contentment, being present with loved ones, a quiet mind, and yes - even freedom - don't appear overnight and can remain viscerally elusive. + THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR: Does your life insurance policy match your life circumstances? Whether you’re newlyweds, new parents, or new entrepreneurs, Cambridge will work with you to protect what matters most: your family. As an independent broker, Cambridge always represents the client’s best interest, not the insurance companies'.  Contact Cambridge for a complimentary assessment on personal or life insurance planning. + SHOW NOTES: http://rad.family/scott-norton + SUPPORT THE PODCAST: http://patreon.com/radreads

May 17 2018
57 mins
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Rank #13: Sam Polk (Ep. 10): I am Enough

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Imagine getting a $3.6 million bonus at age 30? The dream scenario, right? This episode's guest, Sam Polk made more money in that a single bonus than his parents had earned over their entire lives. Yet he still needed to repeat the mantra "I am Enough" to reaffirm his own self-worth. Sam was a senior trader at King Street, one of the most successful hedge funds in the world. But behind his rocket-ship trajectory was a story of rage, addiction, arrests, and loneliness - the result of a strained relationship with his parents, especially his dad. Sam began his healing through regular therapy beginning at age 22 (over 400 sessions) to which he attributes some of his Wall Street success. Today, he's a social entrepreneur and founder of Everytable, a mission-driven company delivering healthy meals affordable to everyone. Sam is truly an open book and we discuss masculinity, "the Number," what he'd tell his 20 year old self, fatherhood, and how to forgive. This Week's Sponsor: Skillshare Join the online learning community with 16,000+ classes in business, design and more. Get one free month of unlimited access. http://skillshare.com/rad Full Show Notes: bit.ly/radpod10_ Email Newsletter: bit.ly/RadReads

Aug 11 2017
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #14: Stop the Money Madness

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Whether you’re an entrepreneur, college grad or retired Goldman partner, you’ve probably experienced some form money anxiety. For a tiny piece of paper, money possesses this incredible power to trigger intense feelings such as FOMO, envy, inadequacy and outright fear (aka the poverty mindset). And it never ceases to amaze me how rational people (and many finance professionals) turn a complete blind eye to this important area of their lives. Today’s guest, Ashley Feinstein Gerstley coaches people (like me) out of their own money madness. Ashley’s a coach and creator of the Fiscal Femme blog. But our listeners will relate to her story: she started as an Investment banker and grew the Fiscal Femme as side hustle until finally jumping off into entrepreneurship. Her advice is particularly spicy for entrepreneurs, and we discuss how much runway is enough, “death by a thousand small withdrawals” (my personal favorite), the dangerous belief that we can out-earn our expenses, and how avoiding the topic is really avoiding accountability. FULL SHOW NOTES bit.ly/radpod9 SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER bit.ly/RadReads

Aug 04 2017
51 mins
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Rank #15: Dan Shipper (Ep. 3): The Scorecard is Learning

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Dan is a Wunderkid entrepreneur who has been building web apps since he was a kid. He went to Penn as a Philosophy major and bootstrapped his startup Firefly which he sold the same month as his graduation. So what happens to your internal monologue when you sell your company at a time when most grads are starting their first jobs? There's the common story that says “When X happens, my life will begin.” But you wouldn't say “I'll start exercising once I get promoted to Managing Director?” Dan vulnerably shares deeper insecurities of social rejection, the emotional drain of self talk, and how a relentless drive to improve can be destructive. We riff on writing (how it's like compound interest and creates serendipity), the dangers of putting off working on yourself, not doing “half a push-up” (when it comes to experimentation), and the lumpy nature of progress. And together we have a good laugh comparing how Dan and I, both nerdy, skinny and insecure teenagers hatched up detailed plans for social acceptance. See the full show notes at bit.ly/radpod3

Jun 01 2017
54 mins
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