Chip Conley joins the show to talk to Adam about his new book Wisdom at Work. Adam and Chip discuss Chip's years in hospitality and how he turned a 26 year old dream into one of the largest hotel chains in the country. They then discuss Chip's tenure with Air BnB and why kids do not respect elders the way they used to.
The Mamba himself, Kobe Bryant joins the show to talk to Adam about his life after the NBA and his new kids podcast 'The Punies'. Kobe talks to Adam about his media company which produced the Academy Award winning 'Dear Basketball', and his new podcast 'The Punies', which highlights the lessons that kids can learn through sports. Adam then asks Kobe about what it was like growing up and how he overcame poor performance early on in his career. Adam then asks Kobe his daily regimen... turns out he still wakes up at an ungodly hour to work out.
The Sage of South Central, Larry Elder joins the show today to talk to Adam about his amazing journey and career in broadcasting. Larry and Adam talk about the lessons that Larry learned from his father and their reconciliation after not speaking for 10 years. They then cover some of the problems facing the country and what we can do to fix them.
Michael Chandler joins the show today to talk about his career in Mixed Martial Arts. Adam and Michael talk about the work it takes to get to the top of any profession and the pitfalls that await you at every turn. Michael also talks to Adam about what’s in store for his fighting future and the big question… will he join the UFC?
Allen Gannett joins the show today to talk about his new book The Creative Curve. Allen discusses what it takes to be a creative genius and how our culture has sculpted an inaccurate narrative. Adam and Allen then talk about how there is no coincidence that there is a very strong correlation between "creative geniuses" and people who work their ass off.
California Superior Court Judge James Rogan joins the show today. Adam and James discuss his unlikely rise to Congress from childhood hardship in San Francisco. James and Adam discuss what Congress was like during his term and a memorable vote from a young Ron Paul. They then cover the opportunity that America provides its citizens and how foolish it would be to waste that.
Ole Thorstensen joins the show today to talk about the life of a builder. Adam and Ole discuss the differences between carpentry in Norway and the United States. They then discuss the life lessons that one can learn on the job site.
Brandon Novak joins the show today to talk about recovering from a life of addiction. Adam and Brandon talk about the highs and lows of Brandon's life and how the pitfalls he endured do not discriminate against race, religion or tax bracket. Adam and Brandon then discuss the empowering nature of the simple things in life.
Today on Take a Knee Adam is joined by CEO and Founder of Eurasia group Ian Bremmer to talk about the dangers of globalism. Adam and Ian get into the effects of the global political culture on the economics and policy at home and abroad.
Carla Moore joins Adam today to talk about her new book CRASH! Carla, the Vice President of HBO's Point of Sales and Education department, tells Adam about her 20 years with HBO and what it was like reaching the breaking point that led to her transformation.
PathWater CEO and Co-Founder Shadi Bakour joins the show today to talk about trying to change the face of the plastic water bottle industry. Ace and Shadi talk about what it was like starting his company and the notion that saying "let's do this" can get you very far in this world. America is not an old boys club, if you have initiative, you can make a change.