Philanthropist, David Rubenstein, returns to take a knee with Adam. They talk about David's historic career path in politics, business, and law, including his interviews with Billie Jean King and Ken Burns. They also discuss the status of social classes, the displacement in society and he shares tips for the average person who may be interested in getting into the market. Plus, the end of paper currency and the transition into the crypto world. Mr. Rubenstein's book, 'The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream' is available now wherever you find finer books.
Today, Adam chats with François Kress, co-founder and CEO of Feelmore Labs. François shares their latest product, Cove, the first wearable device that senses the moments when a user is stressed and stimulates the brain in real-time. Adam finds out about his extensive background as CEO and President of several well-known Fortune 500 companies, and they explore the topic of happiness and having the motivation in life to pursue what you're really passionate about. Adam shares his pursuit of becoming a boxing coach and how it opened doors for him to be where he is today. They also talk about the innovations some brands have had to elevate them to the next level. Cove can be found at feelcove.com.
On today's motivational Monday, Adam sits down with aspiring Astronaut Abigail Harrison, better known as "Astronaut Abby," on social media. They go from the Moon and Mars to the moons of Jupiter, exploring space travel and everything in between. Abby shares her passion for Astronomy, becoming a leader in the Space community at a young age, and she tells us the process of breaking down big goals. They talk about the importance of education and what it takes to become an Astronaut. Abigail's new book "Dream Big! How to Reach for Your Stars" is available now at all major bookstores.
Today Adam is joined by author and political commentator, Dr. James Lindsay to talk about the shift happening in society and people living in fear of speaking out. Adam shares his thoughts on feeding the narrative by continuing to apologize and he shares his theory surrounding safe spaces and octagons. Dr. James Lindsay's new book, "Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity – and Why This Harms Everybody" is available now on Amazon and anywhere books are sold.
Adam is joined by World War II veteran, Frank Sisson as he takes through his journey through Nazi Germany, the Battle of the Bulge, and fighting alongside the legendary General George S. Patton. He also shares his heart-wrenching story of feeding the hungry in Berlin and his encounter with the Russians. Frank also shares his life back home from the war and meeting his longtime wife. Frank's new book "I Marched with Patton: A Firsthand Account of World War II Alongside One of the U.S. Army's Greatest Generals" is available for preorder now on Amazon.
A best-of Take A Knee on the heels of John Campion's untimely death from Leukemia. Rest In Peace.
APR Energy CEO John Campion sits down with Adam for this week's episode of Take A Knee. Adam opens the show asking John about his upbringing in Ireland as well as his emigration to the US with only 26 dollars in his pocket. Then John shares some stories of him working with Michael Jackson and The Rolling Stones as a roadie before starting his power supply company for major events like the Olympics. This leads Adam to ask John about where the future of energy is heading, and which type of energy is most effective. Before they wrap, John talks about his extensive car collection with Adam.
On today's show, Adam is joined by self-made billionaire and entrepreneur, Cindy Eckert. She shares her story of building up her companies, the struggles she faced in building the brand, and her passion for the entrepreneurial spirit. She shares her fight for getting her infamous 'female Viagra' approved and the differences in sexual dysfunction between males and females. Adam gives her his thoughts on government inefficiencies and how hard-working Americans are punished by officials instead of rewarding them. Cindy also shares how she chooses her future entrepreneurs to which Adam shares a metaphorical story of enthusiasm. Cindy's Pinkubator can be found through her website, ThePinkCeiling.com.
Today, author and friend of the show, Ryan Holiday, returns to talk about the philosophy of Stoicism, the people who molded it, and how it applies to the world we are living in today. They dissect the emotion of fear and how everyone is too afraid to voice their own opinion. Instead, they're being pressured by both sides of the extreme to choose. Adam shares his natural state of not caring what others have to say about him, and he explains the difference between blowing someone away by being who you are as opposed to someone just picking you based on a headshot or extensive resume. Ryan's newest book, "Lives of the Stoics" is available on Amazon and all major booksellers.
Today, Adam is joined by entertainment lawyer, Richard Busch, to talk about some of his biggest cases and his new passion in the podcasting world. They talk about the direction the music business moving from the need for recording labels to self-distribution. They dive into the world of sampling oldies and Adam takes Richard on a taxi ride from the 1970s. Richard Busch's show, "Blurred Laws and Life" is available anywhere you listen to podcasts.
Today, Adam is joined by his long time writing partner, Mike Lynch, to talk about their latest book and the perfect timing of the release with everything going on in the world today. They also delve into the psyche of people, creating balance in life and being able to use meditation or just giving yourself a break from time to time as a way to improve yourself. "I'm Your Emotional Support Animal: Navigating Our All Woke, No Joke Culture" is available now on Amazon.