Episode 051: Walgreens VP Randy Lewis on Beating Fear

Randy LewisToday on The ProGuide, we interview Randy Lewis.  He’s the former Vice President of Walgreens, Peace Corps volunteer, Fortune 50 executive and accidental advocate who led Walgreens’ logistics division for sixteen years as the chain grew from 1,500 to 8,000 stores. Randy introduced an inclusive model in Walgreens distribution centers that resulted in ten percent of its workforce consisting of people with disabilities who are held to the same standards as those without disabilities. Its success has changed the lives of thousands with and without disabilities and is serving as a model for other employers in the U.S and abroad.  His new book explores that process: There’s No Greatness Without Goodness.

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Episode 050: Lysa TerKeurst and Compel

Lysa TerkeurstLysa 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.

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Episode 045: Alexander Mimran, Co-Founder of Minbox

AlexanderToday on the ProGuide, we have Alexander Mimran, co-founder of Minbox along with Michael Lawlor. Minbox is a free, no-limits, #freakingfast file-sharing app for Macs that’s disrupting the competiton and owning the send space.

Interview with Alexander Mimran, Co-Founder of Minbox:

Key Points:

  • What does Minbox do?
  • How did Alexander and Michael get started with the idea?  Where did it come from?
  • Now, this *seems* like a fast “rise-to-stardom”, blitz, storm-on-the-scene journey from 2012 to now.  How long was this story in the making?
  • Why another file-sharing app?  CloudApp, Box, Dropbox, etc.
  • What does Alexander see happening for the future of the app?  Where does it fit in the tech space?
  • And more!

Now that you’ve listened, do you use a file-sharing app like Minbox?  What do you think of it?

Episode 043: Adobe After Effects Product Manager, Steve Forde

SteveFordeOn 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.

Interview with Steve Forde from Adobe:

Key Points:

  • Who is Steve Forde, and what background does he have in Special Effects?
  • How did he start working for adobe?
  • How do they decide what new features make it in to new versions of After Effects?
  • And more!

What about you?  Did you enjoy the interview?  What was your biggest take-away?

Episode 040: Todd Henry, The Accidental Creative & Die Empty

ToddHenryThis 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.  He regularly speaks and consults with companies, both large and small, about how to develop practices and systems that lead to everyday brilliance. Todd’s work has been featured by Fast CompanyFortuneForbesHBR.orgUS News & World Report, and many other major media outlets.  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.

Episode 040: The Accidental Creative, Todd Henry on “Die Empty”

Key Points:

  • What does it mean to Die Empty?
  • What are some of the principles in the new book?
  • Why do we think there’s a “quick-fix” to being successful?
  • What tips does Todd have on being creative at a moment’s notice?
  • And more!

What about you?  Did you enjoy the interview?  What was your biggest take-away?

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Episode 039: John Lee Dumas, Host of Entrepreneur On Fire Podcast

JohnLeeDumasThis week on The Proguide, we have John Lee Dumas.  He is the Founder and Host of Entrepreneur On Fire, a podcast that interviews today’s most inspiring and successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. EntrepreneurOnFire is a top ranked business podcast generating over 400,000 unique downloads a month, and his lineup includes Barbara Corcoran, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuk, Guy Kawasaki, and hundreds more. All the magic happens at EOFire.com!

Episode 039: Entrepreneur On Fire, with John Lee Dumas:

Key Points:

  • How did John get started?
  • What are some of the struggles John’s had over the past few months?
  • Why do we think there’s a “quick-fix” to being successful?
  • What tips does John have for other podcasters?
  • And more!

Essential Resources:

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Dramatically Increase Your Memory Using a Map – with Andrew J. Mason

AndrewJMasonAndrew 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.  

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