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Entrepreneurship, mental health and Transistor, with Transistor.fm co-founder Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson dreamt of launching a product in a market big and hungry enough that, if he could swim out and catch that wave, it would be bigger than any wave he’d caught before … then his friend told him about the podcast hosting software he was working on. In 2017, the two partnered to…

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Changing Lives Through Grassroots Basketball, with Terrell Myers and Keith Stevens

Many people think that AAU basketball is all about providing a path for elite athletes to showcase their skills for college and the NBA. But that’s only part of what Grassroots basketball is.  Coaches like today’s guests, Keith Stevens (Team Takeover – Nike) and Terrell Myers (We R 1 – Under Armour), work with young…

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Racial Unrest, White Privilege, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A 2020 Compilation Episode

Today we’re going to give you something a little bit different. As we listen to this podcast, themes tend to pop up. DT and his guests talk about leadership, entrepreneurship, investing and handling the stress and chaos of normal life. But 2020 has been anything but normal. In March, COVID-19 put us all on a…

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Roy Williams: Chapter 5 – How The Greats Obtained Personal Excellence

How do the great athletes become elite? What can the coaches do to drive them to their full potential? On today’s episode, Anson and host Natalie Bode are joined by Roy Williams, head men’s basketball coach at UNC and three time national champion.  Together, Anson and Roy have coached some of the most driven leaders…

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NBA Alum & Duke’s 1st All-American on Athletes Using their Platforms

Of all the McDonald’s All-Americans that have come through Duke men’s basketball, Gene Banks is the first, and he’s a trailblazer in many ways. On the show, Gene talks about his college experience at a predominantly white institution, what sets Lebron James apart from Michael Jordan (Gene’s former Bulls teammate), and that time he got…

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A Deal-Making Magic 8-Ball and Other Surprises: Entrepreneurship and Investing with Robbie Hardy and Fred Hutchison

Robbie Hardy spent decades climbing the corporate ladder and being the only woman in the room. When she decided it was time to go out on her own, she sought the legal and business advice of Fred Hutchison, founder of Hutchison PLLC. Together they helped build CI Technologies, which eventually sold to Seagate – a…

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Gloria & Yael Averbuch: Chapter 4 – Enriching Your Life through Soccer

Today Anson and host Dean Linke are joined by Gloria and Yael Averbuch. Gloria is the co-author of Vision of a Champion with Anson, and they wrote it together when Yael was just 10. Yael dreamed up playing for Anson, but he didn’t want to recruit a friend’s daughter – except that Yael’s talent was…

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116: Words Matter: Inclusive Language in the Wedding Industry, with Taylor Griffith from Lemon Tree Editorial

Today we’re talking all about inclusive language – what to say and what not to say in what has historically been a very bride centric, straight, thin, pretty, white, and rich industry. As Taylor Griffith from Lemon Tree Editorial points out, that’s not what the world looks like, so it’s time to make some changes…

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The Social Dilemma

So, maybe it’s not about podcasting, but it’s important! Jason and Cee Cee watched Netflix’s new documentary, “The Social Dilemma,” and it left them thinking about the ways they interact with their friends, family and clients online. Hear them talk about their film critiques, why they see what they see online and the power social…

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Jordan McNair’s Tragic – and Preventable – Death on the Practice Field, with Martin McNair

Martin McNair’s son Jordan was an elite athlete – a 6’5″ 300 pound lineman in his freshman year at the University of Maryland. On May 29, 2018, Jordan was pushed to the point of over-exhaustion and collapsed. 15 days later, he tragically passed away after never fully recovering.  This isn’t an uncommon occurrence, and Martin…

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