The Art of Excellence

By Glenn Zweig

The Art of Excellence is an in-depth interview-style podcast about people who have accomplished great things in their lives. The goal of the show is to deliver inspiring stories from ultra-successful entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers, authors, thought leaders and anyone doing something extraordinary. We will explore the backgrounds, talent, work ethic, sacrifices, mental outlook and serendipity that led to their success.

  1. 1.
    Howard Shore: Academy Award-winning composer
    51:24
  2. 2.
    Erin Brockovich: Consumer advocate and environmental activist
    1:09:46
  3. 3.
    Ed Stafford: Extreme adventurer, explorer, and reality TV competitor
    52:36
  4. 4.
    Francis Collins: Director of the National Institutes of Health
    1:04:43
  5. 5.
    Robert Lefkowitz: Nobel Laureate in chemistry
    55:28
  6. 6.
    BJ Fogg: Behavior Scientist and Expert on Habit Formation
    46:13
  7. 7.
    Jim McKelvey: Co-Founder of Square on Art, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
    51:19
  8. 8.
    John Mackey: Founder and CEO of Whole Foods
    50:31
  1. 9.
    Jimmy Wales: Founder of Wikipedia
    54:33
  2. 10.
    Al Roker: Weatherman, TV producer, journalist, and author
    39:44
  3. 11.
    Jim McCloskey: Founder of Centurion Ministries and father of the innocence movement
    46:24
  4. 12.
    Sarah Frey: The Pumpkin Queen of America
    45:13
  5. 13.
    Deepak Chopra: Medical Doctor, Spiritual Advisor, and Mindfulness Guru
    47:45
  6. 14.
    Scott Boras – Baseball Power Agent
    45:24
  7. 15.
    Alain Robert: The “French Spiderman”
    37:57
  8. 16.
    Colin Follenweider: One of Hollywood’s top stuntmen
    55:00
  9. 17.
    David Fajgenbaum: Chasing a cure for the rare Castleman Disease
    47:31
  10. 18.
    Steve Case: AOL founder and Revolution CEO
    53:39
  11. 19.
    Victor Vescovo: Record setting adventurer and explorer
    49:00
  12. 20.
    Alan Alda: Actor, Director, Author, Communications guru
    49:47
  13. 21.
    Ben Lecomte: Ultra endurance swimmer and environmental activist
    42:50
  14. 22.
    Terry Fator: Ventriloquist, comedian, impressionist and singing sensation
    43:55
  15. 23.
    Dan Buettner: Blue Zones Founder and Longevity Explorer
    46:56
  16. 24.
    Charles Schwab: The big entrepreneur looking out for the small investor
    43:23
  17. 25.
    Safi Bahcall: Physicist, Biotech Entrepreneur, Organizational Behavioral Guru
    1:16:16
  18. 26.
    Neil deGrasse Tyson: Astrophysicist and Master of the Universe
    50:59
  19. 27.
    Jon Dorenbos: Former NFL star, magician, and survivor
    46:32
  20. 28.
    Steve Schwarzman: Co-founder and CEO of Blackstone
    48:11
  21. 29.
    Jill Heinerth: Underwater Cave Explorer
    45:05
  22. 30.
    Cindy Eckert: Serial healthcare entrepreneur behind the “female Viagra”
    57:38
  23. 31.
    Rich Karlgaard: Publisher of Forbes
    57:07
  24. 32.
    Chris Wilson: From a life in prison to a life of purpose
    50:14
  25. 33.
    Eduardo Strauch: Andes Mountains plane crash survivor
    38:09
  26. 34.
    Jerry Colonna: VC-turned executive leadership coach
    43:39
  27. 35.
    Roger McNamee: Tech investor, musician, activist
    46:37
  28. 36.
    Joe De Sena: Founder and CEO of Spartan
    37:50
  29. 37.
    Ep 41: Albert–Laszlo Barabasi: Unlocking the formula for success
    43:38
  30. 38.
    Seth Godin: Marketing Maven
    43:33
  31. 39.
    Ben Saunders: Extreme Polar Explorer
    38:34
  32. 40.
    Mark Tercek: The Nature Conservancy CEO
    53:20
  33. 41.
    Clint Harp: Craftsman, TVman, Journeyman
    55:45
  34. 42.
    Scott Hamilton: Champion on and off the ice
    36:17
  35. 43.
    Beth Comstock: Disrupter, Innovator, Change Agent: The Former Vice Chair at GE
    52:36
  36. 44.
    Doug Bernstein: Founder and CEO of toy company Melissa and Doug
    46:35
  37. 45.
    Daniel Negreanu: World-Renowned Poker Legend
    54:33
  38. 46.
    Scott Jurek: Ultrarunning Legend Conquers the Appalachian Trail
    47:27
  39. 47.
    Nicola Benedetti: Vibrant Violin Virtuoso
    48:31
  40. 48.
    Josh Blue: Uber-talented comedian with cerebral palsy
    45:27
  41. 49.
    “The Birdman” Jeb Corliss: Fearless BASE Jumper
    54:02
  42. 50.
    Cat Hoke: Defying the Odds: Giving Current and Former Convicts, Herself, and the Rest of US a Second Chance
    53:24

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