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Episode 10: Michael Maher – On Building a Successful Brand, Embracing Change, and Overcoming Adversity

Michael Maher is the co-founder of the San Francisco based apparel company, Taylor Stitch. Inspired & Designed in California, Taylor Stitch apparel is constructed to perfection and responsibly built for the long haul. Maher shares his thoughts on the challenges, and experiences of building a successful men’s apparel company from the ground up.

Episode 9: Ewen Levick – If aliens are out there, why are they hiding?

Ewen Levick is a journalist and author of the book Overland. In his return to the All Things Interesting Podcast, we discusses his latest article on “If Aliens are Out There, Why are They Hiding?”. An editor for Australian Defense Magazine, Ewen writes on strategic military policy and international relations for a range of publications. He has also consulted for the Australian Department of Defense.

Episode 8: James Johnson – Skilled Negotiation and The Art of Communication

James Johnson is a professional negotiator and author of “Skilled Negotiation”. He has over thirty years of experience in Skilled negotiation, providing training, coaching, and consulting for individuals and businesses. His book offers decades of lessons to help individuals hone their negotiating skills and achieve their business and personal goals.

Episode 7: Alex Chan – Hong Kong, Activism, and The Fight for a Greater Democracy

Alex Chan is a Hong Kong citizen and an activist participating in the current Extradition Bill protests. He also took part in the in the 2014 Umbrella Protests in Hong Kong. Chan shares his personal experiences being on the ground floor of the protests and his thoughts on the struggle for a true democratic Hong Kong.

Disclaimer: The name of my guest in this episode has been altered to protect their identity.

Episode 6: Jay Solomon

Jay Solomon is an author and an award-winning journalist who formerly served as the chief foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. During his time with the Journal, he was stationed in Jakarta, Indonesia; Seoul, South Korea; New Delhi, India; and Washington, D.C., covering national security and U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Solomon is also currently a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he is an expert on Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear programs and weapons proliferation networks in the Middle East.

Episode 5: Ivan Kutskir – Photopea.com

Ivan Kutskir is the founder and creator of the web based advanced image editor, Photopea.com. A 28 year old graduate of the Charles University in Prague, Ivan lives in Prague, Czech Republic. At the Charles University, he received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Master’s in Theoretical computer science / Artificial intelligence. Since its release, Photopea.com has reached over 3 million monthly visitors and is widely considered to be one of the best free alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

 

Episode 4: Robert Smat

Episode Summary

Robert Smat is an up and coming writer and director. His feature film debut, The Last Whistle, recently released Summer 2019. Consistently scoring high marks upon its release, The Last Whistle was filmed in 13 days on a budget of $125,000. Smat’s script attracted talent to the film including Parks and Rec’s Jim O’Heir, and Friday Night Lights’ Brad Leland. He attended USC’s School of Cinema from 2013 to 2017, where he met his collaborators on the film, and graduated with a major in cinema studies and a minor in screenwriting.

 

Episode 3: Ewen Levick

Episode Summary

Ewen Levick is the author of the book Overland. A true story of his journey from Australia to Switzerland without flying. From the deserts of Australia, to the plains of Mongolia, Ewen’s travels are filled with twist and turns as he navigates across Asia and Europe. His experiences ranging from being held up at gunpoint, confronting a thief, staying with nomadic reindeer herders and Russian scientists, encountering wolves, paying bribes, riding through Mongolia on a 30 year old motorcycle, and more.

Check out his book: https://books2read.com/overland

Episode 2: Dr. William Rassman

Episode Summary

Dr. William Rassman is a world leader in hair transplant technology, having pioneered the Follicular Unit Transplant in 1995 and the Follicular Unit Extraction Technology in 2002. His most renowned accomplishment is the commercialization of the intro-aortic balloon pump which is used in every coronary car unit in the world. Dr, Rassman holds over 3 dozen patents across a variety of fields and was named the most outstanding hair transplant surgeon in the world by the International Society for Hair Transplant Surgeons.

Episode 10: Michael Maher – On Building a Successful Brand, Embracing Change, and Overcoming Adversity

Michael Maher is the co-founder of the San Francisco based apparel company, Taylor Stitch. Inspired & Designed in California, Taylor Stitch apparel is constructed to perfection and responsibly built for the long haul. Maher shares his thoughts on the challenges, and experiences of building a successful men’s apparel company from the ground up.

Episode 9: Ewen Levick – If aliens are out there, why are they hiding?

Ewen Levick is a journalist and author of the book Overland. In his return to the All Things Interesting Podcast, we discusses his latest article on “If Aliens are Out There, Why are They Hiding?”. An editor for Australian Defense Magazine, Ewen writes on strategic military policy and international relations for a range of publications. He has also consulted for the Australian Department of Defense.

Episode 8: James Johnson – Skilled Negotiation and The Art of Communication

James Johnson is a professional negotiator and author of “Skilled Negotiation”. He has over thirty years of experience in Skilled negotiation, providing training, coaching, and consulting for individuals and businesses. His book offers decades of lessons to help individuals hone their negotiating skills and achieve their business and personal goals.

Episode 7: Alex Chan – Hong Kong, Activism, and The Fight for a Greater Democracy

Alex Chan is a Hong Kong citizen and an activist participating in the current Extradition Bill protests. He also took part in the in the 2014 Umbrella Protests in Hong Kong. Chan shares his personal experiences being on the ground floor of the protests and his thoughts on the struggle for a true democratic Hong Kong.

Disclaimer: The name of my guest in this episode has been altered to protect their identity.

Episode 6: Jay Solomon

Jay Solomon is an author and an award-winning journalist who formerly served as the chief foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. During his time with the Journal, he was stationed in Jakarta, Indonesia; Seoul, South Korea; New Delhi, India; and Washington, D.C., covering national security and U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Solomon is also currently a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he is an expert on Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear programs and weapons proliferation networks in the Middle East.

Episode 5: Ivan Kutskir – Photopea.com

Ivan Kutskir is the founder and creator of the web based advanced image editor, Photopea.com. A 28 year old graduate of the Charles University in Prague, Ivan lives in Prague, Czech Republic. At the Charles University, he received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Master’s in Theoretical computer science / Artificial intelligence. Since its release, Photopea.com has reached over 3 million monthly visitors and is widely considered to be one of the best free alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

 

Episode 4: Robert Smat

Episode Summary

Robert Smat is an up and coming writer and director. His feature film debut, The Last Whistle, recently released Summer 2019. Consistently scoring high marks upon its release, The Last Whistle was filmed in 13 days on a budget of $125,000. Smat’s script attracted talent to the film including Parks and Rec’s Jim O’Heir, and Friday Night Lights’ Brad Leland. He attended USC’s School of Cinema from 2013 to 2017, where he met his collaborators on the film, and graduated with a major in cinema studies and a minor in screenwriting.

 

Episode 3: Ewen Levick

Episode Summary

Ewen Levick is the author of the book Overland. A true story of his journey from Australia to Switzerland without flying. From the deserts of Australia, to the plains of Mongolia, Ewen’s travels are filled with twist and turns as he navigates across Asia and Europe. His experiences ranging from being held up at gunpoint, confronting a thief, staying with nomadic reindeer herders and Russian scientists, encountering wolves, paying bribes, riding through Mongolia on a 30 year old motorcycle, and more.

Check out his book: https://books2read.com/overland

Episode 2: Dr. William Rassman

Episode Summary

Dr. William Rassman is a world leader in hair transplant technology, having pioneered the Follicular Unit Transplant in 1995 and the Follicular Unit Extraction Technology in 2002. His most renowned accomplishment is the commercialization of the intro-aortic balloon pump which is used in every coronary car unit in the world. Dr, Rassman holds over 3 dozen patents across a variety of fields and was named the most outstanding hair transplant surgeon in the world by the International Society for Hair Transplant Surgeons.

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