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The JPM Healthcare Conference brings together the best and brightest minds to discuss innovations in healthcare. During this year’s conference we created a lineup of speakers who focused on AI, genomics and blockchain for our 4th Annual Digital Health Luncheon, in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs. Among those speakers is this week’s guest, CEO and Co-Founder of athenahealthJonathan Bush.

Since athenahealth is a client, I am aware of the incredible work they do. It was a pleasure to dive a little deeper into Jonathan’s journey and what it takes to design a frictionless healthcare system. Jonathan was gracious enough to chat with me ahead of his keynote talk which didn’t give him much time to prepare for my questions. Since he didn’t have his book recommendations handy, I wanted to make sure and share them with you here…keep an eye out for the following: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates and Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II.

Jonathan is also an author and I encourage you to check out his book, Where Does It Hurt?: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care. Plus, we discuss Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Take a listen below.

Aarón Sánchez is an award-winning chef, a judge on FOX’s hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF, a TV personality, cookbook author and philanthropist. Between juggling all of this he manages to perfect the art of serving up unique content for each of his social channels because he understands the value.

This afternoon we chatted about how he finds the time to mange his social and why  he chooses specific content for certain channels. Plus, we dive into hot foods, mariachi music, Prince and Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America, a book that serves as a compass for Chef Aarón. Take a listen below.


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What would you do if you could live as long as you wanted? What would humanity do if we had that option? This week’s guest has thought about this at length among other fascinating things. I had the opportunity sit down with Author of When I’m 164, Chief Correspondent at NPR, Columnist at The Daily Beast, and CEO of ARC Fusion, David Ewing Duncan.

He’s chosen to focus on life science technology because he claims it’s the most exciting thing happening this century. After chatting with him I realized just how compelling his argument is. We discussed what’s evolving in the field, how using life sciences, health and tech can extend life and what that means. Take a listen below.


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Successfully forging a path in early stage tech and venture capitalism is equal parts rewarding and challenging. In both industries staying ahead of the curve is paramount, even though the pace of innovation is incredibly rapid. This week’s guest, Cong Ding, Investor at Comcast Ventures not only has navigated this space, but has navigated it successfully.

During our chat we discussed how to stay ahead of the curve, recent trends in the space, and what’s exciting Cong these days. Plus, you’ll learn about her love for Pirates of the Caribbean and Taylor Swift. Take a listen below.


The way we consume television has changed rapidly due to technology. We can stream shows or movies via our phones or tablets whenever we choose. Additionally non-traditional programming is becoming the norm. Platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Netflix are beginning to generate their own content. This week I spoke about the aforementioned notions with Michael Marinello, SVP of Strategic Communications at Turner.

Michael and I dove into current consumer streaming habits, how traditional media is adapting content for these current consumer habits, and how television will evolve to create value for advertisers. Take a listen below.

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Authentic connection is a fundamental desire of being human. Whether it is with your family, friends, or co-workers, we desire to connect with others in a real way. In the world of dating this sentiment may ring true the loudest. This week I had the opportunity to explore the science behind building authentic connections with Dawoon Kang, Co-Founder, Head of Marketing & COO of popular dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel.

Creating a framework where strangers can experience real connection is no easy feat especially when technology is the foundation. Dawoon shared her perspective on enabling authentic connection through technology, the future of online dating, and Yo-Yo Ma. Take a listen below.


Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! During every show, we ask guests about books they’ve read recently that they would suggest. The holidays are a good time to update your library so we wanted to give a recap of  some of our guests’ book recommendations. Enjoy.

Ep 2 – Chris SatchellTeam of Teams by Stanley A. McChrystal

Ep 3 – Deborah Hopkins Women Who Run with Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, most books by Michael Lewis

Ep 4 – Ryan LeslieThe Hard Things About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Ep 5 – Haroon K. Ullah The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate by Robert Kaplan

Ep 6 – Brian MonahanThe Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu

Ep 7 – Chris RedlitzDisrupters Feast: How to Avoid Being Devoured in Today’s Rapidly Changing Global Economy by Frits Van PaasschenNever Split the Difference by Christopher Voss and Tahl Raz, Living with a Seal by Jesse Itzler

Ep 8 – Max VentillaThe Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank

Ep 9 –  Jory Des JardinsGrace Meets Grit by Dana Middleton

Ep 10 – Jesse DraperMillion Dollar Women by Julia Pimsleur

Ep 12 – Marta NewhartStrengthsFinders by Tom Rath, When Growth Stalls: How it Happens, Why You’re Stuck and What to Do About It by Steven McKeeThe Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Ep 14 – Mark McKinnonBuck Up Suck Up and Come Back When You Fold Up by James Carville and Game Change by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

Ep 15 – Jennifer FarmerNever Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi and Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Ep 16 – Joseph Jaffe Startup Nation by Dan Senor and Saul Singer

Ep 17 – John BattelleSaving Capitalism by Robert Reich and Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Ep 24 –  Mark StouseEmpires of the Sea by Roger Crowley

Ep 29 – John HinshawThe Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** by Mark Manson and John OrwinDemocracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom by Condoleeza Rice  

Ep 30 – Jeremiah Owyang –  Elon Musk Biography by Ashlee VanceHomo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari & Sprint by Jake Knapp

Ep 33 – Sahil JainA Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume, Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, and Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Change in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Taleb

Ep 34 – Chris NoesselThe Things That Make Us Smart by Donald Norman

Ep 35 – Janica Alvarez –  Moloka’i by Alan Brennert and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

Ep 36 – Ann HadleyBetween You and Me by Mary Norris and Your Ad Ignored Here by Tom Fishburne

Ep 37 – Shawn Goodman Living with Non Small Lung Cancer by Thomas E. Cappiello and books by David Sedaris

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It’s safe to say that nobody likes cancer and unfortunately many of us know someone who has been impacted by this horrible disease. Thankfully there are a plethora of organizations and individuals who are dedicated to finding a cure through innovation and creativity.

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Shawn Goodman, Head of Global Oncology Corporate Communications at Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Co. During our time we were able to discuss the evolution of the healthcare space – particularly as it pertains to cancer research, the role Takeda has played during this evolution, and where he sees the future of medical research. Take a listen below.


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It’s easy as a marketer or communicator to forget the privilege we have. Every profession does not allow you the opportunity to directly connect with an audience and to create content that truly adds value to those you are trying to reach. I was reminded of this notion by this week’s guest Ann Handley, Author and Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs.

During our chat we discussed the various privileges of marketing, how to create value for your audience, and the importance of creating great content. Plus, she gave us the scoop on her latest book and her thoughts on flying. Take a listen below.