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WWSG Favorites: Summer Reading & Listening

June 3, 2021

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” –Jim Rohn

Relaxation can have many forms, like staying comfortable at home, heading to the beach or mountains, or simply enjoying a solo lunch at your favorite restaurant. The inspiring thought leaders of Worldwide Speakers Group have published numerous books and podcasts that are both thought-provoking and entertaining. Whatever your relaxation process is, you can add value and insight to your summer with the media suggestions below.

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The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast - Main GraphicThe Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast

Renowned Political Leader; National Security Expert; Human Rights Advocate and Islam Reformist; Best-Selling Author

Recent Episode: Ayaan talks with Michael Shermer about the hijacking of the scientific method, science being used as a political tool, vaccine hesitancy, and more. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the host of The Michael Shermer Show, and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University where he teaches Skepticism 101.

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ladycarnarvonLady Carnarvon’s Blog

The Countess of Carnarvon of Highclere Castle; Author

Lady Carnarvon’s blog shares anecdotes from her everyday life at Highclere Castle. Geordie and Lady Carnarvon accepted the enormous privilege and pleasure of taking care of the iconic building in 2001. These days, it’s better known as the setting for the popular television program and film Downton Abbey, which has made it one of the most recognizable houses in the world.

Fiona Carnarvon’s Speaker Page >>

BLB_Cover_hiRes_Drop Shadow2Big Little Breakthroughs by Josh Linkner

Tech Entrepreneur; Hyper-Growth CEO; NYT Best-Selling Author; Venture Capitalist; Keynote Speaker

The pressure to generate big ideas can feel overwhelming. Instead of shooting for a $10 billion IPO or a Nobel Prize, the most prolific innovators focus instead on “big little breakthroughs”–small, creative acts that unlock massive rewards over time. By building a daily habit of creativity, leaders and organizations not only enjoy a high volume of small wins, but also the daily practice of micro-innovations.

Josh Linkner’s Speaker Page >>

chasing-life-square-lChasing Life with Sanjay Gupta (Podcast)

Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN; Multiple Award-Winning Journalist, Author and Neurosurgeon

For the first time in more than a year, many of us are ready to imagine the next chapter of our lives. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is on a mission to help us approach our new normal mindfully, finding a balance between self-care and productivity, and talking to doctors and researchers about the surprising science behind how we can thrive. It’s time to chase life again.

Sanjay Gupta’s Speaker Page >>

Niall_Ferguson_DOOM_BookCover-1DOOM: The Politics of Catastrophe by Niall Ferguson

Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University; Senior Faculty Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard; Historian; Visionary; Author; Emmy-Winning Filmmaker

Setting the annus horribilis of 2020 in historical perspective, Niall Ferguson explains why we are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters.

Niall Ferguson’s Speaker Page >>

Goodfellows Podcast GraphicGoodFellows: Conversations from the Hoover Institution‬ with Niall Ferguson

Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University; Historian; Visionary; Author

Recent Episode: Does elite thinking about the Black experience in America, as expressed via the teaching of critical race theory and the 1619 Project, benefit the descendants of slavery? Glenn Loury, a Hoover Institution distinguished visiting fellow and Brown University economist who writes frequently on racial inequality, joins Hoover senior fellows to discuss the historical and economic arcs of race in America.

Niall Ferguson’s Speaker Page >>

NewtsWorld-500x300Newt’s World Podcast

Distinguished World Leader, Powerful Visionary & Political Vanguard; 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate; Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1995-1999)

Recent Episode: In our Memorial Day episode, we honor those men and women who gave their life in service to our country to protect our freedoms. Newt’s guest is Pete Hegseth, a true American patriot. He served in the Army National Guard for two decades.  He’s a proud son of Minnesota, the author of American Crusade: Our Fight to Stay Free and Fox and Friends weekend co-host.

Newt Gingrich’s Speaker Page >>

Straight Talk PodcastStraight Talk with Hank Paulson

Chairman, The Paulson Institute; Secretary of the Treasury, 2006-2009; Former Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs

Recent Episode: Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director and Group CEO of Mubadala, joins Hank to discuss how UAE has developed over its first 50 years and where the country is headed in the next 50, investing in the future of the UAE through Mubadala, how UAE is working to meet the climate change threat, the strength of the US-UAE relationship and how UAE is approaching its relationship with China, and what he’s learned while leading Manchester City Football Club.

Henry Paulson’s Speaker Page >>

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