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Semi-Random Walks #33: Paul Gilmartin, host of the Mental Illness Happy Hour

Paul Gilmartin is host of the Mental Illness Happy Hour, a terrific podcast about mental health that you should go listen to right now. Follow him on Twitter @MentalPod. The show opens with Slow Magic’s Corvette Cassette and closes with … Continue reading

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Semi-Random Walks #32: Kristin Wong

I discovered Kristin Wong while googling something or other, and I ended up on this story she did about breaking out of a career rut. I had just finished What Should I Do With My Life, so I was curious to hear … Continue reading

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Semi-Random Walks #31: Darren Pillsbury, incognito romance novelist

This was a fascinating interview. Darren Pillsbury struggled as a writer for many years, and even gave up on it for a period, but in the past few years he’s been crushing it through self-publishing. Here’s his Amazon page. That’s … Continue reading

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Semi-Random Walks # 29: Lawrence Lanoff

Lawrence Lanoff is, as he describes it, “a sex positive, streetwise, business savvy life coach,” also known as Catholic rehab. Follow him on Twitter @soullight Links to more info about some of the things we covered: Christoper Hitchens’ takedown of the Dalai Lama Lawrence’s … Continue reading

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Semi-Random Walks #28: Amy Baglan, founder of MeetMindful

Amy Baglan is the founder of MeetMindful, an online dating site geared toward people who value healthy living, personal development, sustainability, spirituality, yoga, meditation, self-awareness and authentic connections. Follow her on Twitter @amybaglan and MeetMindful @MeetMindful. Some of the things we discussed in … Continue reading

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Semi-Random Walks #27: Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel is the future of movies, or at least one of the futures. To get an idea of what I mean, check out Phrenic. It’s a kinda sorta TV miniseries for the iPhone. I stumbled it across it a couple years … Continue reading

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Semi-Random Walks #26: Futurist Thomas Frey

Thomas Frey is a the founder of the DaVinci Institute, and his job is to think about the future. How cool is that? Here are just a few of the many things we touched on in the interview: The Oculus … Continue reading

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Semi-Random Walks #25: The Depression Episode with Rand Fishkin

Warning: this is the depression episode. Not only do we talk about depression, but I was literally in the midst of a pretty bad clinical depression myself when I produced it. Rand Fishkin is co-founder (with his mom!) of Moz. … Continue reading

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Semi-Random Walks #24: John Corcoran

John Corcoran is an attorney and the founder of Smart Business Revolution. He’s also the consummate networker. Listen to the episode to here how you can grow your network and in turn use it to grow your business. Some of the things we … Continue reading

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Semi-Random Walks # 23: Michael Amon teaches you how to “Kill the Interview”

This episode is a little different. Michael Amon is the national practice manager of a major consulting firm, the name of which will remain secret. (Trust me, you’ve heard of them.) He self-published an e-book called Kill the Interview that has been … Continue reading

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