John Rossman is a digital and innovation business strategist, focusing on execution and scaling leaders. He is an advisor to companies and leaders working to innovate and compete with more agility and effectiveness. John is also the author of "The Amazon Way, and former executive at Amazon. John talks about his time at Amazon, and the amazing things he did with that company.
Robin Farmanfarmaian is an author, entrepreneur, and works in the medical technology field. She was misdiagnosed with an autoimmune disease which led to 3 organs in her body being removed, and led her to firing her entire healthcare team and finally got correctly diagnosed.
Art Shamsky is an American former Major League Baseball player. Derek and Art talk about a part of his book when he got his old teammates together to reminisce on the all the good times they had on the field.
Michael works with leaders one-on-one, who are mostly are younger, and in the first year of their leadership journey. What he has noticed is that some leaders are playing not to lose, rather than going for the absolute best. This is where his expertise comes in to help these leaders be the absolute best they can be.
Leadership is about enabling strengths in others. Sanyin talks to us today about the characteristics of great leaders, and how self awareness plays a very large part in the role of a leader. Part of being a leader is also having the ability to be empathetic towards someone, by having an understanding of their perspective. It's not all about you, you have to have an understanding from other peoples perspectives.
Daniel Puder is an entrepreneur, retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, and the founder of My Life My Power. Daniel talks to us today about why, and how he created "My Life My Power.
Listen to this powerful interview with Dr. David Fajgenbaum who has an incredible new memoir, "Chasing My Cure: A Doctor's Race to Turn Hope into Action". David’s story is truly unique; it’s a tale of learning to live, while dying: a universally relatable story about getting up and fighting back after life knocks you down.
A former Georgetown quarterback nicknamed "The Beast," David Fajgenbaum was also a force in medical school, where he was known for his unmatched mental stamina. But things changed dramatically when he began suffering from inexplicable fatigue. In a matter of weeks, his organs were failing and he was read his last rites. Doctors were baffled over a condition they had yet to even diagnose; floating in and out of consciousness, Fajgenbaum prayed for the equivalent of a game day overtime: a second chance.
Miraculously, Fajgenbaum survived, but only to endure repeated near-death relapses from what would eventually be identified as a form of Castleman disease—an extremely deadly and rare condition that acts like a cross between cancer and an autoimmune disorder. When he relapsed on the only drug in development and realized that the medical community was unlikely to make progress in time to save his life, Fajgenbaum turned his desperate hope for a cure into concrete action: between hospitalizations he studied his own charts and tested his own blood samples, looking for clues that could unlock a new treatment. With the help of family, friends and mentors, he also reached out to other Castleman disease patients and physicians, and eventually came up with an ambitious plan to crowdsource the most promising research questions and recruit world- class researchers to tackle them; instead of waiting for the scientific stars to align, he proposed to align them himself.
More than five years later and now married to his college sweetheart, his hard work has paid off: a treatment that he identified has induced a tentative remission and his novel approach to collaborative scientific inquiry has become a blueprint for advancing rare disease research. His incredible story demonstrates the potency of hope, and what can happen when forces of determination, love, family, faith and serendipity collide.
David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc is one of the youngest individuals to be appointed to the faculty at Penn Medicine. Co- founder and executive director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN) and an NIH-funded physician- scientist, he has dedicated his life to discovering new treatments and cures for deadly disorders like Castleman disease, which he was diagnosed with during medical school. He is in the top 1 percent youngest grant awardees of an R01, one of the most competitive and sought-after grants in all of biomedical research. Dr. Fajgenbaum has been recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 healthcare list, as a top healthcare leader by Becker's Hospital Review, and one of the youngest people ever elected as a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the nation's oldest medical society. He was one of three recipients – including Vice President Joe Biden – of a 2016 Atlas Award from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Winner of the RARE Champion of Hope: Science award, Dr. Fajgenbaum has been profiled in a cover story by The New York Times as well as by Reader's Digest, Science, and the Today Show. Dr. Fajgenbaum earned a BS from Georgetown University magna cum laude with honors and distinction, MSc from the University of Oxford, MD from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and MBA from The Wharton School. He is a former Division I college quarterback, state-champion weight lifter, and co-founder of a
national grief support network.
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Dr. David Fajgenbaum has an amazing story, of how he was on his journey for a medical degree, and came down with an illness that at the time had no diagnosis. After having his last rights read to him, they came back with the diagnosis that he had what is called Castleman Disease.
Jake Fox created "The Fox Code," which is built around the belief that you can learn from your failures. Sometimes failures open up doors to other opportunities, and you have to have the right mentality to see those opportunities and keep pushing through the failures.
When you've reached a certain level of success, how do you avoid complacency? Sean Keith shares some great tips on how to avoid this, pulling from his own experience.