Meagan Cignoli is the founder and creative director of Visual Country. The company creates animated short videos for the world’s leading brands including Pepsi, Starbucks, and Amazon. The videos are mesmerizing! With innovation and originality, Cignoli and her team have won more than 23 advertising awards including. Meagan has been called the Queen of Branded Vines. When […]

“I think that what we’re seeing now is that knowledge work has become commoditized for lack of a better term. What we see is this huge increase in supply that’s driven by the developing world. I spent two years living in Southeast Asia and many people don’t realize there are people whose grandparents were rice […]

In December, I went to a live taping of the Tim Ferriss Podcast at the famous 92nd Street Y in New York City. There was a surprise guest at the event named Adam Robinson, and after hearing him speak, I tapped my friend on the shoulder and told him I’d find a way to get him […]

Neil De Grasse Tyson has served as Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City since 1996. He discovered his love for the universe at an early age when he visited the Hayden Planetarium, less than 100 yards from where we recorded this interview. You may know […]

My favorite part of the podcast: What does a labor of love look like? There are certainly difficult moments of hopelessness and despair. How do you think about that love? Is it about meaning, the fulfillment, and the enjoyment? Because it’s not always fun and games. How do you define love? It does take manpower. […]

My favorite part of the podcast: Why has Simone de Beauvoir resonated with you so much?  She’s probably my favorite. There’s something to be said for this foundation for friendship in a love relationship. Beauvoir says that even though we might not be able to achieve perfect harmony in a relationship, we should work for […]

My favorite part of the podcast: How do we flourish as human beings?  “My thinking about that has changed over time and gotten more sophisticated. But basically my intuition was the same early on since I was a kid. For me, life was about doing something I was excited about that had some sort of […]

In this episode, I interview Sunil Arora, a graduate of University of California at Berkeley where he studied Business and Sociology. He also established a now prominent Hedge Fund community called Artivest, worked for the White House National Economic Council, and received his Masters in Public Administration from Columbia. Sunil draws upon a rich life […]

Episode 4 features Ed Latimore, a writer, physicist, and professional heavy-weight boxer. With a combination of mind and fist, Latimore lives his life based on the Japanese principle of Kaizen, the idea that little improvements every day compound to produce significant long term changes. I admire Latimore for how he embraces the challenges and difficulties that […]

In this episode, I interview Khemaridh Hy to understand how he’s transformed his life from an addiction to hustle to a focus on wholeness. Khe is building an online community of his own called Rad Reads with a weekly email newsletter featuring five curated links from around the internet every Saturday. A year and a half ago, […]

My Favorite Part of the Podcast: David: Can you elaborate on the life lessons you gained from swimming? James: “Swimming is a hard sport, but it taught me the importance of working hard at a very young age. There is a direct relationship between hard work and outcome. Now, that’s not to say there’s not always luck […]

In this episode, I interviewed David Levine, the founder of Odin River, an investment first guided by generosity, authenticity, respect, humility, wisdom and passion. A big thanks to David Levine for setting the sails on this new journey with me. Please let me know if you have any feedback! You can email me directly at david@perell.com […]