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Conversations with Shane Mac

Conversations with Shane Mac

By Shane Mac
Conversations with Shane Mac, hosted by entrepreneur, author, and CEO Shane Mac. On this podcast, you'll find a mashup of speeches, conversations, interviews, and other things that Shane Mac is curious about.
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A Conversation at Alfred Williams & Company's annual sales meeting

Conversations with Shane Mac

A Conversation at Alfred Williams & Company's annual sales meeting

Conversations with Shane Mac

A Conversation at Alfred Williams & Company's annual sales meeting
This is a conversation from an annual sales meeting with a dealer for one of the leading furniture companies in the world. We discuss everything from work-life balance and how it is just "life," hiring all-star teams, changing how you think about company culture, to changing our language to make a better workplace and world.  This was one of my favorite and most vulnerable talks that I've ever given, I hope you enjoy. 
May 6, 2020
David Marquet with Shane Mac (Part Two)
🎖️ Special Guest: Former US Navy Captain @ldavidmarquet (Part Two) 🗣️ Talking Points: - David’s new book “Leadership is Language” (out TODAY) - Why leaders never say THEY and the WE/THEY boundary - Why THINKING is >>> than doing things FAST Follow David: @ldavidmarquet
February 4, 2020
David Marquet with Shane Mac (Part One)
🎖️ Special Guest: Former US Navy Captain David Marquet (Part One) 🗣️ Talking Points: - David’s path to the Navy - Internal versus external mindsets - Why REAL leadership means giving others control Follow David: @ldavidmarquet
January 30, 2020
Chase Jarvis with Shane Mac
"What's ultimately at play here is the loudest voice, the strongest cultural narrative. That's where culture orients around risk or reward or safety. The hope that I have is that (people are) looking around for a little bit, pressing pause and saying, wait a minute. The things that used to be couched as safe are arguably now riskier than ever before. That's true for employment, relationships, identity, so many things. The thing that's going to overpower that is inside us. It's not out there. And that's the part to get people to lean into."
October 16, 2019
Simon Sinek with Shane Mac
why start with the why? Simon's bio: Simon Sinek is an optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. A trained ethnographer and author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Sinek has held a life-long curiosity for why people and organizations do the things they do. Fascinated by the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in the world, those with the capacity to inspire, he has discovered some remarkable patterns of how they think, act and communicate. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action.
September 27, 2019
Brad Feld with Shane Mac
how to not pitch a VC? Question everything. Asking questions to world leaders in art, business, music, and technology. Brad's bio: Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over 20 years. He lives in Boulder, Colorado and Homer, Alaska with his wife and is on a quest to run a marathon in every state in the US. Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars. In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology and co-chair of Startup Colorado. Brad is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship and writes the widely read blogs Feld Thoughts, Startup Revolution, and Ask the VC. Brad holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an avid art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed 23 marathons as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states.
September 18, 2019
Tammy McSimov with Shane Mac
how do you love your work, be happy, and take care of yourself first? A conversation with my mom, Tammy. We discuss everything from work before computers, being a great leader, how to make sure you are happy before anything else and more. I hope you enjoy.
October 4, 2017
Ashley Wellington-Fahey with Shane Mac
how do you change the sports industry and follow your dream? Ashley is the CEO of The Relish, a new media sports company for female fans. She has an inspiring story and shares her love for sports, women in business and serving an underserved market: women sport's fans. Hope you enjoy.
March 8, 2017
Tanya Khakbaz with Shane Mac
In this interview with Tanya, we cover many topics from harnessing your passion to start a business, identifying “the magic” of your product that will lead to scale, and managing the work/life/parent balance, and the global shift towards a “skills-based” economy.
June 15, 2016
Robert Stephens with Shane Mac
where's offline going? Question everything. Asking questions to world leaders in art, business, music, and technology. Robert's bio: Founded GeekSquad, CTO of Best Buy.
November 11, 2015
T.A. McCann with Shane Mac
what past experiences led to your success? Question everything. Asking questions to world leaders in art, business, music, and technology. T.A.'s bio: I am a founder of Rival IQ - the best way to analyze and monitor your competitive landscape. Focused on active online marketers who want to get ahead, Rival IQ saves you time and delivers key insights about your competitors across their key marketing channels (web, search, social…). Try a sample “landscape” here for major car brands. I was previously VP of Product Strategy at Blackberry (formally Research in Motion), focused on BBM (Blackberry Messenger), social applications (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Foursquare…) as well as the native Contacts apps after Blackberry bought my last company, Gist. I was the founder of, a social address book sold to Blackberry in February 2011, as well as Jump2Go and 3 other web based companies. I am on the board of Full Contact and Guidant. I am an active advisor to startup companies including Creative Live, Zooppa and EveryMove. I also spent 4 years at Microsoft in various roles on Exchange and Mobile Service Delivery Platforms. I like B2B and mobile stuff! I am a new, but active angel investor and have made investments in Creative Live, Inside Social, Everpath, Heapsylon, Skedadle as well as Founders Co-op, FG Angels and SKV. I am looking to do more so connect with me here. I like sharing my experience and ideas, so I spend lots of time at Startup Weekend (on the board) and Techstars (active mentor), Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington (on the board) as well as Lake Washington Girls Middle School. I learn by mentoring, coaching and teaching. Prior to my startup activity, I was a professional sailor and competed in 2 America’s Cups (won one, lost one) and the Whitbread Round the World race (now called the Volvo Ocean Race). I am married to Teresa, a wonderful and creative woman and father of Ray, a smart, caring and active daughter! When I am not working, I like to run and bike long distances and swim at 1/2 the pace I did in college.
August 5, 2015
Ryan Carson with Shane Mac
why's culture matter? Ryan's bio: Ryan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Treehouse an online technology school that teaches you how to make Apps. Previously Ryan founded Carsonified (acquired 2011) and DropSend (acquired 2008). You can see interviews of Ryan on The New York Times Foundation with Kevin Rose This Week in Startups with Jason Calacanis Mixergy Founders Talk Ryan was born in 1977 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated from Colorado State University in 2000 with a degree in Computer Science. He then moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a bit of adventure and fun and ended up meeting Gillian, getting married and having two wonderful boys. He and his family now live in Portland Oregon. Feel free to follow him at @ryancarson.
June 23, 2015
Lewis Howes with Shane Mac
what is your passion? Question everything. Asking questions to world leaders in art, business, music, and technology. Lewis's bio: Hi there. My name is Lewis and I want to get real with you for a minute. I’ve always dreamed big, strived for greatness and deeply cared about people. My dream growing up was to be a professional athlete and be an Olympian. After getting injured while playing professional football, I immediately thought about how to achieve the next dream. Broken, broke, and clueless on how to make money or get a career, my obsession for learning about business, marketing, and adding value to influential people (when I had no value to give) began. Since then it’s been a powerful journey for me – becoming a New York Times Bestseller, building up a multi-million dollar online media company, speaking all over the world, advising for billion dollar brands, receiving media praise from places like Details Magazine, being one of “5 Internet Gurus Who Can Make You Rich” and much more. I’m a firm believer that how you feel every moment is more important than what you do or what you have. I got a taste of being a pro athlete for a short amount of time. Knowing what is possible in life when I commit to my vision and pursue it with 100% passion… anything is possible. Living my ideal lifestyle is important to me instead of working to survive life. It’s hard to think that without having any business experience I went from sleeping on my sister’s couch to running a seven figure business in a couple years. Hustle comes to mind when people ask me how I did it. Lot’s of hustle, passion, focus, and consistent vision.
May 17, 2011