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The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

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A few years ago I was a broke, university dropout, living in a studio-flat in a rough area. At 18 I started a company which would eventually become "Social Chain" - an industry leading marketing company. At 26 the company was generating $600m a year in revenue. At 27 I resigned as CEO, and launched 'The Diary Of A CEO' podcast with the simple mission of un-filtering success and giving you the knowledge you need to create the life you want. Thank you for listening. My New Book: IG: LI:

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Nick Cannon has lived many different lives, and if you ask him he’s won them all.  In this new episode Steven sits down with TV host, actor, rapper, and comedian, Nick Cannon. At 16 years old, Nick began performing stand-up comedy, a year after this he appeared on the Nickelodeon sketch series, ‘All That’, as a writer for the show, at 17 years old, he became the youngest writer in TV history. Nick made the move into film in 2002, appearing in ‘Drumline’, and in 2005, he created, produced and hosted the MTV improv comedy series ‘Wild ’N Out’. From 2009 to 2016, Nick was the host of ‘America’s Got Talent’. In this conversation Nick and Steven discuss topics, such as: The power of optimism in his life  How imagination was his superpower as a child His unorthodox childhood  His father turning his life around  The importance of gratitude in his life  Going down the wrong path in his childhood Starting doing stand up comedy at 11 years old Being wise beyond his years  His connection with Jamie Foxx  Living his life in the public eye  Believing in luck rather than alignment  Speaking himself into existence  His ADHD and not being challenged when he was younger Meeting Will Smith at 16 years old  The lessons he learned from Will Smith Losing his TV show at 19 years old  Likeminded people intuitively connecting and coming together Becoming the youngest ever TV writer  The career advice he would give to his children  How fun is the battery for success  The importance of intuition in the world  Sad money vs happy money  The negativity of the music industry  The power of narcism and the need to balance it Self funding and taking a risk on ‘Wild N Out’ The importance of owning your intellectual property  Wild N Out being an platform for young talent  Wild N Out being a billion dollar business Working with Kehlani in her early career Why he struggles with signing young artists  Why networking is overrated  Being an outgoing introvert  Being diagnosed with lupus at 32 years old  His near death experience  Facing his own mortality  The death of his child How grieving is forever Turning grief into purpose  The 20th season of Wild ’N Out’ premiered on VH1 on the 6th July.  Follow Nick: Instagram: Twitter: TikTok: Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now: Follow me:  Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors: Huel: Whoop: Zoe: with an exclusive code CEO10 for 10% off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Lie to yourself to have a better life! In this new episode Steven sits down for a second time with world renowned therapist and founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy, Marisa Peer.  Starting in 1984, Marisa has worked as a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist for over 30 years. During this time she has worked with rock stars, CEOs, Olympic athletes, royalty, and Oscar-winning actors. To make her life changing techniques of hypnosis and hypnotherapy available to everyone, Marisa founded the award-winning Rapid Transformational Therapy. She is also the best selling author of six books helping readers with everything from weight loss to confidence.  In this conversation Marisa and Steven discuss topics, such as: Why you should constantly choose and question your beliefs  Why you should lie to yourself  How your mind’s job is to make your thoughts real  The rules of how the mind works Why you don’t need to change events but change the way you think about events How you act according to the way you define yourself  How having or not having erections is based on what you think The damage that porn is causing  How porn is impacting sex lives Why people have affairs  The difference between intimacy and eroticism The power of fantasy on relationships  Re-finding the thrill in a relationship The most common sex problems in relationships  The importance of bringing a feeling of newness into relationships  When you can’t say something, your body will say it  Why there will never be a person that meets all your needs Choosing your battles and arguments in a relationship The need to be proactive when looking for love Why you should make a list to find love The importance of knowing you are worthy of love  Why you should put yourself around people you want to be with  How people can sense your level of self worth Why you should find self worth internally rather than externally  How what you learn is what you live  You can purchase Marisa’s most recent book, ‘Tell Yourself a Better Lie’, here:  Follow Marisa: Instagram:  Youtube: FULL CLIP (Steve gets hypnotised): Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now: Follow me:  Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors:  Eight sleep: CODE: STEVEN (save $150 on the Pod Cover) Huel: Whoop: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this moment, YouTuber and podcaster Chris Williamson gives his best advice for building confidence. Chris believes that the most important step for achieving confidence is to lead with action. Acting first is more important than starting with positive thinking, as this positivity can easily be crushed by negativity. To being on the road to confidence, you should start with an incredibly small step and easy promises that you will never break. Chris says that little by little these small steps will compound until you have undeniable proof of past actions that you can feel truly proud and confident for achieving.  Listen to the full episode here - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - Chris: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
From Asher D to Top Boy, prison to fame, Ashley Walters refuses to be told what he can or can’t do. In this new episode Steven sits down with rapper and actor, Ashley Walters. Ashley first gained popular attention in 2001 as Asher D, a member of British Rap Group, ‘So Solid Crew’. Acting in TV shows since he was 10 years old, in 2004 Ashley broke into film with, ‘Bullet Boy’, for which he was named Best Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards. This led to roles in major Hollywood blockbusters such as ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. In 2011, Ashley starred as Dushane in the massively popular TV show, ‘Top Boy’.  In this conversation Ashley and Steven discuss topics, such as: Attending therapy  His relationship with his father  His anger with the world as a teenager His father’s time in prison  Looking for father figures and role models Joining So Solid Crew for belonging  Being a people pleaser and not feeling good enough His last encounter with his father  The lessons he learned from his dying father  Not grieving for his father  Being a perfectionist  Obsessing over the fact that he was going to die young His experience of prison  Being constantly motivated Having a strict upbringing  They key to his talent  Wanting to escape being himself  Being naturally shy  Using acting as a way to escape trauma  The tough life of acting  Turning adversity into motivation Moving into being a director Always needing the next challenge in his life His depression during the Coronavirus pandemic  The importance of forgiveness  His relationship with his wife  Struggling with opening up with his emotions Fatherhood Not having the greatest relationship with some of his children Top Boy How the script for Top Boy got Ashley hooked Why Channel 4 didn’t make a third season of Top Boy Why Top Boy became the success it did  How he will push himself for an acting role  Filming the last season of Top Boy His future Top Boy opening the door for black British culture worldwide Follow Ashley: Instagram: Twitter: Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now: Follow me:  Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors:  Shopify: Wework: Huel: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Age is bulls**t! From ‘What Not To Wear’ to a skincare and make-up empire, Trinny proves energy is everything. In this new episode, Steven sits down with fashion guru and CEO, Trinny Woodall Trinny became a household in 2001 as co-host for the makeover TV series ‘What Not To Wear’, this continued for 5 seasons and earned a Royal Television Society Award. In 2017, Trinny launched her direct-to-consumer beauty brand, Trinny London, this has been recognised as one of the fastest-growing brands in Europe. In this conversation Trinny and Steven discuss topics, such as: Having to look out for herself as a child Taking drugs to hide a lack of confidence and self-worth Drug addiction and deciding to become sober Being kicked out of rehab  Why changing perspectives is her drug Working in The City and faking being successful Walking away from a job she hated  Breaking into television and household fame  Separating her work and personal life Why she hates the term 'imposter syndrome' Starting a tech business  Her first business failing after a year  What she looks for when she hires people How energy trumps a CV Overcoming her ex-husbands suicide Why in business you should do only what you can do Her motivation to start Trinny London  Selling everything she had to start Trinny London The power of the Trinny Tribe  Why age doesn't matter You can purchase all of Trinny London’s products here: Follow Trinny:  Instagram: Twitter:  YouTube:  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this moment, the behavioural design and productivity expert, Nir Eyal discusses how the belief that you only have a limited amount of willpower is actually a self-limiting myth. Instead, using scientific studies Nir shows that willpower is a limitless resource. Similarly, Nir says the single factor for why you don’t achieve your goals is from the emotion of not feeling like doing the gradual work it takes to accomplish them. It is because of this that you quit and fail. To prevent this, Nir believes you should act now with the same attributes and values you would want in your future self, the future you that has achieved these targets and goals.  Listen to the full episode here - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - Nir: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The Breathing Expert: Breathing Through Your Mouth Can Cause ADHD, Diabetes & Child Sickness! (Must Listen): James Nestor Every breathe you take fundamentally impacts all areas of your health and wellbeing. However, 98% of people are breathing incorrectly.  In this new episode Steven sits down with the award-winning author and science journalist James Nestor. In 2020, James released his New York Times and internationally bestselling book, “Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art”. It was awarded the prize for Best General Nonfiction Book of 2020 by the American Society of Journalists and Authors, it was a finalist for Best Science Book of 2021 by the Royal Society, and has been translated into 35 languages. In this conversation James and Steven discuss topics, such as: The one breathwork session that changed James’ life How 98% of people are breathing incorrectly  Why we have adapted to breathing incorrectly How human skulls have changed over time The ancient history of breathwork Why you should rethink how you breathe The impact of incorrect breathing Links between breathing and overall health   The damage of mouth breathing  How mouth breathing can lead to diabetes The ways that poor breathing affect sleep How breathing can impact ADHD Why asthma is not a life sentence  How to breathe for a longer life  How having bigger lungs can lead to a longer life Breathing techniques to tackle stress Ways to hack anxiety  How indoor carbon dioxide is impacting intelligence Why millions of children are ill from incorrect breathing  Whether to wear a face mask or not You can purchase James’ book, ‘Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art’, here: Follow James: Instagram:  Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' pre order link: Follow me:  Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors:  Huel: Whoop: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mustafa Suleyman went from growing up next to a prison to founding the world's leading AI company. Dropping out of Oxford to start a philanthropic endeavour because he thought it would be of more real-world value than a degree, he went on to co-found DeepMind, which has since been acquired by Google and is leading their AI effort.  In 2016, DeepMind gained worldwide fame for programming the first AI program to defeat the world champion of Go, considered the most complicated game in the world and with infinitely more variables than chess. There is no better authority on the progress of AI and what it means for all of us. His new book, 'The Coming Wave,' is out on September 5th. In this conversation Mustafa and Steven discuss topics, such as: Emotional Responses to AI Surprises of the Past Decade Concerns and Fears The Containment Challenge AI's Physical Manifestations Regulating AI The Future of AI Containment AI-Human Interactions Quantum Computing and AI Cybersecurity Challenges Founding an AI Company Government's Role in Regulation Containing AI: Strategies and Approaches Emotional Impact of AI The Shift Towards AI Interactions Guidance for Young Innovators Success and Failure Scenarios Continuation of the Conversation You can purchase Mustafa’s book, ‘The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the Twenty-First Century's Greatest Dilemma’, here: Follow Mustafa: Instagram: Twitter: Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' pre order link: Follow me:  Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors:  Huel: Airbnb: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this moment, the advertising and marketing expert Rory Sutherland, discusses the number one curse of modern businesses. Rory believes that too many companies are following the false goal of finding the perfect measurement of spending to outcome. This can led to companies obsessing over what can be measured and underinvesting on the things that really matter but are hard to quantify, this can include fundamental targets such as customer loyalty and repeat purchasing. A further flaw in this way of thinking is that all data that leads these decisions comes from the past, which means there is a limit on what big data can tell you about future spending. Listen to the full episode here - Watch the Episodes On YouTube - Rory: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Can changing the way you stand transform your life? In this new episode Steven sits down with the body language expert, social psychologist, and bestselling author, Dr. Amy Cuddy. For over 20 years, Dr. Cuddy has focused on researching stereotyping, nonverbal behaviour, and presence and performance under stress. Her TED Talk, ‘Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are’ has been viewed over 23 million times, and her book, ‘Presence’ is a New York Times bestseller. In this conversation Amy and Steven discuss topics, such as: How all humans have prejudices Why prejudice is not necessarily always negative The cognitive shortcuts of biases The way to overcome your biases How to change the way you feel with body language Why she started studying body language The importance of body language How your body is giving off more signs than you think Popular myths about body language Using body language to become more attractive How breathing can impact confidence Why imposter syndrome should be called imposter experience How changing your posture affects how you feel The signs that you have bad body language The way you sleep can be the cause anxiety Using mind-body feedback to improve how you feel How to beat stage fright Strategies for being more confident in any situation How to make people feel more comfortable around you Why eye contact isn’t as important as you think You can purchase Amy’s book, ‘Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges’, here: Follow Amy: Instagram: LinkedIn: Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' pre order link: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors: Huel: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this new episode Steven sits down with actor, comedian, podcaster and author, Rainn Wilson. Rainn is best known for playing Dwight Schrute on the US version of the TV sitcom ‘The Office’, which ran from 2005 to 2013. During this time Rainn was Emmy Award nominated three times for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2008, he co-founded the digital media company SoulPancake, which aims to encourage open-hearted dialogue about what it means to be human. In this conversation Rainn and Steven discuss topics, such as: His childhood in the jungle of Nicaragua Growing up in a loveless home Childhood depression and anxiety His struggles with addiction How therapy has changed his life His mothers affair Being grateful for his traumatic childhood Channelling pain and trauma into comedy His spiritual and mental crisis Why he chose to become an actor Struggling with anxiety attacks His search for meaning and purpose in life His journey into spirituality How humans are spiritual beings having a human experience Why a lot of life is just static Coming to spirituality out of necessity The impact of his son's birth Feeling of unfulfilled while filming 'The Office' The cultural impact of 'The Office' Being unhappy despite his massive success Why there is no end point of happiness Why the present moment is all we have The importance of gratitude The battle of the ego and why it causes unhappiness How everyone has a shadow self The 12 step programme and how it encourages change The power of surrendering You can purchase Rainn’s most recent book, ‘Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution’, here: Follow Rainn: Instagram: Twitter: This interview was recorded BEFORE the SAG strike Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' pre order link: Follow me:  Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors:  Eightsleep: - CODE: STEVEN (save $150 on the Pod Cover) Wework: Huel: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this moment, the biochemist and glucose goddess, Jessie Inchauspé gives her top hacks for flattening your glucose spikes. These spikes that can come from our favourite foods can have devastating long term health impacts, and controlling them is one of the best strategies for your overall wellbeing. Jessie’s glucose hacks range from eating food in the right order, stopping counting calories, moving after eating and even drinking vinegar before you eat. All of these simple tricks can ensure that you are the healthiest and most productive you can possibly be. Listen to the full episode here - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - Follow Jessie: Instagram: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this new episode Steven sits down with the bestselling author Ryan Holiday. Ryan is best known for promoting the timeless life philosophy of Stoicism through his books, ‘Ego Is The Enemy’, ‘The Obstacle Is The Way’, ‘Courage Is Calling’ and ‘Discipline Is Destiny’, as well as hosting ’The Daily Stoic’ podcast. In this conversation Ryan and Steven discuss topics, such as: How researching Stoicism has made Ryan a better person Ryan’s definition of Stoicism How Stoicism provides a guide to the big questions of life The ways an ancient philosophy can be applied to the modern world How 'Meditations' by Marcus Aurelius changed Ryan's life The timeless questions of the human experience How Stoicism helps people to navigate in a world of problems The 4 cardinal virtues of Stoicism How Ryan has viewed Stoicism differently over his life The different meanings of discipline How discipline can lead to freedom What is true freedom How exercise creates control over the mind The importance of keeping commitments to yourself You are what you do How to set the correct goals Setting the definitions of your own success How taking care of yourself physically sets you up to thrive emotionally Why we need struggles and difficulty in life Why we need to confront our ego How human nature hasn't changed over the course of history Reading as a way of living multiple lives What Ryan thinks is the meaning of life The key pieces of wisdom that cross time and cultures You can purchase Ryan’s most recent book, ‘The Daily Dad: 366 Meditations on Parenting, Love, and Raising Great Kids’, here: Follow Ryan: Instagram: Twitter: TikTok: YouTube: Watch the episodes on Youtube - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' pre order link: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow me: Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Linkedin: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Telegram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Sponsors: Huel: Zoe - with an exclusive code CEO10 for 10% off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
He has previously said that he would “speak soon with no filter”, for Ivan Toney that time is now. In this new episode Steven sits down with footballer Ivan Toney. Ivan started his football career in 2012 playing for Northampton Town at 16 years old, and 3 years later moved into the Premier League with Newcastle United. After 4 appearances with Newcastle United, he spent the next few years on loan to various clubs. However, in 2018 Ivan began to build his reputation as a top striker when he joined Peterborough United, scoring 49 goals in 94 appearances. In 2020, Ivan signed with Brentford, helping them win promotion to the Premier League in his first season. In November 2022, the FA charged Ivan with 232 counts of breaching betting rules between 2017 and 2021, he was fined £50,000 and banned from playing professional football until 17 January 2024. In this conversation Ivan and Steven discuss topics, such as: Finding football at a young age The advice Ivan would give to his younger self When he began gambling The impact that rejection by teams had on him His journey in football being a constant climb How moving to the Premier League changed his mindset Mixing with the wrong crowd when in the Premier League Not feeling as if he was given the chance to prove himself early in his career Taking chances and becoming a top goal scorer Becoming a father at a young age and its impact on him Advice that he would give to his children if they wanted to become footballers Why Brentford is so special and it’s superpower as a team The mentality that management instils at Brentford The importance of having self belief His gambling addiction How he believes that FA made an example out of him Why he was not match fixing His lowest point during his playing ban Being denied entry to a restaurant because of the allegations against him Seeing this chapter of his life as a learning moment How young footballers not being given advice on how to spend their money wisely The racist abuse he has received Why he stopped taking the knee before matches How he plans to be scoring goals in January 2024 Follow Ivan: Instagram: Twitter: Watch the episodes on Youtube - ⁠⁠⁠⁠ My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' pre order link: ⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow me: Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠⁠⁠ Linkedin: ⁠⁠⁠⁠ Telegram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠ Sponsors: Eight sleep: STEVEN (save $150 on the Pod Cover) Huel:⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Wework: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this moment, the celebrity psychiatrist and brain disorder specialist, Dr Daniel G Amen breaks down the most important tricks for a healthy and powerful brain. According to Dr Amen, while genetics do play a factor in your brain health, what is more important is how you live your life. This can include everything from eating more fish and less red meat, avoiding brain trauma, toxins and even taking better care of your mouth health. However, for Dr Amen, the 2 most important factors for whether you have a healthy or unhealthy brain is: learning and loneliness. By not learning and being lonely, you rapidly decreases your brain’s capacity and ability to function, which will then affect every aspect of your life. Listen to the full episode here - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - Dr Amen: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Molly Bloom, nicknamed the ‘Poker Princess’, is a former Olympic skier, and at 21 years old was ranked No. 3 in North America in moguls. After an accident, she left skiing and took a years sabbatical from the University of Colorado - Boulder to move to LA in 2004. Initially bartending, she began to run poker games in The Viper Room. These games attracted A-list celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Ben Affleck, playing for millions of dollars. In 2013, she was arrested for taking part in underground poker games and faced 10 years in prison, but was eventually sentenced to 1 year of probation. In 2014, she released her memoir ‘Molly’s Game’ which was made into an award winning film of the same name in 2017. In this conversation Molly and Steven discuss topics, such as: How her upbringing was based around competition and achievement Why she was obsessed with achieving glory from a young age Moving to LA and finding her way into running poker games How she started running illegal poker games and made them different from others The psychological lessons she learned from watching poker games How she made herself indispensable to the game and its players What it took to run the world's most exclusive poker nights Having her poker game and income taken from her Learning to pivot quickly from failure to success Seeing someone lose $100 million in one night Kicking Dan Bilzerian out of her poker game How she was making $4-6 million a year from tips The mafia showing up at her door What she was able to learn from listening to the elite players of her game How she had access to the world’s most powerful people Becoming addicted to drinking and drugs Her legal troubles with the FBI and facing 10 years in prison Why she refused to snitch to the authorities for millions of dollars The lessons she has learned coming out of the world of poker Being comfortable with risk and the necessity of taking risks in life How she was able to sell her story into a Hollywood movie You can purchase Molly’s memoir, ‘Molly’s Game’, here: Follow Molly: Instagram: Twitter: Watch the episodes on Youtube - ⁠⁠ My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' pre order link: ⁠⁠ Follow me: Instagram: ⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠ Linkedin: ⁠⁠ Telegram: ⁠⁠ Sponsors: Huel:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Joe’s best selling books, such as "You Are the Placebo" and "Becoming Supernatural" have helped thousands understand the science and the potential of untapped capabilities within their bodies to supercharge their health. His work emphasises the importance of meditation and mental rehearsal in creating positive change and mind and body ‘cohesiveness’, revolutionising how people can see health and wellness as one and the same thing. If you have been looking for a ‘kick’ to make positive changes in your life, Joe provides not just a method of how to do it, but how to stop making excuses not to do it. In this conversation Joe and Steven discuss topics, such as: How to take personal responsibility How we become addicted to our negative emotions How to turn destructive habits into constructive ones How your beliefs are the limit on yourselves The habit we need to break is being yourself Your beliefs are your limitation How you become addicted to your negative emotions How 95% of what we do is programmed How habits can work for or against you How you can recreate your reality How you can become addicted to guilt How to show up as the person you want to be How your thoughts can make you feel sick How your thoughts can help you heal How we always wait for something external to change so we can change How to be a creator of your life, not a victim of your life How to teach your body how to feel How the worst things that happen to you are often the best things How your mind can heal your body Follow Joe: Instagram: Facebook: YouTube: Telegram:@OfficialDrJoeDispenza Website: Register for Walk for the World and connect with other people in your area at Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' pre order link: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors: Huel: Whoop: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this moment, professor and author Scott Galloway discusses how technology has taken over dating and the impact of this. Traditionally, a third of couples met via work, another third through friends and a final third at school, however dating apps have completely taken over the dating market. This change to dating has had dramatic impacts specifically for young men, as the men who are in the top 10% of attractiveness attract 90% of female attention. This has led Scott to the belief that online dating has been great for the top 10% of attractive men, OK for the top 50% and a total disaster for bottom 50%. These bottom 50% of men are effectively shut out of the dating market and can have devastating impacts for society. Listen to the full episode here - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - Scott: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The first black woman to hold all of these (and many more) trailblazing roles, she is a legend of the corporate world. Born in Ghana in 1977, she moved to the U.S. at a young age. Saint John has held high-profile roles at companies like Netflix where she became CMO, Apple, where she led global consumer marketing for iTunes and Apple Music, and Uber, where she was Chief Brand Officer. Saint John is considered to be one of the most successful women in America. She is no-nonsense, straight talking, vulnerable and incredibly wise. Some topics discussed in this episode: The secrets that make Uber, Netflix and Apple so successful How to stop getting the Sunday scaries Career advice for anyone starting How to be a great marketer How to face hardships How to forge your own career How to find your own identity in the workplace Personal tragedy, loss, and emotional healing How to deal with regret in your life How to build self belief How to sell anything So much more! Bozoma’s Book: Bozoma: Instagram - Website - Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' pre order link: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors: Huel: Zoe - with an exclusive code CEO10 for 10% off Wework - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this new episode Steven sits down with philosopher, neuroscientist, podcast host and author Sam Harris. In 2004, Sam published his first book, ‘The End of Faith’, this stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for 33 weeks and won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. He has gone on to author 5 New York Times bestselling books published in over 20 languages. In 2009, Sam obtained his Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2013, he began the ‘Waking Up’ podcast which covers subjects from meditation to AI. Sam is also the co-founder and CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. In this conversation Sam and Steven discuss topics, such as: How to change peoples beliefs Why he is not optimistic about AI How to live an examined life Why you become what you pay attention to The reason the mind is all you really have moment by moment Why AI is not aligned with human wellbeing How it is too late to turn back the progression of AI The danger of misinformation Why we’re going to have to abandon the internet You can purchase Sam's book, 'Waking Up', here: Sam has kindly given DOAC listeners 30 days free trial on his app - Waking Up. Here is the link: Follow Sam: Instagram: YouTube: Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' pre order link: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors: Huel: Whoop: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Sep 14th

Soroush Homayounpour

I really enjoyed the conversation. I felt that it was honest and genuine in most parts. Good on you, #DOAC team. Keep up with the great work that you are doing.

Sep 6th

Aakash Amanat

I just started listening to "The Diary Of A CEO" podcast with Steven Bartlett, and I must say, it's been quite an eye-opening experience. Steven's insights into the world of business and leadership are both inspiring and thought-provoking. In each episode, he delves into his own personal journey as a CEO, sharing his triumphs and failures with remarkable transparency. It's refreshing to hear someone talk about the challenges they've faced and the lessons they've learned along the way. It's a reminder that success isn't a linear path, but rather a series of ups and downs that contribute to growth.

Aug 21st

Mir Media

Self improvement waffle 🧇

Aug 17th



Aug 11th


Such a fascinating conversation! He managed to remain true to his perspective in spite of some partiality on Stephen’s part…

Aug 10th

Giancarlo Beltramini

This guy is nuts on several levels

Aug 4th


cor, he's fun... delete

Aug 3rd



Jul 27th

Eleazar Krampah

Good to know.

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Jul 9th


would you please help me how download this episode? it seems none of the episodes play for me☹️

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Nazanin Shirazifard


Jun 28th

Clint Gerard Dunlop

Amazing episode. Thanks for this invaluable info as a man. Cheers.

Jun 19th

Bijal Vaghela

I really enjoyed understanding more about this

Jun 13th


completely zoned out in this one :( like listening to a frog

Jun 7th


Thank you Nicola for sharing your story. Your resilience is inspiring and I hope you are able to process all these experiences in time. Thanks Steven for holding space for Nicola.

Jun 7th

Andrés Alvarado

What a painful episode! Cryptic and superficial.

May 27th

Linus Moses

This is a really helpful episode.

May 22nd

Simon Collings

so insightful

Apr 22nd
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