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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

As Kobe Bryant once said, “There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own.” That’s why the Learning Leader Show exists—to get together and understand the journeys of successful leaders, so that we can better understand our own. This show is full of stories told by world-class leaders. Personal stories of successes, failures, and lessons learned along the way. Our guests come from diverse backgrounds—some are best-selling authors, others are genius entrepreneurs, and one even made a million dollars wearing t-shirts for a year. My role in this endeavor is to talk to the smartest, most creative, always-learning leaders in the world so that we can learn from them as we each create our own journeys.
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Jan 28, 2016

Episode 093: Jon Acuff – Your Career Savings Account | Do Over

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Jon Acuff is a fantastic leader to follow for a number of reasons.  A few of them are:  His honesty – Jon will show you the great and the not so great parts about being an entrepreneur (author, speaker, etc…).  He’s honest to a fault and it’s very interesting.  He’s also very smart… When you listen to this episode, you’ll hear how Jon is a dynamic thinker.  He’s analyzed many different angles to problems and solutions.  His intelligence and brain power is evident.  And finally, he’s very generous.  Like most of the greatest leaders, he is a giver, both with his time and his advice.  I’m very appreciative for all that Jon has done for me and so many others. 

Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of five books including his most recent, Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work and Never Get Stuck.

For 18 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. Most recently he’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. Featured regularly on national media, Jon has been seen on CNN, Fox News, Good Day LA and several other key outlets.  In addition, Jon is also a big proponent of social media with blogs that have been read by 4 million people and more than 250,000 twitter followers. In 2010 he used his influence with his tribe to build two kindergartens in Vietnam.

Episode 093: Jon Acuff – Your Career Savings Account | Do Over

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The Learning Leader Show

“Leaders who can’t be questioned will inevitably fail.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Humility and curiosity are the qualities of people who have achieved high levels of success
  • A great example of Dan Cathy (CEO of Chic Fil A) emptying out the trash and why he does it
  • The components to your career savings account
    • Relationships
    • Skills
    • Character
    • Hustle
  • How Jon teaches his daughters to be entrepreneurs
  • Starting a blog in 2001… The origin story
  • Why he left Dave Ramsey and his company
  • How Seth Godin’s endorsement for his book came about and the effect it had on his life
  • Notecards – Why you should use them
  • “Skills grow sharp slowly and dull quickly”
  • Hustle – Focused… Not frenzied
  • Write this down: What have people paid me to do?  What comes naturally to me?
  • A Learning Leader is active… In motion.  You’re note done.

“You’re Capable Of More Than You Think But It Takes A Lot Of Work”

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From Acuff.me

Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of five books including his most recent, Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work and Never Get Stuck.

For 18 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. Most recently he’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. Featured regularly on national media, Jon has been seen on CNN, Fox News, Good Day LA and several other key outlets.

In addition, Jon is also a big proponent of social media with blogs that have been read by 4 million people and more than 250,000 twitter followers. In 2010 he used his influence with his tribe to build two kindergartens in Vietnam. Jon lives with his wife Jenny and two daughters in Franklin, TN.

Jan 25, 2016

Episode 092: Honoree Corder – Why Trading Time For Money Is Not The Answer

Honoree Corder leads a very interesting life. I absolutely loved having her on the show.  Honoree is deeply interested in helping others live lives of meaning and purpose.  She brings enthusiasm and intellect on how we can improve ourselves as leaders.  We are extremely fortunate to have Honoree share her knowledge with us, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show. 

Honorée is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including her latest, Vision to Reality: How Short Term Massive Action Equals Long Term Maximum Results.  Her mission is to inspire and motivate people to turn their vision and dreams into their real-life reality, sharing a leading-edge process she created for her executive coaching clients. Her results-oriented philosophy and ground-breaking 30-Day Jump Start and STMA 100-day Coaching Programs have been embraced by people in a wide variety of industries and businesses, to rave reviews and exceptional results.

Episode 092: Honoree Corder – Why Trading Time For Money Is Not The Answer

 

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The Learning Leader Show

“I like to know amazing people.  I collect amazing people.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • An unwavering positive attitude and an intolerance for negativity are the qualities of people who have achieved high levels of success
  • What it takes to write more than 15 books
  • A great morning routine
  • Why trading time for money is not the answer
  • Having a vision and the power of that vision to drive you
  • Not living by the clock
  • Understanding Simon Sinek’s “Start With Why”
  • Living on a bus!  How will that work?
  • What places will be visited living on a bus?
  • Being intentional when seeking out mentors.  How to add value to them
  • Knowing amazing people… How to reach out to and connect with more of them
  • The power of high level Mastermind groups
  • The story of “crickets to success”
  • “Your feet need to match your mouth”

“My vision was to not know what day it is.”

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Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From HonoreeCorder.com  

Honorée Corder is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including her latest, Vision to Reality: How Short Term Massive Action Equals Long Term Maximum Results.  Her mission is to inspire and motivate people to turn their vision and dreams into their real-life reality, sharing a leading-edge process she created for her executive coaching clients. Her results-oriented philosophy and ground-breaking 30-Day Jump Start and STMA 100-day Coaching Programs have been embraced by people in a wide variety of industries and businesses, to rave reviews and exceptional results.

Jan 21, 2016

Episode 091: Dr. John Marschhausen - Cultivating Innovators And Creative Thinkers

John Marschhausen is a very interesting and intelligent leader.  He is deeply interested in leading and empowering young people to develop their leadership skills.  This is the first time I’ve spoken with a school super intendant on The Learning Leader Show.  I’m really glad that I did.  John shares detailed, research backed evidence to how we can better lead our children.  We are extremely fortunate to have John share his knowledge with us, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show. 

Dr. John Marschhausen is a dynamic educational leader; he serves with passion, purpose, and energy. Dr. Marschhausen is committed to personalizing education for each student, facilitating a culture of growth, and supporting continued innovation in instructional practices. Dr. Marschhausen has his Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science from Wittenberg University and his master’s degree from the University of Dayton. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership from Capella University. John was appointed by Governor Kasich to the Ohio Digital Learning Task Force, has served on the Ohio Senate’s Testing and Accountability Committee and has testified many times before the Ohio General Assembly. He reports directly to the Board of Education and serves as the Board’s Chief Executive Officer. As superintendent he supports administrators and principals in their every day jobs so teachers can do what they need to do to prepare every student for tomorrow.

Episode 091: Dr. John Marschhausen - Cultivating Innovators And Creative Thinkers

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The Learning Leader Show

“We need to have students ready for tomorrow.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Integrity, Trust, and Relationship Building Skills are the qualities of people who sustain excellence over long periods of time
  • The need for a more personalized approach to teaching and leading students
  • How we create the space for original thinkers and innovators
  • The issue with standardized testing
  • The need to look for additive opportunities to give feedback
  • How to view failure as a learning opportunity
  • Thinking Long Term…
  • Tactical things all parents can do to be better leaders
  • The 6 disciplines of the R factor
  • How his work with Tim Kight has been such a positive experience
  • Values, Behaviors, and Outcomes
  • Having a sense of purpose as a leader

“Grades are merely a marker of compliance.”

Continue Learning:

  • Go To John’s Bio on Hilliard’s website: org
  • Read: Above The Line by Urban Meyer
  • Follow John on Twitter: @drjcm

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Bio From HilliardSchools.org

Dr. John Marschhausen is a dynamic educational leader; he serves with passion, purpose, and energy. Dr. Marschhausen is committed to personalizing education for each student, facilitating a culture of growth, and supporting continued innovation in instructional practices. Dr. Marschhausen has his Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science from Wittenberg University and his master’s degree from the University of Dayton. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership from Capella University. John was appointed by Governor Kasich to the Ohio Digital Learning Task Force, has served on the Ohio Senate’s Testing and Accountability Committee and has testified many times before the Ohio General Assembly. He reports directly to the Board of Education and serves as the Board’s Chief Executive Officer. As superintendent he supports administrators and principals in their every day jobs so teachers can do what they need to do to prepare every student for tomorrow.

 

 

Jan 18, 2016

Episode 090: Seth Mattison – Generational Shifts: Why Some Millennials Fail

Seth Mattison is an incredible learning leader.  I am so happy that Ryan Estis introduced us.  He’s become a fast friend and is one of the reasons why I love doing this so.  Seth is deeply interested in people and living lives of meaning and purpose.  Seth brings massive energy and action oriented advice on how we can improve ourselves as leaders.  We are extremely fortunate to have Seth share his knowledge with us, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show. 

Seth advises world-leading brands and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work.  He started formally studying workforce trends and generational dynamics 10 years ago and has spent a lifetime learning about how each generation’s story shapes their view of the world and trends impacting our society.

Episode 090: Seth Mattison – Generational Shifts: Why Some Millennials Fail

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The Learning Leader Show

“DO NOT say, “Can I pick your brain?”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • “Resiliency (refuse to bend), Generous, Discipline” are the qualities of people who sustain excellence over long periods of time
  • Generational shifts and why we’re in the middle of a huge one right now
  • How being a 4th generation farmer built Seth’s work ethic
  • The massive parenting shift and why it hurts millennials if they don’t get knocked down
  • The specific qualities hiring managers are looking for
  • How we can create more mental resiliency
  • The extremes taken in order to find and work for Seth’s heroes (donating blood in order to get money for food!)
  • How you can create your own opportunities
  • 3 Key topics in a person:
    • Curiosity
    • Enthusiasm
    • Willing to pay your dues
  • Being intentional when seeking out mentors.  How to add value to them
  • Do NOT say, “Can I pick your brain?”
  • Seeing first to understand prior to making massive changes

“We are witnessing the greatest fundamental shift the world has seen in the way we organize, collaborate, connect and contribute since the industrial revolution.”

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Bio From SethMattison.com

Seth Mattison advises world-leading brands and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work.  He started formally studying workforce trends and generational dynamics 10 years ago and has spent a lifetime learning about how each generation’s story shapes their view of the world and trends impacting our society.

 

Jan 14, 2016

Episode 089: Julie Lythcott-Haims – Why It Doesn’t Matter Where You Went To College

Julie Lythcott-Haims is a very interesting and intelligent leader.  She is deeply interested in humans and living lives of meaning and purpose.  Learning more about the most important job we (parents) will ever have is imperative to me.  Julie shares detailed, research backed evidence to how we can better lead our children.  We are extremely fortunate to have Julie share her knowledge with us, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show. 

Julie majored in American Studies at Stanford University and studied law at Harvard.  She practiced law in the Bay Area in the 1990s before returning to Stanford to serve in various roles including Dean of Freshmen.  In 2010 she received the university’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for “creating the atmosphere that defines the undergraduate experience.” She is the author of the best-selling book, “How To Raise An Adult – Break Free Of The Overparenting Trap And Prepare Your Kid For Success.”

Episode 089: Julie Lythcott-Haims – Why It Doesn’t Matter Where You Went To College

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The Learning Leader Show

“Chart the bold, audacious course.  Bring thoughtful curiosity.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Perseverance, humility, and strong sense of self are the qualities of people who sustain excellence over long periods of time
  • Being in the audience for Steve Jobs famous Stanford speech
  • The process for writing her best-selling book, “How To Raise An Adult”
  • Understanding the bigger picture in regards to parenting… It’s not about the parent, it’s about the child
  • The amount of arrogance some parents have in regards to engineering their children’s lives
  • Helicopter parenting leads to anxiety medication and depression
  • Thinking Long Term…
  • 3 Tactical things all parents can do to be better leaders
  • Asking, “What was great about today?”
  • The college admissions arms race and why you don’t need to go to a top 10 school
  • Being a life long learner

“We’ve gotten so arrogant about how we can engineer our children’s lives.”

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Bio From howtoraiseanadult.com

Julie Lythcott-Haims majored in American Studies at Stanford University and studied law at Harvard.  She practiced law in the Bay Area in the 1990s before returning to Stanford to serve in various roles including Dean of Freshmen.  In 2010 she received the university’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for “creating the atmosphere that defines the undergraduate experience.” She is the author of the best-selling book, “How To Raise An Adult – Break Free Of The Overparenting Trap And Prepare Your Kid For Success.”

Jan 11, 2016

Episode 088: Ryan Holiday – How To Find The Best Mentor & Viewing Obstacles As Opportunities

Ryan Holiday is a fascinating thinker.  I appreciate his stories and the manner in which he views the world.  This conversation was entertaining and educational. Ryan is an incredibly interesting person.  During our time together, Ryan talked about stoicism and why he’s fascinated by it as well as you should be willing to work for free (as long as it’s for the right person).

Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians. He served as director of marketing at American Apparel for many years, where his campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google and written about in AdAge, the New York Times, and Fast Company. 

His most recent book, “The Obstacle Is The Way” is based on the Stoic exercise of framing obstacles as opportunities. The book has sold more than 100,000 copies and was reportedly read by the New England Patriots during their 2014 Super Bowl Victory over the Seattle Seahawks as well as distributed through the locker room of the Seahawks in the following offseason by the team's front office.

Episode 088: Ryan Holiday

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“The best leaders are process oriented… Not results oriented.  They are focused on doing great work more than on acquiring lots of money.”

The Learning Leader Show

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What are the common characteristics of leaders who have sustained excellence?
  • Why should we be willing to work for free?
  • Why was it the right decision for Amelia Earhart to knowingly be paid less than her male counterparts?
  • What did you learn working for Robert Green?
  • Why don’t you like the title for your first book, “Trust Me, I’m Lying?”
  • How do you “trade up the chain?”
  • What is the proper strategy for your first book?
  • What specific changes have you made to grow your following?
  • What is your process for writing?
  • Define a great learning leader…

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The importance on being process oriented rather than results oriented
  • Why working for a fantastic mentor will massively accelerate your success
  • Austin Kleon – “Say yes, until you can afford to say no”
  • Why using a job as a journalist as a great excuse to interview people
  • Stoicism is an ancient Greek school of philosophy. The school taught that virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge, and that the wise live in harmony with the divine Reason (also identified with Fate and Providence) that governs nature, and are indifferent to the vicissitudes of fortune and to pleasure and pain.
  • A very interesting Amelia Earhart story
  • Why continuous learning is the key to success

“An hour of Sheryl Sandberg’s time is hard to quantify.  It is so valuable.”

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Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

Did you enjoy the podcast?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Ryan Holiday is a leader who leads an very interesting life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From RyanHoliday.net

Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians. He served as director of marketing at American Apparel for many years, where his campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google and written about in AdAge, the New York Times, and Fast Company.  His most recent book, “The Obstacle Is The Way” is based on the Stoic exercise of framing obstacles as opportunities. The book has sold more than 100,000 copies and was reportedly read by the New England Patriots during their 2014 Super Bowl Victory over the Seattle Seahawks as well as distributed through the locker room of the Seahawks in the following offseason by the team's front office.

His first book, Trust Me I’m Lying—which the Financial Times called an “astonishing, disturbing book”—was a debut bestseller and is taught in colleges around the world. He is the author of two other books and is now published in 16 languages.

Jan 7, 2016

Episode 087: Selena Soo – How To Get Noticed By Powerful People

Selena Soo is an extremely interesting learning leader.  She has built an incredible business out by focusing on developing relationships.    We are extremely fortunate to have Dan share his knowledge with us, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show. 

Selena brings 10 years of experience working with visionary leaders in the areas of publicity, strategic partnerships, sponsorships, and membership growth. She is most passionate about helping the next big stars monetize their brands and stand out as leaders in their industry.

Episode 087: Selena Soo – How To Get Noticed By Powerful People

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“I teach my clients how to cultivate their own powerful relationships with influencers and the media, and become seen as the leaders in their industry.” – Selena Soo

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What are the common characteristics of high achievers?
  • How are you able to charge $24K/year for your Mastermind group?
  • What do you provide your clients?
  • What are the specific tactics used to earn PR?
  • What does your publicity program entail?
  • Why do we struggle to implement and execute on what we learn from books/speeches/workshops?
  • What books have had the biggest influence on your life?
  • What does being a learning leader mean to you?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The critical components of sustaining excellence: A commitment to being the best
  • Building relationships with a bang
  • The process for starting his own business and leaving his comfort zone
  • The importance of humility
  • Why relationship building is the ultimate key to success
  • Being a giver – Why it’s a must
  • Why it’s never an overnight success
  • Get your free gift from Selena

“I Help Experts, Authors, And Coaches Who Are Looking To Make It Big — Both Online And In The Mainstream.” – Selena Soo

Continue Learning:

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Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

Did you enjoy the podcast?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Selena Soo is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From s2-groupe.com

Selena brings 10 years of experience working with visionary leaders in the areas of publicity, strategic partnerships, sponsorships, and membership growth. She is most passionate about helping the next big stars monetize their brands and stand out as leaders in their industry. 

Selena has relationships and friendships with editors at Fortune, Forbes, Entrepreneur, O – The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Reader’s Digest, Whole Living, Fitness, Shape, More, Seventeen, People, NBCU, and ABC News along with numerous influential bloggers in the personal and professional development space.

Jan 4, 2016

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

Seth Godin is a legend in the marketing and leadership world.  He truly understands the importance of “deciding to” and having an intense focus on continuous improvement.  Learning more about the most important job we (parents) will ever have is imperative to me.  Seth shares detailed, research backed evidence to how we can better lead and “cause a ruckus” as he would say.  We are extremely fortunate to have Seth share her knowledge with us, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show. 

Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow.

In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth founded both Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (which you can find by typing "seth" into Google) is one of the most popular in the world.

He was recently inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, one of three chosen for this honor in 2013.  His newest book, What To Do When It's Your Turn, is already a bestseller.

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

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The Learning Leader Show

“If You're Not Upsetting Anyone, You're Not Changing The Status Quo."

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What are the common characteristics of leaders who have sustained excellence over time?
  • What are your thoughts on parenting and how to be a great Dad?
  • Why is school a con?
  • If you were made super intendant of a school district tomorrow, what are some of the first things you would do?
  • Should people go to college? Why or why not?
  • When initially asked to be a guest on my show, what made you respond that you would do it 9 months later?  Was it related to “The Dip?
  • Why don’t you do one on one coaching or consulting work?
  • What is a typical day in the life of Seth Godin?
  • Why should we seek out jobs where we don’t need a resume?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The importance of “deciding to” and why it’s our turn
  • School was invented by industrialist for you to be a cog
  • How we all can learn one simple idea
  • The Dip – Understanding it and how to prosper and prepare for it
  • Why we all need to change everything – And THINK about it that way
  • The importance of focusing and understanding when to say no and why
  • Why Seth will never tweet
  • The economics of podcasting and blogs

“Leading is a skill, not a gift.”

Continue Learning:

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Episode 034: Jimmy Hatch – Shot While Searching For Bowe Bergdahl And Sky Diving With Gabby Giffords

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

Did you enjoy the podcast?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Seth Godin is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From SethGodin.com

Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow.

In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth founded both Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (which you can find by typing "seth" into Google) is one of the most popular in the world.

He was recently inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, one of three chosen for this honor in 2013.

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