Bring Your Whole Self to Work
About This Show
On Bring Your Whole Self to Work, author Mike Robbins interviews interesting and influential business leaders and thought leaders. Over the past 16 years, Mike has spoken at thousands of events throughout the world and has partnered with top organizations like Google, Wells Fargo, Airbnb, Gap, Microsoft, Schwab, the NBA, Twitter, the San Francisco Giants, and many others. Mike gets real with his guests, so that you can learn the truth behind their stories and their success, as well as how they’ve been able to overcome challenges and bring all of who they are to the work that they do. These conversations are designed to give you specific ideas, insights, and techniques for creating greater authenticity, success, and fulfillment in your career, as well as how you can create an environment around you at work where people get real, have each other’s backs, and bring all of who they are. For more information on Mike Robbins and his work, visit www.Mike-Robbins.com.
Most Recent Episode
Success is Being Loving and Joyful with Joe Greenstein
7 days ago
My guest on today’s podcast is my friend Joe Greenstein. Joe’s latest creation, InnerSpace, focuses on teaching founders of startups how to take care of themselves and how to build cultures in line with their passions and products. Joe’s career history seems to align perfectly with what he is creating now. He had an entrepreneurial mindset as early as high school, and while in college a paper he wrote turned into a joint business venture with his professor at the time. His early attempts at the next big thing caught the public’s interest, but never showed the promise of longevity. It wasn’t until he created Flixster and acquired Rotten Tomatoes, with his friend and business partner, that he started to move the needle towards financial prosperity. While he is happy to have experienced the chaos of Silicon Valley during his start-up experience and the ultimate sale of his company to Warner Brothers, he is passionate about the work he and his team are doing at InnerSpace, and also about his new adventure of fatherhood. Key Takeaways: [3:00] What does Bring Your Whole Self to Work mean to Joe? [7:57] Not all of Joe’s entrepreneurial ventures were financially successful, but his ideas were always sound. [15:00] The business world is so disconnected from what happens in education. [19:06] Joe had an idea to create a site to share movie reviews, called Whosawwhat.com. [27:27] Rotten Tomatoes was buried under corporate bureaucracy at the time Flixster acquired it. [29:53] Joe explains the emotional impact of selling a company he built from scratch. [33:27] The downsides of getting caught in the web of inauthenticity. [40:39] Joe left Flixster to experiment with what he wanted to do with his life, which turned into Inner Space. [44:39] The same organizations entrepreneurs create to serve them, often become enemies of their well-being. [46:44] Success is being loving and joyful. Resources: Mike Robbins Website Mike Robbins Podcast