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    I’ve had the privilege of interviewing some of the brightest minds in the business world. From executives to CEO’s, bestselling authors and respected professors, each interview will give you the knowledge you need to build a powerful personal brand. The purpose of these posts is to give you a broader perspective from recognized experts in the field. The interviews below are listed in alphabetically order:

    Interview count: 370

    David Aaker, Vice Chairman, Prophet and Author, Spanning Silos Click here

    Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith, coauthors, The Dragonfly Effect Click here

    Adam Adamson, author, Brand Digital Click here

    Jason Alba, CEO, JibberJobber.com Click here

    Lylah Alphonse, writer and editor, The Boston Globe  Click here

    Ron Alsop, Wall Street Journal Columnist Click here

    Nancy Ancowitz, author, Self-Promotion for Introverts  Click here

    Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief, Wired Magazine & New York Times bestselling author Click here

    Julia Angwin, Wall Street Journal Columnist Click here

    Scott Anthony, author, The Silver Lining Click here

    Dan Ariely, NY Times bestselling author, Predictably Irrational and Professor, MIT & Duke University Click here

    Tom Asacker, author, A Little Less Conversation Click here

    Donald Asher, author, How To Get Any Job Click here

    Ron Ashkenas, author, Simply Effective Click here

    Ian Ayres, William K. Townsend Professor at Yale Law School Click here

    Leo Babauta, blogger, ZenHabits.com Click here

    Steven Baker, senior writer, BusinessWeek and author, The Numerati Click here

    John Baldoni, author, Lead Your boss  1 2

    Joe Balestrino, blogger, Search Engine Journal Click here

    Emily Bazelon, senior editor, Slate.com Click here

    Andy Beal, blogger, MarketingPilgrim.com and author, Radically Transparent Click here

    Harry Beckwith, bestselling author, Selling the Invisible Click here

    Michael Beer, professor, Harvard Business School Click here

    Ella Bell, author, Career GPS Click here

    Cathy Benko, Vice Chairman and Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte LLP Click here

    Emily Bennington, author, Effective Immediately Click here

    Debra Benton, author, CEO Material: How to Be a Leader in Any Organization Click here

    Michael Berland, author, What Makes You Tick? Click here

    Anna Bernasek, author of the Economics of Integrity Click here

    Tim Berry, president and founder, Palo Alto Software Click here

    Rohit Bhargava, SVP, Ogilvy Digital and author, Personality Not Included Click here

    Zac Bissionnette, author, Debt-Free U Click here

    Pete Blackshaw, EVP, Nielsen Online and coined the term “User-Generated Content” Click here

    Ken Blanchard, New York Times bestselling author, The One Minute Manager Click here

    Brett Blumenthal, #1 Amazon Bestseller, Get Real and Stop Dieting Click here

    Rabbi Levi Brackman, author, Jewish Wisdom for Business Success Click here

    Ori Brafman, New York Times bestselling author, Sway 1 2

    Peter Bregman, columnist, Harvard Business Publishing Click here

    David Brier, author, Defying Gravity Click here

    Katharine Brooks, Director of Career Services, University of Texas at Austin Click here

    Rich Brooks, president, flyte new media and MaineToday.com blogger Click here

    Elaine Meryl Brown, author, The Little Black Book of Success Click here

    Daniel Brusilovsky, writer, TechCrunch  Click here

    Anita Bruzzese, nationally syndicated workplace columnist Click here

    Jane Buckingham, author, The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sticky Situations Click here

    Marcus Buckingham, New York Times bestselling author, Now, Discover Your Strengths Click here

    Bob Burg, bestselling author, The Go-Giver Click here

    Don Bulmer, Vice President of Communications, SAP Click here

    Bo Burlingham, editor-at-large, Inc. Magazine and author, Small Giants Click here

    Jason Buss, Vice President, Talent Acquisition & Diversity, Ameriprise Click here

    Linda Bustos, award winning blogger, Get Elastic Click here

    Heather Cabot, Web Life Editor, Yahoo! Shine Click here

    Paula Caligiuri, author, Get a Job, Not a Life Click here

    Chris Cameron, blogger, Read Write Web Click here

    Jim Camp, bestselling author, Start With No  Click here

    Noel Capon, professor, Columbia University and author, Marketing Mavens Click here

    Brenda Della Casa, author, Cinderella Was a Liar Click here

    Jim Champy, Chairman, Perot Systems & NY Times Bestselling author Click here

    CC Chapman, author, Content Rules Click here

    Caroline Ceniza-Levine, co-founder, SixFigureStart Click here

    Brian Clark, blogger, Copyblogger Click here

    Lee Cockerell, former Executive Vice President, Walt Disney World Resorts Click here

    Laura T. Coffey, writer, TODAYshow.com and MSNBC.com Click here

    Nancy Colasurdo, columnist, FoxBusiness.com Click here

    Mack Collier, bloggers, The Viral Garden Click here

    Alan Collins, former VP of HR, Pepsi Click here

    Joel Comm, internet marketing expert and author of Twitter Power Click here

    Nick Corcodilos, host, Ask The Headhunter Click here

    Jack Covert & Todd Sattersten, founders, 800-CEO-Read Click here

    Daniel Coyle, New York Times bestselling author and editor at Outside Magazine Click here

    Dennis Crowly, founder, Foursquare Click here

    Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, national bestselling authors, Working With You Is Killing Me  Click here

    Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, journalist, Time Click here

    Diane Danielson, founder, The Downtown Women’s Club Click here

    Francisco Dao, Inc. and Fast Company columnist Click here

    Laurie Davis, eFlirt Expert Click here

    Colleen DeBaise, editor, Wall Street Journal Click here

    Bert Decker, founder, Decker Communications Click here

    Alan Deutschman, writer, Fortune/GQ/Vanity Fair/New York Magazine Click here

    Wendy Diamond, author, It’s a Dog’s World Click here

    Jason Ryan Dorsey, author, Y-Size Your Business Click here

    Janine Driver, Body Language Contributor, The Today Show Click here

    Paul Dunay, author, Facebook Marketing For Dummies  Click here

    Peter Dunn, author, 60 Days to Change Click here

    Ric Edelman, #1 New York Times bestselling author, The Truth About Money Click here

    Tamara J. Erickson, author, Plugged In and blogger, Harvard Business School Click here

    Daniel Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale Click here

    Samantha Ettus, co-creator and producer of Obsessed TV Click here

    Dave Evans, author, Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day Click here

    Sarah Evans, PR and New Media Consultant, Sevans Strategy  Click here

    Caterina Fake, cofounder, Flickr  Click here

    Joel Falconer, founder, Envato Communications Click here

    Steve Farber, bestselling author, The Radical Leap Click here

    Brad Feld, author, Do More Faster Click here

    Jaye Fenderson, columnist, Seventeen.com Click here

    Donna Fenn, contributing editor, Inc. Magazine Click here

    Keith Ferrazzi, New York Times bestselling author, Never Eat Alone Click here

    Timothy Ferriss, #1 York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek Click here

    Michael Fertik and David Thompson, coauthors, Wild Wild West 2.0 Click here

    Jonathan Fields, author, Career Renegade: How To Make A Great Living Doing What You Love Click here

    Barbara Findlay, author, Small Business Marketing for Dummies Click here

    Sydney Finkelstein, professor of management, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Click here

    Anne Fisher, senior writer, Fortune Click here

    Arielle Ford, bestselling author, The Soulmate Secret Click here

    George Foreman, former two-time heavyweight boxing champion  Click here

    Stewart Friedman, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Warton School of Business Click here

    Jason Fried, founder, 37 Signals Click here

    Nick Friedman, cofounder, College Hunks Hauling Junk Click here

    Ehud Furman, founder and CEO, LookupPage Click here

    Carmine Gallo, author, Fire Them Up! And BusinessWeek Columnist Click here

    Jane Genova, blogger, AOL Jobs Click here

    Howard Gardner, professor, Harvard Graduate School of Eduation Click here

    Bob Garfield, Columnist, Advertising Age Click here

    Steve Garfield, author, Get Seen Click here

    David Siteman Garland, author, Faster, Smarter, Cheaper Click here

    Chris Garrett, co-author, ProBlogger Click here

    David Gelles, reporter, Financial Times Click here

    Mary Gentile, author, Giving Voices to Values Click here

    Michael Gerber, founder, The E-Myth Worldwide Click here

    Scott Gerber, author, Never Get a “Real Job” Click here

    John Gerzema, Chief Insights Officer, The Young & Rubicam Group 1 2

    Libby Gill, author, You Unstuck  Click here

    Scott Ginsberg, speaker, author and the “name tag guy” Click here

    Jeffrey Gitomer, New York Times bestselling author, The Sales Bible Click here

    Seth Godin, New York Times Bestselling Author, Linchpin Click here

    Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There 1 2 3

    Liz Goodgold, author, Red Fire Branding Click here

    Michelle Goodman, columnist, ABCNews.com Click here

    Jon Gordon, bestselling author, The Energy Bus Click here

    Adrian Gostick, New York Times bestselling author of The Carrot Principle 1 2

    Mark Goulston, New York Times bestselling author and Psychiatrist  Click here

    Shawn Graham, Associate Director with the MBA Career Management Center, UNC Click here

    Jay Greene, author, Design is How it Works Click here

    Sam Greengard, author, AARP Crash Course in Finding. The Work You Love Click here

    Steven Greenhouse, reporter, The New York Times & author, The Big Squeeze Click here

    Ranjay Gulati, professor, Harvard Business School Click here

    Garrett B. Gunderson, New York Times bestselling author, Killing Sacred Cows Click here

    Susan Gunelius, President & CEO, Keysplash Creative  1 2

    Katherine Hall, book publicist and author Click here

    Starr Hall, author, Get Connected  Click here

    James Hamilton, professor of public policy, Duke University Click here

    Peter Handal, President & CEO, Dale Carnegie & Associates  Click here

    Kerry Hannon, contributor, US News World & Report Click here

    Darren Hardy, publisher, Success Magazine Click here

    Gary Harpst, New York Times bestselling author, Six Disciplines Execution Revolution Click here

    Rahaf Harfoush, social media specialist, The Obama Administration Click here

    Randy Haykin, former VP, Yahoo! Click here

    Ryan Healy, cofounder, Brazen Careerist Click here

    Lowell Heddings, writer, Lifehacker.com Click here

    Dr. Doug Hirchhorn, contributor, CNBC Click here

    Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos Click here

    Madison Hildebrand, actor, Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” and Malibu real-estate mogul Click here

    G.L. Hoffman, chairman, Job Dig Click here

    Sally Hogshead, author, Radical Careering 1 2

    Lisa Hoover, writer, Lifehacker Click here

    Ben Huh, founder, I Can Has Cheezburger Click here

    Don Hudson and George Lucas, coauthors, The One Minute Negotiator Click here

    Heather Huhman, Gen-Y career expert Click here

    Chris Hutchens, author, Brand Zeitgeist Click here

    Michael Hyatt, CEO, Thomas Nelson Click here

    Maggie Jackson, Boston Globe columnist Click here

    Julie Janson, author, I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This Click here

    Mark Jeffries, author, The Art of Business Seduction Click here

    Roy S. Johnson, VP/ Editor-in-Chief, Men’s Fitness magazine Click here

    Tory Johnson, workplace contributor, The Today Show Click here

    Randall Jones, founder, Worth Magazine Click here

    Frances Cole Jones, author, The WOW Factor  Click here

    Shama Kabani, author, The Zen of Social Media Marketing Click here

    Seth Kahan, speaker and Fast Company blogger Click here

    Anya Kamenetz, staff writer, Fast Company Magazine Click here

    Larina Kase, New York Times bestselling author and speaker Click here

    Robert S. Kaplan, professor, Harvard Business School Click here

    Josh Kaufman, author, Personal MBA Click here

    Guy Kawasaki, CEO, Garage Technology Ventures Click here

    Andrea Kay, author, Work’s A Bitch And Then You Make It Work Click here

    Kelly Keehn, author, She Inc. Click here

    Tamara Keith, producer, NPR Click here

    Diane Kennedy, author, Smart Business Stupid Business Click here

    Pat Kiernan, news anchor, NY1 Click here

    Scott Kirsner, journalist, The Boston Globe Click here

    Robert Kiyosaki, New York Times Bestselling author, Rich Dad Poor Dad  Click here

    Beth Kobliner, New York Times Bestselling author, Get a Financial Life Click here

    Jill Konrath, bestselling author, Selling to Big Companies Click here

    John Kotter, professor, Harvard Business School and international bestselling author Click here

    Jim Kouzes, author, The Leadership Challenge Click here

    Robin Koval, president, The Kaplan Thaler Group & bestselling author Click here

    Eric Kuhn, blogger, The Huffington Post Click here

    Jim Kukral, author, Attention! Click here

    Aaron Kwittken, columnist, Entrepreneur  Click here

    Sarah Lacy, BusinessWeek columnist and author, Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good Click here

    Richard Laermer, bestselling author of Punk Marketing Click here

    Dave Lakhani, author, How to Sell When Nobody is Buying Click here

    Shira Lazar, tech journalist, Mahalo and NBC  Click here

    Sharon Lechter, New York Times bestselling author, Rich Dad Poor Dad  Click here

    Alexandra Levit, author, How’d You Score That Gig? 1 2 3

    Charlene Li, former executive at Forrester and author, Groundswell Click here

    Martin Lindstrom, author, Biology and world respected brand expert 1 2

    Tony Little, founder and CEO of Health International Corporation Click here

    Jonathan Littman, bestselling author, I Hate People Click here

    Vitor Lourenço, product design, Twitter Click here

    Alaina Love, author, Purpose Linkeded Organization Click here

    Sarah Lyall, reporter, New York Times Click here

    Liz Lynch, author, Smart Networking: Attract a Following In Person and Online Click here

    Larry Magid, Technology Analyst, CNBC News Click here

    Jamie Malanowski, managing editor, Playboy Click here

    Lisa Johnson Mandell, author, Career Comeback Click here

    Kevin Maney, contributing editor, Conde Nast Portfolio  1 2

    Chuck Martin, author, Work Your Strengths Click here

    Judy Martin, Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist Click here

    Rick Mathieson, bestselling author, Branding Unbound Click here

    Tucker Max, New York Times bestselling author, I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell Click here

    John C. Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership 1 2

    Amber MacArthur, author, Power Friending Click here

    Jeanette Meister, author, The 2020 Workplace Click here

    Jordan McAuley, author, Celebrity Leverage Click here

    Peggy McColl, author, Viral Explosions Click here

    Kellie A. McElhaney, professor, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley Click here

    Rita McGrath, professor, Columbia Business School Click here

    Scott McGrew, host, NBC Click here

    Steve McKee, columnist, BusinessWeek.com Click here

    Hugh McLeod, blogger, Gappingvoid.com Click here

    Lisa Earle McLeod, syndicated columnist, speaker,and author Click here

    Steve Miller, blogger, TwoHatMarketing.com Click here

    Maggie Mistal, radio host, Martha Stewart Living Radio Click here

    Pamela Mitchell, author, Career Reinvention Click here

    Sramana Mitra, columnist, Forbes and author, Entrepreneur’s Journey Click here

    Barry Moltz, author, Bounce! Click here

    Harrison Monrath, New York Times bestselling coauthor, The Confident Speaker Click here

    Mike Moran, author, Search Engine Marketing Inc. Click here

    Nick Morgan, author, Trust Me & Work The Room Click here

    Peter Mortensen, author, Wired to Care Click here

    M.P Mueller, President, Door Number 3 Click here

    Malcolm Monroe, author, The New Rules of Engagement Click here

    Josh Mullineaux, co-founder, Unique Blog Designs Click here

    Alan Murray, executive editor, The Wall Street Journal Click here

    Larry Myler, author, Indispensable By Monday Click Here

    Craig Newmark, founder, Craigslist Click here

    Lisa Nirell, author, EnergizeGrowth® NOW Click here

    Ted Nugent, musician and author Click here

    Andy Nulman, author, Pow! Right Between the Eyes Click here

    Pat Olsen, boss columnist, The New York Times Click here

    Lisa Orrell, author, Millennials Incorporated 1 2

    Adam Penenberg, author, Viral Loop  Click here

    John Quelch, Senior Associate Dean, Harvard Business School Click here

    Scott E. Page, Professor, University of Michigan Click here

    Robert Pagliarini, bestselling author, The Six-Day Financial Makeover Click here

    Nick Palazzo, cofounder, STACK Click here

    Kimberly Palmer, senior editor, U.S.News & World Report 1 2

    Dan Patterson, ABC News Radio Click here

    Ryan Paugh, co-founder, Brazen Careerist Click here

    Sean Percival, author, MySpace Marketing and Second Life In-World Travel Guide Click here

    Jim Petrus, COO, Trump International Hotels Management LLC Click here

    Jeffrey Pfeffer, author, Power Click here

    Daniel Pink, New York Times bestselling author, Drive Click here

    Lindsey Pollak, author, Getting From College to Career Click here

    Michael Port, bestselling author, Book Yourself Solid Click here

    Eduardo Porter, author, The Price of Everything Click here

    Karen Post, author and branding expert Click here

    Juliette Powell, author, 33 Million People In One Room Click here

    Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author, The Total Money Makeover Click here

    Tom Rath, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Strengthfinder  Click here

    Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, authors, Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It Click here

    Laura Ries, bestselling author, 22 Immutable Laws of Branding Click here

    Susan RoAne, bestselling author, How to Work a Room Click here

    Mel Robbins, syndicated radio show producer & business coach Click here

    Stever Robbins, serial entrepreneur and radio show host 1 2

    Michael Roberto, professor of management, Bryant University Click here

    Matthew Rothenberg, editor-in-chief, TheLadders.com Click here

    Leslie Gaines-Ross, Chief Reputation Strategist, Weber Shandwick Click here

    Laura Rowley, columnist, Yahoo! Finance Click here

    Darren Rowse, blogger, ProBlogger.net Click here

    Danny Rubin, screen writer, Groundhog Day Click here

    Gretchen Rubin, blogger, The Happiness Project 1 2

    Rodney Rumford, blogger, FaceReviews.com Click here

    Douglas Ruskoff, author, Life Inc. Click here

    Chris Russell and Peter Clayton, cofounders, JobRadio.fm Click here

    Mike Sacks, editor, Vanity Fair  Click here

    Mark Sanborn, author, The Encore Effect Click here

    Richard Sambrook, director, BBC’s Global News division Click here

    Will Schwalbe, author Send and former SVP, Hyperion Book Click here

    Tony Schwartz, bestselling author, The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working Click here

    Robert Scoble, blogger, Scobleizer Click here

    David Meerman Scott, bestselling author, The New Rules of Marketing & PR 1 2

    John Seabrook, staff writer, The New Yorker Click here

    Dharmesh Shah, CTO & Cofounder, Hubspot  Click here

    Robin Sharma, author, The Leader Who Had No Title Click here

    Debra Shigley, author, The Go-Getter’s Girls Guide  Click here

    Clara Shih, author, The Facebook Era Click here

    Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody Click here

    Jeremy Schoemaker, blogger, Shoemoney.com Click here

    Judy Shapiro, writer, Advertising Age Click here

    Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author, Happy For No Reason Click here

    Curtis Silver, blogger, Wired.com  Click here

    Patricia Hunt Sinacole, columnist, Boston Globe Click here

    Simon Sinek, author, Start With WHY Click here

    Pamela Skillings, author, Escape from Corporate America Click here

    Mary Ellen Slayter, senior editor for SmartBrief on Workforce Click here

    Pamela Slim, author, Escape From Cubicle Nation Click here

    Julien Smith, New York Times bestselling author, Trust Agents Click here

    Brian Solis, blogger, author and social media expert 1 2

    Julie Spira, author, The Perils of Cyber-Dating Click here

    Jerry Springer, host, The Jerry Springer Show Click here

    Joel Stein, contributor, Time Magazine Click here

    Geoff Smart and Randy Street, co-authors, Who: A Method For Hiring Click here

    Michael Bungay Stanner, author, Do More Great Work Click here

    Dayna Steele, author of Rock to the Top and blogger at Fast Company Click here

    Nikki Stone, Olympic Gold Medalist, Aerial Skiing Click here

    Scott Stratten, author of UnMarketing Click here

    Paul Sullivan, writer, The New York Times Click here

    Marla Tabaka, blogger, Inc. Magazine Click here

    Adam Taki, cofounder, Amazing Taste Foods Inc. Click here

    Sam Tanenhaus, editor, New York Times Book Review Click here

    Stanley Tang, 16-year-old entrepreneur and author of eMillions Click here

    Don Tapscott, bestselling author of Wikinomics and Grown Up Digital Click here

    Lynn Taylor, author, Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant Click here

    William C. Taylor, co-founder, Fast Company Magazine Click here

    Richard Thaler, bestselling author, Nudge Click here

    Farnoosh Torabi, author, Psych Yourself Rich Click here

    Phil Town, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Rule #1 Click here

    Brian Tracy, International Self-Help Guru and Author Click here

    Ivanka Trump, EVP, The Trump Organization Click here

    Penelope Trunk, founder, BrazenCareerist.com Click here

    Brad Tuttle, contributor, Time Magazine Click here

    Dave Ulrich, #1 Most Influential Person in HR by HR Magazine 1 2

    Gary Vaynerchuk, host, Wine Library TV Click here

    Greg Verdino, author, MicroMarketing Click here

    Vivek Wadhwa, senior research associate, Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School Click here

    John Warwillow, author, Built to Sell Click here

    Michael Watkins, bestselling author, The First 90 Days  Click here

    Susan Whitcomb, author, The Twitter Job Search Guide Click here

    Zach Whittaker, blogger, ZDNET Click here

    Nicole Williams, author, Girl On Top  Click here

    Dr. Woody, author, The YOU Plan Click here

    Laura Vanderkam, author, 168 Hours Click here

    Kit Yarrow, co-author, Gen-BuY  Click here

    Martin Yate, New York Times bestselling author, Knock’em Dead Series Click here

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