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