The Warrior Poet

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Leadership is a profession that is easy to learn. Hard to master. 


The Podcast

Most recent episodes of the Warrior Poet podcast

#74: Joe Musselman on Teams, Leadership, & Culture

Joe Musselman is the founder of both the Honor Foundation and Broom Ventures. Broom Ventures is a venture capital fund that describes itself as follows: “Broom Ventures invests in extraordinary founders. We provide capital and sweep the floors to help early stage technology companies achieve their full potential.” The...

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#73: Crafting Your Purpose (with John Coleman)

John Coleman tells us what we should be reading. And more importantly, he helps us craft our life's purpose. John is managing partner at Sovereign Capital, an alum of Invesco, and author of the Harvard Business Review Guide to Crafting Your Purpose.  Connect with Sri on Instagram: @sri_the_warrior_poet +...

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#72: Better Decent Than Lucky (with Nick Soman)

EXPLICIT EPISODE: If you have kids in the car, we hope you’ll choose another. Nick Soman is the founder and CEO of Decent, which aims to provide affordable health insurance to all. He and Sri have fun mining Nick's vast music knowledge and talking about the role of luck...

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  • What’s your pain discount rate?

    Poked and prodded I love Persian accents. They’re unique and pleasant to the ear (at least for me). Hard to replicate.  I was at the doctor’s yesterday. Young guy. Friendly. Persian. Four needles were staring back at me. Waiting patiently to fulfill their destinies.  “How do you handle these?” he asks.  “Generally you put the...

  • Questioning the ‘five-people’ advice of Jim Rohn

    The first time I showed up, he did this thing with his arms across the room. Each one was raised up, horizontal at his side, fingers outstretched. He just left them there. Big smile on his face. He wanted a hug.

  • Builder vs. Artist

    The distinction is harder than you think “I’m a builder. I like to build things.” She says this with an impressive resume and a glowing smile. The smile is genuine, but she might as well be the cat who swallowed the canary. I as the interviewer am supposed to like to hear things like this....