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Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built. Order the How I Built This book at https://www.guyraz.com How I Built This Plus is a great way to support the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/howibuiltthis
 
Learn to speak English fluently, faster in the Faster Fluency Conversation Club. This podcast is just one of the many resources that you use to become more confident understanding and speaking English. The Faster Fluency Conversation Club is the best way to become fluent speaking English. It combines vocabulary, listening comprehension, teacher support, and speaking practice. Our members are professionals from around the world who are becoming more confident in English, just like you. When y ...
 
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❤️ IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglis... BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOU Let my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you. 📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: contact@christinarebuffet.com 🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE…
 
In the 1980s—the early days of cable television—John Hendricks got stuck on an idea he couldn't shake: to create a channel that would teach people cool things in an entertaining way. In college he had seen hours of documentaries on history, science, and outer space; and he figured if he was interested in them, others would be too. So around the age…
 
In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: methods they use to immerse themselves when studying languages the importance of having routines not beating yourself up for not being perfect The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): background noise = extraneous sound which can be heard while listening to or monitori…
 
❤️ IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglis... BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOU Let my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you. 📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: contact@christinarebuffet.com 🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE…
 
Hello, this is Matthew with the Faster Fluency Conversation Club and today I am excited to make a special announcement! We have been happy to hold the conversation club 5 days a week for the past couple of years and thanks to everyone's support in the club, we are going to add a 6th club session! The new time will be Midnight in Paris (great movie,…
 
When she was working corporate jobs in New York City, Sarah LaFleur hated getting dressed in the morning; the choices in her closet felt overwhelming, many items didn't fit right or wore out too quickly. So in 2011 she launched a line of clothing for working women that would be simple, elegant, and well-tailored. She had no experience in fashion bu…
 
In this episode, Christina and Karyn talk about: the difference between habits and resolutions how to form habits the 3 R's The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): [something] is "out the window" = not exist any more (quality, idea, principle) "slowly but surely" = making slow but definite progress to persist = to con…
 
We're starting something new this year! On top of the weekly audio podcasts, we are now releasing our YouTube videos in audio format here each week as well! You can watch the YouTube video for this audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8O_ML_x15I&t=51s Episode description: To wish you all the best for the new year of 2022, I got a special gu…
 
Andy Puddicombe is not your typical entrepreneur—in his early twenties, he gave away everything he owned to train as a Buddhist monk. But after ten years, he decided he wanted to bring the benefits of his meditation techniques to more people. While running a meditation clinic in London, Andy met Rich Pierson, who had burned out on his job at a high…
 
** A quick note, we have changed the episode numbers to match our YouTube videos, which you can catch here: https://www.youtube.com/c/BusinessEnglishwithChristina ** In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: the changes they want to make in 2022 the steps they can make to reach their goals the importance of simplifying things The extra mi…
 
This week, we thought we'd bring you a little bonus from another show that Guy hosts called Wisdom From The Top. In 2012, to say there was a crisis at Best Buy—is an understatement. In January, Forbes published an article with the headline: WHY BEST BUY IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. And then, in March, the company reported a loss of $1.7 billion dollar…
 
Kathleen King was 11 years old when she started baking cookies to sell at her family's farm stand on Long Island. After college, she opened a small bake shop, and eventually started selling her cookies to gourmet grocery stores in Manhattan. But after twenty years of running a small business, she wanted more time for herself. She brought in two par…
 
In this episode, Christina talks about: all of the things we've accomplished in 2021 some of the new parts of FFCC that we added in 2021 some of the new things that are coming in 2022 The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to take time off = a period of time when you do not work because of illness or holidays, to ste…
 
What makes a good How I Built This story? Why do our episodes take weeks to produce? How does Guy prepare for an interview? As a bonus this week, Guy wanted to take some time and answer a bunch of your questions! If you have other burning questions about the show, our process, or even just about Guy, you can Ask Guy Anything by submitting a questio…
 
Ronnen Harary built a 4 billion dollar toy company without relying on market research or focus groups. Instead, he believed wholeheartedly in intuition: the "ah-hah" moment that comes from thinking like a 7-year old. Over a 25-year period, he and his Spin Master partners launched innumerable hit toys and amusements, including Air Hogs, Bakugan, and…
 
Announcement! Have you thought about joining but the session times don't work for you? We are thinking of adding another weekly session in 2022. Please click here if you would like to join and let us know if you would come to one or both of these times. Thank you :) -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------…
 
In 2010, rocket scientists Robbie Schingler and Will Marshall set an ambitious goal for themselves: to launch an aerospace mission with the speed and agility of a Silicon Valley startup. They set up shop in their garage, left their NASA jobs, and began pursuing their vision of building small, relatively inexpensive satellites to take daily images o…
 
In this special episode, Christina, Karyn, and Matthew talk about the frequently asked questions they get asked from people like you who are thinking about joining FFCC. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources, and…
 
In this episode, Christina and Kristina: do a quiz show to review expressions used in October Christina guesses the expressions Kristina talks about the expressions used in FFCC The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a synonym = a word that has the same or similar meaning as another word to cost a fortune = to be ver…
 
As college students in the late 1980s, Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan launched two projects that came to define their trajectories as entrepreneurs: the "punky but poppy" band Chunk, and the scrappy record label, Merge. For decades, the partners juggled the demands of managing their own band while negotiating record deals and recording dates for …
 
In this episode, Christina and Karyn talk about: the topics discussed in September how wonderful opportunities can be the different opportunities they have had The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to be open to [something] = to be receptive to or welcoming of something that comes from outside of oneself to tap into…
 
Seth Tibbott may be the only founder in the world who grew his business while living in a barn, a teepee, and a treehouse. His off-the-grid lifestyle helped him save money as he started to sell tempeh, a protein made of fermented soybeans. Throughout the 1980s he barely scraped by, but things took a turn in 1995, when he discovered a stuffed tofu r…
 
In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: how feedback week will operate this week in FFCC the importance of feedback ways to give and receive feedback The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): all ears = fully listening constructive criticism = criticism that is presented in a way that can help you learn and g…
 
In English, we have an expression: Time flies when you’re having fun. Last week, I opened enrollment for my Private Lesson Program Speak Business English Confidently at a reduced price 1287€ (And you get other free gifts too!) And today is already the final day to get the -100€ discount + 4 other free gifts when you enroll! The program “Speak Busin…
 
If you’re listening to this episode, I imagine you’re trying to decide about my private lesson program “Speak Business English Confidently” — enroll or don’t enroll? So you’ll find answers to frequent questions about the program in today’s special podcast episode! IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS 🎁Enrollment + free gifts ends THIS WEDNESDAY (24 November 202…
 
As a mother of three, Kat Nouri was dismayed at the amount of single-use plastic she was using to pack her kids' school lunches. She had already launched a successful brand called Modern Twist, which sold placemats and baby bibs made of silicone. So Kat wondered: why not use silicone to make durable food storage bags, which—instead of being used on…
 
In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: what going out of your comfort zone means times when they have gone out of their comfort zone some of the benefits of going out of your comfort zone The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): intimidating = making you feel frightened or nervous uncharted territory = a si…
 
“Before I joined this program, I felt horrible about my English. Now I feel really comfortable managing my teams in Asia & USA. I have a lot of vocabulary, I have better structures, I can even make jokes in my presentations!” That’s what Malamine D. said after he finished my private lesson program Speak Business English Confidently. Let’s see how c…
 
When a new student enrolls in the Speak Business English Confidently Private Lesson Program, my team and I take the time to personally welcome each person. And when you enroll now, we also offer you a -100€ discount + 4 other gifts, to give you an extra special welcome! Click here to discover the free gifts (value: 389€), and the details of the pro…
 
Brian Armstrong wanted to be a tech entrepreneur since he was in high school, but his first serious venture—a tutoring website—never quite took off. Around 2010, while looking to get a job in Silicon Valley, he stumbled across an intriguing idea for a peer-to-peer digital currency called Bitcoin, which quickly turned into his obsession. Brian's ini…
 
In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: how to relax your nerves tips for giving presentations joining Toastmasters The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to jog [one's] memory = to make one remember something to get into the flow = to enter a state of extreme focus; To concentrate so hard on art, play, o…
 
Woohoo! Today is the big day! As promised, here is your invitation to join my Private Lesson Program: Speak Business English Confidently. Plus there are 5 awesome gifts for you, if you join before 24 November. What is Speak Business English Confidently? Speak Business English Confidently is a 12-week Private Lesson Program. It helps you become conf…
 
In 2009, Berkeley seniors Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez started to geek out over something they'd heard in a lecture: you can grow a healthy crop of mushrooms on used coffee grounds. Intrigued by the business potential, the pair set aside jobs in finance and consulting and became urban farmers: salvaging leaky bags of coffee grounds, planting mu…
 
If you want to speak Business English more confidently, I have something coming for you on Wednesday November 10, 2021. Here’s a preview announcement of what's coming! Learn how to speak Business English more confidently step by step, even if you're busy. Join my free email list at https://christinarebuffet.com for weekly video lessons, worksheets,…
 
In this episode, Christina and Karyn talk about: why "faking it until you make it" can be a good thing in a new job the things that can kill your confidence in a new job (or in anything!) the value of mistakes in increasing your confidence The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to fake it 'til you make it = to preten…
 
Before mp3 players came along in the mid 1990's, listening to audiobooks was a pain. The number of titles was tiny, narration was dull, and if you wanted to listen on the go, you had to juggle a bunch of clunky cassettes. Don Katz faced these frustrations every day while jogging. He was an accomplished writer who thought there was something special…
 
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