The Best Quotes from the Tiger HBO Documentary

Notes: Neil: This documentary is about Earl Woods as much as it is about his son Tiger Woods. Earl always knew that Tiger was destined for greatness and built their family’s whole lives around Tiger’s success. This pressure and focus was both a blessing and curse for Tiger, who grew up perfectly prepared to beContinue reading “The Best Quotes from the Tiger HBO Documentary”

The Best Quotes From Steve Jobs’ 1982 Speech to the Academy of Achievement

Notes: Neil: This speech was given by then 26-year-old Steve Jobs as an acceptance speech to the Academy of Achievement, which is a broader version of the Academy that gives out Oscars. This Steve Jobs is at the top of his first mountain; everything is seemingly going right. (He is fired from Apple just threeContinue reading “The Best Quotes From Steve Jobs’ 1982 Speech to the Academy of Achievement”

The Best Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1910 Speech “Citizenship in a Republic” (AKA “The Man in the Arena”)

Notes: Neil: This speech features the famous “The Man in the Arena” quote loved by startup founders and political campaigns who face criticism while they are struggling. Politicians and their teams especially love to recite this quote to reporters and themselves when they’re losing an election. But “The Man in the Arena” is just oneContinue reading “The Best Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1910 Speech “Citizenship in a Republic” (AKA “The Man in the Arena”)”

The Best Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1883 Speech “Duties of American Citizenship”

Notes: Neil: This speech is President Theodore Roosevelt rallying every American to get in the Arena of politics. Just as we have a duty to serve and protect our family, we have the same responsibilities to our country and our community. He especially calls out “men in business” who make excuses not to serve in politics andContinue reading “The Best Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1883 Speech “Duties of American Citizenship””

The Best Quotes From Elon Musk’s 2018 Interview With Kara Swisher

Notes: Neil: This is one of my favorite podcast episodes of all time. Elon Musk embodies The Stockdale Paradox throughout this interview, confronting the brutal facts facing his missions while keeping absolute faith that he will eventually succeed. I’ve highlighted my favorite segments below. Book Recommendation: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for aContinue reading “The Best Quotes From Elon Musk’s 2018 Interview With Kara Swisher”

The Best Quotes From Kanye West’s 2005 Interview With Charlie Rose

Notes: Neil: This interview was recorded in the year where everything was finally going right for Kanye West, when he’s finally getting recognized for his elite talent. His energy is equal parts relief, confidence, and excitement here. Like many elite performers, Kanye’s motivation and frustration is driven by the gap between how he sees himselfContinue reading “The Best Quotes From Kanye West’s 2005 Interview With Charlie Rose”

The Best Quotes From “The Last Dance” Documentary

Notes: Neil: I’ve watched every documentary in the original 30 for 30 ESPN series and most of the documentaries ESPN has made since then, including my new favorite, The Last Dance. (My other favorites are No Crossover, The Two Escobars, The Fab Five, Broke, Ghosts of Ole Miss, Survive and Advance, Bad Boys, Sole Man,Continue reading “The Best Quotes From “The Last Dance” Documentary”

The Best Quotes From Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 Presidential Announcement Speech

Notes: Neil: Shirley Chisholm is one of the most underrated politicians in American history. She’s mostly known as the first black candidate for President in 1972, which is the source of this speech. I most remember her campaign slogan “Unbought and unbossed“, which promised an independent leader who wasn’t afraid to stand up to theContinue reading “The Best Quotes From Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 Presidential Announcement Speech”

The Best Quotes From The “Hillary” Documentary

Notes: Neil: If you aren’t already a fan of Hillary Clinton, you still may not want to vote for her after watching this documentary, but you will respect her elite drive and intelligence and may examine what it means for current and future generations of American politicians that it’s still such an uphill battle forContinue reading “The Best Quotes From The “Hillary” Documentary”