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We are Bryan and Kredit. We breakdown sportsbetting in a different manner. We look for for public betting trends and combine line movement to allow us to find value in Vegas lines. Oh and we are two Idiot, degenerate gamblers with a love/hate relationship for each other.
 
This Podcast is created and curated by Deepak Jayaraman (an Executive Coach and a Leadership Advisor). He lives in Mumbai and works with successful Senior Executives by helping them play to their unique potential but with a sharp focus on transitions (business or career). Just like businesses need to think about "where to play" and "how to win", leaders need to be coherent about "where to go" and "how to grow" in their journeys. Deepak works with them during pivotal moments to help them with ...
 
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Steve Bechtel is a strength coach and the founder of Climb Strong. We talked about the gift of changing your mind, lessons from studying sprinting and how to apply them to climbing, developing aerobic capacity, why Jonathan Siegrist and BJ Tilden are such successful climbers, the “real secret” to success, creating better habits, and Logical Progres…
 
Dave and Kendra check the pulse of the Nuggets-Clippers series and highlight factors that have played into Denver's three losses (:30). Has Los Angeles snuffed out Mike Malone and co.'s game plan? What should we expect from Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray in game five and, possibly, beyond? Was Michael Porter Jr. right in voicing his opinion about wh…
 
Wow. Just...wow. Down three games to one, again, and Denver still found a way to prevail. The Nuggets are Western Conference Finals-bound after stunning the Los Angeles Clippers in historic fashion. Dave and Kendra react to the moment the record books were re-wrote, plus Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray's strong shoulders that carried this band of dow…
 
Dave and Kendra are joined by The Athletic's Los Angeles Clippers reporter, Jovan Buha, to assess the West Conference Semi-Finals series between the Nuggets and Clippers as well as preview the upcoming game seven. Follow Dave on Twitter: @DaveDuFourNBA Follow Kendra on Twitter: @kendra_andrews Follow Jovan on Twitter: @jovanbuha Experience The Athl…
 
GUEST Whitney Johnson is the CEO of WLJ Advisors and one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world as named by Thinkers50. She is an expert on helping high-growth organizations develop high-growth individuals. Whitney is an award-winning author, world-class keynote speaker, frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School's Corporate Learning a…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Whitney speaks about the application of the Theory of Disruptive Innovation (Courtesy Late Clay Christiansen) as applied to Careers. She speaks about why going up and up on the same curve starts yielding diminishing returns and discusses how we can take a step back or sideways to slingshot ourselves into the next trajectory. GUEST Wh…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Whitney speaks about how we all should think about the next S curve we could get onto in our journeys. She speaks to the notion of market risk versus competitive risk when it comes to identifying S curves. She goes onto say that the rewards are statistically better if we choose to identify a “job to be done” that is currently not bei…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Whitney speaks about how we all need to tune into our “super-power” and discover our strengths and use that as a starting point to discover our next S curve. She speaks about the fact that we are often quite blind to what our strengths are and have the tendency to shrug off complements when we get them. She suggests some ideas on how…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Whitney speaks about how sometimes constraints bring out the best in us and drive us to innovate – at some level, I guess that is the whole raison d’etre of Jugaad innovation. She speaks about the need for an optimal number of constraints that bring out the best in us. She urges to leverage constraints as a tool of creation to gain t…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Whitney speaks about the dilemma that a lot of face at the foot-hills of a new S curve. Should I persist with the pain or should I climb a different mountain. She speaks about the fact that even if we climb the right S curve, statistically, often, it is only a 36% chance of success which leaves us with a 64% chance of failure. She sp…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Whitney speaks about how we need to often rethink the metrics with which we need to measure ourselves as go from one S curve to another. Very often we are hardwired to think about metrics in a certain way and we often become a slave of that wiring/habit leading to disconnect with what we measure when we move from one S curve to anoth…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Whitney speaks about how we should think about our identity when we experience the free fall when we move from the top of an S curve to the foothills of a new S curve. She speaks about the criticality of having a clear “Why” and the notion of smaller S curves to make it less risky when you transition from one trapeze to another. GUES…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Whitney speaks about how we can think about picking career paths in a world with abundant opportunity. She speaks about the notion of maximizing optionality especially early in the career when one doesn’t know what one is truly passionate about. GUEST Whitney Johnson is the CEO of WLJ Advisors and one of the 50 leading business think…
 
Roger Volkmann is a retired Orthopedic Surgeon and a lifelong climber. Roger suffered a severe stroke in 2010 at age 55 and was not expected to walk again. Through sheer grit and determination, he managed not only to walk again but to climb. We talked about his stroke, his five principles of life, climbing in the Midwest as a kid, and his three att…
 
What. A. Game. The Nuggets narrowly avoid elimination at the hands of Utah, and now set their sights towards the Clippers. Dave and Kendra breakdown the electrifying elimination game (:30), including: Jamal Murray's performance; Nikola Jokic's "Sam from Lord of the Rings" outing, in how he carried the team down the stretch. The duo also converse ab…
 
What a comeback! Down three games to one, on the brink of elimination, the Nuggets guts out two wins over Utah to force a decisive game seven. Dave and Kendra key in on Denver's primary moving force behind their resurgence, Jamal Murray (:30). How has Murray been able to score at will? Have those who've criticized his craft now been silenced, and s…
 
Mike Kerzhner is a software engineer, an accomplished Yosemite climber, and an impressive all-rounder. We talked about growing up climbing and competing in Russia, moving to the States and climbing at the Red River Gorge, his path to trad and big wall climbing, free climbing El Cap, writing, poetry, speaking Russian, and discipline born out of nece…
 
Natasha Barnes is a former professional climber, a national powerlifting champion, and a licensed chiropractor who specializes in strength training and rehabilitation for rock climbers. We talked about gaining weight to climb harder, calorie balance, common misconceptions about strength training, on and off seasons, tissue capacity, and rehabbing f…
 
C'mon guys, let's not get DEFENSIVE about today's podcast topics haha (I've already submitted my two weeks). Dave and Kendra, with the help of Michael Malone sound bites, diagnose why Denver's defense has been so porous this season (1:00). The Nuggets are under performing in most phases of the defense, including allowing offensive rebounds, three-p…
 
Maya Madere is a 21-year-old comp kid from Austin, TX. We talked about attending school at Stanford and studying computer science, the endurance training program that helped her transition from bouldering to sport climbing, gunning for the 2024 Olympics, competition strategies, outdoor goals, intuitive training and eating, power screams, and windsu…
 
GUEST Atul Khatri is one of the top Stand up comedians in the country. In his previous avatar, he used to run a successful IT Business with his brother for several years. When he got tired of the business routine, he tried his hand at DJing and Bar-tending before trying his hand at comedy in Feb 2012 as part of his new year resolution in 2012. 7 ye…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Atul speaks about his career in building out the IT business with his brother. He speaks about how he had gotten to a point where he was seeing good commercial success in the business but it was wearing him down and he didn’t quite have the mojo for the business that he had when he set out with his brother. He speaks about his desire…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Atul speaks about how he got started in his career in Stand up. He traces it back to a New Year Resolution he made on 1 Jan 2012 that he would do something to change his life and sign up for the first open mic that would come his way. After having tried DJing and Bartending, he speaks about how he nervously approached the first perfo…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Atul speaks about how he straddled the two worlds concurrently – one in which he was running an IT business, the other where he was an emerging comedian. He speaks about how these two ecosystems were very different and how he moved from one domain to another. He also speaks about how doing more stand up made him better in his IT job …
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Atul speaks about how had to straddle both the worlds concurrently – the world of business and stand up comedy. He had to ensure that the business partners didn’t feel that he would let them down and vice versa. He also speaks about the fact that he had been battle hardened in life to deal with the ups and downs that the world of sta…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Atul speaks about the notion of staying authentic and the audience slowly finding you rather than trying to pander to the tastes of any one particular segment. He indicates that he doesn’t start by saying what does the audience want and tailoring his message to the cohort. He says that you need to stay true to who you are and let you…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Atul speaks about how he had to be pragmatic about the cash flows given the lop-sided odds of success in this industry. He also speaks about the support that his wife offered to ensure that there is some buffer in the system. He speaks about the timing around moving from his career as a businessman to doing comedy full time. GUEST At…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Atul speaks about how he derives inspiration from legends like Anand Bakshi and Kishore Kumar to ensure that he creates material that has value a few months down the line. He speaks about resisting the temptation to pander to the “flavour of the month”. He also speaks about the effort involved in creating a special show. He suggests …
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Atul speaks about how he is coping with the changed situation given Covid-19. He speaks about how he had to cancel several of his shows that he had lined up in Canada and the US and head back home as the world started shutting down its borders in front of his eyes. He also shares some thoughts on what he has been doing to stay positi…
 
Kendra Andrews welcomes The Athletic's senior NBA columnist, John Hollinger, to today's show! The pair examine the performances from Denver's greenhorns, specifically PJ Dozier and Bol Bol (:30). What areas of their games need polishing before they can consistently contribute? Is Michael Porter Jr. living up to his draft-night billing based off ear…
 
Connor Herson is the kid who free climbed ‘The Nose’ at fifteen years old. What most people don’t know is that he is also an incredible sport climber. We talked about his sport climbing goal at age fourteen, his path to free climbing ‘The Nose’, big wall tactics, gear recommendations, headpointing, training power during COVID, recent sends, and fut…
 
Professor DuFour and Andrews unabashedly share their Nuggets team grades in the early proceedings of the seeding games (1:00). Although it's out of the team's control, how much have injuries limited the progress of this club, and what's the latest on the members who are on the mend? The duo assign marks to the starting rotation (6:30), and pose an …
 
Tyson Schoene has been the head coach of the Vertical World Climbing Team in Seattle, WA for nearly 20 years, and has shaped some of the best climbers in the world including Drew Ruana, Sean Bailey, and Quinn Mason. We talked about Tyson’s path to coaching, how he and his team build world-class athletes, the value of competition, climbing team as a…
 
GUEST Sir Andrew Likierman is the former Dean of the London Business School. He has been researching the topic of Judgment for several years. He is the senior National Independent Director of Times Newspapers Ltd and an NED of listed insurance company Beazley Group and of Monument Bank. His former Non Executive roles have included Bank of England a…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Andrew speaks about how he came up with a framework to measure judgment. He also speaks about the nature of research he did to get to what was judgment and the variables that go in there. He also speaks about how the framework has evolved over time as he did his research and particularly speaks about the role of values in judgment. G…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Andrew speaks about the criticality of listening attentively to not just what is being said but also what is not being said. He says that the first element involved in judgment is about the quality of the data we consume, the extent to which we do our homework and our ability to ask the right questions to the people around us to get …
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Andrew speaks about how we need to seek diverse inputs while going about a decision and not just look for people that reaffirm our view. He refers to Abraham Lincoln who had the reputation of assembling people around him that gave him a contra-view. GUEST Sir Andrew Likierman is the former Dean of the London Business School. He has b…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Andrew speaks about how leaders can keep track of the run rate of decisions they make. He speaks about how some sort of a reflection process (daily, weekly, yearly) could help you take stock of the key choices you have made and how you fared in them. GUEST Sir Andrew Likierman is the former Dean of the London Business School. He has …
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Andrew speaks about how we all have intellectual and emotional biases when we make decisions and he speaks about how we can minimize being influenced by the biases during such moments. He speaks about some tactical tips around how one of the organizations tackles this by unearthing prior biases that different people in the room might…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT One of the key elements of Judgment that Andrew speaks about is the notion of looking at the entire range of possibilities. Sometimes we fall into the bias of “what you see is what there is” during a transition. It is critical to ensure that we examine the entire range of possibilities before we take a call in a certain situation. GU…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Andrew shares his perspectives around the criticality of the various steps involved in getting to a good judgment in these times. Given that there are so many unknowns for leaders to grapple with, and given that this is a once in a life-time crisis that all of us are facing, there is no real playbook for us to work with. In that cont…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT Vinita speaks about how executives and board members could navigate these choppy waters as the COVID 19 is playing out. She specifically alludes to the transition we are making from the firefighting mode of dealing with the situation to seeing this as a marathon over a few months now. She also speaks about the leadership competencies…
 
We back! And guess what?! Denver's got their whole team back in the bubble (seamless segue there, I know)! Dave and Kendra discuss the entire team being reunited in the bubble (:30), and describe how Michael Porter Jr., Jamal Murray and others look in their return (4:30). Could Bol Bol earn meaningful minutes in the playoffs this season (8:45)? And…
 
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