Alden Interviews Daniel Coyle

Daniel Coyle is the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent CodeThe Little Book of TalentThe Secret Race (co-authored with Tyler Hamilton), Hardball: A Season in Projects, and other books. Winner (with Hamilton) of the 2012 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Prize, he is a contributing editor for Outside Magazine, and works as a special advisor to the Cleveland Indians.

Alden Interviews Christopher J. Wirth

Christopher J. Wirth is the Founder and President of No Quit Living, a speaking, coaching and training company that focuses on growth and success beyond just financial wealth. The company works with teams and corporations to help them improve accountability, effectiveness and efficiency and inspires clients to keep working toward their goals. Christopher also hosts a podcast of the same name which aims to inspire people to keep pushing forward with inspiration from highly successful people.

Creating Connection Capital

Connection capital is a crucial element to accomplishing your goals. There are a few key elements that I have discovered while networking throughout my years in business:

  • ASK for introductions or referrals
  • Add VALUE to create a stronger connection
  • Have a GENUINE interest in what your connection is doing

Overall, these activities of creating connection capital are going to help you increase your net worth. You can create connection capital by being open to new opportunities and ideas, talking to people who have similar interests, and leveraging your connections on social media. I’ll tell you about a few examples where I’ve created connection capital, and tell you how you can adopt this process.

Alden Interviews Sirius XM Host ‘Rude Jude’

In this episode I am joined by Jude Angelini, also known as Rude Jude, host of The All Out Show on Sirius XM’s Shade 45 channel. Author of Hyena and Hummingbird, Jude’s tell-all books expose his childhood growing up in Detroit and reveal his experiences with drugs, all while maintaining his humor. Jude opens up on The Alden Report about some of these past experiences, and how they have shaped both his struggles and his success.

Alden Interviews Charles Fazzino

Charles Fazzino is one of the most popular and highly-collected pop artists today. His three-dimensional works are vibrant, unique, and detailed, depicting urban landscapes, sporting events, and modern celebrities. Fazzino’s creations have been commissioned by organizations such as the NFL for the Superbowl since 2001, GRAMMY Awards, MLB, and the United States Olympic Committee for the 2016 Rio Summer Games,  he’s also been profiled by CBS. His works are labor-intensive and require several stages to complete. Fazzino begins by creating a flat drawing that undergoes several revisions, from there the artwork is then sent to a silkscreen printer. The flat sheets return to Fazzino’s studio where elements are hand cut and laid out onto the heavier boards to create the layered effect. The limited edition pieces are then finished with glitter and crystals.

Alden Interviews Bestselling Author Lewis Howes

Lewis Howes is a two-sport All-American athlete and former professional football player. He has channeled his competitive nature into his entrepreneurial aspirations and is now recognized as one a top lifestyle entrepreneur, podcast host, and New York Times bestselling author. Howes attained success at an early age, but felt unfulfilled inside. In his latest book, The Mask of Masculinity, Howes shares his personal journey of finding inner peace in a world filled with harsh views and constructs surrounding “masculinity”. In this episode, he shares insight into what he calls the “emptiness of the mask”.

Alden Interviews Jim Shriner

Jim Shriner’s story is truly an inspiration, at the young age of 16 Jim found himself paralyzed by a tumor in his spine. After undergoing a miracle surgery he is now in the best health of his life many years later. Because of his family history of heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes and weight problems, Jim went back to school and studied exercise physiology and nutrition. Ever since, he has been teaching the world how to live  longer and healthier with his book, Live Disease Free to 103.

Alden Interviews Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey is the founder of Bulletproof and New York Times bestselling author of The Bulletproof Diet. He’s an entrepreneur that has spent over two decades to “hack” his own biology. He shares his discoveries and techniques through his work to provide others with information to help take control of your body by improving your biochemistry, and align your mind and body to help you execute at a higher level without burn out.

Alden Interviews Craig Handley

In this episode of The Alden Report, Michael is joined by Craig Handley, fellow entrepreneur and CEO and Founder of ListenTrust (formerly “Listen Up Español”) which was named #1 in Business Products and Service and #27 overall on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 List. An expert in Hispanic Marketing, Direct Response, and Sales and Brand expansion, Handley’s businesses employ over 1,000 employees and have collectively done over $500 million in sales within that last five years.

Alden Interviews Jessica Hawthorne-Castro

Alden talks success this week with Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, the CEO of Hawthorne Direct, a leading technology-based advertising agency specializing in analytics and accountable brand campaigns. Hawthorne Direct services clients such as 3M, L’Oreal, PETA, and, among many others. Jessica has been recognized for her career accomplishments by numerous organizations including her honors as a “Top 40 Under 40” by Direct Marketing News, “Female CEO of the Year in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations” by CEO World Awards, and “Woman of Influence” by LA Biz and Biz Women.

Alden Interviews Brian Buffini

Brian Buffini was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and immigrated to San Diego in 1986 where he became the classic American rags to riches story. After becoming one of the nation’s top Realtors, he founded Buffini & Company – an organization dedicated to sharing his powerful lead-generation systems with others. In his New York Times bestseller The Emigrant Edge Brian shares seven characteristics that successful immigrants have in common that can help anyone reach a higher level of achievement.

Alden Interviews Naren Aryal and Tim Vandehey

If you want to know what it takes to successfully publish your book, you need to listen to this episode. Joining me are Naren Aryal, author, CEO & Publisher of Mascot Books and Tim Vandehey, a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter. Together, Aryal and Vandehey have written How to Sell a Crapload of Books, taking their years of combined experience in publishing and sharing secrets to building a marketing platform for your book.

Alden Interviews Chris Ullman

Chris Ullman is the Director of Global Communications at The Carlyle Group, an investment firm based in Washington, DC. He’s also a four-time international whistling champion who has performed with symphony orchestras, major league sporting events, and in the Oval Office for President George W. Bush. You may have seen him on the Tonight Show, or in the New York Times. In 2012, Ullman was inducted into the International Whistling Hall of Fame.

In his new book, Find Your Whistle,  Ullman shares his memoirs and inspires readers to find their simple gift, their “whistle” as he calls it, and share that gift with the world.

Alden Interviews Mike Whitaker

In this episode Alden interviews Mike Whitaker, an entrepreneur, no non-sense business coach, and now author of the brand new book, The Decision Makeover.

The secret of happy and successful people? Their ability to make good decisions. Changing careers, launching a business, starting a family, buying a home, moving to a new city? How do you know whether you’re making the right decision? In The Decision Makeover, Mike Whitaker offers a thoughtful and strategic approach for choosing wisely in all aspects of your life whether it’s about money, career, education, health, friends, or family.

Whitaker is also the founder of Idea Gateway, a company that specializes in launching new businesses, providing expertise and capital for entrepreneurs. For more details go to

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For the video version of this podcast episode visit The Alden Report on YouTube.

Alden Interviews Patrick Belmonte

Patrick Belmonte joins Michael Alden in Blue Vase Studios for this episode of The Alden Report. Patrick and Lauren Belmonte founded Change is Simple, a non-profit organization that aims to approach sustainability in a fun, interactive way with students through educational programs. Their program has been implemented in over 700 classrooms and engages students in learning about sustainability issues relevant to everyday life.

You can learn more about Change is Simple here.

Alden Interviews World Renowned Speaker Les Brown

Michael Alden is joined by one of the world’s leading motivational speakers, Les Brown. His dynamic personality, passion, and persistent pursuit of pushing his audience to step beyond limitations has made him a top choice to motivate the minds of many Fortune 500 companies including Amway, Herbalife, and IBM.

If you are interested in Brown’s inspirational story, or looking to improve your speaking skills you can visit his event site to learn more about his upcoming 1-Day Intensive Workshop.

Watch the video version of this podcast episode on Michael Alden’s YouTube Channel

Alden Interviews John Bezerra

Alden sat down in Blue Vase Studios with actor, bodybuilding champ and MLM expert John Bezerra, to discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of the MLM industry. If you’re considering a network marketing opportunity, this interview may help you gain the insight you need to make the right decision about the right opportunity.