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Jul 5, 2024

In her new book "Morning After the Revolution: Dispatches from the Wrong Side of History," Bowles documents how she risked her career – and her friendships – by continuing to ask questions after being told not to. 

As a reporter for the New York Times, Nellie tackled some of the most controversial topics of our times, from the George Floyd protests to Defund the Police to DEI. Her writing was fundamentally sympathetic to the causes, but also clear-eyed about where they may have gone astray.

Nellie's approach of reporting, rather than advocacy, is increasingly rare in today’s media. And the courage she showed by engaging these topics with an open mind is a crazy good turn. 

Follow Nellie on Twitter @NellieBowles, or find more information about her at nelliebowles.com

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Jun 7, 2024

Stephanie was a stay-at-home mom struggling to make ends meet. Then her skill with coupons made her a national sensation.

After helping millions save money, Nelson is paying it forward with a book, “Imagine More: Do What You Love, Discover Your Potential,” which aims to guide people with big dreams.

And she’s not stopping there. Nelson also is offering seed funding to those dreamers. She’s giving away her book advance as grants to help people get their ideas off the ground. 

In our conversation, Nelson shares her remarkable journey and the leap of faith that led her down this unexpected but crazy good path. 

Find more information about Stephanie, her new book, and those generous grants at stephanienelson.com

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May 3, 2024

Godin is a renowned entrepreneur and author of more than 20 books – including one that helped our host, Frank Blake, turn around Home Depot during his time as CEO. Frank starts the show by sharing an all-important passage from that book, and then kicks off a wide-ranging discussion around meaningful work, finding success through strategic quitting, and the art of creating opportunities for yourself and for others. 

For more on Seth and his work, we encourage you to check out his podcast and blog. 

Seth’s Podcast: https://www.akimbo.link/

Seth’s Blog: https://seths.blog/

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Apr 5, 2024

Travis Ellis joins Crazy Good Turns to talk about his fundraising efforts for the SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. Those efforts include a 684-mile run from Atlanta to Washington D.C. and then a journey twice as long from Boston back to their home down south. 

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Mar 1, 2024

Walter Kirn is the bestselling author of “Up in the Air,” which became a smash hit movie starring George Clooney. Now Kirn is taking a risk on a longshot business that views America as one giant small town.

And that’s just the beginning. In addition to his writing, Kirn is a non-partisan political commentator who appears regularly on TV and in podcasts, including one of my personal favorite shows, “America This Week,” which features Walter alongside investigative journalist Matt Taibbi.

In a society where algorithms decide what we do and don’t see, and which feed us more and more of the same material, Walter is helping people discover new topics and viewpoints. I’m excited that you’ll discover a little more about him through this interview.

You can also connect with Walter on X: https://twitter.com/walterkirn

Photo by Max Savage Levenson/Montana Free Press

 

Feb 2, 2024

Dan and his brother Chip are the authors of several best-selling business books, including one that was highly influential for Frank Blake during his time as CEO of The Home Depot. Dan joins Frank to talk about the legacy of his first big book, "Made to Stick," and his new passion project, a podcast interviewing real people working real jobs that they love. 

We’ll discuss:

  • The surprising story of how ‘Made to Stick’ came to be 
  • What Dan and Chip do to avoid sibling rivalry and work so well together as co-authors
  • Dan’s approach to identifying whether an idea is good or bad 
  • What strikes fear into his heart as a writer 
  • Dan’s new labor of love, the What It’s Like to Be podcast

You can check out Dan’s new podcast at https://www.whatitsliketobe.com/

 

Jan 5, 2024

Trubek is an author, publisher and entrepreneur who’s been the driving force being an independent book publisher since 2012. She blogs about her experiences on Substack at notesfromasmallpress.substack.com

We’ll discuss: 

  • Why publishing is “slow motion gambling,” and how she manages to stay afloat
  • How she finds new authors — including one who published her first book at age 70 
  • A tragedy that turned into a Crazy Good Turn

 

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