The Sydcast is all about intimate and informative conversations with fascinating people you may not know. Until now. Because everyone has a story.
Listen in as Syd talks to entrepreneurs, community leaders, professional athletes, politicians, academics, authors, musicians, and many more about who they are and how they got there.
Sydney Finkelstein is an award winning professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and a best-selling author of Superbosses and 25 other books. He’s written for the Harvard Business Review, the BBC, Fortune, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and more academic journals than you’d care to know about. He spends his time asking questions, and sometimes, even answering them.
What’s it like to make a career talking to the world’s biggest celebrities, artists, and rock stars about their most vulnerable moments? Marc Meyers, the Wall Street Journal’s “Ink Shrink,” does exactly that.
Marc comes from a family of artists—his brother is a pianist, his mother wrote and illustrated children’s books, and his father drew cartoons for The New Yorker. Journalism is Marc’s art form: words are his paint and his columns—“House Call” and “The Anatomy of a Song” in the Wall Street Journal—are his canvas. Marc is a true master in the art of the interview, asking cultural icons like Joni Mitchell, Keith Richards, Joe Namath, and Olivia Newton John questions that probe the heart of the human condition, which makes his columns addictive reads. On this episode of The Sydcast, Marc and I talk about the importance of living your passion, qualities of stardom, the power of connecting to people through stories and print, and that one other little passion that got him into his dream job in the first place: jazz.