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Where There’s Smoke is a weekly podcast that explores self-development through the filter of current events, pop culture, and experience. We surf the zeitgeist through an array of audio clips, quotes, concepts, and conversations.

In the spirit of The Daily Show and This American Life, we throw everything into an audio centrifuge that separates “what” from “why”. You walk away with insights and actionable solutions to improve your business, relationships, and almost any area of your life.

Sep 19, 2017

It’s easy to see that the world has a lot of problems right now. But as the saying goes, slightly paraphrased, ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing’. And we don’t feel that anyone who listens to this show is interested in doing nothing. So, in our first show of Season 4, we decided to tackle that little question: How do we change the world? Or at least make a significant dent in it.

This episode takes a journey from a ‘70s rock anthem through to one of 2017’s biggest blockbuster movies. We are joined on this journey by author & innovator Nilofer Merchant. Her new book, The Power of Onlyness, serves as a guide for this episode.

“Onlyness” is a term coined by Nilofer that describes an economic phenomena happening right now that asks how we will create value and solve the problems facing our world today. The answer to this question is centers on each one of us and our ability to bring our unique ideas to fruition.

All of this PLUS a quick recap of Where There’s Smoke 2.0, a new segment that puts the spotlight on our listeners endeavors, and a new member of the team joins in for #WTSdigs.

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Nilofer Merchant

Twitter: @Nilofer

Check out Nilofer’s latest book, The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough To Dent The World:

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