March 10, 2005

News & Opinion: Interview with John Eliot

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 2:54 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

This was a really fun interview. John studied performance in world-class athletes and is now applying those same principles of success to the business world. Some of his ideas are very counterintuitive. His book is called Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance.

We talk about butterflies in your stomach, Brett Favre, Blink, goal-setting, and Dave Matthews.

mp3, 44:53 min, 20.6 MB

Point of Interest: At 8:10, John complements Malcolm Gladwell as a writer, but questions his credentials on the subject of physiology and decision making. In the interview, I refer to this interview with Galdwell. Find the Brett Favre question about halfway down the page.