If you are at all entrepreneurial, I highly recommend the podcast from NPR, How I Built This. Host Guy Raz speaks with some of the biggest disruptors (an overused word but 100% fitting in this case) in far-ranging fields. Some I have enjoyed include Jennifer Hyman of Rent the Runway (she and her partner just showed up at a meeting with Diane Von Furstenberg that DVF cancelled with them), Barbara Corcoran (seriously scrappy in the best sense), Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard, Sarah Blakely of Spanx, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Alli Webb of Drybar and Suroosh Alvi of Vice. There are so many more and sometimes the ones that seem least up your alley–such as Brian Scudamore of 1-800-Got-Junk, are the most fascinating.
Once I’ve spent time on vacation relaxing (which I am not yet, but hopefully you are), I want to recharge and get inspired–listening to a couple of these podcasts is a great motivator.
photos clockwise top left: Jennifer Hyman, Suroosh Alvi, Alli Webb, Yvon Chouinard, Sarah Blakely, Tony Hsieh.