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Who the heck is Chris LeBeau?

My core values

  • Curiosity

  • Passion

  • Balance

  • Stewardship

  • Authenticity

In my free time I practice yoga, run, start more books than I finish, shake cocktails, brew coffee, sit on the board of an urban farming nonprofit and listen to bluegrass & hip hop.

People & content that have shaped my life

People
  • Anthony Bourdain: for his non-stop pursuit of seeing and experiencing the world through many lenses with humility and a bit of snark.

    • "It is my joy and my privilege to travel around the world being wrong about shit."​

  • Seth Godin: for pointing out things happening right in front of me I had not noticed. For his book Tribes, which marked a turning point in my own journey.

    • "The cause that will win is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it."​

  • Brené Brown: for making the terms vulnerability and shame real and accessible. For opening up the toughest chapter of all, the journey within.

    • "Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change"​

  • Fareed Zakaria: for being a persistent, thoughtful and calm newsman is an era defined by shouting and statements without context.

  • Tim Ferriss: for making me want to be a better person. For his relentless pursuit of growth and understanding. For making 2.5 hour podcasts a treat.

  • Atul Gawande: for helping me make sense of complexities within healthcare and exploring the fear around our own mortality.

  • Alex Osterwalder: for creating the Business Model Canvas, which changed the course of my career.

  • Joi Ito: for pursuing the farthest reaching fringe concepts.

    • "The world has plenty of expertise. What it lacks are context and agility"​

Articles worth reading
Podcast interviews worth the listen
  • Tim Ferriss Show: Jamie Foxx, Seth Godin, Mike Rowe, Marc Andreessen, Jocko Willink

  • On Being: David Whyte, Seth Godin, Brené Brown, Maria Popova, Elizabeth Gilbert, David Isay, Martin Sheen, John Lewis

  • Microphone Check: Pete Rock, Nas, Pusha T, Terrace Martin

  • Akimbo: Freelancers

Books

Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl

Setting the Table, Danny Meyer

Tribes, Seth Godin

The War of Art, Steven Pressfield

Art of Manliness, Brett McKay

Cooked, Michael Pollan

Abundance, Peter Diamandis