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Cal Fussman        

New York Times Bestselling Author, World-Renowned Interviewer, Podcast Host & Corporate Storytelling Consultant

Cal Fussman is an American journalist and author. He is a Writer at Large for Esquire magazine, known for the What I've Learned column, where he interviews leaders in various fields, which have included Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Jack Welch, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones, Woody Allen, Barbara Walters, Pelé, Yao Ming, Serena Williams, John Wooden, and Muhammad Ali.

Fussman started his career as a sportswriter for The Miami Herald and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, then moved to New York, where his work appeared in the magazines Inside Sports and Sports Illustrated. He learned how to interview on trains and buses, when he travelled around the world for 10 years and was constantly in conversation with people from all cultures and walks of life. Fussman's writing during this time and thereafter often revolved around quests.

Fussman began contributing to Esquire when David M. Granger took over as Editor in Chief in 1997. He became the lead interviewer for the magazine's "What I've Learned" column, in which people who have lived extraordinary lives discuss the wisdom they have accrued. Some the "What I've Learned" column, have reissued in two books titled "The Meaning of Life." The Austin Chronicle has described Fussman's work in this format as "peerless" and "prolific". Fussman has a chapter giving advice in Tim Ferriss' book "Tools of Titans."

Fussman's keynotes and interactive workshops are derived from decades of interviewing hundreds of the world’s most extraordinary individuals. He inspires organizations to take a fresh look at their business through storytelling, connection and the fundamental idea that Changing your Questions can Change your Life.

Speech Topics

Change Your Questions Change Your Life; Rediscover Your Childhood Curiosity; Becoming a Better Storyteller; Listening is the Answer; How to Connect with Anybody

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