As part of our series, World’s Most Interesting People, I chatted with Noah Kagan, host of the Noah Kagan Presents podcast and founder of and

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • How Noah cuts through the fluff on phone calls 
  • How to breakout of autopilot, be authentic and practice reciprocity and vulnerability regularly 
  • Noah’s personal challenge for connecting with strangers (hint: it includes elevators and high-fives) 
  • How to make your asks more specific 
  • The one word to add to your asks to help make things easier 
  • Noah’s firsthand experience with karma

and get the answers to: 


  • Do you have a framework for dealing with people?
  • How do you approach and ask guests to be on your podcast? 

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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Lead Investigator, Science of People

I'm the author of the national bestselling book Captivate, creator of People School, and human behavioral investigator in our lab.

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