PODCAST: A follow-up to his viral TED Talk “3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed,” Red Ventures CEO Ric Elias shares conversations with remarkable people - and 3 simple takeaways from each.

What Our Listeners Are Saying

A truly fulfilling listen! - If you aren’t familiar with Ric’s story, what he’s experienced and what he’s built...just listen to this podcast. Ric is a visionary business leader who employs thousands around the world, yet his humility is what’s most impressive. Give this a listen and I’m sure you’ll find it as fulfilling as I do!

Access and insight without ego - A number of podcasts have access to extraordinary people, but hosts often muddy it up by feeling the need to show how smart and/or accomplished they are. Ric, a wildly accomplished person in his own right, has no ego in these interviews.

Condensed wisdom! - Subscribed! I really liked the personal approach and the depth of the conversation. Super useful format to get take aways and insights from people with a lot of extraordinary experience.

Featured Content

3 Things: Natalie Jaresko Listen Now

3 Things: Natalie Jaresko

Join our pledge to support the people of Ukraine by donating here. Ric is personally matching all funds raised, up to $2.5M.

3 Things: Maggie & Teresa Listen Now

3 Things: Maggie & Teresa

Today’s episode is dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of people whose future has been in limbo for more than a decade, and for those who are waiting, working and wishing for a chance at the American dream.

3 Things: The Purpose of Business Listen Now

3 Things: The Purpose of Business

Simon Sinek is an optimist, a New York Times bestselling author, and the speaker behind the third-most-watched TEDTalk of all time. Hear his take on the purpose of business, the value of trust in leadership, and much more.

3 Things: Think Again Listen Now

3 Things: Think Again

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and best-selling author, and his new book - "Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know" - helps readers train themselves to approach life with an open mind.

3 Things: Rewiring Our Brains For Positivity Listen Now

3 Things: Rewiring Our Brains For Positivity

How is it possible to find happiness and positivity during one of the most uncertain, and devastating, years in recent history?

3 Things: My Friend Roberto Listen Now

3 Things: My Friend Roberto

One of my dearest friends, Roberto Lazcano, is currently serving his 24th year in prison. I am honored to share his story (and the story of how we met), because I believe humanity is about seeing the best in other people - not judging them for the worst mistake they ever made.

3 Things: How To Do Things That Can’t Be Done Listen Now

3 Things: How To Do Things That Can’t Be Done

Entrepreneur Mick Ebeling is the founder of Not Impossible Labs - an award-winning tech incubator dedicated to changing the world through technology and story.

3 Things: How to Achieve Peak Performance Listen Now

3 Things: How to Achieve Peak Performance

Over the course of this podcast, we've been lucky to learn from multiple Olympic gold medalists, world-record holders, ultra-endurance athletes, and legends in their fields. Here are just a few top takeaways from these guests who have defined what it means to reach the peak. - 10 minutes read

How to Harness Awareness Listen Now

How to Harness Awareness

My dear friend and mentor, Dandapani, is a Hindu priest and a former monk who has taught me more than I ever imagined about energy, focus, and awareness. Specifically, his approach to living a happier, worry-free life is one that we all can aspire to. - 5 minutes read

How to Make History Listen Now

How to Make History

I am honored to share three conversations with remarkable people who have changed the course of history in different ways: Colonel Chris Hadfield is a leader in space exploration and former commander of the International Space Station; Leymah Gbowee is a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, after helping to end a civil war in her country; and Howard Schultz, is the founder of Starbucks, and one of my dearest friends and mentors. - 5 minutes read