The Tom Ferry Podcast Experience

Decoding Greatness with Award-Winning Psychologist and Author, Ron Friedman, PHD

June 9, 2021

Do you ever wonder what separates top performers from all the others? Catch today’s Tom Ferry Podcast Experience to learn about the methods of award-winning psychologist and author of Decoding Greatness, Ron Friedman, PHD. The best companies have a range of performance levels, Ron digs into what separates top performers from everyone else.

Ron explains how the stories we’ve been told about greatness and success are wrong and runs us through the path that so many entrepreneurs and inventors have gone through to achieve success. If talent and practice are not the key to greatness, what is? You’ve got to go out of your way to find people who have done extraordinary things to learn from them.


In this episode, we talk about:

1:54 – The stories we’ve been told about greatness and success are wrong
2:58 – People think that greatness is for someone else
7:49 – Ron reverse engineers the most popular Ted Talk of all time
12:08 – As a species we are distrustful of the “new”
17:03 – Ron walks us through how to decode greatness
22:58 – Scoreboarding: anything you measure you will likely improve on
32:48 – Become a collector, start collecting great examples

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