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What It Takes
Revealing, intimate conversations with visionaries and leaders in the arts, science, technology, public service, sports and business. These engaging personal stories are drawn from interviews with the American Academy of Achievement, and offer insights you’ll want to apply to your own life.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 982 ratings
Distilled Wisdom
I love this podcast and listen to it at least once a week late on sunday washing dinner’s dishes. It’s always a breath of fresh air and wonderfully invigorating. I also love Alice’s sense of humour and voice. I think I have gotten at least one very good advice from each episode so it feels like a...Read full review »
Luis Mariano/The Dentist via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 07/13/22
Always Inspiring!!!
For the many years I have listened to ‘Whatever It Takes’ I have found this podcast consistently positive, inspiring, offering a lesson in life how to improve, learn and grow! Love the variety it offers!
Zeus-58 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/22
Amazing!!!
Amazing opportunity to bring brilliance into my home, I absolutely LOVE this podcast and find myself listening to pieces over and over again, savoring pearls of wisdom. What a find and gift!
Tina Eagles via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/22
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