Simon Keith – Heart Transplant Recipient on How to Embrace Fear (#16)

In this episode when Simon Keith described the moments just prior to entering the operating room prior to his first heart transplant, my mind raced to try and empathize with him. There is no way I could ever truly understand that feeling and moment, but Simon was nice enough to share candidly about that life-changing […]

Nellis Air Force Base To Become 5th Generation Center of Excellence

Nellis Air Force Base is becoming a 5th generation Center of Excellence. The Magnifying Excellence Podcast emanates from Las Vegas. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. Per an official United States Air Force press release, Nellis Air Force base will become a home for a larger fighter presence by realigning the base’s […]

Licensing International Announces Excellence Award Nominees

There is Excellence in every discipline and Licensing International honors that industry with annual awards given in August. Read on for a link to the nominees. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. Categories in the Licensing International 2021 Excellence Awards include Best Licensed Brand and Best Licensed Product with multiple sub-categories including […]

American Jewish Press Association Excellence Awards Honor Standouts

Top Jewish media companies and journalists were honored with Simon Rockower awards of Excellence in 39 different categories by the America Jewish Press Association. It was the 40th annual edition of the Rockower awards.–By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. About the Rockower Awards In 1979, as a century tribute to him by […]

Replacing Alex Trebek’s Excellence Tough Task for Jeopardy! Producers

Alex Trebek displayed gameshow host Excellence on a nightly basis. Following his passing in November 2020, a series of guest hosts have filled in, but a final replacement is proving difficutl to determine. — By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. According to Deepak Sarma, a Case Western Reserve University professor and Netflix […]

Telly Awards Honor Video Excellence Across All Screens

With the Covid pandemic, people were drawn to more and more videos during quarantine and the Telly Awards honor some of the best. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. The 2021 winners have been announced in the categories of Branded Content, Non-Broadcast, Commercials/Marketing, Series, Shows and Segments, Immersive and Mixed Reality and […]

We Can All Drink to These Global Beverage Excellence Awards

Cheers! Just Drinks announced the Just Drinks Excellence awards that will celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations in the global drinks industry. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. Just Drinks is an online news source for the global beverage industry and nominations are now open for the inaugural awards. There are 30 […]

Marines Forge Excellence in the Night

Training in the United States Marine Corps is difficult under the best of conditions. Add in the difficulty of darkness, and true Excellence is forged. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. After months of preparation and planning, 2nd Marine Division conducted the first iteration of night live-fire training on range G-36 on […]

Steve Kerr on Steph Curry: His Excellence Has Become Routine

I have written about Steph Curry before and he continues to ‘wow’ us all. His coach, Steve Kerr, says his Excellence is now routine. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. “He’s reminding me of MJ in that you just get so used to the brilliance and the Excellence, it sort of blends […]

Special Podcast – The Most Intriguing Moments from Season 1 (#11)

The Magnifying Excellence journey is through Season 1, and we thought a “most intriguing” episode was warranted. Listen now to what we believe to be the most intriguing moments from Greg Maddux, Napoleon McCallum, Susan Anton, Bill Walton, Mike Maddux, Charley Hoffman, Frank Figliuzzi, Greg Anthony, Elizabeth Blau and George Kunz. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder […]