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Breakfast at Stinson's Podcast


Breakfast at Stinson's

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So how do you define success?  In fact, what does that even mean, and how does your definition of it impact your life on a daily basis and the decisions you make?  In Breakfast at Stinson’s, recovering attorney and banker John Asher Thompson discusses these questions with a range of successful people— entrepreneurs, moms, dads, musicians and artists, a Hollywood producer or two and many more.  John’s aim is to ask the questions others may not, and in the process to get to know what makes people tick, and maybe even what makes the world go round.  Also special thanks to John’s proudly millennial producer Becca Matimba!

Enjoy the teaser and check us out on iTunes now and listen to Season 1!


David Kirschner

The story of David Kirschner’s dad might be one of the most remarkable Holocaust stories you’ll hear. Maybe just the most remarkable story period. Just as powerful is the legacy he left behind in his family. David, who has worked at Goldman Sachs for over 20 years and serves on the firm’s Top Advisors and Advisors Council Groups, joins us in the podcast.

On this episode, David shares the life of his dad, along with a lot of other great stories, observations and insights into living.

#goldmansachs #holocaust #wealth #success #family


Alex Williamson

If you haven’t heard of Bumble, you’re not paying attention. Alex Williamson is Bumble’s, Chief Brand Officer and joins us in this episode to talk about how Bumble got started and the inspiration behind founder, Whitney Wolfe Herd’s innovative and radically new networking platform. Alex has her own story to tell as well and it is well worth the listen.

#bumble #makethefirstmove #ipo #dating #breastcancer #cancer #survivingcancer #bumblebuzz


Marty Bowen

Raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Marty Bowen has reached the pinnacle of success in Hollywood, having produced films like for Love, Simon (2018), the Twilight Saga (2008) The Maze Runner (2014), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) and First Man (2018) with Ryan Gosling and Academy-Award winning director, Damien Chazelle, which is in theaters now.

On this episode, old friends, John and Marty discuss plans for living, the film business, failure and of course, success.

#film #firstman #cinema #friendship #success


Chase Heard

Raised in Florida, artist and designer, Chase Heard was educated in Virginia, where he developed his painting skills and met the friends who would become the band Wrinkle Neck Mules. After several years painting and playing music with the Mules he relocated to Austin, TX to pursue his passion for design. He received his Masters of Architecture at University of Texas and worked as an architect for a number of years before turning his efforts to developing the Howler Brothers clothing brand. He continues to work and live in Austin, TX designing, painting, making music, and hanging with his family.

On this episode, John and Chase discuss running a company with your best friends, family, life and of course, success.

#howlerbros #adventure #outdoorgear #life #REI


Dean (Coach) Campbell

Dean Campbell is a good friend and fine man. He has coached at the D1 level for 38 years, both as a position coach and coordinator. He has coached in 20 bowl games and also coached 2 players in the College Football Hall of Fame. He finished his coaching career by turning around the Hyde Park High School football team and has left a powerful legacy as a mentor, coach and example for countless young men and women at every stop along the way. Every time I talk to Coach I learn something and hope you will too!

On this episode, good friends John and Coach discuss D1 football, Darrell Royal, growing up in Austin, TX and success.

#football #darrellroyal #texas #austintexas


Sara Glakas

Black Barn is not your run of the mill investments shop. For one thing its founder Sara Glakas wants to listen. She started the Austin Women’s Investing Group, she’s active in the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women, and she also won 4 national championships with her NCAA basketball team. Sara is also a mom and wife and somehow keeps it all moving in a positive direction.

On the episode, Sara shares about business, motherhood, and life. Hope you’ll listen!

#womeninfinance #blackbarn #NCAA #hoops @NCAAwomen


Chad Auler

Deep Eddy Vodka? Chad Auler invented it (with his partner). Dulce Vida Tequila? Chad owns it. A lifelong Austin resident and sixth generation Texan, Chad is active with The University of Texas, many boards and philanthropic endeavors. He’s a family man and an avid golfer and outdoorsman.

On this episode Chad shares his insights on success, life, family and business.

#success #dulcevida #tequila #deepeddyvodka

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Mike Cross

Mike Cross is the best blues singer and musician in Austin, Texas today. Maybe that’s just our humble opinion but you should listen for yourself. Introduced to the guitar in Navajo tent meetings when he was a child, Mike hasn’t put it down since. His music is inspired by his mother’s piano playing, Mahalia Jackson, Marvin Gaye, the Beatles and others and he’s been a fixture on the Austin music scene since 1991.

On this episode Mike talks with us about life, music, Austin and what success means to him now.

#mikecross #blues #Austinmusic #stinsons


Jeanne Lewis

Raised in New Orleans, Jeanne Lewis cut her professional teeth in the media worlds of New York and San Francisco, before venturing out on her own to start up, and then sell, her first internet business called CreativeBug. Now she’s off to the Big Island with her rum philosopher husband and daughters, while building her second web-based business.

On this episode Jeanne talks about the path that took her to Hawaii and what success looks like to her now.

#success #startup #hawaii

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John Asher Thompson Sr.

The original John Asher Thompson joins Breakfast at Stinsons in this episode to talk about his life, from a small west Texas town to the Gulf of Tonkin and later all over the world with Delta Airlines. A wonderful husband and dad, cancer survivor and Parkinson’s combatant, and a naval aviator who flew 220 missions off carriers in Vietnam too, John Sr. shares his views on what a successful life looks like to him, with some great stories and a host of memories of times gone by.

#flynavy #parkinsons #cancer #beatarmy

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Kat Kronenberg

Children’s book author Kat Kronenberg dares us to dream big. After losing both her brother and sister to heart arrhythmias, Kat was at a symphony when, as she says, something whacked her over the head and she decided to write a book about the power of a smile in people’s lives. Since then she’s become a best selling author, and she’s not close to done. So bring your smile and let’s listen to what she has to share with us.

#dreambig #smile #success


Gordon Marino

Born and raised in the real Jersey Shore, with dreams of playing in the NFL, Gordon Marino was hit with a hard right that dropped him to his knees. So he did what anyone would do—he learned Danish and studied Kierkegaard. Fighter, philosopher, writer and professor, Gordon holds degrees from Columbia and Penn, with a PhD from the University of Chicago. He now teaches philosophy at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

You won’t want to miss this extraordinary time with Gordon on Breakfast at Stinsons.

#success #breakfastatstinsons #existentialism #kierkegaard


Kelli Kelley

If you have or someone you care about has experienced the NICU, and especially if you are a parent whose child has spent time in the NICU, Kelli Kelley is someone you should know. She lived a story that hits very close to home, and she decided to do something about it. So she started Hand to Hold, which is all about helping families before, during, and after a NICU stay.

On this episode, Kelli has an amazing story to tell and we hope you’ll listen.

#success #breakfastatstinsons #handtohold #nicu #childbirth


Rodney Rice

Rodney Rice, known to some as Rocket, was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug while eating rotisserie chicken and swilling wine Hemingway-style in Madrid nearly 30 years ago. After a stint on Wall Street, Rodney became part of the founding management team of Einstein Bros Bagels, before venturing out and starting Home Advisors (formerly Service Magic) which grew to $250 million of annual revenue under his watch. Now he’s doing it again with Waldo Photos.

Rodney is an old friend a good sport and we’re excited to have him with us on Breakfast at Stinsons.

#success #breakfastatstinsons #waldophotos #startup #entrepreneurship


Becca Matimba

Becca Matimba is first generation African-American born and raised in Texas. She’s 24, has a BBA in Marketing, studied the Meisner method in San Fran, runs her own photography business, loves to travel and tell stories. And she also happens to produce our podcast! Becca brings her experiences, insights and unique perspective to our conversation on success!

#success #breakfastatstinsons #enneagram #beccamatimbaphoto


John Asher Thompson III

John Asher Thompson III, also known as Boe, was born 5 days before 9/11. He survived the NICU at St. David’s Hospital, came home with monitors and wires attached, and took drops of caffeine to keep his breathing regular. That scrawny kid is now 6’1” and 230 lbs and is the starting guard on his HS football team. He loves music, friends and driving. He talks what success looks like to him.

#success #breakfastatstinsons

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