Tracking Wonder Podcast
The Tracking Wonder podcast, hosted by Jeffrey Davis, raises counter-intuitive questions about how agile creatives and curious entrepreneurs can pursue a life of mastery and meaning.
Each Season tracks a surprising arc of themes that unfolds conversation by conversation.
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Season 2 : Designing for Wonder
WORK | LIFE | MAKE | LOVE
“We ought to try, by the example of our own lives, to prove that life is love and wonder and that that nation is doomed which penalizes those of its citizens who recognize and rejoice in this fact.” – James Baldwin
What if in these trying times we could contribute to a culture of radical openness – a culture of wonder every day? What if wonder were not only accidental but also designable?
This season we examine the possibility of crafting meaningful work and memorable moments by fostering more wonder in our work culture, relationships, flow, customer experience, and more.
The State of Wonder 2018
Designing Brand Communities
Designing a Life & Business for Creative Mastery & Meaning
with Srinivas Rao
& Marty Neumeier
Designing for Stillness & Genius in Film, Video Games with
Mark Osborne &
What If We Could Explode
With Curiosity Every Day?
Julianne Swartz &
Making Time to Savor Life, Family, & Business
Laura Vanderkam &
Experience Design to Build Wonder at Work
Chip Heath &
Can We Design for Wonder at the Clap of a Hand?
Season 2 Feedback
The podcast has been a joy for us to make as we dive into designing for wonder with guests this season.
Now we need to step back and dream up the next season, but it takes a village – our village – to make this podcast and so I’m really interested to know what you found valuable in this season.
To that end, I’d be grateful if you’d complete this short survey. I always appreciate your ideas and input.
Season 1 : Quest
In Season One, we examined the creative entrepreneur’s quest for meaningful work. How do we face inevitable challenges with a little less worry and a little more wonder? How can we convert pain into purpose? And how can we get the right stuff done without burning out?
Cracked Open to a
Branding & Creativity
with a Higher Purpose
The Challenges of Long-Term Love & Creative Work
The Art of
Finessing a Healthy Competition & a Healthy Community
Dorie Clark & Jonathan Fields
Lead Yourself First
Your Young Genius
The Tension Between
Pam Slim and
The Power of Deliberate Unfocus, Rest, & Daydreaming
Srini Pillay and
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Getting Stuff Done
vs Dreaming Stuff Up
Charlie Gilkey and
Do We Find Purpose
or Test it Out?
Katie Dalebout and
Caroline Adams Miller
The Quest for
Our Best Ideas
What Listeners are Saying
| MEET YOUR HOST
Jeffrey Davis talks with psychologists and leaders, creatives and entrepreneurs to discover how idea-driven people flourish in times of challenge and change. His 12-year obsession has focused on how people doing exceptional work cultivate experiences of wonder, curiosity, and surprise.
Jeffrey has worked with high-performing professionals, NYT-best selling authors, entrepreneurs, and creatives to advance brands, businesses, and revenue-building frameworks that enrich a part of the world.
He heads up the team at Tracking Wonder Consultancy that shapes captivating brand stories & strategies for individuals and organizations.
As an online columnist on the psychology of creativity for Psychology Today, The Creativity Post, and Thrive Global, he combines elements of creative thinking, design thinking, story architecture, and collaborative problem-solving to the field of branding.
| VIRTUAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Caras Ionut was born in Romania in the late 70s and is currently devoted to photography. Ionut loves the things that happen around so he always has a camera to capture moments, and then turn them into dreams and positive images of what he wants. We leave you to judge for yourself and be surprised with this wonderful work.