Simple: he’s a media guy who broadcasts out of his 55th floor Chicago studio and from trade show floors across America. He interviews people, drawing out lessons improving both business acumen and lifestyle design, making you happier and more successful.
Todd also curates a merry band of creative rebels, and presents their essays here. These writers all live and work a little differently than most. You can find the collection here.
A (contented) retired marketing strategist, (happily) retired national political operative, and (thankful) former lobbyist, Todd has published six books (find the sixth here for FREE), and lives with his wife Stephanie and dog Shiloh in the Chicago Loop.
Todd has co-founded a family foundation, is a writer, foodie, bibliophile, pretend triathlete, and viewer of too many documentaries.
As for the work itself, some say Todd and his team simply tell stories. Some define his media platform as a “hybrid of journalism, storytelling, and PR.” Others have called this place “Netflix for business people.” We have no argument with that.
The company (a LLC) and the podcast were named after the lunar lander Intrepid from the Apollo 12 mission (not the Dodge car or the aircraft carrier moored on the Hudson). Being intrepid isn’t about being fearless. That cannot be done. Being intrepid is being afraid, and diving-in head first anyway. That’s the Intrepid Way….
How to contact Todd Schnick:
“Thanks, Todd. That was a fabulous conversation, and I don’t just say that all the time.” TOM PETERS
Some of Todd’s favorite interviews:
- Tom Peters
- Mike Eruzione
- Gary Vaynerchuk
- Seth Godin and Hugh MacLeod
- Jeff Cohen (Chunk from The Goonies)
- Simon Sinek
- Chip Conley
- Guy Kawasaki
- David Heinemeier Hansson
- Jeff Shaara
- Stephen Hunter
- Robert Scoble
- Susan Cain
- Kevin Kelly
- The Minimalists.
- Colin Wright.
- Kat Cole.
- David Meerman Scott.
- Tom Rath.
- Adam Grant.
- Shawn Achor.
- Sean Minor.
- Chris Guillebeau.
- Ryan Holiday.
- David Allen (GTD).
- Peter Shankman.
- Julien Smith.
- Mitch Joel.
- Michael Dubin, Dollar Shave Club.
- Shane Parrish.
- Daniel Pink.
Todd’s Recording Studios:
ATLANTA STUDIO (by appointment only)
5555 Glenridge Connector
Atlanta GA 30342
On “MARTA” (Red Line to North Springs, Medical Center stop, 20-minute walk to studio)
CHICAGO STUDIO (by appointment only)
Merchandise Mart (history)
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza (Wells + Kinzie)
Chicago IL 60654
Parking at Kinzie + Wells (We validate!)
On the ‘L’ (Brown + Purple Lines, Merchandise Mart stop)
“Enjoyed chatting with Todd Schnick because of the insightful way he reveals more about what the book is really about and why it was written.” DR. MAX MCKEOWN.
“One of the top interviewers I’ve had the pleasure to work with.” CHARLES G. HANNA.
Click book cover below to read Todd Schnick’s latest book for free:
Cool Tools + Apps:
- OAK 2.0 (APP FOR MEDITATION)
- ANYLIST (APP FOR SHOPPING LISTS)
- OVERCAST (PODCAST APP)
- MACBOOK PRO (RETINA, 13-INCH, EARLY 2015)
- iPHONE X
- SAMSUNG FAST CHARGE WIRELESS CHARGER
Intrepid Contributors (alpha order):
LIFE CHRONOLOGY (A long, slow work in progress)
Born in Aurora, IL in May, 1969.
Formed company, The Intrepid Group LLC in 2007, named after the lunar landing vehicle from Apollo 12, the Intrepid, which landed on the Moon in November, 1969.
Graduated Trinity Prep high school in 1987.
Graduated The Florida State University, with degrees in History and Political Science, in 1991.
Aide to Congressman Cliff Stearns (FL) from 1992-1994.
Worked at the Republican Party of Florida from 1995-2000, serving as Political Director during the 2000 Presidential election.
Executive Director, Nevada Republican Party, 2001
Executive Director, Georigia Republican Party, 2002
Partner, The Strategum Group, 2004-2006
Launched current business, The Intrepid Group, LLC in January, 2007.
Married the former Stephanie A. Lloyd on 12.12.12.
Moved to Chicago in February, 2016.
Launched The Todd + Stephanie Schnick Foundation in December, 2018.