Become a World-Class Dealmaker: Podcast with Chris Widener

How to Become a World-Class Dealmaker: Jackson Dean’s Podcast with Chris Widener

This episode’s guest is Chris Widener. He is an author and is hailed one of the top 50 speakers in the world. He has been speaking since 1988 and has written several books including NY Times and WSJ bestsellers.

In this episode, Chris shared ideas and tips on how to become a world-class dealmaker. In addition, he also discussed the importance of “integrity,” not just in business but also in life.

Topics Discussed in Podcast Episode 34:

  • What Chris does
  • The importance of “integrity”
  • On whether it’s necessary or not for business owners to have business partners
  • Dealing with people with integrity
  • Meeting a lot of people through writing books
  • The importance of giving
  • His sales experience
  • Tips and advice he wants to impart
  • The concept of thinking big
  • The actual strategy behind thinking big
  • On living in a modern world with automation and artificial intelligence
  • Books he recommends


Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
Influence by Robert Cialdini
The Art of Influence by Chris Widener
Positioning by Jack Trout
The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
Twelve Pillars by Jim Rohn and Chris Widener
The Psychology of Winning by Denis Waitley
Seeds of Greatness by Denis Waitley 


The True Performance Series
The Founder
FORTUNE magazine: Why CEOs Fail
Chris Widener’s Website
The Real Man Podcast
Social Growth Media
Social Growth Media – Resources 
Jackson on Instagram 
Jackson Dean Website