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1907, 2017

Wendy Sachs: Stepping Back To Slingshot Forward

July 19th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

One of the seven accelerants of personal disruption that I have elaborated in my work is the ‘step back to grow.’ Avoiding stagnation, battling entitlement or simply positioning ourselves to take advantage of future desired opportunities, often requires us to hop sideways, back and even down to new learning curves.

Wendy Sachs, guest on the Disrupt […]

607, 2017

Patrick McGinnis: How to Be a 10% Entrepreneur

July 6th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

Patrick McGinnis—venture capitalist and author of The 10% Entrepreneur—is my guest on the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, Episode 21 . He’s on a mission to ensure that anyone who would like to test the waters of an entrepreneurial enterprise without having to do a full swan dive into the deep end of the pool has the […]

2206, 2017

Kara Goldin: There’s A Lot To Be Learned From Unbelievers

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

In an age of constant invention, it amazes me that people still say, “If it could’ve been done, it would’ve been done.”

But that’s what Kara Goldin heard from many directions when she launched Hint, parent company of Hint Water, an unsweetened, all natural, fruit-flavor infused bottled water, with annual revenue in the range of $100 […]

806, 2017

Adda Birnir: The Disruptive Power of Mentorship

June 8th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

I’ve recently been emphasizing the importance of mentors—and the reciprocal imperative to recognize and appreciate these people and the tremendous asset they are to us.

Adda Birnir is my guest for Episode 19 of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast. The innovator and CEO of Skillcrush, an online learning enterprise focused on providing education in website building, Adda […]

1705, 2017

Naveen Rajdev: Bridging Leadership and Management

May 17th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

When I was in college, a speaker at the university’s weekly forum addressed the subject of leadership versus management. He referred to the shift from the former to the later as ‘fatal.’ The statement resonates still today, and makes me grateful that we increasingly talk about exceptional leadership as opposed to merely good management.

During my […]

405, 2017

Chrysula Winegar: Harnessing the Disruptive Power of Motherhood

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

Hey! Give yourself (or your favorite mom) a Mother’s Day gift — episode 17 of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast! My guest is Chrysula Winegar, Senior Director for Communications and Special Initiatives at the United Nations Foundation. Chrysula leads a community for the Foundation titled The Global Moms Challenge, which focuses particularly on health issues affecting women […]

2004, 2017

Paula Froelich: Travel Alone and Take a Gap Year

April 20th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

Paula Froelich is the go-to guru of world travel, especially for women who may want/need to travel solo. The former editor-in-chief of Yahoo Travel and headliner of the travel program A Broad Abroad is also my current guest on the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, and one of the topics we unexpectedly discussed was that of ‘the […]

504, 2017

Asi Burak: Changing the Game for Games

April 5th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

Asi Burak is CEO, Power Play; and Chairman, Games for Change. He has also been named one of the “Digital 25: Leaders in Emerging Entertainment” by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Variety Magazine. And he’s my guest on Episode 15 of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast.

Of course, we talk about the book he recently co-authored: Power […]

2803, 2017

Michelle Gill | Color It Forward

March 28th, 2017|Categories: Guest Bloggers|

A few months ago Michelle Gill, founder of Color it Forward, reached out on Linkedin to share her story. I found it compelling. I hope you do too. 

I spent my childhood in hair salons. My father co-founded a well-known salon in New Jersey and, in its hey-day, it was THE place to get your hair […]

2203, 2017

Susan Cain: Unlocking The Disruptive Power Of Introverts

March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

How do you sell two million copies of your book?

You write a disruptive book, one with a revolutionary thesis that talks about a topic no one else is talking about, a subject that plays to your own distinctive strengths.

If you’re Susan Cain, guest for Episode 14 of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, you write Quiet: The […]