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5 04, 2017

Asi Burak: Changing the Game for Games

2017-08-18T13:19:35+00:00 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: [...]

28 03, 2017

Michelle Gill | Color It Forward

2017-08-18T13:19:35+00:00 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 [...]

22 03, 2017

Susan Cain: Unlocking The Disruptive Power Of Introverts

2017-08-18T13:19:35+00:00 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 [...]

20 03, 2017

First Deliberate, Then Disrupt: 5 Tips to Leave the Cubicle Life Behind

2017-08-18T13:19:35+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: Guest Bloggers|

Recently Beth Kotz reached out and asked if she could contribute to my blog. When she shared what she'd written, the answer was 'Yes. Absolutely.' There's some great advice in here! Are you feeling stuck in a rut? Tired of waking up every morning and dragging yourself off to a nine-to-five job that isn't fulfilling? [...]

10 03, 2017

Garry Ridge, CEO of WD-40: The Boss We All Want to Be

2017-08-18T13:19:35+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

My guest on episode 13 of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, Garry Ridge, CEO of WD-40 Company, is a leaders’ leader; not only the kind of boss we all wish we had, but also the kind of boss we all wish we were, or should. Garry may love failure, and what can be learned [...]

23 02, 2017

Marco Rosamilia: Need a Metaphor for Disrupting Yourself, Try the Flying Trapeze

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

My guest on Episode 12 of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast is Marco Rosamilia. Together with his brother, Anthony, Marco is the founder, owner and operator of I Fly Trapeze, a flying trapeze school, that also provides instruction in other circus arts and community performances both by nearly novice students, the highly experienced and expert instructors [...]

11 02, 2017

Meredith Kopit-Levien: On the Front Line of Journalism

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

Once upon a time, a newspaper was a newspaper was a newspaper. News was gathered, organized, edited and printed. The finished product was then sold—daily, weekly, occasionally monthly—at bookstores and newsstands, delivered to homes and businesses by paid subscription. Not so anymore. Meredith Kopit-Levien, my guest on Episode 11 of the Disrupt Yourself [...]

26 01, 2017

Forbes | Mentors Matter: There Are So Many Different Ways To Mentor

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: Other Publications|

When I ask women to name someone who has been a meaningful mentor in their lives, the most common response sounds something like this: “There are so many. I don’t know where to start.” But when you pin them down, they usually come up with someone, whether a boss, a teacher, parent, grandparent or partner. [...]

26 01, 2017

Patrick Pichette: How This Former CFO of Google Disrupted Himself

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

The former CFO of Google, Patrick Pichette, is my guest on the 10th episode of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast. I think you’ll find, as I did, that Patrick has valuable insights on many of the nuances of personal disruption. Talent development, for example, and the importance of leaving the curve when you’re at the top [...]

17 01, 2017

Forbes | Stacy London On How To Wear Life Well

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: Other Publications|

Stacy London by NickOnken.me For me, there is this sense of fashion being about privilege, and that privilege has to do with wealth, youth, and thinness….Those are the qualifications that you need in order to participate in fashion. I’ve spent my life sort of arguing against those things. So says Stacy London, longtime fashion guru, [...]