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2612, 2016

Brian Moran: An Entrepreneur With the Gift of Learning From Failure

December 26th, 2016|Categories: Podcast|

Brian Moran is a business consultant who has the gift of learning from failure.

Here’s one of the most interesting insights from our conversation–Brian has learned the ‘right’ way to fire someone. Why? Because of his personal experience with being fired in a really bad way. “Whenever I’ve had to let people go, I’ve always explained to […]

2312, 2016

Raju Narisetti–Don’t You Kind Of Wish He Were Your Boss?

December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Podcast|

Raju Narisetti immigrated from India as a young man. He had little more than the clothes on his back. He subsequently rose to become the Managing Editor of The Washington Post, Head of the Digital Network at the Wall Street Journal. When I interviewed him, he was Senior VP at News Corp. Narisetti has since become […]

2012, 2016

How to Disrupt Yourself — 5 Lessons from People Who’ve Done It Themselves

December 20th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

I recently launched the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, a companion effort to my book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work.

In the podcast, I have conversations with fascinating people—some famous, some not—who all have in common that they are disrupting the status quo of a business or industry via the disruption of their […]

2012, 2016

Forbes | To Succeed In Tech, Be Willing To Do Hard Things

December 20th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

Courtesy Vanessa Alvarez

Vanessa Alvarez, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft, is the daughter of immigrants and the first college graduate in her family. She has firsthand experience with the challenges of blossoming out of poverty, working herself through school and leveraging the support of numerous mentors to reach her current situation. In her professional role she […]

1512, 2016

Linkedin | You want to find the perfect job? Here’s how.

December 15th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

One thing!

Find ONE thing you love to do–and do it! That’s the secret to a successful career.

But what if you can’t decide? You love to do two or three things?

You do what Sarah Feingold did.

Instead of choosing between the two things she loved, she found her niche at the intersection of her creative passion— jewelry-making—and […]

1412, 2016

Forbes | If You Want To Be Fortunate, Be Brave

December 14th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

Tina Fordham, Citi’s Political Analyst, Courtesy Citigroup

Tina Fordham is a true trailblazer. She has the distinction of being the first person to hold the title of Managing Director, Chief Global Political Analyst at Citi Research Citigroup. Until she persuaded Citi that they needed to create such a role and slot her in it, there wasn’t […]

612, 2016

Linkedin | The Huge, Tremendous, Overwhelming Relief of Realizing You Aren’t The Only One Who Has Failed

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

What do you do when you fail and fail again?

You listen to what Linked Influencer James Altucher has to say, as I was able to do in a recent Disrupt Yourself podcast interview.

By his own accounting, Altucher has endured at least five career and financial setbacks so severe that he was literally left starting from […]

612, 2016

Forbes | She Helped Shape U2 And Now She’s Fighting AIDs

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

Sheila Roche at Tribeca Film Festival, Courtesy Sheila Roche

Sheila Roche is a creative and communications consultant to (RED) which she helped its founders Bono and Bobby Shriver set up in 2006 as a mechanism to engage the private sector and consumers in the fight against AIDS.  She has been integral to (RED)’s major campaigns, including […]

3011, 2016

Forbes | Moving From Your ‘Moment Of Reinvention’ To ‘Your Moonshot Goal’

November 30th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

Christine Garde with Gumbane Village Leader in Mozambique, Summer 2016 (Courtesy Christine Garde)

In 2007, Christine Garde, a career-long participant in social good organizations, founded CouldYou?, a non-profit of which she is still CEO. CouldYou? connects influential people in the West with influential African individuals and institutions in African-led partnerships developing home-grown solutions to African problems.

Pivotal […]

2811, 2016

Forbes | This Entrepreneur Is Learning From Nature How To Design A City

November 28th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

Melissa Sterry (Courtesy Interface “Beautiful Thinkers”.)

Melissa Sterry is a Design Scientist and founder of Bionic City, a creative platform connecting those who research and practice biodesign, which seeks to better adapt human life and solve problems through the application of patterns and strategies observable in nature. Sterry’s passion for the preservation of biodiversity, informs her quest to learn […]