2601, 2017

Patrick Pichette: How This Former CFO of Google Disrupted Himself

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 […]

1701, 2017

Stacy London: Getting Fired From Mademoiselle Is Exactly What She Needed

January 17th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

Stacy London, television fashion guru and bestselling author, is my guest on Episode 9 of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast. Early in her career she spent four years at Mademoiselle magazine. Then came a new editor-in-chief, new priorities and London found herself unceremoniously fired. Devastating at the time, she has long since realized that being fired […]

2912, 2016

Bernie Swain–Sometimes You Can’t Justify The Risk, But You Do It Anyway

December 29th, 2016|Categories: Podcast|

Bernie Swain, Chairman and Founder of Washington Speakers Bureau, is my guest on episode 8 of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast.

He is a little older than my previous guests. Retirement age, in fact. He has weathered the ups and downs of a long career. Now old enough to offer real insight.

Bernie launched his career before shelves […]

1412, 2016

Sarah Feingold: Disrupt at the Intersection of Your Creative Passion

December 14th, 2016|Categories: Podcast|

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? […]

112, 2016

James Altucher: Disruption in the Face of Failure

December 1st, 2016|Categories: Podcast|

What do you do when you fail and fail again? […]

1611, 2016

Coss Marte: From Prison Inmate to Legitimate Entrepreneur

November 16th, 2016|Categories: Podcast|

Coss Marte is the founder of ConBody, a gym headquartered in New York City. ConBody is located on the same New York street corner where he once ran a drug business.

While he was in prison, he lost 70 lbs. through exercise. Soon he was teaching other inmates how to get into shape. As a legal entrepreneur, […]

311, 2016

Isha Johansen–How A Philanthropic Project Became A Premier Soccer Team

November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Podcast|

Isha Johansen, hero of the Disrupt Yourself podcast’s fourth episode, knows well the power of constraints. She’s a native of Sierra Leone. After a civil war that shattered her country, she wanted to get boys back to school. She started a philanthropic project. If the boys would go to school, she would give them soccer […]

2010, 2016

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

October 20th, 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 […]

610, 2016

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

October 6th, 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 […]

2309, 2016

Michelle McKenna-Doyle: Disrupting the NFL

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Podcast|

I’m thrilled to announce the debut of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, a project I’ve been disrupting myself with these past few months.

Our first episode features a conversation with the Chief Information Officer of the NFL, Michelle McKenna-Doyle. She’s the first person to do the job because the title didn’t exist at the NFL before she […]