2302, 2017

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

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 […]

1102, 2017

Meredith Kopit-Levien: On the Front Line of Journalism

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 Podcast, is the […]

2601, 2017

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

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. […]

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

Forbes | Stacy London On How To Wear Life Well

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 […]

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 […]

1201, 2017

Linkedin | You Are Successful. It’s Time To Do Something New. Now What? Talk to Stacy London.

January 12th, 2017|Categories: Other Publications|

Personal disruption can be surprising and not at all welcome, at least in the near term. Yet we often look back and realize that the jolt that bumped us off the track also launched us into a new, more productive path. If we could have stayed in our prior situation, we would have missed it.
Why wouldn’t we […]

1001, 2017

Forbes | Travel Alone- You’ll Be Surprised At What You Discover

January 10th, 2017|Categories: Other Publications|

I used to be surprised when I reached out to someone after a contact hiatus of a year or two and discovered they were off on an entirely new adventure. No longer—it happens too often and happened again recently with Paula Froelich.

When last we communicated, she was Yahoo Travel’s Editor-At-Large. She had a wonderful series […]

201, 2017

Forbes | To Get Ahead, Figure Out Your Boss’ Biggest Challenge, And Solve It

January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Other Publications|

Liz Wiseman delivering a keynote speech.

After the publication of the bestselling book, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, and the launch of leadership research and development firm, The Wiseman Group, of which she is President, Liz Wiseman popped onto the scene as a leading management thinker, writer, speaker and trainer. She followed with […]

3012, 2016

Linkedin | Even For the Really Successful, the Price of Success is Perseverance

December 30th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

The late Steve Jobs is famous for many things, large and small, including this statement: “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

My guest for episode eight of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, Bernie Swain, exemplifies this as well as anyone I’ve ever met. Bernie is […]