17 01, 2017

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

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 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 [...]

12 01, 2017

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

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 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 [...]

10 01, 2017

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

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 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 [...]

2 01, 2017

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

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 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 [...]

30 12, 2016

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

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 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 [...]

30 12, 2016

Forbes | Wondering What To Do With Your Law Degree, Consider Cybersecurity

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

Courtesy Shelley Westman Your career may not turn out as you imagined. But what you learn in the process can springboard you to new opportunities. Just ask Shelley Westman. As a girl, her cousin would tell stories about his legal clients. She decided to become a lawyer. The fact that he was quite wealthy didn’t hurt [...]

29 12, 2016

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

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 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 [...]

20 12, 2016

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

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 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 [...]

20 12, 2016

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

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 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 [...]

14 12, 2016

Sarah Feingold: Disrupt at the Intersection of Your Creative Passion

2017-08-18T13:19:36+00:00 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? […]