A few years ago, I witnessed a dear friend (let’s call him Todd) living through the most difficult experience of his life. Over many months, his situation got… Read More
5 rules to prevent your “big next” from becoming a big mess.
The recent launch of my new book, Free the Genius, was a tutorial for me in how to stretch beyond old limits to my own “big next.” If… Read More
My friend built a secret weapon to save the world. You could, too.
I know a man who’s foolish enough to believe that maybe he could save the world. Or at least his corner of it. After watching him work, I… Read More
This virtuoso gave a better answer than my question warranted. So worth it!
I had the chance to have a brief conversation with celebrated, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Ron Chernow, recently. While we spoke, he made a comment that rang a bell… Read More
If a client tells you they’re going crazy, should you call 911?
Mel asked me to meet him for a drink at an out-of-the-way dive bar. He wanted to talk away from the office where people wouldn’t overhear us. After… Read More
An essential skill to freak out a bartender or lead a revolution.
On Sunday morning, I had a seemingly ordinary brunch in New York City. I didn’t think I was doing anything strange until I realized I was freaking out… Read More
He imitated his way to the top. And so can you.
Willson Contreras, the 26-year-old catcher for the Chicago Cubs will play in his first All-Star game tonight. That’s one of the biggest honors in his profession. When he… Read More
What I learned from an illiterate kid – Lesson 2
José couldn’t read, write, or do math when he was 12. Last weekend, he graduated from Xavier University ready to change the world. And he will. After all,… Read More
I had a front row seat to a miracle
What do you have in common with a junior high flunkee? At 12, Jose was failing in school. He couldn’t read, write, or do math. Not just sort… Read More
When my cab became a classroom in leadership
Teachers appear when you need them. Rarely do they take on the form you were expecting. My cab driver to BWI airport turned out to be a Yoda… Read More