It has been a while since I did a book giveaway and you will not want to miss this one. Last spring I backed the higher level of Seth Godin’s Kickstarter project for publishing his latest book The Icarus Deception. You can basically call it his challenge to conventional publishing. He believes that it takes… Read more about Icarus Deception and V for Vulnerable Givaway
I love a scene in the movie Braveheart right before the Battle of Sterling Bridge. It is a short exchange between William Wallace and his friend Stephen. Stephen: Fine speech. Now what do we do? William Wallace: Just be yourselves. To be yourself, to show up in the full weight of who you really are… Read more about Showing Up: Part 2 on how to connect with others
Two months ago I watched a panel held at Sundance titled Power of Story: How Docs Changed Change. It was moderated by CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien. The panelists included Sundance Institute President and Founder Robert Redford, Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films and Nick Fraser commissioning editor of BBC’s Storyville. I had hoped the panel would have… Read more about Connectedness to Spreading Ideas: Waves to Tsunamis in Film
This past year I have been catching up with the series Mad Men that tracks the protagonist Don Draper as he goes about his life becoming more entrapped by a web of lies. Every episode he falls deeper into a pose, an act that is far from who he really is. One episode highlights how… Read more about Striking a Pose
There comes a time when we all want to reach out to someone with influence. Maybe it is a pitch for investing in your new startup. It could be that you are seeking advice or mentorship. Maybe you just want to get to know them as friends. I have learned that a few things matter… Read more about Did you get the gatekeeper?
Last thursday I was washing up in a hotel lobby restroom in Seattle. At the sink was a young man probably in his early twenties shaving. Because I knew it was fashion week at the hotel I also knew he was one of the accessory male models used to accompany all the women models down the runway. As… Read more about You must have been thinner