Motivation

How To Do The Things You Dream Of

How To Do The Things You Dream Of

People look at my bio or hear about the things I do and ask how I do them—visiting North Korea (twice), running marathons, working with Nobel Prize winners, getting a PhD, getting an MBA, starting companies, and so on.

The 3 Most Important Skills If You Want to Be a Leader

The 3 Most Important Skills If You Want to Be a Leader

Leaders don’t create followers; they create more leaders. ~Tom Peters The success of any organization is contingent on the effectiveness of good managers and good leaders. The difference between managers and leaders is that leaders provide direction, inspiration, encouragement, and discipline; and they are very good at developing their team members. In the meantime, managers maintain the course and execute…

An Entrepreneur Takes on the World of Finance

An Entrepreneur Takes on the World of Finance

I came from a small coal mining town and from a long line of coal miners. In fact, my father, both grandfathers and all great-grandfathers worked at the local coal mine. So growing up, it felt like my family history was staring me in the face, daring me to try something different.

How to Create Your Own Path to Success

How to Create Your Own Path to Success

Watching the media and getting caught up in the hype of success can make it hard to understand what success really means. From headlines saying the CEO of Amazon made $6B in 20 minutes to the constant wins of big companies like Apple and Microsoft, one can wonder what success really means.