How to Get a TED Talk

My newest TED talk, "How to Get a TED Talk," has just been uploaded to YouTube (though it has been retitled to "Pitching Your Way to the TEDx Stage"). Here it is: I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please consider sharing it. Thank you!

Thoughts about the Status Quo

During a long drive today, I had some time to think about the status quo, tradition, and people who justify their actions because "that's the way it's always been done." Here are some thoughts about that: If you do what you've always done, you'll never achieve more than you ever have. In fact, the law … Continue reading Thoughts about the Status Quo

Five Tips for Thinking Like an Entrepreneur

Recently did an interview with Urban Views Weekly on entrepreneurship: BE WILLING TO TAKE RISKS Portland, Ore.-based marketing consultant Simon Tam said it’s best to use the Harvard Business School definition of entrepreneurship: the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. In other words, if you really want to venture out on your own … Continue reading Five Tips for Thinking Like an Entrepreneur

Brand Therapy, Now!

Leadership guru John Maxwell likes to share his idea of something he calls "Destination disease" or "someone sickness." It is a condition where a person is believes that their success lies somewhere else or with someone else. This person can be so fixated on a destination that they lose track of the journey that got … Continue reading Brand Therapy, Now!