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He Wins When He Changes Lives: The Ray Anderson Story

March 16, 2017

Ray Anderson was brought in by ASU president Dr. Michael Crow to relaunch Arizona State University’s athletic program in women’s sports, Olympic athletics, and up and coming collegiate sports like tennis and soccer. He brings to his assignment the precision thinking of a celebrity sports lawyer, which he was, and a passion for the collegiate more

The Secrets of a Startup Guru

March 15, 2017

Super Angel Investor Gil Penchina ‘Unicorn’ Man “I like to consider myself a regular guy who has this idiosyncratic antenna.” Gil Penchina likes to invest in startup founders that are slightly delusional. That kind of contrarian hunch has propelled Penchina into the super angel bracket, with five $... read more

Crisis Is a Great Teacher - Interview with U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley

March 6, 2017

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, at our interview Ambassador Nikki Haley was confirmed on January 24, 2017 as the 29th United States ambassador to the United Nations. What makes Haley such an unusual and appealing choice is her sense of independence. For instance, her repeated... read more

The Queen’s Speech

March 2, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II held an elegant salon, The Times of London reported , for an inner circle of British mucky mucks who knew their way around economy and politics. Appetites were whetted more for the conversation than Buckingham Palace's canapes, which are said to be the world's best. This was the... read more

Sun Tzu And the Trump Doctrine

March 1, 2017

Donald Trump at his home, Mar a Lago, talking with the author Diplomacy in the Age of Trump Donald Trump may be the most important figure in American history journalists despise but can’t understand. Sun Tzu, the Chinese general and author of The Art of War, wouldn't have it any other way. “... read more

Where Others See a Sidewalk, He Saw Art

February 10, 2017

“Bright ideas from a slightly bent mind.” — Ann Arbor News Video of David Zinn: Chalk Art Brought to Life Finding a career is hard when you major in creative writing. You are likely to spend some time knocking on doors. That's why, in 1987, David Zinn found that while walking the streets he might... read more

What I Learned From Mike Wallace: Close The Deal

February 5, 2017

Mike Wallace, Correspondent of CBS 60 Minutes In the deep recesses of my memory is a ‘mind chalet’ with different rooms for different purposes. The one I visit occasionally, like going to church on holidays, is where I keep the really meaningful things that somehow got lost in the shuffle. One of... read more

10 Ways To Get Warren Buffett's Attention

February 3, 2017

Billionaires love to talk about themselves, right? But getting their attention isn't so easy. With a net worth of $73 billion, Warren Buffett is 1,460,000 times wealthier than the average American family. The politically correct response is 'that's unfair.’ If you agree, you must think Michael... read more

IBM's Secret Global Leadership Formula

February 2, 2017

Sam Palmisano, former chairman and CEO of IBM I had the chance to interview former chairman and CEO of IBM, Samuel J. Palmisano, on how he recommends business improve returns for shareholders while enhancing lives in the regions where they do business. His mantra is sovereign countries give you one... read more