February 8, 2018

I’ve mentioned before that I have very close and good friends from both sides of the political spectrum. And I get a kick out of it when the political topic of the moment sends them into an inflamed state. This is typically played out through a string of angry texts fr...

October 27, 2017

I learned how to become an effective leader with one question: “Ken, what do you think?”

I was literally the only person not seated at the enormous conference table filled with Victoria’s Secret executives. I was not an executive. The table was overcrowded, so as the lo...

September 14, 2017

“When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick: every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.”  


My fri...

May 26, 2017

I had a pit in my stomach. It was time for my beating. I just wanted to get it over with. Our call was scheduled for 3:00pm, but they were late, as usual, to let me stew in the anxiety of what was to come. At exactly 3:07pm Eastern Standard Time my phone rang.

I was a m...

September 8, 2016

My grandfather is a big, barrel-chested retired navy man. He is straight out of central casting with a shaved head and thick forearms. He’s a gruff, old school, outdoorsman, Clint Eastwood-type. Tough as nails. He is also colorblind.

When I was a kid, he shared stories...

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