What can we learn from the Olympic Athletes?
Goals / Leadership / Positive Mental Attitude / Private Equity / Start-ups / Success / Wealth

What can we learn from the Olympic Athletes?

It always amazes me; the psychology of sports. As I wrote in June 2013: I am fully aware of the power of the mind when it relates to not just sports, but business…and ultimately success and failure. How can Olympic records, as they relate to time, distance, and precision, be constantly broken year after year? … Continue reading

Success, Horace Greely, and Na-nana-nana
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Success, Horace Greely, and Na-nana-nana

Get over it. Not everyone hopes you are successful. Outside of your parents and (maybe) family; it is a lion’s den. On the contrary most hope… heck, they pray that you aren’t successful. This applies to work, relationships, and generally everything. Where does my cynicism originate? How can I be so pessimistic about my fellow-man? … Continue reading

Celebrity Power that “Packs a Punch”
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Celebrity Power that “Packs a Punch”

Since the first chariot was endorsed by the first Gladiator, famous figures have been sought out for endorsements. This has not changed. What has changed is the realization by these inspirational figures, of the good they can give back to society by lending their name to causes that inspire them. I’m not talking about save … Continue reading

It’s the “Golden Arches” not the “Golden Bassinet”
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It’s the “Golden Arches” not the “Golden Bassinet”

When I was going to college and came home for the first summer, I worked at my father’s wholesale jewelry warehouse. There were a lot of heavy boxes to move around of costume jewelry and orders to fill from 100’s of rows. It was really simple stuff and also. . . being the boss’s son and … Continue reading

Elon Musk: My Hero and the “Real Tony Stark”
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Elon Musk: My Hero and the “Real Tony Stark”

Okay “Naysayers” (my favorite target). Get ready for the “final nail in the coffin.” Why teach yourself computer programming at the age of 12 (and sell your first program game), sell your next venture Zip2, at 21 for $307M, deciding there had to be a better way to pay on-line, start PayPal (which sold for … Continue reading