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Lessons from Alexander the Great’s Siege of Tyre (332 BC)

Tyre was a fortress island off the coast of modern day Lebanon. The city was a strategic coastal base on the Mediterranean Sea. Alexander was so enraged at the Tyrians’ defence of their city and the loss of his men that… Continue Reading →

Ambition & Drive: The Confessions of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great is widely considered to be the most influential secular figure of all time. Nearly twenty years ago, I set out to explore why. In my writings here, I cite back to my books; instead of linking to… Continue Reading →

The Lawsuit that Nearly Killed – But Ultimately Helped – WatchMojo

“They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.” Fifteen years ago, in May 2006, I stepped into a courtroom and took on a Goliath, namely News Corp./IGN/AskMen. Today IGN is part of J2/Ziff Davis and not part… Continue Reading →

Double Verify: You Never Know Who’s Swimming Naked

I recently had a blast from the past, reflecting on my decade building WatchMojo alongside some of the towering ad technology companies that are now going public As part of Advertising Week, Axios’ Sara Fischer interviewed me re: – YouTube… Continue Reading →

Are The Best Leaders Coaches?

We don’t always expand into the root of people’s difficulties, which sometimes stem from developmental issues that don’t original at work, but spill over into it. That’s going to change. Andrei Najjar asked me to join his Next Gen Marketing… Continue Reading →

WFH vs WFO: To Return or Not To Return to the Office

How are you thinking about returning to the office vs WFH? Here’s an internal memo putting returning to the office in context for entrepreneurs running smaller businesses with observations on human nature. hello Team, Last week on the monthly catch… Continue Reading →

Creator Economy Backers Repeating Mistakes VCs Made with Tech Entrepreneurs

Tech entrepreneurs have had a tremendous impact on all facets of the world, but the influence of creator entrepreneurs shouldn’t be discounted. Silicon Valley has long had a solid cast of mentors and advisors, but post-bubble era, I don’t know… Continue Reading →

The Decade of Psychology

Success boils down to how you react to challenges, adversity and obstacles. Nearly twenty years ago in 2002, while at AskMen, I published Course to Success: Everything You Need To Succeed Beyond School. Having graduated from business school in 1999,… Continue Reading →

Can Culture & Communications Be Competitive Advantages?

In my recent Office Hours segment on ContextTV, I chatted with professor Ehsan Derayati re competition and how to stay ahead of the pack I returned to my alma mater to discuss strategy and competition and dovetailed into how culture… Continue Reading →

America Doesn’t Care About Black People

I’m clearly riffing on that infamous Kanye line, but convince me I’m wrong. The original title of this article was Why People & Organizations Reject D&I, in which I was going to feature my recent Q&A with Kurt Merriweather, who… Continue Reading →

Sins and Virtues

Over the holidays, I broke down how people, products and companies avoid Death, by looking at things through the Sins and Virtues. Success boils down to people – how we react to events, how we balance forces of Good vs… Continue Reading →

Balance

Balance is a Journey to an Unreachable Destination and a constant struggle you will never truly overcome but can manage over time I’m a venture partner at Zú, which is an investment vehicle conceived by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy… Continue Reading →

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