Inspiration

January 1, 2014
Nelson Mandela

Mandela’s Gift: South Africa,Vacation Destination

The death of Nelson Mandela at age 95 is one of those profound moments at which point we take a sort of grand cultural, historical, and social inventory of all the good in the world. People in South Africa are busy celebrating his outsized life, moral grandeur, and enduring legacy. […]
December 24, 2013
Ori Allon

Outside the Comfort Zone: Urban Compass’ Ori Allon

The serial entrepreneur is a restless animal. He or she moves from one investment to the next, never satisfied with seeing a single seedling ripen into sustainable profitability. The challenge is personal, but it’s also about creating impact in the entire ecosystem. Take the Twitter success story, with its many […]
December 4, 2013
Batkid

The Batkid Blueprint

The Batkid phenomenon is amazing and inspiring on so many levels. I have a friend who wants to touch the lives of kids with cancer through a comic book she created about cancer-fighting superheroes and the heroic children that give him strength. Her comic book is called Nistar, and was […]
October 28, 2013
Angela Ahrendts

From Burberry to Apple, Angela Ahrendts Continues the Year of Woman

The amazing 2013 Year of the Woman continues in the technology sector. Apple’s hire of Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts is the capstone for an incredible year of female achievement. I already discussed Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg’s influential “Lean In” philosophy of corporate leadership. Then there was Marissa Mayer’s ascendancy at Yahoo […]