Hardcore Negotiating with Les Gold

Les Gold is the pawnbroker extraordinaire who built his 3rd-generation pawn business into an empire, along with a TV show and a bestselling book.  (Full disclosure – we helped him with the book.)  We had a great time working with Les to create the book, and I thought it would be fun to share some […]

How to Succeed at Q n A and Other Mysteries

Ben Decker is the CEO of Decker Communications, a fellow communications company on the West Coast.  We crossed paths years back when Decker started putting out their list of 10 best and worst communicators at the end of each year.  I loved their lists, argued with them, commented on them, and started a conversation with […]

A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Ease the Fear of Public Speaking

For my post today, I’m putting up a recent conversation I had with Dr. Andrew Hill, a neuroscientist and expert in biofeedback and other ways to make your brain behave the way you’d like it to.  We cover stage fright, mindfulness, the uses and abuses of adrenaline, and brain plasticity.  Hill makes complicated brain research […]

Mitch Joel, the Future, and Ctrl Alt Delete

I recently had the very great pleasure of talking to one of the real masters of the Internet universe, Mitch Joel.  He’s just come out with a new book, Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It., and our discussion focused on insights from the book as well as […]