33 Entrepreneur Lessons From “Open For Business” Podcast

I've summarized all the key learnings from the first ten episodes of the new Gimlet Creative podcast, Open For Business. (links to each episode included) I love this new podcast. Branded, unbranded. Whatever. I'm a hungry hungry content hippo, and good stuff is good stuff! I think it's all too natural when you're working hard [...]

Pt.2 Living With Narcos

Political asylum. The words banged around inside my head trying to find meaning. I don't know exactly what it takes to become a political refugee in the U.S., but you have to be able to prove a very real threat to your life, back in your home country. In the 90's it must have been [...]

Living with Narcos

Sometimes all you need to do to hear someone’s story is ask. I spent an Uber ride, with an ordinary person, who had been through extraordinary things. She had fled her country, left her children far behind, and hid out in America. One bright hour, with a woman who had a lifetime of stories. Latino, in her mid-forties. Seemed [...]

Pull of the Smoke Break

I was asked a great question: What is it about a smoke break that brings people together? A tough question for any non-smoker to answer. Also, something that a lot of smokers probably don’t think about or pay attention to. Why you’re doing something is easily taken for granted while you’re actually doing it. But [...]

Day 1

A Day of Change It’s about 3:30 PM local time and I’m finally sitting in a taxi heading into Beijing from the Airport. Still a tad delirious and drunk from my indulgent flight, a foreign place looks even more alien to my foggy brain. Why am I looking at palm trees? Apparently, palms and tropical [...]