Podcast Of The Week: Jacob’s Ladder

I’m letting you in on a little secret: I’m working on something kind of big and ambitious this year. At the core of it, is the story of Jacob’s Ladder.  Yes, the one from the bible.  Oh, and this (I know, he’s had some frustrating moments) Jordan Peterson lecture.  If you know it, or if … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Jacob’s Ladder

When The Best Conference Speaker Is Your Uber Driver (Epsilon Connect 2023 Notes)

The best speaker at Epsilon Connect 2023 was my Uber driver. The conference was filled with smart, curious, and successful people from all walks. Finance, politics, tech, medicine, music, small business, big business, (insert a “holy crap you did/do that?!” profession), and it was awesome to all be at Vanderbilt together. But this Uber lady. … Continue reading When The Best Conference Speaker Is Your Uber Driver (Epsilon Connect 2023 Notes)

Sunday Music: If Jesus Was The Sheriff And I Were The Priest

Bruce Springsteen played four songs for the legendary John Hammond to get his first record deal. However, as he told Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin on the Broken Record Podcast, it was after the first song he played, “If I Was the Priest,” that Hammond said, “You’ve got to be on Columbia Records.” The song … Continue reading Sunday Music: If Jesus Was The Sheriff And I Were The Priest

Podcast Of The Week: Rabbi David Wolpe’s Jewish Wisdom

Any professional that shows up when life is changing has something to learn from Rabbi David Wolpe says. Just listen to how he defines a rabbi’s job: The role of the rabbi is to be with people at significant life events, including birth, death, during mourning, at marriage, when kids are coming of age, etc. … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Rabbi David Wolpe’s Jewish Wisdom

The Job Is To Convert The People, Not Leave Them Struggling

The struggle is real. The struggle is also big, small, medium-sized, and everything in between. We’ve got all sorts of problems. And, we’ve all got them. As professionals, struggles represent the tension our craft resolves. It may be more whirled peas and less world peace, but a victory is still a victory. It takes good … Continue reading The Job Is To Convert The People, Not Leave Them Struggling

New Religions, Lifetimes Value, And The Age Stack

Something I learned from Matthew Ball* is how multimedia companies who invest in the intellectual property we consume as children(i.e. superheroes and princesses) are simultaneously seeking short-term reward from the latest movie, show or video game as well as the long-term reward of seeding nostalgia that future adults will likely pass to their own kids. … Continue reading New Religions, Lifetimes Value, And The Age Stack