If you’re less than inspired by  politicians in the United States, you simply need to look a little further south to feel more inspired. Uruguay’s seemingly incorruptible president has been called the world’s poorest and most generous leader. Jose Mujica offers the world a model for leadership through his  character as a statesman and a…Read More

Dolores Hart was the first woman to kiss Elvis Presley on screen. Successful, beautiful—and in love with a man she intended to marry soon—she left it all behind, not long before her wedding day, to become a nun. If you want to know more and you get HBO, watch God is the Bigger Elvis, an…Read More

  Salman Khan is a classic outlier who has given the world what many consider to be a great gift. It all started out with a YouTube upload. This hedge fund manager decided to use YouTube as a way of sending his cousins a little instructional video on math. The cousins were pleased. So was…Read More


In Elias Canetti

  “I would like to become tolerant without overlooking anything, persecute no one even when all people persecute me; become better without noticing it; become sadder, but enjoy living; become more serene, be happy in others; belong to no one, grow in everyone; love the best, comfort the worst; not even hate myself anymore.” –Elias…Read More

  Every crisis has much to teach us.  Some lessons have significantly broader applications.  My good friend Davia Temin is a brilliant psychologist and coach.  Faced with the arrival of megastorm Sandy, Davia wrote a most insightful piece about resiliency and to my mind, a brilliant lesson in crisis management preparedness.  Rather than paraphrasing her…Read More