learning

The Dumbest Person in the Room

My oldest daughter and I have been taking a training class together for some volunteer work we want to do together later in the year. It was the first time my teenager and I have been classmates. The class consisted of 20 students, half of which were teenagers, with the other half being people in [...]

Lessons from a Trip Around the World

I just completed a trip around the world in 27 days. After traveling 27,500 miles (approximately 44,000 km.), and through 10 airplane trips, I learned a few things that I’d like to share with you. During my trip, I held meetings with members of my Inner Circle mentorship program in Madrid, Taipei, Dubai, Beijing, and [...]

The Importance of Career R&D

A product company like Apple invests heavily in Research & Development (R&D) to maintain its competitive advantage. One of the ways you can tell a CEO is managing for short-term results, at the expense of long-term sustained success, is when he or she cuts back on R&D investments. In the workforce, there are two kinds [...]