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Seeking Opportunity

What comes to mind when you hear the term “hunter-gatherer”? It is likely that you envision a primitive person or tribe wandering the Savanna or a dense forest in search of edible plants and grubs with the occasional good fortune to secure a source of animal protein. And of course, in the evening, seeking shelter… Read more »

Changing Landscapes

If you told me five years ago that seemingly competing AV companies would work closely together to bring products to market on a regular basis, I would have been quite surprised. At the time, the simple idea of competitive AV equipment makers partnering together was virtually nonexistent.

Change and Courage Are Equal Partners

In early May 2023, I was invited to participate in a first-of-its-kind conference in Israel by a civilian grassroots movement named The Fourth Quarter. Unfamiliar with the group, I jumped online seeking information, and the more I discovered the more curious I became: Could this be history in the making?

The Art of Surthrival

Have you ever seen someone who by all measures would be fully within their rights to melt down under the weight of the pressures they were facing, but instead this person thrived in front of your very eyes? What you just saw was surthrival.


Progress—it’s such an ironic concept. The thought of it excites the imagination in anticipation of positive change, while the effort of its pursuit and its demanding and unpredictable nature induces fatigue, uncertainty, and even fear.

The Power of Community

The summer I turned five, my mother signed the lease to the upstairs apartment of a house in Flatbush, Brooklyn. It was my seventh household in five years. She was a single mom whose stepmother had kicked her out of her home after her father died three years earlier.

Learning from the Past

In 1999, I was wrapped in a deck winch on my commercial fishing boat. The accident immobilized me; the Coast Guard lifted me off my boat in Prince William Sound and I was medevacked to Anchorage, Alaska.

Beyond the Comfort Zone

Can a comfort zone actually be “bad”? It begs closer examination, especially if what feels good is simply an excuse to avoid what is challenging. Most of us want to work by feel—if it feels good it must be OK, right?

The Easy Button

Who hacked the Easy Button? This has been a common refrain around my company for the past decade. For those who are unfamiliar with the Easy Button, beginning in 2005 Staples, the office supply company, featured the button in its advertising campaigns. The concept: Got a challenge or a need? Press the Easy Button and presto, it’s… Read more »

The STRIVE Group

The STRIVE Group