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Bruce Lee Paradox

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As you could imagine, I'm often mistaken for Bruce Lee. Now, I know what you're thinking, Bruce Lee was not a bald man. But when it comes to leadership in the corporate arena, I have a particular methodology I call the Bruce Lee Paradox.

You see, most people think that the way to accomplish something great is with extreme force. But in reality, intention is far more powerful than force. 

Bruce talked about the one-inch punch. The power of it didn't come from the force, however. The power of it…

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Art on Fire

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Have you ever seen art on fire? I just watched a documentary on the Burning Man Festival called "Art on Fire." Wow!  Think what you want about Burning Man, but the concept of building truly massive, epic pieces of art in the middle of the desert has always captivated me. People show up, collaborate, create bold, inspiring artistic statements against a desert backdrop of incredible beauty for one week. Then it's burned - and within a few days, the entire festival is gone without a trace. It can n…

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Mushrooms and Your Past

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Have you ever looked back at your past and were totally ashamed or embarrassed by who you used to be?

It is interesting, and a bit humbling, how we can look back and realize we had it completely wrong. I just finished reading a fascinating book about fungi and the mycelium network called "The Entangled Life." Growing up, fungi or mushrooms were just these gross little things growing up out of the dirt. However, they operate as a massive network, like an underground nervous system with vast capa…

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What Does Inspired Purpose Mean?

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Someone recently asked me, "What does it mean to live and lead with Inspired Purpose?"

Here is what inspired purpose doesn't look like; A 15-year-old begrudgingly cleaning up his room because his parents tell him it's a mess, and he's going to get grounded if he doesn't do it. 

Here's what inspired purpose does look like; A 15-year-old cleaning, vacuuming, and rearranging his room because a girl he has a HUGE crush on is coming over for a study session. 

Can you feel the difference? In the un…

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Join Project Renaissance

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The word renaissance carries a sense of excitement, romance, and fulfillment.

Throughout history, times of renaissance in cultures have had a huge and positive influence on humanity, such as the printing press, the telescope, and the blood transfusion. 

These were periods of collective thinking, where artists came together to support, inspire, and raise each other's contributions to the world. Historians look back on these times as incubators for some of history's greatest artistic accomplishm…

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What do you rebel for?

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Have you ever noticed how the definitions of some words change over time? A cloud used to be just a visible mass of condensed vapor suspended in the atmosphere. But today, a cloud is also an online storage system on the internet.

A swipe used to be just a swinging movement of a hand or an animal's paw. But today, a swipe is when someone moves their fingers across a digital touchscreen.

And how about the word rebel? 

A rebel used to be someone who refused allegiance, resisted authority, or ros…

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Expand your vision, Narrow your focus

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If you're anything like me, then you know the inner ache of feeling stuck in your life.

If you're a leader or emerging leader, then you probably know what it's like not just to feel stuck but unseen in your true potential.

If you have watched my videos or read my articles, you know that I deeply believe in the biotech industry. And yet, corporate cultures can be toxic, which is quite a mixed message for an industry that stands for improving people's lives.

But you have more power here than yo…

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What Most People Don't Know

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I'm most well-known for my financial leadership in biotech and my ability to wade through a sea of mind-boggling numbers. 

What most people don't know about me, however, is that while finance is my brilliance, my genius is in seeing people deeply.

This means that when I spend just a little bit of time talking with someone, I can very quickly understand who they are on a deeply personal level. I understand their desires, their needs, and ultimately what fills them with inspiration and fulfillme…

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Self-Authored Human

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I have been thinking about the concept of what it means to be a self-authored human.

There are two kinds of people: People who are writing their own story and those who are merely reporting on the narrative they have been given.

Think of one person you know who is the author of their own story and another one who is at the effect of their story; it doesn't take much to see that these are two very different lives.

If you have been watching my videos and reading my articles, then you probably k…

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Things from the Past

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I want to share with you some things from the past. 

Wall telephones. Dial-up modems. Video rental stores. Phone booths… I bet if we kicked back on the couch for an evening, we could come up with a really long list. 

Here's what's interesting. There was a time when all these things were the very best society could do. They were just a part of life as we knew it and, at the time, pretty much everyone except for the real visionaries thought to themselves… "This is as good as it gets." 

But you …

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