What We Learn from Overcoming: The Power and Pain of Transformation

By |2019-03-18T08:55:49-05:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Learning, Life|Tags: , , , , , |

The beautiful butterfly is our society’s favorite metaphor for total transformations. Nature’s ultimate metamorphosis changes from a tree clinging, 14-legged pest into the regal flying butterfly. The metaphorical story of the caterpillar to the butterfly is both inspiring and positive. What is left [Read More]

Curiosity Did Not Kill the Cat

By |2019-03-11T18:05:28-05:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Learning|Tags: , , |

No one understands how powerful the mind of a child is better than a parent of a toddler. Ask any parent of a three-year-old what curiosity in children looks like and the answer will be: rapid fire questions, continuous talking, loud off-key singing, and a return back to the questions again. Nothing [Read More]

I Have Seen the Future, and it is Bright!

By |2019-03-11T18:05:43-05:00November 15th, 2015|Categories: Career, Leadership, Learning, Life|Tags: , , , , |

It is the day after the horrific attacks in Paris and the world is in shock. Paris holds a special place in my heart as I lived and worked there for a few months many years ago. I loved my time in Paris; the city oozes beauty, love, and dancing lights. Working in Paris, it was obvious to me that the [Read More]

To MBA or Not to MBA

By |2019-03-11T18:05:48-05:00April 7th, 2015|Categories: Business, Career, Learning|Tags: , , , |

One of the most commonly asked questions I get from students, colleagues and mentees is: “Should I pursue my MBA?”  Like most questions in life that start with the phrase “should I…,” the answer I give is typically: “Well, that depends…”  :) Some people pursue an MBA to further their knowledge as a [Read More]

Four Things I Learned From My Friend, Brian Kelly

By |2019-03-11T18:06:02-05:00October 9th, 2014|Categories: Leadership, Learning, Life|Tags: , , , |

This week is a bittersweet week for me. My friend, mentor and colleague – Brian Kelly – left EY to assume the role of Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Rackspace in San Antonio, Texas. I am thrilled for Brian at the prospect of new opportunities and conquests. Hands-down, I believe there is no one bet [Read More]

Intern Advice: Gloria Chan

By |2019-03-11T18:06:04-05:00September 18th, 2014|Categories: Career, Learning|Tags: , , |

A few weeks back I put the call out for any interns willing to share advice from their internship and one of my students, Gloria Chan, answered the call. On an "Awesome Scale" of 1-to-10, Gloria is a 14. Why 14? Gloria's energy and positive attitude is infectious. In my class, she approached every c [Read More]

Four Business Lessons from My Dog

By |2019-03-11T18:06:15-05:00May 1st, 2014|Categories: Business, Leadership, Learning|Tags: , , , , , |

Meet Dizzy. Dizzy is our 12-year old, five pound Maltese. My wife Kat and I raised Dizzy since she was a pup and she has filled our life with love and happiness. We named her Dizzy because of her boundless energy; when she was young she made you dizzy just watching her run around. Even today, as an [Read More]

Battlefield Leadership: Leadership Lessons from Gettysburg

By |2019-03-11T18:06:18-05:00April 7th, 2014|Categories: Leadership, Learning|Tags: , , , , , |

This past March, I attended a fantastic leadership development experience organized by a company called Battlefield Leadership. The organization offers numerous programs but this one was called the Gettysburg Leadership Experience  and focused on exploring the leadership lessons on the historic batt [Read More]

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