Business Insider: The Art of War

Wall Street is like a battlefield. You have to have both mental sharpness and mental toughness to best your competitor and succeed.

In this video I discuss the Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” and apply its insights to the cutthroat world of Wall Street. I outline which of ‘the five dangerous faults’ are most applicable and emphasize the important balance between risks and recklessness.

How to Win By Giving Up

How to Win By Giving Up

Although it is critical to set goals and plan your actions, it is even more important to realize which goals may need to be adjusted or may need to go altogether. Periodically self-evaluating your progress can show some weak spots that you’ve been overlooking. The overachiever in you may never want to abandon a goal, but giving up may actually lead to greater success in the long run.
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Fox & Friends: Participation Trophies

The majority of Americans think only the kids who win should get trophies, according to one recent study. Should kids get trophies for participation or is awareness of a winner and loser more important?

In this video, I talk with Clayton Morris, Lyss Stern and Dr. Susan Lipkins on Fox & Friends about effort, enjoyment and what parents should be reinforcing to their kids in a competitive playing field.

How Music Can Help You Get Ahead, The Right Way

How Music Can Help You Get Ahead, The Right Way
“Eye of the tiger”

“Ain’t no mountain high enough”

“We are the champions”

Whether you like these songs or not, they all share a central trait – motivation. Music has been shown to be a motivator not only for exercise and athletic performance, but also for work productivity and efficiency. …continue reading

How Playing Baseball in Prison Can Help You Face Your Fears

How Playing Baseball In Prison Can Help You Face Your Fears

Not many people like to socialize with some of the nation’s most notorious criminals. Even fewer challenge them to a competition, and I’d be hard pressed to find any of them whose teammate accidentally pelted one in the helmet with a baseball and lived to tell the tale. But that’s exactly what Chief Revenue Officer of Quarterly and self-described “baseball humanitarian” Aron Levinson did, when he cajoled some friends from his amateur baseball league to challenge the inmates of San Quentin State Prison. …continue reading