Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali is one of America’s most original and unique, award winning fashion designers — known for her innovative and influential garments which have set the standard for all the biggest names in high fashion.

She’s won numerous awards and patents for her designs, including a Coty Award (the fashion equivalent to winning an Oscar), a plaque on the Fashion Walk of Fame, a CFDA Board of Directors Special Tribute Award and their Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Fire-Starter Award from Forbes in advocacy for women’s empowerment.


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I realize that this somewhat cryptic title may not be the most upbeat, but it’s a bit of a provocative way to think about what I just did.

In fact, this was a unique, touching, and honestly, important honor for me. I have just donated most all of the materials, papers, flotsam, and jetsam, that are the artifacts of my 40-year career. It’s a physical highlight reel of what came from my life’s work. …


Dr. Glenn Geelhoed — Mission to Heal

As longtime listeners know, all of my guests have some type of involvement in humanitarian or philanthropic endeavors, but I have to say that this guest is an all-star from that very deep bench.

Dr. Glenn Geelhoed received his BS and AB degrees from Calvin College and his MD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan. He completed his surgical internship and residency through Harvard University at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Following that, he served as clinical associate and senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute in the National Institutes of Health. …


Warren Buffet and Guy Spier

Guy Spier is a Zurich-based investor and the author of The Education of a Value Investor. Since 1997, he has managed Aquamarine Capital’s privately offered investment funds, with assets under management valued at over $250M. He previously worked as an investment banker in New York and as a management consultant in London and Paris. He has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and holds a First-Class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford — the coveted PPE.


Steve Herz

Have you ever wondered why someone else got the position you applied for? Or why a colleague succeeded in getting a promotion rather than you? Steve Herz may know why, and what to do about it not happening again. Steve has spent his career helping broadcast journalists get positions with companies like CBS, CNN MSNBC, and Fox, as a premier talent agent, and now he helps others to advance their careers and improve their lives.

I was looking forward to connecting with Steve Herz ever since I first read a piece about his work in Fast Company on a very…


Wim Hof

(Au Note: This post and episode require a bit of a warning label for listeners to not try to recreate or re-intact any of the activities we’ll be discussing without proper training or medical clearance. If you are dealing with a serious medical condition, please consult with a healthcare professional before attempting any of the techniques we’ll be discussing in this episode. Don’t be a knucklehead.)

Having said that, I am very excited to have Wim Hof as our guest. Unless you have been living under a rock, you likely have heard of Wim and his work.

He is a…


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Medium writers often opine as to predictions for the upcoming year, and I am no different, so here we go again.

My prognostications for the upcoming year came out in mid-December along with a number of other LinkedIn Influencers’ #BigIdeas2021posts. Mine, as I hope you may also read, are education-based and humanitarian/global health-focused which should come as no surprise to those of you that follow my posts.

In this post I wanted to do an update to the 2020 plans I made and consider to how to approach 2021. The idea is to share my N-of-1 trials, be a bit…


Dr Chris Stout

This post is a companion to my podcast’s special in-between-a-sode that we do periodically, and generally specific to humanitarian work.

Drs. Param Singh (Carnegie Bosch Professor of Business Technologies and Marketing at the David A. Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University) and Rohit Aggarwal (Associate Professor and Ph.D. Coordinator of Information Systems at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah) have built a site they call Mentor Students, at MentorStudents.org.


Michael F. Schein

Imagine if you could generate and leverage hype for positive purposes―like legitimate business success, helping people, or effecting positive change in your community. Michael F. Schein teaches us how.

I’m so happy to have Michael F. Schein back on the show for a round-two. Michael was first on in episode #30, and as he has a new book debuting, The Hype Handbook, I wanted to have him back on and tell us about it.

Michael is the founder and president of MicroFame Media, a marketing agency that specializes in making idea-based companies famous in their fields. His client list includes…


Many clinicians while skilled in clinical work, often are not as expert in developing or running a small business, better known as private practice. This post examines the costs and approaches to meeting the expenses that are involved in starting a private practice. Readers may be surprised in realizing what should be considered in calculating the cost of doing business when opening and running a private practice. Likewise, they may be surprised with the options available to them for paying off these expenses as well.

Welcome to being an entrepreneur!

Many clinicians may not consider themselves entrepreneurs or small (or…

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