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I come to this piece from a place of concern, not politics. It is spurred by some friends, aware of my, and from reading social media posts of well-intentioned friends that I found to be a bit upsetting, as I believed their sharing was meant to be of good intention and help to others in their networks, but may have more of an iatrogenic impact.

I have noted and numerous that the pandemic has spurred what has become a meme of multitudes having become Covid-19 experts, a la the


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I come to this piece from a place of concern, not politics. It is spurred by some friends, aware of my , and from reading social media posts of well-intentioned friends that I found to be a bit upsetting, as I believed their sharing was meant to be of good intention and help to others in their networks, but may have more of an iatrogenic impact.

I have noted and numerous that the pandemic has spurred what has become a meme of multitudes having become Covid-19 experts, a la the


William Green

Over the last quarter of a century, William Green has interviewed many of the world’s best investors, exploring in depth the question of what qualities and insights enable them to achieve enduring success.

William has written for many leading publications in the US and Europe, including The New Yorker, Time, Fortune, Forbes, Barron’s, Fast Company, Money, Worth, Bloomberg Markets, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, The New York Observer, The (London) Spectator, The (London) Independent Magazine, and The Economist. …


Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker is the founder of the Chicago-based strategy firm Gray Rhino & Company, drawing on three decades of experience — first as a financial journalist, and then media and think tank executive. She has been honored as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and as a Guggenheim Fellow. Michele was a journalist the Milwaukee Sentinel and later at Dow Jones and International Financing Review.

She has held leadership positions at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the World Policy Institute. She has taught at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and her writing…


Portfolio Career

The defines “portfolio career” as “the fact of having several part-time jobs at once, rather than one full-time job” and notes “a portfolio career is suitable for people who want to have a variety in their work life…the fact of having a series of jobs, each for a short time, rather than one job for a long time: In order to pursue a portfolio career, you must be willing to risk personal change.”

While this piece is focused on those in the field of psychology, I believe many will nevertheless find the approaches discussed herein applicable, no matter…


Art Bell

Art Bell is a writer and former media executive known for creating, building, and managing successful cable television channels. He was educated at Swarthmore, The University of Michigan, and The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

He started at HBO as the Director of New Business Development and in 1988 founded the Comedy Channel which became Comedy Central. He then served as Senior Vice President for Programming and Marketing for Comedy Central, which became the incubator for talent like Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, and where Art discovered Bill Maher and Jon Stewart. …


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 . Since 1997, he has managed ’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.

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