There are an estimated 50 million people in the world who claim they play the guitar. Meet the one person who works it.
Mike Rayburn is a guitar virtuoso. In fact, his concerts have sold out Carnegie Hall eight times.
But this isn't about the talents of a renowned musician; it's about the relentless work ethic that underlies a brilliant career. And if you aspire to greatness in any aspect of your life - or you want to help your kids/students/coworkers achieve greatness in their personal and/or professional pursuits, this is a study in how to go about that...Read More
Last week I had the privilege of taking a behind the scenes tour of Zappos and speaking with several of their top leaders. Mine was not the popular tour advertised on their website, but rather a real peek behind the curtain to see the wizardry of this renowned workplace culture phenomena and iconic brand...Read More
Long before the iPhone 6 was launched, I was hooked on Apple. My first desktop computer was a MacIntosh SE II with a whopping 1 mb of ram, and I've been an Apple fanatic ever since. But as much as I crow about their products, I rave even more about the counter-intuitive culture that is continually on display at Apple’s 434 retail stores now open in 16 countries. On a Tuesday morning several months ago, I was at one of the Apple stores in a nearby mall awaiting my scheduled appointment with a “Genius," the official job title for Apple’s trained and certified service technicians. Suddenly, I heard a thunderous ovation break out on the floor...Read More
Even though the midterm elections are months away, I've already maxed-out on the amount of negative political ads my mind can tolerate without imploding.
The rough and tumble game of political campaigning has always involved an element of truth-twisting, scandal-mongering, and mudslinging. However, politics of late has become so ugly that most ads on TV should be preceded by a parental warning and shown only on late night cable. Read More