Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

APOLO OHNO IS ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST DECORATED SPEED SKATERS. BUT HIS BUSINESS ACUMEN IS HELPING HIM STRIKE GOLD OFF THE ICE. BY JOHN MIHALY WHEN YOU HEAR the name Apolo Anton Ohno, you may think of three consecutive Winter Olympic appearances and more medals in...

How Airbnb’s Brian Chesky became a world class CEO

Brian Chesky is drawing intently on a napkin. We’re sitting in the President’s Room at Airbnb’s airy, ultra-chic headquarters in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco. Other meeting spaces in the historic building, which the company moved to in 2013, are designed to...

How does Consistency relate to Passion?

As a mentor to a young man in the financial services sector, I am regularly engage in dialog that is relevant to folks in the marketplace. Recently, my mentee commented that he has observed a clear pattern in his boss. “When he is into something, he is all in. The...

6 Steps For Leaders to Gain More Information

New information is immensely valuable for leaders. My favorite thing to consume is information. Well, that is a lie. If it were true, I would be much thinner. I do love information, and I am a veracious consumer of it. On Learning New Information My wife, 25+ years...

Starts and Exchanges – Key to Transitional Success

Every four years, we all are provided with the unique opportunity to observe the value and importance of being on a great team as the Olympics take center stage of international media coverage.   This year, I have tracked two 18 year olds (children of friends) who...