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Book Title: What’s in a Name?

I‘m super excited that we’re getting close to the launch of my book! And I’m happy I can finally reveal the cover and title with you. But first, I’d like to share with you how I chose the title. Coming up with the title of my book has been daunting. How do you convey a life’s worth of philosophies, joy, pitfalls, confidence, triumphs, leadership lessons, …

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“Finish First” by Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton is best known as an Olympic gold medal figure skater. However his grit, drive, tenacity and faith have kept him in the game of life through severe illness as a child, three bouts of cancer, a reoccurring brain tumor and all of the other pitfalls that life offers. I met Scott last fall when we were working together on a CBS television special …

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“Option B” by Sheryl Sandberg

It wasn’t the title of this book that made me want to check it out, but instead the subtitle: “Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.” Who of us hasn’t done all three of those things repeatedly in our lifetimes. And yet, I persistently seek to learn from those who have managed all of these things with grace, poise, and indefatigability (how’s that for an …

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“Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon has uniquely profound insights on life: how to view it, how to maneuver through it, and how to own it. “Show Your Work” is exemplary in all these points. Specifically, Kleon discusses how to get noticed in this ever-changing world of technology and what it really means to be a “creative.” If you know me, you know I’m a visual person and this …

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“The Geography of Genius” by Eric Weiner

“The Geography of Genius” by Eric Weiner Have you ever wondered why certain pockets of the world cultivated a band of geniuses during a specific period of time and haven’t been able to sustain that culture or hot bed? I’ve never thought about this fact until I picked up my latest amazing book: “The Geography of Genius” by Eric Weiner. Bestselling author, Weiner, traveled to …