Media Companies Have Consistently Resisted Tech (to their peril)
LinkedIn.com, May 2023 – Those who have embraced tech have been able to enjoy richer consumer engagement and new revenue streams. And for those who don’t…
Insights on the Explosion of AI (with a little help from some of my friends!)
LinkedIn.com, April 2023 – Tapping key visionaries to provide you with a crash course on AI for those who are eager to learn more about where it’s heading next.
Serious Fun – How Millions of Kids Were Introduced to Classical Music via Cartoons
LinkedIn.com, April 2023 – There’s a real marriage of the timeless appeal of Classical music and animation that continues on which is fantastic because of how it exposes the genre to kids and remains forever cross-generational.
Steve Jobs (& other voices) Reanimated via AI
LinkedIn.com, March 2023 – Recently, there have been attempts to reanimate Steve – at least his voice – using AI-assisted technologies.
The Many Benefits of Seeing New Possibilities
LinkedIn.com, Feb. 2023 – Having access to fresh ideas and possibilities can help to broaden your horizons, expand your thinking, and enhance your ability to adapt to change and stay relevant in a constantly evolving world.
January Can Be a Challenging Month for Many
LinkedIn.com, Jan. 2023 – Let’s aim for a sense of wholeness in all areas of our life where the primary goals are contentment and a sense of feeling fulfilled.
Some of My Favorite Holiday Traditions
LinkedIn.com, Dec. 2022 – During this festive season, it’s a good time to celebrate and reflect upon the many gifts in our lives like great friends and colleagues.
The Waiting is the Hardest Part
LinkedIn.com, Nov. 2022 – What’s stopping you or holding you back from what you most want to manifest for yourself?
Why Apple Music as Sponsor of Super Bowl Halftime Show Makes Sense
Medium.com, Oct. 2022 – The sponsorship makes sense for Apple Music as it competes against Spotify for the most listeners. But it gets even more interesting as we dive deeper into the details
Honoring the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II: What’s Next?
Medium.com, Sept. 2022 – Time will tell how things evolve, but one thing’s for sure; a grand lady who left a major dent in the universe has passed, and a new era has begun.
Apple Continues to Evolve as a Lifestyle Company
Medium.com, Sept. 2022 – Apple announced several new product enhancements at its annual Fall event this past week. Here’s what I saw.
Choose to Prioritize What Really Matters
Medium.com, August 2022 – We can choose to prioritize what matters most, and to surround ourselves with kindred spirits and loved ones; and that can make all the difference in a life well lived.
Celebrate the Everyday Gifts
Medium.com, July 2022 – Among life’s challenges there are everyday gifts. We just have to remember to see them. Here are a few examples.
Breakdown Dead Ahead: The Decline of Customer Service
Medium.com, June 2022 – 63 percent of consumers said companies need to get better at listening to their feedback. I agree, and present my own real life examples.
Medium.com, May 2022 – Honoring the little device with a big legacy – Apple announced it was officially ending the life cycle of one of its most iconic products — the beloved iPod.
What’s Happened to Rock Music?
Medium.com, April 2022 – Most rock and metal bands make most of their revenues by performing live, but what happened to album sales?
Cultivating Curiosity and Wonder
Medium.com, March 2022 – 9 Ways to Embrace Curiosity and Tap into Your Creativity
Riding the Wave: Navigating Web3 and Music
Medium.com, Feb. 2022 – Web3 is emerging as one of the most dynamic of all the waves we’ve experienced thus far related to multimedia platforms and new forms of content creation, engagement and monetization. Here’s how.
Pay Attention When Opportunity Knocks — Embracing Serendipity
Medium.com, Jan. 2022 – How to be better prepared when opportunity knocks.
The Benefits of Living Your Life on Purpose
Medium.com, Nov. 2021 – Many people equate success with the amount of wealth they have created, the status they’ve achieved, or the material trappings that demonstrate to the world that they’ve “made it”. But is that really how success should be measured?
The Lost Art of Following Up
Medium.com, Oct. 2021 – There’s an old saying in business that goes “the fortune is in the follow up”. Whether you’re talking about business or even in personal and social situations, the dynamic holds true.
10 Years After: Honoring the Legacy of Steve Jobs
Medium.com, Oct. 2021 – Steve’s legacy and impact spans multiple industries and categories. Here are my thoughts 10 years after his passing.
Reflections on the Importance of Sleep & Rest
Medium.com, Sept. 2021 – According to the CDC, 1 in 3 of us don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis. But we can change that! And in this post I explain how.
Podcasting as an Arrow in Your Quiver
Medium.com, Aug. 2021 – Podcasting is the new blogging — everybody’s doing it, especially thought leaders. If you do it well, you could see a real impact for you and your business. Here are some tips to get your show headed in the right direction.
Bridging the Gap — Human & AI Voice Synthesis in Speech and Music
Medium.com, Aug. 2021 – A brief history of voice synthesis and how it migrated from a military technology to one that has infiltrated music and that many artists have embraced to enhance their performances. Plus, a heartwarming Val Kilmer story.
The Power of Intention in Manifestation
Medium.com, July 2021 – When you ask for what you want, be prepared to receive it. Do you realize you have the power to create a reality for your life that lights you up and fulfills you at a deep level?
3 Tips for Success with Word of Mouth Referrals in a Hyperconnected World
Medium.com, July 2021 – Dive into the realm of human connection and value, and you’ll experience exponential returns in your professional relationships and your business growth.
Mastering the Art of Celebrity Wrangling
Medium.com, June 2021. From Seinfeld to Jason Momoa, from Lady Gaga to Gwen Stefani… How to engage the right celebrity for your event.
What Do You Long to Resume Post-Pandemic?
Medium.com, June 2021. Some thoughts as I walk into the light of day…
When You’re at a Fork in The Road; Re-inventing Your Life and Legacy
Medium.com, May 2021. When the Magic Question is: What’s Next? (Reinventing Your Life Around Your Values, Passion and What Matters Most as Your Legacy).
A Treasure Trove Series for Beatle Lovers
Medium.com, May 2021. Beatleologist Scott Freiman has archived all manner of photos, video clips, and other rare and unique Beatle memorabilia. Here’s more about it!
A Tale of Two Rockers Embracing Soul Roots
Medium.com, March 2021. How Paul Stanley and Todd Rundgren are stepping out of their best-known “lanes” to showcase their musical talents cross-genre. Here’s a look at each of their soul-infused projects, and why you may want to tune in.
Nine Steps to Making Change Easier
Los Altos Hills Living, February 2021. Change doesn’t have to be hard; here are some tips to make it a smoother process.
Set Up Your New Year For Success
Los Altos Hills Living, January 2021. How to finally shift behaviors/habits/mindsets, honor intentions, and realize some cherished dreams to make 2021 one of your best years ever – really and truly – starting this month.
A Twist on Holiday Celebrations This Year
Los Altos Hills Living, December 2020. Given the hand we’ve been dealt by Covid-19 this year, many of us may need to come up with alternative plans for how we celebrate the Holidays..
Unexpected Pandemic Gifts
Los Altos Hills Living, October 2020. A powerful time to reflect on what matters most to you, your family, your work and your world…
Why Doing Less Can Actually Be More Fulfilling
Los Altos Hills Living, September 2020 Doing less allows you to achieve more…
Embracing Our Resilience in Times of Chaos
Los Altos Hills Living, August 2020 Makes it easier to get through challenging times…
Time to Do Everything But Think
Los Altos Hills Living, June 2020 How doing so helps you avoid mistakes and burnout
Working Remotely, and LOVING It
Los Altos Hills Living, May 2020 As someone who has worked from home for years now, I can attest that there are many ways to set yourself up for success in the current WFH climate. You might end up loving it is as much as I do!
The Triple Win Trifecta of Referrals
Los Altos Hills Living, March 2020 Why referrals Are Critical to Your Success in Life and Business
Nesting is Best Left to the Birds
Los Altos Hills Living, February 2020 How remaining in your comfort zone can hold you back…
An Attitude of Gratitude Matters Year-Round (Not Just During the Holiday Season)
Los Altos Hills Living, December 2019 The many proven benefits of gratitude.
Giving Back: The Responsibility of Every Entrepreneur
Los Altos Hills Living, October 2019 Growing companies have a responsibility to give back. Giving back can come in many different forms – here are a few suggestions for getting started.
A Grammy Winner, A Circus Master, And An Apple Veteran On Career Reinvention
Los Altos Hills Living, August 2019 Leaving Apple to set out on a new career path wasn’t easy. But as a Silicon Valley native, I found the entrepreneurial spirit I needed to reinvent myself was pretty close at hand…
When You’re at a Crossroads: Reinventing Your Life and Your Impact
Atherton Living, June 2019 Los Altos Hills Living, July 2019 When the Magic Questions is: What’s Next? Reinventing your life around your values, passion and what matters most…
The Fine Art of Celebrity Wrangling
Atherton Living, March 2019 Los Altos Hills Living, April 2019 From Seinfeld to Huey Lewis and More: How to Engage the Right Celebrity for Your Event
Atherton Living February 2019 Enjoy the Many Benefits of Walking in Nature
Distinguishing Between Being Interested and Being Committed
Atherton Living November 2018 Why It Matters!
Kelli Richards – High-Powered Connections
Atherton Living, Author: Abbie Burgess October 2018 Kelli Richards has made a career out of forging high-powered connections…
Best Nonfiction Books Recommended by 16 Experts
October 5, 2018, We asked 16 experts: “What are the Best Non-Fictions Books?” (Kelli Richards’ featured answer…)
4 Lessons From Mentors of the ‘Shark Tank’ Sharks
November 27, 2017, Inc. As a young entrepreneur, you can learn a lot from a good mentor. Here’s what the sharks of “Shark Tank” learned from their mentors and how their advice propelled them to success.
4 Ways AI Startups Can Target the Music Industry
October 30, 2017, Inc. Startups have a lot of room to disrupt the music industry with AI and voice recognition.
What 3 Creative Masters Can Teach You About Success
October 25, 2017, Success Magazine Do you allow yourself the “think space” you need at work? While CEOs believe creativity is the most important skill for leaders, research shows that 80 percent of U.S. and U.K. workers feel more pressure to be productive than creative.
Cool Tech Only Goes So Far: Navigating the Road to Mass Adoption
September 25, 2017, Inc. You can have cutting-edge technology, the coolest company culture ever, and a great work ethic. But if you don’t have product-market fit, forget it.
4 Ways to Build a Professional Network That Has Staying Power
September 18, 2017, Inc. Your network is no good if you don’t actively engage with the people in it. Here’s how to maintain those connections and add value to people’s lives.
What Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods Means for Entrepreneurs
August 28, 2017, Inc. No matter the size of you company, you can learn a lot from Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods.
How Your Leadership Style Affects Your Ability to Recruit and Retain Employees
July 18, 2017, Inc. Great leaders not only generate strong results and positive external press, but they also create a culture around their own values.
Living and Working in Separate Cities: The Good, the Bad, and the In-Between
July 5, 2017, Inc. When you split work and play between two cities, you can have the best of both worlds — if you make it work for you.
4 Ways to Elicit Invitations to Private Business Events
June 5, 2017, Inc. No matter who the titans are at your industry’s luminary events, you need to be there.
3 Ways VR and AI Startups Are Alleviating the Isolation Mentality
May 22, 2017, Inc. The smartest VR and AI startups are already targeting this market — besides being good business, it presents an opportunity to actually improve people’s lives.
Why It’s Time to Buck the 24/7 Work Trend
April 11, 2017 Ellevate Network Americans are still working too hard and too long. The average American puts in 258 more hours per year than the average European.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Monetizing Their Brands From Musicians
April 10, 2017, Inc. Like musicians, entrepreneurs can embrace the power they have to connect with a wider world.
Why AI and VR Startups Should Be Targeting the Music Industry
April 3, 2017, Inc. Despite meteoric growth, one industry has been curiously left out of most VR/AI discussions: music.
3 Leadership Secrets I Learned From Steve Jobs
March 1, 2017, Steve Jobs believed that the people you choose to surround yourself with affect the whole ecosystem of your business.
How I Manage a Large Network Spanning Two Industries
February 20, 2017, Inc. In every interaction, you want to add reciprocal value so you’re working toward a mutually beneficial proposition.
How I Leverage My Presence at Networking Events (And You Can, Too)
December 19, 2016, Inc. The challenge is to stand out from the crowd and leverage your unique voice to draw those opportunities to you
Put on the Spot? Here’s How to Own Your Response
December 12, 2016, Success Magazine No one likes being put on the spot, but it teaches you to anticipate the unexpected, a lesson forever useful in life and in business.Bus
How Steve Jobs, Jerry Seinfeld, and Being a Super-Connector Boosted My Brand
December 12, 2016, Inc. The benefits of connecting with influential people can work for anyone, no matter where you are in your career.
How Podcasting Can Help Grow Your Business
December 5, 2016, Inc. Podcasting is the new blogging — everybody’s doing it. And if you do it well, you’ll see massive benefits for you and your business
4 Steps to Landing the Sexiest Projects
October 24, 2016, Inc. In my experience in the world of creative entrepreneurship, two types of projects and clients exist: sexy projects and cash projects.
Lessons I Learned From Being A Woman In Tech In The Heart Of Silicon Valley
October 10, 2016, Forbes While women held 57% of all professional positions in the U.S. in 2014, they filled only 26 percent of tech jobs. Nonetheless, being a woman has never held me back — and it doesn’t have to hamper your career, either.
Vacations and Business Can Co-Exist — Here’s How
October 10, 2016, Inc. There are lots of ways to recharge, even though most of us think of lazing on the beach when we hear the word “vacation.”
4 Creative Secrets I Learned From Influential Music Artists
September 26, 2016, The Huffington Post Why do we idolize and celebrate famous musicians? It’s simple: They’ve achieved greatness, a certain “glow” we wish we had.
Learning From the Best: What Guy Kawasaki Taught Me About Evangelism
September 25, 2016, Inc. A few of the biggest takeaways about being a great thought leader and influencer.
An Offer You Could Refuse (But Shouldn’t): Trusting Your Trusted Advisers
August 28, 2016, Inc. There are three key things you can do to enhance your ability to take advice.
3 Ways to Succeed as a Woman Entrepreneur (They’re Not What You Think)
August 21, 2016, Inc. There have been challenges along the way, of course, but being a woman has never held me back.
The Power of Your Voice: 3 Steps to Finding and Embracing It
July 21, 2016, Inc. Follow these three steps to discover and celebrate your voice as a female entrepreneur
A Grammy Winner, A Circus Master, And An Apple Veteran On Career Reinvention
July 15, 2016, Fast Company Stewart Copeland cofounded The Police. Kelli Richards grew up where her Apple office later stood. These are their career-change tips.
Oprah’s Real Secret to Success May Not Be What You Think It Is
July 7, 2016, Inc. Oprah Winfrey came from nothing and built a media empire, but her most impressive quality worth emulating is her EQ (emotional quotient).
4 Things Successful People Don’t Do
July 1, 2016, Inc. Follow these steps to utilize your own storytelling narrative and be more authentic with your audience.
3 Ways to Keep the Art of Storytelling Alive
June 16, 2016, Inc. Follow these steps to utilize your own storytelling narrative and be more authentic with your audience.
These 4 Books Are an Entrepreneur’s Best-Kept Secret
June 6, 2016, Inc. The truth is, many of the most successful people in the world are–and will always be–avid readers.
2016 is Not the Year the Masses Pick Up Virtual Reality
May 14, 2016, VentureBeat. Mark Zuckerberg (along with many others) believes that virtual reality will change the way we live, work, and communicate in many ways. Zuck may be right about the long term, but the truth is, VR isn’t quite ready for mass-market adoption.
4 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Well-Connected People
May 12, 2016, Inc. The reality is that the more influencers you know, the better your chances of realizing greater success..
Four Female Entrepreneurs Who Have it All (and How You Can, Too)
May 6, 2016, Huff Post Women Recently, I’ve observed a growing trend: Young female entrepreneurs launching ventures, creating social impact that matters, winning awards, and starting families — all at the same time.
Conscious Entrepreneurship: Lessons From Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg
May 5, 2016, Inc. Incorporate these four habits into your daily life to produce better work from a healthier mindset.
How to Achieve Success by Connecting 2 Seemingly Different Worlds
April 21, 2016, Inc. Harness multiple interests and translate them across industries to build a larger network of connections, stronger relationships, a unique brand position, and greater impact.
Three Lessons On Innovation I Learned During My 12 Years At Apple
March 28, 2016, Fast Company As one veteran of Apple’s early forays into digital music explains, nothing slows things down like seeking consensus.
The Chief Reason to Become a Trusted Adviser: The Ripple Effect
March 28, 2016, Inc. Through helping others, advisers can unlock different opportunities for their own careers.
3 Ways You Can Benefit From Serendipitous Run-Ins
March 14, 2016, Inc. Are you making the most of your chance encounters?
4 Basic Skills Entrepreneurs Still Can’t Seem to Master
March 7, 2016, Inc. Do you have the skills to back up your entrepreneurial mindset?
How Apple Can Improve Its Watch And Boost Sales
February 8, 2016, TechCrunch Apple isn’t releasing exact sales numbers, but some expert digging has led many to believe that sales of the Apple Watch haven’t reached expectations since its launch in spring 2015.
The 4 Tech Trends That Will Explode in 2016
January 25, 2016, Inc. These cutting-edge, scalable trends are attracting not only lots of investment, but also great talent — which are two of the key drivers behind any successful startup.
My Favorite Book of 2015 for Entrepreneurs
December 14, 2015, Inc. These cutting-edge, scalable trends are attracting not only lots of investment, but also great talent — which are two of the key drivers behind any successful startup.
From Seinfeld to Bieber: How to Engage the Right Celebrity for Your Business
December 7, 2015, Inc. How to get in on the “star-up” game.
Spotify Could Go Away Overnight And No One Would Care
November 9, 2015, Hypebot.com Although Spotify was able to get its foot in the door early, the presence of companies like Apple Music, Amazon Prime, and others means that the historically un-profitable streaming service either needs to find away to differentiate itself from the competition or risk crashing and burning.
3 Signs It’s Time for a (Professional) Breakup
October 19, 2015, Inc. Ending a professional relationship is sometimes necessary, and it can lead to better opportunities.
What’s the Difference Between a Coach and a Mentor?
October 15, 2015, Forbes Women We hear a lot about coaching and mentoring — for good reason. As Zig Ziglar famously said, “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.”
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