373 – Sasha Cohen: How to Relentlessly Pursue Your Dream

“I knew I wanted to be at the Olympics one day,” Sasha Cohen said. “Even though I didn’t fully understand what it was. I just knew this was when the whole world stopped.” It was 1992. And Sasha had just seen Kristi Yamaguchi win the gold medal. She and a million other young girls were […] Read On…

A Letter I Would Send To My Teenage Self

When you called Steve G. and said, “Do you think I’m so ugly that no girl will ever like me?” and he said, “Maybe in college or later someone will like you”, remember to not listen to him. In fact, probably better not to ask that question but I know that is a big ask. […] Read On…

THE END OF AMERICA (from an optimist’s perspective)

I’m usually accused of being too much of an optimist. When someone tells me “global warming” I immediately think, “Good thing people are working on alt-energy solutions.” When someone tells me “automation will crush jobs” I think, “Well, look at what happened when ATMs supposedly were going to replace bank tellers. Nothing. The cost savings […] Read On…

Strive For Progress And Not Perfection

I almost ruined my career right at the beginning. In 1992, HBO offered me a job. I wish I had taken it. They wanted me to work on this new field, “virtual reality”. I never responded to them. I felt inadequate. How come? I didn’t want to take a job in the “real world” until […] Read On…