How One Man’s Ambition Changed Future Generations by Laura A. Roser   Charles Bruce, 30-year veteran of the restaurant industry and CEO of Johnny Rockets, told me in a recent interview, “Every successful person has failed at some point. It is not a sin to fail. It is not a sin to be poor. It is…

How My Grandfather’s Memoir Changed My Life   Growing up, I knew my grandfather had written a Korean War memoir, but I wasn’t particularly interested in reading it. I assumed it was boring, filled with war talk and little else. I didn’t think of it for years, until he passed away and we were cleaning…

by Matthew Roser Are Stories Alive? A living entity is defined as something possessing the capacity for “growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.” With such a broad definition, celebrated British author Neil Gaiman was prompted to muse about the idea that stories are living: “Do stories grow? Pretty obviously — anybody who…

By Laura A. Roser   “I like to tell the story of two drivers,” says Bracken Darrell, CEO of Logitech. “They both start in San Diego. The first driver gets in his car, turns it on and starts driving around. He doesn’t have a plan. He just drives toward whatever looks interesting. He does this…

Daniel Burrus, New York Times bestseller and one of the world’s leading futurists on global trends and innovation, shares his thoughts about how to create a legacy of impact. To Daniel, a great legacy revolves around collecting and sharing a portfolio of unforgettable memories. He offers sound advice only gained through years of experience and…

DEAR LORD LAMINGTON,  Yesterday I was sitting in the back of a bus with my friend and made a joke about lizards. A woman in front of us turned around and said, “Lizards have feelings too. I can’t believe you’re so insensitive!” Well… Turns out this woman has a blog and she posted a picture…

“Hear and take to heart this useful and wholesome motto: ‘Cherish some man of high character, and keep him ever before your eyes, living as if he were watching you, and ordering all your actions as if he beheld them.’… We can get rid of most sins, if we have a witness who stands near…

Interview with Stuart Rudick of Mindfull Investors   Investment manager and founding Partner at Mindfull Investors Venture Fund, Stuart Rudick was investing in disruptive companies before it was trendy. Rudick said, “Back in the 70s, I started my own practice of kundalini yoga and meditation. It was a mindfulness practice. I began to think that…

How Ash Kumra is Taking Startup Culture to a Whole New Level   Serial entrepreneur, author and speaker, Ash Kumra began his legacy with one simple question: “How can I help push people to become better versions of themselves?” For Ash, a “better version” means helping others reach their dreams. Ash was recognized twice by…

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