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Why You Should Stop Going To Networking Events

She asked me what my name was. Then she asked me what I did. I think it was the seventh time I heard this question, in this order. I was tired. Of the questions. Of the monotony. Of her eyes shifting to see who she...

Broke And Scared? Try This

I did not know how I was going to pay next month’s rent. I thought being an entrepreneur was more glorious than this. I thought I would sleep in and work in my pajamas and make a fortune online. Or I thought people would call me...

The Man Who Will Help 1 Billion People

Manav Subodh is helping one billion people take control of their entire destiny. His organization, 1 Million for 1 Billion (1M1B) is a skills development and entrepreneurship program. It will train one million young people to create jobs for one billion people. 1M1B focuses on youth...

Infectious Disease: The Beginning Of The End

You vomit. You sweat. You get a rash. Your body hurts all over. You may even die. Not fun. Every year, 2.5 billion people are at risk of catching Dengue fever. And there is almost nothing you can do about it. I was told that there...

10 Steps To Starting A Speaking Career From Scratch

What do you do? That is always the first question people ask me when they meet me at events, or meetings, or dinners, or wherever. I tell them I am a speaker and coach. How did you get into that? That is always the second question they ask...

Coursera Expands To Latin America In Big Ways

Fifteen million people have made a choice. They chose to learn and grow and expand and advance. They sat in their apartments in New York City or their flats in London or their huts in Colombia. They came to learn from the four corners of...

How To Become The Best Storyteller On The Planet

Boring! I know, I know. You have heard the same advice about storytelling over and over again. Connect to your audience. Tell them a story they can relate to. Make them feel inspired. Do something that leaves a mark on the world. Blah, blah, blah. Ok, so...

Why Everyone Should Live In New York City

I slept in a laundry room for $350 a month. I had no fashion sense whatsoever. I was 22 years old and making $12,000 a year in San Francisco, CA. I really did sleep in a laundry room for $350 a month. I covered the washer...