Debbie Millman has taken a rather unconventional approach to the process of brand strategy. The discipline of the visual narrative has been the driving force behind her work as writer, educator and a brand consultant….

In this week’s backstage episode, we discuss the role of gatekeepers play in our world today. While we have the ability to bypass them, perhaps they have value.  Do they force us to step up our…

Like many young people, Nick Reese was wildly ambitious. While that ambition became the driving force of his entrepreneurial efforts, matters of the heart interfered.  What started was a radical shift from maximizing income to…

When Janelle Hanchett returned to motherhood after being separated from her children, she started to  wonder about the way the parenting experience is portrayed in the media. It brought up a very basic question about…

In this backstage episode we have a discussion about the role that technology is playing in our creativity, and the quality of our lives. Here are some of the highlights from our chat: Why Srini…

Allison Gryphon has climbed the ranks of the film industry over the last several years. Right at what appeared to be the pinnacle of her career, she was diagnosed with cancer. In response to her…

What makes people play at the top of their game?  How does our ability to get into a flow state impact our work?  Do Superman and extreme sports athletes have something that makes them tick differential…

Simon Sinek is the instigator of an idea that has fundamentally changed the way we do business, live life, and create art.  The notion that people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you…

Charlie Hoehn started his career by doing free work and landing amazing roles working with best selling authors and tech startups. He's worked as a marketing strategist and the director of special projects for Tim…

Sarah Peck  is an writer/designer/entrepreneur whose life has been deeply influenced by swimming and writing. In this chat we discuss lessons she’s learned on her journey from college swim team member to writer and open…