Biz & Entrepreneurship

As an entrepreneur, I am naturally interested in watching how the business world evolves, innovates, succeeds and fails, and the leaders that drive change. This is where I share the articles or trends I believe will help others become the best versions of themselves.

Podcast #12: A Discussion About the "Failure to Plan" with Chris Orestis

On this podcast channel we talk about innovations in life. That is, we talk about innovating the life insurance industry through technology for sure – that’s Insurtech. We also talk about business innovation in general, and innovations in living – that’s the business of you. Whatever you are doing, wherever you are in life, innovation

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The Evolution of an Asset Class: A Greater Purpose

A recent publication from the investment bank Houlihan Lokey highlights recent interest among institutional investors in the life insurance secondary market: The Evolution of an Asset Class. As Houlihan Lokey puts it: What was once an obscure and somewhat unconventional investment thesis has matured into a robust alternative asset class This is great to see,

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Podcast #11 – Underwriting 2.0 Panel at InsureTech Connect 2017

This is a special podcast recorded live at InsureTech Connect 2017 in Las Vegas on October 4, 2017. I participated in a panel about the future of life insurance underwriting called “Underwriting 2.0: Opening Pandora’s Box.” I was alongside three industry professsionals and the panel was moderated by Samantha Chow of Aite Group. You’ll hear

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#10 Innovating Life Podcast Interview with Negotiating Expert Chris Voss

This time, I talk with Chris Voss, the Founder and CEO of the Black Swan Group Ltd and author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. Chris has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program and team that applies these

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#8 Innovating Life Podcast Interview with Financial Advisor David Zoellner

In this podcast I talk to financial planner David Zoellner of Zoellner Whole Financial located in Waterford, MI about the principles of Napoleon Hill and how he has applied Hill’s principles to his business and his life.  Napoleon Hill’s effort to articulate the first practical guides to the psychology of achievement serves as foundational documentation

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Cahree Crowned Individual National Youth Chess Champion

Anyone who plays the game of chess will appreciate Cahree’s story. And anyone who doesn’t play chess, but understands the rewards of hard work will appreciate Cahree’s story. The story hard work and determination triumph, even in the most intellectual of pursuits such as chess, is inspiring and foundational to human accomplishment. In describing his

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