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154 Dr. Giora Yaron Israeli Startup Legend

Having a laser eye on a single goal can ensure you more chances of success. But what if conquering many things in a lifetime is your definition of fulfillment? In today’s episode, startup legend Dr. Giora Yaron tells us about the many things that he’s willingly taken on in his search for enjoyment and, ultimately, contentment.

“I’m gonna work my way into the grave.” - Dr. Giora Yaron

Three Things We Learned

Personal fulfillment is never about the money

If you take a peek into Dr. Yaron’s entrepreneurial career, you’ll find out pretty quickly that it’s all about taking several leaps of faith. On top of founding several businesses, he is involved in boards and university, among other things. After a while, doing what you do solely for the money can get redundant and boring, and contentment can always be derived from other things that you’re genuinely interested in.

Success in life isn’t all about perfection, it's about balance

Dr. Yaron currently considers his life to be very balanced, unlike when he was working only on his entrepreneurship. His bucket is divided into three sections. They add to his inner stability, a true upgrade from his once perfection-driven approach to success.

Business is a war

There’s no literal bloodshed in business, but in many ways, it’s similar to a war. You fight tooth and nail to keep a bank account running, to anticipate the unknown, and to sally into battle with the sensibilities of a leader. And in order to win both, one must come up with a strategy that can adapt to any situation that arises.

Life is so short that limiting oneself to a single aspiration is too much of a waste. Success is self-determined, and even if starting projects and getting into lots of things is what you become known for, it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, it’s your life you’re living.


Dr. Giora Yaron serves as Chairman of Tel Aviv University (Executive Council), and on the board of Amdocs (DOX). Dr. Yaron serves on the advisory board of the Ministry of Defense.

Dr. Yaron is an active Founding Investor and Founder of a group of high-tech and med-tech companies; P-cube, (acquired by Cisco), PentaCom (acquired by Cisco), Qumranet (acquired by Redhat), Comsys (acquired by Conexant, Texas Instruments), Exanet (acquired by Dell) Hyperwise Security (acquired by Checkpoint) Qwilt, Itamar Medical, Excelero, Equalum, Aqua Security and vEye Security. Dr. Yaron has been serving as board member and/or Chairman of the Boards of these companies since their inception. Dr. Yaron served as Chairman of the Board of Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP).

From 1992-1995 Dr. Yaron has served as President of Indigo NV, leading the company to a NASDAQ IPO. Prior to joining Indigo served as corporate Vice President of National Semiconductor and was the Founder of the National Wafer Fab in Israel (today Tower-Jazz Semiconductors).

In 2008 Dr. Yaron presented at the Computer History Museum* the revolutionary microprocessor development work he leads with his team at NCS which provides the foundation for the microprocessors as we know them today.

In 2009 Dr. Yaron was granted Honorary Fellowships by The Hebrew University. Dr. Yaron holds a Ph.D. in Device Physics from the Hebrew University has published numerous scientific papers and holds numerous patents.


153: Bill Walton NBA Legend #2

Three Things We Learned
  • Technology for an organized mind

 When an athlete busts his knee, how can he stay in the court? How does he grow while having to lug around an injury for the rest of his career? Bill Walton joins us once again to share the story of his basketball upset-turned-success, the four laws of learning by John Wooden, and how we can all take advantage of technology to sort out our priorities.

“I changed. I had to change because I couldn’t get out there and run anymore.” - Bill Walton

In this age of smartphones and tablets, we get the ability to communicate, teach, lead, and plan our lives. Our phones are smaller than three-by-five cards a basketball coach or a broadcaster can write plans or cues on, but they’re much more powerful. We can all utilize their full potential to help us get organized, much like how John Wooden did with his sick plays, only that now we’re all high-tech.

  • Teach yourself how to learn

Bill shares the four laws of learning their coach John Wooden drilled into them: demonstration, imitation, correction, and repetition. In order to learn the right stuff, you need to be shown the ropes first. Once you’ve done like you’re shown, you’re corrected for anything you might have missed, and then you repeat what you’re doing until mastery is reached.

  • You’re human; you can learn to adapt
When Bill hurt his knee and could no longer run the length of the court, he learned to start fast breaks instead of finishing them off. It’s a lot like how one feels when starting up a business or when pointed to a new direction and shown a new perspective. He changed, and he grew into becoming the guy who broke the opponents’ defense and setting up a window of opportunity for his teammates to score.
Plans are bound to breed success, but learning to adapt to what life throws our way will ultimately determine what we become. If we don’t grow out of our handicaps, we won’t get out of the rut. Plan, learn, and grow by continuing to change.
Bill Walton Bio:
At UCLAunder the legendary coach John WoodenBill won two national championships. The Walton-led 1971–72 UCLA basketball team had a record of 30–0. In 1973 he was named the top amateur athlete in the United States.
When Bill turned pro and signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, he inked the largest contract for a new player in American pro sports history.
During his tenure in the NBA, Bill achieved 2 NBA Championships, was named NBA MVP and Finals MVP in 1978. He was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 1993 and has been named one of the 50 greatest ever to play the game by the NBA in 1996.
On the road to success, Bill has overcome some horrible challenges including stuttering, a horrible bone condition in his feet and almost life ending spinal collapse.  He also lost two-thirds of his playing career to injury.
Today Bill is an entrepreneur, author, sports announcer and lover of music. He wrote a must-read and fun read book Back From the Dead. He's a member of the Grateful Dead Hall of Fame and an Emmy award-winning announcer on ESPN.

152: Wolf of Wall St. Richard Bronson’s Entrepreneurial Redemption

The recidivism rate for incarcerated people stands at 80%, and this is caused mainly by lack of jobs and support for reformed criminals. What is it like to go to jail and start completely from scratch? What do we learn from the men and women who have gone through jail and come out on the other side? How can we help these people get second chances and improve their lives? On this episode, former inmate and founder of 70 Million Jobs, Richard Bronson, shares on: his journey, living a life of relentless honesty, and leveraging his unique story.


Jobs truly are the silver bullet to getting rid of recidivism. -Richard Bronson


3 Things We Learned


The recidivism rate in America is shockingly high

There’s an 80% chance that someone who has left jail will be re-arrested within 5 years.

2/3 of those people will get arrested within 3 years and 90% will be unemployed at the time of their re-arrest

We can learn a lot from inmates

Talking with inmates allows us to connect with people who have led a life so challenging, with so few options, that there was an inevitability of how things would turn out for them. Yet, these people still manage to be optimistic and hopeful. That’s something we could bring into our own lives.

People are more capable of forgiveness than we can imagine

People have incredibly big hearts and it often makes them feel good to forgive. In order to see this, you must be sincere and open, and give the other person the opportunity to forgive.


It’s very easy and comforting for us t walk around with the belief there are absolutes regarding morality, and that a person who goes to jail is just bad. But these attitudes are exactly what’s contributing to the high recidivism rates. Former inmates are shunned, discriminated against and shut out from job opportunities. We have to understand the circumstances many of these people faced and how it led them down the path to prison. If we can see them as people deserving of a real shot at a second chance, we’ll allow the opportunity for reform and a drop in recidivism.


Guest Bio

Richard Bronson career began on Wall Street, where he managed money at Lehman Bros. and Bear Stearns. He then become a partner at Stratton Oakmont, the firm featured in the movie, the firm featured in the film Wolf of Wall Street. He eventually went on the found Biltmore Securities, a registered broker-dealer based in South Florida. Richard grew Biltmore to nearly 500 employees, spread out over four national offices, and took many companies public. After Biltmore, Richard founded Channels Magazine and launched several successful consumer product and service businesses. Richard was convicted of securities fraud in 2002, arising from his activities in the 1990s and served two years in a Federal prison camp. To get in touch, email richard@70millionjobs.com.


151 John Wall Marketing Over Coffee Host

How do you build a podcast that thrives for over ten years? How do you grow in a fast-paced world where human proclivities are as ever-changing as the trends? Today, John Wall, host of Marketing Over Coffee podcast talks about how he chose to fit at the intersection of marketing and technology and how he has managed to make it by being adaptable to change.
“It’s not the soundbites.” - John Wall
Three Things We Learned
  • Adapting to change goes a long way
John’s podcast started off as some sort of tutorial on how to infuse some marketing into your technology. Over the years it grew to become the conversational podcast that we all know today, nestled at the intersection of these two fields. By going with the flow, being open to bigger guests, and expanding to cover the whole board, he is able to advance his career and reach new heights every time.
  • It should never be just about hooks and hangers
Let’s face the harsh, cold truth: the average human brain is selective in soaking up information and can pay full attention for only ten to twenty minutes. This knowledge of our own limitations as a species is what drives most of our marketing strategies, which aren’t foolproof at all. Obsessing over smart one-liners and soundbites can be a pitfall if we forget that being shown the ropes, of how things work or the way to do things better, is what people are actually after.
  • When going with the trends is unachievable
Artificial intelligence is the big thing in the tech world at the moment. While he’s out there to marry tech and marketing, John acknowledges the fact that there are walls that he can’t climb. In order to get past that and set your funnels straight, you will have to gather all the data you need, and that’s the first thing you must set out to do if you want to fly above your station.
There’s no sureball way of achieving something, but one thing’s for certain. Being able to keep up with changes while acknowledging your limitations are key to grow in whatever niche you decide to take. This, and a couple mugs of coffee with people who know what they do and what they talk about, can be the greatest combo in your arsenal.


John J. Wall speaks, writes and practices at the intersection of marketing, sales, and technology.

He is the producer of Marketing Over Coffee, a weekly audio program that discusses marketing and technology with his co-host Christopher S. Penn, and has been featured on iTunes. Notable guests include Chris Brogan, David Meerman Scott, Simon Sinek and Seth Godin.

His work has been profiled by Forbes, CBS Evening News, The Associated Press, NECN, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, DM News, and the Yahoo! Year in Review.

John is Vice President of Marketing at EventHero. He has held positions specializing in Customer Relationship Management, Marketing Automation and sales support systems at both venture funded and privately held businesses, working with clients such as Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce.com. Read more on LinkedIn.

John has lived in every corner of the United States and now resides outside of Boston. Check out my twitter stream to hear what I’m rambling on about and here’s some more personal stuff.

150: Magdalena Yesil: Investing in Salesforce, The Cloud & Smart Women

Unceasing curiosity and a penchant for problem-solving can pave the way to becoming a legend of your own right. How can a love for discovery spell long-term success? In today’s episode, Magdalena Yesil tells the story of how her hunch-driven risk-taking has made all the difference in her entrepreneurial career.
“Sometimes we discover things we can deliver on—that’s success, and sometimes we discover things that we just can’t deliver on, and that’s failure.” - Magdalena Yesil
Three Things We Learned
  • Problem-solving skills are for life
Magdalena has always been fond of problem-solving when she was in school and university. The challenge of taking on more difficult, headache-inducing problems with the awareness that she is improving her efficiency has always kept her going. It’s no different to how she looks at problems in the context of her career, and while there are some that she just can’t solve, she has learned long ago how to not take it to heart and keep going knowing that she’s growing.
  • Oftentimes startups get started because they have a hunch
People will sometimes have a feeling that an industry might act a certain way, that it might need something that they can create. By jumping on-board, they get to see how their product fits the market, and if everything aligns, then success is guaranteed. All that wouldn’t have been possible if they didn’t get driven into action by a hunch to begin with.
  • Entrepreneurship is a different kind of discovery
We can allude to business endeavors like how people fell down before discovering whether a species of mushroom is edible or not, but at the same time we can’t. Ten companies before us can fold, but what makes a great startup is the confidence that we might hold the elusive answer. Sometimes this trust in our capabilities is all that we need to actually succeed because after all, everything is a series of discoveries.
When we take on a problem, life or business-related, we often have the hunch that we can find the answer. This naturally comes with a curiosity as to what lies on the other side, which naturally leads to discoveries of what works. Ultimately, that’s all that matters.
Pioneering Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Magdalena Yeşil came to the United States in 1976 with two suitcases and $43, blind to the challenges she would face as a woman and immigrant in Silicon Valley. Today, she is best known as the first investor and a founding board member of Salesforce, the now-multibillion dollar company that ushered in the era of cloud-based computing. 
Magdalena Yeşil is a founder, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist of many of the world’s top technology companies, including Salesforce, where she was the first investor and founding board member.
Yesil is a former general partner at U.S. Venture Partners, where she oversaw investments in more than thirty early-stage companies and served on the boards of many.
A technology pioneer, Yeşil founded three of the first companies dedicated to commercializing Internet access, e-commerce infrastructure, and electronic payments.
UUnet, CyberCash, and MarketPay earned her the Entrepreneur of the Year title by the Red Herring magazine. Yeşil is a founder of Broadway Angels, a group of female venture capitalists and angel investors. She is currently working on her fourth startup, DriveInformed, a technology company bringing trust and transparency to the auto finance industry. She serves on the board of directors of RPX, Smartsheet, and Zuora.
Magdalena is an immigrant to the United States from Turkey and is of Armenian heritage. An avid hiker and sailor, she lives in San Francisco, California.

149: Roben Farzad Hotel Scarface Miami in the 1980s

In 1980, Miami was basically an ungovernable failed state filled with violence, corruption, and chaos. It earned the title, “murder capital of the world”. What forces led to the cocaine tragedy of the city? How did the The Mutiny Hotel become the center of this crazy time? How did the Miami of today come about? On this episode, author of the epic book, Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami, Roben Farzad talks about the very real world of Miami that inspired Scarface, the players there, and the factors that made it happen.

3 Things We Learned

The connection between Miami and Cuba

In 1980, the city of Miami took in hundreds of thousands of Cuban immigrants in a matter of months. Castro had made sure that the people leaving also included criminals who flooded Miami and worked during the cocaine explosion.


Many different cross currents had to happen for the cocaine tragedy to take place

Part of the reason Miami became a cocaine capital was the fact that the authorities looked the other way. It was a running joke in the 1980s that a cocaine smuggler who was caught could easily say they were working for the CIA selling cocaine for tactical reasons.


Podcasting can allow us to tell really great stories

Podcasting can be leveraged as a powerful free-range medium that can help us tell the greatest stories without the constraints of time or formats like movies. This means that anyone with a voice and a story has the opportunity to connect with an audience.


Scarface is one of the most iconic films of all time, but the happenings of 1980s Miami are far from fictional. The Mutiny Hotel was the epicenter of an era of drugs, insane wealth and violence, and a lot of it was caused by political and international forces that threw the city into a tailspin. It was so bad that people used to say Miami was a great place to visit because it was just next to America. The story of Roben’s book paints a powerful picture, and it’s an epic must-read that cannot be missed.


Guest Bio

Roben Farzad is the author of Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami. His family immigrated to the United States from Iran after he was born, and he grew up in Miami during those dark years. Go to hotelscarface.com to find out more.


148: Rock Thomas - What Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield taught me & more

Life itself is a daunting journey but how does someone power-walk through it all without losing the core of one’s identity? How does someone rise from the rubble that a deeply-set sense of inadequacy brings? In today’s episode, Rock Thomas walks us through the trail of self-discovery and the race that he chose to quit in order to become not just another pebble by the road.

“Do we need to achieve to be happy or can we happily achieve?” - Rock Thomas

Three Things We Learned

  • Changing your self-perception is key to personal growth

Humans are no enlightened buddhas who have gone past comparing themselves with everyone around them. In fact, humans are conditioned to look good, or at the very least, to not look bad. But developing a better relationship with oneself, practicing internal conversations that speak of appreciation for what we have, and not fixating on what makes us less stellar in the eyes of others who seek the same validation, will keep us going for the long haul.

  • A proper filing system breeds action

People need to have two filing cabinets to keep record of where they’re good at and where they fail. But ninety percent of the time, humans file what they do as pain, and this results in fear that leads to inaction. People must learn how to reward themselves for trying and to tally failures as learning experiences that will help them see their life options.

  • To happily achieve is always the better goal

People often make the mistake of thinking that achieving will make them happy. This is often not the case to achieve true personal and professional growth. Gratitude for the moment and the journey, even when the finish line is a distant and uncertain prospect, is something we can all take as the right way to happily achieve whatever success is bound our way.

We make what we become of ourselves. Other people will always have something to say and life is a mystery that we will spend every day solving. But following the trail with your self-made identity can never go wrong, and at the end of the day how you see yourself is what matters.


From humble beginnings that started on a farm just off the Island of Montréal, Rock Thomas rose to the top to become a self-made millionaire. He then quickly realized that financial success is just a part of something bigger. Thus, he embarked on a quest for knowledge, from the best teachers on Earth. For years, Rock traveled the world to study with Deepak Chopra, Anthony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Robert Kyiosaki and more.

With over 34 business streams of revenue Rock’s mission is to teach others how to become financially free and live an epic life on their terms.

From humble beginnings that started on a farm just off the Island of Montréal, Rock Thomas rose to the top to become a self-made millionaire. He then quickly realized that financial success is just a part of something bigger. Thus, he embarked on a quest for knowledge, from the best teachers on Earth. For years, Rock traveled the world to study with Deepak Chopra, Anthony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Robert Kyiosaki and more.

With over 34 business streams of revenue Rock’s mission is to teach others how to become financially free and live an epic life on their terms.

Rock Thomas


147 Duncan Davidson - Why The Future Is Awesome

How do you do business right enough times to be dubbed as a successful serial entrepreneur? How do you turn from entrepreneur to venture capitalist? Today we learn from Duncan Davidson the many prolific ways of becoming the multibillion-dollar rockstar that can turn around even the most reluctant in technological ventures by going a little off the tracks and riding against the current.

“All these things have to have a boom and they have to overcome people’s normal skepticism and resistance.” - Duncan Davidson


Three Things We Learned

  • All great technologies commit in a bubble

Throughout history, technologies trundled in as bubbles that overcame the normal resistance that most new ventures hit and have to climb over in order to gain traction. Change can often chase away people as they are loath to come out of their comfort zones. An effort to entice them into taking a shot at new technologies should have a force overwhelming enough to burst through the many qualms people tend to have upon the introduction of a concept that is alien and therefore seemingly unappealing, a first step towards hitting that initial adoption mark.

  • Humans are pack animals

Humans tend to stick to groups and adopt the thinking shared by the group. As the great philosopher Aristotle once said, humans are social animals. By capitalizing on this knack of people to seek ways in order to belong to a circle and grow that circle, technological ventures can create that necessary boom that will not only truck along innovations but also take them off the ground.

  • Contrarium done right snatches the coveted category crown

Being right in what you invest in is part of the process. But going against the herd of humans is one proven way to create a stir in your technological endeavors. This contrarium, when done right, will produce ripples that can gain you the attention needed to become the next category king.

Technology is the future, and the business of it can be trifling because of the fast turnover of new ideas and concepts that may put off consumers. Causing enough stir to make the cut will entail not only your success but also a future that is awesome and definitely bright for the people. In order to get started, however, one must understand and commit to the many dynamic forces that drive the technological bubble, including going against the herd.


Duncan Davidson is a serial entrepreneur, founder of Covad Communications, and co-founder of SkyPilot Networks and Bullpen Capital. He was very involved in two bubble-era IPOs and spent a few years as manager at VantagePoint Capital Partners. Duncan is now focused on investment in SaaS, blockchain, and internet of things (IOT).

He has an undergraduate degree in physics and math from Brown University and is a magna cum laude in JD from Michigan Law School. His life has taken him from incredible entrepreneur to incredible venture capitalist.

Connect with Duncan on LinkedIn


146: Nancy Pfund - Betting on Elon Musk and Impact Investing

Who are impact venture capitalists and how does this create a new category in the venture capital industry? In this episode, Nancy Pfund, in the parlance of our times, is a legit pioneer of this new category of venture capitalist in Silicon Valley and beyond.


“We invest to drive social, economic and environmental progress in the regions and sectors in which we invest” – Nancy Pfund


3 Things We Learned

  1. Elon Musk a superhero? 
    He is a very hardworking super intelligent, idealistic in his own way
    he is the kind person that can inspire people to drop what they're doing and help save the world.
  2. Impact Investing
    (Nancy Invested in three of his (Elon Musk) companies:
    Tesla, Solar City & Space X)
    "someday ... if your only investing for financial gain people will say to you "well that's not good enough you have to do more than that"
  3. What does the world will look 25 years from now?
    Transportation is electric, autonomous driving, better transportation, less pollutive plants. a cost-effective future.
    on the financial side, people will expect that they are getting more out of their investment dollar than just a financial return, they will see what else they've been able to accomplish from that and this will be the norm, not the exception.


Nancy E. Pfund is Founder and Man­ag­ing Part­ner of DBL Part­ners, a ven­ture cap­i­tal firm whose goal is to com­bine top-​​tier finan­cial returns with mean­ing­ful social, envi­ron­men­tal and eco­nomic returns in the regions and sec­tors in which it invests. Nancy is also the Founder of DBL Investors. As a lead­ing player in the grow­ing field of impact invest­ing, DBLhas helped to reveal the power of ven­ture cap­i­tal to pro­mote social change and envi­ron­men­tal improve­ment, and Ms. Pfund writes and speaks fre­quently of impact investing.

Ms. Pfund is the author, along with Ben­jamin Healey of the widely cited report on the his­tory of U.S. energy sub­si­dies enti­tled, “What Would Jef­fer­son Do? The His­tor­i­cal Role of Fed­eral Sub­si­dies in Shap­ing America’s Energy Future”, co-​​authored with Michael Lazar, “Red, White & Green: The True Col­ors of America’s Clean Tech Jobs”, co-​​authored with Noah Walker, “Ask Saint Onofrio: Find­ing What Has Been Lost in A Tale of Two Energy Sources”, co-​​authored with Anand Chhabra, “Renew­ables Are Dri­ving Up Elec­tric­ity Prices: Wait, What?”, and co-​​authored with Kristofer Holz, “The 2017 Inau­gu­ra­tion: Empow­er­ing a Clean Energy Nation”.

Ms. Pfund received her BA and MA in anthro­pol­ogy from Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity, and her MBAfrom the Yale School of Management.

Fol­low Nancy on Twit­ter @NancyPfundDBL.


145: Joe Sanok - Guru to Practitioners Show

“We’ve got our here and now, we’ve got our own sense of where we need to head, but we also don’t know where we’re headed. Life becomes this adventure that could end this afternoon or it could last to a hundred and five.” - Joe Sanok
How does someone take up the task of teaching practitioners the effective way of practicing what they do? One day we wake up with a consciousness that we’re bound to do significant work, but life offers very few pointers on coming up with the best approach. In this episode, celebrated consultant of consultants, Joe Sanok shares how a deep sense of purpose coupled with the right knowledge to growth in practice will prove indispensable to our life’s cache.
Three Things We Learned
  • Worldliness must be sought in order to grow
Experiencing the world in its plenitude and barrenness is crucial in shaping our life’s work. We seek justice because life is unfair ground, and for this very reason we try to come up with ways to improve the human life we’re born into. By taking stock of where we’re needed by the people who need us, we gain two things: a sense of purpose and an understanding of the different manners by which we can approach and improve our practice.
  • Gratitude must be maintained regardless of our level of success
Pitfalls become of success without gratitude. We miss out on a lot of opportunities in the human experience beyond growing our business, making profits, and just experiencing life in general. Making a habit out of being grateful for our successes, no matter how seemingly trivial or life-altering, will aid us in sustaining steam and blooming in our identified niche.
  • Overcoming the challenge of practicing what you preach is a given
Roadblocks in life often present themselves as ironies. Putting out what we think people need to consume entails that we need to live and breathe them. Becoming the result of our own practice is the best testament to our success.
People often come at life knowing what they want to do but not how they should do it. Opportunities for learning are abundant, but not everyone can readily see them. This can hamper our growth as individuals and create a barrier to making the most out of what our chosen practices can give us.
Having a deep sense of purpose, gratitude, and daring to hone our self-work are crucial to becoming the best practitioners we can be.

Joe Sanok
is a speaker, mental health counselor, business consultant, and podcaster. Joe has the #1 podcast for counselors, The Practice of the Practice Podcast. With interviews with Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Chris Ducker, Rob Bell, Glennon Doyle Melton, and Lewis Howes, Joe is a rising star in the speaking world! Joe is a writer for PsychCentral, has been featured on the Huffington Post, Forbes, GOOD Magazine, Reader's Digest, Bustle, and Yahoo News. He is a keynote speaker, author of five books, and is a top-consultant.