Born John Roger Stephens on December 28, 1978, to Phyllis, a seamstress, and Ronald, a factory worker, John showed his potential and ambition early on.
In 1994, he was named the local winner of the McDonald’s Black History Makers of Tomorrow essay competition, facilitated by the famous fast-food chain. Written when he was just fifteen years old and published in a local paper, the essay stunningly predicted the life John would live.
Secretary Madeleine Albright and Secretary Condoleezza Rice share insights, born from their years of experience, about navigating disagreements, making difficult decisions, and negotiating for mutual gain.
The inferior man’s reasons for hating knowledge are not hard to discern. He hates it because it is complex— because it puts an unbearable burden on his meager capacity for taking in ideas. Thus his search is always for short cuts. All superstitions are such short cuts. Their aim is to make the unintelligible simple, and even obvious.” – American critic H. L. Mencken
Starting as a college dropout with no family money, Felix created a publishing empire, founded Maxim magazine, and made himself one of the richest people in the UK.
“The bottom line is that if I did it, you can do it. I went from being a pauper—a hippie dropout on welfare living in a crummy room without the proverbial pot to piss in, without even the money to pay the rent, without a clue as to what to do next—to being rich. And I am certainly no business genius, as my rivals will happily and swiftly confirm.” – Felix Dennis
Courage is Calling is the first book in Ryan Holiday’s series on the cardinal virtues of ancient philosophy which include four key components: Courage.Temperance. Justice.Wisdom.
Holiday explored the courageous practice of historical and contemporary leaders like Charles de Gaulle to Leonidas, Frederick Douglass, Theodore Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Marcus Aurelius, Sophia Farrar, Frank Serpico, James Stockdale.
The virtues are interrelated and inseparable, yet each is distinct from the others. Doing the right thing almost always takes courage, just as discipline is impossible without the wisdom to know what is worth choosing.
Leadership is setting an agenda with clear goals, and motivating people to achieve those goals.
President George W. Bush did stints in the military, business, and baseball before being catapulted to national prominence in his late forties. With insight from Mrs. Laura Bush, the former commander in chief opens up about the tough calls and life lessons that shaped his career. In the space of a single decade, he won four major elections, serving as a successful bipartisan governor of Texas and leading America through one of the greatest crises of the modern era: the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
The 2022 National Bank Open was held between August 8 to August 14, 2022, as part of the 2022 US Open Series. The women’s event took place at the Sobeys Stadium in Toronto. This was my first time viewing a competition-level tennis tournament featuring one of my favourite female tennis players: Coco Gauff.
It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life is the story of Armstrong’s journey from inauspicious beginnings through triumph, tragedy, transformation, and transcendence. In 1996, at the prime of his career, Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which later spread to his lungs, abdomen, and brain, and was only given a 40 percent chance of living.
In It’s Not About the Bike, American former professional road racing cyclist, Lance Armstrong reflects on his upbringing, upstart as a triathlete, cycling career, battling and surviving testicular cancer, and coming back to win multiple tour de France competitions.
In Roles: The Secret to Family, Business, and Social Success, author, and public speaker Nicholeen Peck discuss the importance of roles in the family unit, business, and social settings. She writes about the power of roles, Family Dysfunction, and the difference between roles and responsibilities.
Roles are a power. They prepare us to live securely and happily. They also help us to spread happiness and to support and love each other — as well as promote relationship freedom. Too many people today are in emotional and relationship bondage. Understanding roles is a vital secret to breaking away from that bondage and finding the relationship freedom and personal power that awaits us all.
“The brave don’t live forever but the cautious don’t live at all. The only thing that’s truly terrifying is the unlived life.” ― Bill See
Sir Richard Branson, The founder of the Virgin Group built a business empire by solving the problems that fascinated him, disrupting every industry he touched, and pursuing dreams that seemed impossible. The adventure took him from humble beginnings to the stars.
In Confessions of an Advertising Man, founder of Ogilvy & Mather and “Father of Advertising,” David Ogilvy shares his philosophy, pioneering ideas and strategies for becoming a successful advertising man. Other topics covered include people management, corporate ethics, office politics, and insights for building a successful advertising business.
The confessions of an Advertising Man was first published in 1963, and it is considered as essential reading for advertising students and practitioners.
In What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings–and Life, author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, describes through real-life anecdotes and scientific research why the early hours of the day are so important and how successful people use mornings to help them accomplish things that are often impossible to take care of later in the day.