About Ken Goldstein

Ken Goldstein has served as Chairman & CEO of SHOP.COM, Executive Vice President & Managing Director of Disney Online, and VP / Executive Publisher of Entertainment & Education for Broderbund Software. He currently advises start-ups and established companies on brands, creative talent, e-commerce, and digital media strategy. Ken is on the boards of Thrift Books LLC and Good Men Media, Inc. He publishes the business blog CorporateIntel.us and his first book, This Is Rage: A Novel of Silicon Valley and Other Madness, was published in 2013 by The Story Plant. His second book, Endless Encores, will be published by The Story Plant in 2015.

Rotten Choices, Rotten Jobs

Quitting Your Job over Rotten Choices

Ken Goldstein looks at the trend of people taking crappy, short term jobs that don’t lead to anything better—and how that can change.

It’s All Getting Personal

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Ken Goldstein had finally made peace with becoming an author. Then he discovered he had to build a platform.

Records So Good We Bought Them Again (And Again)

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Ken Goldstein shares a list of classic albums worth listening to – multiple times.

Tavis and Maya

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This year’s surprise hit at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books wasn’t a book. It was a talk by Tavis Smiley about renowned author Maya Angelou.

The Funniest Screenplays of All Time

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Ken Goldstein polled his network to find 60 of the best written, funniest movies of all time. What’s on your list?

Do You Care?

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Going through the motions is not going to cut it. Ken Goldstein on how to be successful.

My Second Book: Endless Encores

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Ken Goldstein celebrates his second book, and invites you to have a look.

Let’s Argue About Something

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Ken Goldstein wants to argue—-but also wants to know the point of the argument.

What Should You Study To Be More Valuable In The Workplace?

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Success only begins in school — what you need to learn from formal instruction is how to continue your learning on and off the job.

Everyday Innovation

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Do we need to stop setting the bar too high when it comes to innovation and ambition? Ken Goldstein takes a look.

Dreaming And Doing

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How to sustain dreams simply: through listening.

The Art Of The Winback

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Messing up is fine. Good even. Because according to Ken Goldstein, a momentary instance of failure is the single best opportunity a business will ever have to connect with a customer’s conviction.

How To Make A Family Happen

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Ken Goldstein shares with us a video and story emphasizing the good that comes from foster care and adoption. He encourages us to share this movement.

How to Lose a Customer for Life for Ten Bucks

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A one-off transaction is much too expensive for a business, writes Ken Goldstein. You want customers for life. Here’s how to lose a customer forever.

Mentoring Is the Secret Sauce

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Ken Goldstein shares the secret ingredient to success—and 10 key ideas to make it happen.

Stop Dropping the Ball

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There is an exceptionally easy way to solve half of all of your problems, and it involves only two words. Ken Goldstein explains.