Creating a System of Success and Self-Awareness


Success is about passion, practice, and performance, and will only come when you grant yourself permission to be extraordinary.

The Boy Who Lived: The Story of a Son Who Came Later in Life

The Boy Who Lived: The Story of a Son Who Came Later in Life

Douglas Mine, a former foreign correspondent, shares this memoir about meeting his Italian wife, starting a life together, and the honest emotions that accompany finding out, at age fifty-five, that you’re going to be a father again.

A Dog and His Man Travel America—And Find Each Other

Benoit and Casey feature

‘Travels With Casey’ is a brilliant, funny, heartwarming book about an epic journey across America and the dogs (and men) Benoit and Casey met in the process.

Why I Put 10 Years on My Back to Play Show & Tell at Microsoft’s YouthSpark Live


I carried the last 10 years of my life in a book bag in order to illustrate to teens and millennials that successful entrepreneurship is about building a culture of achievement, not branding.  — When former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer last year announced Microsoft YouthSpark, a company-wide, global initiative to create opportunities for 300 million youth […]

That Time a 7 Year-Old Pitched Me His Story


Standing in front of a corner store on a hot June day in Philly, a former student tells me why he’s newsworthy.

I Lived a Day According to Maya Angelou’s Schedule, And Hacked My Own Creativity

Maya Angelou

I encourage people who are seeking the creative source to try an enforced solitude, it worked for me and clearly has worked for Dr. Angelou.

Donald Sterling, Mark Cuban and the Bigger Picture We’re Not Seeing


B.O.L.D member Joshua Rivers has a change of heart on the Donald Sterling fiasco, calls for extermination!

Hood Disease Is Real; So Will it Be Considered in the Courtroom?

Philadelphia Fighting Poverty

Since affluenza works as a get out of jail free card for the rich, what benefits can victims of ‘Hood Disease’ look forward to?