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One night after a 12-hour rehearsal for a parody production of The Wizard of Oz, I was driving home from the city, anticipating a relaxing night at home. I was in a great mood, having spent a long day playing the Cowardly Lion. I didn’t think there was anything that could wipe that satisfied smile off my face or stop my fingers from happily drumming to the radio. But as the famous line...
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In my never-ending quest for the inner causes of outer wealth, I believe I have discovered its bedrock foundation.That foundation is wisdom. It is the fount from which all other success principles flow.I think a lot about the concept of inner and outer success, and believe your outer world is a direct reflection of your inner world. Trying to change your outer world with no care for your...
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Have you ever been fired? Do you know why? In “3 Clues You Were a Bad Intern,” Christina—whom I fired 14 years ago—talks about breaking unwritten rules of the professional world. Signs you’re doing it wrong, if you will. But what I’d like to ask is this: Is there only one way, one set of rules, to get it right?No.        ...
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I remember the first time I met Madonna. It was 1980 in New York City, and the disco thing was merging with the new wave thing to create a whole new kind of music genre.The city was alive with a new breed of artist: edgy, opinionated, daring and theatrical. This was the period where Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat and Boy George were hitting the scene. Artists were crossing and blurring lines...
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Chris was done, over it. His boss was frustrating and his commute to the office unbearable. So after months of unhappiness, of dreading work, he wanted to find a new job.Friends asked him what he was looking for. “What do you really want to do? What’s your dream job?”Chris wanted to work at a place where he’s always learning, where there’s room to grow…...
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The March 2015 issue of SUCCESS celebrates achievers, including you and me. As we were putting the issue together, it occurred to me that while I’ve had terrific mentors who shaped me as a leader, the hardest work I’ve ever done, I’ve done on my own. At certain crucial junctions, I had to be my own life coach.Early in my career I took a job at a magazine that shall remain...
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The buzz about South by Southwest (SXSW) can be very divisive.If you’re going to the tech, music and film conference that takes place every March in Austin, Texas, then the buzz can reach giddy proportions. If you want to attend but can’t, you wish the entire Internet had a mute button for all things SXSW.Someone who has been privy to the buzz for many years now is Cheezburger CEO Ben...
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