Lisa Ocker

Lisa Ocker

What’s Your Higher Purpose?

By Lisa Ocker | January 24, 2014

Augusta Scott moved from Los Angeles to Las Vegas seeking a change in her life. Today, as Zappos.com’s life coach, she’s helping others to make their own personal transformations. “I had no plans to become a life coach, but that’s what Zappos does for people. If you have aspirations, Zappos will help you take that…

Why Is Tony Hsieh Betting $350M on Vegas?

By Lisa Ocker | December 10, 2013

“I think the piece that’s getting missed by the media is how fast this is changing,” says Joe Henriod about downtown Las Vegas. He’s one of many entrepreneurs who have moved here to be part of the emerging tech and small-business hub being built in a formerly depressed area better known for check-cashing businesses and…

Prepare for Liftoff in 2014!

By Lisa Ocker | December 4, 2013

Get ready for the new year with this to-do list built to help you make your life more productive and positive. 1. Set goals. Take a good look at what you want in life. Have you committed to these goals by purposefully taking steps toward reaching them? 2. Get a mentor. Seek out people with…

Money or Health?

By Lisa Ocker | July 31, 2013

Despite their complaints that a controversial program was “coercive,” people faced with paying up to 20 percent more for health insurance chose to exercise instead. In other words, when money talked, they walked. Researchers with the University of Michigan Health System and Stanford University evaluated the people insured by Blue Care Network who were enrolled…

Let’s Hear It for the Left Hand!

By Lisa Ocker | July 29, 2013

In commemoration of International Left Handers Day on Aug. 13, we’d like to give a big hand to southpaws, and to left hands in general. Consider that the ranks of lefthanders include such luminaries as Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Napoleon, several presidents, and all 351 residents of Left Hand, W.Va.…

Sheryl Sandberg: Women at the Top

By Lisa Ocker | April 13, 2013

Sheryl Sandberg says the scarcity of women at the top levels of corporations, nonprofits and go

The Art of the Nap

By Lisa Ocker | March 27, 2013

“Nature had not intended mankind to work from 8 in the morning until midnight without that refreshment of blessed oblivion which, even if it only lasts 20 minutes, is sufficient to renew all the vital forces.” So proclaimed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who kept a bed in the Houses of Parliament and said napping…

Best of SUCCESS

By Lisa Ocker | March 14, 2013

You’re reading an article that took five years to write—or more than 100, if you look at it another way. Five years ago a small group of us worked long days that turned into early mornings to produce our first issue of SUCCESS. The April/May 2008 issue would re-launch the iconic brand founded more than…

Fight and Flight: Sully’s Miracle on the Hudson

By Lisa Ocker | January 15, 2013

Four years ago, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport bound

QuickHit: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

By Lisa Ocker | December 19, 2012

We had just toured Facebook headquarters with a group of magazine editors. Chief Operating Offi