“Great people are those who make others feel that they, too, can become great.” — Mark Twain
From time to time you’ll see guest posts or interviews.
I like to draw from a wide variety of expertise and bring you insights and actions to help you be more effective, realize your potential, and explore the art of the possible.
It’s a way to pragmatically stand on the shoulders of giants.
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Here is a sampling of some of the interesting people that have shared their insights…
I like to draw insight from book authors. I find that somebody who spends the time to put together a book on a topic, they tend to have something to share. One of my favorite things to ask authors is to share either their top 10 lessons in life, or their top 10 lessons in their area of expertise.
Author of The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding
Al is a legendary marketing strategist and the best-selling author of 11 books on marketing including Positioning, Marketing Warfare, Focus, The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding, The Fall of Advertising & the Rise of PR and his latest War in the Boardroom (2009).
Author of Me 2.0 a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success
Dan is the bestselling author of Me 2.0, an award winning blogger at Personal Branding Blog, the publisher of Personal Branding Magazine, a national speaker and consultant on branding, and a BusinessWeek columnist.
Author of Changing Minds
David is a master of change and influence techniques. He is founder of the site Changing Minds.org.
Author of The Art of the Start
Guy is a a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, bestselling author, and Apple Fellow. Above all, Guy is a down to Earth unleasher of goodness, and he drives with a simple mission to “empower people.”
Author of The Happiness Project
Gretchen is a best selling author and former lawyer. Gretchen studied happiness by making it a project. During The Happiness Project, she spent a year test-driving every principle, tip, theory, and scientific study she could find.
Jairek is the best-selling author of Live It, a professional speaker, performance coach, and creator of the Rapid Results Formula. And, if you’re wondering, yes, Jairek Robbins is the son of Tony Robbins.
Co-Author of The Leadership Challenge
Jim is a foremost researcher, award-winning writer, and highly sought after teacher in the field of leadership. Jim is co-author of the award-winning and best selling book, The Leadership Challenge.
Author of Make Every Man Want You
Marie is a best-selling author, speaker, online-entrepreneur, Nike Athlete and Master Trainer, fitness personality, dancer, and choreographer.
Author of THINKERTOYS
Michael is one of the most highly acclaimed creativity experts in the world and author of the best sellers Thinkertoys and Thinkpak..
Author of Be the Hero
Noah is the author of the nationally bestselling book, Be the Hero: Three Powerful Ways to Overcome Challenges in Work and Life and was named by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the world’s “Top 100 Minds in Personal Development.”
Rick Kirschner (Dr.K)
Stephen L. Nelson
Best-selling author of QuickBooks for Dummies and Quicken for Dummies.
He was once called the Louis L’Amour of computer books by the Wall Street Journal because he’s written more computer books (roughly 160 at last count) than any other author.
Author of The 4-Hour Work Week, The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Chef
Tim is an author, entrepreneur, angel investor, and public speaker. He experiments in life-style design. Tim is the 7th “most powerful” personality on Newsweek’s Digital 100 Power Index for 2012.
I come across insightful people all the time. I like to have them share what they know with readers of Sources of Insight.
Some are unsung heroes.
Some are experts in their field.
Others are people who have learned from the school of hard knocks.
What they all have in common is insight that’s worth spreading.
Alissa is the author of Living in Your Top 1%: Nine Essential Rituals to Achieve Your Ultimate Life Goals, which is essentially about helping people find their inner drive, get clarity on what they want, and make their dreams happen through compelling goals, and inspired action.
Elizabeth Haas Edersheim
Elizabeth has studied, written about, and advised organizations in management for over 30 years.
Janine de Nysschen
Changemaker and Purpose Strategist, Whytelligence
Janine believes there’s a sense of purpose instilled in everyone and it defines the difference you want to make in this world, and it inspires everything you do.
John is passionate about developing people and helping them succeed. He’s been doing so for 16 years at SAFECO Insurance, and 10 years at Microsoft.
President of Organization Strategy Institute, Inc.
Dr. Ken Sylvester is a skilled negotiator. He has mediated and negotiated for organizations such as Microsoft, the U.S. Olympic Committee, Google, the NBA, the NFL, Nike, Coca-Cola, and many others.
Linda P. Jones
Melody has a wealth of experience from managing multi-million dollar restaurants in San Francisco, to working as a dealer in several Las Vegas casinos, to selling fiber optic network components in Germany, to running a Global IT service center for a large multi-national corporation in Spain.
Author of 80: Climbing the Two Ladders to Inner Strength and Outer Freedom
Rob is an author and explorer of the mind. He inspires minds at MindAdventure.com.
Weldon “Wally” Long
Weldon is the author of the book, The Upside of Fear, which is Winner of the 2009 New York Book Festival’s award in the Biography/Autobiography category, and is endorsed by Stephen Covey and Tony Robbins.