5 Notes From My Conversation With Amira Rose Davis

Last week I shared my conversation with Amira Rose Davis, she’s a historian at Penn State, a podcaster, and an all-around fun badass. Amira was nice enough to come on and talk about the college football season, Black Lives Matter, the business of sports, and we worked in some theatre. There’s a ton in the conversation but I wanted to …

5 Key Takeaways From My Keynote On Change In Sydney

I was chatting with Angela Higgins about the conference that she put together with Jo Michel in November, Ticketing Professionals Conference Australia. And, we got to chatting about takeaways and things I learned from developing and delivering a keynote in Australia. I realized then that I hadn’t properly recapped my trip to Sydney and Melbourne so that y’all can learn …

3 Ways Accelerate Change…

I’ve been going back through some papers and old columns that I love. One of my favorites is Peter Drucker and it is amazing to me how well his writing has held up over the years. One of his ideas that really stood with me a lot over the years is the need to get out into the world and …

3 Key Ideas From My Chat with Doug Mann from the Victoria Racing Club

  A couple of days ago I had a chance to chat with my friend, Doug Mann, for my podcast, “The Business of Fun”. We set out on a conversation that ended up in a much different place than I imagined when we first started talking about doing an episode. A better place because Doug shared a whole bunch of …

3 Ways To Plan Your Own Professional Development

  I have been reading the book, It’s Even Worse Than You Think by David Cay Johnston and he was talking about how a country’s future success is directly related to their investments in education and science, pointing to the amount of growth the United States achieved after the end of World War II and how now the US government has been …

I’m coming to Australia…and I’ve got some things on my mind.

  Many of you may or may not know that I was just announced as the keynote speaker for the Ticketing Professionals Conference of Australia in November in Sydney.  The topic I’m going to talk about is one that I’ve come to understand is at the core of my career and my work: change. The working title of my talk …

“Why Do They Do Things Like This?”

  Seth Godin wrote a quick blog this morning about culture and that got me thinking about the same idea. I’m often frustrated by living in DC by the pace of the city and the “business” culture. Business in quotes due to the fact that this is still a company town where even the private sector is at the heel …