Malcolm Forbes transformed his career to transform his life.

“To measure the man, measure his heart.”

The Prototype

In 1990, a yellow taxi dropped me off on lower 5th Avenue where Greenwich Village meets Chinatown and Little Italy. It was a frosty November morning. As I stepped out of the car a magnificent sight stood before me, a…

There are few ways to confirm stupidity so effectively.

The founding principles of the magazine that calls itself a newspaper

“To take part in a severe contest between intelligence.”

To those who believe The Economist is meant to be about the economy, that is logical but inaccurate.

The New York Times doesn’t write about time, nor does Time magazine…

If you think Elizabeth Holmes is done, she never met anyone she couldn’t fool.

Elizabeth Holmes was a brilliant engineer who dabbled in Mandarin for fun. As a freshman, she dropped out of Stanford in 2003 to found Theranos. Soon after she discovered a look that resembled Steve Jobs, and in one of life’s great ironies, she has the same name as his first…

To change the world, start with what you want to do, not what someone says you should do.

“Hit the little ball before you hit the big ball.”

Golfers use the expression above to prevent taking a large divot before striking the ball. When you don’t follow this rule, it can be very unpleasant as dirt flies in the air and the ball barely moves or is shanked…

Bet on the future, just don’t bet the future

Germans have a word for just about everything. Schwellenangst is the fear of embarking on a new adventure. For some, it’s the first time they fly in an airplane, while for others it’s the start of a new job, a new relationship, or a move to a new location. …

“My only measure of success is how many people love me.”

On May 29, 1969, Doris and Roberta, two sisters from an average-sized midwestern town, born to an average midwestern family and enjoying an average if happy midwestern life, received a letter letting them know their brother was about to…

“For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” — Matthew 25:29

Andy Warhol

The Matthew Effect is the phenomenon more commonly known as ‘the rich get richer.” We see it when preeminent people are…

The famous children’s rhyme, What All the World Is Made Of, is the handiwork of Robert Southey, one of the great English poets (1774–1843). For reasons that will strike most parents as obvious, the most famous eight lines are extracted from the original 44 lines. The problem is not their…

The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000 or about 0.02% of the world’s population and has received 128 Nobel Prizes:


  1. 1910 — Paul Heyse
  2. 1927 — Henri Bergson
  3. 1958 — Boris Pasternak
  4. 1966 — Shmuel Yosef Agnon
  5. 1966 — Nelly Sachs
  6. 1976 — Saul Bellow
  7. 1978 — Isaac Bashevis Singer
  8. 1981 — Elias Canetti
  9. 1987 — Joseph Brodsky
  10. 1991 — Nadine Gordimer

World Peace:

  1. 1911 — Alfred Fried
  2. 1911 — Tobias Michael…

Jeff Cunningham

Professor of Leadership. Extraordinary Lives Project. Author “Be Somebody” (2021); 2019 Telly Award; ex-publisher Forbes

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