Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky — Exploring Creativity, Ignoring Critics, and Making Art (#263)

“Procrastination is part of the process.” – Darren Aronofsky Darren Aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) is the founder and head of production company Protozoa Pictures. He is the acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker behind both cult classics and blockbusters, including Pi (which earned him a Best Director award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival), Requiem For a Dream, The …

When to Quit – Lessons from World-Class Entrepreneurs, Investors, Authors, and More (#254)

“Remember: it’s not a failure until you accept defeat.” -Debbie Millman I’m very excited to share this episode. It’s our first “roundtable” approach to discussing a single topic. This came about when I asked 5-Bullet Friday subscribers (sign up here if you’re interested) to send me questions, and one that stuck out was: Where’s the …

Calming Philosophies for Chaotic Times — Krista Tippett (#223)

“Anger is often what pain looks like when it shows itself in public.” – Krista Tippett Krista Tippett (@KristaTippett) is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. She created and hosts the public radio program and podcast On Being and curates The Civil Conversations Project, an emergent approach to the differences of …

Media Kit and Samples

Hello media friends. Please find my short and long bios here. If you’re looking for photos you can use, here are a few options: This album on Flickr. Crowd favorites, including head shots, are indicated by stars. You can also download the color-corrected favorites in web resolution (25MB) in color or black and white. Print …

Tribe of Mentors: Most Impactful Purchases of $100 or Less

Below, 100+ world-class performers all answer the question “What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months (or in recent memory)?” There are some real gems, and I now use a handful of them daily. The responses are all pulled from my brand-new book, Tribe of Mentors: Short …

Tribe of Mentors — Recommended Books from Mentors and Top Books from Tools of Titans

The list below includes all the mentors in alphabetical order from Tribe of Mentors who have made book recommendations. I have also included the top most recommended books (two or more mentions) on the top. You will also find at the bottom of the post the top most recommended books from Tools of Titans as well. Enjoy! *** Top …