Ed Bennett

Ed Bennett

Ed was the founding CEO of VH-1, had been the CEO of music-oriented online service Prodigy for 5 years, and played many other roles instrumental in creating our digital world. He was also kind enough to host the TEDxFultonStreet Salon 2016, for which I’m very grateful!

Peter Sprague and Mary Howard

Peter Sprague and Mary Howard

I’ve known Peter from the TED Conference, nearly 20 years ago, when we met by discussing ways our companies could use stock options to supplement teachers’ incomes in our communities.

Rick Smolan, Author and Photographer

Rick Smolan, Author and Photographer

One of the first people I met at my very first TED Conference was Rick Smolan -a former TIME, LIFE and National Geographic photographer best known as the co-creator of the “Day in the Life” book series, and CEO of Against All Odds Productions. His new book, “Inside Tracks” is a groundbreaking multimedia experience, using augmented-reality to assist in the telling of an incredible...
George Kohlrieser, Hostage Negotiator

George Kohlrieser, Hostage Negotiator

It’s incredible how much there is for business leaders to learn from hostage negotiators! I consider myself privileged for having the opportunity to experience George’s wisdom first-hand, and I whole-heartedly recommend both his books: Hostage at the Table and Care to Dare. He’s also expected to appear at TEDxFultonStreet in June of...
Chongtul Rinpoche of Bon Shen Ling

Chongtul Rinpoche of Bon Shen Ling

Speaking with this Tibetan Lama about lucid dreaming was a rare and memorable opportunity… I can’t imagine I’ll ever think of sleep in the same way again. It never occurred to me that certain cultures might consider dreams “the important part”, and consider [what European cultures call] “reality” to be the...
If You’re a Founder, then You’re a Hero!

If You’re a Founder, then You’re a Hero!

What do pumpkins, toilet paper, and lemonade have in common? They all relate to heroes of entrepreneurship. After a few near-misses, I finally had an opportunity to meet up with Mike Michalowicz in person. We talked about his books, “The Pumpkin Plan” and “Toilet Paper Entrepreneur,” as well as my upcoming release “Lemonade Heroes: How Entrepreneurs turn Setbacks into...
Daria Siegel at Launch-LM Party

Daria Siegel at Launch-LM Party

Big congratulations to the whole team that created Launch-LM.com, helping Lower Manhattan to connect with great resources! I love being part of a city that supports its business owners — even the small ones…...
Renee Blodgett at TEDxUNPlaza

Renee Blodgett at TEDxUNPlaza

Forbes ranked her #12 most influential on social media (original article), but I just know her from hanging out a zillion times at the original TED Conferences, back when they were held in Monterey. It was great to visit again with my old friend, Renee Blodgett, during her visit to NYC for TEDxUNPlaza, another brilliant...