Leading by example is exactly what Skullcandy CEO Hoby Darling has always tried to do. In order to motivate others, Darling has learned that he must first “redefine what is possible” and then you’ll see those around you will begin to mark their own path. The CrossFit fanatic sat down with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, to discuss leadership, motivation and the importance of dreams.
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Trust me when I say this—Ruth Bader Ginsburg rocks. There’s a good reason why she’s affectionately known as The Notorious RBG. About a dozen years ago I had the great pleasure to meet U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and I’ve been a fan ever since. She’s brilliant, feisty, dedicated and outspoken. When she was asked when there will be enough women on the Supreme Court she shot back, “When there’s nine.” She pointed out that no one was shocked when there were nine men. Why shouldn’t there be nine women?
Isn’t it the absolute worst when you finish a book and all you have left are a ton of questions? #bookhangover! Well, that’s exactly what happened when I finished Raphael Montes‘ Perfect Days (Penguin Press, February 2016). The crime writer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, had me literally on the edge of my seat from the very beginning and then… I fell off the chair.
Last week, The CW’s post-apocalyptic teen show, The 100, delivered a pretty shocking death. That’s really saying something, as fans of the show are used to characters dying in horrific ways. But when Lexa, fan-favorite and badass Grounder Commander, took a stray bullet and died in Clarke’s arms, I gasped out loud and then cried a bucket of tears.
March 8 is International Women’s Day, which means we’re celebrating all those women from around the globe who inspire and entertain us. It’s easy to keep yourself in an Americanized bubble, only reading stories from the familiar authors we know and love. But the international book community is vast and vibrant, filled with writers from all different cultures and nationalities. In honor of all the talented women across the world, here are six international female authors (and their most recent books!) that you should be reading immediately:
These days, aspiring writers have a number of tools at their disposal. Whether that’s a specific software, a submission manager or something as simple as an Internet connection, people today have more tools than ever before to write quality work. But can all of those advantages work against them and actually distract the writer from what’s most important in their writing? Maybe the real problem is there’s just too much help available and not enough creativity.