Can you bounce back after failure…

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By Jerry Gladstone, Can you bounce back after failure… Take some advice from a business associate of mine for many years and co-founder of Hanna-Barbera Productions – Joe Barbera. As Joe tells it, “after creating with my partner the cartoon series Tom and Jerry for MGM Studios with a single call—conveyed to me secondhand—my whole […]

Learning Courage from The Greatest – Muhammad Ali

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The recent passing of boxing legend Muhammad Ali stirred up a great deal of emotion within me and caused me to reflect on my interaction with him several years ago. It was one of the more surreal moments in my life: I was just finishing up an autograph signing with Muhammad Ali at his hotel […]

Seth MacFarlane on Dedication and Innovation

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In May 2016, Fox Studios not only renewed Family Guy for its 14th season, Fox executives announced that Seth MacFarlane will create, produce and star in a new live action sci-fi series in 2017. MacFarlane continues to wow the entertainment industry with his zany, hilarious, and sometimes controversial humor. It is no surprise that many […]

Learn About Character and Courage from Holocaust Survivor Ann Rosenheck

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April 29th marks the anniversary of the the day American troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp Dachau in 1945. Among those freed was Ann Rosenheck, a woman of great courage and moral character. I had the honor and privilege of interviewing Ann while writing the international best-selling book, The Common Thread of Overcoming Adversity and […]

NBA’s Keith Askins on Mindset, Values and Work Ethic

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Just this weekend, the NBA held it’s 65th annual All Star game. The skill, dedication and mindset the players brought to the game caused me to think back to the interview I did with the Miami Heat’s Keith Askins while writing The Common Thread of Overcoming Adversity and Living Your Dreams. I was able to […]

Eagles Guitarist Joe Walsh on Overcoming Fear

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On January 18, 2016, the world lost another great musician, founding member of The Eagles and amazing songwriter, Glenn Frey. Considered one of the most influential bands of the 1970’s, The Eagles won six Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, the first year they were […]

How a Strong Character Helped NFL Great Leonard Marshall Succeed

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As an adult, I met Leonard Marshall in Florida and we became fast friends. I soon realized that it was indeed his strong character that makes him who he is—both on and off the playing field. As a kid, growing up in New York, my Sunday afternoons were all about watching N.Y. Giants football with my dad. […]

Grace Slick on Pursuing Your Dreams

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What a wonderful opportunity we had as a company to feature artwork form Grace Slick, a true Rock & Roll icon.  Her unique understanding of the world, as she sees it, is truly fascinating.  As much as anybody, singer-songwriter Grace Slick is a part of Rock & Roll history. As a member of the Rock and […]