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Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo had a career as a trailblazer, and now she's using her experience to reinvent the Girl Scouts with a science and tech focus. She's also doubling down on programs tailored to girls as Boy Scouts goes co-ed.
Former CIA Director John Brennan says a lesson from his father helped him navigate tense situations and 3 a.m. phone calls
John Brennan, who was the CIA Director until 2017, said his father told him to focus on doing the best thing for the country, even if he got criticized for it.
José Andrés says his father wouldn't let him cook until Andrés learned to control the fire — and it taught him the importance of mastering the basics first.
A retired Navy SEAL commander explains what it was like to adjust to civilian life after 20 years of service
After serving as a Navy SEAL for 20 years, former commander Jocko Willink shares his experience living a civilian life and how he became successful from his military training.
Millions of readers love David Sedaris for his hilarious, poignant essays — but he says he’s just being himself
David Sedaris is an award-winning author and performer who's sold millions of books. Around the release of his latest, "Calypso," we discussed his career path and the value of not compromising on who you are.
A retired Navy SEAL says SEALs’ blind obedience shown in books and movies isn’t anything like real life
Before retiring in 2010, Jocko Willink trained and served as a leader in the military for 20 years and led the most highly decorated US special operations unit of the Iraq War, SEAL Team 3, Task Unit Bruiser. Achieving that success did not come from blind obedience, he said.
Sam Yagan, the cofounder of OKCupid and SparkNotes who now serves as the CEO of ShopRunner, said it took more than a good idea to start a company and lead it successfully. It's combination of luck, failure, and surrounding yourself with people smarter than you.
Retired Navy SEAL commander Jocko Willink said that the type of young man drawn to the Navy SEALs is aggressive and independent. It's through the discipline of the SEALs that these traits can be honed constructively, rather than leading to trouble.
Sallie Krawcheck, once the ‘most powerful woman on Wall Street,’ says her startup Ellevest doesn’t ’empower’ women ̵...
Ellevest founder and CEO Sallie Krawcheck shares the lessons she learned from a career as a top Wall Street executive, and why her experience inspired her to change the way women approach investing their money.
The editor behind Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, and The Daily Beast explains how she’s been able to create hit after hit
Tina Brown was an editor for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and achieved great success by hiring her friends and a terrific team. A balance of great employees also helped in the creation of The Daily Beast and her employees have stayed loyal to Brown.