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How to Reverse-Engineer Success: Behind the Brand with Noah Kagan

While sitting and chatting with entrepreneur and master marketer, Noah Kagan, it’s easy to see not only why he’s so popular and sought-after in his field, but also why he’s wildly successful at nearly everything he puts his mind to. Kagan admits on his own Websites that he’s tried and failed at many things, and it seems that his ability to feel comfortable with his failures has made him even more resilient and formidable in the business world. Kagan’s energy is abundant and the way he talks about his own life is super honest, with a balance of self-deprecation and …

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Garrett Leight, Eyewear Scion, on How He Built the GLCO Brand

When Garrett Leight founded his own eyewear label in 2010, near the nadir of the Great Recession, Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) represented one of the few bright spots in a bleak economy. The only son of Larry Leight, the famed cofounder and longtime creative director of Oliver Peoples, Garrett seemed destined to become one of the leading names in the eyewear industry. But more than his name, it was Garrett’s love for the sunny optimism and carefree style of Southern California that drew consumers the world over. Quintessentially Californian, GLCO’s modern and fashionable designs soon became the favorite of stars …

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7 Questions Every Leader Should Ask Themselves at the End of the Year

The best way to make sure you don’t re-live the same year over and over is to do a formal review of the past 365 days and create a plan of what to do throughout the next.Sure, there is comfort in sticking to routines, but this quickly will lead you into a groundhog day lifestyle. You’ll be going nowhere fast.I’ve seen people around me live the same year over and over, be it in work, relationships, or personal growth– and I’m even guilty of it myself. Before launching my own business, I was working in a corporate job where …

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