Would You Leave Your Career for Love?

She was driving down a long winding road and suddenly suffered a heart attack, losing control of her car and plunging 120 feet down a mountainside. It was a tragic end to the amazing life of Grace Kelly, a famous actress who gave up the limelight for love. Grace Kelly did what many of us […]

Janis Joplin: Lessons in Authenticity

The voice is unmistakable. Nobody sounded like Janis Joplin, and nobody has since. Called the first lady of rock and roll, Janis Joplin was a fighter from the start. As an overweight teenager with acne, she rebelled – choosing to wear men’s shirts. Other students cruelly called her a pig. She had few, if any, […]

Lessons in Innovation from History’s Beauty Magnate

She never told her age. It was only when she died in 1966 that the world discovered Elizabeth Arden had lived for 88 years. A woman before her time, this amazing Canadian-born entrepreneur almost single handily launched the modern day cosmetics industry. In the early 1900’s, lipstick was associated with prostitutes. But Arden changed all […]