“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.”- Henry Ford
Most people fail because they lack belief in themselves. If you don’t believe you can achieve something, how can you expect to follow through with it?
During these chaotic times, we need to focus on being the change we want to see in this world by making better choices for ourselves and this country by believing we can make these changes.
JOIN Barb and John as they discuss the types of choices we need to be making to move this country forward in a more positive way.
Joining the show during the second hour is bestselling author and adviser to start-ups and established corporations in technology, entertainment, media, and e-commerce, Ken Goldstein. Ken will be discussing an article he posted recently on his blog, CorporateIntel, entitled Three Thousand Ears in Cape Town.
Service…what does it mean to you? According to Ken Goldstein, “Service isn’t just about doing good deeds. Service is about cultural immersion. Service is about lifelong learning. Service is about coming to terms with empathy for distant problems that on closer examination are wildly close to home.”
Ken recently spent time in service in Philippi Township, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. During that time, the teams Ken and others assembled screened 1,500 children for otherwise undetected ear infections, worked on AIDS prevention and education in a place where HIV remains epidemic, ran a dance program led by a former champion from television’s Dance Fever, engaged a team of professional journalists to start a school newspaper, organized a series of open discussions on women’s health and personal well-being, and developed a peer-to-peer math mentoring program for high school students.
Ken’s own team focused on business consulting with micro-entrepreneurs, working with an NGO called Business Activator to help bolster start-up companies.
Ken will discuss how service opened his eyes to the impact of history and the seemingly immovable obstacles of current events. He’ll discuss the plague of apartheid and its pervasive toxins that still exist today. In addition, he’ll talk about choices and not enough choices and experiential learning and tangible human impact and why the Cape of Good Hope may be well named.
Ken Goldstein advises start-ups and established corporations in technology, entertainment, media, and e-commerce. He currently serves as board chair at ThriftBooks Global, the worldwide market leader in online sales of used books. In addition, Ken also serves as Board Chair and is a frequent contributor at The Good Men Project, an expansive digital content site offering perspectives on social issues in the 21st century. He publishes the business blog CorporateIntel and speaks often on the topics of innovation and creativity. Ken’s first book, This Is Rage: A Novel of Silicon Valley and Other Madness, was published by The Story Plant in 2013. It was a Barnes and Noble Online bestseller, and a stage adaptation is in development. His second book, Endless Encores: Repeating Success Through People, Products, and Profits, was published by The Story Plant in 2015. His third book, From Nothing: A Novel of Technology, Bar Music, and Redemption, will be published by The Story Plant in 2018 and is due out in June 2018.
Ken served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of SHOP.COM, an integrated marketplace developing creative new experiences for online consumer commerce through the convenience of OneCart®, its patented universal shopping cart. SHOP.COM was acquired by Market America, where Ken became a strategic advisor to the company’s founders and senior management. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Disney Online, the business unit of the Walt Disney Internet Group that produced the leading entertainment web destination for kids and families. Key achievements at Disney developed by his teams included launch of the first massively multiplayer online game for kids, Toontown, as well as , , and the broadband service, Disney Connection.
Prior to Disney, Ken was Vice President of entertainment at Broderbund Software and Founding General Manager of the company’s Red Orb Entertainment division. Before the formation of Red Orb, he was responsible for all aspects of development on Broderbund’s acclaimed Carmen Sandiego series. He also worked as a designer/producer at Philips Interactive Media and Cinemaware Corporation, and for several years as a screenwriter and television executive.
Ken and his wife, Shelley, who teaches English as a Second Language, make their home in Southern California, where Ken is active in children’s welfare issues and local government. He has served on the boards of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, and Full Circle Programs. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University.
For more information, please visit Ken’s LinkedIn Profile.
Original air date May 27, 2017.
Share this post...