Real Work

Embedding this video of Mike Rowe talking about "work" at the TED Conference. Maybe...no, not maybe, definitely some of the best storytelling ever captured on camera. Take the 20 minutes to watch it. You won't be disappointed.

Hard work + can-do attitude = success

Early in my career as a young PR pro, I did publicity for The Horatio Alger Association. This story of the St. Louis-based Roberts brothers is a good example of what can happen when you pull yourself up by your bootstraps: Two brothers, no fears and $1 billion empire (via CNN.com)