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| Posted in Business Career

Keys to Giving Great Presentations

I’ve written a separate post about how to overcome that oh so common fear of public speaking before but the art of a formal presentation has a sub-culture all of its own.  Ironically, for a […]


| Posted in Business Leadership

Lessons Learned from my time as CXO

The guest blog-post below originally appeared on Forbes’ website. The Big Leadership Lessons I Learned Almost Failing To Create Xbox For Microsoft I had the good fortune of working on two very successful businesses during […]


| Posted in Business Leadership

How to Become a Great Leader – Part 4

Earn and Command Respect This is Part 4/4 of my leadership series speech that I have given to companies, conferences and teams around the country. The links to the other parts are list below. Part 1: What is […]


| Posted in Business Leadership

How to Become a Great Leader – Part 3

Establish Culture This is Part 3/4 of my leadership series speech that I have given to companies, conferences and teams around the country. The links to the other parts are list below. Part 1: What is your Superpower? […]


| Posted in Business Leadership

How to Become a Great Leader – Part 2

Understand and Fill in Your Weaknesses This is Part 2/4 of my leadership series speech that I have given to companies, conferences and teams around the country. Great leaders understand when and where they are weak. […]


| Posted in Business Leadership

How to Become a Great Leader – Part 1

What is Your Superpower? This is Part 1/4 of my leadership series speech that I have given to companies, conferences and teams around the country. The links to the other parts are list below. Part 1: What is […]


| Posted in Civics

The World of a Civic Engineer

I’ve spent much of my time over the past three years writing a book – Xbox Revisited:  A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal  – which amongst other things describes a new discipline I […]


| Posted in Civics

Finding Life’s Act II

The following guest blog post originally appeared on Maria Shriver’s website. Finding Life’s Act II: How I Went From “Chief Xbox Officer” to “Civic Engineer” We all remember being asked, “What do you want to […]


| Posted in Business Career Leadership

Develop Your Successful Game Plan

The interview below originally appeared on Skip Prichard’s website. Hitting Rock Bottom Robbie, the book is a wonderful read as both the inside story of the Xbox creation and then also about your personal goals […]


| Posted in Government Policy

Heart of an Immigrant

As I reflect on the 14th memorial of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, DC, I can’t help but wonder if we have lost sight of the real point. Certainly, every anniversary of these […]