RIP Robin Williams ~ Carpe Diem & Dead Poets


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Make Your Life Extraordinary! RIP Robin Williams (1951-2014) A tribute to a fellow crazy one - By Cliff Michaels 20 YEARS GO, I walked into a Manhattan deli. Robin Williams and Billy Crystal strolled in behind me. I looked at Billy and said, “You look Maaaahveous!” Billy winked at me. Then I turned to Robin. I said, “Nanu-Nanu & Carpe Diem,” […]

Giving Back by Learning Forward – Cliff Michaels Academy Mission


How lucky is 87% of the World? Most of us are blessed with healthy food, shoes, shelter, education, medicine, and clean water. Over a billion people don’t have such luxuries. Kids are at risk. 1 in 7 are hungry. Millions are physically or emotionally challenged. There are communities without schools and schools without books. Disaster relief (War, Tsunamis, […]

Tony Hsieh Interview by Cliff Michaels (Part 1 of 2)


A Happy Maverick on a Mission In the Fall of 2011, The 4 Essentials of Entrepreneurial Thinking was 3 months away from launch when I received an endorsement from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay). Tony’s book Delivering Happiness had recently hit #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list so I was sincerely humbled. As a token of appreciation, I drove from Los […]

Remembering Steve Jobs – The Crazy One


He was a dreamer and a misfit who built one of the most endurable brands in history. He took us through revolutions in computers, music, and entertainment. He even master-minded one of the most popular advertising campaigns in history: Think Different: The Crazy Ones (featuring 17 iconic figures from Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Pablo Picasso, Bob Dylan and John Lennon to Richard Branson, Muhammad Ali, […]