Author Archives: Tom Koulopoulos

Are You Living Your Life In Your Own Way?

Success can be measured in many ways, but ultimately this is the only measure that really matters. There’s a small wooden plaque that hangs on the door of my study at home. It reads, “There’s only one success; to live your life in your own way.” It was given to me by a college girlfriend. She knew me well, perhaps ...

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Jeff Bezos $100 Billion Bet For Amazon’s Future

Bezos has announced an out of this world initiative that may well eclipse everything else Amazon has done so far and may turn out to be one of humanity’s most ambitious technological achievements. One of the things that’s always struck me as the largest untapped opportunity for Internet enabled business, commerce, and humanity is the simple, but often overlooked fact, ...

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Lessons in Leadership from Ross Perot

The most important lessons of leadership came from the man behind the larger-than-life personality. In 2003, I sold a company to Perot Systems, the large IT services firm started by Ross Perot, where I then worked for the next four years. Although at that time Perot was chairman and eventually became chair emeritus, his personal offices were on the same ...

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If You Want to Get Paid to Speak – Here’s How

There’s all sorts of advice on how to be a better speaker, but advice on how to be a professional speaker is pretty dismal. Here are 8 steps for building a sustainable business as a professional speaker. I’ve been on the professional speaking circuit for the past 30 years. During that time I’ve developed an immense sense of gratitude to ...

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Greatest Threat Of AI is Not What You Think

Stop worrying about AI becoming your overlord. The real threat is much more obvious and interesting. We’ve all heard the prophetic apocalyptic predictions for AI’s future. Elon Musk has said that it’s our “biggest existential threat” and has likened it to “summoning the demon.” Other great minds are similarly vocal about their fears. The late Stephen Hawking said that AI ...

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