Life Lessons: Jose Garces


  1. You learn by doing and tasting.
  2. E-mails, texts, and social media can be overwhelming. Be present, and enjoy the moment.
  3. Take the time to figure out what you’re passionate about. When you do, drive at it.

Jose Garces, Chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author

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Life Lessons: Alexis Ohanian


  1. Learn to code, even if you’re not techy. It can go a long way in making repetitive tasks easier.
  2. Make something people want.
  3. Lives Remaining: 0. It’s an old video game screen.

Alexis Ohanian, Co-founder and chief executive chair, Reddit

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Life Lessons: Alan Rabinowitz

Alan Rabinowitz

  1. Failure is not an option. You have to truly believe that.
  2. Always ask big. If they say yes, you didn’t ask for enough.
  3. You control the confrontation by being the strongest, intellectually or physically.

Alan Rabinowitz, Co-founder and chief executive officer, Panthera

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Life Lessons: Harvey Spevak

  1. The more challenging it is, the more interesting.
  2. Put yourself in a position to be lucky.
  3. Follow your passion in all that you do. It’s more fulfilling – and also how you yield greater success.

Harvey Spevak, Chief executive officer, Equinox Holdings

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Life Lessons: Terry Lundgren


  1. Bloom where you are planted: Do the best job in your current position.
  2. Your own attitude is the one thing you can always control.
  3. Take time to mentor the young people coming up behind you.

Terry Lundgren, Chairman and chief executive officer, Macy’s

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