Kyrie Irving is one of the greatest players in the NBA. So, when he dresses up like a 70 year old has-been named “Uncle Drew” and shows up for some street league basketball, no one thinks much of it…until he schools every single person in the most incredible ways possible..
When I Stop Talking You’ll Know I’m Dead is a book about one of the greatest American entrepreneurs and deal makers alive, Jerry Weintraub. Weintraub produced Ocean’s 11, 12 & 13; signed Elvis and Sinatra back in the day; and was the CEO of United Artists. In his book, he writes about his unfathomable stories, lessons, deals and improbable comebacks. It’s hard to believe how incredible Jerry Weintraub really is. This is one of my favorite books of 2012.
Two weeks ago, I stopped by whole foods for a snack. Next thing I knew, I was meeting these adorable puppies up for adoption outside whole foods. I would love to be able to rescue a dog, give it a home and of course give it a stuffed animal to play with (see bowery hotel bear in photo below)
I love the Bowery Hotel in New York City. It’s a boutique hotel with wonderful little touches everywhere..a room key with a tassle that the front desk holds for you, the morning papers they deliver, the vintage feel of the restaurant / lounge…but nothing compares to the adorable bear that is sitting on your bed when you walk into your room for the first time.
I’m constantly asked what books have helped guide me in business and life. Whether you’re an employee, have employees or are in charge of a business, How to Become a Great Boss is a must read. It’s a simple book, which takes only a few hours and is based on 30 core lessons / principles. I re-read it a few time each year. Read the book and follow the lessons.
I am so proud of the Get Well Soon Tour team- Benny Blanco, Austin Bisnow, Scott and Shanna Yarmovsky, Hilary Goldberg & David Silberstein. Almost one year ago, Benny, Austin and I sat at our home in Washington DC before Thanksgiving and were rapping on how we could use music to inspire and help children. It was there that Benny had the idea to take musicians to visit children in hospitals and Austin came up with the name “Get Well Soon Tour.” 10 months later, we just had Get Well Soon Tour stops #3 (Mandy Moore), #4 (Britney Spears) & #5 (Maroon 5).
Maroon 5 hang with the kids in Baltimore
Mandy Moore visits Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Maroon 5, Britney Spears and Mandy Moore have all been incredible with the kids. A huge thanks to each of them and their teams for being so excited to take time from their schedules. A special thanks as well to Jared Eng from JustJared.com. He’s been a supporter of Get Well Soon Tour, sharing pics to inspire his readers and fans.