Something we can hide in. Movies compress months, sometimes years of experiences into two hours of entertainment. Screenwriters have to move viewers through the arc of the story in those two hours. As a society, the Hollywood story arc is a program that we follow for how we want stories to be told to us.…

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Technology has made us want everything immediately. Including success, competency, and even virtuosity. That’s an illusion, building things still requires building a solid foundation first. Issac and I discuss on Episode 9 of Practicing Purpose. Listen to “Practicing Purpose Ep 9 “You Can’t Be Great and Skip Steps”” on Spreaker. Follow Marcus on Twitter @marcuswhitney…

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Marcia Masulla is a magical woman. I could stop there but I won’t. She has brought amazing brands to Nashville like Yelp as an early employee and Nashville Fashion Week as a co-founder. She’s a champion for animal rights. She’s hilarious. She’s a survivor. She’s an inspiration & she’s someone you can learn all about…

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They can’t help you right now Conor McGregor is the first mixed martial artist to hold UFC championship belts in two weight classes at the same time. Fans of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) are likely to have strong feelings about Conor. He’s a massive star to some, and a huge egomaniac to others. Even people…

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When we are inspired to do something great and brave, what drives the fear that stops us? Often, it is a fear of what others will do to us. Speaking our truth, especially today, could be costly. But what’s worse… facing others or not being true to ourselves? In Episode 8 of Practicing Purpose, Issac…

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We often talk about companies getting disrupted, but what about the government being disrupted? In this keynote at the State of Tennessee’s HR Conference, I talk about how innovation will impact the government’s ability to hire the best talent.‬ Listen to “State of TN Human Resources Keynote” on Spreaker.

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People are looking for the thing that only you have. We want to be touched. We want to be inspired. We want to be encouraged. We want to be nudged. The practice of engaging people via written and recorded words has taught me this. I’ve spent the last seven months slowly building the habit of…

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God, I love doing this show. Today’s guest is one of my best buds, and half of the dynamic duo behind Strategic Hospitality, Max Goldberg. If you know anything about the food scene in Nashville, you know that for the last decade and a half, the Goldberg brothers have been a cornerstone of some of…

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It digests itself. Transformation is the messy work that the dissatisfied soul yearns for. Perhaps intentional transformation is not for everyone. We transform throughout our lives regardless of whether or not we do it consciously or with intention. For some of us, that’s more than enough change. Others look at the world, then look in…

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