Jennifer Wilkov and How Rikers Island Changed Her Life

April 6, 2018

One day Jennifer Wilkov was a successful financial planner with a designer wardrobe and a cozy apartment on a tree-lined block. The next, she was an inmate in one of New York's most violent prisons for a crime she didn’t commit.

She tells the Hard Way how that experienced transformed her life and how she made it out a better and stranger person. 




African Wilderness Helped Alex Paullin Find His Voice

March 9, 2018

After years of soul-searching and months in the African wilderness, musician and geographer Alex Paullin combined his foremost passions and founded Conservation Music, a non-profit aiming to foster a global culture of sustainability using music as the messenger.

Alex believes that music can and will play a crucial role in the development of a sustainable future, and can succeed where traditional methods of outreach may fail. Throughout his life, he aims to expand the project globally, in hopes that his lifetime will see and hear the songs of conservation being sung around the world.

Tatyana Kanzaveli Didn’t Let Cancer Win

February 14, 2018

Tatyana Kanzaveli is the founder and CEO of Open Health Network, the startup in a Big Data/Artificial Intelligence Healthcare space. She is a mentor at 500Startups and Richard Branson Entrepreneurs Centre and serves on boards for private companies. She also is licensee and organizer of highly notable TEDxBayArea conferences, she is a frequent speaker at US and International conferences on innovation, entrepreneurship and digital health.

Tatyana has spoken at the United Nations and presented at the White House Demo Day for President Obama.Tatyana has been recognized as one of the top 10 Influential Women in Healthcare IT in 2015.

Sylvester Chisom, on How to “Manifest Greatness”

January 16, 2018

Sylvester Chisom is a serial entrepreneur. His latest book, “Manifest Greatness,” is focused on helping people apply the entrepreneurial mindset to increase success.  He is also the author of the bestselling, “The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Success 2.0, and creator of the online course, The $50 Startup Program. Sylvester shares with us some of the tough lessons he learned early in his business career and how that shaped helped him achieve success.