Monday, September 16, 2013


One of my favorite weekly columns is Adam Bryant’s Corner Office in the International Herald Tribune.  He interviews leaders in business.  This past year when he explored the entrepreneurial roots of some of his guests, several indicated they once were magicians.  Is there a correlation between CEOs and magicians?

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Adam’s latest magician was Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of Kind Snacks, a natural foods company.  Daniel’s rationale of why some former magicians have achieved success in the corner office:

“First of all, magicians practice a lot.  It requires a lot of discipline.  Second, you can’t be afraid to be a leader, to go on stage, and learn to have presence.  You need to be able to visualize and connect and create.  Most important, you learn to think outside the box.

Are you prepared to perform a little magic this week?


  1. You got outside the box (bed) early, Jim. Thanks again for the intro to Richard Brown. He's thinking "Inside the Box" (bottle), leaving the stuff that makes me cranky out. Now he needs to flag that that fact outside (nothing on product that speaks of how good it is). Have a great day, Don

  2. Interesting correlation. I can definitely see the connection. Thanks for sharing.

  3. And knowing a little magic doesn't hurt!