HUGH CULVER

Why you need to take back control of your life

Down a long hallway, in a basement somewhere under the Stanford campus, an experiment was taking place that would spiral out of control so badly it had to be aborted part way through. On paper it was brilliant - in reality, it triggered one of the most sensitive parts...

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Sell your story and save the world

Sell your story and save the world

I got my start in the speaking industry with a story. And you know what? When I think about the last 18 years of speaking,  teaching, writing, and coaching, nothing has changed. It’s still about the story. Stories are the universal platform for lessons. If you turn to...

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The biggest mistake I ever made

The biggest mistake I ever made

It’s hard to write an article about avoiding mistakes in business when you’ve made thousands of them. It’s like sitting down to write “Everything I know about love” when everyday you are painfully reminded you really don’t know much. All my businesses have been pretty...

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Business and Life – how to make your summer work

Business and Life – how to make your summer work

Make this summer work For too many years I have screwed it up. I had great intentions to chill out and completely enjoy my summer, but then I let work creep in. I was thinking about a blog post, scheming up some new event, or actually spending time in the office. Not...

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Teach from the tip of the iceberg

Teach from the tip of the iceberg

Recently I was the MC at a large conference and I introduced Olympian Jon Montgomery (gold metal winner, Vancouver 2010 Olympics, beer stein march through Whistler…that guy) before his speech. Not only is Jon naturally a great speaker and can spin a hilarious story,...

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