Pam Losefsky and I used to co-write articles on the topic of success and entrepreneurship We are both fascinated with the social paradigm of success and how different people define success. To read copies of the articles, please click on the appropriate individual’s name below. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view most of them (pdf).
Our goal is to transform people’s current views on and ideas about success by leveraging public and less visible people’s stories. The series of articles are meant to challenge commonly accepted definitions of success, the methods of achieving success, and how people find meaning in their success and failures. Readers will hopefully be inspired by seeing how different people have followed different paths and achieved success…most notably how they find meaning in their path. We also hope that people will get a sense of comfort by seeing that even “successful” people don’t always have it ‘all figured out’ and that it is normal for someone’s definition of success and what is meaningful to vary at different stages in their lives.
The University of Texas at Austin Alumni publication: The Alcalde
Kirby Allison (Sep/Oct 2008). Kirby is the founder of The Hanger Project.
Clay Nichols (Mar/Apr 2008). Clay is a Michener Fellow at the Texas Center for Writers and Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at DadLabs, an Internet TV show featuring humor and advice on fatherhood.
James A. Nolen (Jan/Feb 2008). Jim is a UT Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Finance and President of CFO Services. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards.
Leilah Powell (Nov/Dec 2007). Leilah is the Government Relations Manager for Bexar County, Texas. Previously she was the Assistant to the Mayor of San Antonio, Texas.
Stephanie Wilson (May/June 2007). Stephanie is an astronaut with NASA.
Kinky Friedman (Mar/Apr 2007). Kinky is a mystery writer, former country western singer, founder of Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch, and was a candidate for Texas Governor in 2006. To learn more about Kinky, please visit http://www.kinkyfriedman.com/.
Liz Carpenter (Mar/Apr 2005). Liz is the former press secretary to Lady Bird Johnson, a writer, and a humorist.
Rice University Alumni publication: