Randall Kaplan is joined by Ben Sherwood to discuss what is missing from the conversations and books on excellence. They discuss pursuing your dreams when the odds are overwhelmingly against you, the murder of journalist David Kaplan while Ben was sitting next to him in a car during the Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict, canceling the hit sitcom Roseanne in 2018 when he was in charge of ABC Television, moving from coast to coast several times to pursue professional opportunities balances against personal and family needs, and much more.
Explaining why love is the greatest motivator. Learning guiding principles for making career decisions. Becoming a Rhode Scholar. Admiring Robert Iger, former long-time CEO of Disney. Starting Mojo, Ben’s newest business venture. Learning the significance of patience and self-forgiveness in our pursuit of excellence. Explaining the value of kindness and generosity. Understanding the meaning of what it means to live your deepest questions in life. And other topics…
Ben Sherwood is an award-winning journalist, the former executive producer of Good Morning America, the former president of ABC News and CEO of Disney-ABC Television Group, and the former Co-Chair Hulu. He is also the author of four best-selling novels and a non-fiction book titled The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science That Could Save Your Life. Ben is also the founder of MOJO, a coaching app for parents designed to revitalize youth sports.