Meet Coach Dar (and get her free ebook)

Darleen Santore spoke in front of 5,000+ at Origami Owl’s 2015 Conference in Chicago last week. Darleen helped Origami Owl grow from a new startup to over 65,000 distributors in less than 4 years! The autograph line at the event said more than “Executive who helped put this together.” The women of Origami Owl shared stories of how their lives had been changed and, in some of their own words, “saved.” That is probably why the autograph line lasted for over an hour. “Coach Dar”, as Darleen is known, is not only an inspiration to this group of women… she is coach and mentor to business executives, professional athletes, and more.

Darleen believes in “paying it forward” (she is Ambassador for Pay It Forward in the USA.) You can learn more about the global movement here.

Coach Dar has just published “Here’s the D.E.A.L.” filled with over 100 coaching tips and inspirational quotes. She is “paying it forward” by offering her book free for a limited time. You can get it at her web site, Coach


Readying the new book, Microsoft Secrets, for its “Beta Release”!

Join Us in Green Bay on July 14

To all my friends in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area, Joe Simon, Jeff Lockert and I will be hosting the “Big Win” Workshop on July 14 just around the corner from Lambeau field.

I will be releasing my book, “Microsoft Secrets: An Insider’s View of the Rocket Ride from Worst to First” to the attendees and discussing it as part of the day’s agenda.

More information is available at — Please join us if you are in the area!

Big Win Workshop

Have It All?

As many of you know, I serve as Lifebook’s COO (for over two years now.) It’s a little like that old Remington Razor guy Victor Kiam who used to say he liked the company so much, he bought it! Lifebook was not for sale, so I joined them and love helping people achieve their goals and dreams.

Lifebook truly changed my life. I have blogged about this and shared it with many because of the impact it has had on me and my family.

Lifebook has just released a new financial program. You can listen to it and learn from it absolutely free.
Go to to start the free program now.

The program is called “Lifebook’s 12-Category Smart Millionaire” series. It features real-life wisdom (condensed into 4 mini audios) from Lifebook Millionaires who have nailed all 12 categories of life. These individuals have managed to simultaneously create massive wealth, unprecedented levels of health and fitness, epic love relationships, happy families, and a deeply fulfilling quality of life.

In this program they share their biggest financial insights.


Listen to the free series now by following this link:

You really can have it all. And if you already feel you have it all, perhaps you can leverage this program to see who else you can help. Pay it forward.  :-)

To your best life!

Microsoft… Writing the Book

I often receive requests to share Microsoft experiences and stories. Over the past year, as more and more books about Steve Jobs have been released, I have also shared my personal experiences and interactions with Steve. And the requests have become more and more frequent… “You should write a book!” Recently that type of request turned into the assumptive “Where can I get your book?”

Okay. It is time. While a lot has been written about Steve Jobs and Apple, not as much has been written about Bill Gates and Microsoft, especially in the hyper-growth years where we went from $50MM in revenue and dead last in every category (except MS-DOS (Microsoft’s “Disc Operating System” for those of you not familiar with the acronym)). And what a rocket ride it was! We used to joke that the experience we received was worth multiple MBA’s and a few PhD’s. We were “drinking from the firehose of technology life”… The work done at Microsoft and Apple in that period was monumental in changing the world. And watching it happen “from the inside” was an incredible experience… and one that needs to be shared. I believe the experiences are relevant and valuable today to all businesses.

Thank you to all who have encouraged me to write the book. For some of you that has been a multi-year process.


What would you suggest as the title for my book?

And for those of you who were with me at Microsoft or Apple or other influential tech companies during that time, which stories do you feel need to be told — either again or for the first time?

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