Attorney/Entrepreneur Ben Laski On Principles To Live By In Law and Life

For this week’s NOL guest, law and life are interconnected.  The way this man handles his business is how he also handles his personal life (note: with integrity).

Ben Laski is an attorney, businessman, and entrepreneur. His law practice focuses on entertainment, intellectual property, health & fitness, hospitality, media, music, television, technology, motion pictures, and startup matters. I am honored to be a client. On the business and consulting side, Ben focuses on developing business opportunities, consulting, and obtaining deals for various companies, including innovative startups through his business expertise and relationships with companies such as Sony, Universal, CAA, IMG, MTV, Fox, Live Nation, ABC, CBS, premier advertising agencies, talent agencies, and many others. As an entrepreneur, Ben invests in various companies at angel, seed, and A round phases. Ben is also a tenured professor at Boston University’s Los Angeles campus. Ben obtained a B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his J.D. with Honors in Intellectual Property Concentration, from Boston University School of Law and his M.S., with honors, in Mass Communications from Boston University.

For more information, please visit laskilaw.com 

In this episode, we discuss:

Ben’s journey, including his years as a DJ and later a manager in the music business, which still finds its way into his life today.

Check out his current Spotify playlist, a nod to his early “mix tapes”: https://open.spotify.com/user/benlaski/playlist/5v7GVxi60AsUHo4JIdE4Ba

His project for Alice In Chains

His list of principles he follows in both law and life, including communication, transparency, cultivating patience and more.

His unique approach to creating contracts

Ben’s advice on applying the principles with clients and with your family

The importance of making lists

Making change actually happen – taking action and creating good habits

Author/Philosopher Benedict Beckeld On Oikophobia and More

Happy Mother’s Day!

This week author/Philosopher Benedict Beckeld joins NOL to discuss the parallels between modern American culture and ancient Greek or Roman history, as well as the concept of oikophobia.

Dr. Beckeld is a native of Sweden and currently resides in NYC. His Ph.D. is in Philosophy and Classics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany; he later taught those subjects while working as a professor at the American University of Paris.

AHis most recent book is Art & Aesthetics: a Promenade ab Homine (Lux Classic), featuring essays that examine, via a philosophical prism, modern art and artists, architecture, and aesthetic education. His forthcoming works are Kalahari Singing, a memoir about his 2012 experience as a volunteer teacher in Otjombinde, Namibia, living in a small village with the Herero tribe in the Kalahari Desert, as well as The Hatred of Home: A Brief Analysis of Western Oikophobia. He has published other books and articles on philosophical and socio-cultural issues, and has appeared on radio and television as an expert panelist.

In addition to writing Dr. Beckeld is a noted expert in ancient Greek and Roman culture, and European culture. Fluent in seven languages, he is a fitness enthusiast, and plays the violin. (I’m going to hold him to playing for NOL listeners next time he appears on the show.)

For more information, visit his website at www.benedictbeckeld.com

 

Lindsay Istace With the Latest On Rage Yoga!

Lindsay Istace, founder of Rage Yoga, returns to NOL one year later to share updates about her unique practice and how it’s expanding like wildfire!

Sign up for her email newsletter and get discounts, special deals and more at www.rageyoga.com

In this episode, hear about:

– A review of why she started Rage Yoga (in case you missed her first appearance in the early launch days of NOL)

– How her unique practice works to face and release uncomfortable emotions

– How Rage Yoga can be a great way for misfits to experience yoga without intimidation or traditional dogma

– How Lindsay feels about Rage Yoga knockoffs/copycats

– Rage Yoga jewelry and how proceeds go to charity

– Upcoming beginner course

– September retreat in Scotland

– October teacher trainings in Canada

– how her tour last year panned out

– possible future plans for Rage Yoga to expand

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