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Jerry Falwell asks FBI to investigate alleged ‘criminal conspiracy’ against him by former Liberty U officials

September 11, 2019 |

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said he’s asked the FBI to investigate a “criminal conspiracy” against him that he alleges has been orchestrated by disgruntled former board members and employees of the evangelical Christian college.
FOX News

Medal of Freedom Goes to NBA Great Jerry West

September 6, 2019 |

Jerry West already had a logo. Now he has a medal. The former Lakers star was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, on Thursday by President Trump. “He made plays that will be remembered forever,” Trump said in the Oval Office ceremony, the Hill reports….
Newser

NBA legend Jerry West puts Bay Area home up for sale

August 13, 2019 |

Longtime Laker Jerry West is asking $ 1.68 million for his home in a guard-gated Hayward community.


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

WWE’s Jerry Lawler Sues Tennessee Sheriff for $3 Million Over Son’s Death

July 29, 2019 |

In the suit, Jerry says he personally met with the Sheriff while Brian was still in custody to explain that his son needed help for several issues … including drug and alcohol treatment.  Lawler says he was “promised” Brian would get proper…

TMZ.com

VC-turned-renowned executive coach Jerry Colonna on the unsorted baggage of CEOs

July 4, 2019 |

Jerry Colonna was a good venture capitalist. Still, when he became engulfed in a dangerous depression after the dot.com bubble’s burst — owing to the economic crash, to the terrorist attack in New York, to the approach of middle age — he saved himself by leaving VC, a kind of accidental if lucrative profession for him, and by learning how to coach others.

What he tells them from the outset — as he learned about himself firsthand — is that many executives hobble themselves unwittingly out of fear or some other driving force that they have no idea even exists, a driver that has be to identified to be conquered.

Colonna learned, for example, that he associated money with safety, having grown up in a chaotic environment with an alcoholic father, a mother with mental illness, and six siblings who were at times separated and cared for by other family members. Among these were Colonna’s grandparents who owned a building in New York and provided their grandchildren both love — as well as that missing sense of security.

Of course, not everyone has access to Colonna, or his team of roughly 25 other coaches, or to one of his executive bootcamps. It’s for this reason that Colonna recently authored the book “Reboot,” in which he shares many of his own stories while also signaling to readers the importance of recognizing that they aren’t crazy, that much of modern life is a pretense, and that with some introspection, it’s possible to understand the roots of one’s character structure and, perhaps, stop embracing them unconsciously.

We talked with Colonna today about the book in a conference call attended by dozens of Extra Crunch readers. We’ll be releasing a transcript of that call shortly. In the meantime, we wanted to share part of our exchange that centered on the question: are most executives ultimately trying to impress their parents — either living or dead? (Colonna had told us that the first person to come to him for real advice — when Colonna was still advising startups as a board member — was a young attorney who hated his profession but went to law school to please his father.)

In a nutshell, the answer, perhaps unsurprisingly, is yes — at least to some degree. “I think most of us are in an interesting dialogue with the belief systems we developed as children, and that most leaders are shaped, consciously or not, by those early belief systems,” he said earlier today. “If you believe the world is a dog-eat-dog world, where everybody is out to get their own, you’re going to unconsciously build an organization that’s filled with self-optimizers. Then you’re going to call a coach and ask, “Geez, why isn’t anyone trusting each other?”

Indeed, Colonna’s view (and he has seen a lot of executives over the years) is that “one of the most important forces of any child’s life are their parents. They shape positively and negatively our whole world view because they give us the sense of love, safety and belonging; they give us our sense of worthiness as human beings.” It’s why when he’s doing his leadership coaching and development work, he works to “really understand the early structures of a person’s life — not so we can spend the entire time therapeutically going through it, but so we can have a context for what they might be struggling with right now.”

It was a wide-ranging chat, touching on whether people can become great leaders without facing some childhood adversity, the reason that coping skills sometimes become impediments, whether millennial leaders have it better or worse than their predecessors, and why the 30s can be the trickiest decade of all for people who are leading organizations.

More on our chat soon, and if you don’t subscribe to Extra Crunch, you can learn more here.

TechCrunch

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Fashion God Jerry Lorenzo Humbled LeBron Rocked His Kicks

June 23, 2019 |

How does it feel to have LeBron James rock a pair of shoes you created??? You’ll probably never know, but someone who does is “Fear Of God” shoe designer Jerry Lorenzo, who said he was totally humbled to see the King rocking his creations. If you…

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Jerry Sandusky to Be Resentenced

February 5, 2019 |

Jerry Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial Tuesday, but a Pennsylvania appeals court ordered him to be resentenced for a 45-count child molestation conviction, the AP reports. The former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years, but a Superior Court panel…
Newser

Springer Returns to Daytime TV as Judge Jerry

November 26, 2018 |

Meet Judge Jerry—Judge Jerry Springer . Yes, the former daytime talk show host has a law degree, and he’ll be putting it to good use back in daytime syndication. Springer is returning to the small screen for Judge Jerry , a daily, first-run half-hour court program debuting in national syndication in…
Newser

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Kim Kardashian Asks Governor Jerry Brown to Review Kevin Cooper’s Case

October 7, 2018 |

Kim Kardashian West is taking her fight for criminal justice reform local — asking the Governor of California to look into the case of a man some suggest has been framed for murder. KKW tweeted out the message to Governor Jerry…

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Will lame duck Jerry Brown commute sentences of every single death row inmate in one of his last acts as California governor?

August 31, 2018 |

As Gov. Jerry Brown’s long tenure draws to a close in January, some capital punishment supporters are raising the specter that the politician who is firmly opposed to executions may commute many, if not all, the sentences of the nearly 750 inmates on death row.
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