On Success Panelists

Archive: November 29, 2009 - December 5, 2009

False idols

Continuing this discourse just gives them and people like them further incentive to engage in acts of this kind.

By Michael J. Berland | December 4, 2009; 3:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

A lesson in reality

The lesson here is that if you want to be in the limelight and seek attention, you have to be transparent in everything that you do.

By Kristina Bouweiri | December 4, 2009; 3:26 PM ET | Comments (1)

A lacking legacy

It appears that success at any cost is the motto; a legacy we should not want to leave for the next generation.

By Celeste Owens | December 3, 2009; 1:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fame as destroyer

Success comes from having a sense of ethics and living by them.

By Jeanine Cogan | December 3, 2009; 12:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

What really matters

I hope that, in spite of the slim attention true achievement sometimes garners, children realize what really matters.

By Jan Scruggs | December 3, 2009; 12:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

To what end?

Our society tends to foster celebrity status and fame as a measure of success.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | December 3, 2009; 11:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Slipping in

Rather than focusing on the gate crashers, talk about the legitimate guest list and why people of achievement were invited to the White House.

By Patricia McGuire | December 3, 2009; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Learn and laugh

I wouldn't want to be known as "those people who crashed a White House state dinner," but some people will go to any length to get attention.

By Misti Burmeister | December 3, 2009; 11:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Authentically Oprah

Oprah has contributed to countless challenges throughout the world and she does so out of passion, rather than merely looking good.

By Misti Burmeister | December 1, 2009; 12:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Oprah's connection

Oprah is successful as a talk-show host because she connects with her studio audience, a connection that transfers to viewers at home, too.

By Garrison Wynn | November 30, 2009; 6:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

The right timing

Oprah's true secret weapon is the ability to be in tune with that part of her that knows best.

By Celeste Owens | November 30, 2009; 6:13 PM ET | Comments (1)

Knowing when to go

Oprah did a smart thing -- she didn't overstay her welcome.

By Tom Heath | November 30, 2009; 5:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

A long wait ...

Her success is a combination of talent, personality, risk-taking and just plain being in the right place at the right time.

By Jan Scruggs | November 30, 2009; 3:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Doing good

What has helped her achieve success is that she was able to recognize early on who she is and to put herself in situations that value who she is.

By Michael J. Berland | November 30, 2009; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Business genius

Oprah has that elusive quality called "charisma" -- and she leverages that appeal shrewdly to advance her business interests.

By Patricia McGuire | November 30, 2009; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

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